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Royal Fusiliers   16 Books
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CHAPMAN (Guy) A Passionate Prodigality: Fragments of Autobiography. 1st Ed., [vi]+347pp., plate. VG in sl. foxed dw. Nicholson & Watson. 1933  #63945
[HLMainPic] Classic Western Front infantry officer's memoir with 13th (Service) Bn. Royal Fusiliers, from raising of the bn. to service in France & Flanders throughout the war. Orig. green cloth, titled in red, VG & scarce original edition, especially in dw (this somewhat foxed, as always, with neat internal renovations). Nice copy in jacket. See illustrations on our website.   £220
COOPER (Eric Thirkell) Soliloquies of a Subaltern Somewhere in France. 3rd Imp., orig. dec. wraps., 52pp. Burns & Oates. Oct. 1915  #53706
[HLMainPic] Poetry from the trenches by an officer of the 2nd Bn. London Regt., Royal Fusiliers, T.F., VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
GIBSON (Ashley) Postscript to Adventure. 1st Ed., [vi]+212pp., portrait frontis., trench map rear ep. VG in dw. Dent. 1930  #61790
[HLMainPic] Infantry officer's memoirs with 20th Royal Fusiliers in France 1915-17 (Somme &c.) then with 1st KAR in East Africa. Gibson was an acclaimed author & critic, & edited the Outward Bound Library. Orig. yellow cloth, titled in black, VG in sl. chipped but VG & attractive dw. See illustration on our website.   £145
GREY (Major W.E.) The 2nd City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) in the Great War 1914-19. 1st Ed., xxxiv+463pp., 4to, 42 photos., 28 maps. For the Regt. 1929  #56383
[HLMainPic] Substantial history: 1st Bn. on Western Front from Jan. 1915 inc. 2nd & 3rd Ypres, Somme, Arras, Cambrai, March Retreat, Amiens 1918 & Final Advance; 2nd Bn., Malta, Gallipoli & France. Roll of Hon. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
GRIMWADE (Capt. F. Clive) The War History of the 4th Battalion The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xii+532pp., 12 photos., 21 maps. The Regiment. 1922  #63184
[HLMainPic] 1/4th Bn. briefly in Malta then Western Front from Neuve Chapelle to armistice inc. 2nd Ypres, 1/7/16 at Gommecourt, Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c., 2/4th Bn. in France from Jan. 1917 inc. Bullecourt, 3rd Ypres, Final Advance &c. Detailed history with various rolls of officers &c., awards roll. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, rather stained & worn but sound throughout. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £90
HARVEY (H.E., DCM, MM) Battle-Line Narratives 1915-1918. 1st Ed., 255pp. Brentano's. 1928  #53147
Experiences with 1st UPS (Universities & Public Schools) Bn., 17th & 22nd Bns. Royal Fusiliers at Festubert, La Bass‚e, Somme, Cambrai &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, sound.   £20
MYER (Henry D.) Soldiering of Sorts: A London Territorial Officer in the First World War. 1st Ed., 192pp., bound dup. A4. No imprint/date (privately compiled c.1979).  #63089
[HLMainPic] Jewish officer's interesting memoirs; he held a pre-war commission in the 6th Londons & gives a useful profile of the bn. he joined in 1909, mobilization, training 1914-15 & active service with the 47th Div. in F&F from March 1915 'til wounded at Loos. After a year with the reserve bn. he was attd. 4th North Staffs., 40th Div. 1917-18 then in March 1918 was appointed to the 40th [Jewish] Bn. Royal Fusiliers, serving with them in the UK & with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1918-1919. Red cloth with paper lettering label to front, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
O'NEILL (H.C.) The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War. 1st Ed., xii+436pp., 20 illus., 4 maps (3 fldg.). Heinemann. 1922  #62812
[HLMainPic] Largely Western Front inc. all main battles from beginning to end, but also Gallipoli, Salonika & 25th (Frontiersmen) Bn. in East Africa. Officers' Roll of Hon. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, stained & worn hence inexpensive copy, but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £30
OMER-COOPER (Wilfred, FLS) The Fishing Village & Other Writings (Literary & Scientific). Intro. by George A.B. Dewar. 1st Ed., 184pp., portrait frontis. (of author in uniform), several plates. Bournemouth: Commin. 1917  #62105
[HLMainPic] Collected essays from various literary & scientific journals. Omer-Cooper joined the Royal Fusiliers in 1916, went to France in August of the same year & was posted missing after his bns. attack near. Thiepval on 26/9/16. Contains a short memoir, also a few pages of letters to his mother from the Front Contemp. brown paper covd. boards with sp. labels. Worn, labels rubbed, & lacking the portrait frontis. o/w sound.See illustration on our website.   £20
PACK (Col. Reynell, CB) Sebastopol Trenches & Five Months in Them. 1st Ed., xii+203pp., double page chromolitho. frontis of family orders & decorations, 2 panoramic views. Kerby & Endean. 1878  #55320
[HLMainPic] Pack served in the Crimea with the Royal Fusiliers & his memoirs were published posthumously, as the preface explains: "This volume would have appeared immediately after the Criman campaign, but as it contains strong comments on the capacity & qualifications of certain officers, its publication was deferred." Attractive full red morocco, nicely dec. boards, raised bands to sp., marbled endpapers, sp. sl. rubbed but easily VG or better & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £245

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