Lytton Strachey; A Critical Biography, Holroyd, Michael. Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1968. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., Two volumes, Vol. I The Unknown Years: xxii, 475pp. Vol. II The Years of Achievement: xii, 754pp. Volumes include color frontispiece, photographs, genealogical table, bibliography, index. Black cloth boards with gilt titles, decorated endpapers. Unclipped jackets, in matching slipcase. Contents in fine, unmarked condition; unclipped jackets have the lightest of edge wear and toning. Matching slipcase is structurally fine with light age toning, scuffing and shelf wear. 3913 $70
Giles Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was an English writer, critic, biographer and a founding and influential member of the Bloomsbury Group. His best-known works are ‘Eminent Victorians’, published in 1918 and ‘Queen Victoria; (1921) He lived with the painter Dora Carrington. A year later, he met and fell in love with Ralph Partridge, a distinguished veteran of the war, and Partridge married Carrington in 1921 in order to maintain the love triangle with Strachey. Their lives are portrayed in the 1995 British film ‘Carrington’, starring Emma Thompson and directed by Christopher Hampton.