BUCHAN, John Francis and Riversdale Grenfell. A Memoir London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1920.
8vo., original navy blue cloth, flower emblem and author's initials lettered in gilt to upper board, and in gilt to spine; untrimmed edges; with black and white frontis photograph of Francis and Riversdale Grenfell; pp. [viii], ix-xxiv, 240; boards a touch sunned to edges and spine; head and foot a little pushed and corners bumped; upper edge dust soiled; internally with endpapers lightly offset and a few small marks, but else very good.
First edition, signed and dedicated by Buchan to the front free endpaper 'R.S. Rait from John Buchan, Oct. 1920'. The recipient was Sir Robert Sangster Tait, a Scottish Historian, Historiographer Royal and Principal of the University of Glasgow. He worked at the War Trade Intelligence Department in London during the First World War, and was appointed a CBE in 1918.
The twin Grenfell brothers both served with the BEF in the 9th Lancers; Rivy was killed at the Aisne and Francis, who won the VC during the Retreat from Mons, at 2nd Ypres.