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59th Division 1915-1919. 1st Ed., 186pp., 9 photos., 2 plans. Chesterfield: Wilfred Edmunds Ltd. 1928  #62382
[HLMainPic] Collaborative effort mostly by officers of the Division. Served Ireland (sent to quell the Easter Rising) & then F&F from Feb. 1917 & fought at Passchendaele, Bourlon Wood, March Offensive &c. Orig. cloth, sp. chipped with sl. loss at head, rubbed & lightly dampstained o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website   £100
Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book: A Regimental Record written & illustrated for the most part by artillerymen while serving in the line during the Great War. 1st Ed., xxiv+408pp., folio, col. & b/w plates throughout, sketches &c. Bell. 1920  #60043
[HLMainPic] A superb memorial record that contains numerous accounts of different units & actions, individual experiences &c., in numerous actions on all Fronts, as well as the Roll of Honour of officers. Awesome, immense, well-illustrated compilation & invaluable for the study of the Royal Artillery on the Western Front & elsewhere. Orig. dark blue cloth, gilt to front & sp., excellent copy, near fine & scarce thus. See illustrations on our website.   £225
The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion) Record of War Service 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 136pp., 30 plates, map. Glasgow: Clark. 1920  #61444
[HLMainPic] A 'Pals' battalion; F&F 1915-18 (Somme 1/7/16 at Mouquet Farm where Sgt. Turnbull won a VC; Beaumont Hamel; Messines; Passchendaele &c.). Nominal roll, awards. Orig. grey & red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
[HAIG (FM Sir Douglas)] CHARTERIS (Brig.-Gen. John, CMG, DSO) Field-Marshal Earl Haig. Foreword by John Buchan. 1st USA Ed., xiii+407pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 21 maps + ep maps. VG in sl. rubbed NY: Scribners. 1929  #57063
[HLMainPic] Charteris served on Haig's staff before the war & was his "controversial head of intelligence" during it. His is a "very personal book about Haig & his conduct of operations, but any critical assessment was tempered by loyalty & an element of self-justification" - Keith Simpson. Orig. black cloth, gilt, near fine in sl. rubbed but scarce pictorial dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
[MORRISON (A.D., MC)] 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 104pp., 206 photos. Alva: Printed by Cunningham & Sons. nd (c.1925).  #61175
[HLMainPic] Contains around 120 portraits of officers who served in the bn. & an excellent selection of other photos. at the Front, as well as narrative history inc. 2nd Ypres, Somme 1916, Arras 1917, Passchendaele, Cambrai &c. Roll of Hon., officers roll. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
ASQUITH (Hon. Herbert) Moments of Memory: Recollections & Impressions. 1st Ed., 382pp., 12 plates, 4 maps. Hutchinson. 1937  #63317
[HLMainPic] Asquith was commissioned in the Royal Marine Artillery in 1914 & served with it in France & Flanders, later trans. to 30th Div. artillery inc. Battles of Ypres, the Somme, Arras, Passchendaele & March Retreat 1918. He was an able & descriptive writer of the events & scenes in which he participated. Orig. olive cloth, gilt, VG indeed, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £25
ASSHER (Ben) [Pseud. of BORADAILE (Major Colin, MC, RGA)] A Nomad Under Arms: The Chronicle of an Artilleryman from 1914 to the Armistice. 1st Ed., 368pp., frontis. & 10 plates, 7 maps (4 fldg.). Witherby. 1931  #62433
[HLMainPic] A young regular, the author was posted, in November 1914, to a 4.7-inch how. battery near Kemmel Hill; remained with them in this area until posted as a captain to a New Army 60-pdr. battery on the Somme front in Jan. 1916. Wounded by a shell in Feb. 1917 he was then at home until July, returning to the front in time for Passchendaele & commanded a battery through most of 1918. Orig. brown cloth, blocked black, near fine & scarce account with good maps & interesting photos. taken by the author. See illustration on our website.   £125
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1917. 5th Ed., xi+1030pp., 423 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1937  #63128
[HLMainPic] Vol. IV of the Australian Official History, covering the battles of Bullecourt, Messines & Passchendaele. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, sp. little worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
BENNETT (Capt. S.G., MC) The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles 1914-1919. With a Foreword by Maj.-Gen. J.H. Elmsley, CB, CMG, DSO. 1st Ed., xv+336pp., 18 photos., 5 maps. Toronto: Murray Printing Co. Ltd. 1926  #60501
[HLMainPic] Unit raised from several mounted corps in 1914 but fought as infantry in France & Flanders from Oct. 1915 onwards, inc. Sanctuary Wood & Somme 1916, Vimy & Passchendaele 1917, Final Advance 1918, &c. Complete nominal roll noting casualties, awards, &c. Perkins states: "A superb history, well presented... The narrative is based directly on the facts stated in the War Diary & is clear & reliable... leavened with a good running commentary upon the main events, with many officers & men being named in the text..." Orig. black cloth, gilt, sp. little worn & dull o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
BURTON (Lt. O.E., MM) The Auckland Regiment, Being an Account of the First, Second & Third Battalions of the Auckland Regiment. 1st Ed., [xv]+325pp., 12 photos., 14 maps. Auckland: W&T. 1922.  #60517
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli 1915 (with much interesting & atmospheric detail), France/Flanders 1916-18 similarly treated, inc. Somme, Ypres Salient, Messines & Passchendaele, Final Advance 1918 &c. Roll of Hon., awards. "A good general history, well-written & readable" - Perkins. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, little worn but VG with a number of pertinent news clippings loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £120

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