D.H.Lawrence and the Body Mystical

London: Denis Archer. 1932.

First edition. Limited to 250 copies of which this is number 57. Tall 8vo, 253x160mm. pp 64. Vellum boards with orange vellum backstrip. Black-stamped titles and a gilt and black blocked image of the Sun, Pegasus and Bellerophon. Small library label (From the Library of John K Martin) to rear pastedown. A fine copy printed on Japanese vellum.

This short study of Lawrence, by a friend of his, is in the form of a memoir and recollection of conversations dealing with Lawrence’s fascination with the psychological significance of old myths and traditions. There was a strongly irrational and mystical and quasi-occult element to much of Lawrence’s writing and this beautifully produced book is an interesting personal account of Lawrence’s own views on these matters.