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SITWELL, Edith.

Rare books by Edith Sitwell, including first editions and signed first editions of Children’s Tales.

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  1. The Mother and Other Poems.
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    The Mother and Other Poems.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title to Georgian poet John Freeman, "For Mr. John Freeman, these few very early poems by Edith Sitwell". The folding case in which this copy is housed bears the bookplates of Simon and Judith Nowell-Smith. Simon Nowell-Smith (1909-1996) was a prominent bibliophile and collector, as well as secretary of the London Library and president of the Bibliographical Society. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published: Oxford

    Stock Code: 80865

    Signed: Yes

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  2. Children's Tales.
    signed

    Children's Tales.

    (From the Russian Ballet.) Illustrated by I. De B. Lockyer.
    First edition, first impression. Copy number 2 from a limited edition of 12 numbered copies signed by the author. The limitation was originally intended to be 75, but this was reduced to twelve and Sitwell hand-corrected the printed number on the limitation leaf in each copy. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 84567

    Signed: Yes

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  3. Five Variations on a Theme.

    Five Variations on a Theme.

    First Edition, First Impression. 1000 copies printed. Learn More
    £40

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published:

    Stock Code: 29957

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  4. The English Eccentrics.

    The English Eccentrics.

    First edition, first impression. One of 2,748 copies. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101558

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  5. I Live Under a Black Sun.

    I Live Under a Black Sun.

    A Novel.
    First edition, first impression of Sitwell's first novel, "based on the life and loves of Jonathan Swift" (ODNB). The publisher's retained copy with their ink-stamp to the half-title. Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1937

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106571

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