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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 two ...

From Churchill Book Collector


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


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


The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, in dust jackets by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a six-volume British first edition, first printing set of Winston Churchill’s history of the First World War in which he played such a critical, controvers...

From Churchill Book Collector


'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


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


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


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


All Quiet on the Western Front. Translated from the German by A.W.Wheen. by ERICH MARIA REMARQUE

G.P.Putnam's Sons, London, 1929. The first printing of the first English-language edition. 8vo. 319pp. Oatmeal cloth lettered in green at the spine and upper board, and with the publisher's original green top edge stain now all but vanished. Backs...

From Clearwater Books


Tagebuch Batterie Thiele [typed manuscript] by Mueller, Karl

By the Author, [1919]. Quarto. German text, signed by the author 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...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


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


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