Gloucestershire Friends: Poems From A German Prison Camp.

HARVEY, F. W.

£25.00

Publisher

Sidgwick and Jackson, Ltd. 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C.2.

Place

London

Date

1918

Synopsis

Introduction by the right rev. bishop frodsham canon residentiary of gloucester. second impression.

Item Description

8vo. 5 x 7 inches. 71 + [1] pp. Publisher's advertisement on verso of half title. In stiff green boards, with paper spine label. Some wear to extremities, including wear and small split at head of spine. Fly leaves browned with wear of something having been removed. Traces of foxing elsewhere, but otherwise a very good copy. Signature on front pastedown. Decorated by publisher's device on front pastedown and by title page vignette. The second collection of poetry, including POW verses, by Frederick William Harvey (1888-1957), ' the Laureate of Gloucestershire,' poet, broadcaster and solicitor. He was taken prisoner in 1916 while serving on the Western Front and spent two years in German POW camps. His earlier collection, A Gloucestershire Lad at Home and Abroad, had been published in 1916 just after his capture. The collection, Ducks followed in 1919 and his war memoirs, Comrades in Captivity in 1920. He continued to practice for a while, helping the poor in the Forest of Dean, where he pursued a Bohemian life style. The first edition of this title was published in 1917.

[Stock No. 26940]

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