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Irish Guards   4 Books
St. Paul's Cathedral, Wednesday, Feb. 5th 1919... In Memory of the Officers, Warrant Officers, NCO's & Men of the (Six Regiments of the) Brigade of Guards who have Died in the service of their Country during the War, 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 123pp. G&P. 1919  #58122
[HLMainPic] Complete regimental Rolls of Hon. 1914-1918 (inc. Guards MG Regt.), plus the Order of Service &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little chipped, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
IRELAND: Our Heroes. Facsimile reprint of 1916 1st Ed., [42]+243pp., 4to, approx. 1000 portraits. LSE. nd (c.1986).  #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.   £50
O'FLAHERTY (Liam) Return of the Brute. 1st Ed., 187pp. VG in chipped dw. Mandrake Press. 1929  #54542
[HLMainPic] The renowned writer served as a private in the Irish Guards & was wounded at Passchendaele. Of his powerful classic novel of the activities of a bombing squad on the Western Front, Cyril Falls said he "seems to have set himself out to out-German the Germans," acknowledges him as an "able writer with a savage & bitter twist" but goes on to say that the book is "larded with an obscenity that grows wearisome." Orig. brown cloth, VG in scarce & very striking dw, this with loss at extremities, abt. qtr. inch at head of sp. panel & 1 inch or more at foot. See illustration on our website.   £95
VEDETTE [Pseud of. WILLIAMS ([George] Valentine, MC)] The Adventures of an Ensign. 1st Ed., 348pp. Blackwood. 1917  #59591
[HLMainPic] A respected foreign correspondent before the war, the author was appointed the first accredited correspondent at GHQ in 1915. In December he was commissioned into the Irish Guards & served with the 1st Bn. in France July-Sept. 1916, when he was wounded. He wrote this pseudonymous account of his service while recovering in hospital. Orig. red cloth, sl. sunned, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65


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