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SANDES (Major E.W,C., DSO, MC, RE) Tales of Turkey. 1st Ed., xiii+173pp., 7 photos. Murray. 1924  #62569
[HLMainPic] Incidents & adventures of the author whilst a Prisoner of War in Turkey 1916-18, including the fall of Kut (when the author was captured, &c.): "Few men... can truly describe a country or a nation till they have lived among the common people in that country for several years & have observed them under all conditions & in all moods... if my narrative... throws a ray or two of light on a country which is now much in the public eye, I shall feel that my two & a half years in Turkey were well spent..." - Preface. Orig. red cloth, sp. sunned o/w VG & rare with armorial bookplate & pencil ownership inscrip. of R.D. Merriman, an officer of the Royal Indian Marine who was also taken PoW at the fall of Kut & who has made several interesting pencil annotations to the text. See illustrations on our website.   £165

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