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A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #60893
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
George Elton Sedding: The Life & Work of an Artist Soldier. Edited by His Brother. 1st Ed., xiv+215pp., portrait frontis., 14 illus. Letchworth: Garden City Press. 1917  #60023
[HLMainPic] Sedding was born in 1882, Ed. at Radley & on leaving was "providentially prevented, by rejection on medical grounds, from entering a Bank as a clerk," instead began an apprenticeship in an art studio & proving a to be a gifted art metal worker he later opened his own workshop near Oxford Circus. He also travelled in Europe and India. Enlisted Norfolk Regiment Aug. 1914, to France in May 1915, wounded near Hohenzollern Redoubt 11/10/15 & DOW on 23rd inst. whilst serving as a Lance Cpl. in the 7th (Service) Battalion. Contains accounts of his work & pre-war travels, letters from the Front 1915, at Plugstreet & Loos. Red cloth, gilt title to front and spine, little marking & wear to sp., generally VG, rare, & inscribed "With best wishes from D.M. and E.D. Sedding. Duxhurst. Christmas 1917." See illustration on our website.   £85
Harrow Memorials of the Great War. Vol. II. c.210pp., 4to, portraits throughout. Medici. 1919  #59064
[HLMainPic] Obituaries & full page tipped-in sepia portraits of the 100 Harrovians who fell between March 31st, 1915 & September 11th, 1915. Orig. paper covd. boards, wheat cloth backstrip., paper labels to front & spine. VG. See illustrations on our website.   £35
History of the 520th (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) formerly known as the 2/3rd London (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) 1914-1918. 1st Ed., [90]pp., portrait frontis. War Narratives Publishing Co. 1919  #60779
[HLMainPic] Appealing history of service in France & Flanders with 47th (London) Div. 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Messines, Cambrai. Roll of Hon., Hons. & Awards, nominal roll, &c. Orig. red cloth, stained o/w VG & scarce with owenership inscrip. of S. Warren, 74 Hewitt Rd., Hornsey, N8, who is listed in the appendices as No. 550226 Cpl. S.C. Warren who was wounded at Spoil Bank, Ypres, 10th June 1917, an event which he has also recorded in a pencil marginal note at the appropriate place in the text. See illustration on our website.   £85
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
R. Cecil Hopkinson, Lieutenant, R.E. Memoir & Letters. 1st Ed., [vii]+152pp., portrait frontis., 33 photos., 2 sketches (divisional signal coy. organisation). Cambridge: Printed at the University Press. 1918  #63192
[HLMainPic] Rudolf Cecil Hopkinson was born at Wimbledon in 1891; became an enthusiastic & successful competition skier, also taking an interest in sailing & natural history. He was Ed. at St Paul's School & Trinity College, Cambridge, & on graduation in 1913 joined Sir Charles Parsons' Engineering Works at Newcastle as an apprentice. In August 1914 he applied for a commission in the Royal Engineers & became Signals Officer of the 35th Brigade, 12th Division: to France in May 1915 & wounded in the head by shrapnel on 24th November. He initially walked down the line but as paralysis set in & loss of blood weakened him his men carried him. He was transferred to Leicester War Hospital where he spent four months, then to his mother's home in Cambridge, where "his life ended after ten months of fluctuating hopes" on 9th Feb. 1917. Lieutenant Hopkinson, who was twice Mentioned in Despatches for work in France, is buried in St Giles and St Peter Church, Cambridge. Contains lengthy memoirs by his mother & others, followed by his letters from the Front, firstly in & around 'Plugstreet' then in the Loos sector, including interesting detail on his work as a signalling officer laying telephone cables etc. During this time he was also experimenting with wireless telegraphy & his brother sent out various items such as telephone transformers purchased from GEC at his request. Orig. grey paper ccvd. boards with title to front, small stain to leading edge, neatly rebacked (in the style of the original cloth backed binding) with dilt tile to sp. VG thus & rare with ink presentation inscrip. "To Dr. E. Barnes - Cecil's great Teacher - from Evelyn Hopkinson in abiding remembrance and gratitude. Cambridge. June 1918." See illustration on our website.   £225
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936  #52421
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936  #63926
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Fifth Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xx+256pp., portrait frontis., 43 photos. & sketches, 8 fldg. maps. Glasgow: Jackson & Son. 1936  #62799
[HLMainPic] Territorial bn. landed in France Nov. 1914; in the line at Bois Grenier, Laventie &c. then battles of Loos, Somme, Arras, Bullecourt, third Ypres, Final Advance in 1918 inc. Epehy, Canal du Nord, Selle & Sambre. Roll of Hon., nominal roll, awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt & black, very scarce. Stained & worn ex-lib. hence inexpensive copy, but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £45
The History of the Eighth Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xiii+286pp., 38 photos., 4 fldg. maps. Printed Privately for the Bn. by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd. 1921  #60575
[HLMainPic] 24th Div. in F&F 1915-18: Battles of Loos, Somme, Vimy, 3rd Ypres, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance from Cambrai to Mauberge 1918. Awards roll. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & a rather interesting copy signed by about a dozen Old Comrades on ffep, also by the 1917-18 CO on his portrait within the book, and also on his portrait within the book, their VC: Lt. D.J. Dean. See illustrations on our website.   £145

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