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Flags National And Mercantile by James Griffin (£403.00)Publisher: Portsmouth: Griffin and Co. — 1895Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards amateurishly covered, now worn and somewhat soiled. Upper board help in place with tape, hinge showing at the title page and last few leaves. Scattered spotting and tanning, heavier in places, throughout although the majority of the plates are unaffected.Description: Flags National and Mercantile For The Use Of Officers of Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine; and Yacht Squadrons: Containing Flags Of The Royal Navy; National Ensigns For Men-Of-War; National Colours For Mercantile Marine; International Code; Fog Signals; Optional Signals; Signals Of Distress; Vessels' Lights As Seen By A Look-Out Man, And 957 House Flags And Funnels Of The Principal Ships Of The Mercantile Marine, And 120 National Flags And Signals. Third Edition With Supplementary Index-Greatly Enlarged, (175 Additional Flags).

Pages 5-35 Index

Pages 2-25 National Flags; Sound Signals for Fog &c.; Vessels’ Lights as Seen by a Look Out Man; Steam Vessels; Sailing Vessels; (Many uncoloured, blank, flag and funnel templates)Pages

Pages 1-4 Supplement

Pages 1-8 Index to supplement
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". [III] 35,25,4 [8] pages. Tags: griffin great britain royal navy signals signaling heraldry military science
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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British Battles on Land and Sea: Section I Vols I-IX; Section II Vols I-IX by James Grant (£300.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. All eight volumes heavily faded at the spine, less so at the margins of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Volume I has a small, tape repaired, tear to the head of the title page. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Subscribers edition, not in BL previous published by Cassell Petter & Galpin, in 2 sections each of 4 volumes. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps; All Edges Gilt;

Book I: Section I. Volume I. 300pp; Book III: Section I. Volume II. 276pp; Book V: Section I. Volume III. 293pp; Book VII: Section I. Volume IV. 310pp

Book II: Section II. Volume I. 275pp; Book IV: Section II. Volume II. 299pp; Book VI: Section II. Volume III. 284pp. ; Book VII: Section II. Volume IV. 313pp;
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Bevelled Decorative Red boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: grant battles britain naval history military victorian period 1837-1901
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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All the World's Fighting Ships: All the World's Fighting Ships, Illustrated, Portrait-details of Over One Thousand Warships with Notes and Other Useful Statistics, Also Plans of All Ships Carrying Vertical Armour by Fred T. [Thomas] Jane (£254.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Rebound with the original title pasted on. Text block has a ripple throughout. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and a reasonably good copy of a less than common edition. Description: Parallel text in English, French, German & Italian; 2nd (revised and correct up to March 10th, 1898) edition, 1st printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Title Page Vignette;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Upper Board. 218 pages. Tags: jane history military naval technology engineering warships 19th century battleships drawings
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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China At War by Freda Utley (£249.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss, heavy damp-marking to the reverse showing slightly at the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Endpapers and blanks a little grubby. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Map to the rear slightly mis-folded. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “Freda Utley, who has just returned from the seat of war in the Far East, gives us in this book a vivid description of the Chinese war, as she has seen it from the Chinese side, backed by a brilliant expose of the Chinese political situation. One of the very few British newspaper correspondents in the war zone (she represented the News Chronicle), the only Englishwoman to visit the Yangtze fronts, and a world-renowned authority on Far Eastern matters, Miss Utley is quite exceptionally well informed, as readers of her last book, Japan’s Feet of Clay, know. A trained and accurate observer, she allows her sympathy with the Chinese cause to warm but not to warp the truth. A naturally straightforward writer, she makes her story easy to read, deeply interesting, and therefore deeply moving.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 306 pages. Tags: china history politics government social conditions press war reporting military operations campaigns warfare battles hong kong canton hankow wuhan cities yangtze front political situation japan
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Aero and Hydro Volume IV No. 14 - Volume IV No. 26 / Volume V No. 1 - Volume V No. 13 by E. Percy Noel (£191.00)Publisher: Chicago: E. Percy Noel — 1912Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned, some leaves lightly creased, with very occasional marginalia. Hinges starting at pp 213.Description: A bound collection of an early weekly aviation magazine with many reports on the progress of the early days of military aviation. The pagination runs correctly (1-572) yet the magazines are out of date sequence, possibly rebound from the publisher originals rather than actual magazines as there are advertisments within for the same. Not common. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Maps; Plans;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 572 pages. Tags: noel rockwell accident gordon bennet aviation hydroaero aviators jannus hydroplane
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 Imperial Russian Navy by Anthony J. Watts (£154.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853689121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Occupying a most important place in naval history, the fleets of the Imperial Russian Navy represent a major subject for study by serving officers, senior historians and naval buffs. Few published accounts have done justice to the topic, and none has offered the range of photographic illustration presented in this volume. The three centuries of naval development covered here demonstrate that its constant need to control its own ports and precious narrow exits to the oceans, as well as its pursuit of access to the Mediterranean, has caused the Russian Navy to be regularly in combat and at the forefront of advances in design, armament and strategy. Throughout the battles with its neighbours, the Crimean, Russo-Japanese conflicts, and the First World War, the Imperial Russian Navy deployed novel ships and weapons, including early use of torpedoes and of the submarine.

Anthony Watts has brought together an unprecedented collection of photographs and data to provide this new study of a most significant element of military history. Through his summary of Russian naval evolution, his compendium of technical information and the pictorial coverage, he has provided a most important contribution to naval literature, perhaps the most valuable volume on the subject for eighty years.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: russia federation history marine naval engineering unit navies imperial russian armed forces warfare maritime technology soviet union fleet warships ships
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Honest George Monck by J. D. [John David] Griffith Davies (£153.00)Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1936Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with many short nicks and chips. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “A SIMPLE soldier of fortune, Monck became one of the foremost captains of his age. Yet there was nothing of the sabre-rattling militarist about him. His pacification of the Highlands of Scotland, achieved with surprisingly little bloodshed, marked him down as a first-rate administrator. As a sailor, too, he was Blake’s equal; and to him even more than to Blake belongs the credit of having removed the Dutch naval menace. But surpassing these, the crowning glory of Monck’s work for England was the Stuart Restoration in 1660.

However, there is more in this book than a record of Monck’s political and military work. There is a clearly-cut picture of the man himself — the soldier who never asked his men to do that which he was afraid to do himself; the sailor who strove to better conditions on the lower deck; the indulgent husband and father; the faithful friend; and always the true patriot. All these aspects of Monck’s life are delightfully brought out by Mr. Davies. And perhaps for the first time he enables both students of history and general readers to understand and appreciate one of England’s greatest sons.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 365 pages. Tags: albemarle george monck duke 1608-1670 monk albemare great britain history charles 1660-1685 puritan revolution 1642-1660 john david griffith davies first editions firsts printings 1st
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French Aircraft 1939-42: Fighters, Bombers, Reconnaissance and Observation Types by Dominique Breffort (£151.00)Publisher: Paris: Histoire & Collections — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2352501970]Condition: Near Fine. Slightest rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Contrary to what was long believed and asserted, French Armée de I’Air was not crushed on the first day of the German attack, on 10 May 1940. For aircraft, France did have — and a lot! — and in particular it did have pilots who fought, who even fought very bravely, especially if you take into account the equipment they were using, that subtle blend of out-of-date and therefore vulnerable machines and new, modern aircraft with all their teething troubles which not always corrected. This book, which is actually the reissue, very substantially increased, of volumes 7 and 8 of the Planes & Pilots series bearing the same title and published by Histoire & Collections in 2004-2005, provides a comprehensive overview of military aircraft of the crucial period in the history of the Armée de I’Air extending from the beginning of World War II to the dissolution of the aviation of the Vichy regime. From Amiot to Potez, all fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and observation planes used by the Armée de I’Air between 1939 and 1942, produced in France or purchased abroad, are presented by alphabetical order, supplemented by an overview presentation of the main prototypes built and flying before the end of hostilities but which circumstances prevented from being produced in series, even though this was planned and indeed sometimes already started.”
Notes: Illustrated by Andre´ Jouineau [Profiles]. Size: 11¾" x 9". 160 pages. Tags: french france air history war 1939-1945 airplanes military 20th century aerial operations battles campaigns second vehicles forces warfare aviation europe bombers fighters pilots luftwaffe vichy regime
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 by W. F. P. [William Francis Patrick] Napier (£149.00)Publisher: London: Constable — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrappers of each volume Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very nice set. Not common in this first printing of this edition. Description: First in this edition, a facsimile of the Third Edition. [First: London: Thomas & William Boone, 1835-1836] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans; Maps; Tables;

Volume I: ISBN: 0094716803. [XI] 638pp [Facsimile of the 3rd Edition]

Volume II: ISBN: 0094716900. [XI] 532pp [Facsimile of the 2nd Edition]

Volume III: ISBN: 0094718601. [XI] 651pp [Facsimile of the 2nd Edition]

Volume IV: ISBN: 0094718709. [XI] 589pp

Volume V: ISBN: 0094718806. 622pp

Volume VI: ISBN: 0094718903. 709pp
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: napoleonic wars 1800-1815 army operations spain peninsular war france warfare defence european history portugal military europe campaigns southern consulate first empire
P&P: UK 1st £28.50. UK 2nd £11.67. EU Surface £50.00. EU Air £50.00. ROW Surface £50.00. ROW Air £100.00

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Italian Intervention In The Spanish Civil War by John F. Coverdale (£149.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine and creased at the join of the upper panel. Boards a little faded at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Using hitherto unavailable material from the Italian foreign ministry, Franco’s headquarters, and Mussolini’s secretariat, John F. Coverdale traces the development of Italo-Spanish relations from the beginning of the Fascist regime. His analysis reveals that traditional foreign policy outweighed ideological and internal political considerations in Mussolini’s decision making. John F. Coverdale finds that while Italy’s support was essential to Franco’s victory, Rome exercised very little influence on his decisions. The author concludes that participation in the Spanish Civil War was less important than is generally believed in determining Italy’s entrance into World War II on Hitler’s side, and that it did not significantly weaken her armed forces.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 455 pages. Tags: spanish civil war military operations history italian 20th century spain italy political unit armed forces armies august politics policy mercenaries volunteer formations
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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The Campaigns Of Napoleon by David Chandler (£137.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small tape reinforcement to the reverse at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps ; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIII] 1172 pages. Tags: napoleon emperor french campaigns napoleonic wars history france military europe European bonaparte
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “IN the early hours of 21 April 1967, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, became the home of the most repressive military dictatorship seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War. A junta of army colonels espousing extreme right-wing views seized power, outlawed political parties and began a seven-year reign of terror.

The Rape of Greece is about democracy betrayed. In laying bare the atrocities of the colonels’ regime, it reveals how this small European country became a pawn in the Cold War ideological battleground, and how agents of the Central Intelligence Agency sought to control Greek politics through their infiltration of the Greek royal family and armed forces.

But The Rape of Greece is also about people fighting back and ultimately winning. When the tanks of the neo-fascist junta rolled through the streets of Athens in 1967, resistance was not far behind. Here is the story of one resistance group, Democratic Defence, its leaders under siege in Athens and their foreign helpers. In the face of a brutal dictatorship that tortured its victims at will, this motley group of men and women — from England, France, Germany, Scandinavia and America — tirelessly smuggled resistance activists out of Greece and bombs and propaganda in. Their astonishing story of bravery and commitment, failures and triumphs, appears here for the first time in print.

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
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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The Year Of The Horsetails by R. F. [Robert Frederick] Tapsell (£128.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little tanned overall, heavier to the spine. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. A good copy, uncommon in the dust wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The period of The Year of the Horsetails is that of the great age of the nomads, which opened with the raids of Attila the Hun and culminated in the career of Genghis Khan : the setting, the vast Eurasian steppe-lands. The plains are ruled by a nomad horde, the Tugars, skilled soldiers and horsemen commanded by the Kagan, whose ruthless leadership has thrown into bondage many neighbouring tribes, including the Sakas. One of the Sakas, Bardiya, himself a hard-bitten campaigner well versed in the Kagan’s military skill, turns renegade. He kills one of the Kagan’s generals and is hunted by the Tugars over the plains and into the mountains. Escaping here, he finds himself among the Drevichi, inhabitants of a friendly fertile land. When the Tugars invade the Drevichi, Bardiya gradually takes charge of the resistance and finally defeats them with the military cunning he first learned in their ranks.

No summary could do justice to the scale and drama of this book. It has all the drawn-out tension of a struggle between a David and a Goliath: all the panoramic breadth of a film like The Fall of the Roman Empire . The strange, primitive civilization of the nomad Tugars is brought to life as though the author had lived among them. The breath-catching battles and sieges seem like the first-hand observations of a masterly war-correspondent. R. F. Tapsell is the sort of novelist who is unusual these days — a man bold enough to paint on the broadest of canvases: yet every inch of his picture is drawn with the precision of a craftsman’s hand.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charles Goram. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: goram first editions firsts printings 1st age nomads eurasian steppe lands attilla hun genghis khan military cunning tapsell
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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The Cold War Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1945-1975 by Tim Mason (£110.00)Publisher: Hikoki Publications — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902109112]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is pulled at the foot of the rear panel with a crease as a result. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of a not-so-common title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This is the sequel to Tim Mason’s acclaimed story of the A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) during World War II and picks up developments from the end of the war — the beginning of the end of the piston-engine era and the dawn of the jet age — and into the Cold War years. The aircraft tested ranged from tiny piston-engined trainers, four-engined transports and a whole spectrum of jets and helicopters, many of which still serve as current RAF and Fleet Air Arm frontline types. The Ministry of Defence has specially cleared some of the material for use in this book.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: aeroplane and armament experimental establishment great britain airplanes military flight testing history aviation air forces warfare the americas international relations postwar 20th century from 1945 2000 tim mason 1902109112 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Official History (Naval and Military) Russo-Japanese War: Vol. II Maps by The Historical Section of The Committee of Imperial Defence (£109.00)Publisher: London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office — 1912Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Map case a little battered and faded. Maps slightly tanned. Description: Map case to accompany text of Volume II containing folded maps/plans numbered 19 to 44 with No. 40 being an overlay to the Port Arthur No. 39. Separately 4 maps/charts numbered VIII to XI.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: defence military operations japanese war 1904-1905 russo-japanese naval campaigns warfare battles manchuria russo guides chronologies official publications theses
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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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British Aeroplanes 1914-18 by J. M. [John McIntosh] Bruce (£102.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1957Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper/Good Slip Case. Glassine wrapper is tape-repaired, now yellowing, and somewhat edgeworn. Slip case rubbed. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 742 pages. Tags: bruce airplanes military world war 1914-1918 aerial operations british
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The Decisive Battles of India: From 1746 to 1849 Inclusive by G. B. [George Bruce] Malleson (£89.00)Publisher: London: W. H. Allen & Co. — 1888Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine with rubbing to the leather at the tips and spine ends. Front hinge weakening. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 3rd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1883] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans [4]; Maps [1]; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Ruled Leather over Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine (with 5 raised bands). [XXVIII] 495 pages. Tags: malleson battles india history military progress british power
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Jet: The Story Of A Pioneer by Sir Frank Whittle (£88.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, rubbed at the leading edge of the flaps and loss to the tail of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. One leaf of the contents section is mis-trimmed at the top corner and stands proud of the block. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. A decent copy, uncommon in the first edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “At the Royal Air Force Station at Cranwell in Lincolnshire on the evening of the I5th May, 1941, an aeroplane of unusual type was seen to taxi to the eastern end of the runway and then, after a run of 600 yards, to rise gracefully into the air for a flight of seventeen minutes. To the distant observers one very strange thing about this beautiful little aeroplane was that it had a very short undercarriage, but an even stranger thing was that it had no propeller. The aeroplane was the Gloster/Whittle E. 28/39 — the world’s first successful jet aeroplane — making its first flight.

This book is primarily the story behind that historic event. Frank Whittle, who eleven years earlier, at the age of 22, had applied for his patent for a turbo-jet engine, here sets on record with characteristic modesty his own courageous pioneer work and that of the small company, Power Jets Ltd. , which he helped to form in March 1936 to develop the engine. The dreams of his boyhood and the plans of his youth were brought to fruition in an invention that not only revolutionised military aircraft but set Britain ahead of the world in Civil Aviation, bringing the inventor a knighthood and an award of £100,000 at the age of only forty-one.

In non-technical language the author describes, for the first time, his hard and often bitter struggle with engineering problems, with financial difficulties and with the frustrations arising out of official policy. He also reveals the epic story of Power Jets’ successful battle against severe engineering difficulties, in spite of serious handicaps and of its losing battle against a combination of powerful forces in Government and Industry.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: whittle frank sir knight aeronautical engineer and inventor the jet engine 1907-1996 airplanes propulsion turbojet engines history engineers great britain biography biographies first editions firsts printings 1st
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Air Forces of the World by Compiled By Eric Sargent & Edited By E. C. [Eric Charles] Talbot-Booth (£87.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a tape repair to the head of the lower panel, 1939 tidily inked to the head of the upper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [15] ; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps [1]; Advertisements [8];Notes: Size: 4¼" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Dumpy Books series. [XIII] 569 pages. Tags: talbot-booth dumpy books aeronautics military airplanes
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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (£77.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851774512]Condition: Near Fine — in Good Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy ordnance stores history equipment naval architecture designs plans warships ships dates covered shipping maritime england technology engineering military science general
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The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft by Bill Gunston (£77.00)Publisher: London: Osprey Aerospace — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1855324059]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has been misfolded by the publisher at the head of the lower panel and is very slightly creased at the foot of the spine which has a small ding mid-way. Description: First in this edition. [First: 1983 as Aircraft of the Soviet Union] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This huge work constitutes Bill Gunston’s 330th book. Commenting on its content, the author states It has taken more blood, sweat and tears than any 20 ordinary books. For one thing, at least half of what we thought we knew about Russian aircraft has turned out to be wrong.

At last, this exhaustive compilation can be put before the public with confidence that it documents the true histories of some 1000 types of aircraft. At last, the ‘red herrings’ and spurious details invented (mostly in the two decades between 1950 and 1970 by people in the West) have been swept away and replaced by the facts. It can confidently be claimed that no book in the history of aviation has ever contained anything like as much new information.

The author thought his task would be greatly eased by the fact that in 1983 he had written the then definitive work on the subject, entitled Aircraft of the Soviet Union. This was the bible on the subject for many years, but when it came to compiling this new work, Gunston had to check over every word because so much of what was thought to be fact has turned out to be wrong in varying degrees. Moreover, as there is no longer a Soviet Union the title of the completed work had to change.

This in turn meant that the starting point had to go back from 1918 to 1875!

The main text is prefaced by sections on aircraft designations, engines, air-launched weapons, avionics and many other topics including Western reporting names. At the end of the book is a section on Ekranoplans, which the West often call by the clumsy title wing-in-ground-effect vehicles . Some of these are veritable flying ships, with awesome size and performance, and many are products of aircraft design teams. This section itself could have formed a complete book, and much of the information included here has not previously been published.

It needed the proverbial shoehorn to get it all in between one pair of covers, as the amount of information provided is astronomic. Pick any type and compare its treatment with what you get in any other source — even one dealing with just a specific design team. This volume really is the ultimate work on Russian aircraft.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXIII] 526 pages. Tags: airplanes soviet union history military russia aircraft socialist republics federation aerospace aviation technology engineering ukraine uzbekistan 20th century russian transportation
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume II: November 1940-December 1941 by G. A. Titterton (£76.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714652059]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: First appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXII VIII] 318 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british maritime history european second military battles united kingdom britain
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume I: September 1939-October 1940 by G. A. Titterton (£74.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714651796]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Initially appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXI VIII] 178 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff britain royal navy history war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british second military battles forces warfare europe sea convoy battle run gibraltar alexandria operation hat
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Histoire Critique et Militaire des Guerres de Frederic II: Comparees Au Systeme Moderne, Avec Un Recueil des Principes Les Plus Importans de L'art de La Guerre by Antoine Henri Jomini (£66.00)Publisher: Paris: Librairie Militaire de J. Dumaine — 1851Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Leather is worn at the tips, spine ends and joins of both volumes. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout, which is heavier to the fold-outs. Description: French language text. Vols II & III of III only. Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Tables;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¼". 474/389 pages. Tags: jomini napoleon emperor french military history 18th century france revolution campaigns
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The Naval Annual 1902 by Edited by T. A. [Thomas Allnutt] Brassey (£66.00)Publisher: Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co. — 1902Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine, boards faded at the margins and marked overall. Slightly shaken but text remains more than acceptable. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blind-stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 453 pages. Tags: brassey military history periodicals weapons systems art science naval yearbooks armed forces navies policy britain annual reviews
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History of the Wars Caused by the French Revolution, 1792-1812 & History of the French War, from 1812, to Its Close by Lieut-Colonel Williams (£62.00)Publisher: London: London Printing & Publishing Company — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Board worn and soiled, rubbed and bumped at head tail and corners and overall slightly dull. Previous owners inscription to ffep which is also foxed. Frontis creased at top corner. Edges dull. Hinges strained at ffep. A well read copy.Description: Circa 1860. Illustrated by way of: Wood Engravings; Black & White Drawings; Portrait to the frontispiece; Previous owners’ gift inscription to the first blank, reading “To Leslie James Henry Pitman In Memory of Peace June 28/19. From Father, James Pitman”. This is the date of The Versailles Treaty which ended the First World War. I have been unable to establish who the Pitmans were unfortunately. Two volumes bound in one. Volume I covers the history of the wars caused by the French Revolution 1792 - 1812. Volume II covers History of the French War, From 1812 to its close; of other wars, in which England has been engaged, to A. D. 1840: and Retrospective view of England's battles by sea and land, from 55 B. C. to the French Revolution, A. D. 1792. A further title page is bound in from the same series, England’s Battles by Sea and Land with a History of the Present Volunteer Movement.Notes: Size: 11" x 7¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the England's Battles by Sea and Land series. [CXXXII] 392/320 pages. Tags: england battles sea land india versailles war europe china indian volunteer mutiny russia french revolution present british military history
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Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now / UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now by Roger A. Freeman (£61.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain International Limited — 1996Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913940]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Both dust wrappers have slight rippling to the upper panels. Slip case in fine condition. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice set. Description: 8th edition. [First Published: 1978] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Red Leatherette boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240/256 pages. Tags: 0900913096 0900913800 united states army air forces force ninth history 8th bases american england east anglia airports war 1939-1945 aerial operations britain military aerodromes airfields stations warfare aircraft
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Knights of the Black Cross: Hitler's Panzerwaffe and Its Leaders by Bryan Perrett (£58.50)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709028067]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The German Armoured Corps — the Panzerwaffe — was instrumental in the mighty conquests of the Nazis between 1939 and 1942 and in the remaining years of the war it provided the very backbone of Germany’s defence. Although its strength never exceeded one-fifth of the German Army, the commitment of the Panzerwaffe’s officers to the traditional Annihilation Concept made an enormous impact on the Second World War, particularly on the Eastern Front. The titanic struggles which took place there, after the early victories in Poland, the West and the Balkans, demonstrated the German tank soldiers’ superior tactical abilities and provided the basis of Soviet war theories to this day.

Bryan Perrett’s meticulously researched and incisive account tells the story of this remarkable band of soldiers, the evolution of their tactics and the development of their superlative fighting vehicles. An authoritative study which will fascinate the military expert and general reader alike.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 266 pages. Tags: germany heer armored troops history world war 1939-1945 tank warfare panzer divisions 1933-1945 military unit histories armed forces pre 1945 second armies armoured armour science bryan perrett 0709028067 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Battle of Britain: Then and Now by Edited by Winston G. Ramsey (£57.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1980] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Forty years later, After the Battle magazine has ploughed an entirely fresh furrow across this legendary field of human conflict to produce what has now come to be regarded as a memorial to The Few’.

This 816-page book contains over one thousand seven hundred pictures and over half a million words of text contributed by specialists, enthusiasts and historians. It does not attempt to re-tell the story of the battle once again. Instead it has been the Editor’s intention to bring a new aspect to the combat between July 10 — October 31, 1940 through the presentation of comparative ‘then and now’ photographs familiar to readers of After the Battle magazine.

Never before has such detailed coverage been given to the losses of either the Royal Air Force or the Luftwaffe. The graves of RAF aircrew that were killed have been listed, visited by the editorial team and photographed as a complete and lasting record of those that died. The pilots, their memorials, crashes and crash sites, and the aircraft that have survived are profusely illustrated. Twenty of the most famous fighter aerodromes from which they flew have been explored and are described as they were at the time and as they are today, with a particularly detailed account of one typical front line station.

With an extra 96 pages, the Mk II edition brings together all the additional research and information on the battle which has come to light since the book was originally published. Also included is a complete listing of ‘The Few’ — all those aircrew of Fighter Command who participated in the Battle — which is the culmination of more than twenty-five years’ work by John Holloway. Plus illustrated indexes of aircraft and personnel together with a pen portrait of Pilot Officer Keith Gillman — featured on the dustjacket.

No book has ever been published that chronicles the Battle of Britain in this way. Among its pages, men and events, aircraft and aerodromes that have already been consigned to the past are commemorated in the present.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 816 pages. Tags: britain royal air force fighter command history battle pilots british irish second world war military battles campaigns forces warfare engineering aircraft united kingdom aviation graves memorials crash sites raf luftwaffe
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Culloden: 1746 The Last Highland Charge by John Sadler (£56.50)Publisher: Cromwell Films — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “These are the memoirs of James Johnstone, who served in the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746, first as an Aide de Camp to Lord Murray, then as a Captain of Artillery. Included here is the complete and unabridged text, minus only the footnotes, from the start of Johnstone’s adventure until immediately after the Battle of Culloden.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Campaigns in History series. 91 pages. Tags: culloden battle scotland 1746 jacobite rebellion 1745-1746 highlander operations hanoverian campaigns victories military massacre england battles britain kingdom history defence century british europe united irish great 18th 1800 king war rebellions 1700 1900 john prebble 0140025766
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Fighting Tykes: Informal History of the Yorkshire Regiment in the Second World War by Charles Whiting; Eric Taylor; (£56.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850523575]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by His Grace The Duke of Westminster. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 238 pages. Tags: expeditionary wellington’s operations regimental battalions histories yorkshire lancaster 1939-1945 fighting military regiment infantry yeomanry minister britain howards british belisha history england king’s riding light tykes force great world green duke hore army york east west war and the own
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Histoire De L'armée Française [Nouvelle Éd. Completée Jusqu'à Nos Jours] by General [Maxime] Weygand (£55.00)Publisher: Paris: Flammarion — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with loss at the spine ends and corners. Original publishers promotional wrap also edge worn. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;Notes: Size: 11½" x 9". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 490 pages. Tags: weygand military unit france armée history ilitary armed forces armies general 1900
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Uniforms & Equipment of the Central Powers in World War I: Germany & Ottoman Turkey by Spencer Anthon Coil (£55.00)Publisher: Atglen: Schiffer Military History — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780764327827]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Just a hint of rippling to the heavy art paper used otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 360 pages. Tags: coil 0764327828 history asia turkey europe germany italy military uniforms world war austria hungary austro-hungarian monarchy heer equipment 1914-1918 supplies
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L' Uniforme et Les Armes des Soldats de La Guerre 1939-1945 by Liliane & Fred Funcken (£54.00)Publisher: Tournai: Casterman — 1972Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding of both volumes. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2 Volumes: (Vol I: 1972) France, Allemagne, Autriche, U. R. S. S. , Tchecoslovaquie, Pologne, Belgique, 1933-1941. Infanterie, cavalerie, blindes, aviation. (Vol II: 1973) Grande-Bretagne, Allemagne, France, italie, Finlande, Norvege, Croatie, Slovaquie, Boheme-Moravie, legions russes, 1939-1943. Infanterie, cavalerie, blindes, aviation, marine. French language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 8". Pictorial boards. 152/152 pages. Tags: funcken military uniforms weapons war 1939-1945 equipment 9782203143111
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L'uniforme et Les Armes des Soldats de La Guerre 1914-1918 by Liliane & Fred Funcken (£54.00)Publisher: Tournai: Casterman — 1970Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2 Volumes: (Vol I: 1970) Infanterie - Blindes - Aviation; (Vol II: 1971) Cavalerie - Artilerie - Genie - Marine; French language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 8". Pictorial boards. 155/155 pages. Tags: funcken military uniforms war 1939-1945 9782203143135
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L'uniforme et Les Armes des Soldats de La Guerre En Dentelle by Liliane & Fred Funcken (£54.00)Publisher: Tournai: Casterman — 1975Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes lean slightly. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; 2 Volumes: (Vol I: 1975) France: Maison du Roi et Infanterie sous Louis XV et Louis Xvi, Grand-Bretagne et Prusse: Infanterie, (1700 a 1800); (Vol II: 1976) 1700-1800 France, Grande-Bretagne et Prusses: Cavalerie et Artillerie. Autre Pays: Infanterie, Cavalerie, Artillerie;Notes: Size: 10" x 8". Pictorial boards. 156/154 pages. Tags: funcken military uniforms history 18th century weapons european forces 2203143150 2203143169
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The Battle of Spicheren August 6th 1870 and the Events That Preceded It: A Study in Practical Tactics and War Training by G. F. R. [George Francis Robert] Henderson (£54.00)Publisher: Aldershot: Gale & Polden — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine and some small marks to both boards. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, later printing [First Published: 1902] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Fold-Out Maps; Fold-out Map to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late 19th century, remains one of the best narratives of a 19th-century battle yet published.

The Battle of Spicheren was fought in early August 1870, and like many of the battles in the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian war, could be termed an encounter battle. Fighting over very difficult terrain, German forces dislodged the French II Corps after a heroic defence. Henderson not only drew on the General Staff works and other official sources available to military historians of the late 19th century — the value of his work is that he also utilised many other accounts, including regimental histories.

He presents an extremely detailed narrative of the battle. Following a full discussion of the events of 6 August 1870, he also discusses the tactics of the battle, and training and other characteristics of the troops involved.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Gale & Polden's Military Series series. [XXX] 300 [12, L, 74] pages. Tags: henderson spicheren battle franco-prussian war 1870-1871 campaigns france european history military battles germany europe french corps
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Military Aircraft Markings by Peter R. March (£53.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0711024251]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Ian Allan ABC series. 176 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface 9780711024250 abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron
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Escadrilles: Bombardement; Chasse; Reconnaisance; by La 1ere Division Aerienne (£53.00)Publisher: Unstated — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Good — in Good Folder. Folder is rubbed and marked with tanning to the inside. Wrappers of all three volumes tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Contains Chasse by Colonal Accart; Bombardement by Colonel Jules Roy & Roconnaisance by Alias.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Generals Lecheres & Valin. Size: 10½" x 8¼". Tags: aerienne generals lecheres valin aeronautics military france heraldry air force unit forces general 1900 badges worn uniforms uniform squadrons airplanes markings
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Ten Years Underwater by Ned Middleton (£53.00)Publisher: Immel Publishing — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0907151434]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “This fascinating book details ten years of exciting diving, beginning with Ned’s early diving days in Ulster; taking the reader through adventurous exploits in the warm seas of Italy, Gibraltar and Cyprus, and culminating in such exotic underwater haunts as Hong Kong, Fiji and the Caribbean. The author vividly describes hours spent underwater with Killer Whales and dolphins, the dizzy effects of nitrogen narcosis at a depth of seventy metres (230 feet); hand-feeding sharks with the Venturers from Operation Raleigh; exploring the inky fathoms of the Great Blue Hole off Belize; numerous wreck-dives as well as the humorous antics of his diving partners along the way.”Notes: Jacket designed by Larry Hynes. Illustrated by Larry Hynes. Foreword or introduction by The Earl Of Lechfield. Size: 10¾" x 7½". 129 pages. Tags: 797.2/3/0924 recreations makongaian accountant unexploded ice-diving underwater engineers artillery programme parachute gibraltar operation military advanced regiment thailand northern sub-aqua raleigh special service british barrier captain ireland ulster Cyprus german sports diving wrecks belize island gurkha rifles guards scene lakes corps royal reef bsac life fiji army mine club air pay
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British Defence Equipment Catalogue Eighth Edition 1976 Volume 1: Products, Sections 1-24 by Anon. (£52.00)Publisher: Combined Service Publications Ltd. — 1976Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Grey boards with Gilt & Decorative titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 552 pages. Tags: armed forces equipment catalogs ministry defence export services organisation military supplies weapons and weapon control systems for aircraft airborne radio transmitters aerial reconnaissance computer-based trainers simulators great britain stores anon
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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates by Rif Winfield (£52.00)Publisher: Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844157008]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 384 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 18th century 19th warships anglo-french war naval operations british napoleonic wars forces warfare military irish united kingdom europe
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Fighting Troops of the Austro-Hungarian Army 1868-1914 by James Lucas (£51.00)Publisher: Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount Limited — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771049]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a short, closed and tape reinforced, tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “More than seventy years ago the armies of the Austro-Hungarian Empire — the most colourful soldiers in Europe — went into the First World War. Four years later that war had ended, the Empire had broken up and the armies had disappeared from the military scene.

This book, the result of more than ten years of research, revives in print and picture the splendour of the Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery units of the Habsburg Empire from 1868, the period of the great reform, to 1914, the outbreak of the First World War. This is the first comprehensive work in the English language on the subject.

But this is more than just a catalogue of regiments, although there is a brief history of each of them. In the pages of this book will be found uniform details, the organisation and establishments of each of the combatant Arms of Service together with regimental distinctions, music and medals.

The nature of this unique, tripartite Force is explained, the methods by which men, officers and horses were obtained are detailed and a brief history given of the concept of almost feudal loyalty to the Emperor.

The brilliance of the uniforms has been captured in reproductions of the paintings of Austria’s most specialist military artists and their work has been supplemented by a great number of contemporary monochrome photographs.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: austria history armed forces military administration organisation law heraldry unit armies traditions customs austro-hungarian empire army medals flags uniforms badges
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Japanese Aircraft 1910-41 by Robert C. Mikesh & Shorzoe Abe (£51.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851778402]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a few small indentations toward the top of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 will almost certainly come to be regarded as one of the truly outstanding works of aviation history. In the preface the authors state ‘For the vast number of Japanese aeroplane types that were built during the period covered by this book, it is disappointing that more has not been written in English about them’.

As a result of massive research the authors have now corrected this shortcoming. The names Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Nakajima and a few others are well known but this work includes descriptions of the products of large numbers of companies and organisations that are known only to a few people outside of Japan.

The aeroplanes covered here range from the single type produced by the Awazu Flight Research Studio, include as would be expected the proliferation of Aichis, Kawanishis, Kawasakis, Mitsubishis and Nakajimas, and ends in alphabetical order with the products from the Naval Air Arsenal at Yokosuka.

Including early privately-built aeroplanes and those produced under licence, this work covers nearly 400 types. Appendices include aircraft of the Pacific war, a comparison of calendars, a bibliography and a glossary.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplanes military japan history aeronautics aircraft aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air japanese kawasaki mitsubishi nakajima aichis naval arsenal yokosuka
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Navies of the World: Giving Concise Descriptions of the Plans, Armament and Armour of the Naval Vessels of Twenty of the Principal Nations by Edward W. Very (£49.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1880Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Title page excised. Front and rear hinges starting. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references and preface. Illustrated by way of: Silhouettes; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 10" x 6". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 452 pages. Tags: very history military naval navies technology engineering science
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Project Cancelled: British Aircraft That Never Flew by Derek Wood (£49.00)Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0672521660]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sealed in mylar and a little grubby overall. Previous owners' inscription to the head of the title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 253 pages. Tags: great britain aeronautical engineering projects abandonment history research aeronautics aircraft industry military aspects interim fighter development the rocket fighters fairey delta 1000 and trident bomber developments tsr swing-wings supersonics hawker transonic 0672521660 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 by Jack Greene & Alessandro Massignani (£49.00)Publisher: London: Chatham Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861760574]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: war 1939-1945 naval operations campaigns mediterranean sea actions adriatic aegean second military history battles forces warfare european italy
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The Transformations of War by Commandant J. [Jean Lambert Alphonse] Colin (£49.00)Publisher: London: Hugh Rees — 1912Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is very gently faded. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Blanks browned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Pall Mall Military series. [XVI] 361 [6] pages. Tags: pall mall military science armies history principles war offensive defensive napoleonic force enemy napoleon german doctrine moltke’s march strategy
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The Naval Annual, 1897 by Edited By [Earl] T. A. [Thomas Allnutt] Brassey (£46.00)Publisher: Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co. — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Very heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Front hinge starting. Tissue guard to the frontispiece replaced. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates [100]; Black & White Drawings [10]; Diagrams [1]; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¼". Ruled & Stamped Blue boards with Gilt & Embossed titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 438 pages. Tags: navies periodical british ships war dimensions tonnage cost armour armament speed plans sectional drawings military history periodicals weapons systems naval yearbooks armed forces policy britain annual reviews publications portsmouth warships registers
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