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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

STEEL CANVAS ' The Art of American Arms' by R.L. Wilson. ( BO 362) - BO 362
This book, published in 1995, is in mint condition and complete with its dust cover. Written by RL Wilson it consists of 382 quality pages packed with top quality colour images of inlaid and decorated American firearms from 1700 to the present day. There are chapters on Kentucky Rifles, Colts, Winchesters, Tiffany pieces and hundreds more pieces of gun art. This is a great book. The price includes UK delivery. ( BO 362)
75.00

Winchester AN AMERICAN LEGEND. by R.L. Wilson ( BO 361) - BO 361
This is a beautiful book, originally published in 1991 this edition was published in 2004. It is complete with its dust cover and consists of 404 pages. This book written by R.L. Wilson to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Winchester, contains 300 colour and 165 black and white photographs. It covers virtually every type of Winchester ever made. This is a superb quality book and a must for the Winchester enthusiast. The price includes UK delivery. ( BO 361)
95.00

The Colt Heritage [The Official History of Colt Firearms from 1836] by R L Wilson. ( Bo 360) - BO 360
This book published in 1979 by Janes was written by RL Wilson and officially authourised by The Colt Firearms Co. It is a magnificent book complete with its dust cover and contains 205 colour and 105 black and white high quality images. This book describes and illustrates every model and variation that Colt has ever produced in 358 large format pages. This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in Colt firearms. The price includes UK delivery. ( BO 360)
145.00

The Webley Story by William Chipchase Dowell, a First Edition dated 1962 BO 359 - BO 359
The Webley Story by William Chipchase Dowell, a First Edition dated 1962. This book is devoted a comrehensive and detailed study of the evolution of the Webley Revolver which began in 1853. This was the first and standard work, it is an absolute must for the Webley collector and enthusiast. The price includes UK delivery. ( BO 359)
245.00

The Powder Flask Book by Ray Riling BO 357 - BO 357
The Powder Flask Book by Ray Riling, a First Edition dated 1953. This is a complete book of not just powder flasks but it also covers shot pouches, cappers, chargers and measures. It has over 1,600 exactly scaled images of flasks from the earliest 'gems' to the production flasks of the 1900 century. It consists of 495 pages, it is packed with images, plates and sketches and is a must for any collector. It measures 29cm x 23cm and is in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery.
195.00

Celeberities Of The Army Book Edited by Commander Chas N. Robinson BO 356 - BO 356
Celeberities Of The Army Book Edited by Commander Chas N. Robinson R.N. and published by George Newnes Ltd, 7-12 Southampton Street, London and dated 1900. This book covers celebrities of the army and each chosen subject has a full page colour plate and description of their career dedicated to them. One of the first celebrities in the book is Col. R.S.S. Baden-Powell. The book consists of 144 pages and measures 38cm x 28cm. It has gold impressed lettering on the front cover and is linen covered. The book is in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery.
150.00
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