One Man's Initiation - 1917.London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, 1920 Stock Code: 148344
Inscribed copy of the first issue of the author's first bookFirst edition, first impression, first issue, with the broken type on page 35, inscribed by the author "To Arthur from Dos, this poor belated little volume. According to this Three Soldiers ought to come out in time for the next war." on front free endpaper.
This memoir of the First World War is the author's first book and was not published in the United States until 1922. The George Allen & Unwin edition is, therefore, the true first edition. The inscription refers to the author's novel Three Soldiers which was eventually published in 1921 after many rejections from publishers and issues over censorship.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front board and spine in black.
Head and foot of spine bumped, slight lean to spine, spine very slightly sunned, consistent internal browning, but a very good, tight copy.
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