THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS;. The Gordon Highlanders, Rev. P. D. Thomson.


being a Short Record of the Services of the Regiment. Foreword to original issue by Colonel Ian Hamilton, short preface by Colonel Commandant S. G. Craufurd. Pp. [viii]+172+[12](appendices, last colophon), printed in green, 7 colour plates; demy 16mo; white cloth, upper board with insignia and lettering within a tartan border, the boards spotted and browned, edges lightly bruised; free endpapers lightly offset; Swiss & Co., Devonport, 1921. Fourth impression. White p. 121; Sutcliffe 1/p. 394. *From the library of Sydney bibliophile David Levine, with his Militaria book label on upper pastedown. First published 1916. With loosely inserted autograph letter from the author, dated 15th Augt., 1926, addressed to a Gordon Highlander (A. R. C. Cross), offering to send a copy of the latest edition of 'the little book [which] is out of print' if he can find one. Thomson comments about his service, suggesting that the only time they 'could have come across each other was in July 1916, when the two Regular Battns. bivouacked together on the moor at Carnoy, just before both went into action on the Somme front at Mamitz [sic] [Mametz] and Delville Wood. . . .'. Together with the front panel of the original envelope, addressed and inscribed, without signature, by the author. Item #152519

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