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(London: Faber and Gwyer Limited, ), Edith Sitwell is regarded as one of the great promoters of the Modernist movement in literature. She despised much of the work published in GEORGIAN POETRY and therefore began editing WHEELS, an anti-Georgian literary magazine. She quickly developed a reputation as an eccentric and controversial figure. Her poetry and prose was published extensively between 1915 and 1947. By the early 1950s changes in the Movement caused her to fall out of favor, but she remained a considerable public figure inside and outside of literary circles until her death in 1964. This is one of the Ariel Poems, a numbered series of works by new poets. The series included works by such notibles as T.S. Eliot, Edmund Blunden and Thomas Hardy. First edition, number 15 of the Ariel Poems. With cover design, page boarders and a colour pictorial frontispeace by Edward Bawden. Pamphlet, original yellow paper wrappers vividly decorated in black on upper wrap, wrappers stiched with thin thread. 2 leaves. A well preserved copy of this delicate printing, the wrapper partially separated along spine and minorly toned.