London: The Verona Press, (1939) [but not published until 1947].
First illustrated edition, with color lithographs by Marie Laurencin, limited to 1200 numbered copies [Kirkpatrick D6; bibliographer states: "Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947"]. With Coloured Lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Designed by Hans Mardersteig, and printed at the Officina Bodini, on handmade paper. 4to. Slight rubbing at base of spine and on bottom edge of covers, else a fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket; gray printed jacket has a few small tears at crown of spine, three-inch tear at edge of lower spine, front panel has two-inch tear at top edge (with two early tape mends on verso), few small, early, tan stains at base of spine and lower edge of front panel, else the front panel is quite fresh and bright Item #338311
[Connolly 100 Modern Movements, Number 40]. Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (1888-1923) was born in New Zealand, and moved to Great Britain in 1908; she died of the effects of tuberculosis, contracted during World War I, at the age of thirty-four. Artist Marie Laurencin (1883–1956), cubist painter and printmaker, was born in Paris; she was associated with Picasso, Picabia and Delaunay, and had friendships with Apollinaire, Braque and Natalie Clifford Barney.
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