Rare books by Vita Sackville-West, including first editions and signed first editions of All Passion Spent.
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Poems of West & East.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, of the author's first regularly published book. Sackville-West's collection of twenty-two poems, thirteen of which appear here for the first time, was written while living in Istanbul with her newly married husband Harold Nicolson, who was working as a diplomat there. Their house at Cihangir offered Vita her first garden... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 145998
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Seducers in Ecuador.
London : 1924First edition, first impression, of the first book by Vita Sackville-West published by Woolf at the Hogarth Press. Published in a run of 1,500 copies, it is rarely found in the jacket and in such good condition.
The pair had first met in December 1922, and quickly became confidants and friends. Seducers in Ecuador followed on 30 October 1924,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 148623
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Twelve Days.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, "much of her best, most uninhibited, and least self-conscious writing was in travel pieces and essays, especially Twelve Days (1928), a book of literary sketches of the mountains of Persia, the result of a visit to her husband, who was posted to Tehran in 1925" (ODNB). Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 111407
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Andrew Marvell.
London : 1929First edition, first impression, of the first book in the Faber "Poets on the Poets" series. This is a review copy, stamped as such opposite the half-title, with copious pencil annotations on the rear endpaper, likely by the reviewer. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 145987
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Edwardians.
London : 1930First edition, limited issue, number 73 of 125 copies numbered and signed by the author. The Edwardians "celebrated the lavish style of country house life that she had observed in her parents' heyday at Knole" (ODNB). Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 145971
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Edwardians.
London : 1930Signed limited edition, number 22 of 125 copies signed by the author. The Edwardians "celebrated the lavish style of country house life that she had observed in her parents' heyday at Knole" (ODNB). Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145238
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Saint Joan Of Arc.
London : 1936First edition, signed limited issue, one of 20 unnumbered copies signed by the author and not for sale; the signed limited issue, comprising 120 copies in total, was bound in cream cloth, rather than the orange cloth used for the trade issue.
This copy has an appealing provenance, from the library of Kenneth Rae, a director of Cobden-Sanderson,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 145972
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Nursery Rhymes.
Bayntun : 1947First edition, limited issue, number 344 of 550 copies on handmade paper, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "Inscribed for Lucienne Gow by V. Sackville-West". The recipient was the first chairman of the Tenterden Trust, in current Ashford Borough, near Sissinghurst. Only the first 25 copies were issued signed, inscribed copies are rather... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 144628
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Easter Party.
London : 1953First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "With love from V. and R. January 1953". The "R" stands for "Rollo", the author's German shepherd dog, featured in the novel as "Svend" and portrayed on the frontispiece. This is a very good copy of Sackville-West's penultimate novel.
"The action of the story... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 148624
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Even More For Your Garden.
London : 1958First edition, first impression. Sackville-West collected her "highly successful gardening columns" (ODNB) in a series of four books, this one being the final volume; all but one essay found here (pp. 56-7) was originally published in the Observer. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146408