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THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937., Atkinson, C.T.
1 Atkinson, C.T. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937.
Regimental History Committee, n.p., 1937 (printed by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge). 
601 pp + 4 fold-out maps at rear, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine/front board) - no dust jacket. Map on front endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w and colour plates (including colour un iform studies by Simkin), b&w illustrations, maps throughout text + 4 fold-out maps at rear - collated. Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Colonels; The Raising of the Regiment - Ireland; Service at Sea - Camaret Bay and Catalonia; Marl b o r o u g h ' s Wars - The Earlier Campaigns and Blenheim; Marlborough's Wars - Ramillies: Oudenarde: Lille; Marlborough's Wars: Malplaquet and after; Ireland - Vigo - A Long Peace; Cartagena; Home Service - Minorca; The Second Battalion - Coasta l Ex pe di ti on s; T he Seven Years War - Westphalia; Gibraltar - Ireland - The American Rebellion - Saratoga; Reconstruction - Home Service - Canada again - Egypt; War renewed - Another Second Battalion - The Cape; The Second Battalion at Home - O rde red to th e P eni nsu la - Talavera; The Peninsular War - Torres Vedras - Fuentes; The Peninsular War - Salamanca - Burgos; The Peninsular War - Vittoria - The Pyrenees; The Peninsular War - France - The Second Battalion Disbanded; The Unlu cky Voy age - In dia - Th e Ne apul Wa r; Home Service - Canada again - Back to India; The Second Sikh War - Chilianwala; India - The Mutiny - Another Second Battalion formed - Peace-time Services; South Africa: The Kaffir War; South Africa - Isan dhlw ana; Sout h Afr ica - Ror ke's Drift : Th e Recovery of the Colour; The South Wales Borderers - Burma; South Africa - To the Occupation of Johannesburg; South Africa Concluded; From South Africa to the Great War; The Great War 1914-1918 - The R egula rs, S pecia l Rese ves and Te rrito rials; The Great War - The Service Battalions; Since the Conclusion of the Great War; Appendices: Roll of Officers; War Memorials; The 18th and 24th Battalions, Australian Military Forces; Index of higher f ormati ons an d unit s; Inde x of person s and places; Gene ral Index. This volume was in the signet Library Edinburgh. It has "Signet Library" and a small number written in pen on front pastedown, oval library stamp on verso of free front endpa per and on hal f-title page wi th so me very light ink offs et on adjacent page (light erasure marks in center of the stamps), small 5 digit number written in ink on copyright page, minor soiling to endpapers, small soft crease at top corner of ap prox. pa ges 290 to 390, light rub bing a nd a few light soiling marks on boards, bump to top corner of front board - very small bump at bottom corner, three small shallow bumps on edges of rear board, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom o f spine, light we ar at co rners, des crete " Signet Li brary" in gold l etteri ng on spine, light browning and minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 365.00 USD
 
 
THE UNIFORMS & HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS:  BRITAIN - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH AFRICA.  1625 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Barnes, R. Money, Major.  In collaboration with C. Kennedy Allen & Lieut. Thomas B. Beatty, Jnr.  Foreword by Gen Sir Neil Methuen Ritchie.
2 Barnes, R. Money, Major. In collaboration with C. Kennedy Allen & Lieut. Thomas B. Beatty, Jnr. Foreword by Gen Sir Neil Methuen Ritchie. THE UNIFORMS & HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS: BRITAIN - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH AFRICA. 1625 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
London Seeley Service 1969 Reprint Very Good No Jacket 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H) - red cloth with black title block/gold lettering on spine. Colour plates and b&w drawings. Contents: Introduction; 1625-89. The Lowland Regiments. Killiecrankie. Dunkeld; 1690-1745. Marlborough's Battles. The Union. The '15 and the '45. The Black Watch. Fontenoy; 1755-83. North America. Highland Regiments. Canadian Militia. Minden. American Independence; 1778-99. Highland Regiments. Fencibles. Yeomanry. India. Napoleonic Wars; 1800-14. American War; 1815. Waterloo; 1815-56. Small Wars. India. S. Africa. Canadian Militia. The Crimea; 1857-81. Indian Mutiny. Afghanistan. First Boer War. The Volunteers. Canadian and S. African Scottish Regiments; 1881-1902. Cardwell. North Africa. India. Second Boer War. Dominion Scottish Regiments; 1903-18. World War I. Scottish Regiments of the Empire; 1919-44. World War II. Scottish Regiments of the Empire; 1944-54. 'D' Day. Peace with Menaces. Scottish Regiments of the Commonwealth; Early Scottish Weapons; The Pipes; Uniforms of the Scottish Regiments - Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; Uniforms of the Scottish Regiments - Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; Appendices (Abbreviated Regimental Histories) - Scottish Regiments of Britain; Scottish Regiments of Canada; Australian Scottish Regiments; Scottish Regiments of New Zealand; South African Scottish Regiments; Indian and Colonial Scottish Units - Existing and Disbanded; Index. Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small area of wrinkling at top edge of pages 87 to 90 - near gutter. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Very Good - 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one crease down spine, very tiny crease at top corner of covers, small soft crease and multiple small line indentations at bottom corner of rear cover, minor rubbing/indentation on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE.  THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES., Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P.  Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor.
5 Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P. Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor. THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE. THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES.
Avery, Wayne, New Jersey, (1984), 5th printing. 
133 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with drawings, reproductions, battle plans and many fold-out maps. Contents: The Beginning of Modern Warfare; Early Developments in Naval Warfare; Gustavus Adolphus and the Swedish Renaissance in Warfare; The Sun King and the Lord Protector; Marlborough and Eugene; The Decline of France; Prussia's Rise to Power; The Soldier-King; Selected Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, light rubbing, small crease to fore-edge of front cover and a few of the pages. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT., Brooks, Richard.
6 Brooks, Richard. THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, (2002), Ist U.S. edition. 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A unique corps, recruited as soldiers but trained to serve at sea, the Royal Marines are the recognized experts in amphibious warfare, possessors of an invaluable combination of military and naval skills...This absorbing book, the only one-volume history of 350 years of the Marines, is published in the bicentennial year of the service receiving the distinction 'Royal'. It tells their story from its origins in the era of King Charles II, drawing extensively on the largely unpublished records held in the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BULLDOGS:  AN OWNER'S COMPANION., Bruton, Christian.
7 Bruton, Christian. BULLDOGS: AN OWNER'S COMPANION.
Crowood, Marlborough, 1998, first edition. 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861261349 Many b&w photographs. "Universally acknowledged as representing the British national character, the Bulldog can trace its ancestry back to Roman times. With the prohibition on bullbaiting in the nineteenth century came a decline in the popularity of the Bulldog, almost to the point of extinction. The breed was kept alive by a few dedicated fanciers and has now adapted itself to domesticity and become an affec t i o n a t e companion and an ideal household pet. Whilst Bulldogs are far from vicious, they can display great courage in protecting their owners, families and property should the need arise. This detailed book traces the origins of the Bulldog a nd c om pa re s t he conformation of the Bulldog in the early years with today's standard. The author provides clear information on what to look for when choosing a puppy, care, management and breeding. There is also a section on holistic medi cin es for th e p rev en ti on and cure of common ailments and diseases. Readers will learn the correct way to show the dog, and gain useful insights into the world of judging. Packed with interesting and useful information for those thinking of buyi ng a pu ppy, or owne rs new and old, (this) is a must for all lovers of the breed." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small closed tear with soft creasing at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY., Carver, Field Marshall Lord.
8 Carver, Field Marshall Lord. THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, (1984), Ist ed. 
332 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297783734 B & w photos, illustrations and maps. The story of the British Army from the 17th C, when Britian first had a standing army, up to the time of writing. The seven stages are those of C romwell; Marlborough; Wellington; Wolseley and Roberts; Haig; Montgomery; and Templer. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very minor edge wear, and minor wrinkling, slight waviness to fore-edge of text bl o c k . V ery Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS.  MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES., Chandler, David, ed.  (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo).  Note on series by Peter Young.
9 Chandler, David, ed. (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo). Note on series by Peter Young. ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS. MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1968, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Maps/battle plans, 2 portraits. "The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13) holds a special place in the annals of several European armies. The protracted struggle produced a number of great cap tains - John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene of Savoy and the French Marshal Villars - and their respective martial achievements still exert a strong fascination. Two of their contemporaries who throw a considerable amoun t o f l i ght on the day-to-day conduct of Marlborough's most important campaigns, with their roll-call of famous successes - Blenheim, Raimillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, the lines of Ne Plus Ultra - are Capt. Robert Parker of the Royal Regiment o f F oo t o f Ir eland (whose 'Memoirs', though often briefly quoted, have not been republished since they first appeared some time after his death); and the Comte de Merode-Westerloo whose 'Memoires' are hardly known outside Belgium. In almost ever y re spe ct t he y p resent striking contrasts, in birth, rank and character, and their differences are reflected in their writing. Parker, an Irishman of obscure origins, reached the relatively humble rank of Captain of Grenadiers. His whole mil it ary lif e w as int imat ely bound up with his regimental family. His feelings for Marlborough at times amount to uncritical hero-worship. From first to last he reveals himself as a highly competent professional soldier of modest and unpretenti ous cha racte r. The Com te de Merode-Westerloo, a great magnate in Flanders with a redoubtable ancestry behind him, eventually became a Field-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire - not that he had begun the war in the Emperor's service, but in that of h is en emies. B rave to t he poi nt of folly, irascible, touchy, overbearingly arrogant, he was continually in trouble. He bore lasting grudges against the men who, he thought, had conspired to ruin his career - Marlborough and Prince Eugene . As a com mander it i s dou btful whether he possessed sufficient cool judgment to merit his appointment to posts of the highest responsiblity. Expertly edited and annotated, the relevant passages from these two memoirs provide a narrative of t his gr eat war of ext raord inary immedi acy and fascination. It will also be invaluable to students of the period." Small soiling mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling and tiny tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear and archiva lly tape d tear a t bott om of spine, light ed ge wear/wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, slight browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Chandler, David, general editor. Ian Beckett, associate editor. THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994. 
493 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, color plates. "From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf campaign, the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, (this book) recounts the history of the British Army from its medieval antecedents to the present day. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this survey shows how British fighting forces have evolved over the last five centuries. The continuities revealed are sometimes surprising: narrow recruitment patterns, friction between soldiers and civilians, financial constraints and recurrent political pressure for economies are constant themes. Commanders, campaigns, battles, organization, and weaponry are covered in detail within the wider context of the social, economic, and political environment in which armies exist and fight." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914., Cooper, Leonard.
11 Cooper, Leonard. BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914.
London Chapman & Hall 1965 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"). Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "Mr. Cooper takes up his story with the formation of Cromwell's New Model Army, which marked a significant change in cavalry tactics, and closes it with a chapter devoted to the South African War and the years up to the beginning of the 1914 War. In addition, he has written an epilogue to cover the period of cavalry's gradual surrender to mechanisation. Between these points lie nearly three hundred years of history and countless battles which depended for their outcome on the ability and efficiency of the cavalry arm. (He) does not attempt to describe each of these battles in detail; rather, he is concerned, by giving accounts of a series of battles typical of a campaign, or of aspects of the training and tactics of cavalry - Blenheim, Dettingen, Salamanca, Waterloo, Balaclava, etc. - to give a historical impression of the arm's growth and achievements." Short crease at top of pages 73 to 80 - causes some indentation on adjacent pages, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, soft creasing at top of rear panel, faint foxing and browning . 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TOPIARY:  DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE., Crowder, Christopher and Ashworth, Michaeljon.
12 Crowder, Christopher and Ashworth, Michaeljon. TOPIARY: DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2006. 
128 pp, large 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861268165 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, drawings. "The practical guide to topiary that will enable anyone to pick up the clippers and start creating unique living art forms. (Covers:) Assessing the site; Design and structural form: the outdoor space and the topiary piece; Choosing topiary material - suitable species; Preparation and planting - regular and long-term maintenance; Clipping techniques and s t e p - b y - s tep methods of creating topiary pieces; Hedge topiary, simple shapes - complex and figurative shapes; Rejuvenation and propagation." Two small bumps at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has small corner crease and moderate for e- ed ge w ri nk li ng o n front flap, minor rubbing, two edge creases - one with three tiny tears. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II., Dutton, Ralph.
13 Dutton, Ralph. ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II.
London B.T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
232 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The atmosphere of a Court is enclosed and artificial. The monarch has in the past enjoyed a wide degree of power without a corresponding sense of obligation or responsibility; and for the courtiers, whose position depended on their agreeableness, flattery has always been at a premium just as frankness has been inhibited. How do men and women react in circumstances where normal standards of behaviour are inapplicable? This is the question which, by implication, Ralph Dutton answers in this book. Since his survey covers the three centuries from Henry VII to George VII it is natural that, in so many different courts and under the reign of so various a series of kings and queens, Court Life should appear in most of its possible forms. But in the moral forcing house of the Court a constant element, from 1485 to 1760, has been the tendency for personal virtues and defects of character to become exaggerated to an extent seldom met with in the prosaic outside world. As to the Courts themselves: the Coronations, Drawing-rooms, Progresses, Births and Funerals; the favourites, mistresses and politicians, and the palaces in which they met, intrigued and lived: as to all these, they provide Mr. Dutton with a rich topic on which to exercise his accustomed gifts for description, quotation and deprecatory comment." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge and corner wear, bump at top corner of front board - migrates as a small bump at top corner of pages up to approx. page 40, small store label at bottom of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge of flaps, small crease at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SUMMER, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 182., Erskine, David, ed.  (W.Y. Carman, Henry L. Snyder, T.H. McGuffie, Ernest M. Teagarden, B.W. Cox, Major-General G. Surtees, R.M. Hatton, Captain W.J. Irving, Major N.P. Dawnay, W.A. Thorburn, Col. Colin Buchanan, A.N. Ricketts, et al.)
14 Erskine, David, ed. (W.Y. Carman, Henry L. Snyder, T.H. McGuffie, Ernest M. Teagarden, B.W. Cox, Major-General G. Surtees, R.M. Hatton, Captain W.J. Irving, Major N.P. Dawnay, W.A. Thorburn, Col. Colin Buchanan, A.N. Ricketts, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SUMMER, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 182.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
Paging runs 63 - 126, 9 11/16" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps/plans. Contents include: The Worcestershire Yeomanry and Richard Dighton; The Duke of Marlborough's Request of His Captain-Generalcy for Life: A Re-examination; An Early Field Day Exercise; Lord Haldane and the Origins of Officers Training Corps; The Arm Badges of The 14th (King's) Hussars, The 14th/20th King's Hussars and The 20th Hussars; British Colours at Saratoga; Sir James Jefferyes in the Army of William III, Queen Anne and George I; Tregantle Fort, Plymouth; Obituary Notices: Mr. T.H. McGuffie - Mr. C.C.P. Lawson / Notes: The "Six Old Corps" and Their "Ancient" Badges; The "Six Old Corps" In Britain and France; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, one small corner crease - migrates into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS., Featherstone, Donald.
15 Featherstone, Donald. BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1972 0715349252 / 9780715349250 Second Impression. Very Good Good+ W.R.F. Jenkinson. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITAIN AT ARMS:  A SCRAPBOOK, FROM QUEEN ANNE TO THE PRESENT DAY., Gilby, Thomas, collected and with introduction by.
16 Gilby, Thomas, collected and with introduction by. BRITAIN AT ARMS: A SCRAPBOOK, FROM QUEEN ANNE TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1953, Ist edition. 
361 pp, 12mo (7 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here will be found famous passages of martial literature, but in the main this book goes to diaries, dispatches, recollections and reflections little known or out of print. It is both an antholo gy for the general reader to dip into and a companion to historical studies. Gay and grumbling, high-flown and understated, dramatic and humdrum, comic and tragic, these pieces illustrate the British temper in war - a business unpremeditate d a n d o f ten bungled at the beginning, conducted prodigally and doggedly but without neurosis, and then finished and done with. They start with the brilliant switch from the Meuse to the Danube which confounded the Europe of 1704 and end with Ko r ea w he r e ag ain the world has seen the characteristic stubborness without display of ruthlessness or heroics..." Pages are lightly browned, edges of text block are browned - small light stain on fore-edge, light browning to edges of boards an d on spi ne, l ig ht edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has heavy browning on spine and some edges, repaired tear on hinges with tape on inside, tear at bottom of front flap - archivally taped. small chips at top of spine, ligh t edg e we ar. Go od/ Fai r 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
17 Green, David. BLENHEIM.
London Collins 1974 0002111772 / 9780002111775 First Edition Very Good - Good 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and color photographs, maps, reproductions, details from Blenheim tapestries. "(S)kilfully draw(s) on contemporary records and illustrations to create this vivid evocation of the battle - Marlborough's attack on the fortified village of Blenheim, the courageous and generous action of his ally, Prince Eugene, the capture of Marshal Tallard and the rout of the French cavalry, many of whom perished in the Danube. Nor has the cost to the Allies been forgotten. Unpublished letter-books at Blenheim have been drawn upon to show Marlborough's care for the wounded and their nursing. Finally the author traces Marlborough's triumphal return to London and the building of Blenheim Palace before taking the reader on a brief stroll through the battlefield as it is today." Light cigarette odor, light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, three small closed tears, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Green, John Richard. Edited and with an Introduction by Roger Hudson. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.
London Folio Society 1993 Second Printing Near Fine 
878 pp, 10" H. Bound in full green buckram, blocked in gold with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young. B&w reproductions, maps, genealogical tables. "(F)irst published in 1874 by Macmillan & Company Ltd. This edition follows the text of the first edition, with minor emendations." Chapter headings: The English Kingdoms, 607-1013; England Under Foreign Kings, 1013-1204; The Great Charter, 1204-1265; The Three Edwards, 1265-1360; The Hundred Years' War, 1336-1431; The New Monarchy, 1422-1540; The Reformation; Puritan England; The Revolution; Modern England; Epilogue, 1815-1873. Slipcase has very light rubbing on bottom surface. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902., Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel.
19 Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1911, first edition. 
462 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (rebound in medium blue glazed cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board), new endpapers - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 5 b&w plates, including frontispiece (1 double-page) + 8 pages (7 fold-out ) containing 10 maps in total - collated. Contents; Preface; The Raising of the Regiment: And the Wars of William III; Marlborough's Campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession; The Second Siege of Gibraltar - The Siege of Ostend - Le x i n g t o n - Bunker's Hill; The War with the French Republic: Toulon - Corsica - Egypt. The Napoleonic War: The West Indies; The First War With China; The Second War with Burma; The War in the Crimea; Operations During the Mutiny in India; Rai si ng o f th e Se c on d Battalion: The War in New Zealand; Change in mary Organisation: The Second Afghan War; The War in Egypt; The Nile Expedition; The Black Mountain Expedition: The Tirah Campaign; Mounted Infantry in Mashonaland: The War in S out h A fri ca : C ol esb er g a nd Bethlehem; South Africa (Continued): Slabbert's Nek: The Brandwater Basin: Bergendal: Monument Hill: Lydenburg: The Mounted Infantry of the Royal Irish Regiment: Appendices - The Movements of the XVIIIth Royal Ir ish Regi ment fr om t he Time of its Fo rmation in 1684 to the End of the War in South Africa in 1902, and the Places where it has been Quartered in Time of Peace; Casualty Roll; Officers of the 1st and 2nd Battalion who Died in the West Indies Betw een 1 805 a nd 1 816; Rol l of Offi cers, War rant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men of the Royal Irish Regiment to Whom Have Been Awarded the Victoria Cross, Medals for Distinguished Conduct in the Field, for Meritorious Service, a nd fo r Long Servi ce an d Goo d Co nduct ; The Tirah Camp aign: Colonel Lawrence's Order of June 8, 1898; The Soldier's Kit in South Africa; Instructions for the Defence of Trains; Diary Showing Movement of the First Battalion in the North of th e Tran svaal B etween April 12, 19 01, a nd Sep tember 30, 19 01; Su ccession of Colonels of the Regiment; Memorials of the Royal Irish Regiment; Table Showing the Former Numbers and Present Names of the Infantry Regiments of the Regular Army. Ind ex. Pr evious o wner's small stamp o n fron t paste down; l ight bro wning t o pages; map #2 has several small edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, small piece missing from corner, and crease down fore-edge; map #4 has split crease do wn fore- edge - re paired with a rchival tape; e dges of textbloc k are bro wned; li ght bump to top corner of rear board, tiny shallow dint on front board, shelf rubbing to bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
THE CORNET OF HORSE:  A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH'S WARS., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
20 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) THE CORNET OF HORSE: A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH'S WARS.
London Latimer House 1958 Second Impression. Very Good Good Hookway Cowles, Dust jacket art. 
254 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. "This edition (slightly abridged) first published in 1953" - from the copyright page. In the early 18th century, Rupert Holliday leaves England to fight with Marlborough at Blenheim, Ramilies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. Minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light browning on spinr and flap-folds, a few small edge tears and chips - some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, tiny dent/scuff on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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