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Colt’s Variations of the Old Model Pocket Pistol, 1848 – 1872 By P.L.Shumaker. BO 317 - BO 317
This is a clean copy with an undamaged dust wrapper of Colt’s Variations of the Old Model Pocket Pistol, 1848 – 1872 By P.L.Shumaker. This book is the second revised edition from 1966 and is best version. The book is an important reference for the study of the Old Model pocket pistol and is considered to be an important publication by researchers and collectors alike. The book is profusely illustrated and covers all the including the London pocket models. The books chapters cover markings on all models which makes identification easy, together production numbers etc. This is an essential book for the serious collector of Colt’s pocket pistols. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 317

A History Of The Colt Revolver And The Other Arms Made By Colts Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co. From 1836 – 1940, Published in 1940 By Bonanza Books. BO 316 - BO 316
This book is considered to be the bible for Colts weapons and was written by two acknowledged experts on the subject, Charles T. Haven and Frank A. Beldin. This is a massive volume containing 711 pages covering all models from 1836 – 1940. The book is profusely illustrated with nearly 500 photograph, drawings, patents, Colts letters and other documents. This book covers the part played by the Colt revolver and its use by the Texas Rangers, Wells Fargo and the favourites of the likes of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hiccock etc. The book includes its original dust cover. This is a monumental work and is a must for any serious collector. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 316

Inter War 1936 Nazi German NSDAP ‘Adolf Hitler’ Hard Back Photo Card Album With Many Photo Cards. Sn 15553:5 - 15553:5
An original Nazi German NSDAP photo card collector's book with 153 pages titled ‘Adolf Hitler’, published in 1936. This scrapbook commemorates Hitler’s rise to power and contains images of prominent Nazi figures, Nazi Rallies and parading SA & Hitler Youth Units. The book has German text throughout. The red cloth bound hard back book has black lettering ‘Adolf Hitler’ on the front and spine. The book has 133 pages and measures 12 ¼” x 9 ¼” x 1”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15553:5

SOLD SOLD (21/09) British Regiments In South Africa 1899 – 1902 by John Stirling. BO 315 - BO 315
This is a mint condition 1994 reprint by J.B. Hayward and Son of the original edition of 1903 published by William Blackwood and Sons. The book was compiled just one year after hostilities and aims not to give a history of the war but to give a summary of services on most of the units present in the campaign. The book gives the dates of sailings, ships from the official records and first hand accounts of those who served in the field. The book gives an easy to read account of all important battles and movements. This is an invaluable reference work for both medal collectors and anyone with an interest in any of the regiments that served in The Boer War. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 315

The American Cartridge ‘An Illustrated Study Of The Rimfire Cartridge In The United States’ By Charles R.Suydam. BO 314 - BO 314
This is an excellent book for cartridge collectors and students of ammunition. This copy is by Borden Publishing Co. of Alhambra, California and is the revised edition of 1973. This book has been long out of print and is in virtually mint condition with a full and undamaged dust wrapper. There are more than 425 cartridges which are photographed full size and individually studied. There are chapters on identification, cleaning, display, appendices on manufacturers, headstamps and cartridge boxes. This is a standard work which is invaluable to both the collector and student of ammunition. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 314

An Introduction To British Grenades By Ian Skennerton. BO 313 - BO 313
This is a 1st edition copy fo the standard work on British grenades. The book is by Inn D. Skennerton who also authorised the standard work on British and Commonwealth Bayonets and many books on rifles etc.. The book was published by Greenhill in 1988 and is a well illustrated reference and chronologically lists the various grenade numbers and marks in service from 1908 to the 1960s. tables are provided to permit identification and comparison of the different types and models, making this study an invaluable reference for military historians, collectors and museum curators. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 313

SOLD SOLD (26/09) Sixguns. ‘The Standard Reference Work’ By Keith. BO 312 - BO 312
This is a virtually mint copy of the 1961 edition by Bonanza Books. New York and it is considered by many to be the definite ‘Bible’ on sixguns. This book covers everything from derringers to modern pistols and automatics. Not only are the pistols themselves covered but also cartridges, holsters, game shooting, repairs and maintenance etc.. The book is profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. This copy is complete with its original dust wrapper which has a protective plastic sleeve and this has maintained this book in pristine condition. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 312

The Flintlock: Its Origin And Development by Torsten Link. BO 311 - BO 311
This is the first English translation of a masterly study of The Flintlock which was originally published in 1939 but in Swedish. The author was the director of the Swedish Royal Armoury which he had joined in 1924. This book was the result of 15 years of research and was in fact his doctoral thesis making it a masterly and important study of the flintlock. The book charts the development and history of the flintlock from its original concept to its successor, the percussion cap. The book is profusely illustrated with crisp black and white photographs showing both full flintlocks and minor details of decoration etc. the book which was published by The Holland Press, London in 1965 is in excellent condition with its original dust wrapper which is complete but with sellotape to the edges. This is a scholarly work which still holds its own even with more modern publications. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 311

Complete & Original 1936 Nazi German ‘Die Deutsche Wehrmacht’ German Paper Back Cigarette Card Album By Cigaretten Bilderdienst Dresden With 270 Colour Cigarette Cards (One Page With Original Nazi Waffen SS Ink Stamp). Sn 15553:4 - 15553:4
An original complete cigarette card collector's book titled ‘Die Deutsche Wehrmacht’ published by Cigaretten Bilderdienst Dresden in 1936. This scrapbook for cigarette cards from the 1930s provides an invaluable pictorial record of the German war machine. It captures the German perspective of War and training. It features 270 full-colour cigarette cards, all are present and securely fixed, illustrating German Army, Artillery, Navy, Air Force scenes with men and equipment / vehicles together with Soldiers in training. There are also colour illustrated pages of German rank insignia. The book has German text throughout. One of the fore pages has what appears to be an original Nazi Waffen SS ink stamp and manufacturer detail together with 1936 copyright (all illustrated). The front of the book has an embossed artillery gun and crew in the field scene above embossed lettering ‘Die Deutsche Wehrmacht’. The book measures 13" x 10 ¼”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15553:4

2 Hard Back Volumes Olympia 1936 : Die XI Olympischen Spiele (Olympic Games) In Berlin 1936 Band 1 and 2 With Many With Many Illustrated Photo Cards & Pull Out Colour Venue Map Published by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. Sn 15553:1 - 15553:1
These 2 hard back volumes in original blue cloth celebrate the Nazi German Olympic games of 1936 published by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg-Bahrenfeld in 1936. Volume 1 has 127 pages. Volume 2 168 pages. Each Volume measures 12 1/4" x 10". Both are very bright and tight editions with only very minor wear and tear. Both have their original illustrated black & white paper sleeve covers. A fascinating history of early years of Third Reich & the controversial Berlin Olympic games. Hitler and other prominent Nazis can be seen on several photographs. Both volumes full of black and white photographs including all of the major athletes in the Games including USA’s Jesse Owens. Volume 1 has a colour pull out site map of the Olympic venues. Two very clean examples. Both volumes are in German text throughout. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15553:1
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