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1 Sitwell, Edith Collected Poems
London Macmillan 1958 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Gold title on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is age darkening to endpapers and some sporadic foxing to closed edges and to some pages else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Dustjacket is age darkened and price clipped.xlvi + 445 pages. This is the most complete collection of Dame Edith Sitwell's work. Dame Edith has prefaced the collection with lengthy notes on her own poetry, never before printed in this country. At the end of the volume appear notes on some of the poems, valuable in clarifying certain allusions to other writers. First published in 1957. 
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2 Sitwell, Edith Taken Care Of - An Autobiography
London Hutchinson 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Good 
A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has wear to top and bottom edges. 192 pages. 15 illustrations. Obituary to endpapers. Loosely included is a coloured postcard of a portrait of Edith Sitwell by Wyndham Lewis. Preface by Edith Sitwell written shortly before she died on December 6th 1964. Dame Edith Sitwell died while this autobiography was in the course of printing. One of the last acts of her life was to approve the 'specimen' page from the printer. She did not live to correct her proofs and what, if any, changes she might have made is a matter of conjecture. Dame Edith was much more than one of the leading poets of her lifetime. Long, long before the age of television introduced the synthetic, professional 'personality', she was a personality without the inverted commas, and thus became a familiar figure to a public far wider than the readership of her poetry, criticism and essays.With her remarkable brothers, she stood for certain important and lasting qualities in the artistic life of the nation - for the war against philistinism. 
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3 Sitwell, Edith The Canticle of the Rose - Selected Poems 1920-1947
London Macmillan 1950 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Gold Title on blue boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a neat name and year to front endpaper else clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is not price clipped and has age darkening. This selection contains the very early work 'Facade', a work that consists mainly of abstract poems, studies in transcendental technique, some of a great exhilaration, some of a sadness masked by gaiety, many excerpts from 'The Sleeping Beauty' and from 'Bucolic Comedies'. Included also is the slightly later long poem 'Gold Coast Customs' praised by W.B. Yeats. 
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