Gold Coast Customs and Other Poems

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929.

Price: $65.00

Near Fine / Very Good. First American edition from British sheets. Bookplate of a minor published poet on the front pastedown, the glue from which had adhered very slightly to the jacket, causing a few tiny paper scraps to adhere to the pastedown, corners a little bumped, else near fine in very good dustwrapper with a little soiling and a small chip at the crown. Of 2000 copies of the first printed, about 500 were exported to America in sheets. Scarce in jacket.

Item #98022

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Gold Coast Customs and Other Poems. Edith SITWELL.

Edith Sitwell
birth name: Edith Sitwell
born: 9/7/1887
died: 12/9/1964

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Biography

English poet who first gained fame for her stylistic artifices but who emerged during World War II as a poet of emotional depth and profoundly human concerns. She was equally famed for her formidable personality, Elizabethan dress, and eccentric opinions. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
She was the older sister of authors Osbert Sitwell and Sacheverell Sitwell.more