By H. W. Wilson [ed.]; J. A. Hammerton [ed.]
London   The Amalgamated Press
13.5" by 10.5" 2-448; 452; 448; 448; 448; 560; 560; 560; 500; 624; 560; 600; 596, 32pp
The complete thirteen volume first edition of H. W. Wilson and J. A. Hammerton's lavishly illustrated study of World War I, 'The Great War.'
By H. W. Wilson [ed.]; J. A. Hammerton [ed.]

1914-1919 The Great War: The Standard History of the All-European Conflict

London   The Amalgamated Press
13.5" by 10.5" 2-448; 452; 448; 448; 448; 560; 560; 560; 500; 624; 560; 600; 596, 32pp
The complete thirteen volume first edition of H. W. Wilson and J. A. Hammerton's lavishly illustrated study of World War I, 'The Great War.'
£225.00
: 30kgs / : 907F27

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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

The thirteen volume first edition of this work. Present here in mixed bindings, with volumes I and II in the publisher's cloth, and volumes III-XIII in half morocco bindings.

A detailed contemporary history of the First World War. 

Volume I is illustrated with a frontispiece and one further photogravure, alongside numerous vignette illustrations. Lacking the photogravure of Lord Kitchener.

This first volume is largely concerned with justifying Britain's entry into the war, and encourages the British people to sign up and fight.

Volume II is illustrated with a frontispiece and two further photogravure portraits, alongside numerous vignette illustrations. Collated, complete.

The second volume begins with a discussion of the general progress of the war up to the eve of the Mons, and discusses the Naval War in the Atlantic and Pacific.

Volume III illustrated with a frontispiece and three further photogravure portraits. Collated, complete.

Volume IV illustrated with a frontispiece and three further photogravure portraits. Collated, complete.

Volume V illustrated with a frontispiece and two further photogravure portraits. Collated, complete.

Volume VI illustrated with a frontispiece and a further photogravure portrait. Collated, complete.

Volume VII illustrated with a frontispiece and a further photogravure portrait. Collated, complete.

Volume VIII illustrated with a frontispiece and a further photogravure portrait. Collated, complete.

Volume IX illustrated with a frontispiece. Collated, complete.

Volume X illustrated with a frontispiece. Collated, complete.

Volume XI illustrated with a frontispiece and a further photogravure portrait. Collated, complete.

Volume XII lacking the frontispiece and title page.

Volume XIII lacks the original frontispiece and title page, and features instead the frontispiece and title page of volume XII.

Condition

Volumes I and II in the publisher's original cloth bindings, with volumes III-XIII in half morocco bindings, with cloth covered boards. Bumping to volume I and II back strip heads and tails, with a touch of fading to back strips. Two small splits in the cloth of the rear joint of volume I, with board a touch tenderly held. Head and tail of front and rear joints of volume VII starting, with boards firmly held. Head of front hinge of volume X starting, with board tenderly held. Significant marks to boards. Volume II hinges strained, but firmly held. Significant rubbing to leather of back strips and board perimeters. Significant handling marks to cloth of volume III-XIII boards. Volume III, IV, IX hinges starting, with boards firmly held. Volume V, XI and XII hinges strained, and tenderly held. Internally, firmly bound. Frontispiece of volume X detached and loosely inserted. Significant spotting to volume I frontispiece perimeters, with pages otherwise clean and bright. Lacking one plate to volume I. Volume XII lacking the frontispiece and title page. Volume XIII lacks the original frontispiece and title page, and features instead the frontispiece and title page of volume XII.

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