Second impression (1940) of Louis Macneice's long poem
First edition, second impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 96pp.
Written between August and December 1938, Autumn Journal is still considered one of the most valuable and moving testaments of living through the thirties by a young writer. It is a record of the author's emotional and intellectual experience during those months, the trivia of everyday living set against the events of the world outside, the settlement in Munich and slow defeat in Spain.
The book has heavy foxing to the page edges and scattered foxing throughout, with two previous owner's inscriptions to the ffep. The binding is secure and the book in strong readable condition. The dustwrapper suffers small areas of loss to the corners and spine ends and is tanned to the folds but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.