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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

Rogers Colonel H.C.B. - Weapons of the British Soldier

A very good copy in a good, complete but edge-worn dustwrapper. Previous owner's name and address stamped in a few places. 259pp. Frontispiece. 24 plates. 48 figures in text.
Published : Seeley Service &Co, London 1960, First Edition
£6.00

Ross-Of-Bladensburg, Lt. Col. - A History of the Coldstream Guards from 1815 to 1895

Illustrated by Lieut. Neville R. Wilkinson.
Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated on the upper board. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Ownership inscription. Some foxing to frontispiece and tissue-guard. Pp.xxi,492. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. 9 maps. Includes several chapters on the Crimean war + Egypt, Sudan etc.
Published : A.D. Innes & Co, London 1896, First Edition
£60.00

Roth H. Ling and Jolley J.T. - War Ballads and Broadsides of Previous Wars 1779-1795

Softback. 4to. A very good copy in light green paper covers. 18 page Introduction followed by 33 war ballads/broadsides. Illustrated. This is No.5 of the second series of Bankfield Museum Notes.
Published : Bankfield Museum, Halifax 1915, First Edition
£10.00

Royle Charles - The Egyptian Campaigns 1882 to 1885

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Some fading to spine but lettering quite clear. No ownership inscription. Some light edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,606. Folding frontispiece map and various maps/plans (some full page) in the text. The maps are not listed but I think there should be two folding maps at the rear of the book which are absent. This edition is continued to December 1899. "It has been the object of the author to make the work in its present form a complete narrative of the rise and fall of the Arabist and Mahdist movements, as well as a history of England's intervention in Egypt---".
Published : Hurst and Blackett, London 1900, New and Revised Edition
£45.00

Russell W.H. - The British Expedition to the Crimea

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original red cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine. Horizontal tear across spine but not very noticeable. Boards now protected by clear, removable sleeve. New end-papers. Ownership inscription of Lt. Colonel Sir J.S. Alexander (presumably the Lieut.-Colonel Alexander mentioned at page 157 of the book). Pp.vii,,629. 14 illustrations/battle plans. (The four plans intended to be in a pocket at the end of the book have been bound into the book). The classic account of the Crimean War by the War Correspondent of "The Times". This revised edition has "numerous emendations and additions." Photograph available on request.
Published : G.Routledge & Co., London 1858, Revised Edition
£110.00

Russell William Howard - General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol 1854-5 a Review

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some wear and darkening to spine. Pp.xii,321. Russell was the special correspondent of the "Times" who covered the Crimean War for that paper.
Published : Tinsley Brothers, London 1865, First Edition
£60.00

Rutherford, Andrew - The Literature of War: Studies in Heroic Virtue

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Small label of previous owner (the author and journalist Peter Hopkirk). Pp.xi,196. Includes a fifty page essay on the literature of the Western Froint in the First World War.
Published : Macmillan Press, London 1989, Second (revised) Edition
£12.00

Salmon Edward and Worsfold James (Editors) - The British Dominions Year Book 1916

A good copy. Previous owner's blind stamp. 335pp. 4 folding maps. Illustrations including colour. Articles on various aspects of the war and the economy in war-time.
Published : The British Dominions General Insurance Company, London 1916,
£8.00

Salmond J.B. - The History of The 51st Highland Division 1939-1945

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with gilt HD emblem on front board and title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's name on half title. Many black and white photographs. Maps. 287 pages. Fair dustwrapper which is chipped at top of spine, rubbed at side of spine and with a number of tears. The wrapper is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Illiam Blackwood & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh and London 1953, First Edition
£35.00

Schuschnigg Kurt Von - The Brutal Takeover: The Austrian ex-Chancellor's Account of the Anschluss of Austria By Hitler

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in silver on spine. No inscriptions. 383 pages. Near very good dustwrapper with one small closed tear which has been sellotaped. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This is a very good nice tight clean copy. The Anschluss was the opening round of the Second World War. It was in his campaign against Austria, culminating in the cynical Nazi invasion of March 12,1938 that Hitler first tested those techniques of blandishment, provocation and naked aggression with which he later crushed Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Low Countries.
Published : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1971, First Edition
£30.00

Scott Peter T. - Home For Christmas Cards, Messages and Legends of the Great War

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 66pp. Many illus. inc. colour. 60 Divisional and Regimental christmas cards sent home by men from the front are illustrated.
Published : Tom Donovan, London 1993, First Edition
£5.00

Seago Edward - High Endeavour

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has very small edge nicks. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 79 pages. Illustrated in black and white by Seago. The true story of a circus man who set his heart on becoming a pilot at the outbreak of the Second World War.
Published : Collins, London 1944, First Edition
£14.00

Seymour W. - On Active Service

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which lacks the bottom inch of the spine and has a tear across the front cover. Pp.viii,332. 6 maps. Consists of personal accounts of life in the British army between 1660 and the last "small wars" of the Victorian era.
Published : G. Bell & Sons, London 1939, First Edition
£14.00

Seymour William - Battles in Britain and Their Political Background 1066-1746

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Two volumes in one. Pp. 232, 231. Many illustrations. The book gives full details of all the main British battles.
Published : Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1979, Reprint
£6.00

Shakespear, Colonel L.W. - History of the 2nd King Edward's Own Goorkhas (The Sirmoor Rifle Regiment) Vol. II 1911-1921

Hardback. Dark green cloth with horizontal red band. Lettered and deorated in gilt. One smallish mark on upper board. Stamp of a Trust on front fixed end-paper. Pp.[xix],246. Frontispiece and 33 (of 37) illustrations. 13 (of 17) sketches. Part I covers France, Egypt, North-West Frontier and India. Part II covers Mesopotamia and North Persia. Printed for private circulation only and scarce in first edition. Would be very good but for missing plates and sketches
Published : Gale & Polden Ltd for the Regimental Committee, Aldershot 1924, First Edition
£35.00

Shanahan Phil - The Real Enigma Heroes

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 223 pages. Many illustrations. The story of three British servicemen who retrieved vital German codebooks from a sinking U-boat which enabled Bletchley Park's code-brakers to crack Enigma and so win the Battle of the Atlantic.
Published : Tempus Publishing 2008, First Edition
£10.00

Siborne William - The Waterloo Campaign 1815

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Last page of text browned. 832 pages. 15 maps and plans. 13 illustrations. According to the Preface "this Work is regarded as the best comprehensive account in the English language of the Waterloo Campaign."
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1900, Fifth Edition
£25.00

Sidhu, Amarpal S. - The First Anglo-Sikh War

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 256 pages. 57 plates mostly in colour. 7 maps. A study of the first Anglo-Sikh war of 1845-46.
Published : Amberley Publishing, Stroud 2010, First Edition
£45.00

Simpson James - Paris After Waterloo : Notes Taken at the Time and Hitherto Unpublished Including a Revised Edition - the Tenth - of A Visit to Flanders and the Field

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Front board a little ink marked. Small bookplate of Robert Napier (with the family crest and motto of Dumbartonshire Napiers and therefore possibly the famous Clyde marine engineer). Pp.x,313 + 6pp publisher's adverts. Two double-page coloured plans of the Battle of Waterloo at the end.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1853, First Edition
£170.00

Simpson T. B. - Right Left

Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original boards. Leather title-pieces. Top edges gilt. Ownership inscription in each volume of a former Scottish judge. 986 pages. This is a day-to-day account of the war years from the outbreak of war in September 1939 to victory in Europe in May 1945. The author was, I think, an Edinburgh advocate, Thomas Blantyre Simpson. Much of the diary consists of the day-to-day news of the war but there is also much of "home front" interest, particularly relating to Edinburgh. A scarce book.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Edinburgh, First Edition
£40.00

Slater Frank - As You Were : A Book of Caricatures

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper with fairly minor edge chips/tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A little edge foxing but a clean copy internally. No ownership inscription. A book of caricatures and cartoons drawn in German prisoner of war camps during he Second World War.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1946, First Edition
£20.00

Sleigh Arthur - The Royal Militia and Yeomanry Cavalry Army List: Containing the Names and Seniority of Every Regimental and Staff Officer in the Militia and Yeomanry Cavalry

A very good copy. Top edge gilt. This is a facsimile reprint (limited to 150 copies) of the first edition of 1850. Pp.xxxviii,190.
Published : Ray Westlake 1991, Reprint
£30.00

Slocum, Captain S. L'H and Reichmann, Captain Carl - Boer War Operations in South Africa 1899-1901

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in red cloth letrtered in gilt. Very small tear in binding prevents this being a fine copy. In a very good slip-case which shows some edge wear. This is no. 332 of 1000 copies signed by a Director of the publisher. 325 pages + prelims. Maps. Illustrations. Tables.Slocum and Reichmann were American military attaches who travelled with the British and Boer forces respectively.
Published : Scripta Africana, South Africa 1987, First Edition
£35.00

Smith E.D. - Johnny Gurkha "Friends in the Hills"

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with a little staining at the foot which is not noticeable externally. A clean copy free of foxing and ownership inscription. 176pp. 25 illustrations. Map. A book about the Gurkhas as people, their homeland, how they are recruited to the British army, what they believe in etc.
Published : Leo Cooper in Association with Secker & Warburg, London 1985, First Edition
£6.00

Smith George Adam (Foreword) - Roll of Honour : A Record of Those Belonging to Aberdeen and District Who Gave Their Lives for Their Country in the Great War 1914-1919 [City of Aberdeen Roll of Honour]

Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1926? A good plus copy in cream cloth with coat of arms of Aberdeen in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Bookplate of The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen on front fixed end-paper. Not paginated. Decorative coloured title page. The Roll contains 5,040 names with their rank, regiment, home address and date of death. Scarce in first edition.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
£70.00

Smith Peter C. - The Stuka at War

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which has an internal water stain along the bottom edge but which is otherwise very good. 192pp. More than 150 photographs. This is the story of the Stuka or Junkers Ju. 87 in the Second World War.
Published : Ian Allan, London 1971, First Edition
£6.00

Smitherman P.H. - Infantry Uniforms of the British Army 1660-1790

Folio. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with one smallish edge tear which shows the remains of a sellotape repair. 20 full page colour illustrations with accompanying text which describes the development of infantry dress from the Restoration to the period immediately preceding the Napoleonic Wars.
Published : Hugh Evelyn, London 1965, First Edition
£18.00

Smitherman P.H. - Uniforms of the British Army a Selection

Folio. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is, howeveer, faded on the spine. Bookplate. 45 full page colour illustrations taken from the author's previous works with a preface.
Published : Hugh Evelyn, London 1970, First Edition
£28.00

Snaffles [Payne, C. J.] - "I've Heard the revelly"

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. One board tip a little bumped. Pencilled inscription from the author: "To Bill Duncan with many thanks for the Military Axioms inspiration. Snaffles." A nice clean copy without foxing. Unpaginated (approx. 80 pages). Illustrated throughout including tipped-in colour plates. Described as a "book of fascinating and amusing sketches and stories [of soldiering from the days of Kipling to the middle of the 20th century] which the author/artist has illustrated and told in his own inimitable way."
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1953, First Edition
£135.00

Somers Lord (Foreword) - The War History of the Sixth Tank Battalion

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which is a little dull on the spine although the lettering is clear. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.viii,247. 8 plates. Lists members of the battalion, actions fought (Ypres, Cambrai etc), honours and awards.
Published : Privately Printed 1919, First Edition
£60.00

Sosnosky Theodor Von - England's Danger the Future of British Army Reform

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in white on the upper board. Signed, in pencil, on front fixed end-paper "Douglas Haig Capetown Sept. 1902". (Haig later led the British army in the First World War and became Field-Marshall Earl Haig"). Front hinges cracked. Pp.xix,275. 10 main tables and 2 supplementary tables. Lacks the maps in the rear pocket. An interesting book by an Austrian author on the urgent need for reform in the British Army.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1901, First Edition
£50.00

Spears Brigadier-General E.L. - Liaison, 1914: A Narrative of the Great Retreat

Hardback. A good plus copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Rear hinges tender. Pp.xxix,597. 33 illustrations. 14 maps. Preface by Winston Churchill. A study of the opening phase of the First World War up to mid-September 1914 and including the First Battle of the Marne.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1930, New Impression
£28.00

Spears, Brigadier-General E.L. - Liaison, 1914 A Narrative of the Great Retreat

Hardback. A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Old ownership inscription scored out in ink on front free end-paper. Pp.xxix,597.Frontispiece and 32 illustrations. 14 maps. Preface by Winston Churchill. An authoritative account of the opening phase of the First World War up to mid-September 1914 and including he First Battle of the Marne.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1931, New Impression
£30.00

Staff of "The Luton News" - Luton at War

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a dustwrapper which would be very good but for fading to the red spine lettering. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 423 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. Written and compiled by the staff of "The Luton News" this book was first published in 1947 and is the most comprehensive and fascinating account of Luton during the Second World War.
Published : Bedfordshire County Library 1982, Reprint
£15.00

Steward, W. Augustus - War Medals and Their History

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and decorated on front board. Superficial damp stain to upper and outer edges of front board does not affect the book internally. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper reads as follows: "To My Son - this the first impression of my book. June 1915." Some, mainly edge, foxing. Pp.xviii,407 + 4 page publisher's catalogue. 258 illustrations. Loosely inserted is an interesting typed letter of 1.5 pages to the author about the military order of Saint George of Russia.
Published : Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., London 1915, First Edition
£45.00

Stewart, Lieut.-Colonel J. And Buchan John - The Fifteenth (Scottish) Divisiob 1914-1919

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. spine lettering dull but readable. Some patches of fading to rear board. Some marking to boards. No ownership inscription. Pp.[xx],489. Frontispiece and eight illustrations (some showing trace of a damp stain to outer edge). 18 maps in pocket at end. The Division fought on the Western Front (Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres etc) throughout the war. Lists casualties, honours and awards etc. Photograph available on request.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1926, First Edition
£65.00

Stewart, Lt-Col. John - The Royal Highland Regiment the Black Watch Formerly 42nd and 73rd Foot. Medal Roll 1801-1911

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pp.viii,350. 4 tissue-guarded plates including coloured frontispiece. A valuable reference work. Other interesting Black Watch related material loosely inserted.
Published : William Brown (Printed By T. And A. Constable), Edinburgh 1913, First Edition
£65.00

Stewart,A.T.Q. - The Pagoda War: Lord Dufferin and the Fall of the Kingdom of Ava, 1885-6

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 223 pages. 14 plates. 2 maps. The story of the annexation of Upper Burma to the British Empire in 1885.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1972, First Edition
£12.00