Great War Dust Jackets

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Some Rupert Brooke. The 1st of 1914 & other poems (from eBay), the more usual jacket from a 1916 printing & the 1st & 2nd Collected editions from 1918 &1928. All Sidgwick & Jackson  (Poems from 1911 was jacketless until the 12th printing)

Hodder 1933. Melfort, wrongfully imprisoned before the war, redeems himself by becoming a spy behind the German lines.
Hodder 1919. (from Adrian Harrington)
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Blackwood 1915, Hodder 1926, Houghton Mifflin 1928 & Blackwood 1916 . Although published during the war, The Thirty-Nine Steps is more about the build up to it. Hannay’s 2 subsequent adventures, Greenmantle & Mr. Standfast, did however pitch him into the War.

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A later ed. from Nelson 1941 (fp 1935) (from Fons)
Murray 1918. Stories of the RFC
Hodder 1919 Novel
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Dutton 1917. The Battle of the Somme from an ordinary private’s point of view. Below: Soft cover pub. Rolls Royce 1919. Part of a 4-part series
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Smith, Elder 1916. Superb jacket by Fred Leist.

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Gollancz 1930 (by Anthony Burrage)

Brilliant descriptions of Passchendaele & Cambrai.

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Houghton Mifflin 1928 rpt.

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Reilly & Britton 1917 Jacket by H M Stoops. Adventure yarn about fighting the Hun in the Sargasso Sea

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Odhams nd. Jacket by J. Abbey. A Tale of espionage during the War (not listed in BL or COPAC) (possibly a rpt. under a different title?)

John Murray 1920 (fp 1919) With 25th Royal Fusiliers against Lettow-Vorbeck

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Nelson 1921(right). Condensed edition.(from Tom Donovan)

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Methuen 1918. Fine memoir of the early months of the War (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Eric Partridge 1931 3rd ed.

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

Melrose 1915. History
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Several novels by Boyd Cable (Ernest Andrew Ewart)

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2 re-issues from Smith, Elder 1916 & 1917 to match ‘Action Front’ alongside. Jackets by Fred Leist (from David Ainsworth & Andrew Harrison)

Scapa and a Camera by C. W. Burrows Country Life 1921. Photographing the scuttling of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow

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Jonquieres (Paris) 1929 (from David & Helen Pritchard) Knopf 1930 (from JRF)
The same book under both titles.
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Doran 1917. US ed. With a far more dramatic cover than the UK version
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Hodder f.p.1930. This is the 15th imp. but the same jacket was used well into the 1960s
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Doran 1919 (from Chris Johnson)

Below Nelson 1920s

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2 John Brophy War Novels & an Anthology. Dutton 1928,  Macmillan 1934 & Dent 1929. Jacket by Eric Kennington

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Nelson 1914 - 1919

24 vols. The jacket changing to the Buchan image from vol. 18 onwards.

Gollancz 1929 (trans. from the French) Foch’s Aide-de-Camp discusses the War with him.

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Allen & Unwin 1915 The two words seem to be permanently synonymous (from MW Books)

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Collins 1939 illustrated by Anne Bullen (from Fons)

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Stockwell 1920 with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Illustrated by the author.(from JRF)

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Allen & Unwin 1935 The author’s experiences in the Balkans during the War (from Geoffrey Miller)

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Kelly 1918. The memoirs of a Wesleyan Methodist Minister at the front (from JRF)

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Burrows 1923 At Gallipoli, Suvla Bay & Cambrai.

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G & D 1918 (by Annie Edith Jameson). A soap opera of torn loyalties (from Fons).

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Dutton 1930 3rd imp. (from R Bryan Old Books)

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2 copies of an unusual title for this site. McClurg 1920 & Methuen 1921. Burroughs did serve in the US army but not in the Great War. In this adventure Tarzan does do battle with the Germans in the same campaign as that described in Francis Brett Young’s ‘ Marching on Tanga’

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Dutton 1915. Of interest only in that the front and rear of the jacket are the same.

Burt 1917. Letters of an Ambulance driver
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Hodder 1916. War work on the home front. Jacket design by Blampied is also on the cloth beneath.
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Scribner 1917 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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1919 (no publisher) More uplifting tales from the Rev. Butterworth of 17th Lancashire Fusiliers (paperback)

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Hutchinson 1942. Memories of both Wars (from John Etheridge)

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Blackwood 1930. Flying with No. 3 Sq. RFC he was shot down in 1917 and was sheltered for 3 months by a Belgian family. (from John Etheridge)

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Grayson 1933. Capt. Royal Horse Guards gives some of his War memories. He’s now remembered as the founder of Buck’s Club where the famous cocktail was invented & as being the husband of Dame Gladys Cooper (from John Etheridge)

Macmillan 1930. Memoirs of the Russian Front (from Geoffrey Miller)
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Smith, Elder 1915. Stories
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Blackwood 1916.
(from Adrian Harrington)
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Some...Helps by Frances Bulstrode. Privately Printed Jarrolds 1927 (wrappers). Nursing in England & at a recovery hospital for German prisoners in Switzerland.

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Constable 1939. Naval ‘Light Cavalry’ under fire 1914-1918.

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Sidgwick & Jackson 1935. 2000 copies printed.

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Sampson Low 1915. Poems by the Canadian soldier, Sergeant Brown of the Princess Pat Contingent, killed at St. Eloi.

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William Clowes 1941 (by Maj.Gen. Geoffrey Brooke) Illustrated by Captain Bob Needham. Brooke was one of Gen. Gough’s staff officers & gives his account of the early days behind the lines.

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Privately printed by Spottiswoode 1920 (approx. 300 copies). With the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers from 1916. A classic first-hand account of trench warfare (no jacket as issued).

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Hodder 1941 cheap ed.

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Nelson 1916 in wrappers. Written only a few months after the battle.

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Angus & Robertson 1935 including the author’s own experiences where he won the MM (from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Faber 1934. From professional roller skater to War photographer to internment at Ruhleben to Scapa Flow.

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Constable 1931. Appointed to the Danish Embassy in Petrograd, the author was responsible for the fate of Austro-Hungarian prisoners but was himself imprisoned. (from Larsen Books)

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2 further volumes 5 & 6 from Burrows 1932

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Cape 1929. An adventurers life from the Rhodesian police to Gallipoli with the 20th RFA, Shell-shocked in France & subsequent adventures in South Africa & South America.

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Hogarth 1951. An elementary school teacher dreams of her time as an ambulance driver during the War.

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Robert Scott 1918. Memorial volume for a Lt. in the 3rd RFA. A most illuminating series of letters.

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John Lane 1918. Memorial volume to an aristocratic Californian boy in the RFA killed on the Somme.

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G & D 1917

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All G & D 1932.  Novels about American Squadrons on the Western Front aimed at a younger audience (Black Birds & Four Aces from Fons)
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Bodley Head 1929 (f.p. 1917). Memorial volume to the Captain in the 2nd Gordon Highlanders & Big Game Hunter.

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Henry Holt (US) & Allen & Unwin (UK) 1919. How London fared during the War.

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John Murray 1918. Another fine Fred Leist cover.

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Blackwood 1938 A different view of the Mesopotamian campaign.

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Heinemann 1922 & Stokes 1922 (from Mike’s Library). Wartime romance of the RFC by the author of ‘The Secret Garden’ & ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’.

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Doran 1916. Chairwoman of the Scottish Women’s Hospital Fund.