Very Good. Item #5713
Boston: Meador Publishing Company, 1936. First Edition. Octavo; xvii, 21-362pp. Portrait frontis, with photo illustrations throughout. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and blindstamped border. Covers edgeworn and nudged at spine ends, with a bit of warping to front board and some smudging/soiling along bottom front edge. Covers open easily and book falls open to between a few gatherings, but binding is secure. A few pages dog-eared, but unmarked.
Detailed and approachable personal narrative of Captain Stringfellow's experiences and memories of World War I, from his training in Virginia through the Armistice. Stringfellow was an artillery officer with the 320th Infantry Regiment, and became a civil engineer in Charlottesville, VA. In May of 1938 he shot his wife in her sleep then killed himself, apparently despondent over her having been rendered bedridden for three years with a broken back from an accident caused by a wasp flying through the window of the car she was driving just six months after the couple was married.
Uncommon, with no copies currently found in the trade.