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Nursery Rhymes An Essay

By Vita Sackville-West

1950

Michael Joseph : London

8" by 5.5"

70pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first trade edition of this fascinating work of literary criticism by noted English poet and author, Vita Sackville-West.

The first trade edition. First published as a limited edition of 550 copies in 1947. Profusely illustrated throughout by Philippe Jullian. Jullian was a renowned French illustrator who rose to fame following his design of the wine bottle for Château Mouton Rothschild in memory of World War Two. He illustrated works from a range of important literary figures including Oscar Wilde, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Marcel Proust. Vita Sackville-West was an English poet, novelist and horticulturalist, as well as a prolific letter writer and diarist. She is also known as being the androgynous protagonist of Orlando: A Biography, written by her friend and lover Virginia Woolf. In this particular work of Sackville-West's literary criticism, she addresses the nature of fairy tales and their relation to literature. She discusses their history and their importance in the development of children, all within the framework of her distinct style and skill. The work is a fascinating work of literary fiction from a highly influential and successful twentieth century author and poet.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding in the original price clipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart with slight bumping to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine.Small area of damp staining to the lower extremities of the front and rear board. Booksellers stamp to rear pastedown. Dustwrapper clipped. Dustwrapper is smart with the odd closed tear and chipping to the extremities. Small area of loss to the rear of the wrap. Light tidemarks to the rear of the wrap. Slight sunning to the spine. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just the odd spot. Slight offsetting to endpaper.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Very Good dustwrapper

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