An Acquaintance with Description.London, The Seizin Press, 1929 Stock Code: 133140
NotesFirst edition, no. 199 of 225 copies signed by the author. Stein signed the limitation slips in Paris and returned them to London to be tipped-in opposite the title page. This is the second work published by the press, found by Robert Graves with his literary partner Laura Riding in 1927. An Acquaintance with Description is part of Stein's explanatory series about writing that began with An Elucidation in 1923. Stein wrote this study of description after her return to France in the summer of 1926 from a lecture tour in Cambridge and Oxford. "The piece is an attempt to make a landscape her own... Stein considers how we apprehend what we see and how we compose our perceptions in words" (Stein Reader, p. 504).
Octavo. Original white buckram. With the glassine jacket.
Title page vignette by Len Lye.
Light offsetting to endpapers, else a fine copy in bright cloth, glassine with light chipping.
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