Inscribed to Alyse Gregory

Aria di Capri.

Napoli: Gaspare Casella, [1927].

Price: $500.00

About the item

First edition. 533, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Alyse Gregory. Original coarse paper wrappers printed in black and green. Spine toned, some wear, minor foxing. Very good. Inscribed by the author. Woolf B3 (note).

Item #345741

First edition of this sought after volume of essays on the people and places of Capri, from Tiberius to F. T. Marinetti and Norman Douglas, as well as the palaces, historic sights, and “cosi” (things) on the island. Translated in 1929 as That Capri Air, with Douglas translating the section on Certinosa.

Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf “for Alyse Gregory with Capri greetings & wishes from Edwin Cerio, January 1929”

Alyse Gregory (1884-1967) was a Connecticut born suffragist, writer, and poet with a large literary acquaintanceship and closely associated with The Dial, where she was managing editor from 1924 to 1926, when she resigned to move to England with her husband Llewelyn Powys. They were back and forth between England, Europe, and New York in the late 1920s, and spent time in Italy in 1928 and 1929. From 1931 she resided in Dorset. She published three novels, a collection of essays, Wheels on Gravel (1938), and an autobiography, The Day is Gone (1948).