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THE ROGER JACKSON, PUBLISHER, COLLECTION:
GUIDE AND INVENTORY
SPEC. CMS. 101

(Compiled by Sarah Hogue)

INTRODUCTION

Roger Jackson, a fine small press publisher in Ann Arbor, Michigan, began editing and publishing books in 1993, as an extension of his interest in collecting materials by and about Henry Miller. His primary focus as a publisher has been on the works and life of Miller, and he has published bibliographies, studies, memoirs, fiction, correspondence, artwork, ephemera, and other materials by and about Miller and his friends and associates. This includes much material published for the first time.

Other authors Jackson has published include Anais Nin, Bern Porter, Jack Saunders, Natasha Bernstein, Suzy Crowbar, and others. Of especial note is the great number of unique materials by Bern Porter.

This nearly complete collection of Jackson’s output was acquired by OSU Libraries in 2001. Some out-of-print titles are present in photocopied form. Publications are arranged by year in numbered boxes.

John M. Bennett, January 2002


THE ROGER JACKSON COLLECTION -

CATALOGUE OF INVENTORY, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Detailed Listing/ Box Listing:

Box 1-3

1993

  • Lawrence J. Shifreen and Roger Jackson. Henry Miller: A Bibliography of Resources. March 22, 1993. Includes original preface by Henry Miller. OSU has four copies of volume one and three copies of volume two.


Box 4

  • Henry Miller and John W. Bagnole. A Certain Kind of Madness. December 1993. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies.
  • Henry Miller. The Mezzotints. October 1993. First edition. OSU has two copies.
  • 1994

  • Roger Jackson and William E. Ashley. Henry Miller: A Bibliography of Primary Sources. March 1994. Printed in a 75-copy limited edition, signed by both authors.
  • Ronald Gottesman. The Ronald Gottesman Research Archive of Materials: By and about Henry Miller. April 1994. Printed in an edition of 150 copies.


Box 5

  • Roger Jackson and William E. Ashley. Henry Miller: A Personal Archive. Fall of 1994. OSU has three copies.
  • 1995

  • Beniamino Bufano (Henry Miller) and J. Den Haan with an insert by Bezalel Schatz. Into the Nightlife: A Sampler. February 1995. Printed in 26-copy edition which is signed and lettered by the author.
  • Bern Porter. Book of Wisdom. April 15, 1995. Printed in a 250 copy give-away edition.
  • Hoki Tokuda. Marilyn Monroe’s Bloody Tampon. Translated by Ria Atage. May 15, 1995. Printed in a 125-copy trade edition.
  • Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell. The World of Sex: A Sampler. June 1, 1995. Printed in a 26 copy limited edition. OSU’s copy is number 11.
  • Irving Stettner. On Henry Miller and the Wo Hop Mystery. July 1,1995.
  • Elmer Gertz. A Fabulous Miller Deposition That Did Not Take Place. July 15, 1995. Limited edition of 500 copies.
  • Henry Miller and Ronald Gottesman. The Imperfect is our Paradise. August 1,1995.
  • Henry Miller, Claude Houghton, and Ben Abramson. Writer’s Three: A Literary Exchange. August 1, 1995. Printed in a 650-copy edition. OSU has two copies.


Box 6

  • Henry Miller. Farewell from France: A Letter to Huntington Cairns. August 5, 1995. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies.
  • ern Porter. These 50 Years Gone. August 5, 1995. Trade edition of 250 copies.
  • Marrie Gertz. Visits with Henry Miller: A Woman’s Point of View. August 22, 1995. Printed in an edition of 250 copies.
  • Henry Miller, Claude Houghton, and Ben Abramson. Introduction by Ronald Gottesman. Writer’s three: A Literary Exchange. August 1995. Printed in a 100-copy limited edition. OSU’s copy is number 84. Signed by Deborah Benson.
  • Jack Saunders. Questions About Henry Miller That No One Ever Asked Me With Answers. November 15,1995. Printed in a 100-copy limited edition which is signed by the author.
  • Jack Saunders. Questions About Henry Miller That No One Ever Asked Me With Answers. November 15, 1995. Book two in the series.
  • Henry Miller. I’ve Got the Cosmic Blues. December 1, 1995. Introduction by John W. Bagnole. Printed in 100 copy limited edition, signed by author. OSU’s copy is number 53.
  • Bern Porter. Questions about Henry Miller That No One Ever Asked Me With Answers. December 10,1995. Printed in a 100-copy economy reprint.
  • Bern Porter. Henry Miller’s Semblance of a Devoted Past: A Study in Censorship. December 15, 1995. Photocopy.
  • Jack Saunders. Sexual Dreams of An Everyday Househusband. December 15, 1995. Printed in a 250-copy trade edition.
  • Hoki Tokuda. Translated by Ria Atage. Mrs. Henry Miller’s Nightmare. Dec. 21, 1995. Photocopy.


Box 7

  • William Joyce. Questions About Henry Miller That No One Ever Asked Me With Answers. Book three in a series. 1995. Printed in 100-copy limited edition, signed by the author. OSU’s copy is number 15.
  • 1996

  • Bern Porter. A Sex Oriented, Woman Connected Guy Doing His Own Thing: Bern Porter on Henry Miller. January 1, 1996. Limited edition of 75 copies. OSU has two copies.
  • Bern Porter. Night Thoughts. February 15, 1996. Printed in an edition of 120 copies.
  • Phillip Kaufman. Henry Miller and the Film Henry and June. February 28, 1996. Printed in a 60 copy trade edition.
  • Bern Porter. These Fifty Years Along with the Sorrow. March 7, 1996.
  • Rene Mayoux. Henry Miller and Anais Nin Frolic in the Villa Seurat. March 12, 1996. Printed in a 120 copy trade edition.
  • Henry Miller and Phil Frank. Phil Frank’s Henry Miller. April 3, 1996. Printed in a 2000 card edition.
  • Henry Miller and Phil Frank. Phil Frank’s Henry Miller. April 3, 1996. 20 note card printouts.
  • Jay Martin. Henry Miller’s Dream Song. April 7, 1996. Photocopy of a limited edition of 120 copies.
  • Roger Jackson. The Roger Jackson Exhibit of Henry Millerana. April 25, 1996. OSU’s copy is a photocopy of a limited edition of 35 copies.
  • Roger Jackson. Henry Miller and the Nudies. May 1, 1996. Photocopy of a limited edition.
  • Elmer Gertz. Frank Harris and Henry Miller: Two Lives Intertwined with mine. May 7, 1996. Printed in a trade edition of 350 copies.
  • Jay Martin. A Corresponding Leap of Love: Henry Miller Living and Dying. April 15, 1996. Printed in 120 copies signed and numbered by author. OSU’s copy is number 21.
  • Bern Porter and Natasha Bernstein. My Affair with Anais Nin: A Candid Interview with Bern Porter. May 23, 1996. Printed in a 350 copy trade edition.
  • Bern Porter. Bern Porter’s Pillow Book. July 4, 1996. Printed in a limited edition of 120 copies.
  • Ben Abramson. A Divine Intoxication: Essays on Books, Book Sellers and Readers. July 15, 1996. Printed in a trade edition of 500 copies.
  • Roger Jackson. Bare Breasted Biker Babe Caught Reading Henry Miller’s Colossus of Maroussi. July 18, 1996. Limited edition of 50 copies, OSU’s copy is number 40.
  • Sevasty Koutsaftis. Surrealist Nightmare. July 28, 1996. OSU has 2 copies, one is signed by the author.


Box 8

  • Henry Miller. Letters to The Black Cat. July 22, 1996. Foreword by David Stephen Calonne. Photocopy of trade edition of 350 copies.
  • Colin Wilson. An Extraordinary Man in the Age of Pigmies: Colin Wilson on Henry Miller. Preface by Maurice Bassett, illustrated by Joanne Taylor. Sept. 1, 1996. Limited edition of 60 copies, signed by the author. OSU’s copy is number 41. OSU also has a copy of the 600-copy trade edition.
  • Bern Porter. The Best Period of My Life. November 1, 1996. Photocopy of a 50 copy limited edition.
  • Roger Jackson. Henry Miller and the Nudies: A Bibliography for Readers and Collectors. December 15, 1996. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies.
  • Henry Miller. Letters to Fernard Guiglion. December 18, 1996. Printed in a 250 copy trade edition.
  • Roger Jackson. A Bibliographer’s Tale. December 20, 1996. Printed in a trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Henry Miller. Peace It’s Wonderful. Contributed by Stephen Starck. 1996.
  • 1997

  • Roger Jackson. Henry Miller: A Bibliography of Water Colors. January 22, 1997. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies.
  • Elmer Gertz. Reflections on Henry Miller’s Centennial Celebration. January 31, 1997. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies, and also a limited edition of 50 copies signed by author.
  • Natasha Bernstein. My Affair with Anais Nin the San Francisco Days: A Candid Interview with Bern Porter. March 1, 1997. Printed in a 250-copy trade edition.
  • Bern Porter. Rites of Spring. March 28, 1997. Photocopy of a limited edition of 26 copies.
  • Natasha Bernstein and Alan Abrams. My Affair with Bern Porter. April 17, 1997. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies.
  • Bern Porter and Jack Saunders. Crossfire. April 10, 1997. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies. OSU has two copies.
  • Anonymous. Cafe Expresso. April 30, 1997. A 40-pack limited edition of postcards.
  • Henry Miller and Jack Saunders. The Plight of the Creative Artist in America. May 10, 1997. Photocopy of a 250 copy trade edition.
  • Bern Porter. Redundant Redundant. May 25, 1997. Printed in a 100-copy trade edition.
  • Don Thackery. Henry Miller: A Big Sur Interview. July 15, 1997. Trade edition of 250 copies.
  • Bern Porter. I Pursue her still: Bern Porter on Anais Nin. August 21, 1997. Photocopy of a limited edition.
  • Rev. Suzy Crowbar. My Date With Henry Miller. September 19, 1997. Printed in a 120-copy trade edition.
  • Bern Porter. Open Letter to O.J. Simpson. Introduction by Laurence F. Hawkins. October 1, 1997. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by author. OSU has copy numbers 33 and 72.
  • Elmer Gertz. The Best is Yet to Be. November 15, 1997. Edition of 100 copies that are signed by the author. OSU’s copy is number 77.
  • David Stephen Calonne. The Colossus of Armenia. Fall 1997. Limited edition of 100 copies. OSU’s copy is number 9.
  • Robert Young Jr. From a Different Angle: A Personal Memoir of Henry Miller along with, Always Merry and Bright. Fall 1997. Photocopy of 100 limited edition copies.


Box 9

  • Bern Porter and Marilyn “Mo” Monroe. Lava Love: A Postcard Exchange. Introduction by Richard Larkin. Dec. 20, 1997. Trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Natasha Bernstein. My Affair with Anais Nin the Berkeley Days: A Candid Interview with Bern Porter. Illustrations by Allen Berlinski. 1997.
  • Bern Porter. A Walk on the Wild Side. 1997.
  • 1998

  • Henry Miller and Sevsty Koutsaftis. He Said, She Said. February 5, 1998. Limited edition of 70 copies.
  • Henry Miller and Elmer Gertz. Selected Letters from 1964-1975. Introduction by John W. Bagnole. Afterword by Elmer Gertz. Illustrations by Gene King. March 10, 1998. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by Elmer Gertz. OSU’s copy is number 66.
  • Henry Miller. A Letter to The New Republic. April 28, 1998. Trade edition of 250 copies.
  • Bern Porter. Bern Porter’s Book of Wisdom. Afterword by Daniel Russell. May 15, 1998. Limited Edition of 76 copies. OSU has copy numbers 54 and 58.
  • Roger Jackson. France and Her One-Percent. May 22, 1998. Trade edition of 150 copies.
  • Suzanne Brogger. To My Danish Sheherazade. May 1998. Limited edition of 100 copies which are signed by the author. OSU’s copy is number 4.
  • Jerry Kamstra. The Last of the Bohemians Part One: Return to North Beach. July 25, 1998. July 25, 1998. Trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Bea Aaronson. Sexual Squalor in Paris. Summer 1998. First edition.
  • Stephen Starck. June Scattered in Fragments: A Biographical Sketch of Henry Miller’s Second Wife. September 28, 1998. Limited edition of 100 copies. OSU’s copy is number 25.


Box 10

  • Roger Jackson. Route 66: A Midnight Ride. October 1, 1998. Limited edition of 50 copies.
  • Bern Porter and Mary Weaver. As Birds Fly. October 1, 1998.
  • Natasha Bernstein. Return to Belfast. Forward by Marilyn “Mo” Monroe. Afterward by Bern Porter. November 1, 1998. Trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Bern Porter. Monica Lewinsky: All of Us Want Yours. November 15, 1998. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author. OSU’s copy number is 87.
  • Henry Miller. Eschewing All the Vulgar Fineries of Style with Supplementary Text and Artwork. Artwork by: Gene King, Al Berlinski, Sadajiro Kubo, Amy Millspaugh, and Joanne Taylor. December 1, 1998. Printed in a trade edition of 250 copies.
  • 1999

  • James Decker. The Formless Sexist: Reassessing Henry Miller along with Henry Miller’s Spiral Form Definition and Techniques. January 4, 1999. Printed in a trade edition of 150 copies.
  • Irving Stettner. Henry Miller’s Brooklyn. February 15, 1999.
  • Bern Porter. From: Bern Porter To: The World. March 27, 1999. Photocopy.
  • Bern Porter. That Trio Again: Monica, Hillary, and Bill. Illustrated by Al Berlinski. April 25, 1999. Printed in an edition of 100 copies.
  • Bern Porter. Bern Porter’s Book of Light: A Male Art Documentation. June 11, 1999. Printed in a trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Bern Porter. Physics Today. June 15, 1999. Photocopy of a trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Henry Miller. From Tropic of Cancer. Illustrated by Gene King. July 1, 1999.
  • Irving Stettner. Henry Miller, Anais Nin, and Me. July 15, 1999. Printed in a trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Bern Porter. Don’t Fail Us Monica. Illustrated by Allen Berlinski. August 1, 1999. Printed in a trade edition of 100 copies.
  • Bern Porter. Finger Food. August 7, 1999. Photocopy of a limited edition.
  • Jack Saunders. Pecker Tracks. October 15, 1999. Limited edition of 50 copies, OSU’s copy number is 17.
  • Bern Porter. Monica, Monica. Illustrated by Gene King. Printed in a limited edition of 50 copies, OSU’s copy is number 12.
  • Bern Porter. Belfast Common. November 15, 1999. Photocopy.
  • Bern Porter. Let Me Do Yours Monica. 1999. Photocopy.
  • Irving Stettner. Henry Miller’s Paris. 1999. OSU has copy number 19 out 26. Signed by artist.
  • Roger Jackson. Sara. 1999. Printed in a trade edition of 60 copies.


Box 11

    2000

  • Peter Gowland. Henry Miller: 18 individual Portraits and an Introductory Essay. February 1, 2000. Photocopy of a limited edition of 20 copies.
  • Bern Porter. Insider’s Guide to Belfast Maine. September 15, 2000.
  • Bern Porter. Bern on Bern. February 14, 2000.
  • 2001

  • Henry Miller and the Nudies, 1953-1997. Printed in a limited edition of 39 copies. OSU’s has copy number 26.

  • Miscellaneous

  • Manila folder containing miscellaneous materials including: advertisements, pamphlets, and drawings.
  • Manila folder containing photocopied announcements/flyers/descriptions of most of the materials in this collection.

Content last revised: January, 2002

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