Great War Dust Jackets

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Heinemann 1922. First trade appearance of Rosenberg’s poetry. 500 copies printed. Ed. By Gordon Bottomley
Chatto 1937. 500 copies printed. Introduction by Sassoon.
Houghton Mifflin 1929  + variant (2nd issue?) (from Dave Golemon)                                Noel Douglas 1930
US & UK 1sts. of this autobiographical novel of the US Marines at Verdun, Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood, Soissons & the Armistice.
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Dent 1929. Jacket by RK? (probably not Rockwell Kent). The original artwork for the jacket is shown alongside.
A blistering novel of the German War experience, with a strong note of Militaristic Nationalism.
Collins 1930. 2nd ed.
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Black 1916. English nurses in Belgium
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Collins 1923. Cyril Falls rather apoplectic over this one!
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Cassell 1931 (by Henry P. Lamont). Sensationalist novel.
Lincoln & Williams 1935. Novel
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Narodiczky 1915. 100 copies said to have been printed, though not too hard to find.
Paragon Printing Works 1916. 50 copies printed. Hand corrections said to be by Rosenberg, though more likely by his sister.
Rosenberg’s 3 Privately Printed volumes. Not dust jackets, I know, but a shame to separate them from the rest of the collection. ‘Moses’ contains a couple of War Poems. Both ‘Night & Day’ & my copy of ‘Poems’ once belonged to Rosenberg’s sister, Annie Wynick
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Hutchinson 1928. Personal  Memoir
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(Narodiczky) 1912. One of only 5 known copies (University Of South Carolina)
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Grosset & Dunlap Photoplay editions 1930 & 1927. Dawn Patrol dramatised by Guy Fowler from Monk Saunders’ Novel ‘ The Flight Commander’. Most of his novels take an anti-war stance. He was briefly married to Fay Wray & committed suicide in1940
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Hamilton 1936. Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. German flier on the Eastern & Western Fronts
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Benn 1930. Service with the RNAS throughout the war from Belgium to the Dardanelles to Great Yarmouth (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Readers Library eds. of the above novels (1928 - 9) from Jeremy Carson

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Grosset & Dunlap 1930

(from Neil Cournoyer)

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Hodder 1931. DSO, Cabinet Minister & close ass. of Churchill, Seely commanded the Canadian Mounted Brigade & was badly gassed in 1918

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Coward McCann 1931 US ed of ‘War, Wine & Women’

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Heinemann 1920 & Doran 1920 The scout squadron over the Western Front.(from Colophon Bookshop)

Blackwell 1932. A Royal Engineer tells of the lighter side of training & active service near the War’s end.

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Heinemann 1931 Cheap ed. (f.p.1930 same jacket). Recollections from the Boer War to the Somme

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Chatto 1916. A particularly fine series of letters with an excellent description of a bombing raid over Antwerp. Recently republished.

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Benn 1928 & Payson & Clarke 1928. Not a normal candidate for the site but the War suffuses the whole book to such an extent that it gives a good view of the prevailing attitudes at the time. The body is moved during the 2-minute silence on Armistice Day!

(UK ed. courtesy of Goldeneye Books & the US ed. from Facsimile Dust Jackets)

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Times Pub. Co. 1934 Ed. by Owen Rutter. A History of the 7th Service Batt. Royal Sussex (Vergette-Whitehorn collection)

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Hodder 1918. With the Gordon Highlanders of the 51st Highland Div. In France May 1915 - Nov.1916. Appealingly illustrated.

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Scribner 1931. A novel set on the Russian Front during the Revolution. The author served in both the Belgian & Russian armies before settling in America.

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Harper Bros. 1918 A War correspondents view of Gallipoli & the new Turkey (from Geoffrey Miller)

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Privately printed by the author in NZ (1930?) Card covers. A collection of soldier’s stories (from Andrew Harrison)

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Eldon 1936. Novel

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Hodder 1932. More colourful 2nd edition

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Nisbet 1923 Western Front 1915-1918 Loos, Somme, Arras, Cambrai & the final advance. (from Tom Donovan)

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Hodder 1916. Her Biography ‘The Lovely Sergeant’ by Alan Burgess was published in 1963 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Aviation Book Club edition 1936

(from Renzo)

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Blackwood 1925. A clear account of their time at Loos, on the Somme, to Messines & finally to Italy.

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(Scotland) 1916 by Cpl. Jack Russell with the 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders until his death on the Somme in 1916 (softcover only)

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Saturday Night Press 1919. A privately printed memorial volume. Russel flew with the 95 Sq., 1st Pursuit group of the American Air Service & was killed less than a month after arriving at the front in 1918 (from Colophon Book Shop)

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Peter Davies 1931. A good selection from the War’s major artists.

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Coward-McCann 1932. The mutinies in the German Fleet which led to the scuttling at Scapa Flow (from Nick Fletcher)

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Newnes 1916. An examination of his War record.

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Barse & Hopkins 1916
Below Fisher Unwin 1916
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Methuen 1930. A fine novel of an ordinary German soldier in the trenches. The author served at the front throughout the War. (from Mark Terry)

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Hodder 1919. A romantic comedy in which our heroine falls for 2 officers stationed near her farm. Ruck was the Barbara Cartland of her day.

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Hodder 1934. Jacket by Munnings (from JRF)
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Gollancz 1932

Angus & Robertson 1933. Gallipoli & France with the AIF
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Lincoln Williams 1935. Some WW1 content. The ‘Devouring Flame’ seems to be lust!

Murray 1924. Memoir of the author’s captivity in a Turkish prison from 1916 - 1918.

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Clarke & Stuart 1934. 2nd enlarged ed. (f.p. 1922) With the 1st Canadian Division from training to Front line action.

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Williams & Wilkins 1928 (I think) FM von Sanders was head of the German military mission to Turkey & directed their forces against the Allies.

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Hutchinson 1933 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Hodder 1925. From the Boer War to the Western Front with the 3rd Army to Egypt as C-in-C.

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Elliot Stock 1933. A woman’s impression of life in the port during the War.

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Aeroplane & General 1919. 20 illustrations of aerial flying in the RFC from mid-1916 to 1917. The author flew with Maj. Hawker VC

(from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Blackwood 1917. An Officer’s account of a CCS in the early months of the War. More on it’s movements than it’s actual function. (in the unlikely event of my ever seeing the jacket for this I shall replace the image).

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Macmillan 1931. A French Lt. comes to terms with the blindness inflicted in the war. (from William Erti)

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RTS 1915. A Book for Boys
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Macmillan 1916 US ed. of the book to the left.

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Doran 1929. Jacket by Mac Ginnes. The horror s of War through the eyes of a child.

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Witherby 1927

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Cape & Harrison Smith 1930. Lightly fictionalised account of life aboard the Super Dreadnought BB35 by one of its junior officers. It also saw service in WW2.

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Duffield NY 1929 ( from D. Anthem, Philadelphia )

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McBride, Nast 1917. Poems

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Missoulian Publishing Company 1934. A novel on the horrors & loneliness of War (from Second Edition Books).

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Scribner’s 1916. A Harvard educated sport’s journalist follows the army. A well-illustrated travelogue.

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Philip Allan 1935 First combined ed. A rather laboured war-time ballad in the style of Longfellow’s ‘Hiawatha’

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Aberdeen University Press 1934. Jacket by Leonard Smith. The Aberdeen Univ. Company of the Gordon Highlanders in the War (from JRF).
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Massie 1938. Novel of the encounter between the pride of the German Fleet and the British Navy. We sink it in the end!
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Allen & Unwin 1918. Humorous tales of the Balkan Front from an Officer in the ASC (from Boundless Bookstore).

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Faber 1935. The daughter of Lady Desborough & sister to Julian & Billy Grenfell tells of her time as a nurse in the War.

Dranes 1923 Indispensable memoir of service with the 98th MGC (re-written in 1977 as ‘The Machine Gunner’).(from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Hodder 1918. Love story which Hager & Taylor describe as ‘unimaginative & banal’.