Imprimatur Books – Old and Rare Military Books

A biography of Ray Simpson, VC, DCM
One of Australia’s Greatest Soldiers
by Michael J Malone, OAM and Peter D Lutley
Publishing date: 1 November 2015
ORDER NOW. and email to order your copy of SIMMO


To purchase, call 0417 964 530 with credit card details or email to receive an invoice through PayPal.


After every conflict, there comes a time when historians gather to describe the heroic exploits stemming from that action. In the case of Victoria Cross winners, such histories are ordinarily detailed and numerous, but there are some exceptions.


In the forty years since the end of the Vietnam War, not one book of note has commemorated the heroism of one of Australia’s greatest soldiers: Ray Simpson, VC, DCM.
Order you copy now.


Imprimatur Books specialises in:

  • Australian Unit histories (WWI, WW2 & Vietnam)
  • Special Forces


Dear friends – we are having some problems with the website hosting our books.  If you are searching for something in particular please contact us directly to request it directly by email or via the blog, or by phone.  Hopefully we will have a full listing up on the site as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you. Have a read of the current catalogue HERE


The focus for Imprimatur Books is to source and supply great books for you. There is a lot of interest in this the centenary year of the Gallipoli Campaign – we have a large collection for you to choose from. Come and browse the Bookroom!


The other primary focus is the publication of Simmo – the story of Ray Simpson, one of Australia’s most decorated soldiers.  It is a ripping yarn about an incredible soldier. You can order your copy now, just email Simmo was officially launched on Sunday 1 November.


THE CATEGORY LISTING IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT – CONTACT ME DIRECTLY.  You can download the current catalogue which is listed in the blog. Because of the rarity of most of the books they are one-offs, once gone into a private collection they are rarely seen again.


If you would like to receive the catalogue in your inbox, please register through the online link to go on the mailing list. All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.


Be sure to visit the Facebook page where you will find daily news on books coming in – some that don’t make it to the catalogue or the website!


The Book Room in the city of Perth, WA is open by appointment only. Please call 0417 964 530 or email to make a time to visit.


Mick & Jo Malone Proprietors

Latest articles


Catalogue #192 now online

Posted On May 10, 2016 | No Comments

Catalogue #192 is now available for your interest. It has been great to spend some time in the Bookroom to put together this new catalogue for you. There was a rush on SIMMO after the Radio National interview in April - a special thank you to everyone who has helped this project support veterans and their families by buying a copy of the book...

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Mick on Saturday Extra ABC Radio National Saturday 16 April

Posted On Apr 15, 2016 | No Comments

Good morning For your interest, you can catch me talking to Geraldine Doogue on Saturday Extra (ABC Radio National) at 8.20 am on Saturday 16 April (repeated Monday 18 April after 7.30 pm). I am talking to Geraldine about the little known story of Simmo VC DCM – one Australia’s greatest soldiers. If you can’t pick it up live it shoul...