First Edition of Jean Rhys' Sleep It Off, Lady; Inscribed by Her
Sleep It Off, Lady.
Item Number: 84239
London: Andre Deutsch, 1976.
First British edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the dedication page. The recipients were, John and Teresa Chilton. Chilton was a well-known British Jazz trumpeter and writer who played with George Melly. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Rosemary Honeybourne.
Sleep it off, Lady is a collection of sixteen terrifying, painful, and despairing stories set in the West Indies, London, Paris, and provincial England are drawn from the experience of the contemporary novelist's life.