Very Good. Item #000866
Washington, D.C.: The United States Infantry Association, 1917. First Edition. Signed and inscribed on front free endpaper: "For Mrs. Spencer, with compliments of John B. Barnes."
Octavo; 80pp. Twenty-four humorous line drawings by W.C. Larned. Blue cloth. Title and pseudonym stamped in army green on front panel.
Boards both faded and browned on all edges; spine browned. Faint signs of foxing on rear endpapers. Textblock unmarked, square, tight in binding.
Bryson's humorous epistolary tales of rookie bloopers and shenanigans at the Plattsburg, New York army bootcamp just as World War I was ending—all merrily illustrated by Larned's caricatural send-ups.