World War II

Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to the Second World War, 1939–1945, including its build-up and aftermath.

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  1. 137215
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Signed menu.

    6 January 1940

    Menu for a dinner in France held in Winston Churchill's honour on 6 January 1940, signed by Winston Churchill, and additionally signed three times by his son Randolph (his latter two signatures on later occasions, dated 6 November 1958 and 21 July 1966), and by eleven other British and French figures in attendance, including the physicist Frederick... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 137215

  2. Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision.
    QUINE, Willard Van Orman - WOHLSTETTER, Roberta. Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision.

    Stanford, CA : 1962

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to American philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine and his wife Marjorie Boynton, inscribed on the half-title "For Van and Marge affectionally, Roberta". Quine was a close friend of Roberta and her husband, and mentions the pair several times in his autobiography. Wohlstetter's study outlines... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 150100

  3. [Title in Russian:] Koncert dzhaz ansambl' - chasti vojsk nkvd.
    JAZZ IN RUSSIA. [Title in Russian:] Koncert dzhaz ansambl' - chasti vojsk nkvd.

    Russia : c.1945

    A genuinely remarkable object, advertising a jazz concert for NKVD units - the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, successors to the notorious OGPU - during the Second World War. The NKVD was renamed the MVD - Ministry of Internal Affairs - in 1946, so the event was clearly planned in wartime. Rather than the free expression and improvisations... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 149782

  4. Crusade in Europe.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe.

    Garden City, NY : 1948

    First edition, the handsomely produced signed limited issue, number 211 of 1,426 copies signed by Eisenhower on the leaf that prints his D-Day message to the troops. Copies in the original acetate jacket are certainly uncommon.

    Crusade in Europe made Eisenhower a rich man, "becoming one of the most widely translated and sold books of all time.... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 145034

  5. The War Speeches.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The War Speeches.

    1941-46

    All first editions, first impressions, handsomely bound. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138245

  6. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.

    London : 1973-76

    First complete collected edition of Churchill's writings, published to mark the centenary of his birth, a splendid and imposing set of the works of the great wartime leader and statesman, whose extensive writings in the varied fields of history, biography, fiction, and essays were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

    The Centenary... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 149888

  7. How to Pay for the War.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. How to Pay for the War.

    London : 1940

    First edition, second impression, the corrected version, less common than the earlier uncorrected version in green card boards, of Keynes's most successful essay in persuasion, the application of his General Theory to wartime economy. The uncorrected version was published a few months previously.

    "Apart from suggesting ways of adding greatly... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 149951

  8. Pilote de guerre.
    SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de. Pilote de guerre.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing, number 10 of 50 large-paper copies on papier Texte, presentation copy from the author to his closest American friend and partial inspiration for The Little Prince, inscribed warmly by the author on the half-title, "Pour Sylvia Hamilton, Avec la profonde et tendre amitié de son vieil ami, Antoine".

    Silvia Hamilton... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 139246

  9. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [late 1930s]

    There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121591

  10. How to Pay for the War.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. How to Pay for the War.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, the uncorrected version, of Keynes's most successful essay in persuasion, the application of his General Theory to wartime economy. A corrected version, issued in orange printed boards, was published a few months later.

    "Apart from suggesting ways of adding greatly to the financial resources of the government,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 149305

  11. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
    CHINDITS. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.

    1940s-80s]

    Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 65880

  12. The Coming Victory of Democracy.
    MANN, Thomas. The Coming Victory of Democracy.

    New York : 1938

    First editions, first and second printings, both signed by Thomas Mann on the front free endpaper, of these two political essays published at the dawn of the Second World War.

    The Coming Victory of Democracy was a lecture delivered by Mann on a tour during the Spring of 1938, estimated to have been heard by more than 60,000, and "published in... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 149084

  13. Poetry from Oxford in Wartime.
    LARKIN, Philip (contrib.) Poetry from Oxford in Wartime.

    London : 1945

    First edition, first impression, of this anthology of poetry, which includes one of Larkin's first appearances in book form. It was published in February 1945, five months before Larkin's debut collection, The North Ship.

    This copy has an appealing literary provenance, from the library of publisher John K. Martin (b. 1930), founder of the Black... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146875

  14. The U-Boat Mastered - two galley-proofs for The Second World War, heavily emended in Churchill's hand.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The U-Boat Mastered - two galley-proofs for The Second World War, heavily emended in Churchill's hand.

    London : 10 February & 19 April, 1950

    Working material towards Churchill's The Second World War is rarely encountered on the market: offered here is a revealing pair of galley proofs towards the section covering the climax of the war against the U-boats. This account was originally intended for Volume IV but was eventually incorporated into the first chapter of Volume V, The Closing of... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 88386

  15. The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland.
    KARSKI, Jan. The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland.

    London : 1943

    First and only edition. An early revelation of the methods of the Holocaust based upon the extraordinary work of Jan Karski. Karski was a remarkable figure: a graduate in law and diplomacy from Jan Kazimierz University, he served as a diplomat in Germany, Britain and Switzerland in the late 1930s, before joining the ministry of foreign affairs in 1939.... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 147657

  16. The German Octopus.
    VANSITTART, Robert Gilbert, Lord. The German Octopus.

    London : [1945]

    First edition, first impression, of Vansittart's pamphlet advocating a draconian post-war policy towards Germany and the other Axis powers, supporting the permanent disarmament of the country and the punishment of German businesses. An interesting example of the hardline position towards Germany which many were advocating for, right to the top of the... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146829

  17. Revolt in the Desert.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert.

    London : 1927

    First edition, third impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator "To Brendy, Feb. 22. 1927, from Eric H. Kennington" on the front free endpaper, with an original sketch by Kennington of a baby's face with a halo and angel wings. With a laid-in slip of Kennington's letterhead inscribed by his wife Celandine "To dear Brendy with ever-growing... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 116543

  18. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.
    WATANABE, Tadao. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.

    1955

    Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141397

  19. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR TWO. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.

    London : 1990-95

    First editions, deluxe signed issues, both volumes number 96 of 401 copies, each containing 25 superb colour silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth, all signed by both the pilot and artist Michael Pierce, and with his embossed stamp. Additionally signed in the edition by six members of the creative and design... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 145852

  20. Signed photographic postcard of a Messerschmidt Me 109.
    MARSEILLE, Hans-Joachim. Signed photographic postcard of a Messerschmidt Me 109.

    Germany : c.1940

    Signed on verso "H. J. Marseille, Obl Oberleutnant". Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919-1942)), nicknamed "Stern von Afrika" (Star of Africa), was the leading German fighter ace in the Western Desert, described by the distinguished American historian Dennis Showlater as "one of history's great fighter pilots" (quoted in Heaton & Lewis, The Star of Africa:... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130987

  21. Signed photographic postcard by Röhr of Magdeburg.
    GÖRING, Hermann. Signed photographic postcard by Röhr of Magdeburg.

    Magdeburg

    Fine image signed "Göring" across lower portion of image, showing Göring three-quarter length, facing left, in full Luftwaffe uniform as Generalfeldmarschall, holding baton. With typed letter signed by a secretary at Göring's ministry acknowledging the recipient's request for a signed picture (Ministerpräsident Generalobesrt Göring letterhead,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 130984

  22. Photographic Archive of Dravo Corporation ship launches during World War II.
    WORLD WAR II; SHIPBUILDING. Photographic Archive of Dravo Corporation ship launches during World War II.

    Wilmington, DE & Pittsburgh, PA : 1942-45

    A remarkable archive of 113 silver gelatin photographs chronicling the launches of the complete range of vessels produced by the company during the war years - Destroyer Escorts (DE), Landing Ship Tanks (LST), Landing Ship Medium (LSM), Minelayers, Submarine Chasers, Barges, and even floating dry-docks. Many of the images include group portraits of... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136238

  23. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July – 31st October 1940.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR TWO. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July – 31st October 1940.

    London : 1990

    First edition, number 52 of 401 copies, signed by all six members of the creative team on the mounted authentication leaf. A magnificent tribute, containing 25 superb original silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth, all signed by the sitter and the artist, Michael Pierce, together with his embossed stamp.... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 141274

  24. The Second World War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.

    London : [1955]

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War, here in the publisher's deluxe quarter morocco binding, issued at a higher cost than the standard red cloth binding and notably scarcer.

    The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations,... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 145389

  25. The Second World War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.

    London : [1955]

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War. The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations, was produced upon the completion of the Second World War series, which Churchill had published in six volumes between 1948 and 1954.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145433

  26. Diary of a Journey from Sumprabum to Margherita by the Chaukkan Pass.
    GARDINER, J. Ritchie. Diary of a Journey from Sumprabum to Margherita by the Chaukkan Pass.

    Calcutta : 1945

    188 typescript leaves, privately produced by the author and inscribed "To Jack Graham as a small tribute to the work of the Indian Tea Association and to the many kindness extended to the author by him, from Ritchie. 10. 1/46." A scarce, privately produced account of a treacherous, life-threatening escape from Burma to India after the Japanese invasion,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 129617

  27. Douze eaux-fortes.
    DEVAMBEZ, André. Douze eaux-fortes.

    Paris : 1915

    First and sole edition, number 116 of 150 copies only, title page and each plate signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Inevitably highly uncommon, this quite superb suite of plates can trace its lineage to those more famous series on a similar theme by Jacques Callot and Goya.

    André Devambez (1867-1944) originally studied with his father... Learn More
    £1,600.00

    Stock Code: 142725

  28. History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919.
    BICKERSTETH, J. B. History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919.

    London : [1919]

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "From the Author, 14 Jan: 20".

    Also present: the signed ("D. Haig") original typescript of Haig's Foreword (2 leaves, dated 15th August 1919, on GHQ letterhead); an autograph letter signed from Haig's private secretary Lieutenant-Colonel J.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 106246

  29. With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia.
    WARD, John. With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression. "Ward was colonel of the 25th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. A contentious but important book, violently anti-Bolshevik but also highly critical of American and Japanese policy in Siberia" (Lengel). Very scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 100499

  30. The War Poets.
    WILLIAMS, Oscar (ed.) The War Poets.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the day of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Jean Lanslow with love from Oscar Williams - editor - June 19 1945", the inscription continued by the founder of the John Day company: "And from Richard Walsh", and by two contributors, "from Hubert Creekmore" and "from... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 139656

  31. Baghdad to Beirut 1944.
    PAIFORCE. Baghdad to Beirut 1944.

    [Baghdad?] : 1944

    Appealing pocket-booklet of leave instructions issued to members of Persia and Iraq Force, an inevitably uncommon survival, with only the Imperial War Museum copy traced in institutions. The second section comprises a history of Damascus and the Syrian desert by Seton Lloyd (1902-1996), who had been appointed archaeology adviser to the Directorate of... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143711

  32. Jersey in Jail 1940-45.
    WYATT, Horace. Jersey in Jail 1940-45.

    Jersey : 1945

    First edition, signed limited issue, one of 750 copies signed by the author and illustrator, this copy out of series and additionally later inscribed by the publisher to the dedication page, "With best wishes, Ernest Huelin, April 29th 1952". This work provides a first hand account of life on Jersey under German occupation, and is uncommon in such attractive... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 142417

  33. Handbook for Military Government in Germany.
    WORLD WAR II. Handbook for Military Government in Germany.

    Bushy Park, London : 1944

    First edition of this key document in the denazification of Germany, highly uncommon, published in December 1944 in an edition of 6, 000 copies; a high-level draft version circulated in the autumn of 1944 was considered too lenient toward Germany, Roosevelt describing it in a memo as "pretty bad" (Dobbins et al, p.20).

    Secretary of the Treasury... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 134461

  34. Seaborne: An account of the activities of the volunteers from Group 8 during their period of service with the Royal Navy as Aircraft Identifiers, May-July 1944.
    D-DAY - JOWETT, H.A., Obs./Cdr., M.B.E. Seaborne: An account of the activities of the volunteers from Group 8 during their period of service with the Royal Navy as Aircraft Identifiers, May-July 1944.

    Leeds : [1944]

    First and only edition, rare, just a single copy at IWM traced. This copy inscribed by the author: "H.P. Capel With Christmas Greetings 1944 H.A. Jowett." During the Normandy Landings a number of members of the ROC served as volunteers on board Royal Navy and US Navy ships: these men were temporarily entered into the RN and wore their ROC uniform with... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 140434

  35. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.

    London : 1973-76

    First complete collected edition of Churchill's writings, published to mark the centenary of his birth, a splendid and imposing set of the works of the great wartime leader and statesman, whose extensive writings in the varied fields of history, biography, fiction, and essays were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

    The Centenary... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 129564

  36. War Photographs 1939-45.
    BEATON, Cecil. War Photographs 1939-45.

    London : 1981

    First edition, first impression. In 1940 Beaton received a commission from the British Ministry of Information to photograph Churchill and the War Cabinet members. In 1941 he undertook further official government propaganda photography for the Royal Air Force. These images are widely reproduced and later gathered into two books, Air of Glory and Winged... Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140745

  37. The Poems.
    BLUNDEN, Edmund. The Poems.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. In an attractive contemporary binding of red morocco. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 86144

  38. Small naval archive including original notice board announcement of VJ Day from submarine HM Submarine Terrapin.
    MALLETT, Alfred J. Small naval archive including original notice board announcement of VJ Day from submarine HM Submarine Terrapin.

    1927-62

    Slight and slightly scruffy, this nevertheless remains an evocative assemblage of documents from an extraordinarily long and highly distinguished naval career. Perhaps the "star" item being the two-page "Notice Board Copy", pencil on naval message pad, of the announcement of VJ Day from the submarine Terrapin, which was at that point returning via Suez... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142705

  39. Three original artworks.
    WESTERN DESERT - WESSEL, Wilhelm. Three original artworks.

    1942

    Three fine studies made in the field by German war artist Wilhelm Wessel (1904-1971), Rommel's kriegsmaler, conveying a genuine sense of reportage and executed while Wessel was serving as an officer with the Afrikakorps.

    Original black-and-white charcoal drawing on pale grey paper signed "Wih. Wessel 42", measuring 460 x 590 mm; inscribed lower... Learn More
    £11,500.00

    Stock Code: 136644

  40. For YOU the War is Over.
    HORNER, Gordon. For YOU the War is Over.

    London : 1948

    First and only edition, this copy signed at the conclusion of his Preface by Bill Bowes, probably the best bowler of the interwar period, like Horner a Yorkshireman, and a fellow POW in Italy. Before the war, Horner had trained at Leeds Art College, subsequently taking up work at a commercial studio. He won a competition to become war artist with the... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 124643

  41. Army Catering Corps. Guide to Messing in the Middle East (Revised Edition).
    MIDDLE EAST. Army Catering Corps. Guide to Messing in the Middle East (Revised Edition).

    [Cairo] : 1943

    Rare first edition, "not to be published", a revised version of Middle East Catering and Cooking (1942). This is a fascinating and detailed handbook for use by the British Army in some of the most testing campaign conditions of the Second World War; few copies would have survived the rigours of the Middle East Theatre.

    The preface is by Lieutenant-General... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141583

  42. The Economics of Barbarism.
    KUCZYNSKI, Jürgen, & M. Witt. The Economics of Barbarism.

    London : 1942

    Second edition (July 1942, first April), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "mit besten Grüssen Jürgen Kuczynski". The German communist economist Kuczynski (1904-1997) was then in exile in England, and here outlines the economic system of the Nazi empire. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141896

  43. I.N.A. Defence.
    INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY - DESAI, Bhulabhai J. I.N.A. Defence.

    Bombay & Delhi : 1946 & [1945?]

    Two contemporary publications of the address delivered by Desai in defence of the members of the Indian National Army on trial for treason, both produced around the same time (December 1945-January 1946). Scarce, the Congress Publication Board edition shows only one location on Library Hub (BL), the INA defence committee edition shows three.

    In... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 129778

  44. The Stronghold.
    FIELDING, Xan. The Stronghold.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. Fielding, who was based as an intelligence officer in Crete from January to August 1942 and from November 1942 to January 1944, "described the White Mountains in Crete with vivacity and skill" (ODNB). The photographs in this work were taken by the socialite and author Daphne Thynne, marchioness of Bath, whom Fielding... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 141765

  45. Swastika Night.
    CONSTANTINE, Murray. Swastika Night.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Written under the pseudonym Murray Constantine by British writer Katharine Burdekin, the novel takes place in a fascist dystopia where the Nazis and the Empire of Japan have conquered the world, described by John Clute as "a scathing feminist anatomy of war, sexism and power". Burdekin's pseudonym, adopted from 1934,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137494

  46. Good News for Modern Man.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D., & Mamie Doud. Good News for Modern Man.

    New York : 1974

    Third edition, first published in 1971, this the special Eisenhower edition with wrappers featuring a portrait of Ike on the back panel with the quote beginning; "The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words", this copy inscribed on the half-title; "Merry Christmas to Dr. Hal Johnson from his friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140861

  47. Ré sans fard.
    BÉRAUD, Rémi. Ré sans fard.

    La Rochelle : 1989

    First edition, first impression. This copy profusely inscribed to RAF pilot and flying ace James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson (1915-2001) from a visit to Ré in May 1990 with the Air Crew Association. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141070

  48. Five-star Favorites.
    EISENHOWER, Mamie Doud. Five-star Favorites.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, limited issue, number 377 of 1000, of this fundraiser for the Eisenhower Medical Center, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "For Dr. & Mrs. Harold Johnson from their friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 1978", together with loosely inserted greetings card signed by Mamie. Dr. Johnson was Ike's principle physician after his retirement... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140863

  49. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.

    Garden City, New York : 1967

    First edition, special issue, ad personam publication bookplate "At Ease. Published June 16, 1967, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania", with typed addition, "For Dr. C. H. Johnson" and Eisenhower's autograph salutation, "With affectionate regard Dwight D. Eisenhower". Carl Harold "Hal" Johnson was Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement to Gettysburg.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140859

  50. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.

    Garden City, New York : 1963-65

    The first volume the first trade edition, the second a copy of the limited edition bound without limitation leaf, both warmly inscribed to Dr. Hal Johnson, Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement at Gettysburg. Johnson and his wife Edie became close friends of Ike and Mamie. In the first Ike inscribes "For Dr. C. H. Johnson with the warm... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 140860

  51. Pages de Guerre.
    WORLD WAR I. Pages de Guerre.

    Paris : 1915-16

    First edition, first printing, one of 100 on Japon paper, this one unnumbered. This illustrated collection of poems from the First World War was sold for the benefit of artists and craftsmen of the book industry who were wounded in that war. The contributing authors include Émile Verhaeren for Crime allemand, Léon Bloy for Nous ne sommes pas en état... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140915

  52. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.
    WORLD WAR II - SHEW, Glenn B. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.

    1943-45

    A small collection of material documenting pilot training and service during World War Two, concluding with combat duty in India and Burma. The miniature format photographs are largely scenes on or around the unit's base in India, and although small reveal considerable detail when viewed under a lens. The larger images include Shew and his colleague... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 113374

  53. "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
    WORLD WAR II - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE. "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.

    1943

    A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 135819

  54. Put Out More Flags.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Put Out More Flags.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression. Further adventures of the incorrigible Basil Seal, who previously featured in Waugh's novel Black Mischief. Seal is "fondly expected by his sister, his mother and his mistress to "make good" in wartime" (blurb). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 112499

  55. Back to Mandalay.
    THOMAS, Lowell. Back to Mandalay.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing of the broadcaster's account of the Burma campaign. Signed by Thomas on a preliminary leaf and additionally inscribed by him on the half-title: "For Thada Quackenbush Lowell Thomas". Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140085

  56. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1915.
    EDMONDS, Sir James Edward, & Graeme Charnley Wynne. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1915.

    London : 1927

    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed GSOI of the 4th division in... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 112344

  57. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1918.
    EDMONDS, Sir James Edward. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1918.

    London : 1937

    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed GSOI of the 4th division in... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 112341

  58. Qui a voulu la guerre?
    DURKHEIM, Émile, & Ernest Denis. Qui a voulu la guerre?

    Paris : 1915

    First edition, first printing, with the Lahure imprint, of one of Durkheim's "documents de propagande" on war, militarism, and nationalism in relation to German philosophy, written during the First World War by one of the founders of modern sociology and anthropology. In 1914, "Durkheim's nephew, Marcel Mauss, decided to enlist and to go to the front.... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 119086

  59. Shooting the Russian War.
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Shooting the Russian War.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing, in a notably bright jacket. "In 1942 Bourke-White became the first woman photographer accredited to the U.S. Air Force. During World War II she was the only foreign photographer in Moscow during the German bombardment" (ANB). This work, which includes an insightful commentary on her time in Russia, a glossary, and technical... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 139285

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