Me and Bad Eye and Slim: The Diary of a Buck Private [*SIGNED*]

By: Harvey, Bartle M.

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(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked, several corners bumped, slight fading to spine cloth, old bookseller's rubber stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith, Acres of Books)]. (B&W cartoon illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second front endpaper: "Best wishes / Conrad [or possibly "Comrade"] E.W. Gilliland / "Buckshot" 4-14-32." [See note.] Putatively humorous account, in diary format, of a young recruit's experiences in World War I. The author strives for a vernacular sort of narrative voice, but fortunately doesn't go overboard with it; a lot of it is confined to eccentric spellings ("wasent," "makeing," "stumick," etc.) The author's signature as "Buckshot" is explained by an acknowledgement note: "Acknowledgement is made to the American Legion Weekly Bulletin of Los Angeles, in which several of these characters and incidents have appeared in the column, 'Buckshot, by the Buck Private,' written by the author." Signed by Author

Title: Me and Bad Eye and Slim: The Diary of a Buck Private [*SIGNED*]

Author: Harvey, Bartle M.

Edition: First Edition

Illustrator: Illustrated by Paul Rockwood

Location Published: (n.p.), From the Press of Chas. F. Davis: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Inscription: Signed by Author

Categories: Humor

Seller ID: 22860

Keywords: world war i signed