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- 1939 - 1945 the Runnymede Memorial to Airmen Who Have No Known Grave

Softback. A good copy in paper covers. Some creasing to covers and pages. 20 pages of text. Map. Plan. 10 photographs.
Published : Imperial War Graves Commission, London 1953, First Edition
£10.00

- 603 City of Edinburgh Fighter Squadron : A Record of Some of Its Achievemants

Softback. Nd. 1943? A good plus copy. Corners a little creased. 63 pages. Numerous illustrations. Includes chapters on the Forth raid of 16th October, 1939, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of Malta etc. Also has a nominal roll of the squadron as at 3rd Septemebr 1939. Published in aid of the squadron's benevolent fund.
Published : Printed By Pillans and Wilson, Edinburgh,
£20.00

- A Bank in Battledress Being the Story of Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas) During the Second World War 1939-45

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a chip on the lower panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,212. Illustrations. Map end-papers. Lists all staff who enlisted for active service and includes a Roll of Honour and details of Honours and Awards.
Published : Published for Private Circulation 1948, First Edition
£10.00

- A Short History of the Seventh Queen's Own Hussars from 1689 to 1932

A very good copy in black card covers lettered in yellow. Moderate end-paper foxing. Pp.[xiv],58. Frontispiece and eight illustrations.
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1932, First Edition
£30.00

- Active Service Record: Members of the Society of Writers to His Majesty's Signet and Apprentices 1939-1945

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. 48 pages. Contains details of 221 Writers to the Signet (a society of Scottish lawyers) and their apprentices who saw active service during the Second World War. Gives their home address and details of their military career.
Published : Privately Printed By T & A Constable Ltd., Edinburgh 1948, First Edition
£20.00

- Armes Anciennes Collection Charles Draeger

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a few small edge tears. 105 plates, mainly in colour. Plates are mainly of pistols, flintlocks, revolvers etc. Text in English. The catalogue of a sale held in Monaco.
Published : Sotheby's 1987,
£25.00

- Army Regulations India 1913 Dress

Nd. c. 1990? a fine copy. Paperback. 96pp. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1913 edition.
Published : Naval & Military Press, Reprint
£7.00

- Australians in the Korean War - 50 Years on

Softback. A very good copy in green card covers. Ownership inscription (of a Korean veteran?) and a little writing on title page. 151 pages. 57 photographs. 4 maps. 1 painting. This is the record of the proceedinga at a seminar held at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne on 8th April, 2000.
Published : The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria, Melbourne 2001,
£20.00

- Battle-Fields of the Marne 1914

A very good copy in linen boards lettered in dark brown. Stamped "Complimentary Copy." No ownership inscription or other marking. 264 pages. Numerous illustrations and maps. A volume in the series of "Illustrated Michelin Guides to the Battle-Fields."
Published : Michelin, London 1919,
£11.00

- Belgium-The Official Account Of What Happened 1939-1940

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a stamp(of the selling shop?) on the upper panel. 110pp. 4 illus. 5 folding maps. Published for The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, probably in 1941. This is the official record of the invasion of Belgium and includes all the important documents.
Published : Evans Brothers, London, First Edition
£5.00

- Britain's Homage to 28,000 American Dead

4to. A good copy in blue covers lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.xi,69. Illustrated. The story of the creation of the American Memorial Chapel in St. Paul's Cathedral together with an introductory account of the war-time life of the American soldier in Britain.
Published : The Times, London 1952, Second Impression
£15.00

- British Minor Expeditions 1746 to 1814

Hardback. A fair to good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Some spots of fading to boards. Lower board tips have been "chewed". Internally at least good. Bookplate and ownership label. 91 pages. 9 folding maps.
Published : Published Under the Superintendence of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1884, First Edition
£25.00

- Chronology of the War Vol.1 1914 1915

Hardback. A good copy in orange cloth. Black mark along foot of upper board and up edge of upper board next to spine. Cloth rubbed at fore-edge of upper board for about half an inch. 211 pages. Issued under the auspices of the Ministry of Information.
Published : Constable, London 1918, First Edition
£10.00

- Corpus Christi College Roll of Service

Softback. Nd. c.1920? A good copy. 25 pages. Introduction by "W. A. R." relates to the Oxford University Roll of Service and this may be an offprint from it. Includes date of matriculation, date of commencement of service, rank, unit, fields of foreign service, distinctions etc. Those who died are printed in heavy type with date of death.
Published : Oxford University Press,
£18.00

- Dress Regulations for the Officers of the Army (Including the Militia) 1891

This modern facsimile reprint is in fine condition. Red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. This is number 118 of 200 copies. Pp.viii,179.
Published : Ray Westlake, Reprint
£15.00

- Evidence and Documents Laid Before the Committee on Alleged German Outrages

Softback. A very good copy in light blue wraps lettered in black. 296 pages. 11 plates. This is a separately published Appendix to the Report on Alleged German Outrages. Deals with matters like use of civilians as a screen, firing on hospitals and stretcher bearers, offences against combatants etc.
Published : Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office By Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, London 1915, First Edition
£20.00

- Field Exercise and Evolutions of Infantry as Revised By Her Majesty's Command 1867

Pocket edition. 32mo. A very good copy in red leather lettered and decorated in gilt. Fastened by a metal clasp which remains intact. Pp.xxii,520 + 4pp "Alterations in the Present Edition." 61 plates. Detailed instructions on exercises and deployment of the British Army.
Published : Printed Under the Superintendence of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1867,
£60.00

- Field Exercise and Evolutions of Infantry as Revised By Her Majesty's Command, 1859

Pocket edition. Oblong 32mo. A very good copy in a red leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt. Locked by a metal clasp which is intact. Ownership inscription (of Sir T. Gladstone). Pp.xxv,389. 48 plates. Detailed instructions on the deployment of infantry in the British Army shortly after the Crimean War.
Published : John W. Parker & Son/ W. Clowes and Sons, London 1859,
£70.00

- Field Service Hygiene Notes India 1945

A good copy in flexible yellow covers lettered in black. Remains of a label on front cover. Pp.vii,543. Map end-papers. Illustrations. Intended as an aid to military medical officers, this edition was largely re-written.
Published : Government of India Press, Calcutta 1945,
£14.00

- General Regulations and Orders For the Army. Adjutant General's Office, Horse-Guards 12th August 1811

Hardback. A good plus copy in paper covered boards with green cloth spine lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Wear to board tips. Small ex libris label on front fixed end-paper. Browning to first and last few pages. Pencilling at page 61. Pp.xix,326. Gives a fascinating insight into how the British Army operated in Napoleonic times.
Published : Printed and Sold By W. Clowes, London 1811, First Edition
£240.00

- Honours and Awards Army, Navy and Air Force 1914-1920

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. A nice,clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.653,227,68. A very comprehensive listing of awards etc for the three services covering the period of the First World War.
Published : J. B. Hayward & Son, London 1979, First Edition
£145.00

- Instruction in Military Engineering (Volume I Part V) Miscellaneous Compiled at the School of Military Engineering Chatham

Hardback. Original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Boards, especially spine, damp-marked. Internally sound and unaffected by damp. Stamps of Artillery Officers' Library. Pp.vi,133. 53 plates. Sections on "Field Railways and Trench Tramways", "Hutting", "Water Supply" etc.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1885, Third Edition
£15.00

- Instruction in Military Engineering Part III Military Bridging and Use of Spars

Hardback. A good copy in the original blue cloth, faded to spine. Ownership inscription. 221 pages. 49 plates. Sections on "Hasty Railway Bridges", "Passage of Rivers", "Use of Pontoons" etc.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1894, Fourth Edition
£14.00

- Instruction in Military Engineering Volume I (Part III) Military Bridges Compiled at the School of Military Engineering Chatham

Hardback. A good copy in the original dark blue cloth. Three stamps from an Artillery Officers' library. Pp.vi,209. 43 plates. Everything the Victorian military engineer needed to know about building bridges.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1887, Fourth Edition
£40.00

- Island Heroes: The Military History of the Hebrides

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xv,205. 24 illustrations including colour. Comprises papers delivered at a conference on Lewis on the Hebridean contribution to UK military history.
Published : The Islands Book Trust, Isle Of Lewis 2010, First Edition
£12.00

- London County Council Record of Service in the Great War 1914-18 By Members of the Council's Staff

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. The boards have been protected by a previous owner in clear plastic material which is non-adhesive and may be removed but which has left traces of sellotape marks on the end-papers. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vi.212,203. The first 212 pages comprise a sketch of the history of the war and contain numerous maps.
Published : London County Council 1922, First Edition
£18.00

- Manual of Instructions for Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Army Hospital Corps. War Office, 1st July 1875.

32mo. A very good copy in red leather lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.iv,233. 90 figures. Instructions on the practice of medicine in the British Army at the height of Empire. Scarce.
Published : Printed Under the Superintendence of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1880, Reprint
£50.00

- Map Book of the World-Wide War 56 Maps and a Diary of the War

Nd. c. 1915. A good copy in rather worn pictorial paper cover with cloth spine. The diary of the war covers the period from 23 July 1914 to 31 May 1915.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, First Edition
£8.00

- Memoranda Relative to the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry Now the Queen's Own Raised By Other Archer 6th Earl of Plymouth in 1831; Now Under the Command of Lieut.-Col. The Hon. Robert Henry Clive M.P.

A good copy in reddish cloth with gilt insignia of the regiment on the upper board. Tear in cloth at bottom inch of spine. Bookplate and ownership inscriptions. Pp.viii,124. Covers the period from the formation of the regiment in 1831 to 1843 and includes a list of officers as at 31 March 1843.
Published : S & J Bentley, London 1843, First Edition
£40.00

- Memorials of Rugbeians Who Fell in the Great War Volume V

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue boards with oatmeal cloth spine and paper title labels. Top edge gilt. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Unpaginated. Contains the details of one hundred Rugbeians whose deaths were recorded mostly betweenMay 3rd, 1917 and December 3rd, 1917. Gives a brief biography with details of service, how died etc together with a tipped-in photograph.
Published : Printed for Rugby School By Philip Lee Warner of the Medici Society Ltd, Rugby 1919, First Edition
£50.00

- Military Operations France and Belgium Volume 11 Maps Volume

A good plus copy. Map volume only in red cloth covered case lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Complete with 26 folding maps.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1937, First Edition
£65.00

- Narrative of the Field Operations Connected With the Zulu War of 1879

Softback. A very good copy. 174 pages. Maps and plans including 6 plates at the end. This is a facsimile reprint of the official history prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the Quartermaster-General's Department, Horse Guards, War Office.
Published : The Naval & Military Press 2005,
£14.00

- No. 603 City of Edinburgh (Bomber) Squadron Annual Report 1935

Softback. Small 4to. A good copy in green paper covers with illustration on front cover of the squadron flying over Edinburgh. Superficial damp stain to about two inches of the spine. Pp.xvi,63. 6 illustrations. Chronicles the doings of the squadron during the year but also includes various articles including one on Lawrence of Arabia and another entitled "Air Fighters' War" by Squadron-Leader Ira Jones. Uncommon.
Published : , Edinburgh 1935, First Edition
£30.00

- Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 Part 1 Old and New Armies Part 11 Territorial Force

4to. A good copy. 262pp. This is a facsimile of hte first edition of 1919.
Published : 1975, Reprint
£9.00

- Official History (Naval and Military) of the Russo-Japanese War Vols.I And II Text and Vols. I and II Maps

Hardbacks. The first two text volumes and the first two map volumes of this official war history. In good condition in rather faded and worn blue cloth lettered in gilt. Minor edge tears to the cloth. Small bookplate in volume I. Vol. I,pp.x,566. 20 plates. Separate map volume has 7 charts and strategical maps and 18 plans. Vol.II,pp.xvii,853. 27 plates. Separate map volume has 4 charts and strategical maps and 26 plans. Vol. I, published in 1910, covers the war to 24th August 1904. Vol.II, published in 1912, covers Liao-Yang, The Sha Ho and Port Arthur. All charts, maps and plans present. A rather scarce title.
Published : His Majessty's Stationery Office, London, First Edition
£700.00

- On Target with the American and Australian Anti-Aircraft Brigade in New Guinea

4to. A very good copy. 172pp. Illustrated with photographs and cartoons. A record of the life of the Anti-aircraft brigade in New Guinea comprising American and Australian artillerymen written by themselves.
Published : Angus & Robertson, Sydney and London 1943, First Edition
£15.00

- Ordnance Memoranda No.19 Proceedings of the Board of Officers --- 1874 on Infantry Equipments and Materials and Supplies Necessary for Efficient Outfit of Infantry-Troops in Field and Garrison with the Action of the War Department Thereon

Nd. A good copy. Facsimile of first edition of 1875. 62pp + 9pp illustrations at rear.
Published : ,
£12.00

- Oxygen in War and Peace

Nd. c. 1950. A very good copy. Previous owner's blind stamp. 84pp. The book is mainly concerned with the use of oxygen during the Second World War.
Published : The British Oxygen Company Ltd., First Edition
£6.00

- Parachutist Song Hits

Slim pamphlet with faded green covers but otherwise in very good condition. Undated but probably 1940's. 13 pages. Songs of the Parachute Regiment from the Second World War.
Published : Printed for the Parachute Regimental Association By the Tisbury Printing Works,
£10.00

- Proceedings of a General Court Martial Held at the Horse-Guards, on the 24th and 27th of March, 1792, for the Trial of Capt. Richard Powell, Lieutenant Christopher Seaton, and Lieutenant John Hall, ------

A good copy in a modern light grey hardback binding lettered in black on the upper board. New end-papers. Half-title discoloured and marked and lacking a small piece but otherwise the book is in good condition although with some foxing. 87 pages. The title continues "--on several charges preferred against them respectively by William Cobbett, late Sergeant-Major of the said Regiment, together with several letters which passed between the said William Cobbett and Sir Charles Gould, Judge-Advocate General; and various other letters and documents connected therewith, in order of their dates." Powell was commanding officer of the 54th Regiment and with his co-accused was charged with embezzlement of Regimental funds while the Regiment was stationed in North America. The Court Martial held that the charges were totally unfounded.
Published : Samuel Tipper, London 1809,
£130.00

- Regimental Standing Orders : Grenadier Guards

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Pencilled ownership inscription only. Pp.vii,218. Some pencilled side-linig. Neat amendments and deletions in red ink. Some printed amendments inserted.
Published : Printed for the Use of the Regiment By J.J. Keliher & Co, London 1904,
£50.00

- Regimental Standing Orders and Customs of the East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own)

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in a torn plain white wrapper. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.ix,62. Some neat ink amendments to the text.
Published : Gale and Polden, Aldershot 1937,
£14.00

- Regulations for the Instruction and Movements of Cavalry

24mo. A near very good copy in maroon leather lettered and decorated in gilt. Fastened by a metal clasp which remains intact. Hinges a little tender. Pp.xiv,499. 58 plates. A few amendments have been made to the text in red ink. Detailed instructions for the cavalry of the British Army at the height of Empire.
Published : Printed Under the Superintendence of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1885,
£50.00

- Regulations for the Instruction in, and Practice with, the Watkin Range-Finder

Slim 8vo. A fair copy in soiled red covers lettered in gilt on upper board. First few pages loose. Bookplate. 30 pages. Four plates including one in colour. 17 figures.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1882, First Edition
£20.00

- Regulations for the Volunteer Force (Revised Army Regulations Vol. IX)

Hardback. A good copy in rather soiled blue cloth lettered in gilt. Two stamps of the First Essex Artillery Volunteers. Pp.iv,256. Diagrams in text. A little ink writing in margins.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1881,
£25.00

- Regulations for the Volunteer Force 1891

Hardback. A good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pages browned. Pp.viii,454.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1891,
£32.00

- Report on the Account of Army Expenditure for 1916-1917, 1917-1918 and 1918-1919

Hardback. Folio. A just about good copy in a half-leather binding which shows some chips and tears to spine ends. Contains three separate Reports, dated 1918, 1919 and 1920 respectively and which have been bound in a single volume. Each Report is stated to be Confidential. Each runs to more than 100 pages. Contains interesting background information as to Army spending during the First World War.
Published : Printed By Harrison and Sons, London,
£40.00

- Ross-Shire Roll of Honour (With Souter's Ross-Shire Directory). Portraits of Officers and Men on Active Service

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxxvi,168 +32 pages of photographs. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1915. Gives names and addresses of men on active service, casualties, Roll of Honour etc.
Published : The Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association 2014, New Edition
£25.00

- Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Part 30. The King's Own Scottish Borderers

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper. Previous owner's stamped initials on front end-paper. 82 pages. Compiled in the War Office and originally published in 1920.
Published : J. B. Hayward & Son, Polstead, Suffolk 1988,
£12.00

- Statements Relating to the Atomic Bomb

Softcover pamphlet. Includes Churchill's statement on the dropping of the first Atomic bomb on Japan together with a historical survey concerning the background to the creation of the first atomic bomb. 23pp.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1946,
£17.00