[First World War commemoration.] Printed pamphlet with fold-out plan: 'The Empire's War Memorial and a Project for a British Imperial University of Commerce by Ernest H. Taylor and J. B. Black, M.A., B.A.'

Ernest H. Taylor; J. B. Black [Isambard Owen, W. H. Hadow, H. F. Wilson, Angus Watson, T. J. Lennard, A. K. Wright] ['The Empire's War Memorial'; First World War commemoration]
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Edinburgh: Macniven & Wallace, 138 Princes Street, 1920.
SKU: 22262

56pp, 8vo. With fold-out 'Chart indicating the suggested arrangement of buildings etc:' at rear, 29.5 x 53.5 cm. In grey printed wraps. Internally in good condition, lightly aged, in worn and torn wraps which are becoming detached. With label, stamp and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Reference Library. Black's preface (pp.5-6) begins by explaining that 'The ideas embodied in the following pages are the product of some eight months incarceration in Germany. At Rastatt, Baden, several hundreds of British officers, taken prisoner in the March offensive (1918), were collected, prior to being sent to the various permanent camps for prisoners-of-war. There, the idea occurred to Mr Taylor, then a prisoner-of-war like myself, of establishing what he termed a “Future Career Society.”' The description of the plan (pp.7-22) is titled 'A Project for a Memorial', and is dated 'Mainz, Germany | Sept. 1918'. The last of nine appendices contains 'Some Criticisms' (pp.49-56), in letters from Isambard Owen, W. H. Hadow, H. F. Wilson, Angus Watson, T. J. Lennard and A. K. Wright. Six copies on COPAC, but now scarce.