Halsey. The Literary Digest History of the World War (10 volume set)

Halsey. The Literary Digest History of the World War (10 volume set)

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Halsey, Francis Whiting. The Literary Digest History of the World War (10 volume set); Compiled from Original and Contemporary Sources: American, British, French, German, and Other. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1919-1920. [7896]

Ten volumes in blue publisher's cloth, gilt titles to spines, map end papers for each volume's contents, each book is 5 1/2 x 8 inches. Each volume is in good condition, fully illustrated, with minor shelf-wear, clean pages, unless otherwise noted below. Good. Hardcover.

Vol. One - Introduction: Why This War - The Outbreak and the Causes - The Invasion of Belgium, Luxemburg, and Alsace-Lorraine. This volume has a torn rear end paper hinge. xx., 376 pp.

Vol. Two - The German Advance on Paris - Nancy and the Marne Battle - The Aisne and Verdun - The First Winter and the New Year. viii., 376 pp.

Vol. Three - `The Autumn Allied Offensive - The Assault on Verdun - Operations in the Northern Front - The Battle of the Somme - The German Retreat and the Arras and Aisne Battles. viii., 400 pp. A few edge dings to the boards.

Vol. Four - The United States Enters to War - The Second Battle of Flanders - Aeroplanes and Zeppelins - Germany's Bids for Peace. viii., 370 pp. Closed tear to tissue guard of frontispiece.

Vol. Five - Ludendorff's Colossal Drive in the West, and Foch's First Victories. viii., 392 pp.

Vol. Six - Foch's Victories Continued - The Americans Break Through the Hindenburg Line and from the Argonne to Sedan - The Fall of Cambrai and the Signing of the Armistice - Germany's Revolution - The Kaiser's Flight - The Surrender of the German Ships - The Occupation of the Rhine Valley and Wilson's Tour of European Cities. viii., 407 pp. We tightened a couple of hinges in this volume with pH neutral binder's paste.

Vol. Seven - Russia's Early Victories - Mackensen's Battle of the Dunajec and the Great Invasion of Russia - Russia's Second Offensive Under Brusiloff - The Revolution and the Brest-Litovsk Treaty - Bolsheviki Rule and Russia's Efforts to Right Herself. viii., 392 pp. Rear end paper hinge torn, a few edge dings to the boards.

Vol. Eight - The War Against Turkey in the Caucasus, Egypt, Palestine, the Dardanelles and Gallipoli, Arabia and Mesopotamia - Serbia's Tragic Defeat, Roumania Overrrun and the Final Victory of the Entente Under D'Esperey. viii., 391 pp.

Vol. Nine - Italy Against Austria in the Trentino and on the Isonzo - The Fall of Gorizia and the Carso Fighting - The Italian Defeat at Caporetto Followed by Austria's Debacle on the Piave - The Four Years of Submarine Warfare - The "Lusitania" Case - Germany's War Zone Decree - Mercantile Losses from the Submarines - The Zeebrugge and Ostend Exploits. viii., 391 pp.

Vol. Ten - The Naval Battles Off Helgoland, South America, the Dogger Bank and Jutland - Personal Sketches of War Leaders - The Peace Conference in Paris, Versailles, St. Germain, and the Signing of the Treaty - The Peace Treaty in the United States Senate - Chronology and Index. xii., 505 pp.