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Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to soldiers or armed forces on land, including military campaigns, history, organisation, fortification, and weaponry, from antiquity to the modern day.

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  1. Eight Views of the Mauritius, comprising the Positions of the British Army,
    MAURITIUS - TEMPLE, Robert. Eight Views of the Mauritius, comprising the Positions of the British Army,

    London : 1813

    First and sole edition of this superb and extremely scarce visual record of the British capture of Mauritius in 1810. The aquatinting is by the accomplished Scottish engraver John Heaviside Clark - also known as "Waterloo Clark" for his sketches made in the immediate aftermath of the battle - from on-the-spot drawings by Robert Temple, serving with... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 141697

  2. Letters from a Bush Campaign.
    HAYLINGS, D. Martineau. Letters from a Bush Campaign.

    London : [1902]

    First edition of this very scarce eye-witness account of the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War, to the British as the Third Ashanti Expedition (March-September 1900). Haylings's book was never intended for general circulation and the list of subscribers is short at 173 individuals. First edition of the rare War Map, located... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139943

  3. Sketches in Afghaunistan.
    ATKINSON, James. Sketches in Afghaunistan.<br><br>

    London : 1842

    First edition. Without doubt one of the finest illustrated books on Afghanistan, the plates comprising superb views on the march - Bolan Pass, Quetta, Khojak Pass, Kandahar, and Kabul - published in the wake of the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War, a conflict that held a ghastly fascination for a British public eager for images of an unexplored country... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 131893

  4. Views of the Forts of Bhurtpoore & Weire.
    ABBOTT, George. Views of the Forts of Bhurtpoore & Weire.

    London : 1827

    First and sole edition of this scarce and attractive celebratory record of the Siege of Bharatpur (December-January 1825-6). An online search of institutional libraries cites British Library, Yale, Library of Congress, and Brown University only. Just 126 copies were taken by 71 subscribers, with 40 going to the East India Company and 4 to the British... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 131921

  5. Tableau de l'Égypte, pendant le séjour de l'armée française,
    GALLAND, Antoine. Tableau de l'Égypte, pendant le séjour de l'armée française,

    Paris : 1802

    Scarce first edition of this important primary source for Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign (1798-1801). Galland was a member of the Commission des Sciences et des Arts, and participated in the expedition as editor and printer of the official proclamations and newspapers released by the Armee de l'Orient and the Institut d'Egypte.

    Galland (1763-1851)... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 145769

  6. General Orders for the Information and Guidance of the Officers and Men,
    BENIN EXPEDITION 1897. General Orders for the Information and Guidance of the Officers and Men,

    [No place : 1897]

    Expedition leader Sir Harry Rawson's copy, his accompanying memo headed in pencil "Admiral's Copy". A genuinely rare and remarkable survival, these highly ephemeral orders relate to the punitive expedition conducted by the British against Benin in 1897; "justified as a legitimate military action... this brutal, violent colonial episode effectively... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 143425

  7. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.
    SHEEHAN, Neil. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.

    Washington, D.C. : 1975

    On the eve of the withdrawal from Saigon, Pulitzer-winning journalist Neil Sheehan writes to legendary editor Abe Rosenthal: a letter of superb content and context, conveying disillusionment with the Vietnam "experiment" and the anger that informs Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie, the "one book that captures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 141264

  8. 148288comp
    HERZOG, Chaim. The War of Atonement.

    Boston : 1975

    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page: "For William Safire, in appreciation. Chaim Herzog".

    William Safire (1929-2009) was a long-time political columnist for The New York Times, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006. He became friends with Herzog, and hosted him for dinners in New York.... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148288

  9. Arms and the Covenant.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Arms and the Covenant.

    London : 1938

    First edition, only printing. Arms and the Covenant is an important collection of Churchill's speeches, 1928-38, warning of the dangers of a re-armed Germany. A total of 5,000 copies were printed; Woods notes that 3,381 were sold at 18 shillings before June 1940, when the book was re-issued as a cheap edition, priced at 7s. 6d.

    A contemporary... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 147793

  10. The Second World War
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135623

  11. Quartered Safe Out Here.
    FRASER, George MacDonald. Quartered Safe Out Here.

    London : 1992

    First edition, first impression. Fraser's acclaimed section-level account of his service with the Border Regiment in the Burma Campaign. Described by John Keegan as without doubt "one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War", and by David Mamet as a "magnificent war memoir". Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 147710

  12. Public Faces. A Novel.
    NICOLSON, Harold. Public Faces. A Novel.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, of Nicolson's great (and, from the jacket blurb, seemingly prophetic) political novel: "Staged in the Foreign Office, the book describes how, during the first week of June, 1939, Great Britain becomes involved in an international crisis, which exposes her to the alternative of complete humiliation or of war against a... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 147737

  13. 147061
    WOOD, William. The Bow-mans Glory; or Archery Revived.

    London : 1682

    First edition; a second edition was published in 1691. Wood was Marshal of the Society of Finsbury Archers and he invokes the spirit of Agincourt to argue for continued English toxophily. Wood's funeral in 1691 was marked with three flights of whistling arrows.

    The work is dedicated to Charles II and opens with a poem "In Praise of Archery",... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 147061

  14. Karta sredney Azia. (Map of Central Asia.)
    CENTRAL ASIA. Karta sredney Azia. (Map of Central Asia.)

    Moscow : 1878

    First created in 1863, as Russia began its concerted expansion into the Central Asian khanates, considerably upping the stakes in the Great Game, this map covers an area bounded by Lake Urma, Iran in the West, into the Akmolinskaya Oblast in the North, Tien-Shan in the East, and as far as the Gulf of Oman and Balochistan in the South. It was updated... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 128957

  15. The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland.
    KARSKI, Jan. The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland.

    London : 1943

    First and only edition. An early revelation of the methods of the Holocaust based upon the extraordinary work of Jan Karski. Karski was a remarkable figure: a graduate in law and diplomacy from Jan Kazimierz University, he served as a diplomat in Germany, Britain and Switzerland in the late 1930s, before joining the ministry of foreign affairs in 1939.... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 147657

  16. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 132876

  17. Arms and Influence.
    SCHELLING, Thomas C. Arms and Influence.

    New Haven and London : 1966

    First edition, first printing, of the Nobel Prize-winning economist's study of the role of military capabilities in diplomacy, applying his interest in Game Theory to international relations. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 147752

  18. 147635comp
    BARKER, Pat. [The Regeneration trilogy:] Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road.

    London : 1991-93-95

    First editions, first impressions, all signed by the author on the title page. The novels explore the history of the First World War by focusing on the aftermath of trauma and are based on the writings of First World War poets. In 1995 the final book in the trilogy, The Ghost Road, won the Booker-McConnell Prize. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 147635

  19. The Second World War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.

    London : 1959

    First abridged edition of Churchill's vast memoir of the Second World War, originally published in six volumes between 1948 and 1954. The jacket design, the globe floating in a fiery abyss, is particularly striking.

    The Second World War ranks as one of the supreme historical achievements of the 20th century, and is commonly cited as a major... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147627

  20. Graficheskoe izobrazhenie zabolevaemosti i smertnosti v Voenno-uchebnykh zavedeniyakh
    ALEXANDER III. Graficheskoe izobrazhenie zabolevaemosti i smertnosti v Voenno-uchebnykh zavedeniyakh

    St. Petersburg, : 1886

    First edition, one of perhaps a handful of copies made to inform the Alexander III (1845-1894) and his closest advisers of important and sensitive statistics relating to his empire's military colleges. Printed at the typo-lithographic press at the headquarters of Izmaylovsky Regiment of the Imperial Guard in Saint-Petersburg, the book offers an overview... Learn More
    £8,250.00

    Stock Code: 144320

  21. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from Drawings of R. Westall.
    WESTALL, Richard. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from Drawings of R. Westall.

    London : 1819

    First edition of this wonderfully effective series of heroic images from the Iron Duke's triumphs in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, by one of the most popular and influential British artists of the period, comprising scenes of the battles of Vimiero, Talavera, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, "the Pyrenees", Saint Sebastian, Toulouse, and Waterloo, and... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145539

  22. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.

    London : 1899

    Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 90104

  23. A History of the Indian Mutiny.
    FORREST, G. W. A History of the Indian Mutiny.

    Edinburgh & London : 1904-1912

    First edition, complete with the elusive third volume, published eight years after the first two. "Essentially a comprehensive survey of the military operations of the British. Government records and personal narratives have been studied and compared for the sake of accuracy. Narrative style is surprisingly clear and many maps included. Relatively impartial.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140471

  24. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.
    EDWARDES, Herbert B., Major. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.

    London : 1851

    First edition, decidedly uncommon. Edwardes' low-key style is perhaps at odds with his reputation as a brilliant soldier-diplomat, whose willingness to act on his own initiative, despite his lack of formal military training, was instrumental in defeating the dangerous insurrection at Multan.

    His account include the establishment of a British... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135165

  25. Colloquial Syriac as Spoken in the Assyrian Levies.
    HART, R. Colloquial Syriac as Spoken in the Assyrian Levies.

    Mosul : 1926

    First and sole contemporary edition, extremely scarce, "compiled as a guide for both British and Assyrian personnel of the Iraq Levies to acquire a colloquial knowledge of the respective languages" (introduction). The Iraq Levies (also known as the Assyrian Levies) was the first Iraqi military force formed by the British in British-controlled Iraq.... Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 141592

  26. The French Army in Egypt, 1798-1801.
    VERTRAY, Jean-Baptiste, & G. L. B. Killick. The French Army in Egypt, 1798-1801.

    London : [1899]

    First and sole contemporary edition, remarkably uncommon, presented here in a handsome presentation binding. A fascinating and timely pairing of eye witness accounts of the two foreign military excursions in Egypt that framed the century: Napoleon's campaign of 1798-1801 and the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882.

    As Killick notes chauvinistically in... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 141561

  27. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.
    HENNINGSEN, Charles Frederick. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.

    London : 1836

    First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás".

    The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141304

  28. General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,
    PUNJAB. General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,

    Lahore : 1854

    First Lahore edition, rare; a Calcutta edition was published in the preceding year. Following the Second Sikh War (1848-49) the Punjab was officially annexed by the East India Company and this highly-detailed volume was the first of a series of reports published by the Punjab Government, forming an important primary source for the history of the region... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141013

  29. Military Life in Algeria.
    CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Military Life in Algeria.

    London : 1853

    First edition in English, originally published as Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique in Paris in 1852. The author, Louis Charles Pierre Castellane (1827-1884) was a French military officer and the second son of the Marshal of France Boniface de Castellane, appointed to Algeria in 1837.

    According to a note from the "Globe" (printed on the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139287

  30. Memories of Seven Campaigns.
    THORNTON, James Edward. Memories of Seven Campaigns.

    Westminster : 1895

    First edition, the dedication copy, with a two-page note from the author to Col. Arthur Egerton, comptroller of the household of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, expressing the hope that the Duke will "be pleased to accept the volume now forwarded through you". A wonderful High Victorian military association copy, in a superlative presentation... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 81512

  31. Country Notes in Wartime.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Country Notes in Wartime.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Lady Milner, Nov. 1940, V.S.W.". This is a great association copy of a work uncommonly found inscribed.

    The recipient was Violet Georgina Milner, Viscountess, (1872-1958). After the death of her brother Leopold Maxse in 1932, Violet became editor of... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 146351

  32. Kurum, Kabul & Kandahar,
    ROBERTSON, Charles Gray. Kurum, Kabul & Kandahar,

    Edinburgh : 1881

    First and sole contemporary edition of this uncommon eye-witness account of campaigning during the Second Afghan War (1878-1880), a key conflict of the Great Game, the geopolitical struggle that Robertson - who appears to favour the "forward policy" - draws attention to in talk of "Muscovite aggressiveness and perfidy".

    Robertson (1855-1915),... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 145839

  33. The Machine-Gun:
    IRONSIDE, Harold Allan. The Machine-Gun:

    London : 1914

    First edition of this early, intelligently compiled pocket reference for serving soldiers; attractive and scarce, Library Hub locates copies in BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge, WolrdCat adds just US Army Field Artillery School and the War College, Australian War Memorial, Canadian War Museum and Het Legermuseum, Delft. Published in the same format as... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 145620

  34. Authors Take Sides on the Spanish War.
    SPANISH CIVIL WAR. Authors Take Sides on the Spanish War.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, collecting the responses of 148 authors to the following questions issued by the poet and activist Nancy Cunard: "Are you for, or against, the legal Government and the People of Republican Spain? Are you for, or against, Franco and Fascism?"

    The clear majority of literary figures take the side of the Republican... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 146467

  35. Lawrence of Arabia.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. - LIDDELL HART, Basil Henry, & Sir Ronald Storrs. Lawrence of Arabia.

    London : 1936

    Signed limited edition, number 9 of 12 copies printed for Liddell Hart and signed by him and Ronald Storrs (from a total edition of 128), additionally inscribed by Liddell Hart to his father-in-law opposite the limitation page: "It has been given by him, as a token of long and intimate friendship, to J. J. Stone, BH Liddell Hart".

    Lieutenant... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 145709

  36. Delhi - 1857.
    INDIAN MUTINY - NORMAN, Sir Henry Wylie, & Mrs Keith Young. Delhi - 1857.

    London & Edinburgh : 1902

    First edition of this handsomely produced and important eye-witness account of the siege and storming of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny. "As the Bengal Army's Judge-Advocate-General, Colonel Young (1806-1862) was at Simla with army headquarters at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. He accompanied this headquarters to Delhi where he wrote nearly daily... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 143211

  37. The Economics of Total War.
    SPIEGEL, Henry William. The Economics of Total War.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing, of Spiegel's study of the war upon the economy. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 146922

  38. A military dictionary.
    MILITARY DICTIONARY. A military dictionary.

    London : 1702

    Rare first edition of this military dictionary, a technical dictionary explaining military terminology for the edification of the interested civilian and neophyte soldiers alike, which was later expanded and went through several editions in the 18th century. ESTC records editions from c.1730 onwards to be by "J. W., Esq."

    "Blunderbuss. A short... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141309

  39. On the Track of the Àbor.
    [SYNGE, Mark] as "Powell Millington". On the Track of the Àbor.

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression, of this eyewitness account by an Indian Army major of the Abor Expedition on the North East frontier of India, described by Marshall as a "light-hearted account... Millington was involved in the communications side of the Expedition".

    "The Abor Expedition (1911-1912) was carried out to punish the perpetrators... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139206

  40. A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
    [LAWRENCE, T. E.] A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force

    Cairo : 1919

    First edition, first impression, more commonly found in buff paper wrappers, O'Brien commenting that only "a few copies" were bound in cloth, scarce in this state. A "collaborator's copy" bearing the name of Corporal E. W. Grater on the official compliments slip pasted to the front free endpaper, which is signed by the editor Lieutenant-Colonel Harry... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 108776

  41. The Political Economy of War.
    PIGOU, Arthur Cecil. The Political Economy of War.

    London : 1921

    First edition, first impression, of Pigou's study of the impact of the war on the nation's economy, retaining the very scarce jacket. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146809

  42. The German Octopus.
    VANSITTART, Robert Gilbert, Lord. The German Octopus.

    London : [1945]

    First edition, first impression, of Vansittart's pamphlet advocating a draconian post-war policy towards Germany and the other Axis powers, supporting the permanent disarmament of the country and the punishment of German businesses. An interesting example of the hardline position towards Germany which many were advocating for, right to the top of the... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146829

  43. Considerations Offered upon the Approaching Peace, And upon the Importance of Gibraltar to the British Empire,
    GORDON, Thomas. Considerations Offered upon the Approaching Peace, And upon the Importance of Gibraltar to the British Empire,

    London : 1720

    The stated fourth edition (although properly a reimpression of the second edition), of this pamphlet insisting on the need for Britain to retain Gibraltar in the ongoing peace negotiations with Spain, the cession of Gibraltar being a very real prospect in the negotiations, although in fact Britain would retain the territory in the Treaty of The Hague... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 146669

  44. 146572
    CLIVE, Lewis. The People's Army.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first printing; the publisher's retained copy, with their stamp to half-title. Lewis sets out to formulate for the Opposition Labour Party a credible policy of army reform, with higher pay for soldiers, appointment on merit not money, and increased liberty in all ranks. Labour leader Clement Attlee contributes the introduction, writing... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146572

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

    [Waltham St Lawrence] : 1939

    Limited edition, number 442 of 1,000 numbered copies, printed in Eric Gill's Perpetua type on handmade paper. Loosely iserted in this copy is the publisher's advertising prospectus noting that "to avoid disappointment, intending subscribers are requested to place their orders, with remittance, early".

    "The majority of Lawrence's contributions... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146262

  46. The Diary, MCMXI.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. The Diary, MCMXI.

    London : 1937

    First and limited edition, no. 92 of 206 numbered copies, of which only 150 were for sale. This "most ambitious and handsome volume published by the Corvinus Press" (O'Brien) prints the diary kept by Lawrence during his walking tour of Syria in 1911. "After graduating from Oxford with a First in History, Lawrence was employed, through the influence... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 143516

  47. Army (Infantry Equipment). Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 6 August 1870. Copies of the Reports made by Major General Eyre's Committee on Infantry Equipment to the Secretary of State for War:
    CARDWELL, Edward, viscount. Army (Infantry Equipment). Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 6 August 1870. Copies of the Reports made by Major General Eyre's Committee on Infantry Equipment to the Secretary of State for War:

    London : 1871

    First and only edition of this important, extensive and in depth review and report on the damaging effects that 'the present system of drill and accoutrements' (i.e. uniform, kit, knapsacks, weaponry etc), was recognised as having upon the health of newly recruited soldiers, leading in particular to a prevalence of lung and heart disease. Uncommon,... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 145405

  48. Life of Sir Henry Lawrence.
    LAWRENCE, Sir Henry - EDWARDES, Sir Herbert B., & Herman Merivale. Life of Sir Henry Lawrence.

    London : 1872

    First edition of the first biography of one of the foremost British figures in 19th-century India, Sir Henry Lawrence (1806-1857), killed in 1857 during the defence of Lucknow, which, due to his "great skill and foresight" was properly prepared; he is "best remembered for his administrative ability, his energy, his sympathies with the native aristocracy,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 142107

  49. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.
    SPOCK, Benjamin. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.

    1967

    Three-page autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War by the American paediatrician Benjamin Spock, sent for publication to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star Weekly, and himself a peace campaigner and sometime Chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council; together with an autograph and three typed letters signed... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141434

  50. Signed typescript defending political violence.
    VALLIÈRES, Pierre. Signed typescript defending political violence.

    1971

    Original signed typescript by Pierre Vallières (1938-1998), the intellectual leader of the Front de libération du Québec, defending the use of political violence to effect social change. The typescript was sent to the journalist and editor Ray Gardner (1919-1997), for publication as an article in the Toronto Star. The typescript, "La violence est-elle... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141435

  51. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.
    NASSER, Gamal Abdel. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.

    April 1956

    Typed letter signed from Gamal Abdel Nasser, as Prime Minister of Egypt. Nasser writes in response to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the anti-imperialist Canadian Peace Congress. Gardner had written to Nasser sending his well wishes on the anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141392

  52. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.
    WATANABE, Tadao. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.

    1955

    Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141397

  53. 141385
    PAULING, Linus. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.

    5 December 1969

    Autograph letter signed from Linus Pauling, together with an inscribed typescript speech, fiercely setting out his anti-war views. The American chemist and peace activist Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), one of the founders of molecular biology and quantum chemistry, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962, one of only four individuals... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141385

  54. The Germans as Others See Them.
    SPIELMANN, Isidore. The Germans as Others See Them.

    [London : 1917

    First and only edition of this open letter from the British civil engineer, Sir Isidore Spielmann (1854-1925), to the influential German journalist and editor of the newspaper Die Zukunft (The Future), Maximilian Harden (1861-1927), which Spielmann calls "one of the few sane men now in Germany" (p. 3). Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146002

  55. 145557
    ZIETEN, Hans Joachim von. BLUMENTHAL, Louise Johanne Leopoldine von. The Life of General de Zieten,

    Berlin : 1803

    First edition in English, first German edition Berlin, 1797. Biography of the great Prussian cavalry general and confidante of Frederick the Great. After the Seven Years' War in which he distinguished himself at Leuthen and Torgau, Zieten retired to his estate at Wustrau in Brandenburg-Preussen where his niece assembled the materials for this memoir.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145557

  56. De re militari libri quatuor.
    VEGETIUS RENATUS, Flavius. De re militari libri quatuor.

    Paris : 1553

    Fifth Wechel edition, the fourth illustrated, of the Scriptores rei militaris (The writers of the art of war), which gathers the work of four Roman authors, Vegetius, Frontinus, Aelianus, and Modestus. The superb woodcuts were copied from Heinrich Steiner's 1529 Augsburg edition and first used by Wechel in 1532. This copy carries an appealing ancien... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 145044

  57. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR TWO. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.

    London : 1990-5

    First editions, deluxe signed issues, both volumes number 96 of 401 copies, each containing 25 superb colour silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth, all signed by both the pilot and artist Michael Pierce, and with his embossed stamp. Additionally signed in the edition by six members of the creative and design... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 145852

  58. The World Crisis.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis.

    London : 1923-31

    First editions, first impressions. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy.

    John Buchan... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 145874

  59. Souvenirs du Gâzi Moustafa Kemâl Pacha.
    ATATÜRK - DENY, Jean. Souvenirs du Gâzi Moustafa Kemâl Pacha.

    Paris : 1927

    First edition, an offprint from the Revue des Etudes Islamiques, decidedly scarce in commerce, and although well-represented institutionally, Library Hub cites only two copies in Britain (Cambridge and Eton). This is an early memoir of Atatürk, translated by Deny from the autobiographical anecdotes published in the government newspapers Milliyet and... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 144804

  60. Extracts from the Diary of John S. Fowler, R. E.: Chitral 1895.
    FOWLER, John S. Extracts from the Diary of John S. Fowler, R. E.: Chitral 1895.

    Dublin : 1897

    Superbly provenanced first and sole edition of this rare eye-witness account by Lieutenant-General Sir John Sharman Fowler (1864-1939), then a lieutenant with the Royal Engineers, who played a notable role in the Chitral campaign, an incident of the Great Game that became a considerable cause célèbre. This copy bearing the ownership inscription of... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 144711

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