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Irish Guards   1 Books
O'FLAHERTY (Liam) Return of the Brute. 1st Ed., 187pp. VG in chipped dw. Mandrake Press. 1929  #54542
[HLMainPic] The renowned writer served as a private in the Irish Guards & was wounded at Passchendaele. Of his powerful classic novel of the activities of a bombing squad on the Western Front, Cyril Falls said he "seems to have set himself out to out-German the Germans," acknowledges him as an "able writer with a savage & bitter twist" but goes on to say that the book is "larded with an obscenity that grows wearisome." Orig. brown cloth, VG in scarce & very striking dw, this with loss at extremities, abt. qtr. inch at head of sp. panel & 1 inch or more at foot. See illustration on our website.   £95




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