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Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918 Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918   39 Books
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The War Dragon: The Regimental Gazette of "The Buffs" (East Kent Regiment), No. 7, December 1916. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 16pp., 4to, 4 photos. G. Street & Co., Ltd, for The Buffs. Contemp.  #62481
[HLMainPic] Rare wartime journal of the Buffs including Rolls. of Hon. & awards, several obits of fallen officers & men, &c. This edition contains a lengthy account of PoW life 1915-16 by Lt. S. Vaughan of the 8th Bn., who was captured at Loos (includes account of this action & his capture, also 3 photos. of himself & other PoWs), also a named group photo. of the officers & NCOs of the 2nd Bn. & an account of the same battalion's services in France from Jan-April 1915. VG. See illustrations on our website.   £45
Lieut. Henry Ward. 210 Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Commission to be 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve), 3rd March 1917.  #58257
[HLMainPic] Later promoted to Acting Captain & Adjt., 1/10/1917 & stepped up to W.S. Lieut, 3/9/1918. Copy of MIC provided shows entered theatre of war (France & Flanders) 26/9/1917 & served with 210 Bde. RFA. VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
The Lonsdale Battalion, Border Regiment. Sept. 1914 to June 1915. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 8pp. letterpress followed by 44 photos. Carlisle: Chas. Thurnham & Sons. 1915  #60163
[HLMainPic] Illustrated souvenir of the 11th (S) Bn. Border Regt., with an account of the raising of the bn. & roll of officers followed by photos. of officers, recruit squads, physical drill, bayonet training, cooks & dining hall, route march though Carlisle, &c. Interesting photos. of a Kitchener Bn. during training, with intersting & unusual photos. Minor wear, VG & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £90
The Outpost: Magazine of the 17th Service (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce) Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Five Vols., I-V, six numbers to each Vol., i.e. 30 issues altogether,each issue c.40pp. (i.e. some 1200pp.in all), num. portraits, many photos., sketches & cartoons. [Together with Vol. VII & two original issues from Vol. VI] Glasgow: Clark. Contemp.  #60252
[HLMainPic] Excellent, very attractive & uncommon bound original issues of a fine & surprisingly enduring service battalion magazine containing much regimental news & material redolent of their service on the Western Front, photos. & details of many of their casualties, details & portraits of those awarded decorations, num. amusing articles & cartoons, photos. of locations visited on active service, articles on active service experience, &c. Publication commenced at Troon early in 1915, continued at other training camps in the UK then On Active Service in France & Flanders from the end of the year & on thoughout the war. Printed for the battalion throughout its existence by David J. Clark, Glasgow with different & very appealing cover design for each volume. The orig. wraps. are not bound-in in this set of the first five volumes (of seven in all), but the volumes here offered are magnificently bound in full red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, being a run from No. 1, February 1915-October 1917 in quite superb state throughout, evidently personally bound for a senior officer or dignitary, & housed together in a fitted cloth case, with interior to match the marbled end-papers of the volumes. The exterior of the box is stained, however the volumes are all fine & this outstanding set is offered together with a clothbound copy of Volume VII (the final volume) & two original paper-bound issues from Vol. VI. See illustrations on our website.   £450
Heroes of the War. Daily Mail War Album. Set No. 3. 1st Ed., brown envelope with printed title to front with oval cur-out to display the top portrait within. Complete with all 5 fine photogravure portraits on laid paper. The Daily Mail. nd (c.1915)  #60847
[HLMainPic] In a series of excellent quality photogravure portraits of distinguished individuals. This set contains portraits of Gen. Gallieni (the Military Governor of Paris); Gen. Pau; Cdr. F.F. Rose RN "of HMS Laurel, who continued to fight his ship on the battle of Heligoland until he lost consciousness..."; Col. G.K. Ansell of the 5th Dragoon Guards, "first man of his Regiment killed in a gallant cavalry charge..."; Col. Gordon VC, "commanding Gordon Highlanders, who was killed near Mons..." Appears to be an unusual survival. See illustration on our website.   £30
Photographs & Sketches of The Post Office Rifles in France & Calendar for 1916. Wall-hanging calendar, 320x255mm approx., consisting of 16 leaves: (1) Cover with decorative title, badge, coloured borders; (2) Photo. portraits of Colonel-in-Chief, CO, Adjt., QM & RSM; (3) 1st Bn. on Parade at Abbots Langley Before Leaving for France, March 1915; (4-15) Monthly calendars with many appealing & mostly humorous sketches by Sgt. F.H. Turner; (16) Caricatures of CO & Lt. Peel. Art paper throughout, 7 photos. & 20 sketches in all, with red/green ribbon tie at top for hanging The Regt. Contemp.  #61033
[HLMainPic] Appealing contemp. 8th London Regt. regimental souvenir & doubtless a rare survival. Little dusty & chipped, generally VG. See illustrations on our website.   £125
1919 Souvenir of the [38th] Welsh Division. Ed. by Capt. N. Hodgson. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 71pp., 4to, illus. throughout in col. & b/w (sketches & cartoons). Cardiff: Western Mail. 1919  #56952
[HLMainPic] Contributions by numerous members, mainly humorous, edited by Capt. N. Hodgson (of the Divisional Train). Orig. dec. wraps., chipped at edges, sound. See illustration on our website.   £30
Aus dem Kriegsgefangenen-Lager Mannheim. 1st Ed., oblong 4to, orig. dec. wraps. with oval photo. onlay to front, [50]pp., each page a photo. (captioned in German, French, English & Russian). Mannheim: Dr. H. Haas'sche Buchdruckerei. nd (c.1917).  #57898
[HLMainPic] Camp souvenir containing 50 photographic views of camp life: general views of the camp, roll call, airing beds, canteens, arrival of parcels, newspaper office, library, theatre, gardens, shoemakers' & tailors' workshops, laundry, infirmary &c. Little stained & worn, VG, scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £75
The Camp Magazine. Groningen, Holland. Being the Periodical of the 1st Royal Naval Brigade, Interned in Holland. Eleven of 44 issues published: No. 2, May 1915; No. 3, June 1915; No. 5, August 1915; No. 8, Nov. 1915; No. 11, February 1916; No. 12, March 1916; No. 13, April 1916; No. 14, May 1916; No. 16, July 1916; No. 23, Feb. 1917; No. 24, March 1917; No. 26, May 1917; No. 30, Sept. 1917; No. 31, Oct. 1917; No. 32, Nov. 1917; No. 34, Jan. 1918; No. 35, Feb. 1918, each issue 20pp., var. photos. & sketches. Printed by H.M. Werkman & published at the Interneeringsdepot, Groningen. Contemp.  #63998
[HLMainPic] An incomplete run of eleven issues (of 44 published) of the journal of the members of the RND rounded up at Antwerp in 1914, containing editorial, camp news, activities of various clubs, humorous items, obits. &c. relating to the interned sailors. Orig. printed wraps., the first two issues here offered in dilapidated state, rest VG. Appealing & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £75

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The W.R.A.F. on the Rhine. July [1919]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 27pp., 4 photos. No imprint/date [Cologne, July 1919].  #53289
[HLMainPic] The first of just three numbers published (in July, August & Sept. 1919), of a journal for the WRAF at Cologne with the Army of Occupation in 1919, consisting of contributions by women at RAF HQ, inc. descriptions of their work & conditions, entertainments &c. Little chipped & worn, overall VG & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £35

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