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1st Edition September 1975 Hard Back ' The Bayonet Book' By Watts and White. BO 343 - BO 343
This is the 'bayonet bible' to which all serious collectors make reference. It is a First Edition, September 1975, copy of 'The Bayonet Book' by John Watts and Peter White. The book is complete with its plastic dustcover (the paper cover has a few tears). It has 503 quality pages and is in excellent undamaged condition. It is the definitive reference book for any serious bayonet collector; it is packed with black and white plates and detailed descriptions of bayonets from around the world, with their measurements. This is an extremely rare book in complete condition and highly sought after. It has not been reprinted. The price includes UK delivery. BO 343

Set Of 5 Small Arms Pamphlets Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. BO 327 - BO 327
This is a set of 5 pamphlets recently released from the Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. The pamphlets comprise of a copy of The Tactical Employment of Lewis Guns dated 1918, a copy of Small Arms Training, Rifle, dated 1937, a copy of Small Arms Training, Infantry Range Finder, dated 1937, a copy of Small Arms Training, Anti-Aircraft, dated 1942 and a copy of Small Arms Training, Sniping, dated 1946. All of the pamphlets are profusely illustrated and one carries Imperial War Museum stamps and Withdrawn From Stock stamp. All pamphlets contain detailed descriptions of the weapons, mechanisms, cleaning, firing, field craft, trench warfare etc. This is a set pf restricted pamphlets and the price includes U.K. delivery. BO 327

Set Of 3 H.M.S.O. Volumes On Artillery Training Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock BO 326 - BO 326
This is a set of 3 volumes recently released from the Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. The books comprise of a copy of Field Artillery Training, dated 1914, covering all aspects of field artillery including driving of the guns and gunnery, ammunition etc. the second copy is for Garrison Artillery Training and is also dated 1914 and covers coastal batteries, night fighting, guns and gunnery, ammunition etc. The third copy is Artillery Training, volume II, gunnery dated 1923. This book covers elementary gunnery, ammunition, time fuses, ranging, etc. Two of the three volumes carry Imperial War Museum And Library stamps and Withdrawn From Stock stamps. The Garrison Artillery Training copy has a written inscription of T.H.F. Parks, R.G.A (Special Reserve) Oct 1914 which could be worthy of further research. All volumes are profusely illustrated with charts and diagrams. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 326

Set Of 4 Books Recently Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock On Machine Gun And Small Arms Training. BO 324 - BO 322
These are a set of 4 books recently released from The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock and are on machine gun and small arms training. The first is a very comprehensive hard back book Machine Gun Training dated 1925 with 406 pages. This book is profusely marked throughout with “INPERIAL WAR MUSEUM LIBRARY” rubber stamps. The book contains many amendments in both gummed inserts and hand written notes. Sections include training, fire control and use of the machine gun in war. There are 3 small arms training booklets; Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No 7 .303 Machine Gun Part II.-Training dated 1944. Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No 21 The Machine Carbine dated 1944 (Sten and Thomson), Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No 18, 1939 SUPPLEMENT Anti-Tank Rifle Course. All of these are very comprehensive bools with instructions for use and care of the weapons together with illustration. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 324

Complete and Original WW1 'Der Weltkrieg' (World War) 1914-1918 German Commemorative Cigarette Card Album By Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. BO 319 - BO 319
Original and complete cigarette card collector's book titled Der Weltkrieg (The World War) compiled in Germany in 1937 as a commemoration of World War I. This scrapbook for cigarette cards from the 1930s provides an invaluable pictorial record of World War I. It captures the German perspective of the War in picture and writing and functions as a reference book for multiple generations. It features 270 full-colour cigarette cards, all are present and securely fixed, illustrating significant German battles and events. The scrapbook was issued by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. This scrapbook captures the German perspective of World War I in pictures and writing. Themes such as nationalism, armed forces, everyday life during the war and stereotypical images of the enemy forces are referenced by the visual iconography. Through the chapters the progression of the war is illustrated. The individual sections are organised around each year of the war, 1914-18. The introduction to each chapter lists the different theatres and progression of the war. This summary is followed by sections, which under individual headings like 'Reason and Start of War', display cigarette cards and a short description of the image on that card. The first chapter also features a map of Belgium, France, Germany and parts of Switzerland in 1914 with the German armies and their campaigns. The appendix features cards depicting life behind the front line, the war in the colonies, and Germany's enemies. While the cigarette cards are in colour, the chapters are predominantly printed in sepia. The exception are maps of the East and West front, and the battles in Italy, Serbia and the Orient, which took place in 1915. The book measures 13 3/4" x 10 1/4". The price includes UK delivery. BO 319

The London Knife Book, Signed Leather Bound Limited Edition 82 Of 100, 1820 - 1945 by Ron Flook. BO 318 - BO 318
This is a mint, signed, leather bound hardback limited edition, 82 of 100 of ‘The London Knife Book, An A-Z guide to London Cutlers, 1820 – 1945’ by Ron Flook. The book has 230 quality pages packed with colour photos of every type of knife made in London during the period, listing all the Cutlers with their details. This book comes with a limited edition 82 of 100 commemorative label and is personally signed by the author Ron Flooks inside the front cover. The price includes UK delivery. BO 318

Inter War 1936 Nazi German NSDAP ‘Adolf Hitler’ Hard Back Photo Card Album With Many Photo Cards. Sn 15553:5 - 15553:5
An original Nazi German NSDAP photo card collector's book with 153 pages titled ‘Adolf Hitler’, published in 1936. This scrapbook commemorates Hitler’s rise to power and contains images of prominent Nazi figures, Nazi Rallies and parading SA & Hitler Youth Units. The book has German text throughout. The red cloth bound hard back book has black lettering ‘Adolf Hitler’ on the front and spine. The book has 133 pages and measures 12 ¼” x 9 ¼” x 1”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15553:5

The American Cartridge ‘An Illustrated Study Of The Rimfire Cartridge In The United States’ By Charles R.Suydam. BO 314 - BO 314
This is an excellent book for cartridge collectors and students of ammunition. This copy is by Borden Publishing Co. of Alhambra, California and is the revised edition of 1973. This book has been long out of print and is in virtually mint condition with a full and undamaged dust wrapper. There are more than 425 cartridges which are photographed full size and individually studied. There are chapters on identification, cleaning, display, appendices on manufacturers, headstamps and cartridge boxes. This is a standard work which is invaluable to both the collector and student of ammunition. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 314

An Introduction To British Grenades By Ian Skennerton. BO 313 - BO 313
This is a 1st edition copy fo the standard work on British grenades. The book is by Inn D. Skennerton who also authorised the standard work on British and Commonwealth Bayonets and many books on rifles etc.. The book was published by Greenhill in 1988 and is a well illustrated reference and chronologically lists the various grenade numbers and marks in service from 1908 to the 1960s. tables are provided to permit identification and comparison of the different types and models, making this study an invaluable reference for military historians, collectors and museum curators. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 313

The Flintlock: Its Origin And Development by Torsten Link. BO 311 - BO 311
This is the first English translation of a masterly study of The Flintlock which was originally published in 1939 but in Swedish. The author was the director of the Swedish Royal Armoury which he had joined in 1924. This book was the result of 15 years of research and was in fact his doctoral thesis making it a masterly and important study of the flintlock. The book charts the development and history of the flintlock from its original concept to its successor, the percussion cap. The book is profusely illustrated with crisp black and white photographs showing both full flintlocks and minor details of decoration etc. the book which was published by The Holland Press, London in 1965 is in excellent condition with its original dust wrapper which is complete but with sellotape to the edges. This is a scholarly work which still holds its own even with more modern publications. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 311
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