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Through The Iron Bars (Two Years Of German Occupation In Belgium)

By Cammaerts, Emile (Louis Raemaekers, Illustrator)

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1917. HB. Green cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, 72 pp. Frontis illustration and many full-page plates within text, by Raemaekers. Account of the World War I experiences in Belgium. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show very light edge wear. Uncommon in cloth. Book condition VG.


The House Of Courage

By Rickard, Mrs. Victor [Jessica Louisa Moore]

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919. First American Edition. HB. Green cloth, black lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, 394 pp. Color Frontispiece by C. Allan Gilbert. World War I fiction by Rickard (1876-1963), a prolific Irish novelist, whose husband was killed at Aubers Ridge while commanding the Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1915. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show slight edge wear, top edge of text block lightly soiled. Book condition VG. Uncommon.


The History Of The Fifty-Fifth Battery, C.F.A

By MacArthur, D. C. (Compiled by)

Hamilton, Canada: H. S. Longhurst, the Press of Robert Duncan & Company, 1919. First Edition. HB. Dark blue leather, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, 94 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Uncommon World War I Unit History of this Canadian Artillery battery of the 5th Division. Serving in France starting in 1917, the 55th saw action at Vimy, Amiens and Cambrai. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Previous owner's initials on half title page only marks in book, binding tight. Covers show very light edge wear. Book condition VG.


Open House In Flanders 1914-1918. Chateau De La Motte Au Bois

By La Grange, Baroness Ernest De

London: John Murray, 1929. First Edition. HB. Black cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, (xii) 899 pp. Translated from the unpublished French by Melanie Lind, and with an introduction by Viscount Allenby. World War I account, based on her diary, of life at the Chateau De La Motte au Bois, which the Baroness made available to the Allied Armies as a headquarters and refuge. The Chateau was never more than 10 miles behind the front lines, but the Baroness refused to leave until 1918. She was referred to affectionately as "The Mother Of The British Army." This copy from the library of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, with the Sothebys bookplate from their sale conducted September 11-19, 1997. With a handwritten letter laid in from the Baroness to the Prince of Wales presenting him with this book, and dated Nov. 11, 1929, on her stationary with the heading 142, Rue De Longchamp, her Paris residence. The letter, entirely in French, mentions her contacting General Trotter, who had served as Extra Equerry to the Prince of Wales, regarding this presentation and also mentions a box lunch she and the Prince shared at a ceremony honoring the Battle of Ypres. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show light edge wear. Book condition VG. A nice association copy.


History Of The 135th Aero Squadron From July 25 To November 11, 1918

By Hart, Percival Gray

Chicago: [Privately Printed by Chicago Law Printing Co.], 1939. First Edition. Wraps. Brown wraps, black lettering on spine and illustration of an eagle on front cover, 8vo, 178 pp. With illustrations by Edward M. Urband. Account of the 135th Aero Squadron during World War I, serving as an observation and reconnaissance squadron attached to the IV Corps of the US Army. The squadron was formed in August, 1917 and trained at Rockwell Field near San Diego. "The squadron made 1,016 sorties and lost five officers in combat; two pilots and three observers. The squadron was also credited with the destruction of eight enemy aircraft in combat." Gorrell Vol. 17. Tape residue front and rear endpapers, no marks in book, binding tight. Covers clean, top corner of front cover and first few pages creased. Book condition VG.


Infantry In Battle

By Lanham, Capt. C. T. and Marshall, Col. George C

Washington, D. C: The Infantry Journal, 1939. Second Edition. HB. Black cloth, red and gilt illustration of infantry on front and rear covers, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, viii, 422 pp. Originally published in 1934 under the direction of George C. Marshall, and extensively revised by Captain Lanham on the eve of World War II. An analysis of infantry tactics based on World War I operations. Profusely illustrated with maps. Some underlining and bracketing, in pencil. Notations on rear endpaper. Binding tight. Covers show light soiling and edge wear. Book condition VG-.


'I' Wash or Fribbles Of The First Flotilla 1914-16

Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, 1916. First Edition. Wraps. Light blue stapled wraps, black lettering on front cover, 12mo, 48 pp. Poetry by members of the First Destroyer Flotilla during the first two years of World War I. Mentioned in some of the poetry are the Acheron, Ariel, Beaver, Badger, Hind and Hydra, among other destroyers of the flotilla. Also mentioned is the sinking of the U-12 off of Fife Ness. Previous owner's name, in pencil, on title page, no other marks in book. Covers have come loose from stapled binding but text block solid. Covers show light soiling. Very scarce World War I British Navy title. Book condition VG-.


Eine Tolle Flucht

By Todenwarth, Freiherr von (Paul Wolff von und zu Todenwarth)

Leipzig: K. F. Koehler, 1935. White cloth, red and black lettering on front cover and spine, 12mo, 231 pp. Frontis photograph of the author. Herausgegeben von Hans Lehr. Todenwarth (1876-1965) was a German cavalry officer who was captured by the Russians and imprisoned in 1914. He escaped in 1915 and traveled to China. From China, he traveled via the Trans-Siberian railway back to Germany. In 1916, he commanded a group of 6 men that were transported by submarine to Libya, then an Italian colony, to operate a radio station helping to coordinate operations of rebels fighting the Italians. Private, and rather neat, bookplate on front paste-down, old bookseller stamp rear endpaper. First two pages of text have translations in the margins, in pencil. No other marks in book, binding solid. White covers show some light soiling. Book condition VG-. Uncommon World War I title. Text in German.


The Desert Mounted Corps. An Account Of The Cavalry Operations In Palestine And Syria 1917-1918

By Preston, R. M. P

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. First American Edition. HB. Tan cloth, dark brown lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, xxiv, 356 pp. Frontis photo of Lieut.-General Chauvel, who wrote the introduction. With 4 fold-out and 7 full-page maps. Important account in the campaigns in the Middle East during World War I. Owner's name, in pencil, ffep. No other marks in book, binding tight. Covers show some soiling, upper corners bumped. Book condition VG-.


Doings Of Battery B. Humorous Happenings And Striking Situations In The Experiences Of Its Members: 328th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces

By Barry, Edward W. (Editor)

Grand Rapids, Michigan: The Dean-Hicks Co, No Date [1920?]. HB. Green cloth, black and gilt lettering and illustration of artillery on front cover, 4to, 175 pp. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Regimental history of Battery B, 328th Field Artillery, part of the 85th "Custer" Division in World War I. Battery B was activated at Battle Creek, Michigan in July, 1917, and was composed mainly of men from the state of Michigan. Owner's name front paste-down, no marks in book, binding tight. Very light spots of soiling on covers. Book condition VG.


Switzerland And The World War

By Stovall, Pleasant Alexander

Savannah, Georgia: Mason, Inc, 1939. HB. Black simulated leather, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, 253 pp., frontis portrait of the author. Stovall (1857-1935) was a newspaper publisher from Georgia and a childhood friend of Woodrow Wilson, who appointed Stovall as Ambassador to Switzerland in 1912. Sovall served in Switzerland throughout World War I, and much of the book deals with the position of the Swiss, surrounded by nations at war. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show light rubbing, edges of text block show light soiling. Book condition VG.


University of Kentucky Training Detachment, National Army, U.S.A., Lexington, Kentucky : First Detachment of 1918

By Edited and Arranged by Enlisted Personnel of Detachment

Cincinnati: Schultz Press, [1918]. Wraps. Brown stiff paper stapled wraps, paste-down photograph and "Going Forward" title on front cover, 8vo, 24 pp. Account of 400 Tennessee volunteers training as soldier-mechanics at the University of Kentucky starting on May 7, 1918. Contains a full list of officers and enlisted members and their home town, and Illustrated throughout with photographs. Uncommon World War I history. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show edge wear, some soiling, one line of writing top front cover. Book condition VG-.


Roll Of Honor Of The Seventy Sixth U. S. Field Artillery

By No Author Noted

Coblenz: Printed by Lithographie von Deinhard & Co, [1918]. 5-5. HB. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering on front cover, small 8vo, 74 pp., red endpapers. Scarce unit history of this World War I Artillery battalion. The 76th Field Artillery was Attached to the Third Infantry Division. Formed in 1917 and trained at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, the 76th Field Artillery arrived at Brest on May 5, 1918. After action at Chateau-Thierry, it was the first artillery across the Marne, was stationed at Bois De La Riene, and on November 6, was the first artillery to cross the Meuse. It later served in the occupation, where this book was printed. This history contains a complete list of all members, a list of members recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal compiled by the commanding officer, Colonel E. St. J. Greble Jr., including the detailed actions of those recommended. Also, a brief history of the 76th in World War I. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show minor soiling, cloth wrinkled in two places. Book condition VG.


Russia Leaves The War: Soviet-American Relations 1917-1920

By Kennan, George F

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1956. First Edition. HB. Gray cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 544 pp. Clean, unmarked book, binding tight. Book condition VG.


Handbook For Military Artificers, Prepared In The Ordnance College

London: Printed Under The Authority Of His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1915. Tenth Edition. HB. Red pebbled, blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 12mo, 12, 199 pp. 12 pages at front a list of other military titles available. Two fold-out plates at rear, of a Lancaschire Boiler and of a Steam Engine. Chapters on the methods and tools for carpenters, smiths, painters and saddlers. Uncommon World War I title for the average soldier in the British Army, profusely illustrated with drawings. No marks in book, binding tight. Light wear to edge of fold-out plates. Covers show minor soiling and edge wear, rear joint cracked about 1" at top. Book condition Good+.


History Of Company E, 335th Infantry A.E.F

By Ross, James H.and Heath, N. B

No Publisher Stated, 1919. Wraps. Tan paper wraps, illustration of soldier and unit insignia on front cover, 8vo, 95, [1] pp. Illustrated with photographs and home towns of most members of the Company and of war scenes in Belgium and Germany. Company E, and also the 355th Infantry, was composed primarily of men from Nebraska. The 355th Infantry Regiment was part of the 89th Division formed in August 1917 upon U.S. entry in World War I. After training at Camp Funston, Kansas, the Division arrived in France during June, 1918 and saw action during the St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives. After the Armistice, the Regiment saw occupation duty in Germany. No marks in book, binding tight. Covers show very light soiling. Book condition VG. Uncommon World War I unit history.


Bryan's Army

By Rand, Alphonson L

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+.


In Gentlest Germany. Translated From The Svengalese By E. V. Lucas, With 45 Illustrations and 1 Map

By Svedend, Hun

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-.


William Bradford Turner

By Turner, C. P

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-.


Company K

By March, William

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-.


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