Publisher's yellow cloth; large 8vo; pp. , 1-. Number 5 from a limited edition of 225 copies, printed by The Westminster Press, and signed by Edith Sitwell on the limitation page. Presentation copy, inscribed on the verso of the FFEP with a lengthy handwritten poem, "The Tomb of the Nymphs," which she has signed and dated June 1927, with the parenthetical "unpublished" (tho this is no longer the case). With the ownership inscription of Stephen [Tennant] on the FFEP, "Stephen / his (adored) / book. 1926" and his ink sketch rendering half a human form. A superb association copy. Cloth a bit dust-smudged, with a few small spots of soiling; spine tips and corners rubbed. Together with Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon, and others, Stephen Tennant and Edith Sitwell were part of the 1920s London social circle dubbed the "Bright Young People." A British aristocrat known for his flamboyance and giddy temperament, Stephen Tennant was even better known for doing absolutely nothing -- it is said that he spent much of his life in bed. Described by Osbert Sitwell, Edith's younger brother, as "the last professional beauty," Tennant's eccentricities were encouraged by Beaton and inspired a slew of fiction, namely the characters of Sebastian Flyte in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" and Cedric Hampton in Nancy Mitford's "Love in a Cold Climate.". N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Elegy on Dead Fashion
Año de publicación: 1926
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Duckworth, 1926. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Very Good; firm binding; contents very good ; minimal wear; no dust jacket. Hard Cover Duckworth 1926 Poetry. Nº de ref. del artículo: 95277
Descripción Duckworth London, 1926. 9¾"x6½". First edition. Limited to 225 copies printed by the Westminster Press, of which 200 for sale; this No. 157, signed by the author. pp(6)22; with five full-page line illustrations including frontispiece, title-page vignette, headpiece, and tailpiece. Original yellow cloth, front lettered & bordered in black; slightly dulled at backstrip, towards edges of front, and towards upper edge of rear; front also with a few faint and innocuous spot-stains; slightly bumped at lower outer corner of front and upper outer corner of rear; the whole gently & evenly curled approaching upper outer corner, effect on contents negligible. No dust jacket. Top edge of text-block a little dust-marked & lightly spotted. Flyleaves at both front & rear very faintly toned, otherwise contents fine. VERY GOOD copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 17347
Descripción 8vo, 32pp., Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, 1926., 1926. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. No Jacket. Number 150 of 225 copies printed at the Westminster Press on hand-made paper signed by the author. 7 drawings by Thomas Lowinsky. Smooth yellow cloth boards, lettered in black on the upper cover, black ruled border. Lacking dust-jacket, otherwise a very good bright copy. (Fifoot EA13). Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. del artículo: 4224
Descripción 1926. First Edition. Frontispiece, plates and decorations by Thomas Lewinsky One of 225 numbered copies signed by the author. Printed at the Westminster Press Cloth a little darkened and soiled, otherwise a very nice copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 4246