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Image for Forward! Or, on Active Service. January - December, 1904 (Miss Sandes' Soldiers' Homes)

Forward! Or, on Active Service. January - December, 1904 (Miss Sandes' Soldiers' Homes)

By: Anon

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cork, Office of 'Forward', Soldiers' Home: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021693


192pp, illustrated. Red pictorial boards, some edge rubbing, cover lifting slightly to rear, spine sunned, foxing to contents, complete with detachable order forms (partly split but quite secure), a few marks, creases to contents, overall a Good copy of a very scarce publication. View more info

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Torpedoes and Torpedo-Vessels

By: Armstrong, Lieut. GE (Edited By Commander CN Robinson)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1901

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 017502


xvi + 306pp, index, 55 illustrations including 3 fold-out plans. Second edition, revised. Gilt on black boards, blind-stamped decoration to front board, recent endpapers, general ageing to contents, a few marks, pulling to a few gatherings but overall whole is secure. Marking/minor edge tear to 1 folding plan, overall a Good copy of a very scarce title. Fascinating period technical detail. View more info

Image for European History in Perspective: The Thirty Years War: The Holy Roman Empire and Europe, 1618 - 1648

European History in Perspective: The Thirty Years War: The Holy Roman Empire and Europe, 1618 - 1648

By: Asch, Ronald G.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Hampshire, Macmillan: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017333


xiv + 247pp, index, bibliography, notes, maps. Black boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for China Medal Roll 1856-60: British Army

China Medal Roll 1856-60: British Army

By: Asplin, K. J

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Savannah Publications: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018979


268pp, 7 appendices including extensive bibliography. Contents in 3 sections:- I Description of the Army Medal Rolls; II British Regiments Engaged in the China War, 1856-60; III Medal Roll for the British Army, China War 1856-60. Large format softback, 2 narrow vertical lines to 1 page (printing error), otherwise an excellent clean tight copy. Also included are extracts from diaries and works of the time that add an extra dimension to any research project. Information ha... View more info

Image for Les Hussards: Trois Siècles de Cavalerie Légère en France

Les Hussards: Trois Siècles de Cavalerie Légère en France

By: Barjaud, Yves

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Caracole: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019190


308pp, bibliography, illustrated. Softback, reading creases to covers, general ageing to contents, a Good copy. French text throughout. View more info

Image for Birth of the Battleship: British Capital Ship Design, 1870 - 1881

Birth of the Battleship: British Capital Ship Design, 1870 - 1881

By: Beeler, John F.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018405


224pp, index, bibliography, illustrated. Red boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. View more info

Image for A Narrative of the Battle of St. Vincent; with Anecdotes of Nelson, Before and After That Battle

A Narrative of the Battle of St. Vincent; with Anecdotes of Nelson, Before and After That Battle

By: Bethune, Colonel Drinkwater

Price: £15.00

Publisher: William R Blackmore / Conway Maritime Press: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 018070


xii + 97pp, 8 plates. Blue boards, light wear and ageing only, owner's name to front endpaper otherwise a VG clean tight copy in (slightly browned, closed edge tear to rear) dustwrapper. Facsimile of the 1840 second edition, an eyewitness account of this celebrated action which took place off Cape St.Vincent on 14th February 1797. View more info

Conquest and Settlement. The 21st Regiment of Foot (North British Fusiliers) in Western Australia 1833 - 1840

By: Blackburn, Geoff

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Western Australia, Hesperian Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022013


xiii + 327pp, 7 appendices, bibliography, illustrations, some in colour. Brown boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in a Good+ (crease line to spine, spine faded) dustwrapper. Includes a section of biographies of the men of the 21st. View more info

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Pollard's History of Firearms

By: Blair, Claude (Editor)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Middlesex, Country Life Books: 1983

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 020718


559pp, index, bibliography, 2 appendices, glossary, 700 illustrations including photographs (some in colour) and drawings. Brown boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in a near VG (colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. A collection of 21 essays, based on but wholly revised and enlarged, from the classic work by Major HBC Pollard. View more info

Image for Conway's Ship Types: Paddle Warships. The Earliest Steam Powered Fighting Ships, 1815 - 1850

Conway's Ship Types: Paddle Warships. The Earliest Steam Powered Fighting Ships, 1815 - 1850

By: Brown, D. K.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017195


94pp, index, sources, notes, 45 tables, illustrated with photographs and draughts from the collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Red boards, an excellent clean tight copy in (spine colour faded) dustwrapper. In 2 parts: Design History; The Ships. View more info

Image for Before the Ironclad : Development of Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60

Before the Ironclad : Development of Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60

By: Brown, D. K.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017297


217pp, indexes, references, 14 appendices. illustrated with maps, drawings, plates. Brown boards, a VG clean tight copy in (slight fading to spine) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Rifle Green at Waterloo: An Account of the 95th Foot in the Netherlands Campaign of 1813-14, at Quatre Bras and Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815 and the Occupation of Paris.

Rifle Green at Waterloo: An Account of the 95th Foot in the Netherlands Campaign of 1813-14, at Quatre Bras and Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815 and the Occupation of Paris.

By: Caldwell, George / Cooper, Robert

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Bugle Horn Publications: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020174


'Rifle Green at Waterloo: An Account of the 95th Foot in the Netherlands Campaign of 1813-14, at Quatre Bras and Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815 and the Occupation of Paris. With a Full Medal and Casualty Roll for the Fourteen Companies at Waterloo and Detaisl of Weapons, Clothes and Equipment Used in the Campaign'. 208pp, bibliography, notes, references, drawings, photographs, maps. Green boards, light wear only, a VG copy without dustwrapper (probably as issued). Highly d... View more info

Image for The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 26: Excavations at Dryslwyn Castle 1980-1995

The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 26: Excavations at Dryslwyn Castle 1980-1995

By: Caple, Chris

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Society for Medieval Archaeology: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021202


xiii + 368pp, index, bibliography, drawings, charts, plans, black and white photographs. Large format softback, heavy corner crease to lower front corner of cover and early pages, otherwise light wear only. View more info

Image for The Thin Red Line: Uniforms of the British Army Between 1751 and 1914

The Thin Red Line: Uniforms of the British Army Between 1751 and 1914

By: Fosten, Donald SV / Fosten, Bryan K

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Windrow & Greene Ltd: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 021640


127pp, 30 full page colour plates of uniforms and equipment. Red boards, slight edge rubbing, overall a VG copy in dustwrapper. Useful reference for the military modeller. View more info

Image for Letters and Papers Relating to the First Dutch War 1652 - 1654. Six Volume Set  Plus Corrigenda

Letters and Papers Relating to the First Dutch War 1652 - 1654. Six Volume Set Plus Corrigenda

By: Gardiner, Samuel Rawson / Atkinson, CT (Editors)

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, The Navy Records Society: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018178


6 volume set plus corrigenda. xx +431pp; xvi + 388pp; xviii + 452 + 4pp; xiv + 396 + ivpp; xvi + 429pp; xiv + 379 + 7pp; 34pp. Folding map, tables. All volumes blue buckram over white buckram boards, gilt decoration to front panel. Boards grubby in places, some rubbing to edges, mainly to head/tail of spine of volume V, sunning to spine of volume VI; general browning/foxing to contents, a few marks, slight hinge weakening in places but overall a tight set. Occasional an... View more info

Image for Military Ballooning, 1862: Three Papers Reprinted from the Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol XII, 1863

Military Ballooning, 1862: Three Papers Reprinted from the Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol XII, 1863

By: Grover, Lieutenant GE / Beaumont, Capt F

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Middlesex, Aviation Press: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 015461


36pp, includes the following papers:- 'On the Use of Balloons in Military Operations' by Lieut. GE Grover; 'On Reconnoitring Balloons' by Lieut. GE Grover; 'On Balloon Reconnoissances as Practised by the American Army' by Capt. F Beaumont. Small booklet, slight browning to covers, otherwise VG clean tight copy. Scarce. View more info

Image for Wellington's Welsh General: A Life of Sir Thomas Picton

Wellington's Welsh General: A Life of Sir Thomas Picton

By: Havard, Robert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Aurum Press Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019532


viii + 279pp, index, bibliography, notes, 13 illustrations in text, 11 plates. Black boards, owner's signature to front endpaper otherwise a VG clean tight copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Airships in Peace and War (Second Edition)

Airships in Peace and War (Second Edition)

By: Hearne, RP (Introduction By Sir Hiram Maxim)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John Lane the Bodley Head Limited: 1910

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 019576


xlviii + 324pp + 16pp adverts to rear. 73 illustrations stated, in this copy the final plate (Italian Military Dirigible) is not bound in, but an additional plate (Kimball Helicopter) is included, plus a drawing of the Wright Aeroplane, so this copy has 74 illustrations. Pictorial blue boards, bumping to corners, edge rubbing, board hinges weakening but still quite secure. Foxing throughout, top edge of pages gilt, rough cut fore- and bottom edges, some edge loss, occasi... View more info

Image for The British Field Marshals 1763 - 1997. A Biographical Dictionary

The British Field Marshals 1763 - 1997. A Biographical Dictionary

By: Heathcote, T. A. (With a Foreword By General Sir Charles Guthrie, Chief of the Defence Staff)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: South Yorkshire, Leo Cooper: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018176


xvi + 368pp, index, bibliography, 5 tables. Red boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750 - 1914

Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750 - 1914

By: Holmes, Richard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019687


xxxiii + 572pp, index, notes, bibliography, glossary, 24pp plates, maps, pictorial endpapers. Black boards, slight ageing to edges, overall a VG copy in dustwrapper. Removeable Waterstones 'signed by the author' label to front, flat signed by the author on title page. View more info

Image for Before The Echoes Die Away: The Story af a Warwickshire Territorial Gunner Regiment 1892 - 1969

Before The Echoes Die Away: The Story af a Warwickshire Territorial Gunner Regiment 1892 - 1969

By: James, N. D. G. / Foreword By The Master Gunner, St. James's Park, General Sir Harry Tuzo, G.C.B., O.B.E., M.C., A.D.C.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: The 268th Officers Reunion Association: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021825


xii + 194pp, index, 11 appendices, 6 maps, illustrations. Blue boards, light wear, a VG copy in (slight edge creasing) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Rorke's Drift - By Those Who Were There

Rorke's Drift - By Those Who Were There

By: Jones, Alan Baynham / Stevenson, Lee

Price: £30.00

Publisher: East Sussex, Lee Stevenson Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021937


292pp, index, bibliography, 11pp plates. Softback, light wear only, a VG copy. View more info

Image for English Army Lists of the Early 1640s. Fully Indexed.  (Essential Civil War Series)

English Army Lists of the Early 1640s. Fully Indexed. (Essential Civil War Series)

By: Jones, SF (Editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tyger's Head Books: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021260


132pp, index, bibliography. Softback, appears unread, an excellent copy. View more info

Image for Weapons and Equipment of the Marlborough Wars

Weapons and Equipment of the Marlborough Wars

By: Kemp, Anthony

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Poole, Blandford Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017336


172pp, index, chronology, glossary, bibliography, 108 illustrations. Yellow boards, a VG clean tight copy in (minor edge marks) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier: During a Service in the West Indies; At the Siege of Copenhagen in 1807; In the Peninsula and the South of France in the Campaigns from 1808 to 1814, with the Light Division; in the Netherlands in 1815

Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier: During a Service in the West Indies; At the Siege of Copenhagen in 1807; In the Peninsula and the South of France in the Campaigns from 1808 to 1814, with the Light Division; in the Netherlands in 1815

By: Leach, Lieut.-Colonel J.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Ken Trotman Ltd: 1986

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Seller ID: 018334


xxix + 411pp. Green cloth boards, slight indenting to front panel, light ageing to contents, overall a VG clean tight copy in (small indents to front) glassine dustwrapper, Facsimile reprint, this is no. 251/300. Full title reads: Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier: During a Service in the West Indies; At the Siege of Copenhagen in 1807; In the Peninsula and the South of France in the Campaigns from 1808 to 1814, with the Light Division; in the Netherlands in 1... View more info

Image for Letters from the Peninsula, 1808 - 1812

Letters from the Peninsula, 1808 - 1812

By: Lieut.-Gen Sir William Warre C.B., K.T.S., Edited By His Nephew The Rev. Edmond Warre D.D., C.B., M.V.O., With Added Comments By William A Warre, His Great-Great Nephew

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Kent, Spellmount Publishers Ltd: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019011


xxiii + 231pp, 17 appendices, bibliography, notes, 17 plates, 3 maps, chronology. Red boards, slight bumping to upper corners, slight ageing to contents, overall a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Recollections of Marshal Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum

Recollections of Marshal Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum

By: MacDonald, Marshal Jacques / Edited By Camille Rousset / Translated By Stephen Louis Simeon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Tyne & Wear, Worley Publications: 1996

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 017981


viii + 491pp, notes, index, appendix. Gilt on green boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Memoirs of Marshal Jacques MacDonald, one of the Marshals of Napoleon and a military leader in the napoleonic Wars. Facsimile reprint of the 1893 new and revised edition. View more info

Image for Reports from America: William Howard Russell and the Civil War

Reports from America: William Howard Russell and the Civil War

By: Miller, Ilana D.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019293


xi + 277pp, index, bibliography, notes, 8pp plates. Black boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Cavalry: Its History and Tactics

Cavalry: Its History and Tactics

By: Nolan, Louis Edward / Introduction and Further Reading By Jon Coulston

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Westholme Publishing: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 021457


xxxviii + 224pp, appendix, 5 illustrations. Black boards, light ageing only, a VG copy in (slight spine fading) dustwrapper. Originally published in 1853. View more info

Image for Nelson's Mediterranean Command. Concerning Pride, Preferment and Prize Money

Nelson's Mediterranean Command. Concerning Pride, Preferment and Prize Money

By: Orde, Hi Honour Denis A

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Durban, The Pentland Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019997


xv + 228pp, index, bibliography, 12 illustrations. Blue boards, light ageing to page edges, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Hougoumont: The Key to Victory at Waterloo

Hougoumont: The Key to Victory at Waterloo

By: Paget, Julian / Saunders, Derek

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019981


108pp, index, 4 appendices, 6 maps, 19 illustrations. Black boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Wellington the Beau: The Life and Loves of the Duke of Wellington

Wellington the Beau: The Life and Loves of the Duke of Wellington

By: Patrick Delaforce

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Pen & Sword Select: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 019315


vi + 265pp, index, bibliography, 8pp plates. Maroon boards, a new book in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Wellington the Beau: The Life and Loves of the Duke of Wellington

Wellington the Beau: The Life and Loves of the Duke of Wellington

By: Patrick Delaforce

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Pen & Sword Select: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 019316


vi + 265pp, index, bibliography, 8pp plates. Maroon boards, a new book in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Wellington the Beau: The Life and Loves of the Duke of Wellington

Wellington the Beau: The Life and Loves of the Duke of Wellington

By: Patrick Delaforce

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Pen & Sword Select: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 019317


vi + 265pp, index, bibliography, 8pp plates. Maroon boards, a new book in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Personal Recollections of the Waterloo Campaign in a Series of Letters to His Grand-Children (Second Edition)

Personal Recollections of the Waterloo Campaign in a Series of Letters to His Grand-Children (Second Edition)

By: Pattison, Lieutenant Frederick Hope (Late of the 33rd The Duke of Wellington's Own Regiment)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Pontefract, Gosling Press: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 019968


50pp. Illustrated card covers, a reprint of the 1873 second edition. Light wear only, a VG copy. View more info

Image for Like Hungry Wolves: Culloden Moor, 16 April 1746

Like Hungry Wolves: Culloden Moor, 16 April 1746

By: Reid, Stuart

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Windrow & Greene Ltd: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021641


128pp, bibliography, references, appendices, drawings, maps, illustrations, 8 colour plates. Gilt on red boards, a VG copy in (light edge rubbing) dustwrapper. Excellent reference for the military modeller. View more info

Image for Battles of the Anglo-Boer War: The Siege of Kimberley and the Battle of Magersfontein

Battles of the Anglo-Boer War: The Siege of Kimberley and the Battle of Magersfontein

By: Robbins, David L

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Ravan Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016153


44pp, maps, illustrations. Softback, owners name (author Marion Hebblethwaite) to title page otherwise a VG clean tight copy. View more info

Image for A Basic Guide to Armies and Uniforms of the Seven Years War 3. The Austrians

A Basic Guide to Armies and Uniforms of the Seven Years War 3. The Austrians

By: Sapherson, Alan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tabletop Games: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016041


17pp, detailed listings of armies for use by wargamers. Softback, card covers, a VG clean tight copy. View more info

Image for The Iron Brigade (Men-at-arms)

The Iron Brigade (Men-at-arms)

By: Selby, John / Roffe, Michael

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Reading, Osprey Publishing Ltd: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017571


40pp, 8pp colour plates plus black and white illustrations. Softback, general light browning to covers, a VG clean tight copy. View more info

Image for Newark on Trent: The Civil War Siegeworks

Newark on Trent: The Civil War Siegeworks

By: Staff of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021539


108pp, index, glossary, bibliography, 3 appendices, fold-out plan, 16 plates, 20 text illustrations. Large format softback, rubs/creasing/minor marks to covers, slight corner creasing to pages, overall a Good copy. View more info

Image for A War Betwixt Englishmen: Brazil Against Argentina on the River Plate, 1825 - 1830

A War Betwixt Englishmen: Brazil Against Argentina on the River Plate, 1825 - 1830

By: Vale, Brian

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, I.B.Tauris: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021176


xii + 275pp, index, bibliography, notes, 3 appendices, 8 plates, 9 maps. Black boards, browning to pages, light wear only, a VG copy in (colour fading to spine and adjacent edges) dustwrapper. Scarce. A history of the naval war between Brazil and Argentina, and its international repercussions, which eventually resulted in the creation of Uruguay as a buffer between the two countries. Englishmen James Norton (for Brazil) and William Brown (for Argentina) were two of the k... View more info

Image for Militiamen And Sappers: A History Of The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)

Militiamen And Sappers: A History Of The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)

By: Watson, Graham

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Monmouth, Brigadier J.H. Hooper, Colonel E.D.Smeeden, Lt Colonel R.J. Pope: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019524


233pp, index, bibliography, 7 maps, 7 appendices, illustrations. Green boards, light ageing to contents, overall a VG copy in a Good+ (some edge chipping/rubbing, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare

Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare

By: Willis, Sam

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, The Boydell Press: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 021301


xviii + 254pp, index, bibliography, glossary, appendix, notes, 9pp maps, 32 illustrations. Brown boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info