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  • Sheppard, W. Crispin.
    DON HALE WITH THE FLYING SQUADRON, #3 in series.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1919. Hardcover first edition - The third book in this uncommon 4 book series set amidst the devastation of the Great War - it tells what happens after Don relinquishes his dangerous post as an ambulance driver on the Western front, only to pick up an even more dangerous assignment as a member of the Lafayette Esquadrille, the most famous of the flying squadroons. Illustrated by H.A. Bodine with a glossy frontispiece wth a tissue guard and four internal glossy plates. 308 pp.

    Condition: Good overall condition in dark red cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover (gift inscription on front endpaper dated in 1919)

    Book ID: 74726
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  • TED MARSH AND THE ENEMY, #4 in series. by Sherwood Elmer (pseudonym for Samuel Lewenkrohn)
    Sherwood Elmer (pseudonym for Samuel Lewenkrohn)
    TED MARSH AND THE ENEMY, #4 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., nd (ca 1919). Hardcover - Originally published as a title in the Lucky Series, this is set against the backdrop of World War I on the border of New Mexico and Mexico, where the Germans are trying to persuade Mexico to declare war against the US, and other nefarious acts. Illustrated with 4 drawings on plain paper and illustrated endpapers by Neil O'Keefe. An unfortunate example of the worst in juvenile series, with poor writing and characterization , overt racism, and very cheaply produced, even for Whitman. 124 pp. small format, stapled text block printed on gray paper in illustrated paper-covered boards.

    Condition: Fair condition only (loss at both ends of spine, corners bumped, other wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 75932
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  • THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE: Being the Author's own story, with certain omissions, but including hitherto unpublished sidelights on some famous persons and incidents. by Shippey, Lee.
    Shippey, Lee.
    THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE: Being the Author's own story, with certain omissions, but including hitherto unpublished sidelights on some famous persons and incidents.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Memoirs of a journalist and reporter: Lee Shippey "grew up in Missouri and Kansas. At the age of twenty he was blinded, but his writing won him a position as a columnist on the Kansas City Star. . . With partial recovery of his sight, he served as war journalist and foreign correspondent during World War I." After freelancing in Mexico for several years, where he edited a paper, he settled in Southern California. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. Index. 203 pp. Dust jacket art by Don Louis Perceval.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (very minor toning to the endpapers and dj)

    Book ID: 57174
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  • MY AMERICAN VISIT. by Smith, Sir Frederick.
    Smith, Sir Frederick.
    MY AMERICAN VISIT.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1918. Illustrated with photographs. An account of a British minister's visit to the United States during World War I. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. Index. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054734.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57394
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  • [Stapledon, Olaf and Miller, Agnes] Crossley, Robert, editor.
    TALKING ACROSS THE WORLD: The Love Letters of Olaf Stapledon and Agnes Miller, 1913-1919.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hanover, NH: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The love letters from Olaf Stapledon to his cousin and future wife, Agnes Miller, after the outbreak of World War I. Index.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 13192
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  • THE MAKING OF A MIND: Letters From A Soldier-Priest 1914-1919. by Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre.
    Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre.
    THE MAKING OF A MIND: Letters From A Soldier-Priest 1914-1919.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965) dj. Hardcover - Letters to his cousin Marguerite, written during the first World War, when Teilhard de Chardin, already a Jesuit priest, volunteered for the Army, and spent 4 1/2 years as a stretcher-bearer at the front lines. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the Medaille Militaire, and the Legion d'Honneur, but he also began to develop his great vision of the human condition during this time. Translated from the French by Rene Hague. Frontispiece portrait, map. Index, 316 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, creasing to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 60255
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  • ALICE BLYTHE : Somewhere in England, #3 in series. by Trent, Martha.
    Trent, Martha.
    ALICE BLYTHE : Somewhere in England, #3 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Barse & Hopkins, (1918.). Hardcover - The original Barse & Hopkins edition, not the Goldsmith reprint. A title in the Somewhere in War series, each featuring an 'ordinary girl' displaying heroism during the Great War - World War I. ""Wanting to do something to aid the war effort, an English girl goes to France to help in an army hospital." .llustrated by Chas [Charles] L. Wrenn with a glossy frontispiece and 3 inserted plates on plain paper. 215 pp. plus 8 pp publisher's ads. Lists to #5 in series in ads at back.

    Condition: Very good in light olive green cloth with a pictorial pastedown on the front cover. Some rubbing and soiling to the covers, usual toning to the pages, slight spine slant, but overall a tight, straight and clean copy, and rather uncommon.

    Book ID: 76290
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  • The Great War: WALK IN HELL. by Turtledove, Harry.
    Turtledove, Harry.
    The Great War: WALK IN HELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Book Two the epic Great War series. An alternate history of the War to end all Wars, which in 1915 has exploded onto American soil - an America still divided between the United States and the Confederate States. INSCRIBED on title page by author "for --- best" and dated in 2009. Maps. 484 pp. ISBN: 0-345-405617.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57717
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  • BLUE RAVENS: Historical Novel. by Vizenor, Gerald.
    Vizenor, Gerald.
    BLUE RAVENS: Historical Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set the early twentieth century in the days leading up to the Great War in France, and continues in combat scenes at the battles of Chteau-Thierry, Montbrhain, and Bois de Fays in France. After serving in the American Expeditionary Forces, two brothers from the Anishinaabe culture return to the White Earth Reservation where they grew up, but leave for a second time to live in Paris. 285 pp. ISBN: 978-0819574169.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76541
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  • Wilkinson-Latham, Robert (illustrated by MIchael Roffe.)
    THE ROYAL GREEEN JACKETS (Osprey Men-at-Arms series)

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Osprey Publishing, (1977.). First edition - A study of this British regiment from its service in the French and Indian war in North America through the Napoleonic Wars, the Great War and World War II. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and reproductions of old engravings and drawings, plus a section of eight full color plates by MIchael Roffe. First edition of this early title in the "Men-at-Arms Series" a very high quality, accurate and attractively produced and well-illustrated series of slightly oversized, but slim, trade paperbacks, measuring 7 1/4 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches tall, bound in glossy illustrated white covers (heavy cardstock) and printed on good quality paper. Select bibliography, Notes. 40 pp. Uncommon in the first printing. ISBN: 0-85045249X.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff glossy pictorial wrappers (covers creamy rather than white.)

    Book ID: 37730
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  • AN INCOMPLETE REVENGE. by Winspear, Jacqueline.
    Winspear, Jacqueline.
    AN INCOMPLETE REVENGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth in the prize-winning Maisie Dobbs mystery series, this one set in a small village still suffering from a Zeppelin raid during the Great War. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-82158.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58231
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  • ENDURANCE: An Epic of Polar Adventure. by Worsley, F. A.; preface by Patrick O'Brian.
    Worsley, F. A.; preface by Patrick O'Brian.
    ENDURANCE: An Epic of Polar Adventure.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Norton, (1999) dj. Hardcover - An attractive new edition of this classic account of Shackleton's 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition by the commander of the ship, Endurance, and originally published in 1931. Includes a new preface by Patrick O'Brian. Illustrated with photographs. Index. xxvi, 310 pp. ISBN: 0-393046842.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69324
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  • FARTHING'S FORTUNES. by Wright, Richard B.
    Wright, Richard B.
    FARTHING'S FORTUNES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, one which "sees our hero (seduced at 15 by his amorous guardian) fleeing rural Canada to set forth on a lifelong journey of adventure - a search which takes him to the bustling, immigrant-filled New York City of the 1890s; to the Klondike Gold Rush; to Europe, where he runs into the "war to end all wars"; and to the rail yards and hobo jungles of the Great Depression. . . a picaresque tale that is a triumph of the comic imagination." SIGNED on the title page. 333 pp. ISBN: 0-7705-14332.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61126
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