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ROBERT GRAVES.
Good-Bye to All That. An Autobiography. (SIGNED)
Jonathan Cape, London(1928). Third impression, issued in November 1929, the same month as the first state and the subsequent second (expurgated) state. This copy signed by the author on the dedication leaf and dated 1930. 8vo. 446pp. Red cloth lettered in gold at the spine. With a portrait frontispiece and seven photographs, maps and reproductions. Top edge lightly dust soiled and with a tiny trace of light narrow browning to the free endpapers. A single tiny nick to the cloth at the head of the backstrip. Former owner name neatly inked to the head of the front free endpaper, and with a tiny dealer plate to the base of the front pastedown. Very good indeed in non-price-clipped dust wrapper, lightly marked and soiled, and split into three parts at the natural folds with some careful subsequent restoration to rejoin them, leaving seven small areas of loss to the spine panel. Laid-in are three type-written sheets, the first of which details the full unexpurgated text that was found on p. 290 of the first state edition, an inclusion which so incensed Sassoon that he and Graves barely spoke for many years. The other two sheets comprise the full text Sassoon's 'verse letter' to Graves ('the most terrible of his war poems') which originally appeared on pp.341-343 and was also excised from all subsequent states. At the base of the first page is an inked note, possibly in Graves' hand, identifying the individuals who visited Sassoon in hospital (in the poem Sassoon calls them "Marsh Moon Street Meiklejohn ArdoursandenduranSitwell", revealed here as Edward Marsh, Robert Ross, Roderic … [Click Below for Full Description]
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