BERNERS, Lord (1883-1950)
BERNERS, Lord (1883-1950)
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BERNERS, Lord (1883-1950)

The Girls of Radcliff Hall, by ‘Adela Quebec’. Printed for the Author for Private Circulation Only, [c.1935].

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BERNERS, Lord (1883-1950)
The Girls of Radcliff Hall, by ‘Adela Quebec’. Printed for the Author for Private Circulation Only, [c.1935].
Presentation copy of a very rare lesbian novella set at a girls school, modelled on the ‘shifting attachments and allegiances among the gay set who partied at Farringdon’, including Cecil Beaton, Oliver Messel, and the author himself. Only around 100 copies were printed and most were destroyed by the author’s lover Robert Heber-Percy. LibraryHub locates just four copies in institutions: The British Library, Oxford (two copies), Eton College and The National Trust (Sissinghurst). Nick Salvato, Uncloseting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance, 2010.

Octavo (181 x 122mm). Half-title (a few leaves faintly stained). Original printed card wrappers (lightly creased and stained, split at foot of spine). Provenance: Daphne Weymouth (née Vivian, later Fielding) (celebrated author of the twentieth-century, writing under her later name, Daphne Fielding, 1904-1997; presentation inscription from the author: ‘Daphne Weymouth / with love / from / the author / Sept 1935’; pencil annotations to endpaper recording the characters’ real life identities) – annotation to upper wrapper.
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