Autobiographical Trilogy, comprising] Cider with Rosie; [with] As I Walked Out One Midsummer ... Autobiographical Trilogy, comprising] Cider with Rosie; [with] As I Walked Out One Midsummer ... Autobiographical Trilogy, comprising] Cider with Rosie; [with] As I Walked Out One Midsummer ...

Autobiographical Trilogy, comprising] Cider with Rosie; [with] As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning [Signed], [and] A Moment of War

LEE, Laurie [Laurence Edward Alan, 1914-1997]

Published by Hogarth Press / André Deutsch / Viking [through 1991], London, 1959
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Three volumes complete, two first impressions and one signed second. 8vo: 280; 252; 178pp. Cider with Rosie (Hogarth Press, 1959): First Issue (suppressed) of the first, and most famous, book in the trilogy, with mention of the piano-works fires on p. 272. Publisher's forest-green cloth, spine stamped in gilt, with drawings by John Ward; illustrated dust jacket priced 18s. Very lightly age-toned, else Fine. As I Walked Out (André Deutsch, 1969): Second Impression, signed by Lee on title page. Publisher's tangerine cloth, spine stamped in gilt, with drawings by Leonard Rosoman; price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Square, tight and apparently unread, an exemplary example. Moment of War (Viking, 1991): Publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in silver, with unattributed drawings; price-clipped illustrated dust jacket repriced $24.99 top of front flap for the Canadian market. Very lightly faded spine panel on jacket, else Fine, virtually As New. In 1957, the Hogarth Press offered Lee £500 "to give up all other work and get on with" Cider with Rosie, which had been commissioned ten years earlier. The book is Lee's account of his childhood as a "scab-kneed schoolboy" in the Costwold village of Slad, in the period after the First World War, and chronicles the traditional, mainly feudal, village life that disappeared with the advent of the motor car. (The identity of Rosie was revealed years later to be Lee's distant cousin Rosalind Buckland.) Cider with Rosie sold six million copies worldwide, allowing Lee to buy Rose Cottage, "in the heart of the village, six stumbling paces from the pub." "As I Walked out one Midsummer Morning, the trilogy's second installment, was published ten years later. Disastrously, since his diaries were the basis of his work, Lee's irreplaceable volumes for 1935-37 were stolen while he was in Spain with the BBC in 1969. Their loss made the writing of the trilogy's final work more difficult. . . . Ironically, the book was ultimately sharper and more moving because it was less reliant on detail. . . . A Moment of War (1991), his memoir of the period [of the Spanish Civil War], describes his being three times arrested, imprisoned, and on the brink of being shot as a fascist spy, and graphically describes the disorganization, amateurism, and squalid living conditions endured by republican recruits." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1316

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Title: Autobiographical Trilogy, comprising] Cider ...

Publisher: Hogarth Press / André Deutsch / Viking [through 1991], London

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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