Title: The Book of the Bear, Being Twenty-one Tales...
Publisher: Nonesuch Press, London
Publication Date: 1926
Book Condition: Good
xiv, 108 pages. With frontispiece, full-page colour illustration and six colour vignettes by Ray Garnett. Unopened pages. 11 x 16 cm. Original quarter buckram. Spine evenly oxidised. Boards covered with original silver and orange decorated paper (slightly rubbed, corners and edges very slightly worn). Together with original, slightly torn, clear, paper dustwrapper. Mirrlees and Harrison lived together from 1913 until the latter's death in 1928. Mirrlees is best known for the 1926 Lud-in-the-Mist, a fantasy novel and influential classic, and for Paris: A Poem, a modernist poem. Both of them studied Russian, Mirrlees earning a Diploma in Russian from the École des Langues Orientales of Paris, and went on to collaborate on translations from the Russian. Harrison, one of the first women known to be a career academic , an early queer feminist who changed the way we view Greek art and mythology, became the central figure of the group known as the Cambridge Ritualists & in 1925 she published her memoirs through Leonard and Virginia Woolf's press, The Hogarth Press. Bookseller Inventory # 4458