Lions and Shadows - An Education in the Twenties - Christopher Isherwood 1938 - Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London - First Edition The first of Isherwood’s fictional biographies. A captivating account of a young novelist’s development in the literary culture of 1920s Cambridge and London and of his experiences as he forged lifelong friendships with his peers W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and Edward Upward.

‘That young man holds the future of the English novel in his hands.’ - W. Somerset Maugham, after reading
Lions and Shadows.
  The first edition first impression, in blue cloth boards, with black lettering to the spine (later copies had the titles in gilt), in the first issue dust jacket designed by Robert Medley, rear panel and rear flap blank.

Octavo (book size 18.7x12.6cm), pp. 312. Dust jacket priced ‘7/6 NET’ to spine.
  Condition: Near fine, offsetting to spine, toning and some foxing to first and last few pages and corresponding fore-edges, in near fine dust jacket with minor toning to spine and along edges, and some wear to head of spine.   Ref: 110366   Price: HK$ 2,800