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  1. 139149
    MEDINA, Pedro de. Regimiento de navegacion.

    Seville : 1552

    Very rare first edition of Medina's great navigational treatise, an appealing copy in contemporary vellum. Praised for its fine woodcuts, which are among the earliest to depict man's use of astrolabes, the Regimiento offers the essentials of seamanship in a practical format, and was intended for ship-born pilots; Francis Drake carried a copy during... Learn More
    £225,000.00

    Stock Code: 139149

  2. Modern War Paintings.
    NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, signed by Nevinson in pencil below the frontispiece. He was in France and Flanders during the First World War, before illness led to his military discharge in 1916. "From 1915 he executed and exhibited several harshly emotive images of the war in a futurist idiom" (ODNB). Scarce in the jacket. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141751

  3. Rules, Bye-Laws, and List of Members
    (AVIATION.) AERO CLUB OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. Rules, Bye-Laws, and List of Members

    1905

    Very scarce survival from the early days of aviation, not on Copac or OCLC; included here are "Bye-Laws for Balloon Ascents" and a list of the 110 members of the club, most notably Major B. Baden-Powell, who wrote extensively on aviation matters (including Ballooning as a Sport, 1907), Charles Rolls, of Rolls-Royce, J. T. C. Moore-Brabazon, "the first... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 130751

  4. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:
    HUTCHISON, Graham Seton. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:

    Woking : 1944

    First and limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies signed by the author and specially bound; inevitably extremely uncommon and represented but thinly among institutional libraries; with an additional presentation inscription on the front free endpaper from the author to his son, "James Graham Pinney Hutchison from Dad, Christmas 1944"; the recipient... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141743

  5. The Ruin of the Soudan: Cause, Effect and Remedy.
    RUSSELL, Henry, & William Gattie. The Ruin of the Soudan: Cause, Effect and Remedy.

    London : 1892

    First and sole edition of this handsome, decidedly uncommon, and important account of the Mahdist War, also known as the Sudan Campaign, offering a valuable military and economic overview. Henry Russell, a special correspondent with the Daily News and Daily Telegraph, and by his own admission "well acquainted with colloquial Arabic", was ideally placed... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 141761

  6. Eight Views of the Mauritius, comprising the Positions of the British Army,
    (MAURITIUS.) TEMPLE, Robert. Eight Views of the Mauritius, comprising the Positions of the British Army,

    London : 1813

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

    Stock Code: 141697

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

    London : [1899]

    First and sole contemporary edition, remarkably uncommon, presented here in a handsome presentation binding. A fascinating and timely pairing of eye witness accounts of the two foreign military excursions in Egypt that framed the century: Napoleon's campaign of 1798-1801 and the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882; as Killick notes chauvinistically in his preface,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 141561

  8. General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,
    (INDIA; PUNJAB.) General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,

    Lahore : 1854

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

    Stock Code: 141013

  9. Jai Hind.
    (INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY.) SAHGAR, Lakshmi & SETH, Amritlal. Jai Hind.

    Bombay : 1945

    Scarce first edition of the story of the first all-female infantry fighting unit in military history by its commander. This fascinating and melodramatic text is now considered to be the fictionalised journal of a female Indian soldier fighting for the anti-British, Indian National Army during World War Two written by Captain Lakshmi (Sahgal), leader... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129785

  10. For Queen and Country: the Career of Harry Payne Military Artist 1858-1927.
    CANE, Michael. For Queen and Country: the Career of Harry Payne Military Artist 1858-1927.

    Kingston, Surrey : 1977

    First edition, number 128 of 400 copies only. This detailed biography also serves as a comprehensive reference work for collectors of Payne's prolific and diverse output. Harry Payne (18581927) produced many series of oilette postcards for Raphael Tuck & Sons, once the world's largest postcard publisher, as well as their rivals Gale and Polden. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 141229

  11. Traces of Travel.
    DE GAURY, Gerald. Traces of Travel.

    London : 1983

    First edition of this account of service in the Middle East in World War Two. An appealing presentation copy, inscribed to an officer who saw action in the Western Desert, receiving the Military Cross in 1942: "For Desmond, Gerald de Gaury March 1983". The two would have met when de Gaury was in Arab liaison with SOE in Cairo and on the staff of the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141812

  12. The Grand Captain.
    DE GAURY, Gerald. The Grand Captain.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression, of the first full-length biography of the medieval Spanish general Gonzalo de Cordoba. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Elizabeth Kinnear With very many thanks for her patient help Gerald de Gaury 19.7.55. London". Inscribed copies are particularly scarce, for de Gaury moved... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 141817

  13. Peace, War, and Adventure:
    CHESTERTON, George Laval. Peace, War, and Adventure:

    London : 1853

    First edition of this well-written memoir of a fascinating career, this a particularly attractive copy. Chesterton served in the field train department of the Royal Artillery in the Peninsula and in the war of 1812 (burning of Washington, Baltimore, Battle of New Orleans) and subsequently, with the army of Columbia under Bolivar, as judge advocate of... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 141072

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

    London : 1948-54

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, signed or inscribed contemporarily in each volume, and exceptionally uncommon thus. The set was presented to Theresa Arnison, who with her husband Rowland, was a stalwart of the Woodford Conservative Association. Vol. I, inscribed on the half-title: "From Winston S. Churchill to Mrs. Arnison,... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 137316

  15. The Stronghold.
    FIELDING, Xan. The Stronghold.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. Fielding, who was based as an intelligence officer in Crete from January to August 1942 and from November 1942 to January 1944, "described the White Mountains in Crete with vivacity and skill" (ODNB). The photographs in this work were taken by the socialite and author Daphne Thynne, marchioness of Bath, whom Fielding... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 141765

  16. 141592
    (MIDDLE EAST.) HART, R. Colloquial Syriac as Spoken in the Assyrian Levies.

    Mosul : 1926

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

    Stock Code: 141592

  17. 141348
    YOWELL, Jack. (photographer) Mau Mau. A Pictorial Record.

    Nairobi : ?1953

    First and only edition, graphic record of the conflict containing horrific images of the atrocities committed by both sides, also a full-page portrait of Kenyatta, "In the world press he was styled 'Burning Spear' Kenyatta... this is a recent picture". South African-born Yowell was the owner of a photographic shop in Nairobi who worked as a freelance... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141348

  18. 141356
    (AVIATION: WWII) The Fedden Mission to Germany. Final Report. June, 1945.

    London : 1945

    Classified SECRET, the first and only edition. Rare, 2 copies only on Library Hub, National Aerospace Library and Science Museum, WolrdCat adds a single copy at the US Army War College. Detailed report produced by the British mission, named for the its leader, Sir Alfred Hubert "Roy" Fedden, sent to Germany to gather technical intelligence about German... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141356

  19. Military Report Afghanistan.
    (AFGHANISTAN.) Military Report Afghanistan.

    Delhi : 1925.

    First and sole edition. Despite the sizeable print run of 3,000 copies this tremendously thorough-going official report is extremely scarce, an online search of institutional libraries citing just two locations, British Library and Duke University: the note in the present version reads, "this edition renders obsolete the Military Report on Afghanistan,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141128

  20. Swastika Night.
    CONSTANTINE, Murray. Swastika Night.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Written under the pseudonym Murray Constantine by British writer Katharine Burdekin, the novel takes place in a fascist dystopia where the Nazis and the Empire of Japan have conquered the world, described by John Clute as "a scathing feminist anatomy of war, sexism and power". Burdekin's pseudonym, adopted from 1934,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137494

  21. Cabool:
    BURNES, Sir Alexander. Cabool:

    London : 1842

    First edition of this posthumously published and attractively illustrated account of the author's remarkable experiences serving as an intelligence officer in India and Afghanistan during the early days of the Great Game. Burnes excelled at political work. His linguistic ability combined with adventurousness, boundless self-confidence, and a certain... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141084

  22. Letter to Lord W. on the Mutiny in India,
    ORLICH, Leopold von. Letter to Lord W. on the Mutiny in India,

    Bath : 1858

    First edition in English, first published in German in Leipzig the previous year. No other copy traced, this clearly predating the 1858 translation published by Boone under the title "The Military Mutiny in India : its origin and its results. With Observations by Major-General Sir W.M.G. Colebrooke", of which 5 copies can be located world-wide. von... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140654

  23. Diary of Travels and Adventures in Upper India,
    DAVIDSON, C. J. C. Diary of Travels and Adventures in Upper India,

    London : 1843

    First edition of this elusive, entertaining and informal account of northern India in the 1830s, presented here in bright examples of the original cloth bindings. A rather exasperated John F. Riddick remarks that "Lieutenant-Colonel Davidson's travel diary represents more of a pleasant diversion than a meaningful statement of what he saw", going on... Learn More
    £1,600.00

    Stock Code: 141268

  24. Our Indians at Marseilles.
    BIBIKOFF, Massia. Our Indians at Marseilles.

    London : 1915

    First and only contemporary edition. Diary of a young Russian artist which encapsulates the enthusiasm with which Indian soldiers were greeted by the French. This copy inscribed in Latin by the translator to his daughter on her birthday. An extremely attractive production for the date, richly illustrated, and rare, just 5 copies on Library Hub - BL,... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 141312

  25. Years of Victory: 1802-1812.
    BRYANT, Arthur. Years of Victory: 1802-1812.

    London : 1944

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Field Marshal George Francis Milne on the half-title, "For my much esteemed friend F. M. Lord Milne G.C.B. &c. Wishing him the complements of the Season & many many Happy New Years, Christmas 1944 - B". Milne was influential in the Second Boer War and the First World War,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141170

  26. Military Operations: Egypt & Palestine.
    MacMUNN, Sir George, & Cyril Falls. Military Operations: Egypt & Palestine.

    London : 1928-30

    First edition, first impression of the Official History for the Egypt and Palestine campaigns, covering the periods of command of Sir John Maxwell and Sir Archibald Murray up to June 1917 (vol. I), and of the campaign under Allenby. Cyril Falls was co-author and reviewed the first volume (the others were in preparation) in his War Books: A Critical... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141255

  27. Krijgs- en Geschiedkundig Overzigt van den Punjab,
    DE BOER, Pieter Anthonie. Krijgs- en Geschiedkundig Overzigt van den Punjab,

    The Hague : 1849

    First and sole edition of this scarce Dutch history of the Sikhs and the First Anglo-Sikh War, the subscribers list accounting for just 77 copies. It focuses on the strategic importance of the North-West Frontier, with particular regard to the Great Game.

    The author, P. A. de Boer (1818-1847), is described on the title page as a second-lieutenant... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 140236

  28. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,
    BARR, William. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,

    London : 1844

    First and only edition of this uncommon diary account of Wade's advance on Kabul via the Punjab and Khyber Pass during the First Anglo-Afghan War. Contains a detailed description of the Sikh Empire and is appealingly illustrated with high-quality lithographic plates from Barr's own picturesque landscapes. Barr, who commanded a column of horse artillery... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139608

  29. Narrative of a Journey to Kalât,
    MASSON, Charles. Narrative of a Journey to Kalât,

    London : 1843

    First, and only contemporary, edition; an unusually well-preserved copy of this highly detailed account of a rarely visited and under-described region, an important pendant volume to Masson's account of his decade of pioneering travel and antiquarian investigation in Afghanistan, Baluchistan and the Punjab. An enigmatic figure embroiled in the machinations... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139540

  30. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.
    HARRISON, John. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.

    London : 1767

    First edition of the primary account of the invention of the marine chronometer, which revolutionized the science of navigation. "There was no comparable advance in navigational aids until the development of radar in the twentieth century" (Norman).
    In 1714, the Board of Longitude offered a substantial reward of 20,000 to anyone who could find an... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 138402

  31. Soldier and Traveller. Memoirs of Alexander Gardner,
    (GARDNER, Alexander.) PEARSE, Hugh (ed). Soldier and Traveller. Memoirs of Alexander Gardner,

    Edinburgh and London : 1898

    First edition of this extremely uncommon and highly sought-after memoir of the experiences of a freelance in the Peshawar Valley.

    "An adventurer and soldier of fortune, Gardner (1785-1877) travelled through much of Central Asia and Afghanistan before joining the service of Ranjit Singh in 1832. Carefully edited by Major Pearse, Gardner's memoirs... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 123268

  32. Military Memoirs of Mr. George Thomas,
    (THOMAS, George.) FRANCKLIN, William. Military Memoirs of Mr. George Thomas,

    Calcutta : 1803

    The Calcutta quarto, the true first edition preceding the London octavo edition by two years. Memoirs of the Irish freelance who became self-declared "dictator in all the countries belonging to the Sikhs south of the Sutlej". A handsome production.

    Born in Tipperary, Thomas arrived in Madras in 1781, possibly as a deserter from the Royal Navy.... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 113334

  33. Sketch of Mairwara;
    DIXON, Charles George. Sketch of Mairwara;

    London : 1850

    Scarce first edition of this important record of the extensive irrigation system established in the Ajmer-Merwara region of south western Rajasthan; a fascinating and remarkably detailed account of British public works in India compiled by the regional superintendent responsible for carrying through the scheme.

    Dixon (d. 1857) was a lieutenant-colonel... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 110460

  34. Mooltan, during and after the Siege.
    DUNLOP, John. Mooltan, during and after the Siege.

    London : 1849

    First edition of an uncommon and attractively illustrated folio recording the five-month siege of Multan in Punjab, Pakistan. The British attempt to impose a new ruler on the city led to Dewan Mulraj's defiance, and to the siege which precipitated the Second Sikh War. Plates include images of the city itself, the key participants, and decisive moments... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 75337

  35. History of the Campaign on the Sutlej,
    (FIRST ANGLO-SIKH WAR.) History of the Campaign on the Sutlej,

    London : 1846

    First and only edition of this scarce contemporary publication, hurried through the press before the signing the Treaty of Lahore on 9 March 1846, but nonetheless a thorough account and here handsomely presented.

    Containing background to the campaign and detailed accounts of the major engagements together with nominal rolls of the killed and... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140003

  36. The Sikhs and Afghans,
    ALI, Shahamat. The Sikhs and Afghans,

    London : 1846

    First edition of this unusual and uncommon travelogue of the north-west frontier, written by the expedition leader's Indian-born munshi and inscribed by him to the earl of Shaftesbury. A highly desirable copy, unopened, unrestored in the original cloth, and with an appealing association. The title is fairly well represented institutionally, but commercially... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139555

  37. Military Operations: Gallipoli.
    ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil. Military Operations: Gallipoli.

    London : 1929-32

    First edition, first impression of the Official History for the Gallipoli Campaign, awarded three stars by Cyril Falls in his War Books: A Critical Guide (1930), denoting a book "of superlative merit". He writes glowingly, "This is an official history into which rather more of the writer's personality and opinions have been allowed to penetrate than... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 141249

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

    London : 1836

    First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás". The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141304

  39. 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, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "With the Author's kind regards, 1889"; both folding maps stamped, "Mobilization and Intelligence Dept., 23 May 1903". Interestingly, in 1903 Sir Henry McMahon, appointed to settle the Persia-Afghanistan boundary dispute, was in Helmand, in advance of his arbitration... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141123

  40. The Story of the Malakand Field Force.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Story of the Malakand Field Force.

    London, New York & Bombay : 1898

    First edition, home issue, sole printing, first state without the errata slip. Presentation copy from Churchill's younger brother Jack, inscribed in the recipient's hand on front free endpaper verso, "E. R. Kearsley from Jack Churchill". When this copy was presented, Captain Edward Reginald "Reggie" Kearsley DSO (1883-1976) was attending Harrow School... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 137695

  41. 140758
    HUTCHISON, G. S. Machine Guns. Their History and Tactical Employment

    London : 1938

    First edition of this highly-esteemed study by the wartime commander of 33rd Division Machine Gun Corps. Far from common, particularly so with the jacket, this an excellent copy. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140758

  42. 140798
    VISCHER, Adolf Lukas. Barbed Wire Disease.

    London : 1919

    First and only edition in English, originally published in Zürich the previous year as Die Stacheldraht-Krankheit. Vischer was among the first to identify this psychiatric syndrome specifically affecting former prisoners of war. He based his conclusions on his experiences as a Red Cross inspector of the camps in the Balkans and Turkey in 1916-7, and... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140798

  43. 140719
    ADAMS, Bernard. Nothing of Importance.

    New York : 1918

    First US edition, first printing, originally published by Methuen in the UK in 1917. Classic account of "everyday life and work in the trenches from the point of view of a fighting pacifist" (Falls). John Bernard Pye Adams (1890-1916), was a classics scholar educated Malvern and St. John's, Cambridge, who had spent time as assistant to the Educational... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140719

  44. An Ethiopian Diary.
    MACFIE, John William Scott. An Ethiopian Diary.

    Liverpool and London : 1936

    First and only edition. This copy signed by the author on the title page and with initialled note card dated 12/xii/36 mounted on the front pastedown. "Dr John William Scott Macfie (1879-1948), a Medical Officer with the Colonial Office who embarked on 8 tours of West Africa between 1910 and 1922. It was also during this time Macfie volunteered with... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140636

  45. Ré sans fard.
    BÉRAUD, Rémi. Ré sans fard.

    La Rochelle : 1989

    First edition, first impression. This copy profusely inscribed to RAF pilot and flying ace James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson (1915-2001) from a visit to Ré in May 1990 with the Air Crew Association. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141070

  46. Five-star Favorites.
    EISENHOWER, Mamie Doud. Five-star Favorites.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, limited issue, number 377 of 1000, of this fundraiser for the Eisenhower Medical Center, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "For Dr. & Mrs. Harold Johnson from their friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 1978", together with loosely inserted greetings card signed by Mamie. Dr. Johnson was Ike's principle physician after his retirement... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140863

  47. With the Indians in France.
    WILLCOCKS, Sir James. With the Indians in France.

    London : 1920

    First and only contemporary edition, this the imposing limited issue on larger thicker paper, copy 64 of 150 numbered and signed on behalf of the publishers, and with a suite of high-quality photogravure portraits - of the author and eight Indian notables who served during the conflict - which do not appear in the standard issue. Although this title... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 140727

  48. Campaigning in South Africa.
    MONTAGUE, William Edward. Campaigning in South Africa.

    Edinburgh and London : 1880

    First edition of this surprisingly uncommon eye-witness account of the Anglo-Zulu War. This attractive copy with a highly appealing provenance: the front free endpaper verso bearing the ownership inscription of a serving officer, "Captain Belford, 17th Lancers". Ernest Augustus Belford (b. 1848) was present at the last major battle of the war, fought... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141061

  49. History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry, 1849-1888.
    (INDIAN ARMY.) History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry, 1849-1888.

    Calcutta : 1889

    First edition of this rare unit history, "not seen" by the assiduous bibliographer of regimental histories, Roger Perkins. A second edition, of c.1903, is traceable institutionally by the copies at India Office Library/National Army Museum and National Museums Scotland (lacking the title page) only. This copy with an excellent provenance, a note at... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140989

  50. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.

    Garden City, New York : 1967

    First edition, special issue, ad personam publication bookplate "At Ease. Published June 16, 1967, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania", with typed addition, "For Dr. C. H. Johnson" and Eisenhower's autograph salutation, "With affectionate regard Dwight D. Eisenhower". Carl Harold "Hal" Johnson was Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement to Gettysburg.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140859

  51. Tales of the Wars of our Times.
    SHERER, Moyle. Tales of the Wars of our Times.

    London : 1829

    First and only contemporary edition. A pretty set of this collection of tales of the Napoleonic Wars by a serving soldier. Sherer, Moyle (17891869), attended Winchester College, but left on obtaining a commission in the 34th regiment. In 1809 he was ordered to Portugal with his unit, and took part in the engagements of Albuera, Arroyo dos Molinos, and... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 140776

  52. The Fifth Army.
    GOUGH, Sir Hubert. The Fifth Army.

    London : 1931

    First and only contemporary edition, this copy signed on the title page by the author, his nephew Freddie Gough, who served as a midshipman on board Ramillies and Witherington in WWI, but found fame as commander of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron in Operation Market Garden; together with the signatures of two World War I VC winners, Geoffrey... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140695

  53. English for Gurkha Soldiers - Angreji Sikne Postak.
    CROSS, John P. English for Gurkha Soldiers - Angreji Sikne Postak.

    London : 1964

    First and only edition, print run of 9,000 copies, but no copies traced institutionally, rare. Ownership inscription of Colour Sergeant Budhi Bahadur Rana, 6th Gurkha Rifles. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140972

  54. A History of 24 Squadron.
    ILLINGWORTH, Arthur E., Captain. A History of 24 Squadron.

    London : 1920

    First edition, limited issue, this copy 187 of 275. Founded as No. 24 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps in 1915 at Hounslow Heath Aerodrome, it arrived in France in February 1916 equipped with D.H.2 fighters. These were soon outclassed and replaced early in 1917 with the DH.5, which although not suitable as a fighter was used in a ground-attack rôle, first... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 140637

  55. Germany's National Vice.
    IGRA, Samuel. Germany's National Vice.

    London : 1945

    First and sole edition of this highly uncommon and controversial study of the Nazi régime, following the British White Paper Concerning the Treatment of German Nationals in Germany (1939) in implicating the prevalence of "sexual perversion, and, in particular, homosexuality" in Germany for the "otherwise inexplicable outbreak of sadistic cruelty"... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137683

  56. History of the 4th Regiment, Punjab Infantry.
    (INDIAN ARMY.) History of the 4th Regiment, Punjab Infantry.

    Calcutta : 1894

    First and sole edition of this rare regimental history, this with a particularly enticing provenance: neat marginal pencil markings at pages 28, 30 and 31 draw attention to a Jamadar Jowalla Singh, who during the storming of Lucknow was mentioned in despatches when he "distinguished himself considerably in leading on his men to the capture of a gun".... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141000

  57. History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena;
    FORSYTH, William. History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena;

    London : 1853

    First edition. Forsyth sought to prove "by mere force of facts... that neither the British government nor Lowe were in fault as regards the treatment of Napoleon at St Helena" (p. x). Lowe was Napoleon's gaoler during his exile on St Helena, and soon became exasperated with the intransigence of his captive, apparently unaware that the pair were engaged... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140969

  58. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.

    Garden City, New York : 1963-5

    The first volume the first trade edition, the second a copy of the limited edition bound without limitation leaf, both warmly inscribed to Dr. Hal Johnson, Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement at Gettysburg. Johnson and his wife Edie became close friends of Ike and Mamie. In the first Ike inscribes "For Dr. C. H. Johnson with the warm... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 140860

  59. With the Indians in France.
    WILLCOCKS, Sir James. With the Indians in France.

    London : 1920

    First and only contemporary edition, well-represented institutionally but extremely uncommon on the market, particularly so in the jacket. Command of the Indian Corps was to be the pinnacle of a starry career that had seemed destined to culminate as Commander-in-Chief India had not a clash with Haig intervened. "It has been impossible to write a book... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140693

  60. The Wreath of Victory, or Laurels of Wellington;
    (WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of.) The Wreath of Victory, or Laurels of Wellington;

    Dublin : 1818

    First edition of this rare graphic tribute to the Iron Duke, WorldCat locating a single copy, at the National Library of Ireland, with none appearing on auction records; Library Hub cites a copy at the National War Museum, Edinburgh, but dated 1821. As each section of four pages is paginated separately it is most likely that this was originally issued... Learn More
    £4,850.00

    Stock Code: 140044

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