Langridge Dress Distinctions of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Privately Bound
Landscape format, privately bound in hard red covers (usually found in soft back format), frontis with library sticker of owner, "Ex Libris R.G. Hollies-Smith". It is in great condition with no tears, annotations or damage other than a few minor marks to cover. Dated 1959. This is a scarce one to find in any event, but really useful in this hardback format for gracing your library shelf. Th... read more
Colonel Paddy by Patrick Marrinan, 1st Edition - Special Forces Interest
A biography of LT-Colonel R. Blair Mayne, D.S.O. (3 Bars), Legion D'Honneur. During WW2 the Commanding Officer of the 1st Special Air Service Regiment. A rare first edition, 207 pages, maps but no photos. Ulster Press, 001 printed on spine and printed in the Netherlands. No edition or publication date but credited as being 1968 by the the Book World. Paperback, spine unbroken, minor... read more
A Set of Monmouthshire Regiment 'In Memorium' Booklets for WW1 and WW2
Given the difference in years of production, 1923 for the First World War and 1951 for the Second World War version, these are remarkably similar in format and layout. 19 pages and 16 pages respectively, card covers.
The WW1 version has some minor spine wear, some light foxing and rusting to centre staples but otherwise a good clean tight copy with no annotations or page... read more
WW2 The Morse Code Learning & Practice Longmans Manual - 1941
A scarce publication aimed at a variety of units, Air Training Corps, the Home Guard, WAAFS, WRNS, WATS and the regular forces. A5 size with paper covers, 64pp including a copy of the code itself and various exercises to build speed, aiming at a top seed of 30 words per minute! Morse code was first devised in 1832 for use in telegraphy by an American, Samuel F B Morse. Some rust mark... read more
The Million - Weekly Victorian Magazine Publication No 85 Vol 3 4th November 1893
In good clean condition, slight yellowing to paper and minor rust to central staples. Some good images, military bias, interesting adverts. Bengal 18th Native Infantry to front cover.
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London Illustrated News Magazine for the Week of January 25th1902
No 3275 Vol CXX - A complete uncut bound weekly edition, large format. A dramatic front cover of Boer bitter-enders fleeing from the gunfire of an armoured train. The rest concerns itself pretty much with the new King and his Queen, EDVII and Alexandra, attending the State Opening of Parliament. Includes lots of interesting adverts and articles as well as having its 4 page supplement... read more
Essential Reference Book - Cavalry Warrant Officers' Non-Commissioned Officers' NCO Arm Badges - Linaker & Dine
Profusely illustrated and superbly researched. I will provide a photocopy of the separately published MHS errata to the buyer. In good second hand condition.
Published by Military Historical Society, 1997. Soft cover. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Softback, Octavo, 156pp, Illustrations. Blue pictorial cover, some minor wear to corners and back cover creased.
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WW1 9th Battalion ( Highlanders ) The Royal Scots - Standing Orders (or how to wear your sporran!) + small photo of Royal Scots Officer
A small WW1 hard bound red pocket sized book with gilt lettering and Royal Scots badge to front, 66 pages, in total. Some staining and fading marks to front cover but internally a good clean copy. It has been annotated in ink in the front pages as the property of W. F. Radford, 2090, E Company, No 3 Section as his address as 2 James Place. Leith. His Rifle number has also been noted ... read more
The China Martyrs of 1900 - by Robert Coventry Forsyth
London, 1904. Hardcover. Condition: Religious Tract Society. Photographs (illustrator). In good overall condition, binding tight and pages clean, with occasional light foxing or minor edge wear.
An emotive account of the missionaries murdered by the Boxers in 1900 China Rebellion with 144 portraits and illustrations, indexed, 516pp. A heavy book so will post to UK addr... read more
Roy Marlow M.M. - A WW2 escapers tale of daring do from a Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Air Gunner
"Beyond the Wire - An underage Air Gunner's Private War" an autobiography by Roy Marlow MM. Paperback (1997). A good clean copy in good second hand condition with stamp of previous owner's details on frontis. 158pp.
This is a highly unusual account, especially to an RAF aircrew recipient of an "escaper's " Military Medal. What is even more remarkable is that he joined the RAF... read more