Edited by Edith Sitwell. Cover design by William Roberts.
C. W. Daniel. London. 1921. Inscribed by Sitwell in ink to the front free endpaper - 'To Marguerite Bennett with the warmest affection and admiration from Edith Sitwell'. Hardback, octavo; illustrated boards backed with black cloth, title label to spine. 63 pages. English. 215 x 145mm. 0.2kg. . Good; some wear and soiling to boards, light rubbing to spine ends and forecorners, wear to title-label, some spots and discolouration to front board, slight spotting to edges.
The sixth volume of Wheels poetry collected and edited by Edith Sitwell, with a cover design by the Vorticist William Roberts. The poetry selection is very much a family affair with several contributions from Sacheverell, Osbert and Edith herself. Aldous Huxley, Alan Porter, Sherard Vines, H. R. Barbor, Charles Orange, Paul Selver and Augustine Rivers are also featured. This was the final 'Cycle' in the Wheels series. The book is warmly inscribed by Sitwell to Marguerite Bennett, wife of Arnold Bennett. French-born Marguerite was a reciter of French poetry and the short-lived Anglo-French Poetry Society was formed around her. The Sitwells were involved in the society, especially Edith who dedicated the Fifth Cycle of Wheels to Marguerite. [Further reading: National Portrait Gallery, 'The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s', 1994, no. 2.28]