Great War Dust Jackets

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Hamilton 1935. Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw + a later issue, possibly 1940, also from Hamilton (from John Etheridge)
Hamilton 1933. Jacket by W. E. Johns. Once definitive account of German air aces
Hamilton 1937. Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw
Hutchinson 1935 later ed.
3 Novels by Edward Thompson. Benn 1930, Benn 1932 & Knopf 1927
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Hamilton 1935. Fiction. Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw (from Renzo)
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3 copies of Sutherland’s book. On the left , Angus & Robertson 1935 (from Nick Fletcher), centre Hamilton’s Aviation Book Club 1938, and on the right Hamilton 1936 with jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. The author served with the 67th Squadron (Australian) RFC in Palestine.
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Stokes 1918, 1919 & 1919. Illustrated by William Breck . Humorous letters from a doughboy to his girl back home. Both the author & illustrator served with the AEF
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Hamilton 1936. Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. 2nd vol. In the fictional Lynx series (from Renzo)
left. The final volume in the series, Hamilton 1937 with a superb Bradshaw jacket (from Renzo).
Lane 1919. Letters from Gallipoli & France
(On Active Service Series)
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Garden City 1924 rpt.ed.
Harrison 1917 (by Robert Sturges) Personal memoir of the 19th RF & MGC.
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Farrar & Rinehardt 1930 (from Fons)
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Stokes 1919. Mable replies

Potter 1933. Captain in the RFA 2/22nd London Howitzer Batt. In France, Salonika & Palestine
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Benn 1929. A journey in the middle-east at the end of the War.

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Doubleday 1929. A history of the submarine service in the War. The UK ed from Heinemann 1929 shows subtle variations in the art work (from Nick Fletcher)

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Second Battalion Assoc. 1942. A History of the 2nd Battalion, AIF, 1914 - 1919
(from Nick Fletcher)
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Lane 1920. Also from the On Active Service Series

Allenson 1918. Chaplain - Captain to the NZEF Dec 1914 - Aug. 1915

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Heinemann 1916 (Soldier’s Tales of the Great War vol.4) by a French M.O. (Joseph Subin) in the Expeditionary Corps (Vergette-Whitehorn collection)

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Meador Publishing (Boston) 1936. Stories of the War from an officer in the 320th Inf., 80th Div. AEF (from William Erti)

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Elkin Mathews 1931. Novel from the German of a young lady from Alsace who becomes a nurse tending the wounded at Metz. Written in diary form.

Hodder 1932. Swinton claimed to have been responsible for the introduction of the tank into the War.
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Blackwood 1919. ‘On Active Service’ series
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(Hutchinson 1931?) (from Geoffrey Miller)

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G & D 1926 (fp Little Brown 1926) Novel. Zina Renner tries to cope after her husband is reported missing at the Front (from Fons)

Methuen 1917. War correspondent
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Hamilton 1935 (by Vigilant)
Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw
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Bodley Head 1920 from the ‘On Active Service Series’

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Dutton 1930 (f.p. 1920) Bruce the Collie is drafted to carry messages at the Front & comes home a hero (from Fons)

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Garden City 1927 (fp Doubleday, same year) The story of the larger-than-life Count who converted his schooner into a raiding vessel & sunk numerous allied ships.

(from Double H Books).

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Cecil Palmer 1920. With the 30, 63 & 72 squadrons over Mesopotamia where Lt.Col. Tennant was the CO (from Bob Liska).

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W & R Chambers 1917. Tales of the Front Line.

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Caldwell, Idaho 1932. Action story based on the defeat of the Russian army on the Masurian Lakes.

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Bodley Head 1931. Woodcut illustrated novel of the horrors of War as seen through the eyes of a Hungarian soldier (from Leakey’s Bookshop).

Harrap 1932. Flying tales for boys
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Macmillan (Canada) 1933 (pub. in UK by Heinemann). Soldier-of-Fortune whose hand was blown off at Gallipoli. Developed the Stokes mortar, in post-revolutionary Russia & ending up as General to a Chinese War Lord (from Canterbury Tales)

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Hodder 1920. The story of British overseas propaganda during the War (from John Etheridge)

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Hodder 1918 with 8 illustrations by the author. Pseudonym of Maurice Nicoll who served with the RAMC in Gallipoli & Mesopotamia.

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Doubleday 1929. His adventures from 1902 - 1919 winning the Congressional Medal in the War.

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Little, Brown 1932 Autobiographical novel of a Hungarian peasant boy sent off to War (from Fons)

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Hutchinson 1937
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Oxford 1928. Letters & Diary of Major Stuart-Wortley who flew with 22 Sq. Bristol Fighters RFC

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Dutton 1933 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Hurst & Blackett 1939. The authors time as a POW in a German camp & a coal mine. Remarkably scarce.

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2 further editions both G & D 1920s (from Fons).

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Hodder 1915 Wrappers over stiff card. War-time recipes & counselling!

Stanley Paul & Co 1928. Yesterday & Today on the Western Front (from Nick Fletcher)

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(by T. S. Stribling) Reilly & Britton. Chicago 1917. Jacket by Herbert Morton Stoops. ‘A naval novel for Boys & Men set in the Sargasso Sea’

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Collins 1930 (fp 1919) Fictional Flying stories. Part of Collins ‘Books of the Great War’ series.

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John Long 1931 Autobiography of the Labour politician & Union activist which includes his wartime recruiting activities. He advocated the bombing of German cities & harsh punishment for pacifists.

Scribner 1926. Memoir of the US Marine Corps & a later issue
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Heinemann 1936. Rare memoir of a young artist falsely imprisoned as a spy early in the War.

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Eveleigh Nash 1916 by F.O.O. (Capt. C.J.C.Street) With the Artillery at Loos.

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Constable 1917. Edward Thomas’ first trade book appearance
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Ingpen & Grant 1928. The 2nd ed. (first pub. 1922 under their old name of Selwyn & Blount in a grey jacket), here with 2 extra poems. Jacketed copies of ‘Poems’ & ‘Last Poems’ are extremely rare but do exist - maybe in glassine.
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Selwyn & Blount 1918 in the original glassine dust jacket. Published simultaneously with ‘Last Poems’ it contains 10 of Thomas’ poems.

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Ernest Benn 1930. Includes many War poems.

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Ernest Benn 1929. War poems.For some reason the author has inscribed this copy with the words ‘Remainder Biscuit’ ??

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Doubleday 1929. Jacket by Mac Harshberger. Novel based on the life of Mata Hari (from Babylon Revisited).

alongside Readers Union 1932.

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Hodder 1915 later issue (by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull). Uncovering a German Espionage ring in England (from Lasting Words ltd.)

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Houghton Mifflin 1920. The 26th Div. AEF.

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Methuen 1934 by Louise Thuliez (misspelled on the jacket). Associate of Nurse Cavell & condemned to death alongside her, later commuted to life with hard labour.

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Macmillan 1917

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Putnam 1928

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Hodder 1917 Sketches of German & Turkish ethics.

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John Lane 1931. How the author sheltered 4 British POW’s during the German Occupation of Lille.

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Dent 1937 The first major biography of the poet with an invaluable bibliography.