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[SIMON (Andre)] The Salient, The Somme, & Arras: Leaves from the Diary of a Bumble Bee, 1915-1917. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 106pp., 4to. Printed by Palmer, Sutton & Co. 1917  #54239
[HLMainPic] The celebrated writer on wine served as an Interpreter attached to the 50th Division: rare & unusual diaries recording life at HQ, in the rear areas & billets in France & Flanders. My father, a long time ago, heard Simon talk on wine. Among the questions after the talk was a rather simplistic one: "What is the best wine you have ever tasted?" After due consideration, the man who had sampled all the best vintages replied that during the war, after a very long march, a glass of rough country wine in a peasant billet was the most rewarding he had ever received. Orig. dec. paper wraps., little chipped, VG, with author's ink inscrip. to front wrap. "With the author's kindest regards to Colonel D.F. MacCarthy Morrogh Andre L. Simon Stonyhurst Easter 1924" See illustration on our website.   £125


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