Cold Feet by Terence Mahon 1st / 1st 1929
London: Chapman & Hall (1929). First UK edition in near fine condition. The wrapper is very well preserved with hardly any wear at all. There are no tears or chips. The book itself is in excellent condition with very clean boards and only sporadic and light foxing to the text block. Overall a near fine copy of this scarce war novel.
Cold Feet details the exploits of a man court-martialled for cowardice and due to face the firing squad, only to redeem himself in saving his execution party from a German pilot. A fictional account, albeit not portrayed as such to the reader.
The jacket blurb states “is this book fact or fiction/ we must leave it to the reader to decide. It purports to be a human document, written by an officer in the great war, who was condemned to be shot for cowardice. In effect, it is the study of a naturally sensitive nature to whom the horrors of war offer an impossible problem.”
There is a rare pamphet tucked into the front advertising Chapman & Hall’s new novels for 1929.
A scarce novel and particuarly so in such nice condition.