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Murray 1919. Stirring stuff for boys
Cassell 1916. Rarely seen with this fine cover
Cassell 1917. The follow up
3 from the Blood-thirsty Brigadier. Cape 1930, Werner Laurie 1930 & Michael Joseph 1937
Scribner 1917. A young soldier tries to desert at Salonika
4 books from Coningsby Dawson. His authorship of ‘Love of an Unknown Soldier’ is revealed on the jacket of ‘Test of Scarlet’
Hutchinson 1930. Novel with graphic scenes of the Canadian Artillery in the last days of the war.
Bodley Head 1919 & 1923 below. Fictional letters
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Benn 1929. Novel. The author was an officer with the 9th POW Volunteers.
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Cecil Palmer 1932 1st Field Company, Northumbrian R. E.
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A L Burt 1915 Short stories by War reporter
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John Lane 1918. Essays & reflections on his time at the front.
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John Lane 1918. The Story of America in France.
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Scribner 1914. War journalism in Brussels, Paris & at Soissons
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Hamilton 1936 (f.p. 1934). Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. A Collection of Flying stories both real & imagined.(from Renzo)
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John Lane 1919 (from Fons)
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Doubleday 1930 & 1948 re-issue. True story of a stray Alaskan husky who won the Croix de Guerre with the ‘Blue Devils’ during the war. (from Fons Oltheten)
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Bell 1934. A Caucasian Princess disguised as a man fights with the Russian army on the Austrian Front & later witnesses the Revolution.

Hamilton 1934. Jacket by Leonard Bridgman. Memoirs of the leading Belgian flying ace and shooter down of balloons.

 

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Constable 1936. The eminent American brain surgeon’s outstanding front line journal.

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The Enormous Room by e e cummings Boni 1922 (1st & 3rd printings). His incarceration at La Ferte Masse in Normandy. Modern Library ed. 1934 & UK 1st from Cape 1928 with an introduction by Robert Graves (from Anthony Sillem Books)

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Doran 1938. US ed of the book below.

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Florin Books 1937 Cheaper reissue (from Michael Taylor)

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No Joke by Crascredo Country Life 1929. What passed for humour back then - the drawings are OK though.

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With the 9th Light Horse by Major T. Darley Hassell Press. Adelaide 1924. 1st unit ashore at Gallipoli then in Sinai - Palestine Campaign (from JRF)

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Morrow 1929 Jacket by C. C. Snell (from William Erti)

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The Queen of Spies by Thomas Coulson Constable 1935. The life of Louise de Bettignies.

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History of the 60th Division by Col. P. Dalbiac Allen & Unwin 1927 With the 2/2 Londons in Macedonia, Sinai & Palestine (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Naval Operations Vol. III Longmans 1923. One of 9 vols. In this part of the Official History of the War

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Hodder 1919 Minesweeping with the Royal Navy (from Andrew Harrison)

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12 Years in the Foreigh Legion by A R Cooper. Angus & Robertson 1933 (Pub. In UK by Jarrolds as ‘The Man who liked Hell’) Joined the legion before the War & returned to it after serving in the Dardanelles (from Andrew Harrison)

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Scribner 1916 & Duckworth 1916

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Longmans 1938 2nd (revised) edition

And all for what by D. W. J. Cuddeford Heath Cranton 1933. A  rare account of an officer’s time on the Western Front with the Highland Light Infantry (from John Etheridge)

Secker 1916 (by T. W. H. Crosland)

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Blue Ribbon Books 1932 Tie-in with the Greta Garbo movie - front & back covers

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Follow the Leader by Clyde Brion Davis Farrar & Rinehart 1942. Novel of a US infantryman & his subsequent rise to fame. Memorable description of scenes on a troopship (from Fons)

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Italy during the World War by Salvatore A. Cotillo Christopher Publishing, Boston 1922

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Grosset & Dunlap (1941) showing Gary Cooper in a still from the film. (dealers often list this ed. as 1922, 19 years before the films release!)

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Hurst & Blackett 1936 2nd imp. Illustrated by the author. This sadly forgotten but finely written memoir details the author’s service with the Royal Naval Division at Gallipoli.

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Privately printed. Oxford 1921 Wrappers only but this outstanding memoir by Major Crum of his time with the KRRC & setting up of a sniping school is too important to be lost elsewhere.

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Hodder or Doran 1917. The inside story of Germany at War (from JRF)

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British Campaigns in Africa & the Pacific by Edmund Dane Hodder 1919 (from Geoffrey Miller)

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Funk & Wagnalls 1922 (from Royal Books)

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Sampson, Low 1919. An official War correspondent looks at the role of the AIF in the battles of 1918 (from Nick Fletcher).

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Little, Brown 1934. Illustrated by Richard Bartlett (from Fons)

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Longmans 1916. A chaplain’s view but a fascinating narrative nonetheless. Well illustrated.

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Robert Hale 1937. 1st Batt. Connaught Rangers. From the Delhi Durbar of 1911 to the Western Front & Mesopotamia & on to service with T. E. Lawrence & the Moplah Rebellion.

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American Legion 1938. On the staff of the AEF at the Meuse-Argonne (from Ed Conroy)

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Privately Printed 1915 in wrappers. His posthumous diaries & letters edited by the author’s father.

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John Lane 1918 (by John Crofts) from the ‘On Active Service Series’ (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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John Murray 1931. (by R. G. Coulson) Occupation of the Rhineland
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Hodder 1918. Lightly fictionalised account of the British Mercantile Marines in the War (from Babylon Revisited)

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Letters from Helles by Sir Henry Darlington Longmans 1936. Lt.Col. 1/5 Manchesters describes his time at Gallipoli (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Cambridge University Press 1936 His analysis suggests there was little British input to the overall course of the War.

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Hutchinson 1916 (by Monica Cosens) A rare example of a jacket showing women on War-work.

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Macmillan 1919

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John Lane 1918. From the ‘On Active Service Series’

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Erskine Macdonald 1918 enlarged ed. (1st privately printed 1917). Captain RAMC

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Cape 1922. Cumming’s account of his time with the 91st & 110th Brigades.

Hutchinson 1935. Personal memoir with the 5th Royal Artillery Brigade.
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Hodder 1919 2nd enlarged edition (from Tom Donovan)

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Collins 1919. A series of essays on the insanity of War & the need for peace.

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Stockwell 1965. First hand account of his time with the 1st & 12th Essex at Suvla Bay, the Western Front & as a POW in Germany. (Stockwell was a vanity publisher which may account for the extreme scarcity of much of its output).

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Reed (NZ) 1937. The story of Sq.Ldr. McGregor who flew with the 54th & 85th Sq. during the War (from Renzo).

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Herbert Jenkins 1920. Humorous novel. The button was made from a magic lantern!
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Eveleigh Nash & Grayson 1930. A Naval adventure novel roving from Buenos Aires to Jutland.

(from Babylon Revisited).

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Angus Robertson 1933. With the Australian Light Horse (from JRF)
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Doubleday 1930 Jacket by George Illian. A young man returns from the front to reclaim his old life (from Babylon Revisited).

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John Murray 1917. Company & Battalion commander with 1st Herts up to the Battle of Loos then Command of 68th Brigade. Highly readable account.

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Hodder 1917. Front line stories. (taken from Ebay. A poor quality picture but rare enough to merit inclusion).
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John Murray 1919. Commanded the 11th Royal Scots & 27th (Lowland) Brigade. Excellent memoir by a sympathetic officer.

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Thomas Allen 1919. A Canadian journalist at the Peace Conference flies over the battlefields. First published in the Manitoba News earlier that year (from John Etheridge).

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Priv. Printed, Cambridge, MA. An American diplomat tells of life in the city. He came to France on the Lusitania (from Mare Booksellers, NH)

Grosset & Dunlap 1936. An anti-war novel about a timid book-keeper who becomes a killer on his return from the front..
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Farrar & Rinehart 1934. Illustrated by Lynd Ward. A War novel with supernatural overtones. Cowen served with the Canadian Cavalry Brigade.

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Heinemann 1935. Jacket by Eric Fraser.

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Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. Boston 1934. A biography of the unscrupulous Greek arms dealer.

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Cassell 1919 The final volume of the trilogy.

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Whitcombe & Tombs 1926

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McClelland Stewart 1916 (UK printing / Canadian issue) With 2nd Bt. CEF at Ypres & Ploegstert Wood
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Hodder 1915

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Faber 1939 & Faber 1935-6. The classic, if now somewhat dated, biography.

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Macmillan 1943. The author of the ‘Just William’ books takes us from the Boer War, through WW1 to the 2nd War.

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Cape 1935 & Norton 1934. The first important assessment of the ‘Lost Generation’, that coterie of American authors, many of whom served in the War, who spent much of the 1920’s in Paris & other parts of Europe.

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Deane 1919. From the Asiago Plateau to the Armistice by the senior chaplain with the Division.

(from David & Helen Pritchard).