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Lucas, Outposts of Mercy.

Lucas, Outposts of Mercy.

Lucas, E.V. [Edward Varrell]. Outposts of Mercy. The Record of a Visit in November and December , 1916, to the various Units of the British Red Cross in Italy. First Edition. London, Published for the British Red Cross Society by Methuen & Co., 1917. 17 x 11 cm. 60 pages with sixteen Illustrations. Complete, as stated. Stiff brown paper covers with flaps. Black title on front board and spine. Decorated red cross on front board. ‘Selection of Methuen’s List’ on rear board. See images. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Paper spine creased and partially split. Tiny paper losses to spine ends. Some creases to front board. Internally mildly foxed, but otherwise clean. No markings or annotations. A nice copy of this rare publication, published during the Great War.

H.V. (Edward Verrall) Lucas, (1868 – 1938) was an English humourist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor. Born to a Quaker family in Eltham, on the fringes of London, Lucas began work at the age of sixteen, apprenticed to a bookseller. After that he turned to journalism and worked on a local paper in Brighton and then on a London evening paper. He was commissioned to write a biography of Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet. This led to further commissions, including the editing of the works of Charles Lamb. Lucas joined the staff of the humorous magazine Punch in 1904 and remained there for the rest of his life. He was a prolific writer, most celebrated for his short essays, but he also produced verses, novels and plays. From 1908 to 1924 Lucas combined his work as a writer with that of publisher’s reader for Methuen and Co. In 1924 he was appointed chairman of the company.
This is a nice copy of this rare little publication. COPAC lists 11 copies, all in libraries within the UK and Ireland.

Our price: EUR 420,-- 

Lucas, Outposts of Mercy.
Lucas, Outposts of Mercy.
Lucas, Outposts of Mercy.
Lucas, Outposts of Mercy.

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