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London Rare Books

20th century UK first editions mainly in literature, with some philosophy, travel and 19th century literature.

The Memoirs [signed by author]


1st printing in publisher's original matt wine-red cloth with titles in gilt to spine - all still clean, fresh and bright. The binding is sound, tight and square. Internally clean and fresh with some light foxing at rear fep and facing blank page with author's signature without further inscription to top right corner of ffep. The unclipped dustjacket is complete and still generally vibrant and crisp with one closed tear from top edge of front panel [1.5 inches] - this edge also has a little fading as has top end of spine. Content covers his early years, his wartime campaigns and commands and some of the post war period. A very nice copy.