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Biblio is proud to present our booksellers' expansive collection of antique and rare World War I Books. From unique documents signed by Winston Churchill to rare maps of troop movements, there are some truly remarkable rare World War One books in the Biblio Rare Book Room, including many multi-volume sets of rare and antique books. From Rudyard Kipling notes to documents published by the United States Department of War, our Rare Book Room features some highly valuable and collectible pieces of literature concerning World War One.

A Collection of Extraordinary Material Printed by German Prisoners at the Bando POW Camp in Japan during World War I, consisting of: 1. Kriegsgefangenenlager Bando Adressbuch (a camp directory); 2. Drei Märchen (a children's book); 3. Die Baracke (six monthly newspaper issues)

Bando Kriegsgefangenenlager, Japan: Lagerdruckerei, 1917. Softcover. Near Fine. A collection of eight rare printed items little known outside of Germany or Japan. The Bando POW Camp, located near Naruto, Japan, was set up in 1917 to house about one thou...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


The World Crisis, a remarkable set of British first editions with five dated inscriptions from Churchill to his Aunt and significant annotations by her son, Churchill's Cousin, concerning the Battle of Jutland by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. This is an extraordinary inscribed and annotated British first edition set of Churchill's history of the First World War. Each of the five books (the 1916-1918 book was issued in two ...

From Churchill Book Collector


Bremer Lazarettzüge, V1. - Z2. - No. 23

A fascinating and unique World War I German Red Cross hospital train photograph album, with an accordion-folded sheet the length of 10 pages, containing the title page, 8-leaf colored blueprint of the layout of the train, and 1-page description of the la...

From Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC


'Plan of Turkish Positions in attack on Serapeum and Toussoum'. A large-scale map ('12 ins = 1 mile') printed on paper and mounted on linen (overall dimensions 1120 × 885 mm), produced by '3rd Field Coy. A.E. 1st Australian Div. 15th Feb. 1915. Reproduced by the Survey Dept. Egypt. (683)'

A detailed map of the battleground of the failed attempt by Turkish troops to invade Egypt on 3 February 1915. At the head of the map are large sketches of 'Frame of Kerosene Tin Raft in Turkish Attack' and 'Sketch of Turkish Pontoons captured at Toussou...

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


Cartoons of the Great War. World War One Album of Colorful Cartoons and Caricatures, possibly by a P.O.W.

1914(?)-1915/6. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 22.5 by 18 cm. 270 pp., almost all with one or more colorfully painted cartoons and caricatures depicting the early part of World War One, beginning in 1914 and possibly all the way through 1915. The album w...

From White Fox Rare Books and Antiques


 “Confidential” typed letter signed by CHURCHILL, WINSTON S

CHURCHILL "BUYS" BALFOUR A CAR!CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. "Confidential" typed letter signed by "Winston S. Churchill" as Chancellor of the Exchequer, with the name of the recipient "Bran" and part of the date "13" handwritten by Churchill.One page with the bl...

From George Robert Minkoff, Inc.


W.W.I Manuscript Journal recording the exploits of H.M.S. Doris in the Dardanelles in April 1915, as recorded by H. J. Bowden, Stoker by [W.W.I.] Bowden, H. J

1916. The bombardment of Anzac Cove 26 April 1915 is recounted by the author, a stoker in the British Navy, used this journal, a repurposed "Day Book of Engineers' Stores," to record his service off the Egyptian, Turkish and Syrian coasts, ...

From Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints


Fourteen Pen-and-Ink Cartoon Drawings. by Edmund J. Sullivan

Sullivan, Edmund J. A Collection of Fourteen Original Pen-and-Ink Cartoon Drawings. They were drawn first in pencil, then retraced in ink by Edmund J. Sullivan. These anti-German drawings came after the Irish Uprising during Easter Week in 1916, in which ...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


First World War Photograph Album

Exceptional album of 141 original photographs of World War I in France, including 44 photographs of tanks stamped "SECRET" to front and with official stamp from the "Section Photographique de l'Armée" to the reverse, views of demolished buildings around...

From Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC


THE WORLD CRISIS. 1911-1914, 1915, 1916-1918-parts 1 and 2, The Aftermath, The Eastern Front by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER

Thornton Butterworth Limited. London. 1923-31. FIRST EDITION SET. 6 large 8vo volumes. (9.2 x 6.3 inches). Contains maps, plans and facsimiles of letters and documents. Fine leather bound set in recent full dark blue morocco leather. Spines with raised b...

From Paul Foster Books


The World Crisis, 1916-1918, Volumes I & II, immaculate jacketed first editions in the very rare publisher's slipcase by Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. This is a spectacular, jacketed U.S. first edition set of the 1916-1918 volumes of Churchill's The World Crisis in the rare original publisher's slipcase. A quarter of a cent...

From Churchill Book Collector


The Munitions Miracle by Winston S. Churchill

London: National War Aims Committee, 1918. First edition, only printing. Pamphlet. Near fine. This exceptionally rare speech pamphlet contains the speech of 25 April 1918 Churchill delivered in the House of Commons as Minister of Munitions during the Fi...

From Churchill Book Collector



New York: Huebsch, 1919. Gray paper boards, stamped in gilt and blind. Photogravure frontis portrait. Tissue guard opposite portrait tanned and mildly offset to title, otherwise fine in a good example of the scarce dust jacket with half-inch loss at toe ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB



Faber and Gwyer/Faber Limited. London. 1928 - 36. FIRST EDITIONS. 1st impressions. Three volumes. 8vo. (7.6 X 5.3 Inches). Bright and clean copies in original dustwrappers. Publishers blue cloth bindings, the spines lettered in gilt. One small white mark...

From Paul Foster Books


The World Crisis, 1916-1918, Volumes I & II by Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a superior, jacketed U.S. first edition set of the 1916-1918 volumes of The World Crisis, Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War. A qua...

From Churchill Book Collector


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