Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man
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Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

INSCRIBED TO STEPHEN TENNANT

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Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man
Inscribed to Stephen Tennant
SASSOON, Siegfried (1886-1967). Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. London: Faber & Gwyer Limited, 1928.

A presentation copy of the first volume of Sassoons semi-autobiographical trilogy, inscribed on the half-title to Stephen Tennant: “To Stephen with love from the Author.” Sassoon’s reminiscences about his youth and the beginning of World War I are channeled through young George Sherston, whose life of sporting and fox-hunts falls apart as war approaches and he joins up to fight. The novel won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize the year it was published and has yet to be out of print. Sassoon met the artist and socialite Stephen Tennant (1906-1987) in late 1927 at Osbert Sitwell's house, and a relationship between the two men swiftly developed, despite their differing characters and circumstances. It was to become one of Sassoon's most intense personal relationships.

Octavo. Original blue cloth (spine and edges faded, spotting to endpapers, dent to rear cover with corresponding tear in dust jacket); dust jacket with title printed in blue on spine and front panel (spine panel a little toned with chipping to ends). Provenance: Stephen Tennant, 1906-1987, artist and socialite (authorial inscription).
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