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Poems of West & East. by  Vita SACKVILLE-WEST - First Edition - 1917 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 145998)

Poems of West & East.

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Poems of West & East.


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London: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1917. Octavo. Original grey cloth-backed blue paper boards, printed paper title label to spine and front cover, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece view of Constantinople. A couple of bumps to extremities, board edges slightly faded, a few trivial marks to covers, contents clean. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of the author's first regularly published book. Sackville-West's collection of twenty-two poems, thirteen of which appear here for the first time, was written while living in Istanbul with her newly married husband Harold Nicolson, who was working as a diplomat there. Their house at Cihangir offered Vita her first garden (planting the seed of a passion which would later bloom in her famous garden at Sissinghurst), and their life there initiated the insatiable wanderlust that would characterise the poet's subsequent adventures. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme A3.


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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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