London: John Ridker, 1927. 8vo. 279 pp. Original blue paper boards, minor spots to lower board, upper boards nearly detached; fly-leaves lightly browned. Item #11639
A British printing of the second American edition which is comprised of the sheets printed by Boni in New York with the cancelled title leaf and a British binding. This is Stein’s first published work, a collection of three short stories in which she explores the mental processes of three women. Stein (1874-1946), an American author, abandoned her medical studies at Johns Hopkins about three months shy of earning her M.D. She moved to Paris, where she was involved in the modern art movement, encouraging and supporting the work of such painters as Picasso and Matisse. She also had a great influence on the works of writers such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald, who were both involved in the cultural salon that she led. BMC, XXIV, 252.