New Haven & London. Yale University Press. 2003. First edition, first printing. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xiv, 295 pages. 71 colour and b&w illustrations. 240 x 200mm (9½ x 7¾"). 1.1kg. 0300095473. English. Fine; an excellent copy.
A vivid, illustrated study of two siblings; their lives and the world they inhabited in the early 20th century. Stansky examines Philip Sassoon's various roles as a society host, a military and political figure, and a patron of the artist. Alongside he discusses Sibyl's transformation from debutante to chatelaine and restorer of Houghton Hall as the Marchioness of Cholmondeley.