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Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to the Great War, or First World War, 1914–18, including its build-up and aftermath.

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  1. 52021
    Second edition with corrections and a new foreword. Originally published in 1916. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 52021

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  2. 106312comp
    First edition, this copy signed by Lettow on the half-title. Attractive "appendix" to Lettow's memoirs. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 106312

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  3. 96758
    First edition, with the rare dust jacket, and an autograph letter signed from Graves laid-in discussing the book; one of 1,000 copies printed. Graves writes, "This was the first book of mine published in the USA. I wrote it during the First World War as an infantry captain, between the ages of 19 and 22. My rank was not... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 96758

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  4. The Nation at War.
    First edition, trade issue. "March, US Chief of Staff from March 1918, writes critically of Pershing and others in the army high command" (Lengel). There was also a signed limited issue of 350 copies. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 111349

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  5. Toes up. A Chronicle of Gay and Doleful Adventures of Alpini and Mules and Wine.
    First edition in English, originally published as Le Scarpe al Sole, Bologna, 1921. "Tales of the Alpini fighting against the Austrians in the Alps" (Lengel). Monelli saw action at Valsugana, Ortigara, and Caporetto, before being taken prisoner and held at the Festung Hohensalzburg. The original Italian title is taken from... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 111604

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  6. The Donkeys.
    First edition, first impression, of Clark's classic revisionist history of the BEF's opening campaigns of the Great War. Copies in anything approaching good condition, such as this, have become scarce. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 105778

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  7. After War.
    First English edition, first impression, of this second novel (originally published as "Nachkrieg" (1930), the sequel to "Krieg" (1928), or War (1929)), by "Ludwig Renn", pseudonym of Arnold Friedrich Vieth von Golßenau (1889-1979), the aristocratic German novelist who later joined the Communist party in 1928, was arrested... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 104593

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  8. 1
    First edition. Uncommon, particularly so in the jacket. Just four copies on COPAC, OCLC adds five. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "Good wishes from Juliet de Key Whitsed, May 1935". Illuminating and entertaining diaries of "adventure and work" of a VAD in Salonika from June 1917 to June 1919, "lively" (Matthews).... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 93961

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  9. 89359
    Limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is number 514. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 89359

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  10. "Dujailah Days"
    First and only edition, uncommon COPAC has BL and IWM only, OCLC adds a copy in the Devon Libraries System. "This brief history of events prior to and during the Battle of "Dujailah" was originally the subject of a paper read by me to the Barnstaple Rotary Club many years ago. I willingly agree to its present publication... Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 94875

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  11. Grandsons.
    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. The story of the grandsons of a Slovenian immigrant who was killed during the Haymarket Riot in Chicago. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 94167

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  12. Some Operations of the 145th and 144th Infantry Brigades in France and Italy, 1916-1918.
    First and only edition of this uncommon war record extracted from the war diaries by Brig.-Gen. Done, successively commander of the 144th and 145th, just 4 locations on OCLC - BL, NYPL, Leeds University and Australian Defence Force Academy. Somme, Third Ypres, Asiago Plateau. This copy with the pencilled ownership inscription,... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 92313

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  13. Peter Lecky by Himself.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harry, Best wishes from Peter Hopegood (Cedric)". England-born Peter Hopegood (1891-1967, birth name Cedric Hopegood) established himself in Australia after serving in the First World War. In this "informal autobiography"... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 91351

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  14. The Royal Navy List or Who's Who in the Navy.
    First edition. Decidedly uncommon, and eminently useful reference. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 86004

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  15. Theo Wood in Wartime and After. An Autobiography by …
    First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Copac, to which OCLC adds just Hoover Institute... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 73168

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  16. Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1919. And Yearbook of American Poetry.
    First edition, first impression of this significant anthology representing many of the American poets of the period, compiled by an important African American writer. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 80537

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  17. 77202
    First edition. A series of letters written by MacKenzie between May 1915 and June 1916. Includes a memoir by his wife Kathleen Cuffe Mackenzie. John Mackenzie only served briefly before being repatriated home to Canada because of a heart infection, which stayed with him and caused his untimely death in 1922. During The Great... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 77202

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  18. 69377
    First edition. Martin was born to a German father and a mother "of German descent who had been reared in England." Despite being a sickly child, he fell under the thrall of Charles Lever's "service novels" and decided on a career in the army, and once sent to his Fatherland for his health he settles on the idea of joining... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 69377

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  19. The Waggoner and other Poems.
    First edition, second issue. Of an edition of 500, 250 copies were bound in purple cloth for immediate issue, 100 sets of sheets were sent to NY for Knopf's American edition, and the remaining 150 bound up in green cloth later in 1920. Extremely uncommon in jacket in either issue. Blunden's first trade publication, The Waggoner... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 70521

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  20. 35236
    First UK edition, first impression. A novel of the US Air Force during the Great War, based on a hospital for convalescent airmen in Cooperstown, New York, first published in the US the previous year, though both American and British editions are undated. Learn More
    £280

    Stock Code: 35236

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