Your Bookcase in Photography

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Gage, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Nice collection of books Orwell, I don't feel I can show mine now, too paltry in comparison. :)
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

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  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    My military collection to date:

    Books by and about Second World War British and Commonwealth Generals & Politicians - the majority are superior-condition first editions in dust-jackets. (plus a smattering of RAF & Navy and a few paperbacks)

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  4. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Here is my little collection.

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  5. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

  6. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    As most of my collection is remains contained in a large number of boxes, awaiting my completion of the basement re-model, you avid viewers will have to be content with my paltry single cabinet. I've included a few pics of the home office from which the brilliant WW2 Talk posts emanate. :)
     

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  7. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    I'm a relative newcomer to military book collecting - even had to buy a bookcase to house them ... room for a few more.

    I wonder if you can tell what my main interest is? Mind you, the bottom shelf is full of fantastic reads. I started reading War books when I was in my late teens, mainly SOE and RAF - nowadays it's 'Combined Operations'.
     

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    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

  9. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    It was back in its bubble-wrap after I took the photo. ;)

    However, it will be read - it's in the queue.
     
  10. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Very wise.

    As for the commandos, I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of Mills-Roberts' Clash by Night in good nick for ages, but no joy at anything like a sensible price. That and Storm from the Sea by Peter Young have been on my list, but I want jacketed first editions!
     
  11. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    I have a jacketed 1989 version of Strom from the Sea. I have a signed copy of something else but darned if I can find it at the moment. A pal in Oz was telling me that her husband only has 'good' books ... no dog-ears. I can't remember the last time I bought a new book for myself - I love it that others have read the books. My copy of the Green Beret is rather tatty and I've drawn in it ... I was only about 7, going off the artwork. ;)

    I'll keep an eye out for the ones you've mentioned and will let you know if I find them.
     
  12. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Well, humbly, this is my small treasure, plus a 32GB pendrive (mirrored in servers at Kapustin Yar, Lop Nor and under the polar cap :biggrin:‚Äč ) stored safely in a shoebox inside a closet located on the wall across the room from this one, which holds the other 75% of me collection...

    By the way, my heavy reliance on e-formats comes from living in a Third World country; it really is a pain in the a**e to deal with Customs and/or courier companies most of the times I want to import a book!
     

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  13. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    This has got to be the work of a genius!!!
     
  14. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Are you saying my account's been hacked?
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Can we not mention Idler's bookshelves any more.
    Makes me feel a little bit sick.
    Slightly green.
     
  16. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Spoilsport - that original photo could really do with an update...
     
  17. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Naahh, just meant to say that such a dream room has got to be the work of a gifted one! :wink:

    P.S. V.P., this is the last one, promise :biggrin:
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Oh, go on then.
    We are, after all, a pack of people who can legitimately say 'check this out!' about bookcases.
     
  19. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That vague feeling that you fancy buying some books, but have you possibly got enough on a given theme...
    Bollocks. Of course you haven't 'enough'.
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