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  1. "I don't care about your politics, don't let me catch you sitting here next Sunday."
    BENTLEY, Nicolas. "I don't care about your politics, don't let me catch you sitting here next Sunday."

    [1960s]

    A policeman attempts to move on a destitute old veteran who is peddling art on the streets.

    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows,... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 100803

  2. Military Scene.
    BENTLEY, Nicolas. Military Scene.

    [c.1960]

    A scene from the British command camp of the Crimean War, perhaps the general being informed about the decimation of the Light Brigade.

    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 100798

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. A Report on Operation Plainfare (The Berlin Airlift), 25th June 1948 - 6th October 1949.
    BERLIN AIRLIFT - WILLIAMS, Thomas Melling, Air Marshal. A Report on Operation Plainfare (The Berlin Airlift), 25th June 1948 - 6th October 1949.

    Bielefeld, Germany : 1950

    First and only edition, classified RESTRICTED. This definitive report on the British effort in the Berlin Airlift, the first major crisis of the Cold War, was compiled under Air Marshal Williams as C-i-C British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany), who was awarded the DSM (US) for his services during the airlift. Until relatively recently this remarkable... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135790

  6. 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

  7. Traité des Horloges Marines,
    BERTHOUD, Ferdinand. Traité des Horloges Marines,

    Paris : 1773

    First edition of this famous work describing Berthoud's marine timekeepers. Berthoud (1727-1807) and Pierre Le Roy vied to perfect the marine chronometer in the late 1760s, with Berthoud eventually judged to have the better design. No. 6 was one of the first timekeepers to be housed in the type of box that became the standard for all marine chronometers.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 138824

  8. The Bagging of Baghdad.
    BETTS, Ernest. The Bagging of Baghdad.

    London : 1920

    First and only edition. Uncommon, as are all of the Lane's "On Active Service" series, represented in the UK at the six deposit libraries and IWM only. More uncommon still in the pictorial jacket, here a little compromised in condition but largely complete. Consistent with the series' aim of providing lively eyewitness accounts of the recent conflict,... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 121703

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

    London : 1896

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

    Stock Code: 140456

  10. History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919.
    BICKERSTETH, J. B. History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919.

    London : [1919]

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "From the Author, 14 Jan: 20".

    Also present: the signed ("D. Haig") original typescript of Haig's Foreword (2 leaves, dated 15th August 1919, on GHQ letterhead); an autograph letter signed from Haig's private secretary Lieutenant-Colonel J.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 106246

  11. Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by Diagrams of Several Evolutions.
    BIDDLECOMBE, George. Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by Diagrams of Several Evolutions.

    London : 1850

    First edition. This copy from the library of the earl of Ellenborough with heirloom stamp to the front pastedown. Sir George Biddlecombe, (1807-1878), naval officer and hydrographer, joined the merchant navy at the age of 16, "he was an officer in the East India Company's navy in 1825-8. Passing as a second master in the Royal Navy in May 1828, he was... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 102412

  12. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch.
    BLOCH, Ivan Stanislavovich. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch.

    Berlin : 1898

    First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. This copy inscribed by Bloch on the half-title of volume I; "Herr Oberst Rohr vom Verfasser", and subsequently by the state librarian recording the gift of the set from Rohr's widow just two months after the outbreak of World War I.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 85050

  13. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung.
    BLOCH, Jan Gotlib. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung.

    Berlin : 1898

    First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. Never fully translated into English, an "abridgement," actually a full translation of the final volume, the General Conclusions, was published in 1899 with an introduction by W. T. Stead under the title "Is War Impossible?"

    Bloch's... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 46965

  14. The Poems.
    BLUNDEN, Edmund. The Poems.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. In an attractive contemporary binding of red morocco. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 86144

  15. The Waggoner and other Poems.
    BLUNDEN, Edmund. The Waggoner and other Poems.

    London : 1920

    First edition, second issue. Of an edition of 500, 250 copies were bound in purple cloth for immediate issue, 100 sets of sheets were sent to NY for Knopf's American edition, and the remaining 150 bound up in green cloth later in 1920. Extremely uncommon in jacket in either issue.

    Blunden's first trade publication, The Waggoner was issued with... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 70521

  16. Chris-Craft.
    BOAT-BUILDING - SMITH, Christopher Columbus, & Jay W. & John Edwin Clifford (sales manager). Chris-Craft.

    Algonac, MI : 1930

    An extremely rare survival, a dealer's deluxe showroom catalogue for Chris-Craft motor boats covering the complete range - from their highly popular mahogany Runabouts to cabin and stateroom cruisers. The accompanying promotional sales letters explain that these volumes were costly to produce, and, as stock changed, additional images would be sent to... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 132983

  17. Extraits de l'Examen Critique du Militaire Française,
    BOHAN, François Philibert Loubat de. Extraits de l'Examen Critique du Militaire Française,

    1820

    Neatly written and clearly legible manuscript copy of Bohan's important and uncommon work. Originally published in Geneva 1781, "The third volume, including some extracts of the other two was reprinted Paris 1821 under the title of 'Principes pour monter et dresser les chevaux de guerre'" (Huth). The revision was carried out by the astronomer Joseph-Jérôme... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 46213

  18. War Drawings.
    BONE, Muirhead. War Drawings.

    London : 1917-18

    First edition, first impression. The Edition de Luxe was limited to 50 sets with each of the 60 lithographic proofs signed by Muirhead Bone in pencil, and with his embossed monogram, approx. size 530mm x 395mm.

    In 1916 William Rothenstein, a friend of Bone and a fellow member of the Society of Twelve, proposed that an artist should be sent to... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 71745

  19. La Manière Française.
    BONFILS, Robert. La Manière Française.

    Paris : 1917

    First, and only edition, number 159 of 320 copies only, featuring superb suite of plates celebrating the French war effort in the early years of the First World War by the designer Robert Bonfils, one of the recognised masters of Art Deco.

    The text is provided by the Naturalist author Descaves, editor of Aurore during the Dreyfus Affair and... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140768

  20. 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 Library Hub, WorldCat 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... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 102068

  21. 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 Library Hub records copies at Oxford and IWM only, no copies on WorldCat. 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,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 108973

  22. 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 WorldCat, 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... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 79397

  23. 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 20 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

  24. Images de la Vie des Prisonniers de Guerre.
    BOUCHER, Lucien. Images de la Vie des Prisonniers de Guerre.

    Paris : 1920

    First and only edition, number 72 of 175 copies "sur papier de luxe". An extremely delicately produced piece, with each leaf mounted on a thin paper stub, unsurprisingly just five copies on WorldCat - BnF, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster, Dartmouth College, Yale, and NLA - and no copies traced at auction. A superb eyewitness record, in... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135857

  25. Le Manœuvrier,
    BOURDÉ DE VILLEHUET, Jacques. Le Manœuvrier,

    Paris : 1765

    First edition of this important influence on the development of English naval thought; "divided into 4 pts: manoeuvring of ships, evolutions, miscellaneous marine matters, signalling, and also a glossary of terms. It was later translated by David Steel and incorporated into his Elements and practice of rigging and seamanship 1794" (Craig). "Though less... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 118003

  26. Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.
    BOURDÉ DE VILLEHUET, Jacques. Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.

    Lorient : 1773

    First edition. Born in St. Malo in 1732, Bourdé spent his entire career in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes based at Lorient. His reputation was made by the publication in 1765 of Le Manoeuvrier, which he had submitted for the approbation of the Academie des Sciences. An English translation was published in 1788 and Bourdé joined Hoste and... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 42930

  27. "Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly."
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. "Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly."

    New York : 1946

    First edition, first printing, of Bourke-White's remarkable piece of post-war reportage; with photographs and anecdotes gathered in the immediate aftermath of World War II in what starts as an attempt to give a human face to "Faceless Fritz", and ends in an urgent indictment against the dehumanised soul of a nation divorced from "the democratic idea".... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 143733

  28. Shooting the Russian War.
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Shooting the Russian War.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing, in a notably bright jacket. "In 1942 Bourke-White became the first woman photographer accredited to the U.S. Air Force. During World War II she was the only foreign photographer in Moscow during the German bombardment" (ANB). This work, which includes an insightful commentary on her time in Russia, a glossary, and technical... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 139285

  29. 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

  30. The Martial-Field of Europe:
    BOYER, Abel. The Martial-Field of Europe:

    London : 1694

    First edition. One of the first works published by this versatile French-born lexicographer, journalist and historian, being a survey of places and occurrences during the recent Nine Years' War, also known as the War of the Grand Alliance, and dedicated to the 2nd duke of Ormond who had served with distinction. Boyer (1667?1729) may himself have taken... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141293

  31. Salvage Operations. The Floating of H.M. Battleship "Howe".
    BOYES, George Thomas Henry, Rear-Admiral. Salvage Operations. The Floating of H.M. Battleship "Howe".

    London : 1900

    First edition, uncommon just 7 locations on Library Hub The Admiral-class battleship HMS Howe was commissioned in 1889 and joined the Channel Fleet a year later. On 2 November 1892, due to faulty Admiralty charts, Howe ran aground on the Pereiro Shoal off Bispon Point while attempting to enter Ferrol harbour, Spain. Salvage operations were extremely... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 123155

  32. Brigadier-General R. B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers.
    BRADFORD, Roland - WELCH, T., & C. Turley-Smith. Brigadier-General R. B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers.

    [London printed, but Durham : 1929

    First edition, one of just 50 copies printed on japon. No copy on Library Hub, no copy in BL, not in IWM; a single copy (Calgary) on WorldCat. The four Bradford brothers were the sons of a Durham colliery owner. Three were killed in the war; two won the VC, the only brothers to do so; and the third won the MC. The survivor Thomas Bradford was awarded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 67912

  33. Property or Peace.
    BRAILSFORD, Henry Noel. Property or Peace.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression of this anti-militarist political and economic study, and the author's most overtly Marxist work. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £45.00

    Stock Code: 96200

  34. Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1919. And Yearbook of American Poetry.
    BRAITHWAITE, William Stanley (ed.) Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1919. And Yearbook of American Poetry.

    Boston : 1919

    First edition, first impression of this significant anthology representing many of the American poets of the period, compiled by an important African American writer. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 80537

  35. In the "Sunbeam" R.Y.S.
    BRASSEY, Sir Thomas. In the "Sunbeam" R.Y.S.

    [London] : [1914]

    First and sole edition of this scarce pamphlet, Library Hub citing just two locations among British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Cambridge), WorldCat adds only San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park; Brassey's compliments slip (dated June 1914) loosely inserted.

    Brassey (1836-1918) concludes his breezy narrative with a chapter... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 128616

  36. La Fortification du Champ de Bataille.
    BRIALMONT, Henri Alexis. La Fortification du Champ de Bataille.

    1878

    First edition. This appears to be in the de luxe binding with the "atlas de planches" bound in at the rear, and is certainly one of a few copies printed on Holland paper. Essentially the final revision and expansion of Brialmont's Fortification Improvisée of 1870 - "une simple conférence, écrite pour l'armée belge" - taking into account the unfolding... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 48729

  37. La Fortification du champ de bataille.
    BRIALMONT, Henri Alexis. La Fortification du champ de bataille.

    Brussels : 1878

    First edition, a really lovely copy. This appears to be in the deluxe binding with the atlas de planches bound in at the rear, and is certainly one of a few copies printed on Holland paper; essentially the final revision and expansion of Brialmont's Fortification improvisée of 1870 - "une simple conférence, écrite pour l'armée belge" - taking... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 48728

  38. The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Army.
    BRITISH ARMY. The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Army.

    London : 1857

    Rather spectacularly "choice", "extra gilt" large paper copy of the Queen's Regs. "Her Majesty has been pleased to give her approbation to the following Regulations and Orders they are applicable to all stations at which the troops may be serving; and General officers employed on the Staff, and commanding officers of regiments, are responsible that... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 112005

  39. Record of the Technical Companies of the 40th County of London (G.L.C.C.) Battalion, Home Guard. 1942 - 194
    BRITISH ARMY; HOME GUARD. Record of the Technical Companies of the 40th County of London (G.L.C.C.) Battalion, Home Guard. 1942 - 194

    [London : 1945]

    Fascinating mimeographed report on the Home Guard battalion formed by engineers from the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1942, with a volume of fine photographs. Rare, with no other copy traced in libraries or in commerce, except an ambiguous reference in the National Archives at Kew. After repair work from the Blitz eased off in the autumn of 1941, company... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 116865

  40. Testament of Youth.
    BRITTAIN, Vera. Testament of Youth.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of this powerful feminist classic; notably rare in the dust jacket, especially so in such nice unrestored condition this is the first we have handled. Lengel notes that this was "one of the most important pieces of literature to emerge from the war".

    Brittain's memoir was an instant best-seller. Published on... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 121385

  41. The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B.,
    BROADFOOT, William. The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B.,

    London : 1888

    First edition of this sought-after biography of the man described by his fellow political officer, Colin McKenzie, as "the foremost man in India".

    Broadfoot first served in India in the late 1820s with the 34th Native Infantry Madras Army. After returning to Britain to study at Addiscombe, he rejoined the Madras Army, commissariat department,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 111984

  42. The Bloody Traffic.
    BROCKWAY, Fenner. The Bloody Traffic.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. A look at armaments firms. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 108723

  43. The Collected Poems.
    BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems.

    London : 1960

    A handsomely bound copy of Brooke's poems, the collection first published in July 1918. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139862

  44. [The Dead.]
    BROOKE, Rupert. [The Dead.]

    [c.1917]

    A rare wartime issue of part of Rupert Brooke's best-known poems, "The Dead", printing on a large single sheet the first stanza, beginning "Blow out, you bugles... ". The sheet is signed below on two printed lines over the legend "War Command" Lieutenant-General Sir Fenton Aylmer (1862-1935), recipient of the Victoria Cross and commander of the Tigris... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 127049

  45. Poems.
    BROOKE, Rupert. Poems.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies issued. Poems was Brooke's first collection, his previous poetry having been written for school competitions and printed solely for private distribution. Brooke developed a fatal case of blood poisoning from an insect bite while anchored off Skyros; he died on 23 April 1915 aboard a hospital ship, just... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 125916

  46. Works.
    BROOKE, Rupert. Works.

    London : 1916-18

    First UK editions, first impressions. An attractively bound set of Brooke's works:

    i) John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama first written by Brooke in 1911-2 for the fellowship at King's College, Cambridge, John Webster was first published in the US four days before its UK publication.

    ii) Letters from America the first US edition... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 121533

  47. Overseas.
    BROWN, F. W. Overseas.

    1934

    Second edition of this memoir, privately printed on parchment paper and produced to honour the author, Lieutenant Fletcher Webster Brown, who served in the U.S. Navy during the First World War. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 103632

  48. 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

  49. The Institutions of Military Law, Ancient and Modern:
    BRUCE, Alexander. The Institutions of Military Law, Ancient and Modern:

    Edinburgh : 1717

    First edition of this important work, "an early landmark in the separation of military and civil law" (Higham, p. 128); it is decidedly uncommon on the open market, with two copies only on auctions records (appearing in 2014 and 1965). Bruce (d. 1729) was a Scottish lawyer and his work "shows considerable learning and acquaintance with continental jurists"... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 144945

  50. Nuneaton-Chester Canal Trip, 1898.
    BRUNEL, Henry Marc, & Robert Edmund Froude. Nuneaton-Chester Canal Trip, 1898.

    [Westminster : c.1900]

    First and only edition of this rare privately printed account of the late August 1898 ten-day canal cruise from Nuneaton to Chester, the second leg of the "Way to Kendal", undertook by five friends, including eminent engineers, started in 1894 from the Thames Oxford and finished in 1899 at Kendal in Westmorland.

    Each one of the men was attributed... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 143005

  51. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.
    BRYANS, James William, & Staff Sergeant Beatson. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.

    London : 1882

    First editions of both of these titles, here bound together, are uncommon, Library Hub shows just three of the former and four of the latter title, WorldCat adds no further copies. Nisbet was published largely for the evangelical and juvenile markets, and this little volume is no exception, combining elements of both. The first relates the conversion... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 70434

  52. 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

  53. 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, WorldCat 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

  54. Foch Talks.
    BUGNET, Charles. Foch Talks.

    London : 1929

    First edition in English, first impression. A portrait of Marshal Foch by his aide-de-camp, which was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the title En écoutant le maréchal Foch. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £45.00

    Stock Code: 95084

  55. Foch Talks.
    BUGNET, Charles. Foch Talks.

    London : 1929

    First edition in English, first impression. A portrait of Marshal Foch by his aide-de-camp, which was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the title En écoutant le maréchal Foch. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 95003

  56. The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions.
    BULL, H. J. The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions.

    London : 1896

    First edition, first impression, preceding the Norwegian edition. Henrik Johan Bull's Antarctic expedition was the first to reach the Antarctic continent. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 128895

  57. Commentaries of the Late War in Italy, Translated from The Original Latin.
    BUONAMICI, Castruccio. Commentaries of the Late War in Italy, Translated from The Original Latin.

    1753

    First edition in English, "a work written with considerable elegance, fidelity, and judgement" (Lowndes); originally published in Latin at"Ludgunum Batavorum" (actually ?Genoa), 1750-1. An account of the Italian Campaigns of the War of the Austrian Succesion by a participant. Buonamici joined the army of Charles Bourbon, King of the Two Sicilies, and... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 62883

  58. Fife and Drum.
    BURTON, Claude E. C. H. Fife and Drum.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, first issue. A very scarce war poetry collection, in exceptional fine condition. Claude E. C. H. Burton wrote patriotic war poetry in the early years of the First World War under these two pseudonyms for The Daily Mail and The Evening News, both Lord Northcliffe's publications. His son, Captain Henry Patrick Claude Burton,... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 119921

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

    Simla : 1908

    First and sole edition, 1, 500 copies printed and classified for official use only, this copy stamped "415" at head of the title page. "A narrative account of the revolt in Central India, the whole tract between the Jumna and Narbasda rivers including Rajputana, compiled from official dispatches and reports. Major concern is with the military suppression... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 140748

  60. The Trial of Vice-Admiral Byng,
    BYNG, John, naval officer. The Trial of Vice-Admiral Byng,

    London : 1757

    First editions. The trial and execution of Rear-Admiral John Byng (1704-1757) was one of the great cause célèbres of the mid-18th century. "After his failure to relieve Minorca from the French (1756), he was court-martialled and shot on the quarter-deck of his own flagship, the Monarch for lack of resolution. This face-saving act by the government... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 113497

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