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THE STORY OF THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT., Binns, P.L., Lieutenant-Colonel.
1 Binns, P.L., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1952, Ist edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Results of 1952 Royal Tournament laid-in. B&w photos, reproductions. "Fifty-three Tournaments have passed since the first 'Grand Assault-at-Arms' at Islington for the benefit of the volunteers of London and any Regular troops stationed 'within convenient range'. In 1883 the declared object was simply the promotion of skill-at-arms, but gradually the charitable side asserted itself until both aspects were recognized as being of equal importance. Both objects have been successfully achieved. This story tells of those early days when the sword, lance and bayonet were the main weapons of the Queen's soldiers, and describes the means by which the Tournament encouraged their skilful use. It traces the gradual decline of these weapons from the appearance of the early Maxim and Gatling guns which were diplayed in mimic warfare in the presence of enthusiastic audiences at Islington. In addition to showing development in arms and warfare, the Tournament has year by year demonstrated the progress made in the art of training the Service man in his profession..." Small surface scuff on half-title page near gutter, light wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very small dent to top edge of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small chips and tears with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel. VG -/G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CAVALRY., Blake, Michael.
2 Blake, Michael. AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CAVALRY.
Almark, London, (1973). 
64 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. B&w drawings, color plates. "A concise and detailed guide to the cavalry troops of both sides, covering organisation, uniforms, equipment and insignia; with nine colour plates and many other illustrations." Contents: Organisation; Cavalry Uniforms; Equipment; Flags and Badges; Weapons; Indians; Machine-guns. Interior - previous owners bookplate and minor soiling on inside of front cover, minor soiling on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor soiling, tiny repair at bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WE STAND ON GUARD:  POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE., Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers.  Foreword by Richard Rohmer.
3 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Large gift inscription on front pastedown, soft corner crease on page v, book slightly cracked at page 112/113, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has very light browning at inside top edge and on spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KHARTOUM 1885:  GENERAL GORDON'S LAST STAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 23., Featherstone, Don.  (Donald).  General editor David G. Chandler.
5 Featherstone, Don. (Donald). General editor David G. Chandler. KHARTOUM 1885: GENERAL GORDON'S LAST STAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 23.
London Osprey 1993 185532301X / 9781855323018 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Cilla Eurich. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, maps, battle plans, reproductions, uniform studies. "The fall of Khartoum and the death of General Gordon at the hand of the Mahdi's army constituted one of the most colourful and controversial episodes of Britain's military history - a seemingly unfeeling Imperial government had 'let down' one of the nation's heroes. Here, Donald Featherstone, well known for his many books on military subjects and wargaming in particular, focuses especially on the battles fought by the relief columns." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign stragegy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - area of faint dis-coloration of two title letters on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE GUN., Hogg, Ian V.
6 Hogg, Ian V. THE STORY OF THE GUN.
St. Martin's, New York, 1996. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
7 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. AUTUMN SPECIAL 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Tiger, Tiger, Not So Bright: Building Italeri's Tiger I Ausf E - straight out of the box!; Roman Cavalry of the First Century: A colourful re-enactment unit in action; A Fine FCM 36: Building H&K 35's 1:35 scale kit of the French FCM 36 tank; Tiny Tracks: The Soviet Army's Komsomolyets Artillery Tractor; John Norwood VC: Story of the first Victoria Cross holder to die in The First World War; Sherman Cast Hulls: The detail differences found on M4A1 production models; Company Colours of Her Majesty's Foot Guards: Details of items of equipment not normally seen by the public; Steady as the Mountain: Making a Samurai diorama; The Gardner Machine Gun: Overshadowed by the Gatling the Gardner was a manually operated, quickfire gun that equipped British forces of the Victorian period; What It's Really Like to Draw Soldiers: Ron Volstad - the story of a military illustrator; An Amalgamation Album: How Victorian 'options for change' influenced The Princess Victoria's; The Brooklyn Boys: Re-enactors of the 14th Broolyn Regiment New York State Militia. Interior - small soft crease at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear crease at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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