Voigt (1929) Combed Out – WWI memoir signed Travellers’ Library edition


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Voigt, F[rederick] A[ugustus]. Combed Out. (London: Jonathan Cape, 1929) Travellers’ Library Edition. Inscribed.

Sextodecimo. 223 pages plus 24 page catalog ending in 1928 (indicating a first printing).  Hardcover. Bound in blue cloth-covered boards stamped in gilt.

Condition: Spine canted, water spotting on rear cover. Inscribed by author on FFE.  Text block clean.

Frederick Augustus Voigt (1892–1957), British journalist and author of German descent, most famous for his work with the Manchester Guardian and his opposition to dictatorship and totalitarianism on the European Continent.

In 1916 Voigt was called up for military service in the First World War and spent nearly three years in the British Army, two of them on the Western Front. Out of this experience came his first published work, a book of memoirs of his war service based on his diaries and letters home from the front, entitled Combed Out (1920). – Wikipedia