UNHAPPY FAR-OFF THINGS
Edition: First printing
Boston: Little, Brown, 1919. The correct first edition, preceding the UK edition by 9 days. Red cloth gilt lettered. Small shallow dents to top edge of front cover and top and bottom edges of rear cover; small crease at head of spine; quite minor rubbing at spine ends; nearly fine otherwise, no owner names. The cream dust jacket has small chips, short tears at spine ends (no lettering lost); spine a little darkened, with red lettering faded; panels have a few nicks, with shallow chips along upper edge of rear panel; rubbing to flap folds; in all, about VG. Quite scarce in any short of jacket. "Wonderful pen pictures of the war's destruction, by this Irish soldier and playwright. Lord Dunsany is at his best in describing war-swept villages and the ruined homes of the French. Like his "Tales of War," these vignettes, written in expressive, sensitive prose, are gems of literature." - dust jacket.