Minor spotting to text-block extremities, ink name to front free endpaper; original cloth, superficial wear to fore-corners; dust-jacket edge wear and some loss to spine ends and corners, some light dust-soiling.
Greaves (General Sir George Richards) Memoirs…
Written by himself. Foreword by Field-Marshal Earl Haig.
London, John Murray, 1924
First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 15/-.
A scarce work in the original dust-jacket; an impressive autobiographical study by a man of equally impressive military standing, with a career spanning almost 35 years and seeing action in India, Africa and Sudan, as well as service in New Zealand and Cyprus. The foreword is by Field-Marshal Douglas Haig, a divisive figure in military history, garnering the unfavourable, and possibly unfair, moniker ‘The Butcher of the Somme’ for his strategic role in WW1.