Quills Ltd., Liverpool, 1st ed., 1920. 251 pp., + a similar number of photo-ills., & some ills. Full black, morocco ; gilt armorial & title to front cover ; 31 x 25cm. Some typical light marking & fading to covers + rubbing to corners & ends o/w V.G. This rare and superbly produced volume of Commissioned Officers serves as a memorial to, predominantly, the soldiers but also to some sailors and airmen of Liverpool and surrounding areas, such as Wirral, who died in the Great War. A number of them naturally served with The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) whilst others ended up joining a host of other famous British regiments with a few even finding themselves abroad, stretching as far afield as Australian Imperial Forces and also New Zealand Forces. Arranged alphabetically, the majority of entries take up a full page of this large format publication with a smaller number taking up either more or just half a page. Each entry is accompanied by a portrait, most commonly a photograph and the detailed description generally includes something about the entrant’s background, education, war service, death and character. This volume states on the title page that it is Part 1. Commissioned Officers however only one copy of this volume is listed on COPAC, with the Imperial War Museum, and there is no record of any other parts on COPAC so it is unlikely they were ever published. A very special collector’s item bound in full morocco with gilt armorial and title to the front. RARE.