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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. 134122comp
    First US editions, first printings, inscribed by Churchill on the front free endpaper of volume II, "To Nellie Soames from Winston S. Churchill 1949". Agnes Helen "Nellie" Soames (1868-1964) was the great aunt of Churchill's son-in-law, Christopher Soames, who married Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary, on 11 February 1947.... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 134122

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  2. 134763
    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of Second World War cartoons - BL and IWM only on Copac, OCLC adds just Bibliotheca Alexandrina, BnF, University of California, LA, Northwestern, and Michigan - this copy inscribed on the title page "with best regards" to "Mr Koestner", possibly the Egypt-based economist... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 134763

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  3. 129940comp
    First edition, signed by Admiral Sir Edward Parry on the first page, in his role as Director of Naval Intelligence. A scarce restricted government publication with 180 copies on the distribution list, 4 locations on OCLC and none on Copac. This is a comprehensive report on the Nazi Operation "Sealion", the planned German... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 129940

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  4. 123690comp
    First Macmilllan edition of the "Abridged and Revised Edition" in one volume, first issued by Thornton Butterworth in February 1931. Presentation copy from Churchill, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill for S. C. Dyke, May 1942"; with a typed letter signed tipped to the front pastedown:... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 123690

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  5. 118190
    First edition in book form, first impression, presentation inscription from the author, "For Morton White? from Isaiah with love 1964". The essay was originally published in The Atlantic Monthly and The Cornhill Magazine in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Churchill's The Second World War. In it Berlin defends Churchill's... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 118190

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  6. 115137
    Rare comprehensive hand-over report signed in holograph by Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod in a covering letter to Lord Tedder, relinquishing his command as C-in-C RAF Mediterranean and Middle East, and giving a very detailed strategic-level overview of the conclusion of the Allied air offensive in the Mediterranean theatre.... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 115137

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  7. The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent.
    First editions, each in a signed edition limited of 300 copies of which just 30 were in the full binding as here, copies 16 and 25 respectively. De Chair was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol", a Flying Column of less than 1,500 men under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 105498

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  8. 44140
    Signed or autograph material by Malan is extremely uncommon. This substantial letter also boasts excellent content and Battle of Britain associations. Here he writes to Alan Deere, a fellow Spitfire pilot who served in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain, accumulating 22 kills, and who was a Wing Commander at... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 44140

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