Sherston's Progress

SASSOON, Siegfried

SASSOON, Siegfried Sherston's Progress

Faber & Faber, 1936.

First edition. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered gilt, in the blue printed dustwrapper. Inscribed by Sassoon on the half-title, "H. F. Thompson. From his very (and affectionate) old friend Siegfried Sassoon. Heytesbury. Dec. 16. 1936." A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper, some toning and wear to spine.

An excellent association copy. H. F. Thompson was a childhood friend of Sassoon's, whom he met at Henley House. Sassoon much preferred Henley House to Marlborough, as Egremont notes in his biography of Sassoon:
"In this gentler place Sassoon made greater friends than at Marlborough: Henry Thompson from Cumberland, again a golfer with a 'delightful cronyish quality'."
Later, when Sassoon was wrestling with his first volume of autobiography, Memoirs Of A Fox-Hunting Man, he dined with Thompson. Egremont notes that "On 21 November [1926] he could not work, an accumulation of insomnia and low spirits, then after dinner with H. F. Thompson, a childhood friend, talk about the memoirs led to another 500 words".

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£1,250.00

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