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PARRETT (Cliff) & CHHINA (Rana, MBE) Indian Order of Merit: Historical Records 1837-1947. Volume II: Military Division, 1860-1911 [Together with:] Civil Division 1902-1947. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. presented together in slipcase, 856pp., 20 col. & 30 b/w plates & 110pp., 3 col. & 6 b/w plates. dws & slipcase. Tom Donovan. 2018  #59265
Vol. II contains full details of awards made between 1860-1911, with full campaign details, including Operations on the North-West Frontier & Afghanistan; Expeditions in Burma & the North-East Frontier of India; Police Actions against Slavers in East & Central Africa; operations in China, Somaliland, Sudan & Tibet. Vol. III, The Civil Division, is a complete record of all 55 such awards, mainly for saving life & property, but also keeping the peace & dealing with one or other kind of armed fanatic or badmash in India & on or around her frontiers. Two volumes presented together in jackets with slipcase to match Vol. I.   £175
INNES (Lt.-Gen. J.J. McLeod, RE, VC) Lucknow & Oude in the Mutiny: A Narrative & a Study. 1st Ed., xxvi+355pp., 14 fldg. maps/diagrams. Innes & Co. 1895  #59228
[HLMainPic] Emphasis is on the defense of the Residency at Lucknow in which the author took part - Ladendorf 297. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewaht worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
CHAMBERLAIN (W.J.) A C.O. in Prison. 1st Ed., orig. printed & dec. wraps., 62pp., frontis. Published by No-Conscription Fellowship. nd (1916).  #59222
[HLMainPic] William Joseph Chamberlain (died 1945) was a journalist & pacifist. He was a member of the No-Conscription Fellowship during the First World War & edited its newspaper, 'The Tribunal.' In 1916 he served a term of imprisonment of 61 days at Pentonville Jail, alongside Fenner Brockway & others, having refused to pay the £100 fine imposed upon them by the court for having published an anti-conscription leaflet. This work contains his impressions of life in prison, revised & enlarged from an account published in 'The Tribunal.' After the war he managed the Labour Party's press office & edited the party's Birmingham weekly 'The Town Crier.' In 1921, he presided over the meeting in London which established the No More War Movement. Orig. dec. wraps., sp. worn, sound & scarce survival of a fragile publication. See illustration on our website.   £125
TRENCH MAP: Vieille Chapelle. 3rd Ed. Portions of 36aSE & 36NW. Have Been Redrawn from Recent Surveys. The Detail Differs from the Regular 1:20,000 Sheets in These Areas. 1:20,000. A most unusual sheet bearing detailed British trench systems at St. Floris, Hinges, &c., & detailed named opposing German trench systems at Lacoutre, Richebourg, Vieille Chapelle &c. Trenches corrected to 16/6/1918. Fldg. paper map, 28x24 inches approx., VG. See illustration on our website.  #59219
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TRENCH MAP: Neuville Vitasse. Sheet 51bSW1. Edition 5. 1:10,000. British trench systems before Agny & detailed named German trench systems at Beaurains, Mercatel & Neuville Vitasse, trenches corrected to 4/3/1917. Fldg. paper map, 28x24 inches approx., VG. See illustration on our website.  #59217
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TRENCH MAP: Marcoing. Sheets 57cNE4. 1:10,000. German trench systems on the Flesquieres ridge inc. Ribecourt, Havrincourt &c., with much interesting detail on the state of their lines pre-Cambrai, trenches corrected to 20/9/1917. Fldg. paper map, 28x24 inches approx., VG. See illustration on our website.  #59216
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TRENCH MAP: Guillemont. Parts of Sheets 57cSW, 62cNW. 1:20,000. Including Montauban, Guillemont, Delville Wood, Longueval, High Wood & Flers, trenches corrected to 5/8/16. Interesting col. pencil. detail re 20th & 5th Div. attack at Guillemont on 3rd Sept. 1916, noting objectives, Corps & Divisional boundaries, &c. Fldg. paper map, 24x18 inches approx., hinges worn, but neatly mounted on contemp. card, VG thus & an interesting operationally used map. See illustration on our website.  #59215
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Yeomanry & Mounted Rifle Training. Parts I & II. 1912. General Staff, War Office. Orig. red cloth covd. boards, xii+250pp., 6 diagrams. HMSO. 1912  #59214
[HLMainPic] Training of M.I., Irish Horse & Yeomanry. Somewhat serviceworn but scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
BLACKALL (Capt. C.W.) Songs From the Trenches. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 59pp., 190x132mm, col. frontis. (by Helen McKie). John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1915  #59210
[HLMainPic] Rhymes inspired by active service 1914-15, including a verse in memory of W.G.C. (William) Gladstone, MP, who was KiA with the RWF on 11th March 1915. The poet, Charles Walter Blackall, East Kent Regiment (SR), was Killed in Action on 24th March 1918 while a lieutenant-colonel in command of the 4th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. During the period when he wrote these poems he was serving with the 1st Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers: he was Gladstone's company commander. Paperback version: orig. plain card wraps. with attractive coloured dustwrapper designed by Helen McKiew (the frontis. of the hardback version). VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
CANDOLE (Alec de) Poems. 1st Ed., viii+86pp., portrait frontis. Cambridge University Press. 1919  #59209
[HLMainPic] Including verses written whilst on active service, a portrait & a short biographical note. Alec Corry Vully de Candole was Ed. at Marlborough, left in 1916, commissioned in Wiltshire Regiment, wounded with 4th Bn. in Oct. 1917 then attd. 49th Bn. MGC & KiA 3/9/18. Blue cloth, gilt to spine VG [Reilly p.108]. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75

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