Miss Eden's Letters.

London: Macmillan, 1919. General Wavell's copy. First Edition. Royal Octavo, pp. xvi, 414, [2], advertisements (predominantly listing military titles). In publisher's blue buckram. Discreet ownership inscription, covers flecked white; spine lettering dulled. A very good copy, which bears the pictorial bookplate of [then Brigadier General] A.P. Wavell, showing a Private of The Black Watch at Arras, 1916 by Sir William Orpen. The Great-great-great Aunt of Anthony Eden, already known for her Indian travel writing and her novels, here has her letters published for the first time. Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell GCB GCSI GCIE CMG MC PC (1883-1950) was a distinguished senior commander in the British Army, serving in the Second Boer War, the Bazar Valley Campaign, the Great War, World War II and as Viceroy of India until his retirement in 1947. He saw action during the 1914-18 war in France, North Africa and The Causasus and was wounded at the Second Battle of Ypres in the Spring of 1915, resulting in the loss of his left eye and the award of a Military Cross. Item #42565

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