Military and other matters.

Military Books. List 3

This list is made up of books with connections to Army, Navy, Police, first world war to Mau mau. A mix of Memoirs, factual accounts and some fiction. Prices ranging from £40 – £5.

 

Author, Title, Publisher, Place, Publish date, Edition, Size sometime with weight, Pages, Maps, Binding, Condition, Comments, Stock ID, Sales Price

 Duplicates occur due to condition, different publishers, or a signed copy is available.

 

“Anderson, David”, HISTORIES OF THE HANGED – Britain’s dirty war in Kenya and the end of the Empire, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2005, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 820”, x + 406, 6 + tables, Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Well researched discomforting perspective on the Emergency by a respected African historian.

Ref 7780, £40.00

 

“Askwith, Tom”, FROM MAU MAU TO HARAMBEE, “African Studies Centre, Univ. of Cambridge”, Cambridge, 1995, 1st, “6 x 8.5, 400”, viii + 242Orig. pictorial card, “Inscribed by the author to Charles & Margaret (Hayes), V. Good”, Memoirs and Memoranda of Colonial Kenya – the author joined the administration in Kenya in 1936 and retired to England in 1961.

Ref 2394, £27.50

 

“Barnett, Donald L. & Karari Njama”, MAU MAU FROM WITHIN, MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1966, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 850”, 512, 2, Orig. red cloth with dust-wrapper, Fine.

Ref 3077, £25.00

  

“Bewes, T.F.C.”, KIKUYU CONFLICT – Mau Mau and the Christian Witness, The Highway Press, London, 1953, 1st, “5 x 7.25, 200”, 76, 1, Orig. cream cloth with dust-wrapper, “some light foxing, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 4040, £12.00

 

“Booth, Martin”, BLACK CHAMELEON, Hutchinson, London, 1988, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 750”, 444 Orig. brown cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, “Fiction – relationship over the years from 1950s to 1987 between a white Kenyan boy and a Mau Mau detainee set in Kenya, Europe and Zambia”.

Ref 4884, £12.00

“Brockway, Fenner”, TOWARDS TOMORROW, “Hart-Davis, MacGibbon”, London, 1977, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 700”, 280 Orig. brown cloth with dust-wrapper, V. Good, autobiography of the controversial politician – chapters on Kenya and Mau Mau.

Ref 4764, £12.00

“Brown, James Ambrose”, THEY FOUGHT FOR KING AND KAISER – South Africans in German East Africa 1916, Ashanti Publishing, Johannesburg, 1991, 1st, “6 x 9.25, 950”, xx + 374, several, Orig. orange cloth with pictorial dust-wrapper, “Signed by the author, Fine”, Good account of the Campaign from a South African viewpoint.

Ref 3618, £30.00

 

“Campbell, Guy”, THE CHARGING BUFFALO – A History of the Kenya Regiment, Leo Cooper/Secker & Warburg, London, 1986, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 600”, x + 181, 1, Orig. orange cloth with dust-wrapper, “Signed by the Author, Fine”

Ref 4289, £30.00

 

“Campbell, Guy”, THE CHARGING BUFFALO – A History of the Kenya Regiment, Leo Cooper/Secker & Warburg, London, 1986, 1st, 6.25 x 9.5, x + 181, 1, Orig. orange cloth, V. Good.

Ref 1349, £20.00

 

“Capstick, Peter Hathaway”, WARRIOR – The Legend of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1998, repr., “5.75 x 8.75, 500”, xxii + 295, 7, Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, Fine, “informed biography of this extraordinary self publicist, published posthumously by the author’s wife”.

Ref 6818, £25.00

 

“Cocker, Mark”, “RICHARD MEINERTZHAGEN – Soldier, Scientist and Spy”, Secker & Warburg, London, 1989, 1st, “6.5 x 9.5, 700”, 292, Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, Fine.

Ref 4682, £50.00

“Corfield, F.D”, THE ORIGINS AND GROWTH OF MAU MAU – An Historical Survey, Colony & Protectorate of Kenya, Nairobi, 1960″6 x 9.75, 550″, ii + 321, 1 folding at rear, Orig. buff paper-card, “Check description. V. Good”

Ref 5809, £15.00

“Crosskill, W.E.”, THE TWO THOUSAND MILE WAR, Robert Hale, London, 1980, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 550”, 224, 5, Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, Fine, “East African campaign in World War Two, becoming hard to find”.

Ref 6997, £25.00

“Culwick, A.T.”, BRITANNIA WAIVES THE RULES, Nasionale Boekhandel, Cape Town, 1966, 11th imp, “5.5 x 8.75, 250”, 112, Orig. orange cloth with worn dust-wrapper, V. Good, “published in South Africa after being rejected in England as “”neo-blimpish”” and “”unlikely to command much support in England outside Cheltenham””!”.

Ref 2311, £15.00

“Edgerton, Robert B.”, MAU MAU – AN AFRICAN CRUCIBLE, The Free Press/Collier Macmillan, New York/London, 1989, 1st, “6 x 9.5, 800”, xiv + 298, 1, Orig. dark grey cloth with D/W, V. Good, pro-African version of events.

Ref 5827, £23.00

“Evans, Peter”, LAW AND DISORDER or Scenes of Life in Kenya, Secker & Warburg, London, 1956, 1st repr, “5.75 x 8.75, 500”, xii + 296 Orig. maroon cloth with dust-jacket, V. Good, provocative views of a barrister/journalist on the Mau Mau Emergency.

Ref 6421, £15.00

 

“Farwell, Byron”, THE GREAT WAR IN AFRICA – 1914-18, Viking, London, 1987, 1st UK, “5.75 x 8.5, 600”, 382, 4, Orig. grey/black cloth/paper with pictorial dust jacket, V. Good.

Ref 2428, £35.00

“Fazakerley, G. R.”, KONGONI, Thames & Hudson, London, 1955, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 240Orig. maroon cloth with worn pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel – two African army deserters prior to Mau Mau.

Ref 7952, £12.00

 

Foden, Giles”, MIMI AND TOUTOU GO FORTH – The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika, Michael Joseph, London, 2004, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 320, 3, Orig. maroon cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, hauling 2 motorboats through the wilds of the Congo to Lake Tanganyika in World War I.

Ref 5208, £25.00

“Gardner, Brian”, GERMAN EAST – The Story of the First World War in East Africa, Cassell, London, 1963, 1st, “5.75 x 8.5, 450”, x + 213, 3, Orig. red cloth with dust-jacket, spine faded Check description V. Good, popular history of the East African Campaign.

Ref 2464, £50.00

 

“Garfield, Brian”, THE MEINERTZHAGEN MYSTERY – The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud, Potomac Books Inc., Washington DC, 2007, 1st, 6.25 x 9.25, xiv + 352Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, “Signed and inscribed to PJA, Fine”.

Ref 6089, £25.00

“Gibbs, Henry”, AFRICA ON A TIGHTROPE, The Travel Book Club, London, nd”5.75 x 8.75, 450″, 200Orig. blue cloth with worn dust-wrapper, Good, “sketches of Africa in the fifties and the background to the many political and economic problems, several chapters on E. Africa, Mau Mau etc.”

Ref 3309, £7.50

 

“Gibbs, Henry”, AFRICA ON A TIGHTROPE, Jarrolds, London, 1955, 1st repr, 5.75 x 8.75, 200Orig. black cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, “sketches of Africa in the fifties and the background to the many political and economic problems, several chapters on E. Africa, Mau Mau etc.”

Ref 5140, £10.00

“Grahame, Iain”, JAMBO EFFENDI, J.A. Allen, London, 1966, 1st, “5.75 x 8.5, 450”, 224, F. & r. eps, Orig. grey cloth with worn dust-wrapper, “Signed by the author, V. Good”, seven years with the King’s African Rifles.

Ref 4372, £18.00

 

“Henderson, Ian with Philip Goodhart”, THE HUNT FOR KIMATHI, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1958, 1st, 5.75 x 8.75, 267, F. & r. eps, Orig. brown cloth with worn frayed pict. D/W, V. Good, classic account of pseudo-gang operations against Mau Mau in the Aberdare.,

Ref 1299, £20.00

“Hewitt, Peter”, KENYA COWBOY, Covos Day, Johannesburg, 2001, repr., “5.5 x 8.5, 600”, xiv + 359, 1, Orig. pictorial card, Fine, A Police Officer’s Account of the Mau Mau Emergency.

Ref 3917, £25.00

 

“Hewitt, Peter”, KENYA COWBOY, Avon Books, London, 2000, repr., “5.5 x 8.5, 600”, xiv + 359, 1, Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, A Police Officer’s Account of the Mau Mau Emergency.

Ref 6969  £25.00

“Hofmeyr, Agnes Leakey”, “BEYOND VIOLENCE – A True Story of Hurt, Hate and Hope”, Grosvenor Books, Johannesburg, 1990″5.75 x 8, 250″, 90 Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, check description. interesting autobiography of the daughter of Gray Leakey who was buried alive by Mau Mau adherents.

Ref 3760, £18.00 

“Hoyt, Edwin P.”, GUERILLA, Macmillan, New York, 1981, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 600”, 216Orig red/cream cloth with D/W, V. Good, Colonel Von Lettow-Vorbeck and Germany’s East African Empire.

Ref 1730, £30.00

“Jones, Denys”, LOOK NOT UPON ME, Jonathan Cape, London, 1954, 1st, “5 x 7.75, 400”, 286Orig. black cloth with dust-wrapper, “light foxing to page edges and dust-wrapper, V. Good”, Novel about a censor in Nairobi during the war and Mau Mau and his love for a black nurse.

Ref 4074, £20.00

 

“Kariuki, Josiah Mwangi”, MAU MAU DETAINEE, OUP, Nairobi, 1963, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 500”, xxiv + 188, 1, Orig. black cloth with worn pictorial dust-wrapper, V. Good, “The Account by a Kenya Affrican of his Experiences in Detention Camps, 1953-60”.

Ref 3171, £20.00

“Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger, Bart.”, ADVENTURES ASHORE & AFLOAT, George G. Harrap, London, 1939, repr., “6 x 9, 900”, 373, 6, Orig. navy blue cloth, “foxing to eps, slight fading to spine, O/W V. Good”, “autobiography, Keyes was a junior officer in the East Indies squadron and took part in the Witu punitive expedition in 1890”.

Ref 6246, £25.00

 

“Lander, Cherry”, MY KENYA ACRES – A WOMAN FARMS IN MAU MAU COUNTRY, George G. Harrap, London, 1957, 1st, 5.5 x 8, 192 Orig. red cloth with pict. grubby frayed D/W, O/W Good, Check description Slopes of Mt. Elgon.

Ref 7068, £25.00

 

“Leakey, L. S. B.”, DEFEATING MAU MAU, Methuen & Co., London, 1954, 1st, “5 x 7.5, 300”, vii + 152, Orig. black cloth with grubby dust-wrapper, Nr. Fine

Ref 3088, £25.00

“Leigh, Ione”, IN THE SHADOW OF MAU MAU, W.H. Allen, London, 1954, 1st, “5.75 x 8.75, 400”, 224, 1, Orig. red cloth with worn dust-wrapper, V. Good, “””An Eye Witness Account of the Terror in Kenya”” – D/W the author went to live in Kenya a few years before the Emergency”.

Ref 4471, £22.50

 

“Majdalany, Fred”, STATE OF EMERGENCY – THE FULL STORY OF MAU MAU, Longmans, London, 1962, 1st, “5.75 x 8.75, 600”, xvi + 239, 3, Orig. black cloth with worn pictorial dust-wrapper, Fine.

Ref 3073, £25.00

 

“Majdalany, Fred”, STATE OF EMERGENCY – THE FULL STORY OF MAU MAU, Longmans, London, 1962, 1st, “5.75 x 8.75, 600”, xvi + 239, 3, Orig. black cloth with library protected dust-wrapper, “F. hinge cracked, Ex lib. Stamps and labels, Fair”.

Ref 3718, £10.00

 

“Maxse, Colonel F. I.”, “SEYMOUR VANDELEUR – Lieutenant-Colonel, Scots Guards & Irish Guards”, Heinemann, London, 1906, 1st, “7 x 10, 1000”, 288, 9, Orig. blue dec. cloth gilt, “some light spotting throughout, spine darkened, O/W V. Good”, A plain narrative of the part played by British Officers in the acquisition of Colonies and Dependencies in Africa representing a Dominion of greater extent than India added to the British Empire in less than 20 years.

Ref 4959, £55.00

“Meinertzhagen, Colonel R.”, ARMY DIARY 1899-1926, Oliver & Boyd, London, 1960, 1st, “5.75 x 9, 800”, viii +301, 6, Orig. red cloth with worn dust-wrapper, “spine of dust-wrapper slightly faded, V. Good”.

Ref 5786, £125.00

 

“Menezes, Braz”, MORE MATATA – Love after the Mau Mau, Matata Books, Canada, 20125.5 x 8.5, xvi + 314Orig. pictorial card, New, A Novel set in Goa and Kenya.

Ref 8198, £10.00

“Miller, Charles”, BATTLE FOR THE BUNDU – The First World War in East Africa, Macmillan, New York, 1974, 1st US, “6.25 x 9.5, 850”, x + 353, F. & r. eps + sketch maps, Orig. black cloth with pict. D/W, V. Good.

Ref 1974, £55.00

“Miller, Charles”, BATTLE FOR THE BUNDU – The First World War in East Africa, Macdonald & Janes, London, 1974, 1st UK, “6.25 x 9.5, 850”, x + 353, F. & r. eps + sketch maps, “Orig. black cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, V. Good.

Ref 6820, £35.00

 

“Nunneley, John”, TALES FROM THE KING’S AFRICAN RIFLES, Askari Books, “Petersham, Surrey”, 1998, 1st, 5.5 x 8.5, viii + 213, 5, Orig. blue cloth gilt, V. Good.

Ref 6878, £25.00

“Page, Malcolm”, A HISTORY OF THE KING’S AFRICAN RIFLES AND EAST AFRICAN FORCES, Leo Cooper, London, 1998, 1st, 6 x 9.5, xv + 298, 10, Orig. brown cloth with pict. D/W, New check description.

Ref 8238, £20.00

 

“Paice, Edward”, TIP AND RUN – The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2007, 1st, 6.5 x 9.5, xxxix + 488, 15, Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, “Signed by the author, Fine”, “Recent, extremely well reviewed account of the first World War. Another important contribution to the literature of East African history by a highly respected historian.”

Ref 6200, £25.00

“Pickering, Elsa”, WHEN THE WINDOWS WERE OPENED – Life on a Kenya Farm, Geoffrey Bles, London, 1957, 1st, “5.75 x 8.75, 400”, 224Orig. blue cloth with dust-jacket, V. Good, farming near Nanyuki after the second World War and during Mau Mau.

Ref 5303, £20.00

“Reed, Douglas”, THE BATTLE FOR RHODESIA, Haum, Cape Town, 1966, 1st, 5.75 x 8.75, 154Orig. white cloth with tatty D/W, “Edges of covers damp affected, contents Good”.

Ref 663, £4.00

Stoneham, C.T.”, MAU MAU, Museum Press, London, 1953, 1st, “5.75 x 8.75, 400”, 159, 1, Orig. black cloth with tatty dust-wrapper, V. Good.

Ref 4104, £25.00

“Thomas, Graham F.”, FAR FROM THE VALLEYS, The Book Guild Ltd., “Lewes, Sussex”, 1995, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 450”, xiv + 203, F. & r. eps, Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, “an educationalist, the author spent some time working in the Sudan and then Kenya during Mau Mau”.

Ref 6791, £7.50.

“Throup, David W.”, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL ORIGINS OF MAU MAU – 1945-53, James Currey/Heinemann, London, 1988, 1st, 5.75 x 8.75, xvi + 304, 5, Orig. beige cloth with pict. D/W, V. Good.

Ref 889, £20.00

 

“Venys, Ladislav”, A HISTORY OF THE MAU MAU MOVEMENT IN KENYA, Charles University, Prague, 1970, 1st, “5.75 x 8, 200”, 125 Orig. pink card, V. Good, scarce – includes a chronological outline of the operational phase of the emergency with current and final statistics.

Ref 7400, £30.00

 

“Wild, Percy Turner”, BWANA POLISI – Under Three Flags, Merlin Books Ltd., “Braunton, Devon”, 1993, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 500”, 141, 1, Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dust-wrapper, Fine.

Ref 4645, £15.00

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