Cambridge, England: Trinity College, 1917. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps. 81, , xix pages. Frontis. Other Illustrations. Advertisements (some with color). Roll of Cadets. Printed at the University Press. Cover has some wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on first page. Montagu Butler was the son of a previous Headmaster of Harrow School. Educated at Harrow and Trinity College. He married his second wife in 1888, a very young Agnata Frances Ramsay who in 1887 attained the highest marks in the Classical Tripos at Cambridge. His son was the historian Sir James Butler. A talented and versatile Latinist, Butler achieved fame as one of the most adept British composers of Latin (and Greek) verse in the 19th and 20th centuries. Similarly to his father he served as headmaster of Harrow (1859 to 1885). He was then appointed Dean of Gloucester Cathedral in 1885 and was also Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1886 to 1918, Vice Chancellor of the University, 1889–1890. He influenced many young people, including Stanley Baldwin (Prime Minister); Lord Davidson (Archbishop of Canterbury); Galsworthy of the Forsyte Saga; 10 bishops; 17 judges; 4 viceroys; 12 governors; 12 ambassadors; 33 privy councillors; and 64 generals.
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Ginn and Company, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 10.5 inches by 7.75 inches. 24 pages. Color illustrations on covers. Illustrations (some in color). Map. Musical Score. Questions. For Further Reading. This is one of the Ginn Studies in Canadian History. The section titles are: Hot Stuff, The recruit, The colorful cloathing, Day by day, Punishment, The weapons of war, On His Majesty's Service, and Hot Stuff indeed!
Poole, New Orchard Editions, 1986. Reprint edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, 184 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix: Chronological Tables of North-West Frontier Campaigns, Campaign Medals and Battle Honours. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. Ink notation on page 182. Michael John Barthorp (died 5 January 2018, aged 90 years) was a British historian and writer, specializing in military history and military uniforms. Barthorp attended Wellington College until the end of World War II. In September 1945, he joined the Rifle Brigade under Universal Conscription and was demobilized in 1958. After some time with the Royal Hampshire Territorials, he exchanged for a regular commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment in which his family had served for three generations. Major Barthorp retired from service in 1968 to become a military historian and writer. He was a member of the Victorian Military Society, and has contributed to their magazine Soldiers of the Queen.
London: The Bodley Head, 1986. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xii, 456,  pages. Frontispiece. Map. Note on Editorial Methods. Notes. Appendix 1 Biographical Notes. Appendix 2 Serving officers not previously mentioned, sending letters or telegrams of support to the Gough brothers. Appendix 3 The Irish Command in March 1914. Bibliography. Index. Some page discoloration noted. Published for the Army Records Society; Publications of the Army Records Society, Vol. 2. Ian Beckett is Professor of Military History at the University of Kent. Former positions include Professor of History at University College Northampton, Senior Lecturer at Sandhurst, Professor of Modern History at the University of Luton, and Major-General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Professor of Military Theory at the US Marine Corps University in Virginia. He is also Chairman of the Army Records Society. Other publications include 'The Oxford History of the British Army' and 'The Great War 1914-1918'. For the National Archives, he wrote the highly-regarded 'The First World War: The Essential Guide to Sources in the UK National Archives'.
London: Vallentine, Mitchell & Co. Ltd., 1966. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 200 pages. DJ has some wear, tears and soiling. Includes Preface, Part One--Sapper and Staff Officer 1886--1922; Part Two--Engineer of the Jewish National Home--1922-1939; Part Three--Chief Engineer, 1939--1943. Also includes Epilogue, Index, and 11 black and white illustrations. Typographical error on List of Illustrations: "Much of the supply transport was primitive" is facing page 31 and not 33. Norman de Mattos Bentwich OBE MC (28 February 1883 – 8 April 1971) was a British barrister and legal academic. He was the British-appointed attorney-general of Mandatory Palestine and a lifelong Zionist. Bentwich was a delegate at the annual Zionist Congresses from 1907 to 1912. He paid his first visit to Palestine in 1908. He was commissioned in the Egyptian Camel Transport Corps on 1 January 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross and, in 1919, received the OBE. In November 1929, Bentwich was shot by a 17-year-old Arab employee of the Palestine Police. His assailant was sentenced to 15 years, despite Bentwich personally advocating for him. On the outbreak of the Second World War, Brigadier Frederick Kisch, C.B. C.B.E. D.S.O. rejoined the forces in Egypt, later becoming Chief Engineer of the Eighth Army, a position he occupied when he was killed in action in Tunisia in 1943. The account of these two highly contrasting careers is of great interest, especially in terms of the Middle East. This book gives valuable insights into the establishment of the State of Israel, as well as describing little-known aspects of the First World War and of the North African campaign in the Second.
New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 256 pages. Illustrated endpaper, with some discoloration (newspaper cllipping). Illustrations. A Chronology of His Life. Index. Ink notation inside rear board. DJ has some wear and soiling. Geoffrey Bocca (1924-1983) was an English novelist and historian who resided for many years in the United States. Mr. Bocca worked for a London newspaper before writing books full time. He was a writer-in-residence at several American universities. Bocca wrote several biographies including studies of Winston Churchill, Harry Oakes and Diosdado Macapagal, and covered subjects as diverse as the French Riviera and the assassination of John F. Kennedy in his non-fiction. Bocca wrote two royal biographies on Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, and Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He also wrote a series of Nazi themed novels featuring Commander Amanda Nightingale, an English spy.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. Third Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. vii, , 337,  pages. Three illustrations. Footnote. Front board weak. Shaken. Fep separated by present. Rep is fragile and partially separated. Cover worn and soiled. Decorative front cover. Ex-Wilbur Huntington Proctor private library. Some of the usual library markings. Proctor served in the Civil War as a musician in Company G of the 70th New York Infantry Regiment, Company K of the 86th New York Infantry Regiment, and the 14th Infantry Regiment and later in Idaho territory. He was discharged from military service in 1868 and in 1912 had certification for his military pension. Demetrius Charles De Kavanagh Boulger (14 July 1853 – 15 December 1928) was a British author. Beginning in 1876, Boulger contributed to the important British journals on questions concerning India, China, Egypt and Turkey and Congo. With Sir Lepel Griffin he founded in 1885 the Asiatic Quarterly Review and edited it during the first four and one-half years of its publication.
London: Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 224 pages. Note: Typographical error in Table of Contents, chapter 11 starts at page 127 in text, not 107 as listed. Very slightly cocked. Minor page discoloration. Illustrations. Preface. Introduction. Chapters on: Formation, Dress, Recruiting, Character and Discipline, Religion and Sobriety, Mutinies, Pipes and Pipers, Ships and Shipwrecks, Medical and Surgical, Second Sight, Wives and Camp Followers, Remarkable Characters, Exceptional Battles, In North America, In the Near and Far Eat, and In Europe, Portugal and Spain. Appendix A. The Cardwell Reforms and Effects. Appendix B. The Highland Regiments. Appendix C. The Fencible Regiments. Bibliography. Index. DJ is price clipped and has some wear and soiling. Michael Brander was born in Edinburgh and educated in London and Cambridge. He served with the 10th Royal Hussars in North Africa and Italy, was wounded in 1944 and invalided, greeting VE day on his 21st birthday minus quadriceps. By riding he learned to walk again, returned to Cambridge and completed an MA in history, read for the bar (Middle Temple), worked briefly in the City of London before setting up his own company and stud farm in 1951, making and schooling horses. In 1955 he wrote his first book -- on dog training -- and turned to full-time writing. His works include biography, military and social history, travel and guide books.