Woodham-Smith (Cecil) The Reason Why, 8vo, cloth, illus., first edition 1953; with two letters from the Author-- one in his own hand to John Colville dated 11.2.54 regarding NCO’s and Officers; the other, typed and signed, is addressed to Colville at 10 Downing Street, expressing Woodham-Smith's pleasure that Winston Churchill had shown interest in the book (Colville was Churchill’s Private Secretary) and is an extensive description of Crimean War cavalry.
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Auction: The Fine Books Auction, 29th Nov, 2022
An Auction of fine Antiquarian and Modern Collectable Books featuring the Jim Hedley Collection of North East England & The Scottish Borders’ Local History part three; an important selection of books by Northumbrian naturalist, sportsman and conservationist Abel Chapman including his own personal, and other signed presentation copies of his best-known titles, as well as personal photographs and ephemera; a single-owner collection of Mountaineering and Travel books; a collection of signed-edition Dennis Wheatley novels; Equestrian and other Sports; Natural History; Atlases & Maps; Biography; Fiction and other rarities.
Fri 25/11/22 10am-4.30pm
Sat 26/11/22 10am-12.30pm
Mon 28/11/22 10am-2pm
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