Poor Young People..
Bound in original red cloth, gilt. Deckled edges. Spine sunned and front and rear endpapers darkened through contact with binding; otherwise a very good copy.
NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION.
By edith, osbert, and sacheverell sitwell. with drawings by albert rutherston.
this edition is limited to 375 copies of which 350 are for sale. this is no. 86.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. [x] + 60 pp. Separate half titles for each section.
Illustrated by frontispiece, title page and headpeice vignette in colour, and by black and white tailpiece vignettes.
The poems are divided into three sections, including Long Winter, Twelve Songs by Osbert Sitwell and Twelve Poems by Sacheverell Sitwell. Arthur Rutherston (1881-1953) was artist and book illustrator, educated at the Slade. He also designed stage sets and tickets and posters for the London Underground. A fine limited edition of the Sitwells' poetry, published by The Fleuron and printed by the Curwen Press, Plaistow. The Fleuron was a typography journal founded by Stanley Morison and others in 1922 which appeared in seven issues, 1923-30. The Curwen Press (1863-1984) was at the forefront of the early twentieth century design revolution in British printing and many well known graphic artists worked for it.
[Stock No. 24798]