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British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Operation Totalize: 2 Canadian Corps Operations Astride the Road Caen-Falaise 7-8 August 1944. 1st Ed., x+65pp., foolscap, 10 photos., 9 of 10 maps (end-pocket map lacking). Prepared under the Direction of G (Trg) HQ BAOR & with the assistance of The Canadian Amy Historical Section. Sept. 1947  #63545
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED. Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of the Normandy Breakout, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced, also a short account by Kurt Meyer, commander of 12 SS Panzer Div. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the air plan & the part played by 51 (H) Div with particular reference to:- (a) The use of armoured personnel carriers; (b) Maintenance of direction during a night advance. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare. This edition supersedes that of June 1947 & contains 10 photo. plates not present in the previous version. This copy, however, lacks the end-pocket map, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
The British Imperial Calendar & Civil Service List for the Year of Our Lord 1895, or General Register of the United Kingdom... xii+532+127pp. Warrington & Co. 1895  #63543
[HLMainPic] Including staff of the various public departments, senior military officers of the various colonies, &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, worn, pp. 261/262 lacking but replaced with photocopies. See illustration on our website.   £30
BRISTOWE (Lindsay W., Judicial Dept.) & WRIGHT (Philip B., Colonial Secretary's Dept.) The Hand-Book of British Honduras for 1890-91 Comprising Historical, Statistical, & General Information Concerning the Colony. Compiled from Official & Other Reliable Sources. 3rd Year of Publication. xiv+258pp. (+ 34pp. adverts at end). Blackwood & Sons. 1890  #63542
[HLMainPic] Much detail on British Honduras & Belize City, including British administrative departments &c. (inc. Judicial, Medical, Constabulary &c.). Statements of services of Public Officers in British Honduras (about 20 officials). Orig. red cloth, gilt, shaken & worn, some leaves loose, but rare. See illustration on our website.   £75
The British Imperial Calendar & Civil Service List 1936. Orig. printed wraps., xiv+672pp. HMSO. 1936  #63541
[HLMainPic] FOR OFFICIAL USE. Contains lists of the officers & officials of hundreds of public bodies ranging from the Treasury, Admiralty, War Office &c. through the Imperial War Graves Commission, Forestry Commission, Metropolitan Police &c. &c. VG, with nominal index. 2250 copies printed of this edition. Useful reference. Orig. printed wraps., little serviceworn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
DOHERTY (Richard) Clear the Way! A History of the 38th (Irish) Brigade, 1941-47. 1st Ed., xviii+336pp., 48 photos., 16 maps. VG in dw. Blackrock: Irish Academic Press. 1993  #63538
[HLMainPic] Fine history of the Irish Brigade (consisting of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Ulster Rifles, Royal Irish Fusiliers & London Irish Rifles bns.) in Tunisia, Sicily & the Italian campaign. Roll of Hon. VG in dw & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £30
HAYWOOD (Col. A., CMG, CBE, DSO) & CLARKE (Brig. F.A.S., DSO) The History of the Royal West African Frontier Force. 1st Ed., xv+504pp., portrait frontis. + 27 plates, 51 maps (7 fldg.). VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1964  #63537
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed & scarce with many appendices &c., 1897-1960s: tribal wars, much WW1 East & West Africa, WW2 East Africa & Burma. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
AUSTIN (Major H.H., CMG, DSO, RE) A Scamper Through the Far East Including a Visit to the Manchurian Battlefields. 1st Ed., xvi+336pp., 30 photos., 2 fldg. maps. Edward Arnold. 1909  #63536
[HLMainPic] A journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway & through the Far East which included "doing" the Russo-Jap. War battlefields (he includes accounts of the various operations); attending in an official capacity the 1908 Japanese Grand Manoeuvres &c. Orig. dec. mustard cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
CONAN DOYLE (Arthur) The British Campaign in France & Flanders 1914-1918. 6 Vols., all 1st Eds., each c.330pp., num. maps & diagrams, many fldg. H&S. 1916-1919  #63534
[HLMainPic] Unsophisticated history of all the main operations (& a number of minor affairs) on the Western Front, but a very useful source from a brigade/divisional viewpoint as he concentrates on front line events with frequent mention of formations & units engaged. Many useful maps & frequent casualty figures. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, nice set & VG throughout. See illustration on our website..   £145
DAVSON (Lt.-Col. H.M., CMG, DSO) Memoirs of the Great War. 1st Ed., viii+172pp., portrait frontis. Aldershot: G&P. 1964  #63533
[HLMainPic] Rare posthumously published memoir in a very limited edition, no. 49 of just 100 copies printed. Good account of the hazards of training a reconstituted 'G' Battery RHA, then to France with the 8th Div. in Oct. 1914; after a few weeks in action at Kemmel he was posted to command a howitzer brigade in 6th Div., served in the Ypres Salient during 1915 & 1916 until posted to the 35th (Bantam) Div. - of which he later wrote the history - on the Somme. Later served with that Division at Arras, Passchendaele, Spring Offensive, Flanders 1918 &c. A very well written personal account containing much of interest. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £325
SIMPSON (Frank, FSA) The Cheshire Regiment: The First Battalion at Mons & the Miniature Colour. 1st Ed., 75pp., 6 plates, fldg. map. No imprint: Printed at Chester by Evans, Sons & Co. 1929  #63532
[HLMainPic] Detailed account of 1st Cheshires, 15th Bde., 5th Div., cut off at Audregnies during the battle of Mons the bn. fought to the last & lost heavily; a miniature of the regimental colour competed for each year & awarded to the best shooting company was hidden in the village throughout the war & retrieved by the Cheshires in Nov. 1918. Group photo. of officers. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £60

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