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Verner's Patent Compass Mk VI

Based in Lancashire in the North of England, Compass Library is an online shop selling antique compasses and rare military books. Here you will find a carefully selected range of items, many of them very rare, and all with an interesting history. Every item is described in detail and accompanied by numerous photographs, so you can see exactly what you are buying. All items for sale at Compass Library are in stock and ready for immediate shipping. Our stock is constantly changing, so please call back often to see the latest items. We also have many other books and compasses that are not yet listed on the site, so if you are looking for something specific please let us know — we might well have what you are looking for, or be able to find it for you.
    • All items are covered by an unconditional guarantee: return any item, for any reason, within 14 days, and your payment will be refunded in full.
    • Delivery within the UK is free.
    • European Delivery: Tracked and Insured delivery to Europe is free for orders over £100, and at a discounted rate of £7.50 for all other orders under 2kg.
    • Worldwide Delivery: Tracked and Insured delivery to the USA, Canada, and the rest of the world is free for orders over £150, and at discounted rates, calculated at checkout by weight, for all other orders under 2kg.
    • International orders over 2kg in weight (e.g. large format books, or multi-volume sets) will require extra postage, but will always be shipped via the most economical service available.

    The latest articles and news can be found on the Blog pages, including Christmas Truce at Wulverghem, an eyewitness account of the events of Xmas 1914; and Two Minutes At Omdurman, the intriguing story of a 21st Lancers officer, Winston Churchill, and a J. H. Steward Marching compass.

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