Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.
3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.
(THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT.)

3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.

Availability: In stock

Published: Aldershot Gale & Polden, 1905

Stock Code: 81935

£875
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

An exceptionally handsomely-presented album produced for Lt.-Col. E.A. D'Arcy Thomas on leaving command of the battalion. Inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "To Colonel E.A. D'A. Thomas from his Adjutant A.S. Nesbitt (April 1904 to April 1907)." Fine selection of well-captioned group portraits - the officers in dress, and in service uniform, but also in mufti, seated with no regard to rank, Thomas being at the end of the front, seated, row - sergeants, corporals, band, drums &c; also the cricket XI, "Winners Aldershot Army Corps Competition, 1905, Captain Lt. Col. D'Arcy Thomas"; three shooting teams, the Battalion Shooting Eight, "Winners Queen Victoria Cup for the 3rd Year in succession", the Officers Shooting Team, "Winner Officers Challenge Cup", and H Company, the Evelyn Wood Team, winners of the Evelyn Wood Competition - a marching and shooting challenge designed to text musketry under "attack" conditions; a march past at a review for King Alphonso XIII of Spain; the Machine Gun Team; the colours and the officers' mess. A previous owner has loosely inserted detailed notes on the subsequent careers of the officers of the battalion, also a clipped article on D'Arcy Thomas from the regimental magazine, published 1950, titled "A Beloved Martinet". In it it is explained how this "most forceful, generous and loveable character" took over the battalion in Tipperary in 1903 when it was "a very young one with hundreds of recruits who had never fired a rifle and was determined to get them trained to the very high standard which he always set". Bringing in Lt.-Col. Whitty, pictured four times in officer and shooting team groups, "who combined to a remarkable degree a record as a marksman second to none with an outstanding 'flair' as a coach" making the battalion "undoubtedly the best shooting battalion in the British Army at that period." A nicely provenanced album, superbly bound and with some genuinely unusual, and well-composed images.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Landscape folio (264 x 334 mm) Dark green morocco over bevelled boards by Gale & Polden, four double bands to the spine, title as above gilt to the upper board, three white buckram on-lay flashes at the top inner, and lower fore-corner of the upper board, together with a large central on-laud white linen escutcheon with the regimental crest, gilt, all edges gilt, reeded roll in blind to the turn-ins, white moiré effect endpapers

Illustrations

16 large format original photographs (200 x 284 mm) mounted on linen-hinged heavy card leaves, calligraphically captioned in an elegant art nouveau script.

Condition

A little sunned on the spine and upper board, light rubbing, some foxing on the mounts, minor marginal oxidation to the first image - The Officer's Mess - but otherwise all the images clean and sharp, otherwise very good.

Delivery

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200. View Full Details

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo