London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1926. Hardcover. Small 8vo (7.4 in, 18.8 cm). [2 blanks] [1-10] 11-40 [41-42] [4 blanks] pp.; illus. The Westminster Press.
First edition: Dorothy Violet Wellesley, duchess of Wellington (1889-1956), although privately educated, did not attend a university; she travelled widely in Egypt, India, Russia, and Persia with Vita Sackville-West. Wellesley was briefly romantically attached to Vita Sackville-West and later was intimate friends with William Butler Yeats, whose praise and support largely established her literary reputation.
British Museum 011644. Vellum-like cloth spine with gilt lettering; green and yellow decorative paper on covers. Two lovely full-page woodcuts by George Plank. Spine faintly sunned, front and terminal pages faintly foxed, occasional faint fox spot. Well-preserved, tight, and attractive illustrated first edition. Very good+ in no dust jacket. Item #1094