V. [Vita] Sackville-West. Cover design by William Nicholson.
William Heinemann. London. 1922. First edition. Hardback, 4to; cream buckram-bound boards with illustration in black to front panel and titles to spine. xvi, 232 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece and several hors-texte illustrations. English. 260 x 170mm. 1.1kg. . Very good; some light soiling to spine and rear panel, slight wear to spine ends; offsetting to endpapers, contemporary owner's inscription to front pastedown.
A first edition of Vita Sackville-West's personal account of her beloved ancestral home and the ancestors who presided there. The book spans four centuries from the reign of Elizabeth I to the beginning of the twentieth century, and Knole provides a lively background to a very English history lesson. A design by William Nicholson appears on the front cover.