The Diary of an English Resident in France
During Twenty-Two Weeks of War Time (1915)
First edition, hardback with printed titling to spine and upper board. 19 × 12.5cm, 357pp.
Rowland Strong (1865–1924) was a British journalist and this book records his life in France during the first few months of the Great War. The horrors had not yet been experienced and he talks of troop movements and administrative problems, while slowly the advance of the German army becomes more and ore apparent. He travels to and from London as well as staying in Nice, Monte Carlo, Villefranche, Toulon, Paris, Rouen, Le Havre, Southampton, London, Dieppe, Provins, Montceaux St Bon, Champrosay, Reims, Bordeaux, Tarascon, and Marseille.
A good copy. The cloth is torn for about 1cm to the head of the rear joint and lightly rubbed to the spine ends. There is a prize label to the front pastedown but otherwise this is in good condition.