In Parenthesis

A rare second impression from 1937; David Jones' magnificent Great War verse and prose.


David Jones


Faber & Faber, London, 1937
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Printing Details

First edition, second impression. Hardback with printed titling to spine. 22.5 × 14cm, 225pp.

Full title: In Parenthesis sennyessit e gledyf vm penn mameu

In Parenthesis narrates the experiences of English Private John Ball in a mixed English-Welsh regiment starting with embarkation from England and ending seven months later with the assault on Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme. The work employs a mixture of lyrical verse and prose, is highly allusive, and ranges in tone from formal to Cockney colloquial and military slang. The book is illustrated with two drawings by David Jones as well as map drawn by him at the Front.


A good copy. There is spotted foxing to rear board, page edges and prelims, and a small tear to the rear joint at the head of the spine. However, the main body of text is in good clean condition, and the inner binding is secure.

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