Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

German Prisoners In Great Britain

London: Tillotson & Son, 1916. Hardcover. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8"). 62 pp. With a title leaf and one page of text (remainder of pages are photographs of every aspect of life in the camps). Khaki printed dust jacket lettered in brown, over thin cardboard covers lettered in brown. Laid in at front is a somewhat foxed gifting bookplate, "With the Compliments of Sir Gilbert Parker." Dust jacket has a few small chips, and spine is reinforced with clear tape. Boards and blank endpapers are a bit soiled and foxed.

This is a collection of b/w photographs depicting life of German prisoners in six of the largest English prison camps (Donington Hall, Alexandra Palace, Dorchester, Handforth, Lofthouse Park and Eastcote) during World War I. They were taken by the photographic section of the Royal Flying Corps and displayed at the Wurtemberg War Exhibition. Prisoners volunteered to be photographed and many purchased copies available for sale in the camps.

Sir Gilbert Parker (1862-1932) was a Canadian novelist and historian, and a member of the British Parliament from 1902 to 1918, He presumably oversaw the camps and/or wrote the introduction. very good - / good +. Item #52709

Price: $95.00

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