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  • REGENERATION. by Barker, Pat.
    Barker, Pat.
    REGENERATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Viking Penguin, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in her highly acclaimed WWI trilogy, a novel based on Siegfried Sassoon's relationship with his psychiatrist and drawn from the writings of the First World War poets and W.H.R. Rivers, an army doctor who worked with traumatized soldiers. The final novel in this trilogy won the Booker Prize, but in reality that was awarded to the work as a whole. Author's note. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-670-828769.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (rather light toning to the pages.) Uncommon, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 73984
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  • THE EYE IN THE DOOR by Barker, Pat
    Barker, Pat
    THE EYE IN THE DOOR

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 1994. First edition - The second book in her highly acclaimed World War I trilogy, and winner of the Guardian Prize for fiction. The third book in the series, "The Ghost Road" won the Booker Prize. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-525-938087.

    Condition: Fine in printed pink wrappers.

    Book ID: 47811
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  • THE GHOST ROAD by Barker, Pat
    Barker, Pat
    THE GHOST ROAD

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about the effects of World War I on those who fought in it; surprise winner of the 1995 Booker Prize. Author's note. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-525-941916.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20628
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  • THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ENEMY'S LINES or The German Spy's Secret, #2. by Beach, Charles Amory.
    Beach, Charles Amory.
    THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ENEMY'S LINES or The German Spy's Secret, #2.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, OH: The Goldsmith Publishing Co., (ca 1930, c 1919) dj. Hardcover - Second book in this World War I adventure series. A "tale of army aviation. Entrusted with a special mission, the young airmen go over the German lines and learn important secrets. They had previously aided an American girl who had a German guardian, and they fall in with this rascal, who tries to make trouble for them. They are captured and sentenced to be shot. How they manage to escape makes reading no boy will want to miss." Illustrated by Robert Gaston Herbert. 216 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in olive green cloth with black lettering - rather severe age-tanning to the pages.

    Book ID: 79769
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  • YOUNG MRS. CAVENDISH AND THE KAISER'S MEN. by Beck, K.K.
    Beck, K.K.
    YOUNG MRS. CAVENDISH AND THE KAISER'S MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth mystery, set in San Francisco in 1916, shortly before the US entered the war - a society reporter is determined to get her by-line on the front page, and reporting on a kidnapping should surely do that! INSCRIBED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-09796.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70791
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  • YOUNG MRS. CAVENDISH AND THE KAISER'S MEN. by Beck, K.K.
    Beck, K.K.
    YOUNG MRS. CAVENDISH AND THE KAISER'S MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth mystery, set in San Francisco in 1916, shortly before the US entered the war - a society reporter is determined to get her by-line on the front page, and reporting on a kidnapping should surely do that! SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-09796.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68576
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  • BOY SCOUTS IN ENGLAND (Facing the German Foe), #4. by Blaine, Captain John ((a pseudonym used by the Saalfield Publishing House)
    Blaine, Captain John ((a pseudonym used by the Saalfield Publishing House)
    BOY SCOUTS IN ENGLAND (Facing the German Foe), #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (c 1916). Hardcover - The fourth book in this 12 book series, published between 1916-1919, as the Great War was raging in Europe. Instead of the usual boy scout activities of camping, fishing and public service projects, they go to Europe and fight in World War I. The 12-volume series takes the scouts across the European theater of war, ranging from England, France, and Germany to Turkey and submarines. Illustrated by E. A, Furman. 241 pp plus 12 pp ads. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated tan boards - usual toning to the pages, rear hinge cracked.

    Book ID: 81714
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  • THE VICTORY GARDEN. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    THE VICTORY GARDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Lake Union Publishing, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Stand-alone novel by this award-winning writer, set during the Great War. A young woman defies her family and becomes a "land girl" volunteer and winds up on a run down estate in Devonshire, on the edge of the moors. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 353 pp. ISBN: 978-1542040129.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75167
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  • THE NEW CONFESSIONS. by Boyd, William
    Boyd, William
    THE NEW CONFESSIONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - His 4th novel - and called his best one to date - the story of a man born in turn of the century Edinburgh, and his experiences in the first World War trenches, in Berlin in 1920's and postwar Los Angeles. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-688-077617.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36758
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  • Boyd, William.
    THE NEW CONFESSIONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - His 4th novel - and called his best one to date - the story of a man born in turn of the century Edinburgh, and his experiences in the first World War trenches, in Berlin in 1920's and postwar Los Angeles. ISBN: 0-688-077617.

    Condition: Good only in near fine dust jacket (appears near fine but a binding flaw at p 387)

    Book ID: 28974
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  • THE NEW CONFESSIONS. by Boyd, William
    Boyd, William
    THE NEW CONFESSIONS.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - His 4th novel - and called his best one to date - the story of a man born in turn of the century Edinburgh, and his experiences in the first World War trenches, in Berlin in 1920's and postwar Los Angeles. INSCRIBED on the title page "To --- with good wishes." 399 pp. ISBN: 0-688-077617.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58567
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  • THE KHAKI GIRLS IN VICTORY, #4 in series. by Brooks, Edna,
    Brooks, Edna,
    THE KHAKI GIRLS IN VICTORY, #4 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1920). Hardcover first edition - The fourth and last book in this series set during the Great War, the story of two American girls - Joan Mason, an enthusiastic motor girl, and Valerie Warde, a society debutante - who volunteered to serve in the Motor Corps (a fifth book is announced at the end of this volume, but was never published). In this book, the girls go to Paris to celebrate the end of the war. Glossy frontispiece. 212 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan cloth.

    Book ID: 69417
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  • Canfield, Dorothy [Fisher] (1879-1958).
    HOME FIRES IN FRANCE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1918. dj. Hardcover - Canfield accompanied her husband to the front in France during World War I and began working in France among the blind survivors of the war more than a year before the US entered it. These short "stories" are designed to help Americans understand both the French people and the Americans who were working in France. Bound in blue boards, with yellow lettering. 306 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's advertisements. Although the book meets all the points of a first edition, the dust jacket is a later issue, with second printing noted under the review on the front cover (ad for War Savings Stamps on back cover of dj.)

    Condition: Near fine in a poor dust jacket (dj is missing about 2 inches at the top of the spine, other wear) - still this is an attractive copy of a book which is very uncommon in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36075
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  • Carroll, James.
    SUPPLY OF HEROES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of 4 people set in 1915-1916 against the twin upheavals of the Irish Revolution and World War I. ISBN: 0-525-244506.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31599
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  • THE RETURN OF THE RAVEN MOCKER: An Alafair Tucker Mystery. by Casey, Donis.
    Casey, Donis.
    THE RETURN OF THE RAVEN MOCKER: An Alafair Tucker Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth in this award-winning mystery series set in Oklahoma in the 1910s and featuring Alafair Tucker, a mother of ten. It is 1918 and as war is raging in Europe, the deadly influenza epidemic is sweeping through Boynton. ISBN: 978-146207549.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72203
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  • THE LUSITANIA MURDERS. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    THE LUSITANIA MURDERS.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2002). SIGNED first edition - The fourth novel in Collins's series of disaster mysteries, issued as paperback originals. Each centers around a famous historical disaster and has a different famous mystery writer involved who solves the murder - in this book, it is S. S. Van Dine, and the Pinkerton detective on board is Philomena Vance, the inspiration for Van Dine's hero, Philo Vance. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. xv, 254 pp plus ads. ISBN: 0-425186881.

    Condition: Very near fine (usual light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 79259
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  • WAR HORSE. by Downey, Fairfax.
    Downey, Fairfax.
    WAR HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children based on Downey's experiences during World War I, in which he served in the horse-drawn artilleries. The horse, Barbara, is based on his own mount who served through five major battles and who, despite her wound, went on to win some jumping events. Illustrated throughout with drawings - including some double page spreads - by Paul Brown. xii, 236 pp

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with brown lettering and a small illustration on the front cover - a bit of wear to the covers, but overall a straight and tight copy. No dust jacket. .

    Book ID: 71757
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  • THE BOY ALLIES UNDER TWO FLAGS or, Sweeping the Enemy from the Sea (#2 of Boy Allies with the Navy Series) by Drake, Ensign Robert L.
    Drake, Ensign Robert L.
    THE BOY ALLIES UNDER TWO FLAGS or, Sweeping the Enemy from the Sea (#2 of Boy Allies with the Navy Series)

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1915). Hardcover - The second title in this series set during World War I. "Frank Chadwick and Jack Templeton, young American lads, meet each other in an unusual way soon after the declaration of war. Circumstances place them on board the British cruiser 'The Sylph' and from there on, they share adventures with the sailors of the Allies." In this book, they "battle the Germans in the Adriatic Sea, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and Persian Gulf aboard a battle ship, torpedo submarine, and hydroplane." Ensign Robert L. Drake, the author, is an experienced naval officer, and he describes admirably the many exciting adventures of the two boys." Format 1 with titles in red. 254 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall condition. Usual toning to the pages, corners bumped and some soiling to the back cover, but overall a tight and rather attractive copy in illustrated light blue cloth binding, showing a submarine and a sinking ship.

    Book ID: 65661
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  • THE BOY ALLIES WITH THE TERROR OF THE SEAS; or, The Last Shot of Submarine D-16 (#4 of Boy Allies with the Navy Series) by Drake, Ensign Robert L. (pseudonym for Clair W. Hayes)
    Drake, Ensign Robert L. (pseudonym for Clair W. Hayes)
    THE BOY ALLIES WITH THE TERROR OF THE SEAS; or, The Last Shot of Submarine D-16 (#4 of Boy Allies with the Navy Series)

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1915). Hardcover - The fourth title in this series set during World War I. "Frank Chadwick and Jack Templeton, young American lads, meet each other in an unusual way soon after the declaration of war. Circumstances place them on board the British cruiser 'The Sylph' and from there on, they share adventures with the sailors of the Allies." Ensign Robert L. Drake, the author, is an experienced naval officer, and he describes admirably the many exciting adventures of the two boys." Glossy frontispiece. Format 1 with titles in red. Lists 6 titles at the back of the book, 253 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall condition. Usual toning to the pages and some soiling to the back cover, missing rear free endpaper, but overall a tight and rather attractive copy in illustrated tan cloth binding,

    Book ID: 74954
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  • BIRDSONG. by Faulks, Sebastian.
    Faulks, Sebastian.
    BIRDSONG.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1997.). First edition - His second novel, and perhaps his best - a story of obsessive love, but more importantly, a harrowing account of the horrors of trench warfare during the first World War. 413 pp. ISBN: 0-679-776818.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 68656
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  • BIRDSONG. by Faulks, Sebastian.
    Faulks, Sebastian.
    BIRDSONG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (1996.). First edition - Rather uncommon advance issue for the first US appearance of his second novel, and perhaps his best - a story of obsessive love, but more importantly, a harrowing account of the horrors of trench warfare during the first World War. 413 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42289
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  • THE GIRL AT THE LION D'OR. by Faulks, Sebastian.
    Faulks, Sebastian.
    THE GIRL AT THE LION D'OR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Vintage Books, (1996.). First edition - Novel set at a rundown hotel in a small French village in the years between the wars, issued as a trade paperback original in the US. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64076
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  • GRACE HARLOWE OVERSEAS (Overseas Series #1) by Flower, Jessie Graham.
    Flower, Jessie Graham.
    GRACE HARLOWE OVERSEAS (Overseas Series #1)

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1920.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The books in the Overseas series, the third series to feature Grace Harlowe (and the hardest to find), were sold as "War Books for Girls." A preview read: "Many war books fail to interest girl readers because they do not describe the Great War from a girl's point of view. But it is quite certain that every healthy girl reader will be enthused with the description of the Great War . . . These books give intimate descriptions of conditions found in France by the many young American girls and women who were there to serve their country by aiding the American fighting forces." Plain frontispiece and three internals.…

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    Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1920.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The books in the Overseas series, the third series to feature Grace Harlowe (and the hardest to find), were sold as "War Books for Girls." A preview read: "Many war books fail to interest girl readers because they do not describe the Great War from a girl's point of view. But it is quite certain that every healthy girl reader will be enthused with the description of the Great War . . . These books give intimate descriptions of conditions found in France by the many young American girls and women who were there to serve their country by aiding the American fighting forces." Plain frontispiece and three internals. Illustration on the front cover in black with red and blue depicting Harlowe as a Red Cross nurse at the wheel of a vehicle. 255 pp plus 8 pp of advertisements ending with the Automobile Girls (the Overseas series is not included in these ads) Dust jacket repeats the illustration on the front cover but with shades of green, beige and orange.

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    Condition: Very good overall (penciled previous owner's name - erasable - some uneven toning to the pages) in a fair only example of the scarce dust jacket (missing approx 2 inches at the base of the spine, tears to top of dj spine, and along the side, now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 63748
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  • PARADE'S END. by Ford, Ford Madox; Introduction by Robie Macauley.
    Ford, Ford Madox; Introduction by Robie Macauley.
    PARADE'S END.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. dj. Hardcover - An omnibus edition consisting of four novels - : 'Some Do Not', 'No More Parades', 'A Man Could Stand Up', 'The Last Post' - now in one volume "as intended by the author." Originally published between 1924 and 1928, together these novels tell the story of a disappearing era as embodied in one man - Christopher Tietjens, the "last English Tory" - beginning just before World War I. Introduction by Robie Macauley. xxii, 836 pp,

    Condition: Very good in light blue boards with black cloth spine in a good only dust jacket. (price-clipped, some short tears and edgewear)

    Book ID: 81290
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  • THE TOWN PARK: And Other Stories. by Grab, Hermann.
    Grab, Hermann.
    THE TOWN PARK: And Other Stories.

    Edition: First English language printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work originally published in 1935 and set in Prague during the first World War and published here in English for the first time. In addition to the short novel this includes ten other stories. "With its delicate irony, Proustian introspection and interplay of time and memory, and exquisitely crafted style inspired by Grab's theory of 'dissonant harmonies', The Town Park has rightly been hailed as a work of genius." Translated by Quintin Hoare with a foreword by Thoedor Adorno. Afterword by Peter Staengle. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-860911896.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55527
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  • A CADET OF BELGIUM: An American Boy in the Great War; A Story of Cavalry Daring - Bicycle and Armored Automobile Adventures. by Grant, Captain Allan (pseudonym of Arthur Douglas Howden Smith, 1887-1945)
    Grant, Captain Allan (pseudonym of Arthur Douglas Howden Smith, 1887-1945)
    A CADET OF BELGIUM: An American Boy in the Great War; A Story of Cavalry Daring - Bicycle and Armored Automobile Adventures.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: George H. Doran, (1915). Hardcover first edition - The first book in what was intended to be a 4 books series on "Boys at the Front in the Great War" - but apparently only the first 2 titles were published, both in 1915. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 5 inserted plates by Bayard Jones. 286 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated blue cloth (front free endpaper and one plate missing, crease down spine, other wear to the covers, but still a very readable and reasonably decent copy of a hard-to-find title)

    Book ID: 66492
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  • CAPTAIN LUCY'S FLYING ACE #3. by Havard, Aline.
    Havard, Aline.
    CAPTAIN LUCY'S FLYING ACE #3.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1920. Hardcover first edition - Adventures of a young American girl in a small village in France near the Front during the Great War - World War I. Third book in the series. Illustrated by Ralph P. Coleman (one glossy plate present) 302 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (red cloth covers are quite worn, binding is cracking before the title page, but still a decent reading copy of this hard to find title.)

    Book ID: 66489
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  • SOLDIER OF THE GREAT WAR. by Helprin, Mark.
    Helprin, Mark.
    SOLDIER OF THE GREAT WAR.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1991.). First edition - An Italian professor recounts his experiences in the Great War - World War I - a half a century after that war intervened in his life. A massive novel which is, ultimately, a celebration of love and a recapitulation of a life more than it is a story about war. 791 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in printed light blue wrappers (some spine slant, wear to the covers, uneven textblock.)

    Book ID: 40424
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  • THE LION AT SEA. by Hennessy, Max (pseudonym of John Harris)
    Hennessy, Max (pseudonym of John Harris)
    THE LION AT SEA.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Atheneum, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set during World War I, this is the first novel of the British naval adventures of Lt. Kelly "Ginger" Maguire, and the first written by John Harris under this pseudonym. 314 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Ian Robertson. ISBN: 0-689108451.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75939
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  • NO MAN'S LAND. by Hill, Reginald.
    Hill, Reginald.
    NO MAN'S LAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of war, and of desertion and loyalty, set in the Somme during World War I. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-312-576706.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4572
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