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Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to all aspects of naval and military history.

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  1. The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte.
    (NAPOLEON.) [HEWESTON, W. B.] The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    London : [c. 1810]

    First edition of this uncommon life of Bonaparte; as advertised at the end of vol. II, "the proprietors propose publishing a Third Volume", and this was added in 1815. It was reissued in an unillustrated edition by a different group of booksellers in that year as History of Napoleon Bonaparte, the author given as W. B. Heweston (although his name is... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139531

  2. Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
    (PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES.) Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.

    c. 1796-97

    An outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents, including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 133528

  3. Copies of the Original Letters and Despatches of the Generals, Ministers, Grand Officers of State, &c. at Paris, to the Emperor Napoleon, at Dresden;
    (NAPOLEON.) Copies of the Original Letters and Despatches of the Generals, Ministers, Grand Officers of State, &c. at Paris, to the Emperor Napoleon, at Dresden;

    London : 1814

    First edition of this interesting collection of primary source material, reprinting documents and letters covering diplomacy, military service, private letters, and correspondence and bulletins from Napoleon's Minister of Police, published following Napoleon's impressive victory over the combined forces of Austria, Russia and Prussia at Dresden (26-27... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 139504

  4. A History of the Indian Mutiny.
    FORREST, G. W. A History of the Indian Mutiny.

    Edinburgh & London : 1904-1912

    First edition, complete with the elusive third volume, published eight years after the first two. "Essentially a comprehensive survey of the military operations of the British. Government records and personal narratives have been studied and compared for the sake of accuracy. Narrative style is surprisingly clear and many maps included. Relatively impartial.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140471

  5. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
    EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,

    London : 1886

    First edition of this uncommon and important source, this a fine association copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), who is mentioned several times in the present work, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140465

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

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author in pencil below the colour frontispiece. "Having gone to France with the Red Cross and been invalided home soon afterwards, he announced that he would be using 'Futurist technique' to express the reality of war in his new work. In subsequent paintings Nevinson confirmed that he saw the Great War... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140292

  7. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.
    RAIT, Robert S. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.

    Westminster : 1903

    First edition of this "excellent biography" (Brice), for over a century the only full-length memoir of the man "said to have commanded in more general actions than any other British officer of the nineteenth century except the Duke of Wellington" (ODNB). Gough (1779-1869) was gazetted lieutenant in 1795, and posted to the 78th Highlanders at the Cape... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140528

  8. General Gatacre.
    GATACRE, Beatrix. General Gatacre.

    London : 1910

    First edition of this uncommon memoir. Gatacre (1843-1906) was on the Black Mountain Expedition of 1888 (also known as the Hazara Expedition), the Tonhon Expedition in Burma (1889-90), was engaged in the relief of Chitral (1895) and the retaking of the Sudan (1898) and held various commands in South Africa (1899-1900). "Gatacre was a brave, dedicated,... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140486

  9. The Life and Services of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, from His Lordship's Manuscripts.
    CLARKE, James Stanier, & John M'Arthur. The Life and Services of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, from His Lordship's Manuscripts.

    London : [1840]

    Second complete edition, preceded by the 1809 first edition in two weighty folio volumes, and a much abridged single octavo edition in 1810; this edition was more manageable than the first, and originally issued in seven parts to be bound, as here, in three. It includes three appendices published for the first time: the recollections of Tom Allen, Nelson's... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140504

  10. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
    STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.

    London : 1894

    Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140439

  11. 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

  12. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.
    FRASER, Hastings. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.

    London : 1885

    First edition. Fraser's service in India was "long and distinguished" (ODNB). He joined the Madras army at 17 and escorted the Mysore princes to Bengal in 1807. After serving as private secretary to Sir George Barlow, the governor of Madras, he was deputy commissary during the Madras expedition to Mauritius (1810). Being fluent in French he assisted... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140476

  13. The Egyptian Soudan.
    ALFORD, Henry S. L., & W. Dennistoun Sword. The Egyptian Soudan.

    London : 1898

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the title page "Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, With the Author's Compliments".
    The recipient, Horatio Herbert, Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (18501916), was a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won notoriety for his imperial campaigns, most especially his scorched earth policy against... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140484

  14. In Pursuit of the "Mad" Mullah.
    McNEILL, Malcolm. In Pursuit of the "Mad" Mullah.

    London : 1902

    First edition, scarce. The "Mad" Mullah of the title was an epithet given by the British to Sayyid Muhammad 'Abd Allah al-Hasan (1856-1920), a Somali religious and patriotic leader who established the Dervish State in Somalia and fought the 20-year Somaliland Campaign against British, Italian and Ethiopian forces. "When not pummeling the Mullah and... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140372

  15. The Afghan War of 1879-80,
    HENSMAN, Howard. The Afghan War of 1879-80,

    London : 1881

    First edition, widely recognized as one of the most authoritative contemporary accounts of the Second Afghan War. Howard Hensman (d. 1916) was the only journalist covering the campaign and accompanied General Roberts's Kurram Valley Field Force, being the "embedded" correspondent for the Allahabad Pioneer, the Indian newspaper for which Churchill was... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 139894

  16. Calculations relating to the Equipment, Displacement, etc. of Ships and Vessels of War.
    EDYE, John. Calculations relating to the Equipment, Displacement, etc. of Ships and Vessels of War.

    London : 1832

    First edition, this handsome copy bearing a splendidly apposite naval provenance: from the library of Admiral Sir William Parker (1781-1866), the front cover with his name stamped in gilt, the verso of the front free endpaper carrying his pencilled ownership inscription, "W. Parker, 1835". Parker was an ally of John Edye's mentor Sir William Symonds,... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139920

  17. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.
    SMITH, Sir Harry. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.

    London : 1902 and 1901

    First edition of volume II, early reprint of volume I. Smith's (1787-1860) career was remarkable and romantic. His autobiography includes detail of his early service in South America, Monte Video and Buenos Aires in 1806-7; through the Napoleonic Wars: the Peninsular, Corunna, Torres Vedras, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajos - where he met the lovely Juana, the... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140540

  18. The Indian Frontier War.
    JAMES, Lionel. The Indian Frontier War.

    London : 1898

    First edition. James was Reuter's special correspondent on General Sir William Lockhart's campaign against the Orakzai and Tirah Afridis in 1897. His narrative "catches such telling details as the dry water bottle and the Maxim's effectiveness, and is effectively complemented by a series of maps, etchings and photographs" (Riddick). "In 1897 Lockhart... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140510

  19. Narrative of the Peninsular War, from 1808 to 1813.
    LONDONDERRY, Charles William Vane, third marquess of. Narrative of the Peninsular War, from 1808 to 1813.

    London : 1829

    First octavo edition, following the two quarto editions of the preceding year; the appendix, comprising "communications from some of my brother officers",appears here for the first time. Londonderry (17781854) was a brave but not particularly brilliant soldier - Sir John Moore described him as "a very silly fellow" who served with variable distinction... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140389

  20. Some Indian Experiences.
    MORTON, [Boyce William Dunlop], Lieut.-General. Some Indian Experiences.

    Cheltenham : 1913

    First edition. Morton joined the 30th Bengal Infantry in 1848 in the aftermath of Chillianwala and served in India until the 1890s. He was mentioned in despatches for the Cossyah and Jyntiah Hills Campaign, 1861-3 and from 1864 to 1884 was in civil employ acting as Deputy Commissioner in seven districts successively, including Darjeeling, 1867-73. Slight... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140373

  21. Memoirs of The Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B. Duke of Bronté, etc., etc., etc.
    (NELSON) PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph. Memoirs of The Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B. Duke of Bronté, etc., etc., etc.

    London : 1849

    First Edition, and uncommon thus, the edition selling through almost immediately. Important contribution to Nelson biography: "Pettigrew used a large selection from the Nelson papers of Lady Hamilton, which he had acquired from the widow of an old friend of Nelson, Alderman Joshua Jonathan Smith who rescued Lady Hamilton from bankruptcy in 1813" (Cowie).... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 140185

  22. 140220
    CRUM, Frederick Maurice. Memoirs of a Rifleman Scout. Parts I to IV.

    Stirling : 1950

    First and only edition of this uncommon privately published memoir, an online search of institutional libraries showing just six locations: Scotland, Oxford, Plas Newydd, Calgary, Guelph, and National Library of South Africa.

    Memoirs of a Rifleman Scout opens with Crum's service in the Second Boer War with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140220

  23. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow.
    MARDER, Arthur J. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow.

    1961-78

    Complete set of first editions of this magisterial history of Royal Navy from the turn of the century to the end of the First World War, Marder's magnum opus. Here offered together with the second edition of volume III, Jutland and After, described by the publishers as "revised and enlarged," and by John Horsfield in ODNB as "particularly distinguished,"... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140174

  24. [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 : 1934-7

    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

  25. The Life of Sir George White, V.C.
    (WHITE, Sir George.) DURAND, Mortimer. The Life of Sir George White, V.C.

    Edinburgh and London : 1915

    First edition. This remains the standard life of Sir George White (1835-1912), "one of the most decorated officers in the army" (ODNB), who had a remarkable military career in the colonial wars of the latter part of the nineteenth century. He first saw service with the Inniskillings during the Indian Mutiny; then in the Second Afghan War with the Gordon... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140463

  26. Colonel Ball-Acton, C.B. An Appreciation.
    BALL-ACTON, Charles. Colonel Ball-Acton, C.B. An Appreciation.

    Guildford : 1906

    First and sole edition of this extremely uncommon memoir, Library Hub records the British Library copy only among British and Irish instructional libraries, WorldCat adding National Library of Ireland and universities of Calgary and Chicago. Ball-Acton was commissioned ensign in the 51st Foot (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) in 1851, and served... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140290

  27. The Victoria Cross in Afghanistan, and on the Frontiers of India.
    ELLIOTT, William John, Major. The Victoria Cross in Afghanistan, and on the Frontiers of India.

    London : 1882

    First edition of this attractive and uncommon little book, with just three locations on Library Hub (British Library, Scotland, Oxford), WorldCat adding a further four (Ireland, Stanford, California State Library, Illinois). Elliott, who served in the War Department and Reserve Staff, gives lively accounts of eighteen VC-winning actions. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140295

  28. Through the Mutiny:
    WALKER, Thomas Nicholls. Through the Mutiny:

    London : 1907

    First edition of this uncommon and colourful memoir, given over largely to the Indian Mutiny but also covering a certain amount of game hunting. Walker (1837 -1903) joined the 60th Bengal Infantry in 1854 and was promoted lieutenant in 1856. In 1866 he was a captain with the 2nd Bengal Fusiliers before joining the Staff Corps as a major in 1874, ending... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140300

  29. Operations in Waziristan 1919-1920.
    (MILITARY; AFGHANISTAN.) Operations in Waziristan 1919-1920.

    Delhi : 1923

    Second edition, 1, 900 copies printed, following the first of 1921 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing), the note following the title page reading, "This edition cancels the previous (1921) edition, copies of which should be destroyed". Of the three end-pocket maps, two (No. 4 General Map and Sketch Map) are dated 1923, so are presumably updated... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140308

  30. 129573
    FIGGIS, Darrell. Recollections of the Irish War.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, scarce with the dust jacket. "The portrait Darrell Figgis paints himself in Recollections of the Irish War shows him as a defender of personal liberty and individual opinion whose voice is stifled by authority, traits that he has in common with the Oisin of his satire" (Colby). Darrell Figgis was an Irish writer,... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 129573

  31. Going Solo.
    DAHL, Roald. Going Solo.

    London : 1986

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Jenny with love, Roald Dahl, 1988". Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 112116

  32. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945
    SAUNDERS, Ann. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945

    London : 2005

    First edition. "During the Second World War the War Damage Section of the Architect's Department of the London County Council recorded the degree of damage due to enemy action to buildings across the 117 square miles of the Administrative County of London. Using the relevant sheets of the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps, the Architect's staff hand-coloured... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 104909

  33. Lives of Indian Officers.
    KAYE, John William. Lives of Indian Officers.

    London : 1880

    A surprisingly uncommon posthumous edition of Kaye's classic work, issued as the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) was drawing to a close, originally published in 1867 following its initial appearance as a series of articles entitled "Indian Heroes" in the monthly periodical Good Words (1866). It comprises biographies of Lord Cornwallis. Sir John... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 140375

  34. 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. Account of one of the last confrontations of the Great Game; "The flashpoint was the remote and little-known oasis of Pandjeh, lying halfway between Merv and Herat, and destined shortly to become a household word" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p. 425).

    Sir Charles Edward Yate (1849-1940) administrator in India and politician,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140230

  35. Duello,
    [PUTEO, Paris de; otherwise Paride del Pozzo.] Duello,

    Venice : 1521

    An elegant Italian edition of this important treatise on duelling laws and customs, printed in italic type in the humanist octavo format made popular by Aldus Manutius.
    Paride del (or dal) Pozzo (1410-1493), called il Puteo, Latinized as Paris de Puteo, was a 15th-century Italian jurist. His treatise was first printed in Latin, then in Italian at... Learn More
    £3,200.00

    Stock Code: 139884

  36. Memoirs of Jeremiah Brasyer;
    BRASYER, Jeremiah. Memoirs of Jeremiah Brasyer;

    Bombay : [1892]

    First edition. Exceptionally uncommon memoir of remarkable career in the Indian Army. Just three copies of this Bombay imprint - BL, Minnesota, and Rochester, NY - on OCLC, together with 4 copies of the London edition of the same date. Born in 1810, Brasyer was brought up in Kent, a gardener by training. He enlisted in the Bengal Artillery in 1833,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140196

  37. The World Crisis, 1915.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis, 1915.

    London : 1923

    Fourth printing (stated second edition), published in December 1923, two months after the first printing. This copy inscribed by the author on the initial blank: "From Winston S. Chuchill to A. J. Hawkey, 30 Oct. 1924". The recipient was Alfred James Hawkey (1877-1952), chairman of the Woodford Urban District Council from 1914 to 1934 - Churchill inscribed... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139948

  38. Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.
    (COLONIAL OFFICE.) Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.

    London : 1914

    Third edition. All iterations are rare, with three copies of a 1912 printing in libraries, and none of this edition. The book was intended to prepare officer for life in East Africa proffering such advice as "a sun-helmet should always be worn between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m" (p. 40), "hot baths are both stimulating and refreshing" (p. 42), and... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122800

  39. The Collected Poems.
    BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems.

    London : 1919

    First Riccardi Press edition, copy number 956 of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; an additional 13 were printed on vellum. Brooke's Collected Poems were first published in 1915 in the US, and then in the UK in 1918, expanded and with a memoir by Eddie Marsh - this is the first fine press edition, issued by Philip Lee Warner's Riccardi Press... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140298

  40. Fencing familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword.
    OLIVIER, Jean. Fencing familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword.

    London : 1780

    Second edition, first published in 1771, of this fine work on the use of the short sword, most attractively illustrated with a new set of plates; the dedication is also new (dated 18 February 1780) and the dedicatee is Charles Stanhope, third earl of Harrington, army officer, who concluded his career with the colonelcy of the first Life Guards. Olivier... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135146

  41. Somaliland.
    HAMILTON, Angus. Somaliland.

    London : 1911

    First edition of this important eye-witness account of the British campaigns in Somaliland. Hamilton (1874-1913), the son of an officer who served with the 2nd West India Regiment, and of the line of the Hamilton baronets of Silvertonhill, Lanarkshire, was a special correspondent, attached to the 6th King's African Rifles. He had visited Korea in 1903-4... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140253

  42. 140137
    BLASER, Bernard. Kilts Across the Jordan.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression. First-hand account of the Palestine campaign during World War I, written by a mapper with the London Scottish regiment. From the publisher's archive, with their bookplate to front pastedown. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140137

  43. Raiders of the Deep.
    THOMAS, Lowell. Raiders of the Deep.

    Garden City, NY : 1940

    Signed by Thomas on the front free endpaper. Reprint of the broadcaster and journalist's account of submarine warfare during the First World War, originally published in 1928. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140083

  44. Back to Mandalay.
    THOMAS, Lowell. Back to Mandalay.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing of the broadcaster's account of the Burma campaign. Signed by Thomas on a preliminary leaf and additionally inscribed by him on the half-title: "For Thada Quackenbush Lowell Thomas". Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140085

  45. Letters from a Bush Campaign.
    HAYLINGS, D. Martineau. Letters from a Bush Campaign.

    London : [1902]

    First edition of this very scarce eye-witness account of the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War, to the British as the Third Ashanti Expedition (March September 1900). D. Martineau Haylings was war correspondent for the popular illustrated weekly the "Black and White" and remarks in his introductory note that his reports "being... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139943

  46. 122265
    MAHAN, Capt. A.T. The Life of Nelson.

    London : 1897

    First edition, UK issue from American sheets. Mahan, described by John Keegan as "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century" and recognised as "the Evangelist of Sea Power", proposes Nelson as the British embodiment thereof in this well-researched and well-written biography. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 122265

  47. Tubby Clayton.
    (CLAYTON, "Tubby".) HARCOURT, Melville. Tubby Clayton.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from Clayton, with a warm and lengthy inscription to the front pastedown, "Presented (with a stammer of apology) to 'Jan' & Penelope, i.e. to Vice Admiral St. J. Micklethwait & Herself, and to their Dividends, especially All Hallows by the old Font, now replaced from Gibraltar. From Tubby, whose manse... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 139902

  48. 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

  49. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
    HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.

    London : 1784

    First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.

    Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139629

  50. Photograph album of a British Military Officer in Egypt during the First World War and in Europe in the 1920's [sic]
    (CAIRO) Photograph album of a British Military Officer in Egypt during the First World War and in Europe in the 1920's [sic]

    Cairo, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland : 1915-26

    Appealing personal album of a British resident in Cairo during World War I and soon after, perhaps a military or diplomatic officer, or businessman. The album opens with an excellent sequence of eight images, offering a bird's-eye view shot from a balcony of the march past of troops before they left for Gallipoli, "Generals Sir John Maxwell and Sir... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135761

  51. The School of Fencing with a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions peculiar to the Art.
    ANGELO, Domenico & Henry. The School of Fencing with a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions peculiar to the Art.

    London : 1787

    First reduced edition of Domenico Angelo's renowned guide to swordsmanship, which was first published as a sumptuous folio in 1763, undoubtedly one of the most important such works ever issued in English. The editing and compression were undertaken by Domenico's son Henry "under the auspices of his father", who had recently retired to Eton where he... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139926

  52. Gun-running in the Gulf and other Adventures.
    AUSTIN, Herbert Henry, Brig.-Gen. Gun-running in the Gulf and other Adventures.

    London : 1926

    First and only edition. A collection of entertaining yarns from the career of Brig.-Gen. Austin RE (1868-1937), covering the period 1909-1912 when he was appointed British Naval Intelligence Officer in the Gulf with the task of suppressing the active arms trade out of Muscat via the Makran to Afghanistan. These weapons made their way to the rebellious... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139878

  53. Naval Expeditionary Force to the Cameroon, 1914-1915.
    (WORLD WAR I; AFRICA) Naval Expeditionary Force to the Cameroon, 1914-1915.

    London : 1915

    First and only edition, ?never published, title page has the ink stamp of Kennett & Co., dated 26 November 1915, together with the inked annotation "Private File Copy". Largely ship portraits of Allied warships and transports, Nigerian Government vessels, and German captures, but also including a sequence of panoramas of Douala, some shots of captured... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 139976

  54. The Life of General Monk: Late Duke of Albemarle;
    (MONCK, George, first duke of Albemarle.) SKINNER, Thomas. The Life of General Monk: Late Duke of Albemarle;

    London : 1723

    First edition. Life of the great general and general-at-sea whose career flourished under two monarchs, the Commonwealth, and the Protectorate. "Skinner is thought to have been physician to the Duke of Albemarle, when residing at New Hall in Essex he is best-known as the author of The Life of General Monk published in 1723 by William Webster with a... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139640

  55. A View of Society and Manners in Italy:
    MOORE, John. A View of Society and Manners in Italy:

    London : 1781

    First edition. Handsome set of this highly-finished and popular Grand Tour memoir based on Moore's travels as tutor to the eighth duke of Hamilton. A pretty contemporary binding in excellent state, and an noble provenance.

    Moore was trained in medicine at Glasgow, attended Hunter's lectures on anatomy in London, and studied surgery in Paris under... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139632

  56. The Bengal Mutiny:
    AIKMAN, William Robertson. The Bengal Mutiny:

    London : 1857

    First and only edition. William Aikman (1822 - 1903) was a religious writer and poet who joined the Indian Army in 1840, Eighth Regiment Native Infantry, Madras Establishment, some of his works were published under the pseudonym "A Soldier of the Cross". Blames a possible conspiracy fostered by the "highest caste among the Baboos of Calcutta" outraged... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137196

  57. Poems.
    PREWETT, Frank. Poems.

    Richmond, London : [1921]

    First edition, first impression, of this notably uncommon edition, handset by Virginia Woolf for the Hogarth Press. The Canadian poet Frank James Prewett (1893-1962) surfaced as a poet of the First World War, meeting Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital. This is his first published collection of verse and "contains many of the poet's finest trench... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139956

  58. Poems.
    THOMAS, Edward. Poems.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, an an exceptional example, of Thomas's first regularly published book of poems, issued after his death at Arras on Easter Monday 1917. This is one of 1,050 copies printed, half of which were issued by Selwyn & Blound in the UK, and half by Henry Holt in America. The book is dedicated to Robert Frost, who had encouraged... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 128257

  59. 139823
    STEWART, Robert. Prison Rhymes:

    [Perth] : [1919]

    First edition, first impression, of this scarce collection of anti-war poems written during Stewart's imprisonment during the First World War for mounting a campaign against the punishment and imprisonment of conscientious objectors. Stewart was released from prison in April 1919 and published the present booklet of his poems entitled Prison Rhymes.... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 139823

  60. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.
    GUMBLE, Thomas. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.

    London : 1671

    First edition. Thomas Gumble (1626-1676), who had served as his subject's private chaplain, here offers a unique insight into the life of one of the great military figures of the age: George Monck had fought as the Commonwealth's commander but with the Restoration became Captain-General and the king's admiral. "Though his only literary work, this biography... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139834

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