New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. Translated from the French by Jeffrey E. Jeffrey. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First edition. Controversial memoir of the First World War based on the author's experiences as a member of the French General Headquarters staff. Pierrefeu (1883-1940) also employs the figure of Plutarch to raise the question of leadership and expose the superstition of military genius. Octavo. Original purple cloth binding, with decorative red stamping and gilt titles. Small bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with some occasional mild edgewear and a small tape repair to the verso. Better than very good. Scarce. (Inventory #: 64478)
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