Military

Author Book Title PlacePubDa Ref Price
A Field Officer of the Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers.: Duties of Officers and Sergeants in Certain Battalion Evolutions. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1861. 8vo, pp.viii, 79, red cloth gilt. £35
Andrews, William Linton.: Haunting Years. The Commentaries of a War Territorial. London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., n.d. First edition. 8vo, pp.288, red cloth lettered black. News Editor of the Dundee Advertiser, Yorkshireman Andrews volunteered and saw action at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos, the Somme and Ypres with the 4th Battalion Black Watch. £40
Anton, James, late quartermaster-sergeant, Forty-second or Royal Highlanders.: Retrospect of a Military Life, being the most eventful periods of the last war. Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1841. First edition. 12mo, pp.xii, 305, [1], additional vignette title with red ownership stamp of Neil McLaren, engraved frontispiece with a few light spots, period half calf, purple cloth, wine label, spine decorated blind in gilt-ruled compartments, gilt initials N. McL. to foot of spine, rubbed at joints and corners, front hinge cracked but sound, a good clean copy. £150
Arthur, John W. and Ion S. Monro. (editors).: The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion). Record of War Service, 1914-1918. Glasgow, David J. Clark, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.136, col. frontis., 31 plates, front free endpaper renewed, half-title and preface toned, text otherwise clean, red and grey cloth gilt. Honours and Awards, Roll of Men who joined the Battalion prior to 22 November, 1915. The Somme, Beaumont-Hamel, Courcelles, Messines and Passchendaele. £45
Barclay, Brigadier C.N.: The London Scottish in the Second World War - 1939-1945. London, William Clowes and Sons, 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.xix, 459, 32 ills., 10 maps, d/w. £40
Baynes, John.: The History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Vol.iv. The Close of Empire 1948-1968. London, Cassell, 1971, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xiv, 303, 40 ills., d/w. £30
Beague, Jean de.: The History of the Campagnes 1548 and 1549. Being an exact account of the martial expeditions perform'd in those days by the Scots and French on the one side, and by the English and their foreign auxiliaries on the other. Done in French, under the title The Scots War, &c. By Monsieur Beague, A French Gentleman. Printed at Paris in the year 1556. With an Introductory Preface by the Translator, [P. Abercrombie], Edinburgh, [1707]. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.lxxi, 128, title-page trimmed with loss of imprint, bookplate of Robert Maxtone Graham, period calf, label renewed. £250
Blake, George.: Mountain and Flood. The History of the 52nd (Lowland) Division 1939-1946. Glasgow, Jackson, Son & Company, 1950. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 265, 54 ills.,19 maps, large folding coloured map of the Division's activities and copy of citation for the Military Cross awarded to Major (temporary) Richard John Normand tipped in, front hinge strengthened, blue cloth gilt. £45
Blampied, H.J.: With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia 1916 - 1917. By one of its officers. Bombay, The Times Press, 1918. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xii],165, [1], illustrated, front free endpaper renewed, owner's blind stamp to half-title (creased), blue cloth gilt lightly rubbed at extremities. Roll of Officers, Roll of Other Ranks Killed in Action, Roll of W.O.s and N.C.O.s "Missing" or "Wounded and Missing". Though never identified in the text the Regiment was the 2nd Battalion the Black Watch. £50
Boraston, J.H. (editor).: Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches (December 1915 - April 1919). 2 vols. London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1919. 8vo, pp.xviii, 378, 8 portraits, 25 sketch maps, 9 ex 10 maps in portfolio second volume (lacking no.1, The Somme Battle, 1916), e.p.'s toned, red cloth gilt. Edited by Haig's personal secretary who was probably heavily involved in drafting the despatches in the first place.. "In their formal and restrained fashion they give a very fair sense of atmosphere." (Falls). £30
Boraston, Lt.-Colonel J.H. and Captain Cyril E.O. Bax.: The Eighth Division in War, 1914 - 1918. London, The Medici Society Limited, 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 360, 19 plates, 19 fldg. maps, map endpapers, blue cloth gilt rebacked retaining original spine. Order of Battle, Honours and Awards. Neuve Chapelle, the Somme, Flanders, Ypres, German Offensive, Aisne, Mons. £45
Bowling, A.H.: Scottish Regiments and Uniforms 1660-1914. London, Almark, 1972. 8vo, pp. 64, illustrated, d/w. £5
Briant, Keith.: Fighting with the Guards. London, Evans, n.d. 8vo, pp. 224, illustrated, d/w worn and creased. £18
Brown, W. Sorley. (editor).: War Record of 4th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers and Lothian and Border Horse with History of the T.F. Associations of the Counties of Roxburgh, Beriwck, and Selkirk. Galashiels, John McQueen & Son on behalf of the T.F. Associations, 1920. First edition. 4to, pp.215, [1], illustrated, quarter art vellum, blue cloth, Awards, Roll of Honour, Gallipoli, Palestine, Salonika, Western Front. £120
Brown, W. Sorley. (editor).: War Record of 4th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers and Lothians and Border Horse with history of the T.F. Associations of the counties of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk. Galashiels, John McQueen & Son on behalf of the T.F. Associations, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.215, [1], illustrated, hinges cracking but sound, endpapers toned, owner's signature, blue cloth-backed boards stained. Awards, Roll of Honour. Gallipoli, Palestine, Salonika and the Western Front. £40
Browne, Arthur Neil Edmonstone.: Notes on the Dress of the Seventy-first Regiment, formerly The 73rd [Lord Macleod's] Regiment of Highland Foot & presently The 1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry. Glasgow, John Horn Ltd.,1934. Large oblong 8vo, pp.xiv, 89, 21 plates, 13 plates of equipment and badges, light fore-edge foxing, half green calf scuffed. Sutcliffe p.373 giving a limitation of 50 copies. £200
Brownlie, Major W. Steel.: The Proud Trooper. The History of the Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry from its raising in the Eighteenth Century till 1964. London, Collins, 1964, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.639, [1], 5 col. plates, 29 b/w plates, text. ills., 44 maps, sgd. pres. copy, d/w with traces of sellotape to inner flaps. £25
Bulloch, John Malcolm.: Territorial Soldiering in the North-East of Scotland during 1759-1814. Aberdeen, New Spalding Club, 1914, ltd. ed. 400. 4to, pp lxviii, 518, 3 plates, partly unopened, olive cloth gilt. £200
Burrows, C.W.: Scapa and a Camera. Pictorial impressions of five years spent at the Grand Fleet base. London, Country Life, Ltd., 1921. First edition. 4to, pp.xx, 144, illustrated, folding map, cloth-backed boards with photographic on-lay, minor corner wear. " [The author] has compiled a unique and profusely illustrated book, which should prove of surpassing interest, not only to those who only know of Scapa by hearsay, but particularly to the thousands of officers and men of the Naval, Marine, and Civil Services of the Crown, the Mercantile Marine, and othes who were employed in and near Scapa Flow." Vice-Admiral F.S. Miller (Introduction). £150
Campbell, Donald, of Barbreck..: A Letter to the Marquis of Lorn, on the Present Times. To which is now prefixed, An Attack on the said Letter, with an Answer to the Same. London: Printed for J. Chavasse..., 1798. First edition. 8vo, in 4's, pp.xvi, 59, [1], half-title dust-soiled, stain to blank lower area of B4, disbound. ESTC N54834. Better known for his A Journey over land to India (1795), Campbell here takes issue with the stances adopted by party factions in the war with France. £125
Cannon, Richard.: Historical Records of the First, or Royal Regiment of Foot. London, Parker, Furnival & Parker, 1847, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xxii, 289, 3 col. plates, red cloth rebacked retaining original backstrip, corners bumped and sl. worn. £80
Carlyle, Alexander.: The Question relating to a Scots Militia considered in a Letter to the Lords and Gentlemen who have concerted the form of a law for that establishment. By a Freeholder. Edinburgh: Printed for Gavin Hamilton and John Balfour. 1760. First edition. 8vo in 4's, pp.[2], 45, [1], half-title dust-soiled, disbound, vg. ESTC T121729, ECSB 768. "Carlyle was persuaded by William Johnstone, advocate, and other friends to write what was called the Militia Pamphlet under the signature of "A Freeholder of Ayrshire", that county being chosen because it was believed to have been entirely loyal to the Crown in 1745. The pamphlet had considerable success because it adequately expressed the current feelings of Scotsmen at the distinction being made between English and Scottish militia. Sir Gilbert Elliot, who moved for the Scottish militia in the ensuing session of Parliament, wrote to Carlyle that he had spoken the substance of this pamphlet in the House." ECSB. £150
Caskie, Donald C.: The Tartan Pimpernel. London, Oldbourne, 1957, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 270, 12 plates, chipped d/w, signed pres. copy with later owner's inscription. £20
Catalogue.: Illustrated regulations, standard uniforms and patterns of the army, navy, militia, volunteers, civil service, court dress &c. London: Jones & Co., [c.1886]. Large folio, chromolithographed advertisement leaf, 27 chromolithographed plates, 4 tinted lithograph plates, 15 lithographed outline plates by A..B. Court, with details, accoutrements and outline patterns for uniforms, one uncoloured plate repaired in margin, original blue cloth gilt, slightly rubbed. Colas 3076. An impressive folio of British military uniforms. William Jones & Co. were the leading suppliers of uniforms, buttons, helmets, belts, caps, cap badges and swords to the British army at the height of the British Empire. £3000
Cautions and Advices to Officers of the Army, particularly Subalterns.: To which are added, A Letter, &c. on Duelling. By An Old Officer. Perth: Printed by R. Morison Junior, for R. Morison & Son...and Vernor & Hood...London, 1795, 3rd ed. corrected. 12mo, pp.204, partly unopened, original wrappers, drab paper spine renewed, very fresh and appealing. Carnie p.32. £100
Cavendish, Brigadier-General A.E.J.: An Reisimeid Chataich The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders now 2nd. Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's). S.l., Published Privately, 1928. Stout 4to, pp.xxvi, 446, 93 plates, 16 textual illustrations, 18 maps, additional uncalled for plate inserted at p.87, Mollo Collection bookplate, hinges strengthened, stain to top and bottom of gutter of front pastedown, green cloth gilt with regimental insignia to front cover, a handsome copy.. £300
Certificate of Discharge.: Certificate of Discharge for Private James Mullan, Class B. Army Reserve. Edinburgh, 19th June 1917. Printed form with details completed in green ink and signed by his Commanding Officer. Mullan had enlisted at Edinburgh on 4th July 1916 but was discharged under Paragraph 10A.C.I. No. 642 of 1917 after 349 days in the Army Reserve. £15
Chalmers, Thomas. (editor).: A Saga of Scotland. History of the 16th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Glasgow, John M'Callum, [1934 ]. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xvi], 174, 18 plates, d/w spine darkened. In Memoriam, Honours and Awards, Nominal Roll. The 16th fought on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, where they were virtually wiped out, as well as at Nieuport, Passchendaele, Amiens, Bapaume and Cambrai. £40
Christison, David.: Early Fortifications in Scotland. Motes, Camps, and Forts. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1898. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxvi, 407, 3 maps, brown buckram gilt, vg. £85
Clark, James.: Historical Record and Regimental Memoir of The Royal Scots Fusiliers formerly known as the 21st Royal North British Fusiliers. Edinburgh, Banks, 1885. Limited edition 1000. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 186, 6 coloured plates, brown cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. £80
Clerk, Rev. Achibald.: Memoir of Colonel John Cameron Fassiefern, K.T.S., Lieutenant-Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, or 92d Regiment of Foot. Glasgow, Printed for Sir Duncan Cameron, Bart. of Fassie, 1858. Second edition - for Private Circulation. 4to, pp.[viii],111, [1], portrait frontispiece, 2 coloured plates, owner's inscription, bookplate, pebbled blue cloth with gilt arms to front board, closed splits to front joint, vg. £100
Clerk, Rev. Archibald.: Memoir of Colonel John Cameron, Fassiefern, K.T.S., Lieutenant-Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, or 92nd Regiment of Foot. Glasgow, Printed for Sir Duncan Cameron, Bart., of Fassiefern, 1858, for Private Circulation. 4to, pp.108, portrait frontispiece, 2 coloured plates (light marginal stain), ms. obituary notice of the subject to title with his clipped signature laid down on verso, pebbled green cloth with gilt arms to front cover, small chips to spine ends, light stain to rear cover, vg. £120
Cooper, W.S.: A History of the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1881. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 107, frontis., red cloth gilt. £50
Cornford, L. Cope and F.W. Walker.: The Great Deeds of the Black Watch. London, J.M.Dent, [1915]. 8vo, pp.181, red cloth gilt. £10
Croft, Lieut.-Colonel W.D.: Three Years with the 9th (Scottish) Division. London, John Murray, 1919. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 293, 4 plates, 3 folding maps, blue cloth gilt, vg. Flanders, Ypres, the Somme and Arras. £45
Curtis, Michael.: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance. An anthology of the history of a Scots Guards Company in the Italian Campaign 1944-45. n.p., Michael Curtis, 2004, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xii, 160, illustrated, d/w. £20
Davidson, Major H.: History and Services of the 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) 1793 1881 compiled from the manuscripts of the late Major Colin Mackenzie. 2 vols. Edinburgh and London, W. & A.K. Johnston, 1901. First edition. Stout 8vo, pp.xviii, 231, [1]; x, 203, [1], vignette title, 9 col. plates, 34 b/w plates, 16 maps and plans, errata slip, subscribers list, succession lists, nominal roll, patterned endpapers, half calf, red grained cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board, red morocco label. An excellent copy of a scarce work. £550
Davies, G.: The Early History of the Coldstream Guards. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1924,1st ed. 8vo., pp. xxxviii, 160, 10 plates, fldg. map, blue cloth gilt rubbed at joints. £50
Davson, Lieutenant-Colonel H.M.: The History of the 35th Division in the Great War. London, Sifton Praed & Co., Ltd., 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 346, 2 maps, 10 plans, 2 panoramas, 6 plates, 3 views, errata slip tipped in, blue cloth gilt. Honours, Casualty Lists. One of the original "bantam" divisions, authorised to recruit men below the standard height of 5 feet 3 inches, the 35th included 17/ Royal Scots raised in Edinburgh, and 18/ Highland Light Infantry raised in Glasgow, though many miners from Fife, the Lothians and Lanarkshire had journeyed to Birkenhead to enlist before bantam battalions were recruited nearer their own homes. Additionally, Artillery Units were raised in Aberdeen (157th Brigade) and Glasgow (159th Brigade) but these men were not "bantams." The Division began to cross the English Channel in January 1916 and by February 6th all units were concentrated east of St. Omer, remaining on the Western Front for the duration of the war. The Division has no memorial. £100
Deighton, E. Lonsdale .(compiler).: The British Legion Album in aid of Field-Marshall Earl Haig's Appeal for ex-servicemen of all ranks. London, Cassell, [ 1923 ]. 4to, unpaginated, col. frontis., original pictorial stiff wrappers. Comprises facsimile autograph messages, poems, musical compositions, etc contributed by leading artists, writers and composers, as well as by politicians and royalty. £30
Devlin, Ian.: Albanich. A History of the Galloway Rifle Volunteers. Wigtown, G.C. Book Publishers, 1996, ltd. ed. 500. Large 8vo, pp. 576. illustrated, d/w. £30
Dewar, Thomas F.: With the Scottish Yeomanry being a reprint, somewhat altered and extended, of Letters Written from South Africa during the War of 1899 - 1901. Arbroath, T. Buncle & Co., 1901. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 198, wine pebbled cloth gilt, vg. £120
Dobson, David.: Scottish Soldiers 1600 - 1800. [Part One]. St. Andrews, David Dobson, 1997. First edition. 8vo, pp.39, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Dunn-Pattison, R.P.: The History of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders now the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1910. First edition. 4to, pp.xvi, 413, [1], 17 plates, 14 maps, free endpapers toned, blue cloth gilt. £150
Dyer, Edmund E.: The History of the Volunteers of Clackmannan and Kinross (7th V.B. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) (South Africa, 1900 -1902). Alva, Robert Cunningham, 1907, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 254, illustrated, blue cloth gilt. £150
Elliot, G.F. Scott.: War History of the 5th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. Dumfries, Robert Dinwiddie, 1928. First edition. Stout 8vo, pp.xvi, 328, 32 plates, 17 plans, blue cloth gilt. List of Officers, Awards and Decorations, Roll of Honour. Gallipoli, Gaza, The author had hoped to include a short account of the war record of the women at home but feeling unable to do adequate justice to the subject at this time gives instead a 4 pp. tribute War Record of the Women of Dumfriesshire, the Stewartry, and the Shire. £80
Erskine, David.: The Scots Guards 1919 -1955. London, for the Scots Guards, 1956, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xx, 624, 44 ills., 45 maps, blue cloth silver and gilt, some interesting ephemera, including medal ribbons, tipped in. £100
Ewart, Wilfrid.: Scots Guard. London, Rich & Cowan, 1934, 1st ed, 8vo, pp. 304, errata slip, signature, brown cloth lettered white. £45
Ewing, Major John.: The Royal Scots 1914 - 1919. 2 vols. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxi, 434; 435-826, 36 plates, 31 text. maps, 11 fldg. maps, minor wear to head of spine vol. 2, blue cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board. The oldest regiment of the line in the British army, as enshrined in its proud nickmame "Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard", the Royal Scots saw service in France, Flanders, Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine and North Russia. £90
Ferguson, James.: Record of the 9th (Volunteer) Battalion (Highlanders) The Royal Scots...1900-1909. Edinburgh and London, W. & A.K. Johnston, 1909. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 182, 24 plates (4 col.), red cloth, spine faded. £90
Fergusson, Bernard.: The Black Watch and the King's Enemies. London, Collins, 1950, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 384, 23 maps, green cloth gilt. £20
Fergusson, Bernard.: The Black Watch. A Short History. Glasgow, for the Regiment, 1955, 1st ed. Small 8vo, pp.128, 21 ills., cloth-backed blue boards. £20
Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Association.: List of names and addresses of officers [and A, B, and C squadrons]. n.d. 4 printed sheets with name, rank and (for the squadrons) address and occupation. 4to £30
Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun.: A Discourse of Government with relation to Militia's. (sic). Edinburgh: s.n., Printed in the Year 1648. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.66, untrimmed, occasional dust-soiling and fingering; original marbled wrappers slightly worn. Published in London in 1697 as A Discourse Concerning Militias and Standing Armies but issued the following year with this modified title so as to concentrate on the Scottish implications, the examples in the first edition having been drawn from English history. Fletcher argued strongly in favour of militias as the best defence against foreign invasion maintaining that "mercenary armies [are] exactly calculated to enslave a nation." £450
Forbes, Archibald.: The " Black Watch ". The Record of an Historic Regiment. London, Cassell, 1903, new ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 316, frontis., rebound in later cloth, printed paper label. £35
Fraser-Tytler, Lieut.- Col. Neil.: Field Guns in France. Edited by Major F.N. Baker, R.G.A. London, Hutchinson & Co., [1922]. Seventh impression. 8vo, pp.255, [1], 4 maps, tipped in leaf, red cloth lightly rubbed. Comprises 53 letters written to his father from France where he commanded a R.F.A. howitzer battery and was awarded the D.S.O. with bar and the Croix de Guerre. £30
Gardyne, Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill.: The Life of a Regiment. The Gordon Highlanders. Vol.ii. London, The Medici Society, 1929. 8vo, pp. xxiv, 346, illustrated, 9 maps, green cloth. £70
Gardyne, Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill.: The Life of a Regiment. The History of the Gordon Highlanders Vol.iii. From 1898 to 1914. London, The Medici Society, 1939, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xix, 522, illustrated, 17 maps, green cloth. £80
Gardyne, Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill.: The Life of a Regiment. The History of the Gordon Highlanders. Vol.i. London, The Medici Society, 1929. 8vo, pp. xx, 438, illustrated, 11 maps, green cloth. £70
Gilchrist, Donald.: Castle Commando. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1960. First edition. 8vo, pp.146, frontispiece, map, d/w, vg. £20
Gill, Ronald and John Groves.: Club Route in Europe. The Story of 30 Corps in the European Campaign. Hannover, 1946, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.191, 14 col. fldg. maps, black cloth gilt, the lettering to spine faded in parts. £35
Gillon, Captain Stair.: The K.O.S.B. in the Great War. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Limited, 1930. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 480, 11 plates, 6 maps in pocket, quarter calf rubbed, blue cloth. The Western Front, Gallipoli, Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. £80
Glasgow Academy.: The Glasgow Academy Roll of Service 1939 - 1945. Glasgow, Blackie & Son Ltd., 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxi, 138, 6 plates, tipped in 12pp. Roll of Honour, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt with school crest to front board, vg. £30
Gough, General Sir Hubert.: The Fifth Army. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1931. First edition. 8vo, pp.355, [1], portrait frontis., 20 maps, black cloth gilt, insignia to front cover. Mons, Loos, the Somme, Ypres. In the wake of the German offensive of March 1918, Gough was relieved of his command of the Fifth Army and replaced by General William Birdwood following reorganisation. £30
Groves, Lt. Colonel Percy.: History of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, now the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1794-1893. Edinburgh and London, W. and A.K. Johnston, 1893, 1st ed. 4to, pp.30, 4 col. plates by Harry Payne, col. plate of regimental tartan, cloth-backed col. pict. boards darkened and sl. worn. £90
Gunning, Captain Hugh.: Borderers in Battle. The War Story of The King's Own Scottish Borderers 1939 - 1945. Berwick-upon-Tweed, Martin's Printing Works, 1948, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.287, [1], 22 plates (3 not called for in contents), 4 maps, honours and wards, roll of honour, d/w. Tipped in is a pamphlet "Blue Bonnets o'er the Border" A Short History of The King's Own Scottish Borderers 1689 - 1951 by the Colonel of the Regiment, pp.20, col. frontis., stiff wrappers. £40
Haley, Arthur H.: Our Davy. General Sir David Baird, K.B. 1757-1829. Liverpool, Bullfinch Publications, n.d. 8vo, pp.175, illustrated, pbk. £7.5
Hamilton, Ian R.M.: The Happy Warrior. A Life of General Sir Ian Hamilton. London, Cassell, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.[x], 487, 23 plates, 4 facsimiles, 10 maps, d/w. Hamilton's brilliant military career encompassed almost every major engagement of his times, including Afghanistan, the North-West Frontier and South Africa, but it is largely for his last appointment and only failure - supreme commander at Gallipoli - that he is remembered to-day. £30
Hamilton, Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Ralph.: The War Diary of the Master of Belhaven 1914 - 1918. Barnsley, Wharncliffe Publishing Limited, 1990. 8vo, pp.[viii], 472, 29 maps, d/w. "This is an account of the experiences of a gunner in a war that was, above all, a war of guns." (Foreword). Reprint of one of the classic personal accounts of the war, decidedly scarce in the original edition. Hamilton served throughout the war in France and Flanders and was killed near Amiens in March 1918 whilst commanding the 106th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. £30
Hay, Ian.: Their Name Liveth. The Book of the Scottish National War Memorial. London, John Lane, 1931. First edition. 8vo, pp. xiv, 163, [5], 22 plates, light fore-edge spotting, blue cloth gilt. £10
Hewison, W.S.: This Great Harbour Scapa Flow. Stromness, Orkney Press, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 390, [40], numerous illustrations, 4 maps, d/w, vg+. An authoritative and comprehensive history of a unique harbour which played a key role in the struggle for supremacy at sea in two world wars. £25
Historical Records: of the 72d Highlanders now 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 1777 - 1886. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation by William Blackwood and Sons, 1886. 8vo, pp.[iv], 197, [1], scattered foxing to preliminary blanks with light marginal spots to a few leaves of text., corner of p.73 creased, marbled endpapers, corners restored, rebacked retaining original spine, green morocco with gilt regimental insignia to front board, inscribed to preliminary blank "Lt. Colonel Cecil Price late 72nd Highlanders from Colonel W. Guiness Commanding Officer 1st Battln. Seaforth Highlanders 4th March 1886", bookplate of Maj.-Gen. Sir John E. Laurie, Bt. Scarce. £200
Historical Records of the: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Vols. I and II. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1909. First edition. Stout 8vo, pp.xxiv, 382; [vi], 391, [1]; 50 plates (9 in colour), 6 maps, folding genealogical chart, owner's signature, bookplate, a few light spots of foxing, green cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board, vg. £300
Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.: Vol. VII 1949-1961. Edinbugh and London, William Blackwood, 1962, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xxiv, 616, 15 plates, d/w. The title is misleading, most of the text comprising appendices relating to the whole history of the regiment with appendix 10, Biographical Notes on Officers, running to 422 pp. £100
Howard, Philip.: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (The 42nd Regiment of Foot). London, Hamish Hamilton, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.141, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
Howie, David.: History of the 1st Lanark Rifle Volunteers: with list of officers, prize winners, men present at royal reviews, &c. Glasgow, David Robertson, 1887. First edition. 8vo, pp. viii, 448, 3 plates, front endpapers renewed, green cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board, inscribed to title "Presented to Sergeants' Mess by Sergeant Thomas Hodge, P. Co.". £80
Hutchison, Lieut.-Colonel Graham Seton.: Warrior. London, Hutchinson & Co., n.d. 8vo, pp.316, [2], [8, ads.], portrait frontis., a few spots to gutter of title, wine cloth gilt rubbed at extremities. Commander of the 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps and noted for his technical innovations, Hutchison was awarded the D.S.O and M.C. Equally well known were his trenchant views on retreat, epitomised in his reported - but presumably fictitious - claim to have shot all but 2 of 40 British soldiers who were about to surrender, in order to "stop the rot." In later life he played a leading role in establishing the British Legion, was active in Fascist circles, was paid by Goebbels to write glowing reports of the Nuremburg rallies, and accused Clement Atlee of being a Jew working to start a world war, promote white slavery and punish the poor. Atlee sued and an apology was tendered. Not entirely surprisingly, he was occasionally referred to as "the mad major." £40
Irvine, James W.: The Giving Years. Shetland and Shetlanders 1939 - 1945. Lerwick, The Shetland Publishing Company, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.334, illustrated, d/w, vg. A tribute to those in uniform and those who stayed at home in a war where everyone was on the front line. £10
Johnston, S.H.F.: The History of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 26th and 90th Vol.I. 1689 - 1910. Aldershot, Gale & Polden Limited, 1957, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 308, 2 plates, 13 maps, d/w. £40
Kirkwood, J.B.: The Regiments of Scotland. Their histories, badges, tartans, etc. Edinburgh, The Moray Press, 1949, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 142, blue cloth. £10
Laffin, John.: British Butchers and Bunglers of World War One. Godalming, Bramley Books, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 214, illustrated, biblography, d/w. The title invites no argument as Dr. Laffin maintains that millions of British Empire soldiers "were killed, wounded or broken by commanders who were vain, egocentric or incompetent." £15
Laffin, John.: Scotland the Brave. The Story of the Scottish Soldier. London, White Lion, 1974. 8vo, pp.xiii, 191, illustrated, d/w, vg. £20
Lang, Derek.: Return to St Valery. The story of an escape through wartime France and Syria. London, Leo Cooper, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, illustrated, map endpapers, light fore-edge stain, d/w, inscribed "Mrs Lewis with every good wish Derek Lang Christmas 1982" with Als to the same recipient commenting on family matters. Captured at St Valery with the Highland Division, Lang had the satisfaction of commanding the troops who subsequently liberated the town. £10
Leask, J.C. and H.M. McCance.: The Regimental Records of the Royal Scots (The First or The Royal regiment of Foot). Dublin, Alexander Thom and Co., Ltd., 1915. First edition. 4to, pp.xxiv, 787, 46 plates, errata slip, black morocco gilt rebacked retaining the original (faded) backstrip, covers scuffed at edges, hinges strengthened, overall a good copy of a handsome book. £300
Lindley, Sir Francis.: Lord Lovat. A Biography. London, Hutchinson & Co., n.d. 8vo, pp.319, [1], 24, 34 illustrations, owner's signature, d/w. Simon Fraser, fourteenth Lord Lovat, Chief of the Clan Fraser and founder of the Lovat Scouts with whom he saw action at Gallipoli. Suffering from dysentry, he was sent back to London to recuperate but returned to France in November, 1916, with the rank of Colonel, Territorial Force, before again succumbing to ill health. Sir Douglas Haig was anxious to bring the Scouts back from Salonika to deploy them as observers and snipers in France but General Milne was reluctant to concede to this, leaving Lovat at something of a loose end. Accordingly, he accepted Lord Derby's invitation to take up the post of Director of Forestry with responsibility for the supply of timber, essential for the armies in France, a role he fulfilled with characteristic drive and efficiency. £30
Lindsay, Lt.-Col. J.H.: The London Scottish in the Great War. London, Regimental Headquarters, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 425, 18 plates, 22 maps, blue cloth gilt with regimental insignia to front board. Decorations, Roll of Honour. On the outbreak of war the 1st Battalion was immediately mobilised and at Messines, on 31 October 1914, although "hastily assembled from detached duties a few days before, with no preparatory training, with defective rifles and without their machine guns" held the line against overwhelming numbers long enough to prevent a breakthrough, the first Territorial infantry battalion to see action against the Germans. The battalion remained on the Western Front for the rest of the war, fighting at Ypres, on the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. £35
Lindsay, Martin.: So Few Got Through. London, Collins, 1945, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.287, [1], 9 maps, owner's signature, red cloth gilt. £30
Linklater, Eric.: Fanfare for a Tin Hat. A third essay in autobiography. London, Macmillan, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.328, 10 plates, traces of bookplate to f.f.e.p., green cloth gilt. Chapters 6 - 9 deal with Linklater's military experiences as a private in the Black Watch and, later, sergeant in the [Aberdeen] University Company of the 4th Gordon Highlanders. £20
Macdiarmid, D.S.: The Life of Lieut.-General Sir James Moncrieff Grierson...with foreword by Earl Haig. London, Constable & Company Ltd., 1923, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 279, [1],portrait frontis.,owner's signature, a few ligt spots, wine cloth gilt. £35
Macdonald, Lyn.: To the Last Man. Spring 1918. London, Viking, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxiv, 382, 60 ills., 16 maps, map e.p.'s, d/w. When the German offensive of March 1918 broke the British line the order was given to fight "to the last man." £15
MacInnes, Lieut.-Col. John.: The Brave Sons of Skye ... containing the military records (compiled from authentic sources) of the leading officers, non-commissioned officers, and private soldiers whom "eilean a cheo" has produced: with 100 portraits. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1890. First edition. 4to, pp.xxiv, 230, illustrated, subscribers list, owner's signature, red cloth gilt, a few light spots of foxing to upper margin of final 2 leaves otherwise a very good copy. "Be the many marvellous tales regarding Skye's heroes and heroines of prehistoric times true or not, a spirit of warlike enterprise has existed in the island from the earliest period of which we have any authentic record, and has been fostered by passing events (involving the strife of arms) century after century up to the present day. But it is with the share that "the Brave Sons of Skye" took in Britain's great wars in foreign lands that this work particularly deals." (Introduction). The biographical sketches, arranged alphabetically by surname, are of varying lengths, and primarily focused on military careers. £250
Mackenzie, Compton.: Eastern Epic Volume I September 1939 - March 1943. London, Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.623, [1], 10 maps, brown cloth gilt, vg. £20
Mackintosh, E.A.: War, the Liberator and other pieces by E.A. Mackintosh, M.C. Lt. Seaforth Highlanders (51st Division) with a memoir. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1918. First edition. 8vo, pp.156, [4], portrait frontis., brown cloth with gilt thistle to front board. A classical scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, Mackintosh joined the 5th Seaforths at Christmas 1914, crossing to France in July 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross in May 1916 and returned to England in August of the same year having been gassed at High Wood. Whilst convalescing he taught bombing to the corps of cadets at Cambridge and became engaged to the daughter of a Quaker family, Sylvia Marsh. In October 1917 he returned to France, joining the 4th Seaforths, and on 21st November was killed in the fighting around Cambrai. £45
Mackintosh, H.B.: The Inverness Shire Highlanders or 97th Regiment of Foot 1794 - 1796. Elgin, J.D. Yeadon,1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.79, [1], illustrated, Mollo Collection bookplate, green and red cloth gilt, vg. £50
Macleod, John.: When I Heard the Bell. The Loss of the Iolaire. Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2009. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xii], 292, pictorial endpapers, d/w, signed copy, vg. " On 31 December 1918, hours from the first New Year of peace, hundreds of Royal Navy Reservists from the Western Isles poured off successive trains onto the quayside at Kyle of Lochalsh. A chaotic Admiralty had made no adequate arrangements for their safe journey home, and that evening the recently requisitioned steam yacht Iolaire set sail for Stornoway, grossly overloaded and with life-belts for less than a third of all on board. She never made it. At two in the morning, in pitch-black and stormy conditions, the steamer piled onto rocks only yards from the harbour entrance and just half a mile from Stornoway pier, where friends and relatives eagerly awaited the return of their heroes. Over 200 men were drowned, at least 181 of them natives of Lewis and Harris - men who had come through all the alarms and dangers of the First World War only to die on their own doorstep." (dust-jacket). £15
MacWilliam, H.D. (editor).: The Official Records of the Mutiny in the Black Watch - a London incident of the year 1743. London, Forster Groom, 1910. First edition. 4to, pp. cxxviii, 240, 9 plates, red cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, strip lightly sunned to rear board. £120
Malcolm, Lieutenant-Colonel G.I., of Poltalloch.: Argyllshire Highlanders 1860 - 1960. Glasgow, The Halberd Press, n.d. 8vo, pp,167, [1], [10, ads.], 51 plates, d/w. £30
Marshal Keith.: A Discourse on the Death of Marshal Keith. Read before the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin. Translated from the French original published by Monsieur Formey. Edinburgh, Printed for John Balfour, 1764. 8vo, pp.[iv], 44, disbound. £150
Maxwell, Sir Herbert.: The Lowland Scots Regiments their origin, character and services previous to the Great War of 1914. Glasgow, Maclehose, 1934. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 340, 14 coloured plates, d/w, vg. £80
McDonell, Colonel John, of Scottos.: Spanish John being a narrative of the early life of Colonel John McDonnell of Scottos written by himself. Edinburgh and London, for the Royal Celtic Society, 1931, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.vii, 74, frontis. portrait, blue cloth gilt, fore-edge foxed. £21
McKay, James B. and Douglas N. Anderson.: The Highland Light Infantry. The Uniforms of the Regiment 1881 to 1914. Glasgow, James B. McKay, 1977, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.90, illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Mitchell, Lieutenant-Colonel Colin.: Having Been a Soldier. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 248, 16 plates, 7 maps, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £30
Mitchell, Norval.: Sir George Cunningham. A Memoir. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.183, frontis., flg. map, d/w. Distinguished North West Frontier officer and Rector of the University of St. Andrews. £15
Moir-Bryce, Captain W.: Souvenir of The Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade Royal Scots in 1889. Edinburgh, Caldwell Brothers, n.d. Oblong 4to, pp. 35 printed on rectos only, comprising cartoon representations of brigade personnel with accompanying letterpress, roan-backed pict. boards depicting Brigadier J.H.A. Macdonald as Napoleon mounted on his charger, slight wear to extremities. £120
Muir, Augustus.: The First of Foot. The History of the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment). Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1961, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 504, 5 plates, 4 maps, blue cloth gilt. £35
Murray, Charles.: A Sough o' War. London, Constable and Company Ltd., 1917. First edition. 8vo, pp.56, orange leather gilt with embossed figure of piper to front cover. Born in Alford, Aberdeenshire, in 1864, Murray emigrated to South Africa in 1888 to work as a mining engineer. There he started writing poetry in his native north-east dialect, much of it nostalgic in tone, and went on to publish his best known collection, "Hamewith", which was reprinted numerous times. The present volume includes his most celebrated war poem, "Dockens Afore His Peers (Exemption Tribunal)" in which a farmer uses his standing in the community to pressurise the local tribunal members into granting his son exemption from war service. "Hoot, Mains hae mind, I'm doon for you some sma' thing wi' the bank: / Aul' Larickleys, I saw you throu', an' this is a' my thank; / An' Gutteryloan, that time ye broke, to Dockenhill ye cam' - / "Total exemption." Thank ye , sirs. Far say ye till a Dram?" £30
Mutinies.: The Story of the Good Ship Bounty and her mutineers and Mutinies in Highland Regiments. Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1881, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 160, front hinge cracking, pict. brown cloth sl. worn. Devotes pp.95-160 to the Highland regimental mutinies of 1743-1795. £20
Nancarrow, F.G.: Glasgow's Fighter Squadron. London & Glasgow, Collins, 1942. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, 16 plates, green cloth gilt. £25
Napoleon.: The Sandler Collection, An Annotated Bibliography of Books Relating to the Military History of the French Revolution and Empire in the Library of John Sandler. Typescript proof with occasional corrigenda, loose. Foolscap, pp.568, first and last leaves darkened, vg. £30
Naval Discharge.: Certificate of discharge issued at Yarmouth 23rd March, 1809 in the case of John Banes of Dunfermline, Superintendent of the Sloop Briseis who had been admitted suffering from "intermitting fever" on 2nd October, 1809 (but clearly meant to be 1808) and was invalided out as unserviceable on the grounds of "general debility". Printed form with the details completed in manuscript, signed by J.D. Burke who was responsible for sick and hurt seamen and by (?) G..Larke as Governor, docketed on verso for payments made on 3rd April, 1809 at Saint Nicholas and All Saints Parish £50
Neale, Chris.: Cardboard wedding cakes the lives of the ordinary people of Fife during the Second World War. Fife Council Community Services Libraries, 2005. 8vo, pp.95, [1], illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Neish, F.H., Lieutenant-Colonel.: Historical Diary of the Gordon Highlanders. Dundee, John Leng, 1914. First edition. 8vo, pp.55, fawn pict. cloth. £35
Notes on the History of the Highland Light Infantry: (City of Glasgow Regiment). Glasgow, n.d. 8vo, pp.20, owner's signature, printed stiff wrappers. A brief history of the regiment presented to recruits to teach them "something about the campaigns in which his Regiment has taken part." £10
Oatts, Lt.-Col. L.B.: Proud Heritage. The Story of the Highland Light Infantry. Volume one. The 71st H.L.I. 1777 - 1881. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 256, 5 plates, 7 maps, green cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board, vg. £40
Oatts, Lt.-Col. L.B.: Proud Hertage. The Story of the Highland Light Infantry. Volume two. The 74th Highlanders 1787 - 1882. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 386, 5 plates, 10 maps, chipped d/w, vg. £40
Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant W.: Memoir of the life of Laurence Oliphant and of Alice Oliphant, his wife. 2 vols. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1891, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.ix, 314, 24 (ads.); 386, 2 (ads.), portrait frontispieces, blue cloth gilt. £45
Orr, Captain James.: History of the Seventh Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers. Glasgow, Robert Anderson, 1884. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 641, brown cloth gilt. £60
Paul, W. Pratt.: The Lowland Regiments. Lions Rampant. Aberdeen, Impulse, 1972, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 186, 16 ills., d/w. £15
Paul, William Pratt. (editor).: History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 6th Battalion 93rd Anti-Tank Regiment R.A. (A. & S.H.). London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1949, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 134, 14 plates, 5 maps, d/w. £30
Petre, F. Loraine, Wilfrid Ewart and Major-General Sir Cecil Lowther.: The Scots Guards in the Great War 1914 - 1918. London, John Murray, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 349, [1], [4, publisher's catalogue], errata slip, 15 maps, light fore-edge spotting, wine cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board. The First and Second Battalions served on the Western Front throughout the war. This, the standard history, was a long time in preparation. It was begun by Ewart who was killed in an accident in Mexico in 1922. Petre was then persuaded to carry on the work and had made considerable progress towards completion when he died in 1925, whereupon Lowther volunteered to see it through to publication. £100
Reith, John.: Wearing Spurs. London, Hutchinson, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.223, [1], frontis., d/w with traces of sellotape to inner flaps. In the summer of 1937, John Reith (later Lord Reith) wrote the story - based on his diary - of his 1914 - 15 year at the front with the 5th Scottish Rifles, the Cameronians, Territorial Battalion. It was not published, however, apparently on the grounds that the picture it revealed of the author was, in the opinion of the three friends to each of whom he gave a manuscript copy "just what your enemies are waiting for." Thus it was nearly 30 years later that a chance conversation with the BBC librarian, Robert Collison, alerted the publisher Robert Lusty, then a Governor of the BBC, to the book's existence in manuscript form. He read it in one sitting on a Saturday night and telephoned Reith at 11.30 that evening to propose its publication. £10
Revell, Alex.: The Vivid Air. Gerald and Michael Constable Maxwell Fighter Pilots in Both World Wars. London, William Kimber, 1978. First edition. 8vo, p.255, [1], illustrated, endpapers renewed, d/w. Gerald served with distinction as a fighter pilot in World War 1 with 56 Squadron in France; Michael survived a number of crashes in the Battle of Britain and rose to command a night fighter squadron. £30
Robertson, Seona and Les Wilson.: Scotland's War. Edinburgh, Mainstream, 1995. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, illustrated, d/w . Reminiscences of Scots who survived the Second World War. £10
Robson, J.O.: The Uniform of the London Scottish 1859-1959. London, 1960. 8vo, pp.64, illustrated, blue cloth, slip case. £25
Rogerson, Sidney.: Twelve Days. With a foreword by B.H. Liddell Hart and eight drawings by Stanley Cursiter. London, Arthur Barker Ltd., n.d. 8vo, pp.172, 8 tipped-on plates, owner's signature, black cloth gilt. "This narrative covers only twelve days of the War. It embraces no action history is likely to deem worth recording; no epic fact of attack or defence. It deals with the "fag-end" of the Battles of the Somme in 1916, and concerns merely the uneventful sector - one among several hundred Battalions. Why, then, the reader may ask, is it worth record, still less publishing? The answer, or at least my answer, is that it recreates the normal atmosphere of a Battalion in war more truly than anything else I have read." B.H. Liddell Hart in his Foreword. The unit in question, the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, occupied the Sunken Road which a week previously had been the H.Q. of the First Cameronians with whom Cursiter was serving as a subaltern. His drawings, therefore, were made at virtually the same time as that with which the narrative deals .By a quirk of fate both author and artist found themselves in opposite beds in the South African Stationary Hospital in Abbeville in December 1916. £40
Roll of Honour.: 1914 - 1918. Roll of Honour of the Royal High School of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1920. Copy no. 2 of a limited edition of 12 signed by the publishers. 4to, pp.xii, 100, frontispiece, plate of the Memorial Porch, 32 plates of portraits, blue cloth gilt, spine sunned, presentation slip from the Executive Committee of the War Memorial Fund tipped in. £120
Roll of Honour.: Bo'ness and Carriden. Bo'ness and Carriden Parishes Roll of Honour World War 1939-1945. n.d. 8vo, pp.128, blue half morocco gilt. £60
Roll of Honour.: Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited. A Memorial Record of the Staff of the Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited who served in the Great War 1914-1918. n.d. 8vo, pp.76 printed on the rectos only, dble. page col. frontis., cream cloth gilt. Alphabetical list of all those who served in the war with rank, regiment or service and bank branch. Of these 578 members, 99 were killed. £40
Roll of Honour.: Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited. War Service Record 1939-1945. Edinburgh, 1952. 8vo, pp.73, 16 pp. of portraits, d/w. £30
Roll of Honour.: George Heriot's School Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919. Edinburgh, War Memorial Committee, 1921. 8vo, pp.279, illustrated with portraits throughout, blue and white cloth gilt, e.p.'s toned. £90
Roll of Honour.: George Heriot's School Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945. Edinburgh, The War Memorial Committee, 1950. 8vo, pp.178, illustrated with portraits throughout, blue cloth gilt. £40
Roll of Honour.: George Watson's College. A Memorial Record of Watsonians who Served in the Great War 1914-1918. 1920. 4to, pp.xvi, 356, illustrated with portraits throughout, maroon and cream cloth gilt , fore-edge spotting. £60
Roll of Honour.: George Watson's College. The Watsonian War Record 1939-1945. 1951. 4to, pp.xi, 157, illustrated with portraits throughout, d/w. £35
Roll of Honour.: Glasgow Academy. Glasgow Academy Roll of Honour. Former Members of the School who served in the Great War 1914 - 1918. Glasgow, Jackson Wyllie, 1933. 8vo, pp.xiv, 163, 6 plates, blue cloth gilt. £60
Roll of Honour.: High School of Glasgow. The High School of Glasgow. The Book of Service and Remembrance 1939-1945. 1948. 4to, pp.116, portraits throughout, brown cloth gilt. £40
Roll of Honour.: Morayshire. The Morayshire Roll of Honour. A biographical account of the men and women connected with the county who took part in the Great War 1914 - 1918. Elgin, A Representative Committee of the County Council and Town Councils of Morayshire, 1921. 8vo, pp. xvi, 547, 4 plates, title lightly toned, blue cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities. £180
Roll of Honour.: National Bank of Scotland Limited. The National Bank of Scotland Limited 1939-1945 War Record. 1954. 8vo, pp.72, frontis., blue cloth gilt. £30
Roll of Honour.: Royal High School of Edinburgh. 1939 - 1945. Roll of Honour of the Royal High School of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, C.J. Cousland, 1949. 4to, pp. vii, 129, fldg. col. frontis., portraits throughout, blue cloth gilt. £45
Roll of Honour.: The University of St. Andrews. The Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945. St. Andrews, 1950. 8vo, pp.32, portraits throughout, blue cloth gilt. £40
Roll of Honour.: University of Edinburgh. University of Edinburgh. Roll of Honour 1914 -1919. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1921. Stout 8vo, pp. xii, 786, illustrated with portraits throughout, blue cloth gilt. £80
Ross, Andrew.: Old Scottish Regimental Colours. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1885. Limited edition. Folio, pp.x, 158, 28 coloured plates, red cloth gilt, vg. £200
Ross- of- Bladensburg, Sir John.: The Coldstream Guards 1914 - 1918, 3 vols. London, O.U.P., 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvii, 519; 546; 27 maps, blue cloth gilt slightly ubbed, vg.. History of the four active service battalions with details of officers' services. £250
Royal Scots. 9th Royal Scots ( T.F.).: B Company on Active Service. From a Private's Diary February - May 1915. Edinburgh, Printed by Turnbull & Spears, 1916. Second edition. 8vo, pp.94, endpapers toned, green cloth gilt. An evocative record of events as they unfolded on the Ypres Salient, billets at Voormezeple and Vlamertinghe, Sanctuary Wood, in support of the Canadians at St. Julien and return to Sanctuary Wood. A number of the articles appeared in Scottish newspapers of the period but presumably this edition was privately published, with no copy of a first edition listed by Copac. £45
Royle, Trevor. (editor).: In Flanders Fields. Scottish Poetry and Prose of the First World War. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.272, d/w. Anthology with biographical notes. £20
Sandilands, Colonel J.W. and Lieut. Colonel Norman Macleod.: The History of the 7th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Stirling, Eneas Mackay, 1922. First edition. 8vo, pp.207, [1], 4 plates, endpapers toned, blue cloth gilt. Roll of Awards, List of Officers, Extracts from War Diary. Loos, the Somme, Arras and Ypres. £50
Scobie, Major I.H. Mackay. (editor).: The Scottish Regiments of the British Army. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1943, 2nd imp. 8vo, pp.112, d/w. £10
Scotland For Ever.: A Gift Book of the Scottish Regiments. London, Published for "The Glasgow Herald", n.d. 8vo, pp.xii, 180, 16 col. plates tipped on, pict. grey cloth lettered blue. Profits from sales were given to the Scottish Branch of the Red Cross. Comprises extracts reprinted from earlier military histories of campaigns in which Scottish troops played a prominent role, from the Thirty Years War to the Boer War. £30
Scots Guards.: A Loan Exhibition depicting the History of the Scots Guards. 39 Grosvenor Square, S.W.1...December 1st - 23rd, 1934.Catalogue. 4to, pp. 64 + 46 pp. ads., illustrated, col. pict. stiff wrappers spotted. £25
Scots Guards.: Scotland's Own Regiment of Foot Guards. [Handbook]. Glasgow, Paramount Press, [1959]. 8vo, pp.82, illustrated, original stiff wrappers. £10
Seton, Bruce, Brevet-Colonel, Sir and Pipe-Major John Grant.: The Pipes of War. A Record of the Achievements of Pipers of Scottish and Overseas Regiments during the War 1914 - 18. Glasgow, Maclehose, Jackson, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 291, 9 illustrations, free endpapers foxed, bookplate of James Mawdesley Brander, minor wear to extremities, blue cloth gilt. £120
Shears, Philip J.: The Story of the Border Regiment 1939 - 1945. London: Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 184, wine cloth gilt. £20
Sinclair, Alex.: Memoirs of an Ordinary Scot. Unpublished word-processed typescript, one of five copies. A4, pp.584, green cloth gilt. £85
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919.: Part 63. The Highland Light Infantry. Polstead, J.B. Hayward, 1988. 8vo, pp.101, d/w. £20
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919.: Part 65. The Gordon Highlanders. Chippenham, Picton, 1988. 8vo, pp.84, printed stiff wrappers. £20
Standing Orders of the Guards Depot.: 1931. Aldershot, Gale & Polden, 1931. 8vo, pp. 55, red and blue cloth gilt. £12
Stephen, William.: History of the Queen's City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers Brigade with accounts of the City of Edinburgh and Mid-Lothian Rifle Association, the Scottish Twenty Club, etc. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1881. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 414, neat archival tape repair to short tear p. 409, bookplate (?) removed from front free endpaper, blue cloth with city arms gilt to front cover, minor corner wear, hinges cracked but sound and tight, a good copy of a relatively scarce work. £50
Stevenson, J.H.: The Story of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 91st & 93rd Foot. Glasgow, James Maclehose and Sons, 1915. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 72, original printed stiff wrappers. £25
Stewart, John.: A Brief History of The Royal Highland Regiment The Black Watch. Edinburgh, T.and A. Constable, 1944. Small 8vo, pp. 105, 17 plates, cloth-backed pict. boards. £15
Stewart, Lieut.-Colonel J. and John Buchan.: The Fifteenth (Scottish) Division 1914 - 1919. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1926. First edition. Stout 8vo, pp.[xii], 489, [1], 9 plates, 16 maps in pocket, neat library stamp to verso of frontis. and to lower margin p.21 with accession stamp to verso of title and Preface, no other marks, text clean throughout, endpapers renewed, red cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board. Loos, the Somme, Arras, Third Ypres. £100
Stockman, Jim.: Seaforth Highlanders. A Fighting Soldier Remembers (1939-45). Somerton, Crecy, 1987, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 270, 31 ills. 8 maps, d/w. £20
Sturrock, J. Percy.: The Fifes in South Africa being a history of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the South African War, 1900-1901. By 9176 I.Y. Cupar-Fife, A. Westwood & Son, 1903. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 197, 12 illustrations, folding map, pictorial yellow cloth gilt with figure of mounted trooper, lower edge of rear board worn, with the cancelans at pp.97-98 , g+. Sturrock discovered, after the book had gone to press, that he had inadvertently done an injustice to Corporal Bonthrone in his account of the Battle of Nooitgedacht and wrote to the editor requesting a cancel be issued. £150
Sutherland, Captain D.: War Diary of the Fifth Seaforth Highlanders 51st (Highland) Division. London, John Lane, On Active Service Series, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp. ix, 180, 2 plates, map, archival repair to marginal flaw pp.157-160, endpapers toned, blue cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board, spine darkened, presentation inscription by D.W. Milligan Capt. late 5 Seaforth Highlanders. The battalion was in France from 1st May 1915 and shared in the numerous engagements involving the 51st Division. Of the 221 officers and 5331 N.C.O.'s and men who passed through its ranks during that time 132 and 3283 respectively were killed, wounded or presumed killed. £45
Taylor, William and Peter Diack.: Student and Sniper-Sergeant: a memoir of J.K. Forbes, M.A. 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders who died for his country, 25 September, 1915. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1916. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 182, portrait frontispiece, one leaf carelessly opened with damage to fore-edge not affecting text, endpapers toned, red cloth gilt lightly rubbed, vg. £35
The First Lanark Rifles Gazette.: Vol.I, No.1 - Vol.II, No. 8. Glasgow, Printed and Published for the Regimental Gathering Committee of the 1st L.R.V. by Carson & Nicol, 1886 - 1903. 8vo, illustrated, lacking issue no.4 for 1889 as indicated by a manuscript editorial note on the front pastedown of vol. I, quarter black morocco scuffed, grey cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board. Copac lists NLS only. £250
The History of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders ( Princess Louise's ).: 1794 -1939. n.p., n.d., Printed by McLagan & Cumming, Edinburgh. Small 8vo, pp. 60, col. frontis., original printed wrappers. £15
The London Scottish Regimental Gazette.: No.453, Vol. xxxviii. September, 1933. 8vo, pp. 185-212, illustrated, original wrappers bound in, blue cloth gilt. Covers the regiment's recruiting march in Scotland in July, 1933. £20
The Scottish National War Memorial Edinburgh Castle.: Architect Sir Robert S. Lorimer A.R.A., R.S.A. Dundee, Valentine & Sons, Ltd., n.d. Oblong 8vo, pp.[4], 18 full-page plates with facing text, chipped col. pict. d/w featuring the Castle and Esplanade with vignette of Haig's statue. £20
Thompson. Lieut.-Col. R.R.: The Fifty-Second (Lowland) Division 1914 - 1918. Glasgow, Maclehose, Jackson, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 610, 41 ills., 15 maps, blue cloth gilt. Gallipoli, Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, the Western Front. £50
Trench, Charles Chenevix.: Charley Gordon an Eminent Victorian Reassessed. London, Allen Lane, 1978, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.320, 27 ills., 3 maps, d/w. £20
Tullibardine, The Marchioness of. (editor).: A Military History of Perthshire 1660 - 1902 [ and ] 1899 - 1902. 2 vols. Perth, R.A.& J. Hay, 1908. First edition. 8vo, pp. xxiii, 634; xxi, 316, numerous plates and portraits, 8 maps and plans, red cloth gilt. £200
Vernon, Ernest Ralph.: A Narrative of the Royal Scottish Volunteer Review in Holyrood Park, on the seventh of August 1860 ...with a list of the names of all the volunteers who were present on the occasion. Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1860. 8vo, pp.116, [10, ads.] , litho. frontis., plan, col. litho. front wrapper lacking a corner, rear wrapper missing, occasional dust-soiling but overall a good copy of a relatively scarce item. £45
W [auchope], A.G. , Major-General.: A Short History of The Black Watch (Royal Regiment) 42nd 73rd 1725-1907. To which is added an Account of the Second Battalion in the South Africa War , 1899-1902. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1908, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xvi, 241, 3 fldg. maps, 4 text maps, red cloth gilt. £80
Walker, Mrs. Nancy H.: A History of the Kinross-shire Volunteers. Kinross, the Author, 1988, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.90, illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Watson, Frederick.: The Story of the Highland Regiments 1725-1925. London, A. & C. Black, 1915, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 317, 8 col. plates, blue cloth. £35
Wauchope, Major-General A.G.: A History of the Black Watch [Royal Highlanders] in the Great War, 1914 - 1918. 3 vols. London, The Medici Society, 1925 - 26. First edition. 8vo, pp.xviii, 368, xx, 386; xx, 362, 38 plates, 41 maps, blue cloth gilt, vol.1 rebacked with original spine relaid, short split to head of spine Vol.II, vg. Vol.I The Regular Army; Vol.II Territorial Forces; Vol.III The New Army. £150
Weaver, H.J.: Nightmare at Scapa Flow. The Truth about the Sinking of H.M.S. Royal Oak. Peppard Common, Cressrelles, 1980. First edition. 8vo, pp.191, 20 illustrations, d/w, vg. A detailed, documented account which seeks to resolve the various points of controversy which surround this British naval disaster. £20
Weaver, Lawrence.: The Story of the Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment). London, Country Life, n.d. 8vo, pp. xii, 272, 16 plates, 40 text. ills., 2 maps, blue cloth gilt sl. worn at spine ends. £40
Wemyss, Lady Wester.: The life and letters of Wester Wemyss G.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O. Admiral of the Fleet. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1935. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 516, 8 plates, The Times Book Club label with cancelled stamp, blue cloth gilt. £30
White, Arthur S.: A Bibliography of Regimental Histories of the British Army. London, The Society for Army Historical research, 1965, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 265, [1], chipped d/w. £15
Wilson, Lt. Col. E.F. (editor).: Spear Head. With illustrations by Major Sam Black, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Printed by Printing and Stationery Services 1 Corps District. 8vo, pp.128, 6 double-page maps, printed wrappers dusty and with a couple of small stains, contents clean throughout. Compiled from the back pages of the First British Corps news sheet; a selection of the editorials which daily appeared on the front page of Spear Head; and contributions to the Hundredth, Two Hundredth and Three Hundredth Souvenir Numbers, 18 September, 1944, 27 December, 1944 and 6 April 1945. £20
With the Scottish Troops in Europe.: Glasgow, D. McKenzie & Co., n.d. 8vo, pp.80, illustrated, owner's signature, tartan wrapper. £10
Wood, Stephen.: The Scottish Soldier. Manchester, Archive/The National Museums of Scotland, 1987. First edition. 4to, pp.176, profusely illustrated, d/w, vg. "For anyone interested in the truth of Scottish history (though aware of its romance), the author catches the imagination while casting a revealing light on the nation's past, both tragic and splendid." (sleeve note). £25
Wylly, Colonel H.C.: A Short History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Aldershot, Gale & Polden,1939, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp x,105, [1], frontis., 10 col. plates, 9 maps, owner's signature, original wrappers rebacked. £30

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Ashdown, Charles H.: Th "Old Albanian" Roll of Honour 1899 - 1902. [St. Albans, St. Albans School, 1904]. 8vo, pp.[78], drab brown cloth. A roll of those from St. Albans School who served in South Africa with particulars of service and portrait. Together with a list of every "Old Boy" whose whereabouts, at time of publication, could be ascertained. Hackett, p.127. £100
Australian Army.: Active Service with Australia in the Middle East. Canberra, The Board of Management of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1941. 4to, pp.[xii], 128, 12 col. plates, map e.p.'s, fawn cloth sl. dusty. £35
Backsight Forethought [ Sir Ernest Swinton ].: The Defence of Duffer's Drift. A Few Experiments in Field Defence for Detached Posts, which may prove useful in our next war . London, William Clowes, 1913, 11th thousand. 8vo, pp. 39, 7 maps (some fore-edge wear), maroon cloth gilt sl. stained, stamped Sergeants' Mess 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, sgd. pres. copy to the Sergeants' Mess from Major F.E.Daniell. £60
Barrow, John.: Some Account of the Public Life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney. 2 vols. London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807. First edition. 4to, pp.xii +608; [4] + 531 + [1], portrait frontispiece by Schiavonetti after W. Edridge offset onto title; text crisp and clean; contemporary sprinkled calf rebacked retaining original elabotately decorated spines, labels worn but lettering still clear. Lust 501; Cordier BS 2391. From the Gladstone library at Fasque with bookplate. A work important for its account of Macartney's embassy to China which Barrow accompanied as comptroller of the household. £600
Bartlett, Thomas and Keith Jeffery. (editors).: A military history of Ireland. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxv, 565, illustrated, d/w, vg. £30
Beckett, Ian F.W.: The First World War. The Essential Guide to Sources in the UK National Archives. Kew, Public Record Office, 2002. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 288, illustrated, d/w. "This guide is the essential companion to in-depth study as well as a goldmine of fascinating information for anyone interested in wartime history." (dust-jacket). £25
Biddulph, Colonel John.: The Nineteenth and their Times. London, John Murray, 1899, !st ed. 8vo, pp.xxi, 330, frontis., 7 plates, 5 maps, blue cloth gilt, bookplate of George Ramsay Maitland. £150
Boyd, Derek.: Royal Engineers. famous Regiments Series. London, Lee Cooper, 1975, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xxii, 162, 31 ills., 2 maps, d/w. £20
Broadfoot, Tom.: Civil War Books. A Priced Checklist with Advice. Wilmington, North Carolina, Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1990. Third edition pp.xi, 560, vg. £20
Broughton, U.H.R.: The Dress of the First Regiment of Life Guards in Three Centuries. London, Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., 1925. Limited edition 300 copies on hand-made paper. 4to, pp. xi, 36, 40 mounted tissue-guarded coloured plates, full pigskin gilt, vg. Presentation copy inscribed " Lord Baldwin of Bewdley from the author ...Anglesey Abbey : Cambridge November 27th 1938 ". Broughton served with the Life Guards from 1916 to 1924, collecting pictures, drawings and engravings in his spare time, 182 of which are catalogued in the final 16pp. £200
Bruce, George.: Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. Revised by George Bruce. New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1981. Third edition. pp.303, pbk, vg. £5
Buchan, John.: A History of the Great War. 4 vols. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1922. Second impression. 8vo, pp.xv, 552; ix, 578; xi, 603, [1]; xi, 528, 78 folding maps, owner's signature, endpapers toned, blue cloth gilt, vg. £100
Canadian Division.: With the First Canadian Contingent. Published on behalf of the Canadian Field Comforts Commission. Toronto, Hodder & Stoughton, (1915). 8vo, pp.119, illustrated, owner's signature, fawn cloth. £30
Candela, Rosario.: The Military Cypher of Commandant Bazeries. An Essay in Decrypting. New York, Cardanus Press, 1938. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 137, 17 figs., 4 tables (3 of these reproduced on separate sheets and enclosed in envelope tipped onto rear pastedown), blue cloth gilt. £35
Cannon, Richard.: Historical Records of the Twenty-Second or the Cheshire Regiment of Foot. London, Parker, Furnivall, & Parker, 1849, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xxxv, 64, 3 col. plates, red cloth gilt. £100
Carman, W.Y.: Indian Army Uniforms under the British from the 18th century to 1947. Artillery, Engineers and Infantry. London, Morgan-Grampian, 1969, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xii, 258, 22 col. plates, 61 b/w ills., d/w. £50
Carman, W.Y.: Indian Army Uniforms under the British from the 18th century to 1947. Cavalry. London, Leonard Hill, 1961, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xvi, 234, 12 col. plates, 24 b/w plates, 180 figs., blue cloth gilt, one corner sl. worn. £60
Chatham.: The Memorial of the Chatham Port Division dedicated to those from this division who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939 - 1945 Chatham, Royal Naval Barracks, n.d. 8vo, pp.263, [1], illustrated, Roll of Honour of the 12.000 men of the Port Division who were lost in the Second World War, 2 tickets for the Service of Dedication tipped in, printed wrappers. £25
Chesney, Louisa Fletcher and Jane Chesney O'Donnell.: The Life of General F.R. Chesney Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery. By his wife and daughter. Edited by Stanley Lane-Poole. London; W.H Allen & Co., 1885. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 477, [3], folding map, portrait frontispiece, bookplate of Harold Wilson, rebound to style, quarter calf, marbled boards, spine decorated gilt in ruled compartments, green label, v g. Francis Rawdon Chesney (1789 - 1872), had a distinguished military career but is better known as an explorer who played a significant role in the development of the Suez Canal and surveyed the Euphrates Valley with a view to creating an overland route to India. £80
Clements, W.H.: Towers of Strength. The Story of the Martello Towers. Barnsley, Leo Cooper, 1999, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.192, illustrated, d/w. £20
Cohen, Stephen P.: The Indian Army. Its contribution to the development of a nation. Bekeley, University of California Press, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 216, fawn cloth. £20
Cope, Sir William H.: The History of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) formerly the 95th. London, Chatto & Windus, 1877, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xxvi, 537, 21 plates, inscription, blue cloth gilt, backstrip expertly relaid, minor corner wear. A very attractive copy. £200
Cruchley, G.F.: Cruchley's Seat of the War in Central Europe showing Prussia, Italy, Austria, Holstein, &c. with all railways, roads, &c. [cover title]. London, G.F. Cruchley, May 16, 1866. Large linen-backed hand-coloured fldg. map, approx. 56 x 82 cms., blue cloth covers with green printed label. £50
Davies, Frank and Graham Maddocks.: Bloody Red Tabs. General Officer Casualties of the Great War 1914 - 1918. London, Leo Cooper, 1995. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 225, [1], illustrated, d/w. A rebuttal of the "lions led by donkeys" image of senior officers safely ensconced in comfortable quarters in chateaux far behind the lines, supported by biographies of over 200 officers who held the rank of Brigadier-General or above who were killed or wounded in action. £20
Denison, Lieut.-Col. George T.: A History of Cavalry from the Earliest Times, with lessons for the future. London, Macmillan and Co., 1877, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xxiii, 567, partly unopened, 11 plates, occasional light spotting, red cloth gilt. £40
Doherty, Richard.: Irish Men and Women in the Second World War. Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.319, 36 ills., d/w. £18
Doherty, Richard.: Irish Volunteers in the Second World War. Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2002. First edition. 8vo, pp.378, 60 ills., d/w. £18
Doyle, Arthur Conan.: A History of the Great War. Volume One. The British Campaign in France and Flanders 1914. New York, George H. Doran Company, 1916. First edition. 8vo, pp.xviii, 349, [1], 14 maps and plans, olive cloth gilt. £30
Dumas, Georges.: Troubles Mentaux et Troubles Nerveux de Guerre. Paris, Libraire Felix Alcan, 1919. First edition. 8vo, pp.227, quarter green calf, marbled paper sides, spine sunned. £30
Falls, Cyril.: War Books: an annotated bibliography of books about the Great War. Greenhill Books, 1980. pp.xx, 328, d/w, vg. £30
Gardner, Alexander.: Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War. New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1959. unpaginated, 100 plates with facing text, a few light fore-edge spots, vg. £10
Garrat, John G.: Model Soldiers. A Collector's Guide. London, Seeley Service, [1959]. First edition. 8vo, pp.240, 8 col.plates, 92 b/w plates, 53 figs., red cloth gilt, d/w. £30
Glover, Michael.: An Assemblage of Indian Army Soldiers & Uniforms from the original paintings by the late Chater Paul Chater. London, Perpetua Press, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxvii, 41 col. plates with facing letterpress, d/w. £15
Gretton, Lieutenant-Colonel G. le M.: The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment from 1684 to 1902. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1911, 1st ed, Stout 8vo, pp.xiv, 462, 5 plates, 10 maps, dec. blue cloth gilt, spine sunned, front hinge cracking but sound, e.p.'s tanned. £100
Grose, Francis.: Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time. 2 vols. London, Printed for T. Egerton...and G. Kearley, 1801, a new edition with material additions & improvements. 4to, pp.viii, 412; 372, [xviii], 144 engraved plates, off-setting from frontispieces to titles, text otherwise clean, owner's signature, marbled endpapers and edges, joints cracked but sound, hinges strengthened, diced calf, spines decorated gilt in compartments and lettered direct, g. £300
Hackett, R.G.: South African War Books. An ilustrated bibliography of English language publications relating to the Boer War of 1899 - 1902. Privately Printed, 1994. 4to, pp.x, 206, over 200 illustrations of covers and title-pages, d/w, vg. £30
Hannavy, John.: The Camera goes to War. Photographs from the Crimean War 1854 - 56. Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council, n.d. pp.59, 22 plates, vg. £10
Hanson, Charles E., Jr.: The Plains Rifle. Harrisburg, The Stacpole Company, 1960, 1st ed. 4to, pp.xi, 171, illustrated, sl. chipped d/w. £15
Hay, Colonel George Jackson.: An Epitomized History of the Militia (The " Constitutional Force ") together with the origin, periods of embodied service and special service...of militia units 1existing October 31, 1905. London, " United Services Gazette ", n.d. 8vo, pp.444, scattered foxing to first / last couple of leaves (mainly marginal), faint oval stamp to f.f.e.p. and upper margin of p.1, wine cloth gilt. £60
Hayes-McCoy, G.A.: Irish Battles. London, Longmans, 1969, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 326, 24 ills., 14 maps, green cloth gilt. £30
Historical Record iof the Fifth,: or Princess Charlotte of Wales's Regiment of Dragoon Guards. London, Longman, Orme, and Co., 1839, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, vi, 99, 3 col. plates, red cloth gilt. £100
Honourable Artillery Company.: List of the Chiefs, Officers, Court of Assistants, &c. &c. &c. of the Hon. Artillery Company, for the Year 1860. London, Norris, 1860. 8vo, pp.44 interleaved, additional engraved title, 2 plates, light waterstain to lower margin of prelims.; red morocco gilt, rubbed at extremities, bookplate of Ernest J. Martin,. £75
Horsley, Terence.: Find, Fix and Strike. The Work of the Fleet Air Arm. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1945 (reprint). 8vo, pp.vi, [7] -144, illustrated, d/w chipped and stained. £20
Hoskins, Katharine Bail.: Today the Struggle. Literature and Politics in England duuring the Spanish Civil War. Austin, University of Texas Press, 1969. First edition. pp.xviii, 294, a few spots of foxing to fore-edge, price-clipped d/w, vg. £15
Hovgaard, William.: Structural Design of Warships. London, E. & F.N. Spon, 1915. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 384, corrigenda slip, 23 tables, 6 plates, 186 illustrations, marbled endpapers and edges, polished tan calf with gilt Glasgow University arms to front cover, spine decorated gilt in 6 compartments with a floral tool and the University arms in the first compartment, prize label of the Naval Architecture class awarded to James M. McNeill. Based on a series of lectures prepared for a course in Naval Construction established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1901 for officers of the United States Navy. Written primarily for American naval students, this updated version nevertheless contains numerous references to the British, French and Danish navies. £100
Johnston, Alexander Keith.: Atlas to Alison's History of Europe, constructed and arranged under the direction of Mr Alison...with a concise vocabulary of military and marine terms. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1848. First edition. Oblong 4to, pp.16, frontispiece, large folding map of Europe, 95 full-page maps of military and naval engagements, marbled endpapers and edges, period brown half calf, moire cloth sides, spine decorated gilt in compartments, black labels, a very good, clean copy. £350
Kipling, Arthur and Hugh L. King.: Head-dress Badges of the British Army. 2 vols. London, Frederick Muller, 1978 - 79. Second edition revised. 4to, pp. 479; 242, profusely illustrated, d/w's., vg. £120
Lacey, Brigadier J.H.S.: History of the Royal Engineers. Reproduced by permission of the Royal Engineers Association and the Author ...Produced by Lt.-Col. W. Herbert Bateman, C.B.E., T.D. Bound typescript. 4to, pp.41, half red morocco, blue cloth sides, spine lettered gilt, by Bayntun. £75
Leslie, N.B.: Battle Honours of the British and Indian Armies 1695-1914. London, Leo Cooper, 1970. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.xiii, 145, wine cloth gilt. £20
Loening, Grover C.: Military Aeroplanes an explanatory consideration of their characteristics, performances, construction, maintenance and operation, for the use of aviators. Boston, W.S. Best, 1916. Third edition. 8vo, pp.182, illustrated, green cloth gilt. £30
Lowe, Lieut.-Col. W.D.: War History of the 18th (S.) Battalion Durham Light Infantry. London, Humphrey Milford, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.xix, 205, [1], 15 plates, map in pocket, roll of officers and warrant officers, roll of honour, list of casualties, front free endpaper renewed, green cloth with gilt regimental insignia to front board. £75
Lunt, James.: Charge to Glory ! A Garland of Cavalry Exploits. London, Heinemann,1961, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 265, 4 plates, repaired d/w. £10
Maugham, R.C.F.: Jersey under the Jackboot. London, W.H. Allen, 1952. 8vo, pp.viii, 167, text age-browned, d/w creased and chipped at spine ends. £10
McCance, Captain S.: History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Vol.1. From 1600 to 1860. Aldershot, Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1927, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.[x], 254, 4 col. plates, 31 ills., 20 maps, small cancelled National Army Museum stamp to pastedowns, blue cloth gilt. £150
McCracken, Donal P.: MacBride's Brigade. Irish Commandos in the Anglo-Boer War. Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1999, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.208, 22 ills., 4 maps, d/w. £21
McGuffie, T.H. ( compiler ).: Rank and File. The Common Soldier at Peace and War 1642-1914. London, Hutchinson, 1964, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xxiii, 424, illustrated, d/w £15
Meager, Captain George.: My Airship Flights 1915 - 1930. London, William Kimber, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.240, illustrated, d/w. £30
Meinertzhagen, Colonel R.: Diary of a Black Sheep. Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd, 1964. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxi, 364, 24 plates, d/w creased with a number of short closed tears and a chip to the tail of spine, text fresh and clean. £50
Menpes, Mortimer.: War Impressions being a record in colour by Mortimer Menpes transcribed by Dorothy Menpes. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1901. Copy no. 331 of a signed limited Edition de Luxe of 350. 8vo, pp.xiv, 254, 99 tissue-guarded coloured plates, 7 facsimile letters and plans, white cloth gilt, bevelled edges, silk marker ribbon, bookplate of Andrew Smith of Whitchester and Cranshaws, a few light spots of fore-edge foxing otherwise an excellent copy. Australian-born Menpes (1818 - 1906), who had studied at the London School of Art, was sent to South Africa in 1900 as a war artist for the illustrated weekly magazine Black and White. His accounts of the incidents recorded in his sketches were noted by his daughter, Dorothy, who saw in them the potential for what became the present work, with the text provuded by herself. £200
Miller, A.E. Haswell, and N.P. Downay.: Military Drawings and Paintings in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen. 2 vols. London, Phaidon, 1966, 1970. First edition. 4to, pp.478 ills. (28 in colour), d/w. £80
Muller, Louis.: Tableau des Guerres de Frederic le Grand ou Plans Figures de vingt-six Batailles rangees,ou Combats essentiels donnes dans les trois Guerres de Silesie. Avec une explication precise de chaque bataille. Traduit de l'allemand de Louis Muller, Capitaine du Genie au Service de Prusse. Par M. le professeur de la Veaux. Berlin: aux depens de l'Auteur chez J.F. Unger, et se vend a Berlin chez l'Auteur, 1788. 4to, pp.92, light age-browning and a few spots to prelims; superb large folding engraved plate by Louis Schmidt, Berlin, on thick paper with central map, hand-coloured in outline, captioned Theatres de Guerres de Frederic le Grand contre les Puissances Reunies de l'Empire, de l'Autriche, de la Russie, de la France, de la Suede et de la Saxe, surrounded by 26 battle plans with the troop emplacements of the combatants hand-coloured in outline; original green patterned boards, rebacked to style in brown morocco decorated gilt, wine morocco lateral labe, very good. £450
Napoleonic Wars.: Memorials of the Late War,. 2 vols. Edinburgh, Constable & Co., 1828. Small 12mo, pp. 307; 319, additional engraved titles, original green linen cloth, printed paper labels darkened, occasional light browning or spotting, bookplate of Robert Montgomery, Convoy, with his signature to titles. A very good set of a relatively scarce collection of Napoleonic War pieces including Journal of a Soldier in the Seventy-First Regiment; Adam Neale's The Spanish Campaign of 1808; John Malcolm's Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and South of France; and 4 other works. £100
Northey, Major W. Brook and Captain C.J. Morris.: The Gurkhas their manners, customs and country. London, John Lane, 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxvii, 282, 69 ills., fldg. map, green cloth gilt, backstrip relaid, light discolouration to fore-edge of covers, sl. corner wear, internally fresh and clean. £80
Pembroke, Henry, earl of.: Military Equitation: or, a Method of Breaking Horses, and Teaching Soldiers to Ride. Designed for the Use of the Army. Sarum: Printed and Sold by E. Easton...1778. Third edition, with plates. Revised and Corrected, with Additions. Small 4to, pp.[viii], 140, 17 folding plates, plates 10 and 13 lacking a sliver of the image where previous bad folding has led to loss before archival repair to verso, corner piece torn from P2 without loss of text, endpapers renewed, original boards worn at extremities, rebacked retaining original lettering piece, signature of James Johnstone of Alva 25th July 1808. £250
Prasad, Sri Nandan.: Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War 1939-1945. Expansion of the Armed Forces and Defence Organisation 1939-1945. Calcutta (?), Combined Inter-Services Historical Section India & Pakistan, 1956. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxiv, 546, blue cloth gilt. £45
R.A.S.C.: The Story of the Royal Army Service Corps 1939-1945. London, G. Bell and Sons Ltd., 1955, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvii, 720, illustrated, d/w. £55
Reid, Stuart.: Wolfe: the Career of General James Wolfe from Culloden to Quebec. Staplehurst, Spellmount, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 224, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £15
Rodger, N.A.M.: The Wooden World. An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy. London, Collins, 1986, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.445, illustrated, d/w. £35
Rosenberg, Isaac.: Isaac Rosenberg 1890 - 1918. Exhibition Catalogue. National Book League, 1975. Word and Image VI. pp.29, illustrated, vg. £15
Rules and Regulations for the Formations, Field-Exercise, and Movements of His Majesty's Forces.: [London]; War-Office, 1799. A new edition. 8vo, pp.xxii, [ii], 377, [7, adverts.], 16 engraved folding plates, a few light spots otherwise text fresh and clean; hinges strengthened, period drab boards rebacked to style retaining the original printed label, minor corner wear. Bookplate of William Briggs, Bennarty to rear pastedown. The 1792 Regulations were issued to every infantry officer at the express command of the Duke of York and prescribed a new drill which formed the basis of all Infantry movements for the duration of the Napoleonic Wars. Comprises four parts: The Drill or Instruction of the Recruit; The Platoon or Company; The Battalion; The Line. Scarce in such good condition £250
Sackville, Lord George.: The Proceedings of a General Court-Martial held at the Horse-Guards on Friday the 7th, and continued by several Adjournments to Monday the 24th of March 1760: and of a General Court-Martial held at the Horse-Guards on Tuesday the 25th of March, and continued by several Adjournments to Saturday the 5th of April 1760. Upon the trial of Lord George Sackville. Published by Authority. Edinburgh: Printed for A. kincaid, J. bell, and R. Fleming, and for A. Millar in the Strand, London, 1760. First edition. 8vo in 4's, pp.224, owner's pencil signature, period sheep scuffed and worn at extremities, wine label chipped, internally clean,. £100
Sassoon, Siegfried.: Sherston's Progress. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1936. First edition. 8vo, pp.280, blue cloth gilt lightly rubbed at extremities. Sassoon spent a period of convalescence at Craiglockhart Hospital, Slateford War Hospital in this, the third volume of his " fictional biography", where he met Wilfred Owen, some of whose best known poems were written there. £30
Seccombe, Major.: Army and Navy Drolleries. London, Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. Second edition. 4to, unpaginated, 24 coloured plates by Kronheim with interleaved blanks, publisher's ads., owner's signature, pictorial brown cloth with red, black and gilt figure of cavalryman thrown from his horse, minor wear to extremities, g+. £150
Sheppard, Major E.W.: The American Civil War 1864 - 1865. Aldershot, Gale & Polden, Ltd., n.d. 8vo, pp.xviii, 172, 12 fldg. maps, cloth-backed boards. £60
Sherson, Erroll.: Townsend of Chitral and Kut. London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.411, 8 plates, light toning of endpapers and marginal foxing of prelims., signature of W. Douglas Simpson, the noted Scottish historian, red cloth gilt. £50
Shipp, John.: The Military Bijou; or the contents of a soldier's knapsack: being the gleanings of thirty-three years active sevice. 2 vols. London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., 1831. First edition. 12mo, pp.xii, 240; vi, 240, 4, later boards, printed paper labels. John Shipp (1784 - 1834) enlisted in the army as a boy in 1797 to escape a savage taskmaster. He saw service as a sergeant in the war against the Mahrattas, where his courage was rewarded with a commission in the 76th foot, but was obliged to sell out in order to settle his debts. He returned to India as a private and in 1815 was reappointed as an ensign by the Marquis of Hastings. "Shipp had thus performed the unique feat of twice winning a commission from the ranks before he was thirty-two." (DNB). £120
Simes, Thomas.: A Treatise on the Military Science, which comprehends the Grand Operations of War, and General Rules for conducting an Army in the Field, Founded upon Principles for the Improvement of the same, with occasional notes: to which is added, the Manner of Attacking and Defending of Military Posts, Villages, Church-Yards, Mills, Houses, &c. Dedicated (by permission) to His Majesty. London: Printed for John Millan..., 1780. 4to, pp.x, [22], 328 including a 14pp. subscribers' list, engraved frontispiece lightly stained with off-setting to title; text crisp and clean; marbled endpapers, half calf, drab boards, spine ruled gilt and decorated blind in compartments, joints cracked but sound. Signature of J.H. Gordon Oct. 12. 1804 to title. £450
Simpson, Keith.: The Old Contemptibles. A Photographic History of the British Expeditionary Force August to December 1914. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1981. First edition. 8vp. pp.xvi, 143, 176 ills., 7 maps, d/w. £10
Singh, Brigadier Rajendra.: Organization and Administration in the Indian Army. Aldershot, Gale & Polden, 1952, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 379, red cloth lettered black. £25
Smith, Goldwin.: The Civil War in America: an address read at the last meeting of the Manchester Union and Emancipation Society. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1866, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.96, wine pebbled cloth gilt, minor wear to spine ends. £50
Smurthwaite, David.: The Ordnance Survey Complete Guide to the Battlefields of Britain. BCA, 1984. pp.224, illustrated, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £10
Stallworthy, Jon.: Wilfred Owen. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1977. pp.xiv, 333, illustrated, pbk., vg. £5
Tennent, Sir J. Emerson.: The Story of the Guns. London: Longman, Green...1864. First edition. 8vo, pp.364, illustrated, faint marginal stain to frontis., endpapers renewed, green cloth gilt rubbed, inscribed "From the Author." £30
The Horse Guards.: The Horse Guards by the Two Mounted Sentries. London, J. & D.A. Darling, 1850, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 104, [4, ads.], other publisher's ads. tipped in, 12 col. ills., red cloth gilt. £125
The Monthly Army List for April 1919.: London, 1919. Stout 8vo, unpaginated, repair to verso of first leaf otherwise sound and clean, black cloth gilt. Still containing all the temporary commissioned officers at this time. £100
The Wipers Times: a facsimile reprint of the trench magazines:- The Wipers Times - The New Church Times - The Kemmel Times - The Somme Times - The B.E.F. Times. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1918. 8vo, pp.xii, then unpaginated, 2 illustrations, owner's signature, pict. red cloth gilt. £30
Thomas, Donald.: Charge! Hurrah! Hurrah! A Life of Cardigan of Balaklava. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 369, 16 plates, front hinge cracking but tight, d/w £10
Thornton, Lt. Col. L.H.: Light and Shade in Bygone India a study of the soldier in India at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. London, John Murray, 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 353, [5], 2 maps, owner's inscription, red cloth gilt. £40
Trimen, Richard.: The Regiments of the British Army, chronologically arranged. London, William H. Allen and Co., 1878, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xii, 156, 38 (publisher's catalogue), bookplate removed from front pastedown, red cloth gilt, corner wear, backstrip relaid. £30
Tylden, Major G.: Horses and Saddlery. An account of the animals used by the British and Commonwealth Armies from the seventeenth century to the present day with a description of their equipment. London, J.A. Allen,1965, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvii, 276, 2 col. plates, 107 b/w plates, 23 figs., d/w. £40
Vimy Ridge.: Man's tin finger-ring with narrow copper band lettered Vimy Ridge above shell burst. £5
Wallace Collection Catalogues.: European Arms and Armour. 2 vols. Text with historical notes and illustrations by Sir James Mann. London, for the Trustees, 1962. 8vo, pp.liii, 239 ; 240-713, 208 plates, original printed stiff wrappers. £45
Walsh, Colin. (compiler).: Mud, Songs and Blighty. A Scrapbook of the First World War. London, Hutchinson, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 176, illustrated throughout, large pbk. £10
War Graves.: The War Graves of the British Empire. The Register of the names of those who fell in the Great War and are buried in the Vaulx-Vraucourt Group of Cemeteries France. London, Imperial War Graves Commission, 1930. 8vo, pp.84, map, 6 cemetery plans, owner's signature, printed wrappers. £15
Williamson, Henry.: The Patriot's Progress. Being the Vicissitudes of Pte. John Bullock related by Henry Williamson and drawn by William Kermode. London, Geoffrey Bles, 1930, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.194, wine cloth gilt, spine lightly sunned. £30
Wolff, Leon.: In Flanders Fields. The 1917 Campaign. Preface by Lyn Macdonald. Introduction by Major-General J.F.C. Fuller. London, The Folio Society, 2003. 8vo, pp.xxviii, [ii], 298, illustrated, 7 maps, pict. cloth, slipcase. £20
Wylly, Colonel H.C.: Neill's "Blue Caps". Vol. 11 1826-1914. Aldershot, Gale and Polden, Ltd., n.d. For Private Circulation only. 8vo, pp.xii, 229, 32 plates, 2 maps, blue and green morocco with gilt regimental badge to front cover, spine sunned, regimental bookplate, silk marker ribbon in regimental colours. £150
Wylly, Colonel H.C.: Neill's "Blue Caps". Vol.1 1639-1826. Aldershot, Gale & Polden, Ltd., n.d., For Private Circulation only. 8vo, pp.330, 18 plates, 6 maps,regimental bookplate, blue cloth gilt. £150
Yeats-Brown, F.: Martial India. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1945. First edition. 8vo, pp.vi, 7-200, 24 plates, 10 maps, red cloth gilt. £10
Younghusband, Col. G.J.: The Story of the Guides. London, Macmillan and Co., 1908, reprinted in the year of publication. 8vo, pp.xvi, 207, 16 plates, wine cloth gilt. £75
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