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Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Including maritime subjects, military history post -1945 &c.   60 Books
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The Dress Distinctions of the Queen's Own Hussars. 1st Ed., [36]pp., orig. printed wraps., oblong 4to, dup. typescript text, approx. 100 sketches/drawings of badges &c. Cambridge: Langridge's Military Editions. 1960  #61558
[HLMainPic] Line drawings of badges & accoutrements. Good source, near fine & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £25
Sea Survival. Interim Reprint pending 3rd Ed., 41pp., sketches throughout. HMSO. 1969  #51963
[HLMainPic] Official Air Ministry pocketbook, PAM (AIR) 224, on survival after ditching at sea. First printed in 1957, 2nd Ed. in 1966 & this printing in 1969. Attractive orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £10
History of the School of Military Survey. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., [iii]+100+[13]pp., 20 plates. Printed by The School of Military Survey. 1983  #62078
[HLMainPic] Mainly the period 1940 (formation of the Survey Training Centre, to train personnel for service with Field Survey Companies RE) to 1980. Roll sof commandants & other officers & Warrant Officers on the staff. 500 copies printed. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Dress Distinctions of the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers. 1st Ed., [36]pp., orig. printed wraps., oblong 4to, dup. typescript text, approx. 100 sketches/drawings of badges &c. Cambridge: Langridge's Military Editions. 1962  #61565
[HLMainPic] Line drawings of badges & accoutrements. Good source, near fine & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £25
Regulations for His Majesty's Colonial Service. For Official Use. Orig. blue printed paper wraps., 138pp. Printed by Darling & Son Ltd. for HMSO. 1908  #54291
[HLMainPic] Issued by the Colonial Office, containing details of officers' appointments, salaries, discipline, orders of precedence, medals & decorations, salutes, regulations for official correspondence, financial accounts &c., plus appendices & index. 1000 copies printed. See illustration on our website   £35
War Office Organisation. Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Committee Appointed to Inquire into War Office Organisation, Together with Appendices, Digest, & Index. Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. 1st Ed., orig. blue printed paper wraps., xlii+482pp., foolscap. Printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode for HMSO. 1901  #64040
[HLMainPic] This Committee was established to investigate "Whether the present method of conducting the administrative & financial business of the War Office & its distribution as between the Civil & Military Departments is satisfactory" & so to examine the transaction of business, whether such should be delegated to the Military Districts, much matter relating to the Ordnance Committee, &c. Detailed report contains the evidence of several dozen military officers & other officials. Staining to rear cover o/w VG with one small ink stamp of Hull Univ. Lib. to front wrap. See illustration on our website.   £75
Compilation of General Orders, Circulars & Bulletins of the War Department Issued between February 15, 1881, & December 31, 1915. 1st Ed., 669pp. Washington: Govt. Printing Office. 1916  #64178
[HLMainPic] Various orders & directions for the United States Army re all manner of arrangements: appointments & promotions, foreign service, enlistment &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with bookplate & spine stamp of NZ General Assembly Lib. See illustration on our website.   £45
The Dress Distinctions of the 11th Hussars (P.A.O.) 1st Ed., [36]pp., orig. printed wraps., oblong 4to, dup. typescript text, approx. 100 sketches/drawings of badges &c. Cambridge: Langridge's Military Editions. 1960  #61562
[HLMainPic] Line drawings of badges & accoutrements. Good source, near fine & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £25
Army & Militia. Annual Report of The Inspector-General of Recruiting for the Year 1901. Orig. printed wraps., 39pp., foolscap, fldg. table. HMSO. 1902  #64894
[HLMainPic] Including sections on recruiting for the Regular Army, Militia & Imperial Yeomanry, together with General Observations & notes on the Civil Employment of Discharged Soldiers & Reservists. This edition includes such interesting matter as recruiting for the South African Constabulary, including options offered to regular soldiers to be seconded. During the year War Office Recruiters found 4571 me for the SAC, & SAC Recruiting Officers 3168, a total of 7739 for the year. Various interesting tables &c. Orig. printed wraps., VG, 1250 copies printed & scarce survival. See illustration on our website.   £45
Imperial Yeomanry (In Great Britain) Training Return, 1902 [Together with:] Imperial Yeomanry (In Great Britain & Ireland) Training Return, 1904 [And:] Imperial Yeomanry (In Great Britain & Ireland) Training Return, 1906. Three issues, orig. printed wraps., each 3pp., foolscap. HMSO. Contemp.  #64901
[HLMainPic] Each contains a tabulated statement of the strength of each unit, plus other details. Orig. printed wraps., little chipped & worn, VG. 700 copies printed of the first two, & 1000 of the third. See illustration on our website.   £45

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