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Bartlett Thomas and Jeffery Keith (Editors) - A Military History of Ireland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Lower board tips just a little bumped. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxv,565. Over 120 illustrations and maps. Described as "a major collaborative study of organised military activity and its broad impact on Ireland over the last thousand years or so, from the middle of the first millennium AD to modern times." [Please note this is a heavy book which will require additional postage outside the UK].
Published : Cambridge University Press 1996, Reprint
£9.00

Barton Sir Dunbar Plunket - The Amazing Career of Bernadotte 1763-1844

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has edge chips and tears. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xiii,404. 38 illustrations. 3 maps. A biography of a Marshal of France at the time of Napoleon who later became King of Sweden.
Published : John Murray, London 1930, Second Edition
£16.00

Barttelot Walter George - The Life of Edmund Musgrave Barttelot Captain and Brevet-Major Royal Fusiliers Commander of the Rear Column of the Emin Pasharelief Expedition Being an Account of His Services for the Relief of Kandahar, of Gordon, and of Emin from His Letters and Diary

Hardback. A very good copy which has been rebound in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with a gilt coat of arms on the upper board. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to end-papers. Pp.xi,[v],413. 4 illustrations. 2 folding maps at end of book. The book was written as an attempt by the author to restore his brother's reputation against accusations made by Henry Morton Stanley who commanded the Emin Pasha relief expedition.
Published : Richard Bentley and Son, London 1890, First Edition
£60.00

Basseches Nikolaus - The Unknown Army the Nature and History of the Russian Military Forces

Hardback. A very good copy in grey cloth lettered in silver on spine. Ownership inscription. 158 pages. Gives a picture of the origin and nature of the Russian army at the time of the Second World War.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1943, First Edition
£8.00

Bastick, Lieutenant-Colonel J.D. - Trumpet Call : The Story of the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,84. 12 illustrations. 6 maps. Includes the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars with Regimental Battle Honours, Awards for Gallantry etc.
Published : The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, Manchester 1973, First Edition
£10.00

Bastin Jeremy - The Norfolk Yeomanry in Peace and War 1782-1961

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,309. 14 maps. Illustrations. About thrre-quarters of the book deals with the Second World War.
Published : The Iceni Press 1986, First Edition
£20.00

Battersby H.F. Prevost - In the Web of a War

Hardback,. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. Generally clean but some foxing to early and late pages. Pp.xii,297 + 47pp publisher's catalogue dated October 1900. Four illustrations. This is an account of the advance, during the Boer war, of the British Army to Bloemfontein and Pretoria by a correspondent of the "Morning Post". Appendices include - the march of the Sixth Division from Modder River to Bloemfontein, statistics of killed and wounded, notes on climate etc.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1900, First Edition
£35.00

Baxter Richard - Women of the Gestapo

A very good copy in flexible linen covered yellow card covers lettered in dark brown. In a fair dustwrapper which has some smallish chips and largeish tears in the seams of the flaps. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 95 pages. The story of the atrocities carried out by female members of the Gestapo under their leader Carola Limbach.
Published : Quality Press, London 1944, Reprint
£15.00

Beaubois Henry - Airships: An Illustrated History

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 235 pages. 82 colour drawings, 125 black and white drawings and 160 photographs. Covers the full history of airships in both peace and war.
Published : Macdonald & Jane's, London 1974, First English Edition
£30.00

Beaumont Frank (Editor) - The High School of Glasgow - The Book of Service and Remembrance

Hardback. 4to. A near very good copy in a quarter vellum binding with brown boards. Lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. Some browning/foxing to end-papers but otherwise clean internally. Pp.xvi,344. Frontispiece. Short biographies, mostly with photographs, of those who died. List of 2706 former pupils who served during the war. List of awards.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Maclehose, Jackson & Co, Glasgow 1921, First Edition
£50.00

Beckett, Ian F.W. (Editor) - Call to Arms : The Story of Bucks' Citizen Soldiers from Their Origins to Date

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 144 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : Barracuda Books, Buckingham 1985, First Edition
£20.00

Bell Dana - US Air Force Colours Vol. 2 ETO & MTO 1942-1945

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 96pp. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : Arms & Armour Press, London 1980, First Edition
£10.00

Bennett Michael - The Battle of Bosworth

Nd. c. 1993. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 197pp. 75 illus. 3 maps. Originally published in 1985 to mark the 500th anniversary of the battle.
Published : Alan Sutton, Stroud, Reprint
£6.00

Bennett Theodore R. - Markings of the Aces 8th U.S. Air Force Book 1 Series 3 No. 1

A very good copy in pictorial soft covers. 24 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour.
Published : Kookaburra Technical Publications 1970, First Edition
£5.00

Benson F.R. ; Craig, Algernon Tudor (Editors) - The Book of the Army Pageant Held at Fulham Palace 20th June to 2nd July, 1910

A good copy of the de luxe edition in a soft leather binding with pictorial onlay to upper board. Some wear to spine ends and board tips. No. 198 of 500 copies signed by the co-editor, Algernon Tudor Craig. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription. 153 pages. Some browning to page edges. Colour frontispiece + 12 other illustrations of which 4 are in colour.
Published : Sir Joseph Causton &Sons Ltd., London 1910, De Luxe Edition
£25.00

Berchin Michael and Ben-Horin Eliahu - The Red Army

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in red cloth lettered in black. Large corner clipped from front end-paper. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 242 pages. 23 illustrations. A study of the Russian army at its most critical moment.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1943, First Edition
£10.00

Bertrand Adrien - The Victory of Lorraine August 24 - September 12, 1914

Hardback. Small 8vo. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in black on spine. Would be very good but the word "Alex" has been written - not very noticeably - on the front board. No internal writing. 136 pages. Map frontispiece. Preface by Hilaire Belloc. An account of the author's personal experiences during the French victory at the Battle of Lorraine in 1914. An uncommon title.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1917, First English Edition
£35.00

Biddulph, Colonel John - The Nineteenth and Their Times : Being an Account of the Four Cavalry Regiments in the British Army That Have Borne the Number Nineteen and of the Campaigns in Which They Served

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth which shows some fading to the spine (although the lettering remains clear). Little foxing. Pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.xxi,330. 4 coloured plates. 4 black and white plates + title page vignette. 5 maps. Principally a history of the Nineteenth Light Dragoons and the Nineteenth "Princess of Wales' Own" Hussars. Includes India, USA (1808-1813), Egypt etc.
Published : John Murray, London 1899, First Edition
£24.00

Bishop Edward - The Battle of Britain

A very good copy in a good, rather worn, dustwrapper. 235pp. 24 illustrations. The full story of the battle brought out to mark its twentieth anniversary.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1960, First Edition
£5.00

Blair, Dr. John S.G. - In Arduis Fidelis: Centenary History of the Royal Army Medical Corps

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Would be fine but for slight bumping to board tips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxx,544. Coloured frontispiece. Maps. Covers the period from 1898 to 1998.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£25.00

Blakeney, Robert - A Boy in the Peninsular War

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,382. Described as "a fascinating account of marches, bivouacs, battles and sieges plus a plethora of adventures on and off duty." One of the finest Memoirs of the Peninsular War, this is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1899.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1989,
£12.00

Blodnieks Adolfs - The Undefeated Nation

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper showing signs of wear at the edges. 312pp. Illustrated. The story of Latvia in the 20th century up to 1960.
Published : Robert Speller & Sons, New York 1964, Second Printing
£24.00

Blucher, Evelyn Princess - An English Wife in Berlin a Private Memoir of Events, Politics and Daily Life in Germany Throughout the War and the Social Revolution of 1918

A near very good copy in blue cloth with rather dull but easily readable gilt lettering on spine. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. Pp.xi,336. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. An uncommon title.
Published : Constable, London 1920, Sixth Impression
£60.00

Bluett Antony - With Our Army in Palestine

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on the upper board. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Moderate edge foxing. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,288. 11 illustrations. This is the story of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
Published : Andrew Melrose, London 1919, First Edition
£48.00

Bojano Filippo - In the Wake of the Goose-Step

Small 8vo. A very good copy. A little foxing to page ends. 287pp. The story of Italy in war-time.
Published : Cassell, London 1944, First Edition
£8.00

Bonser, Roy - Aviation in Leicestershire and Rutland

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 392 pages. 660 photographs. "A loving and definitive account of the many aspects of aviation the area has experienced--".
Published : Midland Publishing 2001, First Edition
£25.00

Bowen, Brigadier D.H. - Queen's Gurkha Sapper : The Story of the Royal Engineers (Gurkha), the Gurkha Engineers, the Queen's Gurkha Engineers 1948-1996

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription. Pp.xi,364. 14 maps of which 6 are in colour. 2 diagrams. photographs. The story of the Gurkha Engineer in the British Army during the years covered. This copy was owned by a Major Bettison. Tipped-in at the end of the book is a typed note to him about the Dashera Festival and there are several invitations to him to the festival tipped-in throughout the book.
Published : The Queen's Gurkha Engineers 1998, First Edition
£35.00

Bowlby, Alex - Countdown to Cassino: The Battle of Mignano Gap, 1943

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,210. 38 plates. 9 maps. An account of the battle of Mignano Gap in Italy in 1943 which preceded the better-known battle for Monte Cassino.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1995, First Edition
£12.00

Bowman Gerald - War in the Air

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with a little creasing and one edge tear. Gift inscription. Previous owner's blind-stamp on front end-paper and half-title. 224pp. Illustrated. An account of the part played by air power in the two World Wars together with a look at the future.
Published : Evans Brothers, London 1956, First Edition
£7.00

Bramston, J. Trant (Editor) - Wykehamist War Service Roll

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Lower board a little marked. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vi,238. Gives alphabetical details of all Wykehamists (pupils of Winchester College) who served in the First World War.
Published : P & G Wells, Winchester 1919, Sixth and Final Edition
£30.00

Brander Michael - The Scottish Highlanders and Their Regiments

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's violet paper covered boards with maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. No inscriptions. Many black and white plates. 224 pages. Very good illustrated dustwapper which is protected in a removable cover. The story of the Scottish Highland regiments.
Published : The Gleneil Press, Scotland 1996, Revised Edition
£12.00

Brandt Johanna - The Petticoat Commando or Boer Women in Secret Service

A good copy in decorated brown cloth lettered in black on spine and upper board. Lacks front end-paper. Pp.xv,376 + 32pp catalogue. 10 illustrations. Describes the part played by Boer women and the Boer secret service during the Boer War.
Published : Mills & Boon, London 1913, First Edition
£70.00

Branson, Major L. H. - A Lifetime of Deception - Reminiscences of a Magician

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a poor dustwrapper missing a large piece at the top of the front panel and a piece at the top of the spine and rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a removable sleeve. Some edge foxing. 209 pages. This is the story of a Honorary Vice-President of the Inner Magic Circle who combined conjuring with soldiering.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1953, First Edition
£40.00

Breen, Bob - The Battle of Kapyong: 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Korea 23-24 April 1951

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xvi,159. 9 folding maps. 27 illustrations. The story of a battle fought by an Australian Battalion and others during the Korean War.
Published : Headquarters Training Command, Australian Army 1992, First Edition
£14.00

Breen, Bob - The Battle of Maryang San - 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Korea, 2 - 8 October 1951

Softback. A very good copy in pictorial covers. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,122. 7 maps. 20 illustrations + cover photographs. This is the story of " probably the greatest single feat of the Australian Army during the Korean War."
Published : Headquarters Training Command, Australian Army 1994, Second Edition
£15.00

Bridgman, Leonard - Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II

Hardback. Small folio. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 318 pages. Over 1000 illustrations. Described as "the authoritative review of the airpower of 68 countries".
Published : Studio Editions, London 1992, Reprint
£10.00

Brockington, William S. (Editor) - Monro, His Expedition with the Worthy Scots Regiment Called Mac-Keys (Praeger Series in War Studies)

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on a blue background. No ownership inscription. Pp.xlix,430. Some pencilled writing, underlining etc in text. This book was first published in 1637 and, according to the Foreword "appears to be the first history of a regiment [Mackay's Regiment] ever written, in any language." "It is a remarkable account of the military experiences of Colonel Robert Monro, commander of a Scottish mercenary regiment during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648)."
Published : Praeger Publishers Inc 1999, First Edition Thus
£60.00

Brooks Robin J. - Hampshire Airfields in the Second World War

Paperback. A fine copy except for a few small ink corrections to the text. 192pp. Illustrated.
Published : Countryside Books 1996, First Edition
£6.00

Broughto-Mainwaring, Major Rowland - Historical Record of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Late the Twenty-Third Regiment, or Royal Welsh Fusiliers (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment of Welsh Fuzeliers).

Hardback. A very good copy in the de luxe full vellum binding lettered in gilt and decorated on upper board. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.lviii,372. Black and white tissue-guarded frontispiece and 24 plates, many in colour. Gives an account of the formation of the Regiment in 1689 and of its subsequent dervices to 1889 and is described as being "in continuation of the compilation published in 1850 by Richard Cannon Esq. Adjutant-General's Office."
Published : Hatchards, London 1889, First Edition
£85.00

Brown Raymond Shiland - Base Hospital No. 9 A. E. F. A History of the Work of the New York Hospital Unit During Two Years of Active Service

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some wear to spine ends. Bookplate. 221 pages. 52 photographs. The story of an American hospital unit on the Western Front during the last two years of the First World War. Scarce.
Published : Privately Published, New York 1920, First Edition
£70.00

Brownlie Major W. Steel - The Proud Trooper : The History of the Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry from Its Raising in the Eighteenth Century Till 1964

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. 639 pages. Numerous illustrations including five in colour. Drawings. 44 maps. Covers in some detail the Yeomanry's activities in the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Includes a Regimental Roll at 31st May 1964, a Roll of Honour and a number of Appendices.
Published : Collins, London 1964, First Edition
£22.00

Bruce Hermione - John Nigel Grey Bruce 1915-1943

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without foxing and only a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.iv,126. Frontispiece. A sister's biography of her brother who died in action as a navigator in the RAF during the Second World War.
Published : Privately Printed at The Kynoch Press, Birmingham 1948, First Edition
£15.00

Bruce, J. M. - British Aeroplanes 1914-18

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy internally. Externally there is some paper adhesion to the boards form the dustwrapper but they are otherwise sound. The dustwrapper is poor with large tears, water damage and a largeish chip at foot of spine. It is now, rather belatedly, protected in a clear, removable sleeve. INSCRIBED presentation copy from the author. No ownership inscription and not foxed or otherwise marked. Pp.viii,742. 645 illustrations. "This is by far the most detailed, comprehensive and authentic work on this subject, containing almost every noteworthy fact ever recorded about the British aeroplanes of the 1914-18 war." (Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage.)
Published : Putnam, London 1969, Second Impression
£60.00

Brunker, Lieut.-Colonel H. M. E. - Notes on Organisation and Equipment

A good plus copy in red flexible cloth covers. Slightly chipped at top of front cover. Ownership inscription at top of front cover. Pp.viii,[2],110 + 10 plates/plans at end of book. A guide to the organisation and equipment of army units published just after the Boer War.
Published : William Clowes & Sons, London 1903, Third Edition, Revised
£28.00

Buchan John - The History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (1678-1918)

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine a little faded but the lettering remains clear. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing but clean internally. Partly unopened. Pp.xvi,502. 12 illustrations including 3 in colour. 36 maps. Includes the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 , the American War of Independence, the Crimea, the Zulu and South African Wars etc. Chapters XIV - XIX deal with the First World War.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1925, First Edition
£70.00

Buckley Horace H. C. - Great Event

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little faded to the spine and slightly chipped at the top of the spine. Neat ownership inscription otherwise a lovely clean copy internally. 197 pages. Colour frontispiece. One other illustration. Pictorial end-papers. The author's experiences in the First World War.
Published : Figurehead, London 1930, First Edition
£25.00

Burnett-Stuart J.T. (Foreword) - The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) a Record & a Memorial 1914-1918

Hardback. A good sound copy in the original cloth with dull but readable gilt lettering on spine and gilt emblem on upper board. Internally very good. Pp.[xiv],168. 23 portraits of officers from drawings by Herbert J. Gunn. 3 other illustrations. The Battalion fought with the 15th Scottish Division on the Western Front including Loos, Somme, Arras, third battle of Ypres etc. Scarce.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By The Edinburgh Press, Edinburgh 1923, First Edition
£80.00

Burnham Major Frederick Russell - Scouting on Two Continents

A good copy in dark blue cloth which is a little faded on the spine. Some spine lean. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,370. Many illustrations. The story of an adventurous life, first in North America and later Africa including the Matabele and Boer Wars.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1926, First Edition
£30.00