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Poole, New Orchard Editions, 1986. Reprint edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, 184 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix: Chronological Tables of North-West Frontier Campaigns, Campaign Medals and Battle Honours. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. Ink notation on page 182. Michael John Barthorp (died 5 January 2018, aged 90 years) was a British historian and writer, specializing in military history and military uniforms. Barthorp attended Wellington College until the end of World War II. In September 1945, he joined the Rifle Brigade under Universal Conscription and was demobilized in 1958. After some time with the Royal Hampshire Territorials, he exchanged for a regular commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment in which his family had served for three generations. Major Barthorp retired from service in 1968 to become a military historian and writer. He was a member of the Victorian Military Society, and has contributed to their magazine Soldiers of the Queen.
New York: Random House, c1978. First American Edition. 24 cm, 421, illus., DJ worn, soiled, and chipped, pencil erasure residue on front endpaper Lord Birkenhead was given access to all the personal letters, diaries, and papers of the Kipling family. Kipling's daughter refused permission to publish and would give no reason.
Chicago, IL: Denoyer-Geppert Company, 1923. Second Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Trade paperback. , iii, 71, iv-viii p. Illustrations, black & white. Highlighting/underlining. Ink number on front cover. Cover is worn, torn and soiled. Some stray pencil marks noted. Top of title page trimmed.
New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 256 pages. Illustrated endpaper, with some discoloration (newspaper cllipping). Illustrations. A Chronology of His Life. Index. Ink notation inside rear board. DJ has some wear and soiling. Geoffrey Bocca (1924-1983) was an English novelist and historian who resided for many years in the United States. Mr. Bocca worked for a London newspaper before writing books full time. He was a writer-in-residence at several American universities. Bocca wrote several biographies including studies of Winston Churchill, Harry Oakes and Diosdado Macapagal, and covered subjects as diverse as the French Riviera and the assassination of John F. Kennedy in his non-fiction. Bocca wrote two royal biographies on Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, and Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He also wrote a series of Nazi themed novels featuring Commander Amanda Nightingale, an English spy.
Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1982. First Penguin? Printing. 312, wraps, covers somewhat worn and soiled In spite of his weakness for women and alcohol, Morgan Leafy perseveres in his position as representative of the crown in the tropical African country of Kinjanja, until the corruption he encounters requires more than the usual bribery for him to emerge unscathed. 1981 Whitbread Literary Award winner for a first novel.