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Gunnery   8 Books
Artillery Training Volume I Drill. 1932. Orig. blue canvas wraps., xii+393pp., fldg. diagram, sketches. HMSO. 1932  #35359
Includes Drill Movements, Transport of Artillery, Skill at Arms &c. VG.   £20
Drill for 6 Inch B.L. & 5.5 Inch B.L. Guns. On Transferable Mountings. 1934. Orig. blue printed wraps., 27pp. Admiralty (Gunnery Branch). 1934  #31003
Staples rusted o/w VG with several Amendments pasted in.   £12
Opinions of the Press on the Mackay Gun. 35pp., no imprint/date. (c.1865).  #45452
Selected press comments (dated 1864-65) presumably printed in this form by one interested in the furtherance of the Mackay Gun. Recent red cloth, label to front, with orig. wrapper bound in (with drawing of 'The Agincourt Target. Effect of the Mackay Gun at 200 yards.' This target emulated the hull of a modern warship with armour plate lined with teak.) RUSI lib. stamp on tp. VG thus.   £20
BERDINNER (H.F.) With the Heavies in Flanders 1914, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19: A Record of the Active Service of the 24th Heavy Battery RGA. 1st Ed., 143pp., 8 plates. Botolph Printing Works [for the author]. 1922  #57599
[HLMainPic] One of six 60-pdr. batteries in the regular army of 1914: Western Front throughout the war. Awards lists. Interesting battery history with a personal slant: "Written with a shrewd eye for the significant or interesting." - Falls p.98. Orig. red cloth, staining to cloth o/w VG & rare, inscribed by author (who was Wireless Operator to the Battery 1916-19) on frontis. portrait: "Yours to the last round. Harold F. Berdinner." See illustration on our website.   £120
BIDWELL (Brig. Shelford) & GRAHAM (Dominick) Fire-Power: British Army Weapons & Theories of War 1904-1945. 1st Ed., xvi+327pp., 20 photos., 13 diagrams. VG in dw. A&U. 1982  #56347
[HLMainPic] Valuable & acclaimed survey of the fire-tactics of WW1 & WW2 by two distinguished gunner-historians. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
LAWS (Lt.-Col. M.E.S., OBE, MC, RA) Battery Records of the Royal Artillery Vol. II 1859-1877. 1st Ed., not paginated, c.400pp., oblong 4to. Woolwich: RA Inst. 1970  #53474
[HLMainPic] Major reference work contains tabulated Battery records & numerous useful historical notes, lists of officers &c. published here for the first time, incl. HEIC units transferred to the British Army in 1862. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
LONGRIDGE (James A., M. Inst. CE) Modern Ordnance: A Letter to the Secretary of State for War [Bound with:] Further Remarks on Our Ordnance Administration. 24 & 15pp. Phipps & Connor/Spon. 1882/1886.  #43641
Civil Engineer offers the govt. the benefit of his advice on various technical matters relating to guns, powder &c. in these pamphlets. Modern maroon cloth, paper label to front.   £16
RILEY (Patrick) Memories of a Blue-Jacket 1872-1918. 1st Ed., xii+308pp., portrait frontis., 23 photos. Sampson Low et al. nd (c.1930).  #49133
[HLMainPic] Author joined the Royal Navy as a Boy, rose through the ranks to Chief Petty Officer & was a gunnery instructor.for 18 years; sailed all over the world in many ships & provides an interesting account of service on the lower decks. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG ex-lib. (just minor markings & none to sp.). See illustration on our website.   £10




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