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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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  • 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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 7938
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  • Stevens, G.R. (George Roy Stevens, 1892-1975)
    TRAVELOGUE

    Edition: First edition

    Montreal: Southam Printing Company, 1959. Octavo, pp (4), 43, stapled in brown textured card covers. Soft vertical crease to front cover; soft crease to lower inner corner of front cover and early leaves; else fine. Inscribed by the author. A collection of verse by the noted Canadian historian, military historian, journalist, and film maker. Stevens was born in Nova Scotia and lived for some years in Kamloops, BC. He took a B.A. from the University of Alberta in 1915, and then enlisted in the Alberta Regiment, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was wounded at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood on 2 June 1916, and gassed on 28 October 1917. He was on…

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    Montreal: Southam Printing Company, 1959. Octavo, pp (4), 43, stapled in brown textured card covers. Soft vertical crease to front cover; soft crease to lower inner corner of front cover and early leaves; else fine. Inscribed by the author. A collection of verse by the noted Canadian historian, military historian, journalist, and film maker. Stevens was born in Nova Scotia and lived for some years in Kamloops, BC. He took a B.A. from the University of Alberta in 1915, and then enlisted in the Alberta Regiment, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was wounded at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood on 2 June 1916, and gassed on 28 October 1917. He was on loan to the Indian Army during WWII. The book contains on pp 29-35 a section of war poetry "That Other War". The book has two dedications to mates killed in the Great War and a 1925 poem "Colonel Bogey". Uncommon book. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43996
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  • WAYFARER [pseud. of Abner Cosens)
    WAR RHYMES

    Wingham, ON: Advance Print., no date [1919?]. 18.2 cm, paper covers with front cover illustrated in brown & black (saluting soldier, two flags behind), lacking rear cover. Stapled. pp [100], unpaged. Staples rusty; small tear and short chip to fore margin of last leaf; two inch closed tear to pp [95-96] repaired with clear archival paper tape; small creases, edge nicks, to some leaves; front cover has an ink owner name, faint damp spots, and corner creases; a good clean copy over all, still tight in the binding. There were several printings with different pagination issued 1917? to 1919? The latest dated verse in this copy is 01 June, 1919. The last verse, on pp [99-100], is "Fritz Goes…

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    Wingham, ON: Advance Print., no date [1919?]. 18.2 cm, paper covers with front cover illustrated in brown & black (saluting soldier, two flags behind), lacking rear cover. Stapled. pp [100], unpaged. Staples rusty; small tear and short chip to fore margin of last leaf; two inch closed tear to pp [95-96] repaired with clear archival paper tape; small creases, edge nicks, to some leaves; front cover has an ink owner name, faint damp spots, and corner creases; a good clean copy over all, still tight in the binding. There were several printings with different pagination issued 1917? to 1919? The latest dated verse in this copy is 01 June, 1919. The last verse, on pp [99-100], is "Fritz Goes Farming". This copy doesn't correspond exactly to any of the records on AMICUS. WWI verse written by a civilian 1914-19. Cosens was in the insurance business in Wingham. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47261
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  • MacCONNELL, H.B., Capt.
    WHERE DUTY LEADS

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Briggs, 1916. Red cloth with a blue and a white bands, stamped in gilt. pp 71 + 11 photo plates with tissue guards (kings, generals, Lady Eaton, and Sam Hughes Covers have slight cloth bubbling and modest soiling, spine lightly sunned, VG otherwise. Capt. MacConnell was with the 109th Battalion, Victoria & Haliburton Regiment, CEF. From the tone of this collection of jingoistic verse, I don't think the author had yet seen action. The battalion only left Lindsay, Ontario, for England in the spring of 1916.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44447
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  • Godwin, George
    Why Stay We Here?: Odyssey of a Canadian officer in France in World War I

    Victoria, BC: Godwin Books, 2015. Card covers, pp 220, illustrated. Ink name at front, else fine. Autobiographical novel originally published in 1930. Some think it the finest Canadian WWI novel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47813
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  • Hibberd. Dominic (Wilfred Owen)
    Wilfred Owen: A New Biography

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002. Fourth printing. Brown boards. pp 424 + plates; indexed. Fine in near fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47654
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  • GRAYDON, William Murray
    WITH BOER AND BRITISHER IN THE TRANSVAAL

    New York: Street and Smith, (c. 1900). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, white and salmon, green page edges. pp [2], 203, [3]. Spine cloth a little bubbled, with nicks and mild wear to tips, a short wrinkle, delicate white spine lettering flaked but still just readable; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; endpaper foxing; else a VG clean, unworn, and now tight copy. A scarce boy's adventure novel about the Boer War.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26165
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  • Dorgeles, Roland (pseud. of Roland Lecavel√©)
    Wooden Crosses

    Aegypan Press, no date (2005). Reprint. Glossy card covers. pp 219, [7]. Ink owner name, else a fine copy. The 1919 French original won the Prix Femina. First edition in English was in 1921. A novel of WWI based on his own experiences.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 48265
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