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AN AIRMAN'S LETTER. With drawings by Thomas Derrick
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1940.
12mo, blue cloth. pp [2], (28), [2]. 6 line drawings in text by the noted illustrator. Fine copy. Cream dust jacket has a chip to head of spine and adjacent corners of panels, light soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise. A letter to his mother by an anonymouse RAF airman found among his effects after his death, it was originally published in the London Times 18 June, 1940. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 43997                          Order / Enquire



Poëtes Prisonniers. Cahiers spécial de poésie 44. Tome II
Paris: Seghers, 1944.
Paper covers, pp (4), (145), [3]. Small corner tear at foot of spine, yellowing to spine and front cover, tanning to margins of rear cover, text paper tanned, else a VG unopened copy. A collection of poetry by French prisoners of war in German concentration camps. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47557                          Order / Enquire



Poëtes Prisonniers. Cahiers spécial de poésie 43. Tome I
Paris: Seghers, 1943.
"Huitičme mille". Paper covers, pp (119). Soft corner creases to covers, text paper tanned, else a VG unopened copy. A collection of poetry by French prisoners of war in German concentration camps. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47606                          Order / Enquire



ALDRIDGE, James
THE SEA EAGLE
London: Michael Joseph, 1944.
Second printing, March, 1944 (same month as first). 12mo, black cloth, thin boards. pp (208). Book leaned, VG+ otherwise; no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks to tips of yellowed white spine, two old internal tape stains, VG ottherwise, flap price intact. Australian author's second World War II novel, this one about a small party of men - Greek, Australian, English - left on Crete to fight the German invasion.
$14.95                          Book Number: 29143                          Order / Enquire



ALDRIDGE, James
SIGNED WITH THEIR HONOUR
Boston: Little, Brown, 1942.
Octavo, blue cloth. Vertical crease to front free endpaper, yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has short tears, rubbing, slight spine sunning, good. "Probably the first novel to deal with air power in action in the Second World War." - from the jacket of the UK edition. Australian author's first novel, published at age 23.
$19.95                          Book Number: 36534                          Order / Enquire



AULT, O.E.
THE MAVERICK: a novel
Toronto: Initiative Publishing House, 1984.
Blue boards. pp (6), 108, [6]. Fine copy. Dust jacket has an ink ownership inscription on the front flap and light soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise. Signed by the author. A vanity press novel of World War I by a Canadian author, based on the life of Corporal Frederick.George Copplns, V.C., (Beaufort Wood, 09 Aug., 1918). Coppins (1889-1963) died friendless and broke and was buried in a Canadian plot of the war cemetery in Oakland, California.
$20.00                          Book Number: 43999                          Order / Enquire



CAMPBELL, R.W. (Robert Walter Campbell, b. 1876)
THE MIXED DIVISION (T.)
Toronto: Musson, no date (1916), 1916.
Orange cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. pp (xii), 320. Nicks at head of only very lightly darkened spine; tanning to page edges and endpapers; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a bright, fine copy, no owner names. Fictionalized account of Lowland Scots, Territorials, in France in World War I. Made from sheets of the London: Hutchinson, 1916, first edition, with a cancel title leaf. Scottish author of THE KANGAROO MARINES, an acclaimed WWI novel about his experiences at Gallipoli.
$29.95                          Book Number: 28705                          Order / Enquire



CARY, Joyce
MARCHING SOLDIER
London: Michael Joseph, 1945.
12mo, reddish brown cloth. pp [2]. (2), 28, [2]. Faint foxing to title page, else a fine, jacketless copy. A long poem about the tragedy of war. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 43995                          Order / Enquire



CLEARY, Jon
THE CLIMATE OF COURAGE
London: Collins, 1954.
Dark pink cloth. 320 pp. Yellowing to page edges and lightly to inner margins of free endpapers, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has a two inch creased tear to rear panel internally tape repaied; small chips to spine tips; generally VG otherwise, colours bright. Export issue jacket, with no printed flap price. "12/6" lightly rubber stamped on front free endpaper. A novel of WWII Australian soldiers.
$15.00                          Book Number: 24859                          Order / Enquire



COOPERMAN, Stanley
WORLD WAR I AND THE AMERICAN NOVEL
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1967.
Dark grey cloth. pp xii, 273, [3]. Bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front; spine lightly sunned, with creases at ends; VG otherwise. Jacket has some rubbing, edge nicks, flap clip, good.
$25.00                          Book Number: 43857                          Order / Enquire



Dantinne, Emile
ALMANACH DE LA VICTOIRE et de la libération nationale pour l'année 1919
Huy (Belgium): R. Laruelle, 1919.
Original buff printed card covers. pp (32), stapled. Small corner crease to front cover and first leaf, else a near fine copy. Laid in is a four page printed WWI poem, "Brabançonne du retour des Soldats" by E. Dantine, published Nov. 1918, by A. Mossoux, in Huy, the profits for widows and orphans of World War I. Verse in 5 stanzas. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$40.00                          Book Number: 29869                          Order / Enquire



Dorgeles, Roland (pseud. of Roland Lecavelé)
Wooden Crosses
Aegypan Press, no date (2005), 2005.
Reprint. Glossy card covers. pp 219, [7]. Fine copy. The 1919 French original won the Prix Femina. First edition in English was in 1921.A novel of WWI based on his own experiences.
$11.95                          Book Number: 43859                          Order / Enquire



FALSTEIN, Louis [Joseph Heller].
FACE OF A HERO
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950.
Grey cloth. Spine is lightly age-darkened and with a 1/8 inch tear at head; endpapers and page edges lightly yellowed; else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has shallow chips to bit darkened spine, with a small hole near centre of spin e; skinned spot to rear flap; VG otherwise. A World War II aviation novel, no doubt autobiographical. The hero, a Jew, is a tail gunner in a B-24 over Italy. The author was an aerial gunner in the 15th Air Force and won the Air Medal four times. "The first war novel to picture air combat from the enlisted men's point of view."- jacket flap. Of further interest is the fact that Falstein accused novelist Joseph Heller of plagiarizing parts of this book in writing CATCH-22.
$19.95                          Book Number: 13787                          Order / Enquire



FENTON, Edward (1917-1996)
SOLDIERS AND STRANGERS: poems
New York: Macmillan, 1945.
Grey cloth. pp viii, 68. Page edges and endpapers lightly yellowed, else fine. Jacket chipped and torn, good. Some of these World War II poems had been published in The New Yorker and the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and The Saturday Review of Literature. Fenton ran the Delaware Bookshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania. In 1942 he enlisted in the American Field Service to drive an ambulance with the British Army and later joined the Eighth Army in the fight for North Africa. Most of the poems concern WWII. Fenton settled in Greece in 1963. He wrote novels and short stories for adults but the bulk of his work was children's books. "The Phantom of Walkaway Hill" received an Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America as the best juvenile book of 1961. "The Refugee Summer," a childhood idyll set against the background of Greece's invasion of Asia Minor in World War I, was nominated for an American Book Award in 1982. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 43990                          Order / Enquire



FORESTER, C.S.
BROWN ON RESOLUTION (proof copy)
London: John Lane, 1929.
ADVANCE PROOF COPY. Octavo, orange cloth with "Advance Proof" printed in black on front cover, "Forester" hand-lettered on spine. (viii), 272 pp + (8) pp ads. Light foxing to page edges and text; minor cover soiling; tiny hole to cloth at front hinge; a very good, clean, tight & unworn copy otherwise. Ordinary copies of the first edition are rather scarce these days, and this unusual proof format is rare. The US edition, also 1929, was titled SINGLE-HANDED. A WWI novel.
$750.00                          Book Number: 492                          Order / Enquire



FULLER, Roy
THE MIDDLE OF A WAR
London: Hogarth Press, 1942.
Mint green boards. pp 48. Spine sunned; bookplate and ink name of Canadian poet Ronald Bates at front, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. WWII poetry by one who then sailed with the Royal Navy. Hogarth Miscellany Vol. VIII. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.95                          Book Number: 39899                          Order / Enquire



Graves, Robert
POEMS ABOUT WAR
London: Cassell, 1988.
Second printing, same year as the first. Grey boards. pp 91, [3]. Fine copy. Dust jacket has light rubbing to the surface gloss, else fine. Graves served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during WWI and was invalided out owing to shell shock. He made his poetic reputation with poems based on his war experiences but after 1927 he didn't allow them to be republished. This posthumous volume collects those poems, some previously unpublished, and contains an Introduction by his son William as well as 'Poetry of World War I', a three page essay by Robert Graves, and extensive bibliographical notes at the rear. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 43998                          Order / Enquire



GRAYDON, William Murray
WITH BOER AND BRITISHER IN THE TRANSVAAL
New York: Street and Smith, (c. 1900),
Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, white and salmon, green page edges. pp [2], 203, [3]. Spine cloth a little bubbled, with nicks and mild wear to tips, a short wrinkle, delicate white spine lettering flaked but still just readable; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; endpaper foxing; else a VG clean, unworn, and now tight copy. A scarce boy's adventure novel about the Boer War.
$40.00                          Book Number: 26165                          Order / Enquire



Hais-Týnecký, Josef (1885-1964)
Osudy legionára / Jozef Hais-Týnecký ; pre slovenskú mládez prelozil Ján Kvietok
Trnava: Fr. Urbánek, 1923.
Small octavo, pp (131). Rebound in plain navy cloth. Text paper yellowed and brittle. VG clean, tight and unworn copy. First published in Czech in Prague in 1919. I believe this is a World War I novel.
$35.00                          Book Number: 41872                          Order / Enquire



HARRISON, Charles Yale
GENERALS DIE IN BED
New York : William Morrow , 1930.
Tan cloth lettered in red, black on white illustrated page edges, black top page edges. pp [14], 269, [5]. Yellowing and slight foxing to page edges, else fine. The striking yellow, black & red non-pictorial Art Deco jacket (by Wenck) has tiny chips to head of very lightly darkened spine; small narrow rubbed spot to rear spine fold; tiny chips to lower edge of front panel and outer corners; yellow rear panel has a 1 cm tear at bottom, minor dust soiling; else fine. First published earlier in 1930 by a small British publisher; Morrow having previously rejected the manuscript, ended up reprinting it a few times. This powerful tale is the most important Canadian World War I novel and no doubt one of the top ten WWI novels. Harrison was born in Philadelphia and by age sixteen was working for The Montreal Star. He enlisted with the Royal Montreal Regiment and was a machine-gunner in Belgium and France, wounded at Amiens in 1918, after which he returned to Montreal for a while before moving on to New York. The novel was praised by Ford Madox Ford, and in its partial appearance in magazines, including German ones, may have influenced Remarque in the writing of ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. "The story of the looting of Arras by Canadian troops and their conflict with the English Military Police is told for the first time. But piquant as are these and many other revelations of the realities of war in and behind the lines, the real quality of the work lies in the exquisite, and withal unselfconsciousness, expression of the beauty and graciousness of human relationships, however startling and unorthodox, amid the foulness and brutality of that inferno." - jacket flap. See the two columns about Harrison in Toye, Oxford Companion to CanLit. Now quite scarce on the market in any sort of dust jacket. This is a lovely copy, by far the best I have ever seen, very scarce indeed in this condition.

$1195.00    Book Number: 42274          Order / Enquire




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