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  1. Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps;
    DU PUGET D'ORVAL, Edmé Jean Antoine. Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps;

    1771

    First edition. Uncommon: of the first named, Library Hub has just Oxford and BL, WorldCat has nine locations, and also a number of manuscript copies, including one made as late as 1812 held by Princeton. Of the second, Library Hub lists just the BL, and WorldCat locates six, and one copy bound together as here held by Princeton. Du Puget exercised considerable... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 38651

  2. Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps.
    DU PUGET D'ORVAL, Edmé Jean Antoine. Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps.

    Amsterdam : 1771

    First editions, both uncommon. Of the first named, Library Hub has only the Bodleian and British Library copies, WorldCat has nine locations and also a number of manuscript copies, including one made as late as 1812 held by Princeton. Of the second, Library Hub lists just the BL, while WorldCat locates six and one copy bound together as here. Du Puget... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 38650

  3. Journal kept during the Russian War:
    DUBERLY, Frances Isabella Locke, Mrs. Henry. Journal kept during the Russian War:

    1855

    First edition of this elusive and highly desirable narrative of the Crimean War by the wife of Paymaster Henry Duberly of the 8th Hussars, part of the legendary light brigade. "Although she missed the battle of the Alma and saw only the aftermath of the battle of Inkerman, she witnessed the cavalry charges at Balaklava and the assault on Malakhov, experienced... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 68168

  4. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,
    DUCREST, Charles Louis, marquis de. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,

    Paris : 1777

    First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 68900

  5. Superb large black leather concertina-form porte-feuille.
    DUFF, Archibald, Vice-Admiral. Superb large black leather concertina-form porte-feuille.

    ?France : c.1805

    Superb early nineteenth-century letter-case formerly owned by Vice-Admiral Archibald Duff. This is a particularly large and fine example of this form of wallet or filing case, also termed a "serviette" in French, which seems to have been used widely by French officers and politicians during the late 18th to early 19th century.

    The museum at... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 131160

  6. The Wild Goose and the Eagle. A Life of Marshal von Browne, 1705-1757.
    DUFFY, Christopher. The Wild Goose and the Eagle. A Life of Marshal von Browne, 1705-1757.

    London : 1964

    First edition of Duffy's first book, extremely uncommon. The son of Irish exiles, Maximilian Ulysses von Browne served with distinction in the Austrian service in the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. He died in 1757 of wounds inflicted at the Battle of Prague. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 71636

  7. The Wild Goose and the Eagle. A Life of Marshal von Browne, 1705-1757.
    DUFFY, Christopher. The Wild Goose and the Eagle. A Life of Marshal von Browne, 1705-1757.

    London : 1964

    First edition of Duffy's first book, extremely uncommon. The son of Irish exiles, Maximilian Ulysses von Browne served with distinction in the Austrian service in the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. He died in 1757 of wounds inflicted at the Battle of Prague. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 70857

  8. Behind the Spanish Mask.
    DUNDAS, Lawrence. Behind the Spanish Mask.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, of this anti-Franco polemic: "With a brilliant examination of the background of the Civil War Mr. Dundas exposes the Franco facade, lays bare the hybrid and bogus nature of his Revolution, a fact which has confused the Spaniards themselves and has brought disillusion to those who backed winner and loser alike" (jacket... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 144632

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

    London : 1849

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

    Stock Code: 75337

  10. The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919.
    DUNN, James Churchill. The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919.

    London : 1938

    First edition, one of just 500 copies privately produced by the author, this a superb Royal Welch Fusiliers association copy, with gilt supralibros: "Presented to the Officers of the 2nd Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers by Lieutenant-Colonel D. M. Barchard", and with the ink stamp "Officers' Mess. 2nd Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers" to front pastedown. Barchard... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 120857

  11. Essay sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie dans la Guerre de Campagne et dans celle des Sieges.
    DUPUGET, Edme-Jean-Antoine. Essay sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie dans la Guerre de Campagne et dans celle des Sieges.

    1767

    A handsome and highly interesting manuscript. The first published edition was issued by Arckstée & Merkus in Amsterdam in 1771, credited to "un Officier du Corps," the author previously identified by Barbier as Edme-Jean-Antoine Du Puget. Du Puget (1742-1802) was a member of an old aristocratic family from Bresse and was introduced to the corps by... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 41080

  12. Instruction Élémentaire et Raisonée sur la Construction-Pratique  des Vaisseaux,
    DURANTI DE LIRONCOURT, M. de. Instruction Élémentaire et Raisonée sur la Construction-Pratique des Vaisseaux,

    Paris : 1771

    First edition. Uncommon with just 25 copies worldwide noted by WorldCat. Printed with the approbation of the chevalier de Borda as a shipbuilding manual for the use of the Gardes de la Marine, essentially the students of a distributed Royal Naval College. It was produced in dictionary form, without plates, with the intention of forcing the students... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 98924

  13. Qui a voulu la guerre?
    DURKHEIM, Émile, & Ernest Denis. Qui a voulu la guerre?

    Paris : 1915

    First edition, first printing, with the Lahure imprint, of one of Durkheim's "documents de propagande" on war, militarism, and nationalism in relation to German philosophy, written during the First World War by one of the founders of modern sociology and anthropology. In 1914, "Durkheim's nephew, Marcel Mauss, decided to enlist and to go to the front.... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 119086

  14. Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,
    DUTCH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,

    [Amsterdam?] : 1630

    First edition of this West Frisian rhymed dialogue against the ongoing peace negotiations between the United Provinces and Spain to conclude the Dutch War of Independence (1568-1648). The United Provinces had gained significant ground in the preceding few years, with the Dutch West India Company occupying Bahia, the capital of Brazil in 1624, and that... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139110

  15. A Complete and Universal Dictionary of Signals for Boats of Her Majesty's Fleet:
    EARDLEY-WILMOT, Arthur Parry. A Complete and Universal Dictionary of Signals for Boats of Her Majesty's Fleet:

    London : 1850

    First edition, this a prepublication presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank; "Mrs. Holt with the author's most affectionate love, November 1849". The recipient was possibly Jemima Arabella, the author's aunt who married Sir John Holt. Extremely uncommon, WorldCat shows just 6 locations for this first edition - BL, NLS, Oxford,... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 119966

  16. Military Operations. France and Belgium, 1914- … 1918.
    EDMONDS, James Edward, Brigadier-General et al. Military Operations. France and Belgium, 1914- … 1918.

    London : 1925-48

    All but the first volume are first editions, that being a second impression, although styled the Second Edition. The jacket on this volume and its accompanying map case are for the third edition. An genuinely extraordinary set, odd volumes in jackets turn up, particularly the commoner earlier ones, to find a complete run of the text volumes would be... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 138325

  17. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1915.
    EDMONDS, Sir James Edward, & Graeme Charnley Wynne. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1915.

    London : 1927

    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed GSOI of the 4th division in... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 112344

  18. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1918.
    EDMONDS, Sir James Edward. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1918.

    London : 1937

    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed GSOI of the 4th division in... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 112341

  19. Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States,
    EDMUNDS, Henry (comp.) Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States,

    London : 1758

    Third edition, in a decidedly distinguished binding, in the style of Jonas Hanway's first binder, possibly executed for a member of the Admiralty.

    The third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - was issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 121023

  20. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.
    EDWARDES, Herbert B., Major. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.

    London : 1851

    First edition, decidedly uncommon. Edwardes' low-key style is perhaps at odds with his reputation as a brilliant soldier-diplomat, whose willingness to act on his own initiative, despite his lack of formal military training, was instrumental in defeating the dangerous insurrection at Multan.

    His account include the establishment of a British... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135165

  21. 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... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140465

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

    London : 1886

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly across the half-title in each volume, "Percy Alderson from Lady Herbert Edwardes in Memory of the first step into the well-trodden field of Military Life. December 1893, Brighton", and quoting stanzas two, five, seven and eight from Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" (1838).

    Uncommon,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 137806

  23. Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, and Oude.
    EDWARDS, William. Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, and Oude.

    London : 1858

    Third edition, published in the same year as the first edition. The third edition is revised and therefore often preferred. Edwards was Collector and Magistrate of Buduan, a small field station in Rohilcund; "The following Narrative, drawn up as opportunity offered, under circumstances of great personal danger and considerable anxiety, was transmitted... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 119339

  24. 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 of this important work; a 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... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139920

  25. Military History of the Campaign of 1882 in Egypt.
    EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGN 1882 - MAURICE, J. F. Military History of the Campaign of 1882 in Egypt.

    London : 1887

    First edition, 1, 700 copies printed. Although well represented institutionally copies are seldom found with the letterpress and maps paired and presented in anything approaching an appealing contemporary binding, as here. With an attractive martial provenance: engraved armorial bookplates of Ernest N. Pedder and his ownership inscription to preliminary... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 141183

  26. Crusade in Europe.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe.

    Garden City, NY : 1948

    First edition, the handsomely produced signed limited issue, number 211 of 1,426 copies signed by Eisenhower on the leaf that prints his D-Day message to the troops. Copies in the original acetate jacket are certainly uncommon.

    Crusade in Europe made Eisenhower a rich man, "becoming one of the most widely translated and sold books of all time.... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 145034

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

    Garden City, New York : 1963-65

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

    Stock Code: 140860

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

    Garden City, New York : 1967

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

    Stock Code: 140859

  29. Good News for Modern Man.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D., & Mamie Doud. Good News for Modern Man.

    New York : 1974

    Third edition, first published in 1971, this the special Eisenhower edition with wrappers featuring a portrait of Ike on the back panel with the quote beginning; "The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words", this copy inscribed on the half-title; "Merry Christmas to Dr. Hal Johnson from his friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140861

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

    New York : 1974

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

    Stock Code: 140863

  31. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
    ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.

    London : 1804

    First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129967

  32. Gallant Sepoys and Sowars.
    ELLIOTT, William John, Major & William Knollys, Lieut.-Col. Gallant Sepoys and Sowars.

    London : c.1890

    New edition, first separately published in 1882, originally formed part of Knollys' The Victoria Cross in the Colonies (1879). Aimed at a juvenile audience, Elliott and Knollys collect stories of "deeds of bravery by native soldiers of India" (p. iii.). With particular respect given to the Gurkhas and Sikhs, the authors assert that "native troops, officers... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 122300

  33. 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 18 VC-winning actions. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140295

  34. Field-Marshal Sir Donald Stewart.
    ELSMIE, George Robert. Field-Marshal Sir Donald Stewart.

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression, of the only biography of Field Marshal Sir Donald Stewart (1824-1900), who succeeded Sir Frederick Haines as commander-in-chief India in 1881, remaining in the post until retirement in 1885. The author, G. R. Elsmie, a long time civil servant in the Punjab, was considered competent, modest and a good-humoured author,... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 142114

  35. Historique des Régiments de Grenadiers, 1914-1918.
    ETIENNE, Eugene & Charles De Grox. Historique des Régiments de Grenadiers, 1914-1918.

    Brussels : 1927

    First edition, first impression, of this comprehensive history of one of the key French units during the First World War. The large and detailed battle maps include the Battle of Yser 16 October to 31 October 1914 and a number of battles around the Steenbeck River. With the armorial bookplate of Major Alastair Joseph Edgar Gordon-Cranstoun (1910-1990),... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 121207

  36. All-in Fighting.
    FAIRBAIRN, William Ewart All-in Fighting.

    London : 1942

    First edition. Genuinely uncommon - just 6 locations on Library Hub, BL, IWM, NLS, TCD, NLW, Oxford, WorldCat adds the Australian War Memorial, Danish Royal Library, NLNZ, LoC, CIA, and University of Tulsa - and particularly so in the jacket. "The majority of the methods shown are drastic in the extreme. In contrast to judo, they recognise no accepted... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134212

  37. Remarks on Canal Navigation,
    FAIRBAIRN, William. Remarks on Canal Navigation,

    London : 1831

    First edition, inscribed on the title page "To Mr Hart, Galsgow, With the Author's compliments". Fairbairn's first book, documenting his experiments on the properties of iron boats, and the possibility of applying steam-power for traction, to improve communication on canal lines, is "written in a plain, perspicuous, and unpretending manner - no small... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143942

  38. Gazetteer of the Falkland Islands and the Falkland Islands Dependencies.
    FALKLAND ISLANDS. Gazetteer of the Falkland Islands and the Falkland Islands Dependencies.

    [London] : 28 April 1982

    Second and corrected edition of this operational gazetteer, printed only three weeks after the first, which was rushed out after the Argentine invasion of 2 April 1982. It contains over 3,000 entries for places and topographical features in the Falkland Islands and 1,000 for its dependencies, which then included South Georgia and the South Sandwich... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 122808

  39. Birdsong.
    FAULKS, Sebastian. Birdsong.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140381

  40. The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914-1919.
    FERGUSON, David. The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914-1919.

    Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington, N.Z., Melbourne and London : 1921

    First edition, with about 10 additions and first hand snippets of events as witnessed by Captain A. Critchley Salmonson, recipient of the Distinguished Service Order. Some of the annotations provide more precision such as timing, meals, and taking credit for his own actions; others simply record how fellow soldiers died: "shot through the head next... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 133376

  41. Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
    FERNYHOUGH, Thomas. Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)

    London : 1830

    Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of this fascinating book that highlights the cost to one family of the Napoleonic Wars; both editions are extremely scarce: the list of subscribers runs to some 324 names taking 371 copies and includes the Marquis of Anglesey, Marquis of Bute, Sir William Beresford, Sir A. F. Barnard (commander... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139261

  42. Jottings from an Indian Journal.
    FIELD, Sir John. Jottings from an Indian Journal.

    London : [1911]

    First edition, first impression, of the scarce journal of Major General Sir John Field, KCB (1821-1899). Field served in the 6th Bombay Infantry during the First Afghan War, helped secure Poona during the Indian Mutiny, and commanded the advanced brigade in the Abyssinian Expedition. He finished his career as the judge-adocate-general for the Bombay... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 146107

  43. The Stronghold.
    FIELDING, Xan. The Stronghold.

    London : 1953

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

    Stock Code: 141765

  44. Recollections of the Irish War.
    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, poet... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 129573

  45. History of the Campaign on the Sutlej,
    FIRST ANGLO-SIKH WAR. History of the Campaign on the Sutlej,

    London : 1846

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

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

    Stock Code: 140003

  46. League or War?
    FISHER, Irving. League or War?

    New York and London : 1923

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper "Yours for peace Irving Fisher October 1924", possibly for Homer Lawrence Morris, professor of economics at Earlham College, with his posthumous bookplate to front pastedown and pencilled signature to front free endpaper.

    Fisher's World Peace proposals, giving his arguments... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 149563

  47. Colour-printed crepe paper memorial napkin - Souvenir in Affectionate Remembrance of Admiral Lord Fisher.
    FISHER, John Arbuthnot "Jackie", 1st Baron Fisher. Colour-printed crepe paper memorial napkin - Souvenir in Affectionate Remembrance of Admiral Lord Fisher.

    London : 1920

    Attractive, "unsophisticated art" commemorative for the eccentric, energetic, and ever divisive First Sea Lord "Jackie" Fisher (1841-1920). "Fisher seemed to dominate the navy for close on a generation. He has been described as a genius, though perhaps an erratic one... His forceful style seemed unique; his letters, with their slogans, capitalisations,... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 127516

  48. Know the Chinese Communist Army.
    FITZALAN-HOWARD, Sir Miles Francis (ed.) Know the Chinese Communist Army.

    [London] : 1965

    First and only edition of this rare pamphlet, marked "Restricted" and published the year before the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, two copies only traced in libraries (Australian War Mermorial and Canadian War Museum), none in commerce. Sections cover the army's history, doctrine, training, guerrilla and jungle warfare tactics, armour, paramilitary... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 143420

  49. Know the Chinese Communist Army.
    FITZALAN-HOWARD, Sir Miles Francis (ed.) Know the Chinese Communist Army.

    [London] : 1965

    First and only edition of this rare pamphlet, marked "Restricted" and published the year before the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, two copies only traced in libraries (Australian War Mermorial and Canadian War Museum), none in commerce. Sections cover the army's history, doctrine, training, guerrilla and jungle warfare tactics, armour, paramilitary... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 122824

  50. A Display of the Naval Flags of All Nations.
    FLAGS - FISHER, Henry. A Display of the Naval Flags of All Nations.

    London : 1833

    Uncommon early ninetenenth-century flag reference. Library Hub locates a single copy of an earlier Fisher edition at the V & A, WolrdCat offers 6 locations for various editions between 1827 and 1840, and NAM have a copy of the present edition. Attractive compilation of British ensigns, together with national, state, port and trading company flags. Two... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142581

  51. Life Studies of the Great Army.
    FORBES, Edwin. Life Studies of the Great Army.

    New York : 1876

    Scarce first edition of one of the finest graphic representations of the American Civil War; this copy with the bookplate of Union army veteran William Bush Blackwell (1837-1922), first lieutenant and quarter master with the 26th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (the "2nd Oneida Regiment"), later a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 114470

  52. The Good Soldier. A Tale of Passion.
    FORD, Ford Madox, formerly Ford Hermann Hueffer. The Good Soldier. A Tale of Passion.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, preferred UK issue with the London publishers listed first on the title page. "The novel is a masterpiece of modernist technique, using an unreliable narrator to piece together a complex plot of sexual intrigue and betrayal through elaborate time-shifts" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 136940

  53. Lieutenant Hornblower.
    FORESTER, C. S. Lieutenant Hornblower.

    London : 1952

    First edition, third impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 87847

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

    Edinburgh & London : 1904-12

    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

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

    London : 1853

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

    Stock Code: 140969

  56. Extracts from the Diary of John S. Fowler, R. E.: Chitral 1895.
    FOWLER, John S. Extracts from the Diary of John S. Fowler, R. E.: Chitral 1895.

    Dublin : 1897

    Superbly provenanced first and sole edition of this rare eye-witness account by Lieutenant-General Sir John Sharman Fowler (1864-1939), then a lieutenant with the Royal Engineers, who played a notable role in the Chitral campaign, an incident of the Great Game that became a considerable cause célèbre. This copy bearing the ownership inscription of... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 144711

  57. The Life Saving Appliances of Joseph Francis.
    FRANCIS, Joseph. The Life Saving Appliances of Joseph Francis.

    No place : 1887

    First edition. Uncommon, WorldCat records just 4 copies - US Coast Guard Academy, Smithsonian, NYPL, and Texas Tech. Francis's name was extremely well-known in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but his fame waned with the frequency of maritime disasters. He devoted his life to the invention of maritime life-saving devices, his most famous... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 68595

  58. Flashman's First Omnibus.
    FRASER, George MacDonald. Flashman's First Omnibus.

    London : 1979

    First omnibus edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The Flashman novels comprise 12 books featuring the eponymous anti-hero, which Fraser adapted from Tom Brown's School Days. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 147777

  59. Quartered Safe Out Here.
    FRASER, George MacDonald. Quartered Safe Out Here.

    London : 1992

    First edition, first impression. Fraser's acclaimed section-level account of his service with the Border Regiment in the Burma Campaign. Described by John Keegan as without doubt "one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War", and by David Mamet as a "magnificent war memoir". Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 147710

  60. Services of Capt. the Hon. E. R. Fremantle, R.N.,
    FREMANTLE, Edmund Robert. Services of Capt. the Hon. E. R. Fremantle, R.N.,

    [No place] : [1874]

    First and only edition, rare: Library Hub locates only one copy in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge), WorldCat adds no further copies worldwide.

    A familial presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Mr. W. Baird, from his friend, Lord Cottesloe, April 1874". Thomas Francis Fremantle (1798-1890), first Baron... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 113559

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