GEMILANG 140: The First World War; or, The Great War 1914-1918 (2015).

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ABDALLAH, Lieutenant EL HADJI, l'Islam dans l'armée française (Guerre 1914-1915). [Premiémière édition; First edition].
Constantinople, The Author, 1915 Small 8°. (185x125mm.). Original printed wrappers, stapled. Covertitle in bold black type with an illustration of the AYA Sophia Mosk on front cover, repeted on ti.-p. 49pp. 1 monochrome plate featuring a Mosk near Berlin (Germany), consecrated on the occasion of Ramadan 1915, on behalf of muslim prisoners of war, footnotes/references. WITH an A-5 sized centre-folded notice by author, printed recto/verso, entitled "A propos de la remised'un drapeau français" aux soldats marocains en France: a report about the poresentation of a new Standard presented to french Moroccan colonial troops by the President of the French Republic and Albert, King of Belgium, loosely inserted.
Privately published french languege brochure in which author submits critical information about treatment and neglects of french colonial troops, recruited in Morocco and Tunesia, fighting for France in the First World War, 1914-1915. Author criticizes ways of recruitment, Indigenous cadre and their recruits, regimental modifications, October 1914, Regiments light infantry, incl. Zouave-infantry, Batlle orders in the trenches and open field, moral and physical support (health care, hospitalization), clothing, foodsupply, religious duties. Also includes and interesting chapter about french muslim P.O.W. held captive in Germany with as haighlight the consecration in the presence of Emperor Wilhelm II, of a Mosk near Berlin. A very interesting brochure. (foxed throughout, especially on both sides of ti.-p. and at rear end).

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EUR 150.00

Book nr.: 54212

ANDRIESSEN, J.H.J., De andere waarheid. Een nieuwe visie op het ontstaan van de Eerste Wereldoorlog 1914-1918. Orig. edn.
S.L. [Amsterdam], De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1998 Orig. cloth. 288pp. Many ills. in text and full-page, of which portraits, sketch-maps in text and full-page, notes to text at end, bibliography, list of printed and archival sources consulted, register of personal names, illustrated title-page.
Political analysis of the origins of the First World War or, Great War, in which author attempts to prove that germany was certainly not the sole war-monger. NO dustjacket. Good copy.

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EUR 55.00

Book nr.: 45152

ARAM, K., Nach Siberien mit hundertausend deutschen. Vier Monate rissischer Kriegsgefangenschaft. Orig. edn.
Berlin, Ullstein, 1915 sm. 8°. Orig. wraps., circular portrait at tail of front wrapper. 247pp. Table of contents, 2 full-p. sketch-maps at very end. Orig. publ. flyer with coloured front loosely inserted.
Recollections of a german officer, 4 months a P.O.W. in Siberia, during the first World War or Great War. Good to very good copy.

EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 44725

ARDOUIN-DUMAZET (Sectional texts/translations), LA GUERRE [First World War; La Grande Guerre]. Tome Premier [All publ.?]. [First edition].
S.I., [Paris], Librairie Armand Colin, [circa], 1915 Large oblong stout 4°. [350x290x40mm.]. Original heavy clothcovered boards. Covertitle in in nold gilded capital type, serial title in bold gilded type, large decorative gilded device printed withing a white coloured decorative double line border, gilded title and device repeated on spinelarge gilded french Coat-of-Arms tooled in centre of lower outer cover, printed within a white decorative double line border, marbled limp endpapers. [2]pp. of introduction in french280pp. of numerous french language captioned monochrome illustrations on approx. 260 leaves, translations to illustrations in english, german, french, spanish and italian on separate pp. by Ardouin-Dumazet., sectional photo records illustrating and describing daily life of troops, natural surroundings, fortifications and trenches, heavy artillery and other armament, devastations at Reims, Soissons-Arras, conquest of Alsatia, allied airforce and navies, P.O.W. and trophies, Norh sea frontlines, Verdun, the Eastern Front, plates preceded by 2pp. of translations of captions and 2pp. of introduction to subject-matter, each with a small sketch-map in text. ["Documens de la Section Photographique de l'Armée, Ministère de la Guerre"].
Massive sectional Photo record with introd. text to each section and translation of captions in french, english, german, italian and spanish illustrating the first phase of the First World War or Great Warillustrating both the Western and Eastern Front. Published b command of the french ministry of War. Good to very good copy. [spine skilfully rebacked).

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EUR 250.00

Book nr.: 54956

BALDWIN, Hanson W., World War I. An outline History. Orig. edn.
London, Hitchinson, 1963 sm. 8°. Orig. cloth, title in gilt on spine, dustjacket. (x), 181pp. Some tables in text, 7 sketch-maps of which some full-p., incl. one on the battle of Jutland, some with concise legenda, notes to text at end, bibliography, index.
The Great War, the most significant event of modern history. Very good copy.

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Book nr.: 44555

BATHE, R., Frankreichs schwerste Stunde. Die Meuterei der Armee 1917. Orig. edn.
Potsdam, A. Protte, 1937 sm. thick 8°. 264pp. fold. battle-plan with concise leganda at very end, bibliogr.
The mutiny of the french armies in 1917, triggered by the senseless attacks, within the framework of the Battle of the Somme, ordered by the french commanding General Nivel, on the german sector, commonly called "Le Chemin des Dames". Good copy. (a wee bit shaky, but holding firmly still).

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EUR 75.00

Book nr.: 41316

BEESLY, P., Room 40. British Naval Intelligence 1914-18. First edn.
London, Hamish Hamiltin, 1982 Orig. cloth, title in bold silver lettering on spine, dustjacket. (xi), 338pp. Ills. and portrs. on 8 photo-plates, appendices: list of abbreviations and list of Staff Identified as Serving in or closely connected with Room 40/ID25, 1914-18, list of sources and select bibliography, index.
The history of 'Room 40', the unofficial name of the British Admiralty's World War I codebreaking organization. Good to very good copy.

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EUR 75.00

Book nr.: 44051

BERG, M. (Puplisher/Printer), Oorlogskroniek: [Dagboek van den oorlog Soldatenbrieven, Oorlogsillustraties 1914-1918. [Originele nederlandstalige uitgave; Original dutch language publication,].
Berlin, M. Berg, 1914- 1918 STOCKED: December 1916; 1917: February; June-November (7 parts); February-April 1918 ( 3 parts). Tog. 13 parts. as published. 8°. Original wrappers. Stapled. Covertitles in bold black type. Each part with a captioned monochrome front cover illustration. Each approx. 70pp. Each part with captioned monochrome plates after photographs, featuring aerial views of the Western front, soldiers, portraits of diplomats and politicians, other topographical views, full-page, military terrain-sketches in text and full-page. Published August 1914-July 1918 (discontinued. Roal Dutch Library, KB, calls for an incomplete set.
Dutch language monthly war-chronicle of the First World War or Great War. Supplies daily information about the war at the Western front for the greater part focused on the so-called "Entente" (Germany and her allies): politics and eformation about the war. French and English language editions have also been published by same publisher. Nice run in good condition, incomplete however.

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EUR 95.00

Book nr.: 55717

BETTAG, FRANZ (Editor), Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewst. [2. Auflage; Second edition].
Oldenburg-Berlin, Stalling, 1925 8°. Original clothbacked green coloured publ. boards. Frontcover title in capital gilded type with a large gilded picture of the german first worldwar army Steel helment, or "Stahlhelm" with a single gilded laurelbranch. 125pp. Captioned monochrome illustrations after original photographs on 5 plates, of which illustrating commanding officers, strategic environmental operational sceneries, decorative monochrome initials and head-and-tailpieces, 5 monochrome operational plans in text, 3 unnumbered lvs. printed within a decorative broad typographycal border listing german army units taking place in the battle,Name-list of german army divisions involved in the battle of Nowo Georgiewst,1 extending schedule, 1 large extending monochrome map withlegenda illustrating the operational war-theatre with 4 monochrome operational maps of which printed on verso, loosely inserted in backcover, index of names, references, table of contents. ["Schlachten des Weltkrieges in Einzeldarstellungen bearbeitet und herausgegeben im Auftrage des Reichsarchivs", Bd. 8].
German language military assessment and alysis of military operations by german troops at the Eastern Front during the First World war, which includescritical notes about tactics and decisionmaking. Very good copy.

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Book nr.: 56622

BEUMELBURG, W., Mit siebzehn Jahren vor Verdun. [67. bis 71. tausend].
Frankfurt a. M.[ain], Moritz Diesterweg, s.d. [circa], 1920 sm. 8°. Orig. wraps., pict. col. front wrapper., stapled. 36pp. List of series printed on lower outer wrap. ["Kranz-Bücherie", Nr. 200]. SCAN AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
The authentic story of a young german infantry soldier and the attack on Verdun. (some very light wear to toot of spine, ow. good to very good).

EUR 25.00

Book nr.: 44731

BLOND, Georges, Verdun. [Réimpression; first re-issue].
Paris, Presses de la Cité, [....], 1962 Stout medium 8°. Orig. publ. cloth. 307pp. Illustrated ti.-p. (reproduction after a drawing), captioned monochrome illustrations on 12 photo-plates, incl. portraits of commanding generals and troops, sceneries of devastation after bombardments, 2 double-page terrain maps on endpapers with legenda, , author's other publications printed on verso of table of contents.
French language investigation into the battle of Verdun, engagement between the french and german armies, 21 February-18 December 1916, during the First World War. Very good copy. NO DUSTJACKET.

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EUR 40.00

Book nr.: 55907

BLOND, Georges, Verdun. [Réimpression; reprint].
Paris, Presses de la Cité, [....], 1973 Stout medium 8°. Orig. publ. cloth. 307pp. Illustrated ti.-p. (reproduction after a drawing), captioned monochrome illustrations on 12 photo-plates, incl. portraits of commanding generals and troops, sceneries of devastation after bombardments, 2 double-page terrain maps on endpapers with legenda, , author's other publications printed on verso of table of contents.
French language investigation into the battle of Verdun, engagement between the french and german armies, 21 February-18 December 1916, during the First World War. Very good copy. A later reprint. NO DUSTJACKET. [marginal pencil markings).

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Book nr.: 55908

BOLT, J.C., C. GEERTSEMA, CHRISTINE DOORMAN (et.al., contributors), Gedenkboek Terugreis Zwitserland Augustus 1914. De Netto-Opbrengst strekt tot Leniging van de rampen van den Oorlog. [Eerste en enige druk, niet in den handel; First and only edition, not-for-the-Trade].
Rotterdam, s.n. [Organizing Committee]/Elektrische Drukkerij Masereeuw & Bouten, 1914 8°. Original brown grained calf covered flexible boards. Gilded title on front cover and spine. 136pp. 36 capioned monochrome illustrations, incl. portraits of contributors, after original photographs and private drawings, 2pp. poem dedicated to S.S. "Bandoeng" on her voyage from Switzerland to the Fatherland (Rotterdam), travel route from Luzern to St. Gallen, table of contents. WITH editorial explanatory note, printed on recte only, loosely inserted.
Ample detailed travel accou nt after personal experiiences of a group of dutch civilians stuck in Switzerland after the outbread of World War I, narrating the return to Holland by two dipolimatic trains and a passenger vessel S.S. Bandoeng. Tog. 36 Contributions by C. Geertsema, Marie Hammer, C.ec. A. Sixma, P.J. Geluk, M.V. Schorer, C.A.P. en W. Ivens (illustrators Switzerland) (et.al.). Published in a limited edition, Not-for-the-trade. Fund-raising publication on behalf of war victims. Very fine copy. Rare.

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Book nr.: 54981

BONFANTE, P., De politieke redenen van Italie's (sic.!) oorlog tegen de Centralen. Orig. edn.
Den Haag, s.n., 1917 Small 8°., original printed wrappers, stapled. 20pp. ["Rerum Italicarum Scriptores", II].
Dutch language essay describing Italian political motivation in jointing the First World War or Great War against the Central powers. Good copy. (vero of front wrapper foxed).

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Book nr.: 48142

BOON, N.J. (Director-Publisher), DE PR INS der Geïllustreerde Bladen. [Geïlustreerd weekblad; Illustrated weekly] : 4 Juli 1914-29Juni 1918. [Originele uitgave; Original Edition].
Amsterdam, N.J. Boon, 4 Juli 1914-29 Juni 1918 Tog. bound in 4 vols. Small folio. Original private clothbacked boards. Original illustrated covers bound-up. 312; 312; 312; 296pp. Numerous captioned monochrome plates, portraits and other illustrations in text featuring for the greater part impressions Western- and Eastern Fronts of the First World War.
Although this is an illustrated weekly family magazine describing popular events in Holland it reflects for the greater part a pictorial history of the First World War or Great War 1914-1918 at both Eastern- and Western fronts: photo-reports(bombardments, trenches, attack and defence, misery of the common people in occupied zones and war theatre), demonstrating the impact on dutch society, e.g.: politics, army mobilization, [belgian] refugees, food-rationing, shortage of raw materials, neutral government policy towards belligerents, economy and economy, etc. Set in good condition and complete. (covers a bit shaved).

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EUR 450.00

Book nr.: 54462

BOUSQUET, Louis (text/stanzas) - CAMILLE ROBERT (Composer), Quand Madelon...Chanson Marche. Créée par Polin Bach. Daisy Montho. Répertoire Bach à l'ami Moraize. [Edition originale; Original edition].
Paris, Bousquet, 1917 8°. Original thin publ. wrappers. Frontcover title in bold capital type, large monochrome illustration depicting a group of french troops on the march, designed by P. Thomis. [2]pp. of sheetmusic, vocals and 2 subsequent quatrains, publ. list in bold capital monochrome type on outer backcover.
French language popular sheetmusic with vocals and subsequent quatrains in praise and support of french troops (Poilu's) marching to glory. Songs include information about U.S. allied troops already preesent in France t end the first World War. Good to very good copy.

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Book nr.: 57152

BOVRIL BEEF EXTRACT WAR ADVERTISING - BOVRIL War Diary [Cover title]. [Original edition].
S.I., Bovril, [circa], 1919 Small 8°. Original coloured and illustrated wrappers. Stapled. [20]pp. of First World War events in chronology 28 July 1914-11 November 1918, incidentally listing casualties, centre-fold plate with 24 captioned coloured illustrations of War Medals and Decorations (incl. the Victoria Cross), Summary of casualties inlicted by hostile attacks on Great Britain, Bovril single line advertising slogans printed at tail margins throughout.
Decorations
Diary in chronology of the First World War or, Great War published by Bovril Beef Extract. A curious piece of advertising art. Good copy. (rather ugly stain to tail margins of page 1-2, tear in tail margin of lower outer cover skilfully restored, light vertical crack).

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EUR 75.00

Book nr.: 52406

BRETON, W[illy] (Le commandant), Les Combats de Steenstraat. avril-Mai 1915. Une page glorieuse de la Résistance Belge. [édition originale/original edn.).
Paris-Nancy, Librairie militaire Berger-Levroult, 1918 Small 8°., recently clothbacked original wrappers. Hftitle (list of author's publs. on verso). 154pp. 10 terrain-maps of which in text, full-page and doule-page, occasionally with key/legenda, extensive footnotes, table of maps and contents, publ. list all on unnumbered lvs. aft very end. ["Pages d'Histoire 1914-1918"].
Detailed french language account of heavy engagements of belgian infantry, 290 R[eg.]I[nf.] with advancing german troops at Steenstraat, Ypres vincinity, April-May 1915, in which gas was used for the first time during the first World War by german troops. A very interesting piece of history. (binding a bit dull, some dog-earing, spine with a modern cloth strip).

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EUR 145.00

Book nr.: 47073

BRITTAIN, V. - A. BISHOP & T. SMART (editors), War Diary 1913-1917. Chronicle of Youth. Second impression.
London, Victor Gollancz, 1981 Original cloth, title in gilt on spine. 382pp. Black/white portraits and a facsim. specimen of handwriting on 4 photo plates, notes to text, chronology of events, index.
The war-diary of Vera Brittain, who became a V.A.D. nurse during the First World War or Great War, reproduced and edited by A. Bishop and T. Smart. A moving piece of personal history and grief. Very good copy, NO dustjacket. Scarce.

EUR 125.00

Book nr.: 47415

BRUGMANS, H., Geschiedenis van den Wereldoorlog 1914-1918. [Eerste druk/first edition].
Amsterdam, Scheltens & Giltay, [circa], 1920 Small stout 4°., original cloth, title and large gilt tooled vignete on front cover. (xxvii)(Inroduction), 292pp. Numerous black/white illustrations of which portraits and facsims. after archivalia on many photo plates, terrain sketch maps in text and full-patge, list of literature consulted, index. NOT called-for in Royal Dutch Library, KB.
A dutch language history of the First Worldwar or Great War by an eminent dutch historian. Very good copy, untrimmed. (spine a bit sunned and faded).

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Book nr.: 49083
     

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