Great War Dust Jackets

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Heinemann 1917. His 3rd vol. Of War Poetry. Below Knopf 1919. 2nd US printing.
Secker 1921. Contains some war poems
Cape 1927
Cape 1929. 1st issue of his unreliable memoir
Hodder 1918, Doran 1925 & above Hodder 1916, Hodder 1918 & Hodder 1919. 4 of 5 volumes of Montague Hainsselin’s Naval stories.
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Macmillan 1919 2nd Scots Guards
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Nicholson & Watson 1936. Jacket by Eugene Hastain. Novel dealing with the retreat of the Serb Army through Albania
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John Hamilton. Both copies Nov.1935 2nd prs. Lower jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. Authors time from being shot down in an ‘Albatross’ Scout Plane to his return to England
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Collins 1917. German Atrocities
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Cape ? (by J. L. Gray) (from JRF)
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Wright & Brown 1932
Jacket by G P Micklewright. ANZAC troops on the Western Front written in Scots dialect!! (from Nick Fletcher)
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Pearson 1917. Articles from the ‘Daily Express’ (from JRF)

Faber 1931. Lt. & Cpt. 15th Royal Welch Fusiliers. Nov. 1915 - July 1916. His description of the scene in Mametz Wood will stay with you for a long time!

 

Bodley Head 1935. Officer escapes from a German prison camp & takes up with a prostitute in Berlin
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Houghton Mifflin 1918. Author joined the Royal Berkshires in 1915 & commanded a tank at Arras & Ypres. One of the first such descriptions (from David & Helen Pritchard)

John Murray 1924 (by Ralph Hamilton). Lt. Col. Hamilton was commander of the 106th Brigade, RFA when he was killed nr. Amiens in 1918. One of the great classics of the war & exceedingly rare in its jacket

 

Hamilton 1933. Jacket by E. M. T. Woodrofe. A Sapper in the Royal Engineers
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Poetry Bookshop 1916. Wrappers by C. Lovat Fraser & hardback issue 1920

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Cassell 1919 (by W. J. Harvey). Night fighting & Bombing reprinted from ‘The Daily Mail’ (from David & Helen Pritchard)

Blackwood 1930 (f.p.1916). Major Hay at Mons before his capture

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Harper Bros. 1934. Gray’s letters during his trial & subsequent imprisonment (from Neil Cournoyer)

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Doubleday 1928. America’s first air ace with 18 victories and the DFC (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Priv. Pr. 1977 (500 copies). Batt. Commander with the Royal Berkshires. One of the war’s great classics.

(from Nick Fletcher).

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Morgan & Scott 1917. Stories of the war as told by soldiers visiting the Cardiff Christian Rest, including a

 moving description of 1st Ypres.

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French 1937. A play about a pacifist who is sent home from France to an asylum

(from Babylon Revisited)

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Abingdon 1919. Training at Ellington Field, sent to the front on 8th November 1918 but too late so went back and died of a severe cold a few weeks later

(from Colophon Books)

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Skeffington 1921
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Edward Arnold 1920. Day to day account of the 10th Infantry Bde, 4th Div. (from Tom Donovan)

Ponsonby 1917 D Company, 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Arthur Barker 1932. .

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Little Brown 1920. Novel of a returning soldier traumatised by the War.

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The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek Heinemann 1930 & Doubleday 1930 (from Peter Harrington). The Rabelaisian adventures of a Czech soldier behind the lines.

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U-Boats Westward by Ernst Hashagen Putnam 1931. The story of a German Submarine Commander (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Century Co 1916 (2nd ed) Some fine photos & drawings of the French forces around Arras & the Somme (from Nick Fletcher)

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Hutchinson. later printing (1919?) f.p. Hurst 1916

from Andrew Harrison

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Hamilton 1934 2nd ed (no colour pics. inside). Jacket by Leonard Bridgman. The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille.
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Stokes 1936 (from Fons)

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Harper Bros. 1922 & G & D 1922 (from Andrew Harrison) Grey leaves behind the purple sage to tell the story of a returning, badly wounded soldier who tries to save his fellow townsfolk from the decadent ways he finds they have fallen into.

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Cassell 1921 At Ypres after the War

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Hodder nd Yellow jacket rpt. (1930s) (from Andrew Harrison)

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Little, Brown 1928. Looking back at the Great War Generals (from Andrew Harrison)

Harrap 1928 (above) Dial Press 1929 (left, from Fons). Stories of nurses on War work in Belgium.

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Sidgwick & Jackson 1917. The first of only 2 collections published in the poets’ lifetime (from Bloomsbury Book Auctions)

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Sidgwick 1917 F W Harvey’s 2nd book of poems, this one written from a German prison camp (recounted in his memoir ‘Comrades in Captivity’) He was a lifelong friend of Ivor Gurney. below Frank Harris 1926 in wrappers.

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Howe 1929. Novel of the US parachutists in the war

(from Peter Harrington)

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Cape 1927 Lightly fictionalised front-line narrative generally regarded as a truthful rendition. With an intro by H G Wells recommending it to young boys. (from David & Helen Pritchard)

Putnam 1924 One Scots Guardsman on another.

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Murray 1938 2nd imp (fp 1935) A thorough biography of the Commander of the 2nd Army from the Boer War to his role as High Commissioner in Palestine (from Andrew Harrison)

Hale 1929. Novel. Son of a Polish immigrant joins up, becomes a major & makes a fortune.
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Winston (Philadelphia) 1914.(UK edition Collins, same jacket). Hackwood’s biography of Kitchener’s career to date.

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Edward Arnold 1927. French & Spanish expansion into Morocco during the War (from Larsen Books)

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Milton Bradley 1922. Illustration by William van Dresser. The book was supplied in a box of which this is the front (from Fons)

John Murray 1927 2nd imp. Supposedly previously suppressed version of events. (from Andrew Harrison)

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(below).Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1924. Illustrated by L. J. Bridgman (from Fons)

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Dutton 1920 Stories of the US flying operations in the war from this aerial observer & POW (from Wolf’s Head Books)

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Heinemann 1916 (by Capt. Arnold Gyde) Jacket by Stephen Gould (vol.6 of the ‘Soldiers Tales of the Great War’ series) From Mons to the Marne & the Aisne.

Cassell 1930. German memoir
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below Hamilton 1933. Adventure novel about fighting the Germans in Africa.
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Little, Brown 1932

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Original ed. Hurst & Blackett 1933 (from Bob Liska)

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Burt 1918 (reprint of the Britton ed. same year). A love story involving nurses at the front (from Fons).

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John Murray 1940. With Plumer in the 2nd Army & on the Directorate of Mobilisation (from John Etheridge)

Dent 1930. Classic Rifle Brigade Memoir by the Headmaster of the Whitgift School who also wrote several school-based novels.

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Peter Davies 1935. Personal memoir
(from John Etheridge)
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Benn 1930 A novelised account of the assassination at Sarajevo. This copy is inscribed by Graham, who considered this his best book, to his publisher.

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Cassell 1917 revised ed. How the War was effecting Russia & the Balkans.

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Cassell 1917. His trip to Russia in 1916 showing the effects of the War on various aspects of life there.

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Fisher Unwin 1917 wrappers. War poetry. Same soldier, same ruined tower, different artist.

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Little, Brown 1936. Pershing’s Chief of Staff, this is a critical view of his Commanders performance.

Arnold 1931 by Harrison & Cartwright. POW escaping memoir.
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Modern Library ed. 1939 A brief history of the War.

Hutchinson 1930. Teacher in a Welsh Regiment on the Somme. Lightly fictionalised. Very sarcastic & bitter!
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Lovat Dickson 1935. War letters from an Officer in the 4th Ox. & Bucks 1914-1918
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Sidgwick & Jackson 1919. The 2nd & by far the scarcer of Gurney’s 2 volumes of poetry. The jacket is particularly flimsy.

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Thornton Butterworth 1919. How the crew of the torpedoed HMS Tara were captured & escaped across the Libyan desert.

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Collins 1930 (fp.1919). Fictionalised account of his time with the Bristol Fighters (22nd. Sq.) in 1917. Re-issued as part of the ‘Books of the Great War’ series.

Below Newnes 1936. A novel based on his war-time experiences.

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Cassell 1934. Monumental analysis of the Battle with some superb maps.

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Hutchinson 1930. Includes the stories of Flora Sandes & Dorothy Lawrence.

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Cassell 1940. With 20th Sq., RFC in France then command of the US First Pursuit Group. He didn’t however fly Spitfires as shown on the jacket!

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Constable 1916 (from JRF)
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John Lane 1927 above & 1939 below (from JRF)
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Melrose 1919 Pocket ed. 2nd series. A further account from this Officer in the 1st. Warks, KIA Oct. 1916.

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Doran 1915. Illustrated by Bayard Jones. Novel describing the German army’s invasion of Belgium (from Babylon Revisited)

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Constable 1921. An important work showing how the Tigris & Euphrates were kept open to supply the troops with much needed supplies during the War.

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Aviation Book Club 1933. Flying with 16 Squadron, captured by the Germans, his subsequent escape & further service with 55 Squadron (from Renzo). Below. Hamilton 1935 or 6 (from Nick Fletcher).

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above John Lane 1934 (5th imp) Various authors.

across  John Lane 1940 (4th imp) both from Nick Fletcher)

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Heinemann 1915 (by L H Grondys). An eyewitness account of the atrocities committed by the advancing German troops in Belgium.

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Moray Press 1936. Mrs. Haig on life with the great man.

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Allen & Unwin 1924. Play set in an RFC Mess & a front-line trench in Sept. 1918. Revived as an ITV play in 1963 (see here)

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Faber 1936

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Doubleday 1929. Grace flew with a SPAD squadron in France but here recounts his adventures as a movie pilot on the film ‘Wings’ (from B. J. Pryor)

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Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1918.

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Century Co. 1918. New York Times correspondents examination of the War & its personalities.

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Arnold 1920 in 2-volumes. Invaluable memoir by the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Dutton 1917. Selected chapters from ‘A Student in Arms’

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T. Fisher Unwin 1915. Extracts from soldiers letters to the press. Relentlessly upbeat.

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Hutchinson 1930
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Faber & (right) Dutton 1938. The author looks back at the last War drawing lessons for the next.

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Covici Fried 1932 with the AEF
(from Paul).
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Herbert Jenkins 1917 (f.p. Dryden 1915) Short war stories from the popular Romantic novelist.

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Sidgwick 1919

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Houghton Mifflin 1916 An American journalist behind the lines in France. Originally published in the Boston Evening Transcript. (from Babylon Revisited).

Noel Douglas 1930 & Morrow 1930 (from Fons Oltheten) A gruesome narrative of trench warfare
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Melrose 1919

Longmans 1915 wrappers. A Play.

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Brentano’s 1929 A semi-autobiographical novel of an officer candidate, a Fahnenjunker, at the Battle of 3rd Ypres.

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Blackie 1915 How a Scots Terrier, a Poodle & a Wire-Haired Terrier won the War. Illustrated by the author (from Fons)

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Little, Brown 1929. Jacket by Wenck (from David & Helen Pritchard).

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New Library 1918. An american in the French Flying Corps
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Brentano’s 1928. With the 1st UPS Batt., 17th & 22nd Royal Fusiliers at Festubert & the Somme. Lightly fictionalised.

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Constable 1918. His time with the Lafayette Escadrille.

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Houghton Mifflin 1916. The adventures of an American in the British Army

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Houghton Mifflin 1930. Shot down behind enemy lines, his imprisonment and subsequent escape.

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Holden & Hardingham 1920. A trooper with the Australian 12th Light Horse imprisoned by the Turks.

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Allen & Unwin 1930. Play. Likened to the later ‘Journey’s End’.

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John Murray 1929. The Baroness’ diary of the War as seen from her Chateau which became the headquarters for various Corps & other commanders.

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Bodley Head 1928. The story of Ohanus Appressian with the Russian Army during the War
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Hutchinson 14th thousand (1930’s?)

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Murray 1924 in 2 volumes. Falls describes it as ‘flat in tone’ but still awards it a star.

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Stokes 1919 Recently acclaimed novel of socialist/pacifist honeymoon couple caught in Belgium at the start of the War

 

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Fisher Unwin 1917. Hardback ed. (from Peter Harrington).

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Sampson Low 1917.

Communicating with the departed.

(from Juniper Books)

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Witherby 1927. Excellent account of the Territorials at Loos, Somme & Passchendaele. 1 star from Cyril Falls.

(from Leakey’s Bookshop, Inverness)

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Secker & Knopf 1920

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Privately printed 1930 in an edition of 500 copies (probably never jacketed). Unspeakably unpleasant War story, much praised by Aldington in his introduction!

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Dent 1929. Jacket by Margaret Ferguson. A ghost story that reinterprets the war (from Hollett & Son)
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Hodder & Stoughton 1917. The second of what would be over 20 such novels.