Nancy-Paris-Strasbourg: Berger-Levrault, Printers, n.d. Hardcover. Scarce. An interesting recounting of the deployment of the Fifth Field Artillery during the last months of World War I. One of the commanding officers listed is Brigadier General Frank Parker. This volume appears to be a companion to his service record (see Kelmscott Bookshop item number 34799). It is bound in the same 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. Written in ink is Parker's name on page 38 and page 40 has two small corrections to text, also in ink. The signature is not in the same handwriting as Parker's inscription in the service record. Original softcover publication is 40 pages and this volume has a number of blank pages to fill the binding. Very good. WWI/071421. Very Good.
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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.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed on title page: To Barry A distinguished member of the old Breed, Semper fi, Jim." Dickenson was a Washington journalist who served in the Marines in the 1950s. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. government spokesman to the media in Saigon in the 1960s. Bound in red cloth with black and red pictorial dust jacket with photo of a Marine on the front cover. In near fine condition. 232 pages. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
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.
London: William Heinemann, 1916. Hardcover. A nice copy of Gosse's essays from World War I, which first appeared in the Edinburgh Review. He writes of war and literature, the unity of France and desecration of French monuments, the neutrality of Sweden and more. Bound in three quarter brown leather with blue cloth covers. Spine has faded and has a couple of small chips at top edge. Marbled endpapers. Interior pages also very good. Small octavo. 248 pages including index. LIT/030421. Very Good.
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.
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.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2010. Hardcover. Gliders formed a special category of aircraft within the Luftwaffe. In this book the various types used by the Luftwaffe in World War II, and their development are described in detail - from military gliders for a few soldiers to large-capacity gliders capable of transporting tanks. Fine in illustrated glossy paper covered boards with white title to spine. In fine illustrated dust jacket with grey spine panel titled white. Pristine and filled with illustrations. Size quarto. 304 pages. WWII/092716. Fine / Fine.
New York: National Educational Alliance, (1943). Paperback. 8vo. Very good in illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with red title to front wrapper. Minor soiling to rear wrapper and light edgewear to both. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations and charts throughout. Index, 88 pages. WWII/030518. 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.
Philadelphia: the Philadelphia Society of the Fifth Division, United Sates Army, Circa 1920. Paperback. 4to. Very good in side stapled off-white illustrated wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor browning and light soiling to wrappers. Crease down center. Minor foxing to first and last few pages. Damp stain to outside margin of pages. Text is bright. 12 pages with many photographic illustrations. WWI. WWI209251. Very Good.