THE BOWMEN And Other Legends of the War [at head of title page: The Angels of Mons]. With an introduction by the Author. Arthur MACHEN.

THE BOWMEN And Other Legends of the War [at head of title page: The Angels of Mons]. With an introduction by the Author.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1915. Second Edition. Octavo, original light blue pictorial boards stamped in dark blue on spine and front panel - the second issue binding; this edition was also issued in red leather titled in gilt. 133 pp., frontispiece. Bookplate of the Clinton K. Judy Memorial library, California Institute of Technology on front paste-down, ink name "Judy" on front flyleaf. Front flyleaf with a neatly repaired tear, spine leaned and with reading creases, front board just holding. A good copy. Issued in the same year as the first printing, this stated "Second Edition" is actually very scarce. There are some significant differences to the First Edition - the addition of a silhouette portrait of the author by Baron Scotfield as a frontispiece, the Introduction and Postscript are merged and augmented, and two additional stories, "The Little Nations" and "The Men from Troy" are added. Goldstone & Sweetser 14c. Item #311813

¶ Supernatural fantasy, written as a true story, now the stuff of legend. First published in 'The Evening News' after the Battle of Mons in 1914, it told how British troops were miraculously rescued from the Germans by a ghostly St. George and his bowmen of Agincourt. Widely accepted as true, the incident is regularly referred to in books of occult lore and histories of the Great War.

Price: $100.00