Soldier Songs. London: Herber Jenkins, 1917. Limited Edition of 280 Copies, on hand-made paper, Signed by the Author. Publisher's green buckram, margins ruled in blind, title stamped in gilt to upper cover and spine. Paper-clip residual marks to top margins of preliminary leaves, otherwise a near fine copy. Patrick MacGill (1889-1963) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as 'The Navvy Poet' as he had worked as a navvy (a labourer) in Scotland before he began his writing career. MacGill served in the London Irish Rifles and was wounded in the Battle of Loos. One of several fine collections of verse on the "war to end all wars" it stands with that of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.