Imprimatur Books – Old and Rare Military Books

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Welcome to Imprimatur Books.

A repository of unparalleled knowledge and collection of quality military books for the discerning collector. I hope we can help you find that long-searched for book. Give me a call, drop me an email or pop in to browse the shelves.

Looking for a book?

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.  You can find the current catalogues on Mick’s Blog.

We aim to source and supply great books for you. If you want to be the first to receive the catalogue, register to go on the mailing list. All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.

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Imprimatur Books specialises in Australian Unit histories (WWI, WW2 & Vietnam), Special Forces and Gallipoli Campaign.

Imprimatur Books Publishing

SIMMO – A biography of Ray Simpson, VC, DCM
One of Australia’s Greatest Soldiers
by Michael J Malone, OAM and Peter D Lutley, Perth 2015

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 – this is the first book of note to commemorate the heroism of one of Australia’s greatest soldiers.

This is probably the best biography of an Aussie soldier I have ever read. None of the others have really got into the basic personality of the man, warts and all, good and bad points, as you have with SIMMO. You’ve really presented a portrait of the men of that era, born in the 1920s, brought up without the benefits everyone enjoys today, no sense of entitlement, and worked with his own abilities to make a living. ….anyone interested in our military history should acquire a copy of this book. – LEX MACAULEY, former Soldier & Author

The Limited Edition Leather Bound Collectors Edition has now SOLD OUT – we had an unprecedented demand for it. A real tribute to the esteem in which Simmo is held.

A limited number of hard back copies with dust wrapper are still available.

The paperback edition ($32) is available either online or by email or call 0417 964 530.

Rare Books

Most of the books listed are rare ‘one-offs’, and are snapped up quickly – once gone into a private collection they are rarely seen again. The photos shown here are of the actual book, not a downloaded ‘cover’ – so you can see the condition.

Visit and like the Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest happenings and new books coming in – some that don’t make it to the catalogue or the website!

Category Listing

Contact me directly about particular eras or conflicts you are seeking.

The Book Room

You will find us tucked away in the City of Perth, open by appointment only.

There is a wide collection for you to choose from – come and browse The Book Room! Call or email to make a time to visit.

Mick & Jo Malone

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