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Book Description
A remarkable copy of the second edition, as stated on the reverse of the half title page. Inscribed in pencil on the front fly leaf are the notes of AWF Fuller, JFC's brother, which reads: "AWF Fuller 25 June, 1934 2nd edition, see back of 1/2 title) Underneath the quotation on the title page is written "2nd Edition" in light pencil and in the hand of AWF Fuller again. Laid in is a letter from a bookseller by the name of David Low, of Cecil Court, Charing Cross Raod, London WC2, on his headed note paper to the author, Captain Fuller, which asks as to how he could get hold of a copy of the special, deluxe signed edition (1st edition) and whether or not that edition was more complete. So it would seem that even in the 1930s, when the letter was written, the first edition was very scarce. The condition of this copy is very close to fine. On the whole it is clean and bright, albeit there is a little fading at the top and spine edge and the spine itself looks a different shade of red due to the sunning effect. The white title lettering and decorative detailing looks nice and crisp. The pages are clean throughout, although a tad toned and mildly foxed to the end papers. The tissue guarding of the frontispeice is more heavily foxed, as is often the case on this different paper stock. The page block edges too look somewhat toned. The bottom and fore edge page block edges are untrimmed, as should be the case. JFC Fuller went on to be famous as a military leader and writer in the science of war. He championed mechanised warfare, when many in the British army doubted it. He is included in Mark Urban's book, "Generals Ten British Commanders Who Shaped the World" Some accolade indeed. It is this first work though which is most prized by collectors and this 2nd edition is also very scarce. This being a unique association copy.
Author Captain J.F.C. Fuller
Date 1907
Binding dec cloth
Condition fine

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