Knole and the Sackvilles.
London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1934. 14.5 cm x 21.5 cm. XV, 231 pages. Original hardcover. Very good condition with some signs of wear. Browning of page-edges, spotting of title pages. A few handwritten notes on the endpaper, mostly in pencil.
Includes the following chapters: Foreword / Chronological Table / Table of Descent / The House / The Garden and Park / Knole in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth / Knole in the Reing of James I / Knole in the Reign of Charles I / Knole in the Reign of Charles II / Knole in the Early Eighteenth Century / Knole at the End of the Eighteenth Century / Knole in the Nineteenth Century.
″Vita Sackville-West was an English author and poet who is best known for her novels The Edwardians and All Passions Spent, and is notable as the only author to twice win the prestigious Hawthornden Prize for imaginative literature (in 1926 for The Land and in 1933 for Collected Poems.) Sackville-West and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, also a writer, had an open marriage, and her passionate relationship with author Virginia Woolf served as the inspiration for Woolf’s Orlando. A member of the British peerage, Sackville-West led a life that could have inspired Julian Fellowes’s Downton Abbey, as she was forced to relinquish her family’s estate, Knole, upon her father s death. Sackville-West died in 1962.” (Amazon)