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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,
£15.00

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,
£6.00

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,
£25.00

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

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,
£28.00

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

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

Blakeney, Robert - A Boy in the Peninsular War

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,
£10.00

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,
£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,
£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
£40.00

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

Bonaparte, Napoleon - Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Dictated By the Emperor at St. Helena to the Generals Who Shared His Captivity; and Published from the Original Manuscripts Corrected By Himself ---[and] Historical Miscellanies [7 Vols. ]

A very good seven volume set (of which three volumes are Historic Miscellanies) in attractive full leather matching bindings. Gilt dentelles. Gilt decoration to spine. A little wear to spine ends. Marbled edges and end-papers. Bookplate in each volume. Foxing to end-papers but otherwise clean internally. Pp.xvi,408; pp.viii,395; xv,[i],423; pp.viii,481+ errata page; vii,[i],377; viii,471; ix,389,[i]. Folding plates including facsimile manuscripts, maps, campaigns, battle plans etc. Photographs available on request. [Please note that these seven volumes will require extra postage].
Published : Henry Colburn & Co and Martin Bossange & Co, London 1823,
£550.00

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

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
£30.00

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

Brackenbury, George - The Campaign in the Crimea : An Historical Sketch . First and Second Series

Illustrated by William Simpson.
Hardback. First (1855) and Second (1856) series in one volume. Dark blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. All edges gilt. Hinges sound. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.viii,112; viii,136. 79 double-tinted plates + 2 illustrated title pages. Lacks plate 37 in Vol. II and a few plates are out of order. The plates are"from drawings taken on the spot by William Simpson." Photographs available on request. A very good copy apart from the missing plate.
Published : Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, London, First Edition
£350.00

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

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,
£28.00

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,
£9.00

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
£38.00

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
£30.00

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

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,
£12.00

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,
£8.00

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

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,
£50.00

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).

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
£75.00

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
£58.00

Brownlie, Major John (Editor) - The Great War ; New Kilpatrick's Response to the Call of the King

A good copy in card wraps. Spine chipped at ends. Previous owner's inscription on title page. 138 pages. Described as "a memento of the men of Bearsden and surrounding districts of New Kilpatrick Parish, who came to the help of King and Country in the Great War---". Includes a photograph and brief details of the men from the District who joined the Armed Forces in the First World War. A scarce item.
Published : Samuel A. C. Todd, Glasgow 1916, First Edition
£60.00

Bruce Hermione - John Nigel Grey Bruce 1915-1943

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,
£50.00

Buchan John (editor) - The Long Road to Victory : John Buchan's Annual

Illustrated by Steven Spurrier.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 366 pages. 12 plates. A "book of soldiers' tales" from the First World War including one by Buchan himself entitled "The South Africans at Marrieres Wood."
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1920, First Edition
£22.00

Buckley Horace H. C. - Great Event

Hardback. A very good copy. 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
£18.00

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

Byford-Jones W. - The Lightning War

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has some edge chips and tears. 224 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The story of the six days' war in June 1967 when Israel defeated the Arab armies.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1967, First Edition
£8.00

Byron Colonel R. (Editor) - The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1925

A good copy with some fading and wear to the cloth the surface of which has been worn away at the foot of the rear board. Previous owner's blind stamp. 233pp. Illustrations. Plans.
Published : Warren & Son, Winchester 1926,
£15.00

Byron Colonel R. (Editor) - The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle1928

A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Boards a little marked. Previous owner's blind stamp. 224pp. Illustrated.
Published : Warren & Son, Winchester 1929,
£20.00

Campbell, Captain G.L. - Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing): Casualties and Honours During the War Of 1914-17

Hardback. A very good copy in the original laminated boards. The red spine lettering has faded. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 250 pages. Includes biographical details of officers of the RFC who were killed or otherwise died during the war. This is a reprint of a work first published in 1917.
Published : Picton Publishing (Chippenham) Ltd., Chippenham 1987,
£120.00

Campbell, Guy - The Charging Buffalo : A History of the Kenya Regiment

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has an edge tear and trace of a spillage at foot of spine. Pp.ix,181. 30 illustrations. Map. Covers the period from 1937 to 1963 including the work of the Regiment during the May Mau rebellion.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1986, First Edition
£10.00

Carew Tim - How the Regiments Got Their Nicknames

Illustrated by Nicolas Bentley.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 157pp. Illustrated.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1974, First Edition
£11.00

Carter Thomas Fortescue - A Narrative of the Boer War: It's Causes and Results

A very good copy which has been rebound in a half-leather binding. New end-papers. Small ownership inscription on title page. Pp.viii,574 + I page adverts. A study of the first Boer War.
Published : Remington & Co, London 1883, First Edition
£60.00

Chadwick, Kenneth - The Royal Tank Regiment

Hardback. A very good copy without dustwrapper. 158 pages. Illustrated. A volume in the "Famous Regiments" series.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1970, First Edition
£8.00

Chaplin H. D. - The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1951-1961

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,168. 4 maps. 33 illustrations. Includes operations in Malaya and Cyprus.
Published : The Queen's Own Museum Committee, Maidstone 1964, First Edition
£12.00

Chappell, Mike - Scottish Units in the World Wars

Softback. A fine copy. 64 pages. Illustrated throughout including colour. A volume in Osprey's "Elite Series".
Published : Osprey, London 1994, First Edition
£8.00

Charlton Air Commodore L.E.O. - The Taking of Quebec

A good copy of this small paperback volume in the "Great Exploits" series. 39pp. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Two maps.
Published : Oxford University Press 1941, First Edition
£7.00

Childers, Erskine - In the Ranks of the C.I.V. - A Narrative and Diary of Personal Experiences with the C.I. V. Battery (Honourable Artillery Company) in South Africa

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in white on the upper board. No ownership inscription. Foxing to end-papers but otherwise clean internally. Pp.[vii],301 + 10pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. A Boer War reminiscence. The author's battery was chiefly employed in column work and garrison duty along lines of communication in the Orange River Colony and central Transvaal.
Published : Smith, Elder & Co., London 1900,
£45.00

Churchill Winston S. (Compiled By Charles Eade) - The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill Volume Two

Hardback. A near very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. One corner bumped and smallish indentation to top edge of upper board. In a rather poor dustwrapper missing the top inch or so of the upper panel and with a number of tears. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xv,560. This volume contains speeches given from June 25, 1941 to September 6, 1943.
Published : Cassell, London 1952,
£10.00

Cook Dorothy V.M. - I Married a Soldier

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows fairly minor edge wear and tear. Lower board tips a little bumped. Signed by the author on the front free end-paper. 259 pages. This is the story of the wife of a soldier in the RAMC before, during and after the Second World War with postings in England, India and Kenya. Loosely enclosed are two hand-written letters from the author.
Published : Dragon Books, Bala, North Wales 1973, First Edition
£20.00

Cooper Alan W. - Bombers Over Berlin the RAF Offensive November 1943 - March 1944

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which would be very good but for a one inch tear on the rear panel. 319pp. Profusely illustrated. A detailed record of the Bomber Command sorties to Berlin.
Published : William Kimber, London 1985, First Edition
£14.00