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Allison, Les CANADIANS IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE. Roland, MB: Self Published, 1978. Sm 4to. xiv+221pp. Illus from photos. Blue boards, lettering gilt. Bottom corner bumped and a couple spots on preliminary pages, else very good in lightly worn dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author on front endpaper with a double sided holograph letter by the author laid in. List of biographies of some 2,000 Canadians who joined the R.A.F. mainly before WWII. Includes short stories and numerous other statistics. $60.00

Churchill, Winston S. THE WORLD CRISIS. 6 Vols. NY: Scribner's, 1951-1959. Reprint. 6 vols. 8vo. Illus from maps and photos. Blue cloth. Fading to spines and some discolouration to heads of spines on vols 3,4 &5, probably from water damage. Vol 1 has a 3" scratch to spine. Interiors clean and sound. Lacks dustwrappers. History of WWI. $200.00

Fergusson, Sir James of Kilkerran. THE CURRAGH INCIDENT. London: Faber, 1964. 8vo. 236 pp. 8 pp of illus from photos. Red cloth. Ink name/address on front free endpaper. Edges rubbed, else very good in worn dustwrapper now protected in mylar. The story of 58 cavalry officers, stationed at the Curragh and in Dublin who chose dismissal from the Army rather than the possibility of 'active operations in Ulster'. $ 20.00

Field Service of the American Ambulance. FRIENDS OF FRANCE. The Field Service of the American Ambulance Described by its Members. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916. 8vo. xix+295 pp. Frontis and 60 pp of illus from photos of wartime scenes and portraits. Pencil vignettes and portrait sketches throughout the text; colour photo and Croix-de-Guerre medal. Blue cloth; lettering and top cover vignette gilt. Spine faded and rubbed at tips. Corners bumped. Front free endpaper removed; ink name on verso of frontis. Still a good sound copy. Recruitment paper tipped in at rear and small Paris bookseller's sticker on pastedown. $20.00

Gray, Edwyn A. THE U-BOAT WAR. 1914-1918. London: Leo Cooper, 1994. Reprint from the 1972 edition with corrections. 8vo. 280 pp. Illus from maps and photos. Black hardcover. Very good in like dustwrapper. $15.00

Harvey, Harold A SOLDIER'S SKETCHES UNDER FIRE. Toronto: Thomas Allen, nd. (191??) 16mo. xvi+176 pp. Reproduces 40 sketches by the author with his commentaries on each one. Orange-brown cloth with cover vignette of soldiers marching. Ink name/place on front free endpaper. Binding a bit askew with light wear to extremities. Several pages rougly opened, still a nice clean copy. $60.00

Colonel House. Arranged as a Narrative by Charles Seymour. THE INTIMATE PAPERS OF COLONEL HOUSE. Boston:Houghton Mifflin, 1926. 2 vols. 8vo. xxiv+471; ix+508 pp. Photogravure frontis. Illus from photos. Red cloth; spine lettering gilt. Top edge gilt. Some colour loss to cloth especially the rear board of vol.1, else a very good set, clean and sound. $ 45.00

Lang, Lieut.-Colonel William R. THE ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION AND EQUIPMENT OF HIS MAJESTY'S LAND FORCES IN PEACE AND WAR. Toronto: Copp, Clark, 1916. Sm 8vo. viii+128 pp. Diagrams and charts. Red cloth. Pencil marking throughout. A little used still very good. $45.00

(Lewis, Wyndham) Paul Edwards. WYNDHAM LEWIS: ART AND WAR. London: Lund Humphries, 1992. 4to. 144 pp. 77 full page plates. Chronology and Catalogue of Plates by Catherine Wallace. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $ 25.00

Marland, Michael, ed. [Rosenberg, Sassoon, Blunden, Owen]. THE WAR POETS. The Times Authors Number 5. np: Times Educational Services, nd. [ca. 1975]. Printed card folder containing a series of broadsheets with facsimile reviews [eg. by Virginia Woolf, John Middleton Murry et al], mainly from the pages of The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Times Literary Supplement. Four authors are covered in detail: Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Edmund Blunden, and Siegfried Sasson. This also contains a booklet of poems reproduced in manuscript, a recruiting poster, and a specially written note by Charles Douglas-Home on trench warfare. Complete. C ard folder is lightly worn, contents fine. $35.00

Marshall, Logan HORRORS AND ATROCITIES OF THE GREAT WAR. Including the Tragic Destruction of the Lusitania. Salesmans' Dummy. Toronto, Bradley-Garretson, 1915. 8vo. Illus. A salesmans' dummy with the first page of each chapter and many of the illus to be included in the finished book. Blue cloth. Some soiled, still very good. $ 20.00

Palmer, Alan VICTORY 1918. NY: Atlantic Monthly, (1998). 8vo. xvi + 368 pp. 12 pages of plates from photos; maps. Black boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $18.50

Pitt, Barrie ZEEBRUGGE. St. George's Day, 1918. London: Cassell, (1958). 1st ptg. 8vo. xv+237 pp. Illus from photos, maps and diagrams. Blue boards. "Toronto Star Library" stamp on front free endpaper and twice in the book, else a very good copy in lightly worn dustwrapper with damp staining. $20.00

Ruffin, Henry and Andre Tudesq BROTHER TOMMY. The British Offensives on the Western Front. January to June, 1917. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1918. Translated from the French. 8vo. viii + 160 pp. Illus from drawings; maps. Printed paper covers. Covers detatched but present. Sewing loose. A good reading copy. $35.00

Star Newspaper [Guernsey] THE STAR. SPECIAL EDITION. Sunday, August 2nd, 1914. Guernsey: Star Newspaper Printing and Publishing Co., 1914. Broadside. 10' x 13 1/4'. Printed one side. Headline reads"Germany Declares War Against Russia, France Prepares for War." Folded in four with crease marks. Paper starting to chip at folds. Paper browning, small chips to edges. A good used copy $25.00

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre THE MAKING OF A MIND. Letters from a Soldier-Priest. 1914-1919. London: Collins, 1965. 8vo. 316 pp. Green-black boards. A very good copy in worn dustwrapper. $18.50