The Island..

YOUNG, FRANCIS BRETT..

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.

£20.00

Details

FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER

Publisher

William Heinemann Ltd.,

Place

London

Date

1944

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. vi + 451 pp. Title page in red and black.

Illustrations

Decorated by publisher's device on title page.

Notes

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]

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