First Ed USA; unstated. Good: Shows significant indications of use. Binding shows the slightest lean; moderate wear to extremities; some darkening, soiling, and rubbing; stains. The titles at the backstrip and at the front panel are rubbed and now legible only with difficulty. Binding remains secure; text clean. Overall, remains a sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 229pp. Title page portrait of Firbank by Wyndham Lewis. Records the early life of St. Laura de Nazianzi. Dj front panel art by Christopher R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946). Hardback: Lacks DJ. Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank (1886 ¿ 1926) was an innovative British novelist. His eight short novels, partly inspired by the London aesthetes of the 1890s, especially Oscar Wilde, consist largely of dialogue, with references to religion, social-climbing, and sexuality. The Flower Beneath The Foot (1923), the setting is an imaginary country somewhere in the Balkans. The characters include the King and Queen, sundry high-born ladies about the Court, and the usual attendant chorus of priests and nuns. His novels have been championed by many English novelists including E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Alan Hollinghurst and Simon Raven. The poet W. H. Auden praised him highly. Susan Sontag named his novels as part of "the canon of camp" in her 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'
New. 248 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1923 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. (Original publisher: London G. Richards)
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