Feb 17, 2022 - Sale 2595

Sale 2595 - Lot 204

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
POWELL, DAWN. Whither. 8vo, publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth, front cover blocked in blind, clean and square; unrestored pictorial dust jacket with design by Harold Cue, corners clipped, few short closed tears, small corner nicks, shallow chipping to head of spine panel not touching lettering, rear panel with a few spots of soiling; contents clean with no markings. First edition of Powell's first book. "Powell disavowed the book almost immediately, well before her second novel, She Walks in Beauty, was promoted as her debut in 1928. Thereafter, she refused even to acknowledge Whither in her biography or in lists of her publications" (Page, Dawn Powell: A Biography, 1998). Decidedly rare in the jacket with no copies recorded by Rare Book Hub or ABPC. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, (1925)