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An Autobiography


First English Edition

By: Field-Marshal Lord Birdwood [Foreword by Winston S. Churchill]

Ward, Lock, and Co., Limited, [London]

Biblio: (Cohen B75) (Woods B36)

8vo (456 pages, illustrated with 16 leaves of plates and 5 maps - 4 folding)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Dark navy blue cloth]

Item Number: 11063


By the Commander-in-Chief of the army in India and leader of the Anzac troops at Gallipoli, this First English edition copy has been signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “With every kind wish for many years to come. Birdwood of Anzac F.M. Jan ’42.”.

This is a very good copy, in an unclipped dust jacket that is bright and unfaded, but chipped, with 3/4-inch loss at head of spine head of the spine, intruding on the second “K” in Khaki. The endpaper also bears an inked name, dated 6/1/42, of the owner, who was apparently a member of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. The contents are fine.