- Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
- Publishing year: [1978-1998]
- Publisher: Michael Joseph
- Subjects: World war i, Military
- Shipment weight: 750 g
6 vols., 8vo., First Edition (save first volume), with numerous plates and maps; cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper (one wrapper price-clipped). With a small quantity of relevant cuttings relating primarily to Somme and Passchendaele. All first editions save first volume which is a second impression. The sequence comprises (in order of publication): They called it Passchendaele (1978; second impression 1979); The Roses of No Man's Land (1980); Somme (1983); 1914 (1987); 1915: The Death of Innocence (1994); To the Last Man: Spring 1918 (1998). Bright set of Lyn Macdonald's unique sequence of vernacular histories of the Great War, based on numerous participant and eye-witness accounts. COMPLETE SETS ARE VERY SCARCE.