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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

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

Fortescue John - A Short Account of Canteens in the British Army

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear at the edges. Blind stamp of previous owner on front end-paper. Pp.xii,79. Frontispiece and one other plate. "Describes the growth of the canteen system from the sutlers of the eighteenth century down to the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute of the present time".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1928, First Edition
£18.00

Fortescue the Hon J.W. - A History of the British Army Volume 1

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. Boards a little marked. Internally very good. Partly unopened. Pp.xxxii,591. 22 maps and plans including four folding maps at rear. This, and the second volume, take the story to the close of the Seven Years' War.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1899, First Edition
£35.00

Fortescue the Hon J.W. - A History of the British Army Volume VII 1809-1810

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the rather faded spine. Unopened. Pp.xxii,661.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1912, First Edition
£35.00

Fortescue, the Hon. J.W. - The County Lieutenancies and the Army 1803-1814

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little marked. No ownership inscription. A little, mainly edge, foxing. Pp.xix,328. This is a study of army recruitment during the period covered and is described by the author as an "overflow" from his "History of the British Army."
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1909, First Edition
£35.00

Fortescue, the Hon. Sir John - Six British Soldiers

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth which has patches of fading. Lettered in gilt on the upper board and spine. Gift inscription on card pasted to front fixed end-paper. Some browning to end-papers but not foxed. 272 pages. 6 illustrations. Comprises essays on Cromwell, Marlborough, Abercromby, Stuart, Moore and Wellington.
Published : Williams & Norgate, London 1928, First Edition
£11.00

Fortescue, the Hon. Sir John - Six British Soldiers

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 272 pages. Six illustrations. Chapters on Cromwell, Marlborough, Abercromby, Stuart, Moore and Wellington by a highly regarded military historian.
Published : Williams & Norgate, London 1928, First Edition
£20.00

Foskett Henry - The Rights of the Army Vindicated; in an Appeal to the Public on the Case of Captain Foskett. To Which is Subjoined the Whole of Capt. F's Correspondence with the Respective Commanders-in-Chief, (His Royal Highness the Duke of York and Sir David Dundas) -

A disbound copy lacking the boards and all before the title page. Pp.xxviii,232. Old ownership inscription on title page. Text complete and internally good. Foskett objected when new equipment allocated to the 15th Light Dragoons all went to new troops. This made him unpopular with the Duke of Cumberland who commanded the Regiment and Foskett was then singled out for "harsh and vexatious" treatment designed to drive him out of the Regiment.
Published : J. M. Richardson, London 1810, First Edition
£90.00

Fraser, Sir William - Words on Wellington: The Duke - Waterloo - The Ball

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Maroon end-papers. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,320 + 16 page publisher's advert. for the Autumn of 1898. This edition has six photogravure portraits and thirty other illustrations from contemporary sources.
Published : John C. Nimmo, London 1900, New Edition
£25.00

Fraser-Tytler Lieut.-Col. Neil - Field Guns in France

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth clearly lettered in black on the rather faded spine. Boards a little marked. Some foxing. 255 pages. Folding maps at rear. The author was a gunnery officer in France from November 1915 to August 1918. The book comprises letters he wrote to his father of his experiences during that period.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1922, First Edition
£30.00

Freeman Roger A. - Thunderbolt a Documentary History of the Republic P-47

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 152pp. Many illustrations including colour. Gives the technical and combat story of the Thunderbolt.
Published : Macdonald & Jane's, London 1978, First Edition
£6.00

Furse Anthony - Wilfrid Freeman

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Many black and white photographs. Author's INSCRIBED presentation copy. 384 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. There was not one single monoplane in squadron service on 1st April 1936 when Wilfrid Freeman accepted the task of choosing the aircraft with which to rearm the Royal Air Force. Two years later he was given the added responsibility of controlling their production as well. Sub-titled "The genius behind allied survival and air supremacy 1939 to 1945".
Published : Spellmount Ltd,, Staplehurst, Kent 2000, First Edition
£22.00

Gamble, C.F. Snowden - The Story of a North Sea Air Station ; Being Some Account of the Early Days of the Royal Flying Corps (Naval Wing) and of the Part Played Thereafter By the Air Station at Great Yarmouth and Its Opponents During the War 1914-1918

Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,446. Numerous plates and illustrations in the text. Folding map at rear.The book "is an attempt to trace the growth of the aerial arm in the Royal Navy and in the Imperial German Navy from 1908 to 1918 - using the activity of one particular air station as a background."
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1928, First Edition
£75.00

Gardner Brian - Mafeking a Victorian Legend

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is faded on spine and with two tears on rear panel. Gift inscription on f.e.p. 246pp. 43 illus. 3 maps. An account of the Siege of Mafeking during the Boer War.
Published : Cassell, London 1966, First Edition
£5.00

Gardyne Lt.-Colonel A.D. Greenhill - The Life of a Regiment : The History of the Gordon Highlanders Volume III from 1898 to 1914

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver on the spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xix,522. Illustrations, text drawings, maps and plans. Mainly Boer War.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1972, Second Impression
£30.00

Gardyne Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill - The Life of a Regiment : The History of the Gordon Highlanders from Its Formation in 1794 to 1816

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. A little wear to the spine ends. Bookplate states "From the Mollo Collection." Pp.xx,438. Numerous illustrations including maps and plans. This is the first volume of the history of the Gordon Highlanders.
Published : The Medici Society, London 1929, Reprint
£20.00

Gardyne Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill - The Life of a Regiment the History of the Gordon Highlanders from 1816 to 1898 Including an Account of the 75th Regiment from 1787 to 1881

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black. A little wear at spine ends. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xxiv,346. Illustrations, maps and plans. This second volume of the Regimental History includes action in India, Afghanistan etc.
Published : The Medici Society, London 1929, Reprint
£20.00

Gardyne Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill - The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders from 1816 to 1898 Including an Account of the 75th Regiment from 1787 to 1881

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. Half inch tear in the cloth at the join of the spine and rear board. Bookplate states "From the Mollo Collection."Pp.xxiv,346. Numerous illustrations. Maps and plans. This is the second volume of the regimental history and includes action in India, Afghanistan etc.
Published : The Medici Society, London 1929, Reprint
£16.00

Garrett Richard - Atlantic Disaster the Titanic and Other Victims of the North Atlantic

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 286pp. Illustrations. Double page map.
Published : Buchan & Enright, London 1986, First Edition
£6.00

General Staff, War OIffice - Field Service Pocket Book 1914 (Reprinted, with Amendments, 1916)

A good copy with black cloth spine and paper covers with flaps on each cover. Pp.xii,290. 21 plates (some folding and coloured).
Published : His Majessty's Stationery Office, London 1916,
£25.00

Gibbon Constantine Fitz - The Blitz

Illustrated by Henry Moore.
A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper. 272pp. 8 plates. The story of the Blitz on London and what life was like during it.
Published : Allan Wingate, London 1957, First Edition
£8.00

Gibbons Floyd - The Red Knight of Germany Baron Von Richthofen Germany's Great War Airman

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Not very noticeable tear in cloth at foot of spine. A few spots of fore-edge foxing. 408pp. 8 illustrations.
Published : Cassell, London 1930, First Edition
£20.00

Gillam, Major John Graham - Gallipoli Diary

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black on the darkened spine. No ownership inscription. 328 pages. 13 illustrations. The author served with the Army Service Corps of the 29th Division. This is his day-to-day diary of his involvement in the Gallipoli Campaign from April 1915 to January 1916.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1918, First Edition
£64.00

Gillon, Captain Stair - The K.O.S.B. In the Great War

Hardback. A good copy in the original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine a little "bubbled" at join with upper board. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xiv,488. Frontispiece and ten further illustrations. 6 maps in rear pocket + maps in text. A history of the various Battalions of the King's Own Scottish Borderers in the First World War. Includes Western Front, Gallipoli and the Middle East.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1930, First Edition
£50.00

Gillon, Captain Stair - The K.O.S.B. In the Great War

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. A few pages roughly opened. Pp.xiv,488. Frontispiece and 10 illustrations. 6 maps in rear pocket + maps in text. A history of the various Battalions of the King's Own Scottish Borderers in the First World War. Includes Western Front, Gallipoli and the Midle East.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons 1930, First Edition
£60.00

Gleig George Robert - The Light Dragoon

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean set without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.309;327. Edition limited to 125 copies. Gleig was a Scottish soldier, military writer and priest. These volumes bear to be the journal of George Farmer, a private in the 11th Light Dragoons, during the Napoleonic Wars. The book was first published in 1844.
Published : Ken Trotman Ltd., Cambridge 1999,
£35.00

Gliddon Gerald - The Aristocracy and the Great War

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxiii,545. Numerous illustrations. Described as "a historical record of the role of the aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland in the Great War." Includes Peers and some Baronets with more than 600 families covered. This "is the fullest account to date of the role played by this privileged, talented and ultimately tragic group."
Published : Gliddon Books, Norwich, Norfolk 2002, First Edition
£50.00

Gliddon, Gerald - V. C.s of the Somme : A Biographical Portrait

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,212. Many black and white illustrations. Maps. Biographical portraits of the 51 men who received Victoria Crosses during the Battle of the Somme in the First World War arranged chronologically so that the story of the battle is re-told.
Published : Gliddon Books, Norwich 1991, First Edition
£6.00

Gneisenau, General Count (with Considerable Additions By J.E. Marston) - The Life and Campaigns of Field-marshal Prince Blucher, of Wahlstatt, from the Period of His Birth and First Appointment in the Prussian Service, Down to His Second Entry Into Paris in 1815

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine. Some wear to title-piece but lettering readable. Bookplate of Sir Lees Knowles, a Member of Parliament and military historian who wrote a number of books on Napoleon. A little foxing. Pp.[xx],429,[xiv], + 8pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece portrait of Blucher + 11 battle plans on 6 plates as called for but lacks the general map of Germany.
Published : Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London 1815, First English Edition
£80.00

Goldsmith Margaret - Women at War

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. Some darkening to spine. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 224 pages. 28 illustrations. A study of the work carried out by women in England during the Second World War.
Published : Lindsay Drummond, Edinburgh 1942, First Edition
£20.00

Gordon Charles George - Letters of General C.G. Gordon to His Sister M.A. Gordon

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth. Spine lettering a little dull. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xvi,304. The letters date from 1854 to 1884.
Published : Macmillan, London 1902, Reprint
£20.00

Gordon Major Lawrence L. - British Batles and Medals

A good copy in a rather edge-worn dustwrapper which has chips at the top of the spine (but not affecting the title lettering). Rear hinges cracked. Pp.xvi,451. Numerous illustrations. Loosely inserted are sheets of addenda and corrigenda dated August 1964, August 1965 and December 1966. Includes "a description of every campaign medal and bar awarded since the Armada, with the historical reasons for their award and the names of all the ships, regiments and squadrons of the Royal Air Force whose personnel are entitled to them".
Published : Privately Published 1962, Third Revised and Enlarged Edition
£30.00

Gordon-Alexander Lieut.-Colonel W. - Recollections of a Highland Subaltern During the Campaigns of the 93rd Highlanders in India, Under Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde, in 1857, 1858 and 1859

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription. Little foxing apart from the tissue-guard to the frontispiece. Pp.xii,[iv],360 + 32pp publisher's adverts dated November 1898. 10 illustrations. 9 plans. This is an account of the part played by the 93rd Highlanders in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1898, First Edition
£125.00

Goss, Captain J. et al - A Border Battalion : The History of the 7/8th (Service) Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. The boards are now protected by a clear, removable sleeve. Pencilled ownership inscription. Not foxed. Pp.xx,367. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations (including four maps). One plate loose and a little torn at edges. The battalion fought on the Western Front from July 1915. Quite scarce in first edition.
Published : T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh and London 1920, First Edition
£65.00

Graham John W. - Conscription and Conscience : A History 1916-1919

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some foxing. No ownership inscription. 388 pages. An interesting study of conscientious objection to conscription in the First World War.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1922, First Edition
£35.00

Grant, Roderick - The 51st Highland Division at War

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with fairly minoe edge tears. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 160 pages. Photographs throughout. A largely pictorial history of the Division in the Second World War.
Published : Ian Allan 1977, First Edition
£15.00

Grenfell, Field-Marshall Lord - Memoirs of Field-Marshall Lord Grenfell, P.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G.

Hardback. A very good copy. Bookplate. Some foxing. Pp.xv,236. Frontispiece and four coloured illustrations. Chapters on "South Africa in the 'Seventies", "The Tragedy of Gordon", "My Sirdarship of the Egyptian Army", "The Great War 1914-1916" etc.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1925, First Edition
£18.00

Gross, Charles Joseph - Prelude To Total Force: The Air National Guard 1943-1969 (The United States Air Force General Histories)

Hardback. A very good copy in blueish-green boards lettered and decorated in silver. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv,251. Numerous illustrations. A study of the United Staes reserve force to its regular Air Force.
Published : Office Of Air Force History, Washington D. C. 1985, First Edition
£15.00

Gubbins, Martin Richard - An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and of the Siege of the Lucknow Residency; with Some Observations on the Condition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army

Hardback. A very good copy in the original red cloth. Rebacked with the old spine (missing pieces at each end) laid down. New end-papers. Ownership inscription dated 1858. Pp.xii,464 + 32pp publisher's adverts dated July 1858. Frontispiece + 3 tissue-guarded plates. 5 maps/plans, all but one folding. The author was Financial Commissioner for Oudh and describes himself as "the intimate adviser and confidant of" Sir Henry Lawrence, the British Commisioner at Lucknow, who died during the siege.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1858, First Edition
£140.00

Guoqi, Xu - China and the Great War - China's Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,316. 7 illustrations. This is the first full-length study of China's involvement in the First World War. "It explains why China wanted to join the war and what its contributions were to the war effort and the emerging world order in the postwar period."
Published : Cambridge University Press 2005, First Edition
£48.00

Gurney, W.B. (Short-hand Writer) - The Trial of Colonel Quentin, of the Tenth, or, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Hussars, By a General Court-Martial, Held at Whitehall, on Monday, the 17th of October 1814; And Continued, By Adjournment, Till Monday the 31st of October, 1814

Hardback. A good copy in the original paper-covered boards with a quarter dark green cloth binding. The spine is wrinkled and the paper title label is chipped although the lettering is virtually intact. Old ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.vii,[i],272 + 8 page publisher's catalogue. Foldout Register of Regimental Courts-Martial Commencing 14th December 1812. Quentin fought in the Napoleonic wars. He was court-martialled on multiple counts of dereliction of duty. Photographs available on request.
Published : Gale, Curtis, and Fenner, London 1814, Second Edition
£100.00