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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. - 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. (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

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

Clayton, Major G.J. - The New Zealand Army: A History from the 1840's to the 1990's

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 176 pages. Numerous illustrations. Maps. Chapters on the South African War, both World Wars, the Korean War. Malaya, Vietnam War etc.
Published : Printed for the Public Relations of the New Zealand Army by Wyatt & Wilson Print, Christchurch 1990, First Edition
£15.00

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

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
£145.00

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,
£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,
£10.00

Cox Reginald H. W. - Military Badges of the British Empire1914-18

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. 363 pages. Around 3000 badges are illustrated full size. "A unique work of reference, this book is the first serious attempt to describe and illustrate the military badges of all the forces of the British Empire involved in the Great War."
Published : The Standard Art Book Company, Chicago 1983,
£50.00

Crabites Pierre - The Winning of the Sudan

A good copy in red cloth which is a bit marked. Some foxing to endpapers and fore-edge. 280pp. Folding map. The military conquest of the Sudan by Britain towards the end of the 19th century.
Published : George Routledge and Sons Ltd., London 1934, First Edition
£20.00

Craig E.S and Gibson W.M. (Editors) - Oxford University Roll of Service

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv(i) 683. Lists, by College or Hall, the 14,561 members of the University who served in the British armed forces during the First World War, giving details of rank, unit, distinctions etc and printing in heavy type thos who lost their lives on service. This, I think, is the first edition of the complete Roll for the whole war.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1920,
£65.00

Crompton Walter and Venn George - Warrington Volunteers 1798-1898

A good plus copy in black patterned cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Spine and board tips a little rubbed. Pp.xxvi,111 + 6 pages advertisements. 15 illustrations but lacking the frontispiece. The story of the "Bluebacks," the "Robin Redbreasts,"and the 9th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers."
Published : "Sunrise" Publishing Company, Warrington 1898, First Edition
£25.00

Crowe, Brig.-General J. H. V. - General Smuts' Campaign in East Africa

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on upper board. Spine a little faded. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxiii,280. Frontispiece. Four folding maps. Introduction by General Smuts. The author commanded the Royal Artillery and accompanied Smuts throughout his East African campaign.
Published : John Murray, London 1918, First Edition
£55.00

Curtis Colonel W.P.S. (Editor) - The Rifle Brigade Chronicle for 1960

A very good copy. Previous owner's blind stamp. 144pp. Illustrated.
Published : The Rifle Brigade Club and Association, London 1960,
£8.00

Curtis Colonel W.P.S. (editor) - The Rifle Brigade Chronicle for 1964 (Seventy-Fifth Year)

A good copy. Rubbing to top corner of upper board where perhaps a label has been removed. Previous owner's blind stamp. Pp.vi, 116. Illustrated.
Published : The Rifle Brigade Club and Association, London 1964,
£6.00

D'Urban, Major-General Sir Benjamin - The Peninsular Journal, 1808-17

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxv,355. Maps. Illustrations. This is a day-to-day summary of the Peninsular Campaign by a high-ranking British officer. This is a reprint of the first edition of 1930.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1988,
£22.00

Dane Edmund - British Campaigns in Africa and the Pacific 1914-1918

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small indentation/tear in the spine cloth. Some edge foxing. Pp.xv,215. 9 maps and plans. Includes nine chapters on Africa and one on the war in the Pacific and the siege of Kiao-Chau.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1919, First Edition
£45.00

Daniell David Scott - Cap of Honour the Story of the Gloucestershire Regiment (The 28th/61st Foot) 1694-1975

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 410 pages. 5 colour plates. 6 half-tone plates. Many line illustrations. 2 maps. This edition has chapters covering the Korean War and in particular the Battle of the Imjin River written by Major-General A.H. Farrer-Hockley and Major E.L.T. Capel.
Published : White Lion Publishers, London 1975,
£6.00

Darracott Joseph - A Cartoon War World War Two in Cartoons

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's blind stamp. 156pp. More than 150 cartoons of the Second World War from many countries.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1989, First Edition
£20.00

Davis John - Historical Records of the Second Royal Surrey or Eleventh Regiment of Militia

A good copy in blue cloth with bevelled edges lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Upper board has a few white paint marks. Bookplate. Author's presentation copy. Pp.xxii,468. 12 illustrations.
Published : Marcus Ward, London 1877, First Edition
£35.00

Davitt, Michael - The Boer Fight for Freedom

Hardback. A fine copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good slip-case which shows some edge wear. This is a facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1902 and is no.531 of a limited edition of 1000 copies signed by a Director of the publisher. Pp.xii,607 + prelims. Numerous illustrations. 6 maps + map end-papers. The author was an Irish republican and Member of the British Parliament. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage].
Published : Scripta Africana, South Africa 1988,
£45.00

Dawes, Charles G. - A Journal of Reparations

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Trace of a small label having been removed from foot of spine and perhaps a bookplate having been removed from front fixed end-paper. Ex libris plate of The Viscount Bracken of Christchurch P.C. on front fixed end-paper. Author's compliments slip tipped in to front free end-paper. A clean copy without foxing. Pp.xxxv,527. 8 illustrations. The author was Chairman of the First Committee of Experts of the Reparation Commission which was set up after the First World War by the victorious Allied Powers to impose compensation payments on Germany and her allies. The book comprises the diary which Dawes kept as Chairman of the Committee of Experts.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1939, First Edition
£25.00

Dawson Raymond H. - The Decision to Aid Russia, 1941 Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xv,315. The story of American aid to Russia during the Second World War.
Published : The University of North Carolina Press 1959, First Edition
£15.00

Devere-Summers Anthony - War and the Royal Houses of Europe in the Twentieth Century

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 160 pages. Illustrated.
Published : Arms & Armour Press, London 1996, First Edition
£10.00

Devlin, Ian (Edited By John Carter) - Albanich : A History of the Galloway Rifle Volunteers

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. This is no. 363 of 500 copies and is signed by author and editor. 576 pages. 119 illustrations. The story of the Galloway Rifle Volunteers from its inception in 1859 until its disbandment in 1908 when it became part of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. [This is a very heavy book which will require extra postage].
Published : G. C. Book Publishers Ltd, Wigtown 1996, First Edition
£20.00

Devlin, Ian (Edited By John Carter) - Albanich : A History of the Galloway Rifle Volunteers

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in a good plus complete dustwrapper which shows some fading. Previous owner's stamped initial on front end-paper. This is no. 89 of 500 copies and is signed by author and editor. 576 pages. 119 illustrations. The story of the Galloway Rifle Volunteers from their inception in 1859 until their disbandment in 1908 when they became part of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Published : G. C. Book Publishers Ltd, Wigtown 1996, First Edition
£15.00

Dickson, George Forbes - Roll of Honour 1914-1919 for the Town and Quoad Sacra Parish of MacDuff. With Active service List, Lists of Prisoners of War and of Honours Awarded

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth which is a bit marked. Previous owner's blind-stamp at foot of front end-paper and title page. Pp.xiii,54. 8 illustrations. Includes an active service list for the navy and army, together with the address, rank and regiment of each person and whether died and if so the date of death. Quite scarce.
Published : Banffshire Journal, Banff 1919, First Edition
£45.00

Dierich Wolfgang - Kampfgeschwader "Edelweiss" the History of a German Bomber Unit 1939-1945

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 128pp. Illustrated.
Published : Ian Allan, London 1975, First Edition
£10.00

Distel Barbara et al (Editorial Team) - The Dachau Concentration Camp 1933 to 1945: Text and Photo Documents from the Exhibition with CD

Softback. A very good copy. Small label with previous owners' name and address on front cover. 228 pages. Numerous photographs. CD in rear pocket. Produced as a catalogue to accompany an exhibition with the same title.
Published : Comite International de Dachau 2005,
£15.00

Doddridge P. - Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Hon. Colonel Jas. Gardiner, Who Was Slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745. With an Appendix Relating to the Ancient Family of the Monroes of Fowlis

(14cm x 9cm). A fair copy in a worn leather binding which is a little chipped.. Lacking the title-piece. Boards just holding. Ownership inscription dated 1812. 249 pages. Lacking frontispiece. Gardiner was a Scottish soldier who fought with distinction in the British Army in several battle including Ramillies. He died at the Battle of Prestonpans, close to his family home, when his dragoons fled from the Highland charge near the start of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Published : T. Hamilton, London 1808,
£12.00

Domelier Henri - Behind the Scenes at German Headquarters

Black cloth lettered in gilt. Would be very good but for small hole in cloth of spine and a stamp (not from a public library) on verso of title page. Pp.xiv,(i),272. Throughout the war the author was involved in the civilian administration of Charleville which was occupied by the Germans. This is his story of that occupation. Intrduction by Maurice Barres.
Published : Hurst & Blackett, London 1919, First Edition
£25.00

Dooner Mildred G. - The "Last Post": Being a Roll of All Officers (Naval, Military or colonial( Who Gave Their Lives for Their Queen, King and Country in the South African War, 1899-1902

Hardback. A very good copy. Pp.vii,446. Frontispiece by W. L. Wyllie. Gives a brief biography of each officer. First published in 1903.
Published : J. B. Hayward & Son 1980,
£8.00

Dooner Mildred G. - The "Lat Post" Being a Roll of All Officers (Naval, Military or Colonial ) Who Gave Their Lives for Their Queen, King and Country in the South African War 1899 - 1902

Hardback. A very good copy in a clear wrapper which has a sellotaped repair. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 446 pages. Frontispiece by W.L. Wyllie. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1903.
Published : J. B. Hayward & Son 1980,
£12.00

Douglas-Hamilton James - Motive for a Mission the Story Behind Hess's Flight to Britain

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped , dustwrapper. 290 pages. 12 illustrations. Apart from a few small (coffee?) spots on the fore-edge this is almost a fine copy.
Published : Macmillan, London 1971, First Edition
£10.00

Drendel Lou - Modern Military Aircraft Eagle

4to. Softback. A very good copy. 63pp. Profusely illustrated including colour. The story of the McDonnell F-15 Eagle aircraft.
Published : Squadron/Signal Publications 1985, First Edition
£5.00

Drendel Lou - Phantom11 a Pictorial History of the McDonnell Douglas Phantom 11

4to. Softback. A very good copy. 64pp. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : Squadron/Signal Publications 1977, First Edition
£6.00

Drendel Lou - TAC a Pictorial History of the USAF Tactical Air Forces 1970-1977

4to. Softback. A very good copy. 64pp. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : Squadron/Signal Publications 1978, First Edition
£6.00

Drew Sir Robert - Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army 1660-1960 Volume 11 Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898-1960

A near fine copy in the original glacine wrapper (which lacks a piece at top of spine). No foxing or ownership inscription. 452pp. Records biographical details of all permanent Regular officers who were commissioned in the Royal Army Medical Corps between 23 June 1898, the date of its formation, and 1960.
Published : The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, London 1968, First Edition
£18.00

Du Val, Charles - With a Show Through Southern Africa, and Personal Reminiscences of the Transvaal War Vols. I and II

Hardbacks. A good plus two volume set in dark grey cloth decorated in red and lettered in gilt. Some wear and tear with a little loss at the head of the spine of each volume. The boards are now protected in clear, removable sleeves. Some edge foxing. Stain to the rear end-papers of volume II. Vol. I,pp.viii,290. Vol. II,pp.vii,230. Frontis. to each volume + plates and illustrations in the text. Gives an account of the author's travels in southern Africa, including the gold fields and his subsequent involvement in the first Boer War. He is described as "late of the Carbineers, attache to the staff of garrison commandant, and editor of the "News of the Camp" during the investment of Pretoria."
Published : Tinsley Brothers, London 1882, First Edition
£135.00

Dudgeon Major R.C. - History of the Edinburgh or Queen's Regiment Light Infantry Militia (Now) Third Battalion the Royal Scots with Account of the Origin and Progress of the Militia and a Brief Sketch of the Old Royal Scots

A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Smallish tears in cloth at head of spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvii,184. Frontispiece and eight other illustrations (including four coloured).
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1882, First Edition
£50.00

Duncan Captain Francis - History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery

A near very good two volume set of the first edition, published in 1872 and 1873. Original dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends and board tips. Bookplates. Vol.1,pp.viii,443. Frontispiece. Vol.11,pp.xiii,514. Frontispiece.
Published : John Murray, London 1873, First Edition
£50.00

Duncan W.E. et al (editors) - The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book 1939-1945

Folio. A very good copy. Pp.xl +790. Numerous plates, illustrations and folding maps. A superb record of the regiment's service in World War 2.
Published : G. Bell & Sons 1950, First Edition
£85.00

Dyer, Brigadier-General R.E.H. - The Raiders of the Sarhad Being the Account of a Campaign of Arms and Bluff Against the Brigands of the Persian-Baluchi Border During the Great War

Hardback. A good copy in orange cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with a decoration of a Sarhad raider. There is a closed tear in the cloth for the bottom two inches at the join of the spine and upper board. Ink writing on front end-papers. Some pages a little roughly opened. 223 pages. 18 illustrations. 2 maps. The fascinating story of a minor campaign of the First World War. Wonderful stuff that could have come straight from a "Flashman" novel! A scarce book.
Published : H.F.& G.Witherby, London 1921, First Edition
£130.00

Dymond, Steve - Researching British Military Medals a Practical Guide

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 143 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : The Crowood Press 1999, First Edition
£15.00