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'BRITISH SERVICE LEE' Presentation Edition, #117 of 300 numbered copies, autographed to collector in July 1982.
11 x 8.5 in., 410 pp., hard cover, leatherette with gold blocking, pub. Skennerton 1982,
Arms & Armour Press (UK) co-print in Australia by Inprint, Geebung, Qld.

This was the 1982 edition, considered by collectors as the '2nd Edition Skennerton' Lee-Enfield book
This example also has the regular dust-jacket for protection, the book is in near mint, original condition.

Priced at AUD $200 (ca. US$145) plus shipping
'BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH BAYONETS' Skennerton & Richardson 1986
11 x 8.5 in., hard cover, 404 pp., pub. Skennerton 1986. I.D.S.A. Books (USA) co-print in Australia by Inptint, Geebung, Qld.

Copies now fetch $300+, have seen a US$900 asking price in the USA, but that must come with some free bayonets!
This example is special in that it was the first copy from the book binder, Podlich, so annotated on  fly.
Stamp: 'from the library of Ian Skennerton' on endpaper, autographed by Ian Skennerton & Robert Richardson

Priced at AUD $300 (ca. US$230) plus shipping
'VICKERS - A History'  J.D. Scott 1962 - pub. Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1962
10 x 6.25 in., 416 pages, hard covers, no dust jacket, ex-library copy (library not indicted)
Illustrated with some classic b&w photos, 35 total on art paper inserts.
Parts 1 to 7 each of which has chapters...
     From the Origins to 1888
     British Armaments and their makers from the Crimea to 1888
     Armaments and Imperial Defence
     The First World War (Guns & Shells, Navel Ships & Weapons, Submarines, War in the Air, &c.)
     Armament Firms and the Post-War World
     Aviation in the Twenties
     Rearmament- In the Air, Naval Rearmament, Tanks, Guns,
A precious prime reference source... AUD $100 plus shipping 
'THE DESERT COLUMN. Ion L. Idriess 1934 - pub. Halstead, 6th Ed., 1934
7.5 x 5 in., 388 pages, hard covers, no dust jacket, not illustrated. VG condition.
Idriess was a trooper in the 5th Australian Light Horse, this record of Gallipoli, Egypt, Sinai and Palestine is commended by
the commanding officers, Brigadier L.C. Wilson and Lieut. Col. Donald Cameron, 5th A.L.H.
     Foreword by Sir Henry Chauvel
     Total of 52 Chapters cover the various campaigns
     Glossary of terms
     Diary format, daily record of experiences
     References to snipers, Billy Singh
     Reference to automatic conversion of SMLE rifle
     A first hand understanding of the men, horses, weapons and enemy

An invaluable historical record... AUD $30 plus shipping 
'THE PATTERN ROOM' - pub. 1987, Ministry of Defence
2 copies, Enfield & Nottingham editions, 1987 & 1992 printing.
8.25 x 8 in., limp covers, saddle-stitched binding

Hand-out brochures for visitors, full colour, 12 pp ea., gloss covers
Different content & photos of the Pattern Room collections
The collection, personnel, layouts & descriptions at the consecutive establishments
DGDQA Pattern Room was the mantle at Enfield, the Pattern Room assumed its own identity when the Royal Small Arms production
was moved up the M1 to Nottingham.
Scarce booklets today, both establishments closed and the Pattern Room relocated and absorbed
into the National Firearms Centre at Leeds, principally a police & government reference collection
AUD $25 plus postage 

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