SITWELL, Osbert. Left Hand, Right Hand. London: Macmillan, 1945-50. Five volumes. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jackets. $400.
First English editions of Sitwell's engaging five-volume autobiography, in original dust jackets.
Osbert Sitwell, along with his siblings Sacheverell and Edith, all writers and important figures in English literary society of the first half of the 20th century. His autobiography has been called called “one of the wonder-works of the 20th century” by the London Times. The individual volumes are Left Hand, Right Hand; The Scarlet Tree; Great Morning; Laughter in the Next Room and Noble Essences. All but the last volume were preceded by the first American editions. With newspaper articles laid in.