Francis and Riversdale Grenfell Signed by John Buchan 1st / 1st 1919
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd (1919) First UK edition without the scarce dust wrapper. A very good copy. The boards have been pushed to the corners and to the spine ends. There is a light fade to the spine also. The rough-cut pages are in a clean and tidy condition. There is no previous owner’s names or inscriptions and very little foxing marks.
This copy has been signed on the front free end paper by the author John Buchan and dated in the month of publication (October 1920) to Sir Robert Sangster Rait CBE. Rait was a historian and Principal of the University of Glasgow.
These are Memoirs written by Buchan about his friendship with Francis and Riversdale Grenfell. Also doubles as a biography asnd Buchan writes about their lives in date order. Both brothers were killed in action in the war and both in 1914. There are several plates of the twins throughout the book.
Buchan goes into detail about the twins service in the war in particular and their actions in 1914. A rare biography signed by Buchan to the front free end paper.