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GAME, SET & MATCH TRILOGY. 1. BERLIN GAME. 2. MEXICO SET. 3. LONDON MATCH. 3 BOOKS IN TOTAL.

by Deighton, Len.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1983
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Very Good
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First Editions.
ISBN
9780091541903
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London: Hutchinson, 1983. 3 volume set, hard cover first editions in dust jackets, 8 3/4" H. 1. Berlin Game - 304 pp, 1983, ISBN 0091541905. "Bernard Samson had been behind a desk in Whitehall for five years when his bosses decided that he was the right man to slip into East Berlin and talk Brahms Four out of doing… Read more
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THE BLACK ROOM.

by Wilson, Colin.

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Published
1971
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Very Good-
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First Edition.
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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971. 348 pp, 8" H. "After the ICBM, the ABM, the laser, and chemical and biological warfare, the next challenge for agents of every nation and power bloc must be the Black Room. Fail in that, and what chance have you against the cunning sophistications of thought warfare, brainwashing and consciousness expansion used by the… Read more
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THE CORNET OF HORSE: A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH'S WARS.

by Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1958
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Very Good
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Second Impression.
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London: Latimer House, 1958. 254 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. "This edition (slightly abridged) first published in 1953" - from the copyright page. In the early 18th century, Rupert Holliday leaves England to fight with Marlborough at Blenheim, Ramilies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. Minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has… Read more
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DUST AND STEEL.

by Mercer, Patrick.

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Published
2010
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780007302727
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London: HarperCollins, 2010. 390 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map. "As the ship docked in Bombay, Anthony Morgan and his company, fresh from England, were given their first orders: the execution of mutineers using artillery to blow them to pieces. This was the harsh reality of the mutiny that swept British India where massacres of men, women and… Read more
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STRIKER'S MEN.

by Rush, Charles W.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780963566119
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Coronado, CA: O'Meara, 1994. 294 pp, 9 1/4" H. Red simulated leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. Boldly signed by author on front free endpaper. Double-page map. "Late April, 1942. Without introduction to the task, Lt. (j.g.) Tom Rhett volunteers for submarine duty aboard USS STRIKER as she steers for the Japanese infested waters of the Java… Read more
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FOOD FOR POWDER. A TALE OF THE LIGHT DRAGOONS.

by Parry, D.H.

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Good
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London: Ernest Nister 256 pp + (8) pp publisher's advertising, 7 3/8" H. No date (c1900). Light green cloth with gilt & black lettering, black/red/ white/blue illustrations on spine/front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. Jerry Baskerville appears to be an orphan, surviving in a brutal boarding school. But an encounter with a highwayman and experiences with… Read more
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GOSHAWK SQUADRON.

by Robinson, Derek.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1972
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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New York: Viking, 1972. 246 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth spine with gilt and orange lettering, orange paper-covered boards, top edge orange. Orange endpapers. "France, 1918. A cold day in January. A normal day in the Great War - about two thousand men killed along the Western Front. Behind the lines, at an isolated airfield near… Read more
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WAR MOUNTAIN. THE SURVIVALIST SERIES #25.

by Ahern, Jerry.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780821741009
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New York: Zebra, 1993. 320 pp, 6 7/8" H. "The ravages of nuclear war have reduced America, the once-proud land of plenty, to a battle-seared landscape of blasted rubble and toxic waste. A few tattered pockets of civilization struggle against the tyranny of the totalitarian army's crushing military occupation. Only one man dares to challenge the enemies of… Read more
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THE FLYING POILU: A STORY OF AERIAL WARFARE.

by Nadaud, Marcel. Translated by Frances Wilson Huard.

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Published
1918
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Fair
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New York: George H. Doran, 1918. 217 pp, 7 5/8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, b&w illustration pasted on front board. Ten b&w plates including frontispiece (collated). The fictionalized account of a French poilu's experiences in the Aviation Corps in the First World War. Very light browning to free endpapers and tiny faint… Read more
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London: HarperCollins, 1999. 319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Flash Harry is back! Now, in addition to the other famous adventures of Flash Harry contained in the Flashman Papers, come three new episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer. The title piece touches on two of the most spectacular military actions of the century… Read more
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RED EAGLE. JACKBOOT SERIES 003.

by Lucas, James.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2000
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9781899765003
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Halifax, West Yorkshire: Shelf Books, 2000. 164 pp, 8 1/8" H. "How would the history of the world have differed had Stalin perished at the hands of an assassin? Not at the hands of a German but of a patriotic Russian who, like General Andrei Vlasov and hundreds of thousands of others, loathed the Bolshevik regime and the Georgian… Read more
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THE COMMODORE.

by O'Brian, Patrick.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780002555500
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London: HarperCollins, 1994. 282 pp, 8 3/4" H. Number 17 in the Aubrey Maturin series of adventure in the great age of sail finds Jack Aubrey promoted to Commodore. "Command of a squadron calls for different skills from command of ship. It is the charatcter of the captains and the fighting and sailing qualities they can deliver… Read more
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THE TWO-HEADED EAGLE.

by Biggins, John.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1996
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780312147518
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New York: St. Martin's, 1996. 367 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "(A) story of five months of hair-raising adventure on the Italian front in which young Otto Prohaska, the hero of 'A Sailor of Austria' and 'The Emperor's Coloured Coat', entrusts his life to the nascent, unreliable, and terrifying Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service. It is… Read more
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PIECE OF CAKE.

by Robinson, Derek.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780394532929
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1984. 569 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "(T)he powerful, quietly savage, funny and heart-piercing story of a group of young R.A.F. pilots, mere boys of 19 and 20, during the year from September 1939 (the beginning of the so-called Phony War, when fighting men were filled with chivalric fantasies of honor and… Read more
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HELL IN THE FOREIGN LEGION. (TRANSLATION OF "AFRIKA WEINT".)

by Lohndorff, Ernst F. Translated by Gerard Shelley.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1932
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Good
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First American Edition
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New York: Greenberg, 1932. 349 pp, 7 7/8" H. Brown cloth with dark brown lettering/emblem on spine. "In writing the account of my life as a member of the French Foreign Legion, I am aided partly by memory and partly by the blurred and faded scraps of paper which I carried about with me in the Sahara and… Read more
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A MATTER FOR THE REGIMENT. A 'JAMES OGILVIE' NOVEL.

by MacNeil, Duncan. (Pseudonym of Philip McCutchan.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780340283387
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1982. 191 pp, 8vo (8" H). The fourteenth, and final book, in the 'James Ogilvie' series. "Captain James Ogilvie led B Company of the Queen's Own Royal Strathspeys, the 114th Highlanders, through the thronged streets of London. It was the diamond jubilee of the Queen Empress, and a day he would always remember… Read more
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SHADOW OF THE ROCK. THE FOURTH PAUL DEXTER STORY.

by Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780340173978
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1973. 224 pp, 8" H. "The announcement of Paul Dexter's promotion to Commander in Her Majesty's Royal Navy reached him on the first day of January 1934 after the dreariest Christmas he'd every experienced. The trouble was that after they'd given him the appointment the Navy didn't seem to be able to find anything… Read more
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DEATH IN NORMANDY: THE LAST BATTLES OF MICHAEL WITTMANN. JACKBOOT SERIES 002.

by Lucas, James. Revised and edited by J G Lewthwaite.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1999
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781899765119
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Halifax, West Yorkshire: Shelf Books, 1999. 120 pp, 8 1/4" H. A fictionalized account of the last days of the commander of a Tiger tank Company in Normandy at the close of the Second World War. The author is a well-known military historian. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor… Read more
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PIECE OF CAKE.

by Robinson, Derek.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1984
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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9780394532929
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf , 1984. 569 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "(T)he powerful, quietly savage, funny and heart-piercing story of a group of young R.A.F. pilots, mere boys of 19 and 20, during the year from September 1939 (the beginning of the so-called Phony War, when fighting men were filled with chivalric fantasies of honor and… Read more
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THAT'S ME IN THE MIDDLE. THE ADVENTURES OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY. VOLUME TWO. (VOL. 2)

by Jack, Donald

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Capricorn Books
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good -
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Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
ISBN
9780385049016
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Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1973. 300 pp, 8 3/8" H. "Here are the further misadventures of Bartholomew Bandy, World War I Ace extraordinaire introduced in 'Three Cheers for Me'. Bandy is once again lending his peculiar talents to the war effort. Fate has smiled (perhaps leered) on him and he is now a Lt. Colonel and liaison officer… Read more
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