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Ypres 1914   14 Books
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ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 7: The Curragh Incident & the Western Front 1914. 1st Ed., xxiii+262pp., 48 photos., sketches, 11 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1996  #56929
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed standard history. This volume covering the lead-up to war & 1914 campaign on the Western Front. VG in dw & now uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
CHARRINGTON (Major H.V.S., MC) The 12th Royal Lancers in France August 17th, 1914-November 11th, 1918. 1st Ed., [vii]+50pp., 5 plates. Aldershot: G&P. 1921  #56778
[HLMainPic] Useful although fairly succinct account. Roll of Hon., roll of officers. Orig. red cloth, gilt, very nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
FRENCH (FM Viscount, of Ypres) 1914 1st Ed., xiii+414pp., 3 fldg. maps. Constable. 1919  #33414
[HLMainPic] The C-in-C's self-serving recollections of the 1914 campaign (in fact ghost written by the 'Times' journalist Lovat Fraser). Falls thought French "his own worst enemy" in "His lack of generosity to a fine soldier" (Smith-Dorrien) adding: "his ignorance, even when he was in a position to obtain accurate knowledge, regarding what had actually happened were most uncomfortable to the reader." Very nice copy in fine half morocco binding by Birdsall, raised bands & gilt compartments to sp., sl. rubbed, generally VG with armorial bookplate of J. Talbot Clifton on Kildalton. See illustration on our website.   £35
FRENCH (FM Viscount, of Ypres) 1914 1st Ed., xiii+414pp., 3 fldg. maps. VG in dw. Constable. 1919  #51087
[HLMainPic] The C-in-C's self-serving & warped recollections of the 1914 campaign (in fact ghost written by the 'Times' journalist Lovat Fraser). Falls thought French "his own worst enemy" in "His lack of generosity to a fine soldier" (Smith-Dorrien) adding: "his ignorance, even when he was in a position to obtain accurate knowledge, regarding what had actually happened were most uncomfortable to the reader." Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped dw & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £45
FREW (D.) A Young Borderer: A Memoir of Alexander Dobree Young-Herries, Captain, The King's Own Scottish Borderers. 1st Ed., x+236pp., portrait frontis., 36 illus., 2 maps. Blackwood. 1928  #56903
[HLMainPic] Ed. at Eton & Cambridge; pre-war Special Reserve commission in KOSB, joined 2nd Bn. in France Sept. 1914, Aisne, 1st & 2nd Ypres, Somme & KiA 22/7/16 near Mametz. Interesting extracts from his letters & several interesting photos. at the front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
HARRIS (Tindall) Motoring Memories in Peace & War. 1st Ed., viii+91pp., 2 photos. & 3 drawings. St. Catherine Press. 1928  #49758
[HLMainPic] Memoirs of an early motorist, mostly concerning the Great War when the author served in France & carried over 5000 wounded: "In October, 1914, I joined a Red Cross convoy for France as a voluntary driver. I was 52, lucky in that respect to be safe from the trenches." Valuable & rare account of the work & conditions of a volunteer Red Cross driver in France & Flanders, who finally returned home early in 1918 after more than two years work at the Front. Orig. red cloth, gilt, near fine, published by St. Catherine's Press (imprint of W.H. Smith & Son's Arden Press) but almost certainly a private venture by the author. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £165
HARVEY (David) Monuments to Courage: Victoria Cross Headstones & Memorials. 2 Vols., 1854-1916; 1917-1982. Introduction by HRH Princess Alexandra & Foreword by Sir Roden Cutler, VC, &c. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., [xxx]+416 & [xii]+433pp., several thousand photos. Fine in dws & slipcase. Published On Behalf of the Author by Kevin & Kay Patience. 1999  #54120
[HLMainPic] Two sumptious, fully illustrated volumes, recording the memorials & graves of VC holders from inception in the Crimean era to the Falklands War. A truly admirable project, superbly researched & photographed & published to an impressively high standard. See illustration on our website.   £75
KENNEDY (Rev. E.J.) With the Immortal Seventh Division. 4th Ed., x+198pp., portrait frontis. H&S. 1916  #53737
[HLMainPic] Chaplain with the 7th Div. 1914-15: an account of his experiences with chapters including "The Care of the Wounded," "Work at the Base" &c. Orig. red cloth, lacks ffep & part of rear ep o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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