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First World War

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The 28th of June, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was assassinated in Sarajevo.
This event gave the start - and the pretext - to a great conflict that involved most of the major world powers and many of the minor ones.
The conflict began July 28, 1914 (with the declaration of war on Serbia) to end more than four years later, on November 11, 1918.
The conflict involving the major powers of the time, divided into two opposing blocs; the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire) and Bulgaria, against the Allied powers represented mainly by France, United Kingdom, Russian Empire and Italy (that entered the war the 24th of May, 1915).
Over 70 million men were mobilized around the world (60 million in Europe alone), in what quickly became the largest conflict until then fought, which caused more than 9 million victims among soldiers and about 7 million civilian casualties due not only to the direct effects of war operations, but also to the famine and the concomitant diseases.
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    • MILANO; CORRIERE DELLA SERA, 1899 - 1973
    • Bookshop: Studio bibliografico il Libraio (Italy)
    • Bibliographic details: 144 voll.; in folio; rara collezione in sequenza, senza lacune, dal 1899 (primo anno) al 1973 (74° anno). Tutti i volumi (40 x 30 cm ca.) possiedono leg. diverse in mezza o tutta tela. I volumi fino al 1951 constano di 52 fascicoli di 8/16 pagine ca. ciascuno. Le annate successive sono raccolte in 2 o 3 o 4 volumi perchè comprendono fascicoli di un centinaio di pagine ca. Il settimanale all’epoca proseguì fino al 1989: il periodo veramente apprezzabile nella raccolta offerta è quello degli anni dei due conflitti mondiali e del 1945/1946 (quando le uscite della "Domenica degli Italiani", dal... Read more
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    • THORNTON BUTTERWORTH, [1923-31]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 6 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, First Impression, with numerous plates and maps (the latter on japon and a number folding), and large folding coloured map at end of final volume; original navy cloth, boards blocked and lettered in blind, gilt backs, fore-edges lightly spotted as often, small pulls at head and tail of fourth volume, a very good, clean, crisp set in original bindings with all gilt bright and vibrant. The set comprises Vol. I: 1911-1914 (first impression, 1923); Vol. II: 1915 (first impression, 1923); Vol. III: 1916-1918 Part I (first impression, 1927); Vol. IV: 1916-1918 P... Read more
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    • FABER, [1928-1936]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; handsomely bound in uniform burgundy full crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame borders, backs with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt tops, hand-made endpapers, ribbon markers, a most attractive set ideal as a gift or for presentation. Elegant set of first editions of Sassoon's 'fictitious' autobiography in which his story is told by 'George Sherston'. Read more
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    • [PRIVATELY PRINTED], MHOW, 1915[-1917]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8 numbers in one volume, roy. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs, drawings, cartoons and advertisements throughout; strongly bound in contemporary full roan, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, ALL ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, marbled endpapers, a near fine copy. SPLENDID RUN OF THE WARTIME MAGAZINE OF 1/I HOME COUNTIES BRIGADE IN INDIA. The Brigade, comprising several Sussex units of the RFA, sailed for India in 1914 to relieve Regular Army units for the Western Front. It was assigned to the 5th (Mhow) Division, based at that town in which most of the prese... Read more
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    • FABER & FABER, [1936]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, Large Paper, on hand-made laid paper, free endpapers mildly browned; original blue buckram, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, with virtually no trace of the usual sunning at backstrip, a remarkably bright, clean, crisp copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 300 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (THIS COPY NO. 242). With the trade ticket of Henry Sotheran on front paste-down. This splendid edition of the final volume of the 'Sherston' trilogy is considerably scarcer than the signed edition of 'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer' of which 750 copies were printed. Keynes, A40b. Read more
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    • ARTI GRAFICHE MONTECATINI, 1922
    • Bookshop: Gilibert (Italy)
    • ILAB-LILA Member
    • Bibliographic details: In-8° (255x185mm), pp. XII, 109, (3), brossura editoriale marroncina con illustrazione xilografica in b.n. di Lorenzo Viani. Testo entro filetto tipografico rosso. 12 xilografie in b.n. f.t. (compreso il frontespizio) di Lorenzo Viani. Intonso, in bello stato. Prima e unica edizione, impressa in 1000 copie, di questo diario della Grande Guerra adorno delle strabilianti xilografie di Viani, fra le più pregevoli della sua produzione grafica. A cura della Associazione Nazionale fra Mutilati e Invalidi di Guerra, sezione di Bagni di Montecatini. Italiano Read more

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    • ISTITUTO VENETO DI ARTI GRAFICHE, 1917
    • Bookshop: Libreria Palatina Editrice (Italy)
    • Bibliographic details: Dai tipi dell'Istituto Geografico Militare.Cartella di cm. 45,5 x 66 contenente 24 carte di cm. 44 x 63 in scala 1 : 100.000.Cartella in cartonato pesante con dorso e angoli in tela, chiusa con laccetti.Contiene 24 carte relative alle zone di: 1. Nauders; 2. Bressanone - Merano; 3. Bruneck; 4. Lienz; 5. Spittal; 6. Istria-Dalmazia 7. Ortler - Cevedale; 8. Bolzano; 9. Pieve di cadore; 10. Tolmezzo; 11. Villach; 12. Klagenfurt; 13. Adamello; 14. Trento; 14 bis. Belluno; 14 ter. Maniago; 15. Udine - Tolmino; 16. Lubiana; 17. Riva; 18. Rovereto - Schio; 18 bis. Bassano - Treviso; 18 ter. Porden... Read more
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    • JONATHAN CAPE, [1935]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece, 47 plates by Kennington, Rothenstein, Roberts and others, 6 illustrations in the text and 4 folding maps; original decorative brown buckram gilt, gilt back, uncut, brown top, a near fine copy. The first publicly available edition of this literary classic, following private publication in 1926 and the limited edition of 1935. Winston Churchill believed that it 'ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language'. The work also formed the basis of David Lean's multiple Oscar-winning feature film 'Lawrence of Arabia' st... Read more
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1963[-64-65-70]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4 vols., 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with 4 frontispieces and numerous plates; terracotta/brown cloth, gilt backs, a near fine extended set in unclipped dustwrapper (one wrapper price-clipped). The standard biography of the WWI poet and literary disciple of Sassoon. He was killed in action at the Sambre Canal only seven days before the Armistice. The extended set comprises Vol. I: Childhood (1963); Vol. II: Youth (1964); Vol. III: War (1965); Vol. IV: Aftermath (1970). THE SECOND VOLUME IS A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO JOHN & MYFANY [sic] PIPER WITH OWEN'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH ... Read more
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    • HMSO, [1918]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 5 vols., in one wallet, 8vo., with photographs and charts (a number folding; one chart poorly folded); printed wrappers, the collection housed in green card wallet, clipped as issued, wallet covers age-soiled else all very good, bright, clean copies. Rigging notes for the five aircraft specified: Avro Biplane Type 504; B.E.2C. 70 HP Renault (Old Machine). 90-100 HP RAF (New Machine); BE2E (90 HP RAF 1A); De Havilland No. 4 (275 HP Rolls-Royce); SE5A (200 HP Hispano Suiza). The wallet is headed Department of Aircraft Production. EXTREMELY SCARCE. Read more
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    • VINCENZO BONA, 1914 -1916
    • Bookshop: Libreria Palatina Editrice (Italy)
    • Bibliographic details: Ogni numero è composto da una ventina di pagine non numerate in cui le vignette la fanno da padrone. Il nostro insieme comprende i numeri dal 43 dell'ottobre 1914 al 107 del gennaio 1916.Mancano il n.44 e un altro che potrebbe essere il 103 o il 105 (il dubbio nasce dal fatto che è presente un numero fra 100 e 107 senza l'angolo in cui sono stampate le indicazioni di edizione). Le condizioni si possono considerare generalmente discrete: sono presenti in varia misura fioriture, strappetti, macchioline; decisamente danneggiati i nn. 103 (o 105?) e 72.Degno di nota il fatto che i numeri sono s... Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2018
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with 9 original engravings and 8 letterpress vignettes in the text; patterned boards, brown morocco back lettered in gilt, brown top, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case with mounted illustration lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 573). Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2018
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with 9 original engravings and 8 letterpress vignettes in the text; patterned boards, brown morocco back lettered in gilt, brown top, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case with mounted illustration lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Read more
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    • FABER, [1936]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition; handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, back with raised bands ruled and lettered in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Lovely copy of the third volume of Sassoon's first autobiographical trilogy. Keynes, A40a. Read more
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1980-05-22
    • Bookshop: Monroe Street Books (United States)
    • Bibliographic details: 511 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w and color. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end paper. Faint foxing to top edge, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 463638 SIGNED Read more
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    • Bookshop: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo (Italy)
    • ILAB-LILA Member
    • Bibliographic details: Sei piccoli album di cm. 8 x 10,6 in carta telata verde, complessivamente 68 piccole fotografie originali (cm. 4,6 x 6,8) riguardanti militari della Prima Guerra Mondiale sul fronte del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Axs Read more

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    • AMALGAMATED PRESS, [1914-1919]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 9 vols. in 8., roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured frontispieces, series titles and preliminaries in blue, and many thousands of photographs and illustrations (many toned in sepia or tinted in blue; many folding or full-page) and maps (many coloured in outline and a number folding); publisher's original binding of pictorial plum cloth, upper boards elaborately blocked and lettered in black, backstrips blocked in black and lettered in gilt, extreme page margins lightly browned else a remarkably well-preserved bright, clean, crisp set. Lovely set of the third and by far the largest o... Read more
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    • HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1931
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and maps (a number folding),neat contemporary inscription to veteran on half-title; original blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked in red and lettered in gilt, uncut, an exceptionally bright, crisp, clean copy. Enser,p.58. Read more
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    • FABER AND FABER, [1930]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Keynes, A33a Read more
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    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1978-1998]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 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 Macdo... Read more
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