Good-Bye To All That.
An Autobiography.London: Jonathan Cape, 1929 Stock Code: 138767
NotesFirst edition, first impression, first issue, with the infamous Sassoon poem intact on pp. 341-43.
The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded: the work printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This request was done and a second issue produced with asterisks marking where the passages had been. Ironically these honest, fearful and touching lines are some of the best Sassoon ever wrote.
Octavo. Original pink cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device in blind to rear board. With the dust jacket.
Monochrome portrait frontispiece, 7 plates and maps, including a double-page one.
Spine ends bumped, the binding otherwise firm and unfaded, internally clean. A very good copy indeed, in the very good jacket, a little darkened, a hint of wear to extremities, not price clipped.
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