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Price in £

41.50

Pages

253

ISBN

Our Book Number

26110

Published

1924

Edition

THE ARMY IN INDIA AND ITS EVOLUTION
1924 HARDBACK. BLUE CLOTH COVERS WITH GILT DECORATION AND TITLES ON THE FRONT BOARD AND GILT TITLES ON THE SPINE. COVERS RUBBED AND WORN ON EDGES AND CORNERS BUT WORSE ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE SPINE. TOP CORNER OF SPINE FRAYED. PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON FRONT END PAPER AND FRONT PASTEDOWN ON GREEN EX LIBRIS STICKERS. TEXT AND PAGES GENERALLY GOOD, POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

FAIR

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

GOVERNMENTH PRESS, INDIA

Where Published

CALCUTTA

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Price in £

16.95

Pages

224

ISBN

Our Book Number

31397

Published

1955

Edition

FIRST EDITION.
IN ORDER TO DIE. WITH THE FOREIGN LEGION IN INDO-CHINA
AINLEY. H
FIRST EDITION .A GOOD COPY IN A FAIR DUSTWRAPPER. EDGE OF BLOCK LIGHTLY SOILED. OPEN PAGES ARE VERY TIDY APART FROM A TEAR IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN OF PAGE 142- DOESN'T REACH THE TEXT; AND CREASED BOTTOM CORNER ON PAGES 199 TO 204 . TOP EDGE OF HARD GREEN COVERS IS SLIGHTLY DISCOLOURED. THE D/W IS CHIPPED AND WORN. TEAR AT TOP FRONT OF SPINE.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Good

Jacket Condition

Fair

Publisher

BURKE PUBLISHING

Where Published

Illustrator

TOPOLSKI

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Price in £

25.00

Pages

343

ISBN

9.78184E+12

Our Book Number

29672

Published

2007

Edition

Passchendaele 1917 the Story of the Fallen and Tyne Cot Cemetery
BOSTYN F
HARDBACK. 2007. NEW BOOK IN A DUST JACKET WITH LIGHT SHELF WEAR TO EDGE OF THE JACKET. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP. HEAVY BOOK PLEASE CHECK POSTAGE FOR OVERSEAS.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

NEW

Jacket Condition

VERY GOOD +

Publisher

PEN & Sword

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

43.50

Pages

222

ISBN

709023510

Our Book Number

31399

Published

1985

Edition

HMS PEPPERPOT! THE PENELOPE IN WORLD WAR TWO
GORDON. E
THE BOOK IS GOOD TO VERY GOOD. VERY SLIGHT MARKING ON TOP AND EDGE OF BLOCK. BOTTOM CORNER OF THE FRONT HARD COVER IS BUMPED. INTERNALLY VERY GOOD. THE D/W IS FAIR TO GOOD. PHYSICALLY GOOD BUT SUNNED ON THE SPINE AND ON PARTS OF FRONT AND REAR COVERS NEAR THE SPINE.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

Jacket Condition

FAIR+

Publisher

HALE

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Price in £

19.99

Pages

104

ISBN

9.78098E+12

Our Book Number

26629

Published

2008

Edition

11 PANZERDIVISION IN ACTION; 1941
KRUK.M. AND SZEWCZYK. R
INTERNALLY FINE. LIGHT SHELFWEAR ON THE SOFT COVERS. SLIGHT SCUFF AT BOTTOM OF SPINE. THE STORY OF ONE OF THE WEHRMACHT'S MOST FAMOUS PANZERDIVISIONS IN 1941 IN THE BALKANS AND RUSSIA. APPROX 140 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

ARMAGEDDON AND AIR CONNEC

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Price in £

34.00

Pages

254

ISBN

Our Book Number

31371

Published

1963

Edition

First English Edition.
FIGHTER OVER FINLAND
LUUKKANEN. E
AIR BATTLES BETWEEN THE FINNISH AIR FORCE AND SOVIET AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR TWO, AS SEEN BY A FIGHTER PILOT. A GOOD PLUS COPY IN A GOOD DUSTWRAPPER. INTERNALLY VERY GOOD. SLIGHT MARKING ON EDGE OF BLOCK. SMALL DENT AT TOP OF SPINE. THE D/W HAS A LITTLE EDGEWEAR AND SOME SMALL CHIPS/TEARS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SPINE. IT HAS BEEN PRICE CLIPPED BY TAKING A RAGGED RECTANGLE OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT FLAP

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Good+

Jacket Condition

Good

Publisher

Macdonald

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Price in £

32.00

Pages

96

ISBN

Our Book Number

26480

Published

1900

Edition

THE BOER IN PEACE AND WAR.
MANN. A. M.
INTERNALLY THE PAGES ARE GOOD FOR AGE. SIGNATURE IN INK ON TITLE PAGE. THE COVERS ARE VERY WORN AND BROWNED. THE SPINE IS BROKEN AND LACKS SOME PIECES. THE SEWN BINDING IS JUST ABOUT HOLDING TOGETHER, BUT IS VERY WEAK BETWEEN PAGES 80/81. THERE IS A NUMBER ON A STICKER ON THE BOTTOM CORNER OF THE FRONT COVER, AND BROWNED SELLOTAPE MARKS. AN ORIGINAL ITEM, BUT NOT IN COLLECTIBLE CONDITION. MORE SCANS AVAILABLE.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

JOHN LONG

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Price in £

34.99

Pages

376

ISBN

9.78099E+12

Our Book Number

30914

Published

2013

Edition

THE PITH HELMET. JAUNTY HAT. BRITISH INIDAN EMPIRE MAGIC IN A HAT. VOLUME 1
MILLS. C .P.
A WELL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PITH HELMET AS WORN IN THE BRITISH INDIAN EMPIRE. THE PITH HELMET CONTINUED IN USE IN THE COLONIES INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND BEYOND. NEW BOOK IN DUSTWRAPPER. VERY HEAVY TO SEND ABROAD.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

NEW

Jacket Condition

NEW

Publisher

MILITARY ORPHAN PRESS

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Price in £

19.00

Pages

56

ISBN

Our Book Number

24475

Published

1969

Edition

RUSSIAN MILITARY SWORDS 1801-1917
MOLLO. E
1969. SOFT COVERS WITH A DUST JACKET. A VERY GOOD BOOK IN A GOOD JACKET.THE JACKET IS SLIGHTLY SCUFFED ON THE FRONT SIDE EDGE AND A LITTLE SHELF WORN ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES. THE DUST JACKET IS PRICE CLIPPED. THE BOOK ITSELF IS VERY GOOD WITH NICE BRIGHT PAGES. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

Good

Publisher

HISTORICAL RESEARCH UNIT

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Price in £

75.00

Pages

285

ISBN

Our Book Number

31348

Published

1964

Edition

THE INDO-CHINA WAR, 1945-54 . A STUDY IN GUERILLA WARFARE
O'BALLANCE. E
THE EDGE AND TOP OF THE BLOCK ARE TANNED AND FOXED, BUT OPEN PAGES ARE VERY TIDY. ON THE END PAPERS ARE BROWN IMPRINTS, PROBABLY OF OLD TAPE THAT MIGHT HAVE HELD ON A PLASTIC JACKET TO PROTECT THE D/W.. ANY PLASTIC JACKET HAS NOW GONE AND THE D/W IS STILL QUITE WELL PRESERVED FOR ITS AGE . SOME GRUBBY MARKS, AND A SMALL TEAR AT TOP FRONT CORNER.MORE SCANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

FAIR TO GOOD

Jacket Condition

GOOD

Publisher

FABER AND FABER

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Price in £

9.95

Pages

0

ISBN

952687003

Our Book Number

26748

Published

1995

Edition

FIRST
BY GOD THEY CAN FIGHT. A HISTORY OF 143RD INFANTRY BRIGADE 1908 TO 1995 ( The 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions Royal Warwickshire Regiment.)
P. CADDICK-ADAMS.
1995. SOFT COVERS. NEW BOOK, POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP. THIS BOOK TRACES THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGADE FROM 1908 THROUGH TWO WORLD WARS. THE BOOK CONCENTRATES ON THE 5TH, 6TH, 7TH & 8TH BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT WHO FORMED THE BACKBONE OF THE BRIGADE. IN 1908 WHEN THE BRIGADE WAS REORGANISED BIRMINGHAM CORPORATION GASWORKS FORMED AN INFANTRY COMPANY FOR THE 8 TH BATTALION. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY DUNLOP RUBBER, ANSELLS BREWERS, B.S.A. & MITCHELLS & BUTLER TO NAME BUT A FEW COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES WHO FORMED INFANTRY COMPANIES.THE 7th BATTALION WAS MADE UP OF VOLUNTEER COMPANIES FROM SMALL WARWICKSHIRE TOWNS. E COMPANY WAS FROM RUGBY. LEAMINGTON, STRATFORD, NUNEATON AND COVENTRY ALL FORMED INFANTRY COMPANIES.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

Fine/ New

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

143RD WEST MIDLANDS BRIGA

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Price in £

45.00

Pages

140

ISBN

Our Book Number

31491

Published

1968

Edition

WITH PLYMOUTH THROUGH FIRE
SAVIGNON. A
A VERY GOOD BOOK IN A FAIR TO GOOD DUSTWRAPPER. THE DUSTWRAPPER IS GRUBBY ON THE REAR AND THERE IS A SMALL TEAR- APPROX 1.5 CM , ON THE BOTTOM CORNER NEAR THE FLAP.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

VERY GOOD

Jacket Condition

FAIR+

Publisher

WORDENS OF CORNWALL

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Price in £

21.25

Pages

432

ISBN

9.7809E+12

Our Book Number

31619

Published

2006

Edition

STANDARD CATALOG OF SMITH AND WESSON. OVER 770 MODELS IN 6 GRADES OF CONDITION. 3RD EDITION
SUPICA. J. AND NAHAS. R.
THIRD EDITION 2006. THE BOOK IS ALMOST FINE. BUT SOME PRINT FROM THE TOP OF DEDICATION PAGE HAS SMUDGED ON TO THE TOP OF THE OPPOSITE PAGE, AND ON THE REAR END PAPER THERE IS A PIECE OF PLASTIC WITH A BAR CODE ON - A FEW MM IN DEPTH. THE D/W HAS LIGHT SHELFWEAR.. THIS IS A VERY HEAYY BOOK THAT WILL REQUIRE EXCESS POSTAGE ABROAD. OVER 2KG, SO MIGHT ALSO NEED EXTRA POSTAGE FOR HIGHLANDS/ISLANDS/ NI/CI/IOM

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very Good

Publisher

GUN DIGEST BOOKS

Where Published

USA

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Price in £

18.99

Pages

224

ISBN

903585324

Our Book Number

8312

Published

2001

Edition

THE MEDIEVAL TAILOR'S ASSISTANT
THURSFIELD S
A SUPERB MANUAL FOR MAKING COMMON GARMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 1200- 1500. 400 LINE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDING 121 PATTERNS. A VERY TIDY COPY WHICH HAS A LITTLE SHELF WEAR AND SLIGHT CREASING OF THE TIPS OF CORNERS OF THE CARD COVERS. INTERNALLY FINE.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

VERY GOOD

Jacket Condition

NO D/W

Publisher

RUTH BEAN

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

31.50

Pages

198

ISBN

1902771060

Our Book Number

31427

Published

1999

Edition

ANGLIAN YORK: A SURVEY OF THE EVIDENCE. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF YORK , VOLUME 7.
TWEDDLE, MOULDEN, AND LOGAN
PAGES 115 TO 313 IN THIS VOLUME. VERY GOOD EX CEPT FOR A VERY SLIGHT SURFACE CREASE ON REAR COVER AND A MESSAGE IN INK ON THE TITLE PAGE- READS JOHN + ELIZABETH, CHRISTMAS 1999. OTHERWISE INTERNALLY FINE. MAP INSIDE REAR COVER. AND OTHER MAPS/PLANS IN THE TEXT. THIS BOOK BRINGS TOGETHER PUBLISHED AND PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR ANGLIAN YORK

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

COUNCIL FOR BRITISH ARCHA

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Price in £

9.99

Pages

0

ISBN

Our Book Number

29017

Published

0

Edition

MILITARIA MAGAZINE ALBUM 15 . ISSUES NUMBER 85 TO NUMBER 90. JULY 1992 TO DECEMBER 1992
VARIOUS
ISSUES FROM JULY 1992 TO DECEMBER 1992 BOUND AS A HARDBACK VOLUME. LAMINATED BOARDS. NO D/W ( AS ISSUED). DAMAGED BOARDS. OVER 300 PAGES. IN FRENCH. FULL OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS- UNIFORMS, BADGES, INSIGNIA, MILITARY VEHICLES ETC.. INTERNALLY THE PAGES ARE VERY GOOD, BUT THE BINDING IS DAMAGED. FRONT BOARD HAS A CHUNK MISSING NEAR THE SPINE AND THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF WEAR ON THE EDGES AND CORNERS OF THE HARD COVERS.HEAVY- OVER 1KG. MIGHT INCUR EXCESS POSTAGE ABROAD.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

HISTOIRE & COLLECTION

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Price in £

90.00

Pages

244

ISBN

2707201979

Our Book Number

31475

Published

1992

Edition

L'AUTOMOBILE SOUS L'UNIFORME. 1939-1940
Vauvillier. F. And Touraine. Jean-Michel
A GOOD TO VERY GOOD BOOK IN A GOOD DUSTWRAPPER.IN FRENCH. INTERNALLY VERY GOOD. THERE IS A LITTLE PLAY IN THE SPINE, AND A LITTLE WEAR ON THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE SPINE. THE DUSTWRAPPER IS A BIT CURLED/WORN ON THE TOP EDGE OF FRONT COVER, AND TOP AND BOTTOM OF REAR COVER. COVERS MOTORCYCLES AND SIDECARS;TRUCKS; VANS; ARTILLERY CARRIERS; TRACKED VEHICLES;AMBULANCES; BUSES; PERSONNEL CARRIERS.ETC. HEAVY BOOK TO SEND ABROAD.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

Jacket Condition

Good

Publisher

MASSIN EDITEUR

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Illustrator

JEAN RESTAYN

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Price in £

17.95

Pages

192

ISBN

1861261802

Our Book Number

31330

Published

1998

Edition

MOTO GUZZI. V-TWINS. THE COMPLETE STORY
WALKER. M.
A VERY GOOD BOOK IN A GOOD TO VG DUSTWRAPPER. THE D/W HAS A LITTLE SHELFWEAR AND A SLIGHT KNOCK ON THE FRONT EDGE.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

Publisher

CROWOOD

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Price in £

45.00

Pages

220

ISBN

Our Book Number

31492

Published

1961

Edition

FIRST
FOR THE KING
WELCH. RONALD
A NOVEL OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR. 1961 FIRST EDITION. MAROON COVERS WITH A MOUNTED CAVALIER ON THE FRONT OF D/W.. THE HARD COVERS ARE RUBBED A LTTLE ON THE BOTTOM EDGES, AND AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE. INTERNALLY VERY GOOD. THE SPINE HAS A VERY SLIGHT LEAN. THE DUSTWRAPPER IS VERY TIDY , IN A CLEAR PROTECTIVE WRAP THAT CAN BE REMOVED.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

Jacket Condition

Very Good

Publisher

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Illustrator

WILLIAM STOBBS

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