Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with blind stamped block on front board, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper which has edge wear, including head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good clean copy.
FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER
William Heinemann Ltd.,
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. vi + 451 pp. Title page in red and black.
Decorated by publisher's device on title page.
Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was born in Halesowen, Worcestershire and practised as a physician until he was invalided home from the campaign in German East Africa in 1918. He then devoted himself to a career as an author, publishing his Mercian novels, loosely based on a version of his ancestral Midlands and also travelling widely, including South Africa. This wartime verse epic is a patriotic journey through England's history from Caesar's raid of 55 BC to the Battle of Britain, 1940. This first trade edition was accompanied by a signed limited edition.
[Stock No. 24993]