Siegfried Sassoon

Memoirs EU

EUROPE

Title:

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. Vol. 4975. SOFTBACK

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Tauchnitz Edition (GERMANY)

Date:

1931

Description:

Fictional Autobiography (First Part)

Title:

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. Vol. 4975. HARDBACK

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Tauchnitz Edition (GERMANY)

Date:

1931

Description:

Fictional Autobiography (First Part)

Title:

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. Vol. 4976. SOFTBACK

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Tauchnitz Edition (GERMANY)

Date:

1931

Description:

Fictional Autobiography (Second Part)

Title:

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

Keynes:

A30f

Publisher:

Gallimard (FRANCE)

Date:

1937

Description:

Fictional Autobiography (First Part)

Title:

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Albatross (ITALY)

Date:

1947

Description:

Fictional Autobiography (First Part)

Title:

Siegfried’s Journey

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Albatross (HOLLAND)

Date:

1947

Description:

Real Autobiography (Third Part)

Fontaine

An interesting addition to the site is FONTAINE (left) a French book looking at aspects of English literature between 1918 and 1940. The book mentions Sassoon’s book ‘Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man’ a number of times in the text and there is a bibliography of Sassoon at the back. Amazingly this book was published in German occupied France in 1944. This particular copy is unread with numerous uncut pages.

The book referred to, ‘Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man’ is shown on the right and above, the first French translation ‘Memoires D’un Chasseur De Renard’ (Keynes A30f) published in 1937. The book was published by Gallimard and 4,400 copies were printed by the Imprimerie Centrale in Paris.

Memoires D'un Chasseur de Renards

Vi foll in i ledet

Vi foll in i ledet (Memoirs of an Infantry Officer), (A33h), Swedish edition, published in 1952 by Albatros/Norstedts, Stockholm. Translated by Sven Collberg. Number 26 in the Norstedts Svenska Albatross-Serie.

Printed at Bohuslaningens AB, Uddevalla. 3,250 copies published on 11th August 1952, second impression of 1,600 copies published on 8th October 1952.

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer - Tauchnitz Edition

Not exactly mind-blowing amongst the canon of books relating to Siegfried Sassoon, but we are always learning and I did not know that Tauchnitz published hardback books. I have had the book on the left in my collection for some time, a paperback published in 1931. I recently came across the book on the right which is the same book from the same publisher but in hardback, with the same published date. I discovered a wonderful website  dedicated to Tauchnitz books http://www.tauchnitzeditions.com/ and found that a lot of people had their Tauchnitz paperbacks rebound as hardbacks when they bought them. However, Tauchnitz did publish hardbacks of their own occasionally. I believe this is a Tauchnitz binding as it bears their blind stamp on the front cover. I also found that they never printed the dates of subsequent printings in later copies, but always printed the original first published date which makes it more difficult to ascertain when particular copies were published. I am glad to say I now have both the softback, and hardback versions of this Tauchnitz title.

Sherston’s Progress - By Siegfried Sassoon

Sherston's Progress

Sherston’s Progress - By Siegfried Sassoon, published in 1936 by Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig. This is Edition Number 5292 in the British and American Authors series.

I already had the other two memoirs in the series, numbers 4975 and 4976, and this volume which was harder to find, completes the trilogy (left), in the Tauchnitz editions series. None of these Tauchnitz editions were collated by Keynes.

This volume, although a softback like the previous two, also comes with a dust jacket. I am not sure if the others originally had jackets too. The book is also taller as can clearly be seen.

There is an explanation of the jacket colour scheme on the rear flyleaf. Yellow volumes were ‘Psychological novels, essays, etc.’

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