Naval & Military History
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CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.
London : 1902New and revised edition. "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary posting with the 21st lancers, and arrived in the Sudan in time to take part in the celebrated cavalry charge at the battle of Omdurman (2 September 1898), in which the regiment galloped by accident into... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 33021
CHURCHILL, Winston S. (intro.); BERMANN, Richard A. The Mahdi of Allah.
London : 1931First English edition and the first edition with Churchill's introduction, originally published in German in the same year under the title Die Derwischtrommel (The Dervish Drum). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "To Sir Henry Wellcome in admiration of his great Research and Archaeological work in the Sudan, Richard... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 100315
CHURCHILL, Winston S. - CHURCHILL, Randolph S., & Martin Gilbert. Winston S. Churchill.
London : 1966-88First editions, first impressions, in handsome Bayntun-Riviere bindings. This set was collected by and bound for Alan Keith McMillan, with his armorial bookplate to each front pastedown. Over 22 years, McMillan purchased each volume new and had them uniformly bound by Bayntun-Riviere, neatly recording the purchase price, binding cost, and his acquisition... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137897
CILLEY, Joseph, Major General. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".
Nottingham, NH : 1772Exemplary pre-Revolutionary War military document, linking two men with extensive service during the period: Joseph Cilley (1734-1799) and Enoch Page (1742-1832). A highly attractive piece, we have been unable to trace any other documentary material from Cilley on the market.
Cilley was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, son of Captain Joseph... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 116877
CLARKE, Hewson. An Impartial History of the Naval Military and Political Events in Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Entrance of the Allies in Paris,
Bungay : 1815First edition. A truly remarkable survival, a full set of this compendious popular history retaining throughout the flimsy wraps from the original part issue. The work covers the period from the decay and collapse of the Ancien Régime to the Fall of Bonaparte, well-illustrated with portraits from drawings by the skilled copyist Matthew Shepperson and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130348
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for". Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.
John McArthur, a former naval purser, had served... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 72337
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for", this a handsome copy with an appealing maritime provenance. Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 46705
CLIVE, Lewis. The People's Army.
London : 1938First edition, first printing; the publisher's retained copy, with their stamp to half-title. Lewis sets out to formulate for the Opposition Labour Party a credible policy of army reform, with higher pay for soldiers, appointment on merit not money, and increased liberty in all ranks. Labour leader Clement Attlee contributes the introduction, writing... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146572
COBB, Humphrey. Paths of Glory.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the first blank "To Harry Lichtig, with cordial best wishes, from Humphrey Cobb", the recipient was, in all likelihood, the Hollywood agent from the Lichtig & Englander agency. This is a great association copy.
Twenty-two years after its publication, Humphrey Cobb's anti-war masterpiece... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 149523
COBB, Humphrey. Paths of Glory.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed from the author, inscribed on the front free endpapeer: "For Louis Greenfield from Humphrey Cobb." Cobb's popular anti-war novel, set in the trenches of World War I, took its title from Gray's Elegy: "The paths of glory lead but to the grave". The book later served as the basis for the critically... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 126703
COBBETT, William. Proceedings of a General Court Martial
London : 1809One of two editions of 1809, the other published by J. Gold; this edition not in Pearl.
"Between 1785 and 1791, while stationed in New Brunswick in the West Norfolk 54th foot regiment, Cobbett put his knowledge of English grammar and letters to good effect, quickly becoming clerk to his regiment and rising from the rank of corporal to sergeant-major.... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 145057
COCKERILL, Sir George. Love's Universe and the Calendar. Sonnet-Sequences.
1931First edition. This copy inscribed on the front pastedown: "To Elton Cockerill with every good wish from his uncle George, October 1934." Unusual, and seemingly self-published, sequence of highly-polished poems by a long-time intelligence officer, one of the most innovative thinkers in British intelligence in World War I, head of M. O. 5, inventor... Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 59749
COLD WAR. Osnovnoe vooruzhenie vooruzhennykh sil NATO [The basic weapons arsenal of the NATO armed forces].
?East Germany : c.1982Unrecorded samizdat publication, an unusual and highly appealing piece from the Cold War era. This well-illustrated manual details the arsenals of US and NATO forces in the early eighties. The text is divided into colour-coded sections, the first containing "intercontinental strategic nuclear weapons", followed by "eurostrategic nuclear weapons", the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124566
COLEBROOKE, Sir Thomas Edward. Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.
London : 1884First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 121130
COLENSO, Frances Ellen. The Ruin of Zululand:
London : 1884-85First edition. Colenso (1849-1887) is described by SADNB as a "protagonist of the Zulu people," and like her father and sister a "strong champion" (Mendelssohn) of Cetewayo.
In the second volume "there is an interesting account of the visit of Cetewayo to England, and of his interviews with members of the Royal family and Lord Kimberley Colenso... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 146698
COLLIER, William Bell & Page Blackwood. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.
San Francisco, CA, Norfolk, VA & Portsmouth, NH : 1891-1924Highly appealing album showing various craft designed and built by naval architect William B. Collier (1869-1951) working both privately with his brother Page (1871-1913), and for the U.S. Navy. The vessels range in scale from steam launches and motorboats built by the brothers and trialed on Clear Lake, California in the 1890s to the USS Olympia, Admiral... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133169
COLONIAL OFFICE. Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.
London : 1914Third 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
COLONIAL OFFICE. Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.
London : 1914Third edition, with the bookplate of (W.) Harold Ingrams, the noted colonial officer who wrote a similar handbook for officers on Zanzibar and was known as a "charming, genial, humorous, and a slightly eccentric 'character'" (ODNB). Also with the ownership inscription of the novelist Alan Sillitoe to the front free endpaper. All iterations are rare,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122798
COLQUHOUN, James Andrew Sutherland, Major. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.
London : 1881First edition. An excellent account of the formation and operations of General Roberts's expeditionary force. Captain Colquhoun, arrived only in time for the action on Peiwar Kotal, but compiled a detailed account of the preparation of the force and its advance from the diary of Major Collett, the assistant quartermaster-general. Colquhoun, a Royal... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127107
COMBE, Boyce Albert. Letters from B.A.C.
London : 1880First and sole edition of this important eyewitness account of the Second Afghan War, privately printed in a putative edition of 25 copies only, with the ownership inscription of the author's mother on a preliminary blank: "Eliza Combe, Jan: 1881". Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford), WorldCat... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127470
COMBERMERE, Mary, & W. W. Knollys. Memoirs and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere.
London : 1866First edition, presentation copy of the posthumously-edited memoirs of Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere, soldier and colonial administrator best-remembered for his actions in the Peninsular War and later as commander-in-chief of India, a post he held from 1825 to 1830. With an autograph letter signed from the author Mary, Viscountess Combermere... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120303
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS - MASON, E. Williamson. Made free in Prison.
London : 1918First edition. "Soon after the introduction of conscription early in 1916 Mason, a young pacifist socialist, had received the first of three successive court-martial sentences of imprisonment for refusing induction into the army. As an absolutist he refused on each occasion to accept alternative service of any kind. He served his first sentence of 112... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 73159
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS - WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After.
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Library Hub, to which WorldCat adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
CONSTANTINE, Murray. Swastika Night.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Written under the pseudonym Murray Constantine by British writer Katharine Burdekin, the novel takes place in a fascist dystopia where the Nazis and the Empire of Japan have conquered the world, described by John Clute as "a scathing feminist anatomy of war, sexism and power". Burdekin's pseudonym, adopted from 1934,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137494
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
COP, H. & Jacobus Simon van Veen. Rapport van de ingenieurs der 2de klasse van de marine H. Cop en J.S. van Veen, betreffende hunne reis door Engeland tot het bezoeken van eenige marine- en particuliere etablissementen van scheepsbouw in 1885.
Amsterdam & Hellevoetsluis : 1885First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No. 8 of an unknown limitation. Inevitably uncommon, WorldCat records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report by two Dutch marine engineers, Cop and Van Veen, from their tour of inspection of cruisers at the Marine Department of the International Inventions Exhibitions... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 126946
CORNISH, Francis T. Warre. Letters and sketches of Francis T. Warre Cornish, late 17th Bengal Lancers
Eton : 1902First edition. Francis Thackeray Warre Cornish (1871-1901) served with the 17th Bengal Lancers.
Decidedly uncommon: Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library and Cambridge); WorldCat adds six locations British Columbia, Chicago, Minnesota, Bryn Mawr, Calgary, Pennsylvania.
Stock Code: 74644
CORVIN, Otto von. A Life of Adventure:
London : 1871First edition in English of Corvin's autobiography; two variant bindings are known without clear primacy. Corvin was a revolutionary, having fought on the barricades in France in 1848 before aiding the revolution in Germany. Captured by the Prussians, his death sentence was commuted to six years imprisonment. The author was well aware that his life... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 122143
CORVINUS PRESS: TILLERY, John. A Diary of the Travels.
[London] : 1938First and only edition, limited to 40 copies for personal distribution by Viscount Carlow, founder of the Corvinus Press, as a Christmas gift, this copy inscribed on the presentation leaf "For Eileen, from Carlow, 1938". The text was printed verbatim from the original manuscript, which is now in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It is today... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122044
COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - OMAN, Carola. Nelson.
London : 1947First edition of Carola Oman's key work. Her biography of Nelson won the Sunday Times Prize for English Literature, and "still stands as the benchmark against which modern biographies of Nelson may be judged" (ODNB), and she had access to previously unpublished primary sources, including the collection of Lady Nelson's papers assembled by Lady Llangattock,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148366
COTTON, Stapleton, 1st Viscount Combermere. Standing Orders for the Bengal Native Infantry,
Calcutta : 1828Extremely uncommon, Library Hub shows a "second edition" of 1840 at BL and NLS, and a further edition of 1846 in BL; WorldCat lists copies of the present edition in Library of Congress and University of Pennsylvania. With a series of ownership inscriptions to the front pastedown: Lieut. H. O. Kedwick 67th regiment; Lieut. Frederick Rainsford, interpreter... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 69256
COURTILZ DE SANDRAS, Gatien. La Conduite de Mars,
The Hague, : 1685First edition. "Impressive and influential" manual, drawing on the author's experiences during the Franco-Dutch War, 1672-8 (Rowlands, The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV, p. 187). Courtilz de Sandras (1644-1712) joined the army around 1660 serving initially in a musketeer regiment, eventually rising to the rank of captain of cavalry. He... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 134847
CREASY, Edward Shepherd. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World;
London : 1851First edition of one of the most influential books of military history ever published, continuously in print since it was first issued. Required reading for every Modern Major General for the study of "fights historical from Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical". The first edition is decidedly uncommon. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 137281
CRIMEAN WAR. Seat of War in the Krimea.
London : 1855First edition of this highly impressive and scarce large-scale map centring on Sevastopol but also showing the country as far east as Albat, giving British, French and Russian dispositions, fortifications and redoubts, and the location of field batteries, plus profile views of Sevastopol, Balaclava, and Eupatoria, and inset maps of the Black Sea and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 141218
CRIMEAN WAR. General Orders issued to the Army of the East,
London : 1856First and only edition, covering the tenures of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan, General Sir James Simpson, and General Sir William John Codrington whose copy this is.
Raglan had died in June 1855, following the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade in October 1854 and the strong criticism it brought him. He was swiftly replaced by Simpson who, after... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133591
CROSLAND, T. W. H. "X". War Poems.
London : 1916First edition, first impression, of this collection of First World War poetry by T. W. H. Crosland. Crosland is notable as a fanatical Christian homophobe, who helped the hysterical hypocrite Lord Alfred Douglas to hound the supporters of Oscar Wilde, such as Robert Ross and Arthur Ransom, in the courts. He ghost-wrote Douglas's memoir Oscar Wilde and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 102971
CROSS, John P. English for Gurkha Soldiers - Angreji Sikne Postak.
London : 1964First and only edition, print run of 9,000 copies, but no copies traced institutionally, rare. Ownership inscription of Colour Sergeant Budhi Bahadur Rana, 6th Gurkha Rifles. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140972
CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur Thurlow. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
London : 1844First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the lord chancellor, was commissioned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112176
CURTIS, C. D. Blake, General-at-Sea.
Taunton : 1934First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, with a typed letter signed to the subscriber C. Wanklyn, thanking him for his complimentary comments on the book and expressing his dislike of Pepys ("Pepys was no patriot. He, if ever a man was, was SELF FIRST in all that he did"); dated from Weston-super-Mare 4 July 1935. Scarce:... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 100053
CURZON, Robert. Armenia:
London : 1854First edition of this work by the English traveller, diplomat and author, Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (1810-1873), who, in 1842-1843, was joint British Commissioner in Erzurum as part of the British-Turkish-Persian-Russian boundary commission sitting to delineate the Turkish and Persian frontier. This book, published about a decade later, describes... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 133062
D-DAY - JOWETT, H.A., Obs./Cdr., M.B.E. Seaborne: An account of the activities of the volunteers from Group 8 during their period of service with the Royal Navy as Aircraft Identifiers, May-July 1944.
Leeds : First and only edition, rare, just a single copy at IWM traced. This copy inscribed by the author: "H.P. Capel With Christmas Greetings 1944 H.A. Jowett." During the Normandy Landings a number of members of the ROC served as volunteers on board Royal Navy and US Navy ships: these men were temporarily entered into the RN and wore their ROC uniform with... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 140434
DASSIÉ, F. L'Architecture navale,
Paris : 1687First edition. "Consideré comme le premier traité d'architecture navale" (Polak). Although perhaps not the first, Dassié's work is almost certainly the first such work written by a professional in the field, and framed in such a way as to be of practical assistance to fellow shipbuilders. Dassié is a somewhat obscure figure. He was apparently born... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 90928
DASSIÉ, F. Le Pilote Expert.
Havre de Grace : 1683First edition. Uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, BL, Newberry, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Paris Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and the University of Rostock only. No copies recorded at auction. A comprehensive manual of marine navigation including a glossary of navigational terms, methods of establishing longitude, the... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 90835
DAVIS, Richard Harding. Cuba in War Time.
New York : 1897First edition. The Cuban struggle for independence, ongoing throughout the nineteenth century, was closely followed in the US, with many newspapers supporting an interventionist policy. Davis (1864-1916) was "convinced by his own experience that no man, whatever "his prejudices may be, can make this journey and not go home convinced that it is his duty... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 143355
DE CAULAINCOURT, Armand-Augustin-Louis. No Peace with Napoleon!
New York : 1936First edition, first printing. This book concludes the Memoirs of De Cauliaincourt, begun in With Napoleon in Russia (1933). De Cauliaincourt was a close personal aide to Napoleon I who is credited with influencing the Tsar Alexander I for provision to be made for the Emperor on the island of Elba after his forced abdication. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137696
DE CHAIR, Somerset. The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent.
London : 1943First editions, each in a signed edition limited of 300 copies of which just 30 were in the full binding as here, copies 16 and 25 respectively. De Chair was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol", a Flying Column of less than 1,500 men under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad to deal with the effects... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 105498
DE GAURY, Gerald. The Grand Captain.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, of the first full-length biography of the medieval Spanish general Gonzalo de Cordoba. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Elizabeth Kinnear With very many thanks for her patient help Gerald de Gaury 19.7.55. London". Inscribed copies are particularly scarce, for de Gaury moved... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 141817
DEIGHTON, Len, as Cyril Deighton, & Fred F. Blau. The Orient Flight L. Z. 127-Graf Zeppelin.
Maryland : 1980First edition, first printing. Only 1000 copies published. Inscribed by Fred F. Blau on the front free endpaper, "To Larry Lawless, with best wishes, Fred F. Blau." A collaboration between Len Deighton (writing under the pseudonym Cyril) and Blau. The orient flight of the Graf zeppelin marked the reintroduction of the air-borne post office. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 75747
DEVAMBEZ, André. Douze eaux-fortes.
Paris : 1915First and sole edition, number 116 of 150 copies only, title page and each plate signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Inevitably highly uncommon, this quite superb suite of plates can trace its lineage to those more famous series on a similar theme by Jacques Callot and Goya.
André Devambez (1867-1944) originally studied with his father... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 142725
DEVELIN, Sergeant-Major, Royal Engineers. Views in Chitral.
London : 1896First and only edition. A scarce, attractively-produced and highly sought-after visual record of the 1895 expedition to relieve the siege of Chitral, an incident of the Great Game that became a considerable cause célèbre, the location being "A land inot which Europeans did not venture except at the ruler's invitation, and then only with an armed escort"... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 99440
DEVELIN, Sergeant-Major, Royal Engineers. Views in Chitral.
London : 1896First and only edition. A fine visual record of the 1895 expedition to relieve the siege of Chitral, The Russians were seen to be making solid advances in the region, advancing across the Khanates of Central Asia, a railway line following in their tracks, and "had begun to show an alarming interest in that lofty no-man's-land where the Hindu Kush,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 107629
DILLON, Arthur. Observations historiques sur l'origine, les services, & l'état civil des Officiers Irlandois au service de la France, adressées à l'Assemblée nationale.
Paris : 1792First edition of this scarce history of Irish regiments in the service of France since the flight of James II, which includes an extensive account of the Dillon's Regiment's part in the American Wars from 1779, in which Arthur Dillon,(17501794), the author of this pamphlet, commanded with distinction under d'Estaing at Grenada and in the siege of Savannah.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146968
DIXON, Charles George. Sketch of Mairwara;
London : 1850Scarce first edition of this important record of the extensive irrigation system established in the Ajmer-Merwara region of south western Rajasthan; a fascinating and remarkably detailed account of British public works in India compiled by the regional superintendent responsible for carrying through the scheme.
Dixon (d. 1857) was a lieutenant-colonel... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 110460
DODGE, Theodore Ayrault. Napoleon.
Boston and New York : 1904-07First edition, presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author in the first three volumes to his cousin, the orientalist Alice Getty, author of The Gods of Northern Buddhism (1914). In the first, "Miss Alice E. Getty with the cousinly greetings of the Author, Xmas 1905", in the second, "Miss Alice Getty with the warm regards of the Author, May 1904",... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 110073
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir
London : 1832First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my Dearly beloved Daughter Mary Gartshore, Green Street, Sept. 28 1844, Howard Douglas"; Mary (d. 1851) married John Murray-Gartshore of Ravelston in 1836 (Gartshore served on the committee of the Naval and Military Bible Society); Howard's address was 15 Green... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130442
DOWNEY, Thomas. Naval Poems.
London : 1813First edition, highly uncommon; this a most attractive copy in the original boards. Downey notes his "Pleasures of the Naval Life" is a corrective to the "tone of querulous despondence" that underlies so much naval literature: "The Naval Life is NOT a series of privations, distresses, and affliction". Remarkable, as Downey suffered many privations while... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 42970
DRINKWATER, John. Tides.
London : 1917First trade edition, first impression, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title verso "To Sir Ian Hamilton from John Drinkwater 1917". Drinkwater dedicates the book to General Sir Ian Hamilton with the dedicatory stanza "because the darling chivalries, / that light your battle-line, belong / to music's heart no less than these,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134237
DU PONT, Samuel Francis. Extracts from Private Journal-Letters... while in command of the Cyane, during the War with Mexico, 1846-1848.
Wilmington, DE : 1885First and sole edition, "privately printed for his family by his wife after his death" (Streeter) in a putative print run of around fifty copies that were not offered for sale; with a familial presentation inscription at head of title: "Louise Evelina Du Pont from her Father, 5th May 1900". Louise Evelina (1877-1958), heiress and preservationist, was... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 131483
DU PRAISSAC, Sieur. The Art of Warre, or Militarie discourses of leavying, marching, encamping; and embattailing an armie.
Cambridge : 1639First edition in English, John Cruso's translation of Les discours militaires (first edition, Paris 1614), one of a series of military works by Cruso that were the first to make the new continental, primarily Dutch, military literature available to an English-speaking audience.
John Cruso (fl. 15951655) was the son of parents who had fled Flanders... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139405