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Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918 Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918   22 Books
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1919 Souvenir of the [38th] Welsh Division. Ed. by Capt. N. Hodgson. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 71pp., 4to, illus. throughout in col. & b/w (sketches & cartoons). Cardiff: Western Mail. 1919  #56952
[HLMainPic] Contributions by numerous members, mainly humorous, edited by Capt. N. Hodgson (of the Divisional Train). Orig. dec. wraps., chipped at edges, sound. See illustration on our website.   £30
Labour Corps Christmas Card, France 1917-1918. Customary attractive fldg. card with col. illustration within. Traces of paste on rear where removed from album, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.  #46381
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The W.R.A.F. on the Rhine. July [1919]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 27pp., 4 photos. No imprint/date [Cologne, July 1919].  #53289
[HLMainPic] The first of just three numbers published (in July, August & Sept. 1919), of a journal for the WRAF at Cologne with the Army of Occupation in 1919, consisting of contributions by women at RAF HQ, inc. descriptions of their work & conditions, entertainments &c. Little chipped & worn, overall VG & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £35
The W.R.A.F. on the Rhine. No.3. September [1919]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., 5 photos. No imprint/date [Cologne, Sept. 1919].  #53293
[HLMainPic] The last of just three numbers published (in July, August & Sept. 1919), of a journal for the WRAF at Cologne with the Army of Occupation in 1919, consisting of contributions by women at RAF HQ, inc. descriptions of their work & conditions, entertainments &c. Little chipped & worn, overall VG & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £35
Small scrap album/autograph book with WW1 content. Cloth covers with sketch & legend 'Autographs', 17x14 cm approx., plain leaves mostly bearing inscriptions & sketches, with a number by WW1 servicemen, also other content & some remain blank. Sp. chipped/worn with loss but internally sound.  #54296
[HLMainPic] WW1 contributions by soldiers include several good coloured sketches (including trench scenes) & cartoons, regimental badges & patriotic messages. See illustrations on our website.   £50
A Souvenir of the XIII Corps Horse Show, France, 1918. Orig. brown printed paper wraps., 25x20 cm approx., containing 10 real photos. each mounted on a leaf with border & printed caption. No imprint/date but contemp. & probably made up by AP&SS.  #55926
[HLMainPic] A series of photos. including aerial view of the showground, various events & winners, e.g., the 1914 Cup: "To the Driver who has looked after the same Pair of Horses since the date which qualified for the 1914 Star" &c., several featuring the corps commander, Morland. Simpson ('Directing Operations', p.188) records that although some scholars such as Tim Travers have held such events up to ridicule, a contemporary observer, Col. W.H. Nicholson wrote (in 'Behind the Lines') "Horse shows, in which all the transport units of a formation competed, were common to all good formations, and were a first class stimulant in animal care & management." VG. See illustrations on our website.   £35
Heroes of the War. Daily Mail War Album. Set No. 3. 1st Ed., brown envelope with printed title to front with oval cur-out to display the top portrait within. Complete with all 5 fine photogravure portraits on laid paper. The Daily Mail. nd (c.1915)  #60847
[HLMainPic] In a series of excellent quality photogravure portraits of distinguished individuals. This set contains portraits of Gen. Gallieni (the Military Governor of Paris); Gen. Pau; Cdr. F.F. Rose RN "of HMS Laurel, who continued to fight his ship on the battle of Heligoland until he lost consciousness..."; Col. G.K. Ansell of the 5th Dragoon Guards, "first man of his Regiment killed in a gallant cavalry charge..."; Col. Gordon VC, "commanding Gordon Highlanders, who was killed near Mons..." Appears to be an unusual survival. See illustration on our website.   £30
Aus dem Kriegsgefangenen-Lager Mannheim. 1st Ed., oblong 4to, orig. dec. wraps. with oval photo. onlay to front, [50]pp., each page a photo. (captioned in German, French, English & Russian). Mannheim: Dr. H. Haas'sche Buchdruckerei. nd (c.1917).  #57898
[HLMainPic] Camp souvenir containing 50 photographic views of camp life: general views of the camp, roll call, airing beds, canteens, arrival of parcels, newspaper office, library, theatre, gardens, shoemakers' & tailors' workshops, laundry, infirmary &c. Little stained & worn, VG, scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £75
Lieut. Henry Ward. 210 Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Commission to be 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve), 3rd March 1917.  #58257
Later promoted to Acting Captain & Adjt., 1/10/1917 & stepped up to W.S. Lieut, 3/9/1918. Copy of MIC provided shows entered theatre of war (France & Flanders) 26/9/1917 & served with 210 Bde. RFA. VG. See illustration on our website.   £40
The Mudhook: With Which is Incorporated "Dardanelles Dug-Out Gossip." The Journal of the 63rd (R.N.) Division. Complete run of issues 1 (September 1917-10 (Peace Number, 1919), bound together, complete with orig. dec. wraps., in contemp. bown binder's cloth, around 200pp. in all with num. photos., sketches, cartoons. Printed at Boulogne-sur-Mer by Imprimeries Reunies. Contemp.  #59969
[HLMainPic] Scarce run of amusing 'trench journal' of the RND with many amusing sketches & cartoons, prose pieces &c., profiles of several officers, Calendar (Supplement to the final number) loosely inserted; also plate of Gavrelle loosely issued with No. 3, January 1918. Much of Divisional interest. Nos. 1-10 bound together with a second copy of No. 4 (March 1918) included: presumably a binder's error. Generally VG. See illustrations on our website.   £245

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