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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 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

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

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 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

Buttler, Tony - British Secret Projects : Jet Fighters since 1950

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has a smallish edge tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 176 pages. Numerous illustrations. Presents "a coherent picture of British fighter development and evolution."
Published : Midland Publishing 2000, First Edition
£60.00

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
£10.00

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

Cameron John (editor) - Trial of Heinz Eck, August Hoffmann, Walter Weisspfennig, Hans Richard Lenz and Wolfgang Schwender (The Peleus Trial)

Hardback. A very good, bright copy in the original red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.li,247. 26 illustrations. This is Volume I of the War Crimes Trials series.
Published : William Hodge & Co Ltd 1948, First Edition
£25.00

Cameron Lewis L.L. - A Badge to be Proud of a History of the Church of Scotland Huts and Canteens 1939-1972

A very good copy in a good, complete, but slightly worn dustwrapper. Previous owner's blind stamp. Pp.xiii,192. 49 illustrations. Rather uncommon.
Published : The Church of Scotland, Edinburgh 1972, First Edition
£25.00

Cameron, Duncan - Muster Roll of the Manse 1914 1919

Hardback. Nd. 1919? A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board, the cover design being by D.Y. Cameron, the well-known artist. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 162 pages. The first edition of this book, published in 1915, was called "Sons of the Manse" but as this much longer edition "includes the names of Combatant Ministers and of Chaplains on Active Service who are not sons, as well as the names of many Daughters of the Manse" it was thought proper by the editor to modify the title. Entries include rank, regiment, whether wounded or killed, and the name of the manse they came from. Arranged by presbytery this is a record of the contribution made by the Church of Scotland in the First World War. Quite scarce.
Published : Wm Hodge & Co, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Final Edition
£65.00

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
£12.00

Capa Robert - Images of War

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 175 pages. A book of war photography from the Spanish Civil War to the French Indo-China War and including the Second World War. Includes an Appreciation of Capa by John Steinbeck.
Published : Bookplan 1966,
£20.00

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 (Revised By W.H. Long) - War Medals of the British Army and How They Were Won

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv,656. 26 coloured plates. 9 woodcuts. "The following Work, besides describing the Medals, aims at giving a concise account of the Campaigns and Actions for which Medals and Clasps have been conferred drawn from the most authentic sources; interspersed with notes and anecdotes of regimental and individual acts of bravery." The first edition described medals won and actions etc to the year 1860. This edition has been revised, enlarged and continued to the time of publication.
Published : Norie and Wilson, London 1893, First Edition Thus
£90.00

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

Hardback. 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
£70.00

Carver Michael - El Alamein

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. 216 pages. 42 illustrations (including maps). This was the first detailed account of a pivotal battle of the Second World War.
Published : B. T. Batsford, London 1962, First Edition
£10.00

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
£15.00

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
£10.00

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

Chesney, Colonel Charles - Waterloo Lectures

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,[2],251. Folding map. This is a reproduction of the fourth edition of 1907 with a new Introduction by Peter Hofschroer. A volume in the "Napoleonic Library" series.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1997,
£12.00

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, Second Impression
£45.00

Churchill , Winston S. - The Dawn of Liberation - The Fifth Volume of Winston Churchill's War Speeches

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good plus dustwrapper which has some fairly minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A fair amount of edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,327. Six illustrations. Contains Churchill's 1944 war speeches.
Published : Cassell, London 1945, First Edition
£15.00

Churchill , Winston S. - Victory - the Sixth Volume of Winston Churchill's War Speeches

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has a little edge wear, one closed edge tear and some fading to the purple colouring towards the foot of the spine. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A little edge foxing. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,239. Six illustrations. Speeches from January to July 1945.
Published : Cassell, London 1946, First Edition
£15.00

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

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt in a good dustwrapper which has a number of smallish edge tears. The wrapper is not price-clipped. Board tips slightly bumped. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Just a little pencilled side-lining/under-lining and with a pencilled note on front end-paper of " Immortal passages." Volume I contains speeches "From the Rise of Hitler to the Invasion of Russia, June 22,1941."
Published : Cassell, London 1951, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Churchill Rt. Hon. Winston - The River War : An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth which shows a little wear at the spine ends and edges. No ownership inscription. A little foxing to a few early pages. Pp.xi,[v],381. 22 maps and plans including many folding. The story of the Anglo-Egyptian reconquest of the Sudan led by General Kitchener in which a young Winston Churchill took part as a British army officer. This edition includes a new Introduction by Churchill.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1933, First Cheap Edition
£65.00

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, First Edition Thus
£15.00

Clark Blake - Pearl Harbour an Eye-Witness Account

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper chipped at top of spine and worn at edges. 75pp. 4 illus. This was the first account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour to be published.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1942, First Edition
£5.00

Clarke, John D. - Gallantry Medals and Awards of the World

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 248 pages. "In this remarkably comprehensive survey, more than 220 orders, decorations and medals of 37 nations are meticulously detailed, with copious illustrations, some in colour".
Published : Patrick Stephens 1993, First Edition
£10.00

Clayton, Anthony - Forearmed: A History of the Intelligence Corps

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. No previous ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,318. 25 plates. A history of military intelligence in the British Army.
Published : Brassey's (UK) Ltd, London 1993, First Edition
£30.00

Coleman, Francis L - The Kaffrarian Rifles, 1876-1986

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in silver. In a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxii,327. 94 plates. 10 maps including map end-papers. The history of a South African Regiment including several chapters on each of the Boer War, and the First and Second World Wars.
Published : Kaffrarian Rifles Assn., East London 1988, First Edition
£35.00

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

Cooke, John H. (Compiler) - 5,000 Miles with the Cheshire Yeomanry in South Africa

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in black. Some fading to spine and to rear board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Some edge foxing but clean internally. Limited edition of 500 copies signed by the compiler. Pp.xxxiii,434. 160 plates, photographs and portraits. Folding map in rear pocket. List of Subscribers. Comprises articles compiled from letters and diaries written by officers, NCOs and men of the 21st and 22nd (Cheshire) Companies of Imperial Yeomanry relating their experiences during the South African war of 1900-1901 + other Articles, papers relating to the marches, movements and Operations of the two Companies etc.
Published : Mackie & Co / Phillipson & Golder, Warrington / Chester 1914, First Edition
£120.00

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

Cornwallis, Charles, First Marquis (Edited By Charles Ross) - Correspondence of Charles, First Marquis Cornwallis - [Three Volumes Complete]

Hardbacks. A good to very good set in the original pebbled brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some superficial damp staining towards the foot of the rear board of volume I and the front board of volume III. Stain to end-papers and frontispiece of volume I. Spotting to end-papers of volume III. Rear hinges tender in volumes I and III. Vol.I, pp.xvi,560 + 20pp adverts. Frontispiece, folding "Pedigree of Cornwallis," and folding map. Vol. II,pp.vi,577. Folding map. Vol.III,pp.vi,621. Cornwallis was a leading British General in the American War of Independence. He was later twice Governor-General of India and he also effected the Union between Great Britain and Ireland. Photographs available on request.
Published : John Murray, London 1859, First Edition
£200.00

Cotton, Sergeant-Major Edward - A Voice from Waterloo a History of the Battle Fought on 18th June 1815

Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. Previous owner's small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. A little light pencilled side-lining to early pages. Pp.xviii,280.[iii]. 12 plates including an outline map of the Waterloo Campaign and a folding map of the Field of Waterloo.
Published : B. Green, London 1862, Sixth Edition Revised and Enlarged
£45.00

Coupland, Sir Reginald - Zulu Battle Piece : Isandhlwana

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 144 pages. 9 plates. 3 maps. First published in 1948 this edition has a new Introduction by Ian Knight.
Published : Tom Donovan, London 1991, Reprint
£10.00