Although we can never say never, after many years of collecting I do feel that I may have reached my limit with regard to the amount of money I am willing/able to spend on a book. Therefore, I have begun to focus on a different aspect of book collecting in connection with Sassoon, and this is to look for books that are related to his family, friends and acquaintances. These need to be signed and closely related (I’m not looking for a book signed by the milkman!) One example is normally enough, although when a better one comes along at a reasonable price, I would not rule out acquiring it. Looking for examples of these books requires a little homework to discover just how strong the relationship was, and I have found no better books in which to carry out this research than his biographies, written by Jean Moorcroft Wilson and Max Egremont. In doing this I have discovered that my knowledge of Sassoon has increased immensely.
Listed below are the ‘Friends’ books I have acquired so far. This page gives more information about the individuals.