Item #H26340 Ballads of the Border, The Weakling and Other Pictures of the Mobilization. William Hervey Allen.
Ballads of the Border, The Weakling and Other Pictures of the Mobilization
Ballads of the Border, The Weakling and Other Pictures of the Mobilization
Ballads of the Border, The Weakling and Other Pictures of the Mobilization

Ballads of the Border, The Weakling and Other Pictures of the Mobilization

El Paso: William Hervey Allen/ McMath Printing, 1916. First Printing. Wraps. Author's first book. Approximately 7 x 5 inches, wraps, 43pp. Very good, light uneven toning to covers. Allen received a BS in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1915 where he contributed to the humor magazine The Pitt Panther. Allen served as a 2nd lieutenant in the 18th Pennsylvania Infantry on the Mexican border in 1916 during the Pancho Villa Expedition. That year he published a collection of poems, Ballads of the Border. He also served as a lieutenant, and later a company commander of Company "B" of the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment of the 28th (Keystone) Division, United States Army during World War I and fought in the Aisne-Marne offensive July–August 1918. He was wounded in action at Fismes in August 1918. He also taught English to French soldiers at Favernay. He's best known for "Anthony Adverse," a blockbuster novel set in western Pennsylvania that is regarded as a precursor of the modern historical novel. Very good. Item #H26340

Price: $400.00

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