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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, 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

Stokoe H. R. (Editor) - Tonbridge School and the Great War of 1914 to 1919: A Record of the Service of Tonbridgians in the Great War of 1914 to 1919 Including, Where Possible, Service Up to October 1923

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt and with gilt arms of school on upper board. Minor tears at head of spine and some fading to spine. Bookplate. Pp.xvi,632 + 48 pages of portraits at end of all but ten of those whose names are on the Roll of Honour. Includes biographies of those included in the Roll of Honour, summaries of service of Old Tonbridgians, Honours awarded etc.
Published : The Whitefriars Press 1923, First Edition
£80.00

Stoyte, Lieutenant-Colonel - Standing Orders of the 17th (Leicestershire) Regiment of Infantry

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Boards a little marked. Old ownership inscriptions on front end-papers and title page. Pp.viii,107. Partially unopened. Gives a detailed picture of regimental life in early Victorian times including conduct of privates, furloughs, escorts, route marches, guards and sentinels etc. An Appendix gives 21 forms.
Published : William Frazer, Dublin 1851, First Edition
£80.00

Stuart, Alan - For Services Rendered - Volume One the Silver War Badge to Officers of the British Army

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 325 pages. Includes a section naming recipients of the badge in alphabetical order by surname and giving rank, badge number, regiment and address. The silver war badge was issued in the UK and British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in the First World War.
Published : Privately Published 2009, First Edition
£25.00

Sutton Barry - The Way of a Pilot a Personal Record

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is a bit spotted, chipped and soiled. Pp.xiv,117. The author was a Squadron Leader who was shot down during the Battle of Britain.
Published : Macmillan, London 1942, Reprint
£22.00

Swinton Major-General Sir E. D. - The Defence of Duffer's Drift

Hardback. A fine copy in black cloth lettered in white on the spine in a fine dustwrapper. 74 pages. Illustrated. An interesting and amusing book concerned with the defence of an imaginary river crossing in South Africa during the Boer War. Sub-titled "A few experiences in the field defence for detached posts which may prove useful in our next war".
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1990, Reprint
£6.00

Taylor John W.R. - C. F. S. Birthplace of Air Power

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has been sellotaped at the spine ends. 222 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. This is the story of the Central Flying School which was formed in 1912 to train the world's first military pilots.
Published : Putnam, London 1958, First Edition
£7.00

Taylor, Peter - Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 220 pages. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : Leo Cooper 2000, First Edition
£9.00

Thruelsen, Richard - The Grumman Story

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few edge tears. Pp.ix,401. A history of Grumman aircraft and spacecraft and of the people who made them and flew them.
Published : Praeger Publishers, New York 1976, First Edition
£15.00

Trevelyan George Macaulay - Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic 1848-9

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on spine which is faded. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Endpapers browned. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 7 maps.pp.xv, 387 pages.Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Longmans,Green & Co., London 1914, New Impression
£25.00

Tullibardine the Marchioness of and macDonald Jane C.C. - A Military History of Perthshire 1899-1902 ---with a Roll of the Perthshire Men of the Present Day Who Have Seen Active Service Under the British Flag

Hardback. 4to. A fair copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some fading to spine and soiling to boards. Browning to end-papers. No ownershjip inscription .Pp.xxi,316. Frontispiece and four illustrations + many pages of portraits of officers, non-commissioned officers and men. 6 maps and plans. A few pages (especially page 242) have tears which have been repaired by sellotape. A few other pages have small edge tears. Contains much biographical material on Perthshire men who fought in the Second Boer War.
Published : R.A. & J. Hay, Perth 1908, First Edition
£30.00

Tyndale-Briscoe, Major A. S. (Updated By Findlay C. B.) - The Story of "F" Troop Royal Horse Artillery

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. 73 pages + Appendices. 7 (of 8) illustrations. Two folding maps at rear. First compiled in 1905 this new edition brings the story of the battery up to 1932. The Appendices include a list of officers etc who had served in the battery and a roll of old comrades on 16-5-32.
Published : Printed By Wm. May & Co.Ltd, Aldershot 1932, New Edition
£38.00

Vaughan, E.L. - List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War 1914-1919

Hardback. 4to. A fair to good copy in the original boards which are rather marked and grubby. Wear to board tips. Top edge gilt. A decent copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,281.
Published : Privately Printed 1921, Final Edition
£12.00

Verner Colonel Willoughby - History & Campaigns of The Rifle Brigade Part I 1800-1809

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in green cloth decorated on upper board. Some fading to spine (although lettering clear) and a little wear to spine ends and board tips. All edges gilt. Black end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,219. 20 illustrations including colour. 12 maps and plans. The history of the Rifle Brigade from its inception to the Battle of Corunna.
Published : John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, London 1912, First Edition
£150.00

Verner Colonel Willoughby - History & Campaigns of the Rifle Brigade Part II 1809-1813

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Rebacked with old spine laid down. Some wear to board tips. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,[v],506. 8 illustrations of which 3 are in colour. 16 maps and plans of which 2 are in the rear pocket. This volume is mainly concerned with the battles of the Peninsular War after Corunna and up to the Battle of Vitoria in 1813.
Published : John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, London 1919, First Edition
£170.00

Verner, Colonel Willoughby - History & Campaigns of The Rifle Brigade Part I 1800-1809 and Part II 1809-1813

Hardback. Two Parts in one volume. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,[i],219; [ix],506. Illustrations, maps and plans, some in colour, all as called for. First published in two volumes in 1912.[Please note this is a very heavy volume which will require extra postage].
Published : Buckland and Brown, London 1995,
£85.00

Von Caemmerer Lieut.-General - The Development of Strategical Science During the 19th Century

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which is darkened on the spine. Lettered in gilt. Bookplate (and signature) of Edmond John Warre Slade (Admiral and Director of Naval Intelligence). Pp.xvi,277 + 2pp adverts. A German treatise on the theory of war as practiced in the 19th century. A volume in the Pall Mall military series.
Published : Hugh Rees London, London 1905, First Edition in English
£90.00

Von Scherff, Major W. - The New Tactics of Infantry (Studies In)

Hardback. A good plus copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine darkened. Unopened.Two stamps of the Manchester Artillery officers' library. Some foxing. Pp.viii,222 + 31pp publisher's adverts. Translated by Colonel Lumley Graham. A study of the new military tactics required after the introduction "of rifled cannon and of breechloaders."
Published : Henry S. King & Co, London 1873, First English Edition
£40.00

Wadsworth John - Counter Defensive Being the Story of a Bank in Battle

A very good copy. 106pp. 28 illus. The story of the Midland Bank during the Second World War.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1946, First Edition
£5.00

Wagner D.P and Sedall C.G (Editors) - The Canadian Bank of Commerce War Service Records 1939-1945: An Account of the War Service of Members of The Staff During the Second World War

Hardback. A good copy in red boards lettered in gilt on the spine which is a little faded. Some soiling to the boards. A very good copy internally. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xx,331. 10 illustrations + numerous portraits. Includes a Roll of Honour and a List of Honours and Awards together with biographies of listed men and women.
Published : The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Toronto 1947, First Edition
£20.00

Walker G.Goold - The Honourable Artillery Company 1537-1926

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some edge tears and creasing. The dustwrapper is now protected by a clear, loose, cover. Some foxing to page ends. 298pp. 4 colour and many black and white illustrations. Includes a First World War Roll of Honour.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1926, First Edition
£30.00

Ward-Jackson, Squadron-Leader C.H. - It's a Piece of Cake or R.A.F. Slang Made Easy

Illustrated by Flying Officer David Langdon.
Softback. Nd. Early 1940s. Just about good in paper covers although with minor tearing/chipping to spine and covers. 64 pages. Numerous amusing illustrations. A dictionary of the slang terms used in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
Published : The Sylvan Press, London,
£12.00

Watson Frederick - The Story of the Highland Regiments

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 317pp. 8 colour plates.
Published : A & C Black, London 1915, First Edition
£12.00

Watson Frederick - The Story of the Highland Regiments (1725-1925)

A good copy in rather faded blue cloth. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,323. 8 illustrations. This is an attempt "to give a survey of the various campaigns in distant lands which built up the prestige of the Highland regiments".
Published : A & C Black, London 1925, Second Edition
£12.00

Watt, Lauchlan MacLean - The Gordon Highlanders

Hardback. 12mo. Nd. c.1915. A good copy in brown cloth with pictorial onlay to upper board. Boards a little marked. No ownership inscription. 61 pages. 3 colour and 2 black and white plates. A short pocket regimental history.
Published : W.P Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh,
£7.00

Webber, William - With the Guns in the Peninsula : The Peninsular War Journal of 2nd Captain William Webber, Royal Artillery

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. One end just slightly bumped. 196 pages. 14 illustrations. The Journal covers the author's experiences as an artillery officer in the Peninsular War between August 1812 and June 1813.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1991, First Edition
£12.00

Weir R. W. - The History of the 3rd Battalion the King's Own Scottish Borderers 1798-1907

Hardback. A just about good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine darkened and with number in white at foot. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Previous owner's stamped initials on front end-paper. Blind-stamp of publishing company (and number in ink) on title page and a few other pages. Pp.vii,238. Frontispiece and 28 illustrations. Includes the Boer War. Uncommon.
Published : Courier and Herald Offices, Dumfries 1908, First Edition
£55.00

Weir, R. W. - The History of the 3rd Battalion the King's Own Scottish Borderers 1798-1907

Hardback. A poor copy with badly damp-stained boards, cracked hinges etc. A few pages and plates attached by sellotape but as the book is complete and uncommon it may serve as a reading/reference copy. Pp.vii,238. Frontispiece and 28 plates (one misplaced). Includes the Boer War.
Published : Courier and Herald Offices, Dumfries 1908, First Edition
£15.00

West, Nigel - G C H Q:The Secret Wireless War 1900-86

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xviii,294. Illustrated. The story of GCHQ and its signals intelligence work.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1986, First Edition
£15.00

Weston Robert and Taylor Robert - The Air Combat Paintings of Robert Taylor

Oblong Folio. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 128pp. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. This is the first comprehensive selection of Taylor's work.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1989, Third Impression
£20.00

Wheatley Dennis - Red Eagle : The Story of the Russian Revolution and of Klementy Efremovitch Voroshilov Marshall and Commissar for Defence of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics

Hardback. A fair to good copy in grey cloth with rather faded red lettering to spine and Russian eagle in red on upper board. SIGNED by the author on title page. Some foxing mainly to edges and half-title. 390 pages + publisher's adverts. Coloured frontispiece and 22 black and white illustrations. 11 maps including end-paper maps.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1937, First Edition
£50.00

White Captain W.L. - Field Artillery Fire

Hardback. Slim 8vo. A good copy in a red half-leather binding lettered in gilt. Marbled end-papers and edges. Single stamp, on front end-paper, of the Manchester Artillery Officers' Library. Internally very good. 69 pages. Sketch map. Tables. Chapters on "Fire Discipline", ""Bringing Batteries into Action","Effective Fire" etc. Uncommon.
Published : Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich 1892, First Edition
£50.00