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  • The Book of William. With apologies to Edward Lear, author of the 'Book of Nonsense' by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    The Book of William. With apologies to Edward Lear, author of the 'Book of Nonsense'

    London: Frederick Warne & Co. First edition. Colour illustrated boards. Unpaginated. Undated, but circa 1914. Parody of Edward Lear's The Book of Nonsense; this directly lampooning Kaiser Wilhelm II. Title plus 21 b/w plates with tongue-in-cheek variations on his verse. The right hand pages printed only. Spine has been neatly reinforced, and covers are rubbed with small losses to corners. Inside pages are toned but otherwise good. Scarce. 44 pages. 185 x 250 mm (7¼ x 9¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3058
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  • With author's inscription.
    The Devil to Pay by BABINGTON, Anthony.
    BABINGTON, Anthony.
    The Devil to Pay The Mutiny of the Connaught Rangers, India, July 1920.

    London: Leo Cooper: 1991. First edition. Black cloth with original dust wrapper. Author's gift inscription to the front end paper and signature to the title page. The Mutiny of the 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers in 1920 was a direct response to the brutalities being inflicted on the Irish by the Black & Tans in the period immediately before Irish Independence. This account also covers the other events leading up to the establishment of the Free State.

    Condition: Wrapper is clean and tidy, with a touch of marking only. Now covered in archival film. The book itself is clean and tidy with a touch of darkening to the edges only. Overall a very nice copy.

    Book ID: 1843
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  • Un pékin sur le front by SEM
    SEM
    Un pékin sur le front

    Paris: Éditions Pierre Lafitte, 1917. First edition. Has been rebound in brown cloth, with gilt stamped title to spine. Original paper from spine, laid in to inside front board. Fully illustrated with 150 b/w drawings. No dust jacket. Rough cut pages are aged / toned, but overall in a good to very good condition. 247 pages. 210 x 160 mm (8¼ x 6¼ inches). The ten articles collected here were originally published in the French newspaper 'Le Journal', when SEM worked as their war correspondent during WW1. SEM's real name was Georges Goursat (1863 - 1934). Première édition. A été relié en toile brune, avec titre estampé doré au dos. Papier d'origine du dos, collé à l'intérieur du premier…

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    Paris: Éditions Pierre Lafitte, 1917. First edition. Has been rebound in brown cloth, with gilt stamped title to spine. Original paper from spine, laid in to inside front board. Fully illustrated with 150 b/w drawings. No dust jacket. Rough cut pages are aged / toned, but overall in a good to very good condition. 247 pages. 210 x 160 mm (8¼ x 6¼ inches). The ten articles collected here were originally published in the French newspaper 'Le Journal', when SEM worked as their war correspondent during WW1. SEM's real name was Georges Goursat (1863 - 1934). Première édition. A été relié en toile brune, avec titre estampé doré au dos. Papier d'origine du dos, collé à l'intérieur du premier plat. Entièrement illustré de 150 dessins n/b. Pas de jaquette. Les pages brutes sont vieillies / teintées, mais dans l'ensemble dans un bon à très bon état. 247 pages. 210 x 160 mm (8¼ x 6¼ pouces). Les dix articles rassemblés ici ont été initialement publiés dans le journal français « Le Journal », lorsque le SEM travaillait comme correspondant de guerre pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. Le vrai nom de SEM était Georges Goursat (1863 - 1934).

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    Book ID: 2531
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  • Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch by KELLY, Frederick George.
    KELLY, Frederick George.
    Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch

    London: Court Circular, 1860. Two volumes of bound issues of this newsheet. Folio. 3/4 brown leather with buckram boards. Vol. 1 contains issues 21-52. (March 17th 1860 - October 20th 1860) Vol. 2 contains issues 79-104 (April 27th 1861 - October 19th 1981). There are also a number of "supplements" to the gazette. A total of 56 issues. In Vol. 1 Each is separately paginated, generally 16 pages long. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, but all seem to be present. Vol. 2 is numbered 417-836 pp. Initially entitled the "Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch" From August 25th 1860, the name was shortened to "Volunteer Service Gazette."
    370 by 260mm (14½ by 10¼ inches). Volunteer Services & Forces…

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    London: Court Circular, 1860. Two volumes of bound issues of this newsheet. Folio. 3/4 brown leather with buckram boards. Vol. 1 contains issues 21-52. (March 17th 1860 - October 20th 1860) Vol. 2 contains issues 79-104 (April 27th 1861 - October 19th 1981). There are also a number of "supplements" to the gazette. A total of 56 issues. In Vol. 1 Each is separately paginated, generally 16 pages long. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, but all seem to be present. Vol. 2 is numbered 417-836 pp. Initially entitled the "Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch" From August 25th 1860, the name was shortened to "Volunteer Service Gazette."
    370 by 260mm (14½ by 10¼ inches). Volunteer Services & Forces Newspapers were aimed at the volunteer services and regular army and navy, and flourished in the nineteenth century. In 1859 a new corps of volunteers was formed to supplement both the militia and the regular army in case of invasion. These rifle brigades attracted members from those able to afford to purchase their own uniform and rifle, which could amount to £8 -12. Newspaper proprietors responded to this wave of patriotism by creating newspapers to disseminate news of the military and the volunteer forces. Issues of the Volunteer Service Gazette carried reports on the various volunteer units, including descriptions of their uniforms and the progress of their drill and weapons training.

    These papers also included news of the movements and engagements of the regular army and navy. The posting of officers and the movement of troops are treated in great detail. These papers will tell you where a regiment was on a given date, at home or abroad. There were also an increasing number of advertisements for rifles, apparel and equipment as time went on.

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    Condition: The boards are somewhat rubbed and have lost much surface sheen. The leather is a little rubbed but in good condition. The binding is tight. Darkening to the pages of both volumes. Scattered worm holes to both volumes. These are worse to the front of vol. 1.

    Book ID: 2600
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