MONUMENTAL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I
(WORLD WAR I) ALLEN, George H., et al. The Great War: Causes of and Motives For; The Mobilization of the Moral and Physical Forces; The Original German Plan and Its Culmination; The Wavering Balances of Forces; The Triumph of Democracy. Philadelphia: George Barrie's Sons, (1915-1921). Five volumes. Large thick octavo, publisher's full dark brown morocco gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. $1600.
Magnificently produced five-volume history of World War I, with hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and maps, many in color, in publisher's handsome full morocco-gilt bindings.
A successful collaboration between historians and military personnel with first-hand knowledge of the war, with an introduction by William Howard Taft. With tipped-in printed presentation leaf to Lt. Col. Henry B. Joy, of the Air Service, S.C.
Spines gently mellowed, gilt bright. A lovely set in fine condition.