Very Scarce title with the Original Wrapper : Account of the courtship and early married life of the author, the wife of Edward Thomas, the English poet killed in the first World War.
Thomas, Helen (H.T.) ~ As It Was
Heinemann, London : 1926
The First UK printing published by Heinemann, London in 1926. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Mild pushing and fading at the spine tips. Offsetting to the prelims with some light toning to the text-block and page edges. Mild spotting to the text block but the pages remain clean. Free from inscriptions and erasures. With the errata slip present. The fragile WRAPPER is complete and in Ver Good condition. Some loss at the upper spine end and a small chip to the lower rear spine fold. Toning to the spine with light fading of the red titling. The wrapper is lightly spotted but more-so to the plain flaps. Some staining to the lower front panel and lower spine end. The wrapper remains very presentable in the removable Brodart archival cover. The first part of the author's memoir recounting the courtship and early married life to Edward Thomas, the English poet killed in the first World War. This copy is the expurgated form having two cancelled leaves with two pages reinserted (pages 53-56). The publishers removed the two leaves to censor a passage which is quite short and rather more intimate than the rest and referred to 'David' kissing her body and undressing. It is thought that less than ten copies exist of the unexpurgated form of this title. A very scarce title.
CONDITION: Very Good+
JACKET: Very Good