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BLAKER (Richard) Medal Without Bar. 1st Ed., 638pp. VG in sl. chipped dw. H&S. 1930  #57602
[HLMainPic] Fine novel, recently becoming acclaimed although not well known, based on the author's experiences with a 4.5-inch How. battery in F&F, a realistic vision of life & work in the battery, emphasising comradeship & sacrifice. Falls awards a star & notes "one of the longest & most detailed of war novels... gives perhaps the finest picture yet painted of life in a field-artillery battery. He is sentimental in that shame-faced British manner which is really more sentimental than Latin emotionalism, but his portraits are by no means necessarily false for that. His attitude to the war itself is sane & just. This is one of the books which could not possibly have been written save upon the foundation of experience." Lengthy inscrip. on front paste-down o/w VG in sl. chipped dw & uncommon thus. See illustration on our website.   £125

     


 

 



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