London: Michael Joseph, 1953.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. A lovely First Edition. Octavo. 239 pp. Portrait frontispiece of an Alsatian Dog. Original red cloth, gilt; original unprice-unclipped dustwrapper. Front hinge cracking; binding slightly cocked;spine of wapper faded otherwise a good copy. Size: 8vo, 7.5" x 5.2"
“Miss Sackville-West’s THE EASTER PARTY is inscribed by thy author on the front free endpaper: ‘With love from V. and R. January 1953.’ “V” is of course VITA SACKVILLE-WEST herself and “R” is ROLLO her Alsatian dog, the ‘Svend” of the story, whose portrait graces the front of the book. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme A.50.
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