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Staffordshire Regiment   6 Books
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History of the 1st & 2nd Bns. North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales') 1914-1923. 1st Ed., [vii]+120pp., 4to, 4 plates, 8 maps & plans. Longton, Staffs: Hughes & Harber. nd 1933  #57680
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely 1st Bn., Western Front from Sept. 1914, 17 Bde., 6th Div., with a short account of the 2nd Bn. on the NWF & in Afghanistan 1919. Casualty statistics, awards roll. Orig. brown cloth, gilt to front, sl. chipped, generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £100
History of the 1st & 2nd Bns. North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales') 1914-1923. 1st Ed., deluxe version, [vii]+120pp., 4to, 4 plates, 8 maps & plans. Longton, Staffs: Hughes & Harber. nd 1933  #63796
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely 1st Bn., Western Front from Sept. 1914, 17 Bde., 6th Div., with a short account of the 2nd Bn. on the NWF & in Afghanistan 1919. Casualty statistics, awards roll. Very nice copy of the superior edition: orig. qtr. blue morocco with blue cloth covd. boards, gilt to front & sp. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Record of the 24th Staffs. (Tettenhall) Bn. HG. 14th May, 1940-3rd December 1945. 1st Ed., [ii]+126pp., approx. 50 photos., several maps & cartoons. VG in dw. Wolverhampton: Printed by the Press of Steens Ltd. 1946  #64079
[HLMainPic] Rare, appealing & well-illustrated history (showing various items of equipment, exercises, &c.). Rolls of officers & NCOs. Orig. orange cloth, gilt, very nice copy in dw. See illustration on our website.   £85
CASUALTY [Pseud. of GYDE (Capt. Arnold A.E.)] "Contemptible." 2nd Ed., vi+226pp. Heinemann. 1916  #62218
[HLMainPic] Gyde was a regular officer, OC No. 5 Platoon, 2nd South Staffs. Personal account of mobilisation, Mons & the Retreat, the Marne & Aisne where he was shot in the head by a sniper & subsequent hospitalisation in France & UK. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
JONES (J.P.) History of the South Staffordshire Regiment (1705-1923). 1st Ed., xx+483pp., col. frontis., 19 plates, 6 maps. Wolverhampton: Whitehead. 1923  #61587
[HLMainPic] Concentrates on regular (1st & 2nd) Bns., with precis of others. All the regiment's campaigns (inc. Peninsula, Crimea, Mutiny &c.) but particularly strong on 1914-18, mainly Western Front. Awards. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
MEAKIN (Lt. Walter) The 5th North Staffords & North Midland Territorials (The 46th & 59th Divisions) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., paperback version, 175pp., portrait frontis., 9 maps & plans. Longton, Staffs: Hughes & Harber. 1920  #63794
[HLMainPic] Western Front from March 1915 inc. Loos, Somme (Gommecourt), Cambrai, Final Advance &c., with a short interlude in Egypt at the beginning of 1916. Photos. include over 350 portraits of Staffordshire Regt. officers. Orig. dec. paper wraps., VG (another version was issued bound in red cloth, gilt, which contained 350 portraits not present in this edition). Scarce in either form. See illustration on our website.   £60

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