Island Books: Military: WWII: General
found: 112 books on 5 pages. This is page 1
- Next page

 
[J.E. MORPURGO].
"Britain's Homage to 28,000 American Dead. [With a Message from Winston Churchill]. THE AUTHOR'S OWN COPY"
"The Times, 1952" "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with 3 fine coloured plates (one double-page), a fine full-page portrait of HM King George VI, 32 monochrome plates on 20 and pictorial endpapers; original blue buckram, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. THE AUTHOR'S OWN COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON HALF-TITLE. A LABEL STATING THAT THE TEXT WAS COMMISSIONED OF MORPURGO BY 'THE TIMES' IS MOUNTED ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. With two original coloured photographic prints of the American Memorial Chapel in St. Paul's Cathedral loosely inserted. Professor Jack Morpurgo (1918-2000) was Director-General of the National Book League and later Professor of American Literature at Leeds University. His many works include several on Anglo-American military history and an acclaimed biography of fellow Old Blue Barnes Wallis. Cohen B132; not recorded by Woods."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 20684
GBP 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 116.75 US$ 129.25 | JP¥ 14030]
Keywords: "military, ww2, united states, war memorial, st. pauls cathedral, winston chirchill, jack morpurgo"

 
[JOHN PIMLOTT (ED.)]
Images of War 1939-1945. The Real Story of World War II. A Marshall Cavendish Collection in Association with the Imperial War Museum. [Second and Larger Edition]. COMPLETE EXTENDED SET IN PUBLISHER'S BRANDED BINDERS
"Marshall Cavendish in association with the Imperial War Museum, [1996-98]" "78 weekly parts in 4 vols., roy. 8vo., Second Edition, profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome throughout; all original parts housed in publisher's branded black card binders blocked and lettered in gilt and red, all binders, parts and packs in near fine state. A major partwork from Marshall Cavendish edited by John Pimlott, then Deputy Head of War Studies at RMA Sandhurst. Produced in 'magazine' format, the work as a whole makes full use of its size and space to create a lucid, vivid and valuable account of the conflict.The arrangement of the partwork is complex. The content of each number is arranged in four strands: Background, Campaign, Eyewitness and Home Front. In addition each of numbers 1-52 is accompanied by a separate numbered 'pack' containing a large coloured folding campaign map, a reproduction newspaper of the day and one or more items of ephemera such as reproduction documents. Each of numbers 53-78 (26 in all) is accompanied by a separate unnumbered 'pack' containing reproduction newspaper, poster and postcards. Due to the complexity and ephemeral nature of the companion 'packs' they are rarely found entirely complete. IN THE PRESENT SET HOWEVER ALL BUT NO. 6 ARE PRESENT. The work was first published in 1988-89 in 52 parts; this was extended to 78 parts of the second and final edition as here. The work as a whole is a worthy complement to Purnell's 'History'; taken together the two partworks provide an impressive pictorial archive. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS FORMAT AND CONDITION ARE VERY SCARCE"
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 15575
GBP 260.00 [Appr.: EURO 303.5 US$ 336.05 | JP¥ 36477]
Keywords: "military, ww2, second world war, pimlott, marshall cavendish, partwork, partworks"

 
[B. PITT (ED.)]
Purnell's History of the Second World War. New Monthly Edition. Volume 1.
"[BPC Publishing in association with the Imperial War Museum, 1979]" "Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with numerous coloured and monochrome, photographs, illustrations and maps in the text; original printed wrappers, covers very lightly creased else a very good, clean copy."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 11334
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.75 | JP¥ 842]
Keywords: "military, ww2, purnell"

 
[B. PITT (ED.)]
Purnell's History of the Second World War. New Monthly Edition. Volume 6.
"[BPC Publishing in association with the Imperial War Museum, 1980]" "Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with numerous coloured and monochrome, photographs, illustrations and maps in the text; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 11335
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.75 | JP¥ 842]
Keywords: "military, ww2, purnell"

 
M. ARTHUR
Men of the Red Beret. Airborne Forces 1940-1990.
"Hutchinson, [1990]" "8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates; purple cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Comprises 150 interviews with veterans of the Parachute Regiment and other airborne forces. Inevitably a major part of the book is devoted to Arnhem."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 16750
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 11.63 | JP¥ 1263]
Keywords: "military, ww2, british army, airborne, parachute regiment, arnhem, market garden, cyprus, suez, palestine, malaya"

 
B. GREGORY AND J. BATCHELOR.
Airborne Warfare 1918-1945.
"Phoebus, [1979]" "Roy. 4to., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and very numerous and monochrome photographs and illustrations throughout; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 20824
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.34 | JP¥ 1122]
Keywords: "military, ww2, airborne, paratroops"

 
CECIL BEATON
Air of Glory. A Wartime Scrapbook.
"HMSO [for the Ministry of Information, 1941]" "4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece and numerous fine photographs (a number full-page) in the text, small neat inscription on front paste-down, half-title lightly dust-marked; original red cloth lettered in black, red top, endpapers on japon, a very good, bright, clean copy. Elusive in clean state."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 10400
GBP 44.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 56.87 | JP¥ 6173]
Keywords: "military, ww2, home front, beaton, cecil beaton, photography, photographs"

 
E.W. BEATTIE
Passport to War. [First UK Edition].
"Peter Davies, [1943]" "8vo., First UK Edition; original brown cloth, gilt back, backstrip sunned (but all gilt wholly legible), a very good, clean copy. Nice copy (albeit to wartime production standards) of the first UK edition. Detailed account of the leading American war correspondent's service from 1937 to 1941. Published simultaneously with the US edition (titled 'Freely to Pass'). The UK edition is scarce in this condition. Enser, p.327"
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 17393
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.68 | JP¥ 2245]
Keywords: "military, ww2, edward beattie, war correspondents, journalism"

 
F. BERNADOTTE
Instead of Arms. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Hodder & Stoughton, [1949]" "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece, small contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue ribbed cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, blue top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at extremities. Wide-ranging account of the author's work with the Swedish Red Cross during WWII. Uncommon in this condition. Enser, p. 361."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 23007
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 US$ 23.26 | JP¥ 2525]
Keywords: "military, ww2, red cross, count bernadotte"

 
J. BERNSTEIN
Hitler's Uranium Club. The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall. Introduction by David Cassidy.
"American Institute of Physics, Woodbury NY, [1996]" "8vo., First Edition, with 10 plates on 4, illustrations in the text and printed front endpapers; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Expertly edited transcripts of the secretly recorded conversations of the ten German scientists detained at Farm Hall. Spectacular insights into the Nazi's attempts to enter the atomic age. Includes an extensive bibliography."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 26826
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.75 US$ 43.94 | JP¥ 4770]
Keywords: "military, ww2, espionage, pow, atomic physics"

 
M. BLOCH
"Operation Willi. The Plot to kidnap the Duke of Windsor, July 1940."
"Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [1984]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates; grey cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Enser, p.241."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 22042
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.92 | JP¥ 1403]
Keywords: "military, ww2, duke of windsor, duchess of windsor, operation willi, wallis simpson"

 
E.J. BOIS.
Truth on the Tragedy of France. Translated by N. Selwyn Wilson.
"Hodder & Stoughton, [1940]" "8vo., First English Edition, small neat signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy. Detailed account of the events leading to the Fall of France in 1940. Enser, p.165."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 20520
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.51 | JP¥ 1684]
Keywords: "military, ww2, france"

 
B. BROADFOOT
"Years of Sorrow, Years of Shame. The Story of the Japanese Canadians in WWII. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER"
"Doubleday, [Toronto ON, 1977]" "8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates and pictorial endpapers, marbled boards, backstrip lettered in red, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 25830
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.75 US$ 58.16 | JP¥ 6313]
Keywords: "mstock, military, ww2, canada, japanese canadians,"

 
S. BULL
Commando Tactics. The Second World War.
"Pen & Sword, [Barnsley, 2010]" "8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Detailed history of British WWII commandos, both in raids and combined operations. Includes France and Norway"
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 16697
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 31.02 | JP¥ 3367]
Keywords: "mstock, military, ww2, british army, commandos, combined operations"

 
A.H. BURNE
Strategy as exemplified in the Second World War. A Strategical Examination of the Land Operations. The Lees Knowles Lectures for 1946. J H OWEN'S COPY
"University Press, Cambridge, 1946" "8vo., First Edition; red cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy. This copy was formerly in the library of the eminent naval historian J.H. Owen with his initials on front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is an offprint of the author's 'Japanese and American Strategy in the Pacific' (RUSI Journal 1948). Enser, p.413 (recording only the US edition of the following year)."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 16893
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 18.09 | JP¥ 1964]
Keywords: "military, ww2, strategy, lees knowles lectures"

 
J.V. BYRNE
The General salutes a Soldier. [With the SAS and Commandos in World War Two]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Robert Hale, [1986]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates; yellow cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The author served with Stirling's L Detachment in the Western Desert, landed with 6 Commando on D-Day and worked up through France and Holland."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 23692
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 US$ 25.85 | JP¥ 2806]
Keywords: "military, ww2, sas, l detachment, gazala, timimi, 6 commando"

 
MARSHALL CAVENDISH
War Diary 1939-1945. [The Story of World War II in the words of those who lived through it]. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Select Editions [Marshall Cavendish, 1995]" "4to., First Edition, with numerous illustrations throughout; laminated pictorial boards, yellow endpapers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated survey of the key land, sea and air battles told by participants."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 22227
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.68 | JP¥ 2245]
Keywords: "military, ww2"

 
R. DE CHAMBRUN
Mission and Betrayal 1940-1945.
"Andre Deutsch, [1993]" "8vo., First English Edition, with plates; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 10694
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 US$ 23.26 | JP¥ 2525]
Keywords: "mstock, shelfbalb, military, ww2, france, chambrun"

 
C. CHAUTEMPS
Cahiers Secrets de l'Armistice (1939-1940). A CHATHAM HOUSE COPY
"Plon, Paris, [1963]" "8vo., First Edition; strongly bound in cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. This copy was formerly in the library of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, London, and bears its cancelled bookplate on front paste-down and neat accession panel on title verso."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 9525
GBP 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 US$ 28.43 | JP¥ 3086]
Keywords: "military, ww2, france, germany, french armistice, vichy"

 
J. COSTELLO
Ten Days that Saved the West.
"Bantam, [1991]" "8vo., First Edition, with several plates and maps; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Costello's authoritative study of the first phase of WWII includes much information from previously unreleased Soviet documentation."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 5939
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 31.02 | JP¥ 3367]
Keywords: "military, ww2, churchill, hess, nemo"

 
A. COTTERELL
An Apple for the Sergeant.
"Hutchinson, [1944]" "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, plates and illustrations in the text, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back, covers lightly age-worn else a good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter frayed with minor loss at edges. Second volume of the author's WWII memoirs. SCARCE."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 26248
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.68 | JP¥ 2245]
Keywords: "military, ww2, anthony cotterell"

 
L. DEIGHTON.
Blitzkrieg. From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk. With a Foreword by W.K. Nehring. [Second Impression]. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER
"Jonathan Cape, [1979]" "8vo., Second Impression, with numerous plates, figures and maps in the text, and endpaper charts; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Published a month after the first edition. Enser, p.116."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 22182
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.34 | JP¥ 1122]
Keywords: "military, ww2, blitzkrieg, fall of france, dunkirk"

 
P. DENNIS
The Territorial Army 1906-1940.
"Royal Historical Society and Boydell Press, [1987]" "8vo., First Edition, endpapers lightly browned; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. RHS 'Studies in History', 51. The standard account of the creation and development of the TA, from its record during the Great War to its fundamental role in the reshaping of Britain's army during the anxious years immediately prior to WWII. Very scarce, especially in this condition."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 15163
GBP 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 93.5 US$ 103.4 | JP¥ 11224]
Keywords: "mstock, military, british army, territorial army, territorials, regiments, ww1, ww2"

 
R. DIMBLEBY
The Frontiers are Green.
"Hodder & Stoughton, [1943]" "8vo., First Edition, with endpaper maps; cloth, a good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly age-soiled and chaged at edges. The famous broadcaster's account of his service as war correspondent. Uncomon in the dustwrapper. Enser, p.273."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 12368
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.51 | JP¥ 1684]
Keywords: "mstock, military, ww2, war correspondents, journalism, richard dimbleby, bbc"

 
H. DOLLINGER
The Decline and Fall of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. A Pictorial History of the Final Days of WWII. Technical Adviser Dr. Hans-Adolf Jacobsen. Translated from the German by Arnold Pomerans.
"Odhams, [1968]" "Roy. 8vo., First English Edition, with very numerous photographs and maps throughout, and front and rear photographic endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Arranged chronologically by sector, this spectacular collection of photographs includes many lesser known theatres, particularly in the Pacific. Originally published in Munich in 1965."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 9773
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.25 US$ 38.77 | JP¥ 4209]
Keywords: "military, ww2, nazi germany, imperial japan, pacific"

| Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | - Next page