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14735. Adkin, Mark: The Charge The Real Reason Why the Light Brigade Was Lost.

London: Pimlico, 2004. 150th Anniversary Edition. xviii + 295 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Thirty-three plates. Sixteen maps. Seven sketches. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Good condition. Trade Paperback. 9.00


14700. Adkin, Mark: Urgent Fury The Battle for Grenada.

London: Leo Cooper, 1989. First edition. xxiii + 391 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Twenty illustrations and twenty-four maps. Military Symbols Used on Maps, Notes, Bibliography, Appendices, and Index. Silver-blocked red boards, in very good dw. Slight crease to back of dw, o/w near mint. 12.50


14678. Ailsby, Christopher: SS: Roll of Infamy.

London: Brown Books, 1997. First edition. 192 pp. 25.5 x 19.5 cm. An illustrated biographical dictionary of the leading SS men. "Illustrated with over 200 black and white photographs, many previously unpublished". Silver-blocked black boards, in very good dw. 9.00


14415. Ailsby, Christopher: Waffen - SS An Unpublished Record 1923 - 1945.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1999. 224pp. 29.5 x 24.5 cm. "Includes over 400 photographs, many from the photo albums of former Waffen SS members which have never before been published". Index. Silver-blocked black boards in good dw. There is slight staining to the inside of the dw, not visible from the outside. 10.00


17925. Allan, John S.: My Picture Gallery of Memory.

North Berwick: Tantallon Press Limited, 1970. (5) + 115 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. Gold-blocked cream boards, in very good condition, in a good dw. Neat inscription on ffep from "John & Margaret Allan". Autobiography of Captain in King's Own Scottish Borderers, and native of Berwickshire. Lots of interesting county history. 24.00


14708. Ashley, Maurice: The English Civil War.

Thrupp: Budding Books, 1997. xiv + 202 + ii pp. 25 x 18 cm. 194 illustrations, 8 coloured plates, and 6 maps. Bibliography, and Index. Pictorial glazed boards, in unclipped, slightly-worn dw. 9.50


19521. Baguely, Margaret, editor: World War I and the Question of Ulster The correspondence of Lilian and Wilfred Spender.

Dublin: The Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2009. xxxi + 536 pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Based on a collection of some 2,750 letters in PRONI, Belfast, this was a daily wartime correspondence between husband and wife. 15 illustrations, with a dedication on the title page from the editor to her two proof readers. Gold-blocked black boards. In very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Unpackaged weight 1,700g, so overseas shipping will require extra postage. Important source material at all sorts of levels. 45.00


20172. Bairnsfather, Capt. Bruce: More Fragments from France by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Vol II.

London: The Bystander n.d. 29 x 20.5 cm. 44 pp. illustrated, pictorial paper covers, a little wear, 10.00


20176. Bairnsfather, Capt. Bruce: The Bystander's Fragments from All the Fronts by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Number Six.

London: The Bystander n.d. 29 x 20.5 cm. 32 pp. illustrated, pictorial paper covers, a little wear, otherwise good. 10.00


20173. Bairnsfather, Capt. Bruce: The Bystander's Fragments from France by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather.

London: The Bystander n.d. 29 x 20.5 cm. 48 pp. illustrated, pictorial paper covers, a little wear, 10.00


20175. Bairnsfather, Capt. Bruce: The Bystander's Fragments from France by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Number Five.

London: The Bystander n.d. 29 x 20.5 cm. 32 pp. illustrated, pictorial paper covers, a little wear, closed small tear to top right of the front cover, otherwise good. 10.00


20174. Bairnsfather, Capt. Bruce: The Bystander's Fragments from France by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Number Seven.

London: The Bystander n.d. 1919. 29 x 20.5 cm. 32 pp. illustrated, pictorial paper covers, a little wear, otherwise good. 10.00


14727. Bancroft, James W.: The Victoria Cross Roll of Honour.

Eccles: Aim High Productions, 1989. First edition. 123 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Service, Regiment, or Corps to which recipients belonged. Names in chronological order, under Campaigns. Army re-organisation. Index, arranged by separate Campaigns. Pictorial glazed boards. Lovely clean copy. Very slight shelf wear, o/w mint. 20.00


14280. Banning (Stephen Thomas): Military Law.

Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1941. 21st edition, revised. xxii+329 pp. Contains a pasted in page of addenda covering Home Guard, and Offences under the Treachery Act 1940 etc. Hardback, red boards, very small nick to top of title page, otherwise in good condition. 15.00


14267. Barker, A.J.: The West Yorkshire Regiment (The XIVth Regiment of Foot).

London: Leo Cooper Ltd, 1974. Famous Regiments Series. Edited by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. First edition. xii + 80 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 25 illustrations and music of the Regimental March. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition. Dustwrapper has a biro line neatly through the price, and an area of discolouration where there has been an adhesive label, o/w very good. 12.00


14679. Barthorp, Michael: The Anglo-Boer Wars The British and the Afrikaners 1815 -1902.

London: Blandford, 1991. 176 pp. 24.5 x 19 cm. Profusely illustrated, six maps, notes, bibliography, and index. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 12.00


13147. Barty-King, Hugh: The Drum A Royal Tournament tribute to the Military Drum.

London: Royal Tournament 1988. 128 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition, a well researched and illustrated study of the subject. 6.00


18644. Belfast Telegraph: Bombs on Belfast The Blitz 1941.

Belfast: Pretani Press, 1984. xiv + (56 pp) + (i). 24.4 x 18.5 cm. A modern edition of a wartime publication giving a vivid photographic record of the impact of the wartime blitz, from photographs taken for the Belfast Telegraph. Introduction by Christophr D. McGimpsey. Gold-blocked black boards, in a price-clipped dw. Name and date neatly written on ffep, o/w In good condition. 10.00


17652. Birley, Anthony: Garrison Life at Vindolanda A Band of Brothers.

Stroud: Tempus Publishing, 2002. 192 pp. 24 x 17 cm. 121 illustrations and 30 colour plates. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Very minor wear, otherwise good. 10.00


16834. Brierly, Col. G.J., Col. I. B. Gailey, and Col. W.F. Gillespie: The Territorials in Northern Ireland 1947-1992.

Belfast: Territorial Auxiliary & Volunteer Reserve Association for Northern Ireland, 1993. 119 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Forty-five illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. This appears to be very scarce. 80.00


8902. Briggs, I.G.: They Gave Me A Crown. The Reminiscences and Diversions of a Doctor in Peace and War.

London: Herbert Jenkins first printing c.1946. 220 pp. good in a rather worn dustwrapper. As a military doctor he has much to say about the medical side of army life.He is keenly interested in psycho-neurosis and psycho-analysis and what he has to say about the treartment of mental and nervous disorders is provocative and constructive. 48.00


16206. Broadhurst, William and Henry Welsh: Out of the Fire A History of the Fire Brigade in Lisburn.

Lisburn City Council: Flaming Publications, 2004. Published to mark the Conferment of the Freedom of the City on the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade, 6.3.2004. 87 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Twenty-eight illustrations. Signed by the Mayor. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


9413. Brooke-Hunt, Violet: Lord Roberts A Biography.

London: James Nesbit & Co. 1908. New and Revised edition. 362 pp. frontispiece portrait, dark plum leather binding, St Chad's Prestatyn College crest, gilt, on front board, small gilt tooled edge border, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, some fading and edge rubbing, marbled foreedges and endpapers, school prize plate for 1926 on front pastedown, otherwise good. First published 1918. 30.00


13111. Bussey, George Moir: History of Napoleon.

London: Joseph Thomas Finch Lane Cornhill 1840. In two volumes. 27.5 by 18 cms. Vol. I. lxxii+576 pp. Vol. II. vi+634 pp. illustrated by Horace Vernet. In dark brown boards, blindstamped with gilt title and decoration to spine and gilt decorated "N" to front boards, spines professionally restored, some foxing, tight copies, in fair condition overall. Inscription on ffep reads, "Maxwell Close from his sincere friends Cecil L. Peel, H.M. Bosanquet on his leaving Eton Sept. 27th 1845." Close, 25.6.1827-25.1.1903, was an Irish Conservative Politician, eldest son of Colonel Maxwell Close of Drumbanagher House, and his wife Anna Elizabeth Brownlow sister of Charles Brownlow 1st Baron Lurgan. Educated at Eton and ChristChurch Oxford. J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Armagh, High Sheriff Armagh 1854, MP for Armagh 1857-1864 and 1874-1885. This book must have come from Drumbanagher House, Armagh, now demolished. 165.00


17392. Campbell, Captain RW: The Kangaroo Marines.

London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1915. First edition. 128pp. 18 x 11 cm. 11 short stories about the Australian and New Zealand Forces in WW1. Black-blocked tan boards. Neat signature on ffep "A. M. Weatherup 19th Oct. 1916". 8.00


9013. Cardozo, Harold g.: The March of a Nation My Year of Spain's Civil War.

London: The Right Book Club first edition1937. viii+315 pp. maps, 24 photographic illustrations, hardback, boards dusty/ stained, a little wear otherwise fair/good. Cardozo was special correspondent of the London Daily Mail with the Nationalist Forces in Spain. 10.00


16636. Carson, Douglas: Benburb 5 June 1646.

Benburb: Heritage Centre, 1994. 36 pp. 20 x 21 cm. The Story of the famous battle. Fifteen illustrations. Map. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 10.00


15891. Cookstown District Council: Cookstown's War Dead 1914-1918 1939-1945.

Cookstown, Tyrone: Cookstown District Council, 2007. 416 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Biographies of the War Dead of Cookstown and District, and, where possible, photographs. Good historical and genealogical material. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial matt card covers. Previous owner's name neatly written on title page, o/w in good condition. 25.00


19756. Corbally, lieut-Col. M.J.P.M.: The Royal Ulster Rifles 1793-1957.

Belfast: 1957. 21 x 14 cm. 199 pp. illustrated, some shelfwear, softcovers, in fair / good condition. (The County of Dublin Regiment and Royal County Down Regiment ) 12.00


18125. Cousins, Colin: Armagh and The Great War.

Dubllin: The History Press Ireland, 2011. 288 pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. 27 tables. Profusely illustrated, Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Almost as new. "this is an important book." 12.00


14431. Cowdery, Ray R and Vodenka, Peter: Reinhard Heydrich Assassination!.

Lakeville MN: USM, Incorporated, 1994. First American Edition. 110pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. "illustrated with over 125 rare photographs purchased from a private archive in Praha". Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 30.00


15857. Crozier, Brigadier -General F.P.: A Brass Hat in No-Man's Land.

Norwich: Gliddon Books, 1989. 270 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. The 36th (Ulster) Division. With an introduction by Philip Orr. Thirteen illustrations. Gold-blocked green boards. Very good in a vg dustwrapper. 15.00


18110. Crudgington, I.M. and D.J. Baker: The British Shotgun Volume One 1850-70.

Southampton: Ashford, Buchan & Enright, 1990. Second edition. 256 pp. 26.5 x 20.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Gold-blocked brown boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. Signed by Crudgington on the title page. Unpackaged weight 1,050g, so overseas shipping will require extra postage. 15.00


13945. Davey, Ray: Don't Fence Me In.

Belfast: Printed by The Belfast News-letter, Ltd, 1954. Revised edition. 126 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. A diary of two years during the War as a YMCA Field Secretary and then three years as a Prisoner of War. Eight plates and one map. Gold-blocked red boards. Lovely fresh copy. No dw. 15.00


18395. Davidson-Houston, Brigadier J. V.: Armed Diplomat A Military Attache in Russia.

London: Robert Hale Limited, 1959. First edition. xiv + 191 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. 17 illustrations. 1 map. Index. Gold-blocked burgandy boards. No dustwrapper. Signature of Lt Col Williams on half-title. In good condition. 12.00


16688. De Nogales, General Rafael: Memoirs of a Soldier of Fortune.

London: Wright & Brown, c1932. xvi+ 334 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Fascinating memoirs of an extraordinary character, army officer, scholar, explorer, and adventurer, who served under many flags. He fought in South America, and for Turkey in World War 1. Twenty-two fascinating photographs, including aerial views. Index. Gold-blocked, textured, and lined, blue boards. No dw. Some light foreedge spotting and occasional pages roughly opened, otherwise good. 35.00


16057. Doherty, Richard: Wall of Steel The History of the 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (Supplementary Reserve).

Limavady: North-West Books, 1988. 232 pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. The Regiment saw active service in North Africa and Italy. Fifty-three illustrations, and six maps. Gold-blocked blue boards. The dustwrapper has a little light wear with a couple of small closed edge tears, otherwise in very good condition. This is an excellent study, though sadly it has no index. 20.00


17056. Dorling, Captain H. Taprell: British and Foreign Ribbons Naval Military Air Force and Civil.

London: George Philip & Son, Ltd., 1942. First edition. 4 pp. text + 16 full-page coloured plates showing 247 medal ribbons + 4 pp. Index. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Black- and white-printed red matt card covers. Rusted staples. Water stain at bottom left. A rare survivor, in fair condition. 12.00


14450. Down County Museum: Down Survey 2004 Yearbook of Down County Museum County Down at War 1850-1945

Downpatrick: Down County Museum, 2004. Mike King, editor. 112pp. 30 x 21 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Glazed pictorial card covers. 19 articles on various aspects of military naval and war experience in the County. In very good condition. 15.00


11862. Duff, Ethel M: The Life Story of the Duke Of Cambridge.

London: Stanley Paul 1938. 288 pp. illustrated, hardback, an ex-library copy in blue library cloth binding, with a library bookplate on the front pastedown and shelf number stamped and gilt on spine bottom, otherwise in very good bright condition. A fairly scarce title. The Duke,1819-1904 was the only son of Georgee III's seventh son. From 1856-1895 he was Commander in Chief of the British Army. 12.00


14725. Elliott, Paul: Vietnam Conflict and Controversy.

London: Arms and Armour, 1996. First edition. 192 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Vietnam - from the early years to defeat. Twenty-two plates. Abbreviations. Chronology. Maps. Appendix - Key Individuals. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked red boards. Price-clipped dw, o/w mint. 11.00


14710. Ellis, Chris: Spearhead 21st Panzer Division Rommel's Afrika Korps Spearhead.

Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing, 2001. 96 pp. 25 x 18.5 cm. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Maps, Bibliograhy, and Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 9.00


14717. Ellis, John: Eye-Deep in Hell Life in the Trenches 1914-1918.

London: Fontana Collins, 1977. 192 pp. 24 x 19 cm. Map. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Good condition. 10.00


14468. Fagnon, Lt. Michael C.: SS Werwolf Combat Instruction Manual.

Colorado: Paladin Press 1982. xxxix+80 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a slightly rubbed dustwrapper. Text in German and English. The unusual story of Nazi Germany's only organised guerilla resistance units.The manual had never been published before. An unusual item. 85.00


19588. Falls, Cyril: The History of the 36th (Ulster) Division.

Belfast: The Somme Association, 1991. Introduction by Field Marshal The Lord Plumer. This is a modern reprinting of the original edition of this work, to mark the 75th anniversary of the battle. The book was first published in 1922. 359 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. 6 original and 19 modern illustrations. Six folded maps. Gold-blocked burgundy boards. In very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Near mint. Includes the Honours and Awards Index. A classic study. 45.00


18974. Falls, Cyril: The History of the 36th (Ulster) Division.

London, Constable and Company Ltd, 1996. Introduction by Field Marshal The Lord Plumer. The book was first published in 1922. 359 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Pictorial card covers. 6 illustrations. In very good condition. Honours and Awards. Index. A classic study. 12.00


14528. Fiennes, Ranulph: The Feather Men.

London: Bloomsbury, 1991. First Edition. viii+280pp. 24 x 16 cm. Eight illustrations, maps and index. Gold-blocked black boards, in worn dw. Neatly-written owner's dedication on ffep. 44.00


16849. Fitchett, W. H.: The Tale of The Great Mutiny.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1908. Seventh Impression. Second edition (enlarged). vii+485 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Eight portraits: Earl Roberts, Willoughby, Henry Lawrence, Havelock, Edwardes, Lord Lawrence, Nicholson, and Outram, and six maps, including the storming of the Secundrabagh. Appendix is the diary of an officer's wife. Index. Gold-decorated dark-green leather binding. "Sligo Grammar School" on front board; gold-blocked edge border, on outside, inside, and edges of boards; six-panelled spine with raised bands and very decorative gilt panels; original gold-blocked red title label; and marbled fore-edges and endpapers. Owner's name - EJ Brett - on flyleaf, above the signature of the Headmaster. In good condition. A standard history of what is now called India's first war of independence. 15.00


14435. Franks, Norman, Giblin, Hal, and McCrery, Nigel: Under the Guns of The Red Baron.

London: Grub Street, 1995. 224pp. 26 x 22 cm. "The complete record of Von Richthofen's victories and victims fully illustrated". "photographs of over 100 of the 123 men concerned". "ten colour paintings by Chris Thomas". Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed boards in good dw. 10.00


13946. Gailey, Colonel IB, Gillespie, Colonel WF, and Hassett, Lt Colonel J, compilers: An Account of the Territorials in Northern Ireland 1947-1978.

Belfast: The Territorial Auxiliary & Volunteer Reserve Association for NI, 1979. 96 pp. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. Histories of regiments. Eighteen pages of photographs recording uniforms and weapons, ceremonial occasions, sporting occasions, etc. with lists of decorations and achievements. Glazed card covers. Name neatly printed on title page and tiny corner missing from lower left back cover. 18.00


14270. Gale, Richard: The Worcestershire Regiment (The 29th and 36th Regiments of Foot).

London: Leo Cooper Ltd, 1970. Famous Regiments Series. Edited by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. First edition. ix + 122 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 27 illustrations, and music of the Regimental March. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition. Dustwrapper has a biro line neatly through the price, a sunned spine, a 1-cm closed tear, and an area of discolouration where there has been an adhesive label. 13.50


10405. Gayre, G.R.: Italy in Transition Extracts from the Private Journal of G.R. Gayre.

London: Faber and Faber first edition 1946. 254 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Two maps, one folding, of Sicily. Hardback, very good, with inscription from the author on ffep, and two stamps of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Club Edinburgh. Gayre was appointed, in 1943, as Educational Advisor to the Military Government in Italy. As Director of Education in the Control Commission he was responsible for the removal of Fascism from the Universities, learned societies, and the educational system of Italy. An outspoken book, but an important document of the period. It covers Sicily 1943-44 and Southern Italy 1944. 45.00


12100. George Newnes Limited: The Western Front Then and Now.

London: George Newnes Limited, c1930. 256 pp. 25 x 19 cm. . A series of photos showing places on the western front during the war and as they had been restored a couple of decades later. Amazing to see towns restored to the appearance of how they were before destruction. Map. Hardback, no dustwrapper. Some foxing to endpapers, half-title, and final page, o/w in good condition 10.00


15716. Gibson-Harries, Derrick: Life-Line to Freedom Ulster in the Second World War.

Lurgan: Ulster Society Publications, 1990. 121 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


10420. Gleig, G. R: The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington.

London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer The People's Edition 1869. Revised edition, with a new preface. xvi+496 pp. frontispiece portrait, half leather with marbled boards and foreedges, six panelled spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, school prize plate for May 1870. Some rubbing and edgewear, some foxing to endpapers but not elsewhere. In overall good condition. 32.00


14301. Green, Michael and Gladys: The Green Berets at War.

Minnesota, Capstone High-Interest Books, 2004. 32 pp. 23.5 x 18.5 cm. 15 plates in colour and b&w. Pictorial heavy boards. Mint, as published in a "Reinforced Library Binding". Presumably a text book. 30.00


12906. Griffin, Brian: The Bulkies: Police and Crime in Belfast, 1800-1865.

Irish Academic Press in association with The Irish Legal History Society x+166 pp. 23.5 x 16. Illustrated softcovers, in very good condition. The Bulkies were a local town Police Force replaced by the RIC. This is an important study. 15.00


13719. Groser, Horace G.: Field-Marshall Lord Roberts...

London: Andrew Melrose, c1900. First edition. 144 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Gray-blocked green boards. Mounted sepia portrait on front board. Slight wear to boards, o/w good tight copy. 9.50


17638. H.M.S.O.: Manual of Horsemanship, Equitation and Animal Transport.

London: H.M.S.O., 1937. x + 262 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. "By Command of the Army Council". 40 plates. Red boards, printed black, no dw. In very good condition. Horses includes camels. 29.50


16059. Haines, Keith: To the Ends of the Earth Campbellians at War.

Belfast: Campbell College, 2002. Archive Series no 1. 63 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. The contribution of ex-pupils of Campbell College to war, starting with the Boer War. Thirty plates. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 20.00


16028. Hanna, Ronnie: Pardon Me Boy The Americans in Ulster 1942-45 A Pictorial Record.

Belfast: Ulster Society (Publications), 1991. 100 pp. 20.5 x 20 cm. Ninety-eight illustrations. Pictorial glazed-card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


12350. Harris, John: The Court Martial of Lord Lucan.

London: Severn House Publishers 1987. xv+302 pp. map, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. After the slaughter of the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854 during the Crimea War Lord Lucan demanded a Court Martial of himself to set the record straight but this was denied him by Government and he was served up as scapegoat. This is a fictional account of what such a trial might have concluded. 8.00


13434. Hayes-McCoy, G. A.: Irish Battles A Military History of Ireland.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 1990. 326 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Accounts of fourteen Irish Battles from Clontarf in 1014 to Arklow in 1798, illustrated in colour, with battlefield plans. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. A pioneering study by a great scholar. 10.00


14737. Helms, E. Michael: The Proud Bastards.

New York: Pocket Star Books, 1990. vii + 273 + ii pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. A Marine's recollections of Vietnam. Pictorial glazed card covers. Good condition. Trade Paperback. 8.00


12300. Hereman, Samuel: Paxton's Botanical Dictionary comprising the Names, History and Culture of all plants known in Britain with a full explanation of Technical Terms.

London: Bradbury Evans & Co. 1868. New Edition including all plants up to the present year. viii+623 pp. hardback green boards with some blind stamped and gilt decoration, showing some wear, spine extremities a little worn, rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed. On the front pastedown is the bookplate bearing the crest and name of General Sir George Wolseley. Its motto Homo Homini Lupus, man is a wolf to his fellow man. Wolseley, 1839-1921, was a most distinguished soldier, brother to Sir Garnet Wolseley. He served in India in 1857,and later, Egypt 1882, and 1884-5, Burma, 1887, and 1889-91. Paxton first produced this guide in 1840 when at Chatsworth. 95.00


13161. Hume, Dr David editor: Battles beyond the Boyne Orangemen in the ranks 1798-2000.

Shomberg Press Explorations in Religion History and Culture n.d. c.2000. 88 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. An aspect of Orange history not often explored. Scarce. 45.00


18362. Jocelyn, Robert Earl of Roden: Major D.M. (John) Kennedy M.C. A Tribute.

Robert Jocelyn Earl of Roden, 1995. 242 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. 12 illustrations. Gold-blocked maroon boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. John Kennedy never wanted to be a soldier but to develop farming and bloodstock interests in Kildare. However he became a legend in the Irish Guards, serving in Norway, north Africa and n.w. Europe. He was killed in battle, Feb.1945. This tribute is based on his correspondence, and interviews with those who fought with him, and tells the story of his family and their loss. 18.00


14500. Karnow, Stanley: Vietnam A History.

London: Plimlico, 1994. Revised and Updated. xv + 768 pp. 23 x 15 cm. "Definitive history". Profusely illustrated. Index. Pictorial matt card covers. Slight wear to top of spine, o/w good. 10.00


16327. Kelleher, George D.: Gunpowder to Guided Missiles Ireland's War Industries.

Bunacummer, Co Cork: John F. Kelleher, 1993. xvi+398 pp. 22 x 15 cm. Twenty illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards, no dustwrapper. In very good condition, almost as new. The book is based on the author's university thesis. Mr Kelleher died suddenly in 1987, before publication. His mother and brother were then responsible for seeing his book through to publication. It is an excellent and comprehensive study. 45.00


16991. Kelly, Mary Pat: Home Away From Home The Yanks in Ireland.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 1994. 164 pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. Between 1942 and 1945 some 300,000 American troops were stationed in Northern Ireland where they trained for combat. The story is told here in some detail, with fascinating contemporary accounts and photographs. Copiously illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


11947. Kerr, Samuel Parnell: What the Irish Regiments Have Done.

London: T. Fisher Unwin first edition 1916. With a diary of a visit to the front by John E. Redmond, M.P. 201 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper. Chapter headings include, Mr John Redmond's visit to the Front, The earlier phases of the War, Certain episodes in the West, The Dardanelles, The Balkans. Minor wear to boards, spine a little faded otherwise very good. A scarce title. 85.00


14530. Kinvig, Clifford: River Kwai Railway The Story of the Burma-Siam Railroad

London: Brassey's, 1998. First Paperback Edition. xx+236pp. 23 x 16 cm. Sixteen plates, four maps, notes, and index. Pictorial card covers. Near mint condition. 11.50


18117. Kipling, Rudyard: The Irish Guards in the Great War The First Battalion.

Staplehurst: Spellmount Ltd, 1997. Edited and compiled from their diaries and papers. 320 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. 17 illustrations. 7 maps. Appendices with casualty lists, awards, etc. Index. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a very good dw, almost as new. " A forgotten masterpiece". 20.00


18116. Kipling, Rudyard: The Irish Guards in the Great War The Second Battalion.

Stroud: Spellmount Limited, 2008. 223 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. 16 illustrations. 4 maps. Appendices with casualty lists, awards, etc. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, in very good condition, almost as new. " A forgotten masterpiece". 12.00


14613. Knight, Ian: Marching to the Drums Eyewitness Accounts of War from the Kabul Massacre to the Siege of Mafeking.

London: Greenhill Books, 2000. 303 pp. 24 x 15.5 cm. War, 1837-1902. Thirty-one illustrations and seven maps. Index. Gold-block black boards, in good dw. 10.00


16686. Knotel, Prof. Richard, Herbert Knotel, and Herbert Sieg: Handbuch Der Uniformkunde Die Militarische Tracht in ihrer Entwicklung bis zur Gegenwart.

Hamburg: Von Diepenbroick-Gruter & Schulz, c1937. 438 pp. 24 x 17.5 cm. A comprehensive survey of German and other national military dress up to 1937. 1600 illustrations by Richard and Herbert Knotel. Yellow-blocked blue boards, in a rather edgeworn dustwrapper. Some light browning to endpapers, otherwise good. 15.00


4143. Knox, E. Blake: Buller's Campaign with the Natal Field Force of 1900.

London: R Brimley Johnston, 1902. xx+336pp. 23 x 15 cm. 22 photographic illustrations, 7 maps. The book has been professionally recased. Knox, who was from Ireland, was a Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps. 40.00


14705. Latham, Richard: Deadly Beat Inside the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2001. First Edition. 203 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Fifteen illustrations, most in colour. Silver-blocked black boards, in unclipped dw. In almost mint condition. 50.00


18989. Liddle, Peter H, editor: Passchendaele in Perspective The Third Battle of Ypres.

London: Leo Cooper, 1997. lxii + 544 pp. 22.5 x 15.5 cm. 30 articles. Bibliography. Index. Six illustrations. Maps. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Note this is a heavy book and overseas shipping may require extra postage charges. "Explores the context and real nature of the participants' experience, evaluates British and Gerrman High Command, the aerial and maritime dimensions of the battle, the polititians and manpower debates on the home front, the tactics employed, the weapons and equipment used, the experience of British Germand and French soldiers...." . 10.00


20102. Linklater, Eric: The Highland Division.The Army at War.

London: H.M.S.O. 1942. 19x12.5 cm. 96 pp. 4 maps, card covers, a little wear to covers, otherwise good. 10.00


16586. Lioyd-Jones, W.: K.A.R. Being an Unofficial Account of the Origin and Activities of The King's African Rifles.

London: Arrowsmith, 1936. With a foreword by Major-General Sir Cecil Pereira. 296 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Illustrated with 43 photographs and a map. Some light foreedge spotting, otherwise good. 75.00


14721. Lloyd, Mark: The Guinness Book of Espionage.

Enfield: Guinness Publishing, 1994. First edition. 256 pp. 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Profusely illustrated in b&w. Famous spies, methods, equipment, technology, incidents, KGB, CIA, MI5, Mossad, Special Operations Executive, telephone tapping, and computer hacking. Diagrams. Drawings. Appendices. Acronyms. Bibliography. Index. Silver-blocked red boards, in very good dw. Near mint. 9.50


14722. Lucas, James: Hitler's Mountain Troops.

London: Arms and Armour, 1992. First edition. 224 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Sixteen essays, with Introduction. Sixty-four plates. Maps. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good dw. Near mint. 10.00


14266. Lunt, James: 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers.

London: Leo Cooper Ltd, 1973. Famous Regiments Series. Edited by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. First edition. xix + 74 + vi pp. 22 x 14 cm. 22 illustrations and music of the Regimental March. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition. Dustwrapper has a biro line neatly through the price, o/w very good. 12.00


14387. Malles, Colonel G. B.: The Decisive Battles of India from 1746 to 1849 Inclusive.

London: W.H.Allen 1883. xxii+419 pp. with a portrait of the author, a map and three plans. Red boards, gilt titling, black decoration, spine faded, folded map present in rear pocket, all plans present. In good condition. 50.00


16268. Marrinan, Patrick: Colonel Paddy The Man Who Dared.

Belfast: Pretani Press, 1992. ix + 225 + iv pp. 17 x 11 cm. Life of Lieutenant Colonel Blair Mayne of the SAS. 20.00


17400. Marshall, Alex, editor: The Right Road. "It Leads To Victory". True incidents and forcible facts for soldiers, sailors and civilians.

Glasgow: Pickering & Inglis, and London: Alfred Holness, 1915. The Gospel Library. "Most of the Volumes contain about 200 pages of clear type. 100 True and Telling Stories, and 50 Striking Illustrations". 18.5 x 12.5 cm. The illustrations are weighed towards evangelism, but there are some gems, like "Tommies cooking food at Le Havre". Glazed red boards blocked gold, black, brown, and tan. Inscription on ffep. Slight wear to spine extremeties and corners. Generally good condition. 15.00


11897. Marshall, Robert: The Queen's University of Belfast Services Club 1918-1968.

Belfast: Q.U.B. 1968 24.5 by 17.5 cms. 24 pp. illustrated, hardback, blue boards with gilt crest and title on front board, in very good fresh condition. 23.00


20068. McCall, Ernest: Tudor's Toughs A Study of the Auxiliary Division Royal Irish Constabulary 1920-1922.

Newtownards: Red Coat Publishing 2nd edition August 2019. 23 x 15.5 cm. 306 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition, almost as new. An important and comprehensive study. It includes the Auxiliary List in the R.I.C. Register. Apparently scarce. 75.00


10673. McCarthy, Chris: The Somme The Day-by-Day Account.

Brockhampton Press 1998. 28 by 22.5 cms. 176 pp. illustrated, hardback, in dustwrapper. In very good condition, almost as new except for a rather large inscription on the ffep. An excellent account of the battle day by day. 6.50


17129. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XVII 1990 No. 69.

Dublin: Military History Society of Ireland, 1990. 225-300 pp. Articles include: Twelfth- and thirteenth-century earthwork fortifications in Ireland; Attitudes in Ireland towards the survivors of the Spanish Armada; General James Hogan: a forgotten American Hero: The Garryowen Boys; Preserving the peace in Ireland: the role of military forces, 1815-45; The 16th Irish Division on 21 March 1918: fight or flight?; and others. Eleven illustrations, including maps and plans. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


6973. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol. VII, Winter 1966 No. 29.

Dublin: Military History Society of Ireland, 1966. vii + 277 - 364 pp. 25 x 18 cm. One illustration. 2 plates. Contents of Volume 7. List of Members 1966. Pictorial matt card covers, in very good condition. Articles include Pestilence in the Irish Wars, Slinging Engines, the Elizabethan Navy in Ireland, a Galley on the Shannon, the Volunteer Companies of Ulster 1778-93, The Easter Rising in Dublin, the Military aspects, the Last Years of Hugh O'Neill, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


16889. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland. Vol xvi, No 63.

Dublin: Military History Society of Ireland,1985. pp. 65-132. 24 x 18 cm. Articles on The Belfast blitz, Imperial Yeomanry Notes, Irishmen in the Stuart Navy 1660-1690, Terence Bellew McManus Fenian Precursor, Guns and Castle in Tipperary, A Drum of the Leitrim Militia, and Tyneside Irish Brigade. Twenty-two illustrations. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


6948. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol II, Summer 1956 No. 8.

Dublin, 1956. 249-307 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, Commodore John Barry, An Irish Regiment in Mexico 1768-71, The Clanwilliam Union Volunteers, Plans for Ulster Defence 1795-97, Irishmen in the 45, the French 88th Infantry Regiment, the French Invasion of 1798, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 25.00


6978. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol IX, Winter 1969 No. 35.

Dublin, 1969. 81-158pp. illustrated, paper covers, covers dusty, minor small staining, in fair condition. Articles include, the Hispano-Papal landing at Smerwick, officer in charge of elephants, General Dumouriez and Irish Defence, Marlborough's Seige of Cork 1690, the Irish Horse Regiments of the Eighteenth century, the Last Years of Hugh O'Neill, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


6967. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol VI, Winter 1964 No. 25.

Dublin, 1964. viii+221-312 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, the Seige of Derry, some Irish Officers in Spanish Louisiana, Pardon for a Tory, Thomas Parke, Surgeon and Explorer, Two Military Medals by William Mossop, the Dublin Fusiliers, Thomas Charles Wright, where was Obemdub, the Irish Legion, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


6968. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol VII, Summer 1965 No. 26.

Dublin, 1965. 1-88 pp. illustrated, paper covers, some wear but generally in good condition. Articles include, a Colour of the Fighting Sixty-Ninth, the Sixty-Ninth Regiment at Bull Run, the Last Years of Hugh O'Neill, the Lucky Colonel, Notes on the History of Haulbowline, the Case of Roger Alleyne, the Spanish Expedition to Ireland, Mercenaires Irlandais au Service de la France 1635-1664, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


6972. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol VII, Summer 1966 No. 28.

Dublin, 1966. 181-276 pp. illustrated, paper covers, minor wear but generally in good condition. Articles include, Leopold O'Donnell and the Spanish -Moroccan Campaign 1859-60, the Glencolmcille tradition of Prince Charles Edward, the Volunteer Companies of Ulster 1778-93, Coote and Lally, Price's Raid, Irish Volunteer glass and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


6976. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol VIII, Summer 1968 No. 32.

Dublin, 1968. 77-156 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, the Cathach, Battle Book of the O'Donnells, Thomas MacDonagh's role in the Plans for the 1916 Rising, the Battle of Fochart the Volunteer Companies of Ulster 1778-93, the Hibernia Regiment of the Spanish Army, the Last Years of Hugh O'Neill, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


6977. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol VIII, Winter 1968 No. 33.

Dublin, 1968. 245-332 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, the Fenian Rising in Cork, the Journal of Capt. Joseph Bull, Dilemma at Kilalla, Irish Recipients for rewards for Bravery in the US armed forces 1863-1963, John Nicholson in the Indian Mutiny, Naval activity on Lough Neagh 1558-1603, the Last Years of Hugh O'Neill, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


6981. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol X, Summer 1971 No. 38.

Dublin, 1971. 1-75 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, Irish Generals and Spanish Politics under Ferdinand VII, Schomberg at Dundalk 1689, the Military Organisation of the Canadian Fenians 1866-70, Athlone in the Civil War 1641-52, the Dublin Fusiliers, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 18.00


6988. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XI, Winter 1974 No. 45.

Dublin, 1974. 201-272 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, the Irish Transvaal Brigades, Cromwell at Drogheda, Campo Santo, the darkling plain, 1743, a proposed Irish Regiment and Standard 1796, Military Music 1691, the Shannonbridge Fortifications, two galleys on the Shannon 1571, and others. This excellent periodical was founded to study the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen at war. 15.00


7006. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XII Winter 1976 No. 49.

Dublin, 1976. 261-336 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, Alfred Aylward, a Fenian in South Africa, Captain Bernard Hamilton Burke, Native Irish Arms and Armour in Medieval Gaelic Literature 1170-1600, Ireland in French Strategy 1776-83, the Tullamore Incident 1806, and others. 15.00


7009. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XIII Winter 1979 No. 53.

Dublin, 1979. 281-387 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Commemorative Issue the Volunteers of 1778. Articles include, Capt. Morgan O'Connell of the Hussar Guards of the Irish Legion, Biographical Dictionary of Engineers in Ireland 1660-1730, a Proposed Fleet on the Shannon for the Williamites, Maurice Moore and the National Volunteers, Charles Fort Kinsale, Ireland and the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Expedition to Rhe, 1627 and others. 15.00


7010. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XIV Summer 1980 No. 54.

Dublin, 1980. 1-116 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, A Soldier of the Regiment of Walsh, 1778, Seventeenth Century Fortifications, Forts and Garrisons in Ireland, the Phoenix conspiracy, James Hope, 1754-1847, United Irishman, Henderson Wightman R.N. 1810-16, the Confederate states at sea in the American Civil War: the Irish contribution, English Military and Diplomatic responses to the Flight of the Earls1607-08, and others. 15.00


20178. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XV Winter 1983 No. 61.

Dublin, 1983. 145-216 pp. illustrated, paper covers . This is a copy bound in the original covers, probably produced by the Society itself as a one off for a member. In good condition. Articles include, an Irish letter of Marque, 1648, French Engineers with the Jacobite Army in Ireland 1689-91, the Infantry of the Confederate Leinster Army 1642-47, Walsh's Regiment in Cochin-China: a myth, the O'Bryne family in the Army of Saxony, two Irish officersand the campaign to relieve Vienna, 1683, the Liverpool Irish Volunteers in World War 2, more light on the Irish in the service of Imperial Austria, and others. 15.00


17128. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XVI mWinter 1986 No. 65.

Dublin: Military History Society of Ireland, 1986. 245-352 pp. 24 x 18 cm. Articles include: The Battle of Ridgeway, 2 June 1866; Kilrush, Co. Clare and the Royal Munster Fusiliers: the experience of an Irish town in the First World War; A Shako of the South Down Militia; Fitzjames's Horse in the '45; James Connolly, the German Empire and the Great War; Connolly Commemoration, Jarama, 1937; The Royal Irish Artillery, 1756-1801; and others. Includes an 8 pp loosely-inserted index of contents of vol.xvi. Eight illustrations, some in colour. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


7018. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XVI Summer 1986 No. 64

Dublin, 1986. 133-244pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, Col. Henry, Eighth Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen, Ginkel's Gunboats, Aspects of the Military History of the Anglo Invasion of Ireland 1169-1225, Conflict and Tragedy in Napoleon's Irish Legion, the Corbet/Sweeny affair, New light on the background to the Irish Participation in the Papal Army of 1860, Class and the Irish Volunteers, the Victoria Cross a Register of Awards to Irish born Officers and Men, Queries against General Kirke,and others. 15.00


7017. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XVI 1984 No. 62.

Dublin, 1984. 1-64pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, Some Documents relating to the involvement of the Irish Brigade in the Rebellion of 1745, Irish soldiers in South America, 1818-30, Louis Sherlock in Rome 1797, the Assassination of Wallenstein, 1634, Sean MacBride and the Republican Motor Launch St. George,and others. 15.00


7021. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XVII Winter 1987 Summer 1988 No. 67.

Dublin, 1988. 73-144 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, a Soldier of the Regiment of Lee, 1698, the Anne of Dublin: a Sixteenth Century Man of War, Michael Doheny Young Irelander and Fenian, Sir Lawrence Parsons and the Raising of the 16th (Irish) Division, 1914-15, Inishbofin the Ultimate Stronghold, the Kildare Rifles 1855-81, Conflicting loyalties, Irish Regiments in the Imperial service 1689-1710, Some Franco-Irish Naval Officers, and others. 15.00


7022. Military History Society of Ireland: The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland Vol XVII 1989 No. 68.

Dublin, 1989. 145-224 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles include, the Sixty-Ninth regiment of New York, William Lawless and the defence of Flushing, an Irish Battalion at War: from the letters of Capt. J.H.M. Standiforth, 7th Leinsters 1914-18, the R.A.F. and Ireland 1920-22, Wild Geese in Spanish Flanders: the first generation 1586-1610, Irish in the Portugese Navy, and others. 15.00


11873. Mills, C. P: A Strange War Burma, India & Afghanistan 1914-1919.

Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing 1988. Foreword by Lord Montague of Beaulieu. xiv+134 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a very good dustwrapper. In very good condition, near new. A handful of British Army battalions were lucky enough to escape the carnage on the Western Front when they were posted off to Colonial duties. This is the fascinating story of the 2/5th Somerset Light Infantry. The story is told through the diary of Company Quarter Master Sergeant Ed Ewens written in 1928, and the orally recorded memories of the last surviving veteren Bert Rendall. There are over 100 previously unpublished photographs taken by Bert Rendall. 18.00


12333. Moore, James: A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by his Excellency Lieut-General Sir John Moore authenticated by Official Papers and Original Letters.

London: Printed for J. Johnson 1809. The Fourth Edition. xvii+388+136 pp. with two folded maps. In contemporary calf binding, gilt lining and title along with blind stamped devices in panels, marbled endpapers, handcoloured plan of the action at Corunna, and a plan of Spain with the march of the British Columns. Owner's name on title page.This work, by Moore's brother, has a complicated publishing history being reprinted five times in the first year, and being revised and expanded for this fourth edition. There is no frontispiece portrait, and though earlier editions had two engraved views there is no indication of these ever having been present here. 295.00


14382. Morell, John Reynell: The Neighbours of Russia and History of the Present War to the Seige of Sebastopol.

London: Edinburgh: T. Nelson and Sons 1854. 17.5 by 11 cms. x+308+12 cms. frontispiece map, blue textured boards with faded gilt spine title, a couple of light smudge marks on the title page, some light toning spots to prelims, a tight copy, fair/good. A contemporary view of the Crimean War, a scarce title. 50.00


13569. Moreno, Amanda and David Truesdale: Angels and Heroes The Story of a Machine Gunner with the Royal Irish Fusiliers August 1914 to April 1915 as recorded by Sergeant Hugh Wilson (Medaille Militaire)

Armagh: The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum 2004. 24.5 by 18 cms. 144 pp. illustrated, inscribed by Amanda Moreno on the ffep.hardback, in a very good dustwrapper. in very good condition almost as new. this account is based on the journal of Sergeant Hugh Wilson of the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers. There are extracts from the Battalion's War Diary, and from personal letters and diaries in the Regimental Museum's collection, along with much else, including a Roll of Honour covering this period. 20.00


13198. Morris, G.A: The Battle of El Alamein and Beyond.

Sussex: The Book Guild, 1993. 191 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Profusely illustrated with plates, maps, amd drawings. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a very good dustwrapper. There is a small library stamp on the the title page, and on the top of the print block, but no other evidence of library use. Personal memoirs of the desert campaign. 7.00


15915. Mountjoy, Desmond: The Melody of God and other Papers.

London: Constable 1923. 22.5 by 15 cms. 262 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper. These papers were inspired by personal appreciations of friends, particularly dead soldier friends. The last 3 papers are A Creel of Peat, Helens Tower and The Lake at the End, about Clandeboye and the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava. desmond Mountjoy was the pseudynom of Wellesley William desmond Mountjoy Capman Huston, 1884-1952, a playright, historian and author.He was born in Leitrim. The ffep bears the handwritten name of Agnes de Stoeckl, the writer and historian. The boards and spine are sun faded and the corners slightly bumped, one or two pages have been roughly cut. Good. 35.00


16039. Muller, John: A Treatise containing the Practical Part of Fortification in four parts.

London: printed for W Strahan and eight others, 1774. Third edition, corrected. xxiv+302 pp. 21 x 13 cm. First published in 1755, and again in 1764. The four sections are: The theory of walls, arches and timbers; The knowledge of the Materials, their properties, qualities and the manner of using them; The manner of tracing a Fortress on the ground; The method of building Aquatics as Stone Bridges, Harbours, Quays, Wharfs, Sluices and Acqueducts. Illustrated with twenty-eight copper plates. "For the use of the Royal Academy of Artillery in Woolwich." Bound in full calf with a six-panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, and a modern black-and-gilt spine label. New endpapers, owner's signature on the title page, all plates folded and present, though some have a worn edge. A tight copy with some wear from use. There is an old ink inscription on the title page, "From Major Wilson to Lieut. Dubardieu", underneath which it has, "Captain Francis Dubardieu R.H.E." Francis Dubardieu's father, the Rev. John Dubardieu, was Rector of Annahilt, Co. Down, and the author of "A Statistical Survey of Co. Down" (1802) and "A Statistical Survey of Co Antrim (1812). His fourth son, Capt. Robert Rawdon Hastings Dubardieu, c.1784-1861, was serving as a Lieutenant (1823) and later, Captain (1836) in the Royal Hanoverian Engineers in Germany. On return to Ireland he was employed by the Newry Navigation Company. He later became County Surveyor for Sligo (1834-36) and Louth (1836-40). In Hanover he published a booklet "Vorschlage zur Verbesserung des Bruckenbauwesens im Konigreich Hannover und anderen Theilen Norddeutschlands". Stade 1823. (Propositions for the improvement of bridges in the Kingdom of Hanover and other parts of northern Germany.) In 1830 he published a translation of a German military treatise "Instructions for the choice, fortifying, occupation, defence and attack of military positions", London 1830. Ref. Dictionary of Irish Architects. This is a very interesting association copy. Scarce. 2000.00


20238. National Council of Civil Liberties: The Special Powers Acts of Northern Ireland Report of a Commission of Inquiry appointed to examine and effect ofthe Civil Authorities (Special Powers) Acts (Northern Ireland) 1922 & 1933.

London: The National Council for Civil Liberties 1936. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. 40 pp. paper covers, there is some neat underlining and the staples have gone, but otherwise in good condition.Contains as an insert a copy of a contemporary review of the report from the Belfast Newsletter. 15.00


13288. Orr, Philip: The Road to The Somme Men of the Ulster Division tell their Story.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1987. viii + 248p. 24.5 x 18 cm. 91 illustrations, including maps. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Iin very good condition. 10.00


19872. Orr, Phillip: Ballykinlar Camp The First Seven Decades 1900-1969

Downpatrick: Down County Museum 2012. 21 x 29.5 xcm.62 pp. illustrated, pictorial card covers, in very good condition. The Camp was in County Down at Dundrum Bay. 20.00


10414. Page, Christopher: Command in the Royal Naval Division A Military Biography of Brigadier General A. M. Asquith DSO.

Staplehurst: Spellmount 1999. xiv+194pp. maps and illustrations, foreword by Corelli Barnett, hardback, very good in a very good dustwrapper. The story of one of the most distinguished and decorated soldiers of the first World war, an Asquith less well known than his sister Violet or brother Raymond. He became a Brigadier General within three years, and his career provides insights into the development of the Royal Naval Division, a most formidable fighting unit. 18.50


19978. Paisley, Ian Jr.: Reasonable Doubt The Case for the U D R Four

Dublin: Mercier Press n.d. 1990? 22.5 x 14 cm. Foreword by Robert Kee. 156 pp.illustrated, gold blocked green boards, in a very good dustwrapper 20.00


14733. Panzermuseum Munster: Panzermuseum Munster.

Munster: Panzermuseum Munster, 1989. Not paginated - c200 pp? 21 x 14.5 cm. Tanks, vehicles, weaponry, uniforms, insignia, and documents. Profusely illustrated, with some colour plates. Abbreviations. Bibliography. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Please note: text is in German. 20.00


18121. Pattinson, Juliette: Secret War A Pictorial Record of the Special Operations Executive.

London: Caxton Editions, 2001. 184 pp. 29 x 21 cm. Approximately 100 illustrations. Inscribed on ffep. Glazed pictorial boards, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. Unpackaged weight 1,050g, so overseas shipping will require extra postage. 12.00


19126. Pearson, Brigadier PTC: Bugle and Kukri The Story of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles Volume III.

Great Britain: 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles Regimental Trust, 2000. xii + 386 pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. 58 illustrations. Endpaper maps. Silver-blocked green boards. Includes a Roll of Honour 1890-1994, Honours and Awards, etc. In very good condition. In a slightly worn dustwrapper. 40.00


1974. Penning W. Henry,: A Textbook of Field Geology with a Section on Paleontology by A. Jukes Browne

London 2nd ed. revised and enlarged 1879. pp.x+319. coloured frontispiece, map, illustrated with drawings. bumped. Small library stamp Royal Engineers Library London on top of title page, library no. on spine 15.00


14079. Philby, H. St. J. B.: Harun al Rashid.

London: Peter Davies, 1933. First edition. 159 pp. Frontispiece, hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 15.00


14828. Pickering & Inglis Ltd: The Soldier's Guide.

London: Pickering & Inglis Ltd, c1939. 160 pp. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. Tries to demonstrate that soldering and Christianity are compatable. Foreword by Maj.-General E.O. Hay. Slightly-worn pictorial semi-matt boards. Details of two previous owners on ffep. 15.00


10363. Police World: Police World Journal of British Section of the International Police Association.

Maidstone: Police World Vol xiii No 4 Winter 1967. Vol. xiii No 1 Spring 1968 Two copies of Police World. Winter 67, 93 pp. illustrated, Spring 68, 84 pp. illustrated, soft covers. 8.00


12389. Potter, Ella and Matheson, Winifred: Elsie Sandes and Theodora Schofield Twenty-One Years of Unrecorded Service for the British Army 1913-1934.

London & Edinburgh: Marshall, Morgan & Scott n.d. 1935. 160 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Illustrated. Introduction by The Duke of Connaught. Pictorial front cover and worn spine. Sandes was an Irishwoman who founded the Sandes homes for soldiers. Chapters include The Curragh, Ballykinlar, Magilligan, India. 15.00


18013. Pretorius, Major P.J.: Jungle Man the Autobiography of Major P. J. Pretorius.

South Africa: Central News Agency Dassie Books 1954. Second edition. 197 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Semi-matt card covers, in good condition. Name and date on half title, with the comment "very interesting".. 13.50


14349. Quarrie, Bruce: German Paratroops in the Med.

Cambridge: Patrick Stephens 1979. World War 2 Photo Album Number 7. A selection of German wartime photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz. 24.5 by 17.5 cms. 95 pp. illustrated, map, hardback, in a very good, priceclipped, dustwrapper, in very good condition. 12.00


14711. Quarrie, Bruce: Panzers in North-West Europe.

Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1979. World War 2 Photo Album Number 5. 95 pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. Illustrated in b&w. Introductory essay. Map. Images from the Bundesarchiv. Glossary. Index. Gold-blocked black boards in price-clipped, sunned dw. NOTE - This is the hardback version of this book. 12.00


14714. Quarrie, Bruce: Panzers in the Balkans and Italy.

Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1981. First edition. World War 2 Photo Album Number 19. 94 + ii pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. Photographs from the Bundesarchiv. Map. Appendices. Gold-blocked black boards, in price-clipped dw, o/w very good condition. 20.00


14352. Quarrie, Bruce: Waffen S.S. in Russia

Cambridge: Patrick Stephens 1976. World War 2 Photo Album Number 3. A selection of German wartime photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz. 24.5 by 17.5 cms. 95 pp. illustrated, map, hardback, in a very good, priceclipped, dustwrapper, in very good condition. 15.00


15730. R.U.C. Historical Society: The Royal Ulster Constabulary Museum A Guide to the Collection.

Belfast: R.U.C. Historical Society, 1995. 40 pp. 29.5 x 20.5 cm. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictorial matt card covers, in good condition 12.00


13338. Reid, Stuart: Culloden 1746 Battlefield Guide.

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books 2005. 154 pp. maps, softcovers, in very good condition apart from a small cover crease. A graphic historical guide to the pre-eminent Scottish battle. 10.00


15216. Rice, John Herman: The Irish Police Guide for the use of the Civic Guard and the Police Forces of Northern Ireland.

Dublin: Alex Thom & Co., 1924. Ninth edition, revised. xv+654 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Green boards, gilt spine title, a little wear to title page but a good unmarked, uninscribed tight copy. At this time the Guide was produced for both jurisdictions before they developed in different directions. Scarce. 75.00


14716. Ripley, Tim: Elite Units of the Third Reich German Special Forces in World War II.

London: Brown Reference Group, 2004. First edition. 192 pp. 24 x 19 cm. "Over 100 photographs". U-Boats, V Weapons, Waffen-SS battles, Tiger Tanks, Otto Skorzeny, etc, etc. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Almost mint. 12.00


18383. Robinson, Miss, editor: "Ready" for 1903. Volume XVI.

Portsmouth: The Soldiers Institute, (1904). 338 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Gold-blocked, bevel-edged, green boards. Ffep missing, othewise very good. A bound volume of monthly numbers from January to December 1903. Miss Robinson set up tthe Soldiers and Sailors Institute, Portsmouth, in 1874. It was intended as a homely comfortable establishment, but one which was alchohol free. Sarah Robinson, 1834-1921, followed the example of Mary Seacole. She was involved in Army Temperance Reform. 20.00


17875. Rogers, Colonel H.C.B.: The Mounted Troops of the British Army 1066-1945.

London: Seeley Service & Co., 1967. The Imperial Services Library Volume 3. New edition. 256 pp. 25 x 15.5 cm. 33 plates, some coloured. 20 figures in the text. Index. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a slightly-rubbed dustwrapper. There are a few light tape marks on the dw folddowns where a protective wrapper may once have been attached, otherwise in very good condition. Excellent illustrations. 10.00


13278. Royal Irish Regiment: Northern Ireland Emergency Provisions Act 1991.

Belfast: Royal Irish Regiment, 1993. 32pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. A supplement to the Royal Irish Regiment Liaison Manual (Lesson D). Green card covers, in good condition. 5.00


12254. Ryder, Chris: The Fateful Split Catholics and the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

London: Methuen 2004. xxiii+359 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a very good dustwrapper, in very good condition. Drawing on previously unpublished material this is an authorative and revealing new history. 10.00


14736. Sajer, G: The Forgotten Soldier.

London: Orion, 1993. 560 pp. 18 x 11 cm. One soldier's war. One map. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Fair condition. Trade paperback. 8.00


14718. Seaton, Albert: The German Army 1933-45.

London: Sphere Books Limited, 1983. xxiv + 310 + ii pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. 7 maps. Appendices. Notes and Sources. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very slight shelf wear, o/w good condition. 9.50


18981. Sheehan, William: Fighting for Dublin The British Battle for Dublin 1919-1921.

Cork: The Collins Press, 2007. 166 pp. 20 x 13 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Index. "Fascinating reading". 10.00


19587. Shooter, Lt. Colonel W. A.: 50th Anniversary of The Battle of the Somme Ulster's Part in the Battle of The Somme 1st July to 15th 15th November 1916.

Belfast: northern Whig 1966. 18.5 x 12 cm. 23 pp. map, light card covers, in very good condition. 12.00


14437. Sibbald, Raymond: The War Correspondents The Boer War.

Far Thrupp: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1993. vii + 244pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Forty-three contemporary photographs. Maps. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in good dw. 11.50


14499. Simpson, Howard R: Dien Bien Phu The Epic Battle America Forgot.

Washington: Brassey's Inc, 1994. xxv + 193 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Foreword by Stanley Karnow. Twenty-eight illustrations. Two maps. Index. Gold-blocked blue-and-black boards, in very good dw. 10.00


20035. The 6th Connaught Rangers Research Project.: The 6th Connaught Rangers Belfast Nationalists and the Great War.

Belfast : 6th Connaught Rangers Research Project 2nd edition updated and enlarged 2011. 21.5 x 15 cm. 103 pp illustrated, soft covers, in very good condition. This publication throws new light on the military record of Belfast nationalists in World War 1. 15.00


17971. The Pearson Publishing Company: Photographic History of the Spanish-American War A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of Events on Land and Sea with Portraits and Biographies of Leaders on both Sides

New York: The Pearson Publishing Company, 1898. Publisher's sample. 26 pp + 64 plates + 4 coloured maps (three folding). 29 x 34 cm. "This work is sold through canvassing agents only....", and purchasers had a choice of bindings. The front board of the sample is a cloth binding, blocked green and gold on textured dark green; the back board is half faux leather, blocked gold on brown; and the inside back board is blocked black on green, and tissue protected. There is a page of recommendations by prominent people including the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy, with their facsimile signatures. 335 plates are called for in the complete work, many with more than one image. This sample is not paginated beyond page 26. 40.00


13646. The Somme Association: Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916 - 1 July 1991.

Belfast: The Somme Association, 1991. 24 pp. 30 x 21 cm. Glazed card covers. Foreword by Princess Alice. Map of the Battle of Albert, 1916. Centrefold reproduction of Beadle's painting "Into Battle". Photograph of the Ulster Memorial Tower. In very good condition. 10.00


16595. The Supreme Commander: Report by The Supreme Commander to The Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945.

London: HMSO, 1946. x+149 pp. 24 x 15 cm. Blow-by-blow account of the planning and execution of the later stages of the War. Eleven maps. Pictorial paper covers. In very good condition. 10.00


14438. Thompson, Leroy: United States Airborne Forces 1940-1986

Poole: Blandford Press, 1986. Blandford War Photo-Files. np. 25.5 x 19.5 cm. 216 contemporary photographs. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in good dw. 10.00


14734. Turner, John Frayn: V.C.'s of the Army 1939-1951.

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1962. 224 pp. 20 x 13.5 cm. Twenty-two accounts of action, written for young people. Index. Black-blocked green boards, in worn dw. Bookplate noting church attendance of James Wentworth on ffep. 20.00


20180. Valiulis, Maryann Gialanella: Portrait of a Revolutionary General Richard Mulcahy and the founding of the Irish Free State.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press Reprinted July 1992. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. xii+289 pp. 22 illustrations, softcovers, in very good condition. "This splendidly researched biography of Mulcahy is a welcome and invaluable contribution to modern Irish Historical Studies." 20.00


19539. Walker, Stephen: Ireland's Call Irish Sporting Heroes who fell in the Great War.

Dublin: Merrion Press 2015. 22.5 x 15.5 cm. 298 pp. 29 illustrations, softcovers, with a dedication from the author on the title page, in very good condition. 15.00


18811. War Office: Sheet 2 Northern Ireland and Eire Belfast Third edition G.S.G.S. Air Information as at Dec. 1953.

London: G.S.G.S.4338 Published by the War Office 1954. Scale Quarter inch to One Statute Mile. First produced in 1942. Coloured, folded, on paper, in very good condition. The key shows the relation between the quarter inch and one inch maps of Ireland. Roads are labelled in the key as, "suitable for two way convoy traffic, one way convoy traffic, and light convoy traffic, as well as "generally unsuitable for military traffic. Aerodromes with and without runways and Flying Boat Alighting Area. These wartime maps appear to be scarce 15.00


20098. War Office: Sheet 301 Ireland (Large Sheet series )Third edition. (Layered )

London: G.S.G.S.4136 Published at the War Office 1940, 3rd edition 1942. Scale One inch to One Statute Mile. First produced in 1940. Coloured, folded, on paper, in good condition. Roads are labelled in the key as, "suitable for two way convoy traffic, one way convoy traffic, and light convoy traffic, as well as "generally unsuitable for military traffic. Road classification as at 1.1.1942. These wartime maps appear to be scarce. They were not available to the general public. This one covers eastern Co. Down, between Hillsborough and Saintfield to Newcastle. 15.00


18812. War Office: Sheet 305 Ireland (Large Sheet series )Third edition. (Antim north coast )

London: G.S.G.S.4136 Published at the War Office 1940, reprinted 1942. Scale One inch to One Statute Mile. First produced in 1940. Coloured, folded, on paper, in good condition. Roads are labelled in the key as, "suitable for two way convoy traffic, one way convoy traffic, and light convoy traffic, as well as "generally unsuitable for military traffic. Road classification as at 1.1.1942. These wartime maps appear to be scarce 15.00


20118. Warner, Guy: 19 Brigade - A Short History.

no publishing details c.2013( ?) 48 pp. illustrated, soft coves, in very good condition, almost as new. The Brigade was disbanded after the 2010 Defence Revue, after a 100 years of military service. 10.00


14707. Williamson, Gordon: Loyalty is My Honour.

London: BCA, 1995. 192 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Personal Accounts from the Waffen-SS. Glossary, Appendices, and Index. Silver-blocked black boards, in unclipped dw. In almost mint condition. 10.00


14427. Williamson, Gordon: The SS: Hitler's Instrument of Terror.

London: BCA, 1994. 176pp. 29 x 22 cm. "The full story from street fighters to the Waffen-SS". Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Six Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good dw. Near mint. Unpackaged weight 1,250g. 12.00


15020. Wilson, Barbara N.: A Quiet Courage The Story of an Ulster Defence Greenfinch.

Belfast: Shanway Press 2nd edition Sept. 2011. 160 pp. 21 x 15 cm. The author's experiences of 23 year's service with the Ulster Defence Regiment. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 35.00


12684. Witherow, Thomas, DD: Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689 - The Story of Some Famous Battle-Fields in Ulster

Belfast: William Mullan & Son, 1873. First edition. xi+ 368pp, 19 x 13cm, recased in new brown boards with new endpapers and gilt spine title. Internally a little dusty and marked in places, owner's signature on title page, magazine cutting pasted on a blank page otherwise a fair-good, tight copy. 35.00


14701. Woodham-Smith, Cecil: The Reason Why.

New York: Smithmark, 1995. First published 1953. viii + 287 + ii pp. 24 x 17 cm. Index. The tragedy of the Charge of the Light Brigade. And an assessment of Lords Ragland and Lucan. Gold-blocked off-white boards, in very good dw. Near mint. 10.00


12630. Yardley, Michael: Backing Into The Limelight A Biography of T.E.Lawrence.

London: Harrap, 1986. 267 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. 8.00

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