The Canticle of the Rose Signed Association copy Edith Sitwell 1st 1949
First UK edition and first print published by Macmillan in 1940. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper is in very clean and complete condition. It hasn't been price clipped and has no chips or tears. The books boards are a tad bowed and there is very light foxing marks to the text block. The pages are clean and free from marks. This is a scarce association copy inscribed on the front free end paper by Edith Sitwell to fellow author L.P. Hartley. The warm inscription says "for my dear leslie with love from Edith".
Edith Sitwell and L.P. (Leslie Pole) Hartley were friends and wrote to each other a number of times.
This is a volume of Edith Sitwell's poetry from 1920 to 1947.