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Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918 Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918   23 Books
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Eastern Command Standing Orders, 1st January-31st December 1917. Original printed orders, 938pp. in all, foolscap, bound together in one volume in contemp. green cloth with gilt title to spine. Contemp. official publications.  #55842
[HLMainPic] This mass of detailed orders for Eastern Command, issued almost daily throughout the year 1917, includes very detailed listings of officers joining & leaving the Command, appointments & promotions within the Command, lists of men of all ranks undertaking various courses of instruction, various directives as to courses & Schools of Instruction (from the major to the minor, the latter including, for example, the School of Cookery at Portslade, Sussex), personal equipment, religious affairs & arrangements, courts-martial, all manner of notifications in changes to regulations of various kinds, &c. A rare & possibly unique survival in VG state with oval ink stamps of Bedfordshire TFA to most issues. See illustrations on our website.   £425
Labour Corps Christmas Card, France 1917-1918. Customary attractive fldg. card with col. illustration within. Traces of paste on rear where removed from album, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.  #46381
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The W.R.A.F. on the Rhine. July [1919]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 27pp., 4 photos. No imprint/date [Cologne, July 1919].  #53289
[HLMainPic] The first of just three numbers published (in July, August & Sept. 1919), of a journal for the WRAF at Cologne with the Army of Occupation in 1919, consisting of contributions by women at RAF HQ, inc. descriptions of their work & conditions, entertainments &c. Little chipped & worn, overall VG & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £45
The W.R.A.F. on the Rhine. No.3. September [1919]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., 5 photos. No imprint/date [Cologne, Sept. 1919].  #53293
[HLMainPic] The last of just three numbers published (in July, August & Sept. 1919), of a journal for the WRAF at Cologne with the Army of Occupation in 1919, consisting of contributions by women at RAF HQ, inc. descriptions of their work & conditions, entertainments &c. Little chipped & worn, overall VG & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £45
Women's War Work In Maintaining the Industries & Export Trade of the United Kingdom. Issued by the War Office, September 1916. 1st Ed., orig. grey printed wraps., 94pp., 4to, inc. 72 finely reproduced photos. on 36 plates. Printed under the Authority of HMSO by the Chiwick Press. 1916  #53401
[HLMainPic] Very rare, attractive & well-produced record of women's work in industry & agriculture in WW1. A note at the foot of the title page states: "Information officially compiled for the use of Recruiting Officers, Military Representatives & Tribunals." Includes Preface & Introductory Note by the Adjutant-General to the Forces, notes on Trades & Processes in which Women are successfully employed in temporary [sic] replacement of Men (includes Index of Trades, Detailed List of Processes & matter relating to Munitions Work), a superb selection of finely reproduced photos. of women employed in various industries, & finally lists of various offices of HM Inspectors of Factories, Labour Exchanges, Board of Trade Women Agricultural Organizing Offficers & Hon. Sec's. for Women's County Committees of Agriculture. 25,000 copies were printed but this appears to be a very rare surviving example. VG state throughout. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Canada to Ireland: The Visit of the "Duchess of Connaught's Own." By A.M. Drysdale. 1st Ed., orig. pictorial wraps., 20pp., 7 photo. plates. (battalion on parade, &c.) T. Fisher Unwin. 1917  #55743
[HLMainPic] Commemorative souvenir of the visit of the Duchess of Connaught's Own Irish Canadian Rangers to Ireland in Jan. & Feb. 1917, when they received an enthusiastic welcome from Limerick to Belfast & were received everywhere from Catholic cathedrals to a dinner for the men at the Ulster Hall. The Irish Canadians, aka 199th Canadian Infantry Bn., did not reach the western Front as a unit: arriving in England after their Irish tour they were abosrbed into the 23rd Reserve Bn. within several months. This is, therefore, an unusual survival of the regiment's brief existence. Sl soiled o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
Temp. Lieut. Edward Darby Seabrook, 115th Field Arty. Bde., RFA.  #58273
[HLMainPic] Army Book 439 Officer's Record of Services (Born 1888; Civil Servant; 2nd Lt. 15/8/16; Lt., 15/2/18; served with 4th East Anglian Bde. RFA (T) 1908-15; with 115 FA Bde. Sept. 1916-April 1919 & finally with 54 FA Bde.), orig. blue canvas wraps., serviceworn, VG thus [Together with:] Army Book 136, orig. buff wraps. with annotation to front "F.O.O. 12.10.16. Gun Register" & ink stamps of C/115 Batt. RFA which over the course of a dozen or so leaves records the battery's targets & their co-ordinates, angles of fire &c., & some notes on them (in Salonika). Also a copy of the Balkan News, edition of 11th May 1918, several training booklets on artillery registration & a large fldg. col. map of Salonika, a German sheet dated 1911 but sold by Sifton, Praed & Co., London. See illustration on our website.   £75
A Souvenir of the XIII Corps Horse Show, France, 1918. Orig. brown printed paper wraps., 25x20 cm approx., containing 10 real photos. each mounted on a leaf with border & printed caption. No imprint/date but contemp. & probably made up by AP&SS.  #55926
[HLMainPic] A series of photos. including aerial view of the showground, various events & winners, e.g., the 1914 Cup: "To the Driver who has looked after the same Pair of Horses since the date which qualified for the 1914 Star" &c., several featuring the corps commander, Morland. Simpson ('Directing Operations', p.188) rceords that although some scholars such as Tim Travers have held such events up to ridicule, a contemporary observer, Col. W.H. Nicholson wrote (in 'Behind the Lines') "Horse shows, in which all the transport units of a formation competed, were common to all good formations, and were a first class stimulant in animal care & management." VG. See illustrations on our website.   £45
1919 Souvenir of the [38th] Welsh Division. Ed. by Capt. N. Hodgson. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 71pp., 4to, illus. throughout in col. & b/w (sketches & cartoons). Cardiff: Western Mail. 1919  #56952
[HLMainPic] Contributions by numerous members, mainly humorous, edited by Capt. N. Hodgson (of the Divisional Train). Orig. dec. wraps., chipped at edges, sound. See illustration on our website.   £30
Aus dem Kriegsgefangenen-Lager Mannheim. 1st Ed., oblong 4to, orig. dec. wraps. with oval photo. onlay to front, [50]pp., each page a photo. (captioned in German, French, English & Russian). Mannheim: Dr. H. Haas'sche Buchdruckerei. nd (c.1917).  #57898
[HLMainPic] Camp souvenir containing 50 photographic views of camp life: general views of the camp, roll call, airing beds, canteens, arrival of parcels, newspaper office, library, theatre, gardens, shoemakers' & tailors' workshops, laundry, infirmary &c. Little stained & worn, VG, scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £75

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