Memoir of the Bobotes

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Author: Joyce Cary
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Hard Cover
Published by Michael Joseph, London.  
Dust jacket is present. In Good condition. Chips. Marks. Tanned. Price is not clipped. Synopsis on front flap. 
Cover is hard bound in Black cloth. In Good condition. Corners bumped. Shelf and edge wear.
End papers are intact. Marks. 
Preliminaries - dedications, illustrations, foreword, publisher’s notes, preface.
Main text body - 169 pages. In Very Good condition. Black and white illustrations throughout. 
Back matter - notes.
Edges are even. Tanned.   
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering. Ends bumped.  
Page structure is sound with no missing pages.

Memories of the Balkan War of 1912-13 have been largely wiped out by experience of later and vastly greater and more efficient wars; but Joyce Cary, aged twenty-three, one-time art student in Edinburgh and Paris and newly down from Trinity College, Oxford, went through it as a stretcher-bearer in the Red Cross. “I wanted,” he told a friend towards the end of his life, “the experience of wa. I thought there would be no more wars.” He write Memoir of the Bobotes without thought of publication, soon after his return to England, the possessor of the Montenegrin equivalent of the Military Cross. 
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