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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

Vernon Ernest Ralph - A Narrative of the Royal Scottish Volunteer Review in Holyrood Park on the 7th of August 1860 --- With a List of the Names of All the Volunteers Who Were Present on the Occasion

Softback. A poor copy of a scarce item. Lacks rear cover and spine. Label of some kind removed from title page. Pages browned. 116pp + adverts. Frontispiece plan. Useful as a reading/reference copy.
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1860, First Edition
£15.00

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 Archibald Stoddart (Editor) - A Volunteer Haversack Containing Contributions of Certain Writers to the Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade : The Royal Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in white yapped covers lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownershipb inscription. Pp.xvi,190. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. Includes contributions by Neil Munro, Laurence Housman, Eden Phillpots, Bram Stoker, G. K. Chesterton etc. Illustrations by Sir Noel Paton, D.Y. Cameron etc.
Published : Printed for the Brigade By T.and A. Constable, Edinburgh 1902, First Edition
£28.00

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

Walter, John - Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Previous owner's label on front free end-paper. Unpaginated but c.100 pages. Frontispiece and numerous illustrations. The first comprehensive reference to the firms of Imperial Germany which produced edged weapons, whether swords, sabres, side-arms or bayonets.
Published : The Lyon Press / Arms and Armour Press 1973, First Edition
£22.00

Ward, Col. John - With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth. Spine rather dull but lettering readable. A little edge foxing but largely clean internally. Pp.xv,278. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. The story of an expedition with the Middlesex Regiment to Siberia in 1918 -1919 to assist anti-Bolshevik forces.
Published : Cassell, London 1920, First Edition
£40.00

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 Captain W.H.L. - Adventures of a Despatch Rider

Hardback. A just about good copy in the original boards decorated on the upper board. Some creasing to spine and a little wear to spine ends. Rear hinges tender. Gift inscription from 1915 on half title. Pp.xii[iv],272. Seven maps including folding map at rear which has a marginal tear. The author served with the British Fifth Army on the Western Front.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1915, First Edition
£25.00

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

Webster Sir Charles and Frankland Noble - The Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany 1939-1945 [Vols.I-IV Complete]

Hardbacks. A good four volume set in the original green cloth which shows some wear to board tips and spines but with the lettering clearly readable. A clean set internally with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xiii,522;ix,322;ix,332;xiii,530. Numerous maps and plates as called for. The story of Bomber Command in the Second World War.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1961, First Edition
£120.00

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

Wellesley Muriel - The Man Wellington Through the Eyes of Those Who Knew Him

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has been strengthened internally with sellotape. Lacks part of front end-paper. Pp.xxviii,424. 12 illustrations. 3 maps including two folding maps at end of book. A biography of Wellington by his great-grand-niece using the exact words of those who knew him.
Published : Constable, London 1937, First Edition
£18.00

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

Whitton, Lieut.-Col. F.E. - History of the 40th Division

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. 315 pages. 5 maps 1 illustration. A First World War Divisional history. Much on Bourlon Wood and the Battles of the Lys.
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1926, First Edition
£40.00

Wilkinson Frederick - A Source Bookof 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

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

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

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

Willcocks, General Sir James - With the Indians in France

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth. Spine a little faded with lettering rather dull but easily readable. Small tear in cloth at top of spine. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xx,406 + 2pp publisher's adverts. 6 maps. 1 illustration. The author commanded the Indian Army Corps in France until September 1915.
Published : Constable & Co, London 1920, First Edition
£70.00

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

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, Henry (Edited By Keith Jeffery) - The Military Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson 1918-1922

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,438. Frontispiece. 2 maps. Letters to and from Wilson between February 1918 and February 1922 when he was Chief of the Imperial General Staff.
Published : Published By the Bodley Head for the Army Records Society, London 1985, First Edition
£15.00

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