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Greenwood, Colin Firearms Control: A Study of Armed Crime and Firearms Control in England and Wales
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 220mm Tall, 8vo 0710074352 An examination of the problems of firearms control. 272 pages. Index. 7 illustrations and 1 map of Police force areas in England and Wales. Red cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Dedication on front free endpaper. Two short tears to top back edge of dust jacket, one small tear at lower front corner; dj also has rubbing and light indentations. (Book ref. 5654) £15.00
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Pierre-Napoléon Bonaparte (1815-1881), son of Lucien Bonaparte, deputy for Corsica to the Constituent Assembly of 1849 [Samuel Colt (1814-1862), inventor and manufacturer of the celebrated revolver]: Autograph Letter Signed ('P-N. Bonaparte.. | Repr. du Peuple'), in French, from Pierre-Napoleon Bonaparte to Lieutenant-Colonel Lherbette, requesting that Samuel Colt be admitted 'aux expériences de tir des carabines à tige des chapeurs à pied'.
2 September 1849; Paris. 12mo, 3 pp. Thirty-six lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed by Bonaparte, with stamp, red wax seal and postmarks, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Monsieur le Lieutenant-Colonel Lherbette Adt. au comm. de l'artillerie dans la 1re. division militaire | Vincennes'. Were he not leaving for the country, he would have presented in person 'Mr. Colt, citoyen des Etats-Unis, inventeur d'un ingénieux système d'armes à feu à plusieurs coups'. He and his 'cousin Murat [Joachim-Napoléon Murat (1767-1815)]' will be obliged if Colt can be admitted 'aux expériences du [sic] tir des carabines à tige des chapeurs à pied, quand elles auront lieu'. His colleague, 'le capitaine Tamissier, instructeur du tir à Vincennes', can brief him if necessary. It is his 'désir de faire admirer à un honorable et cordial étranger nos perfectionnemens en matière d'armes portatives'. According to one authority (Howze, Cooper and Kornhauser, 2006), Colt was selling his pistols to the nations of Europe around this time, gaining large orders by playing them off against one another at a time of high demand due to strained international relations. (Book ref. 10974) £280.00
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Col. R.V. Shepherd, Armament Design Department: [Mimeographed] Report on visit to Czechoslovakia 16th November to 9th December, 1945
[1945] Mimeographed or similar, 74pp., 4to, simple card binding, title label faded, Copy no. [10]. marked SECRET on title. DUP pencilled on title also. [Forewrd] "This report is a record of information on German armament activity in Czechoslovakia". The Czech Ministry of Defence has helped in the preparation. "Appendix 6 is an alphabetical record of the principal personnel mentioned in the report..." Full of infomation about people (inc. Germans) involved durting the War, with a report on Skoda (appendix I, pp.14-22, and an experimental station, pp.29-32, etc. COPAC only lists the Imperial War Museum copy. (Book ref. 10858) £950.00
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Fullerton,Alexander The Blooding of the Guns
London: Michael Joseph, 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall 0718114485 This is a Near Fine Copy of this Book in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket which has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Price clipped and with NO previous names or inscriptions present.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and with NO lenaing to spine.Thje d/j comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve.Clean copy internally,8vo 239pp First Edition 1st Impression (Book ref. 62719) £6.00
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Lancaster,Charles An Illustrated Treatise on The Art of Shooting With Extracts From The Best Authorities
. Sixth Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 5¾" - 7¾" Tall This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in Publisher's original cloth with black title lettering to spine and upper cover.There are one or tweo marks to the outer boards and with some penned notes inside the blank front endpaper.Illustrated with some fantastic black and white sketches.The book has one former owner's bookplate to the front endpaper.Adverts to the front and rear pastedoiwns are present and to later leaves.Contents remain clean internally.Uncommon and early shooting title,8vo 266pp Sixth Edition (Book ref. 62520) £35.00
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Robert Challoner: Run out the Guns.
London: Century Publishing, 1984. First edition (hardback). 8vo, [ix], 194pp. Original blue cloth, dustwrapper. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition (dustwrapper price-clipped). ISBN 0712604650 (Book ref. 25330) £10.00
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H J Blanch: A century of guns; a sketch of the leading types of sporting and military small arms.
Wakefield: EP Publishing, 1976. Facsimile of the 1909 edition (hardback). 8vo, xiv, 159pp. Over 150 illustrations of guns and rifles. Original burgundy cloth, dustwrapper. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. ISBN 0715811568 (Book ref. 16386) £15.00
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Reeman, Douglas The White Guns
Heinemann, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardback. Very Good. 1989 Heinemann first edition hardback; Very Good, clean copy, appears unread, lightly age-tanned pages; with Very Good, unclipped dj in a protective sleeve; UK dealer, immediate dispatch (Book ref. 6336y) £4.99
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TRENCH,CHARLES CHENEVIX: THE SHOOTER AND HIS GUN.
LONDON.FARM JOURNALS LTD.,1969.. Illustrated by illus by Brian Walker & Thelwell.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./VG+.. Slim 8vo. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Colour illustrated +b/w photographic illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.Most of the creasing, with some minimum rubbing to corners+head of spine/back,is to top edges.Top+fore-edgs lightly aged/tanned - as usual/normal - but generally clean;contnts bright, tight and clean.Clean, publisher's original, plain tan cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped gilt lettes to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.Slim 8vo, v-x+1-120pp [paginated] includes dedication, acknowledgements, contents+illustrations lists, foreword, 9 chapters, profuse b/w drawing by Brian Walker, 2 b/w cartoons by Thelwell, b/w photographs by Terry Brown throughout the text and the book, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and 2pp blanks to rear. In this book Charles Chenevix Trench, a lifelong sportsman, dispels the idea that shooting is a sport for the rich or the privileged. He shows that almost anyone can shoot whether his quarry be pheasant on a keepered estate costing some £3 each, or wild fowl and pigeon setting him back no more than the price of his licence and cartridges. The author talks sensibly and helpfully about the shooter's equipment, his handling of a gun, the tactics of shooting and the niceties of shooting behaviour. He also gives full details of methods of organising shoots on three contrasting levels of cost;and finally gives the modern reader an account of the history of the gun and shoots from the earliest days down to the present. The author is himself secretary of a farmer's rough shoot, hunts with the Mendip Farmers and is also a fisherman - the subject of another book in this series.He has also written 'The Poacher and the Squire', a history of English poaching and game preserving. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja365910) £15.00
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HODGES,H.W & HUGHES,A.E - ed by: Select Naval Documents.
UK.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS,1927.. UK,8vo HB minus dw/dj,rpt.. Hardback.. VG+./Minus dw/dj.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, 8vo HB, minus dw/dj, rpt.[1st edn, first publication was 1922.] VG+.No owner name, but neat, ink, stamped, oval Armed Service's library stamp 'Wardroom HMS Dryad Library' to front pastedown, no other library marks or numerals anywhere else to the book, and minus the dw/dj.Generally clean, publisher's original, plain dark blue cloth bds with bright (non-oxidised), crisp, stamped Naval anchor+ twining rope device/design to upper bd and bright (again non-oxidised), crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip, with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Miniscule rubbing to all corners and to both head+foot of spine/backstrip also.Top edge slightly aged/darkened - minimally dust-soiled (?) - fore-edges brighter and cleaner with light sporadic foxing/spotting, contents bright, tight and clean. 8vo, vi-xii+1-227pp [paginated] includes preface, contents+illus/plates lists/tables, abbreviations, 4 b/w plates, 4 b/w illus/diagrams, 9 parts/sections comprising 145 extracts, an index, plus [unpaginated] 2pp blanks, and half-title+title pages. A collection of documents reflecting important stages in naval history over the years.Includes extracts from writings by Drake, Hawke, Nelson, Ralegh and many others, inlcuding much from Admiral R. Kempenfeldt.Subjects include the Armament of the fighting ship Sovereign in 1497, much on the Elizabethan navy and their battles with the Spanish galleons, the Royal Navy in action in American waters in the 17th and 18th Centuries, etc. The papers here printed may be divided into two classes.The first class consists of documents, such as the Fighting Instructions and the Trafalgar Memorandum, which are of great importance in themselves, and which have been frequently reprinted at length, but not in a single volume: most of these are here reprinted by kind permission of the Navy Records Society, to whose volumes this book is intended to be an elementary introduction, and without which its compilation could not have been attempted.Where there is no locus classicus, we have tried to choose the more lively and less accessible illustrations.Many of the passages in this class appear in print for the first time.An excellent and brilliant resource for background to British naval history. (Book ref. rja31798) £22.00
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SMITH,GUY.N[ewman]**: GAMEKEEPING AND SHOOTING FOR AMATEURS.
UK.LISS,HANTS.SPUR PUBLICATIONS CO,1976.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./VG+.. 8vo. 0904558177. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn, but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, clean, glossy laminated, colour photographic upper wrap, b/w publisher advert to rear wrap with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - one small closed tear to top, rear corner of dw/dj.Top +fore-edges lightly aged but very clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Bright, clean, blue paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip with clean, plain white eps.8vo, vii+1-166pp [paginated] includes contents list/table, author intro, 21 chapters, profuse b/w photographs, b/w illus by Bob Sanders, plus half-title+title pages [unpaginated], dedication and 2pp blanks to rear. A book for those who have an active interest in country matters and, particularly, field sports.The contents include:Buying guns, using them, clothing to wear and other practical advice (including safety), Cartridges to use (and a section on collecting), Gun dogs and their training, Organizing a shoot, Rearing pheasants and partridges, Game animals and birds:[a-g) rabbits and hares, badgers, stoats and weasels, pigeons, crows, starlings, woodcock and snipe, deer, wildfowling, grouse and blackgame, Poachers,Trapping and Conservation. The author has spent many years enjoying the role of an amateur gamekeeper.Being an experienced writer he is able to give the necessary instructions and advice in a concise, yet interesting manner.His personal anecdotes make the text 'come to life' so the book is much more than an instruction manual.Finding a lost badger island; 'capturing' an injured buzzard; and rescuing Drac the Raven from certain death, are some of the delightful accounts included. There are 48 illustrations of guns, animals, birds, traps and other aspects of Gamekeeping. Recommended to all who are interested in a full and balanced programme of Field Sports with adequate provision for conservation.Gamekeepers, farmers and sportsmen should find much of interest. Following on from his vast number of elegant and authoritative shooting articles written during his earlier career in banking (he worked for the Midland Bank), this is his first book on the subject.It went into four editions and is very collectable and highly sought after amongst shooting enthusiasts, despite parts of the text being out of date due to changes over the years, in shooting legislation.A much revised edition of the book was published in 1989 by Boydell & Brewer. (Book ref. rja27747) £22.00
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WOLLOCOMBE,RICHARD HENRY: WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA:The Peninsula War Journal of Captain William Webber,Royal Artillery.
LONDON.GREENHILL,1991.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 1853671088. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn thus.[First publication of editor's grandfather's original journal.]FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj.Negligible shelf-wear to dw/dj edges - no nicks or tears present, no bumped corners.No.18 in the Napoleonic Library series, edited by Richard Henry Wollocombe, complete as issued with preface by (late) Lt.-Col. M.E.S Laws, b/w part illustrated half- title+title pages, contents+illus lists, double-page b/w map [Spain], 9 contemporary b/w line illus, 4pp b/w photographic plates to front, editor's intro,Pts 1-4, appendices [ VI ], notes, bibliography, an index , 5-196 pages.ISBN 1853671088.Bright, clean, maroon paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, unmarked plain white eps.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and clean. 2nd Captain Webber of the Royal Artillery joined Captain Maxwell's 9-Pounder Brigade at Zafra in August 1812 during the Peninsular War.His remarkable and hitherto unpublished journal covers the period up to June 16th 1813, just before the battle of Vitoria.It is remarkable on two counts: firstly through his descriptions of events usually recorded on the actual day they happened and, secondly, because as well as the military significance of the day he records his impressions of the countryside and its people and customs, with a discriminating and often controversial eye. His Journal describes his personal experiences during the advance up to and along the Tagus to Aranjuez, the reversal of fortunes during the autumn of 1812, the difficult retreat into winter quarters in Portugal and finally the brigade's part in the brilliant campaign of 1813 which saw the French pushed back across the Ebro.Webber gives vivid accounts of engagements with the enemy along the way:notably around Alba de Tormes during the retreat, and on the heights outside Burgos prior to crossing the Ebro. The late Lt-Colonel Laws has set the Journal within the context of the Peninsular War and outlined Webber's military career, which culminated at Waterloo, where he was wounded.An account of Webber's life and family background is given by the editor, a direct descendant of his sister.This fascinating record of a gunner officer's career, daily life and experiences in Wellington's Peninsular army, provides an important addition to the Napoleonic Library. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja22276) £28.00
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Major-General B P Hughes BENGAL HORSE ARTILLERY 1800-1861
1971, Arms & Armour Press, , 0853680612,184pp maps, illustrations., Good in rubbed d/w, 0, Limited edition of 1000 copies. Nicknamed the 'Red Men' by reason of the scarlet mane which hung from their brass-mounted Roman helmets. Armed with lightest of guns the Bengal Horse Artillery was in the forefront on a continous series of battles and sieges undertaken in and around India between 1800 and 1802. (Book ref. 35057-01) £34.50
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Brian Robson CRISIS ON THE FRONTIER
2004, Spellmount, , 1872272115,318pp, 19 b/w photos, 14 maps, Very good in d/w, , A study of the 1919 - 1920 Third Anglo-Afghan War and the subsequent campaign in Waziristan. When the Afghans invaded India fighting broke out along the North West Frontier, ultimately involving more than 350,000 men. The British deployed artillery, machine guns, mortars, armoured vehicles, plus aircraft for strategic bombing of Kabul. There were even calls for the use of poison gas against the Afghan the tribesmen to relieve hard pressed Indian troops. The book highlights the RAF's vital contribution, flying obsolescent aircraft over difficult mountainous terrain in hot weather. Based on original documents and official accounts, the book features contemporary photographs and specially commisioned maps. (Book ref. 31922-01) £31.05
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R D Layman and Stephen McLaughlin THE HYBRID WARSHIP.
1991, Conway, , 0851775551,224pp, photos and drawings., Very good in d/w, , The seventy-year search to combine in a single vessel the power of big guns and the aviation. The combined Battleship/Aircraft Carrier. The author has included numerous design proposals that were explored by many of the world's navies, together with illustrations. (Book ref. 1759-01) £46.00
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Spring Guns, Man Traps AN ACT to prohibit the setting of Spring Guns, Man Traps, and other Engines calculated to destroy human Life, or inflict grievous bodily Harm.
London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1827. Pages numbered 185-186, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-3097) £12.00
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Lloyd Owen, D. L. Providence Their Guide: A Personal Account of the Long Range Desert Group, 1940-45
UK: Harrap, 1980. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good. WE ARE ESTABLISHED TRANSPORT & MILITARY BOOK SPECIALISTS. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK. PLEASE VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL ABOUT WHAT WE DO, OUR POSTAGE CHARGES AND SPECIAL PRICING OFFERS. (Book ref. 004322) £12.00
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Milner, Laurie Royal Scots in the Gulf: 1st Battalion, the Royal Scots,
United Kingdom: Pen & Sword, 1994. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. WE ARE ESTABLISHED TRANSPORT & MILITARY BOOK SPECIALISTS. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK. PLEASE VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL ABOUT WHAT WE DO, OUR POSTAGE CHARGES AND SPECIAL PRICING OFFERS. (Book ref. 004321) £7.00
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Doherty, Richard Only the Enemy in Front : The Recce Corps at War, 1940-1946
UK: BCA, 1994. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good. WE ARE ESTABLISHED TRANSPORT & MILITARY BOOK SPECIALISTS. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK. PLEASE VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL ABOUT WHAT WE DO, OUR POSTAGE CHARGES AND SPECIAL PRICING OFFERS. (Book ref. 004320) £15.00
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Doherty, Richard Only the Enemy in Front : The Recce Corps at War, 1940-1946
UK: BCA, 1994. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good. WE ARE ESTABLISHED TRANSPORT & MILITARY BOOK SPECIALISTS. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK. PLEASE VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL ABOUT WHAT WE DO, OUR POSTAGE CHARGES AND SPECIAL PRICING OFFERS. (Book ref. 004319) £15.00
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