Boston: Marshall Jones Company [The Plimpton Press: Norwood, Mass.], 1921. Arthur V. Diehl. First Edition. brown pictorial cloth. Presentation Copy SIGNED with an Original Pen Drawing of a Dying WWI Soldier by the Poet-Illustrator laid in [It may have been a front endpaper that was added to this text by the author for this "Author's Edition."]
12 mo, brown pictorial cloth, matching pictorial tan and black dust jacket, [viii] + 100 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #144
Exceptional copy of this Rare and engaging collection of jingling First World War poems that have solemn content.
It's the sort of poetry that men at war chant while marching or sing with bravado. With faint though handsomely inscribed brown ink note by the author-artist: "This Volume is No. 32 of the Author's Edition. A.Y.D." on half title.
Excellent though pathos-filled ink drawing of three dead Tommies lying in cratered ground beneath barbed wire.