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1976 (5 May) Sale of Militaria at the Imperial War Museum
1976 (5 May) Sale of Militaria at the Imperial War Museum

Stanley Gibbons Auctions
29pp + 24 plates + PR. Some pen notations.
Sections of postage stamps and campaign covers, paper money and medals.
£6.00


AKEHURST John We Won A War: The Campaign In Oman, 1965-1975
AKEHURST John We Won A War: The Campaign In Oman, 1965-1975

Michael Russell (Publishing) (1982)
xxiii + 198pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W. Dusty along top edge.
£40.00


ANON 24 Views of H.M. Indian Troop Ship to India & Back.
ANON 24 Views of H.M. Indian Troop Ship to India & Back.
ANON 24 Views of H.M. Indian Troop Ship to India & Back.

R. Wilkins & Co., Portsea (1880 (Circa))
Folding chromo litho views in original worn red boards. 4.5 x 5.5"
Rare view book produced during the second Afghan War with views showing troops embarking at Portsmouth, passing Gibraltar, at anchor in Malta, passing through the Suez canal and finally arriving in Bombay.
£125.00


BRINK J.N. Recollections of a Boer Prisoner-of-War at Ceylon.
BRINK J.N. Recollections of a Boer Prisoner-of-War at Ceylon.

H.A.U.M., Amsterdam - Cape Town (1904)
[1] + 220pp + photo plates and frontispiece. 1st ed., very fine in very fine original green blindstamped cloth with photo image tipped on front board.
Description of Ceylon and the Boer prisoner of war camps.
£150.00


BROUGHTON U.H.R. The dress of the first regiment of Life Guards in three centuries.
BROUGHTON U.H.R. The dress of the first regiment of Life Guards in three centuries.
BROUGHTON U.H.R. The dress of the first regiment of Life Guards in three centuries.

Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London (1925)
xi + 36 large pp + 80 plates. 1st ltd. ed., no. 81 of 300 copies. Very fine in orig. full calf binding, fine apart from mark on back board. Top edge gilt. 10 x 12.5in
Includes many tipped in colour plates.
£375.00


DEAN B. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords. - Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell collections.
DEAN B. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords. - Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell collections.
DEAN B. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords. - Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell collections.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1929)
vi + 86 large pp + 99 plates + coloured frontispiece. 1st ltd. ed. of 900 copies. A fine clean copy in original boards with cloth spine. Boards worn at corners. 10 x 13in
An important study with fine photo illustrations.
£195.00


DEAN H.R. The Royal New Zealand Air Force in South-east Asia 1941-42
DEAN H.R. The Royal New Zealand Air Force in South-east Asia 1941-42

War Historical Branch Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington , New Zealand (1952)
32 large pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£15.00


DOBBIE Sybil Grace Under Malta
DOBBIE Sybil Grace Under Malta

Lindsay Drummond (1944)
158pp + plates. 1st ed., 2nd impression, clean in worn original cloth.
The author was the daughter of the military governor of the island during the time when it was beseiged by the german forces in WWII
£14.00


DORIS Charles de Bourges Amours de Napoleon - et des Princes et Princesses de sa Famille.
DORIS Charles de Bourges Amours de Napoleon - et des Princes et Princesses de sa Famille.DORIS Charles de Bourges Amours de Napoleon - et des Princes et Princesses de sa Famille.
DORIS Charles de Bourges Amours de Napoleon - et des Princes et Princesses de sa Famille.

B. Renault, Paris (1838)
2 vols. 148 + 140pp. Some light tone spots hardly detract. Fine in original quarter calf with marbled boards. Includes 4 line engravings besides the two frontispieces.
Rare - I can trace only two copies of this edition in libraries and none for sale.
£165.00


JOUBERT Philip Birds and Fishes: The Story of Coastal Command
JOUBERT Philip Birds and Fishes: The Story of Coastal Command

Hutchinson of London (1960)
224pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in worn D/W.
£10.00


LEO The Scapegoat
LEO The Scapegoat

London: Chapman & Hall (1870)
viii + 371pp. 2nd ed., mostly clean in old half maroon calf. Frontispiece with tipped in photographic portrait. Inscription on first page, 'L. Wright. Given to him Jan 22nd 1871 by Major Billington 6th Inniskilling dragoons.' Full author's name 'Pemberton' added to title page in ink.
The author fought in the Franco Prussian war and died at the battle of Sedan.
£25.00


MACDONALD FRASER George Quartered Safe Out Here. A recollection of the war in Burma
MACDONALD FRASER George Quartered Safe Out Here. A recollection of the war in Burma

Harvill/HarperCollins (1992)
xxii + 225pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£38.00


MANISCALCO Guiseppe Miles and Miles and Miles
MANISCALCO Guiseppe Miles and Miles and Miles

Howard Timmins (1968)
169pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in tatty D/W.
Story of how an Italian soldier walked from Sudan to South Africa
£15.00


MAURY Arthur Les Emblémes et drapeaux de la france. - Le Coq Gaulois.
MAURY Arthur Les Emblémes et drapeaux de la france. - Le Coq Gaulois.
MAURY Arthur Les Emblémes et drapeaux de la france. - Le Coq Gaulois.

Paris (1904)
354pp + colour plates. 1st ed., very fine in later half maroon calf retaining original card covers.
£120.00


ORLEBAR John Tales of the Sudan Defence Force. (The Tales Vol II).
ORLEBAR John Tales of the Sudan Defence Force. (The Tales Vol II).

Crossprint, Newport (1986)
149pp + 6 maps. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
Concerns the East African Campaign of 1940-41
£30.00


ORME Robert A History Of The Military Transactions Of The British Nation In Indostan, From The Year MDCCXLV. To Which Is Prefixed A Dissertation On The Establishments Made By Mahomedan Conquerors In Indostan.
ORME Robert A History Of The Military Transactions Of The British Nation In Indostan, From The Year MDCCXLV. To Which Is Prefixed A Dissertation On The Establishments Made By Mahomedan Conquerors In Indostan.ORME Robert A History Of The Military Transactions Of The British Nation In Indostan, From The Year MDCCXLV. To Which Is Prefixed A Dissertation On The Establishments Made By Mahomedan Conquerors In Indostan.
ORME Robert A History Of The Military Transactions Of The British Nation In Indostan, From The Year MDCCXLV. To Which Is Prefixed A Dissertation On The Establishments Made By Mahomedan Conquerors In Indostan.

London: Printed for John Nourse (1763)
1st ed., 4to. Half title, title, dedication, 415pp + errata + 10 folding maps. Fine in contemporary full calf with new spine and end papers. Internally very clean.
Describing the author's time with the East India Company. A fine work on the Indian wars. A second volume was published in 1778.
£450.00


PELET-NARBONNE General von and Translated By Major D
PELET-NARBONNE General von and Translated By Major D'Arcy Legard Cavalry on Service - illustrated by the advance of the German cavalry across the Mosel in 1870.

Hugh Rees, London (1906)
xviii + 350pp + 11 folding maps at rear. 1st ed., fine in original red cloth, spine slightly faded.
Study of the Franco-Prussian War.
£70.00


PROST B. Traicté de la forme et devis comme on faict les Tournois - par Olivier de la Marche, Hardouin de la Jaille, Anthoine de la Sale, etc.
PROST B. Traicté de la forme et devis comme on faict les Tournois - par Olivier de la Marche, Hardouin de la Jaille, Anthoine de la Sale, etc.

Paris (1878)
xix + 259pp + errata + table + 16 hand coloured plates, 9 double paged. Ltd. ed., no. 117 of 260. Fine in original cloth with marbled boards, partially uncut.
Contains eight early texts on tournaments with lovely delicately hand coloured plates.
£350.00


RICHARDS W. Her Majesty
RICHARDS W. Her Majesty's Army - Indian and Colonial Forces. Part 20.

J.S. Virtue & Co., London (1890 (circa))
48pp + plate. Fine in original card covers (detached), small water stain affecting margin of plate.
Fine col. litho plate of 'The 2nd Queen's Own Rifles (Canada)' plus text military forces of Canada.
£16.00


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1898 East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900, 1 clasp: 1897-98. Awarded to Pt. N. Price, 2nd West India Regiment. The 2nd West India Regiment were involved in the Benin expedition to Akassa in 1897 and also helped to occupy the hinterland of Gold Coast and Lagos as a result of French aggression. In 1898 two companies proceeded to Kumassi.
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