Moss, Major James A. Trench Warfare [first edition]
Moss, Major James. A. Trench Warfare
Menasha WI: George Banta Publishing; 1918. Hardback 8vo; apparent first edition (no other edition stated). 274 pp. Olive green cloth, black lettering to spine, front board. Numerous maps, photographs and drawings, depicting equipment, battlements and tactics. No dust jacket. "Being a practical manual for the training and instruction of officers and men in TRENCH WARFARE, based on the latest information from the battle fronts of Europe...." Condition: Very Good; minimal spotting and fading of boards; slight bumping of corners and spine; previous owner's name to front and rear pastedowns: "W. M. Wolff, Co. C. 6th Texas Infantry, Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth Texas." A tight, clean copy of a scarce title. $100
An incredible artifact and a grim reminder of the horrors of The Great War (WWI). Included with the sale of this book: laid-in woolen buck sergeant stripes from a soldier of the same era (possibly the previous owner).