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Holt, Tonie & Valmai

The Life, the Works and the Collectables of Bruce Bairnsfather, portrait frontispiece and very numerous b&w illustrations from Bairnsfather’s art-work, reproductions of contemporary documents and photographs of persons mentioned in the text, index, 255 pp (with illustrated catalogue of collectables on pp 209-255), red boards in d/w, slight browning to endpapers and to closed edges of pages, otherwise in very good condition, Milestone Publications (Horndean, Hampshire) 1985

25.2 x 19.7 cm, 1000g, ISBN 0 90385 265 9

The book’s title is a reference to Bairnsfather’s most famous World War One cartoon – see the reproduction below.  The character on the front of the dustwrapper is his character ‘Old Bill’.

See the description below from the dustwrapper flap, and the rear of the dustwrapper.

The rights to the book were acquired by Pen & Sword Military, who reprinted the book, but only in paperback, in 2014.  It is still available from the publisher at £19.49.

Packing the book for the post would take it over the magic kilogramme – this means it would cost a great deal to send abroad.  If you are outside the U.K. and are thinking about buying it, please email us first on and we will quote a price for postage.

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