A Miscellany of Poetry 1920–1922 (Signed copy)
Signed by the editor, William Kean Seymour to 1920s fashion designer Val St Cyr
First edition, hardback bound with yellow cloth spine and paper covered boards. Gilt titling to spine and paper title label to upper board. 19.5 × 13cm, 210pp.
This copy has been signed and dedicated by the editor, William Kean Seymour, to Val St Cyr. Val St. Cyr, born Arthur Andrews Hilder in Kent in 1890, worked as a fashion designer for Madame Handley-Seymour during the First World War. Afterwards, in 1921, he linked up with Ernest Pacey Sands to co-found the London-based fashion house Baroque Ltd., which ran from 1921 to the early 1960s. A collection of his fashion drawings can be found in the V&A, where this info comes from.
A nice collection of poetry from the early twenties, including Lascelles Abercrombie, Richard Aldington, Edmund Blunden, G K Chesterton, W H Davies, Walter de la Mare, Robert Graves, D H Lawrence, T Sturge Moore, and Vita Sackville-West to name but a few.
A nice copy but with some tanning and marking to the spine and light wear to the boards edges. The inner binding is secure, the pages slightly age-toned.