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McCudden, James T.B., (R.F.C) (ed. Stanley M. Ulanoff): Flying Fury. Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps.
Folkestone: Bailey Bros & Swinfen, 1973 New edition. HB. Cloth and nice pictorial dustjacket. 356pp, H: 22cms. 34 b/w photos in plates & line drawings. Mc Cudden was one of the greatest aces of World War 1, awarded the VC. Dust jacket price clipped. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. (Book ref. 20946) £15.00
Featherstone, Donald F.: Naval War Games. Fighting Sea Battles with Model Ships.
London: Stanley Paul, 1971 Third impression. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 222pp. B/w illustrations + photos in plates. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Light rubbing to cover edges, v. small stains to foredge, name to flyleaf. Some creasing and rubbing to jacket edges. (Book ref. 20936) £11.00
Lidstone, G.H. (ed.): On Guard! A History of the 10th (Torbay) Battalion, Devonshire Home Guard.
Torbay: 10th (Torbay) Battalion, Devonshire Home Guard & The Torquay Times, 1945 First edition. HB. Brown cloth with green titles to front, and dust jacket. 136pp. With b&w photos and cartoons in text. Fine in Very Good dustjacket, which has light wear to edges. Now protected in clear loose cover. (Book ref. 20905) £20.00
Langensiepen, Bernd & Guleryuz, Ahmet (ed. & transl. Cooper, James): The Ottoman Steam Navy 1828-1923.
London: Conway Maritime Press, 1995 First English edition. HB, 25x30cms. Cloth and dustjacket. 201pp. With b&w photos throughout (most unpublished before) and line diagrams, plans, and map. Pioneering work on the surprisingly little known Ottoman navy, based on access to the Turkish naval archives. One of the authors worked for the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, and there is a gift inscription on the flyleaf from someone else from that company. Fine in Very Good+ jacket, which has some small fant marks to laminate. (Book ref. 20903) £70.00
Foord, Edward: Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812.
London: Hutchinson, 1914 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, gilt titles and top edges, no dustjacket . 424pp. With 32 b&w illustrations in plates, including tissue-guarded frontispiece, and 15 maps and plans (three of them folding). Good overall: covers grubby though gilt bright; pages have occasional light browning or spotting; binding sound apart from 3 pages detached (present); maps and plates very good. (Book ref. 20890) £25.00
Deane-Drummond, Anthony: Return Ticket.
London: Collins, 1953 Third impression, Sept. 1953. HB. Cloth and pictorial dust jacket. 256pp. With 4 maps including endpapers, and 2 diagrams. The author's escapes from Italy after a parachute mission behind Italian lines, and after Anhem. Very Good in Good+ jacket. Clean covers, light edge rubbing and fading; clean pages, one margin has tear, a few scuffs to top edges. Jacket has light marking and browning to back, frayed spine ends and corners. (Book ref. 20887) £11.00
Agar, Captain Augustus, V.C.: Baltic Episode. A Classic of Secret Service in Russian Waters.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1963 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket by Douglas Hall. 255pp. With b&w photos in plates, 2 maps in text and maps to endpapers. British Naval efforts to rescue agents from Petrograd in 1919 and give support to the White Russian forces. Fine in Good+ protected jacket, which has some marks to back panel, light edge rubbing and is price clipped. (Book ref. 20880) £22.00
Frost, Colonel C. Sydney: Once a Patricia. (Memoirs of a Junior Infantry Officer in World War II)
Ontario: Vanwell Publishing, 1988 First edition. HB. Cloth, and dustjacket. 564pp. With b&w photos in plates, and 8 maps. The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, in which the author saw action in Sicily, Italy and Holland. Fine in Very Good+ protected jacket. Light dusting to top closed edges, light marks to back of jacket. (Book ref. 20786) £11.00
Pereira, Wilf: RAF Brize Norton. Gateway to the World.
Yeovil: Patrick Stephens, 1993 First edition. HB, 20x25cms. Cloth and dustjacket . 184pp. With 8pp of colour photos, and b&w photos throughout. Fine in Very Good+ protected jacket. Crease to flap of jacket. (Book ref. 20729) £11.00
'Civis': The State of the Navy in 1907 A Plea for Inquiry
London: Smith, Elder & Co 1907 HB, blue cloth boards, black lettering. x, 173pp, 2pp advertising. Heavily tanned endpapers, with pencilled name to fep. Owner's initals to top of front board. Minor bumping to corners and ends. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 19166) £25.00
Durban Light Infantry Comrades' Association: The Old Fort Durban.
Durban, South Africa: Durban Light Infantry Comrades' Association, 1932 First edition. Paperback: pictorial paper wrappers, stapled. 24pp, h: 31cm. Illustrated with b&w photos, line drawings, and tipped-in colour plate. History of the British, Boers and Zulus in Durban, Natal, in particular the siege by the Boers of the British garrison at the Old Fort in 1842. Fair to Good condition. Wrappers have worn edges and front is darkened and marked ; binding is sound though staples rusty; page centres have blotchy browning, sometimes extending further over page. (Book ref. 20658) £40.00
Divine, A.D.: The Merchant Navy Fights. Tramps Against U-boats.
London: John Murray, 1940 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 121pp. With b&w photo as frontispiece. Very Good in Fair to Good protected jacket. Clean covers, a little browning to edges; pages mostly clean, with browned margins, spotted and browned edges. Jacket has losses to spine ends and corners, creases and browned tape repairs to spine and back; front is bright, back is grubby. (Book ref. 20656) £11.00
Ransome-Wallis, P.: The Royal Naval Reviews. 1935-1977.
London: Ian Allan, 1982 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket painted by George Heiron. 144pp. With b&w photos and illustrations throughout. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20624) £16.00
Parkinson, C. Northcote: Always a Fusilier. The War History of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 1939-1945.
London: Sampson Low, 1949 First edition. HB. Cloth, and dustjacket. 320pp. With b&w photos in plates, colour plate frontispiece, and 13 maps including endpapers. The regiment mostly saw action in the Western desert and Italy. Very Good in Poor to Fair protected jacket: clean covers, foredge spotted, a few light handling marks. Jacket has large tape repairs with tears and losses to spine and edges, and browned spine. (Book ref. 20621) £35.00
Moyzisch, L.C.: Operation Cicero.
London: Allan Wingate , 1950 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 208pp. True spy story from 1944, written by an attaché at the German Embassy in Ankara directly involved. Postscript by Franz von Papen. Very Good+ in near Fine protected jacket. Clean covers, bumped lower corners, clean pages with spotted top edge. Jacket bright and clean, small mark and small closed tear to back, spot to back flap. (Book ref. 20620) £15.00
Tavender, I.T.: Casualty Roll for the Indian Mutiny 1857-59.
Polstead, Suffolk: J.B. Hayward, 1983 First edition. Paperback. Laminated card wrappers. 205pp; h: 29.5cm. With regiment by regiment details of casualties , plus a chronology of the mutiny and bibliography. Intended to assist medal collectors. Light rubbing to wrappers, light tanning to page edges. A Very Good copy. (Book ref. 20568) £28.00
Niemoller, Martin: From U-Boat to Pulpit.
London: William Hodge, 1936 First English edition. HB. Green cloth, no dustjacket. 217pp. With b&w photos in plates. The author's life including naval career as a U-boat officer in the First World War, the turmoil of Germany in the 1920s, and as a Christian pastor. Clean covers, bright gilt, lightly bumped edge. Old damp stain to a few pages near back. Previous owners name details to flyleaf. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 20562) £45.00
Hanson, Victor Davis: The Western Way of War. Infantry Battle in Classical Greece.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989 First edition, UK. HB. Cloth and dust jacket. 244pp. Presents a new interpretation of Greek warfare and the experience of the infantry soldier. Introduction by John Keegan. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Previous owners name inside front cover. Light edge creasing to jacket. (Book ref. 20552) £12.00
Ellis, Geoffrey: Tool Box on the Wing. My Life in the Air Force.
Wellington, New Zealand: Mallinson Rendell, 1983 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 253pp. With b&w photos in plates. From apprentice at RAF Cranwell in 1923 to service in Sudan, The Pacific War in the New Zealand Air Force, to Wing Commander. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20545) £11.00
Eastbourne College: Eastbourne College Roll of War Service in H.M. Forces. 1939-1946.
Eastbourne: Eastbourne College, 1965 First edition. HB. Blue cloth with gilt title and school crest to front., no dustjacket. 122pp. With full details of school and service career for those killed, plus short details of all Old Eastbournians who served. A Fine cp[y. (Book ref. 20544) £25.00