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Lloyd's Book of House Flags & Funnels of the Principal Steamship Lines of the World, and the House Flags of Various Lines of Sailing Vessels by Anon. (£879.00)Publisher: London: Published for the Committee of Lloyd's by Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd. — 1904Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Boards and spine knocked and dulled. Upper board near detached. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with scattered spotting, some of which affects a few of the flags. Description: Uncommon in this, the apparent first, edition, although reprints from 1905 & 1912 are more widely available. Pages i-xviii: Index to House Flags and Funnels

Pages i-iii second sequence index to House Flags and Funnels Supplementary List No. 1

Pages 10-69 Funnels and House Flags of Steam Vessels

Pages 70-74a House Flags of Sailing Vessels and Other Flags with blank pages (blank flag and funnel templates) following

Pages i-iii index to Night Signals

Pages 1-28 Distinguishing Night Signals of Steamship Lines

Pages 1-26 Advertisements
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII, III] 9,58,12,927 [27] pages. Tags: merchant ships flags insignia signals signaling steamboat lines heraldry
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
Holmenoden Under Fyra Sekler by Bjorn Helmfrid (£60.00)Publisher: Tryckt Hos Norrkopings Tidningars — 1954Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Bookplate inside front cover.Description: Cream cloth cover with red printed insignia and gold titling on red spine. History of the firm of Holmens, founded in the late 16th century, arms, armour, paper, textiles, etc.
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1949 by Edited by The Historical Committee, Celer Et Audax Club (£33.00)Publisher: Warren & Son — 1950Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Mildly bumped at the head & tail of the spine and corners. Boards a little rubbed. End papers and prelims a little spotted. Hinges weakening. Internally clean & bright.Description: Green cloth with silver titling on spine, red rules and silver insignia on front cover. Portraiture frontispiece of King George, Colonel in Chief of the regiment. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 136 pages. Tags: 12th 1914-1918 1941-45 1st 21st 2nd activities allied and army award battalions battle bernadette brig britain cadet canada captain chelsea city col commissioned connections conquest corps cricket curtis depot dicken dinner earle family fantasy february final general golfing great green gurkha histories history home honours hope infantry
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Napoleon's Army 1807-1814: As Depicted in the Prints of Aaron Martinet by Guy C. Dempsey (£24.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854093479]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine and faded at the very margins of the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [15]; Colour Plates [162]; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: martinet aaron france uniforms history 19th century sources military napoleonic wars equipment insignia militaria arms armour painting paintings prints printmaking
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Barbarian Warriors: Saxons, Vikings and Normans by Dan & Susanna Shadrake (£23.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1857532139]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Cutaways;

From the cover: “This is an essential book for everyone with an interest in the warriors of Britain’s Dark Ages. It is the definitive guide to the arms and armour of all the invading barbarian armies, from Saxons and Celts to Vikings and Normans. It covers the period from the disintegration of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th century — the legendary era of King Arthur — through the raids of Saxons, Celts, and Vikings until the final conquest of Britain by the Normans in the 11th century.

Frequently portrayed as an era of brutality and chaos, this book reveals the reality behind the legendary warriors of the period. What did King Arthur’s warriors really look like? Who were the mysterious pirate raiders from Ireland who ravaged Wales and Scotland? It also uncovers the considerable art of war in this period, the high level of craftsmanship achieved in the manufacture of all forms of arms and armour, from mail and scale defences to beautifully embellished helmets and swords. It shows how the achievements of the Roman war machine survived throughout the Dark Ages until the time of the Normans.

Drawing on the very latest discoveries and research, the authors create a vivid picture of Dark Ages warfare which will surprise many enthusiasts. Dan and Susanna Shadrake’s authoritative text is illustrated by 150 colour and black and white photographs, and world-renowned military artist Richard Hook has created four colour plates for the book.”
Notes: Illustrated by Richard Hook. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Brassey's History of Uniforms series. 144 pages. Tags: military weapons europe history, northmen warfare, saxons warfare, uniforms insignia weapons equipment, united kingdom, history military, technology engineering military science, armored troops uniforms history armor, medieval great britain military art science, books written dan shadrake, books illustrated richard hook
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Simple Heraldry by Iain Moncrieffe & Don Pottinger (£21.50)Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons — 1953Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a couple of marks to the boards. Pages lightly age-tanned with heavier tanning to the blanks and pastedowns.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: Same Year]Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 64 pages. Tags: and arms authority badges blazoning britain coats crest devices districts exhibition family fauna fiefs flora great have headgear helmet heraldic heraldry his history insignia lines new ordinaries other over pictorial quartiers realms royal seize society sub-ordinaries tinctures towns use works
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Napoleon's Soldiers: The Grand Armee of 1807 As Depicted in the Paintings of the Otto Manuscript by Guy C. Dempsey (£14.50)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854092421]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The paintings in this handsome book represent one of the premier original sources available today for the study of Napoleonic military uniforms.

Taken from the Otto Manuscript, these watercolours afford a unique window on history that brings Napoleonic soldiers and uniforms into view in a way almost unprecedented for a pre-photographic era. Rather than stylised prints or lifeless salon artwork created long after the fact, these are the precise, vibrant record of an amateur artist’s first-hand observations, imbued with a spectacular intimacy as a result of the artist’s talent for faithfully reproducing even small details of dress and equipment.

Astonishingly, these priceless images have been virtually inaccessible to the public from the moment the paint dried. After first coming to modern notice when they were acquired earlier this century by Albert Depreaux, a French historian, they were copied during the Second World War, before the originals were sold to Anne S. K. Brown. They now reside in the collection that bears her name, at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Never before reproduced in book form, the entire set of 98 gouache illustrations now forms the centrepiece of this illustrated commentary of the Otto Manuscript (so-called because it is said to have once been the property of a certain Major Otto of Baden). Guy Dempsey offers a critical assessment of the manuscript, thereby confirming its strength as a primary source of research information, before discussing each painting and comparing the information it provides with data available from other sources.

These delightful images are excellent works of art in themselves, but their historical significance makes it remarkable that they have remained unpublished for so long. Historians and students of warfare, military uniform and the Napoleonic era will join modellers, wargamers and re-enactment groups in welcoming the publication of this important sourcework; indeed, the book will undoubtedly become a core element of many military history libraries.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: france uniforms history 19th century garde imperiale military armies insignia european war defence operations battles campaigns
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Insignia of the 20th Century: A Comprehensive A-Z Guide to the Badges, Patches and Embellishments of the World's Armed Forces by Guido Rosignoli (£14.50)Publisher: London: Guild Publishing — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Military Insignia is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the insignia of the world’s major armed forces in the twentieth century. It covers the badges of the armies, navies, air forces, special forces and paramilitary formations from World Wars I and II to the present day.

As with many other objects used by our predecessors, badges are historical symbols which identify a group or nation and represent the taste and the technological limits of those who used them. The history of military insignia is explored, in a 64-page introduction, from their early beginnings in the days of chivalry to their application in modern military history.

The main part of the book is an A-Z directory of every aspect of insignia, from aigrettes to wings. Organized by country, each section covers shoulder patches, proficiency badges, skill-at-arms badges, and badges of rank — from pips and stars to trouser seams and helmet markings. For each type there are details of its purpose, forces in which it was introduced, methods of wear, dates of service, and information relating to the national variations.

Full-colour illustrations of rare badges and an extensive bibliography with references throughout the text make The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Military Insignia a must for the collector, the military historian, the researcher and the general military reader.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Will Fowler. Size: 12" x 9". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: armed forces insignia history 20th century europe military encyclopaedias heraldic painted embroidered coat arms coloured sashes regimental distinctions devices grenadier caps helmet plate
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Napoleonic Wars Wellington's Army by Ian Fletcher (£13.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857531736]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates;Notes: Illustrated by Richard Hook. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Brassey's History of Uniforms series. 143 pages. Tags: great britain army uniforms history 19th century, napoleonic wars, equipment supplies, uniforms insignia biography historical, political military history, history military, first edition books, books written ian fletcher, books illustrated richard hook
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Napoleon's Army Napoleonic Wars by Rene Chartrand (£13.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857531833]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Colour plates; Black & white plates; Diagrams; Glossary;Notes: Illustrated by Christa Hook. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Brassey's History of Uniforms series. 144 pages. Tags: france infantry uniforms history 19th century, napoleonic wars, equipment supplies, france history, uniforms insignia biography historical, political military history, history military general, infantry uniforms history 19th century, first edition books, books written rene chartrand, books illustrated christa hook
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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British Infantry Colours by Dino Lemonofides (£11.50)Publisher: London: Almark Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0855240202]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 8½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 56 pages. Tags: lemonofides 0855240202 army britain flags heraldry military unit armed forces armies standards infantry illustrated atlases insignia colours
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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International Heraldry by L. G. [Leslie Gilbert] Pine (£7.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1970Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0715360132]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “A comprehensive survey of the science and art of armorial bearings and heraldic devices, this book traces the history of heraldry from its small medieval origins as a means of identification on the field of battle to its present-day manifestations in a variety of forms throughout the world. English, Scottish and Irish heraldry are separately examined and there is a full account of their evolution over the ages, their adaptation to civil uses, and their place in the modern world. An extensive section on heraldry in the United States, where an American College of Arms has recently been established and Rolls of Arms are regularly issued, explains heraldry’s relationship to genealogy and the methods by which armigerous ancestors in other countries may be traced and the right to a coat of arms established. Other chapters are devoted to Continental and Oriental Heraldry, for while the groundwork of the science is universal, the practice of it varies greatly from country to country. A section of special interest deals with the Arms of institutions, ranging from commercial undertakings and national bodies to colleges, universities and naval and military units. A final chapter surveys the histories of the arms of royal houses, sovereign states, Indian Princes and of the state symbols of Commonwealth countries.

Written in characteristically readable style by a leading international authority on the subject, and fully illustrated, this is a book which makes the study of heraldry as clear and as easy of comprehension for the student as ever were the insignia so proudly borne in the van of battle in medieval times.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". In the Papercovered Editions series. 224 pages. Tags: and arms civig dominion english continental heraldry medieval military oriental origins royal survival territorial leslie gilbert pine 0715360132 papercovered editions
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

 
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