Sissinghurst, An Unfinished History (Signed copy)
Signed by Adam Nicolson
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 342pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Adam Nicolson.
A fascinating account from award-winning author Adam Nicolson of the history of Nicolson’s own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst. The story of this piece of land, an estate in the Weald of Kent, is told here for the first time from the very beginning. Adam Nicolson, who now lives there, has uncovered remarkable new findings about its history as a medieval manor and great sixteenth-century house, from the days of its decline as an eighteenth-century prison to a flourishing Victorian farm and on to the creation, by his grandparents Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, of a garden in a weed-strewn wreck.
There is light marking and wear to the wrapper but otherwise this copy is in very good condition.