Confessions of Zeno.

Svevo (Italo)

Confessions of Zeno.

Translated by Beryl de Zoete.

Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, occasional faint spots to borders, pp. 412, 8vo, original marbled grey cloth, the backstrip and upper board lettered in green, backstrip darkened, cloth a little dusty and musty overall, top edge green, others roughtrimmed, bookplate of Gladys Huntington to front pastedown, free endpapers faintly browned, good

Publication Details: Putnam, 1930

Notes: The copy of author Gladys Huntington, née Parrish, whose novel Madame Solario, set at Lake Como in 1906, was a minor sensation when published and remains in print – compared in its prose style to Henry James and praised by Mary Renault and Paul Bowles, who noted that it had been published anonymouly 'for fear of scandalizing her British in-laws'. In respect of the present book, her marriage to Constant Huntington, who managed the London office of its publisher, Putnam's, is a significant detail; it was in connection with their publication of Svevo that the two entertained James Joyce, hopi...more

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Price: £150

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1930

Stock Number: 68032

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