John Bull's Army from within. Facts, Figures and a Human Document from One who has been 'Through the Mill'

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1907 [Colonial Edition].

Octavo, xvi, 262 pages plus a frontispiece portrait and Unwin's Colonial List 1907 bound in at the rear (16 pages plus the printed wrappers).

Green and brown decorated cloth slightly marked, with the spine lightly sunned; top edge a little foxed; endpapers offset; acidic catalogue paper uniformly discoloured; an excellent copy.

The author's account of his military service in India and South Africa, which culminated in his imprisonment and discharge. 'A victim of pseudo-discipline in the army, and reduced to the ranks without a chance to defend himself, he has written a work intended to be destructive' of the British system of military law. The title leaf is a cancel, so presumably the sheets are from the Francis Griffiths edition of the same year. A scarce work, with neither edition recorded by Hackett in his comprehensive 1994 work, 'South African War Books. An Illustrated Bibliography of English Language Publications relating to the Boer War of 1899-1902'.

Item #86432

Price (AUD): $200.00

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