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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. Bunsei bukan [heraldry of the Bunsei period].
    (JAPAN.) Bunsei bukan [heraldry of the Bunsei period].

    Tokyo : c.1820

    First edition of this uncommon late Edo-period guide to Japanese heraldry. No copies located on OCLC, or National Diet Library. The Bunsei era - 1818-1830 - designates the early part of the reign of Emperor Ninko-tenno, who was enthroned in 1817 and died in 1846. This guidebook offers exhaustive contemporary documentation of the house crest, name, domain,... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 109980

  2. Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea;
    PEARD, George Shuldham. Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea;

    London : 1855

    First edition, uncommon in the original cloth, seven copies traced in British and Irish institutional libraries. "Peard (1829-1918), a lieutenant in the 20th Regiment of Foot, who had arrived at Evpatoriia on 14 September, was one of the first serving soldiers to publish an account of the war, after being invalided to Scutari on 12 December 1854 and... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 109720

  3. The Battle of Waterloo:
    PICTON, G. W. The Battle of Waterloo:

    London : [?1816]

    Third edition. Copac locates only two copies (Oxford, Trinity College Dublin) in British and Irish institutional libraries that match this collation of 304 pages; OCLC adds no further copies, although copies calling for 488 pp. are more common institutionally. Abbey calls for a plate of St Helena not present here but as demand for copies would have... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 109509

  4. Wazirforce 1919-1920. Fifty Five Sketches.
    BORROWMAN, Charles Gordon, Captain. Wazirforce 1919-1920. Fifty Five Sketches.

    [Dera Ismail Khan : c.1920

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon Copac records copies at Oxford and IWM only, no copies on OCLC. Cartoons of officers involved in the Waziristan Campaign of 1919-20 by a participant, each identified, some with an additional humorous caption. The work of Capt. Borrowman of the 4th Gurkha Rifles, self-portrait here with drawing board, who is... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 108973

  5. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;
    BERTHELOT, Claude-François. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;

    Paris : 1782

    First edition. Described on the title as "Ingénieur-Mécanicien du Roi", Berthelot (1718-1800) rose from humble origins to the professorship of mathematics in the Military School in Paris, where in 1763 he invented a famous gun carriage for use in coastal artillery, though the invention was generally credited to Gribeauval who was largely responsible... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 108958

  6. Revolt in the Desert.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert.

    New York : 1927

    First US edition, large paper issue of 250 copies (this copy unnumbered). The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 108956

  7. Kaisei rikugun fukusei zu [Army Dress Code Amendments].
    (JAPAN - MILITARY UNIFORMS.) Kaisei rikugun fukusei zu [Army Dress Code Amendments].

    Tokyo : 1875

    First edition of this uncommon catalogue of Meiji Restoration military uniforms, OCLC, locates just three copies, the National Diet Library, LoC, and University of Michigan. Clearly illustrates how the modernising Japanese Army adopted uniforms resembling those of their American Civil War advisors, and the French Third Empire. Early in the 1870s the... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 108323

  8. Passages From My Life; together with Memoirs of the Campaign of 1813 and 1814.
    MÜFFLING, Karl Ferdinand, Freiherr von. Passages From My Life; together with Memoirs of the Campaign of 1813 and 1814.

    London : 1853

    First edition in English, uncommon in the original cloth binding. Müffling (1775-1851) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschal who, after a spell in the civil service of the Duke of Weimar, rejoined the army on the outbreak of the War of Liberation in 1813, and was placed on the headquarters staff of the army of Silesia. His business qualities and common... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 107930

  9. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.
    LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.

    Delhi : 1842

    First edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies - BL and Oxford - on Copac, OCLC adds five more - NYPL, Yale, Harvard, universities of Minnesota and Missouri. One of the earliest commercial productions of this press, all Delhi imprints before 1850 are uncommon. Excellent copy of Lawrence's "fictionalised memoirs of Colonel Bellasis who joined the... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 107518

  10. Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.
    LAWRENCE-ARCHER, James Henry, Capt. Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.

    London : 1878

    First edition, uncommon just 6 locations on Copac, OCLC adds 15. "The objective of this work is to supply from original and official sources, information on some points of interest, which have not been fully explained either in the Despatches relating to the Punjab campaign, or in other sources also reviewing the current of events from the death of... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 106999

  11. Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott.
    (NOTT, Sir William.) STOCQUELER, Joachim Hayward, ed. Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott.

    London : 1854

    First edition of this uncommon memoir, an important source for the first Afghan War. Nott was commissioned as ensign in the East India Company's army in 1800, and posted to the 20th Bengal Native Infantry, serving with them in the expedition to the west coast of Sumatra in 1805. From 1811 until 1825 he served as "superintendent of native pensions and... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 105377

  12. Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires
    GUISCHARDT, Karl Gottlieb. Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires

    Berlin : 1773

    True first edition, predating the Paris edition by a year. Guiscahrdt was born in Magdeburg in 1724, the son of Huguenot refugees he was intended for the church, "and at Leiden actually preached a sermon as a candidate for the pastorate. But he abandoned theology for more secular studies, especially that of ancient history" (Britannica, 1911). He served... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 104149

  13. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.
    CAULFEILD, James E.W.S., Colonel. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.

    London : 1898

    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, just two locations, BL and Kensington and Chelsea library, on OCLC. "The narrative covers the period stated in uniform detail. It has good coverage of several little-known operations in the West Indies and in West Africa" (Perkins). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 103997

  14. [Title in Ottoman Turkish] Hive siyahetnâmesi ve-tarih-i.
    MACGAHAN, Januarius Aloysius. [Title in Ottoman Turkish] Hive siyahetnâmesi ve-tarih-i.

    Istanbul : AH 1292 (AD 1875/76)

    First edition in Turkish, the year following the English first edition: the first and only edition published in the Ottoman empire. Extremely uncommon, just four copies on OCLC, this timely Turkish translation of MacGahan's account of the 1873 fall of the Khivan khanate to the Russians under General Kaufman was made in the same years as the Russian... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 103689

  15. Memoir of a Proposed New System of Permanent Fortification.
    BORDWINE, Joseph. Memoir of a Proposed New System of Permanent Fortification.

    London : 1834

    First edition, uncommon, just six locations on Copac, OCLC adds another half dozen. Bordwine, described on the title page as "Professor of Fortification at the Honourable East India Company's Military Seminary, Addiscombe; late of the Quarter-Master-General's Staff, etc.", had served with the 88th Regiment "under General Whitlock sic, but was deprived... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 102068

  16. Souvenirs of Military Life in Algeria.
    CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Souvenirs of Military Life in Algeria.

    London : 1886

    Second edition in English, first published as Military Life in Algeria (Hurst and Blackett, 1853), and 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... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 100786

  17. With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia.
    WARD, John. With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression. "Ward was colonel of the 25th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. A contentious but important book, violently anti-Bolshevik but also highly critical of American and Japanese policy in Siberia" (Lengel). Very scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 100499

  18. Military Reminiscences extracted from a Journal of Nearly Forty Years' Active Service in the East Indies.
    WELSH, James, Colonel. Military Reminiscences extracted from a Journal of Nearly Forty Years' Active Service in the East Indies.

    London : 1830

    First edition. "Military Service in India and Ceylon, 1790-1829" (Bruce). Welsh (1775-1861) was born in Scotland, and in 1790 was commissioned as ensign in the army of the HEIC, the following year being posted to the 3rd European Regiment in Madras. He participated in the capture of Pondicherry, 1793, and in 1795 of Ceylon; served in the 2nd Mahratta... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 99446

  19. Essays and Lectures on Indian Historical Subjects.
    MALLESON, George Bruce. Essays and Lectures on Indian Historical Subjects.

    London & Calcutta : 1866

    First edition, uncommon with just six locations on Copac, OCLC adding thirteen. "With the exception of the paper on Havelock these Essays and Lectures were compiled during the course of the past year. Their publication in connected form is due to the fact that the original editions of the most of them, published in India, have been long since exhausted,... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 99435

  20. With the Connaught Rangers in Quarters, Camp, and on Leave.
    MAXWELL, Edward Herbert, General. With the Connaught Rangers in Quarters, Camp, and on Leave.

    London : 1883

    First edition. Sprightly memoir of three decades of service with the 88th. Includes the Crimea, but largely relating to India with the briefest of possible mentions of the Mutiny. Posthumous bookplate of the Comte de Chambord verso of the front free endpaper, later collector's plate to the front pastedown. Decidedly uncommon, just 6 copies on Copac... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 99047

  21. The Coming of the Great Queen,
    BROWNE, Edmond Charles, Major. The Coming of the Great Queen,

    London : 1888

    First edition. Attractive and authoritative contemporary account, the Army and Navy Gazette considered that the "chapters on "The Commerce of Burma" on "Dacoity", and on "The Native Races of Indo-China" are of great and permanent value", while the Saturday Review thought that the story of the Third Anglo-Burma War "by river and land, of the taking of... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 96838

  22. The Command is Forward.
    WOOLLCOTT, Alexander. The Command is Forward.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, first printing. Collected stories from the front lines of the First World War by medical corps private Alexander Woollcott, who had been a journalist and critic with the New York Times before volunteering for service war, and was one of a number of professional journalists selected by the American Expeditionary Forces to produce Stars... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 95451

  23. The Campaigns of Hannibal:
    MACDOUGALL, Patrick Leonard, Lieut.-Colonel. The Campaigns of Hannibal:

    London : 1858

    First edition. Uncommon and interesting account, just seven locations on Copac. Carefully compiled account of the "operations in which Hannibal was personally engaged", drawn from the "best ancient and modern historians and essayists, including Livy, Polybius, Sir Walter Raleigh, Niebuhr, Arnold, Guiscard, and Vaudancourt" (Preface). The author spent... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 95270

  24. War and the Arme Blanche.
    CHILDERS, Erskine. War and the Arme Blanche.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the politician and journalist Leo Amery on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To L. S. Amery, from Erskine Childers. April 10, 1910." Leo Amery was Childers's neighbour and editor of The Times's History of the War in South Africa, for which he persuaded Childers to prepare... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 94522

  25. Six highly-finished pencil drawings in the guest-book for Werzer's Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl".
    POCK, Alexander. Six highly-finished pencil drawings in the guest-book for Werzer's Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl".

    Pörtschach am Wörthersee : 1947

    The guest-book for Werzer's famous Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl" at Pörtschach am Wörthersee, now the home of the Brahms Haus Museum, containing six highly-finished pencil drawings by Alexander Pock: 1) Mounted officer, with New Year's wishes for 1947, dated on 26 December 1946; 2) Bust-portrait of a feldmarschal, 23 March 1947; 3) Two sailors, "on... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 94476

  26. The Defence of Cawnpore.
    ADYE, John. The Defence of Cawnpore.

    London : 1858

    First edition. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions. Includes dispatches" (Ladendorf). A long-serving artillery officer, first commissioned out of RMA, Woolwich, at the head of his class in... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 92657

  27. Steam Warfare in the Parana:
    MACKINNON, Lauchlan Bellingham. Steam Warfare in the Parana:

    London : 1848

    First edition. Uncommon account of the Anglo-French naval interventions against Rojas's Argentine Confederation written by a participant. Mackinnon "obtained the particular mention of Commodore Sir Chas., Hotham for the skill he exemplified in the command of the rocket-party at San Lorenzo, which had been obliged to remain two days and nights concealed... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 92655

  28. Essays Biographical, Historical, and Miscellaneous,
    GLEIG, George Robert, The Rev. Essays Biographical, Historical, and Miscellaneous,

    London : 1858

    First Edition. Against his father's wishes Gleig obtained an Ensigncy in the 85th Regiment, serving with them in Wellington's Army in the Peninsula and seeing action at the crossing of the Bidassoa, at the siege of Bayonne, at Orthez, and at Toulouse. "The 85th was then dispatched to North America where Gleig was present at the attacks on Washington,... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 91696

  29. Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,
    COTTON, Sir Sydney. Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,

    London : 1868

    First edition, this in some sort of prize issue, with a school prize inscription to the front free endpaper, elaborated cloth decorations, gilt edges, and the addition of an entirely irrelevant frontispiece.
    Cotton arrived in India as a cornet without purchase in the 22nd Light Dragoons, becoming lieutenant in 1812. On the disbandment of the regiment... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 91534

  30. Croquis du front italien - 50 pointes sèches documentaires.
    BUCCI, Anselmo. Croquis du front italien - 50 pointes sèches documentaires.

    Paris : 1917

    First edition of 125 copies only, this one of 100 on Hollande, after 25 on japon. Extremely uncommon, OCLC lists only the 1997 reprint, just one copy at auction over the last 40 years. Superb series of etched illustrations of life on the Italian Front as a member of a volunteer cyclist battalion. Born in Fossombrone in the Marche, Bucci (1887-1955)... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 91489

  31. Relatione della giornata delle Scorciolare, fra l'armata Turchesca, & Christiana alli sette d'Ottobre 1571.
    (BATTLE OF LEPANTO.) Relatione della giornata delle Scorciolare, fra l'armata Turchesca, & Christiana alli sette d'Ottobre 1571.

    Rome : [1571]

    First edition of this rare account of the celebrated battle in which a coalition of Mediterranean states, partly under the legendary commander Mathurin Romegas, defeated the Turkish fleet off Lepanto in October 1571. Lepanto was the last major naval battle in the Mediterranean fought entirely between galleys and represented a significant defeat for... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 90899

  32. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula,
    JERVIS, Thomas Best. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula,

    London : 1854

    First edition, evidently first state, and uncommon thus. Superbly detailed map of the Crimean Peninsula produced at the outbreak of the war in the region with "the Russian names, title and observations translated or rendered into English by Major Jervis himself, and various useful and important additions also made to the original Russian map" (map... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 90443

  33. A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division
    (WORLD WAR II.) LINDSAY, Martin, & M. E. Johnston. A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division

    British Army of the Rhine : [1945]

    First edition. This book continues the story of the 7th Armoured Division begun by Lt.-Col. Michael Carver in A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division October 1938 to May 1943. Written by Captains Lindsay and Johnston, it follows the "Desert Rats" from the end of the North Africa campaign to the British Victory Parade in Berlin on 21 July 1945.... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 90359

  34. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.
    TANSKI, Joseph. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.

    Paris : 1833

    First edition, a presentation copy inscribed by the author, exiled Polish soldier, patriot, and poet Jozef Tanski (1805-88), " à Monsieur le Général Langermann hommage de l'auteur"; autograph letter signed tipped in before the title in which Tanski presents this work on our "shared enemy, which by its subject cannot fail to be of interest to a military... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 88287

  35. The Nordenfelt Machine Guns described in Detail and compared with other Systems;
    NORDENFELT, Thorsten. The Nordenfelt Machine Guns described in Detail and compared with other Systems;

    Portsmouth : 1884

    First edition. Extremely uncommon promotional publication for Nordenfelt's guns; "When I commenced to write this treatise upon Machine Guns it was my intention to endeavour to give an unbiassed opinion about this subject in general; but I soon found it impossible to avoid comparisons, and I have therefore thought it better to give my own views, 'sans... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 87744

  36. With the Fortieth.
    MEAGHER, Norman. With the Fortieth.

    Hobart, Tasmania : 1918

    First and only edition, inscribed by the author's father on the half title, "W. C. G. Miller from D. Meagher". This rare memorial volume comprises substantial excerpts from the perceptive and highly literary letters of Lieutenant Norman Meagher, who served with Australia's 40th Battalion, the only all-Tasmanian battalion to fight with the AIF during... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 87548

  37. The Marches of The British Armies in the Peninsula of India during the Campaigns of 1790 and 1791.
    RENNELL, James. The Marches of The British Armies in the Peninsula of India during the Campaigns of 1790 and 1791.

    London : 1792

    Second edition, same year as the first. Third Anglo-Mysore War. Uncommon, and detailed account drawn from official accounts of Cornwallis and Medows's campaigns against Tipu Sultan down to the Battle of Arakere in May 1791. Tipu's army was routed and retreated into Seringapatam, but the British forces were forced to return to Bangalore by the problems... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 86803

  38. Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment,
    BROWNE, Arthur Neil Edmonstone. Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment,

    Glasgow : 1934

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies traced - V & A, NLS, Guelph, and Brown, perhaps Library of Congress. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "R.C. Greenwood from A.N.E. Browne, 27.III. 1925 ? for 1935". Noted by Sutcliffe on the NAM/AMOT on-line bibliography as limited to 50 copies. Browne served with the regiment,... Learn More
    £775.00

    Stock Code: 85462

  39. A Plan of Discipline Composed for the Use of the Militia of the County of Norfolk [Parts 1 & 2]
    WINDHAM, William & George Townshend. A Plan of Discipline Composed for the Use of the Militia of the County of Norfolk [Parts 1 & 2]

    London : 1759

    First edition of the first two parts as issued, a note at the end requests that "Gentlemen are desired not to bind the first and second parts, as a third will be published with all convenient speed." ESTC offers a pagination including the third part, which added 95 pages to the text, but just 3 plates, no date of issue has been ascribed to this section.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 85290

  40. Miliärgeographische Angaben über das Europäische Rußland. Gebiet Leningrad.
    (LENINGRAD.) Miliärgeographische Angaben über das Europäische Rußland. Gebiet Leningrad.

    Berlin : 1941

    First edition, extremely uncommon "invasion" handbook produced by the Nazi General Staff cartographical department. OCLC locates just two apparently complete sets - BL and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - and two copies of the text volume alone, both in Germany, and a scatter of the maps in German institutions. Issued just three months before the beginning... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 85225

  41. History of the Greek Revolution.
    FINLAY, George. History of the Greek Revolution.

    Edinburgh and London : 1861

    First edition. "Inspired by philhellenism as a law student, George Finlay (1799-1875) took part in the Greek war of independence alongside Lord Byron. While later researching the history and archaeology of the country, Finlay also sought improvements to the administration and economic development of the independent Greek state. Published in 1861, this... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 84577

  42. A General Account of the Development of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.
    SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. A General Account of the Development of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.

    Washington DC : 1945

    The lithoprint edition, the earliest obtainable edition of the Smyth Report, with the ownership inscription and ink stamps of the Manhattan Project's principal metallurgist Frank Foote (1906-1998), a member of the Physics Group headed by Enrico Fermi and one of the Project's leading scientists, "renowned for his contribution to the Manhattan Project... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 83329

  43. Traité de Fortification Souterraine,
    MOUZÉ, M. Traité de Fortification Souterraine,

    Paris : 1804

    First edition of this influential work of practical military engineering, this copy with the pencilled ownership inscription of Joseph Gardner Swift, the first graduate of West Point and its second superintendent, to the title page. Swift was appointed a cadet in the Corps of Artillerists at Newport, RI on 12 May 1800, transferring to West Point in... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 83053

  44. Report of the Board of Officers … on Gatling Guns of Large Caliber for Flank-Defence - with two autograph letters signed to Edgar T. Welles.
    (GATLING, Richard J.) Report of the Board of Officers … on Gatling Guns of Large Caliber for Flank-Defence - with two autograph letters signed to Edgar T. Welles.

    Washington : 1874

    First edition. Engraved bookplate; "Compliments of the Acting Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army" to the front pastedown. Two 2-page autograph letters signed on Gatling Gun Company stationery from Richard J. Gatling to Edgar T. Welles, son of Gideon Welles Civil War Secretary of the Navy, and secretary and treasurer of the Gatling Gun Co. In the first, dated... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 82902

  45. Report on Foreign Manoeuvres. 1910.
    (MILITARY.) Report on Foreign Manoeuvres. 1910.

    London : 1911

    First, and only, editions of these extremely uncommon reports "For Official Use Only", only 750 copies of the first and 450 of the second, but just a single copy of the manoeuvres traced institutionally, at the Australian Defence Force Academy. IWM has a copy of the 1906 report on manoeuvres, and KCL, Australian War Memorial and the Australian National... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 82442

  46. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.
    (THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT.) 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.

    Aldershot : 1905

    An exceptionally handsomely-presented album produced for Lt.-Col. E.A. D'Arcy Thomas on leaving command of the battalion. Inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "To Colonel E.A. D'A. Thomas from his Adjutant A.S. Nesbitt (April 1904 to April 1907)." Fine selection of well-captioned group portraits - the officers in dress, and in service uniform,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 81935

  47. 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". Dr. Thornton ended his wide-ranging career as Deputy Surgeon-General of the Indian Medical... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 81512

  48. A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army;
    (ARMY LIST.) A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army;

    London : 1775

    First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder and harder to find, and those for the years of the American War of Independence are particularly desirable. This is especially true when, as here, they are presented in the style of binding which seems to have been reserved by the War Office for presentation copies. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 80987

  49. History of the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
    ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon, & P. J. Aubin. History of the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

    Cape Town : 1883

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS and Oxford only. Chronological history covering the history of the regiment from the raising its raising in 1794, and including services in the Cape, Peninsula, Waterloo, Kaffir Wars, loss of the Birkenhead, and the Zulu War. This copy inscribed on the front pastedown, "Major General A.C.... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 80789

  50. The Mint.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. The Mint.

    Garden City, New York : 1936

    True first edition, one of an edition of just 50 copies published to establish copyright, only 10 of which were for sale, priced at 500,000 this numbered 10 (U.K.) "One of Lawrence's avowed purposes in joining the RAF was to write of the ranks from the inside. He began immediately making notes when he enlisted in 1922. With his dismissal in January... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 80429

  51. Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna. Description of Plant and Process.
    (WORLD WAR I.) Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna. Description of Plant and Process.

    Dumfries : 1918

    First and only edition. The massive factory site, which included the two purpose-built townships of Gretna and Eastriggs, was established as a response to the Shell Crisis of 1915. The plant's product was cordite - a smokeless propellant explosive comprised of a mixture of nitro-glycerine and nitro-cellulose, or gun cotton, and described by Sir Arthur... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 79783

  52. Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati.
    BOSCHETTI, Ambrogio. Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati.

    Trieste : 1854

    First and only edition, attractive and uncommon, just seven copies on OCLC, four of them in Italy and one apiece in the USA (Harvard), Germany (Bayerische Staatsbiblioothek), and Switzerland (Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese); no copy in the UK. A timely and thorough description of the Baltic and the cities of its coast, published during the Crimean War:... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 79397

  53. History Of the War In France And Belgium, in 1815.
    SIBORNE, William. History Of the War In France And Belgium, in 1815.

    London : 1844

    The History is the second edition, same year as the first - which "sold off in a very few days" - with minor corrections, and there was only one issue of the extraordinary, and highly sought-after, Plans and Maps, offering the best possible contour view of the field, outside of Siborne's model itself. The Letters are a first edition. Siborne's published... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 79337

  54. The Story of the XII Royal Lancers from 1715 to 1918.
    HOBSON, Gerald Watton. The Story of the XII Royal Lancers from 1715 to 1918.

    Northampton : 1945

    First and only edition, only 24 copies printed (NAM online bibliography). This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To Field Marshal Lord Birdwood, with kind regards & good wishes from Hob." Birdwood was gazetted into the 12th Lancers in 1885, and saw action with them in the Black Mountain and Tirah Expeditions. He has added pencilled marginalia... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 78515

  55. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col.. T.E. Lawrence's Book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom".
    (LAWRENCE, T. E.) Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col.. T.E. Lawrence's Book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom".

    London : 1927

    "Second edition", in fact second impression. "The preface written for the 1921 exhibition of Kennington illustrations, with the first three paragraphs omitted, was used for this catalogue for the second exhibition. George Bernard Shaw also contributed a preface saying more about Lawrence than the exhibition." Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 78056

  56. The Past Campaign: A Sketch of The War in the East,
    WOODS, Nicholas Augustus. The Past Campaign: A Sketch of The War in the East,

    London : 1855

    First edition. "This narrative of the past campaign in the East records the exciting scenes which I witnessed It makes no pretension to Military criticism" (To the Reader). Woods was special correspondent for the Morning Herald at the Crimean War, one of the least common accounts of the conflict and here in an excellent copy. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 77573

  57. Revelations from the Secret Service. The Spy on Two Fronts.
    BOUCARD, Robert. Revelations from the Secret Service. The Spy on Two Fronts.

    London : [1930]

    First English language edition, first impression, of this study of Great War espionage by the "Anglophobic conspiracy theorist" Robert Boucard (Gibson, p. 240). An uncommon book, particularly in the jacket. Originally published in France in 1929. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 77044

  58. Imperial Camel Corps.
    INCHBALD, Geoffrey. Imperial Camel Corps.

    [No place] : 1973

    Second edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Tony, With all best wishes from Geoff, August 1974." First published in 1970, this thorough revised second edition is genuinely uncommon. OCLC lists University of Leeds and National Library of Australia only, Copac adds IWM. "Effectively an unofficial history of 2nd Bn.... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 75937

  59. The Linesman;
    NAPIER, Edward Delaval Hungerford Elers. The Linesman;

    London : 1856

    First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds six copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 75386

  60. Sitana: A Mountain Campaign on the Borders of Afghanistan in 1863.
    ADYE, John. Sitana: A Mountain Campaign on the Borders of Afghanistan in 1863.

    London : 1867

    First edition, uncommon. One of the few accounts of the Ambela (previously known as Umbeyla) campaign of 1863 against the hostile Pushtun and Bunerwal Wahabist sympathizers of the Ambela valley in Swat, which remains a contested area to this day. As Adye remarks in his preface: "the campaign... though short, was a very interesting one, both in its military... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 74080

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