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Good-Bye to All That. An Autobiography
London: Jonathan Cape,, 1929. Octavo. Original salmon cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Top edge a little darkened, very small tear to the cloth at head of spine. A superb copy in excellent condition, in the chipped jacket. First edition, first impression. first issue, with the infamous Sassoon poem extant, page 290 in its original state and without the erratum. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The book printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This was done and a second issue produced with asterisks marking where the passages had been. Ironically these honest, fearful and touching lines are some of the best Sassoon ever wrote. As for Graves - of all the thousands of books written about the Great War none have achieved the lasting fame of this brilliant account written by a major author at the height of his powers. Connolly included the book in his list of 100 key books of the Modern Movement noting the peculiar genius of an author to transform autobiography into art.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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