Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, inscribed
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, inscribed

SIEGFRIED SASSOON

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Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, inscribed
Siegfried Sassoon
SASSOON, Siegfried (1886-1967) and William NICHOLSON, illustrator (1872-1949). Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1929.

Illustrated edition, a presentation copy. Inscribed on the half title and signed with Sassoon's monogram: “Dame Nellie Burton from SS Nov 5th 1929.” Miss Burton ran a famous lodging house on Half Moon Street in London where tenants included the likes of Sassoon and Oscar Wilde's lover Robbie Ross. Burton was known as a "forthright woman whom Sassoon came to adore—she called him 'my beloved Saint Siegfried'" (Egremont). Sassoon lavished her with gifts and offered financial support when she moved from Half Moon Street to Holden Road, Finchley. M. Egremont, Siegfried Sassoon, London: 2005, p. 84.

Octavo. Ten plates. Original pictorial cloth (stain to front cover). Pictorial dust jacket (spine panel chipped, a little loss at corns and flap folds). Provenance: Dame Nellie Burton (authorial inscription) – Siegfried Sassoon (15 October 1982, Sotheby's, lot 40) – Sotheby's 14 December 1992, lot 117.
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The illustration opposite lot 346 in the print catalogue pertains to lot 345.

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