Good-Bye To All That
An Autobiography.London: Jonathan Cape, 1929 Stock Code: 140257
InscribedFirst edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes from Robert Graves, Capt. Pensioned List, R. W. Fus. (1970)", recalling his war service in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, alongside Siegfried Sassoon. Signed or inscribed copies of this classic memoir of the First World War are most uncommon.
This copy is from the second issue, with the infamous Sassoon poem excised and replaced with cancels and asterisks. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The book 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 was done and a second issue produced with asterisks marking where the passages had been pp.314-3.
Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt. With dust jacket.
Photographic portrait frontispiece, and maps.
A very good copy, the book sound and clean within, the jacket tanned to spine panel and lightly chipped at ends and fore-corners, some discreet repair inside front joint fold.
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