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Journey To A War by  Christopher  W.H. & Isherwood - First UK Edition - 1939 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244847)

Journey To A War

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Journey To A War

by Auden, W.H. & Isherwood, Christopher

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  • hardcover
  • First
Very Good++/Very Good++
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The First UK printing published by Faber and Faber, London in 1939. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light spotting and toning to the text-block. Free from inscriptions. Mild pushing at the lower spine end. Some offsetting to the blank end-papers with some spotting to the prelims. Small 'Blackwells' bookshop sticker to the lower front pastedown. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A hint of creasing at the extreme spine tips. Mild toning to the spine and edges. The wrapper artwork of a cartoon by Yet Chian-yu (repeated as the frontis) looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The 63 photographs by W.H. Auden and the folding map (at the rear) are all present. W.H. Auden contributes a long poem and a series of sonnets. Christopher Isherwood's contribution is an account of their day-to-day experiences in China, based on a diary kept alternately by the two authors. The authors' account of their travels in China just before the start of WW2. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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Journey To A War
Auden, W.H. & Isherwood, Christopher
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
Jacket condition
Very Good++
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First UK Edition
Faber & Faber, London
Place of Publication
Date published
Auden, China, Isherwood, WW2

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

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This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2015
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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