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All Else is Folly 1st UK signed by Acland…

On the 17th April Alan Hewer over at Great War Dust Jackets wrote: I last saw Acland’s ‘All Else is Folly’ in John Marrin’s Catalogue no.48 where it was priced at £85. I failed to buy it then as I … Continue reading

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All Else is Folly – First UK Edition Dust Jacket….

We’ve been on compassionate leave from Field Punishment for the past few months, but that doesn’t mean our obsessive collecting has slowed a jot.  We recently added a spectacular copy of the first British edition of Peregrine Acland’s All Else … Continue reading

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Acland in the Regimental History – Part III….

This is the third and final post documenting each significant mention of Peregrine Acland in Kim Beattie’s marvelous regimental history, The 48th Highlanders of Canada: 1891-1928. As you’ll recall, Acland was lightly wounded in the action at Mont Sorrel but … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell letter to Peregrine Acland….

It has been a good week here at Field Punishment No. 1.  I’ve recently discovered several newspaper articles about and by Peregrine Acland, I sniped an auction on ebay for a hard to find edition (with jacket no less) of Folly, … Continue reading

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Acland Inscription….

I have mentioned before that I’m a book collector; one of the facets of collecting I love is discovering some interesting and obscure tidbit about an author or a particular book as a result of the hunt for the rare … Continue reading

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The Toronto Drill Hall…

In the final pages of All Else is Folly, Alec Falcon sits alone in the gallery (i.e. the balcony) of the unnamed Toronto Drill Hall, waiting for the pipers to lead the men of the regiment into the armoury. Falcon reflects … Continue reading

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A Further Note on the Grosset & Dunlap Edition of Folly…

I came across this wrapper in a dealer’s catalogue early this morning.  This particular example is wrapped around a copy of The Maltese Falcon (which is way out of my price range) but that offers some evidence of why the Grosset & … Continue reading

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