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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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German Weapons, Uniforms, Insignia, 1841-1918 by James E. Hicks (£23.00)Publisher: La Canada: James E. Hicks & Son — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag at the foot of the lower panel resulting in a short, closed, tear. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd (revised, augmented and retitled) printing. [First Published: 1937] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Here is a book relating the authentic facts about the old Imperial German Army, its weapons, uniforms, insignia and accoutrements.

Commencing in 1841, the year that the Prussian King, Frederick William IV, adopted Nikolaus V. Dreyse’s Zundnadelgewehr, (needle gun), this book follows all the various types of weapons used in the years between then and 1918. The artillery section treats the varied types of Field Artillery weapons as used throughout World War, 1914-1918, trench mortar artillery, grenades with detailed information as to loads, ranges, etc.

The uniform section deals with the diverse uniforms as worn by the various Contingents of the German Armies from 1856 through the new Field Uniform adopted for use by all troops in 1915. Illustrated are insignia of grade, weapon proficiency; helmets and shakos, body armour, swords, bayonets and various items of accoutrements.

On these pages will be found a wealth of little-known and hard to find facts, all gathered from a multitude of authentic sources, and for the first time compiled into one book.

German Weapons, Uniforms, Insignia 1841-1918 is a must for any-one interested in any phase of The Imperial German Army.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 158 pages. Tags: german ordnance collector army prussian pistols machine pistol bayonets insignia helmet plates shoulder loops helmets breast uniforms anti-tank rifle mauser luger trench mortars minenwerfers
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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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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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 (£9.50)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
The Secret Crown by Chris Kuzneski (£7.00)Publisher: Penguin — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0241952123]Condition: Very Good+. Description: From the cover: “Bavaria, 1886 King Ludwig II, infamous for his eccentric behaviour, is declared insane by his government and removed from his throne. A day later, Ludwig’s corpse washes up in the shallows of Lake Starnberg. Rumours about the cause of the tragedy abound, but few people know why Ludwig was really killed. Or what secret was silenced by his death. Germany, present day… Hidden among the crates in a newly discovered Nazi bunker are documents stamped with a black swan, the insignia of the murdered king. As a favour to a friend, Jonathon Payne and David Jones fly to Bavaria to protect the documents, but soon face a life-or-death battle against an unknown enemy. From the depths of the Black Forest to the water canals underneath Ludwig’s castles, the duo must solve the mystery behind the king’s death or share his tragic fate.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 470 pages. Tags: action adventure and assassination bavaria character david fiction fictitious germany history jonathon jones kings nazis payne rulers thriller
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
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War by Kate Adie (£5.50)Publisher: Coronet — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780340820605]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A vivid history of ordinary women and their extraordinary deeds through two world wars and beyond. The twentieth century was a time of tumultuous change for women -both in conflict and on the home front. In this enthralling account, Kate Adie celebrates the remarkable and often unacknowledged heroism of women in roles — from nursing to land girl to fighter pilot — that have been so essential to military and civilian life. She reveals the way the press and society throughout the twentieth century and up to the present day have viewed uniformed women, and for the first time illuminates the experiences and attitudes of women themselves.”Notes: Size: B Format (Approx. 5¼" x 7¾"). Tags: armed britain combat forces insignia military prominent roles social studies taking uniform uniformed uniforms women's
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
Points of Order by Gladys Walker (£5.50)Publisher: Shaw & Sons — 1971Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0721904009]Condition: Good. Lower wrap faded. Spine faded. Light reading creases to the spine.Description: 2nd Edition.Notes: Size: 7" x 4¼". Tags: and attendance badges commonwealth decorations emblems etiquette foreign garden honours invitations kingdom life manuals insignia occasions office part party personages persons private public royal taking united wearing
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

 
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