Big Sur CA: Emil White, 1961.
Hardcover. First edition, deluxe clothbound issue. Small square quarto. Boards a bit bowed, as seems usual with this title, and some age-toning to the edges of the boards, else a near fine copy without dustwrapper as issued. Inscribed by Miller to Sydney Omarr: "To Sydney, 'Who's always right!' Henry 11/9/64." Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers; his books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. He started out during the Second World War at the age of 17 when his predictions of horse races, boxing matches, and other sporting events were broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. Omarr and Miller became close friends, sharing the same tastes. Omarr liked to surround himself with beautiful women and was the personal adviser to Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, and Mae West, among others. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, *Henry Miller: His World of Urania*, and Miller wrote the introduction to *Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973* and the liner notes to the record album *Presenting Sydney Omarr*. A very nice association.