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NEXT SHOW IS "ATTACK" AT DEVIZES- 16-17 TH JULY 2016.
OUR FEATURED SELECTION OF BOOKS THIS MONTH STILL HAS BIT OF A TRANSPORT THEME, BUT WE ARE NOW LISTING A LARGE COLLECTION OF UNIFORM AND MODELLING BOOKS READY FOR THE NEXT FEW SHOWS.

PEARSON'S CANAL COMPANION. Pennine Waters. Wigan, Leeds, Castleford, Sowerby Bridge, Huddersfield, Ashton Under Lyne, Selby
£24.50
Notes: STAPLED BOOKLET. VERY GOOD EXCEPT FOR A SMALL SCUFF AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE
2010
96
9780955904134
028186
Good to Very Good
SOFT COVERS
FOURTH EDITION
TROLL PUBLISHING
No D/W
STAPLED BOOKLET

COLOURS AND STANDARDS IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
£7.00
Notes: HARDBACK. NO D/W. A SLIM VOLUME WITH RED BOARDS AND GILT TITLES ON FRONT. SPINE IS BLANK. INTERNALLY VERY TIDY WITH COLOUR PLATES. OWNER'S NAME STICKER INSIDE FRONT COVER. THERE IS AN AMENDMENT SLIP INSERTED BETWEEN PAGES 18 AND 19, AND AS INSTRUCTED THE OWNER HAS MADE A HANDWRITTEN AMENDMENT ON PAGE 18. ON LAST THREE PAGES THERE IS A SMALL BROWN SPOT IN THE MARGIN ( FOXING OR A GREASE SPOT?). BOARDS SLIGHTLY DULLED ON SPINE AND HAVE LIGHT EDGEWEAR. ON THE FRONT THERE IS SOME DARKENING OF THE RED COLOUR- LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER BOOK HAS BEEN PLACED AT AN ANGLE ON TOP OF IT.- SEE SCAN
1957
36
028220
London
Good
Hardback
AIR MINISTRY
No D/W

XV INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE. RECORDS OF BRITISH , AMERICAN, CANADIAN AND IRISH VOLUNTEERS IN SPAIN 1936-1938
£19.50
Notes: FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1938 BY THE COMMISSARIAT OF WAR XV BRIGADE, MADRID. 2003 REPRINT.NEW HARDBACK BOOK IN A DUST JACKET WITH LIGHT SHELF WEAR FROM STORAGE. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
2003
305
024060
Very Good +
Hard Back
WARREN AND PELL
Very Good

CANAL TUNNELS OF ENGLAND AND WALES
APPLEBY, GILBERT AND SAMUEL
£6.20
Notes: VERY TIDY LITTLE BOOK. GHOST OF PENCILLED NUMBER ON TITLE PAGE. LIGHT SHELFWEAR ON THE CARD COVERS. OWNER'S NAME AND ADDRESS STICKER INSIDE REAR COVER.
2001
134
0954038207
028193
Very Good
SOFT COVERS
AYLESTONE
No D/W

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 GUN TRADE OF BIRMINGHAM. A SHORT HISTORICAL NOTE OF SOME OF THE MORE INTERESTING FEATURES OF A LONG ESTABLISHED LOCAL INDUSTRY.
DUNHAM. K
£9.50
Notes: SOFT COVERS. STAPLED BOOKLET. NO DATE OF PUBLICATION BUT THOUGHT TO BE 1955. INTERNALLY GOOD. THE COVERS ARE RUBBED AND WORN. SPINE SCUFFED. REAR COVER GRUBBY. A FEW MARKS ON FRONT COVER.
0
44
028163
Fair
SOFT COVERS
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM
No D/W
STAPLED BOOKLET

FORGOTTEN HEROES. THE CHARGE OF THE 21ST LANCERS AT OMDURMAN
Dutton. R
£24.25
Notes: LAMINATED ILLUSTRATED BOARDS. NO D/W. PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME STICKER ON FRONT END PAPER. OTHERWISE VERY GOOD. BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS, FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS, MEDAL DETAILS, MAPS, UNIFORMS, AND BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
2012
423
9780955655456
028234
Very Good
Hardback
INFODIAL LTD
No D/W

USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6) . THE MOST DECORATED SHIP OF WORLD WAR II. A PICTORIAL HISTORY
EWING. S
£9.50
Notes: SECOND PRINTING JANUARY 1984. GLOSSY CARD COVERS. A REASONABLY TIDY COPY EXCEPT THAT THE TOP CORNER OF THE WHOLE BOOKLET IS CREASED/BENT AND THERE IS LIGHT SOILING OF BOTTOM EDGE OF THE BLOCK.
0
124
0933126247
027887
Good
SOFT COVERS
PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUBLI
No D/W

German S-Boats: In Action in the Second World War
FRANK H
£13.99
Notes: 2007, HARDBACK. A SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED STUDY OF GERMAN S-BOATS IN ACTION. NEW BOOK IN DUST JACKET. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.
2007
192
9781844157167
028120
UK
Fine/New
Hard Back
Seaforth
FINE / NEW

STATES AND RULERS IN LATER MEDIEVAL EUROPE
GUENEE. B
£16.40
Notes: TRANSLATED BY JULIET VALE. A GOOD BOOK IN A FAIR DUSTWRAPPER. LIGHT SPOTTING ON TOP AND EDGE OF BLOCK. THE D/W IS SPOTTED ON THE EDGES. SOME EDGE AND CORNER WEAR. SMALL TEAR AT TOP OF SPINE.
1985
322
0631136738
027988
Good
Hardback
BASIL BLACKWELL
Fair

LMS ENGINE SHEDS, VOLUME FIVE ( 5). THE CALEDONIAN RAILWAY
HAWKINS. C. AND REEVE. G
£11.50
Notes: A VERY GOOD COPY IN A GOOD TO VERY GOOD DUSTWRAPPER. INTERNALLY FINE. THERE IS A SLIGHT BUMP ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SPINE. D/W IS LIGHTLY CREASED OVER THE BUMP. SOME LIGHT SURFACE SCRATCHES ON REAR OF D/W.
1987
170
0906867568
028192
Very Good
Hardback
WILD SWAN PUBLICATIONS
GOOD TO VERY GOOD

WARBIRD HISTORY. P-40 WARHAWK
JOHNSEN. F. A.
£7.50
Notes: INTERNALLY VERY GOOD. BOTTOM EDGE OF BLOCK GRUBBY FROM BEING ON THE SHELF. OLD PRICE STICKER INSIDE REAR COVER. ( MIGHT SCUFF THE SURFACE IF REMOVED). LIGHT SHELFWEAR ON THE CARD COVERS.
1998
128
0760302537
021267
Good+
SOFT COVERS
MBI PUBLISHING
No D/W

FOREIGN LEGIONS OF THE THIRD REICH Volume 4. POLAND, THE UKRAINE, BULGARIA, ROMANIA, FREE INDIA, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, FINLAND AND RUSSIA
LITTLEJOHN. D. WITH HARRY HINDS
£30.65
Notes: This volume covers the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the volunteers from Poland, the Ukraine, Bulgaria, Free India, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia. Internally very good but has a previous owner's name sticker on the front end paper and an old price sticker on the front pastedown.. Light shelfwear on the pictorial boards. A little rubbing at top and bottom of spine. Heavy. Might incur excess postage abroad.
1987
380
0-912138-36-X
028235
USA
Very Good
Hardback
First Edition
BENDER
No D/W (AS ISSUED)
PICTORIAL BOARDS

INSHORE CRAFT OF GREAT BRITAIN IN THE DAYS OF SAIL AND OAR. VOLUME ONE (VOLUME 1)
MARCH. E. J
£28.00
Notes: A VERY GOOD BOOK BUT HAS OWNER'S NAME STICKER ON FRONT END PAPER. THE D/W HAS A LITTLE SHELFWEAR. THIS VOLUME COVERS SHETLAND AND ORKNEY ISLANDS AND EAST COAST OF SCOTLAND. PLUS EAST COAST OF ENGLAND AND THAMES ESTUARY
2005
276
186176264X
028232
Very Good
Hardback
CHATHAM PUBLISHING
Very Good

THROUGH THE ZULU COUNTRY. ITS BATTLEFIELDS AND PEOPLE.
MITFORD. B
£21.50
Notes: VERY GOOD BOOK IN A GOOD DUSTWRAPPER. THE BOOK HAS A HINT OF DUST SPOTTING ON TOP EDGE OF BLOCK. PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME STICKER ON BLANK FRONT END PAPER. THE D/W HAS SOME LIGHT CREASING NEAR BOTTOM EDGE. LIGHT EDGEWEAR. LIGHTLY RUBBED. A COUPLE OF LINES OF INDENTATION ON REAR OF D/W.
1992
257
1853671169
028219
VERY GOOD
Hardback
GREENHILL
GOOD .

THE WAR WITH CAPE HORN
VILLERS. A.
£5.25
Notes: FAIR +. TOP OF BLOCK DUST SPOTTED. EDGE OF BLOCK HAS SOME FOXING. PRELIMS AND FIRST FEW PAGES HAVE SOME LIGHT FOXING BUT AFTER THAT THE PAGES ARE GENERALLY GOOD.THE D/W IS A BIT WORN AROUND THE EDGES. LIGHT CREASING ON TOP EDGE. SOME LIGHT SURFACE SCRATCHES ON REAR.
1971
338
0340129999
028183
FAIR+
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
FAIR+

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