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L'Appel au Soldat

Maurice Barrès

This is the fifth of 11 novels with a dust jacket designed by Blampied in the Collection Nelson.

This copy illustrated might be the first edition as it is priced 2 francs 50, and the advertisement on the back is for Nelson's Continental Library, which was only published between about 1916 and 1920, so the whole of the wrapper is illustrated.

Maurice Barrès (English) (French) (1862-1923) was a French journalist, novelist and politician. L'Appel au Soldat was first published by Fasquelle in Paris in 1900.

First edition thus

Bibliography code: NED-19.3

Publisher: Nelson Editeurs, Paris

Series: Collection Nelson 164

Year: [1919]

Format: 16 mo

Pages: pp 576

Binding: cream cloth decorated in green and purple design with author and title in green in roundel on cover; title, author and decoration in green and purple with N in middle, and publisher in green at base

Size: 160 x 110 mm

Dust jacket signed: Blam, faintly, lower left in grass

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 2 francs 50

Printing history: edition dated 1933 seen

Printed by: Imprimerie Nelson, Édimbourg, Écosse

Image of front panel and spine of dust jacket

Ful jacket, perhaps of first edition (click to enlarge)