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CAVE (T.S), Col.: History of the First Volunteer Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1859 to 1889. With Appendix containing Notes and Illustrations in reference to the Corps from 1890 to 1903. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY ON LARGE PAPER , Simpkin & Co., 1905

Roy. 4to., First Edition, Large Paper, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 32 plates and numerous photographs in the text; ivory half buckram, red cloth boards, upper board ruled and blocked in gilt with regimental crest, gilt back, uncut, marbled endpapers, backstrip very lightly browned (but all gilt entirely legible), a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO [MAJOR-]GENERAL SIR GEORGE JEFFREYS WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON HALF-TITLE. Major-General Sir George Jeffreys (1878-1960) was commissioned in the Grenadier Guards in 1897. He served at the Nile, in the Second Boer War and extensively throughout WWI. Mentioned in despatches several times, he commanded 2Bn in 1915, subsequently 58th Brigade, 57th Brigade, and finally 1st (Guards) Brigade in 1916. In 1917 he was appointed GOC 19th Division. Post-war he served as GOC Light Division British Army of the Rhine and as GOCiC of Southern Command in India before his retirement in 1938. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Jeffreys in 1952. His association with the present work stems from his position as Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Hampshire, Chairman of the Hampshire Territorial Army Association and a decade or so as MP for Petersfield. A NOTABLE ASSOCIATION COPY. LARGE PAPER COPIES ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE. Sutcliffe, p.225; White, p.189. (Book ref. 18827 )  £ 186.00

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