Hard Cover. London: Duckworth and Co., 1914. 1st Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, first printing, first issue with 20 page publisher's catalog at the rear of the text. Publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Near fine, with some light wear to the spine ends, a hint of toning to the spine, bright gilt, some light offsetting to the endpapers, short closed tear to the margin of page 35/36, a few scattered spots of toning to the otherwise clean pages. Roberts A6.a1 The Prussian Officer is Lawrence's first collection of short stories that includes twelve pieces that were previously published in a variety of literary magazines including the English Review, Smart Set, Pearsons, and Forum, among others. In addition to the titular story, this volume contains "The Thorn in the Flesh," "Daughters of the Vicar," "A Fragment of Stained Glass," "The Shades of Spring," "Second Best," "The Shadow in the Rose Garden," "Goose Fair," "The White Stocking," "A Sick Collier," "The Christening," and "Odour of Chrysanthemums." Interestingly, "The Prussian Officer" was originally published under the title "Honour and Arms," but the title was changed by the publisher at the last minute, a change that Roberts notes was "much to Lawrence's displeasure." This first edition of The Prussian Officer precedes the first American edition by two years.