Undertones of War.

Blunden (Edmund)

Undertones of War.

With Introduction and Notes by Takeshi Saito and Torao Ueda.

Description: FIRST JAPANESE EDITION (the text in English, but some of the critical apparatus in Japanese), frontispiece portait of the author tissue-guarded, two sketched Trench plans by the author (one new to this edition), 4 folding maps tipped-in at rear, the odd spot to border, pp. xlv, [ii], iv, 514, foolscap 8vo, original black cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, publisher device in blind to upper board, edges a little spotted, page-marker present, a few spots to endpapers, with small loss to surface paper on flyleaf (sticker removal?), dustjacket a little darkened to backstrip panel and borders, a couple of small spots and a short closed tear at head of front flap-fold, very good

Publication Details: Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1936

Notes: A notable edition of Blunden's important war memoir, not only for its resonance in respect of the author's association with Japan (from where the original work's 'Preliminary' was written, Blunden then, in 1924, a Professor of English at the University of Tokyo), but for the presence of a new 7pp. Introduction by Blunden (by this stage a tutor at Merton College, Oxford) written in the form of a letter to his erstwhile colleague Takeshi Saito and including a new illustrtation in the form of his sketch of the Trenches described. ...more

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Price: £200

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1936

Stock Number: 68075

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