SWAYNE, Martin [pseudonym for: Maurice NICOLL]. In Mesopotamia. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1917.
8vo. Original light blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black, illustrated panel with silver background stamped onto front cover; pp. vii, 166, , eight tipped-in colour plates after watercolours by the author; light discolouration to binding, a little offsetting from plates, otherwise good.
First edition, the better issue in the cloth binding. Dr Maurice Nicoll was an authority on neuroses and psychopathology, a colleague of C. G. Jung in Zurich, who served with the RAMC in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia. After the war he became a follower of Ouspensky and Gourdjieff, the metaphysicists. In this account of the miltary events in Iraq during and after the fall of Kut, he, naturally, paid much attention to the medical condition of the British troops, field hospitals, malnutrition, and unsafe food supplies.