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REPROBATES: THE CAVALIERS OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR.

by Stubbs, John.

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2011
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9780393068801
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New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. 549 pp, 9 1/2" H. "With conflict between the monarchy and Parliament threatening to explode, a group of courtiers and army officers known as the Cavaliers emerged to defend the king. They were jeeringly labeled 'Cavaliers' - then a term for a gallant or a rogue - by their opponents on the streets of… Read more
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image of RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES.  PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10.  (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.)

RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES. PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10. (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.)

by Thomas, Garth.

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Published
1994
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First Edition
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9781873162194
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London: PRO, 1994. 64 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece. "From the reign of Charles II, Britain's 'Sea Soldiers' have played an important dual role: soldiers and sailors, ready for duty on ship or on land, part of the Navy but organized along Army lines. The records that they have left provide a comprehensive account of their role worldwide.… Read more
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image of THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE FIRST.  TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF ENGLAND FROM THE SAXON PERIOD TO THE LAST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1603.  TWO VOLUME SET.

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1852. dclxxxviii (688) pp, 534 pp, - 2 volume set, the first being paginated in roman numerals, the second in arabic numerals, 8vo (8 3/4" H), leather spines (with five raised bands, black leather title label and green leather author label, gilt lettering and decoration), leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, all edges marbled. Marbled endpapers.… Read more
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image of A HISTORY OF THE UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY.  FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1760.  2 VOLUME SET.

A HISTORY OF THE UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1760. 2 VOLUME SET.

by Lawson, Cecil C.P. Foreword by the Marquess of Cambridge, G.C.V.O.

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Published
1940
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London: Peter Davies, 1940. 2 volume set, 10" H. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Colour frontispieces, b&w drawings throughout. Volume I. - 213 pp, 1940 first edition - Contents: Foreword; Author's Notes and Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introductory; Infantry; Marine Regiments; The Scottish Army; Independent Highland Companies; Scots Regiments in Foreign Service; Appendix: Notes on… Read more
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COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

by Betcherman, Lita-Rose.

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Published
2005
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First Edition
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9780002007894
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Toronto: HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce, 2005. 384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of… Read more
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image of UNIFORMS OF THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664-1973.  EIGHT COMPOSITE ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLES STADDEN.

UNIFORMS OF THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664-1973. EIGHT COMPOSITE ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLES STADDEN.

by Stadden, Charles.

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Portsmouth: Royal Marines Museum Eight colour cards (5 3/4" H x 8 1/2" W) by Charles Stadden, depicting the uniforms of the Royal Marines from 1664 to 1973, in dark blue folder with crest, banding and lettering in red & white. The rear of each card gives a short note and numbered list, with captions, of the uniforms illustrated. The… Read more
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image of THE ROYAL MARINE POCKET BOOK.  PART I, II, III & IV.  COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET WITH PROMOTIONAL FLYER.  (PART ONE: INITIAL TRAINING / PART TWO: ORGANISATION /  PART THREE: RUNNING A DETATCHMENT AFLOAT, ETC. / PART FOUR: SEAMANSHIP TRAINING.)

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Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1945. 77 pp, 108 pp, 103 pp, 119 pp, - 4 volume set + four page stapled promotional brochure, 7 1/4" H. Colour plates, b&w photographs in V.I, b&w drawings/diagrams throughout. Part I. Initial Training - Contents: Brief History of the Royal Marines; The United States Marine Corps; The Regimental March of H.M. Royal… Read more
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MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.

by Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.

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London: The GURKHA WELFARE TRUSTS Unpaginated (20 pp), undated (c1978), 10" H. Signed on title page: "R B Limbu V.C. 12 Aug 78" then, in other hands: "Pipe Major 10 GR J. B. Rai / Pipe Major Yom Bahadur Gurung (QGE)". (GR = Gurkha Rifles / QGE = Queen's Gurkha Engineers.) B&w photographs. A short biography… Read more
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BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.

by Norman, C.B.

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Published
1971
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Very Good
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Reprint
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9780715353981
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Newton Abbot: David & Charles Reprints, 1971. 500 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, tables, plates. "(G)ives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the years of the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments which are now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section… Read more
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image of WITH THE GUARDS WE SHALL GO:  A GUARDSMAN'S LETTERS IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-1855.

WITH THE GUARDS WE SHALL GO: A GUARDSMAN'S LETTERS IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-1855.

by Mabell, Countess of Airlie. (Strange Jocelyn.)

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Published
1933
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Good+
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First Edition
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1933. 322 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt insignia on front board. Colour frontispiece and 16 b&w plates (collated). Countess Airlie uses the letters of her great-uncle, Colonel Strange Jocelyn, to tell a highly personal history of the Crimean War. Some old glue residue and… Read more
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THE BLESSED TRADE.

by Ward, Marjorie.

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Published
1971
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First Edition
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London: Michael Joseph, 1971. 300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their… Read more
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image of THE GRAND QUARREL.  FROM THE CIVIL WAR DIARIES OF MRS. LUCY HUTCHINSON; MRS. ALICE THORNTON; ANNE, LADY FANSHAWE; MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE; ANNE, LADY HALKETT & THE LETTERS OF BRILLIANA, LADY HARLEY.

THE GRAND QUARREL. FROM THE CIVIL WAR DIARIES OF MRS. LUCY HUTCHINSON; MRS. ALICE THORNTON; ANNE, LADY FANSHAWE; MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE; ANNE, LADY HALKETT & THE LETTERS OF BRILLIANA, LADY HARLEY.

by Hutchinson, Lucy, Thornton, Alice, Ann, Lady Fanshawe, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Anne, Lady Halkett & Brilliana, Lady Harley. Roger Hudson, Editor.

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1993
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London: Folio Society, 1993. 256 pp, 9 1/2" H. Bound in full dark blue buckram with a repeat pattern of typographical ornaments in gold; pale blue-grey endpapers. Dark blue slipcase. 16 pages of lithographic plates reproducing contemporary prints and paintings, plus genealogical tables and maps. "There is no denying that writing - and reading - had… Read more
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15TH THE KING'S HUSSARS: DRESS AND APPOINTMENTS, 1759-1914.

by Kemp, Alan.

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Published
1972
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First Edition
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9780855240950
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London: Almark, 1972. 48 pp, 8 5/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, colour plates. "A detailed guide to the uniforms and weapons of a typical British light cavalry regiment. Covering the major changes in dress of what was orginally a Light Dragoon Regiment, this book will be of interest to both military uniform enthusiasts and… Read more
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A GALLERY OF HEROES & HEROINES.

by Johnston, Harry, Sir.

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Published
1915
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First Edition
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London: Wells Gardner, Darton, 1915. 140 pp, 10 7/8" H. The text is printed on, and the colour portraits are affixed to, light grey stock. Contents: Francis Drake; Walter Raleigh; James Wolfe of Quebec; Captain James Cook; Nelson of the Nile; Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington; Elizabeth Fry; Havelock of Lakhnau; David Livingstone of Central Africa;… Read more
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BUTTERFLIES & BAYONETS: THE SOLDIER AS COLLECTOR.

by Rice, Elizabeth Talbot and Harding, Marion. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.

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Published
1989
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780901721150
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London: National Army Museum, 1989. 40 pp, 11 11/16" H. B&w and colour illustrations. Discusses the role of the British Army and its officers in the growth of museum collections of artefacts, flora and fauna in Britain. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/Very Good+.
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SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

by Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip.

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Published
1973
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London: Peter Davies, 1973. 180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of… Read more
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THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

by Crew, Graeme. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.

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Published
1970
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First Edition
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London: Leo Cooper, 1970. 320 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The first organized unit to emerge (concentrating on the Army's supply and transport functions) was the Royal Waggoners, much later to become the Royal Army Service Corps. Since those days, although suffering from a variety of changes in uniform and title, the RASC have… Read more
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THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST. DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS.

by Cobb, David. Inscribed. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.

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Published
1986
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First Edition
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9780851773247
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London: Conway Maritime Press, 1986. 95 pp, 9 5/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour reproductions. **INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "FOR S______ L____, WHO KNEW ABOUT SEA-WARFARE LONG BEFORE I WROTE THIS BOOK FROM DAVID COBB 10 OCTOBER 1989. "** "David Cobb's desire to follow in the footsteps of the great war artists of the past… Read more
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T.E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHERS, ROBERT GRAVES AND LIDDELL HART.

by Lawrence, T.E.

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Published
1963
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London: Cassell, 1963. 260 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w frontispiece. "Robert Graves and Basil Liddell Hart wrote the only two authorized biographies of T.E. Lawrence during his lifetime. Both knew the man well and at the time of his death on May 11th, 1935, their association with him had grown into understanding based on sympathetic knowledge and… Read more
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THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.

by Barclay, Glen St. J.

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Published
1976
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9780297771258
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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976. 276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during… Read more
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