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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. Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.
    (SHANGHAI - SINO-JAPANESE WAR) Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.

    Shanghai : 1937

    Remarkable run of sixty original Intelligence Summaries, all classified SECRET, compiled by the Intelligence Officer, BRITFORCE at Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Nos. 12-18 (dated from 30 Aug.-5th Sept. 1937) & Nos. 20-72 (dated from 7th Sept. to 18th Nov. 1937). Issued almost daily during the height of the conflict. These rare intelligence... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 135752

  2. The Trucial Oman Scouts. The Story of a Bedouin Force.
    MANN, Michael. The Trucial Oman Scouts. The Story of a Bedouin Force.

    Wilby, Norwich : 1994

    First and only edition. The book is a well-written account of the development of the unit originally formed as the Trucial Oman Levies, an armed gendarmerie, in 1951. The Buraimi Incident, followed by the Jebel Akhdar Campaigns in Oman, led to its expansion into a fully equipped Bedouin brigade which was eventually absorbed into the Union Defence Force... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135580

  3. Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon.
    (NAPOLEON.) Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon.

    London : 1823

    Second edition, from the library of the 33rd Regiment of Foot, all but volume IV inscribed "Library 33rd Regiment 21st July 1824" to the front free endpapers, volume IV dated "20th April 1825". The 33rd Regiment of Foot served as part of the 5th Brigade at Waterloo under the command of Major General Sir Colin Halkett. They were renamed The Duke of Wellington's... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135412

  4. The House of Bonaparte and its Branches.
    (NAPOLEON.) The House of Bonaparte and its Branches.

    London : 1885

    An uncommon genealogical table of the House of Bonaparte, with concise biographical details and a particular focus on Napoleon I. Six copies traced institutionally, three of which are in the UK (British Library, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland) and three in the US (Boston, Harvard, New England Historic Genealogical Society). Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 135283

  5. Events of a Military Life:
    HENRY, Walter. Events of a Military Life:

    London : 1843

    First UK edition; this uncommon, lively and engaging autobiography was originally published in Canada as Trifles from My Portfolio in 1839. A native of Donegal, Henry studied medicine at Glasgow, St. Thomas', Guy's and St. George's. In 1811 he qualified as a regimental surgeon and joined the 66th in the Peninsula, seeing action at the Siege of Badajoz... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135267

  6. A Book of Funds:
    HOUGHTON, Thomas. A Book of Funds:

    London : 1695

    First edition. Houghton proposes methods of financing the Nine Years' War, of which his first is most notable: that everyone condemned to death in England be offered a reprieve of their sentence for all crimes save murder, in return for them paying the exchequer full compensation for their crimes, be levied an additional fine, and pay 50 a year thereafter.... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135167

  7. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.
    FAIRFAX-ROSS, Thomas. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.

    1908-24

    Fine narrative album recording the career, from school days to marriage, of Thomas Fairfax-Ross (1896-1960), with particular attention paid to his military career which took him from the Western Front to Chanak, via Versailles. The album opens, perhaps rather portentously, with a card embossed with the Royal arms, mounted recto on the front free endpaper... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 132252

  8. A Short Course of Standing Rules, for the Government and Conduct of an Army,
    MOLESWORTH, Richard, viscount. A Short Course of Standing Rules, for the Government and Conduct of an Army,

    London : 1744

    First edition. "An excellent introduction to the major operations of the unitary army and (with the inclusion of the full Standing Orders of his dragoon regiment) an important source on the training of the cavalry Molesworth (16801758) had seen much service in Flanders and Spain after 1702 and was an ADC to Marlborough at Ramillies he was devoted... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 131739

  9. Napoléon chez lui.
    (NAPOLEON.) MASSON, Frederic. Napoléon chez lui.

    Paris : [1894]

    First editions, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to his close friend, the dramatist and opera librettist Philippe Gille (1831-1901). Napoléon chez lui is inscribed on the limitation page "À Mon excellent ami Philippe Gille, sou bien reconnaissant Frederic Masson" To my excellent friend Philippe Gille, his very grateful Frederic Masson;... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122623

  10. Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon.
    (NAPOLEON.) JOMINI, Antoine-Henri, baron. Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon.

    Brussels : 1829

    A very smart copy of Jomini's important life of Napoleon, originally published in four volumes in 1827 (Paris: Anselin). The English version of 1864 was translated by Union general Henry Halleck; the reviewer in The North American Review commenting that "the merit and importance of this work in its original language are well known to the student of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122622

  11. Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
    (MacDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre.) ROUSSET, Camille (ed). Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.

    Paris : 1892

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122621

  12. Commentaires de Napoleon Premier.
    (NAPOLEON.) Commentaires de Napoleon Premier.

    Paris : 1867

    First edition of this "attempt to organise into a coherent whole the memoirs dictated by Napoleon at Saint Helena, officially sanctioned by Napoleon III and drawing on previously published works by Gourgaud, Montholon, Bertrand, and Marchand" (Sandler). This important, expansive, and richly illustrated collection of key Napoleonic source material also... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122619

  13. Mémoires...
    BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de. Mémoires...

    Paris : 1829

    First edition. Bourrienne (1769-1834), diplomat and one-time secretary to Napoleon, "claimed to have been a friend of the future emperor at the military school of Brienne. In the early 1790s he served the Revolutionary government as a diplomat in Germany. He was called to Italy by Napoleon in the negotiations with Austria (MayOctober 1797) and helped... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122617

  14. Kojitsu sosho: Yoroi chakuyo shidai; Kanbo zue. [Compendium of Ancient Customs: Wearing Armour; Types of Headgear].
    (JAPAN - SAMURAI ARMOUR) HONMA, Hyakuri; MATSUOKA, Tokikata and Yukikoshi & Teisuke Imaizumi. Kojitsu sosho: Yoroi chakuyo shidai; Kanbo zue. [Compendium of Ancient Customs: Wearing Armour; Types of Headgear].

    Tokyo : [1899]

    First Yoshikawa Hanshichi editions of these detailed Edo-period guides. The first displays the correct method of putting on a harness of Japanese armour, from fundoshi - underpants - out; the second focuses on the specific ceremonial and court headgear worn by various officials. The detail of the illustrations is superb, and the quality colouring really... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 111263

  15. The Indian Mutiny.
    LEE, John Fitzgerald, & Captain Frederick Walter Radcliffe. The Indian Mutiny.

    Rawalpindi : c.1901

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Copac shows Oxford only, OCLC adds copies at the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Carefully researched and well written digested history of the Mutiny published for officers attempting to pass Staff College. The spectacular folding table, which opens 725 x 335 mm, offers a tabulation of events month... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 110425

  16. Historical Records of the Royal African Corps.
    CROOKS, John Joseph, Major. Historical Records of the Royal African Corps.

    Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Waterford : 1925

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just 5 locations on Library Hub, OCLC adds Nanterre la contemporaine. "The Corps was formed in 1800, as Fraser's Corps of Inantry, for the defence of the newly captured island of Gorée, off Cape Verde, West Africa. Recruitment had commenced in 1799 at Hillsea, Portsmouth, many of the men being convicts pardoned... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135878

  17. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.
    LAKING, Guy Francis. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.

    London : 1920-25

    First edition of each volume of Laking's monumental survey of the history of European armour, profusely illustrated, and here handsomely bound, together with the supplementary volume, Cripps-Day's index of armour auction results. The antiquary Sir Guy Francis Laking (1875-1919) grew up under the shadow of royalty, with his father serving as physician... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136722

  18. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.
    (RUSSIA.) GREGORY, Isaac, & George Falkner. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.

    London : 1854

    Uncommon strategical map covering the region from Galicia in the north to Navarino in the south, from Mostar in the west to Tiflis in the east. Undated, but the latest date in the explanatory notes is 1852, and the British Library date their copy to 1854. It seems likely that this map, although it relates entirely to the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-9,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135954

  19. Gun Fodder.
    SNOOK, J. F. Gun Fodder.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression, of this "grim and intensely realistic picture of the war as seen through the eyes of a typical British 'tommy'" (jacket blurb). John Francis Snook (1897-1970) was born in Limehouse and worked in a factory in the East End before enlisting in 1914, aged 17. He served with the Essex Regiment throughout the war, seeing action... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 135906

  20. Mathematical Psychology of War.
    (RUSSELL, Bertrand.) RICHARDSON, Lewis F. Mathematical Psychology of War.

    Oxford : 1919

    First edition of Richardson's first and pioneering paper on the subject, containing Russell's 20-line contribution, "Problem: To Produce in Two Nations a Mutual Will to War" (pp. 15-16). It was published at the author's own expense, costing him 35 for 300 copies total. In this fifty-page essay the mathematician and pacifist Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953)... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135563

  21. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.
    MYERS, Charles S. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.

    1940

    First Edition. Timely contribution to the literature of the treatment of war neuroses by one of its most sympathetic practitioners. "In 1915 Myers was given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps and in 1916 he was appointed consultant psychologist to the British armies in France. Frustrated with opposition to his view that shell-shock was a treatable... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135190

  22. Forty-one Years in India.
    ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, first Earl Roberts. Forty-one Years in India.

    London : 1897

    First edition of a runaway best-seller, hurtling through eight editions/impressions in the first month of publication alone, presented here in a smart and straightforward period binding. "Roberts was created Baron Roberts of Kandahar in January 1892 and, resisting efforts to prolong his tenure, left India in April 1893. No suitable appointment was immediately... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134222

  23. All-in Fighting.
    FAIRBAIRN, William Ewart All-in Fighting.

    London : 1942

    First edition. Genuinely uncommon - just 6 locations on Copac, BL, IWM, NLS, TCD, NLW, Oxford, OCLC adds the Australian War Memorial, Danish Royal Library, NLNZ, LoC, CIA, and University of Tulsa - and particularly so in the jacket. "The majority of the methods shown are drastic in the extreme. In contrast to judo, they recognise no accepted rules.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134212

  24. Siege of Sebastopol.
    REILLY, William Edmund [sic] Moyses (ed.) Siege of Sebastopol.

    London : 1859

    First edition of the official account of the artillery operations of the siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War.
    William Edward Moyses Reilly (18271886) volunteered to serve as a battery officer in Crimea where he was quickly promoted. "After the fall of Sevastopol he was deputy adjutant quartermaster-general at the headquarters of the army until... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134067

  25. Adventures during a Journey Overland to India, by Way of Egypt, Syria, and the Holy Land.
    SKINNER, Thomas. Adventures during a Journey Overland to India, by Way of Egypt, Syria, and the Holy Land.

    London : 1836

    First edition. The son of Lieutenant-General John Skinner, Thomas entered the army in 1816 as an ensign in the 16th foot, gazette lieutenant in 1819 and captain 1823, exchanging into the 31st foot in March 1824. "He went with his regiment to India shortly before 1826, and was stationed at Hardwar, in the North-Western Provinces, near the foot of the... Learn More
    £695.00

    Stock Code: 133581

  26. Letters,
    CHALMERS, John. Letters,

    Edinburgh : 1904

    First edition of Chalmers' letters, sent home from the Mutiny, which "were found after 50 years and published unaltered" (Ladendorf). "Chalmers went out to India in 1849 in the employ of the E.I.C. He served as a civil engineer and raised a regiment in the Punjab during the Mutiny. Served at Dehli and commanded the ladder party with Nicholson's column.... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133341

  27. Diary of a March through Sinde and Affghanistan,
    ALLEN, Isaac Nicholson. Diary of a March through Sinde and Affghanistan,

    London : 1843

    First edition. Allen was assistant chaplain to the Bombay establishment, and accompanied Nott's forces through the campaign from April 1841 to February 1843. "Allen's diary offers a perceptive vision of the landscapes bringing to mind Biblical scenes of the Old Testament Youthful and exuberant at the campaign's advent, the diary reflects an older and... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 133338

  28. Eight Months' Campaign.
    BOURCHIER, George, Colonel. Eight Months' Campaign.

    London : 1858

    First and only edition. "Bourchier marched with the Punjab Moveable Column. He fought at Dehli, marched with Greathed to Agra and on to Cawnpore. The details from the siege of Dehli were taken from Norman's account of the siege. The rising at Cawnpore was written with information supplied by J. W. Sherer" (Sorsky). Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 133327

  29. Letters.
    MONCRIEFF, Alexander Scott. Letters.

    Edinburgh and London : 1914

    First edition of this collection of letters gathered by Moncrieff's son, including about 60 pp. on the Mutiny. Uncommon, WorldCat only traces 2 copies in the UK (British Library and National Library of Scotland) and 1 in the University of South Carolina.
    "To the general public such an account can be of little interest. But to Moncrieff and his wife's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 133322

  30. The campaign of Adowa and the rise of Menelik.
    BERKELEY, George F-H. The campaign of Adowa and the rise of Menelik.

    Westminster : 1902

    First edition of this detailed account of the first Italo-Ethiopian War, profusely annotated and corrected by the author in 1935, in preparation for the second edition, published the same year, very certainly on the occasion of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. The author's corrections are in ink, pencil, and crayon, and include a loosely inserted rewriting... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133223

  31. Reglement de sa Majesté Imperiale concernant le Service de l'Infanterie.
    (PAUL I, tsar of Russia.) Reglement de sa Majesté Imperiale concernant le Service de l'Infanterie.

    St. Petersburg : 1798

    First and only edition. Single location on OCLC at BL, KVK adds a copy in the Austrian National Library lacking 2 plates; and copies in the Zentralbibliothek der Bundeswehr, Düsseldorf, and Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle. Decidedly uncommon infantry manual for the Imperial Russian Army from the brief reign of Tsar Paul I... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 132180

  32. Personal Memoirs.
    GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs.

    New York : 1885-6

    First edition. Written by Grant as he was dying of cancer, the work served as a death bed justification for the war against the Confederacy and for Grant's own conduct. The autobiography was published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. It sold over 300,000 sets and has remained in print... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 131912

  33. History of the War with America, France, Spain, and Holland;
    ANDREWS, John History of the War with America, France, Spain, and Holland;

    London : 1785-6

    First edition. An attractive history, particularly prized in its day for the series of portraits which include the King, Franklin, Lafayette, and Washington, Admirals Howe, Keppel, Parker, Kempenfelt, Hood and Rodney, and Generals Greene, Clinton, Howe, Burgoyne, and Cornwallis. The first substantial, general history of the conflict by an Englishman,... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 131885

  34. The Order of the Victoria Cross, "For Valour,"
    ANDERSON, T. Carnegy. The Order of the Victoria Cross, "For Valour,"

    Calcutta : 1867

    First and sole edition of this attractively produced memorial to twenty-eight recipients of the Victoria Cross, largely awarded during the Indian Mutiny. Very scarce: Copac locates just two copies among British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library and V&A), OCLC citing no others in international holdings. Not all recipients were officers... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 131745

  35. An Impartial History of the Naval Military and Political Events in Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Entrance of the Allies in Paris,
    CLARKE, Hewson. An Impartial History of the Naval Military and Political Events in Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Entrance of the Allies in Paris,

    Bungay : 1815

    First edition. A truly remarkable survival, a full set of this compendious popular history retaining throughout the flimsy wraps from the original part issue. The work covers the period from the decay and collapse of the Ancien Régime to the Fall of Bonaparte, well-illustrated with portraits from drawings by the skilled copyist Matthew Shepperson and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 130348

  36. Wassmuss.
    SYKES, Christopher. Wassmuss.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. Wilhelm Wassmuss arrived in Bushehr in 1909 as German vice-consul; "The British had little doubt that he was really an intelligence officer a striking looking man, who spoke fluent Persian and Arabic, he had travelled widely among the tribes of southern Persia, with some of whose chiefs he was on the closest terms.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 130260

  37. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands,
    MUDFORD, William. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands,

    London : 1817

    First edition, a superior copy in an elegant period binding, beautifully hand-coloured, with pre-publication watermarks (William Balston 1814 or Whatman; Abbey's copy bearing those of J. Whatman 1816).

    A superb visual record of the field of Waterloo after the battle, illustrating scenes at Mont St Jean, La Haye Sainte, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 130174

  38. The March to Magdala.
    HENTY, G. A. The March to Magdala.

    London : 1868

    First edition of this collection of Henty's dispatches from the British Expedition to Abyssinia, and his second book overall. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 130014

  39. Shina Jihen Kinen Shashin-cho. [Memorial photobook of the China Campaign]
    (ITO BUTAI.) [Eastern Troops] Shina Jihen Kinen Shashin-cho. [Memorial photobook of the China Campaign]

    Shanhai : 1939

    First edition. This is part one, we have not been able to trace a second part. Scarce, with OCLC showing only 3 locations. A photo-book showing many scenes from the Sino-Japanese War, along with portraits of Japanese commanders. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130010

  40. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
    ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.

    London : 1804

    First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129967

  41. A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858.
    KAYE, John William; G. B. Malleson; Frederic Pincott. A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858.

    London : 1878-81

    Mixed editions as usual, Kaye first published 1864-76, Malleson 1878-80, and Pincott in 1880. The standard "empire history massive, verbose, all-embracing histories: authoritative and dogmatic: entirely noble in sentiment, entirely British in attitude and viewpoint" (Taylor). Sorsky draws attention to Chauduri's critical comments on Malleson's scholarship... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129818

  42. The Holy War in Tripoli.
    ABBOTT, George Frederick. The Holy War in Tripoli.

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression, of this "fascinating contemporary account" of the Turco-Italian War of 1911-12 (Motadel, Islam and European Empires, p. 17). George Abbott, a British journalist, spent four months among the Turco-Arab forces fighting the Italian occupation of Cyrenaica, modern-day Libya. The resistance was led on the Arab side by Sufi... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 129757

  43. On War:
    CLAUSEWITZ, General Carl von. On War:

    London : 1873

    First full English edition of Clausewitz' Vom Kriege, which was first published 1832-4 as part of his posthumous works. In view of a recent estimation of On War as "the most important general treatment of its subject yet produced," (Oxford Companion to Military History), the circumstances surrounding the publication of this translation are remarkably... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 129716

  44. Essays, Military and Political, written in India.
    LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Essays, Military and Political, written in India.

    London : 1859

    First and sole edition, uncommon on the market, comprising six essays originally contributed to the Calcutta Review between 1844 and 1856: "Military Defence of our Indian Empire", "The Kingdom of Oude", "Mahratta History and Empire", "Lord Hardinge's Indian Administration", "The Indian Army", "Army Reform". ODNB remarks that "throughout his career Lawrence... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 129532

  45. Recollections of the Campaign in Malwa and Central India under Major General Sir Hugh Rose.
    SYLVESTER, John Henry. Recollections of the Campaign in Malwa and Central India under Major General Sir Hugh Rose.

    Bombay : 1860

    First edition of this detailed account. Sylvester, an assistant surgeon, served with the Central India Field Force and saw action against the Ranee of Jhansi at Gwalior and the pursuit and capture of Tantia Topi. "His recollections praise the prodigious feats of endurance displayed by the forces of General Sir Hugh Rose in the face of exhaustion, hunger,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 129393

  46. Narrative of the Mutinies in Oude.
    HUTCHINSON, George. Narrative of the Mutinies in Oude.

    London : 1859

    First edition of this government sanctioned account of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-8 against the rule of the British East India Company. Hutchinson was the Military Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Oude, Sir Robert Montgomery. Hutchinson was directed to write this work by Montgomery "with the object of affording, to all, who may have lost friends... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 129390

  47. The Rebellion in India: How to Prevent Another.
    NORTON, John Bruce. The Rebellion in India: How to Prevent Another.

    London : 1857

    First edition of this narrative and analysis of the of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-8 against the rule of the British East India Company. Norton, an officer in the Bombay Presidency, believed that the Rebellion was not a localised military mutiny but a national rebellion, and places the blame on British civil and military officials. He strongly criticises... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 129384

  48. Scenes in a Soldier's Life:
    HALL WILTON, John. Scenes in a Soldier's Life:

    London : 1860

    Third edition of this eyewitness account of the First Afghan War, with an extensive subscriber's list featuring many British, Canadian, and Irish military men. Hall Wilton kept a daily journal during the Afghan war and not only detailed military events but also any murders, assassinations, and personal treacheries within the ranks. He served with the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 129371

  49. The Pathan Revolt in North-West India.
    WOOSNAM MILLS, H. The Pathan Revolt in North-West India.

    Labore : 1897

    First edition of this "attempt to bring together in the convenient form of a narrative the leading features of the present Frontier disturbances to the end of the Mohamand Campaign" of 1897 (preface). Winston Churchill accompanied the punitive expedition, commanded by Major-General Sir Bindon Blood, as a second lieutenant and war correspondent for the... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 129344

  50. British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans: By Several Hands.
    BOSWELL, James. British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans: By Several Hands.

    London : 1769

    First edition of this collection of twenty essays compiled by Boswell as part of his long-standing campaign on behalf of the Corsican insurgents seeking independence from the Genoese - his first important work had been An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli, published by the Dilly brothers in the previous... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 129020

  51. The West Point Atlas of American Wars.
    (SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR.) ESPOSITO, Vincent J., Brigadier-General (ed.). The West Point Atlas of American Wars.

    New York : 1964

    A remarkable copy of this classic work, first published in 1959. Inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To His Royal Highness Prince Brigadier Abdul Wali on the occasion of your visit to The United States Military Academy, D. V. Bennett, Major General, USA, 11 March 1968". The set was presented as a memento to the Sandhurst-trained deputy commander... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 128934

  52. Lines on the untimely fate of Lieut. Chas. Spearman, R.A.
    (WATERLOO.) Lines on the untimely fate of Lieut. Chas. Spearman, R.A.

    1815

    A conspicuous and touching survival: an apparently unrecorded 28-line broadside poem commemorating the death of Lieutenant Charles Spearman (1791-1815), "who was severely wounded at Waterloo and died of his wounds in Brussels 27 June 1815. One of the select band of soldiers buried in the Mausoleum at Evere" (Bromley, Wellington's Men Remembered, 2015,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 127820

  53. Letters from B.A.C.
    COMBE, Boyce Albert. Letters from B.A.C.

    London : 1880

    First and sole edition of this important eyewitness account of the Second Afghan War, privately printed in a putative edition of 25 copies only, with the ownership inscription of the author's mother on a preliminary blank: "Eliza Combe, Jan: 1881". Copac cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford), OCLC adds Minnesota.

    As... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127470

  54. The Indian Mutiny 1857-58
    FORREST, G. W. (ed.) The Indian Mutiny 1857-58

    Calcutta : 1893-1902

    First editions of this landmark work on the Mutiny. "Forrest was charged with the duty of collecting all the various papers relating to the Mutiny and placing them in order for publication. The first volume is papers concerned the first outbreaks at Barrackpore, Berhampur, and Meerut and the siege and capture of Delhi. The next two volumes are concerned... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 127463

  55. A History of Trans-Jordan and its Tribes.
    PEAKE, Frederick Gerard, El Fariq. A History of Trans-Jordan and its Tribes.

    Amman : 1934

    First edition, extremely uncommon, just eight locations on OCLC, no copy in BL, just two copies traced at auction. Major-General Frederick G. Peake, CMG, CBE (1886-1970), known as Peake Pasha, was a British Army and police officer, and founder and commandant of the Arab Legion Trans-Jordan. He fought alongside T.E. Lawrence in the First World War, and... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 127455

  56. The Military Bijou; or the Contents of a Soldier's Knapsack: being the Gleanings of Thirty-three Years' Active Service.
    SHIPP, John. The Military Bijou; or the Contents of a Soldier's Knapsack: being the Gleanings of Thirty-three Years' Active Service.

    London : 1831

    First edition of this fascinating collection of brief notes and essays on military matters by the author of the famous Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, published two years earlier. Serving largely in India, Shipp's remarkable bravery allowed him to perform "the unique feat of twice winning a commission from the ranks before... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 127419

  57. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.
    ASHE, Waller. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.

    London : 1881

    First edition of an important and uncommon source for the Second Afghan War. "Major Walter sic Ashe has compiled a group of twenty-three letters written by several unnamed officers of the British Army during the Second Afghan War they focus mainly on General Burrow's disastrous defeat at Maiwand, and the consequent relief force led by General Roberts... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127150

  58. Extract from Letters and Notes Written during the Siege of Delhi in 1857.
    REID, Charles. Extract from Letters and Notes Written during the Siege of Delhi in 1857.

    London : [c.1886]

    Scarce, OCLC lists six locations. "Gurkha Reid" served under Charles Napier in the Sind campaign. He took control of the Sirmoor battalion of Gurkhas during the Mutiny, who proved their loyalty through their actions in Meerut and were in the fourth column of the 14th September assault on Delhi. After being wounded during the action Reid went on to serve... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127149

  59. Central India during the Rebellion of 1857 and 1858.
    LOWE, Thomas. Central India during the Rebellion of 1857 and 1858.

    London : 1860

    First edition in a handsome, if slightly worn, binding, presented "with the author's kind regards" on the half-title (possibly in the hand of the publisher's clerk). Lowe was Assistant Surgeon to the Corps of Madras Sappers and Miners. He served in Persia in 1857 and was present at the bombardment and capture of Muhamara. During the Mutiny, Lowe was... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 127140

  60. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.
    COLQUHOUN, James Andrew Sutherland, Major. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.

    London : 1881

    First edition. An excellent account of the formation and operations of General Roberts's expeditionary force. Captain Colquhoun, arrived only in time for the action on Peiwar Kotal, but compiled a detailed account of the preparation of the force and its advance from the diary of Major Collett, the assistant quartermaster-general. Colquhoun, a Royal... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 127107

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