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  1. Manuscript order book.
    BYRON, John. Manuscript order book.

    1746-56

    John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving back in England in February... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 100745

  2. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.
    CAIN, James M., & Gilbert Malcolm. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.

    [N.p.] : [1919]

    First edition, first printing. Scarce, with WorldCat showing six copies only and no copy in auction records. During the First World War, Cain, the future author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, etc., served with Malcolm in the 79th Division, a unit raised at Camp Meade in Cain's home state of Maryland in 1917. The... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 99729

  3. Tirah. 1897.
    CALLWELL, C. E. Tirah. 1897.

    London : 1911

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

    Stock Code: 140461

  4. Narrative by Major-General John Campbell, C.B. of his Operations in the Hill Tracts of Orissa for the Suppression of Human Sacrifices and Female Infanticide.
    CAMPBELL, John, Major-General. Narrative by Major-General John Campbell, C.B. of his Operations in the Hill Tracts of Orissa for the Suppression of Human Sacrifices and Female Infanticide.

    London : 1861

    First edition, uncommon, just 3 copies on Library Hub. Campbell's version of events in Khondistan initiated a sharp controversy with William Macpherson, brother of Major Samuel Charters Macpherson, who edited the latter's correspondence for publication in 1865. Major Macpherson disagreed totally with Campbell as to the best methods to pursue in the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 71799

  5. Lives of the British Admirals:
    CAMPBELL, John. Lives of the British Admirals:

    1812-17

    Best Edition, down to the Expedition against Algiers in 1816. Campbell's work, originally published between 1742 and 1744, was subsequently revised, expanded, and condensed in various editions issued up to a hundred years after his death in 1775.

    "A man of untiring industry and considerable accomplishment, Campbell is described as gentle in manner... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 40293

  6. 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

  7. Historical Record of The Fifteenth, or The King's Regiment of Light Dragoons, Hussars:
    CANNON, Richard. Historical Record of The Fifteenth, or The King's Regiment of Light Dragoons, Hussars:

    London : 1841

    First edition. "Reputedly, William IV proposed that a series of regimental histories should be compiled, whereby the general public could be apprised of the distinguished services rendered by the regiments of the British army the work of compilation was entrusted by royal warrant to Cannon. He started immediately and the first volume to be published... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 125526

  8. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.
    CARDEW, Sir Alexander. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.

    London : 1929

    First edition. Detailed account of a little remembered incident of Indian history. Sir George Hilaro Barlow, having been made Governor of Madras, arrived in India, and "By his repellent manners he began by turning every one against him, and then quarrelled with the leading men, both of the army and civil service" (DNB). He abolished the monthly allowance... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 69378

  9. Army (Infantry Equipment). Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 6 August 1870. Copies of the Reports made by Major General Eyre's Committee on Infantry Equipment to the Secretary of State for War:
    CARDWELL, Edward, viscount. Army (Infantry Equipment). Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 6 August 1870. Copies of the Reports made by Major General Eyre's Committee on Infantry Equipment to the Secretary of State for War:

    London : 1871

    First and only edition of this important, extensive and in depth review and report on the damaging effects that 'the present system of drill and accoutrements' (i.e. uniform, kit, knapsacks, weaponry etc), was recognised as having upon the health of newly recruited soldiers, leading in particular to a prevalence of lung and heart disease. Uncommon,... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 145405

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

    London : 1809

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

    Stock Code: 139694

  11. From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U. S. Cavalry.
    CARTER, W. H. From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U. S. Cavalry.

    Baltimore : 1900

    First edition, first printing. William H. Carter (1851-1925) served as a mounted messenger for the Union in the Civil War, also serving in the Spanish-American war, the Indian wars and World War One. This is the first of Carter's six historical military works and provides a detailed account of the history and movements of the Sixth U. S. Cavalry, with... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 117512

  12. Military Life in Algeria.
    CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Military Life in Algeria.

    London : 1853

    First edition in English, 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 Algeria in 1837.

    According to a note from the "Globe" (printed on the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139287

  13. 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

  14. Journal d'Henri-César de Castellane Majastre, Commandant les Chébecs du Roi Le Caméléon & Le Singe, armés à Toulon le 23 juin 1773 … manuscript log of operations against Barbary Corsairs.
    CASTELLANE-MAJASTRE, Henri-César. Journal d'Henri-César de Castellane Majastre, Commandant les Chébecs du Roi Le Caméléon & Le Singe, armés à Toulon le 23 juin 1773 … manuscript log of operations against Barbary Corsairs.

    At sea : 1773

    Born into the Provençal noble family with close ties to the sea, Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre, (1733-1789), was a career naval officer joining the service at the age of sixteen, ranking as lieutenant from 1762 to 1775, promoted captain 1777. He participated in the American War of Independence commanding the Marsellais, 74, in de Grasse's fleet,... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 126873

  15. 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 WorldCat. "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

  16. Karta sredney Azia. (Map of Central Asia.)
    CENTRAL ASIA. Karta sredney Azia. (Map of Central Asia.)

    Moscow : 1878

    First created in 1863, as Russia began its concerted expansion into the Central Asian khanates, considerably upping the stakes in the Great Game, this map covers an area bounded by Lake Urma, Iran in the West, into the Akmolinskaya Oblast in the North, Tien-Shan in the East, and as far as the Gulf of Oman and Balochistan in the South. It was updated... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 128957

  17. 133343
    CHALMERS, John. Letters,

    Edinburgh : 1904

    First edition of Chalmers' letters, sent home from the Mutiny, which "were found after 50 years and published unaltered" (Ladendorf). "Chalmers went out to India in 1849 in the employ of the E.I.C. He served as a civil engineer and raised a regiment in the Punjab during the Mutiny. Served at Dehli and commanded the ladder party with Nicholson's column.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 133343

  18. The History of American Sailing Ships.
    CHAPELLE, Howard I. The History of American Sailing Ships.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, limited issue, number 115 of 121 copies signed by the author, and with a real etching signed by George C. Wales as frontispiece. Chapelle was Senior Historian in the Department of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian Institution, and was internationally renowned for his knowledge of the naval architecture of America in the era of... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 74438

  19. M Special Co[mpany]y's Strafes.
    CHEMICAL WARFARE; WORLD WAR I. M Special Co[mpany]y's Strafes.

    London : 1919

    No other copy traced, a very scarce memento of the services of M Special Company, Royal Engineers, a British chemical weapons unit that saw extensive service on the Western Front, sent out to ex-members soliciting funds for the R. E. Memorial Fund.

    The "chart" lists the close to 50 operations that the unit was involved in between June 1916 and... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144428

  20. Dvadtsat' sem' mesyatsev na dreyfuyushchem korable «Georgiy Sedov» (Twenty-seven months on the drifting ship "Georgiy Sedov").
    CHERNENKO, M. B., & L. V. Khvat. Dvadtsat' sem' mesyatsev na dreyfuyushchem korable «Georgiy Sedov» (Twenty-seven months on the drifting ship "Georgiy Sedov").

    Leningrad : 1940

    First edition of this uncommon account from the Heroic Era of Soviet Arctic Exploration. In 1937 the icebreaker Georgiy Sedov was sent to the assistance of two fellow icebreakers trapped in the frozen Polar Sea, but was encircled in the pack ice and joined them in captivity. The two smaller vessels were freed by Yermak early in 1938, but Sedov was obliged... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141257

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
    CHINA - BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.

    Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore : 1934-37

    A highly evocative album containing over 300 photographs, both personal and from commercial studios, recording the active service of the USS Parrott (DD-218) on the China Station with the Asiatic Fleet - part of Destroyer Division 58 - including the Asiatic neutrality patrol in 1935 and 1936, offering a wealth of images of China, Japan, the Philippines,... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 115861

  24. Second Opium War.
    CHINA. Second Opium War.

    An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 127365

  25. Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
    CHINA. Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.

    China : 1929-32

    Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.

    This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More
    £9,250.00

    Stock Code: 120117

  26. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
    CHINDITS. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.

    1940s-80s]

    Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 65880

  27. The Chitral Expedition 1895.
    CHITRAL EXPEDITION. The Chitral Expedition 1895.

    Allahabad : 1895

    Second edition in book form of this scarce account of the 1895 expedition to relieve Chitral from a military coup led by Umra Khan (c. 1860, d. 1904), the tribal leader of Bajour in north-western India who was known as the "Napoleon of the Pathans". WorldCat records only one copy of this edition (at Cambridge) and none of the first.

    Chapter XI... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 146130

  28. 137215
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Signed menu.

    6 January 1940

    Menu for a dinner in France held in Winston Churchill's honour on 6 January 1940, signed by Winston Churchill, and additionally signed three times by his son Randolph (his latter two signatures on later occasions, dated 6 November 1958 and 21 July 1966), and by eleven other British and French figures in attendance, including the physicist Frederick... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 137215

  29. The War Speeches.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The War Speeches.

    1941-46

    All first editions, first impressions, handsomely bound. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138245

  30. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.

    London : 1973-76

    First complete collected edition of Churchill's writings, published to mark the centenary of his birth, a splendid and imposing set of the works of the great wartime leader and statesman, whose extensive writings in the varied fields of history, biography, fiction, and essays were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

    The Centenary... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 149888

  31. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 132876

  32. The World Crisis.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis.

    London : 1923-31

    First editions, first impressions. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy.

    John Buchan... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 145874

  33. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1899

    First edition, first impression, second state - minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE') corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 94904

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

    London : [1955]

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War. The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations, was produced upon the completion of the Second World War series, which Churchill had published in six volumes between 1948 and 1954.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145433

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

    London : [1955]

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War, here in the publisher's deluxe quarter morocco binding, issued at a higher cost than the standard red cloth binding and notably scarcer.

    The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations,... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 145389

  36. Arms and the Covenant.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Arms and the Covenant.

    London, : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 137946

  37. My African Journey.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. My African Journey.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 120930

  38. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.

    London : 1973-76

    First complete collected edition of Churchill's writings, published to mark the centenary of his birth, a splendid and imposing set of the works of the great wartime leader and statesman, whose extensive writings in the varied fields of history, biography, fiction, and essays were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

    The Centenary... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 129564

  39. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.

    Lake Como, Italy : 1945

    An initial letter sent from Kathleen Hill, Churchill's private secretary dated 30th August confirming a letter and Memoranda had been received from Mr Saunders and that Mr Churchill will reply when returning from holiday. Closely followed by a letter from Churchill while on holiday, dated 5th September, thanking Mr. Saunders for the Memoranda and reads..."Should... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 63413

  40. Marlborough. His Life and Times.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough. His Life and Times.

    London : 1933-38

    First editions, first impressions, trade issue, inscribed by the author in vol. IV on the front free endpaper, "To Craigavon, from Winston Churchill. August 1938". The recipient was James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon (1871-1940), and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. Churchill was grateful for the Ulster loyalist support he received in... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 123841

  41. Ian Hamilton's March.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Ian Hamilton's March.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 130543

  42. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [c.1939]

    Three journalistic pieces attesting to Churchill's prodigious output during the 1930s, when he lived by his writing and when "many subjects were grist to his tireless mill. Apart from anything else, he had no Cabinet salary after 1929 and it was largely his journalism that enabled him to maintain his comfortable standard of living. He therefore accepted... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 121598

  43. [Drop-head title:] The Fighting Line.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Drop-head title:] The Fighting Line.

    London : 1916

    First edition, only printing. Cohen's bibliography states: "the pamphlet does not appear to have sold well and, although it may have continued to appear in Macmillan catalogues as late as 1924 or early 1925, most, if not all, unsold copies, were, in fact, destroyed in 1918" (vol. I, p. 196). Martin Gilbert asserts that 5,000 copies were printed (Winston... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 127608

  44. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 128999

  45. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    1902

    Second edition, revised, first one volume edition. 1000 copies printed on the 15th October, 1902. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the Khalifa and the end of the war. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 37120

  46. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    New York : 1933

    First US edition, decidedly uncommon, having been issued in a surprisingly small print run of a mere 1,040 copies; Churchill contributed a new introduction ("Nearly thirty-five years have passed since this book was written, and I am very glad that it is now to take a renewed lease of life"). "From the date of its first publication in 1899, in two volumes,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122396

  47. Ian Hamilton's March.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Ian Hamilton's March.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first printing, first issue. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 111705

  48. Savrola.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 117742

  49. Ian Hamilton's March.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Ian Hamilton's March.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 94373

  50. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [late 1930s]

    There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121591

  51. The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.

    London : 1948

    First and only edition. The limitation statement at the rear reads: "twenty-four copies printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony". Library Hub shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; WorldCat adds Houghton... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 121025

  52. The Island Race.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Island Race.

    London : 1964

    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 111644

  53. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.

    London : 1899

    Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 90104

  54. The U-Boat Mastered - two galley-proofs for The Second World War, heavily emended in Churchill's hand.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The U-Boat Mastered - two galley-proofs for The Second World War, heavily emended in Churchill's hand.

    London : 10 February & 19 April, 1950

    Working material towards Churchill's The Second World War is rarely encountered on the market: offered here is a revealing pair of galley proofs towards the section covering the climax of the war against the U-boats. This account was originally intended for Volume IV but was eventually incorporated into the first chapter of Volume V, The Closing of... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 88386

  55. Why I am a Free Trader.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Why I am a Free Trader.

    London : 1905

    First edition. This pamphlet was issued as the first in the series Coming Men on Coming Questions, edited by the campaigning journalist W. T. Stead, which was published in collected form later in the same year (Cohen B3; Woods B2). It represents Churchill's first published statement of his stance on the free trade question after he crossed the floor... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 67682

  56. [The Second World War, in Danish] Den Anden Verdenskrig.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Danish] Den Anden Verdenskrig.

    Copenhagen : 1948-54

    First Danish editions, inscribed by the author, vol. 1 "For Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1949", vol. 2 signed and dated 1949, vol. 3 and 5 signed "WSChurchill", vol. 4 inscribed "For Emery Reves from Winston S. Churchill, 1951", vol. 6 signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 35025

  57. [The Second World War, in Swedish] Andra Världskriget.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Swedish] Andra Världskriget.

    Stockholm : 1948-54

    First editions in Swedish, volumes I, III, and VI only of the complete set. Each volume inscribed by Churchill on the half-title. Volume I: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill 1948 for Emery Reves"; Volume III signed and dated 1950; Volume VI signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 35023

  58. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.

    Verona : 1948

    First Italian editions, limited issue, first two volumes only of the complete set, number 12 of 30 numbered sets signed by the publisher of a print-run of just 1030, this copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent in vol. I: "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948".

    From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 35016

  59. [The Second World War, in Dutch:] Memoires over de tweede wereldoorlog.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Dutch:] Memoires over de tweede wereldoorlog.

    Amsterdam/Brussels : 1948-54

    First Dutch trade edition, inscribed by the author, volume 1 "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948", volumes 2 and 3 signed and dated 1949, volume 5 signed "WSChurchill", the others unsigned; from the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent.



    Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-war international... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 34995

  60. [The Second World War, Brazilian] A Segunda Guerra Mundial.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, Brazilian] A Segunda Guerra Mundial.

    São Paulo : 1948-54

    First Brazilian editions, eight of the ten volumes signed or inscribed by Winston Churchill.

    In fact what is here is: "Volumes I to IV in 6 parts, Volumes III and IV are in two parts each, and volume VI which is in two parts, a total of 8 parts. So we are lacking Volume V, presumed to be in two parts. There are also unsigned duplicates of Volumes... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 33676

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