Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed ("Compliments of") and signed by the poet. Blue cloth with titles in gilt octavo. Textblock square, some general light wear to cover, titles bright. Top edge gilt, interior bright, clean in tight binding. 139 pages. Very Good. Item #84457
Erwin Clarkson Garrett (1879-1954)was a highly decorated U.S. Soldier (Decorated Order of Purple Heart, Silver Star (United States), regiment and division awarded the fourragère from French Government)
Poet states in his preface that first part of book is composed of army experiences when serving as a private during the "Philippine Insurrection" (1899-1902) serving in Companies L and G, 23rd US infantry and 5th U.S. Cavalry (both "Regulars"), followed by verses on various subjects.
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