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WILLIAMSON (Henry) The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Complete set of 15 Vols., all 1st Eds., all VG in dws. Macdonald. 1951-1969  #60638
[HLMainPic] Williamson's heroic multi-volume life of the imaginary Phillip Maddison, a Twentieth Century Chronicle that in many ways - particularly in the five volumes relating to the Great War - are a reflection of Williamson's own war experiences which commenced in the ranks of the LRB in France in 1914, proceeded to a commission in the Bedfords and attachment to the MGC. Altogether an excellent complete set of the classic chronicle. See illustrations on our website.   £450
STRACHAN (Hew) Wellington's Legacy: The Reform of the British Army 1830-54. 1st Ed., x+302pp. VG in dw. Manchester Univ. Press. 1984  #60637
[HLMainPic] Now unobtainable scholarly study of important period of development inc. conditions of service, training of officers, fitting manpower to growing & often far-flung colonial commitments, &c. See illustration on our website.   £65
WELLER (Jac) Wellington at Waterloo. 1st Ed., xiv+264pp., 58 illus., 8 maps & plans. VG in dw. Longmans. 1967  #60635
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed standard account. VG in dw. This copy with an additional map attached to front paste-down, loosely inserted, warm, letter from the author to Guy Tylden, & 4 photos. of Houguomont &c. taken in 1964 pasted in at end. Interesting copy. See illustration on our website.   £25
WELLER (Jac) Wellington in the Peninsula 1808-1814. 2nd Ed., 395pp., 58 illus., 22 maps (some fldg.). VG in dw. Kaye & Ward. 1969  #60634
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed standard detailed history of Peninsula campaign. See illustration on our website.   £15
WELLER (Jac) Wellington in India. 1st Ed., xxi+338pp., 49 illus., 11 maps. VG in dw. Longman. 1972  #60633
[HLMainPic] Standard work on period 1797-1805, Seringapatam, Mahratta Wars &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
ASHWOOD (Lt.-Col. Rodney) Ed. For Queen & Country: The Zulu War Diary of Lieutenant Wilfred Heaton, 24th Regiment of Foot, 1879. 2nd Ed., xxxiii+156pp., several phptos. VG in dw. Brecon: Delfryn Pubns. 2011  #60630
[HLMainPic] Diary of regimental service during the Zulu War. VG in dw & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £25
SANDES (Lt.-Col. E.W.C.) The Royal Engineers in Egypt & The Sudan. 1st Ed., xxxii+571pp., 52 illus., 35 maps (some fldg.). VG in dw. Chatham: RE. 1937  #60627
[HLMainPic] In-depth study covering the early campaigns but mainly 1882-1898 & minor ops. during & after the Great War. Scholarly & authoritative work that includes such civil projects as irrigation, railways, telegraphs, survey, &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, boards stained o/w VG in attractive dw & scarce with dw. See illustration on our website.   £100
TURNER (Maj.-Gen. Sir Alfred E., KCB, CB) Sixty Years of a Soldier's Life. 1st Ed., xi+350pp., portrait frontis. Methuen. 1912  #60626
Commissioned in Royal Artillery 1860, served in Egypt & the Sudan 1884-86, Gordon Relief Exped. &c. (90pp. on this period). Orig. red cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
MILSOM (Lieut. Harry Gordon, 1st Canadian Div.) Sunset, Night & Dawn. 1st Ed., [iv]+60pp., portrait frontis., 15 plates. No publisher/date (presumably private publication), The Magrath Printing House, Camden, NJ. [1918].  #60625
[HLMainPic] Personal experiences 1914-17 with Lord Strathcona's Horse, 1st Canadian Division, inc. Festubert 1915, Somme 1916 &c. Orig. brown cloth, gilt to front, VG, inscribed "Harry G. Milsom 4-3-19." See illustration on our website.   £65
HAMMERSON (M.) Ed. No Easy Hope or Lies: The WW1 Letters of Lt. Arthur Preston White, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 264pp., portrait frontis., 25 illus., 4 maps. VG in dw. LSE. 1991  #60624
[HLMainPic] France from Dec. 1914: Neuve Chapelle, Loos, Somme &c. Includes Roll of Honour for Highgate School as an appendix. See illustration on our website.   £15

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