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2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #57016
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
2nd Bn. Queen's Westminster Rifles. Untitled souvenir album (compiled by J.G. Barker, assisted by several dozen former comrades who lent negatives &c.), comprising [iii]+15pp. letterpress + 228 real photos. mounted on 29 leaves. VG in dw. No imprint/date (c.1920).  #57045
[HLMainPic] High quality production comprising a very short account of the Bn's. raising & active service with 60th Div., France briefly then Salonika, Egypt then France again in 1918, followed by Roll of Hon. & index to the 228 photos. of the campaign in Egypt & Palestine, military & local scenes, outposts, PoWs, bridges across the River Jordan, Battalion's Guide & Arab Interpreter, Bivouacing, Westminsters Leaving Jericho, &c. Orig. plain blue cloth, VG in plain grey dw, VG & scarce.   £245
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VI: Gallipoli, Macedonia, Egypt & Palestine 1914-18. 1st Ed., xvii+444pp., 6 portraits, 6 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 7 sketch maps in text. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #57342
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Gallipoli, Salonika &c. RE Orders of Battle for each theatre of war appended. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
History of the Dorsetshire Regiment, 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 3 Vols. bound in one, x+306+152+205+64pp, numerous sketches & maps (inc. 3 fldg.). Dorchester: Ling. 1932  #58285
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed history in three parts: Regular, TF & Service bns.encompassing Western Front, Gallipoli, Mespot., Palestine & Russia, fully indexed. Roll of Hon., awards. Three original parts bound together in contemp. green publisher's cloth, gilt, VG with inscrip. "To Major V. Sclater with best wishes from Dominic Hegarty with happy memories of the 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regt. Londonderry, 1919." See illustration on our website.   £125
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
Middlesex Yeomanry Magazine. Souvenir Number 1914-1919. Orig. green printed wraps., 72pp., illus. The Regt, nd  #57678
[HLMainPic] War records (Gallipoli & Palestine) & various personal narratives, anecdotes, obits. & citations. Roll of Hon., awards. Sl. chipped o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936  #52421
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 1848-1948. 1st Ed., 126pp., 4to, 18 plates, tailpieces to each chapter. Glasow: Printed for the Regiment by MacLehose & Co. 1948  #56743
[HLMainPic] Includes active service in Boer War, squadrons served in Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front in WW1 & as anti-tank units in WW2. Very nicely illustrated & produced history, orig. qtr. morocco, VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Bridging. 1st Ed., 87pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #58516
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with a history of bridging during operations (as canals, rivers & other obstacles needed to be overcome), also types of bridges, loads &c., with impressive range of photos. & drawings, maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
[BROWN (Cedric Clifton)] Cedric's Letters During the Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., ix+162pp., real photo. portrait frontis., 4 maps (2 fldg.). Printed for Private Circulation by Clowes & Sons. 1926  #57971
[HLMainPic] Subaltern, Sussex Yeomanry at Gallipoli, subsequently Worcester Yeomanry in Palestine until transferred to Grenadier Guards Oct. 1917: Part I (Gallipoli from Oct. 1915-Jan. 1916, including a good account of the evacuation) occupies 36pp, letters from Egypt & Palestine (first battle of Gaza &c.) 50pp. & 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards in France & Germany, April 1918-Feb. 1919 some 74pp. Handsome & rare privately published work, orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & inscribed by the author: "To M.P. Hill June 1930 from Cedric Clifton Brown." See illustration on our website.   £245

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