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9th Royal Scots (T.F.), B Company On Active Service, From A Private's Diary, February-May 1915. 2nd Ed., 94pp., sm. 8vo. Edinburgh: Printed by Turnbull & Spears. 1916  #56786
[HLMainPic] Presumably privately printed record, the writer reporting events with great immediacy as they unfolded, of active service in the Ypres Salient, billeted at Voormezeele & Vlamertinghe, in action at Sanctuary Wood, in support of the Canadians at St. Julien during '2nd Ypres,' then back to Sanctuary Wood. Some of the letters also appeared in Scottish newspapers of the period. Orig. green cloth, gilt to front, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
[RICHARDSON (James C.)] The Living, And the Living Dead, By An Old Soldier: Ruminations, Whims, Fancies, Jokes & Philosophies with A Batch of War Experiences Thrown in After 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 206pp. Arthur H. Stockwell. [1923].  #60443
[HLMainPic] Several curious chapters of philosophising preface the author's main war memoirs. He had apparently served in the Boer War, rushed to enlist at the Whitehall Recruiting Office on 4th August 1914, where he was kept as a clerk in the recruiting of others. In November he left Whitehall for Aldershot then for France in December where he was attached (with the Military Mounted Police - MiC refers) to 5th Cav. Bde. HQ, invalided by a kick from a horse in May 1915, he went out to Egypt in Jan. 1916, was i/c XV Corps HQ (MP details presumably - he mentions that one of his duties at Port Said was looking out for spies) then with 22 Div. HQ in Salonika & Macedonia. He observed some interesting events in Flanders & the Middle East & makes interesting comments on the local inhabitants of the countries in which he served, the relationship between the French/Flemish peasants & the British soldiery, &c. Orig. blue/green cloth, gilt to front & sp., minor wear, generally VG & rare. This copy with bookplate E.A.R. Ewen plus presentation bookplate from Ewen to The Library at Christ's Hospital [School], Horsham, in 1926. Ewen was an accountant & evidently a friend of the author: tipped-onto ffep is an envelope containing a letter from the author to Ewen: "Dear Ewen / At a time of stress, I stressed a book! And I have asked the publisher to send you on a copy. If you read it, you will have had a 'bewildering diversion.' Yours ever, James C. Richardson." Plus loosely inserted letter from the publisher forwarding the said book. See illustrations 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
ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 8: The Western Front 1915-1918, Epilogue, 1919-1939. 2nd Ed., xxv+397pp., 55 photos., num. sketches, 23 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 2012  #61960
[HLMainPic] Final volume of the standard & acclaimed history of the British cavalry. Uncommon. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BUTLER (Maj. & Bt. Lt.-Col. P.R., DSO, Royal Irish) A Galloper at Ypres, & Some Subsequent Adventures. 1st Ed., 276pp., col. frontis., plate. Fisher Unwin. 1920  #59610
[HLMainPic] On 7th Div. staff in 1914 as ADC to Gen. Capper, much detail on 1st Battle of Ypres &c. until wounded on 2nd Nov. On recovery posted to his regiment, 1st Royal Irish Regt., during 2nd Ypres in May 1915. Account closes with the departure of the bn. for the Middle East at the end of the year after a long period in trenches in the Armentieres sector. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with col. frontis. of the heads of the author's chargers (one of which was killed in action) by his mother, the eminent artist Lady Butler. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
CATCHPOOL (T. Corder) On Two Fronts. Ed. by his sister, Foreword by J. Wendel Harris, DD. 2nd Imp., orig. printed wraps., 160pp. A&U. 1919  #63024
[HLMainPic] Corder Catchpool was a Quaker who served in Flanders throughout 1914-15 as a volunteer with the Friends' Ambulance Unit; he resigned in order to martyr himself before the Compulsory Military Service Act (i.e. the introduction of conscription) by refusing to be called up & went to prison as a conscientious objector. Includes his letters from the Western Front & prison in England, accounts of Courts Martial &c. Originally published in 1918, this the 1919 2nd Impression, VG in wraparound dw, with printed label to front. VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
EBERLE (Lt.-Col. V.F., MC) My Sapper Venture. 1st Ed., viii+208pp., portrait fontis., map. VG ex lib. in dw. Pitman. 1973  #61921
[HLMainPic] Pre-war TF officer, RE Fd. Coy. in 48th (S. Midland) Territorial Div., served in France & Italy 1915-18 inc. Ploegsteert, Somme (Ovillers), 3rd Ypres (Langemarck), the Piave & Asiago in 1918. Involved, in 1916, in development of the Bangalore Torpedo. VG ex-lib. in dw Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £25
FETHERSTONHAUGH (R.C.) The 13th Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xv+344pp., frontis. + 9 plates, 3 fldg. maps. Published by the Regiment. 1925  #63157
[HLMainPic] Fine record of service on the Western Front being: "A substantial & detailed account of the Battalion's movements & battles between Feb. 1915 & Nov. 1918... includes quotations from operational orders & as expected from this author, the entire work is lucid & authoritative." - Perkins. Includes Ypres 1915, Festubert, Givenchy, Ploegsteert, Vimy Ridge 1915-16 & again in 1917, Somme, Passchendaele, Amiens 1918, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to sp. & front, covers stained & worn but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £75
HUSSEY (Brig.-Gen. A.H., CB, CMG) Narrative of the 5th Divisional Artillery 1914-1918. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 55pp. Woolwich: RA Institution. 1919  #58469
[HLMainPic] Rare record of 5th Div. artillery by the CRA 1915-1919. Contains useful accounts of Le Cateau & the Marne, 1914, 2nd Ypres 1915, Somme 1916, Ypres 1917, Final Advance in 1918, &c. Includes order of battle plus rolls of officers who served in the 5th Div. artillery throughout the war. VG. See illustration on our website.   £100
MICHELIN GUIDE: Ypres & The Battles of Ypres. 144pp., num. photos., maps. VG in dw. 1919  #63142
[HLMainPic] Good & well-illus. intro. with many early post-war photos. Orig. cloth, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25

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