London: Chatto & Windus, 1962 First edition, first printing. With an autograph letter signed by Garnett laid in. Publisher's cinnamon cloth, lettered in silver. Near fine, with faint toning and a slight lean to the spine, minor bowing to the front board, else fine. A bright and pleasing copy, with an original handwritten letter. In his letter to Mr. Harker, David Garnett references his time in Mayrhofen, a small town located near Innsbruck in the Tyrolean region of Austria. Garnett visited his friend and fellow author D. H. Lawrence there in the summer of 1912, during which time Lawrence wrote his short stories "Love Among the Haystacks," "A Chapel Among the Mountains," and "A Hay Hut among the Mountains" based on their experiences in Tyrol. As Lawrence's bibliographer Warren Roberts notes, the stories were originally sent to Garnett's father Edward Garnett, the literary agent who helped Lawrence publish some of his earliest works, including Sons and Lovers (1913). However, Edward was "unable to place them for publication," and so they remained unpublished until after Lawrence's death in 1930, at which point they were sent to David Garnett. The resulting publication was the collection Love Among the Haystacks, for which David Garnett wrote the introductory "Reminiscence." Roberts A56. The Familiar Faces is the third volume of Garnett's autobiographical series, which also included The Golden Echo (1953) and The Flowers of the Forest (1955). This third and final volume covers Garnett's life from 1923-1940. Specifically, it begins with his award of the Hawthornden Prize for Lady into Fox (1922,) covers his tenure as Literary Editor for The New Statesman and Nation, and concludes with the death of his first wife, Ray Garnett. Notably, Garnett reflects on how both WWI and WWII profoundly affected his and his contemporaries' lives and writing. ALS: Dear Mr. Harker 17. Jan 68. It was so nice of you to send me the reminders + your first letter. I was delighted to see that photograph of Charles Edward Clayton's famous ear + of the huts which I remember very well indeed. My uncle Arthur Garnett lived in one + I believe Manhood is still living there. The brochure on Mayrhofen shows how much everything has changed, that man can easily change. Well thanks once more for letter; we look at this memorial. Yours sincerely, David Garnett.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. (Inventory #: DG002)
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