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  • WILLIAMSON, Henry
    A FOX UNDER MY CLOAK

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macdonald, 1955. Octavo, tan cloth, spine lettered in red. Small bruise to tips of lower outer corners of covers, else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket (art by Broom Lynne) has a three inch closed tear along lower front spine fold extending horizontally at top across about half the spine; half inch creased tear at top of front spine fold; nicks to panels and top of front flap; VG otherwise, the front panel bright and showing well, and the tears (no under plastic wrapper) are not glaring, especially the horitzontal one, which is almost invisible. In all a nice clean and tight copy of the fifth and scarcest of the 15 volume Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight…

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    London: Macdonald, 1955. Octavo, tan cloth, spine lettered in red. Small bruise to tips of lower outer corners of covers, else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket (art by Broom Lynne) has a three inch closed tear along lower front spine fold extending horizontally at top across about half the spine; half inch creased tear at top of front spine fold; nicks to panels and top of front flap; VG otherwise, the front panel bright and showing well, and the tears (no under plastic wrapper) are not glaring, especially the horitzontal one, which is almost invisible. In all a nice clean and tight copy of the fifth and scarcest of the 15 volume Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight series. A World War I novel of the battle of Loos in 1915, of fear, and the quest for courage.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 31909
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  • MASEFIELD, John and Edward Seago
    A GENERATION RISEN

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1943. Quarto, cream cloth. Creases to lower inner corner of text leaves from bruising but foot of spine scarcely shows the bruise, else fine. Jacket has rubbing, small chips, nicks to spine tips; dust soiling to white rear panel; fingernail size chip and four inch tear to front panel; both corners of front flap clipped with a rubber stamped price of $1.69; good. World War II poetry by the English Poet Laureate, with black and white reproductions of war art by the noted British ar tist Edward Seago.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 8599
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  • RENN, Ludwig (pseud. of F.V. von Golssenau]
    AFTER WAR

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1931. Grey cloth, decorated endpapers. Front free endpaper has an ink ownership inscription, a later ink name, and mostly erased pencil marks; yellowing to page edges; else a VG tight and unworn jacketless copy. A sequel to his novel WAR, which was one of the most important WWI novels from the German point of view. The uncredited translation by Willa and Edwin Muir differs from that of the 1931 UK edition. Concerns the period in Germany just after the war: Prison Camp, Break-Up of the Old Army, The Army of Security, The Socialization, With the Security Police During the Lapp Putsch.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44025
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  • STONE, A.
    AMERICAN PEP. A Tale of America's Efficiency. Illustrated by Frank Keane.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Robert J. Shores Corporation, 1918. Dark blue cloth stamped in red and blind. 336, [4, ads] pp + four plates. Lower outer corner of front cover rounded from wear; text paper a bit toned, page edges yellowed; else a VG tight copy, no owner nam es. Author's first of two crime novels noted by Hubin p. 383. WWI, German spies, wireless, a super explosive. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17718
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  • AN AIRMAN'S LETTER. With drawings by Thomas Derrick

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1940. 12mo, blue cloth. pp [2], (28), [2]. 6 line drawings in text by the noted illustrator. Fine copy. Cream dust jacket has a chip to head of spine and adjacent corners of panels, light soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise. A letter to his mother by an anonymouse RAF airman found among his effects after his death, it was originally published in the London Times 18 June, 1940. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43997
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  • BROWN ON RESOLUTION (proof copy) by FORESTER, C.S.
    FORESTER, C.S.
    BROWN ON RESOLUTION (proof copy)

    Edition: First printing

    London: John Lane, 1929. ADVANCE PROOF COPY. Octavo, orange cloth with "Advance Proof" printed in black on front cover, "Forester" hand-lettered on spine. (viii), 272 pp + (8) pp ads. Light foxing to page edges and text; minor cover soiling; tiny hole to cloth at front hinge; a very good, clean, tight & unworn copy otherwise. Ordinary copies of the first edition are rather scarce these days, and this unusual proof format is rare. The US edition, also 1929, was titled SINGLE-HANDED. A WWI novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 492
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  • SHEPPARD, W. Crispin
    DON HALE OVER THERE. Illustrated by H.A. Bodine

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelpha: Penn Publishing Company, 1918. Octavo, red cloth lettered and bordered in black with a colour pictorial label on front cover. pp 326 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 4 other plates. Minor soiling to page edges, strip torn from fore margin of tissue guard, spine lightly darkened with soft vertical ridge; else a fine, bright copy, no owner names. The second book in this boy’s series. Young Don volunteers as an ambulance driver. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 31587
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  • McPhail, Helen & Philip Guest (Edmund Blunden)
    Edmund Blunden

    Edition: First printing

    Barnsley, S. Yorkshire, England: Leo Cooper, 1999. Glossy card covers. pp (160). Photos, maps, index. Ink owner name, else fine. Battleground Europe series, On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48352
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  • ROUCOUX, Michel, editor
    ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE GREAT WAR REVISITED: Proceedings of the Symposium on the British Literature of the First World War. University of Picardy 1986

    (Amiens, France): Presses de l'UFR Clerc Université Picardie, no date (1987). Octavo, card covers. pp 192. Near fine copy, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 31911
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  • McDOUGALL, Colin
    EXECUTION

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1958. Black cloth. pp (228). Small bump to lower outer covers of covers, else fine. Thin dust jaket has very small chips to spine ends, short tear to front panel, corner chip to rear panel; VG otherwise. A novel of Canadian soldiers in the Italian campaign during WWII, it won a Governor-General's Award. McDougall served throughout the Italian campaign with the Princess Pat's, won a D.S.O., was mentioned in dispatches, and went on to become Registrar at McGill University.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49067
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  • FALSTEIN, Louis [Joseph Heller].
    FACE OF A HERO

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. Grey cloth. Spine is lightly age-darkened and with a 1/8 inch tear at head; endpapers and page edges lightly yellowed; else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has shallow chips to bit darkened spine, with a small hole near centre of spin e; skinned spot to rear flap; VG otherwise. A World War II aviation novel, no doubt autobiographical. The hero, a Jew, is a tail gunner in a B-24 over Italy. The author was an aerial gunner in the 15th Air Force and won the Air Medal four times. "The first war novel to picture air combat from the enlisted men's point of view."- jacket flap. Of further interest is the fact that Falstein accused…

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    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. Grey cloth. Spine is lightly age-darkened and with a 1/8 inch tear at head; endpapers and page edges lightly yellowed; else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has shallow chips to bit darkened spine, with a small hole near centre of spin e; skinned spot to rear flap; VG otherwise. A World War II aviation novel, no doubt autobiographical. The hero, a Jew, is a tail gunner in a B-24 over Italy. The author was an aerial gunner in the 15th Air Force and won the Air Medal four times. "The first war novel to picture air combat from the enlisted men's point of view."- jacket flap. Of further interest is the fact that Falstein accused novelist Joseph Heller of plagiarizing parts of this book in writing CATCH-22.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13787
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  • HARRISON, Charles Yale
    GENERALS DIE IN BED

    Toronto: Annick Press, 2007. Ink owner name at front, near fine otherwise. The Great Canadian World War I novel, and one of the best of all such. Very grim, graphic, and exosing a few deeds Canadian military historians would rather not. Adds a new introductionby Robert F. Nielsen.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44337
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  • GENERALS DIE IN BED by HARRISON, Charles Yale
    HARRISON, Charles Yale
    GENERALS DIE IN BED

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: William Morrow, 1930. Tan cloth lettered in red, black on white illustrated page edges, black top page edges. pp [14], 269, [5]. Yellowing and slight foxing to page edges, else fine. The striking yellow, black & red non-pictorial Art Deco jacket (by Wenck) has tiny chips to head of very lightly darkened spine; small narrow rubbed spot to rear spine fold; tiny chips to lower edge of front panel and outer corners; yellow rear panel has a 1 cm tear at bottom, minor dust soiling; else fine. First published earlier in 1930 by a small British publisher; Morrow having previously rejected the manuscript, ended up reprinting it a few times. This powerful tale is the most important…

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    New York: William Morrow, 1930. Tan cloth lettered in red, black on white illustrated page edges, black top page edges. pp [14], 269, [5]. Yellowing and slight foxing to page edges, else fine. The striking yellow, black & red non-pictorial Art Deco jacket (by Wenck) has tiny chips to head of very lightly darkened spine; small narrow rubbed spot to rear spine fold; tiny chips to lower edge of front panel and outer corners; yellow rear panel has a 1 cm tear at bottom, minor dust soiling; else fine. First published earlier in 1930 by a small British publisher; Morrow having previously rejected the manuscript, ended up reprinting it a few times. This powerful tale is the most important Canadian World War I novel and no doubt one of the top ten WWI novels. Harrison was born in Philadelphia and by age sixteen was working for The Montreal Star. He enlisted with the Royal Montreal Regiment and was a machine-gunner in Belgium and France, wounded at Amiens in 1918, after which he returned to Montreal for a while before moving on to New York. The novel was praised by Ford Madox Ford, and in its partial appearance in magazines, including German ones, may have influenced Remarque in the writing of ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. "The story of the looting of Arras by Canadian troops and their conflict with the English Military Police is told for the first time. But piquant as are these and many other revelations of the realities of war in and behind the lines, the real quality of the work lies in the exquisite, and withal unselfconsciousness, expression of the beauty and graciousness of human relationships, however startling and unorthodox, amid the foulness and brutality of that inferno." - jacket flap. See the two columns about Harrison in Toye, Oxford Companion to CanLit. Now quite scarce on the market in any sort of dust jacket, especially one so nice.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 42274
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  • McPhail, Helen; Philip Guest (Robert Graves. Siegfried Sassoon)
    Graves and Sassoon: On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War

    Edition: First printing

    Barnsley, S. Yorkshire, England: Leo Cooper, 2001. Card covers, pp 192; index, photos. Ink owner name, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48205
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  • Williamson, Anne (Henry Williamson)
    Henry Williamson and the First World War

    Edition: First paper edition

    Stroud, England: Sutton Publishing, 2004. Glossy card covers. pp (xviii), 264 + plates. Index. Ink owner name at front, soft corner crease to rear cover, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44020
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  • TOMLINSON, H.M.
    ILLUSION: 1915 (signed, limited ed.)

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Heinemann, 1929. #2 of 525 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Brown cloth spine and batik boards, fore and bottom page edges untrimmed. [6], 34, [4, blank] pp. A fine copy. The dark brown on cream non-pictorial dust jacket is slightly dust soiled and tanned, two small edge nicks, mainly fine otherwise, no chips or clips. First published in The New Adelphi in 1927, and in book form as a Christmas greetings give-away by Harper & Bros., NY, in 1928. Laid in is a printed slip "With the Compliments of Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York" The publisher's name has been struck through with a typewriter and typed beneath is "Mr. F.N. Doubleday". The jacket flap…

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    London: Heinemann, 1929. #2 of 525 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Brown cloth spine and batik boards, fore and bottom page edges untrimmed. [6], 34, [4, blank] pp. A fine copy. The dark brown on cream non-pictorial dust jacket is slightly dust soiled and tanned, two small edge nicks, mainly fine otherwise, no chips or clips. First published in The New Adelphi in 1927, and in book form as a Christmas greetings give-away by Harper & Bros., NY, in 1928. Laid in is a printed slip "With the Compliments of Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York" The publisher's name has been struck through with a typewriter and typed beneath is "Mr. F.N. Doubleday". The jacket flap indicates that 500 copies were for sale (at 6s.) , and it seems likely to me that his is one of the 25 hors commerce copies. A World War I story by the noted English novelist who served as an officer during the Great War. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18518
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  • WALTER, George, editor
    IN FLANDERS FIELDS: poetry of the First World War

    London: Allen Lane / Penguin, 2004. Red boards with ribbon bookmark. pp 382. Biographical sketches, Index of titles and first lines. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48752
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  • SCOTT, Frederick George
    IN THE BATTLE SILENCES: poems written at the front

    Toronto / London: Musson / Constable, 1917. Second printing (first was in 1916). 16mo. Light blue card covers with flaps. pp (34). Small owner name at top of front cover; covers lightly sunned; corner creases to some leaves; VG copy otherwise. Canon Scott, while not a combatant, was in the thick of the fighting and is credited with showing considerable bravery. He published much other poetry and was the father of the noted Canadian poet F.R. Scott. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46868
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  • Natter, Wolfgang G.
    Literature at War, 1914-1940: Representing the "Time of Greatness" in Germany

    Edition: First printing

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999. Orange boards, pp 280; illustrated, index. Ink name at front, else fine. Jacket spine lightly sunned, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47828
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  • CARY, Joyce
    MARCHING SOLDIER

    Edition: First printing

    London: Michael Joseph, 1945. 12mo, reddish brown cloth. pp [2]. (2), 28, [2]. Faint foxing to title page, else a fine, jacketless copy. A long poem about the tragedy of war. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43995
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