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Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Field Marshal Bernard Law ~ The Memoirs Of Field-Marshall The Viscount Montgomery Of Alamein, K.G. : Signed In The Year Of Publication By the Author : Association Copy : With 4 Christmas Cards All Signed By Viscount Montgomery To The Same Recipients
Collins, London : 1958
The First UK Printing published by Collins, London in 1958. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition . Original maroon cloth with gilt titling to the spine. Light pushing at the spine tips. Bumping to the upper front corner. Pink top-stain lightly faded with mild toning to the text-block. A moderate crease to the upper corner of all pages. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edge-wear with two small closed tears to the upper front spine fold and corner. Light rubbing in places. A small personal number library sticker to the lower spine. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been inscribed (in the year of publication) by the author to the front blank end-paper : ' To Virginia and Ashley, with admiration and affectionate regards, from Montgomery of Alamein, Nov 1958'. The recipients were Sir Ashley Clarke and his wife Virginia Bell. Sir Henry Ashley Clarke GCMG GCVO FSA was a British diplomat who was et al. the UK ambassador to Italy. Later he was chairman of the 'Venice in Peril Fund' (Wiki). Accompanying this book are FOUR Christmas cards addressed to the same recipients dated from 1960-67. All Four cards have been signed by 'Montgomery of Alamein' and each has a B/W photograph of Montgomery. Montgomery is best known for his command of the British Eighth Army from August 1942, through the Second Battle of El Alamein and on to the final Allied victory in Tunisia in May 1943. Following the Allied victory, he served as NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe until his retirement in 1958. This detailed autobiography covers his childhood, his wartime campaigns, and the his post-war years. A highly collectible title with such attributes and signed ephemera.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good++