A Subaltern on the Somme in 1916
[Max Plowman] "Mark VII"
First edition, 8vo, original pictorial cloth boards and dust jacket. Regarded as a classic account of life in the trenches during World War I, Plowman evokes a deeply personal account of the Battle of the Somme, during which his own battalion in real life, the 10th West Yorkshires, suffered among the highest casualties loosing nigh on half their men in a single day...
"On the Remainder of Our Front ---"
[STURGES, Robert Simon] Private No. 940
First edition, 8vo, original cloth and dust jacket. A rare early memoir from Robert Simon Sturges, where he recounts his time in the Tirst World War on the Western Front between 1915-1916...
Things Fall Apart
First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards and dust jacket designed by C.W. Bacon. Okonkwo famous throughout West Africa as a wrestler and warrior, but when he accidentally kills a clansman, things fall apart...
The Arab of Mesopotamia
First edition; 8vo; original cloth, frontispiece map, 202 pages. The Preface states the volume includes "… essays on subjects relating to Mesopotamia, written during 1916 by persons with special knowledge… many of those whom the fortune of war has brought to these regions would be glad to have the opportunity of obtaining them in a convenient and permanent form...
Shells by a Stream
First edition, with an author signed manuscript letter loosely inserted, 8vo; original green cloth and dust jacket The two page letter was written in Tokyo in 1949 where Blunden was teaching, in response to a query from a 'Mr Miles' regrading a biography he is writing of the painter, Samuel Laurence, and his search for information relating to the Gliddon family...
The Battle of Jutland
First edition; 12mo; original illustrated paper covers; 45p., frontispiece portrait of Admiral Jellicoe; folding map and six plates. Buchan wrote this study of the battle from a position as a high ranking intelligence officer, having access to much of the detail from the allied side...
Churchill: A Gesture of Economy, pen and ink cartoon
FEARON, Percy Hutton "Poy"
Original pen and ink cartoon with pencil caption; 180 by 266mm. Churchill is depicted as an executioner, decapitating three figures representing Transport (Wilfred Ashley, Minister for Transport, 1924-29), Mines (George Lane Fox, Secretary for Mines 1924-28) and Overseas Trade (Arthur Michael Samuel, Secretary for Overseas Trade 1924-27)...
Votes for Women: Laying the Corner Stone of the New Millennium
FEARON, Percy Hutton "Poy"
Original pen and ink illustratioil; 285 x 225 mm. Label to verso reads, "In 1927 women in Britain were accorded by Parliament equal political rights with men, and won the so-called "Flapper Vote...
Four Infantrymen on the Western Front 1918
First English edition; 8vo; original boards and dust jacket. Originally published in German under the title Vier von der Infanterie. Translated into English by A...
John Drinkwater: Illustrated by Paul Nash
Limited edition; 8vo; original cover in black and yellow on blue paper. Edition of 200 on hand made paper. Signed by the author on the limitation page...
First edition; 8vo original cloth, and dust jacket. Cold Feet details the exploits of a man court-martialled for cowardice and due to face the firing squad, only to redeem himself in saving his execution party from a German pilot...
Autograph letter signed
Autograph letter signed; 8vo; two pages. Sark, Channel Islands, 'May 14th? (Monday anyway) 1934', to his friend Helene Bruce ('Lanie dear')...
First trade edition, 8vo, original boards and dust jacket. A signed presentation inscription from Lady Sackville to endpaper with additional inscription by her "This book has been chosen by the Book Society" to facing page...
In Pursuit of Spring
First edition, first issue; 8vo; original boards with gilt decoration and original dust jacket. Six tipped in plates with tissue guards. In 1913, Edward Thomas cycled from London to Somerset to "meet the spring"...
First edition; 8vo; original boards, printed spine label and original dust jacket. With no adverts to the rear. Ownership inscription of Cornelius Weygandt (Professor of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, 1871-1957) on title page dated 6 December 1920...
These Men Thy Friends
First edition, 8vo, original cloth boards and dust jacket. Signed presentation inscription from the author to front end paper. Thompson's novel is set on the Eastern Front, during the last eighteen months of the Mesopotamian campaign of the First World War which was fought between the Allies - a mixture of Australian, British and British Empire (mainly Indian) troops - and the Central Powers, mainly from the Ottoman Empire...
War Loss Valuations manuscript ledger for C. H. Rugg & Co
WORLD WAR ONE
A manuscript ledger; small folio; original vellum boards, with hand written titles to front cover and spine.. The entries are dated from 20th Match 1917 to 26th July 1918...
A Comprehensive Archive of letters and photographs: January 1914 to August 1921
WORLD WAR ONE: John Bostock RN
Two extensive albums of letters, photographs and documents, a unique archive from Cadet and later Midshipman and
Acting Lieutenant John Bostock R...