Very scarce with the wrapper : one of only 600 copies
Bell, Quentin (Ed.) ~ Julian Bell – Essays, Poems And Letters : Contributions by J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster. C. Day Lewis et al.
The Hogarth Press, London : 1938
The First UK printing published by The Hogarth Press, London in 1938. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light pushing at the spine tips. The gilt titling remains bright. Mild bumping at the corners. Light toning to the text-block. Free from inscriptions. The fragile WRAPPER is in Very Good+ condition. Some loss at the spine ends and corners but not involving any lettering. A 3cm closed tear to the front upper spine. A 7cm diagonal closed tear to the front panel with very slight associated rubbing. A smaller closed tear to the lower front edge. Some nicks, light creasing and age related markings. The front panel wrapper reproduces the frontis portrait of Julian Bell by Helena Thornhill. The wrapper presents well in the removable Brodart archival cover. Only 1200 copies were issued, of which 600 were later pulped (Woolmer 426). Julian Bell was a poet. He was the son of Clive and Vanessa Bell. In 1937, Bell became increasingly supportive of the socialist and anti-fascist movements and decided to enlist in the Spanish Civil War. He was killed in 1937 while serving as an ambulance driver in Spain. The book is edited by Julian's brother Quentin and has a foreword by J.M. Keynes with contributions from David Garnett, Charles Mauron, C. Day Lewis and E.M. Forster. 6 B/W plates as issued. A very scarce title
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good+