London: John Lane of the Bodley Head, n.d. [circa late 1910s]. Edition not stated. Small quarto (23.5cm); grey/pictorial paper over boards, quarterbound in slate blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt; [60pp]. Boards rubbed and chipped, especially about extremities, and soiled with mild dampstaining; bumping to corners w/ material loss; top edge stained red (faded); slight foxing throughout text, else sound. Very Good.
Rhymes of the Red Triangle is a delightfully witty celebration of the wartime care efforts by the women and men of the YMCA canteens, follies, foibles and all. Author Hampden Gordon wrote a few similar books of verse during this time, including Our Hospital ABC (about an ANZAC hospital) and its sequel Our Girls in Wartime. The fabulous chromo-lithographed illustrations are by Joyce Dennys, who was also a noted author and humorist. This book is undated, but is given a 1918 date in OCLC; an advertisement for it also appears in a 1919 issue of The International Studio.