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ANTONY (Viscount Knebworth) - A Record of Youth

ANTONY (Viscount Knebworth) - A Record of Youth

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ANTONY (Viscount Knebworth) - A Record of Youth

by Earl of Lytton ; [Susan Mary Jay Alsop]

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. xv, (1), 368 pages; Owner's signature on ffep - "Susan Jay [Alsop] / March 1936" otherwise clean and secure in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover; faded spot at lower corner of front board. With a Foreword by J.M.Barrie. Frontispiece portrait and 15 b/w illustrations from photographs. Edward Antony James Bulwer-Lytton, Viscount Knebworth (1903 – 1933) was a British pilot and Conservative politician. Knebworth was the eldest son of Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, and his wife Pamela, daughter of Sir Trevor Chichele-Plowden. Lady Hermione Lytton was his sister. He was educated at Eton and Oxford University. He worked briefly as a stockbroker in London before taking up a post in the Education Department of the Central Conservative Office. Knebworth was returned to Parliament for Hitchin in 1931. The latter year he also joined the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and qualified as a pilot. Lord Knebworth, aged only 29, was killed in the crash of a Hawker Hart in 1933. From the collection of Susan Mary Patten Alsop, a popular historian and a pillar of Washington society, was the daughter of a diplomat, a descendant of founding father John Jay and served with her first husband Bill Patten at the American Embassy in Paris in the 1950s. When her husband died in 1960, she married Joseph Alsop, the journalist, the following year. In the 1970s she embarked on her own literary career producing "To Marietta From Paris: 1945-1960" (1974), followed by "Lady Sackville: A Biography" (1978), "Yankees at the Court: The First Americans in Paris" (1982), and "The Congress Dances: Vienna 1814-1815" (1984). Her Georgetown homes (both with and without Alsop) hosted dignitaries, publishers and a variety of interesting people during the 1960s and 1970s including such luminaries as John F. Kennedy, Phil Graham, Katharine Graham, and Isaiah Berlin, earning her the nickname "the grand dame of Washington society," (to which she rather objected). ; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated .


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ANTONY (Viscount Knebworth) - A Record of Youth
Earl of Lytton ; [Susan Mary Jay Alsop]
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First Edition
Charles Scribner's Sons
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Edward Antony James Bulwer-Lytton, Susan Mary Jay Alsop
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