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Royal Army Medical Corps   30 Books
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A Record of the 3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance (Four Lines) Namely: 1/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance; Special Reserve (Category B); 2/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance; 3/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance, during the Great War 1914-1919. With A Chapter by A.W. Bartlett, B.Sc., On The Notes of a Naturalist With The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-1918. 1st Ed., 125pp., 2 portraits, 2 maps. No imprint/date (privately printed by Wyman & Sons, c.1930).  #59426
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli (from Aug.-Dec. 1915) then Egypt/Palestine with 54th Div. Rolls of all ranks, noting those killed/died. Orig. blue cloth, cloth spotted o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £90
Tales of a Field Ambulance 1914-1918. Told by the Personnel. 1st Ed., 282pp., illus. Southend: Printed For Private Circulation. 1935  #63060
[HLMainPic] History of the 2/4th London Field Amb. in France, Flanders, Salonika, Egypt & Palestine. Awards. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
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
[LUARD (K.E.)] Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915. 1st Ed., vii+300pp. Blackwood. 1915  #58727
[HLMainPic] Luard's rewarding authentic early war experiences with an Ambulance Train at 1st Ypres & Neuve Chapelle & a Field Ambulance during 2nd Ypres, Festubert &c. Orig. cloth, sp. titling dull as usual o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
31540 [i.e. BAGENAL (Sgt. Hope, DCM]: Fields & Battlefields. 1st Ed., v+248pp. Constable. 1918  #59467
[HLMainPic] Anonymous memoirs of a quaker serving in the RAMC at Steenwerck, Festubert &c. in 1915 & in the early Somme battles. Nice 1st Edition, orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG, sp. little sunned o/w VG copy of a scarce work. See illustration on our website.   £85
BOWLBY (Sir Anthony, KCB, KCMG, KCVO) A Sketch of the Growth of the Surgery of the Front in France. An Address to the Abernethian Society of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. 1st Ed. in this form, reprinted from The St. Bartholomew's Hospital Journal, orig. printed wraps., 20pp. August, 1919  #59370
[HLMainPic] A concise but interesting account of the author's work as Consulting Surgeon to the British Armies in France. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
BRERETON (Lt.-Col. F.S., RAMC) The Great War & The R.A.M.C. [Mons, The Marne, The Aisne]. 1st Ed., xv+300pp., 10 maps. Constable. 1919  #60479
[HLMainPic] The first & only volume of a proposed 'Popular Medical History of the War,' covers the first two months on the Western Front i.e., Mons, Retreat, Le Cateau, Marne & the Aisne: "In order that his account may be strictly accurate, official documents, diaries, etc., have been placed at Lt.-Col. Brereton's disposal" - from the Preface by the DGAMS. List of medical staff officers with BEF appended. Orig. cloth, sp. sl. sunned, VG thus & rare. See illustration on our website.   £90
BRIGGS (Martin S.) Through Egypt in War-Time. 1st Ed., 280pp., col. frontis., num. sketches by the author, 2 maps. T. Fisher Unwin. 1918  #51439
[HLMainPic] The author commanded a Sanitary Section & states: "The object of this volume is to picture Egypt as the soldier has seen it, from Sollum on the borders of Tripoli to Gaza in Palestine, & from the Mediterranean to the First Cataract at Assouan. It has no military significance, for it only records the trivial doings of a non-combatant who has had the unusual experience of having lived in nearly all the camps occupied at various times by the E.E.F." Orig. brown cloth, VG & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £30
DEARDEN (Capt. Harold, RAMC) Medicine & Duty: A War Diary. 1st Ed., [iv]+xi+234pp. Near fine in dw. Heinemann. 1928  #64076
[HLMainPic] Doctor at a base hospital in France then MO to 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards from mid-1917 to 1918. "Mr Dearden, a well-known writer, served as a medical officer on the Western Front. The chief fault to be found with his diary is that it is in fact not a diary at all, for the entries are undated. Otherwise it is good. The little trivial incidents of life in a base hospital, 'the daily round, the common task,' are described in an interesting way. The operating ward is dealt with impressively but with dignity. The later sketches of the line are equally good. Mr Dearden writes well & thinks sanely" - Falls. Orig. red cloth, gilt, near fine & rare in 2nd issue dw. Note: the original dw was white with a sketch of a motor ambulance design to the centre of the front board. Why it was changed is a matter for conjecture. This 2nd issue jacket, red text printed on yellow paper with the original ambulance design appearing as just a small motif on the sp., with adverts. for Dearden's other books on the rear panel & an endorsement by the author Hugh Walpole to the front. Near fine & additionally complete with red promotional band, with quote from Daily Sketch review: "War as the surgeon sees it is hell. This frank & unvarnished diary ought to be on every bookshelf..." Near fine in all respects & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £275
DOLBEY (Capt. R.V.) A Regimental Surgeon in War & Prison. 1st Ed., ix+248pp., portrait. Murray. 1917  #62887
[HLMainPic] MO to 2nd KOSB August 1914 until captured near La Bassee; contains excellent account of the Retreat from Mons & advance to the Marne & Aisne. Orig. red cloth, sp. worn, sound, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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