Her Privates We by Private 19022 (Fredric Manning) 1st / 1st 1930
London: Peter Davies (1930). A near fine copy of the UK first edition. It is without its scarce wrapper. The outmeal boards are in a very clean condition and the spine, usually browned, is in nice clean condition. The pages are also clean as is the textblock without the usual foxing found. Overall a near fine copy.
Manning enrolled in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He was a private with the service number 19022. He was sent to France in 1916, Manning experienced action with the 7th Battalion at the Battle of the Somme. He wrote his experiences anonymously as ‘The Middle parts of Fortune’ with this being the expurgated version. With the striking design on the front cover.