Parallax, Nancy Cunard
First edition, first printing of Cunard's most important early work, a quintessentially modernist book-length poem that functions as a sustained look and critique of Eliot, referring to and toying with Eliot's pessimistic and bleak worldview, with multiple references, metaphors, and layers upon layers of meaning. Published by The Hogarth Press in a limitation of 420 copies, apparently Virginia Woolf chose the title for this poem, as well as setting the type herself (Woolmer). When it was released, critics assumed she had simply plagiarized Eliot and "driven by this hostile barrage, she began an expatriate life in Paris and a long career as an activist intellectual by joining the surrealists" (Oxford DNB).
London: The Hogarth Press, 1925. Publisher's original printed boards, cover designs by Eugene McCown; uncut, pp. 24. In very good condition, minimal shelfwear, light rubbing and dust-soiling to boards, internally clean and fine. Scarce.