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First editions and rare & signed books concerning World War I.

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  1. The Collected Works.
    First Parsons edition, first impression; Rosenberg's collected works were published in 1937. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 112452

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  2. The Nation at War.
    First edition, trade issue. "March, [US] Chief of Staff from March 1918, writes critically of Pershing and others in the army high command" (Lengel). There was also a signed limited issue of 350 copies. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 111349

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  3. An Air Fighter s Scrap-Book.
    First edition. This copy splendidly inscribed by Jones on the title page, "The author hopes you do not want your money back, Ira Jones. West Drayton August 1939. Wait for Hitler's orders", and signed "Taffy" beneath the portrait. Ownership inscription of Air Vice-Marshal Sir William Tyrrell dated in the year of publication... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 105783

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  4. The War Poems.
    First edition, first impression, a strikingly well preserved copy, rare thus, of Sassoon's "savagely realistic and compassionate war poems" (Rupert Hart-Davis in ODNB), gathering 64 pieces, 12 of which appear in print for the first time here, the others having been published in two previous collections: The Old Huntsman... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 112422

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  5. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1915.
    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112344

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  6. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1918.
    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112341

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  7. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1914.
    First printed in 1922, this third edition "was edited for errors, then updated and corrected to information gained from new sources mainly from the French and German official histories, as well as British, French and German regimental histories. There was also a wider coverage of the work of the Royal Flying Corps It was... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 112335

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  8. Toes up. A Chronicle of Gay and Doleful Adventures of Alpini and Mules and Wine.
    First edition in English, originally published as Le Scarpe al Sole, Bologna, 1921. "Tales of the Alpini fighting against the Austrians in the Alps" (Lengel). Monelli saw action at Valsugana, Ortigara, and Caporetto, before being taken prisoner and held at the Festung Hohensalzburg. The original Italian title is taken from... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 111604

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  9. The War Poems.
    First edition, first impression of Sassoon's key poetical statement on the war, collecting a number of the author's best known war poems, and numerous previously unpublished works. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 111246

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  10. On the Road to Kut.
    First edition, first impression of this eyewitness account of the four-month siege of Kut, "arguably, Britain's worse military defeat since the surrender of Cornwallis's army in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War" (Colonel Patrick Crowley, Kut 1916: Courage and Failure in Iraq, 2009), including reports of the battles... Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 110862

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  11. The Gates of Kut.
    First edition, presentation copy, blind-stamped thus on the title-page. This novelised account of the infamous siege of Kut, modern-day Iraq, "arguably, Britain's worse military defeat since the surrender of Cornwallis's army in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War" (Patrick Crowley, Kut 1916: Courage and Failure in... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 110861

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  12. The Paris Front.
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 108617

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  13. The Paris Front.
    First UK edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive, with their ink stamp to front paste down and front panel of the dust jacket. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 108616

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  14. Arabia of the Wahhabis.
    First edition of the work completing Philby's account of his mission to Ibn Sa'ud, ruler of the Nejd, in 1917, begun with The Heart of Arabia, published in 1922. The British were keen to woo Ibn Sa'ud into attacking the Rashids of Ha'il, allies of the Turks, and Philby travelled by camel from the Persian Gulf to Riyadh.... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 112502

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  15. How Jerusalem Was Won.
    First edition of this account of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force up to the taking of Jericho in February 1918, covering the Third Battle of Gaza, the capture of Jerusalem and the ensuing raids into the Trans-Jordan. Massey was official correspondent of the London newspapers with the EEF, "one of the most attractive writers... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 110760

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  16. With the M.T. in Mesopotamia.
    First edition. Leland served as assistant director and later deputy director of the Mechanical Transport division in Mesopotamia from 1916 to 1918, working under General F. S. Maude. His account is a detailed insight into the logistics of the Mesopotamian Campaign, with a chronological account of operations accompanied by... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 110751

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  17. Remembering Kut.
    First edition, signed copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorina Lockhart Neave, 26 April 1937". The terrible four-month siege of Kut in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, "was, arguably, Britain's worse military defeat since the surrender of Cornwallis's army in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War" (Patrick... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 110481

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  18. Prelude to Victory.
    First edition, uncommon in the dust jacket. An important study of the Nivelle Offensive of 1917. "[Spears's] perfect knowledge of French and close association with the French Command, added to his own experience and powers of observation and reflection, have enabled him to tell the story in its fullness... a military and... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 110255

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  19. Colophon To Love Respelt.
    Signed limited edition. Number 162 of 386 copies, signed by Graves. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107431

    signed

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  20. Beyond Giving. Poems.
    Signed limited edition. Number 69 of 536 copies, signed by Graves. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107430

    signed

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