Item #15483 SEA AND SARDINIA. D. H Lawrence.
SEA AND SARDINIA.
SEA AND SARDINIA.
SEA AND SARDINIA.
SEA AND SARDINIA.
SEA AND SARDINIA.

SEA AND SARDINIA.

With Eight Pictures in Colour by Jan Juta. London: Martin Secker, (1923). Original brown cloth, with dust jacket.

First English Edition, published two years after Thomas Seltzer's New York edition.

"In her book LORENZO IN TAOS, Mabel Dodge Luhan says it was after reading SEA AND SARDINIA that she wrote Lawrence inviting him to come to New Mexico; his descriptions of the island had convinced her that he was the only one who could adequately portray the Taos country." D.H. and Frieda Lawrence did indeed visit Luhan in Taos (as did Willa Cather, Georgia O'Keeffe, Martha Graham, Thornton Wilder and others) -- but they remained there, buying a ranch outside of town... The [eight] paintings were done during the summer of 1921 by Jan Juta, a young painter from South Africa, who with his sister had accompanied Lawrence and other friends on a trip to Syracuse [Sicily] in April" [Roberts]. The two paste-downs bear a map (drawn by Lawrence) of the trip, a loop between Italy, Sicily and Sardinia.

The volume is in near-fine condition, with some penciled notations on the rear endpaper; the jacket (reproducing one of the Juta plates) is good only, with substantial wear and with foxing on its spine -- but is seldom seen at all. See Roberts A20. Item #15483

Price: $775.00

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