The People's Palace.
Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, 1918
Inscribed by Roger Senhouse on the half-title, 'Roger Senhouse / Magd: Coll / Oxford', with a loosely inserted page of pencil notes written in Senhouse's hand, about Sitwell and his reasons for choosing the title of this book. Roger Henry Pocklington Senhouse (1899-1970), was an English publisher, translator, and a peripheral member of the Bloomsbury Group of writers, intellectuals, and artists. Senhouse attended Oxford University, where he was friends with Michael Llewelyn Davies, one of the boys upon whom Peter Pan was based. In 1935, Senhouse became co-owner with Fredric Warburg of the publishing house which became Secker & Warburg.
First edition, one of 400 copies; 8vo; engraved title page and frontispiece, Roger Senhouse's ownership inscription in red ink to half-title, single page of pencil notes in Senhouse's hand tipped in; publisher's terracotta wrappers, paper title labels to spine and upper cover, light wear to extremities, edges uncut, overall a very good copy; 53, [2, adverts]pp.
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