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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

Mackenzie Compton - Wind of Freedom: The History of the Invasion of Greece By the Axis Powers 1940-1941

Hardback.A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine, which shows some fading. 16 black and white photographs. Folding map at rear of book. 276 pages. Good illustrated dustwrapper with some edge wear and tear and minor chipping. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1943, First Edition
£25.00

Mackinnon, J. P.; Shadbolt, S. H. - The South African Campaign of 1879

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 397 pages. Folding map at rear. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1880 which is recognised as a classic work on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. This edition has a new extensive index which gives the name, rank and unit designation of every officer, and the battles at which they fought. Includes biographies and photographs of the 62 British officers who lost their lives during the war.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1995,
£18.00

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

MacLennan John - Scots of the Line

Nd. c. 1953? A good copy in a good dustwrapper. Pages browned. 183pp. An account of the Scottish regiments.
Published : W & R Chambers, Edinburgh, First Edition
£9.00

MacMillan Captain Norman - Air Strategy

Nd. c. 1942. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in black. Ownership inscription. Some browning and creasing to cheap war-time paper. 128pp. 6 maps.
Published : Hutchinson, London, First Edition
£7.00

MacMunn Lieut-General Sir George - The Crimea in Perspective

A very good copy with a little wear at top of spine in a good, almost complete, dustwrapper which is now protected. Some foxing to page ends. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. 254pp. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. 6 maps. A history of the Crimean War.
Published : G. Bell & Sons, London 1935, First Edition
£18.00

Macready, General the Right Hon. Sir Nevil - Annals of an Active Life

Hardbacks. Nd but 1924. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other marking. Moderate edge foxing. 694 pages (continuously paginated). 32 illustrations. Macready was a senior British Army officer who saw active service in the Second Boer War and who held senior staff appointments in the First World War. The book's principal interest, however, lies in the fact that he was the last British military commander in Ireland prior to independence. He was sent to command British troops in Ireland in April 1920 to carry out a counter-insurgency role against the Irish Republican Army in the Irish War of Independence. He had already expressed his view of Ireland in writing as follows: "I loathe the country--and its people with a depth deeper than the sea and more violent than that which I feel against the Boche." He believed that Ireland could be suppressed in the Summer of 1921 but following instructions from his political masters negotiated a truce in July 1921 and withdrew his troops form Ireland the following year. This is a scarce and interesting book which has not been reprinted. Photograph available on request.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£540.00

Madej, Victor W. (Editor) - U. S. Army and Marine Corps Order of Battle, Pacific Theater of operations 1941-1945 Volume 1

Softback. Oblong. A good copy in silver, decorated covers. Splash mark to pastedowns. 176 pages.
Published : Game Publishing Company, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1984, First Edition
£18.00

Magor, R. B. - African General Service Medals

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. 288 pages. Maps. Tables. Deals with the campaign medals awarded for the Small Wars in tropical Africa. "This completely revised and reset edtion contains much new information and almost 100 additional pages."
Published : Published for the Author By the Naval And Military Press, London 1993, Revised and Enlarged Edition
£30.00

Malcolm C.A. - The Piper in Peace and War

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.[xxiv],282 + 5pp Appendix. 8 illustrations. Part I is the story of piping in the army while Part II is a record of pipers in individual regiments. First published in 1927 this edition has a new Foreword by Pipe Major Angus MacDonald and a new Introduction by Patrick King.
Published : Hardwicke Press, London 1993, Reprint
£15.00

Malcolm C.A. - The Piper in Peace and War

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with a piper in black on front board. The boards are now protected by a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xv,282 + publisher's adverts. 8 illustrations. A history of piping in the British army, particularly in Scottish regiments.
Published : John Murray, London 1927, First Edition
£25.00

Malton Captain William D. - Sinnott's Catechism on Infantry Drill Adapted to the Present "Field Exercise and Evolutions of Infantry" with the Addition of Questions on Brigade Movements; Advanced and Rear Guards and Outposts; Shelter-Trench Exercise; Route Marching; Etc

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Boards a little marked. Pp.xii,206. Follows a question and answer format.
Published : William Clowes & Sons, London 1882, Twenty-Sixth Edition
£25.00

Mansel John (Edited By E.G.C. Beckwith) - The Mansel Diaries - The Diaries of Captain John Mansel, Prisoner-of-War - and Camp Forger - in Germany 1940-1945

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,156. 16 illustrations. 2 maps. Foreword by Airey Neave.
Published : Privately Printed 1977, First Edition
£9.00

Marchington, James - Knives: Military Edged Tools and Weapons

Hardback. A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vi,153. Numerous illustrations. "Covers the whole range of blades available to the modern soldier."
Published : Brassey's (UK) Ltd, London 1997, First Edition
£12.00

Martin Lieut.-Colonel A. C. - The Durban Light Infantry Volume I 1854 to 1934 and Volume II 1935 to 1960

Hardbacks. A two-volume set in blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Volume I has damp-staining to the edges of the boards but is very good internally. Volume II is very good but has some edge and end-paper foxing and a previous owner's name stamped on the front end-paper. Vol. I,pp.xx,368. 6 maps. Numerous illustrations including colour frontispiece. Vol. II,pp.xxi,487. 14 maps. Numerous illustrations including colour. The history of a South African Regiment including the East African campaign in the First World War and the Desert and Italian campaigns in the Second World War.
Published : The Headquarters Board of the Durban Light Infantry, Durban 1969, First Edition
£38.00

Mason Francis K. - Hawker Aircraft Since 1920

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has a number of edge chips and tears. Gift inscription. 475 pages. More than 380 photographs.
Published : Putnam, London 1961, First Edition
£14.00

Mason, Tim - The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 320 pages. 499 black and white illustrations. 94 colour illustrations. "This is the story of the highly classified work of the A & AEE (Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment) at Boscombe Down and the intense, ever-expanding business of testing aircraft and their varied armaments in wartime."
Published : Hikoki Publications, Aldershot 1998, First Edition
£20.00

Massey W. T. - How Jerusalem Was Won Being the Record of Allenby's Campaign in Palestine

Hardback. A good minus copy with some wear to spine and more specific wear and tear to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. Pp.x,295. Frontispiece and 38 illustrations. 3 maps (of 4).
Published : Constable & Co., London 1919, First Edition
£12.00

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-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

Maurice-Jones Colonel K.W. - The History of Coast Artillery in the British Army

Hardback. A very good copy in dark grey/blue cloth lettered and decorated in red. Some edge foxing but internally clean. No ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,234 + errata page. 17 maps including 6 folding maps in rear pocket.
Published : Royal Artillery Institution, London 1959, First Edition
£24.00

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

McCance Captain S. - History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Vol. I from 1652 to 1860; Vol. II from 1861 to 1922 (Disbandment)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in dark blue cloth with bevelled edges, lettered in gilt on the spines and with gilt regimental insignia to upper boards. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing to Volume I otherwise a clean set. Vol. I, pp.[xvi],254. 5 colour plates. 31 black and white illustrations. 20 folding maps. Vol. II,pp.[x],305. 3 colour plates. 58 black and white plates. 21 folding maps. Includes much on |ndia, Afghanistan, Burma and First World War.
Published : Printed By Gale & Polden Ltd for Private Circulation Only 1927, First Edition
£290.00

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

McGregor, John - The Spirit of Angus: The War History of the County's Battalion of the Black Watch

Softback. A very good copy. Signed by the author on the title page. Trace of a corner crease to the front cover and a little paper adhesion to the rear cover. Pp.xvi,239. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. This is the Second World War history of the 5th Battalion, the Black Watch which fought as part of the 51st Highland Division in North Africa and Sicily and later took part in the Normandy landings and fought through France, Belgium and Holland into Germany. Includes a Roll of Honour, decorations and awards, list of officers etc..
Published : Published By the Author 2000,
£20.00