Album de la Guerre / Pictorial Album of the First Over There


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“Album de la Guerre”: Five Hundred Photographs, Seventy Drawings, and Thirteen Articles, By Members of Base Hospital No. 4, U.S.A. (Serving With the British Forces on the Somme Front) and Mobile Hospital No. 5, U.S.A (Serving in the Meuse-Argonne Sector) “As the first organization of American Expeditionary Troops to enter active Service Abroad the members of this organization had wide and varied experiences with the British, French and American Forces.” Scientific Illustrating Studios, Cleveland, 1919.  Hardcover, Good, Limited Edition, #432/1000 (Limitation plate on front pastedown). Blue cloth with silver titles and decorations, rubbing and light bumping to corners and spine ends, front and back covers have spotting and staining, hinges loose but strong, endpapers toned and foxed. Slight damage to upper fore-edge. Overall a nice copy of a rare first hand look at World War I life. Doctors from these units went on to found the world famous Cleveland Clinic.