New York: George H. Doran, 1923.
First Edition. Signed by Author. First edition, first issue: bound in green cloth, in a first issue dust-jacket. Signed by Sackville-West on the title-page. Presentation inscription from West's son Nigel Nicolson to Ruth Hoberg. Included is a note from Hoberg:
"This book was written during a passionate and, at the times, scandalous love affair, between Vita Sackville-West and Violet Trefusis. The book was not published in England until 1973, 11 years after V’s death. The characters of Julian and Eve represent Vita & Violet Trefusis respectively and the Island represents Vita’s husband Harold Nicolson. This book was sent to me by V’s son Nigel Nicolson with whom I corresponded about my collection of his parents' books. / met him in England, where he showed me Sissinghurst, their home in Kent, most graciously, and completely."
The book is generally quite clean and bright, with a stain on the rear board, the dust jacket has nicks along the edges, a one inch stain at the top of the spine and a crease in the back panel. Rare.
Item #32905 Price: US$3,750.00