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Image for SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, (Number 35305), FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER, 1941

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, (Number 35305), FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER, 1941

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Published by Authority: 1941

Seller ID: 007129


Tall quarto, pp (35), stapled and without covers as issued, a little worn, soiled creased and age-toned. This paper has been stored folded for much of its life, and so has a horizontal crease throughout. [VERY SCARCE. Despatches received by The Secretary of State from General Viscount Gort, Commander-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force (France and Belgium 1939-40). With much on the early history of the war, the move to the Belgian Frontier, the Saar Front, the Dyle and... View more info

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TAWARA (a rare Danish booklet on the battle)

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Denmark,

Seller ID: 007133


A rare Danish pictorial booklet on the Battle of Tawara. 72 pages, containing 36 illustrations, each with a short text opposite (IN DANISH) and showing many scenes from the landings, the battle and the aftermath. The booklet is a very small horizontal format (125mm x 90mm). Condition is a little used and slightly weak, paperback, the covers a bit chipped and frayed. There is no clue as to date of publication, but I am assuming 1950's (??). The internal rear cover contain... View more info

The Illustrated Military Hand-Book: Giving a Familiar Description of a Fortress, the Method of Besieging it, and an Explanation of All Military Terms. [By an Old Soldier]

By: An Old Soldier

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, H.G. Collins, 22 Paternoster Row: 1855

Seller ID: 004467


12mo, pp 25, (3), + 4pp publisher's adverts. Double-page map of Sebastopol Harbour, double page map showing the Crimea relative to the seat of war, 9 engraved plates (of which three are double page), showing the exterior of a casemated battery, plan of a modern fortress with siege works, profile view of a bastion, 24 pounder siege gun, an embrasure, a 15 inch french mortar, shell case-shot grape-shot & round shot, a fascine & a gabion, Minie rifle & patent revolver. All ... View more info

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The Wings of Pegasus - the story of the Glider Pilot Regiment

By: Chatterton, George

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013609


Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 282, top and fore-edge foxed, a neat name on the front endpaper, otherwise quite clean and sound internally, red cloth very faintly marked, the dustwrapper is faded, rather worn with tears and frays, the original price crossed out and an inked price added. View more info

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Under the Borneo Sun - a Tawau Story

By: Chung, Nicholas

Price: £14.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005107


Illustrated, pp 116, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [This is an account of an ordinary man's life set against extraordinary times before, during and after the Second World War in British North Borneo (now Sabah). It charts the history of Tawau and the hard struggle of the author's family enmeshed with events leading to the birth of a nation as seen through the eyes of a son of poor Chinese immigrants. It gives many interesting insights as to how the locals and imperial... View more info

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The Powerless Ones - gliding in peace and war

By: Cumming, Michael

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013683


Illustrated, octavo, pp 240, very slight foxing to the edges, otherwise very clean internally, brown cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is a little frayed at the margins and with a small tear to its lower cover. View more info

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Aviation Archaeology in Britain

By: De La Bedoyere, Guy

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Princes Risborough, Shire: 2001

Seller ID: 013549


Illustrated, small slim octavo, pp 64, paperback, a very good new copy. [During the Second World War an average of five aircraft crashed every day in the British Isles. Their remains provide an opportunity for archaeological and historical study. This book is a wide-ranging introduction to the aircraft, the airfields, the documentary record and the memorials to the men and women who gave their lives in the air war.] View more info

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The Life of a Sea Officer : Jeffrey Baron de Raigersfeld, Rear Admiral of the Red

By: de Raigersfeld, Jeffrey Baron (introduction and notes by L.G. Carr Laughton)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd: 1929

Seller ID: 011994


Illustrated, octavo, pp xlvi, 210, some foxing throughout, but a very sound copy in a very slightly worn dustwapper with a browned spine. View more info

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The Embattled Mountain

By: Deakin, F.W.D.

Price: £13.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1972

Seller ID: 013606


Second printing. Octavo, pp xx, 284, folding map at rear, fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, olive cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is just slightly worn, and with a small tear at the base of its spine. View more info

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A Hell of a War (signed copy)

By: Fairbanks, Jr, Douglas

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 1995

Edition: First UK edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011546


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp (19), 278, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. With inscription n the title page - "To Alan - Good luck to you ! Douglas Fairbanks 1995". This was Alan Titchmarsh's copy, though it does not contain his bookplate. View more info

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The Stronghold - an account of the four seasons in the White Mountains of Crete

By: Fielding, Xan

Price: £235.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013681


Illustrated with photographs by Daphne Bath, octavo, pp xviii, 317, a folding map at the rear, a neat signature on the front endpaper (of the journalist Bob Pearson), there is a little foxing to the top edge, a single fox spot on the fore-edge, the title page and frontispiece are more heavily foxed with larger blotches (see image), but otherwise the book is very clean and sound internally, green cloth with a slight suggestion of fading to the spine, otherwise very good, ... View more info

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The Gun

By: Forester, C.S.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, John Lane - The Bodley Head Ltd: 1938

Seller ID: 007985


'Cheap edition' . 190 pages, a little foxing internally, mainly to the fore-edge, private bookplate on front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally. Cloth very faded on the spine, and very unevenly faded on both covers, but otherwise very sound. SCARCE. [The author of the popular Hornblower series writes on Napoleon's peninsular war. This 1933 novel was the basis of the movie The Pride and the Passion (Cary Grant, Sophia Loren and Frank Sinatra).] View more info

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Hunting the Bismarck

By: Forester, C.S.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012526


First edition. Octavo, pp 110, fore-edge foxed, a little foxing and age-marking internally, mainly on the opening and closing pages, blue cloth in excellent condition, in a very slightly worn and foxed dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. View more info

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Kinabalu Guerrillas - an account of the Double Tenth Rising against the Japanese invaders in North Borneo

By: HALL, Maxwell

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2009

Seller ID: 008222


Small 8vo, pp vi, 101, paperback, a very good copy. [The Kinabalu Guerrillas were the group of people of North Borneo (now Sabah) who carried out an attack on the Japanese invaders of their country on 9 October 1943. Originally published in 1949, this book was the first published account of the uprising. The book begins with the arrival of the Japanese in North Borneo in January 1942, and an account of life for the local people during the Japanese occupation. A detailed ... View more info

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The First Seven Divisions - Being a Detailed Account of the Fighting from Mons to Ypres

By: Hamilton, Ernest W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett Ltd.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001260


First edition ?? Illustrated with 4 maps, 8vo, pp viii, 312, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, cloth rubbed and some dents, all leading edges and corners turned in, head and tail of spine slightly pulled, spine skewed, uneven light browning to half title and back endpaper, lower edge uncut, foxing to fore edge, tear to fore edge of pages 75/76 and crease to bottom corner, small foxing blemish to pages 305-307. View more info

The War in the Crimea

By: Hamley, Edward

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Seeley: 1891

Seller ID: 000138


Small 8vo, pp viii,312, red cloth, a reasonably bright ex-library copy, with labels at front and rear endpapers, stamps on title page, white shelf number on spine. The spine is fraying slightly, otherwise a reasonable copy. View more info

Image for The Camera Goes to War - Photographs From the Crimean War, 1854-56

The Camera Goes to War - Photographs From the Crimean War, 1854-56

By: Hannavy, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Scottish Arts Couoncil: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010283


Illustrated, small slim quarto, pp 60, paperback,covers a bit marked and worn, lower cover creased. View more info

Image for The Pursuit of Admiral von Spee. A study in loneliness & bravery

The Pursuit of Admiral von Spee. A study in loneliness & bravery

By: Hough, Richard

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013603


Illustrated, octavo, pp 180, fore-edge very slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth with the slightest signs of marking, in a slightly worn dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. [An account of German Vice-Admiral Maximillian von Spee's voyage and battles of his East Asia Squadron between August 6th to December 8th 1914 culminating in the naval engagment to the east of the Falkland Islands that virtually wiped out the Squadron.] View more info

Image for Equus - The Horse in the Roman World

Equus - The Horse in the Roman World

By: Hyland, Ann

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012970


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xiv, 285, red cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is faintly scratched and rubbed. SCARCE. View more info

Image for An End to a War - a Japanese soldier's experience of the 1945 death marches of North Borneo

An End to a War - a Japanese soldier's experience of the 1945 death marches of North Borneo

By: Itsuyoshi, Ueno

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, Opus Publications: 2012

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 007445


Illustrated with black and white photographs, pp xx, 152; xx, 122, a very good copy in dustwrapper. The book also includes the original Japanese text. [A beautifully written Japanese soldier’s memoir of the North Borneo tragedy of 1945, An End to a War tells the story of Ueno Itsuyoshi, a late draftee into the Japanese Army in World War II. Ueno and his fellow soldiers came to Borneo expecting to fight and die for the Emperor, but instead most died of exhaustion, starv... View more info