One Day (Signed copy)
This copy inscribed by Nancy Cunard to Raymond Mortimer, the fifth book published by The Hours Press
First edition. Hardback, bound in brown paper covered boards with simple gilt titling to upper board. One of 300 copies printed in Verge Paper, this one unnumbered with Nancy Cunard's inscription where the number would have been written. 26.5 × 16.5cm, 55pp.
This copy has been inscribed by Nancy Cunard to Raymond Mortimer to the collophon, "for Raymond Mortimer from The Hours Press". Nancy Cunard founded The Hours Press at her home in La Chapelle-Réanville, Normandy in 1928. Raymond Mortimer was a British author and critic, and Francophile who lived in Paris in the 1920s.
This was the fifth book (according to the collophon) published by The Hours Press, the small private press founded by Nancy Cunard. As well as being able to publish young and experimental authors and poets, she published works by her friends, including George Moore, Richard Aldington, Arthur Symons, and Norman Douglas. One Day is a short work by Norman Douglas, set in Greece, and with a frontispiece and one photographic portrait.
This copy is in good condition. The boards are rubbed to the edges, a little bumped to the spine ends and with some sun-fading to the top half of the boards. The contents are in very good condition, clean pages and secure binding, though there is a little light spotted foxing to the page edges and a hint of tanning to the margins.Sold