First edition of My Rhineland Journal by Major General Henry T. Allen, inscribed to author and journalist, Julian Street.
Octavo, xvi, , 593pp, [8pp]. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Complete with battlefield maps and numerous full-page photographs. Frontispiece portrait opposite title page. Newspaper clippings affixed to front pastedown endpaper. Light rubbing to tips and spine. Issued without dust jacket. Signed on the front free endpaper: “To Julian Street, in warm remembrance of Oglethorpe days from his friend, Henry T. Allen. Washington, D.C. Nov. 30th, 1923.” Additional three-page letter from Allen to Street, with references to George C. Marshall and General Frank Parker. A unique association copy.
Major General Henry T. Allen (1859-1930) commanded the 90th Infantry Division during World War I. At the conclusion of the war, he was appointed commander of the American Forces in Germany. Earlier in life, he received national acclaim for his exploration of the Copper River in Alaska (1885), along with the Tanana and Koyukuk rivers, traversing over 1,500 miles through unexplored terrain. His expedition has been compared to Lewis and Clark in its scope. Allen died in 1930 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The recipient of this book, Julian Leonard Street (1878-1947), was an American writer and reporter for the New York Mail and Express.