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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. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
    STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.

    London : 1882

    First edition of this extremely uncommon memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India".

    Stent's book teems with detail, from a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman so that he can visit his lover in a woman's hospital, to several paragraphs... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140276

  2. Suggestions for the Assistance of Officers in Learning the Languages of the Seat of War in the East.
    MÜLLER, Max. Suggestions for the Assistance of Officers in Learning the Languages of the Seat of War in the East.

    London : 1854

    First edition of this interesting work, intended, as stated in the title, for the use of officers during the Crimean War, where "the languages spoken in the countries which the English army may occupy are very numerous. Some, such as Wallachian, Bulgarian, Servian, Albanian, Circassian, and Georgian, are but little known" (p. 1). In his lengthy introduction... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140908

  3. Scheme and Orders for the Military Arrangements at Delhi in connection with the Coronation Durbar
    (DELHI DURBAR.) Scheme and Orders for the Military Arrangements at Delhi in connection with the Coronation Durbar

    Calcutta : 1911

    First and sole edition, produced in small numbers for the use of officials and inevitably scarce; an important primary source for the Delhi Durbar, "the most spectacular ceremony in the history of the British empire" (ODNB), held on 12 December 1911 to mark the coronation of George V and Mary of Teck as Emperor and Empress of India. These military arrangements... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140854

  4. Kandahar in 1879;
    LE MESSURIER, Augustus. Kandahar in 1879;

    London : 1880

    First and sole edition of this decidedly uncommon and important eye-witness account of the Second Afghan War (1878-80). This copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), with his armorial bookplate. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and his career is elucidated... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140749

  5. A Cavalry Manual for the use of Officers of the Bengal Cavalry.
    HILL, R. B. A Cavalry Manual for the use of Officers of the Bengal Cavalry.

    Simla : 1869

    Rare, unrecorded Indian cavalry manual; this copy with a fine military provenance, inscribed at head of the title page, "G. H. Elliott, 3rd Bengal Cavalry" and with a number of emendations in his hand noting updates to general orders. George Hambley Elliott (d. 1931) was gazetted ensign with the 91st Highlanders in July 1867, transferring to the 93rd... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140765

  6. A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore,
    SHEPHERD, J. W. A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore,

    Lucknow : 1894

    Fourth edition of a popular Mutiny memoir by one of the few survivors of the Cawnpore massacre, originally published in the Calcutta and London Papers in 1857 under the title "Brief account of the Outbreak at Cawnpore", and in book form in a small edition of 500 copies in 1862. Shepherd was a Eurasian clerk of the Commissariat Department and Sorksy... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140823

  7. A Picture of Lisbon, taken on the Spot:
    CARRÈRE, Joseph-Barthélemy-François. A Picture of Lisbon, taken on the Spot:

    London : 1809

    First edition of this timely English translation of Carrère's 1798 Voyage au Portugal et particulèrement Lisbonne. Evidently rushed onto a market craving information on Portugal following Soult's invasion in January 1809. It was variably received at the time: The Monthly Review correctly identifying that it was "derived from a French source", and... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139694

  8. 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, of Edwardes' memoir of his year in the Punjab, "narrated in a droll, low-key style" (Riddick).
    His account include the establishment of a British administrative presence at Bunnu while he was a young army lieutenant seconded to the civil administration, "a tour of the province of Multan as a Land Revenue Officer,... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135165

  9. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;
    HILDEBRAND, G. B. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;

    London : 1864

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon - both Copac and OCLC list three locations (BL, NLS, Cambridge). The text concludes "End of Volume I", but this is all published. An extraordinary sustained exercise in apocalyptic biblical exegesis by a mind stimulated, or perhaps over-stimulated, by the ongoing war in the Crimea. The author saw the rise of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121341

  10. The Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book.
    (FIRST WORLD WAR.) The Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, of this notable gathering of soldiers' accounts and depictions of the First World War, as well as the Roll of Honour of officers. Several of the plates are by the renowned equestrian artist Gilbert Holiday (1879-1937). Holiday initially worked for the Graphic as a war artist before joining the army and serving... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 139885

  11. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.
    MACDIARMID, John, of Weem. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.

    London : 1806

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon with just six locations recorded world-wide, only two in the United States. Investigation into "natural" and "artificial" subordination, and in particular into the specifically military institutions of the latter and their possible improvement. Macdiarmid's (17791808), father was a minister, and his mother... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139663

  12. From Cadet to Colonel.
    SEATON, Sir Thomas. From Cadet to Colonel.

    London : 1866

    First and sole edition of this lively military memoir of service in India. "Seaton commanded the 60th NI which mutinied at Umballah originally on May 10th he saw many years of action in India served at the Siege of Delhi and afterwards in the Doab and Rohilchund. Seaton was a good friend of Hodson. Approximately seven chapters on the Mutiny" (Sorsky).... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140701

  13. The History of Napoleon Buonaparte.
    (CRUIKSHANK, George.) The History of Napoleon Buonaparte.

    London : [1870s]

    Attractively bound copy of this biography of Napoelon. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140641

  14. The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington.
    GLEIG, G. R. The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington.

    London : 1889

    A handsomely bound copy of Gleig's biography of the Duke of Wellington. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140639

  15. Adventures of a Cornet of Horse in the Crimean War;
    (FISHER-ROWE, Edward Rowe). MOIR, Kenneth Macrae & Berthold Wolpe. Adventures of a Cornet of Horse in the Crimean War;

    London : 1939

    First and only edition of 177 numbered copies signed by the author, this 169, published as number XCIX of the Sette's "Opuscula", inevitably uncommon just 4 copies located in a search of institutional holdings on line, all in the UK. Attractive little private publication recounting the Crimean experiences of Cornet Fisher, "in Hodge's regiment from... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136476

  16. A Soldier Civilian.
    (GAISFORD, Gilbert.) A Soldier Civilian.

    London : 1900

    First and sole edition of this rare memoir of a model frontier officer; an online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at the British Library; inscribed on the frontispiece recto, "M. Hodson with love from M. D. Spence, in memory of her friend G. Gaisford. Simla. Augu. 1900".

    Gaisford (1849-1898) was born in India, the son... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140688

  17. The Second Afghan War, 1878-80. Abridged Official Account.
    MacGREGOR, Sir Charles, & Francis Gordon Cardew. The Second Afghan War, 1878-80. Abridged Official Account.

    London : 1908

    First and sole edition. This is the only relic of MacGregor's massive official history of the campaign, which was either "treated as a secret work" as according to the Preface, or suppressed by the government for criticisms of Indian defence policy "beyond its terms of reference" (ODNB) Either way, it was reworked by Cardew, historian of the Bengal... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140704

  18. With the Peshawar Column, Tirah Expeditionary Force.
    THOMSETT, Richard Gillham. With the Peshawar Column, Tirah Expeditionary Force.

    London : 1899

    First and sole edition of this colourful and conspicuously scarce eye-witness account of the Tirah campaign (1897-98). Thomsett (b. 1857) was a lieutenant-colonel with the RAMC, had served in Afghanistan in 1878-80 and was later in Egypt (1882) and South Africa (1902). The Peshawar Column, under Brig.-Gen. A. G. Hammond VC, acted as one of the flanking... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140707

  19. 140381
    FAULKS, Sebastian. Birdsong.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The novel was listed as the 13th favourite book in Britain in the BBC's Big Read survey, conducted in 2003. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140381

  20. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.
    BURTON, R. G. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.

    Simla : 1908

    First and sole edition, 1, 500 copies printed for official use only, this copy stamped "415" at head of the title page. "General Sir Archibald Hunter when inspecting the Jhansi Brigade in the winter of 1906-07, suggested that 'all officers should be made acquainted with the details of the operations within the Brigade area, especially those leading... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 140748

  21. General Sir Henry Drury Harness.
    (HARNESS, Sir Henry Drury.) COLLINSON, Thomas Bernard, & Charles Edmund Webber. General Sir Henry Drury Harness.

    London : 1903

    First and sole edition, based on Collinson's privately published Memoir of 1883. Harness (1804-1883) served as instructor of fortification at the Royal Military Academy; secretary of the Railway commission; deputy master of the Royal Mint; commissioner of public works in Ireland; director of the Royal Engineer Establishment at Chatham. "On the outbreak... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140721

  22. The Tirah Campaign,
    WOOSNAM MILLS, H. The Tirah Campaign,

    Lahore : 1898

    First and sole edition of this remarkably scarce account of the Tirah campaign (1897-98), a punitive expedition against the Afridi of the North-West Frontier; an online search of institutional libraries citing six locations only, at the British Library, at Bateman's (Kipling's Sussex home, a presentation copy from the author), Oxford, Leiden, Minnesota,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140722

  23. Regulations for the Dress of General, Staff, and Regimental Officers of the Army.
    (UNIFORMS) Regulations for the Dress of General, Staff, and Regimental Officers of the Army.

    London : 1857

    First edition, detailed textual descriptions of the uniform specifications for officers of the British Army. Extremely uncommon, perhaps six copies of this issue world-wide. A handsome copy with the contemporary ownership inscription of John W. Reynolds to the front free endpaper, and the "Mollo Collection", bookplate to the front pastedown, both Boris... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139770

  24. La Conduite de Mars,
    COURTILZ DE SANDRAS, Gatien. La Conduite de Mars,

    The Hague, : 1685

    First edition. "Impressive and influential" manual, drawing on the author's experiences during the Franco-Dutch War, 1672-8 (Rowlands, The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV, p. 187). Courtilz de Sandras (1644-1712) joined the army around 1660 serving initially in a musketeer regiment, eventually rising to the rank of captain of cavalry. He... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 134847

  25. Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Colonel Maceroni,
    MACERONI, Colonel [Francis]. Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Colonel Maceroni,

    London : 1838

    First edition of the memoirs of the soldier and inventor Francis Maceroni (17881846). "Maceroni recommended himself to Joachim Murat, king of Naples, who on 1 January 1814 made him one of his aides-de-camp, with the rank of colonel of cavalry, and sent him on missions to London, where he was when Murat's forces were defeated by the Austrians at Tolentino... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140569

  26. Recollections of an Artillery Officer:
    HILL, Benson Earle. Recollections of an Artillery Officer:

    London : 1836

    First edition of this memoir by Benson Earle Hill (bap. 1790, d. 1845) who served as Artillery Staff Officer at the battle of New Orleans. He served with the Royal Regiment of Artillery until 1822 and "he was extremely well-travelled, as the army had taken him to Ireland, North America, and Europe" (ODNB). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140567

  27. Tirah. 1897.
    CALLWELL, C. E. Tirah. 1897.

    London : 1911

    First edition. Sir Charles Edward Callwell (1859-1928) had one brief, rather unsuccessful, period of field command during the Boer War, but his strengths lay elsewhere: "Callwell was an accomplished linguist, a skilled intelligence officer, and a prolific writer of quality on a wide range of military affairs and on military history throughout his career.... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140461

  28. In Abor Jungles.
    HAMILTON, Angus. In Abor Jungles.

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression. An important account of Major-General Bowers's punitive expedition against the rebellious Abor tribesmen on India's north-east frontier, sparked by the murder of two British officials; also covering the political missions to the Mishmi and Miri. Hamilton (1874-1913), the son of an officer who served with the 2nd West... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140488

  29. 139531
    (NAPOLEON.) [HEWESTON, W. B.] The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    London : [c. 1810]

    First edition of this uncommon life of Bonaparte; as advertised at the end of vol. II, "the proprietors propose publishing a Third Volume", and this was added in 1815. It was reissued in an unillustrated edition by a different group of booksellers in that year as History of Napoleon Bonaparte, the author given as W. B. Heweston (although his name is... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139531

  30. Copies of the Original Letters and Despatches of the Generals, Ministers, Grand Officers of State, &c. at Paris, to the Emperor Napoleon, at Dresden;
    (NAPOLEON.) Copies of the Original Letters and Despatches of the Generals, Ministers, Grand Officers of State, &c. at Paris, to the Emperor Napoleon, at Dresden;

    London : 1814

    First edition of this interesting collection of primary source material, reprinting documents and letters covering diplomacy, military service, private letters, and correspondence and bulletins from Napoleon's Minister of Police, published following Napoleon's impressive victory over the combined forces of Austria, Russia and Prussia at Dresden (26-27... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 139504

  31. 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

  32. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
    EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,

    London : 1886

    First edition of this uncommon and important source, this a fine association copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), who is mentioned several times in the present work, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140465

  33. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.
    RAIT, Robert S. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.

    Westminster : 1903

    First edition of this "excellent biography" (Brice), for over a century the only full-length memoir of the man "said to have commanded in more general actions than any other British officer of the nineteenth century except the Duke of Wellington" (ODNB). Gough (1779-1869) was gazetted lieutenant in 1795, and posted to the 78th Highlanders at the Cape... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140528

  34. General Gatacre.
    GATACRE, Beatrix. General Gatacre.

    London : 1910

    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 various commands in South Africa (1899-1900). "Gatacre was a brave, dedicated,... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140486

  35. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
    STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.

    London : 1894

    Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140439

  36. With Kelly to Chitral.
    BEYNON, W. G. L. With Kelly to Chitral.

    London : 1896

    First edition of what The Times called this "very racy account of the little campaign" to lift the siege of Chitral on the North-West Frontier in March-April 1895. Beynon (1866-1955) was a lieutenant with the 3rd Gurkha Rifles and a staff officer attached to Colonel Kelly's relief force who "probably saw as much campaigning on the North-West Frontier... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140456

  37. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.
    FRASER, Hastings. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.

    London : 1885

    First edition. Fraser's service in India was "long and distinguished" (ODNB). He joined the Madras army at 17 and escorted the Mysore princes to Bengal in 1807. After serving as private secretary to Sir George Barlow, the governor of Madras, he was deputy commissary during the Madras expedition to Mauritius (1810). Being fluent in French he assisted... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140476

  38. In Pursuit of the "Mad" Mullah.
    McNEILL, Malcolm. In Pursuit of the "Mad" Mullah.

    London : 1902

    First edition, scarce. The "Mad" Mullah of the title was an epithet given by the British to Sayyid Muhammad 'Abd Allah al-Hasan (1856-1920), a Somali religious and patriotic leader who established the Dervish State in Somalia and fought the 20-year Somaliland Campaign against British, Italian and Ethiopian forces. "When not pummeling the Mullah and... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140372

  39. The Afghan War of 1879-80,
    HENSMAN, Howard. The Afghan War of 1879-80,

    London : 1881

    First edition, widely recognized as one of the most authoritative contemporary accounts of the Second Afghan War. Howard Hensman (d. 1916) was the only journalist covering the campaign and accompanied General Roberts's Kurram Valley Field Force, being the "embedded" correspondent for the Allahabad Pioneer, the Indian newspaper for which Churchill was... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 139894

  40. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.
    SMITH, Sir Harry. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.

    London : 1902 and 1901

    First edition of volume II, early reprint of volume I. Smith's (1787-1860) career was remarkable and romantic. His autobiography includes detail of his early service in South America, Monte Video and Buenos Aires in 1806-7; through the Napoleonic Wars: the Peninsular, Corunna, Torres Vedras, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajos - where he met the lovely Juana, the... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140540

  41. The Indian Frontier War.
    JAMES, Lionel. The Indian Frontier War.

    London : 1898

    First edition. James was Reuter's special correspondent on General Sir William Lockhart's campaign against the Orakzai and Tirah Afridis in 1897. His narrative "catches such telling details as the dry water bottle and the Maxim's effectiveness, and is effectively complemented by a series of maps, etchings and photographs" (Riddick). "In 1897 Lockhart... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140510

  42. Narrative of the Peninsular War, from 1808 to 1813.
    LONDONDERRY, Charles William Vane, third marquess of. Narrative of the Peninsular War, from 1808 to 1813.

    London : 1829

    First octavo edition, following the two quarto editions of the preceding year; the appendix, comprising "communications from some of my brother officers",appears here for the first time. Londonderry (17781854) was a brave but not particularly brilliant soldier - Sir John Moore described him as "a very silly fellow" who served with variable distinction... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140389

  43. Some Indian Experiences.
    MORTON, [Boyce William Dunlop], Lieut.-General. Some Indian Experiences.

    Cheltenham : 1913

    First edition. Morton joined the 30th Bengal Infantry in 1848 in the aftermath of Chillianwala and served in India until the 1890s. He was mentioned in despatches for the Cossyah and Jyntiah Hills Campaign, 1861-3 and from 1864 to 1884 was in civil employ acting as Deputy Commissioner in seven districts successively, including Darjeeling, 1867-73. Slight... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140373

  44. 140220
    CRUM, Frederick Maurice. Memoirs of a Rifleman Scout. Parts I to IV.

    Stirling : 1950

    First and only edition of this uncommon privately published memoir, an online search of institutional libraries showing just six locations: Scotland, Oxford, Plas Newydd, Calgary, Guelph, and National Library of South Africa.

    Memoirs of a Rifleman Scout opens with Crum's service in the Second Boer War with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140220

  45. The Life of Sir George White, V.C.
    (WHITE, Sir George.) DURAND, Mortimer. The Life of Sir George White, V.C.

    Edinburgh and London : 1915

    First edition. This remains the standard life of Sir George White (1835-1912), "one of the most decorated officers in the army" (ODNB), who had a remarkable military career in the colonial wars of the latter part of the nineteenth century. He first saw service with the Inniskillings during the Indian Mutiny; then in the Second Afghan War with the Gordon... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140463

  46. Colonel Ball-Acton, C.B. An Appreciation.
    BALL-ACTON, Charles. Colonel Ball-Acton, C.B. An Appreciation.

    Guildford : 1906

    First and sole edition of this extremely uncommon memoir, Library Hub records the British Library copy only among British and Irish instructional libraries, WorldCat adding National Library of Ireland and universities of Calgary and Chicago. Ball-Acton was commissioned ensign in the 51st Foot (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) in 1851, and served... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140290

  47. The Victoria Cross in Afghanistan, and on the Frontiers of India.
    ELLIOTT, William John, Major. The Victoria Cross in Afghanistan, and on the Frontiers of India.

    London : 1882

    First edition of this attractive and uncommon little book, with just three locations on Library Hub (British Library, Scotland, Oxford), WorldCat adding a further four (Ireland, Stanford, California State Library, Illinois). Elliott, who served in the War Department and Reserve Staff, gives lively accounts of eighteen VC-winning actions. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140295

  48. Through the Mutiny:
    WALKER, Thomas Nicholls. Through the Mutiny:

    London : 1907

    First edition of this uncommon and colourful memoir, given over largely to the Indian Mutiny but also covering a certain amount of game hunting. Walker (1837 -1903) joined the 60th Bengal Infantry in 1854 and was promoted lieutenant in 1856. In 1866 he was a captain with the 2nd Bengal Fusiliers before joining the Staff Corps as a major in 1874, ending... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140300

  49. Operations in Waziristan 1919-1920.
    (MILITARY; AFGHANISTAN.) Operations in Waziristan 1919-1920.

    Delhi : 1923

    Second edition, 1, 900 copies printed, following the first of 1921 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing), the note following the title page reading, "This edition cancels the previous (1921) edition, copies of which should be destroyed". Of the three end-pocket maps, two (No. 4 General Map and Sketch Map) are dated 1923, so are presumably updated... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140308

  50. 129573
    FIGGIS, Darrell. Recollections of the Irish War.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, scarce with the dust jacket. "The portrait Darrell Figgis paints himself in Recollections of the Irish War shows him as a defender of personal liberty and individual opinion whose voice is stifled by authority, traits that he has in common with the Oisin of his satire" (Colby). Darrell Figgis was an Irish writer,... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 129573

  51. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945
    SAUNDERS, Ann. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945

    London : 2005

    First edition. "During the Second World War the War Damage Section of the Architect's Department of the London County Council recorded the degree of damage due to enemy action to buildings across the 117 square miles of the Administrative County of London. Using the relevant sheets of the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps, the Architect's staff hand-coloured... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 104909

  52. Lives of Indian Officers.
    KAYE, John William. Lives of Indian Officers.

    London : 1880

    A surprisingly uncommon posthumous edition of Kaye's classic work, issued as the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) was drawing to a close, originally published in 1867 following its initial appearance as a series of articles entitled "Indian Heroes" in the monthly periodical Good Words (1866). It comprises biographies of Lord Cornwallis. Sir John... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 140375

  53. Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission.
    YATE, C. E. Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission.

    Edinburgh & London : 1888

    First edition, scarce. Sir Charles Edward Yate (1849-1940) administrator in India and politician, served on General Roberts's staff during the Second Afghan War. "From 1884 to 1886 he was attached to the Afghan boundary commission, a posting which supplied him with the material for a volume of descriptive letters, Northern Afghanistan (1888). In March... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140230

  54. Duello,
    [PUTEO, Paris de; otherwise Paride del Pozzo.] Duello,

    Venice : 1521

    An elegant Italian edition of this important treatise on duelling laws and customs, printed in italic type in the humanist octavo format made popular by Aldus Manutius. Paride del (or dal) Pozzo (1410-1493), called il Puteo, Latinized as Paris de Puteo, was a 15th-century Italian jurist. His treatise was first printed in Latin, then in Italian at Naples... Learn More
    £3,200.00

    Stock Code: 139884

  55. Incidents in the Sepoy War 1857-58.
    GRANT, Hope. Incidents in the Sepoy War 1857-58.

    Edinburgh : 1873

    First edition. "Grant was stationed at Ambala when the Indian mutiny broke out in May 1857. He was appointed brigadier of the cavalry which marched from Ambala to relieve Delhi, and on 8 June fought in the engagement at Badli-ki-sarai. Grant was made responsible for the security of the encampment on the ridge during the four-month siege of Delhi. He... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140255

  56. Memoirs of Jeremiah Brasyer;
    BRASYER, Jeremiah. Memoirs of Jeremiah Brasyer;

    Bombay : [1892]

    First edition. Exceptionally uncommon memoir of remarkable career in the Indian Army. Just three copies of this Bombay imprint - BL, Minnesota, and Rochester, NY - on OCLC, together with 4 copies of the London edition of the same date. Born in 1810, Brasyer was brought up in Kent, a gardener by training. He enlisted in the Bengal Artillery in 1833,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140196

  57. Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.
    (COLONIAL OFFICE.) Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.

    London : 1914

    Third edition. All iterations are rare, with three copies of a 1912 printing in libraries, and none of this edition. The book was intended to prepare officer for life in East Africa proffering such advice as "a sun-helmet should always be worn between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m" (p. 40), "hot baths are both stimulating and refreshing" (p. 42), and... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122800

  58. Fencing familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword.
    OLIVIER, Jean. Fencing familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword.

    London : 1780

    Second edition, first published in 1771, of this fine work on the use of the short sword, most attractively illustrated with a new set of plates; the dedication is also new (dated 18 February 1780) and the dedicatee is Charles Stanhope, third earl of Harrington, army officer, who concluded his career with the colonelcy of the first Life Guards. Olivier... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135146

  59. Somaliland.
    HAMILTON, Angus. Somaliland.

    London : 1911

    First edition of this important eye-witness account of the British campaigns in Somaliland. Hamilton (1874-1913), the son of an officer who served with the 2nd West India Regiment, and of the line of the Hamilton baronets of Silvertonhill, Lanarkshire, was a special correspondent, attached to the 6th King's African Rifles. He had visited Korea in 1903-4... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140253

  60. Great Contemporaries.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Great Contemporaries.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. This series of essays on "Great men of our age" includes reflections on T. E. Lawrence, Trotsky and Hitler - "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 140223

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