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.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1915. First American Edition. Octavo, original light brown pictorial paper-covered boards stamped in dark brown on spine and front panel. 77 pp + [2] pp ads at rear. Light wear to edges of covers, a few small stains; a very good clean copy. The text of this US edition follows that of the 1st UK edition. Goldstone & Sweetser 14d. Item #311814

¶ 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.

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