New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title by Rupert Pole, the second husband of Anaïs Nin, as well as her literary executor, to Jean Sherman, who translated several posthumous works by Nin, including Linotte (1978): "For Jean, More of the missing Anaïs - the Passionate Woman [...] A Life lived at white-heat intensity and in it all Honesty. With admiration for your poetic and accurate translations. Sorry about the name! With Love, Rupert." A handwritten correction to Sherman's name appears on the "Note" following Pole's introduction.
Picking up where Henry and June (1986) left off, this portion of Nin's diary, which was cut from the expurgated editions published in her lifetime, records her steamy love affair with Henry Miller in Paris, but here her intense adoration gives way to disillusionment. Her real focus, however, is her father, Joaquin Nin, a Spanish pianist and aristocratic Don Juan who seduced her after a 20-year absence.
Octavo: xi, 418 p. with textual photographs. Original pink paper-covered boards over a blue cloth spine with silver titles. Just a hint of spotting to the top edge, with some mild edgewear to the dust jacket; else very good or better. Very good / Very good. Item #75694