New edition of this photo-illustrated book of war games to be played with toy soldiers, written as WWI loomed, in the scarce original dust jacket.
Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket.
Alongside the photographs of lead soldiers set up for battle, H. G. Wells weaves a fictional memoir of the bombastic, mustachioed General H. G. W. of the Blue Army. Published only a year before Britain's entry into WWI, LITTLE WARS is a rather prescient collection of modern (if simple) battle tactics.
London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, (1931). 6.75'' x 8.75''. Original green pictorial cloth binding. Original unclipped (5s.) dust jacket. Green topstain. Illustrated with line drawings and black-and-white photographs. 116 pages. Jacket with light edgewear, a few small closed tears; a bit of toning to spine and rear, two tiny tape repairs to reverse. Binding with a hint of edgewear, a couple spots of darkening. A bit of toning to half-title page. Clean.
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