1915: The Death of Innocence, MacDonald, Lyn, Cowley, Robert (foreword). Published by Henry Holt, U.S.A., 1994. First Edition/First printing. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 625 pages including photos, maps, bibliography and index. Blue cloth spine, black boards, gilt spine titles. Unclipped jacket in fine condition; volume in unread condition; tiny glue mark free endpaper; no other markings.
From the dust jacket, “By concentrating on the minutiae of life in the trenches, the daily battles with cold and damp, the endless scrounging for food, the frantic improvisation required to carry out impossible orders, McDonalds manages to convey the sheer craziness of the nightmare. Some of it was simply too fantastic to be real. McDonalds frames her extraordinary selection of personal accounts with historical narrative. She is not an AJP Taylor, carrying political or philosophical baggage. Her strength lies in attention to detail.” – (The Sunday Times, London). 002460 $20