London: Chatto & Windus, 1931. Pictorial boards. British bookseller's blind stamp on free endsheet, foxing at edges, otherwise a good copy, without dust jacket. Item #WRCLIT81452
First edition. Published as #10 of the Dolphin Books. McGreevy, then lecturer in English literature at l'Ecole Normal Supérieure and intimately involved in the defense of WORK IN PROGRESS, met Aldington at James Joyce's apartment in early June of 1928. It was a meeting that, according to Susan Schreibman's biographical sketch of McGreevy, "was to change the course of his life. Although only a year older, Aldington became MacGreevy's [sic] mentor. Aldington was instrumental in ... finding a publisher for his translation of Valéry's INTRODUCTION ... and in having two of his monographs on contemporary writers published..." (LOCAL IRELAND, online 1 July 1998). McGreevy then accompanied Aldington and Bridget Patmore on several excursions throughout Italy, France and Greece from 1928 through 1936.