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3 x Volumes Garrison Artillery Training dated 1914, General Staff, War Office BO 896 - BA 896
3 x Volumes of Garrison Artillery Training manuals, all are dated 1914 by the General Staff, War Office. This is a set of 3 hardback pocket HMSO produced manuals which cover all aspects of Garrison Artillery Training. The books are all fully illustrated throughout with sketches and pull out sections. The books all measure 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" and are all in good condition. The price includes UK delivery.
165.00

Field Artillery Training dated 9th April 1914, General Staff, War Office, BO 895 - BA 895
Field Artillery Training dated 9th April 1914, by the General Staff, War Office. This is a hardback pocket HMSO produced manual which covers all aspects of Field Artillery Training including rifle drill, equitation and driving, fitting saddlery, riding, driving, training young horses, care of wagons, loading wagons, gunnery, ammunition, laying and much more. The book consists of 436 pages and is fully illustrated throughout with sketches and three pull out sections. The book measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" and is in good condition. The price includes UK delivery.
65.00

Infantry Training (4-Company Organization) 1914, General Staff, War Office BO 893 - BA 893
Infantry Training (4-Company Organization) dated 10th August 1914, by the General Staff, War Office. This is a hardback pocket HMSO produced manual which covers all aspects of Infantry Training, including system of training, squad drill, squad drill with intervals, squad drill in single rank, squad drill in two ranks, squad drill with arms, battalion drill and much more. The book consists of 264 pages and is fully illustrated throughout with sketches and one pull out sections. The book measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" and is in good condition. The price includes UK delivery.
75.00

Swords of the British Army, The Regulation Patterns 1788 to 1914 revised Edition by Brian Robson BO 368 - bo 368
Swords of the British Army, The Regulation Patterns 1788 to 1914 revised Edition by Brian Robson dated 1996. This is a hard backed definitive reference book which is a National Army Museum Publication. It covers all aspects of the British Swords between the dates and includes chapters on the cavalry Troopers swords, cavalry Officers swords, Household cavalry swords, Infantry Officers swords, Scottish infantry swords and much more. It consists of 317 pages and is illustraed throughout. The book measures 12" x 8 1/2" and is in very good condition and free from any damage. The price includes Uk delivery.
120.00

A History Of The 45th: 1st Nottinghamshire Regiment ( Sherwood Foresters) By Col.P.H. Dalbiac ( Late Capt of 45th Regiment) Published 1902. Sn 7857. - 7857
This book published was by Swan Sonnenschein & Co Ltd, Paternoster Square, London E.C in 1902. The author Colonel P.H. Dalbiac was a captain in the 45th Regiment : 1st Nottinghamshire Regiment. The hardback book with attractive red and green cover bears the Regiment's coat of arms in Gold and contains 255 pages edged in gold leaf. All pages * appendices are present. The book measures 6 x 9 x 1 inches. The book covers all aspects of the Regiment's history throughout the Peninsular war & between 1739 to 1881. It contains appendices Listing Officer's of the Regiment and is illustrated with colour panels depicting period Uniform and coat of arms together with black and white illustrations. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7857.
195.00

1930 Original Handbook for the 3 inch 20cwt Land Service Anti-Aircraft Gun. (Sn 7869) - 7869
This is an original 1930 dated copy of the official handbook published by His Majesty's Stationary Office for the ' Quick Fire 3 inch 20 cwt Mks 1 - III' Anti - Aircraft gun and mountings. It contains everything need to maintain, use, emplace , repair and service the equipment. Also full details on ammunition and fuses. It consists of 223 pages and over 30 pull out plated. It is fully illustrated throughout. This copy has issue stamps tp the ' ORDNANCE SCHOOL ISLAND BRIDGE' It shows signs of use and is complete and intact. A fine & original reference work. The price includes UK delivery. ( Sn 7869)
125.00

The Legion Book Presented to Joseph WATT VC 0n 9th November 1929 by H.R.H The Prince Of Wales Edited by Captain Cotton Minchin & Welcome Home Banner sn 7816 - 7816
'The Legion Book' Presented to Joseph WATT VC on the 9th November 1929 by H.R.H The Prince Of Wales, Edited by Captain Cotton Minchin along with a 'Welcome Home' Banner/Flag measuring 33" x 42" approx. The book was presented to Joseph Watt VC at the 'VC's Dinner' held at the House of Lords on Saturday the 9th November 1929. Joseph Watt was born in a small village in Gardenstown on the Moray Firth, Scotland in 1887. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British & Commonwealth Forces. He achieved the award during service in the Strait of Otranto and as a rsult of his meritious service also received the French Croix de Guerre and Italian Silver Medal for Military Valour. The book is printed by Cassell and Company Ltd. La Belle Sauvage, London and is dated October 1929. The book was published due to the personal interest of The Prince of Wales and he invited distinguished Authors and Artists to contribute to it making this a unique book. It consists of 233 pages and has black and white plates throughout. It measures 29cm x 24cm. It has a marron linen hardback. The book is in very good condition and is undamaged. On the inside cover there is a note pasted into the book giving the details of the book presentation, as can be seen in the second photograph. The 'Welcome Home' banner/flag measures 33" x 42" with the Victory Cross in the centre and was flown in his honour on his return home, it has been kept with the book ever since. There is also a 6 page Wikipedia research document with the book and banner showing the service history of Joseph WATT VC. The price includes UK Delivery.
275.00

DoughBoy To GI US Army Clothing & Equipement 1900-1945 Book signed by author Kenneth Lewis (BO 364) - BO 364
A signed First Edition copy of DoughBoy to GI US Army Clothing & Equipement 1900-1945 by Kenneth Lewis. The author has hand written "Glyn Lloyd Best Regards kenneth Lewis June 6 1998" Also over the page it has hand written "44557 /4500" indicating the book number and again signed by Kenneth Lewis. This hardback book is a superb reference book for US GI issue equipement. It is fully illustrated with over 800 black and white plates and has detailed descriptions of all the issue equipement. This is a book essential for any collector. The book is in very good condition and comes with it's dust cover. It is undamaged. The book measures 28cm x 22.4cm. The price includes Uk delivery.
130.00

British Gunmakers Volume 2- Birmingham, Scotland & The Regions By Nigel Brown. Sn 7171. - 7171
This is a large, impressive, First Edition, hard back book by Nigel Brown ( Secretary of The Gun Association Trade 1973-83), published in 2005 by The Quiller Press, Shrewsbury, England. It is complete with full colour paper dust jacket. Both the book and jacket are in excellent clean undamaged condition. The book sets out the history of the Birmingham, Scottish & Regional gunmakers of britain including specialist trade workers throughout the 19th & 20th centuries with nindividual histories of over 60 busineses and where known their serial number records, brand names and proof marks. The book measures 12x 9x 2 inches. It contains 459 pages which are fully illustrated with colour and black and white plates/prints. This informative Book is a must for any Firearms collector and would make an attractive Library / coffee table piece. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7171
95.00

Swords Of The British Army, The Regulation Patterns, 1788-1914, First Edition, By Brian Robson. Sn 7124. - 7124
This First Edition, hard back book published in 1975 by The Arms & Armour Press, London is in excellent condition and is complete with it's original colour illustrated paper sleeve which is clean and undamaged. The book is a comprehensive study of Swords used by the British Army from introduction of their first strictly regulated patterns in 1788 through to 1914. It details the history & development of Swords issued to branches of the Army and individual sections of the book are devoted to Swords issued to Cavalry, Infantry, Staff Officers, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Royal Staff Corps and Royal Army Medical Corps together with dates of introduction, patterns and designation changes. It is fully illustrated with over 180 black & white photographs and line drawings. It also has informative appendices covering Sword knots and weapon markings. The book measures 19x 25.2x 2.5 cms and contains 208 pages. This Book is essential reading to all who have an interest in Swords of the British Army and invaluable to Edged weapons collectors. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7124.
85.00
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