Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F. "Woodbine Willie". Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne.
Title ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE.
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1918, first Canadian edition.
Seller ID 22302
99 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems by a padre who served with the 46th and 24th Infantry Divisions of the B.E.F. during World War I. He earned th e nickname "Woodbine Willie" for dispensing the practical comfort of cigarettes along with his prayers for wounded and dying soldiers in France. Includes: The Sorrow of God; Prayer Before an Attack; Christmas; A Scrap of Paper; A Mother Un d e r s t a n d s ; English Land in France; His Mate; What are We Fighting for?, etc. Samll greeting inscription on preliminary page, book cracked at pages 86/87 and 38/39 - pages holding firmly, very small erased pencil check mark on page 98, spin e sl ig ht ly t wi st ed , darkening and foxing on top of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, damp mark at fore-edge of front board, light soiling. Good+