British Roll of Honour of the Empire’s Heroes.
Seller ID: 2079C
Published, probably as one of a series, for private circulation [Queenhithe], c. 1919, unpaginated but c. 400 pp. Large quarto (31 cm) in white cloth over purple, gilt titles and decorations, a.e.g. Dozens of biographical sketches accompanied by a portrait photograph of about 200 British officers (they were all officers) killed in World War I and made available to their families at five pounds each. ‘British’ here includes New Zealanders, Australians, and Canadians. The final page is a decorative printed frame suitable for a full-size portrait of the soldier whose sacrifice is memorialized, in this instance Lt. C. C. Temple, Second Canadian Mounted Rifles, killed 2nd October 1916. Lengthy inscription by Lt. Temple’s father on the front endpaper, title page; enclosed is a note of condolence from Temple’s former teacher, now principal, at Upper Canada College. White cloth still a bit smudged (it cleaned up nicely, though), one hinge starting, endpaper creased. Very Good. Apparently quite scarce, held in nine libraries worldwide.
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