In Flanders Fields by John McCrae 1st / 1st 1919
London: Hodder & Stoughton (1919) A bright near fine copy of this hard to find first UK edition. There is only minor wear to a couple of corner tips and the spine ends. The boards are free of marks. There is light foxing to the first few pages. A really smart copy.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was in his early 40’s when he served as a surgeon on the western front. He saw service in particular at the Second Battle of Ypres. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields” and it appears here amongst his other poetry for the first time in print. McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war. Rare in this condition.