The Fifth Army Signed by General Sir Hubert Gough WW1 1st / 1st 1931
London: Hodder & Stoughton (1931). First UK edition with the rare dust wrapper. The wrapper has fading to the front panel and spine but is complete and hasn’t been price clipped. The book has a large scrape mark along the bottom of the spine and some wear to the edges. The pages are very clean with no foxing or spotting. There are no other previous owner’s marks.
This biography from General Gough of The Fifth Army is scarce as he has written a long inscription to the front free end paper to Tommy Pitman. This is Major General T.T. Pitman, who he thanks in his preface. In his warm inscription he says “Tommy Pitman who having played his own great past in the recent events recorded in these pages...”