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A Collection of Four 'Gunsmithing' Books. BO 1047 - BO 1047 - BO 1047
This is a collection of four hardback books on 'Gunsmithing. The first book is 'The Amateur Gunscaftsman by James Virgil Howe published by Fumk and Wagnalls Company, New York. This book is a practical handbook for those who like guns and is a manual on gunsmithing . The second, 'Gunsmithing, a manual of firearms design, construction, alteration and remodelling. For amateur and professional gunsmiths and users of modern firearms by Roy F. Dunlap’ and published by Stackpole Books. The book covers 'every gun owners work bench guide to taking care of, fixing and improving his handgun, rifles and shotguns. It is illustrated throughout and is complete with the original dust wrapper. The third, 'Pistolsmithing by George C, Nonte, Jr published by Sackpole Books. It is illustrated throughout and is complete with the original dust wrapper. The last book, 'The complete guide to gunsmithing, gun care and repair by Charles Edward Chapel, published by A.S.Barnes and Company, Inc. It is illustrated throughout and is complete with the original dust wrapper. The price includes Uk delivery. BO 1047

Elements Of Ordnance By Major General Thomas J. Hayes. Sn.BO 1040 - BO 1040
This book, long out of print (1938), Elements of Ordnance ‘A textbook for Use of Cadets of the United States Military Academy’ by Major General Thomas J. Hayes is a textbook that covers virtually all of the areas of ordnance, including guns, artillery, bombs, grenades and small arms. It also covers the theories of recoil, ballistics, explosives, etc. This is a well-illustrated book with detailed text and cutaway diagram. A monumental work of all students of ordnance. Price includes UK delivery. Sn. BO 1040

WW1 American Expeditionary Force 'History Of The 89th Division 1917.1918.1919' By George H. English. BO 1031 - BO 1031
The book is a large hardback edition printed in 1920 and published by The War Society of the 89th Division. It consists of a full history from it's organisation in 1917 , it's operations in the World War, the occupation of Germany and until demobilisation in 1919. It is packed with maps, pull out maps, photographs, Official reports, Honour and Casualty Lists and much more. It measures 11" x 8". This book is a definitive work very scarce and in good condition. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1031

WW2 Official Japanese Naval Officer’s Acadamy Photograph Album With Original Photographs & Japanese Ink Script. Sn 4253 - 4253
This is an original WW2 Official Bound Japanese Naval Acadamy Photograph Album. The Album measures 10 ¾”x 7 ¼”x ¾” when closed. It has a dark green leather effect cover and retains its original green knotted cord. The cover of the album has impressed Banner & Japanese Script together with number ‘2062’ all highlighted in gold. The cover is also impressed with The representation of a Japanese Battleship at Sea with Blazing Guns. The album contains 64 Pages of cardboard and tissue pages. The cardboard pages are printed with contemporary images of Naval Officer’s and other ranks undergoing training at a Naval Acadamy, parades, drill, weapons and equipment training. There are also many individual and group portraits of individual Officers and Cadets. There are also original colourful hand drawn ink representations of Japanese battle flags and anchors. The tissue pages have original printed Japanese text and also serve to protect the images on the cardboard pages. All pages of the album and images are clean and undamaged. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 4253

4 x Books on the 3rd Reich Uniforms, Badges and Guns. BO 1016 - BO 1016
Four books on the 3rd Reich uniforms, badges and guns. The first book; 'Uniforms of the S.S. Volume 1, Allgemeine SS 1923-45', by Andrew Mollo. This is an early work and desirable for anyone interested in the subject. The second; 'German Army Uniforms & Insignia 1933-45' by Brian L. Davis, produced by Arms & Armour Press. This is complete with original dust cover. The third; 'Badges & Insignia Of The Third Reich 1933-1945' by Brian Davies. This is a reprint of the 1983 edition. This is complete with the original dust cover. The fourth; 'Guns Of The Reich Firearms Of The German Forces 1939-1945' by George Markham. Published in 1989 by Arms & Armour Press. Complete with the original dust cover. This is a detailed study of original German weapons and includes captured weapons. It also covers ammunition and a valuable section on makers codes. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1016

4 x Books About WW1 Flying, British and German. BO 1014 - BO 1014
Four books about WW1 Flying. The first being 'Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War' compiled by W. M. Lamberton. This is a HarleyFord Publication published in 1960. This has a stunning array of photographs and drawings which Harleyford excelled at. The second book, 'Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft Of The 1914-1918 War' compiled by W.M. Lamberton. Again a Harleyford publication. Published in 1962. Both of the above books are hardback linen covered books and are in good condition. Both measuring 11 1/4" x 9". The third book, 'A Contemptible Little Flying Corps.' by I. Mc Innes and J.V. Webb. Published in 1991. The book is a comprehensive record of all NCO's and other ranks who were serving at the outbreak of WW1 with a mini biography and medal entitlement for each man. This is fully illustrated and is complete with it's original dust cover in excellent condition. Lastly 'The Pour Le Merite & Germany's First Aces' by John R. Angolia and Clint R. Hackney. This is a first edition dated 1984, one of 500 copies signed by the author and numbered. (this one being 427). The pour Le Merite was the highest award for Germany's WW1 Airmen and this book covers all known recipients with a 'potted history' and photograph for each one. This book is complete with it's original dust cover. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1014

1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette Case All to the 13th Duke Of Connaught's Own Lancers. Sn 10778 - 10778
After the First World War, the number of Indian Cavalry Regiments was reduced. In September 1923, the 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers were amalgamated with the 32nd Lancers to form 13th Duke of Connaught’s Own Bombay Lancers. The new badge was to be crossed lances with '13' on the intersection; a crown above and a scroll below, reading 'Duke of Connaught's Own.' Their uniform was blue with scarlet facings. In 1927 the Regiment was redesignated as the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers. The 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers were one of the first two Indian Cavalry Regiments nominated for mechanisation. One squadron was equipped with the Vickers Medium Mark I tank and two squadrons with Staghound armoured cars. They were deployed on frontier duties but in April 1941, left for Iraq with the 10th Indian Division. They saw action against the Vichy French in Syria and also served in Persia and Iraq before joining the British Eighth Army in North Africa. This is an Official Photograph Album to the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, containing original photographic images up to the 1930's. The leather bound album contains 24 pages of photographs of the Lancer's including portraits of Commanding Officers, Groups of Lancer's and Lancer's both in formation and in the Field together with images of Military establishments and awards. The album measures 16 x 12 x 2 inches and has the Regimental badge in gold on the front cover. The album also contains a Regimental greetings card embossed with Regimental badge containing an image of an armoured column identified as 'Batvia 1946' with a handwritten inscription 'To Mother and Father from Douglas farewell parade of Regt), also a 14th May 2000 dated Combined Cavalry memorial service programme from an event held at Hyde Park. The album is accompanied by a Field Service Cap (Tent Type) to the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, with crimson body and blue flap embroidered with the regimental badge, all trimmed in gold, the black leather cloth lining has a manufacturer's label Ranken & Co. Ltd, India with handwritten name which appears to be 'Capt D.F. kerr'. The cap is approx. UK size 6. Also a metal cigarette case with hinged lid engraved with the Regimental badge. Price for this collection to the 13th Duke Of Connaught's Own Lancers includes UK delivery. Sn 10778

A Collection of 3 x Books, Guns And Rifles Of The World, Early Percussion Firearms and Pistols Rifles and Machine Guns. BO 1011 - BO 1011
A collection of 3 x books, "Guns And Rifles Of The World" by Howard Blackmore, "Early Percussion Firearms" by Lewis Winant and "Pistols, Rifles and Machine Guns" by Major W.G. B Allen. The first book is in very good condition and retains it's original dustcover, it is a classic work printed in 1965 and is packed with sketches, plates and drawings. It consists of 134 pages and measures 12" x 9 1/4". The second book covers a history of early percussion firearms ignition from Forsyth to Winchester .44/40 and was first published in 1959, this is a 1970 re print of the 1st Edition Standard Work. The book is illustrated throughout with plates and sketches. It consists of 172 pages and measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". It is in very good condition and is complete with it's original dustcover. The last is a 1953 copy and now out of print. This again is complete with the original dustcover, it is illustrated with plates, sketches and drawings. It measures 9" x 6" and consists of 178 pages. The price is for all three books and includes Uk delivery.

SOLD SOLD (21/09) A Full Set Of 'Soldiers Died In The Great War' Comprising of 80 x Volumes in 74 Books All Complete With Excellent Condition Dustwrappers. BO 1010 - BO 1010
A full set of 'Soldiers Died In The Great War' books comprising of 80 x volumes in 74 books. All of the books are in in excellent condition, some appear to be unread and all come with unmarked, as new dust covers. They were published by the War Office in 1920. The set comprises of 80 separate parts which embrace every regiment and corps of the British Army. This set is the re-print by J.B. Hayward & Sons from 1988/89 in association with 'The Imperial War Museum. They list approximately 635,000 soldiers, listed alphabetically with their regiment, rank, place of birth, enlisted area, theatre of operations and most importantly the date and nature of casualty. This is an impressive set ideal for the research of any man killed in WW1. The price includes UK delivery.

2 x Books, Aircraft Camouflage and Markings 1907-1954 & Aircraft Markings of the World 1912-1967 both by Bruce Robertson. BO 1009 - BO 1009
2 x hard back books, 'Aircraft Camouflage and Markings 1907-1954 Revised Edition 1966 & 'Aircraft Markings of the World 1912-1967First Edition 1967, both by Bruce Robertson. The books both retain the dust covers and are both in good condition. They were both published by the excellent Harleyford Publications and are packed with black and white plates and colour photographs and drawings. This is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in aircraft, including radio modellers making scale aircraft. Both books measure 11 1/4" x 9". The price includes UK delivery.
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