The Boys of the Old Glee Club (Soldier's autograph book, Company "Q" Dev. Bn. No. 4, Camp Upton, N.Y.)
[World War I Military Autograph Book] James Whitcomb Riley , Will Vawter(illus.)
Place Published: Indianapolis
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers
Date Published: 1907
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 40841
Octavo [23.5 cm] Light green cloth over boards lettered and ornamentally stamped in gilt, white and green. Deckled fore edges and decorative endpapers. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard. Illustrations by Will Vawter. Designs by Franklin Booth. Good plus condition. The extremities are mildly rubbed, bumped and soiled. The text block is cracked here and there, however the book is still sturdy.
With numerous mounted contemporary photographs, and enduring inscriptions from fellow soldiers and military personnel. The inscriptions were written in November of 1918. This particular copy belonged to Captain Milo O. Bennett from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and includes signatures and friendly musings from Barney Blumenthal (Bugler), Sergeant Joseph P. Kelly, Corporal Sam Gordon, Corporal Martin D. Agostino, among many others.