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Black Maria
4 hours ago, Dust Jacket Collector said:

Coincidentally I’ve just bought one of the nicest memorial volumes I’ve ever come across - Letters to Edward : Albert Edward George Arnold Keppel of the 2nd Batt., The Rifle Brigade, the youngest son of the Earl of Albemarle. Not in Donovan and I can’t find it listed anywhere. Lots of letters from the front & signed by his mother, Lady Albemarle. By one of those spooky coincidences, I was reading it and noticed some of the letters mentioned the family seat, Quidenham Hall in Norfolk. My wife was watching one of those Michael Portillo train journeys : I look up and where is he - Quidenham Hall, now a Carmelite nunnery. Clearly I was meant to have it!

That is a strange coincidence , sounds like a very interesting book and it's always extra nice when you know it's a rarity . 

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7 hours ago, Dust Jacket Collector said:

Coincidentally I’ve just bought one of the nicest memorial volumes I’ve ever come across - Letters to Edward : Albert Edward George Arnold Keppel of the 2nd Batt., The Rifle Brigade, the youngest son of the Earl of Albemarle. Not in Donovan and I can’t find it listed anywhere. Lots of letters from the front & signed by his mother, Lady Albemarle. 

There is a similar sounding book on eBay listed as 

 

1919 Life Of Lieutenant Edward Keppel rare Private Press war book England WW1

 

Albert Edward George Arnold Keppel,

Lieutenant 2nd Battallion, The Rifle Brigade

Letters and Correspondence relating to his short life and his death in action collected by his father and mother 1918

Printed for Private Circulation by A.L. Humphreys, 187 Piccadilly, London 1919.    Very Good+ 4to hardcover in what appears to be a re-binding. .. (Lieutenant The Hon. ALBERT EDWARD KEPPEL Mentioned in Despatches 2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade who died age 19 on 31 July 1917.)  202pp, illus.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1919-LIFE-OF-LIEUTENANT-EDWARD-KEPPEL-rare-Private-Press-war-book-England-/293357577103

 

Cheers

Maureen

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Dust Jacket Collector
5 hours ago, Maureene said:

There is a similar sounding book on eBay listed as 

 

1919 Life Of Lieutenant Edward Keppel rare Private Press war book England WW1

 

Albert Edward George Arnold Keppel,

Lieutenant 2nd Battallion, The Rifle Brigade

Letters and Correspondence relating to his short life and his death in action collected by his father and mother 1918

Printed for Private Circulation by A.L. Humphreys, 187 Piccadilly, London 1919.    Very Good+ 4to hardcover in what appears to be a re-binding. .. (Lieutenant The Hon. ALBERT EDWARD KEPPEL Mentioned in Despatches 2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade who died age 19 on 31 July 1917.)  202pp, illus.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1919-LIFE-OF-LIEUTENANT-EDWARD-KEPPEL-rare-Private-Press-war-book-England-/293357577103

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

 

That’s an even stranger coincidence. There doesn’t seem to be a copy on any of the library sites and yet two turn up in a week.

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stiletto_33853

Well that makes three that we know of then as I have a copy.

 

Andy

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Dust Jacket Collector
12 minutes ago, stiletto_33853 said:

Well that makes three that we know of then as I have a copy.

 

Andy

And yet it doesn’t appear in Tom Donovan’s bibliography or the British Library or even the Imperial War Museum - or any other library come to that. So I reckon it’s either as rare as the proverbial teeth or common as could be!

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stiletto_33853

Never seen a copy before I purchased my copy and it had been on my want list for some years. Also does not appear in Michael Haines  "A Critical Biography"

 

Andy

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barkalotloudly

from New Zealand "A new Zealanders diary" Gallipoli and France 1915-1917 by E P Williams Canterbury regiment privately printed 1920 ?  a substantial book of 273 pages printed on art paper very scarce never seen it  before {mentioned in T D `S book of memorial volumes }

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Dust Jacket Collector

Sounds interesting. Not come across that one before. I find I now have 130 of these memorials. I may have to buy another bookcase.

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David Filsell

There is a great publishing opportunity for one bold and brave. I suspect all the books mentioned Steven out of copyright!

best regards

david

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barkalotloudly
12 hours ago, Dust Jacket Collector said:

Sounds interesting. Not come across that one before. I find I now have 130 of these memorials. I may have to buy another bookcase.

yes what interested me was the fact that it consists entirely of his servive at G

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Just now, barkalotloudly said:

yes what interested me was the fact that it consists entirely of his diary of  service at G

Service at Gallipoli and in France up to 1917 {the date of his death }

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3 hours ago, barkalotloudly said:

Service at Gallipoli and in France up to 1917 {the date of his death }

That's what puts me off memorial volumes ( apart from the price ) they're so hit and miss as to whether they contain much about the person's war experiences or not .

 

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barkalotloudly

yes i have being bitten by that one!

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Dust Jacket Collector

That’s where Tom’s bibliography comes in handy. He tells you how much of the book is War related.

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22 minutes ago, barkalotloudly said:

yes i have being bitten by that one!

The last one i bought that was a bit of a disappointment was ' A Royal Sussex Hero' , i did try and google it and there did appear to be extracts on-line

which appeared to suggest it contained quite a bit about experiences in the early months of the war ( he was killed on 31st Dec 1914 ) but unfortunately

it didn't .

20 minutes ago, Dust Jacket Collector said:

That’s where Tom’s bibliography comes in handy. He tells you how much of the book is War related.

That is a useful book to have , my own method of deciding is ' if it's cheap buy it ' then at least if it doesn't contain much WW1 info i haven't lost too much .

Anyway i suppose they are a snapshot of an era that will never return and a quite poignant reminder of the sacrifice of so many young lives we could ill afford

to lose .

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