Very scarce WW1 title : A fascinating commentary on the political debate over appeasement
Tomlinson, H.M. ~ Mars His Idiot (With The Scarce Original Wrapper)
Heinemann : 1935
The First UK printing published by Heinemann in 1935. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with only light pushing at the spine ends and a slight faded area to the lower spine. Gilt titling to the spine remains very bright. Free from inscriptions with clean pages. The original WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little edge-wear with slight loss at the spine and flap fold tips. Their is a small closed tear associated with the lower spine loss and also a further closed tear above this. A little rubbing on the flap folds. The white spine, rear cover and flaps remain remarkably clean for their age. The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. At the time of publication, Henry Major Tomlinson was a journalist and novelist of some note. His first published work in 1912 , ’The Sea and the Jungle’ showed considerable promise and he was made a war correspondent in Belgium and France in 1914. Tomlinson became official war correspondent at British Headquarters in France, 1914-17. Here, he met H.W. Massingham, who made him assistant editor at ‘The Nation’. Tomlinson held the post until 1923. He continued to publish books throughout the twenties and thirties, turning his hand to fiction. These became increasingly preoccupied with his hatred of war and hampered somewhat by the overt moral code underpinning them. His polemic on the First World ‘War, Mars His Idiot’, was published as the Second World War appeared increasingly likely and is dedicated to 'The Unknown Warriors'. A very collectible and scarce title which offers a fascinating commentary on the political debate over appeasement.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++