Turner Donovan Military Books - The world’s finest selection of rare and out-of-print books on British military history from 1800 to 1945
  Stock last updated on 05 December 2019
 
   


Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918 Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918   25 Books
   1 2 3   
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
[HLMainPic]   £15
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
Canada to Ireland: The Visit of the "Duchess of Connaught's Own." By A.M. Drysdale. 1st Ed., orig. pictorial wraps., 20pp., 7 photo. plates. (battalion on parade, &c.) T. Fisher Unwin. 1917  #55743
[HLMainPic] Commemorative souvenir of the visit of the Duchess of Connaught's Own Irish Canadian Rangers to Ireland in Jan. & Feb. 1917, when they received an enthusiastic welcome from Limerick to Belfast & were received everywhere from Catholic cathedrals to a dinner for the men at the Ulster Hall. The Irish Canadians, aka 199th Canadian Infantry Bn., did not reach the western Front as a unit: arriving in England after their Irish tour they were abosrbed into the 23rd Reserve Bn. within several months. This is, therefore, an unusual survival of the regiment's brief existence. Sl soiled o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
Eastern Command Standing Orders, 1st January-31st December 1917. Original printed orders, 938pp. in all, foolscap, bound together in one volume in contemp. green cloth with gilt title to spine. Contemp. official publications.  #55842
[HLMainPic] This mass of detailed orders for Eastern Command, issued almost daily throughout the year 1917, includes very detailed listings of officers joining & leaving the Command, appointments & promotions within the Command, lists of men of all ranks undertaking various courses of instruction, various directives as to courses & Schools of Instruction (from the major to the minor, the latter including, for example, the School of Cookery at Portslade, Sussex), personal equipment, religious affairs & arrangements, courts-martial, all manner of notifications in changes to regulations of various kinds, &c. A rare & possibly unique survival in VG state with oval ink stamps of Bedfordshire TFA to most issues. See illustrations on our website.   £375
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
The Outpost: Magazine of the 17th Service (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce) Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Five Vols., I-V, six numbers to each Vol., i.e. 30 issues altogether,each issue c.40pp. (i.e. some 1200pp.in all), num. portraits, many photos., sketches & cartoons. [Together with Vol. VII & two original issues from Vol. VI] Glasgow: Clark. Contemp.  #60252
[HLMainPic] Excellent, very attractive & uncommon bound original issues of a fine & surprisingly enduring service battalion magazine containing much regimental news & material redolent of their service on the Western Front, photos. & details of many of their casualties, details & portraits of those awarded decorations, num. amusing articles & cartoons, photos. of locations visited on active service, articles on active service experience, &c. Publication commenced at Troon early in 1915, continued at other training camps in the UK then On Active Service in France & Flanders from the end of the year & on thoughout the war. Printed for the battalion throughout its existence by David J. Clark, Glasgow with different & very appealing cover design for each volume. The orig. wraps. are not bound-in in this set of the first five volumes (of seven in all), but the volumes here offered are magnificently bound in full red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, being a run from No. 1, February 1915-October 1917 in quite superb state throughout, evidently personally bound for a senior officer or dignitary, & housed together in a fitted cloth case, with interior to match the marbled end-papers of the volumes. The exterior of the box is stained, however the volumes are all fine & this outstanding set is offered together with a clothbound copy of Volume VII (the final volume) & two original paper-bound issues from Vol. VI. See illustrations on our website.   £450
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

   1 2 3   


 

 



Terms & Conditions  - Links  - Contact Us  - Newsletter
Turner Donovan Military Books, Flat 1, 22 Florence Road, Brighton BN1 6DJ