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  1. “Gas!” The Story of the Special Brigade.
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    FOULKES, C. H.

    “Gas!” The Story of the Special Brigade. 1934

    £750

    First edition, first impression, uncommon in the dust jacket. From the library of Captain W. H. Livens, with his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper; tipped-in to the verso of the front free endpaper is a typed letter signed from E. Stephen Brooks of …Read more

  2. Caucasian Battlefields.
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    ALLEN, W. E. D., & Paul Muratoff.

    Caucasian Battlefields. 1953

    £850

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To George R. Pope, with regards from one of the joint-authors, W. E. D. Allen. 18 June 1956”. From the library of the distinguished author and authority on The Great Game, Peter Hopkirk …Read more

  3. The Sensory Order. An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology.
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    HAYEK, F. A.

    The Sensory Order. An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology. 1952

    £475

    First UK edition, first impression, published in Chicago in the same year. The Sensory Order, Hayek’s second book after his move to Chicago, is the final form of a thesis Hayek had developed in Vienna in the 1920s on philosophical psychology. Hayek argues that there …Read more

  4. The Fire of Life.
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    (LAWRENCE, T. E.) BARROW, Sir George.

    The Fire of Life. [1942]

    £225

    First edition, first impression, uncommon, particularly so in the dust jacket. “A soldier’s record of forty-six years service, of life in an Irish regiment [the Connaught Rangers], in the Indian Cavalry [35th Scinde Horse], on the North-West Frontier of India, in Pekin [Boxer Rebellion] & …Read more

  5. French Replies to Haig.
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    FRENCH, Gerald.

    French Replies to Haig. 1936

    £295

    First edition, first impression, scarce in the dust jacket. Loosely inserted is an autograph letter signed from the author, presenting the book: “Edgar, with every good wish, from Gerald. March 27th 1936” (on French’s embossed letterhead). This is a defence of the author’s father, Sir …Read more

  6. The Wellington Souvenir: A Golden Record!
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    (WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, first duke of.)

    The Wellington Souvenir: A Golden Record! 1852

    £400

    First and only edition; very scarce: Copac cites just three locations (BL, Cambridge, Scotland), OCLC adds just two more (BnF. Oxford) and we have traced a further copy at the National Library of Ireland. This little souvenir volume gives a brief biography of Wellington and …Read more

  7. Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty’s Service at Sea.
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    (ADMIRALTY.)

    Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty’s Service at Sea. 1808

    £1,750

    First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing “the organization and discipline of the British Navy” (Uden & Cooper, A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen), this edition published in the months leading up to the Peninsular War. “Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief …Read more

  8. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other verses from the Red Book.
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other verses from the Red Book. 1962

    £300

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  9. Forty Years among the Zulus.
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    TYLER, Josiah.

    Forty Years among the Zulus. 1891

    £85

    First edition. “An interesting account of the Zulus and their country from 1849-1888. Mr Tyler was fully of [the] opinion that Sir Bartle Frere’s policy was justified, and that the Zulus Problem was a question which had to be settled without delay in view of …Read more

  10. Râdjataranginî.
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    [KALHANA.]

    Râdjataranginî. 1840-1852

    £750

    First edition in any European language, and the first procurable edition in the original Sanskrit, of the work identified by Sir Aurel Stein as “practically the sole extent product of Sanskrit literature possessing the character of a true chronicle” (cited after Mirsky, Sir Aurel Stein: …Read more

  11. An Account of the Empire of Marocco, and the District of Suse;
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    JACKSON, James Grey.

    An Account of the Empire of Marocco, and the District of Suse; 1809

    £1,500

    First edition of “one of the best pieces of travel literature about the country” (Chtatou, “Morocco in English Travel Literature: A Look at J. G. Jackson’s Account” in North African Studies, Volume 1, 1996, Issue 1, p. 59). Jackson, a British merchant, spent sixteen years …Read more

  12. The Little Prince.
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    SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de.

    The Little Prince. 1943

    £2,000

    First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author’s native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously. Read more

  13. General Gatacre.
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    GATACRE, Beatrix.

    General Gatacre. 1910

    £125

    First edition of this uncommon memoir. Gatacre (1843-1906) was on the Black Mountain Expedition of 1888 (also known as the Hazara Expedition), the Tonhon Expedition in Burma (1889-90), was engaged in the relief of Chitral (1895) and the retaking of the Sudan (1898) and held …Read more

  14. The Chitral Campaign.
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    THOMSON, Harry Craufuird.

    The Chitral Campaign. 1895

    £95

    First edition, second impression (following a month after the first, such was the demand for books on a campaign that was being keenly followed in Britain); this is a well-informed journalistic account of an important episode during the last phase of Great Game: the 1895 …Read more

  15. Indian Frontier Warfare.
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    YOUNGHUSBAND, G. J.

    Indian Frontier Warfare. 1898

    £75

    First edition of this far from common analysis of Indian frontier warfare “as it is exemplified by campaigns and expeditions which have taken place in the last twenty years”. Younghusband had considerable experience having served in the Second Afghan War, the Sudan, 1885-6, Third Burma …Read more

  16. With the Zhob Field Force 1890.
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    McFALL, Crawford.

    With the Zhob Field Force 1890. 1895

    £300

    First edition. “Captain McFall’s narrative describes the brief 1895 campaign of the Zhob Field Force in the Zhob Valley on the Indo-Afghan border. Attached to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry as Baggage Officer, McFall’s simple narrative accounts for troop movements and his transport problems. …Read more

  17. The Forward Policy and its Results:
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    BRUCE, Richard Isaac.

    The Forward Policy and its Results: 1900

    £175

    First edition. “From 1862 to 1896 Bruce [1840-1926] laboured amongst the tribes of India’s North-West Frontier in support of Sir Robert Sandeman’s forward policy. Bruce’s memoirs strongly endorsed the extension of British influence over the border tribes of Baluchistan and the Gilgit Frontier. Substituting for …Read more

  18. Bibliotheca Pastorum. Vol. IV. A Knight’s Faith.
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    (EDWARDES, Sir Herbert.) RUSKIN, John.

    Bibliotheca Pastorum. Vol. IV. A Knight’s Faith. 1885

    £75

    First edition of Ruskin’s “most sustained commentary on both imperialism and India” (Patrick Brantlinger, “A postindustrial prelude to postcolonialism: John Ruskin, William Morris, and Gandhism”, Critical Inquiry, vol. 22, no. 3, p. 470). “The following pages are in substance little more than grouped extracts of …Read more

  19. Goldfinger.
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    FLEMING, Ian.

    Goldfinger. 1959

    £2,250

    First edition, first impression. The seventh book in the James Bond series. Read more

  20. The Hill of Vision. A Forecast of the Great War
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    BOND, Frederick Bligh.

    The Hill of Vision. A Forecast of the Great War 1919

    £400

    First edition, first printing, an exceptionally fine copy in the jacket, of this collection of psychically produced pieces prophesying (from as early as 1909) World War I, obtained by the English architect, illustrator, archaeologist and “psychical researcher” Frederick Bligh Bond (1864-1945). He was a member …Read more

  21. Nearest the Pole.
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    PEARY, R. E.

    Nearest the Pole. April 1907

    £2,750

    First edition, inscribed by Peary on the title page “yours sincerely, R. E. Peary, U.S.N.” Also includes, tipped in to front free endpaper, a typed letter signed (dated 14 May 1907) by Peary, and another signed clipping from a typed letter, both addressed to …Read more

  22. Gift from the Sea
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    LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow.

    Gift from the Sea 1955

    £1,500

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “For Helen and Hanson Baldwin from Anne Lindbergh – March 1955”, and additionally signed on the title page. Hanson Weightman Baldwin (1903-1991) was military editor of the New …Read more

  23. L’Anti-financier,
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    [DARIGRAND, Edme-François.]

    L’Anti-financier, 1763

    £200

    First edition of the author’s denunciation of tax embezzlement and malpractices of tax collection at the onset of the decline of monarchy, in the last decade of Louis XV’s reign. The pamphlet earned Darigrand and his printer a sojourn in the Bastille prison and received …Read more

  24. Memoirs and Letters of the late Colonel Armine S. H. Mountain.
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    MOUNTAIN, Mrs Armine Simcoe Henry, ed.

    Memoirs and Letters of the late Colonel Armine S. H. Mountain. 1858

    £125

    Second edition, following the first of the preceding year; distinctly uncommon both in commerce and institutionally: Copac cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Glasgow), OCLC adds only eight more worldwide. Armine Simcoe Henry Mountain (1797-1854) was deputy adjutant-general to the …Read more

  25. Western India before and during the Mutinies:
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    JACOB, George Le Grand, Major-General.

    Western India before and during the Mutinies: 1871

    £500

    First edition, decidedly uncommon both in commerce and institutionally: Copac locates only two copies (BL, Oxford) in British and Irish institutional libraries, OCLC adds a clutch worldwide but seems to confuse first and second editions. An elusive and interesting work – Jacob (1805-1881) was an …Read more

  26. Sale’s Brigade in Afghanistan,
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    GLEIG, G. R.

    Sale’s Brigade in Afghanistan, 1861

    £75

    This edition published in Murray’s Colonial & Home Library series, first issued in 1846. Gleig (1796-1888) was a forces chaplain who served in the Peninsular and the War of 1812. His important account of the key part played by “Fighting Bob” Sale’s brigade during the …Read more

  27. The Unknown War
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    CHURCHILL, Winston.

    The Unknown War 1931

    £3,250

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy of the final volume of The World Crisis, with “To Elbert A. Wickes, Inscribed by Winston Churchill, March 1932” to the front free endpaper. Wickes was the president of Alber & Wickes, the Boston-based literary and theatrical agency which …Read more

  28. Personal Memoirs.
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    SHERIDAN, Philip Henry.

    Personal Memoirs. 1888

    £500

    First edition, deluxe issue. Sheridan (1831-1888) was a Union general in the American Civil War. A close protégé of Ulysses S. Grant, he is best remembered for forcing the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appotamox. “In 1884 he succeeded General Sherman as commander-in-chief of …Read more

  29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. 1973

    £750

    A lovely copy of Carroll’s classic novels, with all the original illustrations by Tenniel. Read more

  30. A Fable.
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    FAULKNER, William.

    A Fable. 1954

    £1,350

    First edition, first printing, deluxe issue. Number 889 of 1,000 numbered copies signed by the author. Read more

  31. The Audacity of Hope.
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    OBAMA, Barack.

    The Audacity of Hope. 2006

    £975

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Barack Obama on the front free endpaper. Read more

  32. Death Of A Salesman.
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    MILLER, Arthur.

    Death Of A Salesman. 1949

    £3,500

    First edition, first printing, signed by Miller on the half-title, (under the ownership inscription of the presumed recipient, one William Kelly Drake). Read more

  33. Paradise Regained.
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    RUNCIMAN, Steven.

    Paradise Regained. 1992

    £200

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to John Julius Norwich on the front free endpaper, “John Julius & Mollie, from Steven, 1992, A single cracker for Christmas”. John Julius Cooper, 2nd viscount Norwich (b. 1929) is a hugely prolific English writer and television …Read more

  34. Her Majesty’s Navy including its Deeds and Battles.
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    LOW, Charles Rathbone.

    Her Majesty’s Navy including its Deeds and Battles. 1890-3

    £975

    First edition. “The recent augmentation of the Naval forces of the country has increased the interest felt in our ships and sailors, and the present appears a suitable time to bring before the public a detailed and comprehensive work on the history of the Navy, …Read more

  35. Essays.
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    BACON, Francis.

    Essays. 1912

    £250

    First edition thus, in a fine Edwardian binding. Read more

  36. Ulysses.
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    JOYCE, James.

    Ulysses. 1936

    £6,250

    First UK edition, first impression, number 833 of 900 copies on japon vellum. The Bodley Head Ulysses established the text for the succeeding 25 years and printed as appendices the International Letter of Protest against Samuel Roth’s piracy and the famous legal judgement by John …Read more

  37. The Channel Islands.
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    CAREY, Edith.

    The Channel Islands. 1904

    £550

    First edition of this handsomely illustrated account, in a fine binding. “In this volume all that I have attempted is to sketch the history of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark, pointing out a few of the many legends and traditions associated with them the storm …Read more

  38. A Tramp Abroad;
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    [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

    A Tramp Abroad; 1880

    £1,500

    First edition, in the publisher’s scarce “library” binding, the portrait frontispiece in Blanck’s state “A”, with the fine underlying lines almost vertical, and the engraver’s imprint lower left (“Johnson’s preferred state”), the second frontispiece in first state with the caption reading “Moses”. A Tramp Abroad …Read more

  39. Scotland Illustrated,
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    BEATTIE, William.

    Scotland Illustrated, 1838

    £850

    First edition, in a fine Scottish binding. One of several works by William Beattie (1793–1875), Scotland Illustrated includes historical and topographical descriptions of Scottish sites and landscapes, accompanied by numerous engraved views, of which 91 are by Allom, whose “drawings are full of little touches …Read more

  40. Secret Despatches from Arabia.
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    LAWRENCE, T. E.

    Secret Despatches from Arabia. 1939

    £600

    Limited edition, number 663 of 1,000 numbered copies, printed in Eric Gill’s Perpetua type on handmade paper. “The majority of Lawrence’s contributions to the Arab Bulletin are published in this volume. In addition to these items, ‘Syrian Cross Currents’, previously unpublished, is included; this was …Read more

  41. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne,
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    [WHITE, Gilbert.]

    The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, 1789

    £1,875

    First edition of this classic text of both English natural history and literature, with the armorial bookplate of English naturalist Joseph Whitaker (1850-1932), who as vice-president of the Selborne Society (founded in 1885) commissioned the memorial window to White in St Mary’s Church, Selborne, completed …Read more

  42. The Natural History of Selborne.
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    WHITE, Gilbert.

    The Natural History of Selborne. 1900

    £1,875

    First edition illustrated by Edmund New, in a splendid onlay binding incorporating a variety of attractive natural history motifs. First published in 1789, and one of the great English books of the 18th century, Selborne was “the first book which raised natural history into the …Read more

  43. Forest Life and Sport in India.
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    WILMOT, Sainthill Eardley-.

    Forest Life and Sport in India. 1910

    £175

    First edition, first impression. “An inspector general of forests in India, the author recounts his early service in Oudh, with numerous hunts after tigers, panthers, sambur, and spotted deer. Transferred to the North West Provinces in 1880, he had more tigers and had experiences with …Read more

  44. Traitez Nouveaux & curieux du Café, du Thé et du Chocolate.
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    DUFOUR, Philippe Sylvestre.

    Traitez Nouveaux & curieux du Café, du Thé et du Chocolate. 1685

    £2,500

    First edition, same year as a Paris edition in Latin, expanded from the same author’s Usage du caphé, du thé, et du chocolate of 1671. Fairly uncommon, Copac has just 10 locations in the UK. “The work of Dufour upon coffee, tea, and chocolate is …Read more

  45. Fahrenheit 451.
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    BRADBURY, Ray.

    Fahrenheit 451. 1954

    £1,250

    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in paperback in the US in October 1953, with a hardback issue released shortly after which included a special edition of 200 signed copies bound in asbestos. Read more

  46. The Rhyme of a Run.
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    HARRISON, Florence.

    The Rhyme of a Run. [1907]

    £675

    First edition of this lovely children’s book written and illustrated by Florence Harrison (1877-1955). An unusually nice copy of a fragile book. Read more

  47. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.
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    BYRON, Lord.

    Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. 1841

    £750

    First illustrated edition of Byron’s classic long poem, with fine steel engravings and a fold-out map (showing the route of Byron/Childe Harold’s adventure from England to Portugal, across the Mediterranean to Malta, through Greece and the Aegean islands to Troy and Constantinople) all by Finden, …Read more

  48. Icaro.
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    DE BOSIS, Lauro.

    Icaro. 1933

    £275

    First edition in English, US issue, first printing, presentation copy from the translator Ruth Draper, inscribed on the front free endpaper “To Walter Oakley, with the regards of Ruth Draper. October 1931.” Oakley was the US-based sales manager of the Oxford University Press. A lovely …Read more

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