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The Passing Legions: How the American Red Cross Met the American Army in Great Britain, the Gateway to France
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The Passing Legions: How the American Red Cross Met the American Army in Great Britain, the Gateway to France

By FIFE, George Buchanan

New York: Macmillan Company, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's blue buckram, upper cover lettered and double-ruled in black, gilt-lettered spine; [10],369pp.; photographic frontispiece, 7 leaves of plates. Two faint white marks across upper cover, light soil to textblock extremities, else Very Good or better.

$40.00

Cher Ami: Selections
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Cher Ami: Selections

By FARRINGTON, Harry Webb

New York: Rough and Brown Press, [1926]. First Thus. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); original blue blind-ruled cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; 64pp.; illus., including many photographs. Extremiteis rubbed with some old ink flecking to upper cover, corners bumped, spine gilt nearly effaced; About Very Good overall, though internally sound. Poetry and short prose pieces for children, most of which originally appeared in the author's Poems from France (1920). Title page verso states "1st Edition, illus." However, the author describes this edition in his foreword as a "special and limited edition...because both the fourth edition illustrated, and the 'Selections' from it, have been exhausted." Subsequently, this collection does include some original pieces as well as revisions.

$30.00

Group of 29 Winthrop Press Miniature Books
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Group of 29 Winthrop Press Miniature Books

By [MINIATURE BOOKS]

[New York]: The Winthrop Press, [1914]. Paperback. 1. Barnes, Charles R. His Pupil. 1 copy in OCLC. 2. Browne, Porter Emerson. A Delegation from "De Ate." 1 copy in OCLC. 3. Catlin, H.C. Jimmie's Waterloo. 6 copies in OCLC. 4. Chester, George Randolph. Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford: J. Rufus Bets a Town Council. 5 copies in OCLC. 5. Chester, George Randolph. Blue Pete's Escape. 6 copies found in OCLC. 6. Culver, R.K. The Range Rivals. 7 copies in OCLC. 7. England, George Allan. Out Of The Real. 8 copies in OCLC. 8. Ford, Sewell. How Maizie Came Through. Not found in OCLC. 9. Ford, Sewell. Getting In With The Glory Be. 1 copy in OCLC. 10. Ford, Sewerll. Frosting the Profess. 3 copies in OCLC. 11. Glaspel, Susan. According To His Lights. 12 copies found in OCLC. 12. Glass, Montague. Something Just As Good. 4 copies in OCLC. 13. Glass, Montague. And The Greatest Of These. 6 copies in OCLC. 14. Henry, O. Calloway's Code. 4 copies in OCLC. 15. Henry, O. The Sleuths. 2 copies in OCLC. 16. Irwin, Wallace. Love and the Beauty Doctor. 8 copies in OCLC. 17. Kipling, Rudyard. The Three Musketeers. 6 copies in OCLC. 18. Lessing, Bruno. Romeoff and Julietsky. 1 copy in OCLC. 19. Lessing, Bruno. Lapidowitz's List. 2 copies in OCLC. 20. MacAlarney, Robert E. Aaron Luckett's Gridiron Gloat. 1 copy in OCLC. 21. Middleton, George. His Great Play. 8 copies in OCLC. 22. Millard, Bailey. The Lion Girl. 7 copies in OCLC. 23. Nourse, W.J.H. With Doc Cook at the North Pole. 7 copies in OCLC. 24. Pearsall, R.J. Chit and a Chinaman. 3 copies in OCLC. 25. Pendexter, Hugh. The Mantle of Red Evans. 8 copies in OCLC. 26. Peple, Edward. The Mister Clink Thurston's Duel. 5 copies in OCLC. 27. Reed, John. El Cosmopolita. 7 copies in OCLC. 28. Scheffauer, Herman. The Path Of The Moth. 4 copies in OCLC. 29. Thompson, C.S. Gentleman Jim. 7 copies in OCLC. Twenty-nine (29) miniature books (2.25" x 2.75"); illustrated wrappers, stapled; ca.32-48pp. Light wear to extremities, oxidation to staples, with occasional dust-soil to wrappers and a few odd creases; Very Good+. Attractive group of of titles from the Winthrop Press series of miniatures that were distributed as premiums in packets of Egyptienne "Straights" Cigarettes. "One story accompanying each package. 100 titles ready-more in preparation" (from inner rear wrappers). The Knights of Columbus - the world's largest fraternal service organization - were known to ship cartons of cigarettes and their accompanying books to American soldiers overseas during World War I. Many titles were reprinted from earlier magazine or book appearances, though some titles in the series represent the first separate appearance in book form. Contents of the group include:.

$1500.00

For Whom The Bell Tolls
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For Whom The Bell Tolls

By HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing, with "A" on verso of title page. Octavo (21.5cm); beige cloth, with titles and author's facsimile signature stamped in red and black on spine and front cover; brown topstain; [x],471,[1]pp. Light rubbing to spine elements, a few tiny foxed spots along front joint, with offsetting from binders glue to both pastedowns along the gutters; an otherwise clean copy; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket.

$50.00

The Rise and Fall of Carol Banks
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The Rise and Fall of Carol Banks

By SPRINGS, Elliott White

Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in brown pictorial dust jacket, green topstain; [10],307pp. green pictorial endpapers. Jacket extremities a bit chipped with a few tiny shallow losses, spine a shade sunned, binding cloth a bit discolored, else a Very Good, internally sound copy. Romantic and military adventures of a World War I aviator. HANNA 3318.

$75.00

War and Love
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War and Love

By ALDINGTON, Richard

Boston: The Four Seas Co, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm). Decorated paper-covered boards with printed paper title labels; dustjacket; 94pp. 1" x 1/4" coffee-colored stain to margin front free endpaper (and extending very faintly onto half-title); else a tight, clean and attractive copy. In original printed dustwrapper, complete and just lightly soiled and worn, but with old kraft-paper reinforcements to verso. Presumed later issue jacket, with remnants of an applied price label on spine panel. Withal, a quite pretty copy of Aldington's second published poetry collection, a cycle of imagist meditations on the First World War written while he was a lieutenant in the British Army. There was no equivalent British edition.

$75.00

Diary and Scrapbook of Dr. Thomas W. Huntington, Compiled as a Member of the Special Red Cross Commission to Italy, 1917

By [WW1 - RED CROSS] HUNTINGTON, Thomas W (Dr.)

[San Francisco: 1917 et seq]. The Special Commission to Italy was one of four such expeditions undertaken by Red Cross officials to war-ravaged nations on the Continent in the final years of the Great War; the purpose was to investigate conditions and to recommend ways in which the Red Cross could best address the suffering of the military and civilian populations. The Italian Commission took place at a particularly grisly interval in the Italian campaign, beginning with the arrival of Austro/German reinforcements on the Italian front and ending a few weeks after the horrific Battle of Caporetto in which thousands of Italian troops succumbed to poison gas attacks and German stormtroopers. The current archive, assembled by the eminent San Francisco surgeon Thomas W. Huntington (a Commission member, at this time also President of the American Surgical Association), provides a harrowing picture of conditions on the Italian Front in both word and picture. Huntington's diary offers a graphic first-hand record of hospital and battlefield conditions, including lively descriptions of battle: "...at 9:30 p.m. started for San Florino for a night view of an artillery duel; it was a wild ride...road tortuous, full of sharp curves...witnessed at a distance of less than two miles, a tremendously impressive sight...the roar of cannons was continuous, several explosions every minute; now and then star shells from one or other side would light up a large area...by the search lights we plainly saw theItalian shells burst on the side and summit of San Gabriel..." as well as extensive clinical notes and anecdotes regarding hospital visits: "...Villa Frasinetto, a hospital for the care of hopelessly mutilated; ...ten patients, seven are blind, one blind with no hands and deaf, one blind with no hands, one blind with one hand, one with one eye and one leg gone...this is a most delightful place..." as well as observations of civilian life: "...Messina. At present the natives eat no meat. Eat onions and other local vegitables [sic]." Dr. Huntington is not above indulging in the occasional bit of editorializing: "I don't care for the Italian dietary. They have the best there is in the land, but it is too smelly for my palate. Even their wines are simply unspeakable." The presentation album is likely one of several prepared as gifts for Commission members by their Italian hosts. The bulk of the album is comprised of professional photographs, including group and individual portraits of the Commission members and their Italian counterparts. These include about a dozen photographs taken at the front, including several scenes showing battles in action. Other photographs, some clearly amateur snapshots, capture hospital facilities, nurses and other medical staff, patients, and portraits of Italian dignitaries. The album also includes about twenty ephemeral items collected by Huntington on his trip, including menus, itineraries, and scenic postcards. A few items are inscribed, illegibly, to Huntington. To our knowledge, Huntington's diary has never been published, nor do we find other examples of the diary or the album in institutional collections. Provenance: By auction, from the library of a prominent collector of Red Cross memorabilia. Small archive of materials relating to the 1917 Red Cross Commission to Italy, including: (1) Original embossed leather presentation album of 26 leaves, 11" x 14", containing 79 original photographs plus approximately 20 additional pieces of ephemera; (2) Contemporary transcript (77pp) of Huntington's diary, kept during the tour, dated July 20, 1917 - Oct 31, 1917, carbon copy on yellow paper including cover letter of transmittal to a Dr. Ochsner; (3) Carbon transcripts of two lengthy letters from Huntington to his wife, dated July, 1917, describing preparations for his trip to Italy. Album slightly rubbed at joints, lacking several leaves at rear; carbons with occasional chips and tears; cover-letter torn nearly in half horizontally but all photographs well preserved and diary apparently complete; Very Good.

$2500.00

"The Enslavement of Belgians" - A Protest. Mass Meeting, Carnegie Hall, N.Y., Friday Evening, December 15, 1916
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"The Enslavement of Belgians" - A Protest. Mass Meeting, Carnegie Hall, N.Y., Friday Evening, December 15, 1916

By [WW1 - BELGIUM] PARKER, Alton B.; Theodore Roosevelt; Elihu Root (et al)

New York: The League of Nations Association, 1916. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 44pp. Tight, clean, unmarked copy, Near Fine. Transcript of presentations at a mass rally held to protest the German "Rape of Belgium" in 1916.

$20.00

Four Aces (Air Combat Stories, no. 2)
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Four Aces (Air Combat Stories, no. 2)

By BURTIS, Thomson

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, [1932]. Hardcover. Second issue (per Mattson), in light green cloth. With frontispiece plus three illustrations on coated paper by J. Clemens Gretta. Tight, VG copy in the original dustwrapper, slightly worn and rubbed with small splash stain at rear panel; just VG. The second book in the series. Jacket lists to "Flying Blackbirds," the fourth title in the series, also published in 1932.

$25.00

America Ascendant: from Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945
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America Ascendant: from Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945

By CASHMAN, Sean Dennis

New York: New York University Press, 1998. First Edition. Paperback. Small quarto. Printed pictorial wrappers; xii,560pp; illus. Mild soil to text block edges; faint crease to rear wrapper; still better than VG.

$25.00

Fallow Ground
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Fallow Ground

By REED, Meredith

Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, [1936]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket, brown topstain; 350pp. Chipped and general wear to jacket extremities, including shallow loss at spine ends, corners slightly bumped, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, else Near Fine in Near Very Good jacket. Rather uncommon novel of a young woman's hopes and dreams frustrated by poverty and World War I, happiness finally achieved with the manual labor that comes with the purchase of a farm. Not in Hanna.

$125.00

Megamurder
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Megamurder

By BURNS, E.L.M.

New York: Pantheon Books, [1967]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in decorative dust jacket, red topstain; [2],xiv,297pp. Light shelf wear else Near Fine. History of aerial bombardment and civilian fatalities by the Canadian Lieutenant-General.

$25.00

The Rescue of Germany and As Noble Lenders (Cover Title: O.P.M. Other People's Money! The Greatest American Racket)
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The Rescue of Germany and As Noble Lenders (Cover Title: O.P.M. Other People's Money! The Greatest American Racket)

By GARRETT, Garet

New York: The Chemical Foundation, Incorporated, 1931. First Thus. Paperback. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed wrappers; 103pp. Wrappers gently rubbed, else fine. With printed introductory leaf signed "Francis P. Gaway", as President of the Chemical Foundation. Garrett's two articles were originally published in the Saturday Evening Post; reprinted here as an Isolationist tract, arguing against foreign aid and especially against aid to Germany.

$25.00

Debs: His Authorized Life and Letters
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Debs: His Authorized Life and Letters

By [SOCIALISM - DEBS] KARSNER, David

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Standard biography, written during the 1920 Presidential campaign in which Debs ran as a candidate from his jail cell in Atlanta's Woodstock Prison (and still polled nearly a million votes). Forbidden by his jailers to write, Debs reputedly composed the book's introduction verbally while Karsner transcribed it. Offers a detailed (though partisan) account of Debs's arrest and imprisonment for opposing U.S. entry in to the First World War, with additional chapters on his early career as a trade unionist and co-founder of the American Socialist Party. Rarely seen in dustwrapper. Small octavo (19cm). Maroon cloth boards; dustjacket; frontispiece portrait; ix,244pp. Shallow chip to cloth at base of spine, else a tight, well-preserved copy in the very uncommon pictorial dustwrapper. Jacket with brief losses at head and heel of spine panel (not approaching text), mild abrasions to front panel, and mild overall soil but still a Very Good example. Ownership signature of California historian and author Charles Elmer Upton.

$250.00

Finding Themselves: The Letters of an American Army Chief Nurse in a British Hospital in France
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Finding Themselves: The Letters of an American Army Chief Nurse in a British Hospital in France

By STIMSON, Julia C.

New York: Macmillan Company, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's green decorative cloth stamped in black and gilt; viii,[2],231,[3],[5](ads)pp.; portrait frontispiece. Light wear, hair-line crack to rear hinge, else Very Good or better. The author would become the first American woman to attain the rank of Major in her capacity as Superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps during World War I.

$125.00

Soldier Silhouettes On Our Front
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Soldier Silhouettes On Our Front

By STIDGER, William L.; Jessie Gillespie, illus

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918. Reprint. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's brown pictorial cloth stamped in red and olive; viii,[4],209pp.; frontispiece, 7 leaves of plates. Boards a bit rubbed, corners slightly bumped, spine lean, textblock a bit shaken, else a Near Very Good copy, attractively illustrated. Account of the noted American preacher at the front with the YMCA during World War I.

$20.00

Headquarters Nights: A Record of Conversations and Experiences at the Headquarters of the German Army in France and Belgium
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Headquarters Nights: A Record of Conversations and Experiences at the Headquarters of the German Army in France and Belgium

By KELLOGG, Vernon

Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, [1917]. Second Printing. Hardcover. 12mo (19.5cm.); publisher's maroon gilt-lettered buckram; 116pp. A hint of shelf wear, else Fine. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper. The author's experiences with the German Supreme Command as described in the present title would lead to his campaigning for American intervention in World War I.

$50.00

Mr. Britling Sees It Through
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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By WELLS, H.G.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. First American Edition. Hardcover. A novel first published serially in The Nation between May-October, 1916. A masterpiece of the wartime experience during WWI, with many scenes set in Wells's home in Essex. WELLS 60. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); vertically-ribbed red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; pictorial dustjacket; color frontispiece by Lucius Wolcott Hitchcock; [vi],443,[1],[8]pp ads. Spine ends nudged, corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with rough erasure to gift inscription on front endpaper; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $1.50), edgeworn, with several short tears and attendant creases, and some small losses to upper joints; Very Good+.

$250.00

Mr. Britling Sees It Through
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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By WELLS, H.G.

London: Cassell and Company, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. A novel first published serially in The Nation between May-October, 1916. A masterpiece of the wartime experience during WWI, with many scenes set in Wells's home in Essex. WELLS 60. First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); olive gren cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and in blind to spine and front cover; dustjacket; [viii],433,[3]pp. Some trivial wear to crown, text edges a bit dusty with some scattered foxing, else Near Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, without price sticker to spine; light toning to spine and extremities, touch of dustiness overall, with pinpoint wear to crown and corners; Very Good+ to Near Fine.

$450.00

Their Crimes. Translated from the French

By MIRMAN, L., G. Simon and G. Keller

London: Cassell and Company, 1917. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound paphlet; pictorial card wrappers; 62, (2)pp. Light soil to covers, else Near Fine. Survey of German atrocities in France and Belgium, published following the Versailles peace treaty of 1917. Foreword signed in print by Mirman, Simon and Keller, three minor French government officials.

$20.00

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