Price: 225.00 CAD
London: Chatto & Windus, 1975. London: Chatto & Windus, 1975. 1st Edition. First Edition of the first volume of James Lees-Milne's provocative and highly-acclaimed diaries spanning the years 1942-1943. A fine copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh fine Reynolds Stone designed pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 302 pp. Black and white frontis of James Lees-Milne after a drawing by Peter Scott. A veritable who's who of British aristocracy, their country homes acquired by James Lees-Milne during his tenure at the National Trust, sterling observations of wartime Britain and of close friends John Betjeman, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Henry Green, Anthony Powell, Vita Sackville-West, Harold Nicolson et al. 1st Edition.