On Patrol by 'Klaxon' John Graham Bower 1st / 1st 1919
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons (1919). First UK edition with the very scarce dust wrapper. The wrapper is complete although it has benefited from some professional restoration to the spine and along the edges and creases. The book is very near fine with only very minor rubbing to the spine ends and corners. Overall a near fine copy.
“Klaxon” is the pseudonym for John Graham Bower - a commander in the Royal Navy. He was commander of ‘E42’ a submarine deplayed in the great war. On the front cover of this rare title is a fighter plane on patrol overlooking ‘E61’ Submarine with a cruiser in the distance.
This is a collection of Bower’s poetry written under his pseudonym as he was still a serving officer when this was published. A scarce title.