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A History of the 10th (Service) Bn. The East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xix+204pp., 40 photos., fldg. map in end-pocket + 4 in text. Hull: Brown. 1937  #57130
[HLMainPic] France March 1916 after brief service in Egypt, involved in preparation for the attack at Serre 1/7/16 but were not called upon as the preceding waves failed so completely. Arras & Vimy Ridge 1917, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
The 'Second-Seconds' in France: The Story of the 2/2nd City of London Field Ambulance. 1st Ed., 109pp., illus., map. Spottiswoode. 1920  #58146
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from Feb. 1916, 56th Div., Somme, Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai. Roll of officers, awards, names & addresses of old comrades. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
The Western Front Then & Now. 1st Ed., 256pp., 4to, photos. throughout, map. Pearson.  #57527
[HLMainPic] Useful volume of around 300 comparison photos. in wartime & after, + commentary & index. Orig. dec. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
[SIMON (Andr‚)] The Salient, The Somme, & Arras: Leaves from the Diary of a Bumble Bee, 1915-1917. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 106pp., 4to. Printed by Palmer, Sutton & Co. 1917  #54239
[HLMainPic] The celebrated writer on wine served as an Interpreter attached to the 50th Division: rare & unusual diaries recording life at HQ, in the rear areas & billets in France & Flanders. My father, a long time ago, heard Simon talk on wine. Among the questions after the talk was a rather simplistic one: "What is the best wine you have ever tasted?" After due consideration, the man who had sampled all the best vintages replied that during the war, after a very long march, a glass of rough country wine in a peasant billet was the most rewarding he had ever received. Orig. dec. paper wraps., little chipped, VG, with author's ink inscrip. to front wrap. "With the author's kindest regards to Colonel D.F. MacCarthy Morrogh Andr‚ L. Simon Stonyhurst Easter 1924" See illustration on our website.   £145
AINSWORTH (Capt. R.B., MC) Ed. The Story of the 6th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry: France, April 1915-November 1918. 1st Ed., 59pp. St. Catherine Press. 1919  #54039
[HLMainPic] Very scarce record of service with 50th (Norhumbrian) Div. at Ypres 1915 & 1917, the Somme, Arras &c. Rolls of officer casualties, COs, Adjutants & awards. Orig. maroon cloth, little stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #50910
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of G.W. Howard, noted within as GSO1 7th Div. 1916-18, afterwards commanding a brigade in 48th Div. See illustration on our website.   £65
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #53058
Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, ex-circ. lib., sp. rubbed o/w VG.   £35
ATKINSON (C.T.) The Devonshire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xxv+742pp., 2 plates, 56 maps & plans (some fldg.). Exeter: Eland Bros. 1926  #57163
[HLMainPic] Excellent history. Roll of Hon., awards. Interesting copy bound in contemp. full brown morocco, gilt, with ruled gilt to sp. & boards, aditionally blocked to front with initials "L.J.M - M.F.B.-M. 1876-1926." These were the initials of the parents of Lt., later Captain & Brigade Major, Leonard Evelyn Leigh Maton, 1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment, MC & twice MiD, who is mentioned a number of times in the text: on mobilization he accompanied his ban. to France as adjutant, & after some time as a staff officer was KiA commanding a company at Arras on 9th May 1917 & is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. This attractively bound example additionally signed by six family members on ffep. See illustration on our website.   £145
BARNES (Capt. A.F.) The Story of the 2/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 192pp., 39 illus., 12 maps. Gloucester: Crypt House Press. 1930  #51176
[HLMainPic] France from May 1916 with 61st Div., Laventie, Somme, Arras &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG with an interesting presentation inscription: "Dorothy Steele in Remembrance of her Cousin Jack Rickerby 2/5 Gloucestershire Regt. from her uncle Ellis. Cheltenham. 18th Oct. 1930." Capt. Rickerby's loss to the battalion, when he fell in March 1918, is recorded within as "a distaster to the Battalion & a great loss to his many friends... Possessing a stern sense of duty & full of the joy of living, yet completely regardless of death, he was the ideal Company Commander." Loosely inserted offprint of local newspaper obit. for Capt. Rickerby, printed copy letter from Brigade Commander concerning his loss & related newspaper clipping. See illustration on our website.   £50

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