Memphis: Davis Printing Company, (1933),
First Edition. small octavo, embossed wrappers with photographic label of Grider on front cover. 111pp. Davis Printing Company, Item #30243
"Marse John" was John McGavock Grider, a 1st Lt. attached to No. 85 Squadron RFC. This work is largely based on letters collected by his aunt with a short family biography. Grider enlisted in aviation in June, 1917, received training at Rantoul Field, IL and England at Oxford, Grantham, and Scotland, and reached the front on May 21, 1918. Grider was killed in combat on June 18, 1918. Illustrated. Light wear as usual to edges of wrappers. Lable on front wrapper is worn and chipped. Small scuff to lower back wrapper. Text block clean and bright. A very scarce book.