The Maidstone Magazine, Vol 1. 1915
Signed by Lt Alfred Geoffrey Crummack, lost at sea in 1918 on H.M. Submarine H10
First edition, hardback with gilt submarine to upper board. 20 × 13cm, 250pp.
This copy was owned and has been signed by A G Crummack to the ffep. He was Lieutenant Alfred Geoffrey Crummack, R.N.R., and he has handwritten his service record: "H.M.S. Maidstone, H.M. Submarine H5, E22, E4, E53, H.M.S. Alecto, H.M. Submarine H10" (he has also annotated in pencil that E22 was sunk by a U-Boat on April 21st, 1916. Lt. Crummack was one of the 22 crew who were lost when H10 failed to return after a patrol in the North Sea. H10's fate is unknown but its thought to be destroyed by either an enemy mine, accident or malfunction. Lt Crummack was 24 and from York.
This bound souvenir edition collects thirteen issues of The Maidstone Magazine (incorporating "Pandora Piffle" and "The Alecto Argus" and is of the usual standard of Great War humour from the British services...
The cloth binding is rather faded, bumped and rubbed, with a fray to the front joint. The endpapers are tanned but the main body of text in good order but some pages cut open rather scruffily.Sold