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SOLD SOLD 'Swords Of The British Army' Book By Brian Robson. BO 1052 - BO 1052
This is a revised edition of Brian Robson's monumental work on British swords first published in 1975. It covers in great detail the regulation patterns 1788-1914 from cavalry, infantry, Scottish, Corps and much more. It is profusely illustrated with a scholarly text and has become the standard work on the subject. This volume is the 2011 re-print by the National Army Museum of the Revised and expanded edition of 1996. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1052

'World Swords 1400-1945' Book By Harvey J.S. Withers In 2006. BO 1051 - BO 1051
This book is sub titled 'An Illustrated Price Guide For Collectors' and is just that, being full of detailed colour illustrations throughout together with a description and price guide. Each chapter carries background information to the type of swords being described followed by illustrations of the sword full length and more detailed shots of hilt detail, blade engraving etc. A lovely publication and a great reference work for sword collectors. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1051

'The German Bayonet 1871-1945' Book By John Walker. BO 1050 - BO 1050
This is a nice copy of an early work on German bayonets by a recognised expert in the field. It was published by Arms & Armour Press in 1976 and covers the regulation patterns from 1871-1945. It is profusely illustrated with both photographs and John Walters excellent detailed line drawings. The text is scholary and detailed and has become a standard work on the subject. It is complete with its dust wrapper. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1050

First Edition 'Bayonets Of The Remington Cartridge Period' Book By Jerry L. Janzen. BO 1049 - BO 1049
This is a first edition copy (1993) of a scarce book by Jerry L. Janzen who authored 'Bayonets From Janzen's Notebook' book (1987) and was a well respected collector of bayonets with a collection of over 1,000 bayonets before his death. This work is a comprehensive look at the Remington Series of rifles with all known bayonets detailed by type and countries that used them. It shows all the known bayonets in colour and then black and white illustrations in the text relating to variations, scabbards, markings Etc. It also has pictures of the bayonets in wear and drawings of fine detail. The text is comprehensive with tables, production figures, contemporary adverts etc. This book is a must for any collector especially those with an interest in Remington. The book is scarce on the collectors market and is unlikely to be re-printed. It is in excellent condition. The price includes Uk delivery. BO 1049

‘Bayonets From Janzen’s Notebook’ Hardback Illustrated Book By Jerry L. Janzen. Sn 11834:2 - 11834:2
A very nice clean copy of ‘Bayonets From Janzen’s Notebook’ . This book which is long out of print and with the author now deceased is becoming harder to find. This copy is a fifth printing from 1997 (the first being 1987) with ammendments and additions. Jerry Janzen was a well known American collector of bayonets with over 1000 bayonets in his collection. This book is a compilation of his collection using Paul Kiesling’s drawings together with additions from Cole, Carter, Walter, Priest and others. It is a monumental work and a must for any bayonet collector. The drawings are highly detailed and show parts not normally displayed in photographs. The hardback book contains 257 pages and measures 11 ¼”x8 ¾”x 1 ½”. Price includes UK delivery . Sn 11834:2

‘British & Commonwealth Bayonets’ Hardback Illustrated Book By Ian D. Skennerton & Robert Richardson. Sn 11834:1 - 11834:1
A very nice clean copy of this standard work on British & Commonwealth bayonets which has never been bettered. The information is vast covering every known bayonet and variation with measurements, production figures , manufacturers and more. It is profusely illustrated and has become ‘the Bible’ on this subject. Copies are getting harder to find as it has never been reprinted. This book is for both the general and serious bayonet collector. Many of our British & Commonwealth bayonets have a reference to this book as we find it indispensable . The hardback book contains 404 pages and measures 11”x8 ½”x 1”. Price includes UK delivery . Sn 11834:1

VERY RARE, WW2 1941 Dated F.W. Holler Solingen Illustrated Knife Sword Bayonet & Etching Trade Catalogue In German Text. Sn 11870:2 - 11870:2
A rare original W2 dated F.W. Holler of Solingen trade catalogue celebrating 75 years of quality blade manufacturing. It is profusely illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings of the full range of Swords, daggers, bayonets and engraving available from the firm. The catalogue is complete and in good condition apart from the main body of the work becoming partially detached causing small tears to the free front end paper which is dated 1941, fortunately without the loss of any text. The main body of the work is complete and without fault. It is a stunning contemporary reference from a major manufacturer of edged weapons. Thomas Johnson in his volume of ‘Collecting Edged Weapons Of The Third Reich’ mentions the rarity of any of the original catalogues and recommends any serious collector to obtain as many as they can afford (pages 15-18 Vol 1). This is a chance to obtain an original catalogue (not a reprint) of a respected maker. The soft cover catalogue has 28 pages and measures 11 ½” x 8 ¼”. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11870:2

A Bundle of 6 x Books on Artillery & Fireworks By Various Authors. BO 1052 - BO 1052
A bundle of 6 x books covering Artillery and fireworks. The first, "A History Of Artillery" by Ian V Hogg, published by The Hamlyn Publishing Company Group Limited In London in 1974. Covers between the discovery of gunpowder up until the modern missile. It is a hard back with the original loose leaf wrapper. Fully illustrated throughout. The second, one of the 'Modern Military Series, "Artillery The Big Guns Go To War" by Curt Johnson. First published by Octopus Books Limited, London in 1975. The book is hardback with the original loose leaf wrapper. It is illustrated throughout. It covers big guns from the Crimean War period to modern times. The third, "Fabrication Of Small Arms Ordnance Memoranda No. 22" published by Benchmark Publishing Co. Inc, New York and authorised by the Secretary of War in 1970. It covers rifles, revolvers, swords and sabres. It is illustrated with sketches. The fourth, "Missiles Of The World" 2nd Edition, by Michael J.H. Taylor & John W.R. Taylor. Published by Ian Allen Ltd. London 1976. Illustrated throughout and complete with loose leaf wrapper. The last book, "Firepower, Weapons Effectiveness on the Battlefield 1630-1850" by Major General B.P. Hughes C.B. C.B.E. Published by Purnell Book Services, London in 1974. It is illustrated throughout with black and white plates and sketches. It is complete with a loose leaf wrapper. The price for all six books includes UK delivery. BO 1052

A Selection Of Books On WW1 Battlefields & Cemetries. BO 1051 - BO 1051
A selection of six books, the first:- 1. The Silent Cities, a 1993 reprint of the 1929 Methune 1st edition. This is a comprehensive volume covering all the cemeteries and memorials in France and Flanders. 2. Courage Remembered, a H.M.S.O. Publication in 1989 by T.A.E. Gibson and G. Kingsley Ward. It covers both WW1 and WW2 war cemeteries. 3. Tyne Cot Cemetery, a 1987 paperback, in large format by Andre Deseyne. 4. At The Going Down Of The Sun, British WW1 memorials in large format paperback by Derek Boorman, published in 1988. 5. Before Endeavours Fade by Rose E.B. Coombs M.B.E. published in 1986. A guidebook to the battlefields of WW1 by the publishers of After The battle Magazine. 6. Reprint of an Official Ministry Of Pensions List (1923) for the location of hospitals and casualty clearing stations. 1914-1919. The price for all 6 books includes UK postage. BO 1051

Three Books About The Normandy Landings. BO 1050 - BO 1050
Three books about the Normandy Landings. the first book:- 1. Normandy-Breaching The Atlantic Wall-From D-Day To The Breakout & Liberation by Dominique Francois, a large heavy book, fully illustrated, and a fascinating record with many never before published photographs. 2. 101st Airborne-The Screaming Eagles At Normandy by Mark Bando. Published in 2001, a superb record with excellent photographs. 3. Normandy1944-Allied Landings & Breakout by Stephen Badsey. Published in 1990 by Osprey. This book is packed with many photographs, illustrations and diagrams. The price for all three books includes Uk delivery. BO 1050
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