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  • FENTON, Edward (1917-1996)
    SOLDIERS AND STRANGERS: poems

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1945. Grey cloth. pp viii, 68. Page edges and endpapers lightly yellowed, else fine. Jacket chipped and torn, good. Some of these World War II poems had been published in The New Yorker and the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and The Saturday Review of Literature. Fenton ran the Delaware Bookshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania. In 1942 he enlisted in the American Field Service to drive an ambulance with the British Army and later joined the Eighth Army in the fight for North Africa. Most of the poems concern WWII. Fenton settled in Greece in 1963. He wrote novels and short stories for adults but the bulk of his work was children's books. "The Phantom of Walkaway Hill"…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1945. Grey cloth. pp viii, 68. Page edges and endpapers lightly yellowed, else fine. Jacket chipped and torn, good. Some of these World War II poems had been published in The New Yorker and the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and The Saturday Review of Literature. Fenton ran the Delaware Bookshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania. In 1942 he enlisted in the American Field Service to drive an ambulance with the British Army and later joined the Eighth Army in the fight for North Africa. Most of the poems concern WWII. Fenton settled in Greece in 1963. He wrote novels and short stories for adults but the bulk of his work was children's books. "The Phantom of Walkaway Hill" received an Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America as the best juvenile book of 1961. "The Refugee Summer," a childhood idyll set against the background of Greece's invasion of Asia Minor in World War I, was nominated for an American Book Award in 1982. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43990
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  • THOMAS, Hartley Munro
    SONGS OF AN AIRMAN and Other Poems. With an Introduction by S.W. Dyde...

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1918. Blue cloth. (102), [2] pp + frontispiece portrait. Thumbnail-size chip to fore margin of pp 15-16 from careless opening (no text lost), very small chip and tear to fore margin of preceding leaf, spine sunned, soil spots on spine and rear cover; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Canadian World War I verse by a Vancouver author who served in France with the Royal Flying Corps.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 26115
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  • CLEARY, Jon
    THE CLIMATE OF COURAGE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1954. Dark pink cloth. 320 pp. Yellowing to page edges and lightly to inner margins of free endpapers, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has a two inch creased tear to rear panel internally tape repaied; small chips to spine tips; generally VG otherwise, colours bright. Export issue jacket, with no printed flap price. "12/6" lightly rubber stamped on front free endpaper. A novel of WWII Australian soldiers.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 24859
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  • OWEN, Wilfred
    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF WILFRED OWEN. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by C.Day Lewis and with a Memoir by Edmund Blunden.

    Edition: First US issue

    Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1964. First US of this amended ediition, made from UK sheets. Yellow cloth. Covers a bit bowed, light yellowing to page edges, light toning to text paper, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Includes some facsimiles of manuscript.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51843
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  • THE DESERTER by LE PAN, Douglas
    LE PAN, Douglas
    THE DESERTER

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1964. Brown boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has a short creased tear and small; corner chip at head of spine, minor rubbing and nicks, VG. A WWII novel and a winner of a Governor-General's Award.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49043
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  • THE END OF THE BATTLE by WAUGH, Evelyn
    WAUGH, Evelyn
    THE END OF THE BATTLE

    Edition: First US edition

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1961. Black cloth. Spine gilt a mite dulled, else a fine copy, no owner names. Orange dust jacket has a bit of spine sunning; ink price on front flap; small hole to lower spine, else fine, flap price intact. UK title: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER. Sword of Honour #3.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46810
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  • WAUGH, Evelyn
    THE END OF THE BATTLE

    Edition: First US edition

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1961. Black cloth. Fine copy, no owner names. Dark pink dust jacket has a narrow band of light sunning to lower margin of front panel; spine is sunned to tan, with nicks to tips, damp spot and small dark spot at foot; VG otherwise, flap price intact. UK title: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER. Sword of Honour #3.

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

    Book ID: 25616
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  • JOHNSTON, George
    THE FAR FACE OF THE MOON

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Collins, 1965. Blue boards. Bit of yellowing to page edges, small ink name on front free endpaper, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has a chip across head of spine with loss of small part of "T", VG bright example otherwise. WWII aviation novel about the men of American Transport Command who flew supplies over the Himalayas from Assam to China.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30371
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  • DURKIN, Douglas Leader
    THE FIGHTING MEN OF CANADA

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1918. Khaki cloth. pp (86), [2]. Page edges yellowed, minor rubbing to foot of spine, very nearly fine. A collection of Canadian World War I verse by a Canadian poet and novelist was not himself a combatant. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51270
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  • BURNS, John Horne (1916-53)
    THE GALLERY

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harper, 1947. Galley proof. 28.5 x 15 cm. Plain tan card covers. Text printed on rectos only. Chip to upper inner corner of front cover, across head of spine, and small at foot of spine; short splits to spine folds; damp stain to spine; short tear to bottom front cover; soft curls to outer corners of front cover and early leaves; "Property of the Literary Department, William Morris Agency, Inc., 1270 Sixth Avenue, New York City" on first (blank) page; in all, a good copy. The gay American writer's first novel, an acclaimed novel of WWII. Maybe 12-15 published rejected the novel and it only got taken by Harper because of the urging oif his friend Beulah…

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    New York: Harper, 1947. Galley proof. 28.5 x 15 cm. Plain tan card covers. Text printed on rectos only. Chip to upper inner corner of front cover, across head of spine, and small at foot of spine; short splits to spine folds; damp stain to spine; short tear to bottom front cover; soft curls to outer corners of front cover and early leaves; "Property of the Literary Department, William Morris Agency, Inc., 1270 Sixth Avenue, New York City" on first (blank) page; in all, a good copy. The gay American writer's first novel, an acclaimed novel of WWII. Maybe 12-15 published rejected the novel and it only got taken by Harper because of the urging oif his friend Beulah Hagen, asssistant to Cass Canfield, Haper's President. The book did well in the marketplace and was a critical success, unlike his other two novels. Burns became a heavy drinker and a hater of most everybody and died young and bitter. This advance is rare.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50515
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  • THE GUNS OF NAVARONE by MACLEAN, Alistair
    MACLEAN, Alistair
    THE GUNS OF NAVARONE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1957. Blue boards. Slight sunning to top edge of spine, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has slight rubbing and corner nick to spine ends, short creased tear to front panel, creased corner tear to rear panel; VG otherwise, attractive. Export issue jacket with no flap price. Basis of the famous 1961 film starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52382
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  • HORE-RUTHVEN, Patrick
    THE HAPPY WARRIOR: Poems

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1943. Second printing, same month as first. Octavo, yellow boards gilt. pp (xiv), 19, (2) + frontispiece portrait. Frontispiece softly rippled, text paper lightly toned, else fine. Cream dust jacket lightly dusty, VG otherwise. Posthumously published World War II poetry by this Australian officer killed in action as a commando in Tripolitania. Foreword by General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson and a Preface by the author's mother. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36157
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  • KIM, Richard E.
    THE MARTYRED (ARC)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Braziller, 1964. Advance reading copy in non-pictorial printed card covers. Covers creased, page edges yellowed, generally VG otherwise. A novel of the Korean War by a young officer who served with the ROK and US armies for the full duration of this "police action". The novel "is not about the battlefield, it is about the conflict in the souls of men." - cover. This first novel was nominated for the National Book Award and was the basis of a film.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43257
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  • AULT, O.E.
    THE MAVERICK: a novel

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Initiative Publishing House, 1984. Blue boards. pp (6), 108, [6]. Fine copy. Dust jacket has an ink ownership inscription on the front flap and light soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise. Signed by the author. A vanity press novel of World War I by a Canadian author, based on the life of Corporal Frederick.George Copplns, V.C., (Beaufort Wood, 09 Aug., 1918). Coppins (1889-1963) died friendless and broke and was buried in a Canadian plot of the war cemetery in Oakland, California.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43999
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  • FULLER, Roy
    THE MIDDLE OF A WAR

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hogarth Press, 1942. Mint green boards. pp 48. Spine sunned; bookplate and ink name of Canadian poet Ronald Bates at front, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. WWII poetry by one who then sailed with the Royal Navy. Hogarth Miscellany Vol. VIII. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39899
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  • CAMPBELL, R.W. (Robert Walter Campbell, b. 1876)
    THE MIXED DIVISION (T.)

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Musson, no date (1916). Orange cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. pp (xii), 320. Nicks at head of only very lightly darkened spine; tanning to page edges and endpapers; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a bright, fine copy, no owner names. Fictionalized account of Lowland Scots, Territorials, in France in World War I. Made from sheets of the London: Hutchinson, 1916, first edition, with a cancel title leaf. Scottish author of THE KANGAROO MARINES, an acclaimed WWI novel about his experiences at Gallipoli.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28705
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  • THE WARS (inscribed) by FINDLEY, Timothy
    FINDLEY, Timothy
    THE WARS (inscribed)

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1977. Dark grey cloth. Fine copy. Dust jacket spine has nicks to ends, with red title faded to pink, as often; short abrasion to rear flap fold; VG+ otherwise. Inscribed by the author to noted Canadian fine pressman Will Rueter (Aliquando Press). A novel of WWI, a winner of the 1978 Governor-General's Award for Fiction, LRC 100, and probably his best book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 43932
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  • CHILD, Philip
    THE WOOD OF THE NIGHTINGALE

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1965. Grey boards. pp (4), 152, [4]. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has a sticker stain on the front panel and light darkening and minor rubbing to spine, VG otherwise. "THE WOOD OF THE NIGHTINGALE is a narrative and reflective poem in which the characters of the plot, a young soldier and his comrades, act out their human drama against the urgent and ever-present reality of the First World War." Child himself served in the Great War and was a noted Canadian poet and novelist.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51235
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  • BUSCHLEN, J. P.
    THE WORLD WAR (Poems)

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: Hollingsworth & Buschlen, 1914. Octavo. 20 leaves, printed rectos only, string tied in cream card covers printed in brown. Covers has wear to the yapp edges, fingernail-size chip to lower inner corner of rear cover, creases; covers just good, contents fine. Watters p.30. A book of WWI verse by a non-combatant. Buschlen was born in Arthur, Ontario. He eventually landed in California, where he was a screenwriter and script doctor. Besides his novels about his experiences as a bank clerk, he wrote a number of novels as "Jack Preston). Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    Book ID: 49247
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  • PRATT, E.J.
    THEY ARE RETURNING

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1945. Octavo, 15 pp, sewn, in yellow card covers printed in green (not issued in hardcover). Minor rubbing to spine, else a fine copy. A somewhat uncommon book of World War II poetry (a single poem) by one of Canada's major poets, inspired by the Allied victory in Europe. The publishers proposed to print 2.5K copies for a start, but as it had sold only 897 copies by 1947, there was only the one printing. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 7938
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