The Hell of Loneliness 1929 Henry von Rhau ~ Scarce First Edition ~ Parody of Radclyffe Hall's Well of Lonliness


Title: The Hell of Loneliness

Author: Henry von Rhau
Illustrator: John Colton

Description: Stated First Edition, limited to 1000 copies. Red papered boards with black spine and caricature of Radclyffe Hall front cover. Top edge of boards, dustjacket dampstained. Ffep has a some red bleed at edges; otherwise interior is clean and unmarked. Jacket soiled; chipped along top edge; in an archival mylar sleeve. 47 pages.

A rare first edition of this quirky, satirical parody of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness, by Henry von Rhau (1896-1960).

Jacket and frontispiece illustrations by von Rhau's friend, the gay playwright John Colton (1887-1946). Colton is depicted in ''The Hell of Loneliness'' as the character ''Coogan.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Fair

Publisher: Inwood Press
Place: New York
Year: 1929

Keywords: Radclyffe Hall, Well of Loneliness,

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