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ARMY LIST 1830: A List of the Officers of the Army & Marines, on Full, Retired & Half Pay: With an Index. iv+661pp. + index & amendments. War Office, 1st Feb., 1830.  #43021
Contemp. full tree calf, VG with clear plastic repair to sp.   £35
DAVRAY (Henry D.) Through French Eyes: Britain's Effort. 1st Eng Ed., viii+256pp. Constable. 1916  #56042
[HLMainPic] Henry Durand-Davray was a translator (of, inter al, the works of H.G. Wells) & literary critic. This work, originally published in French with the title (as rendered in English) "Among the English during the Great War" is an interesting record of his visit to England in 1915 which included visiting the Canadian Camp at Salisbury Plain; observing Kitchener review units of the New Army & discussing Irish support for the British in the war with T.P. O'Connor. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
IRELAND: Our Heroes. Facsimile reprint of 1916 1st Ed., [42]+243pp., 4to, approx. 1000 portraits. LSE. nd  #58591
[HLMainPic] Good quality & scarce hardback reprint contains details (& around 1000 portraits) of officers of Irish regiments & Irish officers of English regiments killed or decorated between Aug. 1914 & July 1916. Fully indexed. Red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £65
JOURDAIN (Lt.-Col. H.F.N., CMG) Ranging Memories. 1st Ed., 308pp., frontis. Privately Printed by John Johnson at the Univ. Press, Oxford. 1934  #57186
[HLMainPic] Connaught Rangers 1890s; Boer War 1900-02 & cmd. 5th Connaughts in Gallipoli & Salonika until Jan. 1916, then briefly 6th Connaughts in France & 23rd (S) Bn. RWF from Aug. 1916. Much Rangers lore & anecdotes. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, very nice copy & very scarce privately printed memoirs. See illustration on our website.   £125
MACKINTOSH (Col. H.W.B.) History of the Corps of Royal Engineers Vol. XI 1960 to 1980. 1st Ed., xviii+517pp., approx. 50 photos., 18 maps, various tables &c. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of RE. 1993  #58320
[HLMainPic] Scarce volume includes campaigns in Borneo, Arabian Peninsula, Radfan, Dhofar, Northern Ireland &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £50
MACREADY (Gen. The Rt. Hon. Sir Nevil, Bart., GCMG, KCB) Annals of an Active Life. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 694pp. in all., portrait frontis. & 15 plates in Vol. I, portrait frontis. & 15 plates in Vol. II. Hutchinson. nd [1924].  #58587
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed & scarce memoirs. Macready was commissioned in the Gordon Highlanders 1881 & served in Egypt 1882 (Battle of Tel-el-Kebir &c.) with the 1st Bn., then with the 2nd Bn. in the Boer War (Siege of Ladysmith) & on the Staff. Having received the CB, he was appointed Asst. AG at the War Office in 1907 & helped form the TF. He then commanded a Brigade before returning to Staff duties. In 1914 he was sent to France as Adjutant-General of the BEF, then in 1916 became AG to the Forces - a very senior appointment - & was an influential figure in supporting Haig's efforts on the Western Front. In 1920 he was sent to command troops in Ireland, there fighting a counter-insurgency war against the IRA during the Irish War of Independence, presiding over a crucial period in Irish & domestic politics. Much of importance on this period. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sps. sunned, some staining, o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
PERRETT (Bryan) The Hampshire Tigers: The Story of the Royal Hampshire Regiment 1945-1992. 1st Ed., xlix & 430pp., 4 col. & 51 b/w photos., 6 maps & plans. VG in dw. The Regt. 1997  #56117
[HLMainPic] Including active service in Palestine, Malaya, Cyprus, Borneo & Northern Ireland. Roll of Hon., awards &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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