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Oram, Gerard; Putkowski, Julian - Death Sentences Passed by Military Courts of the British Army 1914-1924

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. 132 pages. "Makes available information relating to more than 3,000 soldiers and civilians who were sentenced to death by military courts during the First World War and its aftermath". Provides both a chronological list (according to the date of sentencing) and an alphabetical list together with National Archives reference numbers. An essential reference work for researchers, historians and all those interested in the First World War.
Published : Francis Boutle Publishers, London 2005, Revised Edition
£50.00

Ottley Brevet-Major W.J. - With Mounted Infantry in Tibet

Internally the book is very good but externally the red cloth is faded and marked on the spine with some fading also to the lower board. Quite a clean copy internally with only a little foxing and a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,275. Plan. Many illustrations (which have been collated). A full account of the British invasion of Tibet in 1904 under Colonel Younghusband.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1906, First Edition
£165.00

Owen Hugh J. - Merioneth Volunteers and Local Militia During the Napoleonic Wars (1795-1816)

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered (rather dully) in gilt. Inscribed "With the Author's Compliments, 19 Sept. 1934" on front end-paper. 112 pages. 4 illustrations. Lacks frontispiece.
Published : Hughes Bros., Dolgelley 1934, First Edition
£12.00

Owen, Christopher - The Rhodesian African Rifles

Hardback. A very good copy without dustwrapper. 75 pages. 3 maps. The story of the regiment in the Second World War. "Famous regiments" series.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1970, First Edition
£10.00

Pack, Colonel Reynell - Sebastopol Trenches and Five Months in Them

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black on spine and front board. Some marking to spine. A nice clean copy internally with only a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.xii,212 + 8 page publisher's catalogue. Coloured frontispiece. Two folding panoramic sketches (both torn down fold and in two pieces but complete). A soldier's account of life in the trenches while besieging Sebastopol during the Crimean War. Scarce in first edition.
Published : Kerby & Endean, London 1878, First Edition
£140.00

Page, Gwendoline - They Listened in Secret

Softback. A fine copy. Signed by the author. Pp.ix,198. Illustrated. The Second World War story of the "Y Service" of listening stations which supplied Bletchley Park with enemy signals to be decoded.
Published : George R Reeve Ltd 2003, First Edition
£30.00

Paget Julian - "No Problem Too Difficult"

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,134. 64 illustrations. The history of a leading Service charity. Loosely enclosed is a letter from 1999 gifting this copy to the General Secretary of The Royal British Legion, Scotland.
Published : Forces Help Society 1999, First Edition
£10.00

Paget, Gen. Lord George - The Light Cavalry Brigade in the Crimea. Extracts from the Letters and Journal of the Late Gen. Lord George Paget, K.C.B. During the Crimean War

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,343. This eye-witness account of the Crimean War "makes a valuable contribution to the source material on the War."
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1975,
£25.00

Palmer P.D.S. - The Colours of the 17th or the Leicestershire Regiment of Foot

Softback. A good copy in the original grey card covers. Signed by author at foot of "Author's Acknowledgements" page. Pp.iv[4],48. 12 illustrations. Covers the period from the foundation of the Regiment in 1688 to 1927.
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1930, First Edition
£15.00

Parkes, Meg - --A.A. Duncan Is OK: A Story of One War and Two Captivities

Softback. A little torn at foot of spine otherwise a nice copy. Pp.xiii,194. Many illustrations. This is the story, from 1944 to 1946 of Captain Atholl Duncan of the 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and of his fiancee Elizabeth Glassey. Duncan was a prisoner of war of the Japanese for 3.5 years. The book examines some of the issues faced by returning Far Eastern prisoners of war and their families.
Published : Kranji Publications 2003, First Edition
£7.00

Parkes, Meg - Notify Alec Rattray: A Story of Survival, 1941-43

Softback. A near fine copy in wraps. Signed by the author on the title page. Pp.xii,196. Many illustrations. This is the story, during the years 1941-1943, of Captain Atholl Duncan of the 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was captured by the Japanese in Java in March 1942 and of his fiancee Elizabeth Glassey. The story is told through their diaries and letters.
Published : Kranji Publications 2002, First Edition
£7.00

Parry, E. Gambier - Reynell Taylor C.B. C.S.E A Biography

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Generally clean internally but with some end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,[iv],365 + 32pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece portrait. Map. Taylor was a British military officer who served in India from 1840 to 1877, including the first and second Anglo-Sikh wars, the Indian Mutiny, the Ambela Campaign etc.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench & Co, London 1888, First Edition
£85.00

Patient, Joe - Pilot: A Tale of High Adventure

Hardback. A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Rear board a little marked. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,248. 20 illustrations. The autobiography of an aviator (including his exploits during the Second World War) who piloted over 80 different types of aircraft.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1997, First Edition
£10.00

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 186pp. Illustrated. A history of the Scottish lowland regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition
£9.00

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in a slightly torn glacine wrapper. Previous owner's blind-stamp on half-title. 186pp. 16 illustrations. A brief history of the Scottish lowland regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition
£10.00

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A fine copy in a glacine wrapper which is a little torn and chipped. 186pp. 16 illustrations including colour. Brief histories of the Lowland Scottish regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition
£8.00

Pawle Gerald - The War And Colonel Warden

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some edge tears. 427pp. Illus. The book is based on the recollections of Commander C.R. Thomson who was personal assistant to Churchill between 1940 and 1945. Churchill's war-time journeys were undertaken under the name of "Colonel Warden".
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1963, Reprint
£6.00

Payne Air Commodore L.G.S. - Air Dates

A very good copy in a good, complete dustwrapper with a few small edge tears. 565pp. This is a chronological survey of the principal events in the fields of civil and military aviation in Britain and abroad. It includes early aviation but the main part of the work is concerned with the period 1939 to 1956.
Published : Heinemann, London 1957, First Edition
£10.00

Perham Trooper Frank - The Kimberley Flying Column Being Reminiscences of Service in the South African War of 1899-1903

Nd. c. 1959. A good copy in paper covers. There are tears at each end of the spine which is, however, complete. 92pp. 6 illustrations. The author was a trooper with C Squadron, New Zealand 5th.
Published : Timaru, First Edition
£18.00

Perowne Stewart - The Siege Within the Walls Malta 1940-1943

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 192pp. 16 illus. This is the story of the siege of Malta from the point of view of the Maltese themselves.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1971, Second Impression
£5.00

Petre, F. Loraine - Napoleon's Last Campaign in Germany, 1813

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is a little faded towards the foot of the spine. Pp.xxviii,403. Maps and plans including folding maps at rear. An analysis of Napoleon's German campaign of 1813 and the reasons for its failure. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1912.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1992,
£18.00

Phillips C.E. Lucas - Cromwell's Captains

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Pp.ix,426. Eight illustrations. Eight maps. Tells the life stories of John Hampden, Phillip Skippon, Robert Blake and John Lambert.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1938, First Edition
£25.00

Pidgeon, Geoffrey - The Secret Wireless War

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. Lower board tips a little bumped. Signed by previous owner who worked at Bletchley Park during the war. Pp.xxxv,377. Numerous illustrations. This is the story of MI6 communications during the Second World War.
Published : UPSO (Universal Publishing Solutions Online) Ltd 2007, Second Edition, Third Printing
£25.00

Pilcher, Major-General T. D. - Fire Problems

Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in black on spine. Pp.iv,80. 9 folding diagrams. Consists of a series of problems set to troops in relation to rifle or machine gun fire and their solutions. An uncommon title.
Published : Hugh Rees, London 1915, Second Impression
£20.00

Pitchfork Air Commodore Graham - Shot Down and on the Run the RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Who Got Home from Behind Enemy Lines 1940-1945

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 288pp. Illustrated. The story of air crews who got out from behind enemy lines and the escape organisations which helped them.
Published : The National Archives, Kew 2003, First Edition
£13.00

Pollard Captain A.O. - Bombers Over the Reich

A very good copy in a slightly worn but generally very good dustwrapper. Bookplate. 208pp. Illustrated. The story of Bomber Command in the early part of the war.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1941, Second Impression
£15.00

Pomeroy, Major the Hon Ralph Legge - The Story of a Regiment of Horse Being the Regimental History from 1685 to 1922 of the 5th Princess Charlotte of Wales' Dragoon Guards - 2 Volumes Complete

Hardbacks. A near very good two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and decorated in gilt on the upper boards. Spines a little dull (but lettering clear) and small tear in spine of Volume I. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing but clean internally. Vol. I,pp.xii,337. Colour frontispiece and 10 colour plates. 14 half-tone plates. Vol. II,pp.viii,289. 8 colour plates. Frontispiece and 46 half-tone plates. Includes the War of the Spanish Succession, Ireland, Low Countries, Peninsular War, Crimea, Boer War and First World War. Gives a list of officers who served in the Regiment with brief biographical details.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1924, First Edition
£75.00

Porter, Sir Robert Ker - A Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, During the Year 1812

Hardback. A very good copy which has been rebound in a dark green half-leather binding with marbled boards, the spine lettered in gilt on a red title-piece and with five raised bands. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,434. Frontispiece. Two folding plans. An attractive copy of a near contemporaneous account of Napoleon's Russian Campaign. Photographs available on request.
Published : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1814, Second Edition
£130.00

Pottinger, Brian - The Foreign Volunteers : They Fought for the Boers (1899-1902)

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a light red rexine binding lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Lacks slip-case.This is no. 61 of 1000 copies signed by a Director of the publishers. Pp.xxxi,340. Numerous illustrations. A study of the foreign volunteers who fought for the Boers during the second Anglo-Boer War.
Published : Scripta Africana, South Africa 1986, First Edition
£40.00

Poulsom Major N.W. - A Catalogue of Campaign and Independence Medals Issued During the Twentieth Century to the British Army

A good copy in card covers. Previous owner's blind stamp. 127pp. This is Minerva Numismatic Handbook Number Four.
Published : Corbett & Hunter Ltd., Newcastle Upon Tyne 1969, First Edition
£12.00

Price G. Ward - The Story of the Salonica Army

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black. Some browning to pages. Pp.xiii,298. Illustrated. Map on front end-papers. The author was the official war correspondent with the Allied armies in the Balkans and here relates their fight against the Bulgarian Army.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1917, First Edition
£28.00

Prince Aage of Denmark - Fire By Day and Flame By Night: With the Fighting Hermits of the African Desert

Hardback. N.d.c. 1930? A good copy in black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Boards marked. Front free endpaper missing. 8 black and white photographs. 242 pages some of which are slightly grubby. Protected in a removable cover. The author, who was the first cousin of the King of Denmark and of the late King George V, enrolled in the French Foreign Legion in October 1922 and reached the rank of Commander and Battalion Leader.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co, London, First Edition
£60.00

Prinzing Dr. Friedrich - Epidemics Resulting from Wars

A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine (which is faded although lettering is clear.) Bookplate. Pp.xii,340 + 6 page Appendix. Deals with war epidemics from early times up to 1913 with an introductory chapter and a final chapter on "epidemics in besieged strongholds".
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1916, First Edition
£45.00

Purves Thomas - The 9th 1787-1960 the History of a Royal Engineer Squadron

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in light brown boards lettered and decorated in gilt. Lacks front end-paper. Numerous illustrations and maps. About one-third of the book concerns the Second World War.
Published : Privately Published 1988, Special Limited First Edition
£12.00

Quint Alonzo H. - The Potomac And the Rapidan. Army Notes, from the Failure at Winchester to the Reenforcement of Rosecrans, 1861-3.

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original pebbbled brown cloth. Spine a little faded but the lettering is clear. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Old gift inscription on front end-paper. 407 pages. Folding map. The author was chaplain of the Second Massachusetts Infantry during the American Civil War.
Published : Crosby and Nichols, Boston 1864, First Edition
£25.00

Rae, Herbert - Maple Leaves in Flanders Fields

Hardback. A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Spine lettering a bit dull but clearly readable. Some rubbing to lower board. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,268. Introduction by Admiral Sir Albert Markham who states: "The book is, practically, a narration of the experiences of some of the members belonging to the first Canadian Contingent that crossed the Atlantic to aid us in this world-wide war."
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1916, First Edition
£18.00

Raikes Captain G.A. - The History of the Honourable Artillery Company

A two volume set in the original blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Volume 1 is very good. Pp.xxxi,491. 7 folding maps and plans. Many illustrations. Vol.2 is good with some darkening to the spine and tears in the cloth at the join of the spine and upper board. Pp.xl,563. 3 folding maps and plans. All illustrations etc complete. Some pencilled side-lining in both volumes.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1878, First Edition
£110.00

Ralph, Julian - An American with Lord Roberts

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Some darkening to spine. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 314 pages. The author was Special War Correspondent to the "Daily Mail". This is a continuation of his earlier Boer War work "Towards Pretoria."
Published : Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1901, First Edition
£35.00

Ralph, Julian - Towards Pretoria : A Record of the War Between Briton and Boer to the Hoisting of the British Flag at Bloemfontein

Hardback. A good copy. Pictorial spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. Foxing to end-papers and browning to pages (mainly page edges except for first few pages). 381 pages + 3 pages publisher's adverts. Folding map which has one tear of about 1.5 inches. Includes a Historical Foreword and various Appendices. The author was a "Special War Correspondent to the Daily Mail."
Published : C. Arthur Pearson, London 1900, First Edition
£18.00

Rapp, General Jean - Memoires Du General Rapp, Aide-de-Camp De Napoleon Ecrits Par Lui-meme et Publies Par Sa Famille

Hardback. A near good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some wear to edges. 11/2 inch tear at join of spine and lower board and 3/4 inch tear at join of spine and upper board. Spine with five raised bands and decorated in gilt. The gilt has gone from the spine lettering. Marbled edges and end-papers. Two ex libris plates on front fixed end-paper. Pp.iv,368. Portrait frontispiece. Text in French.
Published : Chez Henri Colburn et Co et M. Bosange et Co., London 1823,
£40.00

Reid Stuart - Scots Armies in the Great Rebellion 1638-1658

Illustrated by Bruno Mugnai.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 237 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour plates. A detailed study of both regular and irregular Scots forces involved in the English Civil War.
Published : Partizan Press, Eastwood Notts. 2015, First Edition
£25.00