POETS AND STORY-TELLERS - A BOOK OF CRITICAL ESSAYS
by Cecil, Lord David
London: Constable & Co. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. 201 pages; Former owner's name on ffep [Elspeth Champcommunal], otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding in edgeworn dustjacket with some chipping and light soiling. A collection of eight essays on Shakespeare, Fanny Burney, Jane Austen, Thomas Gray, Turgenev, Benjamin Constant, Virginia Woolf, and E. M. Forster. Elspeth Champcommunal was a noted fashion designer and the first editor of Vogue Magazine in Britain (1916-1922). Champcommunal became a house designer with the House of Worth in 1936 and was a member of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers. She was also the long time companion of Jane Heap, who was co-editor (with Margaret Anderson) of The Little Review, pupil of Gurdjieff and teacher of the all women Gudjieff group in London known as The Rope. . (Inventory #: 40266)
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