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Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. WITH: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. WITH: Sherston's Progress
1928 - SASSOON, Siegfried. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. WITH: Memoirs Of An Infantry Officer. WITH: Sherston's Progress. London: Faber & Gwyer; Faber & Faber, 1928, 1930, (1936). Three volumes. Octavo, modern full black morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a custom felt-lined slipcase. $2200.First trade editions of Sassoon's fictionalized autobiographical trilogy, handsomely and uniformly bound.Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Sassoon's first prose work, inaugurated his fictionalized autobiographical trilogy by winning two of England's most coveted literary awards, the 1928 Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. It was followed by Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston's Progress, the latter reflecting one of his pennames. Sassoon's trilogy earned high praise for "precise and yet passionate" insight into the terrible cost of war and his evocative portrayal of "English society, politics and literature" (New York Times). This first trade edition was published anonymously and precedes the signed limited edition that followed later that same year, bearing Sassoon's name. The latter two volumes were issued simultaneously with the signed limited issues. Keynes A30b; A33b; A40b. Fine condition, a handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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