The Case of Miss Cavell by Ambroise Got 1st / 1st 1919
London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited (1919). First UK edition of this scarce title particularly so in its dust wrapper. It is in very good condition. The wrapper has wear to the spine ends and corners and small amounts of loss to the top of the spine in particular. The front board has some fading to the bottom and there are a small number of pages that have foxing marks. The front free end paper has a small tear to the top edge.
Edith Cavell was a British nurse. She helped around 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage at the time.
This is a review copy and a slip is tucked into the front of the book. In addition, there is a used postcard from 1915 shortly after Cavell was killed, and this is also loosely inserted in the front of the book. Ambroise Got, the author, claims at the start of the book that a german political personage, handed her all of the case papers from the trial and the book is principally about the author examining them. A scarce book with its dust wrapper.