Diaries 1915-1918 by Lady Cynthia Asquith 1st / 1st 1968
London: Hutchinson & Co Ltd (1968) A near fine copy of Lady Cynthia Asquith’s diaries during the war. The wrapper is complete and has no tears or chips. It is also not price clipped. There is one name on the front free end paper. The book is in nice condition with clean pages and no spotting. Overall a near fine copy.
Asquith, an acomplished author, in particular in supernatural tales, was also wife to Herbert Asquith, a serving soldier and poet. And wife to the son of the Prime Minister. She was also confidente of diverse characters such as James Barrie and D.H. Lawrence. This title chronicles her frank and full diaries during the war. There are many illustrations from artists including the portrait on the jacket by Augustus John.