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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

Sorley, Charles - The Letters of Charles Sorley with a Chapter of Biography

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. A little fore-edge foxing but clean internally. Pp.xii,320 + 2pp publisher's advert. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. Sorley was a highly-regarded poet of the First World War. The letters span the period from his school-days at Marlborough to his death in 1915 on the Western Front.
Published : Cambridge University Press 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

St Clair, William - That Greece Might Still Be Free : The Philhellenes in the War of Independence

Hardback. A vrery good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some wear and tear. Bookplate. Pp.viii,412. Colour and black and white plates. Maps. This is the story of the foreign volunteers who fought for Greece in her fight for independence from Turkey.
Published : Oxford University Press 1972, First Edition
£16.00

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

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

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

Tamplin J.M.A. - The Lambeth and Southwark Volunteers : A Century of Voluntary Service in the Volunteers and Territorials 1860 - 1960

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. In a just about good dustwrapper which has some tears and shows some superficial damp-staining to the spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xv,500. Coloured frontispiece and 144 black and white plates. Sketches, maps etc in the text. This is no. 459 of a limited edition of 600 copies.
Published : Trustees of the Regimental Historical Fund, London 1965, First Edition
£30.00

Tanner John (General Editor) - The Spitfire V Manual : The Official Air Publication for the Spitfire F.VA., F.VB., F.VC., LF.VA., LF.VB., and LF.VC., 1941-1945

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine but which is otherwise very good. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Over 170 illustrations. The definitive book on the Spitfire Mark V.
Published : The Arms and Armour Press, London 1981, Second Impression
£14.00

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

Trenowden, Ian - Operations Most Secret: S.O.E., the Malayan Theatre

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. One board tip a little bumped. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 231 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. A study of SOE operations against the Japanese in the Malayan theatre of South East Asia during the Second World War.
Published : William Kimber & Co Ltd, London 1978, 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

Truby J. David - Silencers, Snipers and Assassins an Overview of Whispering Death

4to. A very good copy without dustwrapper. 210pp. 196 illustrations. A book on silencers and their use mainly in wartime by the Resistance, Gestapo etc in World War Two, and in Korea and Indochina but also with a chapter on their use by the Mafia and revolutionary snipers.
Published : Paladin Press, Boulder Colorado 1972, First Edition
£14.00

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

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 Lang, Jochen(Editor) - Eichmann Interrogated Transcripts from the Archives of the Israeli Police

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a small closed tear at the top of the spine. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxii,293. Illustrated. "The book focuses on Eichmann's account [during his interrogation in Israel]of the scope and nature of Nazi crimes and on his efforts to project an image of himself that the world could not condemn."
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1983, First Edition
£12.00

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

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