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1945-1949 13vols Royal Naval College Eaton Chester Dartmouth The List of Officers
1945-1949 13vols Royal Naval College Eaton Chester Dartmouth The List of Officers

Price: £110.00

A collection of thirteen volumes of the Royal Naval College's list of officers, masters and cadets. This work was published termly, with three pamphlets per year. Enclosed in this set are...

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1946 Women in Uniform D Collett Wadge WAR MILITARY Dustwrapper Illustrated
1946 Women in Uniform D Collett Wadge WAR MILITARY Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £40.00

This is an uncommon illustrated account of the role of women in war. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates.

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1947 History Modern American Navy Mitchell Scarce First Thus English Edition Illustrated
1947 History Modern American Navy Mitchell Scarce First Thus English Edition Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A scarce first English edition of this fascinating history of the American Navy, by Donald William Mitchell. A first thus edition; the first English edition of this work. Collated, complete...

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1947 Westminster in War William Sansom Illustrated with Original Dustwrapper 1st
1947 Westminster in War William Sansom Illustrated with Original Dustwrapper 1st

Price: £69.99

A lively retelling of the historical events surrounding the Blitz. Featuring several photographic plates. With original unclipped dustwrapper.

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1948-1949 2 vol The Mariner's Mirror Vol 34 No. 4 Vol 35 No. 3 Illustrated
1948-1949 2 vol The Mariner's Mirror Vol 34 No. 4 Vol 35 No. 3 Illustrated

Price: £26.00

Two lovely rebound volumes from 'The Mariner's Mirror'; the international journal of the 'Society for Nautical Research' and the world’s leading journal of naval and maritime history. ...

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1949 Merchantman Rearmed by David W. Bone Signed Limited Edition Muirhead Bone
1949 Merchantman Rearmed by David W. Bone Signed Limited Edition Muirhead Bone

Price: £135.00

A fascinating memoir of Captain and novelist Sir Captain David William Bone.Limited edition of one hundred and sixty copies of which this is number twenty one.Signed by the author to colophon, with original etching of the author, signed...

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1949-52 5vol Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Tribunals US Edition
1949-52 5vol Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Tribunals US Edition

Price: £325.00

An American publication of the trials of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg.Containing:Volume II: 'The Medical Case'; 'The Milch Case'Volume III: 'The Justice Case'Volume IV: 'The Einsatzgruppen Case'; 'The Rusha Case'Volume V: 'The Rusha...

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1950 The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book W E Duncan Folding Coloured Maps
1950 The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book W E Duncan Folding Coloured Maps

Price: £175.00

A commemorative military work on the work of the Royal Artillery during World War Two. Illustrated throughout with many coloured and monochrome plates, and twenty-six coloured maps, eleven of which are folding. Published...

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1950 Two Centuries of Shipbuilding The Scotts at Greenock Illustrated
1950 Two Centuries of Shipbuilding The Scotts at Greenock Illustrated

Price: £79.00

A fascinating history of the famous firm of Scotts and a primary source for this famous firm of ship builders. Third Edition. Charting the history and development of the history of shipbuilding,...

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1951 Jane's Fighting Ships 1950-51 Raymond Blackman Navy Illus
1951 Jane's Fighting Ships 1950-51 Raymond Blackman Navy Illus

Price: £50.00

The 1950-51 edition of this naval periodical.Illustrated throughout with adverts to front.Jane's Fighting Ships is a succesful annual reference book established in 1897 as part of the Jane's Information Group....

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1951 Main Fleet to Singapore Captain Russell Grenfell First Edition Illustrated
1951 Main Fleet to Singapore Captain Russell Grenfell First Edition Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A copy of Russell Grenfell's work of naval history, with numerous illustrated plate throughout. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Lacking the original dustwrapper. Written by Captain...

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1952 The Atom Spies Oliver Pilat First Edition Cold War
1952 The Atom Spies Oliver Pilat First Edition Cold War

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this study of the suspected theft of USA military secrets during the Cold War. Atomic Spies and Atom Spies are terms that refer to various people in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada who are thought...

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1952 The Essex Regiment 1929-1950 Colonel T Martin
1952 The Essex Regiment 1929-1950 Colonel T Martin

Price: £79.99

This is a scarce first edition of this history of the Essex regiment. Including fold-out maps and full page plates.This comprehensive text follows the regiment's service as is based on official records and first-hand accounts. The...

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1953 Cyril Ray Algiers to Austria A History of 78 Division in WW2 Second Ed Maps
1953 Cyril Ray Algiers to Austria A History of 78 Division in WW2 Second Ed Maps

Price: £90.00

The second edition of this military history.Scarce with a dustwrapper.Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps. The 78th Infantry Division, also known as the Battleaxe Division, was a highly trained and specialised infantry...

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1953 Navy as an Instrument of Policy 1558-1727 Richmond First Edition Scarce
1953 Navy as an Instrument of Policy 1558-1727 Richmond First Edition Scarce

Price: £47.00

A first edition scarce copy of this fascinating posthumous study of the British Navy from the beginning of the Elizabethan period to the end of the Norther War of 1727, by the prolific Royal Navy officer and historian...

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1953-1975 13vols Lloyd's Register of Yachts with Supplements Yachting History
1953-1975 13vols Lloyd's Register of Yachts with Supplements Yachting History

Price: £340.00

A large collection of the 'Register of Yachts', featuring volumes across a twenty-two year span. A selection on the Register of Yachts ranging from 1953 to 1975. Includes the register from...

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1954 - 1955 Far Eastern Approaches H.M.S. Newcastle Magazine 1st Illus
1954 - 1955 Far Eastern Approaches H.M.S. Newcastle Magazine 1st Illus

Price: £295.00

This is a lovely magazine documenting the H.M.S' eighteen month expedition to the Far East. A very scarce edition of the 'H.M.S. Newcastle Magazine, 1954-55', celebrating the return of the crew...

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1954 Brassey's Annual Armed Forces Year-Book Illustrated
1954 Brassey's Annual Armed Forces Year-Book Illustrated

Price: £50.00

An illustrated copy of H. G. Thursfield's navy yearbook 'Brassey's Annual'. This work is the 1954 edition of 'Brassey's Annual', now renamed 'The Naval Annual'. The annual brings together a...

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1954 The Second China War 1856 to 1860 D. Bonner Smith E. W. R. Lumby Naval
1954 The Second China War 1856 to 1860 D. Bonner Smith E. W. R. Lumby Naval

Price: £70.00

Fascinating work of naval history, compiling the naval records in relation to the Second China War. In the publisher's handsome full cloth binding, with a gilt crest to the front boards. ...

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1954-1961 4Vol History of the Second World War The War at Sea Roskill First Ed
1954-1961 4Vol History of the Second World War The War at Sea Roskill First Ed

Price: £525.00

The complete collection of Roskill's renowned and official history of Britain's contribution to the Second World War. The set comprises; Volume I: The Defensive, 1954, third impression of the first edition.  Volume...

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1955 LAWRENCE MINT R.A.F. Depot Ross First Limited Edition Review Copy
1955 LAWRENCE MINT R.A.F. Depot Ross First Limited Edition Review Copy

Price: £340.00

A first and limited edition of this fascinating glimpse into daily R.A.F. life in the 1920s by a truly extraordinary man, somewhat shocking and printed posthumously due to early 1900s sensitivity to barrack-room language...

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1955 The Mint a Day Book of the RAF Depot August and December 1922 T E Lawrence
1955 The Mint a Day Book of the RAF Depot August and December 1922 T E Lawrence

Price: £300.00

A posthumous publication on T E Lawrence's time in the RAF.This work was left unpublished at the time of Lawrence's death and is a memoir of his time as an enlisted man. He purposefully left the book to be published...

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1955 The Uneven Road Lord Belhaven First Edition Biography of Lord Belhaven
1955 The Uneven Road Lord Belhaven First Edition Biography of Lord Belhaven

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this military biography of Lord Belhaven, who spent time in India and the Middle East. Illustrated throughout with maps and photographs. 'These are but the bare bones of his story but the telling has a rare quality...

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1956 Shoulder-Belt Plates and Buttons H G Parkyn Illustrated Military
1956 Shoulder-Belt Plates and Buttons H G Parkyn Illustrated Military

Price: £99.99

A guide to military medals and regalia by Major H. G. Parkyn. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.

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1959 Once There Was a War John Steinbeck First English Edition Dustwrapper
1959 Once There Was a War John Steinbeck First English Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £220.00

A highly sought after first English edition of John Steinbeck's Once There Was a War.Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper.Steinbeck's articles include descriptions of life on a troop transporter, an account of the liberation...

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1961 5 Vol in 1 Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865 Illustrated
1961 5 Vol in 1 Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865 Illustrated

Price: £50.00

An illustrated account of the involvement of the American Navy throughout the American Civil War. Complete with five volumes bound as one. Bound from the parts, with binders punctures to the...

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1966 Beginning of Modern Submarine Warfare H. Abbot F. Anderson Facsimile Scarce
1966 Beginning of Modern Submarine Warfare H. Abbot F. Anderson Facsimile Scarce

Price: £120.00

A scarce facsimile reproduction of this work on the history of modern submarine warfare by Henry Larcom Abbot. A scarce work. A facsimile reproduction of a rare 1881 pamphlet with bibliographical...

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1967 The Search for Speed Under Sail 1700 - 1855 Howard Chapelle Folding Plates
1967 The Search for Speed Under Sail 1700 - 1855 Howard Chapelle Folding Plates

Price: £30.00

Howard Chapelle's work looking at the history and development of the sailing vessel in the US, illustrated with folding plates throughout. This work is an interesting history of the development...

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1968 Evolution of Naval Armament Robertson First Edition Reprint Illustrated
1968 Evolution of Naval Armament Robertson First Edition Reprint Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A lovely first edition reprint of this fascinating history of Naval Armament, written by an Engineer Commander in the Royal Navy, Frederick Leslie Robertson. Providing a comprehensive yet highly...

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1968 The Espionage Establishment David Wise and Thomas Ross First Edition
1968 The Espionage Establishment David Wise and Thomas Ross First Edition

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this book of revelations about the secret services. 'The Espionage Establishment' describes in startling detail the intelligence organizations and operations of the United States, the Soviet Union, China and Great...

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1969 2vol Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam Charles Hocking
1969 2vol Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam Charles Hocking

Price: £110.00

A two volume set of reference works offering a catalogue of naval events in the nineteenth century. Complete in two volumes. This extensive list charts the numerous naval disasters dating...

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1969 Register of Yachts 1969 Lloyd's Register of Shipping Uncommon
1969 Register of Yachts 1969 Lloyd's Register of Shipping Uncommon

Price: £35.00

A scarce 1969 'Register of Yachts' published by the notable maritime classification society, 'Lloyd's Register of Shipping'. In the publisher's original bright green binding, with attractive...

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1969-70 5vol UNIFORMS of the BRITISH ARMY Cecil Lawson
1969-70 5vol UNIFORMS of the BRITISH ARMY Cecil Lawson

Price: £354.00

Cecil Lawson's History of the Uniforms of the British Army. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrappers, except volume three. With John W. Woodfield's military nameplate on the front pastedown. "This History...

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1970 Abel Louise Bernikow FIRST Photographic Plates
1970 Abel Louise Bernikow FIRST Photographic Plates

Price: £29.99

A detailed exploration into the recognised espionage agent Rudolph Abel, through reports and public records. First edition. Featuring a bound in portfolio of drawings, paintings and photographs of Abel. With an introduction...

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1970 The Gentleman Spy Adele Nathan Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper
1970 The Gentleman Spy Adele Nathan Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £14.99

A first edition of the true story of Major John Andre, the British spy, who operated during the American War of Independence. Andre was hanged due to an incident in which he attempted to assist Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender...

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1970-99 15 Vol Jane's Fighting Ships Merchant Ships Aircrafts Freight Containers
1970-99 15 Vol Jane's Fighting Ships Merchant Ships Aircrafts Freight Containers

Price: £380.00

A fifteen volume set of these naval reference guides.Volumes include:1967-68 Janes Surface Skimmer Systems (Roy McLeavy)1970-71 Fighting Ships (Raymond V B Blackman)1971-72 Fighting Ships (Raymond Blackman)1972-73 Freight Containers...

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1975 The Adventure of Sail 1520-1914 Macintyre Second Impression Illustrated
1975 The Adventure of Sail 1520-1914 Macintyre Second Impression Illustrated

Price: £42.00

A second impression copy of this fascinating historical record of sailing ships, by the British naval officer and renowned author of numerous books on British naval history, Donald Macintyre. ...

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1976 Armouries of the Tower of London Blackmore Ordnance First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated
1976 Armouries of the Tower of London Blackmore Ordnance First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £25.00

A fascinating study of one of the largest collections of arms and armour in the world, by the leading authority on the history of firearms in Britain, Howard Blackmore. The Armouries of the...

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1977 Guide to the Soviet Navy Siegfried Breyer Norman Polmar Illustrated
1977 Guide to the Soviet Navy Siegfried Breyer Norman Polmar Illustrated

Price: £65.00

Siegfried Breyer and Norman Polmar's historical works 'Guide to the Soviet Navy' Siegfried Breyer and Norman Polmar's 'Guide to the Soviet Navy'. A comprehensive history of the Soviet Navy....

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1977 History of R.A.F Military Aeroplanes War AIRCRAFT
1977 History of R.A.F Military Aeroplanes War AIRCRAFT

Price: £36.99

A blue cloth hardback with pictorial dustjacket and heavily illustrated throughout.  This volume tells the history of the RAF and the technical qualities of British warplanes from World War I to the present day, along with...

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1977 Naval Administration 1715-1750 Daniel A Baugh Navy Records Society Vol 120
1977 Naval Administration 1715-1750 Daniel A Baugh Navy Records Society Vol 120

Price: £25.00

A fascinating insight into Naval administration.Volume 120 of the Publications of the Navy Records Society.Publications from the Navy Records Society, published for its subscribers.The Navy Records society publish rare and original...

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1979 A Gentleman Volunteer George Hennell Peninsular Glover Zaehnsdorf SIGNED
1979 A Gentleman Volunteer George Hennell Peninsular Glover Zaehnsdorf SIGNED

Price: £770.00

A limited edition and signed copy of this work tracing the letters of a Napoleonic war officer, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf binding. First Edition. The half title has been signed by Michael Glover and Sir Anthony Read who wrote the...

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1979 Checklist Narratives Shipwrecks Disasters at Sea Huntress First Edition Illustrated
1979 Checklist Narratives Shipwrecks Disasters at Sea Huntress First Edition Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating study of literary works on shipwrecks, treated chronologically and with summaries, notes, and comments by Keith Huntress. This work contains over four...

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1979 The British Connection Richard Deacon FIRST
1979 The British Connection Richard Deacon FIRST

Price: £44.99

A well documented work of espionage exploring the history of the Soviet Union's involvement with British individuals and institutions within the twentieth century.   First Edition. Featuring photographic plates and a dustwrapper...

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1980 Signed The Story of the Arab Legion Glubb Pasha Limited Commemorative Ed
1980 Signed The Story of the Arab Legion Glubb Pasha Limited Commemorative Ed

Price: £95.00

A beautifully presented, limited edition and signed copy of Sir John Bagot Glubb's memoir of his time serving in the Arab Legion between 1930 and 1956. A truly special commemorative edition of this work. ...

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1980 Sir John Bagot Glubb The Story of the Arab Legion Commemorative Signed Ed
1980 Sir John Bagot Glubb The Story of the Arab Legion Commemorative Signed Ed

Price: £120.00

A commemorative, limited edition copy of Sir John Bagot Glubb's memoir of his time serving in the Arab Legion between 1930 and 1956. Signed by the author. A truly special work. In the original...

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1980 The Manning of The British Navy The Seven Years War Stephen F Gradish
1980 The Manning of The British Navy The Seven Years War Stephen F Gradish

Price: £95.00

A work published by the Royal Historical Society exploring the British navy over the Seven Year War. Part of the Royal Historical Society Studies In History Series, being number 21. The Seven...

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1980 The Story of the Arab Legion Sir John Bagot Glubb Commemorative Ed Signed
1980 The Story of the Arab Legion Sir John Bagot Glubb Commemorative Ed Signed

Price: £115.00

A limited edition, commemorative copy of Sir John Bagot Glubb's memoir of his time in the Arab Legion between 1930 and 1956. Signed by the author. In the original leather binding, which is...

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1981 BRITISH GALLANTRY Awards Abbott Tamplin Illustrated
1981 BRITISH GALLANTRY Awards Abbott Tamplin Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A comprehensive work on medal collecting. With three colour photographic plates and numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text.

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1981 Royal Air Force AEROPLANES Military History TURNER
1981 Royal Air Force AEROPLANES Military History TURNER

Price: £49.99

A blue, cloth hardback with pictorial dustjacket.  Many of the planes featured in this volume no longer exist but are brought vividly to life by Michael Turner, who is renowned for their combination of technical accuracy with...

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1982 The Druid Leonard Mosley Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper
1982 The Druid Leonard Mosley Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this little-known story of the Nazi spy who evaded capture by the British. Leonard Mosley (1913 1992) was a British journalist, historian, biographer and novelist. Illustrated throughout with numerous monochrome...

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1984 The Naval Miscellany Volume V Rodger Navy Records Society Vol 125
1984 The Naval Miscellany Volume V Rodger Navy Records Society Vol 125

Price: £25.00

Volume 125 of the Navy Records Society publications.The Navy Records society publish rare and original documents on naval history. It was established in 1893 and has to this day published over 160 volumes. Sir John Knox Laughton and...

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1984 Too Secret too Long BRITAIN'S Crucial Secrets and the Covering Up First ed
1984 Too Secret too Long BRITAIN'S Crucial Secrets and the Covering Up First ed

Price: £29.99

A revealing piece of work uncovering a torrent of new disclosures that conceal the truth about Britain's secret services. First edition. Featuring photographic plates of people and government documentation. From the...

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1986 Ronald Searle To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Illus War U.K
1986 Ronald Searle To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Illus War U.K

Price: £70.00

A collection of reminiscences and sketches by Ronald Searle reflecting on his time during war. First U.K edition. Published by Collins in association with the Imperial War Museum. Held in...

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1986 To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Ronald Searle Illus War
1986 To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Ronald Searle Illus War

Price: £120.00

A collection of reminiscences and sketches by Ronald Searle reflecting on his time during war. First American edition. Held in dustwrapper. Searle was a prisoner of war to the Japanese and...

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1987 The Sinking of Merrimac Richmond Pearson Hobson R W Turk Naval Literature
1987 The Sinking of Merrimac Richmond Pearson Hobson R W Turk Naval Literature

Price: £30.00

A work of naval history by Richmond Pearson Hobson. A very smart copy of the work, bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. Part of Classics of Naval Literature Series, edited by Jack...

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1989 Les Drapeaux de la Garde Nationale de Paris 1789 Illus Slipcase Lachouque
1989 Les Drapeaux de la Garde Nationale de Paris 1789 Illus Slipcase Lachouque

Price: £225.00

An uncommon reprint of this work on French military dress.Printed in French.One of a limited 3000 copy run. The 1989 reprint of the 1947 edition.Collated: Lacking plate V in the second part, with a duplicate of plate VI instead for...

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1989 The BLAKE Escape Michael Randle and Pat Pottle First
1989 The BLAKE Escape Michael Randle and Pat Pottle First

Price: £29.99

A well documented work of espionage exploring the escape of British agent George Blake, from Wormwood Scrubs.  First Edition. Michael Randle and Pat Pottle, two founder members of the committe of 100 anti-nuclear organisation,...

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1989-1991 2vols Dictionary of Admirals U.S. Navy William B Cogar Illus Reference
1989-1991 2vols Dictionary of Admirals U.S. Navy William B Cogar Illus Reference

Price: £80.00

A two volume set of reference works by William B. Cogar offering an comprehensive list high ranking U.S. Naval Officers. Two volumes of William B. Cogar's Dictionary of Admirals. Volume I...

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1990 Rifle Green at Waterloo 95th Foot In Netherlands Waterloo Scarce Caldwell
1990 Rifle Green at Waterloo 95th Foot In Netherlands Waterloo Scarce Caldwell

Price: £200.00

A detailed study on the 95th Foot during the Napoleonic Wars. This work covers their Netherlands Campaign of 1813-14, Quatre Bras and Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815 and the occupation of Paris.This work also has a full medal and casualty...

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1992 The Battle of Jutland Bibliography Eugene L Rasor First Edition Reference
1992 The Battle of Jutland Bibliography Eugene L Rasor First Edition Reference

Price: £45.00

A scarce bibliography work by Eugene L. Rasor, with the works included each being in reference to the Battle of Jutland. This copy is in excellent

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1994 BRITAIN at WAR Second World War MILITARY D/J
1994 BRITAIN at WAR Second World War MILITARY D/J

Price: £24.99

Pictorial hard covers with matching dust jacket. An illustrated history of the Second World War with numerous photographic plates and in text illustrations throughout.

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1994 FIGHTERS Aircraft MILITARY Illus 1st D/J
1994 FIGHTERS Aircraft MILITARY Illus 1st D/J

Price: £47.99

Publisher's full blue cloth binding with silver title to spine.  In glossy dust jacket. A first edition illustrated with colour and black and white illustrations throughout. A detailed and comprehensive record of every type...

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1994 Regiments Roger Perkins First Edition Military British Empire Commonwealth
1994 Regiments Roger Perkins First Edition Military British Empire Commonwealth

Price: £190.00

First Edition ThusA bibliography of published works about the forces of the British Empire and the Commonwealth.This work is the result of years of extensive research by over two hundred individuals from around the globe,...

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1995 Forgotten Heroes Six True Stories Michael Bentinck First Edition Signed
1995 Forgotten Heroes Six True Stories Michael Bentinck First Edition Signed

Price: £75.00

A collection of true stories from the Second World War told from six prisoners of war. Signed by the author and editor, Michael Bentinck. With his sticker to the title page. With the cover...

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1995 The KGB'S Literary ARCHIVE Shentalinsky First translated
1995 The KGB'S Literary ARCHIVE Shentalinsky First translated

Price: £29.99

A first translated edition exploring the memoirs and achieves surrounding the national security agency of the Soviet Union during the reign of Stalin. "Shentalinsky himself plunged deep into the Labyrinth of the KGB's achieve to...

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1998 The Cold War a MILITARY History David Miller Uncorrected Proof
1998 The Cold War a MILITARY History David Miller Uncorrected Proof

Price: £59.99

An in-depth historical account of the Cold War, and the armies that faced each other across the northern, central and southern european borders. Scarce uncorrected proof publishers copy. Featuring copies of photographic plates...

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1999 Defending the Realm MI5 Shayler Affair Hollingsworth First Edition
1999 Defending the Realm MI5 Shayler Affair Hollingsworth First Edition

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this detailed look at the Secret Service and its effectiveness after the Shayler scandal in 1997. David Shayler was a British journalist and former MI5 (Security Service) officer. Shayler earned notoriety...

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2003-2007 4Vol Allan Mallinson First Edition Dustwrapper Matthew Hervey Military
2003-2007 4Vol Allan Mallinson First Edition Dustwrapper Matthew Hervey Military

Price: £80.00

This is a four volume set of first editions of this selected works by Allan Mallinson.All volumes signed by Mallinson to the title page.Allan Mallinson is an English author and was an officer in the British Army. He is best known for...

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2009 Naval Courts Martial 1793-1815 John D Byrn History Legal
2009 Naval Courts Martial 1793-1815 John D Byrn History Legal

Price: £130.00

An important work of naval history published for the Navy Record Society, in excellent

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c1880 The Life of the Duke of Wellington John Montmorency Tucker Illus Military
c1880 The Life of the Duke of Wellington John Montmorency Tucker Illus Military

Price: £75.00

A biographical work on a prominent figure in military history. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and many vignettes.Written by Colonel John Montmorency Tucker, a Captain in the 27th Inniskilling regiment of foot. He served throughout...

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c1882-85 2vols The Sea F Whymper Illustrated Naval
c1882-85 2vols The Sea F Whymper Illustrated Naval

Price: £40.00

A two volume set of F Whymper's 'The Sea' illustrated throughout. Volume II and III of a four volume set. Frederick Whymper, born in 1838, was a British artist and explorer. Illustrated...

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c1890 23vols The Sea Its Stirring Story of Adventure Peril and Heroism F Whymper
c1890 23vols The Sea Its Stirring Story of Adventure Peril and Heroism F Whymper

Price: £200.00

Twenty-three parts of this instructional work on the sea by F Whymper. Scarce to be in the original parts as most copies of this work are already bound in volume form. Being parts 2, 11-25...

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c1890 2vols Her Majesty's Navy Colour Illustrated Chas Rathbone Low Maritime
c1890 2vols Her Majesty's Navy Colour Illustrated Chas Rathbone Low Maritime

Price: £120.00

The first two volumes of this Naval periodical.Illustrated throughout both volumes with coloured plates.Collated, appears to be lacking plates to pages 8,32,76,128,192,320 and 336 to volume I. Lacking plates to pages 28, 60, 96, 112,...

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c1890 3vol in 6 Her Majesty's Navy Low Symons Mitchell Colour Uncommon Illustrated
c1890 3vol in 6 Her Majesty's Navy Low Symons Mitchell Colour Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £540.00

A fascinating study of the British Navy by Charles Rathbone Low, copiously illustrated throughout and complete in three volumes, boud in six divisions. This copy is undated, dated using Copac....

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c1894 The Life of Nelson Robert Southey Frontispiece
c1894 The Life of Nelson Robert Southey Frontispiece

Price: £35.00

Robert Southey's informative and entertaining biography about Horatio Nelson, beautifully bound in a pictorial cloth binding. Horatio Nelson is revered for his leadership and unconventional...

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c1900 England's Sea Victories Charles Rathbone Low Illustrated
c1900 England's Sea Victories Charles Rathbone Low Illustrated

Price: £25.00

A fascinating study of wars fought and victories won by the British Fleet from the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Trafalgar, by Charles Rathbone Low. Charles Rathbone Low served as as a Lieutenant...

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c1901 Battles of the British Army Charles Rathbone Low Relfe Brothers
c1901 Battles of the British Army Charles Rathbone Low Relfe Brothers

Price: £39.99

A history of the battles of the British armed forces, from early wars in France to the capture of Mandalay.Illustrated with several engraved plates by R. Caton Woodville.Bound by the Relfe Brothers (ink stamp to front endpaper).

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c1939-1947 10vols The War Illustrated Complete Record of Conflict Land and Sea
c1939-1947 10vols The War Illustrated Complete Record of Conflict Land and Sea

Price: £420.00

The complete ten volumes of The War Illustrated. Published from 1939-1947 The War Illustrated was a British war magazine. The magazine was first published during the First World War, and these volumes are its return upon the start...

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 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...