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Aitken, Alexander - Gallipoli to the Somme : Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on a black titlepiece. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge rubbing. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xi,177. Two maps (one folding). The author became Professor of Matrhematics at Edinburgh University. This is the story of his experiences during the First World War both at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. Introduction by Sir Bernard Fergusson who says of the book "I believe that many others besides myself may rate it ---- as an epic of devotion and sacrifice."
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1963, First Edition
£20.00

Alexander, E. G. M; Barron G. K. B and Bateman A. J. - South African Orders, Decorations, and Medals

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 160 pages. Numerous illustrations with a number in colour. "This is the first comprehensive book on modern, official South African orders, decorations and medals and will be of interest to anyone who has an appreciation of South Africa's many prestigious awards."
Published : Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1986, First Edition
£40.00

Alexander, Sir James Edw. - Life of Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington. Embracing His Civil, Military and Political Career to the Present Time [2 Vols Complete]

Hardbacks. 1839/1840. A good plus two volume set in light reddish brown calf lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Foxing to some plates but generally quite clean. Vol. I,pp.xv,491. Frontispiece and eight plates. Folding map (loose and torn). One gathering coming loose. Vol. II,pp.vii,576. Frontispiece and five illustrations (including a folding plan with a sellotape repair). Attempts to give a portrait of the character, qualities and abilities of the Duke of Wellington and not simply a record of his achievements.
Published : Henry Colburn, London, First Edition
£170.00

Allen Warner - Our Italian Front

Illustrated by Martin Hardie.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth which is slightly marked on front board with title in gilt on spine. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally. No ownership inscription. 203 pages. 50 tissue-guarded colour illustrations. Folding sketch map at rear.
Published : A. & C. Black, London 1920, First Edition
£30.00

An Officer on the Staff - Letters from Head-Quarters; or, the Realities of the War in the Crimea

Hardback. A fair to good two volume set in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Vol.1 has tears to the top and side of the spine but is generally very good internally although a label appears to have been removed from the front fixed end-paper. The binding to vol.11 is good but internally later gatherings are starting to come loose. Vol.1 pp.ix,445 + 32pp adverts. Vol. 11,pp.viii,459. Frontispiece portrait of Lord Raglan and three folding plans in volume 1. Both volumes bear the signature of Thomas Gladstone, the conservative M.P. and elder brother of the Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone.
Published : John Murray, London 1856, First Edition
£145.00

Anderson Dorothy - The Balkan Volunteers

A very good copy in what would be a very good dustwrapper but for fading to the title lettering on spine. 228pp. 18 illustrations. 2 maps. The story of the British volunteers who went out to assist the Serbs, Turks or Russians during the crisis period of the Eastern Question from 1876 to 1878.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1968, First Edition
£6.00

Anderson Ken - Nine Flames

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a bit soiled and shows some wear to the top edge. No ownershjip inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[xii],282. Coloured frontispiece. 16 black and white plates. This is the story of the South African Engineer Corps during the Second World War.
Published : Purnell & Sons, Cape Town 1964, First Edition
£15.00

Antonio, D.G. - "Driver Advance!" Being a Short Account of the 2nd Lothian and Border Horse 1939-1946

Softback. A very good copy in light greenish blue card covers lettered and decorated in black on the upper cover. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 119 pages. Frontispiece. 4 folding maps at end. The 2nd Lothians and Border Horse was a tank regiment which fought in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War. Quite a scarce title.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1947, First Edition
£50.00

Atherton David (Editor) - We're Far Fae Hame Now! Aberdeen and the North East's Experience of Military Service Abroad the Great War to the Gulf

4to. A very good copy. Softcover. Previous owner's blind stamp. 224pp. Illustrated. Accounts of their war experiences by soldiers from north east Scotland.
Published : Aberdeen City Council, First Edition
£18.00

Atkins John Black - The Relief of Ladysmith

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the front board. Spine a little faded. Pencilled writing on front fixed end-paper. Lacks blank front free end-paper. Pp.xi,320 + 40pp. publisher's catalogue dated February 1900. 16 illustrations, maps and plans. Gives an account of various battles including Colenso and Spion Kop.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1900, First Edition
£20.00

Atkins, John Black - The Relief of Ladysmith

Hardback. Methuens Colonial Library edition. Externally a very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some edge foxing and foxing to early and late pages (especially title page). Ownership inscription on half title. Pp.xi,320 + 40pp publisher's catalogue dated February 1900. 16 illustrations, maps and plans. Gives an accolunt of various battles including Collenso and Spion Kop.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1900,
£20.00

Bairnsfather Bruce - Fragments from France Vols. III, IV, V, VI and VII

Softbacks. 4to. Five volumes of Bairnsfather's famous World War One cartoons published between 1916 and 1919. All in very good condition. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 3/4 inch tear in rear cover of Volume VI. Each volume contains 32-42 pages.
Published : The Bystander, London, First Edition
£65.00

Baker Ezekiel - Remarks on Rifle Guns; Being the Result of Upwards of Fifty Years' Practice and Observation: With Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces, the Percussion Lock, and Fire Arms in General---

Hardback. A very good copy in a handsome modern three-quarters dark green morocco binding with five raised bands on the spine and the title in gilt on the spine and upper board. Marbled end-papers. Pp.vi,[2],251. 6 hand-coloured plates. Further illustrations and diagrams. Some offsetting from the plates. Chapters on loading, presenting and taking aim, judging distances, fowling pieces, bursting of blunderbusses, percussion locks etc. The author was rifle and gun maker to King George IV to whom the book is dedicated.
Published : Joseph Mallett, London 1829, Tenth Edition
£450.00

Baker Major A.H.R. and Rust Major B. - A Short History of the 50th Northumbrian Division

A very good copy in red paper wraps lettered in black on upper cover. 72pp. 10 maps. 7 plates. Mainly deals with the two World Wars.
Published : Privately Published 1966, First Edition
£22.00

Bannatyne, Lieut.-Colonel Neil - History of the Thirtieth Regiment Now the First Battalion East Lancashire Regiment 1689-1881

Hardback. A very good copy in the original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Inscription of a soldier in the regiment on the front end-paper. Edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.ix,474. 15 illustrations (including colour). 15 maps. Includes War of American Independence, Peninsula, Waterloo, India etc.
Published : Littlebury Bros., Liverpool 1923, First Edition
£120.00

Barclay, Brigadier C.N. (Editor) - The London Scottish Inb the Second World War - 1939 to 1945

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the regimental crest in gilt on the upper board. In a good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xix,459. 32 illustrations. 10 folding maps.
Published : William Clowes & Sons, London 1952, First Edition
£40.00

Barnes Major R. Money - Miltary Uniforms of Britain & the Empire 1742 to the Present Time

A very good copy in a good, complete dustwrapper. 347pp. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : Seeley Service &Co, London 1960, First Edition
£12.00

Barsley Michael - The Intimate Papers of Colonel Bogus

A good copy without inscription or foxing. Pp.xii, 122. Illustrated by author. The story of the "Ritzkrieg"-the wealthy who made sure they were alright in the war.
Published : The Pilot Press, London 1943, First Edition
£6.00

Barthorp Michael - The Armies Of Britain

Nd. c. 1980. A very good copy. 4to. 296pp. Many illus. The book recounts the story of Britain's land forces in peace and war over the last five centuries.
Published : National Army Museum, First Edition
£5.00

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

Batts, H.J. - Pretoria from Within During the War 1899-1900

Hardback. Nd. c.1900. A very good copy externally in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Foxing to edges and (mainly) to early and late pages. No ownership inscription. 231 pages + 2pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece + 10 illustrations. The author was a British civilian who remained in Pretoria during its occupation by the Boers.
Published : John F. Shaw & Co, London, First Edition
£28.00

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

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

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

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

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, Second Edition
£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

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