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Maurice Lieut. F. - The System of Field Manoeuvres Best Adapted for Enabling Our Troops to Meet a Continental Army

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Partly unopened. 174pp + 16pp adverts. Two folding diagrams at rear. This book won a prize of �100 as the best military essay in a competition promoted by the Duke of Wellington.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1882, First Edition
£38.00

Maurice Major-General Sir Frederick - The Adventures of Edward Wogan

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.viii,168. 3 maps. The story of an Anglo-Irishman who fought first in the Parliamentary Army and later in the Royal Army during the English Civil War.
Published : George Routledge and Sons, London 1945, First Edition
£8.00

Maurice, Major R.F.G. - The Tank Corps Book of Honour

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black on the spine and decorated in black on the upper board. Some fading to the boards. No ownership inscription or other marking. 460 pages. Frontispiece and three illustrations. Lists awards to members of the Tank Corps duiring the First World War with details of the deeds which won the awards. Also includes a Roill of Honour, extracts from Field-Marshall Haig's despatches, complimentary messages received by the Corps in the field, some special orders by the GOC Tank Corps in France, etc. Four page Supplement loosely inserted.
Published : Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co, London 1919, First Edition
£50.00

Maurice, Major-General Sir F. - The 16th Foot A History of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Bookplate of a newspaper reference library on front fixed end-paper but no other markings. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xi,240. Three sketch maps. Includes five chapters on the First World War.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1936, Reprint
£35.00

Mawson Michael Hargreave (Editor) - Eyewitness in the Crimea; the Crimean War Letters of Lt. Col. George Frederick Dallas

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 320pp. 26 plates. 3 maps. This is an inscribed presentation copy from the author.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 2001, First Edition
£8.00

Maxwell W. H. - Life of Field-Marshall His Grace the Duke of Wellington Volume III

Hardback. A good copy in a red half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some scuffing to spine and boards. Gilt decorations to boards. Bookplate. Steel engravings and battle plans (including a double-page plan of the Battle of Waterloo). Wood-engraved tail-pieces.
Published : A. H. Baily & Co, London 1841, First Edition
£20.00

Maxwell, W.H. - Life of the Duke of Wellington

Hardback. A very good copy which has been rebound in full red leather by Allman & Son London, decorated in gilt and lettered in gilt on a black title-piece. Marbled edges and end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.vi,345. Illustrated. This edition is revised and abridged from the larger work with an additional chapter.
Published : W.P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh 1887,
£12.00

Mayne, Lieutenant-Colonel William and Lillie, Captain - Narrative of Campaigns of the Loyal Lusitanian Legion During the Years 1809, 1810 and 1811

Softback. Covers protected by a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,346. A Peninsular war narrative. This is a facsimile reprint of the edition of 1812. "The only narrative describing the campaigns of this unusual unit of the British Army, formed mainly of Portuguese refugees under the direction of the unorthodox leader, Sir Robert Wilson."
Published : Ken Trotman, Cambridge 1986, Reprint
£18.00

Mayo John Horsley - Medals and Decorations of the British Army and Navy Volume II

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Rear board shows a little fading. Top edge gilt. Neat ownership inscription on title page. Pp.279-617. 24 coloured plates (Nos. 32-55) some of the earlier of which have ben inserted out of order. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Archibald Constable, London 1897, First Edition
£40.00

Mayo, John Horsley - Medals and Decorations of the British Army and Navy - Two Volumes

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set which has been rebound (with new end-papers) in a modern half-leather binding with marbled boards. Spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edges gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.lxxxviii,1-278; [iv],279-617. 55 full-page plates, mostly in colour. Tissue-guards to each frontispiece. Further illustrations in the text. Erratum slip tipped-in at page xxiv of vol.I. [Please note this is a heavy set which will require extra postage].
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1897, First Edition
£95.00

McDonnell Leslie - Insignia of World War 11

4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 224pp. More than 1000 illustrations. Includes badges, medals and awards of all the main nations involved in World War 11.
Published : Silverdale Books 1999, First Edition
£7.00

McGivern Cecil - The Harbour Called Mullberry : The Story of the Harbour That Sailed to France on June 6, 1944 Dramatised for Radio

Softback. A very good copy. 44 pages. Numerous photographs. The text was first broadcast on the BBC on March 5, 1945. Described as "a wireless epic" and "without question the finest documentary in the English language."
Published : Pendulum Publications, London 1945, First Edition
£12.00

McGregor Duncan - A Desert Rat in Holburn Street

Illustrated by Rhoda Howie.
Hardback. A near fine copy in black leatherette lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 140 pages. Illustrated. The autobiography of a Buchan man with several chapters on his experiences with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War, followed by life owning a grocer's shop in Aberdeen.
Published : Ardo Publishing Company, Buchan 1994, First Edition
£20.00

McINNES, Ian - The Meritorious Service Medal: I: The Immediate Awards 1916-1928

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 511 pages. 3 pages of plates containing 10 illustrations. Gives details of approximately 27,500 medals awarded between 1916 amd 1928.
Published : The Naval and Military Press, Dallington, East Sussex 1992, First Edition
£24.00

McKenzie, William J. (Editor) - The Morayshire Roll of Honour : A Biographical Record of the Men and Women Connected with the Couinty Who Took Part in the Great War 1914-1918

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Some rubbing to spine ends and edges and to lower edge of boards. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,547. 4 pages of illustrations. Foreword by the editor. A very substantial Roll which gives each entrant's date and place of birth, when joined the armed forces, regiment, where served, whether wounded or killed, awards, parents' names and address, and peacetime occupation.
Published : Issued Under Direction of a Representative Committee of the County Council and Town Councils of Morayshire, Elgin 1921, First Edition
£120.00

McMicking, Neil - Officers of the Black Watch 1725 to 1952 (Revised Edition)

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 95 pages. "The object of this book is to place on record a list of officers who have held permanent regular commissions in The Black Watch between 1725 and 1952."
Published : Thomas Hunter & Sons, Perth 1952,
£18.00

McMicking, Neil - Officers of the Black Watch Vol. II

Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1956? A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. End-papers browned but a clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 134 pages. This is "a Roll of all Militia, Volunteer, Reserve, Territorial, Special Reserve, Temporary, Supplementary Reserve, Emergency Commissioned, Short Service and National Service Officers who have served in The Black Watch."
Published : Thomas Hunter & Sons, Perth, First Edition
£20.00

Messenger, Charles - The Commandos, 1940-1946

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Some browning of pages. 447 pages. Numerous illustrations. Maps. Described as definitive and "unlikely to be eclipsed as the authoritative work on the Commandos of the Second World War."
Published : William Kimber, London 1985, First Edition
£12.00

Michaelis Rolf - SS-Heimwehr Danzig in Poland 1939

Hardback. A fine copy in laminated boards. 109 pages. Illustrated throughout with over 100 photographs. The first book in English on this obscure early-World War II SS unit which was used in the invasion of Poland.
Published : Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA 2008, First Edition
£15.00

Miller James - Swords for Hire : The Scottish Mercenary

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,292. 7 maps + end-paper maps. 26 illustrations. Leslie family tree. A fascinating study of the Scots mercenary soldier.
Published : Birlinn, Edinburgh 2007, First Edition
£30.00

Mitchell John - Bydand Poems of War and Peace

Hardback. A good copy in grey covers with cream cloth spine. Lettered and decorated in gilt on front cover. A little wear to board tips and edges. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,80. Frontispiece. Introduction and Notes by J.M. Bulloch. "Bydand" is the motto of the House of Gordon and of the Gordon Highlanders.
Published : William Smith & Sons the Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1918, First Edition
£24.00

Mitchell, Lieut.-Col. J. - The Fall of Napoleon : An Historical Memoir Volumes First and Second

Hardbacks. Two volumes of three. Very good except for some fading to spine but lettering clear. Previous owner's small ex libris plate in each volume. Vol. I Pp.xxvii,[i],334 + one page adverts. Vol. II pp.vii,[i],332. These two volumes take the story up to Napoleon's exile in Elba.
Published : G.W. Nickisson, London 1845, First Edition
£40.00

Montgomery Ina - John Hugh Allen of the Gallant Company - A Memoir By His Sister

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has one small chip and fairly minor edge tears. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.vi,[i],236. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. The biography of a soldier who was killed at Gallipoli.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1919, First Edition
£22.00

Montgomery of Alamein, Field-Marshall the Viscount - Forward to Victory : Messages to His Armies from El Alamein to the Baltic and His Speeches on "The British Soldier" and "The Army and the Nation"

Hardback. Nd. c.1946? A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Unpaginated - c.50 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : Hutchinson, London, First Edition
£9.00

Montgomery of Alamein, Field-Marshall the Viscount - Military Leadership

Softback. A very good copy in blue paper cover lettered in black. Unopened. 24 pages. The text of a talk delivered before the University of St. Andrews on 15 November 1945. It is No. VIII of the Walker Trust Lectures on Leadership.
Published : Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press 1946, First Edition
£15.00

Mullaly, Colonel B. R. - Bugle and Kukri : The Story of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth with bevelled edges lettered and decorated in silver. Lacks dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,492. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations. 21 maps. Covers the period from 1890 to 1953 including the First World War (Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia etc), the Second World War (Burma etc), and Malaya.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1957, First Edition
£80.00

Murray Charles - A Sough O' War

A good copy in wraps. 56 pages. Poems in Scots on the theme of the First World War. Glossary.
Published : Constable, London 1917, First Edition
£7.00

Murray, Arch. K. - History of the Scottish Regiments in the British Army

Hardback. A near very good copy in a half leather binding with dark green boards. A little wear/scuffing to board tips and spine ends. Small bookplate and ownership inscription. 416 pages. Frontispiece and 46 plates, mostly in colour. (All plates present but a few mis-placed). 4 folding battle plans. A regiment by regiment history of the Scottish regiments
Published : Thomas Murray & Son, Glasgow 1862, First Edition
£120.00

Myhra, David - The Horten Brothers and Their All-Wing Aircraft

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 320 pages. Over 735 photos and three-view line drawings. This is the story of the three German Horten Brothers and their attempt to perfect an all-wing aircraft in Nazi Germany.
Published : Schiffer Publishing Ltd 1998, First Edition
£35.00

Nalder, Major-General R.F.H. - The Royal Corps of Signals : A History of Its Antecedents and Development (circa 1800-1955)

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. In a good plus dustwrapper which has internal repairs. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xvi,672. Frontispiece and 12 plates + biographies of a number of officers with photographs. 26 maps, some folding. Two corrigenda slips loosely inserted with the corrections made in ink in the text. Some other ink underlining etc mainly towards the end of the book.
Published : Royal Signals Institution, London 1958, First Edition
£28.00

Nansen Odd (translator Katherine John) - Day After Day

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 17 black and white illustrations. 600 pages. In a good dustwrapper, not price-clipped but missing two pieces (at foot of spine and on rear panel) which is now protected in a removable cover. Odd Nansen is the son of Friidtjof Nansen, the Norwegian statesman and Arctic explorer. During the German occupation of his country, he was arrested as a hostage. He was first interned in Norway and later taken to the notorious concentration camp at Sachsenhausen.
Published : Putnam & Co. Ltd., London 1949, First English Edition
£70.00

Neill Roy S. - Only Once

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little edge foxing. 285 pages. Folding map. The author's experiences as an escapee from a prisoner of war camp in Austria during the Second World War.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1947, First Edition
£14.00

Neish Lieutenant-Colonel F.H. - Historical Diary of the Gordon Highlanders

Slim 4to. A very good copy. Maroon endpapers. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 55pp. A calendar of events in the history of the Gordon Highlanders.
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee 1914, First Edition
£22.00

Nevinson Henry W. - Last Changes Last Chances

Hardback. A good plus copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wrinkling to the spine. Internally very good. Pp.xv,[3],361. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Map. Deals with the author's journalistic experiences between 1914 and 1926. Includes First World War experiences in Belgium, France, the Dardanelles, Salonika and Egypt, and experiences in Ireland during the prolonged struggle that led to the Treaty of 1921, in the USA, Palestine etc.
Published : Nisbet & Co, London 1928, First Edition
£20.00

Newark Tim - Where They Fell a Walker's Guide to the Battlefields of the World

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 160pp. profusely illustrated. Includes everything from the Battle of Hastings to Waterloo, the Alamo and Gallipoli.
Published : Silverdale Books, Leicester 2002, First Edition
£7.00

Newbolt Sir Henry - The Book of the Thin Red Line

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Fading to spine. Top edge gilt. Internally very good. Pp.xii,308. 8 full-page colour plates. Many illustrations in text. The war adventures of six soldiers told for boys.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1915, First Edition
£8.00

Newnham-Davis, Lieut.-Col. N. - The Transvaal Under the Queen

Illustrated by Louis Edwards.
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the darkened spine and in black on the pictorial upper board. A little wear to spine ends. Lacks blank front free end-paper. 99 pages. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and 15 illustrations (of which two are vignettes). Deals with the period when Transvaal was annexed to the British Crown in 1877.
Published : Sands and Company, London 1900, First Edition
£30.00

Nicol, A.A. - My Moving Tent: The Diary of a Desert Rat

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,416. 23 illustrations. Described as "a panoramic account of one man's war, from Dunkirk to the desert convoys of North Africa, El-Alamein to D-Day."
Published : The Pentland Press 1994, First Edition
£20.00

Nielsen Andreas - The German Air Force General Staff

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper showing a few signs of wear at the edges. The dustwrapper is now protected by a clear, removeable, wrapper. 265pp. 6 charts. This is one of a series of historical studies written by former key officers of the German Air Force for the United States Air Force Historical Division.
Published : Arno Press, New York 1968, Reprint
£35.00

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
£10.00

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
£7.00

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
£50.00