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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

£100.00

Product description

First Illustrated Edition 1931. Illustrated Hardcovers. Slightly discoloured spine with bumping at top and base. Illustrated end papers. Untrimmed fore and lower edges. Short inscription 'Workers of the World Unite' plus signature and date Dec 1935 on second free endpaper. Slight tanning around the margins of the text pages. The binding is tight and the text is unmarked. Illustrated by Barnett Freedman with black and white pen and ink drawings and colour lithographs depicting both the safe, civilized life Sassoon had left behind him and nightmare world of the trenches to which he had been sent. A beautiful collectible copy.

The book is the second title in Sassoon's famous Sherston trilogy, a series of books by the English poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon, consisting of Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, and Sherston's Progress. They are named after the protagonist, George Sherston; a young Englishman of the upper middle-class, living immediately before and during the First World War.

The books are, in fact, 'fictionalised autobiography', wherein the only truly fictional things are the names of the characters. Sassoon himself is represented by Sherston.

Item details

Added value:
First Illustrated Edition, Very Good Condition
Author(s):
Sassoon, Siegfried
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
1931
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
311
Publisher:
Faber & Faber Limited

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First Illustrated Edition 1931. Illustrated Hardcovers. Slightly discoloured spine with bumping at top and base. Illustrated end papers. Untrimmed fore and lower edges. Short inscription 'Workers of the World Unite' plus signature and date Dec 1935 on second free endpaper. Slight tanning around the margins of the text pages. The binding is tight and the text is unmarked. Illustrated by Barnett Freedman with black and white pen and ink drawings and colour lithographs depicting both the safe, civilized life Sassoon had left behind him and nightmare world of the trenches to which he had been sent. A beautiful collectible copy.

The book is the second title in Sassoon's famous Sherston trilogy, a series of books by the English poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon, consisting of Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, and Sherston's Progress. They are named after the protagonist, George Sherston; a young Englishman of the upper middle-class, living immediately before and during the First World War.

The books are, in fact, 'fictionalised autobiography', wherein the only truly fictional things are the names of the characters. Sassoon himself is represented by Sherston.

Added value:
First Illustrated Edition, Very Good Condition
Author(s):
Sassoon, Siegfried
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
1931
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
311
Publisher:
Faber & Faber Limited

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