Sitwelliana

 

It doesn’t take many steps to connect the three Sitwell siblings – Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell – to the majority of artists, photographers, writers and musicians active in Britain (and further afield) during the first half of the twentieth century. Their patronage was extensive, as was their own output of works.

We have put together a short list of Sitwelliana. Books (and a print) that connect the Sitwells with artists such as William Roberts, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Pavel Tchelitchew, John Farleigh, Rex Whistler, Barnett Freedman, Irene Hawkins, Cecil Beaton and Gino Severini.

 

Sitwelliana
 

11 Items
A Background for Domenico Scarlatti 1685-1757 written for his two hundred and fiftieth anniversary [Association Copy]
£75.00

An association copy of Sitwell's biography of the Italian composer.

Brighton [Inscribed]
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An inscribed copy of Osbert Sitwell's biography of 'London-by-the-sea', with the jacket design by Rex Whistler.

British Architects & Craftsmen. A Survey of Taste, Design, and Style during Three Centuries 1600 to 1830
£60.00

Sacheverell Sitwell's popular book on British architecture.

Dance of the Quick and the Dead. An Entertainment of the Imagination
£160.00

Sacheverell Sitwell's artistic medley, with jacket design by Barnett Freedman.

England Reclaimed. A Book of Eclogues
£180.00

A collection of pastoral poems by Osbert Sitwell, scarce in the McKnight Kauffer dust jacket.

English Eccentrics
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Edith Sitwell's collection of eccentrics, with a dust jacket by Tchelitchew.

Poltergeists. An Introduction and Examination followed by Chosen Instances
£160.00

'Four hundred pages and Mr. Sitwell promises a shudder on every page.'

Pulcinella and Columbina. A New Year Card for 1923. Designed by Gino Severini for Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell [Signed]
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An original Commedia dell'Arte-inspired engraving by Gino Severini.

Taken Care Of. An Autobiography [Uncorrected Proof Copy]
£60.00

A proof copy of Edith Sitwell's autobiography.

Truffle Hunt [Association Copy]
£60.00

A pot-pourri of short essays on everything from 'Wagner in the Bath' to 'Famous Clowns'.

Wheels 1921. (Sixth Cycle) [Inscribed]
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Poetry collected by Edith Sitwell, with a cover by Vorticist William Roberts.