Great War Dust Jackets

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Children’s Books of the War

Pictorial cloth bindings (when a jacket is found on these books it almost invariably mimics the cloth beneath)

This & associated pages are in a preliminary stage of development. More information & further pictures will, I hope, be added shortly.

Many of these images are courtesy of Anthony Langley owner of that excellent resource

The Great War in a Different Light

 

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Annuals/Anthologies

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Partridge 1918. Jacket by Dudley Tennant.
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6 of the Percy Westerman’s above & below are mostly later editions published by Blackie in the 1930s. They & many other similar titles can be seen at Stella & Rose’s Books with thanks.

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Both books Aldine 1929. Issued as companion volumes to each other.

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Both World Sydicate Publishing 1919 (from Fons)

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Josephine’s Dolls wish to join up!

Chambers 1918 Jacket by Harold Earnshaw.

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Blackie 1921 (Jacket & cloth beneath) A family of rabbits return a lost boy to his parents whilst braving shell-fire (from Fons).

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5 of Collins books for ‘Boys & Girls of the Empire’. The 4 jackets reflect the cloth beneath. Mostly 1916 - 18.

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A Daughter of the Empire by Mary Bradford Whiting. OUP 1919 (from David Ainsworth)

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Cupples & Leon 1918. There were 4 books in this series - an advertised 5th volume with the girls in the land army never appeared.

(from Fons).

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OUP 1919 by Herbert Strang. Illustrated by Wal Paget. The story of the War in German East Africa.

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