Count your Dead they are Alive or a New War in the Making.

London, Lovat Dickson Limited, [1937].

8vo, pp. vii, [1], 358; publisher’s yellow cloth, printed in blue with a design by Lewis, white dustjacket printed in black with a similar design by Lewis; slightly foxed at extremities and to fore-edge, but a very good copy in a good jacket (edges reinforced on verso); bookplate of the journalist and later friend of Lewis D. G. Bridson, with scattered pencil marks by him in the margins; laid in loose is a publisher’s review request slip giving the date of publication as 26 April 1937.


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First edition. ‘Perhaps his worst political squib … Count Your Dead takes up the argument for an Anglo-German rapprochement where Left Wings over Europe had left off, using the issue of “non-intervention” in the Spanish War as an additional ground for attacking British policy in Europe’ (Bridson). It employs a persona, ‘Ned’, literary executor to one ‘Launcelot Nidwit’, whose leftist standpoint is laid out in 24 ‘Thoughts’.

See Bridson, ‘Ned and the Dead’, The Filibuster, pp. 166-187. Pound & Grover A24a; Morrow & Lafourcade A24.

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