SHOW ME DEATH !
Edition: First printing
New York: Harper, 1930. Original red cloth with gilt panels to spine and front cover, pale grey patterned endpapers, pp (8), 375. Yellowing to page edges, with the green top page edges faded away; very lightly darkend spine faintly mottled, with small worn spots at head; text paper very lightly toned; else fine. Dust jacket (Art Deco illustration by "Gene"), has chips at head of spine with loss of two letters; small chips and rubbing at foot of spine; nicks, small chips to panels; light rubbing to front panel; else VG, still quite attractive, flap price intact. The book was ghost-written by major minor Canadian author Raymond Knister, an early modernist writer in Canadian literature. Fairly autobiographical. Walter Redvers Dent (1900-63) enlisted at age 16 and saw action on the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Siberia. He was wounded on the Somme and again in Siberia. He re-upped in the RCAF during WWII. Watters p. 275. Uncommon in any condition, rare in dust jacket, the first example I have encountered. One of the three or four most important Canadian WWI novels. Both the Toronto and London issues were made from these sheets.; Octavo