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DANIELS (Driver S., RE) With the NTF: A History of the 95th Field Company of the Corps of Royal Engineers. 1st Ed., viii+102pp. Printed for Private Circulation by Adlard & Son & West Newman, Ltd. 1919  #62537
[HLMainPic] Rare privately circulated history of this Field Company's raising in 1914 & subsequent services with the 7th Division in France & Flanders 1915-18 inc. battles of Loos 1915, Somme & Ancre 1916, Ypres 1917 then in Italy during 1918. Orig. green cloth, titled in red to front board, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 Part I: Sir Douglas Haig's Command to 1st July 1916: The Battle of the Somme. Appendices: 1st Ed., viii+232pp. Macmillan. 1932  #62945
[HLMainPic] Various correspondence, orders & instructions relating to the Somme offensive on 1st July 1916 &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 Part I: Sir Douglas Haig's Command to 1st July 1916: The Battle of the Somme. Mapcase only: containing 13 fldg. maps. Macmillan. 1932  #62946
[HLMainPic] Maps to accompany the 1916 text volume up to & including 1/7/16. Orig. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 Part II: 2nd July 1916 to the end of the Battles of the Somme. Text plus Map & Appendices volumes: 1st Eds., xlv+601pp., frontis., 51 sketch maps & x+119pp., frontis., 6 fldg. maps in end-pocket. VG in dws. Macmillan. 1938  #61690
[HLMainPic] Text plus Maps & Appendices volumes covering all operations on the Somme subsequent to the first day: Battles of Flers, Morval, Thiepval Ridge, Transloy Ridges, Ancre &c. Also includes specimen orders & instructions re Battle of Flers-Courcelette, Transloy Ridges, Ancre &c. in the Appendices volume. Both volumes near fine in dws (with small & neat labels of the Macmillan Co., NY, added to spines). Rare in dws. See illustration on our website.   £275
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 Part II: 2nd July 1916 to the end of the Battles of the Somme. Map & Appendices only. 1st Ed., x+119pp., frontis., 6 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Macmillan. 1938  #62948
[HLMainPic] Fldg. maps to accompany 1916 II text: Battles of Flers, Morval, Thiepval Ridge, Transloy Ridges, Ancre. Also includes specimen orders & instructions re Battle of Flers-Courcelette, Transloy Ridges, Ancre &c. Orig. cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £120
JERROLD (Douglas) The Hawke Battalion: Some Personal Records of Four Years, 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 240pp., 16 plates, 6 fldg. maps + 3 in text. Benn. 1925  #61660
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli & Western Front with 63rd RN Div. Jerrold, also the divisional historian, served with the Hawke. Falls thought him "...about the best writer who has hitherto applied himself to formation & unit histories. The peculiar spirit of the bn., & indeed of the whole division, is made very real... This is good literature as well as history." Old blue binder's cloth, gilt, VG thus. Inexpensive copy. See illustrations on our website.   £45
JERROLD (Douglas) The Royal Naval Division. 1st Ed., xix+368pp., portrait frontis., 23 plates, 8 fldg. maps. Hutchinson. 1923  #64072
[HLMainPic] Excellent history of the 63rd RN Div., in which author served with Hawke Bn. at Antwerp in 1914, Gallipoli & on the Western Front 1916-18. "It is fitting that a division which had more celebrated writers, both of poetry & prose, in its ranks than probably any other should have had a historian who is an accomplished writer... Mr Jerrold records the doings of the division in each theatre equally well" - Falls (awarding two stars). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, very nice, near fine copy. See illustration on our website.   £95
SPARROW (Geoffrey, MC) & MACBEAN ROSS (J.N., MC) On Four Fronts with the Royal Naval Division. 1st Ed., xxi+[261]pp., 4 plates, sketches & maps in text. H&S. 1918  #56944
[HLMainPic] Both authors were surgeons in the RND; their experiences encompass Antwerp, Gallipoli, Salonika & Western Front. A valuable personal & divisional record. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
SPARROW (Geoffrey, MC) & MACBEAN ROSS (J.N., MC) On Four Fronts with the Royal Naval Division. 1st Ed., xxi+[261]pp., 4 plates, sketches & maps in text. H&S. 1918  #61146
[HLMainPic] Both authors were surgeons in the RND; their experiences encompass Antwerp, Gallipoli, Salonika & Western Front. A valuable personal & divisional record. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £65
WYRALL (Everard) The 17th (S) Bn. Royal Fusiliers 1914-1919. 1st Ed., viii+312pp., map. Methuen. 1930  #61341
[HLMainPic] Western Front 1915-18: Battles of the Somme & Ancre, Arras, Bourlon Wood, German Offensive & Final Advance. Nominal roll, Roll of Hon. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. This copy with interesting letter from 75140 Pte. F.H. Capewell, No. 2 Coy., 17th Royal Fusiliers, dated 22nd Feb. 1917, loosely inserted, describing his arrival in France &c., together with a letter from his sister, dated 5th April 1918, giving the news of his death "my brother Fred died of wounds received in the last big battle, on Monday April 1st. He was wounded on the Sunday 24th March & brought home on the Thursday following. A bullet hit him in the middle of the back.." Having been repatriated prior to his death from wounds, Pte. Frederick Harold Capewell, son of Brian Charles & Lily Rosina Capewell, of Clapham. London, is buried in South Norwood Cemetery, London. See illustration on our website.   £75

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