First edition. The suppressed first issue with the Sassoon poem to pages 341 â€“ 343. The book is firmly bound in slightly bumped and rubbed red cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine, there are a few minor marks to the cloth. The text block is slightly toned and dusty with some minor spotting, it is free from inscriptions, there is a small bookseller’s label to the front pastedown. The dust jacket is the original, correct first issue with the wider flaps and not price clipped, it is grubby and slightly toned with minor loss and short closed tears to the edges. Retains the small Jonathan Cape catalogue advertising this and other WW1 related titles. One of the best and most famous of the First World War Memoirs, quite uncommon as a first issue.