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

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  1. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, first impression. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 96375

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  2. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, fourth impression. First published in March the same year. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893 Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 96377

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  3. Air of Glory.
    First edition, first impression. Quite scarce in nice condition. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 111742

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  4. The Valley of Bones. A Novel.
    First edition, first impression. The seventh book in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time sequence. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109385

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  5. Drama in Malta.
    First edition. Uncommon, OCLC offering just 6 locations including one record which seems to relate to a variant issue published by Gale & Polden in Aldershot. "Weldon's account of his service in Malta, 1939-1943, based on notes made at the time, printed by Printing and Stationery Service, British Army of the Rhine, [1945]"... Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 112767

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  6. Catch-22. A Novel.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Everett Hoffman With all good wishes from a copywriter at McCall's to a copywriter at Cunningham & Walsh, and with the sincere hope that this book will give you some pleasure. Joe Heller November 24, 1961 New York".... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 110945

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  7. Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde.
    First edition. Stereographically illustrated popular account of the invasion of Poland. A superb example retaining the flimsy, rather dull, and consequently rarely encountered jacket. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 111904

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  8. Four Quartets.
    First collected edition, first printing, with the slug "first American edition" to the verso of the title page. In the first issue dust jacket with nine titles on the rear panel. This printing was recalled by the publishers after only 788 copies had been distributed on the grounds that the printing was below acceptable standards.... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 111781

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  9. Approach March.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "Hugh, in friendship, Julian, 30 November 1974" on the title-page. "Amery's military career Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 109846

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  10. German soldier's photograph album depicting service with a flak unit in occupied Norway.
    Superbly presented album of original snapshots compiled by a young member of an auxiliary flak unit posted to Norway in May 1940 in the wake of the German invasion "a daring, almost reckless, operation that took the Allies almost completely by surprise" (Bell, Churchill and Sea Power, p. 184). Operation Weserübung, as... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112667

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  11. IG Farben.
    First edition, first printing. A history of the German chemical conglomerate which was co-opted by the Nazi regime to become the driving industrial force behind the war effort. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 107459

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  12. Map of the Battle Fronts of Western Russia: Murmansk to Batum.
    BL records three issues between 1941-4. Uncommon, COPAC showing just 4 locations: BL, NLS, NLW, and Oxford; National Archives Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 106372

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  13. Very Ordinary Seaman.
    First edition, first impression of what is generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea in the Second World War. A fictionalised but accurate account, based on the author's experiences in a destroyer on the Murmansk run. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 106289

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  14. The People’s War.
    First edition, first impression. An eye witness account of the war in China. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 108740

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  15. Poems from the Forces.
    First edition, first impression of this collection of wartime poetry. This copy has the bookplate of Anthony Hobson (1921-2014), who was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 105665

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  16. The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent.
    First editions, each in a signed edition limited of 300 copies of which just 30 were in the full binding as here, copies 16 and 25 respectively. De Chair was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol", a Flying Column of less than 1,500 men under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 105498

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  17. Crusade in Europe.
    First edition, one of 35 copies specially bound for presentation, generously inscribed by Eisenhower to the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee and his wife: "For The Prime Minister of Great Britain and Mrs Atlee [sic]. With best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year. From their friends Mamie D. and... Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 107996

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  18. The Intelligent Man's Guide to Jew-Baiting.
    First edition, first impression. An ironical title for a book which warns of the coming disaster in Fascist Germany, and ascribes anti-Semitism to the need for a change in the economic structure of the country. Sacks concludes "race-hatred is a relic of our stupid past, and race glorification is merely the modern variation... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 108558

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  19. Schadenstellen im LS-Ort. Oberhausen/Rhld. mit Müllheim a.d. Ruhr.
    Remarkable album of photographs documenting the damage caused by Allied bombing on the Ruhr. Evidently officially compiled by the regional Luftschutzamt - Air Defence Organisation - the collection offers a highly-detailed visual record of the effects of the raids, each image also being accompanied by meticulous analysis,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 105547

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  20. Antwerp V1 and V2 Attack. Fall of Shot on Arrondisement of Antwerp from 7 Oct 44 to 30 March 45.
    No other copy traced, large-scale map showing Vengeance Weapon attacks on Antwerp, locating V1s and V2s "landfall only" and "causing incident". Annotated by a serving officer "Antwerp was hit by 1675 V2s, London 518, England 1115; 26 fell on Antwerp on one day, twice, Dec 23 & 26 1944. (Crossbow-Overcast by McGovern Hutchins,... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 102322

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