With woodcuts by George Plank.London, William Heinemann, 1926 Stock Code: 130507
NotesSigned limited edition, number 65 of 125 copies signed by the author and artist, printed on japon, and with engraved chapter headings not featured in the trade issue. This poem, dedicated to her lover Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956), was "an ambitious attempt to write a modern version of Virgil's Georgics by celebrating the annual round of the Kentish farming year" (ODNB). It was critically and commercially successful, and won Sackville-West the Hawthornden Prize in 1927. The artist, George Plank (1883-1965) was an American illustrator known for his long association with Vogue magazine, and was employed by Vita's mother, Lady Sackville, as an interior designer.
Quarto. Original japon-backed cream paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the cream card slipcase.
Woodcut frontispiece and 4 chapter headers.
Foxing to covers, faint browning to endpapers, internally fresh; a near-fine copy.
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