Wine, Women & War by Howard Vincent O'Brien 1st / 1st 1927
London: William Heinemann Ltd (1927). First UK edition with the scarce striking dust wrapper. It is in very good condition. The wrapper has some wear to the spine ends and corners. There are a couple of small pieces of tape to the reverse of the jacket. The boards of the book are very clean as are the pages. There is some browning to the front free end paper and the text block is foxed and heavily so to the side.
The war biography of american journalist O’Brien. He published it anonymously at the time. Before the war, O’Brien worked as an editor of the Printers’ Ink magazine. He then signed up and became a first lieutenant of artillery. After the war he became the literary editor of the Chicago Daily News. But he is mostly remembered for this unusual biography. The striking jacket is by K. Romney Towndrow.