Our shop is located on James Street in the beautiful old Georgian part of Westport between the tree-lined Mall and the Octagon, one of the town’s well known landmarks.

Our shop is located on James Street in the beautiful old Georgian part of Westport between the tree-lined Mall and the Octagon, one of the town’s well known landmarks.


West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

ANON. The Lead-Swinger.

ANON. The Lead-Swinger.

ANON. The Lead-Swinger. The Bivouac Journal of the 1/3 Riding Field Ambulance. [First Edition]. Volume 1: No. 1-6 incl. Special Christmas Edition 1915 plus Supplement. No publishing information. 1915. 26 x 18 cm. (6), 16, 19, 29, 32, 32, 52, 12. Illustrated with B&W drawings and sketches. Quarter cloth over paper covered decorated boards. Good condition. Binding seriously rubbed and bumped. Shaky. Free end papers appear to be missing. A few pages coming lose and some closed tears. Generally bright and clean. A good reading copy, which would benefit from rebinding.

From the Preface: ‘The original copies of this trench journal were published in manuscript by officers, N.C.O.s and men of the 1/3 West Riding Field Ambulance during the months of September to December 1915, on the Western Front of the War. The articles were written and the sketches drawn in the trenches, the dressing station or the field hospital…
Much of the matter is of purely local interest and will not be understood by outside readers; but we hope a fair proportion of its contents will amuse them, and at least bring home to them the fact that the boys out here are confident of a final victory, and are by no means downhearted. The Editor.

Our price: EUR 60,-- 

ANON. The Lead-Swinger.
ANON. The Lead-Swinger.
ANON. The Lead-Swinger.
ANON. The Lead-Swinger.

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