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Complete and Original WW1 'Der Weltkrieg' (World War) 1914-1918 German Commemorative Cigarette Card Album By Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. BO 319 - BO 319
Original and complete cigarette card collector's book titled Der Weltkrieg (The World War) compiled in Germany in 1937 as a commemoration of World War I. This scrapbook for cigarette cards from the 1930s provides an invaluable pictorial record of World War I. It captures the German perspective of the War in picture and writing and functions as a reference book for multiple generations. It features 270 full-colour cigarette cards, all are present and securely fixed, illustrating significant German battles and events. The scrapbook was issued by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. This scrapbook captures the German perspective of World War I in pictures and writing. Themes such as nationalism, armed forces, everyday life during the war and stereotypical images of the enemy forces are referenced by the visual iconography. Through the chapters the progression of the war is illustrated. The individual sections are organised around each year of the war, 1914-18. The introduction to each chapter lists the different theatres and progression of the war. This summary is followed by sections, which under individual headings like 'Reason and Start of War', display cigarette cards and a short description of the image on that card. The first chapter also features a map of Belgium, France, Germany and parts of Switzerland in 1914 with the German armies and their campaigns. The appendix features cards depicting life behind the front line, the war in the colonies, and Germany's enemies. While the cigarette cards are in colour, the chapters are predominantly printed in sepia. The exception are maps of the East and West front, and the battles in Italy, Serbia and the Orient, which took place in 1915. The book measures 13 3/4" x 10 1/4". The price includes UK delivery. BO 319

The London Knife Book, Signed Leather Bound Limited Edition 82 Of 100, 1820 - 1945 by Ron Flook. BO 318 - BO 318
This is a mint, signed, leather bound hardback limited edition, 82 of 100 of ‘The London Knife Book, An A-Z guide to London Cutlers, 1820 – 1945’ by Ron Flook. The book has 230 quality pages packed with colour photos of every type of knife made in London during the period, listing all the Cutlers with their details. This book comes with a limited edition 82 of 100 commemorative label and is personally signed by the author Ron Flooks inside the front cover. The price includes UK delivery. BO 318

Inter War 1936 Nazi German NSDAP ‘Adolf Hitler’ Hard Back Photo Card Album With Many Photo Cards. Sn 15553:5 - 15553:5
An original Nazi German NSDAP photo card collector's book with 153 pages titled ‘Adolf Hitler’, published in 1936. This scrapbook commemorates Hitler’s rise to power and contains images of prominent Nazi figures, Nazi Rallies and parading SA & Hitler Youth Units. The book has German text throughout. The red cloth bound hard back book has black lettering ‘Adolf Hitler’ on the front and spine. The book has 133 pages and measures 12 ¼” x 9 ¼” x 1”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15553:5

The American Cartridge ‘An Illustrated Study Of The Rimfire Cartridge In The United States’ By Charles R.Suydam. BO 314 - BO 314
This is an excellent book for cartridge collectors and students of ammunition. This copy is by Borden Publishing Co. of Alhambra, California and is the revised edition of 1973. This book has been long out of print and is in virtually mint condition with a full and undamaged dust wrapper. There are more than 425 cartridges which are photographed full size and individually studied. There are chapters on identification, cleaning, display, appendices on manufacturers, headstamps and cartridge boxes. This is a standard work which is invaluable to both the collector and student of ammunition. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 314

An Introduction To British Grenades By Ian Skennerton. BO 313 - BO 313
This is a 1st edition copy fo the standard work on British grenades. The book is by Inn D. Skennerton who also authorised the standard work on British and Commonwealth Bayonets and many books on rifles etc.. The book was published by Greenhill in 1988 and is a well illustrated reference and chronologically lists the various grenade numbers and marks in service from 1908 to the 1960s. tables are provided to permit identification and comparison of the different types and models, making this study an invaluable reference for military historians, collectors and museum curators. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 313

The Flintlock: Its Origin And Development by Torsten Link. BO 311 - BO 311
This is the first English translation of a masterly study of The Flintlock which was originally published in 1939 but in Swedish. The author was the director of the Swedish Royal Armoury which he had joined in 1924. This book was the result of 15 years of research and was in fact his doctoral thesis making it a masterly and important study of the flintlock. The book charts the development and history of the flintlock from its original concept to its successor, the percussion cap. The book is profusely illustrated with crisp black and white photographs showing both full flintlocks and minor details of decoration etc. the book which was published by The Holland Press, London in 1965 is in excellent condition with its original dust wrapper which is complete but with sellotape to the edges. This is a scholarly work which still holds its own even with more modern publications. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 311

2 Hard Back Volumes Olympia 1936 : Die XI Olympischen Spiele (Olympic Games) In Berlin 1936 Band 1 and 2 With Many With Many Illustrated Photo Cards & Pull Out Colour Venue Map Published by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. Sn 15553:1 - 15553:1
These 2 hard back volumes in original blue cloth celebrate the Nazi German Olympic games of 1936 published by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg-Bahrenfeld in 1936. Volume 1 has 127 pages. Volume 2 168 pages. Each Volume measures 12 1/4" x 10". Both are very bright and tight editions with only very minor wear and tear. Both have their original illustrated black & white paper sleeve covers. A fascinating history of early years of Third Reich & the controversial Berlin Olympic games. Hitler and other prominent Nazis can be seen on several photographs. Both volumes full of black and white photographs including all of the major athletes in the Games including USA’s Jesse Owens. Volume 1 has a colour pull out site map of the Olympic venues. Two very clean examples. Both volumes are in German text throughout. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15553:1

Set Of 4 Official H.M.S.O. Field Service Regulations Parts 1 And 2 Dated 1909, Manual Of Elementary Drill (All Arms) 1935 and Notes On Platoon And Company Drill From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. Sn. 13084:17 - 13084:17
This set of 4 books are all from the reserve stock of the Imperial War Museum library which were released recently. They comprise of 1909 dated volumes 1 and 2 on Field Service Regulations, Part 2 has a rubber stamp to a CAPT.F.D.GRIERSON OF THE 6TH BATT. WELSH REGT inside the copy. A 1916 copy of Notes on Platoon and Company Drill. A 1935 copy of the Manual of Elementary Drill (All Arms). There are various rubber stamps to the Imperial war museum libraries, H.M.Stationary Office and CAPT.F.D.GRIERSON OF THE 6TH BATT. WELSH REGT . Price includes UK delivery. Sn. 13084:17

Set Of 5 Official H.M.S.O. Books On Tank (x2), Machine Gun, Field Artillery and Garrison Artillery Training From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. Sn. 13084:16 - 13084:16
This set of 5 books are all from the reserve stock of the Imperial War Museum library which were released recently. They comprise of 1920 dated volumes 1 and 2 (with 19 plates on guns and ammunition including the canister round) on Tank Gunnery, Training and War with rubber stamps Staff College Library 1920. A 1914copy of Field Artillery training with a pencil reference to II (G) Artillery. A 1914 copy of Garrison Artillery Training Volume 1 to a T.H.F. Parks, R.G.A. (Special reserve) O et 1914 and a 1925 dated copy of Machine Gun Training with 4 amendments to 10th January 1930. There are various rubber stamps to the Staff College and Imperial war museum libraries. Price includes UK delivery. Sn. 13084:16

British Artillery Weapons and Ammunition 1914 - 1918 Hogg & Thurston. Sn. 13084:14 - 13084:14
This is a scarce book, the bible for collectors of WW1 British Ordnance. Printed in 1972 it has never been reprinted and is the only comprehensive book listing all British Artillery with images, ammunition, lists of fuses, cases and colour codes used during WW1. This is an essential work of reference. The book has 255 pages, hundreds of plates and is printed on quality paper. It measures 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches. These are scarce books and copies in any condition are hard to find. The price includes UK delivery. Sn. 13084:14
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