San Francisco: Printed for Private Circulation, 1917. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo size, 55 pp. Near fine. Item #17120203
First edition in book format of these letters, originally addressed to Miss Mary Louise Phelan, the aunt of Reginald Noel Sullivan. This publication was meant as Christmas souvenir for the friends and family of the author. Sullivan was a "peace loving American" who felt a strong sense of duty to enlist during WWI, but was more interested in serving to save lives. His witty observations of current events and account of day-to-day life in the American Ambulance Field Service offer a unique snapshot of the period.___DESCRIPTION: Original gray-green wrappers with a printed paper title label affixed to the upper wrapper, mounted black and white frontisportrait of the author; octavo size (8 3/8" by 5 3/4"), [i-ii]  2-53 pp., first edition.___CONDITION: Near fine overall, the wraps clean and with only minimal wear, the binding solid, and internally clean with no prior owner marks; some minor age toning to the text pages, a small area on the back wrap of tan paper which has adhered, and some minor wear to the head of the backstrip, a near fine copy.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.