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Coldstream Guards   11 Books
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The Letters of Major Henry Bentinck, Coldstream Guards. 1st Ed., vi+138pp., portrait frontis., 3 plates. Robert Scott. 1919  #58554
[HLMainPic] Henry Duncan Bentinck was ed. at Harrow & Trinity College, Cambridge. Commissioned Coldstream Guards in 1903, served in Egypt/Sudan 1903-1911 & 1913-1915 (with XII Sudanese). He joined the 2nd Coldstream in France in April 1915 & Died of Wounds on 2/10/1916, of wounds received on the Somme. Contains a memoir & his letters including those from France April 1915-Sept. 1916. Of interest for life in trenches, Guards characters, &c. Orig. red cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
FEILDING (Lt.-Col. Rowland C., DSO) War Letters to a Wife, France & Flanders 1915-1919. 3rd Imp., xv+382pp., 16 photos., ep map. Medici. 1929  #37537
Service with 3rd Coldstream F&F 1915-16, then command 6th (S) Bn. Connaught Rangers on the Somme & later 1/15th Londons until the end of the war. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG.   £25
MACKINNON (Col. D.) Origin & Services of the Coldstream Guards. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxviii+448 & xx+552pp., 17 plates of medals, plan & view of Hougomont. Bentley. 1833  #58442
[HLMainPic] Vol. I on the early history & campaigns; Vol. II largely Peninsula & Waterloo campaigns, with officers' rolls & various other appendices. Old half blue calf, neatly rebacked with orig. spine panels laid down, somewhat rubbed & worn but sound copy with ownership inscrip. of "C.M. King, Coldstream Guards, 1899." See illustration on our website.   £145
MEINERTZHAGEN (Col. Richard) The Life of a Boy: Daniel Meinertzhagen 1925-1944. 1st Ed., [ix]+181pp., portrait frontis., 6 plates. VG in dw. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd. 1947  #47682
[HLMainPic] Richard Meinertzhagen's memoir of his oldest son, incorporating letters from Winchester, Sandhurst & On Active Service with 4th Coldstream in Normandy & on to the Low Countries until he was Killed in Action (aged 19) on 2/10/1944 in the Reichswald. The active service letters provide interesting information on his campaign experience with the 29th Armoured Brigade. Nice copy in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
O'RORKE (Rev. B.G., CF) In the Hands of the Enemy: Being the Experiences of a Prisoner of War. 1st Ed., 112pp., 6 plates, sketches & plans in text. Longmans. 1916  #51813
[HLMainPic] Chaplain 4th Fd. Ambulance, captured with the Coldstream wounded at Landrecies (of which he gives a full account) in 1914; PoW at Torgau, Burg & Magdeburg; repatriated July 1915. Rebound, modern red cloth, VG with title from orig. front wrap. laid down to front. See illustration on our website.   £30
O'RORKE (Rev. B.G., CF) In the Hands of the Enemy: Being the Experiences of a Prisoner of War. 2nd Imp., 112pp., 6 plates, sketches & plans in text. Longmans. 1916  #53912
[HLMainPic] Chaplain 4th Fd. Ambulance, captured with the Coldstream wounded at Landrecies (of which he gives a full account) in 1914; PoW at Torgau, Burg & Magdeburg; repatriated July 1915 & returned to active duty in France. Loosely inserted is a letter from the author, from A.P.O. S/2 B.E.F. dated Nov. 23, 1916: "Dear Bowman, I hear you are going to be married. This gives me an excellent opportunity of discharging myself of a promise made to you when you were in hospital at Bethune & hitherto never fulfilled. The enclosed book is the promise in question. You have no doubt long forgotten the incident... I am Yours Sincerely B.G. O'Rorke Chaplain to the D.C.G." Orig. dec. wheat cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £90
PLATT (Capt. Ernest) Leave to Speak, by a Claims Officer. 1st Ed., 79pp., portrait frontis., 4 plates. Stockwell. nd (c.1920s).  #55834
[HLMainPic] 3rd Bn. Coldstream in France from Jan. 1915 & on formation of the Guards Div. was appointed Divisional Claims Officer, dealing with civilian compensation claims, based at Poperinghe, Merville &c. Quirkily interesting & the only account of such work that I am aware of. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
ROSS OF BLADENSBURG (Lt.-Col. Sir John) The Coldstream Guards 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 2 text vols. + mapcase: xvii+519 & [vi]+546pp., portrait, 27 fldg. maps in separate volume. VG in chipped dws. Oxford: OUP. 1921  #58440
[HLMainPic] Western Front throughout the war. Frequent orders of battle with officers' rolls, casualty roll, awards, officers' services. Handsome work, orig. blue cloth, silver & gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
ROSS OF BLADENSBURG (Lt.-Col. Sir John) The Coldstream Guards 1914-1918. Vol. II. 1st Ed., [vi]+546pp. Oxford: OUP. 1921  #42118
This vol. includes Western Front from the end of 1916 onwards. Orders of battle with rolls of officers in different bns. This vol. also contains notes on officers' services, awards, roll of promotions from the ranks. Handsome work, orig. blue cloth, silver & gilt, VG.   £30
ROSS-OF-BLADENSBURG (Lt.-Col. Sir John) The Coldstream Guards from 1815 to 1895. 1st Ed., xxi+492pp., 4to, 7 col. & 8 b/w plates, 9 maps. Innes. 1896  #58480
[HLMainPic] Including much on the Crimea & the war in Egypt & the Sudan 1882-85 (Nile Expedition, Suakin &c.); various appendices inc. officers' services. Handsome work, foredge of frontis. chipped o/w VG orig. blue cloth, silver & gilt, regimental device to front board. See illustration on our website.   £60

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