London: Victor Printing Co., n.d., ca. 1920. Broadside. Fine. Single sheet printed letterpress on both sides and folded once to make 4pp, approximately 5 by 7½ inches.Title is on upper cover, with "Please Buy a Copy, 1914 to 1918. Buy British" and an illustration of a serviceman. Inside is the poem proper: "'Twas in the month of August in the year Nineteen Fourteen,Our land was plunged in horror, the greatest ever seen....A word to you, employers -- Give us something we can do!"Altogether 13 stanzas of four lines each, AABB rhyming scheme.The rear cover has only the logo of the Victor Printing Co. on Pentonville Road, London.This is possibly the first printing of this poem, which was later printed with calendars for 1930 and 1931. We note also a 1920's printing from Adelaide, but no copies of this printing has surfaced in our research.In fine, as new condition.
(Inventory #: 19846)
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