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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 Escaut Plains, first phase and second phase operations etc, and, of course, Dunkirk.] View more info

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 contains the words "Udviget af de Forenede Staters Krigsinfomations-Bureau US 756 DA". The outer rear cover has a tiny books... View more info

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Royal Army Medical Corps: Training Pamphlet No.3, (1944)

By: N/A

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The War Office: 1944

Seller ID: 015020

Condition: Good


Illustrated with line drawings and several coloured plates, small thick 12mo, pp 360, an army stamp on the title page and the rear endpaper, a bit used throughout, corners bruised, paperback, covers a bit worn and marked. 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 the plates are waterstained, the contents are very slightly weak, neat stamp of a former owner (T.W. Pickard, Glynde) in thre... View more info

Under the Borneo Sun - a Tawau Story

By: Chung, Nicholas

Price: £14.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005107

ISBN: 9838121088

Condition: New


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 imperialists (both British and Japanese) interacted in this era. This is also a personal story of hardship, deprivation and heartbrea... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0747804907

Condition: New


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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How to Survive the Nuclear Age - what the Government will not tell you !

By: Ekins, Paul & Frings, Peter (editors)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Ecology Party:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014539

Condition: Good


Not dated - c. 1979 ? Small slim quarto, pp 22, paperback, slightly worn. SCARCE. [Postage will be reduced] 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

ISBN: 0860519643

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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, the dustwrapper (designed by John Craxton), is not price-clipped, it is age-toned, with heavier browning on its spine and on ... 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

Condition: Good


'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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Seek and Strike: Sonar, anti-submarine warfare and the Royal Navy 1914-54

By: Hackmann, Willem

Price: £26.50

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014996

ISBN: 0112904238

Condition: As New


Illustrated, large thick octavo, pp xxxvi, 487, a very good copy in dustwrapper. As new. View more info

Image for Seek and Strike: Sonar, anti-submarine warfare and the Royal Navy 1914-54

Seek and Strike: Sonar, anti-submarine warfare and the Royal Navy 1914-54

By: Hackmann, Willem

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014998

ISBN: 0112904238

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large thick octavo, pp xxxvi, 487, very slight foxing to the front edge, verys light bruising to the spine, otherwise a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is very slightly worn and marked on its spine. View more info

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

ISBN: 983398715X

Condition: New


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 account of the uprising is followed by a description of the Japanese retribution for the attack and the capture and execution... 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: £3.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett Ltd.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001260

Condition: Good


First edition ?? Illustrated with 4 maps, octavo, 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

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The War in the Crimea

By: Hamley, Edward

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Seeley and Co. Limited: 1891

Seller ID: 000138

Condition: Good


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

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The Bordon Light Railway

By: HardIng, Peter A.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Knaphill, Woking, Published by the author: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015303

ISBN: 0950941433

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small slim octavo, pp 32, paperback, a very good copy. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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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

ISBN: 0300047703

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

ISBN: 9833987435

Condition: As New


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, starvation and disease. This is undoubtedly the best eye-witness description we have of the horror of the death marches that took ... View more info

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North Borneo - A Collective History

By: Kent, Lim Pitt (editor)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011337

ISBN: 9833987559

Condition: New


Very well illustrated, large 8vo, pp viii, 207, pictorial boards, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [An interesting collection of essays, including on Hugh Low, a history of Borneo Airways, the escapes at Ranau, the Japanese occupation of Jesselton, a short history of scientific collecting on Mount Kinabalu, Ivor Evans and colonial ethnography, a history of photography in North Borneo, a history of archaeology in Sabah etc. The illustrations include many period photographs and postcard images, together with modern images.] View more info