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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 George J. F. - The Story of Drem Airfield.

A near fine copy in illustrated card covers. 72 pages. Maps, site plan of the airfield and numerous illustrations. Concerned mainly with the part played by the airfield during the Second World War.
Published : Gullane & Dirleton History Society. 2004, Reprint
£10.00

Simpson James - Paris After Waterloo : Notes Taken at the Time and Hitherto Unpublished Including a Revised Edition - the Tenth - of A Visit to Flanders and the Field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

Sinclair Donald - The History of the Aberdeen Volunteers Embracing Also Some Account of the Early Volunteers of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little edge wear. End-papers browned but a very decent copy internally as well as externally. Pp.xxii,[1],387. Many illustrations. List of subscribers. Part 1 of the book deals with military volunteers in Aberdeen from earliest times up to the Battle of Trafalgar. Part II deals with the volunteer movement in Aberdeen after 1859.
Published : Aberdeen Daily Journal Office 1907, First Edition
£150.00

Sita Ram (Edited By Lieutenant-Colonel D.C. Phillott) - From Sepoy to Subadar : Being the Life and Adventures of a Native Officer of the Bengal Army Written and Related By Himself

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Black end-papers. Gift inscription from "D.C.P." probably the editor. Some foxing/marking to title page and verso of front end-paper but generally a clean copy internally. Pp.vi,[iv],130. These Memoirs were originally written in Hindi and given to Lieutenant-Colonel Norgate, the translator, in 1861. They first appeared in book form in 1873. The translator believes "that this is one of the first attempts of any native soldier to give his thoughts and ideas to the world."
Published : Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta 1911, Third Edition
£65.00

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

Small Bernard - The Reluctant Gunner

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. One inch scratch on rear board. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 547 pages. Frontispiece. The Second World War reminiscences of a "common gunner" who served in England, Italy and Greece with the Royal Artillery and the Royal Army Medical Corps and "hated the lot".
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1983, First Edition
£9.00

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 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

Steiner Ed. (Editor) - King's Cliffe: The 20th Fighter Group and the 446th Air Service Group in the European Theatre of Operations

Hardback. 1984? A very good copy in a leatherette binding. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.vi,283. Numerous illustrations. This is the story of the 20th Fighter group, the 97th Service group and allied units of the U.S. air force who flew all types of missions against the enemy in the last two years of the Second World War from King's Cliffe in Northamptonshire.
Published : 20th Fighter Group Association,
£45.00

Stevens, Lieutenant-Colonel G.R. - History of the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Goorkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) Volume III 1921 - 1948

Hardback. Dark green cloth with red horizontal band. Lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xv,322. Numerous illustrations which are all present. 17 (of 18) charts lacking the chart of Singapore island. Mostly Second World War. This would be a nice VG+ copy but for the missing chart.
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1952, First Edition
£35.00

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 Rupert - The Victoria Cross the Empire's Roll of Valour

Nd. c. 1928? A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little faded. Bears the inscription of "Sergeant J. Ripley, VC. St. Andrews, Fife". (The writing is about as bad as mine but I think that is the name). Included also is a card dated Christmas 1928 which states "The Compiler and the two Scottish friends who have heped him have much pleasure in presenting you, as a holder of the VC., with a copy of "The Victoria Cross - The Empire's Roll of Honour". This is followed by the author's name and address. Pp.xviii,469. Errata slip. Includes VC's up to 1921 with the London Gazette account of the act which won the honour.
Published : Hutchinson, London, Second Edition
£60.00

Stewart J.C. (Editor) - Selections from the Inchkeith Lyre 1914-1915 the Non-Official Organ of the 6th Battalion the Royal Scots

Hardback. A good copy in dark grey boards lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Boards a bit marked. 42 pages + index at end. Numerous illustrations. One of the earliest of the many Regimental Journals issued during the First World War. The 6th Battalion The Royal Scots were responsible during this period for manning the Island of Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth. A scarce title.
Published : Andrew Brown, Edinburgh 1920, First Edition
£30.00

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
£85.00

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

Sutherland Captain D. - War Diary of the Fifth Seaforth Highlanders 51st (Highland) Division

Hardback. A good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Boards a little marked and with some wear to the spine. Ownership inscription of Patrick Black who served in the 5th Seaforths. Newspaper cutting of a Memorial to the Seaforth Highlanders near Arras sellotaped in. A little pencilled side-lining and underlining. Pp.ix,180. Two pages of illustrations of officers. Folding map at rear. Lists decorations. The Fifth Seaforths, who were the Territorial Battalion of Caithness and Sutherland, served on the Western Front from May 1915 onwards.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1920, First Edition
£40.00

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