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The British Army; Its Regimental Records, Badges, Devices, Etc.

by Lawrence-Archer, J.H. (James Henry), 1823-1889

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Published
1888
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Limited Edition
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$275.00

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London: G. Bell & Sons, 1888. Limited Edition. Thick Octavo. Limited to 500 copies. xxii, 623 pages, bibliographic references; illustrations. small errata sheet tipped in at xxii. After a long military career with service in the 29th regiments, the 24th during the Second Anglo-Sikh War, he then served with King's Royal Rifle corps and he held the… Read more
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image of Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars, 1865-1890 (5 volume set);  I. Struggle for Apacheria;  II. Wars for the Pacific Northwest; III. Conquering the Southern Plains; IV. The Long War for the Northern Plains;  V. The Army and the Indian

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(Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 2001-2005): Stackpole. First Editions. Thick Octavo. In five volumes, illustrated. Extensive bibliography and index. The author has assembled a wide variety of first- person accounts that are not generally available elsewhere, relying primarily on unpublished manuscript accounts, special military reports, and contemporaneous newspaper and magazine articles. Each account it meticulously documented to enhance its historical… Read more
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$650.00
image of The History of the Bengal European Regiment: Now the Royal Munster Fusiliers, and How it Helped to Win India

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London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1885. Octavo. 2nd edition. xii, 572 pages, color frontispiece, double map, and plans. This is the important second edition which deals with both the classic and regular spellings of names on Regimental decorations, thus, Palasi is here spelt "Plassey: Lakhnao "Lucknow". This will be essential for the serious student of the history of… Read more
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26th Air Division (Defense)

by Air Force. Air Division. 26th

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Published
1956
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Baton Rouge: Army & Navy, 1956. Quarto. 250 pages, illustrations, portraits of the men and women of the 26th Air Division. The 26th was at its peak in the Cold War that specialized in defense. It was one of the first group to have women officers in the Air Force. Bound in blue pictorial cloth depicting an… Read more
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4 leaves in folio, dedicated in gratitude to the officers of Panzer, Regiment 27. This item not only has a wonderful water color of panzers in battle formation but is signed by nine (presumably of those who survived as late as October 23, 1943). It is by Count Thilo von Werthern-Beichlingern Graf (1914-1986) and Princess Walpurgis von Stolberg-Wernigerode (1821-1992). The… Read more
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The Historical Memoirs of the XVIIITH Hussars (Princess of Wale's own)

by Malet, Harold Esdaile

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Published
1907
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First Edition
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$475.00

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London: Simpkin and Co, 1907. First Edition. Octavo. . Half-title, xii[xiii], 345 pages, index, 7 color plates by Major R.A. Wymer. They were moved from light dragoons to Hussars in 1805. They sailed for Portugal in 1808 and their first action was the battle of Vimeira. Chapter IV deals with the March to Madrid in the Sir… Read more
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Britain's Sea Soldiers. A Record of the Royal Marines During the War 1914-1919

by Blumberg, General Sir H.E. (compiler, Royal marines)

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Devonport, Nd(ca.1927): Swiss and Co. Thick Quarto. Half-title, color frontispiece, xxii, (1) pp. 492pp., with an index and a chronological index, illustrations and plans, 7 folding maps in rear pocket. The introduction explains why the text was set up in 9 parts and appendices which includes the casualties, services of Royal Marines, with units other than Royal Marines. Honours… Read more
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The Ninth (Queen's Royal) Lancers, 1715-1903

by Reynard, Frank H.

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Published
1904
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First Edition
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$175.00

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London: Blackwood, 1904. First Edition. Octavo. Engraved frontispiece, xv, 258 pages, index, appendices, illustrated with 10 color plates and 10 photogravures. Some plates show the officers through the early changes of the organization from its earliest designation Wynne's Dragoons and 9th Light Dragoons to its official name King William IV announced in the London Gazette, July 24, 1830. The… Read more
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The Horse Guards, By the Two Mounted Sentries. (by Richard Hort with Twelve Colored Illustrations)

by Hort, Lieutenant-Colonel; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of, Horse Guards

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Published
1850
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$165.00

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London: J & D.A. Darling, 1850. Octavo. viii, 104 pages. The twelve illustrations are hand-colored including the cover which has fading, the plate "If you won't go, I won't go" has been moved from page 16 to serve as a frontispiece. While some saw the book as an attack on the administration of the Commander-in-chief's office under the Duke… Read more
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Sabre & Saddle; Foreword By Percy Sykes

by Stotherd, Edward Augustus Wood

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Philadelphia; Nd(ca.1933): Lippincott. Octavo. Half-title, frontispiece, 9-302 pages, illustrated with maps, plans and plates. Edward Stotherd was the Wing Office of the 4th Cavalry of the 2nd West India Regiment at Hyderabad in 1888. His history is fascinating with his primary work in India. With the disbanding of Nizam's Cavalry, the British Indian Army instead of… Read more
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The History of the 1st Guided Missile Brigade

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Published
1957
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Dallas: Miller Pub. Co, 1957. Quarto. During World War II, Allied Intelligence learned that the German scientists had a new kind of weapon, a missile guided electronically that came to be known as the V-2. By October 1945, the 1st Guided Missile Battalion had been organized, By 1948 it was became the 1st Guided Missile Regiment.… Read more
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A History of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and Their Predecessors, 1685-1980

by Brereton, J.M. (John Maurice)

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Published
1982
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Catterick: The Regiment, 1982. Quarto. . xiii, 494 pages, 62 unnumbered pages of plates, maps, music, plans, portraits, index. Includes a 2 p. subscribers list, regimental traditions and customs along with nicknames. There are 94 plates with a number richly colored. This copy is bound by the Cottage Bindery in full rich red morocco, spine highly… Read more
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image of History of the 91st Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders: Now the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlands, 1794-1894

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Edinburgh: W. & A. K. Johnson, 1894. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 530 copies and the only hardcover edition printed. 43 pages, illustrated with 9 unnumbered lithographic colored leaves of plates by Harry Payne. The regiment was raised in Argyll by General Duncan Campbell of Lochnell for John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll as the 98th… Read more
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Onori e Glorie, Regno d'Italia e Antichi Stati Italiani

by Spada, Antonio

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Limited Edition
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Milano, (1977): Istituto Per La Diffusione Del Libro. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the author. Illustrated with an impressive quality of full color photographic images of the most stunningly crafted medals, most full paged. The author had been a collector for many years, and he combines his scholarship with his enthusiasm as a collector. All… Read more
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Cavalry Sword Exercise (bound with) The Manual and Platoon Exercises, for Percusssion Carbines

by [Macdonald, Sir John] D. 1850

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Published
1840
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First Edition
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London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1840. First Edition. Small Octavo. 35 and 23 pages, [2] full page plates. Two works bound together each with their separate title pages. One of the rarest early 19th century British military manuals and an unrecorded copy. Clearly, Sir John Macdonald is the author of both works but since the title is often confused… Read more
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The History of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders

by Dunn-Pattison, R.p.

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Published
1910
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London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1910. Thick Quarto. Half-title, portrait frontispiece, xvi, 413 pages. After beginning with the Colonial Service, this work deals with the Napoleonic Wars, 1803-1818. It was at the start of that era that the resumption of the Highland Dress took place. It also deals with the Loss of the Abercrombie-Robinson… Read more
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Les Vignettes Emblematiques Sous La Revolution; 250 Reproductions D'en-Tetes De Letteres

by Boppe, Auguste (with Assistance of M. Raoul Bonnet)

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Published
1911
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Limited Edition
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Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1911. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 500 copies of which this is number 312. Half-title, viii, 181 pages, French text. One of the nicer works devoted to the emblems of the French Revolution with the various heraldic devices shown in the 250 images with the Table Analytique at the end to provide quick… Read more
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image of An Historical Record of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, or Oxford Blues: Its Services, and the Transactions in Which it Has Been Engaged, from Its First Establishment to the Present Time

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London: William Clowes, 1834. First Edition. Octavo. Portrait frontispiece, regular title page, engraved title page with hand-colored vignette and 6 other full page hand-colored plates depicting guards' uniforms, 150pp. From the library of collector and historian Ernest J. Martin with his book plate. This work was intended to form part of a series recording the services of each Regiment… Read more
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Manchester: Russell and Allen (Printers), 1811. Thick Quarto. (title cont'd) Seamen, at Spithead and the Nore, Together with a Particular Narrative of the Rise, Progress and Various Events Accompanying the Rebellion in Ireland. xlviii, 844pp., (4)pp. index and (1)pp. directions to the binder, 16 full page engravings, 3 folding maps, lacks frontispiece. The long introduction introduces the reader to… Read more
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Edouard Detaille et Son Oeuvre

by Masson, Frederic, 1847-1923

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Published
1886
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First Edition
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$225.00

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Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1886. First Edition. Quarto. 23pp. illustrated with four full page engravings by Detaille each with tissue guards present, and several textual illustrations. Detaille won his first distinguished art medal when he was barely 20 years old and a student of Missonier. His works were usually of the French military, especially that of Napoleon's army.… Read more
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