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Price in £

26.00

Pages

144

ISBN

1861265115

Our Book Number

029461

Published

2002

Edition

KGB & SOVIET SECURITY UNIFORMS & MILITARIA 1917-1991 IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
BEKESI. L
2002. HARDBACK .ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION.A VERY GOOD BOOK IN A DUST JACKET WITH SHELF RUBBING AND SMALL TEAR TO THE EDGES OF THE JACKET,TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS LIKE NEW WITH NICE BRIGHT PAGES..POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

GOOD

Publisher

CROWOOD

Where Published

UK

Illustrator

TOROK G

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Price in £

21.00

Pages

64

ISBN

0851301738

Our Book Number

032573

Published

1989

Edition

WITH COURAGE AND FAITH. THE STORY OF NO.18 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE
BUTTERWORTH. A
STAPLED A4 BOOKLET. GLOSSY CARD COVERS. INTERNALLY GOOD+, BUT THE COVERS ARE A BIT CREASED AND WORN.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

FAIR +

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

AIR BRITAIN

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Price in £

7.50

Pages

239

ISBN

Our Book Number

031390

Published

1964

Edition

SECOND IMPRESSION - AUG 1
THE VANISHED ARMY. THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1914-1915
CAREW. T
1964. HARDBACK.SECOND IMPRESSION, AUGUST 1964. LIGHT TANNING OF TOP AND EDGE OF BLOCK. THE OPEN PAGES ARE VERY GOOD APART FROM SOME TONING ON THE END PAPERS OPPOSITE THE D/W FLAPS.THE D/W HAS A LITTLE EDGE AND CORNER WEAR BUT GOOD FOR THE AGE OF THE BOOK

Binding

Hardback

Condition

GOOD

Jacket Condition

GOOD

Publisher

WILLIAM KIMBER

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Price in £

6.85

Pages

208

ISBN

0750921692

Our Book Number

028832

Published

2000

Edition

THE RFC/RNAS HANDBOOK. 1914-1918
COOKSLEY. P. G
2000.HARDBACK. A GOOD TO VERY GOOD BOOK IN A DUST JACKET. LIGHT SHELF WEAR TO OUTER EDGES OF THE JACKET. OUTER EDGES OF PAGES BLOCK SLIGHTLY TANNED, PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON BLANK END PAPER. TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD.POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

Good to Very Good

Jacket Condition

GOOD TO TO VERY GOOD

Publisher

SUTTON

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

8.00

Pages

224

ISBN

190230411X

Our Book Number

032584

Published

1999

Edition

Hurricanes Over Tobruk the Pivotal Role of the Hurricane in the Defence of Tobruk
Cull B
HARDBACK. 1999. A VERY GOOD BOOK IN A VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET, POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very GOOD

Publisher

GRUB STREET

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

62.00

Pages

264

ISBN

1862273138

Our Book Number

028367

Published

2005

Edition

BRITISH ROCKETS of the Napoleonic and Colonial Wars 1805-1901
Franklin C
2005. HARDBACK. A GOOD TO VERY GOOD BOOK IN A DUST JACKET WITH LIGHT SHELF WEAR. SLIGHT TANNING TO OUTER EDGES OF PAGES BLOCK, PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON FRONT END PAPER, TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

Jacket Condition

GOOD TO TO VERY GOOD

Publisher

SPELLMOUNT

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

12.00

Pages

50

ISBN

0913150991

Our Book Number

029694

Published

1989

Edition

THE 1886 MACHINE GUN MANUAL
JACOBSEN J N
1989.. SOFT COVERS. THIS BOOK IS TAKEN FROM THE 1866 US ARTILLERY BOOK ON THE DESCRIPTION AND SERVICE OF MACHINE GUNS. INCLUDES SOME NICE ILLUSTRATONS. GREEN SOFT COVERS LIGHT RUBBED AND YELLOWED ON THE SPINE.PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON INSIDE COVER. TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD.. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

Good

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

PIONEER

Where Published

USA

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Price in £

16.00

Pages

72

ISBN

0718826736

Our Book Number

032244

Published

1986

Edition

Their Glory Shall Not be Blotted Out: Last Full Dress Uniforms of the British Army
MacLEOD. O
1986. HARDBACK. VERY GOOD. THE DUSTWRAPPER IS IN A CLEAR SEMI-RIGID WRAP, WHICH CAN BE REMOVED. LOVELY PLATES.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very Good

Publisher

LUTTERWORTH

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

55.00

Pages

376

ISBN

9780992731908

Our Book Number

030914

Published

2013

Edition

THE PITH HELMET. JAUNTY HAT. BRITISH INIDAN EMPIRE MAGIC IN A HAT. VOLUME 1
MILLS. C .P.
2013. HARDBACK.A WELL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PITH HELMET AS WORN IN THE BRITISH INDIAN EMPIRE. THE PITH HELMET CONTINUED IN USE IN THE COLONIES INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND BEYOND. NEW BOOK IN DUSTWRAPPER. VERY HEAVY TO SEND ABROAD.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

NEW

Jacket Condition

NEW

Publisher

MILITARY ORPHAN PRESS

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Price in £

19.00

Pages

56

ISBN

Our Book Number

024475

Published

1969

Edition

RUSSIAN MILITARY SWORDS 1801-1917
MOLLO. E
1969. SOFT COVERS WITH A DUST JACKET. A VERY GOOD BOOK IN A GOOD JACKET.THE JACKET IS SLIGHTLY SCUFFED ON THE FRONT SIDE EDGE AND A LITTLE SHELF WORN ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES. THE DUST JACKET IS PRICE CLIPPED. THE BOOK ITSELF IS VERY GOOD WITH NICE BRIGHT PAGES. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

Good

Publisher

HISTORICAL RESEARCH UNIT

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Price in £

31.99

Pages

432

ISBN

0898390982

Our Book Number

030133

Published

1987

Edition

U.S. MARINE OPERATIONS IN KOREA 1950-1953 . VOLUME III. THE CHOSIN RESERVOIR CAMPAIGN
MONTROSS. L AND CANZONA. N. A
A GOOD BOOK IN A FAIR DUSTWRAPPER. LIGHT TANNING OF PAGE EDGES. SLIGHT LEAN ON THE SPINE. OTHERWISE THE BOOK IS VERY TIDY. THE D/W IS CHIPPED AND WORN ROUND THE EDGES. A COUPLE OF LARGER TEARS ON BOTTOM FRONT EDGE- NO MORE THAN ONE INCH. OLD BOOKSELLER'S PRICE STICEKR ON FRONT FLAP.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

Good

Jacket Condition

Fair

Publisher

THE BATTERY PRESS.

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Price in £

21.50

Pages

256

ISBN

1902304039

Our Book Number

032591

Published

1999

Edition

ACES HIGH, VOLUME 2 . A FURTHER TRIBUTE TO THE MOST NOTABLE FIGHTER ACES OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II
SHORES. C
TOP OF BLOCK LIGHTLY DUST STAINED. VERY SLIGHT MARKS ON THE EDGE OF THE BLOCK INTERNALLY VERY GOOD. THE DUSTWRAPPER IS OUTWARDLY VERY GOOD BUT THE REAR FLAP HAS A VERTICAL CREASE

Binding

Hardback

Condition

GOOD TO VERY GOOD

Jacket Condition

GOOD

Publisher

GRUB STREET

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Price in £

37.99

Pages

248

ISBN

Our Book Number

028618

Published

2011

Edition

THE UNIFORMS OF THE GEORGIAN YEOMANRY CAVALRY 1794-1827
SMITH. R. J . AND KNIGHT D.
2011. HARDBACK. BLUE LEATHERETTE BINDING WITH GILT TITLES AND DECORATIONS.NUMEROUS BLACK AND WHTE ILLUSTRATIONS AND 20 COLOUR PLATES WITH OVER 40 FULL UNIFORMS DEPICTED. A VERY GOOD BOOK WITH SLIGHT RUBBING TO CORNERS OF HARD COVERS. OTHERWISE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD WITH NICE CLEAN PAGES.POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

D.P & G

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

46.99

Pages

204

ISBN

9781906394196

Our Book Number

028620

Published

2008

Edition

THE UNIFORMS OF THE LATE VICTORIAN YEOMANRY CAVALRY 1880-1899
SMITH. R. J . AND KNIGHT D.
2008. HARDBACK. BLUE LEATHERETTE BINDING WITH GILT TITLES AND DECORATIONS.NUMEROUS BLACK AND WHTE ILLUSTRATIONS AND 50 COLOUR PLATES WITH OVER 60 FULL UNIFORMS DEPICTED. A VERY GOOD BOOK WITH LIGHT RUBBING TO CORNERS OF HARD COVERS. SLIGHT MARK ON OUTER BOTTOM EDGE OF PAGE BLOCK..OTHERWISE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD WITH NICE CLEAN PAGES.POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS. VERY HEAVY BOOK. PLEASE CHECK POSTAGE WITH US.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

D.P & G

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

19.99

Pages

224

ISBN

0903585324

Our Book Number

008312

Published

2001

Edition

THE MEDIEVAL TAILOR'S ASSISTANT
THURSFIELD S
A SUPERB MANUAL FOR MAKING COMMON GARMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 1200- 1500. 400 LINE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDING 121 PATTERNS. A VERY TIDY COPY WHICH HAS A LITTLE SHELF WEAR AND SLIGHT CREASING OF THE TIPS OF CORNERS OF THE CARD COVERS. INTERNALLY FINE.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

RUTH BEAN

Where Published

UK

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Price in £

9.00

Pages

200

ISBN

Our Book Number

032560

Published

1956

Edition

THE SKY AND I
VOLKERSZ. V
LEAVES FROM THE LOG BOOK OF A BRITISH AIRWOMAN IN WAR AND PEACE - INCLUDING THE FIRST FULL STORY OF THE AIR TRANSPORT AUXILIARY. THE PAGE EDGES ARE FOXED, BUT THE OPEN PAGES ARE GENERALLY TIDY. THE FIRST FEW HAVE SOME SEMI-CIRCULAR INDENTATIONS, AS THOUGH SOMEONE HAS STOOD A COUPLE OF HEAVY PANS ON THE OPEN BOOK. THE GREEN BOARDS ARE WORN, AND HAVE FADED WHERE THE DUSTWRAPPER IS MISSING PIECES. THE DUSTWRAPPER IS VERY WORN, WITH CHIPPED AND CREASED EDGES. CREASE ACROSS TOP FRONT COVER. SMALL PIECES MISSING INCLUDING THE BOTTOM HALF INCH OF THE SPINE OF THE DUSTWRAPPER. A POOR COPY BUT STILL READABLE.

Binding

Hardback

Condition

READING COPY

Jacket Condition

Poor

Publisher

W.H. ALLEN

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Price in £

40.00

Pages

558

ISBN

0953225208

Our Book Number

032599

Published

1997

Edition

BEWARE OF THE DOG AT WAR. AN OPERATIONAL DIARY OF 49 SQUADRON 1916-1965
WARD. J.
TOP AND EDGE OF BLOCK LIGHTLY SOILED. OPEN PAGES ARE CLEAN. THE FIRST FEW ARE A BIT CURLED ON THE CORNERS. ON THE TITLE PAGE IS A NAME AND ADDRESS STICKER OF THE PREVIOUS OWNER. THE COVERS ARE RUBBED, AND WORN ON EDGES/CORNERS. FRONT CORNERS A BIT CURLED.

Binding

SOFT COVERS

Condition

FAIR TO GOOD.

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

JOHN WARD AND TED CACHART

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Price in £

28.00

Pages

70

ISBN

Our Book Number

028840

Published

1898

Edition

THE HISTORY OF J BATTERY ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY ( FORMERLY A TROOP MADRAS HORSE ARTILLERY )
WYNDHAM MALET G E
1898. HARDBACK. BLUE CLOTH COVERS WITH GILT TITLES AND EMBLEM ON THE FRONT BOARD. THE COVERS ARE RUBBED ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE SPINE AND SLIGHTLY DARKENED AROUND THE EDGES BUT GOOD. PAGES TANNED WITH AGE BUT THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE GOOD. PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON FRONT END PAPER. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP.

Binding

Hard Back

Condition

GOOD .

Jacket Condition

No D/W

Publisher

Where Published

London

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