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Ypres 1917   25 Books
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Christian Creswell Carver. 1st Ed., 376pp., real photo. portrait frontis. Birmingham: Printed for Private Circulation by Cornish Bros. 1920  #57557
[HLMainPic] Christian Carver was born in 1897, Ed. Rugby & the RMA Woolwich: he was commissioned in April 1915 & served with D Batt., 84 Bde., 18th Div. Artillery, proceeding to France with the unit at the end of July 1915. On reorganisation in May 1916 his battery was renamed C Batt., 85th Bde., & in Dec. 1916 his entire section was sent to A Batt., 83rd Bde. Lt. Carver was wounded by a shell 23/7/17 near Ypres & Died of Wounds at 10.50 p.m. the same day at 17th CCS, Remy Siding, Lijssenthoek. His grave is in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Contains interesting & touching letters full of domestic detail, notes on life in the trenches (where he was often placed as a FOO) & his work in the Battery. On 1st July 1916 he was Liaison Officer with the 8th East Surreys during their attack on Montauban & was commended for this work. Concludes with extracts from letters of condolence from brother officers. Orig. grey paper covered boads with wheat cloth spine with paper label. VG & rare, inscribed "To May Green from Annie J.H. Carver, January 1931." See illustration on our website.   £245
KRRC Chronicle 1917. 1st Ed., xii+327pp., 7 illus., 7 fldg. maps. Murray, For the Regt. 1920  #53935
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service, excellent maps inc. Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Publication of this edition was delayed until after the armistice to avoid constraints of censorship & presents as comprehensive, accurate record as possible. Orig. green cloth, blocked red & silver, sl. marking to cloth o/w VG with ink ownership inscrip. "Walter C. Barrow. Lieut. (60th) King's Royal Rifles." See illustration on our website.   £45
Leaving Rouen for The Somme, le 22me. Janvier, 1917. Diary of 2nd Lt. A.E. Coles, 1st Som. L.I. 1917. 1st Ed., 163pp., 6 pen-&-ink sketches (inc. frontis., all but one by Coles), self portrait sketch (dated 11/vi/17), sketch map. No imprint or date, but contemp., with label to front paste-down of Whitby, Light & Lane, Ltd., Printers & Stationers, Bridgwater.  #57976
[HLMainPic] Albert Edward Coles, son of Albert Edward & Ida Belle Coles, of The Gables, Hamp, Bridgwater, Somerset, was Ed. at Keble College, Oxford (Matriculated 28th March 1916), commissioned in the Somerset Light Infantry & was posted missing, later presumed Killed In Action, on 4th October 1917. He has no known grave & is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. This work was not known to me when I published my bibliography of Great War memorial volumes, otherwise it would have been included. It contains Coles's interesting & detailed diary from 12th Jan. 1917, when he bid adieu to his family & entrained for Plymouth, thence to Southampton & sailed for France, arriving at Le Havre on the 14th, the customary 10 days or so at the IBD at Rouen follow & he joined the 1st SLI on 26th Jan., spent a month at the 4th Div. School, commanded a dump supplying ammunition, Verey lights &c. to the front line as needed during the Battle of Arras, was later posted to 11th TM Battery until his death near Ypres. An unvarnished & absorbing day-to-day record of the experiences of a subaltern in France in 1917, evidently privately printed at Bridgwater by his family as a memorial. Orig. dull morocco, gilt to front, little marked, VG with a loosely inserted signed portrait photo. of Coles & inscribed "To Donald In Remembrance" (i.e., Donald Croker, a friend who is mentioned in the text). See illustration on our website.   £345
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
[HAIG (Sir Douglas)] DAVIDSON (Maj.-Gen. Sir John, KCMG, CB, DSO) Haig: Master of the Field. 1st Ed., xxiv+158pp., frontis., map eps. VG in dw. Nevill. 1953  #48229
[HLMainPic] Haig's DMO, 'Tavish' Davidson, defends his C-in-C's 1917-1918 strategy, utilising personal knowledge as a senior staff officer, notes he kept at the time & other sources. See illustration on our website.   £14
[MORRISON (A.D., MC)] 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 104pp., 206 photos. Alva: Printed by Cunningham & Sons. nd (c.1925).  #57403
[HLMainPic] Contains around 120 portraits of officers who served in the bn. & an excellent selection of other photos. at the Front, as well as narrative history inc. 2nd Ypres, Somme 1916, Arras 1917, Passchendaele, Cambrai &c. Roll of Hon., officers roll. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
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
FLETCHER (I.) Ed. Letters from the Front: The Great War Correspondence of Lieut. Brian Lawrence, 1916-1917. 1st Ed., 128pp., 8 photos., 3 maps. VG in dw. Tunbridge Wells: Parapress. 1993  #40300
1st Bn. Grenadier Guards in France Oct. 1916-Aug. 1917 when wounded by shell north of Ypres. Scarce.   £10
GRAY (Brig. John H., CBE, ED) From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The New Zealand Division on the Western Front 1916-1918, A History & Guide to its Battlefields. 1st Ed., 408pp., large 8vo, profusely illustrated with col. & b/w photos. & artwor, num. maps. VG in dw. Christchucrh, NZ: Wilson Scott Publishing. 2010  #55577
[HLMainPic] An impressive & very well illustrated history & guide to the NZ Division's operations in France & Flanders. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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