Sunday, December 18, 2005

Timar Lithographs in 1947's 'Tropique du Cancer'

Several editions of Tropic Of Cancer were printed in the 1940's by different publishing houses. A unique edition with illustrations was released in 1947 through Editions Deux-Rives in Paris.

This limited edition (750 copies) contains lithograph images by an artist named Timar. I've searched high and wide on the Net for references to this person and have found no biographical information (though I've tagged a partial bibliography of his works onto the end of this post).

Besides 24 watercolour reproductions--some depicting Henry Miller--there are brick-red illustrations scattered throughout the text, including a title-page vignette of Miller with a penis for a nose! (sorry I don't have a copy of this image to post).

To the right is one of the colour images, showing a woman apparently fleeing a very lecherous-looking Miller. It's curious how much this image looks like the famous Brassai photo of Miller from the 30's, right down to the hat pulled down over the right eye.

According to William Ashley, this edition was printed in September 1947 (Miller was living at Partington Ridge at the time and writing Plexus). According to Antiqbook, the plates are unbound "and housed in stiff pictorial paper portfolio and ocher paper-covered chemise; the original slipcase in three pieces." (see an image of the pages and its case here at p4a.com).

According to a posting on an on-line journal by Julien Varnaud, Henry "detested" the artwork in this edition (being given a cock-nose, it's easy to see why). This same post implies that these works by Timar are on display at the Henry Miller Memorial Library.

If you'd like to see several of the watercolour images from this book, or place a bid on a copy to own yourself, head over to this listing on Ebay. Nooks Of Books also appears to have a copy for sale.

This book also contains a 13-page essay called Le Lyrisme de Henry Miller by Henri Fluchere. Fluchere also provided the intro for the original 1945 French edition (the same essay?). It appears that it has only ever been re-published in a 1975 Hachette edition of Tropique du Cancer and a Denoel reprint in 1960. An issue of The Phoenix magazine from Summer 1982 includes printed letters from Miller to Fluchere.

The following is a bibliography of Timar's book illustration work, culled from internet sources. He seems to have been most active in the 1940's.

* Felicia by Andrea de Nerciat [194?, Paris, Briffault]
* Crainquebille, Putois, Riquet et plusieurs autres récits profitables by Anatole France [194?, Éditions du Houblon; reprint 1956]
* Voyages de Gulliver by Jonathan Swift [1940, A L'Emblème du Secrétaire]
* Notre Dame de Paris by Vicotr Hugo [1942, A L'Emblème du Secrétaire]
* Nos Savants Illustres by Andre George [1943] images
* Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hemon [1943, Éditions du Houblon] images
* Monsieur de Bougrelon by Jean Lorrain [1944, Editions Arc-En-Ciel] images
* Corps et ames en 2 volumes by Van Der Meersch [1944, Editions arc en ciel]
* Marins de Surcouf: Voyages, aventures et combats by Louis Garneray [1945, Les éditions de la Nouvelle France] image

18 Comments:

Blogger Magnus said...

Thanks for this interesting blog space!

Miller didn't like the Timar illustrations - I think they're great - they're indeed on display at the Henry Miller Library.

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