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The First World War Personal memoirs of soldiers of all nations on all fronts, anthologies, literature and fiction, history and analysis   638 Books
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The German Raid on Scarborough, December 16th, 1914. 1st Ed., 4pp. letterpress followed by 12 photo. plates, each with lengthy caption. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Contemp.  #51220
[HLMainPic] Contemp. illustrated souvenir of the bombardment of the town by German battleships, when some (estimated) 500-700 shells landed in Scarborough & 19 people were killed & 80 wounded. A short description of these events followed by 12 tipped-in plates, each with a complete description of the scene depicted. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front, sp. chipped but nice example. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Treaties of Peace 1919-1923. Volume I: Containing The Treaty of Versailles, The Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye & The Treaty of Trianon. [Together with:] Volume II: Containing The Teaties of Neuilly & Svres, The Teaties Between the United states & Germany, Austria & Hungary Respectively, & The Treaty of Lausanne, The Convention Respecting the Regime of the Straits & Other Instruments Signed at Lausanne. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., lxxvii+[v]+1098pp. in all, 16 maps. NY: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 1924.  #55613
[HLMainPic] Valuable & detailed work with useful maps plus Summary of the Legal Basis for the New Boundaries & a very helpful introduction containing much useful info. on various minor territories, &c. Orig. olive green cloth, VG ex-reference lib. & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Spirella Monthly. Vol. IV, No. 1, Jan. 1915-Vol. IV, No. 12, Dec. 1915. Twelve issues bound together, 200pp., several illus. The Co. Contemp.  #42276
In-house journal of the renowned Letchworth corset makers. These wartime issues include various war notes (mainly relating to the industry) but virtually no details of staff on service except a short roll. Contemp. cloth, VG.   £10
The History of U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6 And its Part in the American Expeditionary Forces 1917-1918. 1st Ed., with an intro. by Henry Alden Shaw, late Col., Medical Corps, US Army. viii+265pp., portait frontis., approx. 50 photos., fldg. plan of the hospital (near Bordeaux). Boston, Mass. 1924.  #53353
[HLMainPic] Detailed & well-illustrated account of this hospital unit with rolls of officers & men employed there. Includes accounts of the work of various departments (X-Ray, Neuro-Psychiatric Work, Opthalmological Work, activities of Surgeons & Surgical Teams), plus Statistical Survey & other detail. Orig. cloth, VG, see illustration on our website.   £45
With the First Canadian Contingent. Published on Behalf of the Candian Field Comforts Commission. 1st Ed., 119pp., illus. throughout. Toronto & London: H&S. [1915].  #51804
[HLMainPic] Includes a number of "Letters from the Front" & front line photos. Orig. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
The Last Lap. By "G," with Preface by E.B.O. 2nd Ed., 141pp. VG in dw. Melrose. 1917.  #54696
[HLMainPic] Reproduction from the Morning Post of the observations on the Western Front of one who "has served as a war correspondent in many parts of the world & seen the evolution of modern methods with his own eyes." Nice copy in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
The Cannoneers Have Hairy Ears: A Diary from the Front Lines. 1st Ed., xiv+337pp. NY: Sears & Co. 1927.  #55793
[HLMainPic] An American gunner officer's most engaging memoirs of the campaign at Mont Sec & in the Argonne, Romagne & Meuse during 1918. He received three citations for gallantry & the book includes some interestings appendices relating to events & individuals of the author's unit. Orig. orange cloth, little stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
9th Royal Scots (T.F.), B Company On Active Service, From A Private's Diary, February-May 1915. 1st Ed., 94pp., sm. 8vo. Edinburgh: Printed by Turnbull & Spears. 1916.  #53613
[HLMainPic] Presumably privately printed record, the writer reporting events with great immediacy as they unfolded, of active service in the Ypres Salient, billeted at Voormezeele & Vlamertinghe, in action at Sanctuary Wood, in support of the Canadians at St. Julien during '2nd Ypres,' then back to Sanctuary Wood. Some of the letters also appeared in Scottish newspapers of the period. Orig. brown cloth, little tanned, gilt to front, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
Friends of France. The Field Service of the American Ambulance described by its members. 1st Ed., xix+298pp. frontis., approx. 30 photos. Smith, Elder & Co. 1916.  #53354
[HLMainPic] The organisation & work of the Ambulance in France & Flanders 1914-15, together with portaits & service details of various members of the unit. Orig. blue cloth, somewhat worn but very sound ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £20
Fourth Army Headquarters Memorial to General Lord Rawlinson. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 17pp., portrait frontis., 3 plates. No imprint/date. [1927].  #53658
[HLMainPic] Following Rawly's death in 1925 officers of his HQ subscribed for an ornate bookcase to house important 4th Army documents, & for these to be specially bound, with memorial bookplates, the whole piece to be presented to the Staff College in memory of their commander. The bookcase currently resides in the IWM's storage at Duxford & the contents, presumably, form part of their archives. This booklet contains a summary of Rawlinson's career, details of the plan for the memorial bookcase & the address by Montgomery-Massingberd when it was presented to the Staff College. Also contains a roll of 144 officers & men of 4th Army HQ who subscribed to the project, noting their appointment at that HQ & dates of service. VG & rare survival of a fine tribute to a respected GOC. See illustration on our website.   £50

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