1941 Khaki and Gown An Autobiography
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition of this work, printed in 1941.
The compelling autobiography of Field Marshal William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood (1865-1951). Lord Birdwood was a British Army Officer who served in the First World War and the Second Boer War. He later went on to be general officer of the Northern Army in India in 1920 and Commander-in-Chief in India in 1925.
With a foreword by Winston Churchill.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, four colour folding maps, one colour map, and fifteen monochrome plates.
Containing a previous owner's pencil inscription to the front free-endpaper, dated 1941.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, smart, with some shelf wear and a few light marks to the boards. Some bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. A small closed tear to the tail of the spine. Containing a previous owner's pencil inscription to the front free-endpaper, dated 1941. Internally, front hinge is tender. A few light spots to the fore-edge and first and last few pages, as well as the odd spot throughout, otherwise pages are bright and clean.
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