1928 "Imaginary Letters" by Mary Butts | Black Manikin Press

$158.00

1928 copy of Imaginary Letters by Mary Butts with fantastic original drawings by Jean Cocteau

1st Edition, No. 80 out of 250 copies published by Edward Titus’ Black Manikin Press in Paris, France. 

Mel's Notes: The private Parisian printing presses of the 1920’s have an enchanting and sometimes sordid history. Hall of Wonders works hard to bring you the publications of their oft-forgotten female authors.

Mary Butts was an English modernist writer who was a peripheral part of the Parisian expat clique in the 1920s, but whose work fell into obscurity after her early death in 1937. It wasn't until the late 20th century that she slowly started creeping back onto the radar of the literary community. She was quite an extraordinary figure and one of many contradictions; while she was bisexual, palled around with Aleister Crowley, was briefly a drug addict and was married several times, her work is considered most closely aligned with that of D.H. Lawrence and T.S. Elliot. Her mercurial and sometimes stream-of-consciousness writings now stand beside that of Djuna Barnes, Virginia Woolf, and Mina Loy.

Condition: fair to good; binding is tight, cloth cover is a bit dirty and discolored (no glassine or slip case), spine label has partially worn off, foxing to the first few and final pages, a very slight bit of transfer of the engravings onto the opposing page (see photos), some pencil writing on the top right corner of front end paper. Overall, a very nice book!

To determine your modern size, we recommend you compare your measurements to the ones on the chart below. Still unsure if a garment will fit?We recommend comparing the measurements in a given listing with those of a garment that fits you comfortably. 

HofW Size (Women): Bust: Waist: Hip:
XXS 31" - 33" 23" - 24" 33" - 34"
XS 33.5" - 35" 24.5" - 26" 34.5" - 36"
S 35.5" - 37" 26.5" - 28" 36.5" - 38"
M 37.5" - 39" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
L 39.5" - 41" 30.5" - 32" 40.5" - 42"
XL 41.5" + 32.5" + 42.5" +

 

HofW Size (Men): Chest: Waist Shoulder:
XS 34" - 36" 27" - 28" 17"
S 36" - 38" 29" - 31" 17.5"
M 38" - 40" 32" - 33" 18"
L 41" - 43" 34" - 35" 18.5"
XL 44" - 46" 36" - 38" 19"

 

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*All HofW garments have been laundered or dry-cleaned unless otherwise noted and come with a custom cotton storage bag

  • Mint: Pristine with no signs of wear

  • Excellent: Usual signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Surface flaws such as minor fading or staining (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Good: More noticeable flaws, such as tears or holes (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Fair: Probably best for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIMES

within 3 days of original sale.

 

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES

North America: 3-5 business days

Europe: 1-4 weeks

Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-4 weeks

Asia Pacific: 1-4 weeks

Latin America and the Caribbean: 1-4 weeks

North Africa and the Middle East: 1-4 weeks

Sub-Saharan Africa: 1-4 weeks

We do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

 

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. If a package is returned due to the refusal to pay custom charges, you will be given the option repay the original shipping charge and have the package resent. Otherwise, you will forfeit your order and not be refunded. If you have any concerns, please make all inquiries before placing your order. 

 

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International Orders ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class International Mail. 

RETURNS/EXCHANGES

VINTAGE + Workroom: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for store credit on these items, with the exception of sale and intimates. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Store credit is valid for up to one year from issue date.

NEW: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for a full refund (minus shipping) on these items. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. 

Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

 

BUYING VINTAGE

All items available in this vintage collection are at least 20 years of age and most have prior ownership, so they may not be 100% free of minor defects. Any noticeable flaws are included in item descriptions and photographs for buyer discretion.

FIT GUIDE

To determine your modern size, we recommend you compare your measurements to the ones on the chart below. Still unsure if a garment will fit?We recommend comparing the measurements in a given listing with those of a garment that fits you comfortably. 

HofW Size (Women): Bust: Waist: Hip:
XXS 31" - 33" 23" - 24" 33" - 34"
XS 33.5" - 35" 24.5" - 26" 34.5" - 36"
S 35.5" - 37" 26.5" - 28" 36.5" - 38"
M 37.5" - 39" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
L 39.5" - 41" 30.5" - 32" 40.5" - 42"
XL 41.5" + 32.5" + 42.5" +

 

HofW Size (Men): Chest: Waist Shoulder:
XS 34" - 36" 27" - 28" 17"
S 36" - 38" 29" - 31" 17.5"
M 38" - 40" 32" - 33" 18"
L 41" - 43" 34" - 35" 18.5"
XL 44" - 46" 36" - 38" 19"

 

CONDITION GUIDE

HofW is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to comfortably purchase vintage items. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.

*All HofW garments have been laundered or dry-cleaned unless otherwise noted and come with a custom cotton storage bag

  • Mint: Pristine with no signs of wear

  • Excellent: Usual signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Surface flaws such as minor fading or staining (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Good: More noticeable flaws, such as tears or holes (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Fair: Probably best for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.

SHIPPING

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIMES

within 3 days of original sale.

 

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES

North America: 3-5 business days

Europe: 1-4 weeks

Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-4 weeks

Asia Pacific: 1-4 weeks

Latin America and the Caribbean: 1-4 weeks

North Africa and the Middle East: 1-4 weeks

Sub-Saharan Africa: 1-4 weeks

We do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

 

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. If a package is returned due to the refusal to pay custom charges, you will be given the option repay the original shipping charge and have the package resent. Otherwise, you will forfeit your order and not be refunded. If you have any concerns, please make all inquiries before placing your order. 

 

SHIPPING METHODS

Domestic Orders ship via USPS Priority. First Class Mail is available on select items. All items over $150 will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and all items over $300 will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation.

International Orders ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class International Mail. 

STORE POLICIES

RETURNS/EXCHANGES

VINTAGE + Workroom: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for store credit on these items, with the exception of sale and intimates. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Store credit is valid for up to one year from issue date.

NEW: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for a full refund (minus shipping) on these items. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. 

Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

 

BUYING VINTAGE

All items available in this vintage collection are at least 20 years of age and most have prior ownership, so they may not be 100% free of minor defects. Any noticeable flaws are included in item descriptions and photographs for buyer discretion.

Vendor: vintage

1928 "Imaginary Letters" by Mary Butts | Black Manikin Press

$158.00