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Machine-Gun Drill Regulations (Provisional) 1917

By Prepared and Edited at the Army War College

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1918. Wraps. Green paper wraps, black lettering on front cover, 16mo (5.5"), iii, 298 pp. War Department Document No. 723, December, 1917. World War I manual of machine gun drill and tactics, including music (bugle calls, quicksteps) p. 237-266. Includes 7 plates at rear showing squad formations. Owner's name top front cover, a few notations, in pencil, on title page. No other marks in book, binding tight. Covers show light chipping top and bottom of spine, light offsetting part of rear cover. Book condition VG.


The Art Of Flying

By Macmillan, Captain Norman

Hartford, Connecticut: Edwin Valentine Mitchell, [1929]. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. HB. Tan cloth, black lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, 175 pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Foreword by Air Vice-Marshall Sir Sefton Brancker. No marks in book, binding tight. Finger smudges on rear blank endpaper. Two small puncture holes on rear cover. In colorful illustrated dust jacket that shows minor chipping top of spine. Book condition VG in VG DJ.


A Stop At Suzanne's And Lower Flights

By Clover, Greayer

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1919. First Edition. HB. Light blue cloth, black lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, vii, 265 pp. Essays and letters of the World War I pilot. Greayer (1897-1918) was a Los Angeles native attending Yale when he joined the American Field Service in France. After the U.S. entered the war, Greayer was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He was killed in an airplane accident August 30, 1918 at Issoudun. This copy signed and inscribed on the ffep by the author's father, Samuel Travers Clover, who also wrote the introduction, and dated June 23, 1919, Richmond, Va. Frontis photo of the author, and 5 full-page plates within text. No marks in book, binding weak at page 15 but holding. Covers show light soiling, chipping top of spine, backstrip sunned. Book condition Good+.


Florilegio Brasileiro : Ao Exercito Portuguez. Homenagem da Intellectualidade Brasileira. Pela Liga dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra

By Pinto, Arthur Alaminthe

Rio de Janeiro: Imprint nas Oficinas de Henrique Velho, [1936]. HB. Half brown leather and red leather covered boards, gilt title lettering on blue panel with 3 raised bands on spine, 4to. Red patterned endpapers. Printed with handwritten text on right-hand page with printed text facing on left-hand page. 132 [i.e 276] pp. Illustrated, with some color plates. Number 150 of a limited edition signed by Arthur Alaminthe Pinto, the editor. Consists of literary selections by various authors honoring the contributions of the Portuguese Army during World War I. No marks in book, binding tight. Some foxing to blank endpapers at front and rear. Covers show light edge wear, minor scuffing to leather backstrip, chipping to bottom of spine. Book condition VG. Uncommon World War I related title. Text in Portuguese.


Glossary Of Aviation Nomenclature

By Lucke, Lieut. Comdr. Charles E. (Editor)

Columbia University, New York: United States Navy Gas Engine School, November, 1918. First Edition. HB. Gray cloth, dark blue lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, 123 pp. Errata slip at front. World War I era attempt to make uniform aeronautical terminology. No marks in book, binding tight. Old sticker with number written on it top of spine, but no evidence of ever having been a library copy. Covers show light soiling. Book condition VG-.


Captain Walter H. Schulze, The Peace Messenger 1893-1919

By [Schulze, Paul, Jr.]

Privately Printed Limited Edition, 1925. HB. Quarter black leather and blue cloth, gilt lettering on front cover, 8vo, 101 pp., blue end papers. Illustrated with photographs. Written by the subjects' brother. Memorial of Walter H. Schulze, born and raised in Kenilworth, Illinois, attended West Point, class of 1917. Originally assigned to the cavalry, Schulze managed to transfer to aviation, and after training, was attached to the 185th Squadron, flying Sopwith Camels. After the armistice, Schulze transferred to the 41st Aero Squadron, and later to the 138th Squadron. On June 28, 1919, Schulze was killed in a crash while delivering news of the signing of the peace treaty ending the war. Owner's bookplate on front paste-down, tape residue on ffep. No marks in book. Leather backstrip shows considerable wear, with 2" tear at joints at top and lacking 3/4" at bottom, title handwritten on spine. Book condition Good.


Wind In The Wires

By Grinnell-Milne, Duncan

London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd, [1933]. HB. Red cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and black lettering on spine, 8vo, 288 pp. plus 33 pp. of publisher's ads at rear. Illustrated with 8 full-page plates, of which 4 are sketches by the author. World War I memoir by Grinnell-Milne (1896-1973), who "transferred from the 7th Royal Fusiliers to the R.F.C. in 1915, flying a B.E.2 with 16th Squadron. He was shot down and captured later that year. He escaped in 1918 and took command of S.E.5a-equipped No. 56 Squadron." Lengel, 591. Owner's name stamped on ffep, no other marks in book, binding tight. Covers show light fading to spine, upper corners bumped. Book condition VG. First edition by Hurst & Blackett.


Merry Hell! A Dane With The Canadians

By Dinesen, Thomas

London: Jarrolds Publishers, [1930]. First English Edition. HB. Tan cloth, green lettering on spine, 8vo, 254 pp. Frontis photograph and 7 double-sided full page plates within text, complete. Thomas Fasti Dinesen (1892-1979) was a Dane who enlisted in the Black Watch of the Canadian Army Corp in 1917. As a member of the 42nd Battalion in action at Parvillers, France, his actions were later honored with the Victoria Cross. Dinesen was a brother of the author Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) who wrote Out Of Africa. Merry Hell!, an account of the author's wartime experiences, was originally published in Danish in 1929. Book shows some foxing to preliminaries, rust mark from a paper clip on dedication page, rear hinge cracked but holding. Covers faded, lower corners bumped. Book condition Good+. Uncommon World War I title.


Observations In France

By Smith, Fred B

New York: Association Press, 1918. HB. Tan paper covered boards, paper title label with brown lettering on front cover, 12mo, 82 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed and initialed by the author on ffep and dated Oct. 1918. Account of the author's tour of France during World War I as a member of the YMCA. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show very light soiling, minor wear top of spine. Book condition VG.


Aegean Memories

By Mackenzie, Compton [Edward Montague]

London: Chatto And Windus, 1940. HB. Brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, xi, 419 pp. Top edge of text block stained red. Account of Mackenzie's (1883-1972) World War I counter-intelligence experiences in Greece during 1917. Mackenzie went on to be a prolific author and co-founder of the Scottish National Party. No marks in book, binding tight. Lacking the ffep. Covers clean but slight fading to spine. Book condition VG.


Company C Eleventh Engineers, A History

By By The Company

Indianapolis: Printed by the Hollenbeck Press, 1919. HB. Brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 88 pp., patterned endpapers. Unit history of this engineer company engaged in railroad maintenance in northern France during World War I in support of the A.E.F. Roster of members at rear, many of whom were from the New York City area. Ex-reference library, with usual markings, but a clean copy. No marks in text, binding tight. Covers show light edge wear. Book condition Good+, due to library markings.


Through The War With A Y Man

By Ferguson, John B

[Franklin, Indiana?]: Published By The Author, [1919]. HB. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 269 pp. Author was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio (1903), and was pastor for fourteen years at two Presbyterian churches in Indiana, in the towns of Howe and Hopewell, then later at the American Union Church in Manila in the Philippines. During World War I, he served as a Y.M.C.A volunteer attached to the 32nd Division, A.E.F. This book, Ferguson's account of his World War I experiences, first appeared as supplements to the Hopewell Herald. No marks in book, binding tight. Illustrated with photographs. Small amount of staining to rear end-papers. Covers show light edge wear, especially top of spine. Book condition VG.


L.M. 8046" An Intimate Story of the Foreign Legion

By King, David Wooster

New York: Duffield and Company, 1927. First Edition. HB. Red pebbled cloth, black lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, 187 pp. King (1893-1975) was studying at Harvard when World War I began. He enlisted in the French Foreign Legion in August, 1914, serving with the 170th Regiment. After being wounded, he was transferred the the 81st Heavy Artillery. When America entered the war in 1917, he was released from the French Army and commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. King saw action at Verdun, the Somme, Champagne, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. No marks in book, front hinge cracked but holding. Covers show light edge wear, series of small holes middle of front joint. In colorful dust jacket that shows chipping, affecting some title lettering at top of spine, 2"x2" piece missing top of rear panel. Book condition VG- in Good+ DJ. Uncommon first edition, later issued under the title "Ten Thousand Shall Fall" in 1930.


Living Under Three Flags

By Jessen, Boy

New York et al: Vantage Press, 1959. First Edition. HB. Orange cloth, black lettering on spine, 8vo, 212 pp. Memoir by Jessen (1891-1977), of Danish heritage born in South Slesvig when it was part of Germany. Served in the German Army prior to World War I, was recalled to service in 1914, and served with the Kaiser Franz Grenadier Regiment on the Western Front at First Ypres and was involved in the retreat to the Marne. Was later transferred to Alsace, and in 1915 was transferred to Galicia on the Eastern Front. Wounded, and believing the war was lost, he was returned to Germany and managed to escape to Denmark. After the war, he helped reunite areas of Slesvig with Denmark. Later he settled in the Platte River Valley of Nebraska to farm. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show minor edge wear, chipping top of spine. In unclipped dust jacket that shows chipping top and bottom of spine. Book condition VG in VG- DJ. Uncommon title, with much emphasis on World War I service.


Under Fire: The Story of a Squad

By Barbusse, Henri

New York: E. P. Dutton (Everyman's Library), 1937. Later Edition. HB. Green cloth, 12mo, 358 pp. Owners name front paste down, no marks in text, binding tight. Covers show light edge wear, spine sunned with title lettering faded. Book condition VG-. Classic World War I novel by a French soldier.


Les Ailes Dans La Bataille

By Bornecque, H., et Valfori, Rene de

Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1920. HB. Blue illustrated cloth stamped in black and gilt, large 8vo, 224 pp. With 105 illustrations in text. No marks in book, binding tight. Pages lightly toned. Covers show light edge wear, gilt lettering and illustrations bright. Book condition VG+. Text in French. Account of the part played by aviation during World War I.


The Cellars of Marcelcave; A Yank Doctor In The BEF

By Gallagher, Christopher J

Shippensburg, Pa: Burd Street Press, 1998. HB. Blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 268 pp. Previous owner's bookplate on half-title page, no marks in book, binding tight. In unclipped dust jacket that shows some minor chipping, two closed tears. Book condition VG+ in VG- DJ.


Shrieks And Crashes" Being Memories Of Canada's Corps 1917

By Kerr, Wilfred Brenton

Toronto: The Hunter Rose Co., Limited, 1929. HB. Blue cloth, black lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, 218 pp. Account of the World War I experiences of the Canadian Army. Kerr (1896-1950) was from Seaforth, Ontario. He enlisted in 1916 and was a signaller with the 11th Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery, serving at Vimy Ridge, Passchendale, and during the final offensives of 1918. After the war, Kerr was educated at Oxford and Toronto, and at the time of this book being published, was Professor of History at the University of Buffalo. This book privately printed by the author in an edition of five hundred copies. Inscribed on the front paste-down "To the Chancellor With Best Wishes. The Author" and dated October 25, 1929. Old price, in pencil, front paste-down only mark in book, binding tight. Covers clean with very light edge wear and slight fading to spine. Book condition VG.


The 120th Field Artillery Diary 1880-1919

By Penner, Carl; Sammond, Frederic; Appel, H. M

Milwaukee, Wi: Hammersmith-Kortmeyer Co, 1928. HB. Black cloth, red lettering on front cover and spine, 4to, 536 pp., map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs. History of the 120th Field Artillery, originally a Wisconsin National Guard cavalry battalion from Milwaukee. When called to Federal service during World War I, the 120th was converted to a Field Artillery unit, part of the 32nd Infantry Division. Upon arrival in France, the 120th served at Ch‰teau-Thierry and participated in the Oise-Aisne and Meuse-Argonne Offensives. Owner's name ffep, no other marks in text, binding solid. Covers show soiling and edge wear, red lettering rubbed, rear joint torn from top down nearly half way with rear cover partially loose and cloth on spine torn. A good reading copy.


The Nations at War, A Current History

By Abbot, Willis J

New York: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1914. HB. Red cloth, gilt lettering and designs on front cover and spine, 4to, 366 pp. Many illustrations covering the first year of World War I. No marks in book. Covers show some wear, hinges loose but holding. Book condition Good.


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