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GERRARD, R. Ellis. Ballads of battle and poems of peace.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne. North of England Printing Co., 1914. First edition.
8vo. [12], iii, [1], 204pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Binding cocked, heavily rubbed and marked, spine dulled. Decorated endpapers, near contemporary pencilled ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf.
The sole edition of the only published collection of verse by Tyneside journalist R. Ellis Gerrard, many of which composed whilst residing in India whilst the author was in the service of the British Army. In his prefatory remarks, Gerrard notes that 'older readers will find prominent events of the Afghan and Egyptian Wars recalled, and written from a soldier's point of view, while another generation will note episodes, dear to our national pride, that occurred during the last Boer War. Amid those stirring scenes there are, wedges in, isolated pieces descriptive of Anglo-Indian life, and romantic touches peculiar only to the Far East'.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 24616