1918. Hardcover. Rare military service record of Brigadier General Frank Parker (1872-1947). Presentation inscription from Parker "To C. Van U. in memory of the Great Days together - F.P. - Bridge Head, Easter, 1919". Includes service record, facsimiles of orders and telegraphs, as well as a list of decorations of Brig. Gen. Frank Parker from 1918 - 1919 during which he was awarded the War Cross of France with Palm, Commander of the Legion of Honor of France with second Palm of War Cross, Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, D.S.M., and Third Palm on War Cross. Parker served in a tour of Lorraine, the second Battle of the Marne, the Battle of St. Mihiel Salient, the Battle between the Meuse and the Argonne Forest, and more. Bound in full red leather with gilt title and dates to spine. Gilt rules and swastikas to both boards. Rubbing and wear to boards, edges, spine ends, and corners. Evidence of a removed sticker to front board (about 1 x 2 inches) with surface sheen of leather removed in this small area. Adhesive remnants to front pastedown where a bookplate was removed. Browning to interior, mostly along margins. Unpaginated with blank sheets bound in at rear to fill out an otherwise thin binding. [Approximately 150 pages, of which about 100 have text printed on one side (so, about 50 pages of text).] WWI/011221. Very Good.
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Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition. This book "tells the dramatic stories of the journalists who covered World War I for the American public. Dubbs draws on personal accounts from contemporary newspaper and magazine articles and books to convey the experiences of the journalists of World War I, from the western front to the Balkans to the Paris Peace Conference" (jacket). Fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In white illustrated jacket with grey spine titled in white. Clean and bright. 294 pages. WWI/060517. Fine / Fine.
Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press, (2005). First Edition/ Review Copy. Hardcover. REVIEW COPY. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with silver title stamp to spine. In black illustrated DJ with red title print to spine panel and front cover. Review notice was stapled to front end page but is now laid in. Holes remain from staples. Interior clean and bright without illustrations as typical for a review copy. Index. 226 pages. WWII/112407. Fine / Fine.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960. Hardcover. SCARCE. Small 8vo. Ex-library. Library binding of grey cloth backed grey patterned paper covered boards with white title sticker to front board. Pamphlet is bound into boards with archival tape. Library markings and remnants of library pocket to front board. Interior is very clean with bright text. Tight binding. 25 pp. WWII/121704. Very Good.
New York: Fellowship, 1941. Paperback. Scarce anti-war periodical. Includes articles "Military Necessity" by Housman, "Pacifism and absolutism" by Evan Thomas, "This is our story" by the Studzinkski Family, "Just Out of Danbury" by William Clark, and "A Meditation on Assurance" by A.J. Muste. Quarto. Brittle, yellowed pages with chipping to edges. A fragile item, but still readable. [16 pages.] WWII/031819. Good.
Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Company, (2001). Hardcover. 4to. Glossy white illustrated paper covered boards with red title to front and spine panels. Slight bumping to corners. Pristine interior with illustrations on every page. White illustrated dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Index, 96 pages. WWII/020713. Near Fine / Near Fine.
leipzig: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Literatur, 1946. Paperback. In German. A compilation of writings by survivors of Buchenwald detailing construction, corruption, deaths, signifcant events, and more. In tan paper wrappers with black and red illustration to front cover. Heavy creasing to rear cover, minor creasing to front cover, browning to edges of boards, and soiling to edge of rear board. Browning throughout interior and soiling to margins of last few pages. Includes chilling photographic illustrations, several diagrams, and maps. 130 pages. HOL/060822. Very Good.
Shippensburg, PA: White Maine Books, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition. "an overview of events from 1914 - 1917 on the Balkan and Galician Fronts. The text explores each country's war objective for the area, discusses its capabilities, and finally looks at the particular campaigns" (jacket). Fine in black leatherette boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine panel. 146 pages. WWI/060517. Fine / Fine.
de berige bÿ, 1945. Hardcover. A comic book written to make fun of Hitler. Karel Links (1915 - 1982) was a Dutch illustrator, painter, and cartoonist. Tan paper covered boards with color illustration and red title to front board. Chipping to head of spine, repaired with tape. Minor browning to edges of boards and to margins of interior. Printed in color. Text in Dutch. Clean. Bubbling to rear pastedown. Unpaginated. Size: Thin octavo. WWII/032323. Very Good.
Long Island City, NY: Osprey Publishing, (2010). Hardcover. 4to. Black and white photographically illustrated paper covered boards with grey and white title to black spine. Pristine interior filled with wonderful illustrations as well as rare, removable facsimile documents. Housed in illustrated slip case. 60 pages. WWII/030210. Fine.
Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, (2007). Hardcover. The Greenwood Press "Daily Life Through History" Series. 4to. Green glossy paper covered boards with beige title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior with many photographic illustrations. Bibliography, Index, 225 pages. WWII/020508. Fine.
self published, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author. "A collection of nearly 400 memoirs of Westminster alumni, facuilty, administrators, and board members written by the veterans themselves or their survivors and interconnected by Sharkey's commentary" (jacket). Glossy black leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and small spot to front cover. Clean, bright interior. In black and white illustrated jacket with white spine panel titled in black. 534 pages. WWII/042121. Near Fine / Very Good.
Chicago: Sherwin Beach Press, 2008. Hardcover. Number 18 of 50 copies. Signed by the author and the bookmakers. With numerous family photographs provided by Nina Sandlin. Lee Sandlin (1956-2014) was an award winning journalist and essayist. This is his story of the extraordinary life and bewildering illness of Sandlin's father-in-law, Russian immigrant Nick Cherniavsky (1924-2007), who grew up in China. "The defining event of Nick’s life happened before he was born. The Russian Revolution was one of those vast historical calamities that most Americans have been spared: it was a time when people who never thought of themselves as political, who never thought they’d have to choose sides about anything, were forced to make political choices that could easily cost them their homes, their families, and their lives. This was how it was for Nick’s parents." This beautiful book iwas designed by Martha Chiplis, set in Monotype Ehrhardt by Winifred and Michael Bixler, and printed by Martha Chiplis on handmade Twinrocker Taupe paper. Photoetchings from family photographs are printed on Hosho, inset into the book in debossed panels. A map of Nick's lifetime of travel, drawn by Deborah Reade, serves as the front endpaper. Trisha Hammer has designed and executed a hidden crossed-structure binding in Nigerian goatskin with endpapers of Japanese silk, housed in a silk drawstring bag. An impressive production In fine condition. 9 1/2 x 11 x 2 inches. 100 pages. PRI/072115. Fine.
Allen and Unwin, 1938; League of Nations Publications Dept., Geneva. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. RARE. "Information as to Present Position collected by the Secretariat in accordance with the Resolution adopted on May 31st, 1937, by the Bureau of the Conference." REVIEW COPY. Includes sections on the following countries: Belgium, the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the U.S.A. Blue paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Browning to spine. Publisher's stamp and "review copy" stamp to front wrapper. Top corner of front wrapper is no longer present. Fading and minor wear to edges of wrappers. Chipping to head of spine and closed tears along top and bottom of front hinge, though front cover remains securely attached. Clean interior overall, though there is damp staining to the bottom corner of the first few pages. Includes tipped-in corrigenda slip. 241 pages. WWII/121406. Very Good.
New South Wales: Benevolent Society of New South Wales, 1963. Hardcover. Alfred (Alf) Conlon was an important and controversial figure in Australia during World War II. He was the head of the Australian Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs and was an influential figure in the Pacific region after the war through the Australian School of Pacific Administration, which grew out of the directorate. He also helped to found the National Union of Australian University Students, obtained a medical degree and practiced psychiatry before his untimely death from cardiovasular disease. This memorial contains tributes from 36 of his colleagues. Size: Octavo. In black paper wrappers with gilt title to front wrapper and to spine. Binding in near-new condition. Interior pages are bright and clean. Owner signature to front free end paper. AUS/042921. Very Good.
Baltimore: Heritage Press, (1972). Hardcover. SCARCE. "My experiences in the Navy were shared by untold thousands of black men and women during WWII. Indeed, segregation and discrimination was practiced widely in military and civilian life. Despite these barriers, we were willing to do our part to defeat the enemies of democracy. Much of my energy, however, was devoted to fighting these undemocratic practices" (jacket). William L. Walker holds degrees from Morgan State University and Howard University. He served in WWII as an aviation metalsmith, and as first lieutenant in the Korean War, he won the Combat Infantryman badge. He has authored several books and spent many years as a social worker. 8vo. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior. White dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Slight rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. 129 pages. World War II. WWII/8012. Near Fine / Near Fine.