The 47th (London) Division 1914-1919
MAUDE (ed.), Alan H.
BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY
Published: Amalgamated Press, 1922
Stock code: 42256
8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 73 plates on 49, 11 illustrations (6 full-page) in the text, a folding map coloured in outline, and 10 large folding maps on japon bound in at end (all maps present but loose), free endpapers lightly browned; original red cloth, upper board with double frame border enclosing divisional emblem all in gilt, gilt back, backstrip moderately sunned (but all lettering entirely legible), case a trifle shaken else a very good, bright, clean copy.
Loosely inserted is an original photographic postcard, postmarked 1918, depicting 6th Essex leading at Suvla Bay. One of the most detailed WWI British divisional histories, well illustrated with both photographs and maps. 'Those who served for any length of time in France will recall that the 47th Division always ranked very high among British troops' (Falls). The 47th was the first Territorial division to be engaged as a formation on the Western Front; it served at Festubert, Loos, the Somme, Messines, Cambrai and in the fiercest actions of 1918. Enser, p.61; Falls, p.118.