WILLCOCKS, Sir James.

With the Indians in France.

London: Constable and Company Ltd. 1920 Stock Code: 140693
£750.00

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Notes

First and only contemporary edition, well-represented institutionally but extremely uncommon on the market, particularly so in the jacket. Command of the Indian Corps was to be the pinnacle of a starry career that had seemed destined to culminate as Commander-in-Chief India had not a clash with Haig intervened. "It has been impossible to write a book of this kind without entering into personal matters, but so intimately connected is a Commander of Indian troops with the whole being of his officers and men, that the doings of the one cannot be separated from the other... but putting this aside, so erroneous are many of the opinions and so ill-natured have been some of the criticisms of the part taken by the Indian Corps in Flanders, that it has been impracticable to avoid writing strongly when I considered it necessary, and I have not hesitated to do so" (Introduction).

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine with gilt rules head and tail continued in blind across both boards. With the pale orange typographical dust jacket.

Illustrations

4 folding maps, 2 sketch maps to the text, double-page facsimile of "Summary of News in Persian and Hindi character".

Condition

Spine a touch sunned through the jacket, free endpapers differentially browned, scatter of foxing to the fore-edge, the jacket a little tanned on the spine and front panel, and overall mildly rubbed with a few tiny splits, a very good copy indeed.

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