Vita Sackville-West: A Critical Biography, Stevens, Michael. Published by Charles Scribner, New York, 1974. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 192pp. with illustrations, appendices, major works, chronology, bibliography, index references. Black cloth boards with white spine titles. Name to free endpaper and light spin lean and contents are otherwise clean without markings, tears or folds. Jacket is clipped with light shelf wear.
Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), was a prolific fiction writer, biographer, prize-winning poet, journalist and garden designer. She was married to diplomat and noted diarist, Harold Nicolson. Their successful marriage which allowed for affairs with same-sex partners was later documented in their son Nigel’s book, Portrait of a Marriage (1973). Vita and Virginia Woolf had a singular intense and deep relationship over many years. Woolf’s fantasy-biography Orlando is based on Vita’s life and work. 003895 $16