Dollar Value Of A 1st Edition Of 'Tropic Of Cancer'
Henry Miller's Tropic Of Cancer was listed at #66 out of 100, with a value of £6,000+, or, in American currency, $10,469 or more. A first edition of Cancer is listed as being of equal value to first editions of To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee, 1960), En Attandent Godot [Waiting For Godot] (Samuel Beckett, 1952), Sons And Lovers (DH Lawrence, 1913), several titles by Agatha Christie, including The Secret Adversary (1922), The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler, 1939), and Decline And Fall (Evelyn Waugh, 1928).
In 1986, the original manuscript for Tropic of Cancer was auctioned for $165,000. (ref.)
Abe Books lists a first edition of Cancer--paired with a first edition of Tropic Of Capricorn--going for $31, 457. Sounds like a deal, by comparison.
Firsts magazine published an article in their January 2000 edition called "Collecting Henry Miller."
Here is my earlier post about the story behind the cover art of this first edition of Tropic Of Cancer.