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Great War Dust Jackets

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Chatto 1924,  Chatto 1925,   Chatto 1927
The famous trilogy
Chatto 1927
Chatto 1928. Jacket by R. F. Shaw
Lincoln Macveagh 1929. US ed. of previous title
Chatto 1931. Novel. Jacket by Garside
Chatto 1932. Reflections
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Melrose 1932. Jacket by Youngman Carter. (from David & Helen Pritchard)
Bell 1936 (from David & Helen Pritchard)
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Blackwood 1919 (by Capt. G H F Nichols) 82nd Bde. RFA. The March Retreat and advance
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Chatto 1927 Later ed. Film tie-ins.
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Walch 1925. Jacket by H.G.Kelly, a member of the unit. History of the 12th (Tasmanian) Inf. Batt. (from Nick Fletcher)
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Both Simpkin Marshall 1918. Humorous stories (the latter from the Vergette-Whitehorn collection)
Bobbs Merrill 1930. French memoir
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G & D 1926
Brentano’s 1927
Doran 1928
Doran 1928
Doran 1929
Doran 1930
A batch of Leonard Nason’s popular war stories in their muscular American jackets
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Mandrake 1929. None too popular with Cyril Falls!
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Marlboro’ Publishing, Plymouth 1938. Humorous naval stories, most of which were published in 1927. Not strictly Great War but the deco jacket by S. Bassett is too good not to have.
Grosset & Dunlap 1931. An original from them rather than the usual cheap reprint
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Faber 1936. A History of the Campaign (from Tom Donovan)
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Cape 1939. Staff Officer. Quite common in its jacket despite the late publication date! (from Tom Donovan)
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US & UK 1sts. Little Brown 1929 & Hamilton 1931. Jacket art by A. Vimnera & W.E.Johns respectively. A novel based on the authors service in the Escadrille. Authors of the ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ novels (from Renzo Paganuzzi)
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Harcourt Brace 1930
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Heinemann 1917. Stories of the Merchant service in War & Peace

Chambers 1919. With the 5th Batt. Royal Scots in the 29th Div.

 

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Scribner 1927. Jacket by Margaret Thorniley Williamson. The experience of black soldiers in the war as told through their songs.

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Bodley Head 1919. Although 43 years old at the outbreak of War, ‘Saki’ joined the 22nd Royal Fusiliers, & as a lance sergeant was killed by a German sniper near Beaumont-Hamel in Nov.1916. The last story in this collection was written at the front.

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Gollancz 1930. Fantasy novel about how the war might have gone if we’d beaten the Turks at Gallipoli.

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Faber 1932 2nd imp. above & 1st imp below. MO with 4th Royal Irish Dragoons, 9th Lancers & 20th Light Div. (below Vergette-Whitehorn collection)
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Cape 1924. A Veteran recovers after the experiences of the Somme

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Grosset & Dunlap 1916. The hero defuses a potential holy war fomented by the Germans (from Fons).

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Doran 1926

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Sampson Low 1932. Much on the introduction of the convoy system in the War.

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A L Burt ed. (1916 onwards) by Coll

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Melrose 1920. This rare memoir is from the Churchill Book Specialist and is yours for a mere £1075

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Stockwell 1931. Rare stretcher bearer’s diary with the 21st Div. Detailed & immediate (from the Vergette-Whitehorn collection)

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Murray 1916 3rd ed
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Bobbs-Merrill 1929. Fictional memoir in dialect
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Blackwood 1922 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Macmillan 1928. Play set partially at the Front

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The 11th Battalion The Queen’s by Capt. E W J Neave Brixton Press 1931. Part of the 41st Div. Their service from 1916 - 1919 including the taking of Flers on the Somme (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Chatto 1917. Poetry in a rare jacket
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Scholartis Press 1929

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Readers Library 1925 ‘Battle, Intelligence services & War-dazed women’ Novelized from Wall’s play for the film.

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Dutton 1929 (fp 1927) The story of an Indian trained carrier pigeon in the War (from Fons)

Privately Printed 1952. Rather late but rare memoir of service with the 3rd Coldstream Guards in 1918 & on to the Occupation of Germany. Recently reprinted.

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Hutchinson 1928 A fairly routine Regimental History.

Harpers 1918. Flying memoir
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The First Three Months by Capt. E. J. Needham(3rd Batt., Northamptonshires) Gale & Polden 1936. An indispensable memoir of the War’s early stages. The outer jacket is completely plain but is, I believe, original.

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Shall Angels Weep Again by Mary Needham Herbert Joseph 1936. War memoirs of the wife of the War Correspondent, Henry Needham who met his death in the air with Lt. Warneford. She was a director of the Committee for devastated France.

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Cape 1933 & Doubleday 1933 (from Babylon Revisited). Nichols’ pacifist thoughts on this and the coming war. He has written in the front of this copy ‘We need a new word for war - a word trailing no clouds of glory’

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Denis Archer 1935. Probably the best anthology of War experiences with over 150 excerpts.

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Bodley Head 1922 The author served with the 76th Battery, RFA, 6th Poona Div. at the 5 month siege of Kut in 1916.

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Burt 1929 (f.p. Little, Brown 1919). On a voyage from NY to London a detective suspects another passenger of transmitting propaganda documents to Germany (from Fons) (pub. In UK as ‘Strange Case of Jocelyn Thew’)

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Burt 1921 (f.p. Little, Brown 1920) In attempting to bring peace with the Central Powers our heroine saves the Allies from disaster & also finds true love.

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Little, Brown 1921 (f.p.1920) A novel of impersonation in the German army in East Africa & with the Norfolks in England.

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Little, Brown 1918. Novel about a Swede who spies for the Germans on a mission to England (pub. In UK in 1919 as ‘Mr. Lessingham Goes Home’

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Little, Brown 1915. Jacket by Lee Thayer. German spies in England in the run-up to the War (from Babylon Revisited)

Privately printed 1930. 2nd Batt. Ox. & Bucks Light Infantry in France in 1917 then North Russia with the 1st Batt. in 1919. A career soldier who rather enjoyed the War, his letters paint a vivid picture of life at the front.

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Longmans 1919 2nd imp. Jacket by Norman Wilkinson. Submarines in the Great War inc. The Baltic, Dardanelles & Zeebrugge (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Stokes 1927. Story of a 16 year-old boy who leaves his house after its occupation by the Germans & makes his way to the American lines where he is adopted as a mascot (from Babylon Revisited)

Erskine Macdonald 1917. A collection of Songs, Rhymes & Parodies.

Jenkins 1936. History of the Royal Engineer Tunnelling companies

Hodder 1916. The thicker 1st issue
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Bobbs-Merrill 1920. Jacket by Dwight Franklin. Adventure novel set during Turkey’s War with Armenia (from Babylon Revisited)

Alston Rivers 1927. Novel mainly covering the home front whilst our hero is in the trenches fighting the German friends he made before the War

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Harrison Smith 1932 A Venezuelan Soldier of Fortune who fought with the Turks at Van.

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Dent 1938

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Hillman Curl NY 1936. Novel of espionage at the Paris Peace conference (from Babylon Revisited).

Heinemann 1918 , Scribner 1917 & a later issue (from JRF). Captain Nobbs’ memoir of his time with the London Rifle Brigade (re-titled for the UK edition) ,he was blinded at Leuze Wood on the Somme & became a POW.
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Dutton 1937 & Secker 1937A novel of War & Revolution written by a former soldier.

Dial Press 1927

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Appleton NY 1932. The story of the 7th (Kosciuszko) Sq. Polish Air Sevice immediately after the War (from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Williams & Norgate 1924 revised edition (fp 1921). Orpen was an official War artist. The pictures are interspersed with anecdotes of what he saw at the front.

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Venture Library 1931 (fp Longmans 1916) Illustrated tales of the ‘Emden’, Jutland, the RFC etc.(from Fons).

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Longmans 1919 4th imp. Jacket by Norman Wilkinson.

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Grant Richards 1917 The first of Nevinson’s 2 anthologies of War paintings. Only the frontispiece, which is hand signed in all copies, is in colour.

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Stokes 1918. Wartime sea tales. (from Babylon Revisited).

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Bodley Head 1920 from the ‘On Active Service Series’. Mine-sweeping on Q-ships & Trawlers. Well illustrated.

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Macmillan 1936. A political figure of some influence. His part in the ‘Monday Night Cabal’ resulted in the downfall of the Asquith Government.

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H. K. Fly 1918. The Canadian Heavyweight with the PPCLI, killed by a German sniper in 1915.

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Houghton Mifflin 1917. A French 2nd Lt. (Rene Nicolas) in the Champagne sector in 1915.

(from Good Books in the Woods).

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Cape 1923. An anthology of poetry & prose for remembrance day.

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Allen & Unwin 1917. The work of the hospital in 1917

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McCubbin 1921. A history of the 10th Light Horse Regiment AIF by one of its commanders.

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Arthur Barker 1937. The collected testimony of the survivors.

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Heinemann 1927 (by Howard Vincent O’Brien). Jacket by K. Romney Towndrow.

The author was a journalist who served as a 1st Lt. of  Artillery in the AEF but found himself largely away from the Front.

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Bodley Head 1916 in wrappers. Illustration by Helen McKie.

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Scribners (UK) 1926. The author was Inspector Gen. of the Turkish Forces (from Parveen Papers)

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by Maj.Gen. Sir Lothian Nicholson & Maj. H. T. MacMullen. Littlebury Bros., Liverpool 1936. (this copy inscribed by MacMullen to the late Gen.Nicholson’s daugher).

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Hodge 1936 (from JRF)
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Bobbs Merrill 1918. Novel telling of the first Indian troops journey to Flanders, their capture & escape & the trek back to India (from Fons)

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Hodder 1920. An important account of all branches of the service.

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Hodge 1939. The Glasgow Territorials in the Great War.

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John Hogg 1921. The Turkish army from 1910-1918 by a Lt.Col. in the Indian Army.

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Constable 1931. Illustrated by Claus Bergen. A collection of 25 eye-witness narratives (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Hodder 1920 War-time espionage stories.

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