By Mark VII [Max Plowman]
London   J. M. Dent & Sons LTD.
7.5" by 5" ix, [1], 241pp.
An uncommon, first edition of this memoir from poet and pacifist, Max Plowman, written under the pseudonym of Mark VII.
By Mark VII [Max Plowman]

1927 A Subaltern on the Somme in 1916

London   J. M. Dent & Sons LTD.
7.5" by 5" ix, [1], 241pp.
An uncommon, first edition of this memoir from poet and pacifist, Max Plowman, written under the pseudonym of Mark VII.
£80.00
: 0.5kgs / : 894Q31

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Description

First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon

First edition.

Bound in the publisher's original cloth, with red motif to the front cover. Lacking the dust wrapper.

This First World War memoir documents the experiences of British writer and pacifist Max Plowman, who wrote this particular work under the pseudonym of Mark VII.

Plowman was morally opposed to fighting, calling it "insane and unmitigated filth", although signed up for the Royal Army Medical Corps. During his time on the Western Front, Plowman suffered concussion and shellshock, spending the remainder of the war as a conscientious objector.

This work presents Plowman's memories from July 1916 to January 1917.

With a previous owners ink inscription 'To Dearest Kenneth from Patricia' dated 1927.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally good, with damp staining to the cloth and the occasional tear. Hinges are slightly strained but holding firm. Light offsetting to endpapers, with an ink inscription to the front. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean, with light spotting to the fore edge.

Good

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