Newark: Barse & Hopkins, 1921. First American Edition. Octavo (18.5cm); dark green cloth, stamped in gilt, in color pictorial dustwrapper; 220pp. Rubbing to boards along spine joints and rear lower edge. Dustwrapper exhibits dampstains (verso) along spine, with rubbing to extremities; moderate chipping to edges w/ material loss (especially along rear top edge); front panel scratched. Textblock preliminaries toned; dampstaining to top edge; Very Good in Good dustwrapper.
Join popular English-Canadian author/poet Robert W. Service (a.k.a "The Bard of the Yukon") as he recalls colorful places and personalities observed in a Parisian Latin Quarter garret, shortly before the outbreak of war. In reality, Service did live in Paris for a time, before and after WWI. Before the war, he posed as a painter in the Latin Quarter; after his wartime service as an ambulance driver with the American Red Cross, he settled into to a wealthier lifestyle and gathered material for this semi-autobiographical book of verse.