Dawn's Left Hand

1931, a first printing of the tenth volume in Dorothy M Richardson's Pilgrimage sequence


Dorothy M Richardson


Duckworth & Co, London, 1931
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original black cloth with gilt titling to spine. 19 × 12.5cm, 253pp [1]

This is volume 10 of Pilgrimage, Dorothy Richardson's sequence of 13 semi-autobiographical novels. Miriam Henderson continues her journey as the story picks up where the previous book left off. Returning from a holiday in Switzerland, Miriam finds herself back in London, unchanged in many ways. However, events unfold, acquaintances from her past resurface, and relationships take center stage. The book delves into Miriam's reflections and encounters, showcasing her evolving understanding of herself as a woman. Dawn's Left Hand a unique and extraordinary exploration of one woman's consciousness. The final page is a one page testimonial from John Cowper Powys.


There is sunning to the boards and spine, a few small marks to the spine, and some light fraying to the head of the spine. The contents are in very good order with secure binding, and clean pages, bar some tanning to the margins.



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