Edward Verral Lucas (1868-1938) was a prolific English writer. Max Beerbohm said that he spoke fewer words than he wrote. The novel is in the form of letters written by members of the fictional Haven family between 1914 and 1916, many of which were about the war. It is listed as a Great War novel and the dust jacket shown here can also be seen at a site devoted to Great War dust jackets with the jacket of the first edition, published by Methuen in 1916.
Bibliography code: NCL-17.4
Series: Nelson's Continental Library 39
Publisher: T. Nelson & Sons, 189, rue Saint-Jacques, Paris
Format: 16 mo in two gatherings (1-1a=4pp;1a-2=12pp)
Pages: 283, 4 pp adverts
Binding: Printed thin card wrappers
Size: 164 x 118 mm
Dust jacket signed: Blampied lower right
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 franc on spine and wrapper
Printed by: Imprimerie Nelson, Édimbourg, Écosse
Dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Notes: The figure sitting at the desk was also used on the dust jacket of the novel The Waters of Jordan by Horace A. Vachell published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in 1918.