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Nansen Odd (translator Katherine John) - Day After Day

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 17 black and white illustrations. 600 pages. In a good dustwrapper, not price-clipped but missing two pieces (at foot of spine and on rear panel) which is now protected in a removable cover. Odd Nansen is the son of Friidtjof Nansen, the Norwegian statesman and Arctic explorer. During the German occupation of his country, he was arrested as a hostage. He was first interned in Norway and later taken to the notorious concentration camp at Sachsenhausen.
Published : Putnam & Co. Ltd., London 1949, First English Edition
£70.00

Neill Roy S. - Only Once

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little edge foxing. 285 pages. Folding map. The author's experiences as an escapee from a prisoner of war camp in Austria during the Second World War.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1947, First Edition
£14.00

Neish Lieutenant-Colonel F.H. - Historical Diary of the Gordon Highlanders

Slim 4to. A very good copy. Maroon endpapers. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 55pp. A calendar of events in the history of the Gordon Highlanders.
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee 1914, First Edition
£22.00

Nevinson Henry W. - Last Changes Last Chances

Hardback. A good plus copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wrinkling to the spine. Internally very good. Pp.xv,[3],361. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Map. Deals with the author's journalistic experiences between 1914 and 1926. Includes First World War experiences in Belgium, France, the Dardanelles, Salonika and Egypt, and experiences in Ireland during the prolonged struggle that led to the Treaty of 1921, in the USA, Palestine etc.
Published : Nisbet & Co, London 1928, First Edition
£20.00

Newark Tim - Where They Fell a Walker's Guide to the Battlefields of the World

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 160pp. profusely illustrated. Includes everything from the Battle of Hastings to Waterloo, the Alamo and Gallipoli.
Published : Silverdale Books, Leicester 2002, First Edition
£7.00

Newbolt Sir Henry - The Book of the Thin Red Line

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Fading to spine. Top edge gilt. Internally very good. Pp.xii,308. 8 full-page colour plates. Many illustrations in text. The war adventures of six soldiers told for boys.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1915, First Edition
£8.00

Newnham-Davis, Lieut.-Col. N. - The Transvaal Under the Queen

Illustrated by Louis Edwards.
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the darkened spine and in black on the pictorial upper board. A little wear to spine ends. Lacks blank front free end-paper. 99 pages. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and 15 illustrations (of which two are vignettes). Deals with the period when Transvaal was annexed to the British Crown in 1877.
Published : Sands and Company, London 1900, First Edition
£30.00

Nicol, A.A. - My Moving Tent: The Diary of a Desert Rat

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,416. 23 illustrations. Described as "a panoramic account of one man's war, from Dunkirk to the desert convoys of North Africa, El-Alamein to D-Day."
Published : The Pentland Press 1994, First Edition
£20.00

Nielsen Andreas - The German Air Force General Staff

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper showing a few signs of wear at the edges. The dustwrapper is now protected by a clear, removeable, wrapper. 265pp. 6 charts. This is one of a series of historical studies written by former key officers of the German Air Force for the United States Air Force Historical Division.
Published : Arno Press, New York 1968, Reprint
£35.00

Nimmo Ian - Scotland at War

4to. Softcover. A very good copy. A photographic record of the Scottish home front during the Second World War. 195 photographs and drawings.
Published : Archive Publications 1989, First Edition
£7.00

Nimmo Ian - Scotland at War

4to. A very good copy. Softcover. Unpaginated. 195 photographs and drawings. The story of the Second World War as it affected Scotland and the Scottish people.
Published : Archive Publications 1989, First Edition
£10.00

Noel, Lieut.- Colonel Hon. E. - Gustaf Adolf (King of Sweden) the Father of Modern War

Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt. Darkened on spine. Pencilled inscription from the author on the front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,113. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Four folding maps/plans. This is a sketch of the military career of the 17th century Swedish King Gustaf Adolf whom the author believes laid the foundations of the modern art of war.
Published : John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, London 1905, First Edition
£50.00

Norman C.B. - Battle Honours of the British Army from Tangier 1662 to the Commencement of the Reign of King Edward VII

A good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. One inch closed tear in cloth at top of spine. Pp.xxviii,500. Lacks one plate (of eight). 4 maps. Gives details, of and numbers of casualties suffered at, each engagement for which battle honours were awarded.
Published : John Murray, London 1911, First Edition
£15.00

Nowarra Heinz J. - The Focke-Wulf 190 a Famous German Fighter

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has a trace of a stain on the spine. 212 pages. Coloured frontispiece and other coloured paintings. Many photographs. Line drawings.
Published : Harleyford Publications, Letchworth 1965, First Edition
£18.00

Nunneley John - Tales from the King's African Rifles - A Last Flourish of Empire

Hardback. A near fine copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a glassine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,213. 9 illustrations. 5 maps. The author's experiences during the Second World War as an officer in the King's African Rifles serving first in Abyssinia and Somaliland and later in Burma.
Published : Askari Books, Petersham, Surrey 1998, First Edition
£15.00

O'Connor, V. C. Scott - The Scene of War

Hardback. A very good copy which has been rebound in cream cloth lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. A nice clean copy internally which is not foxed and has no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiii,424 + 8pp publisher's adverts. Described as "a contemporary picture of the war" by a travel-writer who visited the various fronts and describes "things exactly as I saw them, from moment to moment--". A nice copy of a title which is uncommon in first edition.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1917, First Edition
£60.00

O'Donnell, Captain H. - Historical Records of the 14th Regiment, Now the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) from Its Formation in 1685 to 1892

A very good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with five raised bands on spine, gilt decoration and gilt lettering on a red leather title-piece. All edges gilt. Two bookplates otherwise a nice clean copy internally. Pp.xxi,[1],415. Many illustrations including 13 full-page colour plates.
Published : A.H. Swiss, Devonport 1893, First Edition
£160.00

Oatts Lt.-Col. L.B. - Proud Heritage the Story of the Highland Light Infantry : Volume One the 71st H.L.I. 1777-1881

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on a red title-piece and decorated in gilt on the upper board. In a good dustwrapper which has some chips and tears to the edges. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Not foxed. Pp.xvi,256. 5 plates. 5 maps. Folding chart at rear of book. Includes India, Peninsular War, Crimea etc.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1952, First Edition
£28.00

Oatts Lt-Col. L.B. - Proud Heritage the Story of the Highland Light Infantry Volume One the 71st H.L.I. 1777-1881

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on a red title-piece and with gilt decoration to upper board. In a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at spine ends. Previous owner's ex libris plate. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xvi,256. Illustrations. Maps. Coloured folding chart at rear. Napoleonic Wars, India, Crimea etc.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London 1952, First Edition
£28.00

Oliver, Kingsley M. - Through Adversity: The History of the Royal Air Force Regiment 1942-1992

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xii,348. Colour illustrations, numerous black and white photographs and 14 maps + map end-papers. A history of the Regiment formed by the Royal Air Force in 1942 to protect its airfields against enemy attack.
Published : Forces & Corporate Publishing Ltd 1997, First Edition
£32.00

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

Orr, Trooper A.S. - Scottish Yeomanry in South Africa 1900-1901. A Record of the Work and Experiences of the Glasgow And Ayrshire Companies

Illustrated by J. Hannan Watson.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original brown pictorial cloth lettered in gilt and black and with bevelled boards. A little wear to board edges. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing/browning. 160 pages. 20 illustrations + 18 sketches in the text. A Boer War record. Includes a Roll of the two Companies
Published : James Hedderwick & Sons, Glasgow 1901, First Edition
£75.00

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