SIGNED LIMITED EDITION
Faber and Faber Limited (Chiswick Press),
Thick 8vo: frontispiece portrait of Pope, xvi, 316 pp., pp, 8 other illustrations all with tissue guards, list and credits, colophon, author's note, table of contents, index. Untrimmed copy with hand-made paper. Original publisher's yellow cloth hardback, gilt lettering spine, top edge gilt/
Illustrated by 9 colour plates [including frontispiece]
Printed in 220 numbered and signed copies. This is number 163 of 200 copies for sale. Signed by Edith Sitwell (Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell 1887 - 1964) The eldest of the Sitwells, a British poet and critic, skilled at expressions of emotional depth, empathetic and well-known for her formidable persona. In defending the subject of this book, Alexander Pope, Sitwell quotes : "I am not eccentric, I am just more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel in a pond of catfish"
[Stock No. 25146]