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THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
1 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Very Good - Very Good- 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight small bump to top corner of pages 197 to 314. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing and soiling; very light browning on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
2 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." One color plate has tiny corner crease, minor rubbing to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate with creases at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few very small edge tears and tiny chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS; FROM CONTEMPORARY PICTURES., Carman, W.Y.
3 Carman, W.Y. BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS; FROM CONTEMPORARY PICTURES.
Leonard Hill, London, (1957), 1st. edition. 
167 pp, sm 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. This book traces the development of the British Army uniform by contemporary illustration from the fighting soldier of the reighn of Henry VII when the Yeoman of the Guard was formed, up to the bat tle dress and No. 1 dress of to-day. Based on contemporary evidence, official War Office papers and records, and many years of research, the text covers exhaustively the trends of military fashion in a simple and detailed manner, and at the s a m e t i me, the extensive illustrative material shows how the style of pictorial records has changed with the centuries from oil paintings through drawings and prints to the modern photograph. Three corners bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom o f sp i ne , very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several chips and tears - some with old archival tape repairs, area of browning and some light soiling on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing. Good+/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH SOLDIER., Holden, Matthew.
4 Holden, Matthew. THE BRITISH SOLDIER.
Wayland, London, 1974, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "Conventional warfare today can still be a matter of bloody face-to-face fighting but the modern British soldier, a highly-trained, well-equipped speci alist, is a far cry from the ill-clad yeoman of the Middle Ages. In this evocative book Matthew Holden illustrates how this change has come about, starting with the Norman Conquest and setting the narrative in the context of British society a n d d e v elopments in military techniques and strategy. Drawing on vivid eyewitness accounts he describes the British soldier's everyday life through the centuries in terms of pay, conditions, discipline, medical services and other aspects, and h e cr e at es a fascinating picture of changing attitudes, both towards the fighting community and inside it." A few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has a few area s o f ver y lig ht edg e wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HURRICANE SQUADRON., Jackson, Robert.
5 Jackson, Robert. HURRICANE SQUADRON.
Walker, New York, 1984, first US edition. (Originally published: A. Barker, London, 1978). 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802708145 "To Sergeant George Yeoman, cruising high above France in his Hurricane fighter, about to join his first operational squadron, the prospect of battle seems distant and unreal. Eac h side has been gingerly reconnoitering the other for weeks in what has become known as the 'phony war'. But Yeoman is flying into a fire storm. At that moment, the deadly formations of the Luftwaffe are winging toward the allied airfields . T h e B litzkrieg has begun. You are in the cockpit as Yeoman wheels and dives over the green fields of France. The dual machine guns and the hammering cannon of the Messerschmitt 109 can chew apart the canvas-covered Hurricanes, and Hitler's pi l ot s ha v e four years experience from the Spanish civil war. At first the British aviators are locked into textbooks echelons that the enemy easily picks apart. As the British Expeditionary Force fights its way to Dunkirk, the men of the RA F f ig h ter c omm an d work at the limits of their endurance, finding the performance envelope of their planes and scrambling for tactics to meet the German threat. This is the vivid story of an air force at war; of courageous young pilots flying aga ins t the odd s; a nd of man's rise to maturity in the brutal world of air combat, when sudden death at an early age is the order of the day, and the price of freedom." Slight browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . D us t ja cket has ver y l ight edge wrinkling and browning, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SQUADRON-SCRAMBLE:  YEOMAN IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.  (SQUADRON - SCRAMBLE), Jackson, Robert.
6 Jackson, Robert. SQUADRON-SCRAMBLE: YEOMAN IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN. (SQUADRON - SCRAMBLE)
Arthur Barker, London, 1978, first edition. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0213166852 "It was the fateful summer of 1940, and for the battle-weary pilots of Number 505 Squadron there had been little respite after the hectic air fighting over France. France, and the nightmare of Dunkirk, had turned George Yeoman into a veteran - an ace with several victories to his credit. Now he found himself fighting once more as the Luftwaffe hurled its might across the English Channel and the RAF's Spitfires and H u r r i c a n e s carved out the greatest air victory of all time over the harvest fields of southern England. But Yeoman had to face a different kind of battle too, a battle with his inner self, as he saw his friends go to their deaths one by one in t he c au ld ro n of that summer sky of 1940." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/botto m o f s pin e a nd fla p-f ol ds, 1" closed tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
RECONNAISSANCE & BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR., Lamberton, W.M., compiler.  Edited by E.F. Cheesman.  Produced by D.A. Russell.
7 Lamberton, W.M., compiler. Edited by E.F. Cheesman. Produced by D.A. Russell. RECONNAISSANCE & BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.
Letchworth Harleyford 1962 First Edition Very Good- No Jacket J.D. Carrick and F.A. Yeoman. 
231 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 1/72 scale 3-view drawings (many fold out), colour frontispiece. Contents: Foreword by E.F. Cheesman; About this Book, by D.A. Russell, M.I.Mech.E.; Duties of Reconnaissance and Bomber Aircraft 1914-1918, by W.M. Lamberton; Equipment ditto; Camouflage and Markings of Reconnaisance and Bomber Aircraft, by Bruce Robertson; Aircraft Photo-Pages; Data tables; Index. Four old tape residue/removal marks on front free endpaper, cigarette odor, light toning to edges of pages, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages - due to handling, very small curl to bottom corner of pages, 4" light thin pen line on rear board, small area of glue residue on front board, light wear at corners and bottom of spine, small bump at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE GATEWAY TO CHAUCER.  STORIES TOLD BY EMILY UNDERDOWN, FROM THE "CANTERBURY TALES" OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER., Underdown, Emily.  (Geoffrey Chaucer.)
8 Underdown, Emily. (Geoffrey Chaucer.) THE GATEWAY TO CHAUCER. STORIES TOLD BY EMILY UNDERDOWN, FROM THE "CANTERBURY TALES" OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons Good No Jacket Anne Anderson. 
269 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Green cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Decorated endpapers, tissue-covered colour frontispiece from a painting by Ford Madox Brown plus 15 colour plates and numerous marginal drawings by Anne Anderson (16 colour plates in total - all present). Contents: Geoffrey Chaucer; The Prologue or Introduction; Interlude I. The Knight, the Squire, and the Yeoman; Story I. The Knight's Tale of Palamon and Arcite; Interlude II. The Miller, the Reeve, the Cook, and the Man of Law; Story II. The Man of Law's Tale of Constance, the Virtuous Princess; Interlude III. The Friar, the Pardoner, the Summoner, the Parson, and the Prioress; Story III. The Priest's Tale of the Cock and the Fox; Interlude IV. The Wife of Bath; Story IV. The Wife of Bath's Tale of the Fairy Bride; Interlude V. The Clerk of Oxford; Story V. The Clerk's of Oxford's Tale of Patient Griselda; Interlude VI. The Merchant and the Franklin; The Franklin's Tale of Dorigen; or the Rash Vow; Epilogue or Conclusion; A Few Passages from Chaucer's Poems. Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, 1916 Christmas gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, crease from corner fold at bottom corner of page leaf 39/40 with indentation on several adjacent pages, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, small light liquid mark at bottom corner of text block but doesn't migrate into pages, light wear at corners of boards and on edges, slight shelf soiling/scuffing on bottom of text block, light rubbing on rear board, two tiny dents on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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