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INNES (Lt.-Gen. J.J. McLeod, RE, VC) Lucknow & Oude in the Mutiny: A Narrative & a Study. 1st Ed., xxvi+355pp., 14 fldg. maps/diagrams. Innes & Co. 1895  #59228
[HLMainPic] Emphasis is on the defense of the Residency at Lucknow in which the author took part - Ladendorf 297. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewaht worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
CHAMBERLAIN (W.J.) A C.O. in Prison. 1st Ed., orig. printed & dec. wraps., 62pp., frontis. Published by No-Conscription Fellowship. nd (1916).  #59222
[HLMainPic] William Joseph Chamberlain (died 1945) was a journalist & pacifist. He was a member of the No-Conscription Fellowship during the First World War & edited its newspaper, 'The Tribunal.' In 1916 he served a term of imprisonment of 61 days at Pentonville Jail, alongside Fenner Brockway & others, having refused to pay the £100 fine imposed upon them by the court for having published an anti-conscription leaflet. This work contains his impressions of life in prison, revised & enlarged from an account published in 'The Tribunal.' After the war he managed the Labour Party's press office & edited the party's Birmingham weekly 'The Town Crier.' In 1921, he presided over the meeting in London which established the No More War Movement. Orig. dec. wraps., sp. worn, sound & scarce survival of a fragile publication. See illustration on our website.   £125
Supplement to the Indian Army List: January 1924. Facsimile reprint, [v]+759+158pp. [London Stamp Exchange, nd (c.1985)] 1929  #59221
[HLMainPic] Valuable reference includes War Services of British & Indian Officers of the Indian Army; also Retired Pay lists, Staff College graduates, holders of IOM, MC, IDSM, OBI &c. Good quality hardback reprint, red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
TRENCH MAP: Vieille Chapelle. 3rd Ed. Portions of 36aSE & 36NW. Have Been Redrawn from Recent Surveys. The Detail Differs from the Regular 1:20,000 Sheets in These Areas. 1:20,000. A most unusual sheet bearing detailed British trench systems at St. Floris, Hinges, &c., & detailed named opposing German trench systems at Lacoutre, Richebourg, Vieille Chapelle &c. Trenches corrected to 16/6/1918. Fldg. paper map, 28x24 inches approx., VG. See illustration on our website.  #59219
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TRENCH MAP: Beaumont Hamel/Serre/Puisiex/Grandcourt/Le Ars &c. 1:20,000. Outline British trench line north-south from Hebuterne to St. Pierre Divion, plus detailed German trench systems at Beaucourt-sur-Ancre, Miraumont, &c. Cloth-backed map, 60x50 cm approx., top half lacking but an interesting operationally used map with various battery positions, boundaries &c. marked on the face, with contemp. ink note on reverse: "Battle of the Ancre showing British Advances Winter 1916-17 also Battery Positions & Arcs of Fire of 58 HAG" [Heavy Artillery Group]. VG & very interesting as the exact positions of the batteries are shown, providing a most interesting potential project for a battlefield visitor to visit & study. See illustration on our website.  #59218
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TRENCH MAP: Neuville Vitasse. Sheet 51bSW1. Edition 5. 1:10,000. British trench systems before Agny & detailed named German trench systems at Beaurains, Mercatel & Neuville Vitasse, trenches corrected to 4/3/1917. Fldg. paper map, 28x24 inches approx., VG. See illustration on our website.  #59217
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TRENCH MAP: Marcoing. Sheets 57cNE4. 1:10,000. German trench systems on the Flesquieres ridge inc. Ribecourt, Havrincourt &c., with much interesting detail on the state of their lines pre-Cambrai, trenches corrected to 20/9/1917. Fldg. paper map, 28x24 inches approx., VG. See illustration on our website.  #59216
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TRENCH MAP: Guillemont. Parts of Sheets 57cSW, 62cNW. 1:20,000. Including Montauban, Guillemont, Delville Wood, Longueval, High Wood & Flers, trenches corrected to 5/8/16. Interesting col. pencil. detail re 20th & 5th Div. attack at Guillemont on 3rd Sept. 1916, noting objectives, Corps & Divisional boundaries, &c. Fldg. paper map, 24x18 inches approx., hinges worn, but neatly mounted on contemp. card, VG thus & an interesting operationally used map. See illustration on our website.  #59215
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Yeomanry & Mounted Rifle Training. Parts I & II. 1912. General Staff, War Office. Orig. red cloth covd. boards, xii+250pp., 6 diagrams. HMSO. 1912  #59214
[HLMainPic] Training of M.I., Irish Horse & Yeomanry. Somewhat serviceworn but scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
BLACKALL (Capt. C.W.) Songs From the Trenches. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 59pp., 190x132mm, col. frontis. (by Helen McKie). John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1915  #59210
[HLMainPic] Rhymes inspired by active service 1914-15, including a verse in memory of W.G.C. (William) Gladstone, MP, who was KiA with the RWF on 11th March 1915. The poet, Charles Walter Blackall, East Kent Regiment (SR), was Killed in Action on 24th March 1918 while a lieutenant-colonel in command of the 4th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. During the period when he wrote these poems he was serving with the 1st Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers: he was Gladstone's company commander. Paperback version: orig. plain card wraps. with attractive coloured dustwrapper designed by Helen McKiew (the frontis. of the hardback version). VG. See illustration on our website.   £65

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