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RICHARDS (Frank) Old Soldier Sahib. 1st USA Ed., 310pp. VG in worn dw. NY: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas. 1936  #49694
[HLMainPic] Classic other rank memoir of regular soldiering in India & Burma before the First War; a life with which most of the BEF was familiar (& which seemed eerily familiar to readers who underwent the same experiences 40 years later!). Following the success of "Old Soldiers Never Die" messrs. Faber were evidently optimistic of strong sales which failed to materialise, although this work was critically acclaimed & is every bit as absorbing & considerably more unusual. Orig. wheat cloth, VG in chipped & worn dw with loss at edges. See illustration on our website.   £45




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