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British War Aims : Statement by the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable David Lloyd George, on January 5, 1918
Hayman, Christy & Lilly, Ltd / The British Government. 1918, First Edition. Softcover. 16 pages (complete). Booklet. Transcript of a speech by Lloyd George to a meeting of the Representatives of Labour. A placid copy. The covers have wear, age and storage buffing and marks. They are secure. The contents have evidence of a repeated use. However, the pages are clean, clear, bold, certain. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 86lo
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP 3631]
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Memorial Box for a Son Who Died During World War I
. Hardcover. A most affecting, affectionate bote de souvenir. Collected and compiled by the mother of Lieutenant Alfred Ella, of the Eastern Cape, who died of influenza at Salonika, Greece, a week after the War ended. Many of the items are aged and bear the evidence of time. However, the collection is also redolent of shock, love, remembrance, the resolution of loss. The bote contains in no particular order: a mass produced letter from the King (George V) on Buckingham Palace headed notepaper ["I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War - George RI"]; a letter from the Privy Purse Office at Buckingham Palace (again headed notepaper) dated: December 13th, 1918 ["Dear Sir, The King and Queen deeply regret to hear of the loss you and the Army have sustained by the death of your son in the service of his Country, and I am commanded to convey to you the expression of Their Majesties' true sympathy with you in your sorrow, Yours very truly, F E Ponsonby Keeper of the Privy Purse"](Ponsonby had been not only an Equerry and Assistant Private Secretary to Queen Victoria and Edward VII; his daughter Loelia became Duchess of Westminster whose salons and balls were legendary (she would stand at the top of the stairs dazzlingly draped in diamonds so as to intimidate the women arriving)); a photograph of Lieutenant Ella torn from a magazine; a press-cutting about the Kaffrarian Rifles (Alfred Nella's regiment); a tearsheet from 'The East London Daily Dispatch' dated, 'Monday, June 30, 1919' with reports of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles (this page is much worn and crisped); a tearsheet from 'The Queenstown Daily Representative and Free Press' of 'Friday, August 1, 1919' which has the Queenstown District Roll of Honour. More personally: again in no particular order - four postcards from Alfred Ella plus one to Alfred. From Alfred Ella's old school, Dale College in King William's Town: "The Dale College Magazine, March 1919" ; "Unveiling and Dedication of A Memorial to those from this school who died in the Great War 1914-1919 - May 26th, 1922". Of great poignance is a handwritten list of the relatives of Alfred's mother, Mrs H Ella, "who fought in the Great War 1914-1918" marking who had been killed. Alfred's mother then went on a cruise to visit his grave in Salonika: a brochure, "1928 Mediterranean Cruise (2,800 miles): Pilgrimage to Gallipoli and Salonika"; a photograph of the grave and another of the cemetery; a memorial card. Miscellaneous: photograph of a church memorial to Alfred Nella and his fiance; a silver leaf from Table Mountain enclosed in a cellophane packet: "A souvenir of your visit to The Cape Pavilion at the Empire Exhibition South Africa 1936. Two booklets (both aged, foxed, but yet placid and tranquil): "Seventh Annual Report of the Imperial War Graves Commission 1927" (the contents are fresh and clean); "The War Graves of the British Empire: The Register of the names of those who fell in the Great War and are buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Salonika, Greece", 1927 (the contents are clean, placid). Finally, a copy of "British Roll of Honour - The Roll of Honour of the Empire's Heroes" - covering late 198-1919, published for private circulation by The Queenhithe Publishing Co in which there is a tribute to Lieutenant Ella: half-vellum, pages gold trimmed, gilt titling and edging, the boards are much scuffed, worn, marked, however they are steady and sure, in contrast the contents are fresh-faced, clean and clear, serene. All are held in a battered board box. A treasure of humanity and memory. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 91lk
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 246.5 | £UK 219.5 | JP 31126]

 
Roll of Honour - South African Forces
. Hardcover. Complete. Roll of Honour for South African Forces in the Great War of 1914-1918. Privately compiled and produced. Photocopied pages of the typed Roll showing Regiment, Number, Rank, Name, Place, Cause and Date. Most beautifully and most carefully bound in half leather. The book (folio sized) is housed with in a khaki-green coloured cloth covered slip case. This has marbled sides, leather-tipped lips. This is handsome, healthy, dignified. The boards are most pleasing and elegant, proud and tranquil. The leathered corners are in excellent condition. The leathered spine (six ridges) is untitled, smart, well dressed. It is fit and sure. The boards are sound. The contents are produced with devotion and care. The pages are very clean, very clear, very certain and dutiful. It is very RARE that a Roll is available for sale and for private ownership. This profoundly carefully produced copy is an excellent opportunity. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 94nr
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 328.75 | £UK 292.5 | JP 41501]

 
Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Ererol
Private. Hardcover. Complete. A most beautifully, and most devotedly privately produced copy of the Roll of Honour for all - irrespective of race - who died during the Great War of 1914-1918. Copied pages. The contents indicate a considerable, most extraordinary assiduity with private research. Shows Number, Rank, Surname and Initials, Decorations, Corps or Unit, Cause of death, Date of death. Sections: Infantry - White - full-time; volunteers; Artillery - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Services - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Mounted Units - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Engineering Units - Black and White - full-time volunteers; Medical Units - White and Coloured - both genders - full-time volunteers; Motor Cycle Corps - White - full-time volunteers; Cape Auxiliary Horse Transport - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Cape Corps - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; South African Native Labour Contingent - full-time volunteers with White Offices and NCOs; Miscellaneous Units - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; British and Imperial Units - Black, White - both genders; 'Natives' who died in service with Artillery, Dock operating, Service Corps etc; 'Natives' who died with Rhodesian or East African units. Blood red leather boards in stunning condition. Pressed gilt titling on the spine (fresh). The contents are in immaculately turned out condition. They are very clean, very clear, very confident, most sure, profoundly proud, diligent and detailed, tight, bright. It is VERY rare that a Roll is available for ownership. This serene copy is an excellent opportunity. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 97nt
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 410.75 | £UK 365.5 | JP 51876]

 
Times History of the War 1914 Vol I
Times Publishing Co. 1914. Hardcover. 516 pages plus index (complete). Ex-library (West Rand Cons. Mines Recreation and Sports Club) copy with consequent wear, labels, annotations, marks, use. Full leather. Gilt titling and badge. The spine has been repaired with leather strips and patches. The boards have wear, scuffing, handling and storage marks. They are steady and sure. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. There are handling marks; some wear, some tanning. Nonetheless, the contents are clean and clear, comfortable, tidy, certain, conscientious, dutiful, still competent. Please note that should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 5ro
USD 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20.5 | JP 2905]

 
The Union of South Africa and the Great War 1914-1918 : Official History
The Government Printing and Stationery Office, Pretoria. 1924, First Edition. Hardcover. 230 pages (complete). A sound copy. Gilt titling. The boards have scuffing, wear. The head and foot of the spine are pressed inwards but undamaged. The boards are calm, steady, sure. The contents are pleasing. They do have shallow splashes of foxing throughout. Nonetheless, the contents are healthy, neat, tidy, clean, clear, confident, assiduous, assured, proud. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 77lq
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 246.5 | £UK 219.5 | JP 31126]

 
With the Diggers 1914-1918
The Fourth Division AMC Association, Melbourne, Australia. 1933, First Edition. Hardcover. 174 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. A VERY RARE copy of this tribute to the Fallen of the Armoured Medical Corps (Australia) by their Returned comrades. A heartfelt compilation of cartoons; Digger songs (including both versions of 'The Mademoiselle of Armatiers'!); Digger Hymns; South African Songs; selections of War and Non-War Verse; Wise and Happy Thoughts; Humorous verse and limericks. All informally, but carefully, produced. The front pastedown has an note from a previous owner: "Dear Fred, Your pater who has been staying with us has taken a fancy to this book, And he reckoned that you would be interested in it. The publication of it was done by the boys of our Association as you will see by the foreword. The three units mentioned were only small and as I was an original member of the 4th Field Amb and served over 1,000 days on service with them the book is of extra interest to me . yours sincerely Bill V". The boards are mild-mannered and genial. They have wear, scuffing and marks all about. The tipped-in illustration on the front board is benign, clear, fresh even if a little scuffed and rubbed. Cloth spine - also worn, marked but also fit and sure. The boards are steady, sturdy. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean, clear, comfortable, brim full of joie-de-vivre and poignancy, generous, bountiful, comradely, mischievous, certain, proudly owned. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 100mv
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 205.5 | £UK 182.75 | JP 25938]

 
ADLER, BRIGADIER THE HONOURABLE F B ; LORCH, MAJOR A E ; CURSON, DR H H
The South African Field Artillery in German East Africa and Palestine 1915-1919
J L Van Schaik Ltd. Pretoria / The South African National War Museum. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 146 pages plus 3 folded maps in pocket at rear (complete). A tidy copy. The dust jacket has some scuffing, marks, wear, rubbing. It is comfortable and sure. The boards are smart and healthy. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, very certain and confident, assiduous and assured. an unusually nice and well cared for book fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 1lt
USD 260.00 [Appr.: EURO 213.75 | £UK 190.25 | JP 26976]

 
BLOND, GEORGES ; FRENAYE, FRANCES (TRANS)
Verdun
Andre Deutsch, London. 1965, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 250 pages (complete). A sure copy. The evocative dustjacket is worn, creased and scuffed all about. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are tidy. The contents are sound and sure. The pages are clear, clean, certain, calm. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/Fair.
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Book number: bxvc
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 | £UK 5.25 | JP 726]

 
BUCHAN, JOHN
The History of the South African Forces in France
Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd. London. 1920, 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 404 pages (complete). In good to fair condition. A steady, somewhat resilient copy. The boards have much wear, scuffing and marks all about. There is wear to the seams and corners. They are steady and sure. The contents are foxed and age-spotted throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, diligent, dutiful, evocative. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 92kf
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 65.75 | £UK 58.5 | JP 8300]

 
O'CONNOR, J K
The Hun in Our Hinterland; or, the Menace of Gswa
T Maskew Miller, Cape Town. 1914, First Edition. Softcover. 48 pages (complete) plus folded map of German South West Africa. A sure copy. The covers are worn, scuffed and marked. They are sure. The contents are in most agreeable condition. They are tight, bright, very clean and clear, healthy and tidy. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cebx
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.25 | £UK 36.75 | JP 5188]

 
DEWAR, GEORGE A B; BORASTON, LIEUT-COL J H
Sir Douglas Haig's Command December 19, 1915, to November 11, 1918 - 2 Volumes
Constable and Company Ltd. London. 1922, Third impression. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete). Both books are pleasing. The scarlet red boards have wear about all edges, corners, seams. The faces have marks, stains, scuffing from handling and storage. Stamped gilt titling on the spines (a little worn, but still bold). The boards are steady, fit. Papertrims are rough-cut. The contents are gratifyingly clean and clear. The pages are thick, healthy, tight, amenable, dutifully tidy, confident, assured. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 7qk
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DUGUID, COLONEL A FORTESCUE
Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War 1914-1919 - General Series Vol 1: From the Outbreak of War to the Formation of the Canadian Corps August 1914-September 1915 - 2 Parts.
J O Patenaude, Ottawa. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover. One volume in two parts (books). Complete. Second part: "Chronology, Appendices and Maps". The maps are held in a pocket at the rear. The boards of both books have shelving and stacking wear, scuffing, marks. They retain an attitude of assuredness. They are also steady and sure. The guttering along the half-title page has been repaired. The contents have annotations throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are thick, healthy, clean, clear, confident, the maps fresh. In part two the gutterings along the frontis and end papers are cracked. The security of the book is unaffected. The maps in the pocket are most pleasing. They are as if barely opened. The contents also have some annotations, the page trims are tanned, the top corners have very slight shelving wear. The pages are hale, certain, tight, tidy, neat. Please note that should the books need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 27rh
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ELLES, MAJ-GEN SIR HUGH; PONSONBY, MAJ-GEN SIR JOHN; FULLER, COL JCF; UZIELLI, COL J; MARTEL, COL LE Q; LOCKER-LAMPSON, COMMANDER; HOTBLACK, LT-COL E; PRICE, CAPTAIN THOMAS REGINALD; COTTLE, CAPTAIN JL; HEARN, SGT E; ET AL; WILSON, G MURRAY (ED)
Fighting Tanks: An Account of the Royal Tank Corps in Action 1916-1919
Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd. London. 1929, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 250 pages plus advertising (complete). A sturdy copy. The boards are grubby and scruffy. The boards have much wear about the edges from shelving and storage. They are much scuffed, marked by handling and storage. They are steady and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are healthy, hale, agreeably clean and clear, diligent, determined, confident. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15ol
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HAMMERTON, JOHN (ED)
The War Illustrated : 29th August 1914, No 2, Vol 1 - 26th December, 1914, No 19, Vol 1
William Berry, London. 1914. Hardcover. 17 issues bound together in a single volume. A much owned, aged copy. The newspaper/ magazine was begun by Berry just a couple of weeks after the declaration of war on 4th August. These issues are from the period in which 'War Illustrated' was at its most vividly sensationalist, stridently jingoistic, vividly illustrated, floridly patriotic, thrillingly shocking. The boards are much worn all about. They are a little battered, marked, scuffed. However, they are resolutely steady and sure. The contents are also much worn throughout, from eager and avid use. Page 107 has a large open tear in the middle (most of the pieces are included). P 139/140 is missing. Otherwise, despite the wear, aging, the contents are pleasingly alert, keen. They are clean and clear, competent, confident, eager to please, eager to engage, fascinating, certain and companionable. Despite the wear, the marks etc. this is still a satisfying copy. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 76ia
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