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Books Relating to World War I

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9453 . Cecil, Robert. Black List and Blockade: Interview with The Rt. Hon. Lord Robert Cecil, M. P. in Reply to the Swedish Prime Minister .
Click for larger imageLondon: Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd., 1916. Duodecimo, Wrappers , 10 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Lord Cecil responds to Swedish concerns over confiscation and seizure of neutral ships and cargoes by the Allies in World War I. British propaganda pamphlet. Bound in gray printed paper covers over saddle-stapled binding. Staples show a bit of rust.  

Book #9453
$25.00    order or inquire WW1 world war I Naval History Merchant Marine neutral nations Sweden blockades shipping Sea Power

2654 . Hoover, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty .
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934; First printing. Duodecimo, Full cloth , [iv], 212 pgs.. Condition: Near fine. No dust jacket.
     Former president Hoover addresses the encroachments on individual liberty caused by social conditions after World War I. Hoover had largely lost the confidence of the American people with the onset of the Great Depression, and was succeeded by Franklin D. Roosevelt as president. Many of FDR's emergency measures to deal with the depression seemed to curtail personal freedoms. This sentiment was by no means limited to America. There was a general feeling after World War I that democracy had failed, giving rise to the likes of Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, and others. This is Hoover's defense of the American system. Red cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering. Slight darkening to spine, light extremity rubs, mild browning to top edge of textblock. Leaf 143/144 is creased at fore edge and corner, as if folded to mark the page. Clean and attractive copy.  

Book #2654
$19.00    order or inquire FREEDOM Democracy Government PREsidents Great Depression Herbert Hoover Political FDR Roosevelt

9452 . Hurd, Archibald. Naval Prospects in 1917 .
Click for larger imageLondon: Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1917. Duodecimo, Wrappers , 12 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     British propaganda pamphlet from World War I in which it is asserted that despite Germany's claim of victory at the Battle of Jutland, their "naval activity has [since] been confined to destroyer raids in the darkness, which have achieved no military results, and to the submarine campaign against the merchant shipping of the Allies, and, unfortunately, also of neutrals." Hurd predicted the defeat of the submarine and reminds the British people of the importance of sea power. Bound in printed blue paper covers over saddle-stapled binding. A few faint corner creases, staples slightly rusty.  

Book #9452
$25.00    order or inquire WW1 world war I Naval History Submarines battle of Jutland Alfred Thayer Mahan Sea Power Propaganda Royal Navy

9451 . Hurd, Archibald. If There Were No Navies! .
Click for larger imageLondon: Jas. Truscott & Son, Ltd., 1916. Duodecimo, Wrappers , [ii], 22 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     World War I propaganda pamphlet emphasizing and reminding the British people of the importance of naval power in war. Bound in printed wraps over a saddle-stapled binding. A few light spots to exterior, staples a bit rusty.  

Book #9451
$25.00    order or inquire WW1 Propaganda Naval Warfare Naval History Alfred Thayer Mahan Great Britain Royal Navy world war I troop carriers

2020 . Scholefield, Alan. The Alpha Raid .
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1977; First printing. Octavo, 1/4 cloth , [vi], 197 pgs.. Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     An exciting historical novel of an actual World War I campaign in Africa. Light blue paper over boards with black cloth spine. Red stamped spine lettering. Slight slant to spine. Faint fading to extreme board edges. Jacket has a few light edge rubs and a small chip at lower fore corner of rear panel. Bright and attractive copy.  

Book #2020
$15.00    order or inquire World War I African German Military Adventure Historical fiction Modern Firsts First Edition

354 . Simpson, Colin. The Lusitania .
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1972); 2nd printing. Octavo, Hardcover , b&w photographs, illus. , xii, 303 pp.. Condition: Very Good in a Worn Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Simpson argues that British and American government officials created the situation that led to Lusitania's sinking. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Jacket has tears and chips, but not horrible. Dented in the area of the top fore corner of front board and jacket. Jacket spine lettering slightly faded.  

Book #354
$9.00    order or inquire World War I Germany U-Boats Torpedoes Submarines Ships

9327 . Stansbury, Henry D. Maryland's 117th Trench Mortar Battery in the World War 1917-1919, Rainbow (42nd) Division .
Click for larger image(Baltimore): (Maryland Chapter Rainbow Division Veterans), (1942); First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, lithographs , xvi, 142 pages. Condition: Good.
     History of this unit, composed entirely of men from Baltimore, which fought in every sizable battle of World War I. Illustrated with tissue-guarded photographs and striking full-page lithographs and occasional margin illustrations. The illustrations are by a member of the unit, Clinton C. Davison. One of the photographs shows Gen. Douglas MacArthur receiving a decoration from Gen. Pershing. Includes a roster of the unit, decorations received, etc. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, decorated endpapers. Rubs along joints and at extremities, mild soil to exterior. Last 15 pages show a shallow water tide mark to top fore corners. Hinges not cracked, sound copy.  

Book #9327
$100.00    order or inquire WW1 world war I Unit History Baltimore Clinton C. Davison Rainbow Division France National Guard Chapmagne-Marne defensive

11452 . Tunney, Thomas J. as told to Paul Merrick Hollister [Introduction by Arthur Woods]. Throttled!: The Detection of the German and Anarchist Bomb Plotters .
Click for larger imageBoston: Small, Maynard & Company, (1919); First Edition. Octavo, Original cloth , Black & White photographs , xviii, 277 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Inspector Tunney's squad was formed in August 1914 to specialize in organized crimes of violence in New York City. It was very effective early on against the Black Handers, but as World War I developed the squad's efforts focused solely on thwarting active German enemies operating in New York. His detectives employed disguises, propaganda, undercover work, and other innovative police methods. Well illustrated with black and white plates. Nice copy bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Bump to top of upper joint, minor rubs to spine ends, mild browning to endpapers and textblock edges. Jacket has a few minor chips and some light overall soil. Very handsome in all.  

Book #11452
$45.00    order or inquire WW1 Espionage New York City Police Criminals Spies Germany anarchists Black Hand

11458 . [World War I]. The War on Hospital Ships from the Narratives of Eye-witnesses .
Click for larger imageLondon: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1917; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , 20 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Vivid descriptions of outrageous attacks on Red Cross hospital ships by German u-boats in World War I. Some of the hospital ships discussed herein include the Russian ship "Portugal" and British ships "Britannic," "Asturias," "Lanfranc," "Donegal," and "Braemar Castle." Bound in printed blue paper covers with a single saddle staple. Rear cover has a printed list of other "Pamphlets on the War." Some very slight extremity rubs, tiny bump to textblock at top fore corner.  

Book #11458
$45.00    order or inquire WW1 Submarines U-Boats Germany Hague Convention War Crimes Red Cross Torpedoes Nurses

7880 . [World War I]. Notes on Duties of the Supply Officer, Aviation Section, Signal Corps .
Click for larger image[Washington, D.C.]: [War Department?], [1917]. Octavo, Wrappers , 30 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Original World War I manual from the Aviation Section of the U. S. Army Signal Corps, detailing the proper management of supplies within a unit. Numerous data tables. Bound in printed grey paper covers over a saddle-stapled binding. Contemporary owner name of W. Duncan Patton, dated March 1917 at top edge of front cover. Covers have a few creases, some minor edge wear, and bit of light soil. The original binding staples have rusted away, leaving stains at the inner margins throughout. These staples have since been replaced. Attractive copy of a scarce World War I manual.  

Book #7880
$30.00    order or inquire WW1 Manuals Aero Squadrons early aviation Airplanes Signal Corps U.S. Army world war I Quartermaster Corps

11449 . Wroth, Lawrence C[ounselman]. (1884-1970), Compiler. War Record of Battery A, Maryland Field Artillery .
Click for larger image[Baltimore]: Privately Printed, [1923]. Folio, Hardcover , Black & White photographs , [48 pages]. Condition: Very good.
     Scarce record of the mustering, training, and participation in World War I of this Maryland Field Artillery unit. Introductory overview by Charles B. Reeves, followed by what is essentially a roster of the unit with details of each man's service history therein. There are several black and white photographs of training and exercises tipped in throughout. Bound in brown paper over boards with burgundy cloth spine and fore corners, gilt-stamped title to upper board, burgundy endpapers. Mild rubs to extremities. Fore and bottom margins of textblock have some water tiding resulting in some stains, but overall condition remains quite pleasing. Hinges sound.  

Book #11449
$100.00    order or inquire WW1 Regimental History laurel vinegar hill world war I Warren Keach Magruder William Fell Johnson John Ridgley, Jr. Tobyhanna

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