Manila: Kemlein & Johnson, 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth, stamped in blind and white. Light shelf wear but in very good condition overall. Signature of Cusater Hanks, Battery A 5th Regt. US Field Artillery and dated May 1908 in the Philippines. Item #1238701
Scarce collection of poetry dealing with the American occupation of the Philippines in the early 20th century. Includes the author's most famous poem "You're Always in the Way". Price, a private in the US Army Hospital Corps, wrote the poem as a scathing indictment of an officer who ordered this song played at the funeral of a young US Marine. Price was arrested and scheduled to be court-martialed but the weight of Army opinion was strong enough that the charges were dropped. The officer who ordered the song played was courtmartialed but acquitted.