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FARRELL (FrEd. A.) The 51st (Highland) Division: War Sketches. With an Introduction by Neil Munro. 30pp. letterpress followed by 63 plates (of which 8 are colour), each preceded by an un-numbered text leaf giving a full account of the event/place/individual depicted, map. Edinburgh: Jack. 1920  #50965
[HLMainPic] Nicknamed 'Harper's Duds' on the Somme after their poor performance in 1915, a play on the name of the GOC & their HD symbol, they later proved themselves a crack division. Farrell was attached to Div. HQ as an official war artist in 1918 & most of his evocative sketches depict 1918 operations, although he also includes landscapes of locations where earlier battles took place. Orig. dec. wheat cloth, covs. little marked o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65




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