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NEWMAN, Bernard.

The Cavalry Went Through.

Published: London: Victor Gollancz, 1930

Stock code: 69345

Price: £225

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First edition, first impression. “This is an imaginary story of how the Great War was brought to an end by an overwhelming Allied victory in the year 1917 … although many of the events are wildly improbable and could hardly stand detailed criticism, there is considerable military knowledge as well as imagination in the plot” (Falls). The jacket blurb describes it as “a perfectly gorgeous ‘stunt’,” while on the wraparound band John Buchan is quoted at length, ” … a glorious yarn … extraordinarily well done, with such knowledge and understanding of war that it deserves to be made a hand-book at a Staff College.”

Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket and wraparound band. Top edge a little dusty, differential browning to the endpapers, jacket mildly rubbed, slightly sunned at the spine and with a small piece lacking from the head, costing a couple of letters, with the uncommon bright orange wraparound band, similarly a touch sunned a the spine, but complete. An excellent copy.

Bibliography: Falls p. 290 *

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