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RETALLACK, J.: The Welsh Guards. 16 photographic plates, index; 177pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., F. Warne, Famous Regiments, 1981. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14177] £8


RILEY, J.: The Life &Campaigns of General Hughe Stockwell from Norway through Burma to Suez. Photographic illus., maps, index; xiv+319pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 2006. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW15006] £10
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RUMFORD, BENJAMIN THOMPSON, COUNT OF: Philosophical Papers being a Collection of Memoirs, Dissertations, and Experimental Investigations, relating to various branches of Natural Philosophy and Mechanics. Together with Letters to Several Persons on Subjects Connected with Science and Useful Improvement. Volume One [All Published] Frontispiece portrait, 13 engraved plates, 12 folding; xxiv+390pp. 8vo contemp. calf, spine gilt, front cover detached, 1st edit., T. Cadell, 1802. From Royal Agricultural College library with small stamp on title. [ Ref: RGW17576] £300
*Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford of the Holy Roman Empire [1753-1814] natural philosopher and philanthropist, was born at North Woburn, Massachusetts. In the War of Independence, he remained loyal to the British and raised a regiment , the King's American Dragoons. In 1785, at the request of Elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria, he left England and settled in Munich. This volume of thirteen papers is dedicated to Elector Maximilian Joseph. The major part of the book are accounts of experiments on gun-powder and cannon, lifetime interests of Rumford. One paper is on the absorption of moisture in different clothing materials.

RUNDELL, A.J.: Kars: Victory into Defeat. Photographic illus.; 220pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Nether Westcote, Impress, 2005. Very good copy in d.w. INSCRIBED ABY AUTHOR, to Tug Wilson. [ Ref: RGW14343] £30


RYDER, R.: Ravenstein Portrait of a German General. Illus., index; 214pp; signature on endpaper. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Hamish Hamilton, 1978. Very good copy in d.w. (slightly worn) [ Ref: RGW14221] £5


SARKAR, D.: Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader An Inspiration in Photographs. Numerous photographic illus., many in colour; 168pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Worcester, Ramrod Publications, 2001. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13944] £20


SEEAR, M.: With the Gurkhas in the Falklands. Illus., maps, index; xxiv+360pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 2003. Very good copy in d.w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR and Commandant 1/7 Gurkha Rifles. [ Ref: RGW17869] £10


SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. A Pictorial Souvenir and History of the First Battalion the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, Poona, India, 1925. iv+27pp text on history of regiment; 33 REAL PHOTOGRAPHS with printed captions, of officers, platoons, corporals, regimental band, machine gun section, signallers, colours and trophies, football and hockey teams, mounted on card leaves; vertical crease on title. Oblong folio (11.5in x 15.75in) orig. two tone green cloth gilt, regimental crest on cover, wear on corners, backstrip missing, First and Only Edition, [Bombay] British Historical and Art Publishing Co., n.d. [1925]. Rare. [ Ref: RGW15578] £250
*These souvenir albums containing photographs of regiments serving in India are rare. These publishers produced similar albums for other regiments. Poona is over 1800 feet up on the Deccan plain and has a pleasant climate. This book is in Victor Sutcliffe's bibliography of regimental histories, where he states it was published in Bombay. No copy is recorded in any library on Copac.

SMILEY, D.: Albanian Assignment. Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor. 19 photographic illus., map, index; viii+170pp; inscription on endpaper. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1984. Very good copy in d.w (price-clipped). [ Ref: RGW14025] £20


SMITH, Col. FRED: A Short History of the Royal Army Medical Corps. 5 plates, one in colour, appendices, index; xii+111pp. orig. cloth gilt, slight wear on extremities, 2nd edit., Aldershot, Gale &Polden, 1931. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17307] £25


SMITH, E.C.: A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering. 16 plates, and other illus., index; xx+376pp. orig. cloth, worn, covers marked, 1st edit., Cambridge, 1937. [ Ref: RGW17263] £15


SMITH, G.: Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Airfields in the Second World War. Photographic illus., maps, index; 283pp. Paperback, Newbury, Countryside Books, 1999. Very Good copy. [ Ref: RGW19355] £5


SMITH, N.: The Story of Dillington A Thousand Years. Illus.; 148pp. Paperback, 1st edit., Somerset County Councul, 2000. [ Ref: RGW17684] £5


SMITHERS, A.J.: The Fighting Nation. Lord Kitcheners and his Armies. 21 illus., index; 208pp; initials on endpaper. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 1994. Fine copy in priced clipped d.w. [ Ref: RGW14488] £5


SNIDERS, E.: Flying In Walking Out. Memories of War and Escape 1939-1945. 18 photographic illus.; 193pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 1999. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13915] £10


STEWART, A.: Eighth Army's Greatest Victories Alam Halfa to Tunis 1942-1943. 31 photographic illus., maps; 216pp; signature on endpaper. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 1999. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14516] £10


STONHAM, D.: Historic Photographs at the Natonal Maritime Museum An Illustrated Guide. Black and white photographic illus., indexes; 184pp. folio orig. wrappers, 1st edit., National Maritime Museum, 1995. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17289] £10


STRAWSON, J.: Beggars in Red. The British Army 1789-1889. Illus. and maps, index; xiv+254pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Hutchinson, 1991. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14489] £5


SWINTON, E.D.: The Defence of Duffer's Drift. A few experience in the field defence for detached posts which may prove useful in our next war. 74pp, inscription on endpaper.. orig. cloth, Leo Cooper reprint of 1909 edit., 1990. In d.w [ Ref: RGW13890] £10


TERRAINE, J.: Business in Great Waters The U-Boat Wars, 1916-1945. 58 iIllus., 18 maps, index; xx+841pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 1989. Very good copy in price d.w. [ Ref: RGW14396] £8


THOMPSON, J.: The Imperial War Museum Book of War Behind Enemy Lines. Photographic illus., maps, index; 476pp; long inscription on endpaper. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1998. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14011] £15


THOMPSON, SIR R.: The Royal Flying Corps. Photographic illus.; 152pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. Hamish Hamilton, 1968. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13917] £8


THOMSON, Sir ST CLAIR: Joseph Lister; Personal Memories. Offprint, King's College Hospital Gazette. Illus.; 30pp. orig. wrappers, spine faded, 1937. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, and letter loosely inserted. [ Ref: RGW17364] £10


TIMPSON, A.: In Rommel's Backyard. A Memoir of the Long Range Desert Group. With A. Gibson-Watt. 29 illus., maps, index; xxii+182pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 2000. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14458] £25


General LOFTUS ANTHONY TOTTENHAM. Colonel of 55th Regt of Foot. DOCUMENT Signed, assigning to Humphrey Donaldson of Whitehall, Army Agent , offreckonings or Clothing Money of the 55th Regiment of Foot for period 25 Dec 1808- 24 Dec 1809 for £1982 17s 11d, witnessed by John Tottenham and William Hall, folio, on stamped paper, small tears on folds, 1809. [ Ref: RGW12476] £50
*General Tottenham was Colonel of the Westmorland Regiment from 1791-1811. This document gives details of the establishment of the regiment, which was serving in Ireland at this period.

TOURRET, R.: Allied Military Locomotives of the Second World War. 372 photographic illus., 43 drawings, 27 maps; 300pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Abingdon, 1995. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14750] £38


TOURRET, R.: Petroleum Rail Tank Wagons of Britain. 688 photographic illus., 124 drawings, 27 maps; 300pp. folio orig. cloth, 2nd edit. revised, Abingdon, 2010. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14848] £38


TURNER, G. GREY: The Paget Tradition. 148pp. orig. boards, slight wear and marking, 1st edit., Privately Printed, 1938. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. [ Ref: RGW17361] £15
*Reprints lectures on James Paget, surgeon and physiologist, and his son Stephen.

TURNER, J.R.: Scotland's North Sea Gateway Aberdeen Harbour 1136-1986. Photographic illus., appendices, index; xvi+228pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Aberdeen University Press, 1986. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17305] £8


UNDERHILL, H.A.: Deep-Water Sail. 101 illus. and 100 plates of plans, etc, some folding, index; xxv+302pp; a few plates detached. orig. cloth, Glasgow, Brown, Son &Ferguson, 1969. In torn d.w. [ Ref: RGW17273] £10


URBAN, M.: The Man who Broke Napoleon's Codes. The Story of George Scovell. 8 illus., maps, index; xiv+333pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Faber &Faber, 2001. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17881] £10


VENNING, A.: Following the Drum The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters, Past and Present. Plates, some colour, index; xii+372pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 2005. Very good copy in d.w.. [ Ref: RGW17884] £10


WALLER, J.H.: The Unseen War in Europe Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War. Photographic illus., index; vxi+475pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Tauris &Co, 1996. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14643] £10


WAR OFFICE. ARMY LIST. A List of the Officers of the Army, (With an Alphabetical Index;) of the Officers of the Marine Forces, and of the Officers on Half-Pay, and a Succession of Colonels. A List , also, of the Officers of the Militia, and of the Officers of the Militia, and the Fencible and Provincial Forces in Great-Britain. Divisional title; iv+348+80pp; a little staining to rear endpapers. 8vo contemp. cat's paw calf, spine gilt, slightly rubbed, minor worming at head of spine, lacking spine label, War Office, 1782. Very good copy. ESTC T91997. [ Ref: RGW15341] £200
*The list was issued in April so records the regiments and garrisons in America at the close of the War of Independence.

WAR OFFICE. ARMY LIST. A List of the Officers of the Army, and Marines; with an Index: A List of the Officers on Half-Pay, and a Succession of Colonels. Addenda slip bound between pp 308-9, some mis-pagination; ii+384pp. 8vo contemp. cat's paw calf, spine gilt, slightly rubbed, chipped at head of spine, red leather spine label, minor worming near label, War Office, 33rd edit., 1785. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW15342] £175
*ESTC N43035 citing only the National Archives copy in Great Britain and Boston and Princeton in North America.

WARD, I.: F.A.N.Y. Invicta. Photographic illus., appendix, index; 348pp. orig. cloth, slight wear on extremities, 1st edit., 1955. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW18893] £15


WARNER, P.: Auchinleck The Lonely Soldier. Photographic illus., maps, index; xii+288pp. orig. cloth, Leo Cooper, 2006. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW15007] £10
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WARRY, J.: Warfare in the Classical World. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome. Numerous colour and black and white illus., maps, index; 224pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Salamander Books, 1980. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14658] £10


WARWICK, P.: Voices from the Battle of Trafalgar. Illus., index; 319pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., David &Charles, 2005. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17270] £8


WHITAKER, W.D. &S.: Rhineland The Battle to End the War. Illus. and maps, index; x+422pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 1989. Very good copy in d.w. ( a few slight creases). [ Ref: RGW14490] £8


WHITING, C.: The Search for 'Gestapo' Muller. The Man without a Shadow. 18 photographic illus., index; 244pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. Leo Cooper, 2001. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13942] £6


WHITING, C.: Heydrich Henchman of Death. 17 photographic illus., index; x+180pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 1999. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14449] £8


WHITING, C.: Jochen Peiper. Battle Commander SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler. 19 illus., maps, index; xiv+194pp. orig. cloth, Leo Cooper, 1999. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14491] £10


WHITING, C.: Skorzeny The Most Dangerous Man in Europe. Photographic illus., maps; 145pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. Leo Cooper, 1998. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14545] £6


WHITING, C.: Hitler's Secret War The Nazi Espionage Campaign Against the Allies. Photographic illus., index; xiv+208pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. Leo Cooper, 2000. Fine copy in clipped d.w. [ Ref: RGW14548] £6


WILD, A.: The East India Company Trade and Conquest from 1600. Colour and black and white illus., index; 191pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Harper Collins, 1999. Very good copy in d.w. (small tear on front cover) [ Ref: RGW17462] £12


WILKINSON, F.: Battle Dress A Gallery of Military Style and Ornament. 32 colour plates, 217 black and white illus.; 256+xvipp. orig. cloth, Guinness Signatures, 1970. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14532] £8


WILKS, J. &E.: Rommel and Caporetto. 32 illus., 18 maps, index; x+262pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 2001. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14380] £14


WILLIAMSON, Brigadier H.N.H.: Farewell to the Don. (Edited by John Harris). Photographic illus.; 288pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Collins, 1970. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13984] £10
*Major Williamson served with the British military Mission to the Don Cossacks in 1919.

WILSON, J.: Lawrence of Arabia. The Authorised Biography of T.E. Lawrence. Illus., index; xii+1188pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Heinemann, 1989. Very Good Copy in price-clipped d.w. (Spine slightly faded) O'BRIEN E433. [ Ref: RGW6278] £40
*The authorised biography, which is out-of-print.

WILSON, P.: The War Behind the Wire. Experiences in Captivity during the Second World War. Photographic illus.; 224pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. Leo Cooper, 2000. Very good copy in clipped d.w. [ Ref: RGW14551] £5


WILSON, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR JAMES: Unusual Undertakings A Military Memoir. 23 photographic illus., index; x+278pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. Leo Cooper, 2002. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14565] £10


WOLFF, L.: In Flanders Fields The 1917 Campaign. Preface by L. Macdonald. Introduction by Major-General J.F.C. Fuller. Photographic illus., maps, index; xxx+298pp. orig. pictorial cloth, Folio Society, 2003. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW14603] £10


WOLFF, L.: In Flanders Fields The 1917 Campaign. Preface by L. Macdonald. Introduction by Major-General J.F.C. Fuller. Photographic illus., maps, index; xxx+298pp. orig. pictorial cloth, Folio Society, 3rd Printing, 2005. Fine copy in slipcase. [ Ref: RGW15038] £10


WYLLY, Col. H.C.: A Short History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1689-1939. 11 plates, 10 in colour by R. SIMKIN &CAPTAIN OAKE-JONES, 9 maps, appendices, index; x+105pp. orig. printed wrappers, some wear on extremities, 2nd edit., Aldershot, Gale &Polden, 1939. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17310] £20


ZIEGLER, P.: Omdurman. Illus., some colour, maps, index; 240pp. orig. cloth, Book Club Associates, 1973. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14499] £10

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