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Rare World War I Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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.



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 ...

From Churchill Book Collector

$26,250.00


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

$15,000.00


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

$15,000.00


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 ...

From Bernett Penka Rare Books

$9,500.00


'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 capture...

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

AU$15,000.00


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

$8,500.00


The World Crisis (first abridged and revised edition), inscribed and dated by Churchill in the United States the month after his near-fatal encounter with a car in New York City by Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first abridged and revised edition of Churchill's monumental and acclaimed history of the First World War, inscribed and dated by Churchill the month a...

From Churchill Book Collector

$6,300.00


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

$4,725.00


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

$3,675.00


POEMS ... WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIEGFRIED SASSOON by Owen, Wilfred

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

$3,500.00


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

$2,573.00


MEMOIRS OF A FOX-HUNTING MAN. ------ MEMOIRS OF AN INFANTRY OFFICER. ------ SHERSTON'S PROGRESS. by SASSOON. SIEGFRIED

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

£2,000.00


TAGEBUCH BATTERIE THIELE [typed manuscript] by Mueller, Karl

By the Author, [1919]. quarto. German text, signed by Karl Muller. Typescript diary. Title page designed by author in a silver and gold geometric design and his signed copyright page also designed in silver and gold. 14 typed leaves(recto only), 1-198 ty...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

$2,250.00


WAR LETTERS by Crosby, Harry

Paris: Black Sun Press, 1932. Small quarto. Publisher's quarter calf and pastepaper boards and endpapers, ribbon marker. Frontis portrait. Light rubbing to edges of boards, otherwise a fine copy. First edition. One of 125 copies on Navarre. This copy, a...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$2,000.00


A NOVEL (AS YET UNTITLED) by Cobb, Humphrey

New York: Viking, 1935. Cream wrappers, printed in black. Some old corner creases to wrapper, two small spindle holes in upper wrapper, otherwise a much better than average copy, in remnants of glassine wrapper. Folding cloth case. One of 500 advance pro...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$1,950.00


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