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Book Description
A truly remarkable copy of the first impression, limited numbered edition which is signed to the Limited page by both the author and Aleister Crowley. This being No. 22 of "One Hundred copies printed on handmade paper, specially bound and embellished with portraits and autographs." The front fly leaf is inscribed in the author's hand in ink pen and reads: "To my Mother with every best wish for a very happy 22nd July. I give this 22nd copy of my first work, Fritz. 22 July 1907." (Fritz being JFC Fuller nickname, presumably up until closer to WWI. "Boney" Fuller came later.) In light pencil underneath this inscription are the notes of AWF Fuller, JFC's brother, which reads: "AWF Fuller from Mother, who was born on 22 July 1848" The condition of the book is, very nearly, as new having evidently been stored away for much of its life. The light covered cloth boards are remarkably well preserved, as is the gilt detailing and title lettering. There is just a hint of tanning to the spine and a small dink at the very head of the spine, but you really do have to look hard for any slight flaws. Internally the pages are lovely and clean albeit a little toned to the heavier stock end papers. The fore edge and bottom page block edges are untrimmed, as called for, and the top edge in gilt. 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.
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Author Capt. J.F.C. Fuller
Date 1907
Binding Decorative Cloth
Publisher The Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd.
Condition Fine Plus

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