SASSOON, Siegfried.

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man.

London: Faber & Faber, 1929 Stock Code: 112189
£2,200.00

"An elegy for a way of life which had gone for ever": a lovely copy, uncommon in the glassine wrapper

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Notes

First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 184 of 300 copies signed by Sassoon and Nicholson on the limitation page. First published the previous year, Sassoon's "lightly fictionalized autobiography of his early years in Kent, in which he figures as the narrator George Sherston, was an immediate success, was awarded the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes, and was quickly accepted as a classic of its kindan elegy for a way of life which had gone for ever. He continued the story in Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930) and Sherston's Progress (1937)" (ODNB).

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Description

Octavo. Original japon vellum, decorations and titles to boards and spine in red and black, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the glassine wrapper.

Illustrations

With 7 plates and illustrations to text by William Nicholson.

Condition

Some faint foxing to edge of text block, else a fine copy.

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