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Item #BB2131 Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man; [with] Memoirs of an Infantry Officer; [and with] Sherston's Progress. Siegfried SASSOON.
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man; [with] Memoirs of an Infantry Officer; [and with] Sherston's Progress
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man; [with] Memoirs of an Infantry Officer; [and with] Sherston's Progress

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man; [with] Memoirs of an Infantry Officer; [and with] Sherston's Progress

London: Faber and Gwyer / Faber and Faber [through 1936], 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. An uncommonly handsome set of Sassoon's celebrated World War I trilogy, one of the great classics of English literature (Fox-Hunting Man was awarded both the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Prize). First Impressions of the three separately published volumes. Crown 8vo (186 x 122mm): 395,[1]; 334,[2]; 280pp. Uniformly bound in publisher's French blue cloth, spines lettered in gold, top edges stained, respectively, saffron, pink, and reddish brown; plain paper dust jackets, all priced 7/6, cream printed in blue (Fox-Hunting Man), pale yellow printed in black (Infantry Officer), and French blue printed in black and red. Fox-Hunting Man: Published anonymously, in an edition of only 1500 copies. Misprint on line 1 of p. 191 ('merey' for 'merely'), but 'platoon' spelled correctly on penultimate line of p. 365. (According to Keynes, the "typographical irregularities have no significance whatever.") End sheeted spotted and offset, spine a touch embrowned, skillfully closed short triangular tear to front panel, else an excellent example, Near Fine or better. Infantry Officer: A superb copy, binding square and tight (lightly read, if at all), contents clean throughout, jacket lightly rubbed to top of spine panel. Sherston's Progress: Another superlative copy, the jacket especially so; certainly unread. Bibliotheca Bibliographici 3701, 3709, 3754. Keynes A30, A33, A40. Falls, pp. 295, 306-07. Fine- / Fine-. Item #BB2131

In the late 1920s, Sassoon turned to the prose sequence that occupied him for nearly two decades, the trilogy published as The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston, in 1937, in which the central character is a lightly fictionalized version of the young author. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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