Gloucestershire Friends by F.W. Harvey 1st / 1st 1917
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd (1917) This first edition and first print copy is in near fine condition. The boards are sharp with straight edges and very little marks to speak of. The label is without wear. The spare label is also still tipped into the back of the book. There is foxing to the first and last four pages and a small previous booksellers label to the inside board. Overall a near fine example.
Harvey was captured on 17 August 1916 in the German front-line trench while carrying out a reconnaissance patrol. He was already a published author before the war, but he began to write more intensively in particular in captivity. His poems were sent back to England for publication: this being his second collection.