Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes. Words by Col. D. Streamer. Illustrations by G.H
London, Edward Arnold, .
Oblong small quarto, 60 pages with a vignette and 33 full-page illustrations, all by the author.
Quarter cloth and pictorial papered boards (printed in red) a little worn and bumped at the corners; endpapers offset; trifling signs of use; an excellent copy. The 'With the Publishers' Compliments' inkstamp and a small pencil reference number lead us to suggest this was a review copy originally in the collection of Sir Will Sowden.
Jocelyn Henry Clive Graham (1874-1936) was a successful English 'journalist and later, after distinguished military service, a leading lyricist for operettas and musical comedies, but he is now best remembered as a writer of humorous verse in a style of grotesquerie and black humour' (Wikipedia). He became an officer in the Coldstream Guards and rose to the rank of Captain (although he used the pen-name of Col. D. Streamer, taken from the name of his old regiment).