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KIRBY, Major-General S. Woodburn. The War Against Japan. London. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1957-69 First edition. 8vo. In five volumes. With the separately printed 8pp Corrigenda to Vol. I (including folding chart) loosely inserted. Original publisher's black and green cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrappers. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Sunday Times Supplement clipping tipped-in to title page of Vol. IV. Armorial bookplates of Field Marshal William Slim to FEPs of Vols. I-III, with his inked ownership inscriptions to FFEP of ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 25962
TUKER, Sir Francis. Approach to battle: A Commentary Eighth Army, November 1941 to May 1943. London. Cassell, 1963. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 410pp. Original publisher's brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle cocked, dustwrapper lightly rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Field Marshal Slim to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto to FFEP: ' Bill Slim / who exploited & pursued / on a bamboo & a shoestring / from / Francis Tuker / March 1963'. With a loosely inserted [2]pp T.L.S. addressed to Slim, in part discussing ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 25950
CAMPBELL, Arthur. The Siege: A Story from Kohima. London. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1956. First edition. 8vo. 211pp, [5]. With a photographic frontispiece, a further five photographic plates, four maps in the text, and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in yellow. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed. Pencilled ownership inscription of Field Marshal Slim to recto of half-title. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 25952
LEWIN, Ronald. Slim the Standardbearer: A Biography of Field-Marshal The Viscount Slim... London. Leo Cooper, 1978. 8vo. xv, [1], 350pp. With several photographic plates. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Dustwrapper, binding, and text-block damp-stained. Inked ownership inscription of John Douglas Slim (1927-2019), and the armorial bookplate of his father, Field Marshal William Slim to FEP (it would appear that it was customary for John to paste his father's bookplate into the books in his ... More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 25959
SLIM, Field-Marshal Sir William. Defeat into Victory. London. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 576pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and 21 folding maps. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, chipping to dustwrapper, loss to head of spine and lower panel, several clear tape repairs to verso. Inked note to recto of FFEP. Later inked inscription of Field Marshal Slim's son, John Douglas Slim (1927-2019) to title page. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 25954
SLIM, Field-Marshal Sir William. Defeat into Victory. London. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. Second edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 576pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and 21 folding maps. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed and cocked, chipping to price-clipped dustwrapper, several tape repairs to verso. Early inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Later inked inscription of Field Marshal Slim's son, John Douglas Slim (1927-2019) to title page. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 25955
SLIM, Field-Marshal Sir William. Defeat into Victory. London. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 576pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and 21 folding maps. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, dustwrapper price-clipped, chipped, loss to head of spine and lower panel. Contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP. Later inked inscription of Field Marshal Slim's son, John Douglas Slim (1927-2019) to title page. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25956
SLIM, Field-Marshal Sir William. Defeat into Victory. London. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 576pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and 21 folding maps. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spine stained and browned, dustwrapper chipped, spine panel sunned, several clear tape repairs to verso. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Later inked inscription of Field Marshal Slim's son, John Douglas Slim (1927-2019) to title page. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25957
PRASAD, Bisheshwar [editor]. Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War 1939-45: the reconquest of Burma. [Calcutta]. Combined Inter-Services Historical Section, 1958. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxvi, 467, [1]; xxv, [1], 539pp, [1]. Numerous photographic illustrations and maps (some folding). Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrappers. A trifle rubbed, spines sunned. Armorial bookplate of Field Marshal Slim to both FEPs. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 25940
CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The world crisis 1915. London. Thornton Butterworth Limited, [1923]. First edition. 8vo. 557pp, [1]. With seven maps, and one further illustrated plate. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Extremities rubbed. Scattered foxing. Inked ownership inscription of Vereker M. Hamilton to recto of FFEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25961
CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The world crisis 1911-1914. London. Thornton Butterworth Limited, [1923]. First edition. 8vo. [4], 536pp. With six maps, a further two illustrated plates, and a tipped-in errata slip. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed. Pencilled gift inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Vereker Hamilton / from I. B. M. H. Feb. 1923'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25960
BOK, Bart J. BOK, Priscilla F.. The milky way. Cambridge, Masachusetts. Harvard University Press, 1957. Third edition. 269pp, [1]. With numerous photographic illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in white, pictorial dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, some slight chipping to dustwrapper. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'To His Excellency / Sir William Slim / with the compliments of / the authors / Priscilla Fairfield Bok / & / Bart J. Bok / Mount Stromlo Observatory / November 3 ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25841
[PANDE], Sita Ram. LUNT, James [editor]. From Sepoy to Subedar: being the Life and Adventures of Subedar Sita Ram, a Native Officer of the Bengal Army written and related by himself. London. Routledge & Kegan Paul, [1970]. 8vo. xxix, [1], 186pp, [1]. Numerous illustrations in the text by Frank Wilson. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'For / Field-Marshal Lord Slim / with respect and good wishes / from the Editor and Illustrator / of these memoirs, who fought / under his command in Burma / ... More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 25842
SYM, John, Colonel [editor]. Seaforth Highlanders. Aldershot. Gale & Polden Ltd., 1962. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 416pp. With a frontispiece, a further 11 plates, and 11 maps. Original publisher's brown cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper lightly marked, chipping to head of spine panel. Internally immaculate. Presentation plate of the Seaforth Highlander's Regimental Association, with the typed note: 'Present to Field Marshal The Viscount Slim, K.G., by the President and Members as a memento of ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25853
LEVERKUEHN, Paul. German Military Intelligence. London. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1954. First edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 209pp, [1]. With a photographic frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, dustwrapper price-clipped, lightly worn and marked, inked numerals to upper panel. Inked ownership inscription of John Douglas Slim (1927-2019), son of Field Marshal William Slim, to recto of FFEP. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 25942
BARNETT, Correlli. The Swordbearers: Studies in Supreme Command in the First World War. London. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1963. First edition. 8vo. 386pp, [2]. With numerous photographic illustrations. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed. Later gilt supralibros of Windsor Grammar School to upper board. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of Field Marshal Slim to FEP beneath the inked calligraphic inscription: 'FIELD-MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT SLIM, K.G. / WINDSOR GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS / 22 APRIL 1964'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 25840