Elmira Printing Company, 1916. Item #3744
BACON, Alexander S. THE MILITARY PREPAREDNESS OF A GIANT. Elmira, NY: Elmira Printing Company, 1916. 12mo., printed tan wraps; 64 pages. Third Edition. The author, a West Point graduate and attorney, pens a treatise on America's preparedness for war and the involvement of the Masons ("even house dogs sometimes go mad") in it. "At the conclusion of this war, the United States will be the only first-class military power left." "The ideal American is a Masonic American, the friend of all mankind, a Big Brother, ready to defend and help." And while this book apparently went through at least three editions, none appear in the marketplace that I can locate. Inscribed by Bacon on the front cover "Compliments of Alexander S. Bacon." Also signed on the front cover by Volney A. Smith, Esq." I have been unable to find any connection with either Bacon or Smith with the Masons. None-the-less, an unusual and scarce essay on America's involvement in World War I. Very Good (some loss top of spine (contents clean & tight). Rare! $250.00.