Great War Dust Jackets

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Knopf 1936. Novel in the form of a journal kept by an English doctor throughout the War
Reilly & Britton 1918. Foreign Legion at Dixmude, Gallipoli. Croix de Guerre & POW
Murray 1929. 1st Dorset Reg. In France & Flanders. This copy inscribed to Sir Arthur Bryant
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Hodder 1938 rpt., Hodder 1932 rpt., Pearson 1916 & Pearson 1917.  4 of  ‘Taffrail’s’ (Henry Dorling’s) many Naval Stories
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Heath Cranton 1930 A cavalry chaplain in Salonika.
Doran 1920. Chaplain with 165th US Inf. Jacket by Will Andrews (from JRF)
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Cassell 1924 (not in BL). Officer thought killed at Galipolli returns to find his wife married to fellow officer who shot him!
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Cassell 1934. Superb Deco jacket by Holland. Novel telling how seven war survivors fared in peacetime.
Stanley Paul 1918. Humour
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Hurst & Blackett 1919. (from Tom Donovan). At Charlevelle during the German Occupation
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John Day 1934. Autobiography of an English Colonel in Africa, at the front & Imprisonment (from NYPL digital library (see link on home page)
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Cassell 1936 (from Fons)
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Rich & Cowan 1932.
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Murray 1935. Scarce continuation of Douie’s autobiography. From the Armistice onwards. Inscribed to the author’s brother.
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MacLean Publishing 1931. From Bishop & Barker to MacLaren & Rogers.
(from Nick Fletcher)
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Rich & Cowan 1935 rpt. Naval stories
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Rich & Cowan 1936
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Hodder 1917. Fictionalised auto-biography of  Sub.Lt. David Munro

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Sun Dial Press 1937 (from Fons) A fine example of recycling - see Leonard Nason’s ‘Fighting Livingstones’ on p.22

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Wooden Swords by Jacques Deval Viking (1st)(lower left) Grosset & Dunlap rpt. 1930(left) & Lit. Guild 1930 (below from Fons). A comical account of War service by a near-sighted Frenchman. The War as a farce. (from Babylon Revisited)

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Marshall Jones 1919. With the American Mission Motor Transport Corps driving trucks for the French Army

Jarrolds 1930 Winning the VC with the Royal Highlanders at Parvillers in 1918
Priv.Pr. 1938 (Capt. J.C.Dunn). Memoir of his time as MO with 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers with Graves & Sassoon. Indispensable!
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Allen & Unwin 1920 With the Australian Light Horse in the Middle East, with Illustrations by James McBey.

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Sands & Co 1919. A Franciscan Friar with our troops on the Somme (Vergette-Whitehorn Collection)

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Fisher Unwin 1918. A blend of truth & fantasy based on Dunsany’s brief time at the front as a Capt. with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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Doran 1918. Government Cameraman & later Capt. With KOYLI on the Somme
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Pincher Martin by Taffrail Chambers 1916 & 1934 4th reprint

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Murray 1917 (from Lucius Books) & Doran 1917 (from Babylon Revisited) The title story sees Holmes unmasking a German spy in our midst.

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Macmillan 1915. Mother of the last War poet, Geoffrey Dearmer, she worked in a field hospital in Serbia before succumbing to Enteric Fever after only 4 months.

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J. Patenaude (Ottawa) 1938. The first vol of the Canadian Official History Aug 1914 - Sept 1915

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Whittaker 1915 2nd imp. All you ever wanted to know about Subs, Mines, Torpedos etc.

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Bobbs-Merrill 1929. A mystery novel set in France during the War.

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Sands & Co 1917 ‘Stories founded on incidents the truth of which has been vouched for by other Red Cross workers’

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Melrose 1919. The diary of a German U-Boat Commander, Freiherr von Spiegel, trans. by Capt. Barry Domville (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Constable 1930. Autobiographical novel of a young Canadian Gunner in the ‘Suicide Corps’

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John Lane 1918. A novel concerning the pro- & anti- war sentiments in the US during the War. (from William Reece & Co)

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Payson & Clarke 1927. American unit in a French village
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Hodder 1935, third imp. Novel based on the salvaging of the scuttled German Fleet.

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Constable 1919. A soap opera showing the effect of the war on the life of the Blount family
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Collins 1936.How we entertain ourselves in wartime. From pig-sticking & polo to hunting & shooting.

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Obelisk Press 1933 (rebound paperback). A lightly fictionalised account of the author’s time with the Royal Fusiliers 1914 - 1918. Only 1 other copy is known in the Bibliotheque Francais in Paris. Delbos served in the Fusiliers with Jack Kahane, publisher of the Obelisk Press.

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Methuen 1919. A History of the Campaign under Brig. Gen. Cunliffe in the West African Frontier Force.

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Robertson & Mullins, Melbourne 1936. The memoir of the Captain of a troop transport vessel taking Australians to England & Egypt. He was torpedoed but survived. (from Andrew Harrison)

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Harpers 1930. Jacket by Gene. Absolutely superb image on this rare US edition. One of the highlights of the era.

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Appleton 1918. Vignettes of his training & combat with the RFC.

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Privately Printed by Jarrolds 1917. RAMC Officer & Obstetrician

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Constable 1916. With the Russian & Polish refuges fleeing the German advance of Autumn 1915. The cardboard like quality of the jacket paper seems to have ensured its survival in considerable quantities!

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Putnam 1932. Jacket by R. M. Burley. A happily married lady goes to the Front as a nurse where she falls in love with a wounded soldier & has difficulty adjusting to life on her return. (from Babylon Revisited)

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Murray 1918. An Army Surgeon’s experiences in East Africa.

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Murray 1919. Major, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

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Sidgwick 1925 2nd imp (fp 1919) Fl. Cmd. RNAS. KiA 1918

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Hodder 1917. The work of the Merchant Navy during the War.

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Not in BL Cat. (from JRF). POW memoir
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Doran 1919

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Boni & Liveright 1919. A novel of the Lafayette Escadrille.

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Hutchinson 1926. Letters from the front by a Lieutenant in the Horse Transport, R.A.S.C. He was nicknamed ‘Gunga Din’ because of his stirring recitals of the poem to entertain his fellow soldiers.

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Dodd Mead 1942 illustrated by Paul Brown. A fictionalized story of a horse in Major Downey’s regiment (from Fons)

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Geoffrey Bles 1928. Condensed from his ‘France & Flanders’ set but taking in Italy & Salonika.

below Hodder 1916

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Privately printed, Woolwich 1919 in wrappers. Compiled by J O K Delap. A scarce and fulsome account of this Battery with a full list of its membership.

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John Hamilton 1932. Jacket by Howard Leigh (from Renzo).

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Putnam 1919. Lt.Col. Derby was married to Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter.

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Century Co. 1919. A French front-line surgeons War experiences

(from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Houghton Mifflin 1917 later printing. Novel. (from Babylon Revisited).

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Seeley Service 1920. How the subs were met & conquered, by a prolific writer on such maters.

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Collins 1912. An invaluable look at Germany’s Industrial might on the eve of War.

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Little, Brown 1919 & 1927 1st & 2nd eds. Biographies of many of the Flying Aces of the War (from Andre Strong & Hyde Bros. Booksellers).

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Angus & Robertson through OUP 1917. Jacket by Hal Gye. ‘Digger verse’ written in the vernacular.

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Houghton Mifflin 1917. US edition of the work alongside.

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John Lane 1932. Translated from the French. A comprehensive overview.

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Stanley Paul 1919. Humorous tales from a French Liaison Officer with the British troops.
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John Murray 1937. Novel beginning on Armistice night 1918. Inscribed by the author.

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Rich & Cowan 1933 (fp 1919)

(from the Cheshire Book Centre).

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Marshall Jones 1921 (from JRF)
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Elkin Matthews 1919. Essays on the destruction seen around the battlefields.

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Minton Balch 1927. Jacket by C. Leroy Baldridge. ‘An epic history of the Great War’

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Hutchinson 1940. Reminiscences of the Rifle Brigade.

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Little, Brown 1918. Biography of the American air ace (from Yesterday’s Muse)

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Blackie 1934 The author relates his many years at sea including his time on HMS Castor during the Battle of Jutland (from Geoffrey Miller)

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Hodder 1931 The work of Destroyers, Torpedo & Patrol Boats in the War.

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Heinemann 1928 (later issue jacket?) (from David & Helen Pritchard)

Heinemann 1928. MO with 3rd Grenadiers, he was twice wounded.
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Cassell 1921. Novel

(from Joseph Natale Books).

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Grosset & Dunlap 1928. Jacket by Skrenda. Officer marries lowly but pretty girl; a war wound leads to paralysis & amnesia; he is locked up at home by his mother who disapproves of the marriage but love triumphs in the end.
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Hodder 1914. The inside story of German Diplomacy & her desire for world conquest (from Andrew Harrison).

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John Lane 1919. Jacket by William van Dresser. A shell-shocked soldier falls in love on a liner & they both go off to revolutionary Russia.

Wilding 1932. Personal memoir. Jacket by the author’s brother, John. (a nicer copy from the Pritchards)
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Gundy (Toronto) 1918 (by Clotilde Inez Mary Groves). A romance of the RFC

Grant Richards 1917. Jacket design by ( R. M. Savage?) repeats that on the cloth beneath.
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