FELLOWES, Daisy. ~ Sunday, or A working Girl’s Lament.
One of 200 on velin superieur. 4 colour illustrations, text printed in black, green, red and purple. Tall thin 8vo., original green cloth backed, pictorial boards with a full colour vignette image on the front, spine slightly rubbed, a little marking and soiling to the boards, otherwise very good.
With several corrections in the text by the author and inscribed by her, apparently on two separate occasions, “To Phil with Love Daisy. New York, Prohibition days, 1930. Monaco, Coronation days, 1950”
The Hon. Daisy Fellowes (1890 - 1962), was a celebrated 20th century society figure, acclaimed beauty, minor novelist and poet, editor in chief of French Harper's Bazaar, fashion icon, and an heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. Her second marriage was to Hon. Reginald Fellowes, a cousin of Winston Churchill, and among her many lovers was Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France.
This extraordinary poem is about the emotional life of a model, something Daisy would have known much about being a muse for many couturiers including, most notably, the surrealist designer Elsa Schiaparelli.