No Publisher Noted, No Date [circa 1920]. HB. Blue cloth, gilt lettering on front cover, 8vo, 104 pp. Signed and inscribed by the author on half title page. Personal narrative of the author's experiences as a buck private in France during World War I. The title refers to William Jennings Bryan, whom the author criticizes for Bryan's arguments that America did not need to prepare for war. Very scarce World War I title. Worldcat locates one copy. No marks in book, binding tight and covers clean/ Gilt lettering bright. Book condition VG+.
London & New York: John Lane, 1915. Third Edition. HB. Red cloth, black lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, xiii, 109 pp. Satirical spoof of the World War I writings of Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer and pro-German propagandist. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show minor edge wear. Book has a slight musty smell. Book condition VG-.
Garden City, N.Y: Privately Printed (The Country Life Press), 1920. First Edition. HB. Black cloth, gilt lettering on front cover, 12mo, 63 pp. Frontis portrait of Turner and one color plate in text. "Compliments of C. P. Turner" label bottom of title page. Biography of Turner (1892-1918), a graduate of Williams College who served as First Lieutenant in the 105th Infantry of the 27th Division during World War I. In September, 1918, in action near Ronssoy, Turner was killed leading his men in an attack on the German trenches, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show minor wear. Book condition VG-.
New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1933. Third Printing, February 1933. HB. Green cloth, black and red lettering and designs on front cover and spine, 8vo, 260 pp., top edge of text block stained red. Novel set in World War I, based on March's (1893-1954) personal experiences. March enlisted in the Marines in 1917, and saw action with Co F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 4th Brigade of Marines, Second Division of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Force. He was awarded the French Croix de Guerre, the American Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross for his actions during the war. Company K was his first published novel. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show minor edge wear, spine sunned. Book condition VG-.
London: Hambledon Continuum, 2006. HB. Black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, xx, 373 pp. No marks in book, binding tight and covers clean. In a dust jacket that shows minor chipping top of spine. Book condition VG+ in VG DJ.
Chicago: John Anderson Publishing Company, 1917. First Edition. HB. Quarter brown cloth and cream colored illustrated paper covered boards, 12mo, 167 pp. With 18 full-page photographs by the author. The author served in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Service during World War I, and this is an account of his service. The Norton-Harjes Ambulance Service had a number of members that went on to have notable literary careers, including E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, and Robert Hillyer. One word written on ffep, no other marks in book, binding tight, covers clean with very light shelf wear. Text in Norwegian (never translated into English). Book condition VG+.
New York: The Jackson Press, 1916. First Edition. HB. Gray cloth stamped in black, 12mo, 272 pp. Frontis illustration and 3 full-page plates within text. Uncommon fictional account of a young man from Indiana who travels through Europe during the early stages of World War I, and comes home to advocate American neutrality. Interesting view of conflicting American opinions before entry in World War I. Moellring (1878-1935) was raised in Illinois, attended law school, and relocated to North Dakota. He served as a District Judge for 13 years, and for one term was a member of the Supreme Court of North Dakota. Owner's name ffep only mark in book, binding tight. Covers show very slight wear. Book condition VG.
Boston: The T. O. Metcalf Company, 1924. HB. Quarter green cloth and dark green paper covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, paper title label on front cover, 8vo, 174 pp. History of the experiences of this engineer company during World War I. The 101st Regiment of Engineers was part of the 26th "Yankee" Division composed of New England troops. F Company served at Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and saw action north of Verdun. Book is illustrated with full-page drawings and photographs. Included is a full roster, with addresses, of members of the company. No marks in book, pages clean and binding tight. Very slight wear to covers. Book condition VG+.
Philadelphia: The Nineteenth Engineers Club, 1926. First Edition. HB. Full black pebbled leather ruled in blind, gilt lettering on front cover, 4to, 191 pp. Scarce World War I regimental history. The 19th Engineer Regiment was formed during April and May, 1917 to supply urgently needed help to the French army in the operation of France's railroads. Composed of men with railway experience, primarily from the Philadelphia area who had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and the New York Central, the regiment arrived in France in August, 1917, and served throughout France for the duration of the war. Illustrated with photographs and with a complete regimental roster. No marks in book, binding tight and covers clean with corners lightly bumped. Book condition VG+.
London: Methuen & Co, 1919. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. HB. Red cloth, white lettering on front cover and spine, 12 mo, x, 99 pp. Herbert (1890-1971) was a novelist and man of letters who served in the Royal Naval Division during World War I and saw action at Gallipoli. No marks in book, binding tight. Blank free endpaper and half-title page appear to have been reglued. Covers show light edge wear, spine somewhat faded. Book condition VG-.
New York et al: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1918. HB. Quarter blue cloth and blue paper covered boards, dark blue lettering and illustration of the Distinguished Service Cross on front cover, 12mo, 96 pp., frontis photo of the author. Edited, and with an introduction, by his mother Mary Hinkley Dearing. Vinton A. Dearing (1896-1918) was a Second Lieutenant in the 28th Infantry during World War I. He was killed on May 29, 1918 while carrying ammunition forward near Cantigny, France, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously. Ex-Library of Congress duplicate, with copyright deposit bookplate on front paste down. No other marks in book. Front hinge cracked, but binding solid. Scuff mark bottom of front cover, minor edge wear to bottom corners. Book condition VG-.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Second Impression, June 1930. HB. Tan cloth, black lettering on front cover and spine with black illustration of soldier with skeleton looking over his shoulder on front cover, 12mo, 334 pp., top edge of text block stained red. Second impression, published in the same month as the first printing (June, 1930). Classic novel of World War I by Manning (1882-1935), an Australian who settled in England prior to the war. He served in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and saw action at the Somme. This work was originally published in a limited edition in 1929 with the title The Middle Parts of Fortune. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show light soiling. Book condition VG-.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. First Edition. HB. Green cloth, gilt lettering on spine and black lettering on front cover, 12mo, 200 pp. Published June, 1920. Frontis photograph and 7 full page plates within text. Letters of a volunteer YMCA worker in France during World War I. Baldwin arrived in France during July, 1917. She served in Bordeaux, at Aix-Les-Bains until June 1918, after which she was in the Lorraine sector. During September 1918 she was sent to the Argonne and later was at St. Mihiel. Owner's name ffep only mark in book, binding tight. Covers show light edge wear, top edge of text block soiled. Book condition VG-.
New York: Duffield And Company, 1930. First American Edition. HB. Red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 260 pp. Introduction by Henry Williamson, with whom the author served in France. Account by Bell (1890-1964) of his World War I experiences. Bell was a member of the London Rifle Brigade, and was sent to France in November, 1914. In 1915, he was commissioned an officer and transferred to the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, seeing action and being wounded at the Battle of Loos. Bell later transferred again, joining the Royal Flying Corp, rising to the rank of Captain. Private owner's bookplate and initials on front pastedown, no other marks in book, binding tight. Covers show minor soiling, spine lettering rubbed. Book condition VG-.
New York: John Lane Company, 1916. First Edition. HB. Blue cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, 328 pp. Marie Louise Van Vorst (1867-1936) was a novelist and muckraking journalist in the early 20th Century. She was in France when World War I started, and after receiving training in London, served in Red Cross hospitals in France. In 1915 she toured the U.S. to gather support for the Allies. This book is a compilation of her letters during World War I. War Service Library bookplate front pastedown, card pocket loosely inserted at rear. Frontis illustration of the author and sixteen illustrations within text. Frontis detached but present, binding weak at title page. Covers show edge wear, fraying top of spine, spine lettering rubbed. Book condition Good+.
Paris: Librairie H. Floury, 1918. HB. Half red leather and red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 223 pp., marbled end papers. Warmly signed and inscribed on the half title page by the author. Unmarked book, binding solid. Covers show some edge wear, front joint cracked, chipping top and bottom of spine. Text in French. Book condition Good+.
Boston: Ritter & Co, 1917. First American Edition. hb. Red decorative cloth, sailing ship on blue background on front cover. 8vo, 223 pp. Wear to lower rear ourside corner, cloth missing 3/4". No interior marks of any kind, text clean and bright. Only date on copyright page-1917. No subsequent dates. Book condition Good+
Norwood, Mass: Privately Printed For The School, 1920. HB. Black cloth, gilt lettering on spine and gilt emblem on front cover, 12mo, x, 278 pp. Record of members who attended this Southborough, Mass. prep school and their participation in World War I. Illustrated with photographs. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show some soiling, several small holes in cloth along joints. Book condition Good+.
Leon Poirier, circa 1930. Stiff paper wraps, red lettering on front cover. Consists of 20 post cards with photographic views of the World War I fighting around Forts de Souville and Douaumont during July, 1916 in France. Post cards 3 1/2" by 5 1/2", and are in black & white. No marks in book, binding solid. Covers show a moisture stain on fore edge, minor chipping. Book condition VG-.
London: John Murray, 1917. HB. Originally published in colored stiff paper wraps, this copy has been rebound on full brown leather, gilt lettering with 5 raised bands on spine and a diagonal strip of blue cloth on the upper front cover. The cloth strip is 1.5" wide with dark blue edges and light blue center with a red line in the center. All edges of text block gilt. The original colorful front cover has been bound in. Signed on the ffep by Frank Messervy and inscribed "in memory of Ernest, who was shot down in a fight over the German lines with Richthofen's Circus-1917. RIP." Probably referring to Captain Ernest Dyce Messervy, member of 56th Squadron RFC, killed July 20, 1917. Both Ernest and Frank Messervy were members of the same Eton class prior to World War I. General Sir Frank Walter Messervy (1893-1974) was a British Indian Army Officer who saw action in France and the Middle East during World War I. During World War II, he commanded the Indian 5th Infantry Division in the East African Campaign, and commanded 4th Indian Division during the Battleaxe and Crusader operations as part of the Eighth Army. Transferred to India, Messervy eventually was appointed to command IV Corps in it's drive to Rangoon in Burma. Old bookseller stamp bottom of rear paste-down only mark in book, binding tight. Three small spots of soiling on rear cover, but a rather handsome copy of this title. Book condition VG+.