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An Original H.M.S.O. Book Dated 1914 "A Handbook Of The 3" Q.F. Gun. Land Service." Withdrawn Stock From The Imperial War Museum. BO 303 - BO 303
This is an official H.M.S.O. book dated 1914 and has come from withdrawn stock of the Imperial War Museum Library. The volume covers all aspects of the gun including the gun itself, mounting, sighting and ammunition. It is fully illustrated with detailed drawings and exploded diagrams. There are also neat handwritten notes in the text and the front and rear endpapers carry an oval rubber stamp with 'No 17 Company Royal Garrison Artillery'. There is also the same rubber stamp on the front cover with an ink inscription "Rec'd 9/10/14' Unusually this copy also has stiff board covers instead of the usual paper ones. The price includes UK delivery. BO 303

'Webley Air Pistols, Their History and Development' Book By Gordon Bruce. BO 301 - BO 301
This book tells the enthusiast everything they could wish to know about the history of the Birmingham firm of Webley & Scott, a firm that to many is only known for its manufacture of Airguns. It covers all the Airguns manufactured by the company and produced between the years 1924 to 1999 and there have been many of them. The book covers not only the airguns themselves but also sections relating to the various pellet styles and their suitability, plus the various shooting accessories that the company produced. There are a large number of original photographs in the book and lots of illustrations. The book was produced by Robert Hale, London and printed in 2001. It is in as new condition with the original dust cover and is unmarked. The book measures 11" x 9". The price includes UK delivery. BO 301

'Ruger & His Guns, A History Of The Man, The Company and Their Firearms' book by R.L. Wilson. BO 300 - BO 300
This book is the story of William B. Ruger's dedication to providing traditional yet innovative design and to manufacturing excellence. Products are sold at a reasonable price for a broad ranging clientele from the ordinary citizen to the president of the United States. This richly illustrated, beautifully presented work is the official history of William B. Ruger of Sturm, Ruger & Co., and of Ruger firearms, featuring more than 185 colour and over 100 black and white illustrations. Published by Chartwell Books Inc. in 2007. The book is in as new condition and unmarked. It retains the original dust cover. It measures 11 1/2" x 9".The price includes UK delivery. BO 300

'Die Olympischen Spiele 1936' 2 Volume Set Of Books Covering The Olympic Games In 1936 Held In Berlin. BO 127 - BO 127
These books were issued by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg-Bahrenfeld and are packed with black and white and colour photographs of both the winter and summer Olympic Games. (The famous 1936 Jesse Owens Games). Owens specialised in the sprints and the long jump and was recognised in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history". His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been called ‘the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport’ and has never been equaled. At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the games and as such has been credited with "single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy". The text is in Geman but the photographs and artwork are superb. The books are complete and in excellent condition. The books measure 12" x 10". The price includes delivery. BO 127

“The Story of the Household Cavalry” Contained In Three Volumes. BO 126 1667/1688 - BO 126 1667/1688
A scarce history, by Captain Sir George Arthur Bart, published 1909. Covers the history of the Regiment with quantity of black and white photographs and illustrations, plus index. Blue Cloth hardback covers with fine detailed gold tooling of regimental guidons to the front of Vol. I & II and regimental trumpet banner to Vol. III. Spines of Vol. I & Vol. II with basic repair. All clean condition. The price includes UK Delivery. BO 126 1667/1688

A Collection Of Four Books On British Army Uniforms, Dress Regulations, Coloured Field Service Caps and Recipients of The Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914-1920. BO 1062 - BO 1062
This is a collection of four books, the first is 'Recipients Of The Distinguished Conduct medal 1914-1920' book by R.W. Walker. Compiled by Midlands Medals, Birmingham with R.W. Walker in 1981 and printed by Galata Coins Ltd. This is a definitive work which is listed in regimental and alphabetically order. It is complete with the loose leaf wrapper. The second, 'Dress Regulations For The Army 1934' book by the War Office and printed on 30th June 1934. This is a maroon linen backed book which is a great book for reference. The third is a signed copy by the author 'British Army Uniforms & Insignia Of World War Two' book, signed on the inside cover by Brian L. Davis on the 26.4.1997. It is in perfect condition and retains the loose leaf wrapper. Published by the 'Arms and Armour Press, London. It is fully illustrated. The last is a small booklet 'The Military Historical Society Special Number 2002 Coloured Field Service Caps Infantry' by DG Glover. This is fully illustrated throughout. The price for all four includes UK delivery. BO 1062

A Collection Of Four Hardback Books On German Small Arms, Tanks, Weapons Of The Waffen SS and Rommel's Army In Africa. BO 1061 - BO 1061
This is a collection of four hardback books, the first is 'German Small Arms' book by A.J.R. Cormack and published by Profile Publications Ltd. Windsor, England in 1979. It contains the history of the pre war build up of German weapon Production and is fully illustrated. It is complete with the original loose leaf wrapper. The second 'Weapons Of The Waffen SS From Small Arms To Tanks' book by Bruce Quarrie and published by Guild Publishing, London in 1988. The book is fully illustrated. It is missing the loose leaf wrapper. The third book, 'Rommel's Army In Africa' by Dal McGuirk was published by Guild Publishing, London in 1987. It is in great condition and is fully illustrated. It retains the original loose leaf wrapper. The last book, 'Deutsche Panzerabwehr 1916-1918 & 1930-1945 German Anti Tank Weapons Illustrated' book by P. Chamberlain, H. Doyle and T. Gander. This is a large hard back book published by Cannon Publications in 1998. It is in mint condition. The price for all four books includes Uk delivery. BO 1061.

A Collection Of Four Large hardback Books On The British & Canadian Soldier & Uniforms. BO 1060 - BO 1060
This is a collection of four large hardback books, the first two are Volumes I and 2 of 'From D-Day To VE-Day The British Soldier' by Jean Bouchery. Volume 1 is sub titled 'Uniforms Insignia Equipments' and covers just that. It is in mint condition and measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/2". It is packed with colour photographs. The second is sub titled 'Organisation Armament Tanks and Vehicles'. It also is in mint condition and measures the same as volume 1. The third book, 'From D-Day To VE-Day The Canadian Soldier', sub titled 'Organisation Uniforms Insignia Equipment Armament Tanks and Vehicles'. All three books are part of the 'Histoire & Collections-Paris' publications. The fourth book, 'The World War II Tommy British Army Uniforms European Theatre 1939-45 In Colour Photographs' book by Martin Brayley & Richard Ingrim. This book is in excellent condition and retains the original loose leaf wrapper. Published by The Crowood Press Ltd. in 1998. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1060

'Commando Dagger The Complete Illustrated History Of The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife' Book By Leroy Thompson. BO 1059 - BO 1059
This is a large hard back book, complete with the original loose leaf wrapper and in excellent condition. Published by Paladin Press in America in 1985. This book is an excellent reference and history of the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife. It consists of 164 pages and is fully illustrated with black and white plates, drawings and sketches. The book measures 11 1/2" x 9". This book is a must for the collector of FS knives. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1059

'German Artillery Of World War Two' Book By Ian Hogg. BO 1057 - BO 1057
'German Artillery Of World War Two' book by Ian Hogg. This is a hardback book with the original loose leaf wrapper. The book is in very good condition. It is fully illustrated throughout with black and white plates and diagrams. It was published by Purnell Book Services Ltd. in 1975. The price includes Uk delivery. BO 1057
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