Soliloquies of a Subaltern by Eric Thirkell Cooper 1st / 1st 1915
London: Burns & Oates Ltd (1915) A first issue copy in the original card wraps. There is a tiny tear to the top of the spine. The wraps are in nice condition with very little marks. There are light and sporadic foxing marks to the pages. It is in very good condition.
This early collection of poems was one of two published by the author (The other being ‘Tommies of the Line’ in 1918). Cooper served with The Royal Fusiliers and he dedicates ‘Soliloquies’ to them. The collection includes ‘Ghosts’ about a silent regiment of the fallen that march into the night in stricken silence. A rare early collection of poetry about life in the trenches.