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Seaforth Highlanders   7 Books
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BELL (Capt. D.H., MC)] A Soldier's Diary of the Great War. 1st Ed., xx+252pp. Faber & Gwyer. 1929  #59613
[HLMainPic] Ed. & intro. by Henry Wiliamson, who had been to school with Bell & served with him in the LRB 1914-15. Bell was commissioned in the Seaforth Highlanders in April 1915 & quickly wounded at Hill 60. Returned to the front for Loos & the Somme, awarded MC, & later transferred to the RFC as a pilot. Orig. red cloth, titled in black (second issue binding), VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
DAVIDSON (Major H., late 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlrs.) History & Services of the 78th Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) 1793-1881. Compiled from the Manuscripts of the late Major Colin Mackenzie & Official & Other Sources. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. (bound together as one volume), xviii+231pp., 4to, 5 col. & 21 b/w plates, 15 maps & plans (one fldg., of Lucknow 1857) & ix+203pp., 4 col. & 13 b/w plates, map. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. 1901  #61626
[HLMainPic] 78th Highlanders, later 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, lavish history (with colour plates of uniforms at various dates by Richard Simkin), from the raising of the regiment onwards inc. services in the Cape, India inc. Mahratta Wars & Java, Walcheren & the Low Countries, Persia 1856-57, Indian Mutiny (much detail on this period: involved at Lucknow Residency &c.). Detailed records of commissioned officers' services + various rolls inc. officers on strength in 1881, claimants of MGS with clasps for Maida & Java, &c. List of Subscribers. The two volumes bound together, orig. contemp. red cloth, somewhat rubbed & worn at extremities, some marking & minor damage to corners of endpapers, internally VG throughout, generally VG, rare & highly desirable history. See illustration on our website.   £265
EWING (Wm., MC, CF) From Gallipoli to Baghdad. 1st Ed., xii+306pp., 17 plates, map. H&S. 1917  #60692
[HLMainPic] Chaplain attd. 4th Royal Scots at Gallipoli then to a General Hospital & later on to 1st Seaforths in Mespot. 1916-17. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed, frontis. creased, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
HALDANE (Lt.-Col. M.M.) Comp. A History of The Fourth Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders. With some account of the Military Annals of Ross, the Fencibles, the Volunteers, & of the Home Defence & Reserve Bns. 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 372pp., 17 col. & 6 b/w plates, 19 maps. VG in dw. Witherby. 1928  #57993
[HLMainPic] Territorials on the Western Front throughout the war: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Excellent narrative & maps/illustrations. Awards. Orig. cloth, VG & rare in dw. See illustration on our website.   £120
MORAYSHIRE: MCKENZIE (William J.) Ed. The Morayshire Roll of Honour: A Biographical Record of the Men & Women connected with the County who took part in The Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvi+547pp., 4to, 4 plates. Elgin: Morayshire Town & County Councils. 1921  #60995
[HLMainPic] Services & biographical details of many thousands from the county (the local bn. was 1/6th Seaforth Highlanders). Orig. red cloth, gilt, a little bumped & rubbed but still VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
SMITH (Lt.-Col. C.L.A.) 10th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders in the Great War (With Record of War Services of Officers of the Seaforth Highlanders who had been at Edinburgh University). 1st Ed., 87pp., 4to, 18 plates. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation by Bain & Sons. 1927  #60725
[HLMainPic] Fascinating account of this Home Service reserve bn., including rolls of officers & NCOs. Also, & interestingly, lists of kit supplied with drafts to France & Mesopotamia, plus service details, extracted from Edinburgh Univ. Roll of Honour, of members of the bn. who attended that institition. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & rare as printed in an edition of just 100 copies. See illustration on our website.   £145
SUTHERLAND (Capt. D., MC, TD) War Diary of the Fifth Seaforth Highlanders, 51st (Highland) Division. 1st Ed., xi+180pp., 9 portraits, map. John Lane (On Active Service series). 1920  #61313
[HLMainPic] Western Front 1915-18 with 51st (Highland) Div. & this account is based on the unit's war diary as well as the author's private diary as Signal Officer of the 152nd Infantry Brigade &c., awarded MC & bar. "Captain Sutherland's book is... more than a mere Regimental or even Divisional Record, for he has added a really human interest to his narrative by the introduction of just the right amount of incident, & by his own keen & intelligent interest in the fortunes of his Battalion." Awards roll. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with presentation inscription from the author: "To Colonel H.J. Kinghorn C.B. with compliments from the Author. D. Sutherland, Capt., Wick, 7.11.35." See illustration on our website.   £95

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