Spanish rehearsal; an eyewitness in Spain during the Civil War (1936-1939), foreword by William F. Buckley, Jr.

Old Greenwich: The Devin-Adair Company, 1974. xxiii, 231p. + 8p. photos, first Devin-Adair edition, dj, very good. Includes a 7p. intro to this new edition by Lunn, curious first for its reprint status; why, for starters. Then the newly-added subtitle, which is misleading; Buckley's 2p. intro establishes that, second paragraph: "It would misrepresent" says Buckley, "to say that Lunn was an eyewitness observer in the sense that a front-line soldier was. But he spent several dazzling weeks during a critical part of the war in Spain;" a strangely weak justification, how many on both sides spent longer intervals closer! Shall we guess that Buckley is making the best of the least manufactured accounts that contradict "the antifractuosities of George Orwell, Wyndham Lewis, and Arthur Koestler." Buckley further promotes his man by noting that Lunn "was knighted in 1952 for services to ski-ing and Anglo-Swiss relations"

Cat.No: 12107
ISBN: 0815968191

Price: $15.00