The Letters Of Katherine Mansfield.
(albatross books. 209).
8vo. 4.5 x 7.25 inches. 430 +  pp. Original paper wrapper, with spine preserved, bound in half brown morocco, gilt, over patterned boards; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt. Top edge gilt. Minor wear to front paper wrapper, but otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by colophon with device at end. A selection of the letters of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), New Zealand born poet and short story writer, who moved to England and later lived a Bohemian bisexual lifestyle on the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group. The two volume edition of the Letters was first published 1928-29. John Middleton Murry (1889-1957) was a prolific man of letters, editor, critic and pacifist, who had a intense on-off relationship with Katherine Mansfield from 1911. They were married in 1918 and as well as editing her letters, he published a biography of her in 1933 and a literary portrait in 1949. A handsomely bound edition of the Albatross paperback, preserving the original wrapper. Albatross was founded in Hamburg in 1932 and pioneered mass market paperback publishing, providing an inspiration to Allen Lane, creator of the similar Penguin imprint in 1935. A scarce title.
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