Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil :: Peter Stansky

Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil :: Peter Stansky soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!

New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939), a glamorous and well-known figure in Britain for the first four decades of the twentieth century, was the most eligible bachelor and the greatest host of his time. He attained prominence in the art world, high society and politics. In contrast, his sister Sybil (1894-1989) lived a more private life. Yet she was fascinating in her own right, marrying into the grandest level of the English aristocracy, restoring Houghton formerly the house of Sir Robert Walpole to magnificence and serving in the high command of the Womens Royal Naval Service during both world wars.

In this book, distinguishe…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Gift inscription to the pastedown.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xiii) 295 pages. Index. 9½” x 7¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Biography catalogue?


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