Great War Dust Jackets

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Ford Madox Fords’ Tietjen quartette. Duckworth 1924, 5, 6 & 8.( from the Roger Rechler sale at Christie’s, Oct.2002. Rather nicer than my set!) The only example I can think of where a publisher has failed to provide a unified design for a series. Perhaps Ford didn’t tell them there’d be more than one volume!

Brown on Resolution by C S Forester Bodley Head 1929. from Peter Harrington

The African Queen by C S Forester Heinemann 1935. From Jonkers Rare Books
The War in East Africa with the happy ending as in the 1952 film.

The General by C S Forester Michael Joseph 1936. Novel

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Hutchinson 1922 (4th imp) With a howitzer battery on the Somme, Arras, Messines & Passchendaele with 30th Div.
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The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer)

Bodley Head 1915. I know its not a war book but its such a rare jacket I had to put it in! (from Sotheby’s)

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Little, Brown 1935. Allnut doesn’t survive in this US edition
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Narrative of a Naval Nobody by Douglas Fairbairn Murray 1929 (from Tom Donovan) Life with the Royal Navy included service in the Eastern Med & at Gallipoli.

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The Fighting at Jutland by H  W Fawcett Hutchinson 1930

Bodley Head 1918. Served with 9th Welch.
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Baron Fritz by Karl Federn Farrar & Reinhart 1930. Humorous tales of an artillery officer in Eastern Germany

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The Grand Fleet by H C Ferraby Herbert Jenkins 1917. A guide to the Ships of the Fleet and their role in the War.

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A Naval Digression by Gordon Franklin Blackwood 1916.Well-written account of his time at sea in the early part of the War.

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Soldier’s Pay by William Faulkner US & UK 1sts. Boni 1926 & Chatto 1930 (not mine I’m afraid!). Rejected by the Army (too short) was in training with the RAF in Canada but did not see action.

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Macmillan 1929. Ford’s autobiography including his war time experiences, not published in the UK.

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The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford Clode 1918. Jacket by A. W. Brown. Part of a series of novels about a wholesome army reserve officer (from Babylon Revisited)

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The Sky Hawk by Guy Fowler Readers Library 1930 (from Jeremy Carson) & Grosset & Dunlap 1929. (from Babylon Revisited) Novelisation of the film from the novel by Llewellyn Hughes ‘Chap called Bardell’

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Tom Slade with the Flying Corps by Percy Fitzhugh Grosset & Dunlap 1919. Boy Scouts in the Flying Corps

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Merchants of Death by H C Engelbrecht Dodd, Mead 1937 2nd issue

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Field Guns in France by N Fraser-Tytler Hutchinson 1922 1st issue

(from David & Helen Pritchard)

War Letters to a Wife by Rowland Feilding Medici 1929 Company Commander with the Coldstream Guards

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Tank Tales by Tank Major Cassell 1919 by (Stephen Foot) & Eric Wood. Short stories of Tank Warfare

As Told to Mary by Major Alan Fillingham Houghton 1932. Lightly fictionalised account of the authors time with the RFA during which  he won the MC.

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Khaki Vignettes by Phil Fisher Joseph Johnson 1917 with illustrations by the author.

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Lilac Time by Guy Fowler (from Babylon Revisited)

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Gas by C H Foulkes Blackwood 1934. Maj.Gen. Foulkes was with the 11th Forward Com. RE, 2nd Div. & became the British army’s Gas expert (from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Tom Slade with the boys over there by Percy Fitzhugh G & D 1918 (from Fons)

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Grosset & Dunlap 1925 & 1926 (from Fons)

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Iron Gustav by Hans Fallada (pseud. of Rudolf Ditzen) Putnam 1940 From pre-war Berlin to the Western Front and on to the coming of the nazis. Not approved of by the Third Reich. Has recently achieved posthumous fame with ‘Alone in Berlin’

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Three Lives - & Now by Stephen Foot Heinemann 1937 (fp 1934) Royal Engineers & Tank Corp at 3rd Ypres & Cambrai (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the World War by Frank Fox Constable 1928 (from JRF)

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Flying Dutchman by Anthony Fokker Routledge 1932 Popular ed (fp 1931) The Dutch airman’s biography.                             

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The First Birmingham Battalion in the Great War by J E B Fairclough Cornish Bros. 1933. History of the 14th Service Batt. Warwickshires. (from Tom Donovan)

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Wings in the Night by Willis Fitch Marshall Jones, Boston 1938. Flying with the US Air Service over the Piave (from JRF)

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At Ypres with Best-Dunkley by Thomas Hope Floyd Bodley Head 1920 (On Active Service Series)

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Rough & Brown 1920. 5th ed. Story poems from France (from Fons).

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Holt 1931 (from Shelley & Son Books)

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Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald Scribner 1934. Dick Diver at the Front. My favourite jacket of all (from Reed Orenstein Rare)

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Michael Joseph 1951. Jacket by Biro. An Infantry officers’ dilemmas at Ypres & on the home front. First of a projected series along the ‘river of time’.

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Grant, Richards 1921 with illustrations by F. Carpenter, RFC. A VAD in Salonika

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Privately Printed, Salford 1930 by  Sgt. Alfred Francis. The history of a 3rd Line Territorial Unit (not in BL)

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Heinemann 1931. The C.-in-C. of the Allied armies pitches into the controversy of the War-time leadership. Published posthumously.

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Privately Printed by the Company 1919 (no jacket issued). A history of the company detailing its wartime production with detailed descriptions of all the planes made

Three Englishmen by Gilbert Frankau Hutchinson 1935. Some scenes set during the war.

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Peter Jackson by Gilbert Frankau Hutchinson 1920 1st with later jacket. An outstanding novel

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What of the Dardanelles by Granville Fortesque Hodder 1915. An analysis of the Gallipoli campaign (from Michael Taylor)

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3 more Tom Slades. All Grosset & Dunlap 1918 (from Fons).

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Hodder 1917 A slightly sanitised account of Women Munition workers by a factory overseer. A rare survivor & one of the very few books dealing with this aspect of the War

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Women and War Work by Helen Fraser Arnold Shaw 1918. Based on her lectures as a Treasury Official.

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Constable 1931. The Naval Secret Service before & during the War.

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Houghton Mifflin 1931. An account by the Chateau’s owner of its shifting occupancy throughout the War by retreating French officers & advancing German ones (from Fons).

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Macdonald 1949 (from Fons)

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2 volumes of Gilbert Frankau’s War poetry both Chatto 1918 (City of Fear is the 3rd imp. but identical to the 1st)

(from Timothy d’Arch Smith)

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Constable 1918. A Horticultural writer visits the War in Flanders, Italy & Paris. Falls thought the later view was mostly seen from the Ritz hotel!

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Grace Harlowe by Jessie Flower Henry Altemus 1920. Seemingly endless series following Miss Harlowe through school to several adventures in France

(from Read ‘Em Again Books)

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Hutchinson 1937 issue.

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Blackie 1926. With the 52nd Division at Gallipoli, Egypt & France & Flanders (from Leakie’s Bookshop)

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Constable 1915. War-themed stories & poems.

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Privately printed 1920 without jacket. Foley fought throughout the War with the 6th & 7th Somerset Light Infantry until his capture during the German advance of 1918. Indispensable but remarkably scarce memoir.

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Steinhauer ed. by S. T. Felstead Bodley Head 1930

(from Little Stour Books)

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Arrowsmith 1922. In the rear areas with the YMCA towards the end of the War.

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Hodder 1919. Admiral of the Fleet during the Dardanelles Campaign, sharing responsibility for it with Churchill.

(from Clive Hughes).

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Cavalry of the Air by ‘Flight Commander’ Burrow 1918. Over the front with a Sopwith Strutter Sqd. (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Hodder 1915

(from Peter Harrington).

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Skeffington 1941. The author in the Boer War, WW1 France & Macedonia & the beginnings of the WW2.