Pamela Grey. Decorated by Stephen Tennant.
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. London & Toronoto. 1928. First edition, first impression. Cloth-backed patterned paper boards, paper title-label to spine, top-edge black, dust jacket. xii, 250 pages. Spare title-label tipped-in at rear. Dust jacket, endpapers, title-page, 2 full-page plates and numerous tail-pieces by Stephen Tennant. Photogravure portrait frontispiece by Howard Instead. English. 185 x 120mm. 0.35kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear, some light ruffling to spine ends and forecorenrs, slight discolouration to white jacket, spine browned, not price-clipped; some offsetting to endpapers, no inscriptions.
An anthology of poems and sayings collected by Pamela Grey, with decorations by her son, Stephen Tennant. Mother and son had collaborated three years earlier on The Vein in the Marble and the present volume contains similar fanciful motifs, although there is evidence of a maturing style. The title derives from the white file in which the author collected her pieces.
[Hoare, Philip. Serious Pleasures. p.86-7]
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