Great War Dust Jackets

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Roads to Glory bt Richard Aldington Chatto 1930. Short stories.  2 splendid jackets by Paul Nash

Toward the Flame by Hervey Allen Gollancz 1934. No doubt stylish but
hardly a patch on the US version alongside
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Nothing of Importance by Bernard Adams Methuen 1917. This rather dull jacket covers what for me is the finest memoir of the war. A truly compassionate man

 

Doran 1926

Men Who March Away by Henry Andover Eyre 1934. Novel. Shows the disruption in the lives of young men at the front. Jacket unsigned

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Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington Chatto 1929. A savage debunking of the concept of heroism.

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Haunting Years by W L Andrews Hutchinson 1930. 1/4th Black Watch at Festubert, Somme & 3rd Ypres.

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Grosset & Dunlap after 1926. Jacket by Wendell Galloway.

The Whistlers’ Room by Paul Alverdes Secker 1929. One of the finest German novels of the war concerning a group of soldiers suffering from wounds to the throat

Changed Men by Paul Alverdes Secker 1933, who put a bit more effort into this one! Short stories.

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Garden City Pub. 1929 after Covici-Freed ed. Same year. Fine but Unsigned jacket
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A Hilltop on the Marne by Mildred Aldrich Houghton Mifflin 1924 (fp 1914) Letters from her retirement cottage in the Marne Valley describing the battle (from Fons)

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McBride 1918. A much finer jacket for the US edition. (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Both Herbert Jenkins 1918. Only these 2 collections of the famous trench magazines were published.. There were later gathered into the single volumes shown alongside.

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Cassell 1915 Ed. by C. E. W. Bean. The jacket has a central oval cut away to reveal the pictorial cloth underneath - late Victorian jackets were occasionally used in this way (from Nick Fletcher).

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The Cruise of the Raider Wolf by Roy Alexander  UK, US & Australian 1sts. Cape 1939, Yale 1939 & Angus & Robertson 1939  . History of the German Raider which was  disguised as a Freighter and sunk 135,000 tons of allied shipping.

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Farrar & Reinhart. 2nd US ed. Jacket by Lyle Justice (from William Erti)

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Green Envelopes John Murray 1929. Fictional letters from the front

Canada in Flanders by Max Aitken Both 14th editions from Hodder, Toronto. (from Brian Busby). Politicians. Thornton Butterworth 1928

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“Johnnie” of Q.M.A.A.C. By Agnes Anderson Heath Cranton [1920] The memoir of Elizabeth Johnston of the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

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Eveleigh Nash 1930 Variant jacket (from Roger Joye).

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Farrar & Reinhart 1940. 2 War stories

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Jarrold 1915. Poems, stories & pictures, many on the theme of blindness, issued to raise money for St. Dunstans.

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Great Short Stories of the War Ed. By Edmund Blunden Eyre & Spottiswoode 1930. One of the first collections of its type.

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And We Are Civilized by Wolfgang Ackermann Covici Friede 1936. An officer in the Austro/Hungarian army, he paints a very bleak picture of morale amongst the troops (from Dave Golemon)

Doran 1926
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The Rhineland Occupation by Maj. Gen. Henry T. Allen Bobbs-Merrill 1927. Units of the AEF in Germany after the War.

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And Behold We Live by James Adderley Constable 1918. Papers of a wounded soldier

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The Peak of the Load by Mildred Aldrich Constable 1919 3rd vol. of her War letters.

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Eveleigh Nash 1930. Collected volume of the trench newspapers.
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Made in the Trenches. Ed by Sir Frederick Treves & George Goodchild Allen & Unwin 1916. Sold in aid of the Star & Garter Fund for disabled soldiers & sailors.

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All Else is Folly by Peregrine Acland Coward McCann 1929.’The first really authentic work of imaginative writing to come out of the war’ Ford Madox Ford.

below McClelland & Stewart, Toronto 1929 (from James Calhoun)

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The “Doc” and some others by Aesculapius Chambers (1917) Tales by a surgeon in the Royal Navy. The splendid jacket is by G F Williams.

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With the Welsh by Fred Ambrose Western Mail 1917. Tales of the Welsh division (from JRF)

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My Balkan Log by J. Johnston Abraham 2 early impressions. Both Chapman & Hall 1922. A Scottish surgeon with a red cross unit in Serbia

(rt.hand image from Geoffrey Miller)

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War Wounds & Air Raid Casualties H K Lewis 1939. A series of articles from the BMJ largely referring to data from the Great War.

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Simpkin, Marshall 1917

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War Wings by Eustace Adams Grosset & Dunlap 1937 Air Combat stories for boys (from JRF)

Below Grosset & Dunlap 1936. More Boys’ stories.

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Hodder 1915 (from Neil Cournoyer)

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Winston 1929. A look at the causes of the War (from Between-the-Covers)

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Heinemann 1924. Written by the officers of the Battalion (from Paul Meekins Books)

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Georgian Poetry 1918-1919 Ed. By Edward Marsh Poetry Bookshop 1919. Just one of the series as an example

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Assoc. Press NY 1919. The story of a French Subaltern of the Chasseur Alpine who was killed at the Battle of Saint Die (from Andrew Harrison)

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Hodder 1914. Fine words about Belgium from the Great & the Good (for the Daily Telegraph Belgian Fund)

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Hodder 1914 An excellent anthology from the leading authors & artists of the day - only 22 words from the Princess though!

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Hodder 1915. The same format as Princess Mary’s book alongside.

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Allen & Unwin 1917. Reprint of the journals written & published by members of the Mediterranean Fleet anchored off Tenedos in 1914.

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A & C Black 1920. Illustrated by Martin Hardie (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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David Clark. Glasgow 1916 Poems written for the ‘Outpost’ journal of 17th Batt., H.L.I.

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Grosset & Dunlap 1935. Illus. By J. Clemens Gretter. Air stories for boys.

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Herbert Joseph 1932. Revisiting Salonika, The Balkans, Gallipoli, Egypt & Palestine (from JRF)

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Houghton Mifflin 1919. Pro-German sentiment in an American city during the War.

(from Babylon Revisited).

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Chatto 1915. Paris Correspondent for ‘The Times’ with the Troops on the Aisne.

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Bodley Head 1936. 2nd Cheap ed. (f.p. 1933) Various authors, 2 of the stories concern the War.

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Hodder 1915 The best of Australian Art & Literature for the Belgian Relief Fund.

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Cecil Palmer 1916. 36 War-time songs.

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Farrar & Rinehart 1934. Complex romantic drama set in Revolutionary Moscow, southern Germany & the Battlefield.

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Heinemann 1916. Fairy tales from the Allied Nations with illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

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Burt 1919, Complex novel of a Cowboy who becomes rich through mining & who falls in with the German High Command who wish to control his mine. (from Fons)

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Putnam 1919

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Hodder 1917

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Arthur Innes Adam Bowes & Bowes 1920. Letters from a Captain in the 1st Cambridgeshires killed near Bapaume. Compiled by his mother.

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Constable 1929. Only this UK edition allows one to see the full drama of Ellis Silas’ jacket for this iconic Canadian novel.

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Constable 1934 & Dutton 1935 alongside. A collection of essays on the subject of War by many who participated in the last one.

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Appleton 1928 (fp 1915) Illus. by Charles Wrenn. The first of 3 novels in his WW1 series (followed by ‘Hosts of the Air’ & ‘Forest of Swords’). He was an American short story writer who was in Germany when the War began.

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Houghton Mifflin 1918. Novel. Our hero volunteers for the British army, is wounded, gives recruiting speeches at home & falls in love. There are German spies as well!

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Jarrold 1916. Jacket by Cyrus Cuneo. The YMCA Gift Book.

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Hodder 1915, both volumes. Jacket image of Owen Glendower by A. C. Michael. A rare example of a dual language publication (from Clive Hughes).

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Stockwell 1966. At Cambrai, with the army of Occupation & post-war India.

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Cape 1940. A novel of the Indian involvement in the War through the character of Lal Singh who eventually is taken prisoner.(from Fons).

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Ernest Benn 1927. The final third of the book concerns Gallipoli.

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Military Service Pub. Co. 1939. Biography by Pershing’s Ass. Chief of Staff during the War.

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Hodder 1919. Edited by George Herbert Clarke. One of the best of the early poetry anthologies even though most of what we’d now consider the major poets are missing.

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John Murray 1917. Another excellent early poetry anthology.

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The Three Things by M R S Andrews Little Brown 1917 (f.p. 1915). A popular sentimental novella.

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Coward, McCann 1929 by (Doris Ann Adams). Diary of a lady driver with the AEF in 1919 (from ReadInk.)

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Martin Hopkinson 1923 2nd enlarged edition. One of the best early poetry anthologies.

Eric Partridge at the Scholartis Press 1931. The standard edition of 950 copies, 75 of which were signed by the various authors.

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For Remembrance by St John Adcock Hodder 1918, enlarged 2nd ed 1919 & 1923? Re-issue, above left (from Andrew Harrison)

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Covici Friede 1930

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Cassell 1918. Edited by H. C. Smart

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The New Elizabethans by E B Osborne Both Bodley Head 1919. Brief biographies of 24 literary men who fell in the War, amongst them Charles Sorley, Alan Seeger, W. N. Hodgson & the Grenfell brothers. The more expensive, 16/-, edition was without pictures unlike the cheaper edition shown alongside.

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From the Front by C E Andrews Appleton 1918. Early American poetry anthology

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Everyman at War Ed. By C B Purdom Dent 1930 One of the earliest and best anthologies of Soldier’s memoirs.

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Beaumont Press 1919. Cover & illustrations by Paul Nash. No.122 of 200 copies