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Rhymes of a Red Cross Man - In pictorial cloth

Rhymes of a Red Cross Man - In pictorial cloth

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192 pages, 8 color plates (including frontispiece). Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. 22 cm.

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Service, Robert W. RHYMES OF A RED CROSS MAN. New York: Barse & Hopkins Publishers, 1916. 192 pages, 8 color plates (including frontispiece). Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. 22 cm. Title in red and black within decorative border. Illustrated by Charles L Wrenn.

First American edition, second issue. Original red pictorial cloth, guard for frontispiece tape repaired, one abrasion on title page, minor rubbing to corners and spine ends. A very good copy with an early color post card of the American Red Cross building in Washington, D.C. laid in.

Spine has gilt lettering and illustration of a soldier. Front cover shows a first aid attendant looking through eye glasses on a field. Behind him a red cross hovers in the gilt sky. A very nicely bound printing of this work in very good condition.

"A series of evocative and moving poems written while the author was serving with the Red Cross on the front lines in WWI. The poems are dedicated to the author's brother who was killed in action in France the year of publication".

Service was known as The Canadian Kipling.

 

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