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Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Including maritime subjects, military history post -1945 &c.   67 Books
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The Army Review. Published under the direction of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff. Vol. III: July-October 1912. [iv]+x+iv+654pp., 32 photos., 11 fldg. maps, 8 sketch maps, 2 diagrams. Printed by Hartison & Sons for HMSO. Contemp.  #49551
[HLMainPic] In its time the official intellectual forum for officers of the British Army who wished to study their profession. Each issue contained articles on historical campaigns, inc. recent & ongoing, debate on the issues of the day, reviews of the latest military publications, obits. of prominent figures & so forth. This edition includes an account of the Battle of Liao-Yang (Russo-Jap. War, with 8 sketch maps), an article on wireless-telegraphy for army purposes (with photos.), various studies of tactics &c., & various matter relating to the Indian Army inc. a description of the technical troops of an Indian Division (Sappers & Miners, & Pioneers), the Cavalry School at Saugor, the (then recently established) Staff College at Quetta, the North-East Frontier & the Double-Company System in the Indian Army. Orig. red cloth, gilt, little worn, near VG & sound throughout. See illustration on our website.   £45
Sea Survival. Interim Reprint pending 3rd Ed., 41pp., sketches throughout. HMSO. 1969  #51963
[HLMainPic] Official Air Ministry pocketbook, PAM (AIR) 224, on survival after ditching at sea. First printed in 1957, 2nd Ed. in 1966 & this printing in 1969. Attractive orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £10
Memoirs of The Lord Viscount Dundee, The Highland Clans, & The Massacre of Glencoe: With An Account of Dundee Officers After They Went to France. By An Officer of the Army. New Ed., 99pp. Glasgow: Re-printed for J. Wylie & Co. by Robert Chapman. 1818  #56158
[HLMainPic] Recent qtr. brown morocco, gilt, with brown cloth covd. boards. VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £95
The United Services Handbook 1939: A Mine of Useful Information for Members of the Services: Hotels, Schools, Hunting, Riding, Fishing, Gold, Amusements, Motoring & Travel, Residential Facilities, Insurance, Etc. 3rd Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 528pp. Printed by Glovers, Weston-super-Mare, & published by the United Services Association. 1939  #53974
[HLMainPic] A handy guide intended to assist officers who were returning from lengthy service abroad, or who were facing retirement, to the facilities of estate agents, sporting clubs, schools &c., which might be of use to them. Quite fascinating in the range of editorial content & advertisements for various commericail companies, Foxhounds, &c., including a register of retired officers & their regiments who are now proprietors of businesses advertised. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
Metropolitan Special Constabulary Official Handbook 1938. 96pp. pocketbook, orig. printed card wraps. Metropolitan Police. 1938  #49685
[HLMainPic] CONFIDENTIAL guidance for 'Specials' on the organisation of the Met., policing methods & procedures, &c. VG & scarce survaival. See illustration on our website.   £30
Is it Beneath the Dignity of a Nation to Employ Foreign Soldiers? By an Officer Lately on the Staff. 46pp. No imprint/date.  #43800
The author addresses the question: "Would it the expedient to keep a Foreign Legion permanently in the British Service?" Reference to the 'late war with Russia' & the suppression of the Indian Mutiny, plus extract from Hansard dated 1850, would seem to date this to c.1860. Later brown binder's cloth, bookplate of Basil Liddell Hart.   £10
Regulations for His Majesty's Colonial Service. For Official Use. Orig. blue printed paper wraps., 138pp. Printed by Darling & Son Ltd. for HMSO. 1908  #54291
[HLMainPic] Issued by the Colonial Office, containing details of officers' appointments, salaries, discipline, orders of precedence, medals & decorations, salutes, regulations for official correspondence, financial accounts &c., plus appendices & index. 1000 copies printed. See illustration on our website   £35
Italy & Abyssinia. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 53pp., 8 photos., map. Rome: Societa Edtritice di Novissima. [1936].  #58071
[HLMainPic] Rather uncommon Italian propagandist work in which she attempts to justify her colonial policy in Ethiopia via historical reference, recent events &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
ATKIN (Ronald) Maintain the Right: The Early History of the North West Mounted Police, 1873-1900. 1st Ed., 400pp., 34 illus., 3 sketch maps. VG in dw. Macmillan. 1973  #55918
[HLMainPic] Law & order in the Canadian west, 1873-1900. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
AYLWARD (J.D.) The House of Angelo: A Dynasty of Swordsmen. 1st Ed., 215pp., frontis., 12 plates. VG in dw. Batchworth Press. 1953  #38008
The famous Angelo (Domenico Angelo Malevolti Tremamondo), 18th Century master swordsman & riding master who set up an establishment in London about 1750, & handed over in due course to his son, & which thrived for another century directly under family control. Later generations preferred military service & "the junior branch became famous in our Indian Army."   £10

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