*Our shops are open!*
Dover Street: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Fulham Road: by appointment, 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Click for more information about safety measures in store.

FIELD, Alice Withrow.

Poems.

London, Edward Walters & Geoffrey Miller, 1932 Stock Code: 139595
£250.00
Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

First edition, number 35 of 250 copies only. Alice Withrow Field (1909-1960) was a sex researcher, criminologist and social scientist, whose seminal work Protection of Women and Children in Soviet Russia was also published in 1932. Her papers are now held at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University. The publisher Edward Walters was an engraver associated with the artists of the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, a Roman Catholic arts and crafts community founded at Ditchling in the late 1910s by Hilary Pepler, Eric Gill, Joseph Cribb, and Desmond Chute. Walters worked with Pepler as an engraver for a time before establishing his own press in Primrose Hill in 1929. An uncommon and attractively produced work, traced at 13 institutions worldwide.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo (174 x 110 mm). Contemporary amateur red crushed morocco, spine ruled in compartments in gilt with raised bands, front cover lettered in gilt by hand within three frames ruled in gilt, matching frames to rear cover, turn-ins ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Illustrations from wood blocks drawn and engraved by Geoffrey Miller.

Condition

Rubbing to joints and extremities, a couple of scratches to covers, offsetting to endpapers from turn-ins, contents clean, text crisp; a very good copy indeed.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book