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Army Service Corps   13 Books
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AGATE (Capt. James E.) L. of C. (Lines of Communication): Being the Letters of a Temporary Officer in the A.S.C. 1st Ed., xii+288pp. Constable. 1917  #42216
Impressions during training & service in France. Orig. green cloth, sp. dull o/w about VG.   £28
BADCOCK (Bt. Lt.-Col. G.E., CBE, DSO) A History of the Transport Services of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-1917-1918. 1st Ed., 388pp., portrait frontis., fldg. maps, several sketches & tables. Rees. 1925  #56458
[HLMainPic] Detailed account of camel, donkey & mechanical transport, with personal reminiscences & a useful roll of the officers of each unit. Falls, in a lengthy review, writes: "...He has written an interesting & witty account of the transportation services, but in some respects must be said to have missed a great opportunity, for he deals rather with composition than organisation... filled by detailed accounts of the merits & demerits of particular vehicles, & of the methods by which the demerits were overcome in the workshops.... So that, while the details he gives are a tribute to resource & ingenuity, they are not particualrly useful to the student of transportation problems." Orig. blue cloth, gilt, some staining to sp. o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
BEATSON (A.M., Temp. Lt, ASC) The Motor Bus in War: Being the Impressions of an A.S.C. Officer during Two & a Half Years at the Front. 1st Ed., 224pp. T. Fisher Unwin. 1918  #52872
[HLMainPic] Service with the Mechanical Transport Supply Column of an Indian Cavalry Division on the Western Front from end of 1914 inc. Bethune Sector, Battle of the Somme &c. Scarce & much of interest on L-of-C work. Orig. green cloth, gilt, lacking ffep, little spotted o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £90
GILLAM (Major John Graham, DSO) Gallipoli Diary. 1st Ed., 328pp., 13 plates. Allen & Unwin. 1918  #55500
[HLMainPic] ASC 29th Division throughout the campaign; a detailed day-to-day diary/commentary of events. Rare 1st Ed., orig. cloth, VG with bookplate & signature of Admiral Sir [Thomas] Hugh Binney (KCB, KCMG, DSO, Gunnery Officer aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth during Dardanelles campaign; Governor of Tasmania, 1945-51, &c.). See illustration on our website.   £125
GILLAM (Major John Graham, DSO) Gallipoli Diary. Reprint, 341pp., frontis., ep maps. VG in dw. Strong Oak Press/TDP. 1989  #56032
[HLMainPic] ASC 29th Division throughout the campaign; a detailed day-to-day diary/commentary of events. This edition with valuable Foreword & Dramatis Personae contributed by Peter T. Scott. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
ITS COMMANDER [Pseud. of CLIFTON-SHELTON (A.)] On the Road from Mons with an Army Service Corps Train. 1st Ed., [xi]+164pp., 2 diagrams of supply arangements, telegram, fldg. map. Hurst & Blackett. 1916  #53957
[HLMainPic] Personal account by CO of the Supply Train of 19th Infantry Brigade, Mons & Le Cateau, the Retreat & Battle of the Aisne. Orig. cloth, maroon cloth, little rubbed & worn, about VG & unusually signed by author on title page, with presentation inscrip. in the author's hand to ffep: "To J. Blount Dinwiddie Xmas 1916." See illustration on our website..   £65
LELAND (Lt.-Col. F.W., CBE, DSO) With the M.T. in Mesopotamia. 1st Ed., xiv+253pp., 47 illus. Forster Groom. 1920  #55281
[HLMainPic] Full descriptions of the units, vehicles & operations, with roll of awards, lists of units & officers. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
LEVY (Stanley J.) Memories of the 71st & 83rd Companies, R.A.S.C., M.T., 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 176pp., frontis., 20 photos., 25 sketches. Printed for Private Circulation in an Edition of 200 copies by The Abbey Press, Westminster. 1931  #57042
[HLMainPic] Finely produced record of these Mechanical Transport units of the ASC on the Western Front, with much interesting & intimate detail on their work & experiences. Operations include 1st, 2nd & 3rd Ypres; Neuve Chapelle; Loos; Battles of the Somme, &c. Orig. half blue morocco, cloth boards, gilt to front & spine, little rubbed, generally VG indeed. This example, No. 112 of just 200 produced, presented to former comrade W. Fieldhouse. A particularly rare & informative record. See illustration on our website.   £225
SELIGMAN (V.J.) The Salonika Side-Show. 1st Ed., 256pp., 10 photos., 2 fldg. maps. Allen & Unwin. 1919  #49031
[HLMainPic] "Mr Seligman was a subaltern in the RASC. His book consists of a series of sketches, most of them slight in nature, of conditions during the campaign in Macedonia. One or two of the papers are of a more serious kind, & all give a good notion of the atmosphere of this curious campaign of many nationaltities." - Falls. Seligman served with the ASC in 60th Div. Orig. wheat cloth, minor wear, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50
STEWART (Maj. H.A., DSO, ASC) From Mons to Loos: Being the Diary of a Supply Officer. 1st Ed., xii+306pp., 22 plates. Blackwood. 1916  #50236
[HLMainPic] 9th Bde., 3rd Div., 1914-15, inc. Mons, the Aisne, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Loos &c. Falls notes: "The passage to France of the 3rd Divisional Train, the concentration, Mons, the Retreat, the Aisne, the transfer to Flanders & conditions there are described from the point of view of a supply officer. The book contains some interesting photographs." Orig. green cloth with attractive pictorial front board, sp. sl. dull o/w VG throughout & very scarce original edition. See illustration on our website.   £75

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