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Praval, K.C. - India's Paratroopers: A History of the Parachute Regiment of India

Hardback. A good copy in a dustwrapper which has an edge chip and some edge wear and tear. The wrapper is adhering to the top of the rear board as a result of damp damage. This does not, however, affect the book internally. A very good, clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xv,366. 52 illustrations. 30 maps (including four maps in rear pocket). Tells the story of the regiment "from the day the first jump was made at Karachi in 1941 right up to the operations in Bangladesh and the western theatres during the 14-Day war between India and Pakistan." Approximately one-third of the book deals with the Second World War.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1975, First Edition
£28.00

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

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 Carline - Malayan Climax: Experiences of an Australian Girl in Malaya 1940 - 1942

Hardback. A near very good copy. Old ownership name on front cover of book and ownership label on front fixed end-paper. 116 pages. Illustrated. The author was evacuated from Singapore just before it was over-run by the Japanese.
Published : The Mercury Press, Hobart, Tasmania 1942, First Edition
£12.00

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

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 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

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

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. (Editor) - The Muster-Roll of Angus. South African War 1899-1900. a Record and a Tribute

Hardback. A working copy only as some of the pages are starting to come loose. 238 pages. Numerous illustrations. Articles by various authors. Gives names and addresses of Angus men who fought in the Boer War with more details for the officers.
Published : Brodie & Salmond, Arbroath 1900, First Edition
£20.00

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

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

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has some edge chips and tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,[ii],287. Illustrations. Maps. The 51st Highland Division fought with Montgomery from El Alamein to Berlin.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1953, First Edition
£24.00

Sam Steele - Strathcona's Horse: South Africa, 1900-1901

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.x,143. Illustrations. Map. Contains the war diary of Lord Strathcona's Corps of Canadian soldiers who fought on the British side during the Boer War. Lists the men who served with the Corps and the orders and decorations they won.
Published : Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society 2000, First Edition
£20.00

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

Service Robert W. - The Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little browning/foxing. 176 pages. Poems of the First World War.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1916, First Edition
£9.00

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