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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

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

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
£15.00

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
£18.00

Nunneley John - Tales from the King's African Rifles - A Last Flourish of Empire

Hardback. A near fine copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a glassine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,213. 9 illustrations. 5 maps. The author's experiences during the Second World War as an officer in the King's African Rifles serving first in Abyssinia and Somaliland and later in Burma.
Published : Askari Books, Petersham, Surrey 1998, First Edition
£15.00

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

Hardback. 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
£60.00

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
£160.00

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 very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on a red title-piece and decorated in gilt on the upper board. In a good dustwrapper which has some chips and tears to the edges. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Not foxed. Pp.xvi,256. 5 plates. 5 maps. Folding chart at rear of book. Includes India, Peninsular War, Crimea etc.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1952, First Edition
£28.00

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
£28.00

Oliver, Kingsley M. - Through Adversity: The History of the Royal Air Force Regiment 1942-1992

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xii,348. Colour illustrations, numerous black and white photographs and 14 maps + map end-papers. A history of the Regiment formed by the Royal Air Force in 1942 to protect its airfields against enemy attack.
Published : Forces & Corporate Publishing Ltd 1997, First Edition
£32.00

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, Revised Edition
£50.00

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
£165.00

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
£12.00