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A History of the 10th (Service) Bn. The East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xix+204pp., 40 photos., fldg. map in end-pocket + 4 in text. Hull: Brown. 1937  #57130
[HLMainPic] France March 1916 after brief service in Egypt, involved in preparation for the attack at Serre 1/7/16 but were not called upon as the preceding waves failed so completely. Arras & Vimy Ridge 1917, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
Active Hostile Artillery Map: The Harp/Cherisy/Vis-en-Artois &c., 1:20,000, 14/5/1917. Fldg. paper map, 41x33cm approx., produced by Corps Topo. Section, showing British front line near Arras at 6.30 pm on 14/5/1917, outline British & detailed German trench systems (Hindenburg Line) at The Harp, Triangle Wood &c., plus locations of German batteries (Active, Doubtful & Inactive), plus some other details of German defences. Few edge tears, generally VG. See illustration on our website.  #53508
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History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvi+568pp., 16 photos., 83 maps (some fldg.). VG in sl. chipped dw. Liverpool: Littlebury Bros. 1936  #56873
[HLMainPic] Substantial & very rare history inc. Western Front, Gallipoli, Mespot. & Macedonia. Orig. green cloth, gilt, ex-AMOT, VG thus in dw with laid-in note from joint-author [Major] H.T. MacMullen to Cecily Nicholson "in fond memory of her gallant & distinguished Father" i.e., Maj.-Gen. Sir Lothian Nicholson, KCB, CMG, a former Colonel of the Regt., & joint author. See illustration on our website.   £225
Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth Battalions the Manchester Regiment (First City Brigade): A Record 1914-1918. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. (cheaper edition), xvi+357pp., 2 portraits, 5 maps (inc. 3 fldg.). Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes. 1923  #57405
[HLMainPic] Inc. 1/7/16 at Montauban, Trones Wood & Guillemont, Arras & 3rd Ypres 1917, March Retreat inc. epic of Manchester Hill, &c. Roll of Hon. & awards for each bn. Orig. green cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
The Western Front Then & Now. 1st Ed., 256pp., 4to, photos. throughout, map. Pearson.  #57527
[HLMainPic] Useful volume of around 300 comparison photos. in wartime & after, + commentary & index. Orig. dec. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
[MORRISON (A.D., MC)] 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 104pp., 206 photos. Alva: Printed by Cunningham & Sons. nd (c.1925).  #57403
[HLMainPic] Contains around 120 portraits of officers who served in the bn. & an excellent selection of other photos. at the Front, as well as narrative history inc. 2nd Ypres, Somme 1916, Arras 1917, Passchendaele, Cambrai &c. Roll of Hon., officers roll. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
[SIMON (Andr‚)] The Salient, The Somme, & Arras: Leaves from the Diary of a Bumble Bee, 1915-1917. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 106pp., 4to. Printed by Palmer, Sutton & Co. 1917  #54239
[HLMainPic] The celebrated writer on wine served as an Interpreter attached to the 50th Division: rare & unusual diaries recording life at HQ, in the rear areas & billets in France & Flanders. My father, a long time ago, heard Simon talk on wine. Among the questions after the talk was a rather simplistic one: "What is the best wine you have ever tasted?" After due consideration, the man who had sampled all the best vintages replied that during the war, after a very long march, a glass of rough country wine in a peasant billet was the most rewarding he had ever received. Orig. dec. paper wraps., little chipped, VG, with author's ink inscrip. to front wrap. "With the author's kindest regards to Colonel D.F. MacCarthy Morrogh Andr‚ L. Simon Stonyhurst Easter 1924" See illustration on our website.   £145
AINSWORTH (Capt. R.B., MC) Ed. The Story of the 6th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry: France, April 1915-November 1918. 1st Ed., 59pp. St. Catherine Press. 1919  #54039
[HLMainPic] Very scarce record of service with 50th (Norhumbrian) Div. at Ypres 1915 & 1917, the Somme, Arras &c. Rolls of officer casualties, COs, Adjutants & awards. Orig. maroon cloth, little stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
AQUILA [Pseud. of DELIUS (Capt. J.D.)] With the Cavalry in the West. 1st Ed., 246pp., 8 plates by F.W. Reed, 2 maps. John Lane/Bodley Head (On Active Service series). 1922  #57495
[HLMainPic] Unusual, & thus valuable, anonymous first-hand account by a junior officer: wartime Sandhurst course, then with a regiment of 2nd Cav. Div. (4th Hussars, 5th Cavd. Bde.) in France & Flanders from Oct. 1915-armistice inc. battles of Somme, Arras, Cambrai, March Retreat, Amiens & Final Advance. He records disappointments as, time after time, his regiment was held in readiness for a breakthrough but denied the opportunity to act; in between it was employed on working parties, dismounted infantry in trench warfare &c. The author was a troop commander & then adjt. during most of 1918. Orig. orange cloth, VG & very scarce with presentation inscrip. "With best wishes from the Author. Sept. 1922" - Delius was the younger brother of the famous composer Frederick Delius. See illustration on our website.   £120
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #50910
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of G.W. Howard, noted within as GSO1 7th Div. 1916-18, afterwards commanding a brigade in 48th Div. See illustration on our website.   £65

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