History of the First Division During the World War 1917-1919.

History of the First Division During the World War 1917-1919

Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1931. Decorative Cloth. A magnificent World War I item: WARMLY--WITH FEELING AND GREAT AFFECTION--INSCRIBED BY 13 MAJOR AND BRIGADIER GENERALS WHOSE CAREERS WERE DEEPLY IMPACTED BY THEIR SERVICE TO THE FIRST DIVISION. From Major General Charles Summerall (division leader) to Brigadier General Frank Parker, from Robert Bullard to Omar Bradley, from William Sibert to Beaumont Buck, from George Duncan to Campbell King, this copy serves almost as a personalized album of tributes to the First Division from its leadership. All 13 inscriptions (including the 8 leaders cited above) take up the first half-dozen endpapers and half-title page and amount to 7 pages of self-revealing and candid reminiscences. The book itself, while not particularly uncommon, has held up nicely. A firm, solid, VG+ copy of the 1931 2nd edition. Bright gilt-design and lettering to the front panel and spine. Thick octavo, 450 pgs. "Compiled and Published by the Society of the First Division". With these personal, detailed inscriptions, this is a remarkable --even unique-- insight into the early and crucial role of the First Division in America's entry into Europe in 1917. Collectible; Very Good. Item #3329

Price: $3,000.00