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.

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.

Register your interest in the Limited Edition Leather Bound Collectors Edition by completing the form. Email request or call 0417 964 530.

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

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.

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

Latest articles

Winter Selection

Posted On Jun 30, 2020 | No Comments

Catalogue #232 comes in the middle of a reasonably cool winter. Lovely to see a bit of good rain in these parts. Our favourite lake has been replenished and the bird life is abundant. Being locked down at home for so long has suited me perfectly as it has Jo although she misses the personal interaction with her mates. is what it is. We...

SIMMO – Limited Edition Leather Bound

Posted On Jun 17, 2020 | No Comments

We are considering printing a Collector’s Edition of SIMMO: A Biography of Ray Simpson, VC, DCM; One of Australia's greatest soldiers by Michael J Malone OAM with Peter Lutley.  This special edition will retail for $150 plus postage. The limited edition of 50 copies of SIMMO, leather bound, gold foiled, numbered and signed. It is a must-...