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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
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #53058
Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, ex-circ. lib., sp. rubbed o/w VG.   £35
CORRIGAN (Gordon) Sepoys in the Trenches: The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-1915. 1st Ed., xiv+274pp., 16 plates, 9 maps. Staplehurst: Spellmount. 1999  #54525
[HLMainPic] An introduction to the subject. First & second Ypres, Festubert, Neuve Chapelle, Loos. Original hardback edition, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
CROFT (Brig.-Gen. H. Page, CMG, MP) Twenty-Two Months Under Fire. 1st Ed., xv+243pp., sketch map. Murray. 1917  #53781
[HLMainPic] Croft went to France in Nov. 1914 commanding a coy. in 1/1st Herts. (TF), 2nd Div., & went into the line at Zonnebeke; fought at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert & Loos in 1915 & became GOC 68th Inf. Bde. in 23rd Div. Feb. 1916. Final chapters describe fighting on the Somme inc. capture of Bailiff Wood & Munster Alley. Orig. cloth, slittle rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £65
EDMONDS (Brig. J.E.) Military Operations France & Belgium 1915 [Part II]: Battles of Aubers Ridge, Festubert & Loos. Text + mapcase: 1st Ed., lii+488pp., 43 sketch maps in text + 12 fldg. maps in mapcase. Macmillan. 1928  #57811
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt, complete with mapcase, VG ex-RHQ Grenadier Guards with bookplate of Lord Loch (Maj.-Gen. Edward Douglas Loch, CB, CMG, DSO, MVO, formerly Grenadier Guards: 2nd in command of 2nd Bn. in 1914 then on Staff as Brigadier, &c.). See illustration on our website.   £90
JONES (J.P.) History of the South Staffordshire Regiment (1705-1923). 1st Ed., xx+483pp., col. frontis., 19 plates, 6 maps. Wolverhampton: Whitehead. 1923  #57679
[HLMainPic] Concentrates on regular (1st & 2nd) Bns., with precis of others. All the regiment's campaigns (inc. Peninsula, Crimea, Mutiny &c.) but particularly strong on 1914-18, mainly Western Front. Awards. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed & worn but near VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £100

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LINDSAY (Capt. D.M.) et al. Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion (Scinde) 13th Frontier Force Rifles, 1843-1934. 1st Ed., xi+117pp., 4to. Aldershot: G&P. 1935  #57483
[HLMainPic] 59th Scinde Rifles, formerly 6th Punjab Infantry: various NWF forays &c. but chiefly devoted to WW1 in France with the Indian Corps 1914-15, Mespot. 1916-17, Palestine 1918. Awards. Officers of the regiment subscribed to an "Edition Deluxe" in 1925 but these were quickly exhausted & this revised work was published with additional chapters on the period 1856-90, NWF campaign 1930 & various corrections made, but without illustrations & maps. Perkins 475. Orig. dark green cloth, VG, nice clean copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
MACLEOD (Col. R., DSO, MC) An Artillery Officer in the First World War. Dup. typescript in card covs. with cloth backstrip, label to front, foolscap format, [iii]+244pp., 19 maps & sketches. Unpublished memoirs privately circulated by the author. nd (c.1965).  #57537
[HLMainPic] MacLeod started the war as a subaltern in 80th Batt. RFA, was severely wounded during the Retreat from Mons, but rejoined in time to serve at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert & Aubers Ridge in 1915; on the Somme in 1916 he was attached to the RFC as a Liaison Officer & records much of interest on artillery observation work, &c. Early in 1917 he was appointed to command "A" Battery, 240 Bde. RFA, then "C" Battery, 241 Bde. at Passchendaele & onwards, including the Asiago Plateau in 1918. Exceptionally observant, substantial, detailed & unpublished memoirs of the war on the Western Front, with copy letter from the Librarian of the Imperial War Museum, Miss Rose Coombs, acknowledging receipt of a copy in 1965: she comments on various aspects of MacLeod's narrative, including his participation in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle & his work with the RFC, adding: "I do not think I have ever read a more detailed & competent account of the life of an artillery officer in the Great War, & know that we shall find the volume a mine of information concerning the little things, the everyday occurrences which never get a mention in an official history, as well as the views of the battles in which you were engaged, which will be most useful to both museum staff & historians carrying out research." Minor wear, VG & highly recommended. See illustrations on our website.   £450
MARK SEVERN [Pseud of LUSHINGTON (Major Franklin)] The Gambardier: Giving Some Account of Heavy & Siege Artillery in France 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 224pp., 12 illus., 8 plates, 3 maps, diagram. VG in sl. chipped/town dw. Ernest Benn. 1930  #56702
[HLMainPic] Detailed classic account based on personal experience with 90th Bde. RGA in France from Festubert 1915 through the Somme, Arras, Ypres & Messines to the final advance in 1918, containing much useful information on guns & gunners. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG in the desirable & striking dw designed by R. Hartman, this little chipped at extremities, one tear to front panel, overall sound. See illustrations on our website.   £475
MARK SEVERN [Pseud of LUSHINGTON (Major Franklin)] The Gambardier: Giving Some Account of Heavy & Siege Artillery in France 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 224pp., 12 illus., 8 plates, 3 maps, diagram. Ernest Benn. 1930  #57567
[HLMainPic] Detailed classic account based on personal experience with 90th Bde. RGA in France from Festubert 1915 through the Somme, Arras, Ypres & Messines to the final advance in 1918, containing much useful information on guns & gunners. Orig. black cloth. gilt, sl. chipped at head of sp. o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145

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