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Eastern Front   6 Books
BUCHANAN (Sir George) My Mission to Russia & Other Diplomatic Memories. 2nd Imp., 2 Vols., xvi+253pp., portrai frontis., 6 plates & viii+280pp., portrait frontis., 8 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Cassell. 1923  #59438
[HLMainPic] Important & rare memoirs of British Ambassador to Petrograd (St. Petersburg), 1910-1918: much on the military situation on the Eastern Front, the Bolshevik Rising &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG with several oval ink stamps of Officers' Mess Lib., Machine Gun School & cloth unmarked, but for a little staining to Vol. II. See illustration on our website.   £95
CAROSSA (Hans) A Roumanian Diary. 1st USA Ed., [iv]+173pp. VG in sl. marked dw. NY: Knopf. 1930  #58874
[HLMainPic] German medical officer's personal account of three months on the Eastern Front (after service in France) Oct.-Dec. 1916. "The writer... was a battalion medical officer. He is today a celebrated novelist, & at the time when he kept this journal was certainly a master of beautiful prose... the descriptions of scenery, of the people of Transylvania, of scenes at an advanced dressing-station during a battle, of the writer's own thoughts & dreams are masterly." - Falls. Orig. red cloth with black cloth spinestrip, VG in sl. marked dw. See illustration on our website.   £65
GOLOVINE (Lt.-Gen. Nicholas N.) The Russian Campaign of 1914: The Beginning of the War & Operations in East Prussia. 1st English Ed., revised & brought up to date by the Author, trans. by Capt. A.G.S. Muntz, MC, General Staff, Indian Army, Preface by Marshal Foch. xxiii+410pp., 15 fldg. maps & plans in end-pocket. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: The Command & General Staff School Press. 1933.  #60754
[HLMainPic] Important & rare study of the Tannenburg campaign, 1914, the opening campaign on the Eastern Front. The distinguished author was a professor at the Russian Imperial War College prior to the war, commanded a cavalry regiment during the early part of the war, was later Director of Military Operations of the 9th Army on the Russian south-eastern front, Chief-of-Staff of the 7th Army on the south-western front, &c. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG with bookplate of The British Society for Russian Philately. See illustration on our website.   £145
HINDENBURG (Marshal von) Out of My Life. 1st Eng. Ed., xiii+458pp., portrait fronis., 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Cassell. 1920  #57451
[HLMainPic] Memoirs 1914-18 of German supreme commander. Orig. blue cloth, sp. sunned o.w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
SERGEYEV-TSENSKY (S.) Brusilov's Break-Through: A Novel of the First World War. Trans. from Russian by Helen Altschuler. 1st UK Ed., 336pp. VG in dw. Hutchinson. [1945].  #58407
[HLMainPic] Documentary novel by a noted Russian author, reconstructing Brusilov's 1916 offensive. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
WILD (Max) Secret Service on the Russian Front. 1st Eng. Ed., 324pp. Geoffrey Bles. 1932  #58637
[HLMainPic] German officer's memoirs of the Eastern Front, initially as an Operations Orderly Officer at Eighth Army HQ 1914-15 inc. actions against Cossacks at Lautenburg &c., later in German espionage & counter-espionage service, & captured by the Russians, escaped across country to safety in 1918. Ex-lib. in qtr. calf lib. binding, unlovely but uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £15


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