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THE NORTH SOMERSET REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY
£75.00
Notes: 1850. 78 PAGES, 3 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS.RED SOFT COVERS WITH GILT INSIGNIA ON THE FRONT COVER , REPAIRED WITH BROWN TAPE ON THE SPINE. THE COVERS ARE RUBBED ON THE CORNERS AND EDGES WITH GRUBBY MARKS ON THE SURFACE. MARBLED END PAPERS WITH PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON FRONT END PAPER. EXTENSIVE NOTES IN TIDY HANDWRITING ON THE BLANK PAGES BEFORE THE TITLE PAGE..SOME ANNOTATION IN THE FORM OF NOTES ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF MARGINS ON A FEW PAGES.THE THREE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE FOXED. A WORKING COPY OF A SCARCE TITLE. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
1850
78
028841
BATH
SOFT COVERS
H E CARRINGTON
No D/W

Military Sun Helmets Of The World
SUCIU P & BATES S
£19.00
Notes: NEW BOOK WITH LIGHT SHELF WEAR AND SMALL INDENT ON OUTER SIDE EDGE OF HARD COVER. . POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
2009
93
184574912X
029434
UK
NEAR FINE
Hard Back
NAVAL & MILITARY PRESS
No D/W

German Naval Camouflage: 1939-41 volume. I
ASMUSSEN J & Leon E
£38.00
Notes: 2012 HARDBACK. NEW BOOK IN A DUST JACKET THAT HAS BEEN BUMPED ON THE TOP CORNER OF THE SPINE AND LIGHT SHELF RUBBING TO THE EDGES OF COVERS, TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS LIKE NEW. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
2012
192
9781848321427
029326
UK
Good
Hard Back
Seaforth
GOOD +

BY GOD THEY CAN FIGHT. A HISTORY OF 143RD INFANTRY BRIGADE 1908 TO 1995 ( The 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions Royal Warwickshire Regiment.)
CADDICK-ADAMS. P
£9.95
Notes: 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.
1995
0
0952687003
026748
Fine/ New
SOFT COVERS
FIRST
143RD WEST MIDLANDS BRIGA
No D/W
CARD COVERS

THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE 20TH CENTURY, (1) Service Dress 1902-1940.
CHAPPELL. M
£5.25
Notes: EXCELLENT COLOUR PLATES & MANY BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE PERIOD. NEW BOOKLET BUT THE STAPLES HAVE STARTED TO RUST IN STORAGE, AND ARE JUST MARKING THE INTERNAL CENTRE FOLD A LITTLE
CHAPPELL M.
1987
0
1870498003
026917
UK
Very Good
Card Cover
WESSEX MILITARY PUBLISHIN
No D/W

Records of the Scottish Volunteer Force, 1859-1908
GRIERSON J M
£23.00
Notes: HARDBACK.. 1972. CONTAINS 47 EXCELLENT COLOUR PLATES.A GOOD TO VERY GOOD BOOK IN A GOOD DUST JACKET. JACKET IS YELLOWED, AND RUBBED ON EDGES AND SURFACE. TOP EDGE WORN. TOP OUTER EDGES OF BOOK DUST MARKED, TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD WITH NICE BRIGHT PAGES. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP. HEAVY. PLEASE CHECK POSTAGE ABROAD.
1972
372
0584109369
029405
UK
GOOD+
Hardback
FREDERICK MULLER
Good

SECOND HANDBOOK OF ANGLO-SAXON FOOD AND DRINK. PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION.
HAGEN. A
£14.00
Notes: A LITTLE SHELFWEAR ON THE CARD COVERS. SLIGHT BEND ON BOTTOM CORNER OF THE FRONT COVER.TOP OF SPINE A BIT ROUGHENED. INTERNALLY VERY GOOD. 2002 REPRINT..
2002
409
1898281122
027948
Very Good
SOFT COVERS
ANGLO SAXON BOOKS
No D/W

CHAUCER AND CLOTHING. CLERICAL AND ACADEMIC COSTUME IN THE GENERAL PROLOGUE TO THE CANTERBURY TALES.
HODGES. L. F
£20.50
Notes: LIGHT SHELFWEAR.
2005
316
1843840332
029417
Very Good
Hardback
D.S BREWER
Very Good

REGULATIONS AND NOTES FOR THE UNIFORM OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES 1882
JACOBSEN. J. N
£9.50
Notes: SMALL STAPLED BOOKLET. FACSIMILE REPRINT OF THE 1882 REGS. PAGES TANNED. MORE BROWNED AROUND THE EDGES. SLIGHT SMELL OF TOBACCO SMOKE. COVERS BROWNED . PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME STICKER INSIDE FRONT COVER. LINE DRAWINGS AND BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS. EXCEEDINGLY SMALL PRINT.. LIGHT BOOKLET TO SEND ABROAD
1971
32
029195
Fair
SOFT COVERS
Manor Publishing
No D/W
STAPLED BOOKLET.

ON THE MECHANICS OF THE BOW AND ARROW
KOOI B W
£38.50
Notes: 1983. SOFT COVERS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION. A GOOD TO VERY GOOD BOOK WITH LIGHT SHELF RUBBING AND SMALL CREASES TO EDGES OF COVERS, TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD WITH NICE BRIGHT PAGES, POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
1983
211
024514
HOLLAND
Good
SOFT COVERS
Van Denderen
No D/W

5000 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE IN MALTA
MAHONEY L
£110.00
Notes: 1996 HARDBACK SMART BLUE LEATHERETTE COVERS WITH GILT TITLES..A VERY GOOD BOOK IN AN EDGE RUBBED DUST JACKET.TOP OUTER EDGE OF BOOK SLIGHTLY DUST MARKED. OTHERWISE, TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD WITH NICE BRIGHT PAGES. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
1996
399
9990958157
028889
MALTA
Very Good
Hard Back
VALLETTA PUBLISHING
Good

The Historical Memoirs of the XVIIIth [Eighteenth] Hussars (Princess of Wales's own).
MALET. CAPT. H. E.
£37.50
Notes: 1907. HARDBACK. 24 ILLUSTRATED PLATES SOME IN COLOUR.. BLUE CLOTH COVERS WITH GILT INSIGNIA ON FRONT BOARD AND TITLES IN GILT ON THE SPINE. TOP OUTER EDGE OF PAGE BLOCK FINISHED IN GILT.CORNERS HEAVILY RUBBED. TOP AND BOTTOM OF SPINE WORN.PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON INSIDE COVER. A FEW PAGES FOXED BUT MOST ARE GOO TO VERY GOOD, THE COLOUR PLATES ARE SUPERB. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
1907
345
029314
Good
Hardback
First Edition
WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS
No D/W

THE CROSSBOW. ITS MILITARY AND SPORTING HISTORY, CONSTRUCTION AND USE
PAYNE-GALLWEY. R
£7.98
Notes: 319 PAGES PLUS INDEX AND TWO APPENDICES- ANCIENT PROJECTILE ENGINES; AND THE TURKISH BOW. CONTENTS INCLUDE THE HISTORY OF THE CROSSBOW, THE MEDIEVAL CROSSBOW, CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT; THE (RELATIVELY) MODERN CROSSBOW; CATAPULTS, BALISTA AND ANCIENT SIEGE ENGINES. BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS.
2007
374
9781873674079
027717
NEW
SOFT COVERS
MERLIN UNWIN
No D/W

MAKING MODEL HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES
THOMPSON. J
£15.95
Notes: SOFT COVERS. THIRD EDITION. ( NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE RING BOUND EDITION). TIDY COPY. TOP AND EDGE OF BLOCK SLIGHTLY TANNED. TOP CORNER OF FRONT COVER AND FIRST FEW PAGES SLIGHTLY BENT. LIGHT EDGEWEAR ON THE COVERS. SPINE FADED AND ALSO PART OF TOP EDGE OF REAR COVER. PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME STICKER ON TITLE PAGE.
1994
96
0950577502
028953
GOOD
SOFT COVERS
3RD EDITION.
JOHN THOMPSON
No D/W

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 AN ILLUSTRATED PRICE GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS.
WITHERS. H
£36.00
Notes: OVER 2000 FULL COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS MAKE THIS AN IMPORTANT GUIDE FOR ALL SWORD COLLECTORS. NEW BOOK .POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
2006
296
0954591011
016753
UK
Fine / New
Hard Back
STUDIO JUPITER
None Issued

THE HISTORY OF J BATTERY ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY ( FORMERLY A TROOP MADRAS HORSE ARTILLERY )
WYNDHAM MALET G E
£28.00
Notes: 1898. HARDBACK. BLUE CLOTH COVERS WITH GILT TITLES AND EMBLEM ON THE FRONT BOARD. THE COVERS ARE RUBBED ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE SPINE AND SLIGHTLY DARKENED AROUND THE EDGES BUT GOOD. PAGES TANNED WITH AGE BUT THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE GOOD. PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON FRONT END PAPER. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
1898
70
028840
London
GOOD .
Hard Back
No D/W

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