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The Land. by  Vita SACKVILLE-WEST - Signed First Edition - 1926 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 145968)

The Land.

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The Land.


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London: William Heinemann, Ltd,, 1926. Signed by the author and artist Quarto. Original japon-backed cream paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Woodcut frontispiece and 4 chapter headers by George Plank. Bookplate of Bentham scholar and book collector Arnold Muirhead to front pastedown. A couple of trivial marks to covers, else a fine, bright copy. First edition, signed limited issue, number 44 of 125 copies printed on japon and signed by the author and the illustrator. This poem, dedicated to her lover Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956), was "an ambitious attempt to write a modern version of Virgil's Georgics by celebrating the annual round of the Kentish farming year" (ODNB). It was critically and commercially successful, and won Sackville-West the Hawthornden Prize in 1927. The artist George Plank (1883-1965) was an American illustrator known for his long association with Vogue magazine, and employed by Vita's mother, Lady Sackville, as an interior designer. His engraved chapter headings did not feature in the trade issue. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme A.13(b).


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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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