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CHATTERTON (E. Keble) The Sea Raiders. 4th Imp., 287pp., 35 photos. Hurst & Blackett. 1934  #59724
[HLMainPic] Account of the German surface raiders. Nice copy in contemp. half crushed morocco, brown leather sp. label, raised bands, device to front board of HMS St. Vincent (a shore establishment at Gosport for Boy training), marbled en-papers with prize label : presneted to one L.G.V. Glass, "For Boy best at work throughout the Term... 1st April 1937." Sad to relate AB Leslie George Victor Glass went down with HMS Hood in the Denmark Strait in May 1941. See illustration on our website.   £45
CAREW (Tim, MC) The Vanished Army: The British Expeditionary Force 1914-1915. 1st Ed., xiii+239pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. VG in dw. Kimber. 1964  #59723
[HLMainPic] Atmospheric account of the regular army that fought the 1914 campaign & died at 1st Ypres. Based partly on records & recollections of BEF veterans, brought to life by the author's narrative gift & intimate knowledge of the British soldier. VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
BAYNES (Maj. [later Col. Sir] John) Morale: A Study of Men & Courage, the 2nd Scottish Rifles at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. 1st Ed., xiv+286pp., 8 plates, 3 maps. VG in Cassell. 1967  #59721
[HLMainPic] Fine intimate study of the ethos, character & strength of this badly mauled regular battalion in the March 1915 battle. See illustration on our website.   £25
EVANS (Major A.J., RAF) The Escaping Club. 4th Imp., ix+267pp., 4 plates, 4 maps. Bodley Head. 1921  #59720
[HLMainPic] No. 3 Sqdrn. pilot captured in July 1916, escaped 1917 & captured again in 1918 whilst commanding a bombing sqdrn. in Palestine. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. somewhat tanned o/w VG. See illustration o our website.   £25
SEELY (Gen. Jack) Fear, & Be Slain: Adventures by Land, Sea & Air. 7th Imp., 306pp. VG in dw. H&S. 1936  #59716
[HLMainPic] Anecdotal reminiscences including a chapter on events at St. Quentin in 1914 & other Western Front episodes, also Peace Conference &c. Orig. blue cloth, titled in black, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
WHEELER (Harold F.B., FRHistS) War in the Underseas. 1st Ed., 320pp., col. frontis., 8 b/w plates. VG in partial dw. Harrap. 1919.  #59715
Popular account of the war against the U-Boats. Orig. blue cloth, titled in darker blue, VG in partial mdw (but restored by laying down on plain paper. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Western Front Then & Now. 1st Ed., 256pp., 4to, photos. throughout, map. VG in dw. Pearson. nd (c.1938).  #59714
[HLMainPic] Useful volume of around 300 comparison photos. in wartime & after, + commentary & index. Orig. dec. red cloth, VG in sl. chipped dw & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £45
SWAYNE (Martin) In Mesopotamia. 1st Ed., vii+166pp., 8 col. plates from watercolours by the author. H&S. 1917  #59713
[HLMainPic] Swayne was pseudonym of Dr Maurice Nicoll, authority on neuroses & psychopathology, who served with the RAMC in Gallipoli & Mesopotamia. VG, nice clean copy with ink ownership inscrip. of G.A. Paley & book label of Melton Wold, his very substantial South African estate which currently operates as a 'guest farm' offering various exciting experiences & possessing it's own airstrip. See illustration on our website.   £35
MACLEAN (Rev. A.M., CMG, BD) With the Gordons at Ypres. 1st Ed., 70pp. Paisley: Alexander Gardner. 1916  #59712
[HLMainPic] Atmospheric personal account by a Chaplain attached to the 1st Gordons in 1915, being the text of an address delivered at Aberdeen in 1916, describing his earlier experiences at a Reinforcement Camp, then with the Highlanders at Ypres & Loos. Orig. dec. paper over card boards, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
SCHONFIELD (Hugh J.) Ed. The Treaty of Versailles: The Essential Text & Amendments. 1st Ed., 127pp. Peace Book Co. 1940  #59711
[HLMainPic] Retains all key clauses, annexes & amendments but "by omitting extraneous & many purely mechanistic passages the significance of the Treaty may be better understood by the layman & the political student..." Orig. dec. paper covd. boards, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £25

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