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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

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

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

- A Memorial Record of the Staff of the Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited Who Served in the Great War 1914-18

Hardback. Nd. c.1921. A very good copy in cream cloth boards lettered in gilt on the upper board. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 76 pages. Double-page colour illustration of the entrance to the Bank's head office showing its memorial to the fallen. Lists names, rank and regiment, honours and date of death where appropriate and branch in which the member of staff served.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition

- A Military Dictionary. Explaining All Difficult Terms in Martial Discipline, Fortification, and Gunnery. To Which is Likewise Added, a Sea-Dictionary of All the Terms of Navigation

Hardback. 12mo. A near very good copy in a full calf binding with four raised bands on spine. Paper title label on spine. Bookplate of John Sneyd of Bishton, Staffordshire and with the signature of F.C. Sneyd.. Some browning to early and late pages. Unpaginated but c.300 pages of which the Sea-Dictionary takes up nearly half. Folding frontispiece entitled "A General View and Description of the Several Parts of Fortification". One other figure. The title continues: "Both of them very useful (to all persons that read the Public News, or serve in the Army, Navy, or Militia) for the understanding the Accounts of Sieges, Battels, and other Warlike and Marine Expeditions, which daily occur in this time of Action." The Sea-Dictionary is separately sub-titled: "Explaining the Sea-Terms, the Names of each Part of a Ship, its Rigging and all other Things belonging to it." Photographs available on request.
Published : J. Morphew, London 1708,

- 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

- 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,

- Australians in the Korean War - 50 Years on

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,

- 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,

- 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

- British Minor Expeditions 1746 to 1814

Hardback. A fair plus 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

- 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

- 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,

- 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,

- 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

- 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,

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

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

- 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

- 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.,209. 43 plates. Everything the Victorian military engineer needed to know about building bridges.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1887,

- 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

- John Menzies & Company Limited Roll of Honour 1914-1919 for King and Country

Hardback. A very good copy in violet boards letterd in gilt on the upper board. In the original glassine wrapper which is a little torn and chipped. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 49 pages. Includes a Roll of Honour of those who fell; a List of thoe who left the company's service to join the forces and who survived; and a List of men now in th company's service who joined the forces from other quarters. Each list gives name, rank, regiment and their place of work when with Johm Manzies. A scarce little item.
Published : Privately Published 1921, First Edition

- 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.,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

- 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,

- 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

- 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

- Military Operations France and Belgium 1918 Volume II Maps Volume

A good plus copy. Map volume only to volume II of 1918. 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

- Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 286 pages. This edition includes all the original entries + "a considerable number of names with relevant details" added by a retired army officer + a completely new Part which "lists alphabetically deceased European Officers who served in the Indian Army, 1914-1920---."
Published : J.B. Hayward & Son, Polstead, Suffolk 1988,

- 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,

- Old Aloysians in the World War 1939-1945

Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Small tear in cloth at head of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[xii],245,xx. Numerous photographs. Brief biographies of Old Aloysians who served in the armed forces during the Second World War with an index of their names and a separate index of ships, regiments, squadrons and places in Great Britain.
Published : St. Aloysius' College, Glasgow 1951, First Edition

- 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

- 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 : ,

- 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,

- Regimental Standing Orders : Grenadier Guards

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,

- 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,

- Roll of Honour 1914-1919 Employees of S.C.W.S. Who Served with His Majesty's Forces in the Great War

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green boards letterd in gilt and black on the upper board and with decoration in black on the upper board. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.iv,47 + 47 pages which have photographs of those who fell on the right-hand page and their names, regiment and where they worked on the left-hand page. The Roll lists all employees of the Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society who served in the war, their regiment, whether they were killed or wounded or won any honours etc together with their place of work with the Society. Quite scarce.
Published : Privately Published, Glasgow, First Edition

- Roll of Honour Arbroath and District 1914-1919

Hardback. Nd. c.1920? A good plus copy in the original cloth. Upper board tips a little bumped and a little wear to spine ends. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Horizontal tear at pp.113/114 but without loss of text. Pp.[vi],243. Includes 466 photographs and about 700 entries of Arbroath men who died in the war with a good amount of biographical information. Quite scarce.
Published : T. Buncle & Co, Arbroath,

- Roll of Honour Arbroath and District 1939 : 1945

Hardback. Nd. c.1946. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 90 pages. Includes a photograph and brief biography of those from Arbroath and District who fell in the Second World War. Foreword by Marion Angus.
Published : T. Buncle & Co, Arbroath, First Edition

- Roll of Honour the Great War 1914-1918 Prudential Assurance Company

Softback. Nd.c.1920. A good plus copy in card wraps which are slightly chipped at the head of the spine. No ownership inbscription or other internal marking. P. 209,[iii]. Lists the name, rank and regiment of 786 members of staff who were killed in action or who died on active service and 8375 members of staff who saw active service. Three related items are loosely inserted.
Published : Privately Published, London, First Edition

- 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,

- 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,

- 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,

- Supplement to the London Gazette: (1) The Battle Of Britain; (2)Air Operations By Fighter Command; (3) The Anti-Aircraft Defence of the United Kingdom; (4) Air Operations -- in Connection with the German Flying Bomb and Rocket Offensives

Four supplements to the London Gazette which have been bound into a blue cloth folder entitled "The London Gazette Air Defence Supplements." The Supplements are to the Gazettes of 10th September 1946 - "The Battle of Britain"; 14th September 1948 - "Air Operations by Fighter Command from 25th November 1940 to 31st December 1941"; 16th December 1947 - "The Anti-Aircraft Defence of the United Kingdom from 28th July 1939 to 15th April 1945"; and 19th October 1948 - "Air Operations by Air Defence of Great Britain and Fighter Command in Connection with the German Flying Bomb and Rocket Offensives, 1944-1945." A good to very good set of these four Supplements. Further information on request.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, London,

- The 78th Division in the Final Offensive in Italy

Nd. c. 1946. 4to. A good copy in foxed paper covers which are a little torn. 89pp + 8 folding maps at end. This is an account of the operations of the 78th Infantry Division during the period 9th to 25th April 1945. No date, no author and no publisher is given but it is clearly produced by the Division itself.
Published : ,

- The 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (T.A.) Their Peacetime Life 1908-1958

. Nd. c.1958. A very good copy in card covers. 111 pages (of which a little under half is adverts.). Numerous illustrations. Compliment slip from the Officer Commanding the Battalion loosely inserted.
Published : The Paramount Press, Glasgow, First Edition

- The Army List 1977 Part III Biographical

Softback. A very good copy in red paper covers lettered in black. Some fading to the spine but lettering clear. No ownership inscription or other marking.,958. A biographical list of officers of the British Army.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London,

- The Army List for January to June 1845

A good copy in a red leather binding lettered in gilt on spine and with initials in gilt on upper board. Spine faded but lettering quite clear. This is a bound copy of the Army Lists for each of the six months from January to June 1845. There are 96 pages to each list so 576 pages in total. The Lists were authorised by the War Office.
Published : Parker, Furnivall and Parker, London 1845, First Edition

- The Army List for July 1881 and the Monthly Army List for August 1881

. A very good copy of two Army Lists bound in one in a half-leather binding with marbled boards, edges and end-papers. Five raised bands on spine which is lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. Bookplate. Pp.c,933,16; vii,833,17.
Published : War Office, London 1881, First Edition

- The Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914-20 Citations: Cavalry

Softback. 4to. No indication of date or publisher. Ring-bind format. 51 pages + a number of blank pages at end. Gives individual citations by regiment.
Published : 1985,

- The Half-Yearly Army List for the Period Ending 30th June 1938

Softback. A good copy in red paper covers lettered in black. Thick 8vo. Mainly consists of a gradation list of officers of the British Army with brief career details. Lengthy index of names.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1938,

- The Legion of Honour Crimea 1854-56: The Roll of British Officers and Men of the Royal Navy and Army Entitled to the Decoration

Softback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated covers. Unpaginated c. 46 pages but printed on one side only. Introduction on Crimean War medals followed by an alphabetical list of Britons awarded the Legion of Honour giving name, rank, service or regiment and the class of the award. Also gives details of recipients of the Legion of Honour who also received the Victoria Cross
Published : Roberts Publications, Aldermaston,

- The National Bank of Scotland Limited 1939-1945 War Record

Hardback. Nd. 1954? A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some fading to spine and upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 72 pages. A Second World War Roll of Honour together with the address given at the unveiling of the Memorial to staff who gave their lives in the war. Full page illustration of the Memorial.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh, First Edition