Great War Dust Jackets

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Scribner 1929
Cape 1930
The US & English 1st's of Hemingway's masterpiece
3 of Howard Leigh's’ colourful jackets for Haupt Heydemarck. John  Hamilton 1931, 1934 & 1935
Constable 1925 Novel (by Pamela Hinkson)
Gollancz 1929. Novel based on the author’s experiences. The ‘Grey Dawn’ was his childhood in Manchester. The ‘Red Night’ of the war scenes is especially vivid.
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Hutchinson 1936 2nd imp. The definitive Tank Corps memoir.
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Gollancz 1930. Here the sparse lettering is particularly effective
Hurst & Blackett 1937 with the 2nd Batt. Prince of Wales Leinsters. A true classic.
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Melrose 1919 (from JRF). War in the desert.
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Benn 1930. Younger brother of Ford Madox Ford. A suspenseful war novel & love story set in Mexico, London & the Front.
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Re-issue in Hamilton’s ‘Ace’ series 1938 (from Renzo)
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John Day 1929. Jacket by Rockwell Kent. Nine stories of the recipients of this medal
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Newnes 1935. Adventure story with the RFC against the Turks in Egypt
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Progress Publishers, Moscow 1976. Way outside the scope of this site but such a fine jacket needs to be recorded (from Fons)
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Houghton 1931. Service with the MG Corps in Italy & on the Western Front 1917-1918 (from Nick Fletcher).
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Little Brown 1941. A novel in which the the hero tries to recover his memories of the war after being struck by a shell. (from Fons)

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2 somewhat religious romances from Grace Hill (Lutz). Both Grosset & Dunlap 1919. In the Red Signal, Hilda foils the plans of German Spies and falls in love with a young engineer. In the Search love blossoms on the battlefield between a nurse & a heroic member of the Salvation army! (from Fons)

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Doran 1919. Supernatural story of a society woman who loses her son in the war and tries to contact him through a medium (from Babylon Revisited)

John Lane 1924. Jacket by Claire Leighton. Novel, part of which draws on the author’s time as a WAAC in the War (from Persephone Books)

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G & D 1929

(from Chris Johnson)

Bodley Head 1920. Essays
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Cape 1931. Intervention 1918 - 1919 (from Kerry Trubee).

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Hodder 1914, Hodder 1916 & Ward Lock 1930 (f.p. 1020). Hocking was a Cornish born church minister who produced over 100 novels, around half a dozen of which used the War as background. Although too old to fight he did visit the front to speak directly to the soldiers. His son was killed in the War.

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Stratford Co 1929 A Red-Cross themed love story set at the Front (from Babylon Revisited)

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Appleton 1919. The author’s time in the 165th Inf. AEF, part of the Rainbow Division. Most of the soldiers were drawn from Irish American New Yorkers (from William Erti)

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Hutchinson 1919 with a foreword by H. G. Wells. The major has a magic ring which renders him invisible (from Babylon Revisited)

US edition below Doran 1919

Little, Brown 1918
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Hodder 1926. Post-war stories about the relationship between the occupying troops and the local population.

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Britton 1919. Telling the folks at home what the soldiers will be like when they return (from Warwick Books)

Davies 1934. Aboard the only ship to survive the 2 battles.
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Newnes 1938. Fiction (from Renzo)

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Erskine Macdonald 1918. Poems from a Lt. in the Devonshires (Vergette-Whitehorn collection)

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A. & C. Black 1920. Well illustrated account of the Merchant Navy during the War.

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Allen & Unwin 1942 (from JRF)
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Melrose 1916 With the 2nd Light Horse at Galipolli (from Codexco Ltd)

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Knopf 1920 1st US (fp Methuen 1919 in UK) Herbert served with the Hawke Batt., Royal Naval Div. & wrote 2 volumes of War poetry. This novel follows a young officer from Gallipoli to France where he is eventually court-martialed & shot.

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The Ladies Road by Pamela Hinkson Gollancz 1932 Outstanding novel showing the effects of the war on 2 Irish & English families & how the women suffered as much as the men at the front.

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British Regiments at the Front by Reginald Hodder Hodder 1914 What they did before the War.

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Liveright 1930. A vivid account of the bloodshed of trench warfare much praised by the New York Times (from Helen & David Pritchard)

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Lippincott 1919. A factual account of the SA girls at the front (from Babylon Revisited)

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Harvard University Press 1916. Their experiences drawn from letters & diaries (from JRF)

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Edward Arnold 1919 & Hutchinson 1931.  The MP author was wounded & captured at Mons & subsequently served as an intelligence officer in Egypt & Mesopotamia.

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Hutchinson 1918. An account of the Naval Operations off Zeebrugge & Ostend

(from the Bookshop on the Heath)

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Alexander Gardner 1918. The work of the YMCA behind the lines.

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Medici 1923. At Ypres with the 6th Div. & then to the Somme with the 56th Div. (from Tom Donovan)

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Allen & Unwin 1920. A record of the movement of the 17th Divisional Supply Column from St. Omer to Ventimiglia in Italy (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Chatto 1917 An army supply officers pictures from the Salient & the Somme (from John Etheridge)

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Heath Cranton 1939
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Hodder 1934 Jacket by Bip Pares. Not strictly a War novel but it partially concerns the passing of the War generation.

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Putnam 1916 The gains of War - in terms of moral fibre!

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Hodder 1915 paperback with integral jacket. An observation of German behaviour towards the Belgians in 1914.

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Maoriland Worker Printing 1919. The treatment of NZ conscripts who didn’t wish to fight in the War (from Nick Fletcher)

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Constable 1919. Life in a Y.M.C.A. hut on the Western Front.

(available from Mark Terry)

Putnam 1937. July - December 1917 at Ypres where the author was wounded. First rate & surprisingly scarce memoir by T. S. Hope
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Putnam (US) 1937

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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2 further reprints.

Far left Grosset & Dunlap. Photoplay edition after 1932 when the film with Gary Cooper was released & The Modern Library 1932 (both from Fons).

Hodder 1923. Poems by the terribly injured flyer.
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Methuen 1919. 2nd (enlarged) ed.

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Vechten Waring NY 1917. Service with the Australians at Gallipoli then with the Canadian Mounted Rifles
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Newnes 1937. Jacket picture of a Sopwith Camel by S. Drigin.

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Press of Dunham 1919. Official History of the 29th Engineers (from Paul)
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Newnes 1936 (from Renzo).

Chapman & Hall 1930. A conscript with the 11th Suffolks, 34th Div. at the battle of the Lys. (same jacket as Mahon’s ‘Cold Feet’ differently coloured).

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Houghton Mifflin 1932 later printing. Jacket by Lynn Ward. A wounded airman returns with ghostly visions (from Babylon Revisited).

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Scribner 1916. An ordinary Italian family’s life is turned to tragedy by the War. Touches on the efforts to keep Italy neutral (from Fons)

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Bobbs-Merrill 1917. War verse.

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Cassell 1936. Sequel to ‘Go Spy the Land’ recounting the author’s espionage activities.

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Houghton Mifflin 1937. Novel of the fate of a German American family in Wisconsin during the War (from Fons)

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Smith, Elder 1916 (from Peter Harrington). Lt., 9th Devons. KIA 1st day of the Somme.

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My Home in the Field of Honour by Frances Wilson Huard Doran 1916. Life in a chateau during the Great Retreat (from Fons)

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Methuen 1928 3rd imp. The earliest UK ed I’ve yet seen in a jacket.

(from World of Rare Books).

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Priv. Pr. 1919 no jacket as issued? The author is identified by a previous owner as Col. H.J.Hood of the DCLI.

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Houghton 1930. Diary of a soldier in the KSLI who is captured soon after reaching the front. (Presumably it had a jacket but I’ve not yet seen one).