1914-19 The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict
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First Edition, Illustrated, Rebound
A complete and fine contemporary history of the First World War. Edited by H W Wilson and J A Hammerton. The first edition. In thirteen large paper volumes in uniform cloth bindings signed W H Smith & Son. With half titles.
Lavishly illustrated with over ten thousand reproductions of striking photographs in black and white throughout the text, including portraits, paintings and drawings, maps, panoramas, and photogravure plates.
With two photogravure plates to vol. I; two to vol II; three to vol. III; three to vol. IV; two to vol. V; one to vol VI; one to vol VII; one to vol. VIII; frontispiece to vol. X; frontispiece and further plate to vol. XI; frontispiece and fifteen coloured plates to vol XII; fifteen coloured plates, maps, and portraits to vol. XIII. Collated, bound without frontispieces to vols I-IX and XIII.
Published by The Amalgamated Press, British newspaper and magazine founded by journalist Alfred Harmsworth in 1901. The first volume is largely concerned with justifying Britain's entry into the war, and encourages the British people to sign up and fight.
Providing a comprehensive history of the war, from the beginning of the conflict as it developed.
In uniform full cloth bindings. Externally lovely with only light bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting affecting only occasional leaf, particularly leaves of plates; pages otherwise generally bright and clean.
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