These Were The Hours – Memories of My Hours Press Reanville and Paris 1928-1931 - Nancy Cunard, Hugh Ford 1969 - Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville - First Edition A fine, bright copy of celebrated muse, poet, and activist Nancy Cunard’s memoir of her years as founder and publisher of The Hours Press.

Heir to a shipping fortune, Cunard played tennis with Hemingway, and received house calls from James Joyce; Wyndham Lewis, Aldous Huxley, Ezra Pound, and Louis Aragon were among her lovers; and William Carlos Williams kept a photograph of her in his study. Here, Cunard – a true patron to the avant-garde Paris community – reminisces about her short-lived but hugely influential publishing house, with chapters on her collaborations with George Moore, Norman Douglas, Richard Aldington, Robert Graves, Samuel Beckett, Ezra Pound, and Havelock Ellis, among others.

Edited and with a foreword by Hugh Ford, and featuring eleven full page illustrations.
  References: Weber, ‘Nancy Cunard: A troubled heiress with an ideological mission’ The New York Times 2007.

8vo. pp. xxiii [1] 216. Publisher’s black cloth over rust cloth, titles in blind to upper cover and in gilt to spine, mustard endpapers and top stain, in pictorial dust jacket priced ‘$7.00’ to upper front flap.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.   Ref: 107950   Price: HK$ 800