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Scottish Rifles   6 Books
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The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120

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BAYNES (Lt.-Col. John) The History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Vol. IV: The Close of Empire 1949-1968. 1st Ed., xvi+303pp., 40 photos., 12 maps. VG in chipped dw. Cassell. 1971  #58489
[HLMainPic] Includes Malaya 1950-51, 1951-53; Oman 1957-58; Aden 1966-67 &c. Rolls of bn. staff &c., Malaya Roll of Hon., awards. VG in dw with loosely inserted errata slip, press obit. of the author, &c. See illustration on our website.   £25
BOYD (Capt. E.R.)] A Yarn of War: Palestine & France 1917-1918. By E.R.B. 1st Ed., xvi+251pp., 33 plates, 5 sketch maps. Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson & Co., Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #55655
[HLMainPic] Atmospheric personal account of service with 8th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 52nd (Lowland) Div. inc. Battles of Gaza 1917 & campaign in the hills to capture of Jerusalem &c. Then to France in April 1918 & into the line on the Vimy Ridge, then in July the bn. transferred ro the 34th Div. & the author was wounded by shrapnel during series of advances near Beugneux (near Soissons). Num. photos. & good coloured sketch maps of Gaza, advance to Jaffa, Vimy District &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce with author inscrip. "Joan & Leslie from E.R.B. June 1934." See illustration on our website.   £225
CLERK (Rev. Archibald) Memoir of Colonel John Cameron, Fassiefern, K.T.S., Lieutenant-Colonel in the Gordon Highlanders, or 92d Regiment of Foot. 1st Ed., [iii]+108pp., 4to, tinted litho. portrait frontis., 2 other tinted litho. plates (monument & family home). Printed for Sir Duncan Campbell, Bart., of Fassiefern, by Thomas Murray & Son, Glasgow, For Private Circulation. 1858.  #56696
[HLMainPic] Memoir of John Cameron, who was commissioned in the Cameronians in 1793; transferred to the 93rd then to the 92nd as a Captain in 1794; served in Holland, Egypt, Walcheren Expedition then in the Peninsula from 1810-13, in various actions with Hill's 3rd Division; then in the Waterloo campaign, where he was killed in action leading his regiment at Quatre Bras. Detailed account of his services & campaigns, with some extracts from his letters. Orig. green cloth, blindstamped & gilt, little chipped & worn at extremities, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £175
CRICHTON (Andrew) The Life & Diary of Lieut. Col. J. Blackader, Of The Cameronian Regiment, & Deputy Governor of Stirling Castle; Who Served with Distinguished Honour in the wars under King William & the Duke of Marlborough, & Afterwards in the Rebellion of 1715 in Scotland. 1st Ed., 578pp., portrait frontis. Edinburgh: H.S. Baynes & London: W. Baynes. 1824  #56157
[HLMainPic] Compiled from Blackader's diaries & letters written during his campaigns &c., inc. origin & formation of the Cameronians, Battles of Blenheim, Ramilles, Oudenard & Malplaquet &c. Older half brwon morocco, marbled paper covd. boards, later eps., black leather lettering label to sp., VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £125
STORY (Col. H.H., MC) History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1910-1933. 1st Ed., xvi+430pp., col. frontis., 51 photos., 19 fldg. maps (inc. one in end-pocket). For the Regt. 1961  #56889
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed history, largely Western Front also Gallipoli, Palestine, Salonika & Kurdistan 1923. Good illus. & maps inc. several copies of trench maps. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. Exceedingly scarce. See illustration on our website.   £175

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