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Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria Morior
(United Kingdom), 1920. Small quarto. (21)pp. A hand-calligraphed, hand-painted manuscript devoted to national pride and grief during the Great War. Miniature watercolors show fruiting trees, soaring biplanes, and a view of Westminster Abbey from across the River Thames. To these Mackenzie has added a variety of initials and borders, including an impressively decorated (and unfinished) "G" at the opening of "God Save the King," which, along with its musical score, conclude the manuscript. Other texts are attributed to Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, J. Thompson, Duncan Tovey, Thomas Campbell, and Rudyard Kipling. In every instance both textual and artistic, Mackenzie employs an array of colors, including royal blue, light blue, orange, brown, and red. An impressive display of patriotism around so great a loss. Bound with thread in plain wrappers, with title appearing on upper cover. Some soiling to exterior, else near fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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