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MATTHEWS (Lt. E.C., DCLI) With the Cornwall Territorials on the Western Front: Being the History of the 5th Bn. D.C.L.I. in the Great War. 1st Ed., xlv+191pp., 11 plates, 4 maps. VG in chipped dw. Cambridge: Spalding. 1921  #59666
[HLMainPic] Appealing history F&F May 1916 onwards with 61st Div. inc. Laventie & Somme, Arras, Ypres, Cambrai, Somme 1918 & Final Advance. Officers Roll of Hon., awards, biog. notes. Plate 'Badge of the Cornwalls' invariably absent: was never placed in any copy. The author was Ernest Channing Matthews (as he appears in the Army Lists of the period), later known as Ernest Matthews Channing-Renton & was an interesting character: sometime a British vice-consul & an artist in oils, water-colour, Indian ink & charcoal, as recorded in contemp. works of reference. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, dec. with DCLI badge to front, VG indeed in chipped but neatly repaired & scarce dw. See illustration on our website.   £145

     




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