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REEVE, Arthur B. The Exploits of Elaine. A Detective Novel.
London : 1915First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year. This was one of a series of novels (including The Forty-Nine Steps) that were formatted to fit into the breast pockets of British soldiers' uniforms. A rare book in dust jacket. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 73108
MARTIN, A.G. Mother Country Fatherland. The Story of a British-born German Soldier.
1936First 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 a Prussian cavalry regiment.... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 69377
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.
[Asheville, NC : 1936]Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October. The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is "I Never... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 100917
DOS PASSOS, John. Three Soldiers.
New York : 1921First edition, first printing, first state (three blank leaves to front, none at back and the textual error on p. 213 reading "signing", later corrected to "singing"), second issue jacket (with review excerpts in place of the first issue publisher's blurbs; including a quotation from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle which was replaced with one from the Stars... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 117426
POWELL, Anthony. The Soldier's Art. A Novel.
London : 1966First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Arthur from Tony. Hands across the sea. Sept. 1966." The recipient was Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., the American historian, writer and political adviser. Schlesinger was a fan of Powell who wrote an essay, "Anthony Powell: The Prosopographer as Novelist",... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109842
LAMB, Roger. An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War,
Dublin : 1809First edition. "Originally published in eleven parts" (Sabin). Lamb enlisted in the 9th regiment of foot in 1773; three years later he embarked for Canada and served initially in the operations at the siege of Quebec. Subsequently he "joined in General John Burgoyne's successful operations against Fort Ticonderoga, and was with the British army as... Learn More£795.00
Stock Code: 65838
FORESTER, C. S. The Happy Return.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, of the first Hornblower book; "with the publication of The Happy Return, Forester created his best-known character, Horatio Hornblower, a sensitive and gifted individual, the flowering of whose talents within the chain of naval command revealed the author's understanding of Nelson's navy, and of sea power" (ODNB).... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 136286
[MANNING, Frederic.] PRIVATE 19022. Her Privates We.
London : 1930First trade edition, first impression, with the very fragile, and therefore rarely encountered, glassine dust jacket and printed flaps. Her Privates We is a fictionalized account of Manning's experiences on the Western Front, particularly in the Battle of the Somme. Published the previous year in a limited edition of 525 copies as The Middle Parts of... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139517