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MACKENZIE, Compton. Eastern epic. Volume I September 1939 - March 1943: Defence.

London. Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition.
8vo. Volume I only. xxiv, 623pp, [1]. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Inked ownership inscription of John Douglas Slim (1927-2019), son of Field Marshal William Slim, to recto of FFEP.
The first edition of the first volume of Compton Mackenzie's (1883-1972) commissioned history of the Army of India during the Second World War. A second volume was planned, but seemingly never published.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 25945