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Edité par The Verona Press, London, 1947
Vendeur : Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA, Gloucester City, NJ, Etats-Unis
Edition originale Signé
Hardcover. Etat : Fine. First illustrated edition, with colored lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Tall octavo. Original green pastepaper over boards with printed red paper spine label gilt. Slight foxing on the front fly, still easily fine. One of 1200 numbered copies (the first 30 were signed) designed by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni. This copy is nicely Inscribed by Laurencin in French in 1949, with an elaborate filigree decoration surrounding the inscription.
Edité par The Verona Press [Printed at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1939], London, 1939
Vendeur : Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA, Walnut Creek, CA, Etats-Unis
Leather. Etat : Very Good Plus. Laurencin, Marie (illustrateur). Limited Edition. No. 10 of 30 de luxe copies, quarto size, 328 pp., signed by Marie Laurencin (twice). Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888-1923), born and raised in New Zealand, moved to the UK at the age of 19 where she became a friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf; she died at the age of 34 from tuberculosis. This work is a collection of her short stories, wonderfully illustrated by Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), a French painter and an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. She was a member of the circle which included Pablo Picasso and other cubists, and is known as one of the few female Cubist painters (n.b., above info from Wiki). The lithographs in this volume are more traditional, being lovely portraits of the characters evoking the deep emotions of the stories. ___DESCRIPTION: De luxe version bound in turquoise leather and signed by the artist (two signatures, as set forth above), simple embossed ruled borders in dark green on both boards and the spine, tan leather spine label with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, ruled borders in gilt on the turn-ins, title page in rust and black with a decorative border, Publisher's Note tipped in after the copyright page (7.25" by 5"), sixteen colour lithographs throughout the text, colophon page at the rear, this signed twice by Marie Laurencin (once on the page titled "Colophon", again on the colophon page itself), limited edition of 1200 copies of which numbers 1-30 were signed by the artist, this no. 10; small quarto in size (approximately 10" tall), pagination: (i-x), 1-316, Colophon (317-318). The custom box is quarter-bound in turquoise leather, black leather spine label with gilt lettering and decorative rules over natural linen boards, the sides of the box being of ivory cloth, the interior sides of ivory paper. ___CONDITION: Very good plus to near fine overall, with the leather boards being smooth and supple, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, the original ribbon marker is present, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the spine is somewhat sunned, ribbon marker faded at the bottom, some wear on the bottom edges of the boards, some light foxing on the fore-edge of the text block, and some very light toning to the free endpapers from the turn-ins. The custom box is fine, with some sunning to the spine from turquoise to teal. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
Edité par London: designed by Hans Mardersteig, printed at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, published by The Verona Press, 1939, 1939
Vendeur : Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB., London, Royaume-Uni
Edition originale Signé
First Laurencin edition, copy 8 of 30 deluxe copies specially bound and signed by the artist (this copy signed in pencil on both the Colophon page and the limitation page overleaf). The total edition was of 1,200 copies, designed and printed by the elite printer Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni. This edition is beautifully illustrated with "queer femme illustrations with a Gallic twist" by the important Parisian Cubist artist Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) (Pilcher). Though printed in 1939, the outbreak of the Second World War delayed publication until 1947. The stories contained herein are a selection of Katherine Mansfield's "best" works from across her career; as such, the content slightly differs from the celebrated 1922 edition of the same name. "One of the most highly regarded short story writers of the 20th century" (British Library), Mansfield (1888-1923) left her native New Zealand for good in 1908 and lived a peripatetic, bohemian life in the orbit of the Bloomsbury Group in London. Mansfield's experiences of familial estrangement and persistent ill-health served to influence her work, which often deals in themes of anxiety, sexuality, and existentialism. Following her premature death from tuberculosis, she was remembered by Virginia Woolf for having "the only writing I have ever been jealous of. Probably we had something in common which I shall never find in anyone else" (p. 227), and by her readers "for her divination of the hatred and cruelties beneath the sweet surfaces of family life; and for her sympathy with the vulnerable, the displaced, and the lonely" (ODNB). Her work, including her journal, retains cult status, particularly among young women. Kirkpatrick D6. British Library, "Katherine Mansfield", accessible online; Alex Pilcher, A Queer Little History of Art, 2017; Virginia Woolf, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 2, 1978. Octavo. Original full green morocco, one red label with spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, black stamped rule to boards top edge gilt. Housed in a green morocco backed folding case. With colour illustrations by Marie Laurencin. A little light rubbing to boards, very minor foxing to fore edge and some margins, otherwise in very good condition. Rare with an unfaded spine.