UK Services Editions

US Armed Services Editions

Armed Services Editions (ASEs) are the US equivalent of the Services Editions in the UK.  There were a total of over 1300 books published between 1943 and 1947 by the Council on Books in Wartime.   They're very attractive books, much better researched than the UK editions, and probably more widely collected as well.  The Library of Congress holds a complete collection, so that unlike in Britain there is at least clarity over what exists.  'Books in Action', edited by John Y. Cole, available at https://archive.org/details/a473543 has articles about the series as well as a complete list of the books.  There's also a great website being developed at http://www.armedserviceseditions.com/

 

I have a few ASEs for sale as below:

 

Volume 682 - Science Remakes our world by James Stokley

Small size (roughly 14cm x 9.5cm).  Normal wear and creased at one point, but generally pretty good condition.

 £3 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 

 
 

Volume 691 - Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Larger size (roughly 16.5cm x 11.5cm).  Normal wear and minor damage from staple, but generally pretty good condition.   Abridged edition, but still over 500 pages.

 £3 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 
 

Volume 710 - Eddie and the Archangel Mike by Barry Benefield

Small size (roughly 14cm x 9.5cm).  Generally very good condition.

 £3 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 
 

Volume 755 - Let your mind alone by James Thurber

Small size (roughly 14cm x 9.5cm).  Heavy wear and creasing.  Small cigarette burn creating hole in front over and damage to first few pages.

 £1.50 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 
 

Volume 786 - Blind man's buff by Baynard Kendrick

Small size (roughly 14cm x 9.5cm).  Some wear and minor creasing, but generally good condition.

 £4 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 

Volume 795 - King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard

Small size (roughly 14cm x 9.5cm).  Significant wear and creasing to cover, but generally reasonable condition.

 £2 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 
 

Volume 850 - The lady and the arsenic by Joseph Shearing

Larger size (roughly 16.5cm x 11.5cm).  Cover worn and spine faded.  Overall generally good condition.

 £2.50 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 
 

Volume 866 - Tragic ground by Erskine Caldwell

Small size (roughly 14cm x 9.5cm).  Cover worn and spine faded.  Overall generally good condition.

 £2.00 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)

 

Volume 945 - God's little acre by Erskine Caldwell

Small size (roughly 14cm x 9.5cm).  Cover worn and spine faded.  Overall generally good condition.

 £2.00 plus p & p (£1.50 in UK)