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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

Hardback. 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
£30.00

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 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
£18.00

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

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 U K 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

Hardback (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, Reprint
£15.00

Domelier Henri - Behind the Scenes at German Headquarters

Hardback. 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
£30.00

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, Reprint
£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

Duberly, Mrs. Henry - Journal Kept During the Russian War : From the Departure of the Army from England in April 1854, to the Fall of Sebastopol

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original blind-stamped cloth. Spine lettering rather dull but readable. A little wear to spine ends. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Moderate foxing. Pp.[xii],311 + 24pp publisher's catalogue dated September 1855. The author accompanied her husband to the Crimean War and was the only officer's wife at the Front. Captain Duberly was paymaster to the 8th Hussars who were part of the light cavalry which took part in the charge of the Light Brigade. Her Journal "not only includes eye-witness accounts, but is also a record of gossip and rumours circulating in the British Army." Loosely inserted is a print of a photograph of Captain and Mrs. Duberly taken in the Crimea in 1855 by Roger Fenton one of the first war photographers.
Published : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1855, First Edition
£225.00

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

Elliott, W. A. - Esprit de Corps : A Scots Guards Officer on Active Service, 1943-1945

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which shows some fading. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 150 pages. Photographs and maps. The author was an officer in the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards and gives a graphic account of its activities from the Salerno landings in Italy to the end of the war in Europe.
Published : Michael Russell, Norwich 1996, First Edition
£8.00

Ellison Wallace - Escapes and Adventures

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,311. Frontispiece and 25 illustrations. An account of the author's escape attempts fom German prisons and a prisoner of war camp during the First World War.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1929, Third Impression
£20.00

Ethell Jeffrey L. - Shark's Teeth Nose Art

4to. Softcover. A very good copy. 128pp. Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white. Traces the history of shark's teeth nose art on aeroplanes from World War 1 onwards.
Published : Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury 1992, First Edition
£5.00

Evans E. T. - Records of the Third Middlesex Rifle Volunteers and of the Various Corps Which Formed the Second & Sixth Middlesex Administrative Battalions to Which is Prefixed a General Account of the Volunteer Forces of the United Kingdom ---from 1794 to 1884

Hardback. A good copy in faded light brown boards lettered in gilt on upper board and decorated in silver and red. The book has been rebacked with no lettering on the spine but a possible new spine and title piece are loosely laid in together with the remains of the original spine. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xii,[4],352. 20 illustrations including a black and white photographic frontispiece and 19 colour illustrations. The book is described as being "one of the first works of its kind which, as far as the Volunteer force is concerned, has yet been published."
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co, London 1885, First Edition
£85.00

Evans E.T. - Records of the Third Middlesex Rifle Volunteers and of the Various Corps Which Formed the Second and Sixth Middlesex Administrative Battalions to Which is Prefixed a General Account of the Volunteer Forces of the United Kingdom

A fair copy in the original fawn boards which are lettered in gilt and decorated in silver and red. Browned on spine with some wear to the spine ends. Hinges cracked. All edges gilt. Bookplate and ownership stamp. Pp.xvi,352. 19 (of 20)plates - lacking plate at page 4. Covers the period from 1794 to 1884. Uncommon.
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co, London 1885, First Edition
£60.00

Ewing Major John - The Royal Scots 1914-1919 [2 volumes]

Hardbacks. A good two volume set in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Front board of Volume I a little marked. Presentation inscription on each volume from a Captain Moncreiff to the "officers' mess 10th(HD)Bn. the Royal Scots." Pp.xxxi,1-434;pp.xii,435-825. Numerous illustrations (but lacking the frontispiece to Vol.I).. 31 maps in text. 5 folding maps at end of Vol. I. 6 folding maps at end of Vol. II.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1925, First Edition
£40.00

Ewing, Major John - The Royal Scots 1914-1919 [2 Vols. complete]

Hardbacks. Dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Not a matching set. Vol. I has a little wear to spine. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. No dustwrapper.Pp.xxxi, 1-434. Vol. II has sellotape traces to board edges. Dustwrapper with internal and external sellotape marks. Numbers on verso of ttitle page but no other markings. Pp.xii,435-825. Numerous illustrations. 31 maps in text. 5 folding maps at end of vol.I. 6 folding maps at end of Vol. II.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1925, First Edition
£40.00

Eyal Lt. Col. Eli - From Mirage to Kfir

A very good copy. Softcover. 48pp. Many illustrations including colour. Scale drawing of Kfir loosely laid in. Tells the story of the development of the Kfir combat aeroplane.
Published : Eshel-Dramit Ltd., Israel 1979, First Edition
£10.00

Fairrie Angus - Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons): An Illustrated History

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper but with a smallish mark at the foot of the front board and the front panel of the wrapper. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,283. Numerous illustrations. Described as "a comprehensive record of over 200 years of military service by Highlanders drawn mainly from the north and west of Scotland."
Published : Queen's Own Highlanders Trustees 1998, Second (Revised) Edition
£30.00

Falls Cyril - The Life of a Regiment Volume IV: The Gordon Highlanders in the First World War 1914-1919

Hardback. A good copy in rather worn green cloth. Spine faded. Pp.xv,276. 21 maps. The story of the Gordon Highlanders on the Western Front in the First World War.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1958, First Edition
£45.00

Farmer Henry George - History of the Royal Artillery Band 1762-1953

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Sellotape traces on end-papers otherwise a nice clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,485. 24 plates.
Published : Royal Artillery Institution, London 1954, First Edition
£20.00

Farmer John S. - The Regimental Records of the British Army

Hardback. A vey good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A little leaching of the colour from the foot of rear board to the rear end-papers (not noticeable externally). 238 pages. Described as "a historical resume chronologically arranged of titles, campaigns, honours, uniforms, facings, badges, Nicknames etc." A decent copy.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1901, First Edition
£25.00

Farrington Anthony - India General Service Medal, 1895: Casualty Roll

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vi,166. Lists 2400 British and Indian officers and men and is the first definitve casualty roll covering recipientrs of the Indian General Service Medal 1895.
Published : The London Stamp Exchange Ltd., London 1987, First Edition
£22.00

Fellowes-Gordon Ian - The Battle for Naw Seng's Kingdom General Stilwell's North Burma Campaign and Its Aftermath

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate. Pp.x,176. 20 illustrations. The story of the fighting in Burma in the Second World War and particularly the story of the Kachin levies.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1971, First Edition
£10.00

Ferguson James - Two Scottish Soldiers : A Soldier of 1688 and Blenheim a Soldier of the American Revolution and a Jacobite Laird and His Forbears

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.ix[iii],176. 8 illustrations including frontispiece and illustrations on front and rear board. Three essays on (1) Brigadier Ferguson who was in the Scots brigade, became a Colonel in the Cameronians and was a Brigadier at Blenheim; (2) Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Ferguson who invented the breechloading rifle and fought in the American War of Independence; and (3) the Forbeses of Blackton, a Jacobite branch of the Forbes family.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1888, First Edition
£80.00

Findlay, Colonel J.M. - With the 8th Scottish Rifles 1914-1919

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Some foxing especially to early pages. Pp.xv,240. Frontispiece and 30 plates. 3 folding colour maps. Table. Includes Gallipoli, Egypt, Gaza and the Western Front.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1926, First Edition
£45.00

Finlay Winifred and Hancock Gillian - Spies and Secret Agents

Illustrated by Gavin Rowe.
A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with one shortish tear. 128pp. Line drawings. A collection of stories about spies.
Published : Kaye & Ward, London 1977, First Edition
£8.00

Firkins, Peter - The Australians in Nine Wars : Waikato to Long Tan

Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Lacks dustwrapper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 448 pages + index. Many illustrations (including 8 colour plates) and maps.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1972, First Edition
£15.00

Firth, C.H. - Cromwell's Army: History of the English Soldier During the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv,[i],432. One illustration. Regarded as an invaluable study of Cromwell's New Model Army, this edition has a new Introduction by John Adair.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1992, New Edition
£15.00

Fisher Rt. Hon. H.A.L. MP (Preface) - British Universities and the War. a Record and Its Meaning

A very good copy. Softcover. Pp.xv,88. Many photographs. A short essay by (mostly) the Principal or Vice-Chancellor of each of the British Universities setting out how their University responded to the outbreak of the First World War. Includes "A Few who have Fallen", being brief notes on a few better known University alumni who fell in the war with some photographs.
Published : The Field & Queen (Horace Cox) Ltd, London 1917, First Edition
£15.00

Forbes Duncan - Johnny Gurkha

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper just slightly chipped and worn at the edges but now protected. Boots stamp on upper board (hidden by dustwrapper). 208pp. 22 illus. 4 maps. The story of the Gurkhas told by an officer serving with them.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1964, First Edition
£5.00

Forteath, G.M. - Pipes, Kukris and Nips

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 149 pages. 16 illustrations. 4 maps. The author's reminiscences cover the period 1929-1945. His book "is a personal account of the duties carried out by an officer in the Old Indian Army, his thoughts and experiences, the people he met and the unusual situations which were encountered. "
Published : The Pentland Press, Edinburgh 1991, First Edition
£25.00