The War and After
Short Chapters on Subjects of Serious Practical Import for the Average Citizen in A.D. 1915 Onwards
First edition, first printing. Small hardback bound in the original paper covered boards with printed titling. 16.5 × 10.5cm, xiii + 235pp.
A collection of thoughts on the state of the World War in 1915 by the renowned physicist and spiritualist. The book is in three sections: the past, the present, and the future and covers such ideas as German philosophy and characteristics, savagery, pacifism, the outcome, the future of Europe... The preface is dated May 1915, his son Raymond was killed in September 1915 in Flanders, and Oliver was to write of his attempts to communicate with his spirit.
A rare first printing but in worn condition. The boards are rubbed with wear to the joints, and the pages tanned, However, the book remains in good readable condition.