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GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD

by Crane, Stephen

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1901
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1901. Sloan, John. Illustrated by John Sloan. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1901. Original blue-green cloth decorated in silver and gilt. First Edition. Crane dreamed up the idea of dramatizing great battles as a money-making scheme: "such sure quick money," he wrote his agent Pinker. Crane was very familiar with recent battles: since 1895 he had been a war correspondent… Read more
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GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD

by Crane, Stephen

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1901
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1901. Sloan, John. Illustrated by John Sloan. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1901. Original red cloth decorated in silver and gilt. First Edition. Crane dreamed up the idea of dramatizing great battles as a money-making scheme: "such sure quick money," he wrote his agent Pinker. Crane was very familiar with recent battles: since 1895 he had been a war correspondent… Read more
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WOUNDS IN THE RAIN. War Stories

by Crane, Stephen

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Published
1900
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1900. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1900). Original very dark green cloth decorated in gilt. First (American) Edition of this collection of eleven fictional tales, based upon Crane's experience as a war correspondent in Cuba. Of all war correspondents who published their Cuban War reminiscences only he achieved a unity in his collection, by repetition of the… Read more
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THE WAR IN THE AIR

by Wells, H.G.

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Published
1908
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1908. And particularly how Mr. Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A.C. Michael. London: George Bell and Sons, 1908. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this extraordinary tale of a Cockney cycle mechanic who is carried off by a drifting balloon and is then caught up… Read more
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1914." Five Sonnets [with original envelope]

by Brooke, Rupert

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1915
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1915. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915. Original grey printed wrappers, with original S&J mailing envelope. First Separate Edition, published five months after 1914 AND OTHER POEMS (which included these sonnets). Included is "The Soldier," beginning with Brooke's famous lines If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That… Read more
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1914 AND OTHER POEMS

by Brooke, Rupert

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1915
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1915. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915. Original blue-black cloth with printed spine label. First Edition of Rupert Brooke's second and last volume of verse, which consisted of 1000 copies. Included is the first book appearance of his best-known poem, "The Soldier," which begins If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of… Read more
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EPISODES OF THE GREAT WAR

by Buchan, John

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Published
1936
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1936. Illustrated. London [etc.]: Thomas Nelson and Sons, (1936). Original blue-grey cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition. This volume is a selection of extracts from Buchan's monumental A HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR (four volumes, 1921-1922) -- published at a time when Britain was bracing for the next war. Included are eight maps, plus nine… Read more
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A PRINCE OF THE CAPTIVITY

by Buchan, John

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Published
1933
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1933. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1933. Original green cloth lettered in gilt, with dust jacket. First Edition. In this novel the hero, Adam Melfort, is convicted of forgery, is drummed out of his regiment, and is sentenced to two years in prison -- for a crime his wife actually had committed. Upon release he embarks upon… Read more
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THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. [First and Second Phases.]

by Buchan, John

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Published
1916
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1916. [Together, two volumes.] London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, n.d. [1916 & 1917]. Original paper-covered boards and original wrappers, respectively. First Editions of Buchan's account of the war effort. Buchan had joined the Nelson publishing firm as literary adviser in 1905 (due in large part to his friendship with Oxford classmate Tommy Nelson -- killed in… Read more
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THE AFRICAN COLONY. Studies in the Reconstruction

by Buchan, John

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1903
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1903. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1903. Original dark blue cloth. First Edition, first binding (some copies were put up in a green Times Book Club binding). As the Boer War wound down in 1901, Buchan received a two-year appointment to assist Lord Milner in the reconstruction of the Colony. Buchan, who had not been… Read more
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A Commission in the British Army." In The Independent

by Henty, G.A.

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Published
1900
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1900. [the only appearance?] Published Weekly. Vol LII / No. 2713. New York: Thursday, November 29, 1900 ("the last Thanksgiving of the nineteenth century"). 20 pp preliminary ads (paginated i-xx), plus 16 pp terminal ads (paginated xxi-xxxvi). Original white wrappers stamped in yellow-orange. Early appearance (apparently the first outside of several Australian newspapers) of this four-page double-column… Read more
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CAMPS AND QUARTERS. Military Sketches and Stories

by (Henty, G.A.)

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Published
1889
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1889. [a Henty rarity] By Archibald Forbes, George Henty and Charles Williams. New York: Ward, Lock and Co., 1889. Printed light brown wrappers. First Edition (American issue) of "probably the rarest of all Henty items" (quote from Sotheby's, February 1972, when the last copy appeared at auction -- it sold for 380 pounds, or about $1,000). … Read more
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THE MARACOT DEEP and Other Stories

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1929
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1929. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929. Original black cloth decorated in yellow, with dust jacket. First American Edition of the last volume of fiction to be published during Doyle's lifetime. The title tale is Doyle's great science fiction adventure in which Professor Maracot leads an expedition to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean and… Read more
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GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1914
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1914. [in original glassine] Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1914. Original rose paper-covered boards pictorially decorated in black, with original plain glassine wrapper. First Edition (there was no British edition). Doyle wrote this in 1913 (at which time it appeared in the Fortnightly Review), but it was not published in book form (as here) until September 1914… Read more
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THE STORY OF BRITISH PRISONERS

by Doyle, A. Conan ("prefaced and annotated by")

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1915
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1915. London: Central Committee for National Patriotic Organizations, n.d. [1915]. Original light brown wrappers. First Edition. This propaganda pamphlet, describing the Germans' treatment of British prisoners of war, was circulated in an effort to win over countries remaining neutral. Included are many specific examples. Doyle observes in his Foreword, Never again in our time will… Read more
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THE SURRENDER OF SANTIAGO

by Norris, Frank

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1917
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1917. An Account of the Historic Surrender of Santiago to General Shafter, July 17, 1898. San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1917. Original tan wrappers pictorially decorated in black and orange. First Edition in book form (having originally appeared in The Sun); included is a frontispiece portrait of "Pecos Bill" Shafter, with his printed facsimile signature.… Read more
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"1914." Five Sonnets

by Brooke, Rupert

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1915
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1915. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915. Original grey printed wrappers. First Separate Edition, published five months after 1914 AND OTHER POEMS (which included these sonnets). Included is "The Soldier," beginning with Brooke's famous lines If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That… Read more
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MICHAEL STROGOFF, The Courier of the Czar

by Verne, Jules

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Published
1877
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1877. Verne, Jules. MICHAEL STROGOFF. Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. Revised by Julius Chambers. With Ninety Full-Page Illustrations. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1877. 6 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Edition of this historical tale of adventure taking place during a Siberian revolt by… Read more
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THE POINT OF HONOR [in 1908 dust jacket]

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1908
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1908. [with 1908 dust jacket] A Military Tale. Illustrations by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. New York: The McClure Company, 1908. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in white, with dust jacket. First Separate (and First Illustrated, and First American) Edition. Earlier in 1908 this tale was published in England (as "The Duel") with five others in A SET… Read more
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THE POINT OF HONOR

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1908
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1908. A Military Tale. Illustrations by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. New York: The McClure Company, 1908. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in white. First Separate (and First American) Edition. Earlier in 1908 this tale was published in England (as "The Duel") with five others in A SET OF SIX; it was McClure's publication of this tale… Read more
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