Catalogue No. 161 “Lille”
April 2019

Commencing with  a small collection of works of poetry penned by poets who died during the Great War, 1914-1918 (numbers 1-23), followed by the customary sections, this catalogue contains another fine selection of new stock and I hope you will find something of interest.

Almost all our books, including the ones in this catalogue, are illustrated on our website:  

History & Memoir of the 33rd Bn. Machine Gun Corps & the 19th, 98th, 100th & 248th M.G. Companies, written & illustrated by Members of the Battalion.
Superb, substantial history very well-illustrated with many of Hutchison's privately taken photos. on the Western Front & numerous of his paintings & drawings. Includes batales of the Somme, Arras, Ypres, Messines, Meteren 1918 &c. Various rolls of officers, awards &c. No. 1008 of 1600 copies printed for private distribution, VG indeed & scarce. See illustrations on our website. 1919 £225
 

 

Barracks & Battlefields in India, or The Experiences of a Soldier of the 10th Foot (North Lincoln) in the Sikh Wars & Sepoy Mutiny.
Rare memoirs (based on letters &c.) of Pte. Thomas Malcolm of the 10th Ft., child of Lance-Sgt. Malcolm (5th Fusiliers) & Mrs Malcolm, both of whom died of cholera at Malta in 1834 when their son was seven years old. In 1841 he enlisted in the 1st Bn. 10th Foot as a Boy, becoming a Drummer; embarked with the regiment for India in 1842; served in the first & second Sikh Wars & in the Indian Mutiny at the Relief of Arrah & other operations in Oudh. Ladendorf 325 (but no descrip. so probably not seen). Raugh 6577 (also no descrip.). Much action & interest on campaign conditions, &c. Orig. printed card wraps., neatly rebacked, VG, appealing & rare. See illustration on our website. 1891 £365
 

Chronicles of the 1st Battalion The Rangers (K.R.R.C.) 1939/1945.
Very rare duplicated typescript history of The Rangers, a London Territorial Regiment designated 9th Bn. KRRC in 1941: includes mobilization & training then campaigns in Greece, Crete & North Africa. Much interesting details on these campaigns, several excellent maps & various lists of officers present in campaigns & a Roll of Honour. Orig. dec. wraps., somewhat worn, sound & rare. See illustration on our website. £225
 

My War Diary (1914-1919): Recollections of Gallipoli, Lemnos, Egypt & Palestine.
Detailed & rare personal account of service with 1/4th KOSB: from joining up at Galashiels in Sept. 1914, a detailed account of his training in the ranks & the build-up of the bn. for foreign service; was granted a commission in Feb. 1915 & so landed at Gallipoli, via lemnos, as a subaltern in Nov. 1915, experiencing the last couple of months of the campaign - in appalling weather conditions - until & including the evacuation; this followed by service ion Sinai & Palestine 1916-18. Originally published in instalments in the 'Border Standard' 1914-16; this, the 1st edition in volume form, was published in aid of the Galashiels Comfort Fund, presumably as a private venture by the author, in 1941). Sorley Brown also wrote the battalion history of the 1/4th KOSB. Orig. printed card wraps., minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website. 1941 £225
 

From Chauffeur to Brigadier.
Comm. RB 1898, 2nd Bn. in Sudan & Boer War. This memoir concerns WW1 when he founded the Machine Gun school at Camiers, later joined the Heavy Branch MGC & commanded 1st Tank Brigade. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, nice copy in VG dw & scarce thus. See illustration on our website. 1930 £165
 

 

British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Operation Bluecoat. 8 Corps Operations South of Caumont 30-31 July 1944.
Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of the Normandy Breakout, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the part played by 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division in those operations. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare (600 copies printed of this edition, which supersedes the June 1947 Edition: the principal difference being the addition of photos.). See illustration on our website. 1947 £275
 

British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Second Day: 2 Canadian Corps Operations Astride the Road Caen-Falaise 7-8 August 1944 (Operation Totalize). Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of the Normandy Breakout, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced, also a short account by Kurt Meyer, commander of 12 SS Panzer Div. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the air plan & the part played by 51 (H) Div with particular reference to:- (a) The use of armoured personnel carriers; (b) Maintenance of direction during a night advance. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare (just 150 copies printed of this edition). See illustration on our website. 1947 £275

 

British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Operation Veritable. 30 Corps Operations Between the Rivers Maas & Rhine, 8-10 February 1945.

Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of operations. Operation Orders &c. reproduced. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the part played by 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division in those operations. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare (550 copies printed). See illustration on our website. 1947 £275
 

British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Operation Plunder, Operations of 12 British Corps Crossing the River Rhine, on 23, 24 and 25 March 1945.RESTRICTED. Invaluable, detailed account of the planning & execution of the Rhine Crossing, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced, plus Order of Battle. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. 550 copies of this edition were printed. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare. (see illustration on our website.) 1947 £275

 

 

Randwick to Hargicourt: History of the 3rd Battalion A.I.F.
Detailed & well-illusrated record of Gallipoli & Western Front. Complete nominal roll, awards. Perkins 642 ("a prime source"). Orig. blue cloth, outstanding copy in sl. chipped but very rare & most attractive dw. Presentation inscrip. by a former officer to his niece. See illustration on our website. 1935 £250
 

 

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