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Nimmo Ian - Scotland at War

4to. Softcover. A very good copy. A photographic record of the Scottish home front during the Second World War. 195 photographs and drawings.
Published : Archive Publications 1989, First Edition

Nimmo Ian - Scotland at War

4to. A very good copy. Softcover. Unpaginated. 195 photographs and drawings. The story of the Second World War as it affected Scotland and the Scottish people.
Published : Archive Publications 1989, First Edition

Noel, Lieut.- Colonel Hon. E. - Gustaf Adolf (King of Sweden) the Father of Modern War

Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt. Darkened on spine. Pencilled inscription from the author on the front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,113. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Four folding maps/plans. This is a sketch of the military career of the 17th century Swedish King Gustaf Adolf whom the author believes laid the foundations of the modern art of war.
Published : John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, London 1905, First Edition

Norman C.B. - Battle Honours of the British Army from Tangier 1662 to the Commencement of the Reign of King Edward VII

A good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. One inch closed tear in cloth at top of spine. Pp.xxviii,500. Lacks one plate (of eight). 4 maps. Gives details, of and numbers of casualties suffered at, each engagement for which battle honours were awarded.
Published : John Murray, London 1911, First Edition

Nowarra Heinz J. - The Focke-Wulf 190 a Famous German Fighter

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has a trace of a stain on the spine. 212 pages. Coloured frontispiece and other coloured paintings. Many photographs. Line drawings.
Published : Harleyford Publications, Letchworth 1965, First Edition

O'Connor, V. C. Scott - The Scene of War

A very good copy which has been rebound in cream cloth lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. A nice clean copy internally which is not foxed and has no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiii,424 + 8pp publisher's adverts. Described as "a contemporary picture of the war" by a travel-writer who visited the various fronts and describes "things exactly as I saw them, from moment to moment--". A nice copy of a title which is uncommon in first edition.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1917, First Edition

O'Donnell, Captain H. - Historical Records of the 14th Regiment, Now the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) from Its Formation in 1685 to 1892

A very good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with five raised bands on spine, gilt decoration and gilt lettering on a red leather title-piece. All edges gilt. Two bookplates otherwise a nice clean copy internally. Pp.xxi,[1],415. Many illustrations including 13 full-page colour plates.
Published : A.H. Swiss, Devonport 1893, First Edition

Oatts Lt-Col. L.B. - Proud Heritage the Story of the Highland Light Infantry Volume One the 71st H.L.I. 1777-1881

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on a red title-piece and with gilt decoration to upper board. In a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at spine ends. Previous owner's ex libris plate. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xvi,256. Illustrations. Maps. Coloured folding chart at rear. Napoleonic Wars, India, Crimea etc.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London 1952, First Edition

Oram, Gerard; Putkowski, Julian - Death Sentences Passed by Military Courts of the British Army 1914-1924

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. 132 pages. "Makes available information relating to more than 3,000 soldiers and civilians who were sentenced to death by military courts during the First World War and its aftermath". Provides both a chronological list (according to the date of sentencing) and an alphabetical list together with National Archives reference numbers. An essential reference work for researchers, historians and all those interested in the First World War.
Published : Francis Boutle Publishers, London 2005,

Ottley Brevet-Major W.J. - With Mounted Infantry in Tibet

Internally the book is very good but externally the red cloth is faded and marked on the spine with some fading also to the lower board. Quite a clean copy internally with only a little foxing and a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,275. Plan. Many illustrations (which have been collated). A full account of the British invasion of Tibet in 1904 under Colonel Younghusband.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1906, First Edition

Owen Hugh J. - Merioneth Volunteers and Local Militia During the Napoleonic Wars (1795-1816)

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered (rather dully) in gilt. Inscribed "With the Author's Compliments, 19 Sept. 1934" on front end-paper. 112 pages. 4 illustrations. Lacks frontispiece.
Published : Hughes Bros., Dolgelley 1934, First Edition

Owen, Christopher - The Rhodesian African Rifles

Hardback. A very good copy without dustwrapper. 75 pages. 3 maps. The story of the regiment in the Second World War. "Famous regiments" series.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1970, First Edition

Pack, Colonel Reynell - Sebastopol Trenches and Five Months in Them

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black on spine and front board. Some marking to spine. A nice clean copy internally with only a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.xii,212 + 8 page publisher's catalogue. Coloured frontispiece. Two folding panoramic sketches (both torn down fold and in two pieces but complete). A soldier's account of life in the trenches while besieging Sebastopol during the Crimean War. Scarce in first edition.
Published : Kerby & Endean, London 1878, First Edition

Palmer P.D.S. - The Colours of the 17th or the Leicestershire Regiment of Foot

A good copy in the original grey card covers. Signed by author at foot of "Author's Acknowledgements" page. Pp.iv[4],48. 12 illustrations. Covers the period from the foundation of the Regiment in 1688 to 1927.
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1930, First Edition

Parkes, Meg - --A.A. Duncan Is OK: A Story of One War and Two Captivities

Softback. A little torn at foot of spine otherwise a nice copy. Pp.xiii,194. Many illustrations. This is the story, from 1944 to 1946 of Captain Atholl Duncan of the 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and of his fiancee Elizabeth Glassey. Duncan was a prisoner of war of the Japanese for 3.5 years. The book examines some of the issues faced by returning Far Eastern prisoners of war and their families.
Published : Kranji Publications 2003, First Edition

Parkes, Meg - Notify Alec Rattray: A Story of Survival, 1941-43

Softback. A near fine copy in wraps. Signed by the author on the title page. Pp.xii,196. Many illustrations. This is the story, during the years 1941-1943, of Captain Atholl Duncan of the 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was captured by the Japanese in Java in March 1942 and of his fiancee Elizabeth Glassey. The story is told through their diaries and letters.
Published : Kranji Publications 2002, First Edition

Patient, Joe - Pilot: A Tale of High Adventure

A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Rear board a little marked. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,248. 20 illustrations. The autobiography of an aviator (including his exploits during the Second World War) who piloted over 80 different types of aircraft.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1997, First Edition

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in a slightly torn glacine wrapper. Previous owner's blind-stamp on half-title. 186pp. 16 illustrations. A brief history of the Scottish lowland regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 186pp. Illustrated. A history of the Scottish lowland regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A fine copy in a glacine wrapper which is a little torn and chipped. 186pp. 16 illustrations including colour. Brief histories of the Lowland Scottish regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition

Pawle Gerald - The War And Colonel Warden

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some edge tears. 427pp. Illus. The book is based on the recollections of Commander C.R. Thomson who was personal assistant to Churchill between 1940 and 1945. Churchill's war-time journeys were undertaken under the name of "Colonel Warden".
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1963,

Payne Air Commodore L.G.S. - Air Dates

A very good copy in a good, complete dustwrapper with a few small edge tears. 565pp. This is a chronological survey of the principal events in the fields of civil and military aviation in Britain and abroad. It includes early aviation but the main part of the work is concerned with the period 1939 to 1956.
Published : Heinemann, London 1957, First Edition

Perowne Stewart - The Siege Within the Walls Malta 1940-1943

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 192pp. 16 illus. This is the story of the siege of Malta from the point of view of the Maltese themselves.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1971,

Phillips C.E. Lucas - Cromwell's Captains

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Pp.ix,426. Eight illustrations. Eight maps. Tells the life stories of John Hampden, Phillip Skippon, Robert Blake and John Lambert.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1938, First Edition

Pilcher, Major-General T. D. - Fire Problems

Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in black on spine. Pp.iv,80. 9 folding diagrams. Consists of a series of problems set to troops in relation to rifle or machine gun fire and their solutions. An uncommon title.
Published : Hugh Rees, London 1915,

Pitchfork Air Commodore Graham - Shot Down and on the Run the RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Who Got Home from Behind Enemy Lines 1940-1945

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 288pp. Illustrated. The story of air crews who got out from behind enemy lines and the escape organisations which helped them.
Published : The National Archives, Kew 2003, First Edition

Pollard Captain A.O. - Bombers Over the Reich

A very good copy in a slightly worn but generally very good dustwrapper. Bookplate. 208pp. Illustrated. The story of Bomber Command in the early part of the war.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1941,

Pomeroy, Major the Hon Ralph Legge - The Story of a Regiment of Horse Being the Regimental History from 1685 to 1922 of the 5th Princess Charlotte of Wales' Dragoon Guards - 2 Volumes Complete

Hardbacks. A near very good two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and decorated in gilt on the upper boards. Spines a little dull (but lettering clear) and small tear in spine of Volume I. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing but clean internally. Vol. I,pp.xii,337. Colour frontispiece and 10 colour plates. 14 half-tone plates. Vol. II,pp.viii,289. 8 colour plates. Frontispiece and 46 half-tone plates. Includes the War of the Spanish Succession, Ireland, Low Countries, Peninsular War, Crimea, Boer War and First World War. Gives a list of officers who served in the Regiment with brief biographical details.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1924, First Edition

Pottinger, Brian - The Foreign Volunteers : They Fought for the Boers (1899-1902)

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a light red rexine binding lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Lacks slip-case.This is no. 61 of 1000 copies signed by a Director of the publishers. Pp.xxxi,340. Numerous illustrations. A study of the foreign volunteers who fought for the Boers during the second Anglo-Boer War.
Published : Scripta Africana, South Africa 1986, First Edition

Poulsom Major N.W. - A Catalogue of Campaign and Independence Medals Issued During the Twentieth Century to the British Army

A good copy in card covers. Previous owner's blind stamp. 127pp. This is Minerva Numismatic Handbook Number Four.
Published : Corbett & Hunter Ltd., Newcastle Upon Tyne 1969, First Edition

Price G. Ward - The Story of the Salonica Army

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black. Some browning to pages. Pp.xiii,298. Illustrated. Map on front end-papers. The author was the official war correspondent with the Allied armies in the Balkans and here relates their fight against the Bulgarian Army.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1917, First Edition

Prinzing Dr. Friedrich - Epidemics Resulting from Wars

A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine (which is faded although lettering is clear.) Bookplate. Pp.xii,340 + 6 page Appendix. Deals with war epidemics from early times up to 1913 with an introductory chapter and a final chapter on "epidemics in besieged strongholds".
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1916, First Edition

Raikes Captain G.A. - The History of the Honourable Artillery Company

A two volume set in the original blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Volume 1 is very good. Pp.xxxi,491. 7 folding maps and plans. Many illustrations. Vol.2 is good with some darkening to the spine and tears in the cloth at the join of the spine and upper board. Pp.xl,563. 3 folding maps and plans. All illustrations etc complete. Some pencilled side-lining in both volumes.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1878, First Edition

Rapp, General Jean - Memoires Du General Rapp, Aide-de-Camp De Napoleon Ecrits Par Lui-meme et Publies Par Sa Famille

A near good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some wear to edges. 11/2 inch tear at join of spine and lower board and 3/4 inch tear at join of spine and upper board. Spine with five raised bands and decorated in gilt. The gilt has gone from the spine lettering. Marbled edges and end-papers. Two ex libris plates on front fixed end-paper. Pp.iv,368. Portrait frontispiece. Text in French.
Published : Chez Henri Colburn et Co et M. Bosange et Co., London 1823,

Renaut Michael - Terror By Night a Bomber Pilot's Story

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 192pp. 14 illustrations. The war story of a Frenchman who became a pilot in the RAF in August 1940.
Published : William Kimber, London 1982, First Edition

Reynard Frank H. - The Ninth (Queen's Royal) Lancers 1715-1903

Hardback. A good copy. Rebacked with top half of old spine (including title lettering) laid down. New end-papers. Bookplate. Top edge gilt. Moderate foxing. Pp.xv,258. 20 plates including 10 in colour. Includes India and South Africa.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1904, First Edition

Richards, Denis / Saunders, Hilary St. George - Royal Air Force 1939-1945 Volume I the Fight at Odds; Volume II The Fight Avails; Volume III The Fight is Won

Hardbacks. A very good, three volume, set in good dustwrappers. The wrappers, which are not price-clipped, show a little edge wear and tear. The wrapper to Volume I has internal sellotape strengthening to the spine ends. A clean set which is not foxed and with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,430; ix,415; ix,441. Numerous maps and diagrams and plates. This is primarily a history of Royal Air Force operations in the Second World War and the policy governing them. The work was "officially commissioned, and is based throughout on official documents, to which full access was given by the Air Ministry."
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1953, First Edition

Rickards Maurice and Moody Michael - The First World War Ephemera Mementoes Documents

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is torn at foot of spine and a little worn at edges. 31pp of text + 245 illustrations of ephemera.
Published : Jupiter Books, London 1975, First Edition

Robertson Joseph (Editor) - "From Home" a Gift Book to Tommy and Jack and All in the Service of King and Country on Land and Sea

Hardback. A good copy in light brown covers with red cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to upper board. Smallish ink mark at fore-edge of upper board. Pp.xvi,224. Many illustrations. "This book, I trust, will prove an acceptable messenger of hope and good cheer to many brave, courageous hearts---".
Published : John Cossar, Govan 1916, First Edition

Robertson Major F.A. De V., Colson Lieut.-Commander C.N. And Cook Flying Officer W.A. - Squadrons of the Royal Air Force and Other Units Their Work in Peace and War

Nd. c. 1935. 4to. A very good copy in a chipped and internally repaired dustwrapper. Lacks part of front end-paper. Pp.xvi,130. Numerous illustrations. This is a republishing in book form of a series of articles in "Flight" magazine on individual squadrons and other units of the R.A.F.
Published : Flight Publishing Co. Ltd, London, First Edition

Robertson, Colin McLeod - 51st (Highland) Division War Memorial Beaumont-Hamel (Somme)

Hardback. Oblong 8vo. Nd. c.1924. A very good copy. 31 pages. 20 illustrations. Published as a souvenir of the unveiling, in September 1924, of the Memorial to the Division at Beaumont-Hamel which was the scene of perhaps the Division's best-known battle during the First World War.
Published : Privatley Published, First Edition

Robinson Commander Charles N. - Celebrities of the Army

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in a full red leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt on a black title-piece. Bevelled edges. Fine gilt decoration to inner and outer edges of fixed end-papers. Attractive silver end-papers decorated with numerous birds. All edges gilt. A lovely clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. 144 pages. Short biographies of 72 army "celebrities"of the time with a full-page colour illustration of each.
Published : George Newnes, London 1900, First Edition

Roe, Lieut.-Colonel C.H. - Historical Record of the 2nd "Queen's Own" Sappers and Miners" from 1780 to 1909

A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered (rather dully) and with corps badge on upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 272 pages. Various tables. Includes lists of stations of the corps, commandants of the corps from 1790, officers with the corps from 1831 to 1910 etc. The Corps was engaged in numerous campaigns and expeditions mainly but not exclusively in the East, in India, Burma, Afghanistan, China etc. The book was published for private circulation only and is scarce.
Published : 2nd "Q. O." S. & M. Press, Bangalore 1909, First Edition

Rogers Colonel H.C.B. - Battles and Generals of the Civil Wars 1642-1651

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 325pp. 54 illustrations and maps. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Seeley Service &Co, London 1968, First Edition