New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1931. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Original red cloth. Spine slightly faded, front hinge tender, a very good copy. Item #409237
First edition. With an ALS by the dedicatee Sir Gilbert Parker laid-in thanking Chambers for dedicating the book to him, one page, London, 6 December 1931: "... I am touched by your kind act. You are a writer who commands the attention of the whole world. May it long continue..." The printed dedication reads: "Dedicated to my old friend Sir Gilbert Parker who could have done this job much better than I have done it." Parker (1862-1932) was a Canadian novelist and British politician whose best books centered on the lives and histories of French Canadians. Fitting then that Chambers should dedicate this novel of the French & Indian War to him.