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
PRE ORDER NOW. and email to order your copy of SIMMO


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.
Not until 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.


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 pre-order your copy now, just email Simmo will be 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

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Catalogue 188

Posted On Oct 16, 2015 | No Comments

Catalogue #188 is now available.   'Simmo' is with the printers and available to purchase now.  All the details are in the current catalogue available now.  It is a limited print run so don't delay - get your order in now.  It is anticipated it will be available for delivery in October.  All the proceeds from this book will go to su...


Catalogue 187

Posted On Aug 09, 2015 | No Comments

Cat187 is now available online.'Simmo' is at the printers and is now available to order.  All the details are in the current catalogue.  All of the proceeds of this book will go to support veterans and their families through Legacy and the SAS Wanderers so please be sure to order early - there is a limited print run which will be available for d...