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SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita.

Rare books by Vita Sackville-West, including first editions and signed first editions of All Passion Spent.

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  1. A Student's History of England.
    signed

    A Student's History of England.

    From the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria. [Volume II and Volume III]
    The childhood copies of Vita Sackville-West, with her copious annotations and doodles. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 93920

    Signed: Yes

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  2. Chatterton:

    Chatterton:

    A Drama in Three Acts, by Victoria Sackville-West.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first work, a play in blank verse. A noted rarity of modern literature, Chatterton was printed at the author's expense when she was just 16 years of age. The number of copies printed is thought to have been 100. Learn More
    £9,750

    Date of Publication: 1909

    Published: Sevenoaks

    Stock Code: 93916

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  3. Constantinople: Eight Poems.
    signed

    Constantinople: Eight Poems.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to her mother on the verso of the front wrapper: "B.M., Hever, April 25th 1915." "Bonne Mama" or "B.M." was Vita Sackville-West's nickname for her mother. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 94065

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Orchard and Vineyard.

    Orchard and Vineyard.

    First edition, first impression. A specially bound presentation copy inscribed by the author to her mother on the front free endpaper: "To the author of the author, from the author." Her third book of poetry was published on 11 November 1921 in an edition of either 750 or 1,000 copies. Learn More
    £6,500

    Date of Publication: 1921

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 93915

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  5. Orchard and Vineyard.

    Orchard and Vineyard.

    First edition, first impression of the author's third book of poetry. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1921

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 97898

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  6. 116588

    Knole and the Sackvilles.

    First edition, first impression. This is Sackville-West's hagiography of her own family and its ancestral home, Knole, where she spent her childhood. A newspaper clipping is laid in which discusses Knole's history and the Sackville family's decision to offer "one of the finest collections of early English furniture and other works of art in Britain" as part-payment of estate duty (The Daily Telegraph, 2 June 1966). Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116588

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  7. Grey Wethers: A Romantic Novel.
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published:

    Stock Code: 47892

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  8. King's Daughter.
    signed

    King's Daughter.

    First American edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Georgia Black, V. Sackville-West. Dana Hall, Jan. 22 1933." The book was signed at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, during Sackville-West's US lecture tour in early 1933. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 93986

    Signed: Yes

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  9. Seducers in Ecuador.

    Seducers in Ecuador.

    First edition, first impression. One of 1,500 copies printed. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111789

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  10. The Land.
    signed

    The Land.

    With woodcuts by George Plank.
    Signed limited edition, number 87 of 125 numbered copies printed on japon and signed by Vita Sackville-West and George Plank. This edition was published 30 September 1926, the same day as the regular trade issue, although this limited edition had to be reimposed due to larger size. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 93037

    Signed: Yes

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  11. 116527comp
    signed

    Passenger To Teheran.

    First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket, and inscribed by the author to her lover Hilda "Stoker" Matheson (1888-1940). The inscription, to the front free endpaper, reads "From V. Dec 1928". This book was one of several inscribed by Vita and given to her then-lover Hilda Matheson (1888-1940), whom she nicknamed "Stoker", in December 1928. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116527

    Signed: Yes

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  12. Twelve Days.

    Twelve Days.

    An account of a journey across the Bakhtiari Mountains in South-western Persia.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: The Hogarth Press

    Stock Code: 111407

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  13. 116523comp
    signed

    Twelve Days.

    An account of a journey across the Bakhtiari Mountains in South-western Persia.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Sackville-West's Persian travelogue to her then lover Hilda "Stoker" Matheson, in an excellent example of the scarce jacket, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "From V. Dec. 1928". This book was one of several inscribed by Vita and given to her then-lover Hilda Matheson (1888-1940), whom she nicknamed "Stoker", in December 1928. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: The Hogarth Press

    Stock Code: 116523

    Signed: Yes

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  14. "Andrew Marvell, original manuscript."
    signed

    "Andrew Marvell, original manuscript."

    The original holograph manuscript used as the printer's setting copy for Sackville-West's essay on Marvell, published that year as the first monograph in the projected Faber series, "The Poets on the Poets". (The next work in the series was T. S. Eliot on Dante, but there were only two more after that.) Learn More
    £32,500

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published:

    Stock Code: 94257

    Signed: Yes

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  15. The Edwardians.

    The Edwardians.

    First edition, first impression. There was also a signed limited edition of 125 copies. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106104

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  16. The Edwardians.
    signed

    The Edwardians.

    First edition, first impression. There was also a signed limited edition of 125 copies. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100036

    Signed: Yes

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  17. The Edwardians.

    The Edwardians.

    First edition, first impression. There was also a signed limited edition of 125 copies. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101455

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  18. 117118comp
    signed

    The Edwardians.

    Signed limited edition, number 18 of 125 copies signed by the author. This novel "celebrated the lavish style of country house life that she had observed in her parents' heyday at Knole" (ODNB). Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117118

    Signed: Yes

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  19. Duineser Elegien. Elegies from the Castle of Duino.
    signed

    Duineser Elegien. Elegies from the Castle of Duino.

    Translated from the German by V. Sackville-West and Edward Sackville-West.
    First edition, first impression, number V of an estimated ten paper copies not for sale (aside from a signed limited edition of 238 signed copies, of which eight were printed on vellum), this printed for Vita Sackville-West herself, and inscribed on the front free endpaper, "John Heygate, from V.S.W.". The writer John Heygate (1903-1976) was one of the Bright Young People, notable for his affair with Evelyn Gardener while she was married to Evelyn Waugh. Learn More
    £5,750

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 102509

    Signed: Yes

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  20. Family History.

    Family History.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 85017

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