By: Sitwell, Sacheverell.

Price: $25.00 USD

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Book Condition: Very Good

217 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). "(R)anges the wide field between fact and fiction. Partly, in its beginnings, it is Mr. Sitwell's autobiography in terms of what he has described and seen. An American critic has written of him: 'Perhaps no writer has ever covered a wider range in the arts that make life beautiful. Particularly impressive is the sum and volume of his writings on architecture, painting and sculpture.' The same critic continues: 'But his passion for music and the theatre is almost as constant,' and of this enthusiasm there is full evidence in this new work, which contains particularly beautiful passages on dancing. A good deal of the last part of the book is taken up with flower descriptions, and here the author writes with all the fire he devoted to 'The Kingdom of the Birds'. Mr. Sitwell has never trodden the beaten track, and 'Cupid and the Jacaranda' is unlike any other book. It shows him at his best, and will not fail to find its devotees." A few tiny faint foxing specks on endpapers - also at top edge of title page and preceeding page, slight fading and a few tiny foxing marks to colour on top of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edgewear. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, two small tears - one with creases, light fading/browning to spine and flap-folds - tiny foxing marks on flap-folds, light browning and scattered foxing on inside surface.


Author Name: Sitwell, Sacheverell.

Categories: Gardening, Literary Biography, Literature, Natural History, Music & Dance,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1952

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 17572

Keywords: British authors, Autobiography, Theatre, Dance, Dancing, Flowers, Botany, Birds, Memories, Personal reminiscences, Blue Gentian, Magnolia, Rhondodendron, Iris, Delphinium, Peacocks, Daffodils, Gyldenlove, Firebird, Sacheverell Sitwell, Mid 20th Century, Nature, Natrual History.,