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Ypres 1915   16 Books
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9th Royal Scots (T.F.), B Company On Active Service, From A Private's Diary, February-May 1915. 2nd Ed., 94pp., sm. 8vo. Edinburgh: Printed by Turnbull & Spears. 1916  #56786
[HLMainPic] Presumably privately printed record, the writer reporting events with great immediacy as they unfolded, of active service in the Ypres Salient, billeted at Voormezeele & Vlamertinghe, in action at Sanctuary Wood, in support of the Canadians at St. Julien during '2nd Ypres,' then back to Sanctuary Wood. Some of the letters also appeared in Scottish newspapers of the period. Orig. green cloth, gilt to front, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
31540 [i.e. BAGENAL (Sgt. Hope, DCM]: Fields & Battlefields. 1st Ed., v+248pp. Constable. 1918  #59467
[HLMainPic] Anonymous memoirs of a quaker serving in the RAMC at Steenwerck, Festubert &c. in 1915 & in the early Somme battles. Nice 1st Edition, orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG, sp. little sunned o/w VG copy of a scarce work. See illustration on our website.   £85
AITKEN (Sir Max) Canada in Flanders: The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Vol. I, with Preface by Bonar Law & Intro. by Sir Robert Borden, 12th Ed., xx+247pp, maps & sketches. VG in split/worn dw. H&S. 1916  #53810
[HLMainPic] A popular official account. Aitken, raised to the peerage as Baron Beaverbrook in 1917, was Canadian Record Oficer in 1914. Falls states "He has here writen a brilliant & moving account of the early career of the 1st Canadian Div., including the story of the gas attack at Ypres... a fine condensed narrative." Orig. cloth, VG in chipped & worn dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 8: The Western Front 1915-1918, Epilogue, 1919-1939. 1st Ed., xxv+397pp., 55 photos., num. sketches, 23 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1997  #56930
[HLMainPic] Final volume of the standard & acclaimed history of the British cavalry. Uncommon. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
BEAVERBROOK (Lord) Canada in Flanders: Vol. II of The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 1st Ed., xx+258pp, maps & sketches. H&S. 1917  #56382
[HLMainPic] A popular official account. Max Aitken, raised to the peerage as Baron Beaverbrook in 1917, was Canadian Record Oficer in 1914. Falls states "He has here written a brilliant & moving account of the early career of the 1st Canadian Div., including the story of the gas attack at Ypres... a fine condensed narrative." Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
BEAVERBROOK (Lord) Canada in Flanders: Vol. II of The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 3rd Ed., xx+258pp, maps & sketches. VG in chipped dw. H&S. 1917  #58409
[HLMainPic] A popular official account. Max Aitken, raised to the peerage as Baron Beaverbrook in 1917, was Canadian Record Officer in 1914. Falls states "He has here written a brilliant & moving account of the early career of the 1st Canadian Div., including the story of the gas attack at Ypres... a fine condensed narrative." Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG in sl. chipped dw & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £45
BUTLER (Maj. & Bt. Lt.-Col. P.R., DSO, Royal Irish) A Galloper at Ypres, & Some Subsequent Adventures. 1st Ed., 276pp., col. frontis., plate. Fisher Unwin. 1920  #59610
[HLMainPic] On 7th Div. staff in 1914 as ADC to Gen. Capper, much detail on 1st Battle of Ypres &c. until wounded on 2nd Nov. On recovery posted to his regiment, 1st Royal Irish Regt., during 2nd Ypres in May 1915. Account closes with the departure of the bn. for the Middle East at the end of the year after a long period in trenches in the Armentieres sector. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with col. frontis. of the heads of the author's chargers (one of which was killed in action) by his mother, the eminent artist Lady Butler. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
CHARTERIS (Brig.-Gen. J., CMG, DSO) At G.H.Q. 1st Ed., viii+363pp., portrait frontis. Cassell. 1931  #58197
[HLMainPic] Day-to-day account based on letters to his wife by Haig's intelligence chief throughout the war on the Western Front from 1914 onwards. Much interesting material & revealing gossip. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. Interesting bookplate of Allan & Ida Uggla. somewhat heraldic in design, with laid down rifle & helmet (Col. Allan Robert Owl Uggla, 1878-1959, was a colonel in the Persian Gendarmerie & Swedish military Attaché in London in the 1920s). See illustration on our website.   £45
CORRIGAN (Gordon) Sepoys in the Trenches: The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-1915. 1st Ed., xiv+274pp., 16 plates, 9 maps. Staplehurst: Spellmount. 1999  #54525
[HLMainPic] An introduction to the subject. First & second Ypres, Festubert, Neuve Chapelle, Loos. Original hardback edition, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
HALDANE (Gen. Sir Aylmer) A Soldier's Saga: Autobiography. 1st Ed., x+408pp., 33 plates. Blackwood. 1948  #57631
Gordon Highlanders 1882; NWF, Boer War (escaped from PoW camp with Churchill). Commanded 10th Inf. Bde. & 3rd Div., France 1914-16; VI Corps France 1916-18 (includes Retreat from Mons, Battles of Ypres, Somme, Arras, Cambrai & Final Advance in 1918); GOC Mesopotamia 1920-21. Orig. red cloth, sp. chipped, o/w sound, inscribed "To my old friend from Aylmer Haldane," ink stamp of Eton Manor, Middleton Stoney, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50

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