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Herbert Jenkins 1916, 1917 & 1919. Outstanding description of the Battle of Loos in ‘The Great Push’.

 

Bodley Head 1927
Jacket by Helen McKie
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Compton Mackenzie’s War Memoirs. Cassell 1929, 1931, 1932 & Chatto 1940. Greek Memories was supposedly withdrawn on the day of publication leading to Mackenzie’s prosecution for revealing State secrets but is less scarce than the following volume.
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Bodley Head 1919 ‘On Active Service Series’ (from Tom Donovan)
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Heath Cranton 1920 (from Tom Donovan)
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Grosset & Dunlap rpt. After 1916 (from Ebay)
Novel of the experiences of a newly trained troop in France. Graphic trench scenes.
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Peter Davies 1930 (by Private 19022). An unexpurgated limited ed. was printed the previous year by the Piazza Press as ‘The Middle Parts of Fortune’ by Frederic Manning. Hemingway described this novel as ‘The finest & noblest book of men in war that I have ever read’. (The design is on the cloth binding, but as the original jacket was clear glassine then this is what you’d have seen)
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John Murray 1917. Poems
(from Yesteryear Books)
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Arthur Pearson 1917, 1917 & 1918. 3 of Margerison’s many volumes of Naval War stories.

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Routledge 1936 & Newnes 1936.(from Renzo). With 40th Sq. In France flying Nieuport 17 C-1’s (the BL cat. suggests the Routledge ed. as the true 1st.)

‘Mc Scotch’ is the pseudonym of William MacLanachan.

Murray 1930 (f.p. 1919). A doctors view of the Western Front with religious overtones. Oddly the jacket by Arthur Rouse seems to show the Scottish Highlands!

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Heinemann 1928. Spy Novel
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Nelson 1944 (from Fons)

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Heinemann 1936 showing a still from the film with Madeleine Carroll

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Davies 1943. A superb late issue jacket

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G & D, later ed., Hutchinson 1929 & Doubleday 1929. A US private in the 149th Field Artillery tells of St. Mihiel & the Argonne.

Previously pub. in an expurgated edition in 1919 as ‘A Bug’s Eye View of the War’.

Spalding 1921. 5th Batt at Ypres, the Somme, Arras & Cambrai

Chapman & Hall 1929. Prize-winning novel. The publishers liked this cover so much they used it again for Hornsey’s ‘Hell on Earth’
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Bodley Head 1918. Letters from the Western Front Summer/Autumn 1917 (from Roger Joye)

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Simpkin Marshall 1918. Poems by 2nd Lt. S. B. MacLeod (from Roger Joye)

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Bobbs Merrill 1928. Novel by 2 black-face comedians
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John Lane 1930 (from Fons)

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Duckworth 1917. Animals rise up against their human masters who have become lower than they by waging war.
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Doran 1928

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Harper 1918 Jacket by R. K. Ryland. French novel. A bullet passes through the heads of 2 soldiers killing the first and passing his personality to the second whereupon he goes home and woes the first mans’ wife.

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2 Books from Michael MacDonagh on the Irish Troops in the War. The first volume goes through Mons, Gallipoli & Loos. Hodder 1916 (from Andrew Harrison) & Hodder 1917

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Heinemann 1917 New imp.(1st jacket is red) Poet as war correspondent
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Heinemann 1917
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Gundy (Canada) 1916 (from Adjala Bookshop)

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Into the Blue by Capt. Norman Macmillan Duckworth 1929 Flying Sopwith Strutters & Camels with 45th Sq. RFC (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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From all the Fronts by Donald Mackenzie Blackie 1917. Profiles of various military leaders with some vignettes from the front.

His Story of the Great War. Blackie 1920 is alongside.

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Macmillan 1936 A British-born soldier in the Prussian 6th Dragoons (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Cassell 1928 The first novel to deal with the British Secret Service in the War.

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Lippincott 1917. Tips for US soldiers on Trench Life, Gas, Rats etc. (from Mike’s Library)

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Doran 1930 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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1918 US. Personal Memoir
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Bodley Head 1921. Further adventures for the promoted colonel
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Sifton Praed 1931. The first 15 years of the Mechanisation in the British Army (from Tom Donovan)

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The Dandy Hun by Constantin Maglic Bodley Head 1932. Detailing the Austrian’s escapes & adventures

(from Geoffrey Miller)

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Memories of Four Fronts by Lt.Gen.Sir William Marshall Ernest Benn 1929. The General at La Bassee, Egypt, Suvla & Salonika (he succeeded Gen. Maude)

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John Lane 1918. British supply & Transport during the War
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Smith & Hass NY 1933 A novel giving a section to each of the 113 members of the company (from Dogs of War Booksellers).

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Grosset & Dunlap 1917 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Hamilton 1932
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Putnam NY 1930 in jacket (from Between-the -Covers)

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Stockwell 1927 Having seen her 3 previous suitors come to sticky ends Nurse Gwenn finds true love at the Front.

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Doubleday 1932. A view of the War by the then Chief-of-Staff of the US army (from Renzo).

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Alexander Gardner 1916. Jacketed paperback. In the trenches & organising services near the front. Given as an address to members of the Battalion in the parish church of Aberdeen.

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Macmillan, Toronto 1933. A Pathologists letters to his wife from the Salonika front.

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Scottish Chronicle Press 1926. A rare 2-volume pamphlet of a ranker’s experiences with the 6th Batt. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

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Boni & Liveright 1925. Novel. A young man battles insanity brought on by the War (from Babylon Revisited)

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Constable 1918. Jacket by James McBey. Account of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force to mid-1917

(from Nick Fletcher).

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Herbert Jenkins 1921. What the War was really like!

Herbert Jenkins 1920. How ‘The Battle of the Somme’ was filmed. (I despair of ever seeing the original but I was sent this monochrome image of part of the jacket so for the moment it will have to suffice)

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Harrison Smith 1935. Short stories some of which are War related.

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T. M. Miller (Cape Town) 1920. The life of Harold Howse by W. M. Macmillan (from JRF)

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Sifton Praed 1935. 5 further chapters bringing the story up-to-date.

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Winston 1916. (by Logan Marshall). Fantasy novel in which the Germans cross the channel & win the War

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Heinemann 1935 Carefuuly researched biography of the RFC Commander in the Middle East.

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Kegan Paul 1920. The 49th & 62nd Divisions & other Territorial's from the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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Gunjin Kaikan Jig-yo-bu, Tokyo 1935. Glassine over pictorial boards. The author Yukimaro Moro-Oka was a fisherman in Canada before joining up & fighting with the 50th Batt., 4th Canadian Div. at Vimy.

(from James Calhoun)

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Harpers 1928. Novel of English Cavalrymen fighting the Arabs in Mesopotamia down to the last man!
Collins 1929 & below Colonial edition 1929. Novel
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Doran 1918

Herbert Jenkins 1918

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Cassell 1929 Another novel of Wartime spying (from Hollett & Son)

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Cassell 1921. 2nd imp (fp 1919). An early attempt to explain the final months of the War. Cyril Falls is politely complimentary.

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John Murray 1935 2nd ed (fp 1931). Autobiography covering every campaign from the 1st Boer War through to WW1.

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Bodley Head 1921. With the Wellington Mounted Rifles to Gallipoli where he was blinded at Chunuk Bair in 1915. Later Knighted for his work with the blind.

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below. Readers Library 1929. An unlikely romance set in Alsace during the War from the film by Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz). Despite being Oscar nominated it seems no copy of this film is known to exist which makes the stills inside doubly valuable.

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Selwyn & Blount 1929. The American ambassadors account of the last days of the Romanov dynasty 1914 - 1916 (from Peter Harrington).

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Eyre 1935 (from John Marrin)
Jacket by Cecil King
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OUP 1943. Negotiations behind the scenes leading up to the signings.

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A & C Black 1920. Capt. Mann was an observer with the 22nd Balloon Company during the Campaign.

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Murray 1930 From the North West Frontier through the Boer War to the Dardanelles. (from Peter Harrington).

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Faber 1932. A satire on the inefficiency of War-time administrations.

(from David Ainsworth).

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John Murray 1929. Studies of 3 Great War leaders - Wilson, House & Lawrence.

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Sidgwick & Jackson 1919. De la Mare’s paean of praise for Brooke delivered to Rugby School in 1919.

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Smith, Elder 1915. Behind the lines with the Red Cross in France & Italy. (from Between the Covers).

Horace Liveright 1929.
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Peter Davies 1929. Hungarian officers captured by the Russians
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Constable 1939 (fp 1919). The Battle of the Marne.

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John Murray 1927. Scottish Regimental Piping throughout the ages but chiefly during WW1.

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Cape 1930. From hunting in the Shires to 3rd London Yeomanry. Lost a leg & transferred to 56 Sq., RFC.

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Gollancz 1933. Publisher’s file copy (note the misspelling of the author’s name on the jacket - it’s correct inside).

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Viking NY 1931. The Grand-daughter of Alexander II tells of working as a nurse in East Prussia during the War.

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Oliver & Boyd 1940. Essays on the treatment of War wounds from both Wars.