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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

Wilkinson Frederick - A Source Book of World War 1 Weapons and Uniforms

Oblong 12mo. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 128pp. Over 100 photographic illustrations.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1978, First Edition
£12.00

Wilkinson Major Sir Nevile - The Guards' Chapel 1838-1938

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from (I think) the author. Pp.xi,246. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations.
Published : The Chiswick Press , London 1938, First Edition
£10.00

Wilkinson-Latham Robert - Scottish Military Uniforms

Small 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 112pp. 50 plates. 17 figures.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1975, First Edition
£10.00

Wilkinson-Latham Robert - Scottish Military Uniforms

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with two closed edge tears and a small piece rubbed from surface of front cover. 112pp. 50 plates. 17 figures.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1975, First Edition
£9.00

Willan, Lieut.-Col. Frank - History of the Oxfordshire Regiment of Militia (Fourth Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry) 1778-1900 Including the Diary of the Late Lieut.-Col. Thomas Mosley Crowder, 1852-1885

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with the Regimental coat of arms in gilt on upper board. Some wear to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Not foxed. Pp.vii,[v],185 + one page Appendix. Frontispiece and 14 photographic illustrations. Includes a List of Officers.
Published : Horace Hart, Oxford 1900, First Edition
£30.00

Williamson H.N.H. (Edited By John Harris) - Farewell to the Don

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine. 288pp. map. 25 illustrations. This is the author's journal of his service with the British Military Mission to the Don Cossacks and his exploits against the Red Army.
Published : Collins, London 1970, First Edition
£14.00

Williamson R.J.T. (with a Continuation to 1888 By J. Lawson Whalley) - History of the old County Regiment of Lancashire Militia Late 1st Royal Lancashire (The Duke of Lancaster's Own ) ; Now 3rd and 4th Battalions the King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment from 1689 to 1856

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Wear to spine ends and board tips. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xxiii,397. 20 plates. List of subscribers.
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co, London 1888, First Edition
£25.00

Williamson, J.C (Foreword) - 6th Gordons 1939-1945 : A History of the 6th (Banffshire) Battalion the Gordon Highlanders

Softback. A poor to fair copy missing a piece (approx. 2 inches by 1 inch) at the foot of the front cover which is also marked and coming loose. Sound enough internally. 95 pages. 5 illustrations. The 6th Gordons fought mainly in North Africa and Italy.
Published : Printed at "The Press and Journal" Office,, Aberdeen 1946, First Edition
£15.00

Willson Beckles - In the Ypres Salient ; The Story of a Fortnight's Canadian Fighting June 2-16, 1916

Softback. Nd. 1916? A good copy in paper wraps with pictorial onlay to front cover. No ownership inscription. 79 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Ink additions/corrections to the text have been made at pages 29-31. This is the story of the Canadian forces at the third Battle of Ypres.
Published : Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, London, First Edition
£14.00

Wilson Sir Robert - Campaigns in Poland in the Years 1806 and 1807

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxix,276. The first part of the book comprises "brief remarks on the character and composition of the Russian army", while the second and larger part is a sketch of the campaigns of 1806 and 1807 between the French and Russian armies in Poland. This is a facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1810.
Published : Worley Publications 2000, Reprint
£8.00

Wilson, Major R.D. - Cordon and Search : With 6th Airborne Division in Palestine

Hardback. A very good copy. In a good plus dustwrapper which is a little chipped at the head of the spine and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,275. Illustrations, maps and plans with a folding map at rear of book. "Here for the first time is the story of what went on in the life of the soldier in Palestine between September, 1945 and May, 1948, whose unenviable task it was to uphold the law in that lawless country."
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1949, First Edition
£28.00

Wood Stephen - The Auld Alliance: Scotland and France, the Military Connection

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white. 192 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover. "This book illustrates and interprets in a unique way, the military part of Europe's oldest alliance."
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£10.00

Woollcombe, Robert - All the Blue Bonnets: The History of the King's Own Scottish Borderers

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. 208 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The 300 years history of the King's Own Scottish Borderers from their raising in 1689 to Korea and after.
Published : Arms & Armour Press, London 1980, First Edition
£15.00

Young Derek - Forgotten Scottish Voices from the Great War

Softback. A fine copy. 255 pages. 56 illustrations. Gives a vivid picture of what it was like to be a Scottish soldier in the First World War with numerous extracts from personal letters and diaries.
Published : Temous Publishing 2005, First Edition
£10.00

Young James D. - With the 52nd (Lowland) Division in Three Continents

Hardback. A good plus copy in paper-covered boards with green cloth spine lettered in black. Some browning to board edges and wear to board tips. Neat ownership inscription but generally very good internally. Pp.vii,112. Illustrated. The author was an officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He served in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. The book, which is quite scarce, first appeared as Articles in the Edinburgh Medical Journal.
Published : W. Green & Son, Edinburgh 1920, First Edition
£58.00

Young Peter - Edgehill 1642 the Campaign and the Battle

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a chip at the top of the front cover. Pp.xviii,344. Illustrated including colour. Maps. Errata slip.
Published : The Roundwood Press 1967, First Edition
£18.00

Young, Michael - We Sustain: The Royal Logistic Corps 1993-1995

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to John MacDonald "on the occasion of HRH the Princess Royal opening the RLC Museum 13.6.95." There is a second gift inscription to the same person on the same (title) page but the signature is illegible. Major-General MacDonald is mentioned in the book. 192 pages including a list of subscribers. Numerous black and white photographs. Epilogue by HRH The Princess Royal. Described as "perhaps the first and only book to chart major military change in peacetime, as it happened."
Published : Baron Birch 1995, First Edition
£20.00

Young, Michael (Editor) - Waggoner's Way: Royal Corps of Transport, 1891-1991

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which shows a little fading to the spine and top of front panel. This is no. 4 of a limited edition. The limitation is not given but there were nearly 1000 subscribers.160 pages. Numerous illustrations. This is a combination of selections from journals of the Royal Corps of Transport and photographs from the archives since 1891.
Published : Baron Birch 1993, First Edition
£25.00

Yule C.S.M. Andrew - From Tweed to Kwai and Back

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 140 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The author was a Company Sergeant Major with the Royal Scots. This is his story as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during the Second World War.
Published : Royal British Legion Scotland, Kelso Branch 1989, First Edition
£12.00

Yule C.S.M. Andrew - From Tweed to Kwai and Back

Softback. A good copy. Front cover and a few pages a little creased. 140 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The author was a Company Sergeant Major with the Royal Scots. This is his story as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during the Second World War.
Published : Royal British Legion Scotland Kelso Branch 1989, First Edition
£9.00

Ziemke Earl F. - Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East

Nd. c. 1982? A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xii,549. 42 maps. More than 70 photographs. An authoritative account of the war in the east.
Published : Center of Military History United States Army, Washington,D.C., Reprint
£15.00