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New PRODUCTS for 2017
NEW Subjects 1001-1050
 
1001 Naval Gunnery/Naval Armaments/ The Navy on 1870 (CUSJ) £10
1002 Military Organization of Prussia 1853 (CUSJ) £10
1003 The Chobham Camp pub 1853 (CUSJ) £10
1004 Military Engineering , Ancient and Modern pub 1864 (CUSJ) £10
1005 War Balloons :or the use of balloons for reconnaissances / War Balloons and Military Ballooners pub 1869 (CUSJ) £10
1006 History of His Majesty’s Ship Cumberland of seventy-four guns pub c1832 (CUSJ) £10
1007 The Royal Engineers c1862 3 papers /The Military Institute at Chatham pub 1862 (CUSJ) £10
1008 Stone Fougasses and Torpedoes 1872/Torpedo Warfare 1870/ The Brennan Torpedo 1933 (CUSJ) £10
1009 Remarks on the Organization of the Royal Artillery 1852 (CUSJ) £10
1010 The Value of Fortresses in Defensive War 1870 /Remarks on Fortification and things in General 1863 (CUSJ) £10
1011 Wanted, A Harbour of Refuge / Harbour of Refuge ,/ Submarine Architecture 1857 (CUSJ) £10
1012 Naval Gunnery/Armaments of British and French Men of War 1855 (CUSJ) £10
1013 On Earthworks and the Defence of Sebastopol pub 1855/Second Notice of the Official account of the Siege of Sebastopol pub 1860 (CUSJ) £10
1014 The Mysteries of Woolwich Garrison 1852/The Practice at Woolwich 1852 / Woolwich Arsenal and the Marshes 1855 (CUSJ) £10
1015 Vindication of the Campaign in the Crimea/Doings in the Crimea/Camp life before Sebastopol 1855(CUSJ) £10
1016 Capt Brackenbury on Military Armaments/The New Armament/The Armstrong Gun/ Mitrailleurs p1869/1859 (CUSJ) £10
1017 To Lhasa with the Tibet Expedition 1903-04 pub 1905 RUSI £10
1018 Our Artillery under its new Organization /Remarks on Artillery Organization 1862 (CUSJ) £10
1019 The Capture of the Taku Forts 1900 , pub 1901 RUSI £10
1020 The Revival and Training of Light Infantry in the British Army 1757- 1806 pub 1913 RUSI £10
1021 Artillery in the Manchurian Campaign 1904 , pub 1908 RUSI £10
1022 The Work of our China Gunboats pub 1930 RUSI £10
1023 Cavalry and Horse Artillery Co-operating c1870, pub 1910 RUSI £10
1024 Personal Equipment of Officers on Active Service pub 1879 RUSI £ 10
1025 The Great Siege of Malta 1565 pub 1898 RUSI £10

1026 The Expedition to Plattsburg, upon Lake Champlain , Canada 1814, pub 1916 RUSI £10

1027 The Action of Cavalry and Horse Artillery illustrated by modern battles pub 1894 RUSI £10
1028 Sixty Years of Frontier Warfare pub 1900 RUSI £10
1029 The Military Resources of the Island of Jersey , pub 1891 RUSI £10
1030 The Dongola Expedition of 1896 , pub 1897 RUSI £10
1031 The use of Pigeons as messengers in War and the military pigeon systems of Europe pub 1886 RUSI £10
1032 The rock Fortresses of Velez de la Gomera`and Alhucemas pub 1894 RUSI £10
1033 Military Defence Work by Civil Engineers pub 1906 RUSI £10
1034 Military Cycling and the Home Army pub 1906 RUSI £10
1035 The Siege of Port Arthur from a Naval Aspect pub 1906 RUSI £10
1036 Modern Artillery pub 1900 RUSI £10
1037 The Employment of Machine Guns in the Field pub 1909 RUSI £10
1038 The Crimea Revisited pub 1911 RUSI £10
1039 The Highland Emigrants and their Comrades being an account of the Siege of Quebec, Canada 1775-6, pub 1912 RUSI £10

1040 The Heavy Artillery of a Field Army a comparison pub 1908 RUSI £10

1041 Journal of the Siege of Louisburg by Lt. Gordon 40 th Foot. Pub 1915 RUSI £10
1042 Gibraltar ,How we took the Rock, How we held the Rock,+plate pub 1916 RUSI £10
1043 Cycling as an Aid to Home Defence pub 1902 RUSI £10
1044 A Visit to the lines of Torres Vedras pub 1896 RUSI £10
1045 The Development of the science of minesweeping 1915 £10
1046 The effect of the modern rifle upon siege operations 1858 £10
1047 The use of the Motor Car in warfare 1905 £10
1048 Seadromes 1935 £10
1049 The Prefabricated Harbour (Mulberry) 1945 £10
1050 The Employment of Anti-Aircraft Searchlights 1936 £10
 
 
 
NEW Technical Publication Subjects for October and December 2016

881 Naval Coast Volunteers and Volunteer Artillery by Claudius`Shaw /Modern Artillery and Naval Ports pub 1861 15pp (CUSJ) £10

 

882 The Campaign of Metz pub 1871 19pp (CUSJ) £10

 

883 The Royal Artillery in China 1860 Major M.E.S.Laws pub 1938 13pp 1 map( RAI) £10

 

884 A Popular Sketch of the History of British Cavalry/Historical Sketch of the Equipment of British Cavalry pub 1867/ 64 20pp (CUSJ) £10

 

885 On Maritime Invasion by A.Strinmetz p1864 16pp (CUSJ) £10

 

886 The organization of a staff for military railway work in time of war 1888 by Col. A.Von Fendrikh £10

  

887 The Combined end on and broadside principle 1867 by Capt. T.E.Symonds R.N. 18pp ,4 plates £10

 

888 On Army Transport 1881 by Lt. Col. C.R.Shervinton 27pp £10

 

889 The Tactical Power of Modern Field Artillery 1876 by Lt.Col.C.B.Brackenbury 24pp £10

 

890 Manual of instruction in field works of communication 1905 6pp, 17 plates £10

 

891 Rifle trajectories and rifles 1862 by Arthur Walker 16pp , 7 ill.£10

 

892 Gunpowder considered as the spirit of Artillery 1884 Lt.Col.C.B.Brackenbury 15pp, 3 plates £10

 

893 The French Tank 1920 by Major Crompton 19pp,1map, 2 drawings £10

 

894 Merits of Rifled Small Arms of England 1858 by J.Boucher 18pp 7 plates £10

 

895 A few rough notes for the construction and arming of Iron clad ships 1865 by A.A.W.Drew £ 10

 

896 The Evolution of Armoured Fighting Vehicles 1930 by Maj -Gen Peck 19pp, 13 B & W photos RAI £10

 

897 The possibility of our fleet & harbours 1905 by Comm. Lord Ellenborough 22 pp £10

 

898 Manual on the construction and distribution 1903 11pp, 15 plates £10

 

899 Circular ships of war with immersed motive power 1868 by John Elder 19pp, 12 plates £10

 

900 NWF of India /Lord Kitchener in India/Indian Army as it is. By various authors pub 1905 38pp (CUSJ) £10

 

901The Submarine Boat 1894 by Lt. Sleeman & J.W.Gault 40pp 1ill in text (CUSJ) £10

 

902 The Development of Malta as a 1 st Class Naval base/Defence of Malta p1942 by various authors 25pp £10

 

903 The possibility of making use of balloons & airships in the navy 1908 38pp £10

 

904 The Soldier Sikh/His Awakening pub 1914 by Saint Nihal Singh 23pp 4 plates( CUSJ) £10

 

905 On Projectiles pub 1867 by Michael Scott 16pp,3 plates, 7 in text £10

 

906 The Modern Submarine Mine 1929 by Comm. A.L.Gwynne 14pp, 1 ill.£10

 

907 Harbour Works and Dock Construction 1902 by W.W.Squire 19pp 5 plates REI £10

 

908 Artillery Training for India Pack Batteries 1921 ( RAI) £10

 

909 The Army Medical Service in War 1931 by Lt-Gen Sir H.B.Fawcus 22pp 2 B & W photos £10

 

910 In the ranks of the Bengal horse artillery pub 1931 Lt -Gen Sir G.McMunn 17pp 1 plate(RAI) £10

 

911 Sir Howard Douglas on the Defence of England /on Fortifications and National Defence/ Naval Warfare with Steam pub 1860 24pp (CUSJ) £10

 

912 Organization and Distribution of the Russian Army c1853 24pp £ 10

 

913 Explosives and Explosions by Major F.L.Natham pub1903 17pp (RAI) £10

 

914 The Crimea in Perspective pub 1934 by Lt-Gen Sir G.McMann 27pp 3 B & W photos( RAI) £10

 

915 A Loading Practice Machine 1909/Aids to Training Terr . Batteries by various authors 17pp (RAI) £10

 

916 Report on the Defences of Kinburn and the Operations which led to their surrender by Major Nicholoson 1856 14pp, 2 plans REI £10

 

917 The Nile Expedition of 1885 /The Nile Cataracts by various authors 28pp(RAI) £10

918 The Russian Field Artillery of the War of 1877-78 pub 1881 18pp (RAI)

 

919 Notes on the Russian Works on the North Side of Sebastopol by Capt. J.C.Dalton p 1858 3pp 1 map REI £10

 

920 Report of the Operations of the R.A. in the Soudan 1884 by Lt Col F.T.Lloyd p1885 18pp 3 maps (RAI) £10

 

921 Russian Official Reports of Engagments in the Crimea 1855 12pp (CUSJ) £10

 

922 Marlborough and his methods of Warfare by T.M.Maguire pub 1896 29pp , 3 maps(RAI) £15

 

923 The Military Defence Forces of the Colonies by Col. J.F.Owen 1890 36pp (RAI) £10

 

924 Saugor , C.P.-A Story of 1857 by Lt.Gen T.Nicholl 15pp (RAI) £10

 

925 Account of the Burmese War of 1885-86 by Col. W.Carely 36pp, 2 B & W photos, 3 plates (RAI) £10

 

926 Description of the Engineer Field Equipment of the Turkish Contingent by Major Stockes 21pp REI £10

 

927 An Epitome of the Afghan War 1878-79 & 1879- 80 by Major J.H.V.Crowe 26pp 1 map(RAI) £10

 

928 Incidents of the Past (Artillery) by Brig. Gen A.S.Cotton pub 1933 17pp 1 plates (RAI) £10

 

929 Arms and Armour pub 1870 14pp, 5 plates (CUSJ) £10

 

930 Pistol Practice and Ancient Dulling/Military Small Arms and Ammunition by various authors pub 1870 17pp (CUSJ) £10

 

931 Invasion of Malta by the French, under Napoleon Buonaparte in 1798 by C.S.Bunyon pub 1851 13pp (CUSJ) £10

 

932 The Wimbledon Meeting of 1867 and the new Breech- Loaders 13pp (CUSJ) £10

 

933 An Inquiry into the Nature and Principles of Rifle Cannon and upon the attack and defence of a Fortress c 1860 23pp £10

 

934 Report of the Siege Record Board on the Works constructed before Sebastopol by Lt Gen Sir H.Jones pub 1858 20pp REI £10

 

935 With Otter’s Column in the North-West Canada 1885 by J.Eaton Prower 17pp( CUSJ) £10

 

936 Harbours of Refuge The Tyne, Sunderland-Hartlepool- Filey /New Works at Milford Haven pub 1860-61 15pp (CUSJ) £10

 

937 The British Army in the Crimea 32pp( CUSJ) £10

 

938 Some Experiences in Egypt/Notes on Egyptian Artillery by Major F.B. Elmslie 1889 15pp ,9 B&W photos (RAI) £10

 

939 Reports on the French Troops and Mateial sent to the Crimea by Marshal Vaillant 24pp REI £10

 

940 The Red Coat: A few notes concerning its origin and history by James Grant pub 1866 19pp( CUSJ) £10

 

941 Notes on the Defensive Works around Kertch in the Crimean 1855- 56 by Lt. Maquay 10pp REI £10

 

942 Traditions in the Royal Regiment of Artillery and how best it can best be preserved by Major J.H.Leslie pub 1912 23pp, 6 plates (RAI) £10

 

943 Report on the Demolition of the Docks at Sebastopol p1858 by Major Nicholoson 36pp 5 large plans REI £15

 

944 Records of Experiments at Chatham on Loaded Shells, Pierriers and a Fougass ,, Bullets, 5 ½ inch shells 1859 by the Royal Engineers at Chatham 1850-53 by various authors 13pp 4 plans REI £10

 

945 Reports on the Engineering Operations at Lucknow 1857 by various authors 19pp, 1 plan REI £10

 

946 Campaigning before Sebastopol 1855 by Staff Ass-Surgeon C.Ricketts 29pp(CUSJ) £10

 

947 Portsmouth in the 16 th Cent/The New Defences of Portsmouth 1860/Lumps Fort 1861 26pp , 1 map. (CUSJ) £10

 

948 The Expedition to the Crimea -The Battle of Alma 1854 21pp ,. 1 map (CUSJ) £10

 

949 A Day with the Prussian Artillery 1856 13pp ,10 ill in text (CUSJ) £10

 

950 Crimean Sketches pub 1856/ 57 20pp (CUSJ) £10

 

951 R Notes on Malta and the Knights Hospitallers pub 1863(CUSJ) £10

 

952 The Defence of Canada pub 1862 £10

 

953 On Defence Works ,Iron Plate/on the Applicability of Iron Plates to the Defence of Forts pub 1863/Armour vs Armament/The Defects of Armour Plating pub 1863 (CUSJ) £10

 

954 Rifled Guns at the Exhibition 1862/The Needle-Gun /Marshal Neil on the performance of the Chassepot Breech-Loader pub 1868 (CUSJ) £10

 

955 The Fall of Sebastopol 1855 £10

956 Naval Warfare 1870 / The Naval Warfare of England and America 1862 £10

 

957 Land Transport Corps in Abyssinia pub 1869 £10

 

958 Narrative of a Residence in China , a short account of operations at Canton 1857 £10

 

959 The Royal Sappers and Miners 1855 £10

 

960 Lt. Harris’s Musket 1854 /The Austrian Ball 1855/Leetch’s Breech-Loading Minie Rifle £10

961 The Standing Army of Great Britain in Ancient & Modern Times pub 1837 £10

 

962 On the Nemeis private armed steamer, and on the comparative efficiency of iron-

built and timber-built ships pub 1840 £10

 

963 Wars on the Frontier of Canada 1775, 1812-14. pub 1897(CUSJ) £10

 

964 Acklom’s “Boarding Prevention Gun”/Recent Improvements in Gun Powder / General Borman on the Shrapnel and Boxer Shells and Fuxze . p870/1859( CUSJ) £10

 

965 Gossip about Paddles and screws 1857 £10

 

966 The Dragoon, his horse and their Training pub 1864 (CUSJ) £10

 

967 Calais , and its Fortifications-Past and Present 1857 £10

 

968 Naval Establishments on Foreign Stations 1864 £10

 

969 Notes on Bridles, Saddles, Stirrups , Housings and Armour of Horses 1849£10

 

970 Some passages in the life of a Private Soldier, from the recollections of Rifleman Harris pub 1846 £10

971 The Defences of the U.K. and the Report of the Royal Commission pub 1860/ Our Home Defence, on the formation of a steam flotilla pub 1859 (CUSJ) £10

 

972 French view of the Organisation of the British Army 1860 £10

 

973 The Army of Denmark 1861 £10

 

974 Submarine Architecture 1856 £ 10

 

975 Aldershot to Canada West 1862 £10

 

976 The Defence of London pub 1860 (CUSJ) £10

 

977 Sir Howard Douglas on Naval Bombardments/Operations of the Allies 1855 £10

 

978 Rhodes 1855 £10

 

979 Military Transport by Sea/by Mule upon the wild countries/of the Sick & Wounded Troops pub 1867 (CUSJ) £10

980 The Armies of Italy , Naples , and the Pontificate 1860 £10

 

981 The Services of the R.H.A. in the Peninsular War 1808-14(RAI) £10

982 Colt and his Revolvers 1854 /American Rifle Practice 1854/Captain Margary’s Bullet /A few words on Fire-Arms 1852 £10

 

983 Instructions in Musketry 1857 £10

 

984 British and American Frigates-The Shannon and the Merrinac 1857 £10

 

985 Field Movements pub 1848 £10

 

986 The Battle of Toulouse pub 1838 £10

 

987 The Austrian Army 1860 £10

 

988 Sir Howard Douglas on Iron Ships/Our Iron Fleet by Admiral Sir G.Sartorius / Iron Plated Ships of War pub 1861 (CUSJ) £10

 

989 The Past and Present Story of Small Arms /A Few Notes and Queries on the History of Weapons pub 1867 (CUSJ) £10

 

990 The Cinque Ports pub 1838 £10

 

991 Armoured or Iron-clad ships their advantage £10

 

992 A Brief summary of the Chitral campaign 1895/The Artillery in Chitral pub / 1906 £10

 

993 The Organization and Employment of Camel Corps in Warfare pub 1885 £10

 

994 The Homing and Carrier Pigeon in Warfare/practical hints on homing pigeons pub1900 (CUSJ) £10

 

995 Warpaint for the King’s Ship/Progress & Present state of Warship Design pub1909 (CUSJ) £10

 

996 The Duties of the R.E.Brigade , 1 st Div. Peshawur Field Force pub 1880 £10

997 Steering and Manoeuvring Ships with Broadside Batteries by means of twin screw propellers £10

 

998 Experience in Savage Warfare + map pub 1873 £10

 

999 Proposals for the Future raising organisation, and training of Artillery Milita pub 1906 £10

 

1000 A Short Account of the Expedition against Quebec pub1849 (REI) £10

 

More to follow

 

 

 

New Technical Publications

 

NEW Subjects for April 2016

    851 The Artillery in India /Development of the Ordnance inspection section, India, during the period 1915-18. pub 1923 (RAI) £10

 

852 The Diary of the 10 th Field Battery with the Malakand Field Force/Bunerwal Expeditions (RAI) £10

 

853 The Development of Modern Weapons/Modern War and Machines pub 1923 (RAI) £10

 

854 Services of “I” Troop R.H.A./Diary of Capt Wragge in the Crimean War/Statistics of the Siege of Sebastopol (RAI) £10

 

855 Old Time Gunnery pub 1909 (RAI) £10

 

856 The Invasion of England from an English point of view pub 1909 (CUSJ) £10

 

857 Garrison Artillery Warfare/Organisation of a Garrison Company 1892 (RAI) £10

 

858 Episode of the Siege of Strasburg pub 1872 (CUSJ) £10

 

859 The Horrible Bloudie and Unheard of Siege of Ostend 1601(RAI) pub 1938 £10

 

860 The Bombay Horse Artillery in Persia and the Mutiny 1857-59(RAI) pub 1925 £10

 

861 The Buttons of the Royal Artillery (RAI)

 

862 The story of a gallant fiasco Walcheren 1809(RAI) pub 1926 £10

 

863 “N” Battery RHA at the Battle of Hyderabad, Scinde 1843(RAI) pub 1927 £10

 

864 The Passing of the Driver pub 1926 (RAI) £10

 

865 Buenos Aires and Monte Video 1806, 1807 (RAI) pub 1927 £10

 

866 The Royal Artillery at Toulon 1793/The Royal Artillery at Ostend(RAI) £10

 

867 The Formation of the First Brigade of the Indian Regiment of Artillery (RAI) pub 1936 £10

 

868 E/B R.H.A. at Maiwand 1880 (RAI) pub 1928 £10

 

869 Waggon Hill 1899(RAI) pub 1938 £10

 

870 Colonel Thomas Lumsden Bengal Horse Artillery 1808-43 (RAI) pub 1931 £10

 

871 Colonel Robert Alexander Bull 1805(RAI) pub 1937 £10

 

872 The Officer of 1810 –according to James (RAI) pub 1935 £10

 

873 Some Account of the Siege of Cork in 1690(CUSJ) pub 1908 £10

 

874 The “Gunner” and some other early Masters of Ordnance(RAI) pub 1935 £10

 

875 Comparative Statics of the Franco-German War pub 1872(CUSJ) £10

 

876 The French Guns at Bertrix 1914(RAI) pub 1936 £10

 

877 Louisbourg 1746 and 1758 and Historical Retrospect (RAI) pub 1928 £10

 

878 George Frederick Koehler (Gibraltar) (RAI) pub 1936 £10

 

879 Ballooning at the Siege of Paris pub 1871(CUSJ) £10

 

880 Siege of Charleston pub 1865(CUSJ) £10

 

881 Naval Coast Volunteers and Volunteer Artillery/ Modern Artillery and Naval Ports pub 1860 (CUSJ) £10

 

882 The Campaign of Metz pub 1871(CUSJ) £10

 

883 The Royal Artillery in China 1860 (RAI) £10

 

884 A Popular Sketch of the History of British Cavalry/ Historical Sketch of the Equipment of British Cavalry pub 1867/64 (CUSJ) £10

 

885 On Maritime Invasion p1864 (CUSJ) £10

 

 

816 On the working of Heavy Broadside Guns 1867 £10

 

 

817 Aikman’s Instruction-Rifles and practice-tester 1871 £10

 

 

818 On Deflecting Armour-plated ships for coast defence 1867 £10

 

 

819 Summary of the experiments at Shoeburyness 1868-69 £10

 

 

820 Commerce and coast fortress in wartime 1911 £10

 

821 Electricity as applied to torpedo and other naval purposes 1892 £10

 

 

822 Description of the torpedo boats Fortune and Triana 1873 £10

 

 

823 Uniforms of the British Army 1933 £10

 

 

824 Rise and progress of the “Minie” expanding system 1858 £10

 

 

825 The rifle principle to fire arms diminished the relative importance of Field Artillery 1885 £10

 

 

826 Observations on the defence of England 1870 £10

 

 

827 The Blockhouse System in South Africa 1902 £10

 

 

828 The Principles of Rifled cannon and Projectiles 1862 £10

 

 

829 The Strategical Aspects of English Castles 1910 £10

 

 

830 Magazine Rifles 1882 £10

 

 

831 Time Fuzes 1930 (RAI ) £10

 

 

832 On Pistols 1896 £10

 

 

833 The effect on the War in Field Engineering 1922 £10

 

 

 

834 The Heavy Howitzer: its role, best use of, and need 1905 (RAI) £10

 

 

835 Designs of Observation Ladder 1907 (RAI) £10

 

 

836 Some New Points in the History and application of Gun-Cotton 1864 £10

 

 

837 The Development of Landing Craft 1945 £10

 

 

838 The supply of 18pd Ammunition in the Field 1930 (RAI) £10

 

 

839 Mechanical Transport/Mechanical Transport in Small Wars 1928 £10

 

 

840 Travelling Kitchens 1909 £10

 

 

841 The Artillery of the French Army 1932 (RAI) £10

 

 

842 Experimental Machines/Transport of Infantry M/G/Army’s New Equipment 1939 £10

 

 

843 Pack Artillery-Present and Future/Pack or single draught pub 1925(RAI) £10

 

 

844 The Military Engineer in Modern Warfare pub 1938 £10

 

 

845 The Design of Regimental Badges and Buttons 1932 £10

 

 

846 Rapid Cable laying for war purposes 1897 £10

 

 

847 Some Special features in Large and Small Grain Powders 1876 £10

 

 

848 The strategic importance of Military Harbours in B.C. 1874 £10

 

 

849 Practical Artillery 1871 £10

 

 

850 Coast defence 1858 £10

 

Photographs of cover designs

TP 817-820

TP 821-824

TP 825-828

TP 829-832

TP 833-836

TP 837-840

TP 841-844

TP 845-848

TP 849-850

NEW Subjects for Feb 2016

 

771 Musketry Training in the Army/The Lee-Metford Rifle 1916 (CUSJ) £10

772 Anti-Tank/The Evolution of Anti-Tank Defence 1925 (RUSI) £10

773 Speculations to the Dev. of Mechanical Appliances in Warfare 1905 (CUSJ) £10

774 Our Warships/The Past and Future Development of the Battleship 1897 (CUSJ) £10

775 Grenadiers: their History, Dress and Equipment pub 1915 (CUSJ) £10

776 The Re armament of our Artillery 1905 (CUSJ) £10

777 The Musket, 1844 (CUSJ) £10

778 Graphical Solution of Problems on Artillery Machines pub 1871 (RAI) £10

779 The Board of Ordnance 1930 (RAI) £10

780 Practical Rifle Shooting and Military Rifle Sights (CUSJ) pub 1915£10

781 Notes on Artillery Fire 1900 (CUSJ) £10

782 British Cruisers/The Armour Cruiser 1893 (CUSJ) £10

783 The Bayonet 1867 (CUSJ) £10

784 Warships of Henry VIII/Personal of the Tudor Navy pub 1918 (CUSJ) £10

785 The Early Defence of the Medway pub 1910 (CUSJ) £10

786 The Distribution of Guns in an Army Corps. Pub 1894 (CUSJ) £10

787 Strategical and tactical aspects of coast defence in the future pub 1925 (RAI) £10

788 Artillery: its Organisation, Action, Formations 1865 (CUSJ) £10

789 The Present Fortifications of Constantinople and its Environs p.1891 (CUSJ) £10

790 A Five-inch howitzers in Damarland pub 1919 (RAI) £10

791 The rock pub 1923 (RAI) £10

792 Mr. Fergusson’s System of Fortifications 1852 (CUSJ) £10

793 Artillery experiences on campaign in Italy pub 1921(RAI) £10

794 Some Small Arms Questions of Today & Tomorrow 1926 (RUSI) £10

795 Notes on Artillery Equipment 1860 (RAI) £10

796 The Rise of Fire Arms pub 1906 (RAI)£10

797 Notes on Mortar Practice 1861 (RAI) £10

798 The construction of Batteries/Entrenchment of Field Artillery 1870(RAI) £10

799 Current Fortificational Developments at the German Fortresses of Posen & Strasburg 1877(RAI) £10

800 Constitution & Duties of Artillery of the Advanced Guard of an Army p   1874(RAI) £10

801On the Attack and Defence of a Position 1877 (RAI) £10

802 Remarks on Sleigh Carriages for Artillery /March of G Battery in Canada 1863 (RAI) £10

803 Mountain Warfare/Encampment in Warfare on the N.W.F. of India pub 1899 (RAI) £10

804 British and French Q.F. Field Artillery/Theoretical Effect of Shrapnel Fire from Q.F. Guns 1910 (RAI) £10

805 Fire Control and Identifications of Ships/The Control of Coast Defence Batteries/ The concealment of Coast Defences pub 1913 (RAI) £10

806 Coast Defence Mountings/Disappearing Gun/Long range guns/traction for heavy artillery 1905 (RAI) £10

807 Notes of the Tactics of our Small Wars 1882 (RAI)£10

808 Ancient Ordnance of the British, Scottish, Portuguese & Burmese in various museums pub 1889 (RAI) £10

809 List of Equipment for Campaign/Officers Uniform/clothing for India 1888(RAI) £10

810 Early Artillery/Artillery under the Stuart Kings/Who invented the leather guns 1898(RAI) £10

811 Artillery used in Recent Campaigns in Egypt and its effects pub1899 (RAI)£10

812 Problems with Q.F. Guns/Rust & wear in Gun Barrels/recaptured gun 1904(RAI) £10

813 The Royal Artillery in the Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783 pub 1906(RAI) £10

814 Artillery in the attack and defence of positions 1906 (RAI) £10

815 Improved carriage for 6-inch Q.F. Gun/Howitzer Notes/Traction for Heavy Field Artillery/Long range guns with Field Artillery 1902 (RAI) £10

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NEW BOOKS for 2015

 

Books on Weapons

 

Above Left European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Right Proposed rules and regulations for the

Exercise and Manoeuvers of The LANCE,

Proposed rules and regulations for the Exercise and Manoeuvers of

The LANCE, showing one of plates.

 

European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, by Herbert J.Jackson & with A Treatise on Scottish Hand Fire-Arms by Charles E.Whitelaw.

Originally published in 1923.of a limited editiom of 550 copies

The first book published of this interesting period of firearms development from the artistic and collectors point of view. Covers: wheel-locks and match-locks of the 16th & 17 th Cent, Snaphaunce and transition weapons and locks, flintlocks in the 17 th Cent, Gunsmiths of the 17 th Cent, Flint-lock of the first half of the of 18 th Cent. Examples of early 18 th Cent, Firearms of the later part of the 18 th Cent, The period of transition from the flint to the percussion system, hints on the cleaning and keeping of firearms. The Treatise on Scottish Firearms has the description of plates, and list of Scottish makers.

With 108pp, 63+8 plates containing 111+30 detailed photos of Fire-arms. Smaller than A4 size, with dark green marble end papers . bound in dark green balacrome cloth with silver leaf lettering on spine. Price £50. 930gms.

 

Proposed rules and regulations for the

Exercise and Manoeuvers of

The LANCE,

and adapted to the formations, movements

and exercise of the British Cavalry.

By Lt. Col. R.H.De Montmorency (late 9 th Lancers)

This publication compiled from the Polish system instituted by Marshal Prince J.Poniatowski & General Count C.Krasinski. Published in 1820, a preface in 9 parts giving instruction on position, mounting, distance, formations, attack & defence, against Cavalry, Infantry, skirmishing, inspection of arms . The Appendix gives an historical account of Banners & Orders of Chivalry, origin of banners, of Knights of Malta, Templars, Teutonic Knights. With 19 fine detailed plates & a large fold out plate of Marshal Prince J.Poniatowski in full Lancer uniform.

With xiii,149pp, appendix 25pp,19 plates. Using special ant-acid period paper, smaller than A4 size, with Spanish red marble end papers, bound in red balacrome cloth, gold leaf lettering & mounted Lancer badge on cover. Price £ 65.00. 900gms.

Limited edition of only 25 numbered copies.

 

Books on Artillery

The Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book 1914-18

 

The Royal Artillery War

Commemoration Book

1914-18

This book is an endeavour to record and preserve some of the experiences of all ranks of the Royal Regiment of Artillery during the Great War. Not the pure “Regimental History” but a selection of interesting accounts of details of everyday incidents composed & illustrated by notes and sketches made in the field. Giving the “human” side of war by typical incidents.

The contents after the Preface, notes, list of plates, Forward, The King’s Message, Lord Kitcheners message, The Victoria Cross, are in 11 parts covering various periods. Of which there are 160 different papers written & illustrated by all Ranks of the Regiment on their active service.

Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With xxiv, 408pp, 21x26cm size. 65 colour plates, 33 B & W photo, 56 illustrations in the text. Price £ 60.00. 1.65 Kg.

 

A Treatise on Naval Gunnery. 2 nd Edition 1819

By Maj.Gen. Sir Howard Douglas

This the 2 nd Edition of this ground breaking publication for its time, done by public demand. With a Preface to the 2 nd Edition, Introduction to the 1 st Edition. Covering in 5 parts: Organisation & Training of Naval Gunnery, Theory & Practice of Gunnery applied more particularly to the Service of Naval Gunnery, The Manual of Naval Gunnery, On Equipment, Practice and Services of Naval Ordnance, some recent Naval Operations and on the Tactics of Single Actions.

Consisting of 319pp A4 size, 5 plates of which 3 fold out double pages, showing methods of testing ordnance, section of chambers of the Carronads, Diagram of Locks single & twin for firing of cannon, map of ship movements. Also 23 tables with 4 double page fold out.

Produced A4 size , hand bound with dark blue buckram cloth, hard covers, gold leaf lettering,Naval Cannon badge on cover in gold leaf. Price £45

 

NEW TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS for 2015

 

New Subjects 671-770

671 Description of a Range Finder/Prism Range Finder pub 1882 18pp, 2 plates (RAI)£10

672 The pack artillery of the Egyptian army pub 1929 15pp(RAI) £10

673 Composition and strength of a Siege Train pub 1896 26pp(RAI) £10

674 The Woolwich and Heavy Rifled Guns pub 186418pp, 2 ill. in text (RAI) £10

675 Coast Defence in relation to war pub 1894 22pp(RAI) £10

676 Rough Notes on the History of Field Artillery 26pp, 11 ill. in text(RAI) £10

677 Table showing principal results of Artillery Fire against Iron Armour p 1865 16pp (REI) £10

678 Reports on the Demolition of Forts at Canton 1858 pub 1859 9pp, 3 plates(REI) £10

679 The Merits of Large & Small Bore contrasted with ref to Artillery & small arms 1870 20pp (RAI) £10

680 Fighting Books pub 1894 23pp(RAI) £10

681 Organization , Equipment of Garrison Artillery pub 1905 24pp (RAI) )£10

682 Engineer Operations carried out in New Zealand during the war of 1860-61 16pp, 6 plates (REI) £15

683 The German Artillery, Changes, Siege pub1870 24pp, 1 B & W photo (RAI) £10

684 Reports on the Siege Operations at Juliers with ref to effect to rifled guns p1861 14pp, 4 fold out plates (REI) £15

685 Further Notes on Mountain Artillery pub1901 29pp, 2 B & W plates(RAI) £10

686 Reports on the Demolition of White Buildings at Sebastopol p1857 6pp 4 fold out plates (REI) £15

687 The Development of Field Artillery by Capt. Cooke, 13pp pub 1892 (RAI) )£10

688 Reports on the Operations of the R.E. at the Siege of Jhansi by Lt-Col. Fenwick & Major Edwards 6pp, 1 plate pub1861 (REI)£10

689 The Calibre of Field Guns by Capt. Noble/The Theory of Gun Architecture by Capt. Stoney 26pp, 2 ill in text pub 1872 (RAI) £10

 

690 Reports on the Defence & Occupation of The City of Lucknow by Brig-Gen Sir R.Napier, 22pp 3 fold out plates pub 1860 (REI) £10

691 Artillery service under “John Company” by Major C.N. Simpson, 20 pp, 2 fold out plates, 3 ill in text 2 plates pub 1899 (RAI) £10

692 Reports on the Operations against the Forts on the Per-Ho by Major Fisher, 11pp,1 fold out plates p1860 (REI) £10

693 Infantry Artillery Weapons/Guns by various authors 16pp 4 ill in text p1923(RAI) £10

664 Reports on the taking of the Forts on thr Peiho and the advance on Pekin by Lt. Col. Mann 11pp, 1 plate 1860 (REI) £10

695 Modern Developments in Foreign Artilleries of Field Army by Major Drake-Brockman 20pp, 6 plates p1924 (RAI)£10

696 On The Attack of Polygonal Fortresses by Capt. Hutc 6pp, 1 ill. pub 1865 (REI) £10

697 The Compleat Gunner (17 th Cent.) by Lt.W.L.Neil 15pp, 4 ill. pub 1938 (RAI) £10

698 Co-operation of Artillery with Aitcraft/Baloons/ attack on Zeppelins by various authors 23pp, 2 drawings, 1 B & W plate pub 1919 (RAI) £10

699 Training and Employment of Howitzer Field Battery by Major Gordon/Field Howitzer by Major Lyon 16pp, 5 ill in text pub 1889 (RAI) £10

700 The influence of Rifled Ordnance on the Attack & Defence of Fortresses1865 by LtCol Gallway, 31pp 2 plates (REI) £10

701 Inspection and repair of Ordnance Material in the American, British & French Armies /Notes on care of equipment by various authors pub 1920 21pp (RAI) £10

 

702 Ranging a Gun or Howitzer on a Balloon or Kite using time Shrapnel and Instrumental observation , 13pp, 2 ill in text pub 1907 (RAI) £10

703 Some Remarks on the R.A. in the War in S.A., chiefly with ref. to Heavy guns in the field by Lt. Col. Inglefield 28pp, 1 ill in text pub1902 (RAI) £10

704 Remarks on Expense Magazines by Col. C.Owen, 7pp, 5 plates pub 1865 (REI) £15

705 Moorson’s and Boxer Precussion Fuzes pub 1860/1887 by various authors 7pp 5 plates (RAI) )£10

706 Rocket Shells, Ammunition and Artillery of the Future by various authors 29pp, 9 ill in text. pub 1879 (RAI) £10

707 Some Noters on Siege, Coast & Fortress Warfare pub 1895-1906 by various authors 36pp, 6 ill in text (RAI) )£10

708 A Few Remarks on Fortifications pub 1885 by various authors 23pp,7 ill in text (RAI) £10

709 Machine Guns and their Employment by Capt. May/A Machine Gun Battery in Burma 1886 by Capt. Lloyd 22pp, 1 ill in text (RAI) £10

710 Defence of Harbours against Torpedo-Boat Attack 1892-1903 by various authors 39pp, 7 ill in text (RAI) £10

711Notes on the Artillery in the Indian Campaigns of 1897-81/Kashmir Imperial Service Artillery/Indian Ammunition Columns Col. By McMann 22pp pub 1899 (RAI) £10

712 Role and organization of Siege Train and Position Guns as affected by recent improvements in Ordnance 17pp pub 1889(RAI) £10

713 Notes on Improvements and additions to Artillery 1858-1863 by various authors 37pp, 6 illustrations in text (RAI) £10

714 Defence of a Coast Fortress/ Brief considerations on Coast Defence by various authors 16pp pub 1893 (RAI) £10

715 Anti-Aeroplane Guns in the Field/Anti-Aircraft Defence by various authors 30pp, 1 illustration pub1923(RAI)£10

716 Siege of Minorca 1756 by an Officer who was present at the siege, 36pp, 2 maps (RAI) £10

717 Professional Notes made during the South African War of 1878-9 by Lt F.G.Slade RHA/Extracts from a letter dated 23 rd Jan 1879 by Lt. Nicoloson R.A./Account of March of Lord Chelmsford’s col. To Ulundi June and July 1879 by Lt. Col. Brown R.A. 25pp, 1 map, 2 engravings pub 1881 (RAI) £10

718 The Defence of Ekowe (Zulu War)1879 by Lt. W.N.Lloyd R.H.A. 15pp, 1 map, 1 plan pub 1881(RAI)£10

719 The Zulu War by a Natal Voluntee, by Capt. Brown 19 th Hussars, 18pp (CUSJ) £10

720 The Defence of Rorke’s Drift ,Chard’s Own Story/Isandhlwana,Zululand 1894 by E.A.Hirst 13pp pub 1894 (CUSJ) £10

721 N/5 R.A. in The Zulu War of 1879 by Maj-Gen Dalton 12pp, 2 maps pub 1928 (RAI) £10

722 Reminiscences of Etshowe (Zulu War) by Capt. H.R.Knight, 12pp, 2 maps pub 1893 (CUSJ) £10

723 Cetywayo The King of the Zulus pub 1896 24pp (CUSJ) £10

724 The Mechanism of Bicycles c1898 by S.B.Von Donop, 28pp, 3 plates, 15 ill in text (RAI) £10

725 Elizabethan artillery by Lt. Col. Hogg, 14pp, 4 B & W plates pub 1938 (RAI) £10

726 Kafr Dowa : Position held by the Egyptians under Arabi pub 1883 by Lt. S.D.Cleeve, R.E. 8pp, 5 fold out plates(REI) £15

727 Indian mountain artillery pub 1937 by various authors 24pp,2 B &W photos (RAI) £10

728 Notes on the Constructions of the Defence of Kars pub 1857 by Col. A.Lake 14pp, 1 fold out plate (REI) £10

729 Artillery, the lesions we have learnt with regard to it in the late war 1922 Comm.Oldfield, 21pp (RUSI) £10

730 Summary of the Campaign in Austria 186 by Lt. Col. Cooke,30pp, 4 fold out plates (REI) £15

731 The services of the Royal Artillery in the first Boer war(1880-81) by Major DeF Shaw, 31pp, 1 plate pub 1928(RAI) £10

732 Artillery of the Greeks and Romans pub 1941 by Maj-Gen J.F.C.Fuller 18pp, 2 plates (RAI)£10

733 Coast defence fire control methods pub 1927 by various authors 30pp (RAI) £10

734 The loss of the Victoria:and manoeuvring powers of Steamships pub1893 by Vice-Admiral Colmb 12pp (CUSJ)£10

735 The invention and development of shrapnel pub 1919 by6 various authors 13pp RAI £10

736 The bombardment of the Hartlepool s pub 1921 by various authors 31pp0, 11 B & WQ photos 3 papers (RAI) £10

737 Artillery at Anzac in the Gallipoli pub 1919 by Brg-Gen Owen 21pp (RAI) £10

738 The Yeomanry ,the first 100 years and Future, Training of, pub 1898/1912 by various authors 31pp, 4 papers(CUSJ) £10

739 The Formation of a Naval Yard, Trincomali 1818-1820 pub 1900 12pp (CUSJ)£10

740 Ordnance on the allied front/Remarks on Trench Artillery pub by various authors 19pp 1918 (RAI) £10

741 Malta/Garrison Life in Malta 80 years ago pub 1904 by various authors 11pp (CUSJ)£10

742 Mountain batteries/warfare pub 1919 20pp 4 papers (RAI) £10

743 An Outline of the Franco-German War pub1909 by Capt. Maycock, D.S.O. 21pp 1 map (CUSJ)£10

744 The History and Traditions of the Royal Artillery pub 1918 by Col. E.A.P. Hobday 22pp (RAI)£10

745 Training and Equipment of the Mounted Soldier/Cavalry Drill pub 1893 18pp (CUSJ) £10

746 The first Gun of the Dutch Wars/The Naval War with the Dutch 1665-67 pub 1911 by various autors 17pp (CUSJ) £10

747 Defensive preparations in England/Home Defence 1895/1907 by various autors 24pp, 2 papers (CUSJ) £10

748 Selected sights for 12pd QF Guns 1903 /Kupp’s 1910 patten sights for field guns 15pp forl out plate 2 papers (RAI) £10

749 The use of Machine Guns in Tirah & Niger-Soudan pub 1899 by various authors 16pp, 1 map(CUSJ) £10

750 Notes on Mounted Troops/in South Africa/Formation of M.I. in S.A.1904 by various autors 36pp, 5 papers (CUSJ) £10

751 Smokeless Powder: its Influence on Tactics pub 1891/1895 by various authors 36pp 4 papers (CUSJ) £10

752 The Royal Artillery/Artillery Reform pub 1895 by various authors 32pp (CUSJ) £10

753 Rifle for War/Small Calibres for War/M.G. and their Fire 1916 4 plates 39ppCUSJ £10

754 Garrisoning our Naval Bases/Who will man the Forts/Seaman’s Mecca 1902 3 papers 28pp(CUSJ) £10

755 The Development of Naval War/Ram in the Light of Recent Events1898 by various authors 18pp £10

756 Entrenching and Range-Finding /smokeless powder & entrenchments 1905 10pp 2 p-lates, B & W plates 2 papers(CUSJ) £10

757 The Territorial Artillery, To day, Training. Pub 1909 by various authors 27pp 4 papers (CUSJ) £10

758 The employment of Artillery in South Africa pub 1900 by Maj-Gen Owen, 15pp(CUSJ)£10

759 The Attack and Defence of Entrenched Camp 1894/attack of a modern land fortress 1888 25pp (RAI) £10

760 The Royal Garrison Artillery/The Future of Coast Defence Art. Pub 1902 by various authors 31pp 5 papers (CUSJ)£10

761 Recent developments in artillery methods/artillery fire pub 1919 by various authors 32pp 3 plates(RAI) £10

762 The Higher Control of Fire pub 1905 by various authors 15pp, 2 papers (CUSJ) £10

763 Thirty years of Naval progress/ The actual Sea-Power of England c1904 by various authors 24pp (CUSJ) £10

764 Anti-Tank 1938(RAI) £10

765 The Canadian North-West Rebellion 1885, (CUSJ) £10

766 The Royal Ordnance Factories 1899 (CUSJ) £10

767 Marines and Coaling-Stations 1900 (CUSJ) £10

768 Lord Dundonald’s New Gun Carriage/The Colt Automatic Gun &Dundonald’s Gun Carriage 1899 (CUSJ) £10

769 Entrenched Lines in Military-History since Vauban pub 1919 (CUSJ) £10

770 The Early History of the Yeomanry pub 1905 (CUSJ) £10

New Mini-Book size publications

 
 

New Cover Designs

TP 716-719

TP 720-723

TP 737-740

TP 733-736

TP 661-664

TP 765-768

 

New Subjects 601-670

601 Mountain Warfare : India pub 1895 £15

602 National Defence and The Invasion of England pub 1859 (CUSJ) £10

603 The Storage of Gun Powder/Gun Powder and its successor p 872(CUSJ)£10

604 The Evolution of the Corps of Royal Engineers/Reorganisation of the R.E. 1900 (CUSJ) £10

605 Gen. Sir Howard Douglas on Iron Defences & Armour Plated Ships pub 1861 (CUSJ) £10

606 The Revolution of Projectile pub 1856 (CUSJ) £10

607 Type of Ship/Classification of Warships pub 1898 (CUSJ) £10

608 Early use of Balloons in War 1782-1865 by C.O.Pullion pub1901 (CUSJ) £10

609 Our Naval Establishments pub 1865 (CUSJ) £10

610 Swiss Rifles and Rifle Practice pub 1856 (CUSJ) £10

611 The Emperor Napoleon’s (III) System of Field Artillery pub1853 (CUSJ) £10

612 Construction of Military Bridges pub 1853 (CUSJ) £10

613 Turret Ships/Turret and Broadside Iron Clad’s pub 1866 (CUSJ) £10

614 The Military Engineer in Peace and War pub 1905 (CUSJ) £10

615 Mountain Artillery /Portable Artillery pub 1898 1 (CUSJ) £10

616 Defence of Dockyards by various Authors pub 1861 (CUSJ) £10

617 Artillery pub 1872 (CUSJ) £10

618 A Century of Naval Gunnery/How The Navy came by their Guns 1916 (CUSJ) £10

619 The Admiralty, The Dockyards and The Navy pub 1861 (CUSJ) £10

620 Our Coast Defence/The Future of Coast Defence/Naval Raids and Home Defence pub 1904 (CUSJ) £10

621 Range-Finding: its destined effect on Tactics pub 1890 £10

622 The Development of the Float Seaplane pub 1938 £10

623 The Defence of our Naval Fortresses by various authors pub1904(CUSJ) £10

624 The Military Engineer & his Craft c1906 by various Author 22pp CUSJ £10

625 Cursory Observations on Naval Architecture pub 1836 25pp (CUSJ) £10

626 Cyclist Infantry 1898 (CUSJ) £10

627 Circular Ironclads 1876 £10

628 Military Ballooning 1892 £10

629 A New System of Artillery for projecting a Group of Shot 1862 £10

630 The possibilities of the Motor –cycle for Military purposes/Motor Mounted

Infantry 1909 £10

631 Notes on The New Field Gun/English & French Heavy Guns p1870CUSJ £10

632 Home Coast-Defence and Submarine Mines pub 1901 (CUSJ) £10

633 The Naval Forces of Great Britain and France pub 1840 (CUSJ) £10

634 The Rise of Aldershot pub 1894 (CUSJ) £10

635 A Brief investigation of the employment of Artillery in the Field 1868CUSJ £10

636 New Infantry Equipment/Valiser Equipment for the Infantry(CUSJ) pub 1869£10

637 Volunteer Field Batteries/Position Batteries (CUSJ) £10

638 Modern Military Rifles pub 1907 (CUSJ) £10

639 Why did the Russian Artillery fail at Plevna, pub 1895 (CUSJ) £10

640 Gun-Powder Non-Explosive/Use of Gun-Cotton/New Gun-Powdr1865(CUSJ) £10

641 Field Artillery/improvement of Field Artillery Practice pub 1858 (CUSJ) £10

642 The German Coast Defences pub 1916 (CUSJ) £10

643 The Complete Kit of the Infantry Officer/Soldier pub 1901 (CUSJ) £10

644 The Evolution of the Ship/Modern War Vessels pub 1907 (CUSJ) £10

645 National Defence pub 1908 (CUSJ) £10

646 Comparison of Battleships of England, France and Russia pub 1902 (CUSJ) £10

647 Coast Defence and the Fleet pub 1908 (CUSJ) £10

648 Shrapnel Fire of Field Artillery pub 1890 (RAI) £10

649 Our Ammunition columns & supply of Ammunition pub 1893 (RAI) £10

650 Notes on applied Field Fortifications pub 1892 (RAI) £10

651 Problems with Gunnery pub 1882 (RAI) £10

652 Notes on the 5-inch B.L. Howitzer pub 1899 (RAI) £10

653 Floating Defence pub 1894 (RAI) £10

654 Mountain Guns in various Campaigns pub 1878 (RAI) £10

655 New Artillery Equipment Design from the 1880’s (RAI) pub 1883£10

656 Lord St.Vincent & the Martello Tower by Comm. Shore (CUSJ) 1915£10

657 Extracts from the Diary of Major Stubbs Bengal Horse Artillery p1894 (RAI) £10

658 Guns in South Africa /Type of Guns for Field.Artillery pub 1902 (RAI) £10

659 A telescopic sight for Field Gun (RAI) £10

660 Artillery Fired from a Railway Wagon pub 1886 (RAI) £10

661 A visit to Messrs Schneider & Co. pub 1909 (RAI) £10

662 Notes on the 1” Nordenfelt Machine Guns, Mountings,Ammo pub 1882 (RAI) £10

663 The British Artillery in the Waterloo Campaign pub 1909 (RAI) £10

664 Treatise on the 6-inch B.L. Gun pub 1917 (RAI) £10

665 The Great Siege of Gibraltar pub1895 (RAI) £15

666 Modern Gun powder as a propellant 1890 £10

667 Conversion of Screw-line Battle Ships into Armoured Turret ships 1869 £10

668 The telephone at home and in the field 1892 £10

669 Battleships: a forecast 1883 £10

670 Movable Steel Mantlet for Protection of Artillery & Troops 1869 £10

New Mini-Book size publications

MB74 The Influence of Railways on Military History pub 1891 (CUSJ)

MB75 Iron Casemates c1865 (REI)

MB 76 Warfare against uncivilised Races pub 1881

MB77 The Siege of Mooltan 1848-9 (REI)

MB78 The Centenary of the Battles of Salamanca, Leipzig and Toulouse (CUSJ)

MB79 The First Two Battles of Plevna (CUSJ)

 

Mini Booklets Cost £17.00 per booklet + postage.

 

 

 
 
 

NEW BOOKS for 2014

 

WATCH THIS SPACE !!!

 

NEW BOOK ON UNIFORMS

 

Undress and Mess Dress Uniforms of  The Yeomanry

Cavalry

 

1837-1914.

 

By David J. Knight

 

Following the highly acclaimed and well received four vol’s. on the History of the Uniforms of the Yeomanry Cavalry, the author gives us an insight into the Undress and Mess Dress Uniform worn by all 46 Regiments of Yeomanry Cavalry covering the Victorian and Edwardian period.

About the book

This follows the same format as the first four books with an Introduction, general notes on the Undress and Mess Dress uniforms of the Yeomanry of this period, then information on 46 Regiments. Each Regiment has the Officers Undress, then Mess Dress, then NCO’s, Other Ranks Undress and if worn Mess Dress explained. With many detailed B & W photographs of these very rare early items of dress and equipment are included.

This book covers a period which arguably is the most complicated of subjects in the field of uniform research, for not only were all 56 Regiments dressed differently, their uniforms also underwent changes some radical in a comparatively short span of time.

Book specification

With vi, 363pp,over 330 B & W photos, 80 B & W line drawings.

In Full Colour 41 full figure paintings, 13 plates showing 49 Officers Undress uniforms/headdress diagrams, 360 Other Ranks Undress uniforms/headdress diagrams ,12 plates with 136 Officers Mess Dress Uniform and 7 full figure paintings all in colour from the original paintings of David J.Knight .

The book A4 size, using coated art paper, hand bound in dark blue balacrome cloth, gold leaf lettering on spine & special badge design on cover. With hand made Spanish marble endpapers.

Cost £ 70.00 + postage 1.60Kg weight.( £10 postage UK) EU £18.55, USA £28.65, Australia £30

 Book Due in late September/early October

Sample plates below

 

NEW BOOK ON GLENGARRY BADGES

 

Sample page

 

A   COLLECTORS GUIDE to   INFANTRY

 

GLENGARRY BADGES

 

Part 2 1881-2014

 

By G.F.McWilliam

In part 2 of this unique study, the topic is brought to its ultimate conclusion from the Cardwell Reforms of 1881 to the final design for the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006

No single publication so far covers this subject in such prolific detail and its status as an accurate and comprehensive reference is assured.

The finished A4 size book has 144 pp, with over 400 badge designs all in full colour, a detailed text on each regiment, forword, introduction, details of restrikes, auctioneers , salesrooms, terminology, listings from the David Linaker Files of the sealed patterns issued to the British Army from 1881 to 1929 in the WO 359 series of Records in the National Archives, bibliography, section of photographs showing badges being worn.

This book is hard bound, using buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & badge of 24 th Foot design on cover. Bound in the same style as the 1 st Part of this title.

Price £55.00 + £5.30 P & P (UK) 850gms.  Due for publication September 2014

 

New Book on ARTILLERY

 

VICTORIAN 0.45 and 0.303

 

 

CALIBRE MAXIM GUNS

 

 

1887-1902

 

By

Ian James Cross .

This new publication’s objective is to provide the reader with details of the most remarkable and successful of all machine guns in the 19 th century.its introduction in to the British forces service, with its development, operation, transport and use in the late Victorian period.

Using drawings and information from contemporary War Office Manuals , which for greater clarity have been re-drawn to help the lay reader understand the guns construction and use.

By illustration of all the essential carriages and gun mountings of those Maxims adopted and issued in the Victorian period for service with the Royal Navy and regular British Army.

With 11 chapters, 7 appendices, the subjects covered being :

British Adoption of Machine Guns, 0.45 and o,303 cal Maxim Guns and 0.303 cal Converted Guns, Ammunition, Operation of the Guns, General Characteristics of Machine Gun Carriages and Harness, Individual Machine Gun Carriages, Machine Gun mountings on carriage and cones, Pack Transport and tripods, Machine Gun Section and Drill, Performance, Gun Tactics and use.

With xvi,102pp, A4 size pages ,76 A4 size plates showing detailed drawings of carriages, carriage wheels, mountings, cone mountings gun, barrel rifling, mechanism, equipment, ammunition, tools, animal harness, saddles, cross sectional drawings, Mule equipment.

With an addition of 19 B & W photos showing the use of the Maxim in service with the British Navy and Army during this period

Hand bound in dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & Royal Arms badge on cover.

Cost £ 45.00 , weight 1.10Kg

Royal Navy Handbook of Lewis and

Machine Guns

1936.

Originally Published by H.M.S.O.

This publication is split into four parts: Pt.1 General, Pt.2 The Lewis Gun, Pt. 3 The Vickers Gun, Pt. 4 The Maxim Gun.

Each of Parts 2-4 covers the general description, drill, stripping, mechanism, examination of gun, minor repairs & adjustments, spare parts, range tables, mountings.

Produced A4 size 198pp, 41 plates of with 3 are fold out .13 diagrams

Price £30.00. Weight 1.05Kg.

Above L-R, A series of reports on Stores, Artillery Materiel 6 th Ed.

A Series of Reports on Stores of

Various Kinds Supplied for

Service during The War with

Russia

1854-1856

Originally published in 1859.

In 7 parts this collection of reports from different branches of the services give details of the use, introduction of alterations and improved pattens of equipment used during this period. The main sections being; Q.M/Medical/Clothing Depts, Royal Carriage, Artillery, Military Store Keeper Tower & Woolwich, Royal Laboratory.

The Ordnance section includes Field, Siege & Garrison Artillery, 13 inch Sea Service Mortar, Boydell’s Endless railway wheel, potrable forge, Lancaster Gun, reports of 8-inch, 10-inch ,13-inch Mortars, 68pd’s, 10-inch, 32pd’s 24pd’s. 9pd’s Guns Carriages, Madras platforms, siege carriages, Shrapnel shells.

With detailed diagrams of Boxer’s Fuze and tools, common,shrapnel shell, Mortar Fuze, Freeburn’s Fuze, Moorsom’s Pereussion fuze, Boxer’s improved shrapnel, shell,copper friction tube, 53 patten and Pritchett Bullet, 13-inch sea Mortar.List of improved patterns of stores.

With 99pp, 27 plates & diagrams. A4 size. Bound in dark blue balacrome cloth with gold leaf lettering on spine and Royal Arms Badge on cover. Price £45. 930gms.

 

Handbook of Artillery Materiel

6 th Edition

by

Major F.C.Morgan R.A

This sixth edition revised and is now used as a textbook for Royal Artillery Officers qualifying for promotion in the subject “Artillery” . Originally published in 1899

Subjects covered include: Materials used in Gun Construction, Breech-Loading (B.L.) Guns, Quick-Firing(Q.F.) Guns R.M.L. Ordnance,R.M.L.converted Guns, S.B. Guns, Explosives, Cartridges, Projectiles, R.M.L.,R.B.L. and S.B. Ordnance Fuzes, Tubes, B.L. and R.M.L. Field and Siege Carriages, Mountings for B.L. and R.M.L. Ordnance, Field & Siege Carriages, Tran sporting carriages and Machines, Tackles, cordage, skidding, sheers, derricks, Laying Ordnance,Range tables,Position-finding

With x,146pp Enlarged by 30% each page being A4 size, 27 plates, X tables. Bound in blue buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering & royal badge on cover. Price £ 30.00. 900gms.

 

History of The Royal Regiment of Artillery

1742-1815

 

History of The Royal Regiment of Artillery

 

1742-1815

 

by

Major Francis Duncan

Vol. I 1682-1782

These first two volumes dealing with the Regiment’s early history from pre formation c1682 the end of the The Battle of Waterloo 1815. They are the first two books in a series of eight going up to the start of the Great War.

This volume covers: Master General of Ordnance, Infancy of Artillery in England, The Revolution of 1688, Landmarks, Marlborough’s Trains, The Birth of The Regiment, Albert Borgard, formation of R.M.A., Woolwich in the older times, Royal Irish Artillery, The Seven Years War, Siege of Louisbourg, Minden, Siege of Belleisle, Siege of Gibraltar, Port Mahon, American War of Independence.List of Companies, their Captains and present designation for 1 st -7 th Battalions and Royal Horse Artillery. In total 30 chapters. Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With xii,444pp, A5 size. 1 B & W photo. Price £ 30.00. 650gms.

Vol. II 1783-1815

This volume covers: The Birth & Progress of the R.H.A., with the Duke of York in Flanders, Egypt, The Siege of Copenhagen, Monte Video, Peninsular War, Walchern, Talavera, Busaco and Torres Vedras, Barossa, Badajoz, Albuera, Salamanca, Vittoria and San Sebastian, The Second American War, Waterloo.

Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With 23 Chapters,Appendix A-C, 1 B & W Photo, xii,512pp, A5 size.Price £ 30.00. 820gms.

New Book "Life in the Army" by R.Simkin

 

Technical Publications New Subjects 481-520

481 Fiske’s Telemetric and pointing instruments 1898 by G.Moch, 16pp, 18 illustrations in text. (RAI) £10n 80gms

482 Notes on the Gun armament of large Battleships 1909 , 19pp, 7 illustrations in text £10 60gms

483 Effects on Coast Defence of Naval Developments 1910 by various authors, 31pp,RAI £10 80gms

484 The Field Artillery and the Great Rebellion by Lt. Hime, pub 1870 20pp, 8 Ill in text RAI £10 60gms.

485 Rifle Practice in the Austrian Infantry 1872 11pp CUSJ £10 60gms

486 The Organization of Q.F. Artillery/of Field Artillery 1904 by various authors 13pp RAI £10 70gms

487 The New works of Fortification at Antwerp 1864 by various authors 15pp, 1 fold out plate REI £10 90gms

488 Comparative Advantage of B.L.& M.L.systems on Rifled Field Art.1868 by Lt,Col. F.Miller V.C. 21pp RAI £10 60gms

489 Naval Attack of Fortifications 1892 by Capt. H.J.May 21pp RAI £10 60gms

490 Design of A Rolling Bridge/Equilibrium drop bridge/Drawbridge 1873 by Various authors 7pp, 7 illustrations REI £10 90gms

491 Military Transport c1879 by Lt.Col. C.Parson 15pp RUSI £10

492 Coast Defences 1857 by Gen. Sir J.F.Burgoyne 4pp, 2 plates 1 fold out REI £10 50ms

493 Portable Guns/Pack Battery2.75 B.L./Pack Bt. in Mountain Warfare 1920 by various authors 29pp, 6 B & W photos RAI £10 90gms

494 Description of Elastic Pads invented by the Chevalier Angelini 6pp, 5 plates 1866 £10 60gms

495 Guns and Gunners a review upto 1815, by Lt. Col. J.H.Mitchell, pub1913 18pp RAI £10 90gms

496 Military Riding Schools 1862 by Major C.B.Ewart 1pp, 10 plates, +2 fold out plates REI, £10 80gms

497 The effect of Gun Fire on Modern Ships 1902 by various authors 34pp RAI £10 80gms

498 Iron Protection for Casemates Embrazures 1863 2pp 3 plates REI £10 60gms

499 The Necessity for Officers of all branches studying the problems involved in the defence of Coast Fortresses. 1910 by W.R.W. James 20pp RAI £10 90gms

500 Notes on the Origin, Formation, Dress of the Madras Horse Artillery 1907 by Major J.H.Leslie, 9pp, 9 plates RAI £10 80gms

501 The influence of Coast Fortresses on Naval Strategy 1912 by Lt.Col. W.R.W.James 46pp £10 100gms

502 New System of Fortifications by James Fergussion 1859 30pp RAI £10 75gms

503 The Pom Pom : its organisation and Future 1902 by various authors 11pp RAI £10 60gms

504 Supply, Care & repair of Artillery material for Canadian Milita 1878 by Capt. Montizambert 25pp RAI £10 70gms

505 Remarks on Sighting Ordnance 1859 by Capt. Haultain 12pp, 7 ill. RAI £10 70gms

506 Notes on Fuze and Projectile Designing 1906 by various authors 27pp, 13 illustrations in text RAI £10 80gms

507 Signalling and Telephony in Coast Defence/The Patton Telegraph 1904 by various authors 28pp, 5 illustrations in text RAI £10 80gms

508 Armoured Plated Railway Wagons used during the siege of Paris 1870 by Lt. Fraser, 4pp, 6 plates, REI £10 60gms

509 A New system of Limber and Ammunition Wagon 1861 by Capt. Leslie, 18pp, 3 plates in text RAI £10 50gms

510 The Value of Coast Fortresses/Landings against/role of mobile defence1907 by various authors 32pp RAI £10 90gms

511 Torpedo-Boat Destroyers 1895 by Mr. J.I.Thornycroft 15pp, 4 plates £10 70gms

512 Notes on the Defence of Charleston, South Carolina 1864 by Lt. Innes, 15pp, 1 map REI £10 60gms

513 Experiments with new Horse & Field Artillery Equipments 1906 by various authors 18pp, 3 plates RAI £10 60gms

514 The Relative importance of mobility & shell fire in Field Artillery 1888 by Capt. F.G.Stone , 27pp, 5 plates RAI £10 90gms

515 Remarks on Pontoons and suggestions on their improvement 1858 by various authors 28pp, 7 plates, 2 fold out REI £10 120gms

516 The elements of Fire Control in the Navy 1901 by De Profundis 35pp £10 90gms

517 Optical Aids & Variable Power Telescopes for Artillery Purposes 1903 by various authors 10pp, 2 plates in text RAI £10 60gms

518 Coast Defence/ Coast Defence suggested system of fighting A Battery command in Coast Defence 1896 by Capt.Lowe and Capt Sandford 20ppn RAI £10 70gms

519 Mountain Artillery Establishments, Training, personal, equipment 1886 by various authors, 45pp, 2 plates RAI £10 100gms

520 Notes on Ranging with Field and Mountain Guns 19006 by various authors 18pp RAI £10 60gms

New Mini-Book size publications

 

MB61 Military Cycling 1893-1910 by various authors , 9 papers, 66 pp (CUSJ) 140gms

MB62 The Story of Warships Past & Present/The Battle of The Ironclads/Ironships 1867 by various authors 68pp (CUSJ) 145gms

MB63 Artillery ReOrganisation 1896 by various authors 80pp (CUSJ) 160gms

MB64 Notes on the Capture,Defence & History of Gibraltar pub.1902-19 by various authors, 66pp, 3 maps (CUSJ) 150gms

MB65 Notes on Artillery by Captain C.Holmes Wilson, 66pp (CUSJ) 150gms

MB66 The Evolution of Modern Army & Navy Signalling, 1894-1914 (CUSJ) 130gms

MB67 Artillery Tactics, Training and Development 1905-19 Lt-Col Holms Wilson (CUSJ) 120gms

Mini Booklets Cost £17.00 per booklet + postage.

 

NEW BOOKS for 2013

Books on ARTILLERY

VICTORIAN MOUNTAIN and PACK BATTERIES 1837-1901

By

Ian James Cross .

 

 

This new publication covers the period of the forming of the first Royal Artillery mountain batteries in 1836 which were the first to see service since the Napoleonic Wars , to include all the important developments to the end of Queen Victoria ’s rule in 1901.

 

Although the principal purpose of the book is to provide an account of the Ordnance, other subjects covered are: arms, equipment, uniforms and accoutrements of the Victorian Mountain Artillery, as well as an account played by those batteries in major campaigns in which they were involved, included with 22 campaign maps..

 

The author draws on a vast collection of contemporary sources and authors, original drawings and illustrations many of which have never been seen or used by the modern day researcher.

 

With 15 chapters, 5 appendices, the subjects covered being :

Characteristics of M.A., A Short History, Brass Smooth Bore M.L. Artillery, Rifled M.A., Gun Carriages, Mortar Beds, Limbers, Ammo Boxes, Elevating Gear, Ammunition for Smooth Bore & Rifled, Personnel Gun Drill, War Rockets & Machine Guns, Transport, Personal Arms, Dress & Accoutrements, Tactical Use of M.A., Campaigns.

 

With xviii, 240pp, A4 size pages ,185 A4 size plates showing detailed drawings of carriages, barrels, (S.B & Q.F.) equipment, ammunition, tools, fuzes, cannon locks, animal harness, cross sectional drawings, Mule equipment, Uniforms, Badges, Buttons, Rifles, Pistols, swords, bayonets, Gattling gun, machine guns, war rockets .

 

Hand bound in dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & special Mountain Artillery badge on cover.

Cost £ 45.00 , weight 1.54Kg

 

History of The Royal Regiment of Artillery

1860-1914

 

History of The Royal Regiment of Artillery

1860-1914

by

Maj-Gen Sir G Callwell and Maj-Gen Sir J.Headla

This series of three volumes dealing with the Regiment’s history from the end of the Indian Mutiny to the start of the Great War.

Due to the great advances in weapons, material, training & instruction, it has been split up into 1860-1899, 1899-1914 and Campaigns 1860-1914.

 

 

Volume 1 1860-1899

This volume covers: Organization 1860-62, 1863-73, 1874-81, 1882-90, 1891-99. Armament 1860-69, 1870-83, 1884-99. Training A, Horse and Field Artillery, Franco-German War, The period of progress, L’Artillerie. B, Mountain, Heavy & Siege Artillery, C, Cost Artillery, The Dark Ages, The Renaissance, The Fortresses. In total 17 chapters and 5 appendices. Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With xi,352pp, A5 size . 3 B & W photos, 9 drawings of Ordnance.Price £ 30.00. 650gms.

 

Volume 2 1899-1914

 

This volume covers the change and development in the various branches of the Regiment in more detail, includes how they worked together preparing for the Great War. Each branch has its own part :

Part I 1899-1902, The War Office, The Regiment

Part II The Field Army Artillery, The South African influence, rearmament general, technical, re-organization, Manchurian influence, French influence, the final phase.

Part III, The Siege Artillery, The South African influence, Manchurian influence, Fortress Warfare.

Part IV The Coast Artillery, the armament, fighting the fixed armament, land forces. Part V, The Auxiliary Artillery.

Part VI The Regimental Institution,and 6 appendices.

 

Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With xxiii,475pp, A5 size.Price £ 30.00. 820gms.

 

Volume 3 Campaigns 1860-1914

 

As the Regimental motto “unique” has a wider significance than any roll of Battle honours. The volume is concerned with those campaigns that marked some real epoch in the life of the Regiment and its development.

The various countries are covered:

Part I India , 9 chapters

Part II China 1860 & 1900

Part III New Zealand , Canada

Part IV North & East Africa 6 chapters

Part V West & South Africa 5 chapters

Part VI South Africa War 1899-1902 , 13 chapters

And 12 appendices.

Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With xiii,578pp, A5 size . 6 B & W photos.

Price £ 30.00. 940gms.

 

 

L-R, ACHIEVEMENTS of FIELD ARTILLERY, HANDBOOK of ARTILLERY INSTRUMENTS 1914

 

ACHIEVEMENTS of FIELD ARTILLERY

By Major E.S.May

As a result of an invitation for an account to be written of what the Field Artillery had accomplished by Lord Roberts. The author had this book published in 1893.

By making a selection of battles from Rossbach (1757) to the Chillian civil War (1891), the reader is given examples of both smooth bore and rifles ordnance in action and how they changed the outcome of these battles by how they were employed. The book has 7 chapters and a conclusion. Covering: The Era of Frederick (7) Napoleon (15) The Transition period (13), the Renanissance (6), the Giant’s strength (4) The Russo-Turkish War 1877-78 (5), recent experiences (4)

 

 

Produced 16x24.5cm size, 172pp, 32 maps. Hard bound in blue buckram cloth, with gold leaf lettering and ordnance badges on cover.

Price £ 21.00 490gms.

 

HANDBOOK of ARTILLERY INSTRUMENTS

1914

 

A Handbook covering all various instruments used at this time in sighting various Ordnance, with a complete break down of all compliment parts.

With 10 chapters and 2 appendix, subjects covered are:

Telescopes, Binoculars, Directors, Clinometers, No. 7 Dial sight, Field Telemeter, One Man Range Finders, Angle of sight Instruments, Care and Preservation, repair and adjustment, notes on reflective prisms, tests of range takers. Available in Hard & soft bound versions.

 

Produced 16x24.5cm size, 187pp, 51 plates plus 100’s illustrations in text. Hard bound in khaki buckram cloth, with black lettering on spine and cover. Price £ 23.00 640gms or (soft backed @ £19.00)

 

 

 

The Establishment

of Steel Gun Factories

in the United States

The Establishment of Steel Gun Factories in the United States

From the Naval Inst. Journal

By

Lt. W.H.Jaques U.S.N.

Published by the U.S.N. Institute to look at the methods & systems used by various countries in the process, manufacture and advanced design of armaments of steel.

 

III-V

France , Germany , Russia

 

France, The Foundry and works of Messrs Scheider & Co.

Are the main manufacture covered for this country. 120 tob wagon-truck, Hotchkiss 53mm Revolving Cannon and Naval Mounted 32mm B.L.R. model of 1870,debange 240mm B.L.R., construction of 37 & 42cm BL Steel Rifles, breech fermeture, fermeture debange Schulz wire gun

Contains 74pp 12 A4 and 5 double page plates

Germany the manufacture F.Krupp an the main supplier to the Govement. The Hotchkiss 57mm rapid firing gun, Kupp 30.5cm,Navy & Coast B.L.R. on castcarriage, English armour plate, 15 cnt, 78 cwt R.L.R., wagon-truck and 4 Cm. BLR Krupp cylidro-prismatic fermeture.

Contains 20pp, 1 A4 and 8 double page plates

Russia Govement also used ,Krupp as a supplier, with the Abohkoff Steel Works, Russian Artillery Gun Factory in St.Petersburg showing 12-inch gun musselius model, 9-inch mortar.

Contains 16pp, 1 A4 plates

With a total of 110pp, A4 size 14 plates showing detailed drawings of equipment/maps, 13 fold out detailed scale drawings for various size guns, in addition to various drawings in the text. Hand bound in dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & special US badge on cover. Cost £ 45.00 weight 1.05Kg

 

VI

UNITED STATES

 

Details of material supplied by Cambra Iron Company, Midvale Steel Company, Nicetown,Springfield Iron Company giving an account of their various departments of open-hearth steel works, rolling mills, blast-furnaces, wire-rod mills, Bessemer plant, roll-turning ,smithery, wire construction. With drawings of 6 & 8-inch hoped B.L.R, and 6 & 8-inch WW B.L.R. Guns. A chapter on the plant for the manufacture of guns and a summary of the report of the Gun Foundry Board.

With 3 detailed maps of the manufacturing steel works.

.

With 70pp+ 37 page Index, A4 size, 8 plates showing detailed drawings of equipment/maps, 4 fold out detailed scale drawings for various size guns, in addition to various drawings in the text. Hand bound in dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & special US badge on cover. Cost £ 45.00 weight 980Kg

 

 

A History of

The Army Ordnance Services

 

 

A History of The Army Ordnance Services

By

Maj-Gen. A.Forbes.

 

Vol. 1 Ancient to Crimean

This first volume starts from the earliest days when anything in the nature of an organization existed to provide the soldier with equipment, clothing, arms and ammunition. With an account of general army administration, national policy, development of arms, equipment & uniforms now supplied are covered. Starting in 1066 to the Crimean War in 11 chapters including: The Medieval Age ,Tudor & Stuart, The Commonwealth, After the Restoration, Board of Ordnance, Details of Uniforms, Equipment and Arms to late 1700’s, then to 1850’s,Board of General Officers, Ordnance Service administered Regimentally & the State, The Crimean War. A list of 13 Appendices.

 

.Hand bound in dark blue buckram, gold leaf lettering on spine & on cover,A5 size with vx,316pp,45 drawings in text.

Pub 1929. Price £25.00. 600gms

Vol. 2 Crimean to The Great War

Continuing the history from the series of reforms of 1855, with chapters: The Army Ordnance Department (in relation to Army administration reform & interior economy), The Army Clothing Dept., Details of Equipment & Arms, The Royal Army Ordnance Corps, The Indian Ordnance Dept., The broad arrow, The origin and uses of uniform. 2 Appendices.

The chapters on uniform, equipment & arms covers the changes in nfull dress, various pattens of Khik service dress, accoutrements, Snyder, Martini-Henery, Lee-Metfors rifles, Fuzes, Armstrong guns, RML, BL, and Q.F. Ordnance

,

.Hand bound in dark blue buckram, gold leaf lettering on spine & on cover,A5 size with vii,284pp,412drawings in text. Pub 1929. Price £25.00. 550gms

 

INDIAN ARMY STANDARDS and COLOURS

 

 

Indian Cavalry Standards

by Capt. H.Bullock

Indian Infantry Colours

by Capt. H.Bullock

 

These two books are among the many books written by the Author on Indian subjects but, the only ones on the Army. For many years forgotten until recently, when copies were found and made available to the modern researcher/collector. These are the only books written on the subject, full of interesting information, illustrations & photographs.

 

The Cavalry Standards covers three separate presidencies and various subsidiary forces. Covering Standards & Honorary Standards, giving information about those he saw or had information on. He also covers Standards still carried.

 

Indian Colours covers from the earliest days to when the first regulations started in 1781 then onto the 1930’s, their design & use, the granting of Honorary Colours , and the adventures with the Colours.

 

Indian Cavalry Standards has 36pp A5 size, 22 B & W plates 230gms

 

Indian Infantry Colours has 108pp with 14 B & W plates and 5 illustrations. 300gms

 

Each book costs £21+ postage.

New Books for 2012

 

New Books on Artillery

 

 

Letters on Artillery C1887

By

Prince Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen

Translated by Major N.L.Walford

The author commanded the artillery of the Prussian Guard Corps throughout the wars against Austria and France . The story he tells of the rise to fame of the German Artillery and is of interest and revelation to anyone connected with the work of artillery in war. It is translated by Major N.L. Walford which preserves all the charm of the original. It is one of the most readable accounts of the use of artillery during the very important and changing periods in the arms history. And used for many years as a study publications of the events of the Franco-German War for Artillery Officers.

This edition is produced A5 size , 428pp, with 6 maps hand bound with dark blue buckram cloth, hard covers, gold leaf lettering on spine with gun design on cover. Price £ 25.00. 760gms.

 

Stray Military Papers Pub 1897

By

Lt.Col. Henry W.L.Hime R.A.

 

A book of 4 chapters covering infantry fire formations, marking at rifle-marchers, the progress of field artillery, re connoitering duties of cavalry. The largest chapter as might be expected being “The Process of field artillery” which includes royal horse artillery and field batteries

 

With Lt.Col. Hime being an Artillery Officer he starts from 1259 and covers the development of Artillery, Gun Powder and the use of Artillery, with 10 tables of information.

 

With viii, 214pp, 2 maps, 15 tables, A5 size with a B & W plate. Bound in dark blue buckram cloth with gold leaf lettering on spine. Price £21. 460gms.

 

The Establishment of Steel Gun Factories in the United States

II England

From the Naval Inst. Journal

By

Lt. W.H.Jaques U.S.N.

 

Published by the U.S.N. Institute to look at the methods & systems used by various countries in the process, manufacture and advanced design of armaments of steel. With reference to the work done by Armstrong his Elswick Company, Vickers & Sons, Cammell & Co., John Brown & Co., Bessemer Steel Works Sheffield.

 

 

Giving details of the Coil syetem, breech mechanism, methods of fording & manufactures of the steel, casting, rifleing, testing & trials against steel plates, layout of factories, furnace, fording press and other machines.

With vi, 150pp, A4 size41 plates showing detailed drawings of equipment/maps, 11 fold out detailed scale drawings for various size guns, in addition to various drawings in the text. Hand bound in dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & special US badge on cover. Cost £ 45.00 weight 1.3Kg

 

New Books on Fortifications

 

Annals of a Fortress

Translated from the French of E.Viollet-Le-Duc

By

Benjamin Bucknall .

With the Original French Engravings

This second edition pub. 1879 with an introduction by John Henry Parke. The original first edition was translated and published in 1860.

The author having experienced the French/German War as a Military Engineer gives his insight of these events in the final part of this work.

He describes an ideal fortress over successive ages from a first camp through seven sieges with the Forts development & changes after each, the use of gun powder and the changes for artillery to the 1870’s

A conclusion with advancements in design and an explanation of technical terms

This edition A4 size, xvi, 390pp,with 75 detailed drawings of which many are “birds eye” views. Bound in period binding, spine blocking and special period badge on cover in gold leaf .

Cost £45. weight 1.40 Kg

 

 

A Practical Treatise of Strengthening and Defending Outposts, Villages, Houses,

Bridges etc. c1837

By J.Jebb

 

This is one of the first practical Treatise for Officers giving information on fortifying various areas on a temporary construction. Subjects covered are:

General rules and principles, details of executing breastworks, trenches, defence of hedges, walls, woods, obstructions, buildings in a state of defence, placing a village in a state of defence, arrangements for the defence of bridges, guarding and defending a house and village.

With 81pp, 1 B & W plate, 15 plates of 34 B & W drawings. A5 size.

Bound in dark red “Balacrome” material with gold leaf lettering, & Royal Arms badge on cover. To give a period feel. Price £ 25.00. weight 320 gms

 

Sebastien Le Prestre De VAUBAN 1633-1707

By

Sir Reginald Blomfield

 

Vauban is possibly the greatest military engineer which ever existed yet, before this book was published there was no account what he did & where and what sort of man he was. This account is taken from three major books (2 in French) and a book of maps published in 1702.The result is the progress from boyhood, cadet, military service, fortifications of France his designed fortifications, the various siege’s he was involved with, his final days, his will. The full listing of places fortified by him, glossary of terms used, list of authorities on Vauban, military fortifications of the 16 th & 17 th centuries.

This edition is produced A5 size hand bound in red buckram material with gold leaf lettering to spine. Of 216pp with portrai, 30 illustrations .Price £ 21.00, 654gms.

 

New Books on Army Service.

 

Army Service Corps Training

1909

Part II, Supplies

 

 

An important part of the work of the A.S.C. is the supply of food for both man and animals . This manual gives the Corps members the information required in the supply of this and other items to the Army. The contents of this are ;

Section 1 cattle, sheep & meat,, Section II breadstuffs, Section III forage, Section IV fuel & light, Section V field rations , groceries , hospital supplies and disinfectants, Section VI Miscellaneous . With 19 appendix. With tables showing the size, weight & cost of the various equipment & items.

 

A4 size with a total of 343pp , 6 B & W plates, 4 fold out plates A4 size pages. Bound in maroon buckram, gold leaf lettering & royal coat of arms to cover.

Cost £ 30.00. 1.3Kg.

 

History

of

The Royal Army Service Corps 1666-1904

By

John Fortescue

 

The history of the supply and transport of the British Army through innumerable campaigns many taken from the authors “History of the British Army”. Starting in Ireland in 1689, North America 1776-1799, Wars of the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1815, The Crimean War, Land Transport Corps, Military Train, the system of control,1867-1888, new A.S.C. 1888-1898, South Africa 1899-1902.Hand bound in dark blue buckram, gold leaf lettering on spine & on cover,A5 size with 274pp,2 B & W photos,14 maps. Pub 1930. Price £25.00. 600gms

 

New Books on Small Arms

Superiority of Fire

A Short History of rifle and machine guns,

by

Major Prigham

Author of several machine-gun instruction manuals and books, with this book which breaks new ground. He tells the story of which small arms played from the 14 th to the 20 th century with credit to various overlooked pioneers with which the history of the subject would not be possible.

Chapters include: Ancient history, 1062-1590, military firearms, muskets & rifle 1470-1939, early quick firing weapons 400BC-1883. The Maxim 1883-1902. M/G’s in Manchuria 1904-05, critical years 1905-14, musketry & M/G 1914-15, Machine Gun Corps, Lewis Gun & tanks, lessons of the war, principles of automatic guns, classes of automatic guns, M/G’s in air warfare, lessons of history.

A5 size with dark green Balacrome cloth, x + 146pp and 14 Illustrations. Price £ 21.00 370gms.

 

 

Notes on the Rifle.

By Hon. T.F.Freemantle

 

A collection of notes written for Baily’s Magazine with more developments of interest for the sportsman & general reader. 11 chapters include early weapons, the positions, sighting, powders in general, smokeless powder, the spin of the bullet, the bullet’s flight, trajectories, velocities, impact, diagrams.

 

With xii, 178pp, A5 size with 12 illustrations .Bound in dark green balacrome cloth with silver leaf lettering on spine & garrison gun badge on book cover. Price £21 weight 400gms.

 

on UNIFORMS

Uniforms of The Imperial and Territorial Force Yeomanry 1901-1914.

By Robert J. Smith and David J. Knight

Following the highly acclaimed and well received three vol’s . on the History of the Uniforms of the Yeomanry Cavalry, the authors give us a further insight into the Parade and Service Dress Uniform worn by all 56 Regiments of Yeomanry Cavalry of the 1901-1914 period.

 

 

 

About the book

This follows the same format as the first three books with an Introduction , general notes on the Yeomanry of that period, then information on 56 Regiments. Each Regiment has a listing of Commanding Officer, Adjutants, Squadrons and location of Annual Training Camps then the development of Uniforms :

Parade Dress and Service Dress.

 

This book covers a period which arguably is the most complicated of subjects in the field of uniform research, for not only were all 56 Regiments dressed differently, their uniforms also underwent changes some radical in a comparatively short span of time.

 

 

 

 

Book specification

With viii, 312pp,over 400 B & W photos, 10 full figure paintings, 15 plates showing 176 uniforms/headdress diagrams, 4 pages of 64 peaked caps, 32 side caps all in colour from the original paintings of David J.Knight .

The book A4 size, using coated art paper, hand bound in dark blue balacrome cloth, gold leaf lettering on spine & special badge design on cover. With hand made Spanish marble endpapers.

 

Orders are now being taken before the 26 th May for the first production run which will be ready mid-July.

 

Cost £ 70.00 + postage 1.41 Kg weight .( £9.75 postage UK ) see postage cost for outside UK on order form below.

 New Books on Artillery

 

Above, The Young Artillery Officers Assistant, History

of The Royal Regiment of Artillery 1815-1853

 

The Young Artillery Officers Assistant

By

Capt. A.F.Oakes, Madres Horse Artillery

Originally published in 1847.

 

The author explains by question and answer for the young Officer in his first years service, the complex subject of Artillery & its use of this period. Subjects covered in 25 chapters are : Gun Drill, Ordnance, Guns, Mortars, Howitzers, Carronades, Range tables, Laying, Charges, Carriages, Platforms, Heights & weights, Gunnery, etc.

With viii,73pp, A4 size, illustrations in text,,13 detailed scale diagrams (7 of which are A3 fold out. Bound in dark blue balacrome cloth with gold leaf lettering on spine and canon badge on cover.

Price £45. 1.41Kg.

 

 

History of The Royal Regiment of Artillery 1815-1853

by

Lt. Col. Henry W.L.Hime

 

This book covers the uneventful period from the end of the Waterloo to the start of the Crimean. With details of the Regiment in 1815, the reduction 1816-1823, the Driver Corps., the Gunner-Driver system, the Regiment 1827-46, the augmentations 1846-53, the material 1815-53, War service. It has 4 appendices. Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With 148pp, A5 size .28 tables of information.

Price £ 25.00. 360 gms .

 

 

 

Above, History of The Royal Regiment of Artillery 1815-1853, Tales of the Mountain Gunners, SIEGE BATTERY 94 During the World War 1914-18.

 

 

 

 

Tales of the Mountain Gunners

by

C.H.T. McFetridge andJ.P . Warren

 

A collection of tales to portray the life in the Mountain Artillery from various periods, campaigns and Regiments. Told by those who served and had experience, in peace and war, light-hearted and grave, routine and exceptional. A record of those memories, supplemented by other sources, of a way of life remembered to give future generations inspiration of their service. Chapters include: in the days work, good fighting, the soldier, the mule, the gun, some characters and more.

Hand bound with Khaki coloured buckram clot, black badge on cover & lettering to spine , xix,328pp, 19 B & W photos, 11 maps. A5 size. Price £ 25.00. 650 gms .

 

 

SIEGE BATTERY 94 During the World War 1914-18

Compiled by

Major C.E.Berkeley Lowe DSO, MC.

 

From the formation in 1915, the reader is taken through the service at the Battle of the Somme , Battle of Arras, massive operation on the Flanders coast, Ypres and the winter of 1917, British retreat, recovery & resumption of offensive, then the great advance of 1918. Finally demobilisation of 1919. Roll of Honour, nominal rolls in six parts, summary of Battle positions occupied.

 

 

Hand bound in blue buckram with lettering on spine & ordnance badge on cover in red . A5 size with 160pp ,8 B & W photos.

Price £ 25.00 weight 380gms.

 

New books on Ammunition & Fire Arms for May 2012

 

Above, The History of Small Arms c1868, Observations on the Past and Present State of Fire-Arms c1852

 

 

Textbook

on the theory of the Motion of Projectiles,

the History, Manufacture and explosive

force of Gunpowder,

The History of Small Arms c1868

 

 

A textbook for the use of Officers sent to the school of Musketry , three books in one. First, the theoretical principles, definitions, motion of projectiles, penetration, metal for bullets to fit the expansion.

Second, Gunpowder, its history, manufacture, explosive force.

Third, History of Arms, Rifles ,Rifling , Breech Loaders, Index of History & Rifles.

A5 size with dark green Balacrome cloth, iv + 145pp and 65 Illustrations in the text & historical notes.

Price £ 21.00 350gms .

 

Observations on the Past and Present State of Fire-Arms

c1852

by

C olonel Chesney

 

A Title not giving the true description of this books contents, with which heading on each section only give a general coverage of its detail. The index of 15 pages has over 1400 subjects mentioned in the text. The material covered include: The state of the Artillery, Artillery of early times, Use of Howitzer, The new Musket, Progress of Artillery in Europe, etc. with 7 “schedules” covering details of expense , out stations, construction, Battery & Battalion details, Garrison and Field Batteries of the R.A. . A5 size, with dark green Balacrome cloth , viii , 376pp,11illustrations in the text, plus 32 tables. Price £ 23.00 630gms .

 

 

 

 

 

New Publications for 2011

 

On ARTILLERY

 

Left, On The Physical Conditions Involved in the

Construction of Artillery , Right, The Principles and Practice of Modern Artillery

 

On The Physical Conditions Involved in the

Construction of Artillery

By

Robert Mallet

Originally published in 1856.

 

 

 

 

 

The author explains the methods of construction of Ordnance both from the view of a mechanical engineer with calculations, science of gun-founding, properties of materials, metallurgic, theoretic mechanics. Application & use of various materials, faults in service.

The book has 37 chapters with 320 sections, 30 detail notes in 100 pages.

With xx, 284pp ,9 plates,13 diagrams. Smaller than A4 size. Bound in dark blue balacrome cloth with gold leaf lettering on spine and canon badge on cover. Price £45. 1.1Kg.

 

 

The Principles and Practice of Modern Artillery

By Lt.Col . C.H.Owen R.A.

Originally Published 1871.

 

 

 

 

This publication is split into three parts: Pt.1 Ordnance, Carriages and Ammunition, Pt.2 Principles and Practice of Gunnery, Pt. 3 Organisation and use of Artillery in Warfare.

Part 1. covers the construction and object of the different guns, carriages,and kinds of ammunition. Part 2 covers methods of calculating practical gunnery questions, Pt. 3 includes progress from the 16 th -19 th Cent. Of Artillery, equipment, organisation, employment, siege, garrison & coast Artillery.

Part 2 Internal Ballistics and External Ballistics.

Produced A4 size xvi+472pp, 18 plates/maps of with 12 are folding .

Price £45.00. Weight 1.71Kg.

 

New Books on Heavy Artillery and Small Arms.

 

Left, The Gambardier , Right , A TREATISE on SMALL ARMS

 

The Gambardier

Giving an account of the Heavy and Siege Artillery in France 1914-18

By

Mark Severn

 

 

 

The author gives an account of the experience of life serving the big guns, from 1914, Festubert 1915, The Somme 1916, Arras , Ypres and Messiners 1917, Cambrai 1917 then the advance of 1918.

 

Hand bound in blue buckram with lettering on spine & ordnance badge on cover in red . A5 size with 224pp ,11 B & W photos, with am addition of 9 detailed scale drawings of some of the ordnance mentioned in the text.

 

Price £ 25.00 weight 530gms.

 

A TREATISE on SMALL ARMS C1852

by

Louis Panot .

Introduction by Bill Harriman, President of the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain .

 

 

This Treatise covers a wide range of French small arms and edged weapons starting with the model 1822 flintlock musket, then models 1840 & 1842. The rifle muskets of 1842 & 1846 and he describes the pistols for the Cavalry and gendarmerie, Lancer and Artillery Carbines, and Naval Small Arms.

It is one of the earliest scientifically based military manuals and straddles a dividing line in military and technological history.

Panot’s treatise is an important primary source for anyone interested in small arms and covers the development of the edged weapons. It adds a new dimension to the knowledge of French military weapons of the first half of the 19 th Century.

 

24.5cm x16cm size with dark green Balacrome cloth, 250pp, 67 drawings in the text , Price £ 23.00 640gms.

 

 

Books on Fortifications and Military Engineering.

 

Left, The CASTLES of GREAT BRITIAN Right , The

ROYAL ENGINEER.

The CASTLES of GREAT BRITIAN

By

Sidney Toy

The author traces the development of Castles from Prehistoric Times A.D. 43 to the Forts of Artillery in the 1780’s.

With 14 chapters covering Fortifications from Prehistoric Times to the Roman Invasion, Roman Fortifications, Anglo-Saxon Fortresses, Norman Castles with Small Keeps, Norman Castles with Rectangular Keeps, Castles from 1160-1270, Buildings of the Bailey, Period of Edward the First, Weapons and Siege Operations of the Middle Ages, 14 th Cent. Towers & Castles, Development of the Tower House, Buildings of the Bailey 1270 to 1500, Towns, Bridges & Churches,

It has xiii +278pp, 73 B & W photos & over 120 illustrations, diagrams & maps. A4 size . Hand bound in grey cloth. This 2 nd ed. Pub 1954.

Price £ 37 + £ 5.00 postage ( UK ) 1.17kg.

 

The ROYAL ENGINEER. C1869

by

Right Hon. Sir Francis B.Head Bart ..

The Author gives an account of the various sections of the Royal Engineers in the late 1860’s, The establishment, Barrel Pier Bridges, the model room, drill, survey, electrical school, Submarine Mines, Torpedoes, Field-works, Printing, construction, electric telegraphs, photographic school, signalling, a soldiers knapsack, barracks, the Minie Rifle, breech-loader. In IV parts, with appendix A-E.

 

Produced A5 size, xii, 392pp, and7 plates. 20 pages of advertisements at the back. Bound in red Buckram material with gold leaf lettering, & Royal Arms badge to cover. Price £25.730gms.

 

New Book on British Military Badges

 

A COLLECTORS GUIDE to INFANTRY

GLENGARRY BADGES

( revised , corrected and enlarged edition)

Part 1 1851-1881

 

By G.F.McWilliam

 

Following the success of the original edition of this work, the author has extended this publication by further research and locating a further 18 new badges never before published.

This revised, corrected and enlarged edition provides the collector with FULL COLOUR photographs throughout and includes the R.M.L.I. and Army Hospital Corps as well as a collection of B & W photos of the badges being worn.

 

The finished A4 size book has 104 pp, with 316 badge designs and detailed expanded text on each forword , introduction, details of restrikes , auctioneers , salesrooms, terminology, bibliography, section of photographs showing badges being worn.

 

This book is hard bound, using buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & badge design to cover. Bound in the same style as the 1 st Edition of this title.

 

Price £55.00 + £3.90 P & P ( UK ) 700gms.

 

 

 

New Publications on Uniforms

Uniforms of The Georgian Yeomanry Cavalry 1794-1827.

By Robert J. Smith and David J. Knight

Following the highly acclaimed and well received first and second vol’s . on the History of the Uniforms of the Yeomanry Cavalry, the authors give us a further insight into the Full Dress Uniform worn by every Regiment & Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry of the Georgian period.

 

 

 

No publication has ever recorded before the uniform of every Regiment and Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry of the same period. As the authors have spent over 50 years researching the subject using prints, contemporary portraits, photos, order & letter books, newspaper articles, tailor & accoutrement makers pattern books, and of course surviving items of uniform & headdress. With new evidence emerging since the Ogilby Trust publications , this series of books make a comprehensive account of the dress of each Regiment or Corps for a reference guide for collectors of militaria , students of military dress and military modellers alike.

 

About the book

This follows the same format as the first two books with an Introduction, general notes on the Yeomanry of that period, notes on Yeomanry uniforms of this period, then information on 70 Corp’s which served in the various Counties. With each corp’s organization, C.O., strength, notable events, then a detailed description of their Full Dress : Headdress ( Tarleton helmet or Shako), Jacket, leg wear, arms & accoutrements, saddlery & horse furniture starting with the Officers & then the NCO’s & Men.

Due to this very early period being covered and the very limited material which exists, often only a portrait or single item of kit, ,a tailors diagram or a written description, the authors have made an attempt to record what is known and create a series of snapshots of what the various corps were actually wearing.

 

Book specification

With vi, 248pp,over 290 B & W photos/ B & W copies of original paintings/ Drawings & detailed illustrations of uniform,headress , sabretache designs almost all published for the first time and 20 colour plates showing 44 different Full Dress uniform. These are from the original paintings of David J.Knight .

The book A4 size, using coated art paper, hand bound in dark blue balacrome cloth, gold leaf lettering on spine & special badge design on cover. With hand made Spanish marble endpapers.

 

Orders are now being taken before the 18 th April for the first production run which will be ready mid-May.

 

Cost £ 70.00 + postage 1.20 Kg weight .( £8.90 postage UK ) send e-mail for price of postage outside UK

ON

ARTILLERY

 

 

 

 

Photo above,

VICTORIAN

SMOOTH BORE SERVICE

ORDNANCE

By

Ian James Cross

 

This new work starts with the smooth bore ordnance in service at the end of the Napoleonic Wars , that in service between 1815-1820 then a discussion of developments that took place between 1820 and 1865.

The author draws on a vast collection of contemporary sources and authors, original drawings and illustrations many of which have never been seen or used by the modern day researcher.

With 18 chapters, 5 appendices, the subjects covered being : Early Victorian Artillery Services, Smooth Bore Ordnance before 1820, Sea & Land S.B. Ordnance after 1820, Manufacture, Proof & Marking, Field, Siege & Mountain Gun Carriages, Garrison Carriages, Sea Service Carriages, Limbers & other vehicles, Transport Animals, Powder, Magazines, Cartridges, Projectiles, Fuzes , Ignition, Laying and Gun Drill, Tactics, War rockets.

Ordnance in Service at various times, Ordnance emplaced at Gibraltar , Malta & Bermuda c1860, S.B. Ordnance used in Land Actions 1837-1865.

With xxiv, 248pp, A4 size pages ,221 A4 size plates showing over 450 detailed drawings of carriages, barrels, equipment, ammunition, tools, fuzes , cannon locks, animal harness, cross sectional drawings.

A coloured title page.

Hand bound in dark blue “ Balacrome ” cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & special cannon badge on cover.

Cost £ 50.00 + Postage £7 ( UK ) weight 1.6Kg

 

 

 

 

Photo L-R: Manual of Volunteer Position Artillery, Field Gunnery.

 

Manual

of

Volunteer Position Artillery c1890

By

Capt. H.C.C.D.Simpson R.A.

 

 

This small manual for the Volunteer Corps, gives movement , drill, equipment, organization, parade and various instruction, mount, di mount of Ordnance and many other details.

Hand bound in blue buckra, gold leaf lettering & R.M.L. Gun badge design on cover ,A5 size with viii 134pp, 5 plates, 11 pages of diagrams of packing for Volunteer Battery using 40-pd, 20-pd, 16-pd R.M.L. guns.

Price £ 21.00 weight 370gms.

 

FIELD GUNNERY

A practical manual prepared

with special reference to the heavies.c1916

By

D.A.MaCalister , R.G.A.

 

This small but compact publication has 13 chapters and covers such subjects as : Mathematical data of field gunnery, field forumulae , aiming point, displacement, methods, indication of target, ranging and methods of fire, the battery leader’s control fire, fuse indicator and time shrapnel, ballistics, results of fire practice, high angle firing howitzers.

Hand bound in blue buckram with lettering on spine & ordnance badge on cover in gold leaf . A5 size with xii ,152pp,15 tables, 89 ill in text .

 

Price £ 21.00 weight 400gms.

 

 

 

New Publications

on

Artillery, Fortifications & Equipment.

 

 

Photo. L-R: Sword ,Lance & Bayonet, Military Engineering during the Great Civil War,

Notes on the Early History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery

 

Notes on the

Early History

of

The Royal Regiment

of Artillery

by

C ol. F.D.Cleaveland

 

The account of this early history starts from 1267 in the reign of Henry III and continues to 1757 in the reign of George III. Giving listings of various establishment, names quoted, rates of pay, uniform & equipment issued etc. from contemporary sources. Bound with dark blue buckram cloth, gold leaf Royal Regiment of Artillery badge on cover & lettering to spine.

With 272pp, 8vo.various tables of information.

Price £ 25.00. 650 gms .

 

Military Engineering

During the

Great Civil War

1642-49

By

Lt.Col . W.R.Ross .

With 6 sections of: Introduction, General remarks on Military Engineering, Systems of Fortifications approved of in England, Organization and Establishments of the Engineering Department, Ordnance and Projectiles in use, Duties and Employment in Field and Fortress, and an Appendix with account of fortifications of London, surrender of Bristol, Siege of Basing House, and Colchester.

24.5 x 16cm siz , 122pp, with 15 fold out plates showing siege details, layout drawings of Hull, Portsmouth, Reading, Bristol, London, Oxford, Plymouth, Liverpool, Newark, Worcester, Donnington Castle, Basing, Colchester, & Tilbury.

Bound in period binding, gold leaf lettering to spine Cost £23. 500 gm.

 

SWORD, LANCE & BAYONET

A record of the Arms of the British Army & Navy.

by

Charles Ffoulkes , C.B, O.B.E.

and Major Hopkinson , M.C.

 

This book covers the development of the edged weapons used by the British Army & Navy from the early regulations, warrents & recordes . Sources quoted from 1672 to 1900. With subjects of Belts, Slings Knots, Lance, Bayonet and Staff Weapons. Notes on Tests done on various weapons, and an Appendix covering Muskets, Rifles and Carbines.

24.5cm x16cm size with dark green Balacrome cloth , xvi,143pp , 80 drawings in the text ,plus 7 pages of 40 photographs showing sword hilt designs. Price £ 23.00 480gms .

 

New Technical Publications

 

As series of booklets covering subjects of interest to Artillery, Fortifications and the general collector are being made available for the first time in their original size since they were first published from the 1850’s onwards.

 

Each subject is published in a card cover booklet 16cm x 24.5cms. ( their original size) with plans & fold outs carefully folded & placed in the place as the originals were.

These publications can be supplied in two ways:

  1. Folded & stapled as a booklet.
  2. Pages cut to single pages & punched to fit our binder.
 
Binders of dark blue buckram cloth with gold leaf lettering & badge on spine & cover. Each with Spanish marbled endpapers, spring clip & compression bar can be supplied.
These cost at the moment £18.00 + postage.
They are made to order as additional ones have different Vol. numbers.
 
This range of new publications will have between 2-4 issued per month covering as wider subject matter as possible and cost between £5 - £15.00 depending the content & complexity of production.

 

 
TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

New Mini-Book size publications

 

A range of titles which are often a series of parts republished as a complete title, of larger size (page No’s & contents) Technical Publications. For single booklets they come with card covers & spine, the contents being spiral bound to open out flat. For collectors wanting the cut & punched pages they are supplied the same as the standard Technical Publications”

MB1 The General Arrangement & Practical working of the Artillery Defences of
a first class Coast Fortress, Protecting a harbour and Dockyard 1886 by Major White, Major Rainsford-Hannay & Captain Nash. 50pp
 
MB2 Horse Artillery. 1759-1870 by Captain W.J.Robertson 1888. 74pp, 1 plates with 3 illustrations , 12 tables, 2 illustrations in text (RAI).
 
MB3 The History of Artillery 1400’s-1815 By R.Flenley 1920 , 80pp. (RAI).
 
MB 4 The Mobility of Field Artillery Past and Present by Captain Hime, pub1870-3 84pp, 5 tables, 10 illustrations in text (RAI)
 
MB5 The Effects on the Bombardment of the forts of Alexandria July 11 th 1882 .
by Captain Walford . pub 1883, 60pp, 17 tables, 13 plates of maps/plans with 30 illustrations of fortifications etc. (RUSI)
 
MB6 Historical Sketch of the Defences of Dover by Major-Gen. C.S.Akers.1886 (REI)
 
MB7 Recent Development of Field Artillery Material on the Continent. 1902.
by Captain L.R.Kenyon, 100pp, 7 tables, 10 plates with 17 illustrations/B&W photos. 41 illustrations in the text (REI)
 
MB8 Studies in Fortress Warfare c1884 by Captain Clarke and Lt. Nathan, 80pp, 3 Tables, 10 Plates/Maps fold out (REI)

 

MB9 The Russian Artillery in 1888 by Captain C.A’Court. 84pp, 32 Tables, 47 Plates, 5 fold out , with 100+ illustrations of Ammunition, Barrels, Breech-mechanism, fuzes, carriages, limbers, wagons, Mountain , Siege, Coast, Fortress, Heavy, Field, Artillery, Howitzers, Mortars, Ordnance. (RUSI)

 

MB10 The Development of the Thornycroft Torpedo-Vessel. c1877, 1881 & 1889 by John Donaldson M.Inst. C.E., 76pp, 35 Plates (8 pull out) with over 100 ill/drawings of vessels & equipment, to scale showing development and construction (RUSI)
 
MB11 Notes on Mechanism as applied to Artillery 1902 by Capt. Von Donop, R.A., 86pp.91 illustrations in text (OHMS)
 
MB12 Permanent Fortification c1854. by Lt. Tyler. R.E. 50pp, 22 Plates with 94 detailed ill/plans to scale of Fortress/Fortifications of various types to the design of Coehorn, Montalembert, Bastion & German system. Also details of Fougass ordinaries, shot furnace, fuze for mines, Gabions. (REI)
 
MB13 The Remarks on the system of Ordnance, Floating Batteries, Defence of the Country by Lt. Col. Boxer 1862. 86pp. (RAI)
 
MB14 Land Fortification Past, Present and Future c1889. by Major. G.S.Clarke.R.E. 100pp, 17 plates (13 fold out pages) detailed scale drawings/plans of : Lisle, Arab Tabia, Sebastopol , Defence of Paris, Belfont, Plevna, Disappearing Cupola of 12cm, 53mm Q.F. Gun, Travelling shield mounting, 21cm Spherical Mortar shielded, disappearing gun on rail truck. (RAI)
 
MB15 The Character of Gun best adapted for Naval Warfare, as gathered from the various plans of Guns proposed by Capt. Fishbourne, 1862. 56pp, 14 plans showing sectional drawings of gun barrels, ammunition, rifling details. (RUSI)
 
MB16 Ancient Cannon in Europe , from their first employment to AD 1400 c1864. by Lt. H.Brackenbury R.A. 58pp. (RAI)
 

Cost £17.00 per booklet + postage. More to follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BOOKS FOR 2010

NEW PUBLICATIONS

on

ARTILLERY

 

Photo above, L. A Plain Treatise on Artillery 1849, R. A Treatise of such Mathematical Inftruments put into a portable case, with the

Description of the use of GUNNERS CALLIPERS, SHIP-GUNS, &

SEA-MORTARS. C1775

Book open showing plate from book.

 

 

A

P lain T reatise on

A rtillery

By Thos . Gaisford Captain, Bombay Artillery.

The Author provides a Treatise on Artillery in two parts bound as one publication. These being in Part 1 the notes of instruction” which every Artilleryman should be familiar”, Part 2 being repository exercises, gun carriages, field batteries, platforms, and equipment of siege ordnance.

 

Published in 1849 in Ahmednuggur , whilst Thomas Gaisford was Captain and Director of the Depot of Instruction, Bombay Artillery.

 

Part 1 with viii, 36pp, Part 2 viii ,86pp , with a total of 40 tables. A4 size. Bound in dark blue balacrome cloth with gold leaf lettering on spine and canon badge on cover. Price £45. 940gms.

 

A

T REATISE

of such Mathematical Inftruments put into a portable case, with the

Description of the use of

GUNNERS CALLIPERS,

SHIP-GUNS, & SEA-MORTARS.

C1775

By

JOHN ROBERTSON

This edition is produced A4 size a preface xxiii, 238pp, with tables, & detailed pull out drawings showing The English Gunners Callipers, Ships Cannon & Sea Mortar. The text has various mathematical calculations, details of instruments & drawing methods etc. 3pp listing of other titles of the period.

This edition produced with period finish, hand bound with dark blue buckram cloth , hard covers, gold leaf lettering and simulated raised bands to the spine.

Price £ 45.00 + £6.00 postage( UK ) 1.1Kg.

 

 

Photo above, L. The Story of the Guns( Artillery) 1864, R.Field Artillery its equipment, organisation and tactics 1896.

 

The Story of The Guns( Artillery) c1864

by Sir J.Emerson Tennent

 

At a period of great change, this publication gives the reader a current position on the race to supply the perfect Rifle Ordnance. It is split up into three parts: .1 The Rifled Musket, 2. Rifled Ordnance, 3. The Iron Navy. With a commentary of the development of the new Rifled Ordnance, its tests and trials and the competition between Amstrong and Whitworth to supply the Services. With 33 illustrations/engravings. Produced A5 size xxii,364pp , hand bound with dark blue buckram cloth, hard covers, gold leaf lettering Ordnance badge on cover in gold leaf.

Price £25. 650gms,

 

FIELD ARTILLEY

 

Its Equipment, Organisation and Tactics. c1896

By

Lt.Col . Sission.C Pratt R.A.

This small but compact publication has 15 chapters and covers such subjects as : The Gun, carriages, ammunition, gunnery, formation, Artillery in the field, a good position, action of a single Battery, attack of a small force,on the defence, employment of horse Artillery with Cavalry,escorts , local combats, fighting of the future.

Hand bound in blue buckram with lettering on spine & ordnance badge on cover in gold leaf . A5 size with xii ,250pp .

 

Price £ 21.00 weight 500gms.

 

 

 

New PUBLICATIONS ON

 

MILITARY FORTIFICATION

 

In PHOTO, L . Military Architecture of the Middle Ages c1879

R . CASTLES, A Short History of Fortification from 1600B.C. to A.D.1600

 

 

In PHOTO , Military Architecture of the Middle Ages c1879 with book open showing detailed engraving.

 

Military Architecture of the Middle Ages

Translated from the French of E.Viollet -Le-Duc

By

M.Macdermott , Architect.

With the Original French Engravings

This second edition pub. 1879 with an introduction by John Henry Parke . The original first edition was translated and published in 1860.

 

The author covers in great details the development of Military Architecture from the Roman period through the “Norman style”, and to the advancements of the 12 th & 13 th century. Each improvement in style & change in Fortifications is covered , the alteration of defence with the introduction of Artillery, Cannons of the 15 th Century, with modifications of Towers & Castles, use of Ramparts, Trenches, Cavalier, Ravelins , Mines & Countermines, Castles at the end of the 15 th Cent.,Bastions according to De Ville, System of Vauban .

There are over 40 different locations of fortifications studied.

 

This edition A4 size, xvi, 274pp , with 151 detailed drawings of which many are “birds eye” views. Bound in period binding, spine blocking and special period badge on cover in gold leaf .

Cost £45. weight 1.03 Kg

 

CASTLES, A Short History of Fortification from 1600B.C. to A.D.1600

By

Sidney Toy

The author traces the development of Fortifications through Mesopotamia , Asia minor , Greece , Rome , Byzantine fortifications from the 5 th to 10 th Cent., Western Europe from 5 th to 11 th Cent., Byzantine & Saracenic Fortifications of the 10 th Cent., Rectangular & Transitional Keeps. Seige Engines & operations of the Middle Ages, Castles 1190 to 1270, Towns, Fortified Bridges , Towers, Gatehouses, and Defences. Development of the tower house, 16 th Cent. Forts.

It has xiv +242pp, 66 B & W photos & over 170 illustrations, diagrams & maps. A4 size . Hand bound in grey cloth

Price £ 37 + £ 5.00 postage ( UK ) 960gms.

 

Photo above, L. FIELD FORTIFICATION. Notes on the TEXT-BOOKS 1897

R. TREATISE on COAST DEFENCE c1865

 

Photo above , TREATISE on COAST DEFENCE ( US )c1865 book open showing title page detail.

 

FIELD FORTIFICATION.

Notes on the TEXT-BOOKS

Specially designed and arranged for use of Officers

preparing for Promotion Examinations.

by

Colonel H.D.Hutchinson .

Published in 1897, this forth edition has been up-dated with the various changes in armaments and conditions. It has 17 chapters : Artillery, projectiles,penetration , Field Defences, improved field defences, obstacles, revetments, field-works, garrisons, trace of field-works, lines of works,

Defence of villages, houses ,woods , military bridging, hasty demolitions, camping arrangements.

 

Produced A5 size, x, 142, and 36pages of advertisements at the back. With

34 plates containing over 200 illustrations, Bound in red Buckram material with gold leaf lettering, & Royal Arms badge to cover. Price £25. 490gms.

 

TREATISE on COAST DEFENCE

Based on the experienced gained by Officers of the Confederate States during the North American War from 1861 to 1865

By

Lt.Col . Von Scheliha , Confedrate Army .

This classic work covering the experience in Military Coast Defence of the Civil War has 22 chapters covering subjects of : progress made in Naval architecture and artillery and the modification needed to coast defence, types of fortification and their state to withstand modern artillery, protection of guns mounted ”en barbette”, various obstructions floating and fixed, torpedoes & mines, methods of lighting up channels.

With vi, 326pp, A4 size ,12 plates showing detailed drawings of equipment/maps, in addition to various drawings in the text. Hand bound in scarlet buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering to spine & special US badge on cover.

Cost £ 45.00 + Postage £7 ( UK ) weight 1.33Kg

 

New PUBLICATIONS ON

 

EQUIPMENT and MILITARY

TRANSPORT

Photo above, L. Army Equipment 1865 Part IV, Equipment of Military Train &

Part VI Commissariat Staff Corps,

R. Mechanical Traction in War for Road Transport c1900 .

 

Photo above, Mechanical Traction in War for Road Transport c1900 .

Book open showing plate from book.

 

 

Army Equipment 1865. Part IV, Equipment of Military Train &

Part VI Commissariat Staff Corps

Compiled by Lt. H.M. Hozier .

 

This is the only detailed publication available on the early period of equipment of the Military Train & Commissariat Staff Corps.

The illustrations to accompany this part of the series were unfinished when this descriptive portion was finished so, the text was published and due to the number of changes in such a short period the illustrations were never issued.

 

Due to the Commissariat Staff Corps Part VI being only a small section, both parts have been published together as one book.

 

They cover: Classification of Equipment ,Organization , Composition & Strength, Personal Equipment, Horse Equipment, Ammunition, General Stores, Equipment for Ambulance Wagon, General Service Wagon, Forage Wagon, Tools of Artificers, Hospital Equipment, Veterinary Equipment, Camp Equipment , Transport, Tonnage, Marks on Packages and Stores.

In addition Part VI contains:

Baker’s, Butcher’s Carpenter’s, Smith’s, Cooper’s, Wheelright’s & Saddle-tree Maker’s, Harness and Collar Makere’s , Bricklayer’s and Mason Equipment. Equipment for Army in the Field.

 

Full details of all uniform, equipment etc. of Officers & OR’s.

 

With tables showing the size, weight & cost of the various equipment & items.

 

With a total size of 218pp A4 size pages. Bound in maroon buckram, gold leaf lettering &

royal coat of arms to cover.

Cost £ 25.00 + £5.00 Postage( UK ). 870 gms

 

Mechanical Traction in War for Road Transport

With notes on Automobiles generally

By Lt. Col. Otfried Layriz ( German Army)

 

This early publication on Military Mechanical Traction provides the reader with the latest (c1900) material on the use of traction engine and other automobiles and their use for military applications in time of war. With additional footnotes and references for their use in the South African War. .

Starting with a general introduction, then a History of Mechanical Traction from the Cugnot’s Locomotive of 1769 to Boydell T.E. used in the Crimean War,then onto 1886. Chapters on: The Automobile without train, as a Traction Engine, attempts to replace the steam motor by other kinds of motors, relation of supply transport by means of Traction Engines to that by field railways, M.R.T. must be in a country before it can be usefully employed in war time.

An Appendix giving a resume of experiments in Mechanical Traction with road locomotives for war purposes from 1875-1900.

A very good selection of line drawings & B & W photos showing engine’s, coaches etc. inc. Lord Roberts Armoured Road Train (1899).

 

With 102pp 28 plates with 46 detailed illustrations.A4 size. Bound in maroon buckram, gold leaf lettering & traction eng. badge on cover.

Cost £ 25.00. 1.02 Kg.

 

NEW PUBLICATION on UNIFORMS

 

 

Photo above, The Cutter’s Practical Guide to British Military & Naval Uniforms 1881-1914. With colour plate in background from book Vol. 1.

 

Photo above, The Cutter’s Practical Guide to British Military & Naval Uniforms 1881-1914. Showing all three Vol’s .

 

Photo above, The Cutter’s Practical Guide to British Military & Naval Uniforms 1881-1914. Showing book open with one of many detailed illustrations of the uniform designs & cutting measurements etc.

 

 

 

The Cutter’s Practical Guide to British Military & Naval Uniforms 1881-1914.

By W.D.Vincent

Following the introduction of various new editions of Dress Regulations is was necessary for the private tailor to offer their customers the most accurate & minutest detailed work required to conform with these official regulations. The method described was adopted by the Army Clothing Depot at Pimlico and used by may leading Master Tailors in the Service.

The work is in a series of parts each bound and presented `in the same size & format:

 

Vol. 1. The Cutting of Military Garments includingTunics , Frock Coats, Service Frocks, Mess Jackets, Overcoats, Capes, Vests, Trousers, Overalls, Pantaloons.(with additional parts to 1914)

.95pp, plates showing rank badges, Reg. Badges, 84 illustrations inc. full fig showing uniform ,70 cutting patterns. Also a pull out colour plates showing full figure illustrations (see photo above). 840gms

 

Vol. 2 Coat Cutting and Making,Morning , Frock, Dress Coats for Court, Military, Naval, Volunteer, Police Uniforms, Clerical, Juvenile, working mans. Vol 2. 119pp, 47 illustrations including 2 plates of Naval & Military Officers rank trimmings on cuffs. 60 cutting patterns. 920 gms

 

 

Vol. 3. Jacket Cutting and making, Lounges, Reefers & Patrol Jackets, and making Robes & Gowns. Vol 2. 119pp, 47 illustrations including 2 plates of Naval & Military Officers rank trimmings on cuffs. 60 cutting patterns. 920 gms

 

Book specification

The books are A4 size, hand bound in red buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering on spine & special badge design on cover

 

Each book cost £ 35.00 + postage (weight as above))

 

 

 

 

 

New Mini-Book size publications
 
 
A range of titles which are often a series of parts republished as a complete title, of larger size (page No’s & contents) Technical Publications. For single booklets they come with card covers & spine, the contents being spiral bound to open out flat. For collectors wanting the cut & punched pages they are supplied the same as the standard Technical Publications”
 
MB1 The General Arrangement & Practical working of the Artillery Defences of a first class Coast Fortress, Protecting a harbour and Dockyard 1886
 
MB2 Horse Artillery. 1759-1870 by Captain W.J.Robertson 1888
 
MB3 The History of Artillery 1400’s-1815 By R.Flenley 1920.
 
MB 4 The Mobility of Field Artillery Past and Present by Captain Hime 1870-3
 
MB5 The Effects on the Bombardment of the forts of Alexandria July 11 th 1882 . by Captain Walford . 1883
 
MB6 Historical Sketch of the Defences of Dover by Major-General C.S.Akers . 1886
 
MB7 Recent Development of Field Artillery Material on the
Continent. 1902. by Captain L.R.Kenyon
 
MB8 Studies in Fortress Warfare c1884 by Captain Clarke and Lt. Nathan,
 
MB9 The Russian Artillery in 1888 by Captain C.A’Court

 

MB10 The Development of the Thornycroft Torpedo-Vessel.

 

Cost £17.00 per booklet + postage.
 
 
 

 

RARE BOOKS ON

BRITISH SMOOTH-BORE ARTILLERY

of the 1860’.

 

Above L-R: Elementary Lectures on Artillery, Rough Notes on the Manufacture of Ordnance etc.

Produced for the use of the Gentlemen Cadets of the Royal Military Academy .

The following two publications were originally bound as 3 works in I with original watercolour paintings in the form of plates illustrated by the Gentleman Cadet as he attended the lectures and did the practical elements of the course. These paintings were bound with the books and course notes to form a unique record of manufacture, testing, usage of Ordnance, Carriages & Ammunition of the Smooth-Bore period.

 

 

ELEMENTARY LECTURES on ARTILLERY 4 th Edition

by Charles H. Brown.

This publication contains notes on the History of Artillery, Construction of Ordnance, Description of Smooth-Bore Ordnance, Artillery Carriages, Beds, Platforms, Ammunition. Gunnery, application of Gunnery, Organisation, Equipment and application of Artillery. With 261pp, 32 plates which 10 are A3 size fold out.

With the addition of “Rough Drawings on Artillery” watercolour paintings of which there are 13 colour plates which 5 are A3 fold out size. The standard book has on the left hand side of the pages scholarly annotations and calculations on almost every page.

 

 

ROUGH NOTES

on the

MANUFACTURE of ORDNANCE, CARRIAGES, and AMMUNITION .

With

NOTES on GUNPOWDER

With TACKLES and PURCHASES.

The above two titles bound in one book along with Tackles and Purchase and a series of Practice Reports to form a rare combination of printed text book, practical reports, illustrated notes & paintings and use of Ordnance.

With 100pp+6 plates, 25pp+ 4 A3 fold out plates, 15pp of Practical Reports. In addition to 31 full colour plates of copies of the original watercolour paintings.

The contents of the book are : Manufacture of Cast Ordnance, of B.L. Built up, M.L. Built up, Bouching of M.L. Ordnance, Inspection and Proof, Sighting, painting, browning. Manufacture of Carriages, Platforms, timber, wooden carriages, traversing platforms, repair of wooden carriages. Manufactures of Ammunition, combustible components, Projectiles for S.B. Ordnance, Projectiles for B.L. and M.L. Ordnance, Fuzes , Cartridges, Wads, Lubricators, Tubes, Small Arm Ammunition, Rockets. Followed by the practical section on Tackles and Purchases, followed by Practical Reports of Ordnance used by the Gentleman Cadet covering all types & sizes of Gun in service with the services during that period.

Notes on Gunpowder covers the ingredients, manufacture and proof of gunpowder with copies of lithographs of the principal machines used for the manufacture of gunpowder by the Royal Powder Factories at Waltham Abbey in the 1860’s.

With copies of the original Colour plates covering Manufacture of Ordnance, Manufacture of Carriages, Manufacture of Ammunition

 

In Conclusion, the above two titles form an in-site into the state of Smooth -Bore Artillery use, testing, manufacturing etc along with a collection of hand written notes made by the student during his lectures and practical work of visiting the works in Woolwich, using the Ordnance in proof firing and attending the latest demonstrations of carriage design including the then new

Moncrieff Gun system.

 

Publishing Specification of a book of the mid Victorian Period.

Each of the above two publications are A4 size, printed using coated art paper, hand bound in dark blue balacrome cloth, simulated raised band design on spine with gold leaf lettering on spine & special badge design on cover. With hand made Spanish marble endpapers. Bound to match each other .

 

Price

Cost £ 85.00 each publication + postage (weight of Lectures on Artillery 1.50 Kg, Rough Notes on Manufacture 1.4Kg weight.)

 

 

More Books on BRITISH ARTILLERY

 

 

 

 

Above L-R: Artillery: its progress and present position, Short Notes on Field Batteries.

 

ARTILLERY:

Its Progress and Present Position.

By E.W. Lloyd & A.G.Hadcock .

Originally Published 1893, In two Parts with Appendix

This publication gives a serious overview of the state of Gunnery both of the Army & Navy at a time when new technologies are coming in to service . The authors use their experience at Elswick and Woolwick Arsenal . Describing many guns and ancillaries, hoists, with all forms of weapons, ammunition and defenses . The book contents cover the subjects :

Part 1 Artillery before & after the Crimean, Gun-construction, Naval Gun Mountings, Hydraulic Gun-Mountings, Quick Firing Guns, Coast-Defence Guns and mountings, Ammunition, Field ,Mountain and Siege Artillery.

Part 2 Internal Ballistics and External Ballistics. Appendix covers details of the various illustrations, tables.

Produced A4 size xii+463pp, 93 plates+folding table.

Price £45.00. Weight 1.94Kg.

 

SHORT

Notes on Field Batteries c1871

By

Capt. C . Orde Browne R.A.

This small manual of two parts bound as one, gives a practical use and principles of arrangement of horses in a Battery , fitting of harness handling of guns in the field, and the working of a mounted Battery . With Part 2 giving details of Ammunition (Boxer, Shrapnel, light balls, Double shell, Case shot, Common Shell) Rockets, Ammunition for small arms, Fuzes , Time, Percussion, Mitrailleuses .

Hand bound in blue buckram smaller than A5 size with iv+ 51pp 22 figs in text, viii+120pp+ 40 figs in text.

Price £ 21.00 weight 410gms.

 

 

 

Above L-R: Handbook of Artillery Material 3 rd Ed, A Primer for Garrison Artillery, A Primer for Horse, Field & Mountain Artillery.

Handbook

of

Artillery Materiel

3 rd Edition

by

Major F.C.Morgan R.A

This third edition revised and is now used as a textbook for Royal Artillery Officers qualifying for promotion in the subject “Artillery”

Subjects covered include: Materials used in Gun Construction, Rifle Muzzle-Loading built-up Guns, R.M.L. converted Guns, Old Patten R.B.L. Guns, Smooth-Bore Guns, Breech-Loading Guns, Gunpowder, Cartridges, Projectiles, Fuzes , Tubes, Field & Siege Carriages, Carriages & Platforms for Heavy Ordnance, Transporting carriages and Machines, Tackles, cordage, skidding, sheers, derricks, Gunnery.

With x ,116pp Enlarged by 30% each page being A4 size, 19 plates XI tables. Bound in blue buckram cloth, gold leaf lettering & badge Price £ 30.00. Weight 1.1Kg.

 

 

A Primer for Garrison Artillery, A Primer for Horse, Field & Mountain Artillery are shown but are already part of the range in the Artillery collection of books , see Artillery section.

 


 
 
 
 
 
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