First edition, first printing. 8vo. Blue boards with gilt titles. Pictorial dustwrapper by Broom Lynne. A fine copy with clean boards. Internally very clean with no inscriptions. Small retailers label [Foyles] to front endpaper. Appears unread. The near fine/fine dustwrapper is fresh and clean with no wear. Original price of 12/6net to front flap. A lovely fresh copy.
The fourth novel in the Chronicles of Ancient Sunlight series. The book starts at the beginning of the First World War with Phillip at the Battle of Ypres. Interestingly, the first edition of this title carries acknowledgement to Sylvia Pankhurst's book "The Home Front" as the source of background characters and actions.