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DAVIS, Richard Harding.

The Deserter.

Published: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917

Stock code: 98017

Price: £150

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First separate edition, first edition with this title; originally published as “The Man Who Had Everything” in “The Novels and Stories of Richard Harding Davies”, vol. 12. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1916) and based on a story that the author heard first hand in Salonika, where he was posted as a correspondent in the First World War. The introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and writer John T. McCutcheon is first printed in the present volume, found here in the scarce dust jacket.

Octavo. Original dark brown cloth-backed light brown boards, titles and roundel to front board in black, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Extremities a touch bumped. An excellent copy in the toned dust jacket with faint wear along extremities and a minor tear between flap and rear panel.

Bibliography: BAL 4577

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