1924 "Second Impression, October 1924" on copyright page; Duckworth & Co. publishers, London; smaller hardbound; pages in very good condition, clean and unmarked; Reed College previous owners with front pastedown and stamp (see pics); strong binding; no dust jacket.
Edith Sitwell, in full Dame Edith Sitwell, (born September 7, 1887, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England—died December 9, 1964, London), English poet who first gained fame for her stylistic artifices but who emerged during World War II as a poet of emotional depth and profoundly human concerns. She was equally famed for her formidable personality, Elizabethan dress, and eccentric opinions.
The Sleeping Beauty (1924), in which she created her own world of beautiful objects, nursery symbols, and unfamiliar images, revealed the influence of W.B. Yeats and T.S.