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King-Clark, Rex - Forward from Kohima: A Burma Diary November 1944 - May 1945

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards with pictorial front board. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,71. Illustrations. Map. The author served with the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment which was the machine gun battalion of the 2nd British Division. The diary covers the period of the Division's advance from Kohima to Kalewa on the River Chinwin, thence across the Irrawaddy and along the south bank to Mandalay.
Published : Fleur de Lys Publishing, Knutsfoed, Cheshire 2003, First Edition
£20.00

Kinglake A.W. - Origin of the Crimean War

Hardback. A good copy in the original pebbled cloth which shows some fading to the spine. A little wear at top of spine. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xlvii,531. One illustration. The text of this volume is stated to be the same as that of the first volume of the author's "Invasion of the Crimea."
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1874, Fifth Edition
£20.00

Kinzey Bert - F-106 Delta Dart in Detail and Scale

4to. Softback. A very good copy. 72pp. Profusely illustrated including colour. Gives physical details and scale drawings of the aircraft.
Published : Arms & Armour Press, London 1983, First Edition
£8.00

Kipling Rudyard - The Irish Guards in the Great War : The First Battalion; The Second Battalion (2 Vols. Complete)

Hardbacks. Both volumes very good in very good dustwrappers which are complete and untorn. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.320; 223. Includes the maps and appendices from the first edition together with new illustrations. Kipling's son John was killed while serving with the Irish Guards.
Published : Spellmount, Staplehurst, Kent 1997,
£15.00

Klingender F.D. - Russia - Britain's Ally 1812 - 1942

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and not foxed. 64 pages. Contains many cartoons, both British and Russian, about Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and the German invasion of 1942. Introduction by Ivan Maisky, the U.S.S.R.'s wartime Ambassador to Britain.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1942, First Edition
£18.00

Koch H.W. - The Hitler Youth Origins and Development 1922-45

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 340pp. Illustrated. A serious study with reference notes and sources and a bibliography.
Published : Macdonald & Janes, London 1975, First Edition
£13.00

Kokonas N.A. - The Cretan Resistance 1941 - 1945

Softback. Nd. c.1992. A good copy. Crease to rear cover. 200 pages. Illustrated. Includes the official British report of 1945 together with comments by British officers who took part in the Resistance. Separate Forewords by Patrick Leigh Fermor and Ralph H. Stockbridge.
Published : Graphotechniki Kritis, Rethymnon, First Edition
£10.00

Kot Stanislaw - Conversations with the Kremlin and Dispatches from Russia

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. Pp.xxx,285. The author was Polish Ambassador to the USSR in 1941 and 1942. The book consists of Reports of his conversations with various members of the Soviet Government including Stalin together with extracts of his Reports to General Sikorski and other members of the Polish Government in London.
Published : Oxford University Press 1963, First Edition
£14.00

Kurylak Stefan - Stefan's Story

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,186. Illustrations. The story of a Pole conscripted into forced labour by the Nazis in 1942, who eventually made his way to England and fought with British airborne forces. After the war he "arranged mercy trips of food and vital supplies to the hard-hit people of Poland."
Published : R.C. Cobb, Farnborough, Hampshire 1992, First Edition
£15.00

Lachouque, Henry; Brown, Anne S. - The Anatomy of Glory : Napoleon and His Guard: A Study in Leadership

Hardback. Small 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,564. More than 170 illustrations including 74 in colour.. Maps and plans. The definitive history of Napoleon's Imperial Guard.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1997,
£15.00

Laffin John - Scotland the Brave the Story of the Scottish Soldier

A very good copy in a rather worn, price-clipped but otherwise complete dustwrapper. Prize label on front end-paper. Previous owner's blind-stamp on half-title and title pages. Pp.xiii, 191. Illustrated.
Published : Cassell, London 1963, First Edition
£8.00

Lambert J. M. - The Portraits and Silver of the RE Headquarters Mess Chatham

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth clearly lettered in gilt on the rather faded spine. Still in the original glassine wrapper which is a bit chipped and torn. Card pasted to front fixed end-paper states "With the Compliments of the Secretary the Institution of Royal Engineers". Ownership inscription of Lt. Col. R. C. F. Bettison. 134 pages. Coloured frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations.
Published : The Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham 1963, First Edition
£30.00

Lane, Arthur - When You Go Home

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 311 pages. Approx. 200 illustrations with many in colour. Maps. Gives a brief account of the Second World War in Malaya and Singapore; an account of the war cemeteries; details of a return journey made to the former battle sites and prisoner of war camps etc. Includes "a complete roll of honour in which all who were killed in action or subsequently died in the Japanese prisoner of war camps are listed individually under their respective Regiments/Squadrons or ship."
Published : A. Lane Publications 1993, First Edition
£12.00

Laskey, Captain J.C. - A Description of the Series of Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint By Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, Commemorating the Most Remarkable Battles and Events During His Dynasty

Hardback. A very good copy in a modern dark green half-leather binding with marbled boards , the spine lettered and decorated in gilt. New end-papers. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,239. Frontispiece portrait of Napoleon. Tail-pieces. Described as a work "to assist the collector of Napoleon Medals, with a description of the Obverse and Reverse, and a brief account of the circumstances which gave rise to them." An attractive copy.
Published : H.R. Young, London 1818, First Edition
£120.00

Le Marchant, Denis - Memoirs of the Late Major General Le Marchant

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxi,ix,315. Maps. Genealogy. Coloured illustrations. "An intimate account of the life of one of the British Army's most talented and courageous leaders".
Published : Spellmount 1997,
£9.00

Legge-Bourke Henry - The King's Guards Horse and Foot

4to. A good copy in a good dustwrapper. Smudged ownership inscription and previous owner's blind stamp. 168pp. 60 colour plates. Numerous black and white photographs. Describes the duties, traditions and pageantry of the Household Cavalry and Brigade of Guards on ceremonial occasions.
Published : Macdonald & Co, London 1952, First Edition
£15.00

Lengyel Emil - Hitler

A good copy in red cloth a little faded on spine. 246pp. 6 illustrations. A prescient anti-Hitler and anti-Nazi biography.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1932, First Edition
£25.00

Leslie N.B. - The Succession of Colonels of the British Army from 1660 to the Present Day

Small 4to. A very good copy. Softcover. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 172pp.
Published : The Society For Army Historical Research 1974, First Edition
£12.00

Leuschner Charles A. (Edited By Charles D. Spurlin)_ - The Civil War Diary of Charles A. Leuschner

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.vii,120 + 11 pages of illustrations and maps at end. Frontispiece. Leuschner fought in the American Civil War with the Sixth Texas Infantry Regiment and took part in all but one of the major engagements the Regiment fought.
Published : Eakin Press, U.S.A. 1992, First Edition
£25.00

Liddell Colonel R.S. - The Memoirs of the Tenth Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) Historical and Social

Hardback. Rebacked with old spine laid down. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription. Not foxed. Pp.xvi[ii],566. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and three full-page black and white plates (one of which is not included in the list of illustrations and may have been inserted by a previous owner). Unfortunately all the colour plates have been removed. A good reading copy. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will incur exra postage costs].
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1891, First Edition
£45.00

Lindsay Donald - Forgotten General: A Life of Andrew Thorne

Hardback. A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front free end-paper from Thorne's grandson. Pp.viii,223. Illustrated. The biography of a soldier who fought in both World War and who took charge of the liberation of Norway in 1945.
Published : Michael Russell Publishing Ltd, Salisbury 1987, First Edition
£20.00

Lindsay Lt.-Col. J.H. (Editor) - The London Scottish in the Great War

A good copy in blue cloth. Some wear at spine ends. Ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,425. Illustrations and maps (one map loose). Western Front, Salonica and Palestine.
Published : Regimental Headquarters 1926, Second Edition
£50.00

Linklater Eric - The Campaign In Italy

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which lacks a piece (about 1 inch by 1 inch) on the rear panel and with a few other minor chips and tears. Red spine lettering faded on the wrapper. Gift inscription. 480pp. 51 maps. 16 illustrations.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1951, First Edition
£14.00

Linn Don - Harrier in Action

Illustrated by Greer Don.
A very good softback copy with numerous black and white photographs. Centre pages in colour 50 pages..
Published : Squadron/Signal Publications, Texas 1982, First Edition
£3.00

Lloyd F.H.M. - Hurricane the Story of a Great Fighter

Spine dulled but otherwise a very good copy. 136pp. 82 plates.
Published : Harborough Publishing Co., Leicester 1945, First Edition
£6.00

Longstreet Stephen - The Canvas Falcons the Men and the Planes of World War 1

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 365pp. Illus. This is the full story of the air war over Europe in World War 1.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1995, First UK Edition
£5.00

Ludendorff, General - My War Memories 1914-1918 - 2 Vols. Complete

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in the original cloth which shows some fading. Lettered in gilt on spines. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. 793 pages (continuous pagination). 11 folding maps. 46 sketch maps in text. The First World War as seen through the eyes of the leading German General.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, Third Edition
£35.00

Lumsden, Robin - Medals and Decorations of Hitler's Germany

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which shows just a little edge wear. 191 pages. 199 illustrations with many in colour. Described as "the first book to cover the subject of Nazi awards comprehensively and chronologically in a single volume." Includes a price guide.
Published : Airlife Publishing Ltd, Shrewsbury 2001, First Edition
£45.00

Lustig Arnost - Night and Hope

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped and torn at the top of the spine. No ownership inscription. 206 pages. A collection of inter-related incidents which took place during the Second World War in the Teresin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp near Prague where the author was incarcerated.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1962, First Edition
£8.00

Lutzow, the Count - The Hussite Wars

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Minor spotting to spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper and ex libris plate. Not foxed. Pp.xiv,384. Frontispiece. This is the story of the early 15th century wars in Bohemia involving the followers of the religious reformer, Jan Hus.
Published : J. M. Dent & Co, London 1914, First Edition
£50.00

Macarthur Bessie J.B. - Last Leave

A very good copy of this small, paper-covered booklet of poetry which appears to have been written by a mother whose son died when his aeroplane was shot down. Inscribed presentation copy by the author. 12pp.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1943, First Edition
£8.00

MacDonald Captain R. J. - The History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 1625-1897

Hardback. Small folio. Only fair externally as the spine is discoloured and with some wear/tear at the spine ends. Board tips a little worn also. Bevelled edges. Lower front hinge cracked. Ownership inscription. Generally good internally. Pp.xviii,131. Frontispiece and 24 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates. Some foxing to the tissue guards but the colour plates are clean except for the surround to one plate. Many black and white illustrations in text. This is one of 700 subscribers' copies, the total print-run being 1500.
Published : Henry Sotheran & Co, London 1899, First Edition
£50.00

MacDonald Captain R.J. - The History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 1625-1897

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Small ownership label on front fixed end-paper.Pp.xx,104 + 24 coloured plates at end. Black and white illustrations in text. First published in a limited edition in 1899.
Published : Crecy Books 1985, Reprint
£14.00

MacDonald J.H.A. - Fifty Years of it : The Experiences and Struggles of a Volunteer of 1859

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Upper board a little marked. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. A little pencilled side-lining. Pp.xv,518. Reminiscences of the fifty years of the existence of the Volunteer Force and the evolution of infantry training during that period prior to the coming into being of the Territorial Army.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1909, First Edition
£30.00

Macintyre Robert (Foreword) - Goldberry War Memorial 1939-1945

Card covers. A very good copy. Unpaginated - 42 pages. Two illustrations. Gives brief biographies of former pupils of Kilmarnock Academy who died in the Second World War.
Published : Printed By Smith Bros. (Kilmarnock) Ltd, Kilmarnock,
£10.00

Mackay John - The Reay Fencibles or Lord Reay's Highlanders

Hardback. A very good copy in blind-stamped green cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 59 pages. Includes the Irish rebellion of 1798. Contains a list of officers.
Published : Published for the Clan Mackay Society By Charles Mackay, Glasgow 1890, First Edition
£35.00

Mackenzie Alexander (Editor) - The Watsonian Club Record of War Service

A good but rather dusty copy of this softcover pamphlet. 19pp. Photographs.
Published : 1945,
£8.00

Mackenzie Alexander (Preface) - The Watsonian War Record 1939-1945

Hardback. A very good copy. A little browning to spine edges. Bookplate and signature of former owner (who is named in the book). Pp.xi,157. Numerous photographs. Gives "a short biographical notice and, when possible, a photograph of each of the two hundred and two former pupils who fell in the war." This is followed by a record of all Watsonians who served in the armed services during the war. A number of enclosures are loosely laid in including a photograph taken at a reunion of Watsonians in 1989 of those who had left the school in 1938-40.
Published : The Watsonian Club, Edinburgh 1951, First Edition
£15.00

Mackenzie Compton - Eastern Epic Volume I September 1939 - March 1943 Defence

Hardback. A near very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xxiv,623. This copy came from the author's library and, although it does no bear his bookplate, does have some ink writing by him on the rear end-paper and some ink side-lining. The story of the Indian Army during the early years of the Second World War.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1951, First Edition
£40.00

Mackenzie Compton - Greek Memories

Hardback. A very good copy in the original orange/red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a very good dustwrapper which has two closed edge tears on the rear panel but which is complete, not price-clipped, and now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Some light edge foxing but internally clean. Pp.xxiii,455. Frontispiece and eight illustrations (including a map). This is the third volume of the author's memories of the First World War. Originally published in 1932 it was withdrawn the same day because of threatened proceedings under the Official Secrets Act. This is the first printing of the revised version. It covers the year 1916 "when the author was military control officer in Athens and head of the Intelligence. It not only describes in detail events of unique historical importance, but provides a first-hand picture of espionage and counter-espionage in war--."
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1939, First Edition Thus
£95.00

Mackie D.M. - Forfar and District in the War : A Record of Service in the Great Struggle 1914-1919

Hardback. A very good copy with pictorial front cover. A little wear to board tips. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,199. Frontispiece and other illustratrions, some full-page. Includes separate Rolls of Honour and Rolls of Service for Forfar, Inverarity, Kinnettles, Oathlaw, Rescobie and Tannadice.together with a number of war-related articles.
Published : Forfar War Memorial Committee, Forfar 1921, First Edition
£45.00

Macksey Kenneth - Godwin's Saga a Commando Epic

A near-fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 149pp. 19 plates. 4 maps. The story of a group of Allied commandos in occupied Norway.
Published : Brassey's Defence Publishers, London 1987, First Edition
£9.00

Macksey Kenneth - To the Green Fields Beyond a Short History of the Royal Tank Regiment

A very good copy. Softcover. 92 pages + 16 pages Appendices. 18 illustrations (including maps). The history of the regiment from 1916 to 1965.
Published : Published Privately By Regimental Headquarters Royal Tank Regiment, London 1965, First Edition
£7.00