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At Plattsburg

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917

8vo, pp. 310, uncut. Original olive green boards, lettered in blue on front panel and spine. Small patch to spine, possibly a publisher's device to cover a printed price. A tight, unread copy in a near fine dustwrapper, some marking to the rear panel, and with a single closed tear to top edge.

First edition.
Allen French [1870-1946] was primarily a historian and writer of children's stories. Here, ' this delightful blending of fact and romance, [he] conveys a singularly vivid sense of the life of the "Plattsburg Rookie." By following Richard Godwin and the members of the "Eighth Squad" in their course of training through drills, range-shooting, and hikes .... the reader comes to a realization of what Plattsburg means to all sorts of men an to his country.'
Very scarce in a wrapper as good as this.

Keywords: Allen French

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