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FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. [viii] + 453 pp.
Bound in original textured cloth with pictorial front board and titles in black. Slight wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy.
A very good copy of the first trade edition of the great war novel with the powerful pictorial front cover. An expurgated version of the limited edition of 1929, published under the title, The Middle Parts of Fortune. Certainly one of the most significant English novels of the Great War - Hemingway said of it that it was 'the finest and noblest novel to come out of World War 1.' Australian born poet and writer, Frederick Manning (1882-1935) served, as Private 19022, with 7th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry in the Battle of the Somme and subsequently to early 1918, when he resigned his commission, received the previous year, in the Royal Irish Regiment.
[Stock No. 25156]