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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 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

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

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

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

Renaut Michael - Terror By Night a Bomber Pilot's Story

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 192pp. 14 illustrations. The war story of a Frenchman who became a pilot in the RAF in August 1940.
Published : William Kimber, London 1982, First Edition
£12.00

Reynard Frank H. - The Ninth (Queen's Royal) Lancers 1715-1903

Hardback. A good copy. Rebacked with top half of old spine (including title lettering) laid down. New end-papers. Bookplate. Top edge gilt. Moderate foxing. Pp.xv,258. 20 plates including 10 in colour. Includes India and South Africa.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1904, First Edition
£45.00

Richards, Denis / Saunders, Hilary St. George - Royal Air Force 1939-1945 Volume I the Fight at Odds; Volume II The Fight Avails; Volume III The Fight is Won

Hardbacks. A very good, three volume, set in good dustwrappers. The wrappers, which are not price-clipped, show a little edge wear and tear. The wrapper to Volume I has internal sellotape strengthening to the spine ends. A clean set which is not foxed and with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,430; ix,415; ix,441. Numerous maps and diagrams and plates. This is primarily a history of Royal Air Force operations in the Second World War and the policy governing them. The work was "officially commissioned, and is based throughout on official documents, to which full access was given by the Air Ministry."
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1953, First Edition
£45.00

Richardson, Lieut.-Col. E.H. - Watch-Dogs: Their Training and Management

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some edge and a little end-paper foxing. 271 pages. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. Includes an 80 page chapter on "Dogs in the Great War."
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1923, First Edition
£25.00

Rickards Maurice and Moody Michael - The First World War Ephemera Mementoes Documents

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is torn at foot of spine and a little worn at edges. 31pp of text + 245 illustrations of ephemera.
Published : Jupiter Books, London 1975, First Edition
£9.00

Robertson J.J. (Foreword) - Roll of Honour : a Tribute to the Former Pupils of the Aberdeen Grammar School Who Were Killed on Active Service or Who Died Through Enemy Action 1939-1945

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth with school crest in gilt on upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Unpaginated (approx. 150 pages). Gives a page to each entrant with a photograph and brief biographical details.
Published : Aberdeen Grammar School Former pupils' Club, Aberdeen 1950, First Edition
£45.00

Robertson Joseph (Editor) - "From Home" a Gift Book to Tommy and Jack and All in the Service of King and Country on Land and Sea

Hardback. A good copy in light brown covers with red cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to upper board. Smallish ink mark at fore-edge of upper board. Pp.xvi,224. Many illustrations. "This book, I trust, will prove an acceptable messenger of hope and good cheer to many brave, courageous hearts---".
Published : John Cossar, Govan 1916, First Edition
£25.00

Robertson Major F.A. De V., Colson Lieut.-Commander C.N. And Cook Flying Officer W.A. - Squadrons of the Royal Air Force and Other Units Their Work in Peace and War

Nd. c. 1935. 4to. A very good copy in a chipped and internally repaired dustwrapper. Lacks part of front end-paper. Pp.xvi,130. Numerous illustrations. This is a republishing in book form of a series of articles in "Flight" magazine on individual squadrons and other units of the R.A.F.
Published : Flight Publishing Co. Ltd, London, First Edition
£30.00

Robertson, Colin McLeod - 51st (Highland) Division War Memorial Beaumont-Hamel (Somme)

Hardback. Oblong 8vo. Nd. c.1924. A very good copy. 31 pages. 20 illustrations. Published as a souvenir of the unveiling, in September 1924, of the Memorial to the Division at Beaumont-Hamel which was the scene of perhaps the Division's best-known battle during the First World War.
Published : Privatley Published, First Edition
£38.00

Robinson Commander Charles N. - Celebrities of the Army

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in a full red leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt on a black title-piece. Bevelled edges. Fine gilt decoration to inner and outer edges of fixed end-papers. Attractive silver end-papers decorated with numerous birds. All edges gilt. A lovely clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. 144 pages. Short biographies of 72 army "celebrities"of the time with a full-page colour illustration of each.
Published : George Newnes, London 1900, First Edition
£50.00

Roe, Lieut.-Colonel C.H. - Historical Record of the 2nd "Queen's Own" Sappers and Miners" from 1780 to 1909

Hardback. A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered (rather dully) and with corps badge on upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 272 pages. Various tables. Includes lists of stations of the corps, commandants of the corps from 1790, officers with the corps from 1831 to 1910 etc. The Corps was engaged in numerous campaigns and expeditions mainly but not exclusively in the East, in India, Burma, Afghanistan, China etc. The book was published for private circulation only and is scarce.
Published : 2nd "Q. O." S. & M. Press, Bangalore 1909, First Edition
£340.00

Rogers Colonel H.C.B. - Battles and Generals of the Civil Wars 1642-1651

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 325pp. 54 illustrations and maps. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Seeley Service &Co, London 1968, First Edition
£15.00