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SITWELL, Osbert.

Left Hand, Right Hand! An Autobiography.

The Scarlet Tree; Great Morning; Laughter in the Next Room; Noble Essences, or Courteous Revelations.

Published: London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd, 1945–48–49–50

Stock code: 105764

Price: £325

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First UK editions, first impressions of Volumes I-IV (first published in the US in 1944, 1946, 1947, and 1948 respectively), and the first edition, first printing of Volume V, which precedes the US edition by three days.

5 volumes, octavo. Original red boards, titles to spines gilt, top edges black, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jackets and Overseas Library wraparound band to final volume. 115 plates, folding genealogical table to Volume I. Bookseller’s ticket to Volume V on verso of front free endpaper. Light foxing to contents, spines of Volumes III and IV gently rolled, a few faint marks to edges of text blocks. An excellent set, in the price-clipped dust jackets that are lightly creased and nicked, with toned spines, small chip to Volume I at foot of spine panel, short closed tear to Volume V at foot of front panel, and Overseas Library stamp to front or back flaps of last three volumes.

Bibliography: Fifoot OA34b, 38b, 40b, 42b, 48a.

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