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HER MAJESTY'S ARMY & HER MAJESTY'S INDIAN AND COLONIAL FORCES (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Walter Richards. Illustrated by G.D. Giles.
Stock no. 1816293
Published by J.S. Virtue & Co Limited. Circa 1890. Almost very good condition.

A descriptive account of the various regiments now comprising the Queen's forces, from their first establishment to the present time (vols I & II) and In India and the Colonies (vol III). Large format. Three-quarter leather binding, volumes 1 & 2 black leather with grey cloth sides, volume 3 burgundy leather with blue cloth sides. Gilt title to spines. Each volume has colour vignette to title page with tissue guard in place. Beautiful colour plates. Volume I has a cup ring stain on front side, is rubbed at corners. Front hinge between contents and list of illustrations is broken. Tissue guard is present, is creased with a few foxspots and a few small tears to gutter edge. Volume II is rubbed at corners. Tissue guard present but browned and worn at gutter edge. Prelims are detached (title page to vi of contents due to broken hinge. Between pages 262-263 a page containing three b/w photos of men in uniform has been expertly inserted. Hinge between page 264 and 265 broken. Volume III is rubbed at corners with slight loss of leather to base of spine. Tissue guard is missing between frontis and title page. Front section detached from title page to page vi of contents, cracked joint between title page and frontis. Pages 3-6 not bound in (but present). All plates are present throughout the set and in excellent condition. A few foxspots thoughout. A few cracked/pulled hinges. Some pencil annotation present to margins (comparatively little).

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PILOT'S FLYING LOG BOOK NO. 2
Written by Wing-Cmdr G.P. Dfc Gibson.
Stock no. 1610645
Published by After The Battle. 1976. Slightly better than very good condition.

Blue cloth boards, black title. An exact facsimile reproduction of the Flying Log Book of Wing Comander Guy Gibson, VC, DSO, DFC. The written entries end on September 16, 1944. Corners scuffed with some wear to cloth. Small red sticker to front pastedown. Contents near fine.

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BRIEF BUT GLORIOUS
Written by Charles Messenger.
Stock no. 1815740
Published by ONE. 1st 2007. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A Brief History of the 8th (Service) Battalion The Royal Fusiliers 1914-18. Red cloth boards, light red title printed vertically to front board. B/w plates and maps. ISBN: 9780955605109. SIGNED by the author (with personal dedication) to title page. Letter to the previous owner from the author regarding the same sellotaped to front pastedown. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased.

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ARNHEM A FEW VITAL HOURS
Written by Scott Revell; Niall Cherry; Bob Gerritsen.
Stock no. 1814752
Published by R.N. Sigmond Publishing. 1st 2013. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

SS-Panzergrenadier-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Bataillion 16 at the Battle of Arnhem, September 1944. Large format. Olive green cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos and colour plans. ISBN: 9789081270342. SIGNED by the authors to title page (no dedication).

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BY LAND, SEA AND AIR
Written by Alexander Junier; Bart Smulders; Jaap Korsloot.
Stock no. 1208745
Published by R.N. Sigmond Publishing. 1st 2003. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

An Illustrated History of the 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment 1940-1945. From official records and personal accounts of Members of the Battalion. Large format. Green cloth, silver title to spine. B/w photos throughout. 223 pages includes index. ISBN: 9080471860. A fine copy of this scarce title.

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THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945 FOUR VOLUMES
Written by Stephen W. Roskill.
Stock no. 1813791
Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1961. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

History of the Second World War series. Volume I, Volume II, Volume III part I and Volume III part II. Blue/green cloth, black title block to spine with gilt title. Fold-out maps and b/w plates. Vol I Second Impression 1954, Volume II Second Impression 1957, Volume III part I 1st Edtion 1960, Volume III part II 1st Edition 1961. Text block slightly grubby. Volume II has name & date in ink to free front endpaper and small stain to front of dustwrapper. Contents are clean. Dustwrappers are lightly browned.

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REGIA AERONAUTICA THE ITALIAN AIR FORCE 1923-1945 - AN OPERATIONAL HISTORY
Written by Chris Dunning.
Stock no. 2122051
Published by Classic. 1st 2009. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Dark red cloth, silver title to spine. B/w photos. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781906537029. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE SILVERPLATE BOMBERS
Written by Richard H. Campbell.
Stock no. 1811934
Published by McFarland & Company, Inc.. 1st 2005. Fine condition.

A History and Registry of the Enola Gay and Other B-29s Configured to Carry Atomic Bombs. The development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber, the remarkable airplane employed to release the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780786421398. A lovely copy! This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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JAGDGESCHWADER 53 A HISTORY OF THE 'PIK AS' GESCHWADER (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Jochen Prien.
Stock no. 2120454
Published by Schiffer Military History. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Burgundy cloth (2 volumes) and Cream cloth (1 Volume). B/w photos. Covers from March 1937 - May 1945. Wrappers have some light edge-creasing; especially Volume covering May 1942 - January 1944 - creased along flap edges too. A great set!!

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CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1947-1995
Written by Robert Gardiner.
Stock no. 1713650
Published by Conway Maritime Press. 1995. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. B/w photos. The Western Powers. ISBN: 0851776051. Wrapper lightly edge-creased.

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MELBOURNE TEN
Written by Brian J. Rapier.
Stock no. 1606830
Published by Air Museum Publications (york) Ltd. 1st 1982. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Contains contemporary views of life and death from a number of diaries and events concerning a bomber squadron in World War II. B/w photos. ISBN: 0950732613. SIGNED by author, illustrator and researcher on title page (no dedication).

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FROM PYRAMID TO PAGODA THE STORY OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
Written by E.W.C. Sandes.
Stock no. 1208104
Published by F.J. Parsons Ltd.. Circa 1951. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The Prince of Wales's Own In the War 1939-45 and Afterwards. Large format. Burgundy cloth with gilt titles. Fold-out maps. Top and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped. Contents fine. All maps present. Wrapper is rubbed at corners with one inch loss at top of spine.

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