FIRST WORLD WAR - PERSONAL ACCOUNT
LIEVING, Edward G.D. (author). John MASEFIELD (Introduction by). Attack; An Infantry Subaltern's Impressions of July, 1st, 1916. London; William Heinemann. 1918.
16mo. Publisher's decorated buff boards blocked in black and lettered black to spine; pp. [vi], vii-xvii + [i] + 86 + [ii] + 47, Heinemann's catalogue; externally fresh and sharp with small surface scuffing to lower joint, internally very good and sound with toning to inferior stock.
First edition, with contemporary loosely-inserted flyer for 2 Herbert Jenkins' publications, Bindle and The Night Club. A powerful firsthand account of the attack on the fortified village of Gommecourt on July 1, 1916, which began the battle of the Somme.