Search results for: 'SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita.'
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. The Land.
London : 1926First trade edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper, together with an autograph letter signed from her. This is a rare variant copy, with the four wood engravings that were published only in the signed limited issue; in this copy, they are tipped in and unusually also signed by the artist.
This variant, not... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145944
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. 56-57) was originally published in the Observer. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146408
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Land.
London : 1926First edition, signed limited issue, number 44 of 125 copies printed on japon and signed by the author and the illustrator.
This poem, dedicated to her lover Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956), was "an ambitious attempt to write a modern version of Virgil's Georgics by celebrating the annual round of the Kentish farming year" (ODNB). It was critically... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145968
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. 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. Family History.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, an exceptionally fresh copy. This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate of William Beekman loosely inserted. Much of Beekman's excellent Bloomsbury Group and Hogarth Press collection now forms part of the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 145250
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 : 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; LEWIS, Sinclair. Dodsworth.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing, presentation copy with a fine literary association, inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West and her diplomat husband Harold Nicolson, "Dear Vita & Harold, all our love, Sinclair Lewis", on the front free endpaper. Lewis was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, in the year after the publication... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 126737
KESSEL, J. & Hélène Iswolsky. Les Rois Aveugles.
Paris : [c.1925]Limited to 400 numbered copies printed on japon ("vellum paper"). With the monogram and bookplate of Victoria Sackville-West, mother of writer and gardener Vita Sackville-West. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 81169
WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando.
London : 1928First trade edition, first impression. Woolf's Orlando is widely recognized as a masterpiece of modernist and feminist literature, and remains among her best-known works. Dedicated to Vita Sackville-West, whose androgynous personality inspired the character, the book was described by her son Nigel Nicholson as "the longest love letter in history". This... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 145082
NICOLSON, Harold. Paul Verlaine.
London : 1921First edition, first impression, presentation copy of the Nicolson's first book, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "For William Rothenstein, with all thanks from Harold Nicolson. See p. 213"; with Rothenstein's bookplate to the front free endpaper. On p. 213 is an account of how Rothenstein "saddened by the plight of Paul Verlaine... had... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139526