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

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, signed by Nevinson in pencil below the frontispiece. He was in France and Flanders during the First World War, before illness led to his military discharge in 1916. "From 1915 he executed and exhibited several harshly emotive images of the war in a futurist idiom" (ODNB). Scarce in the jacket. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141751

  2. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:
    HUTCHISON, Graham Seton. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:

    Woking : 1944

    First and limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies signed by the author and specially bound; inevitably extremely uncommon and represented but thinly among institutional libraries; with an additional presentation inscription on the front free endpaper from the author to his son, "James Graham Pinney Hutchison from Dad, Christmas 1944"; the recipient... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141743

  3. Traces of Travel.
    DE GAURY, Gerald. Traces of Travel.

    London : 1983

    First edition of this account of service in the Middle East in World War Two. An appealing presentation copy, inscribed to an officer who saw action in the Western Desert, receiving the Military Cross in 1942: "For Desmond, Gerald de Gaury March 1983". The two would have met when de Gaury was in Arab liaison with SOE in Cairo and on the staff of the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141812

  4. The Grand Captain.
    DE GAURY, Gerald. The Grand Captain.

    London : 1955

    First 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

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

    London : 1948-54

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, signed or inscribed contemporarily in each volume, and exceptionally uncommon thus. The set was presented to Theresa Arnison, who with her husband Rowland, was a stalwart of the Woodford Conservative Association. Vol. I, inscribed on the half-title: "From Winston S. Churchill to Mrs. Arnison,... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 137316

  6. Signed portrait of Winston Churchill.
    (CHURCHILL, Winston S.) BIRLEY, Oswald. Signed portrait of Winston Churchill.

    1951

    Signed by Winston Churchill in black ink on the mount. Birley painted four highly regarded portraits of Churchill, with this being the first, commissioned for the House of Commons. The pair became close friends - Birley encouraged Churchill's own painting and gave him lessons, and accompanied him on painting jaunts to the South of France. Birley was... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 116965

  7. Our Indians at Marseilles.
    BIBIKOFF, Massia. Our Indians at Marseilles.

    London : 1915

    First and only contemporary edition. Diary of a young Russian artist which encapsulates the enthusiasm with which Indian soldiers were greeted by the French. This copy inscribed in Latin by the translator to his daughter on her birthday. An extremely attractive production for the date, richly illustrated, and rare, just 5 copies on Library Hub - BL,... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 141312

  8. Years of Victory: 1802-1812.
    BRYANT, Arthur. Years of Victory: 1802-1812.

    London : 1944

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Field Marshal George Francis Milne on the half-title, "For my much esteemed friend F. M. Lord Milne G.C.B. &c. Wishing him the complements of the Season & many many Happy New Years, Christmas 1944 - B". Milne was influential in the Second Boer War and the First World War,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141170

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

    1820

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

    Stock Code: 46213

  10. 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, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "With the Author's kind regards, 1889"; both folding maps stamped, "Mobilization and Intelligence Dept., 23 May 1903". Interestingly, in 1903 Sir Henry McMahon, appointed to settle the Persia-Afghanistan boundary dispute, was in Helmand, in advance of his arbitration... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141123

  11. Strictures on Naval Discipline, and the Conduct of a Ship of War.
    PATTON, Philip. Strictures on Naval Discipline, and the Conduct of a Ship of War.

    [c.1807]

    Extremely uncommon collection of the clear- and far-sighted memoranda on naval discipline of a long-serving sailor described by Lord Keith as this "deep-thinking and hard-fighting officer." This copy inscribed on the front pastedown, "From Patton to Mr. Ferguson?", the conclusion of the inscription erased.
    A scattering of the individual papers and... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 42976

  12. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. & Clementine. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.

    3 February 1948 and 14 March 1948

    Winston Churchill writes to invite his fellow Conservative MP Arthur Vere Harvey to a parliamentary luncheon: "Dear Harvey, I am asking a few of my Parliamentary colleagues to luncheon on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m., and I should be so glad if you could come. Yours sincerely Winston S. Churchill".
    Clementine Churchill wrote the following month... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 137038

  13. 140861comp
    (EISENHOWER, Dwight D. & Mamie Doud Eisenhower) Good News for Modern Man.

    New York : 1974

    Third edition, first published in 1971, this the special Eisenhower edition with wraps featuring a portrait of Ike on the back panel with the quote beginning; "The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilisation 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

  14. Ré sans fard.
    BÉRAUD, Rémi. Ré sans fard.

    La Rochelle : 1989

    First edition, first impression. This copy profusely inscribed to RAF pilot and flying ace James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson (1915-2001) from a visit to Ré in May 1990 with the Air Crew Association. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141070

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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 : 1963-5

    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

  18. 139421comp
    BAGNOLD, Enid. Diary Without Dates; [together with:] The Happy Foreigner.

    London : 1918 & 1920

    Enid Bagnold's two wartime works, each inscribed by her to Dorothy Heath, her friend and fellow FANY driver, together with three letters and a postcard from Bagnold to Heath: Diary Without Dates is inscribed on the dedication page verso, "To Dorothy Heath (who said 'Did you write this?' and changed my career in France) with love from Enid 1919"; The... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139421

  19. Adventures of a Cornet of Horse in the Crimean War;
    (FISHER-ROWE, Edward Rowe). MOIR, Kenneth Macrae & Berthold Wolpe. Adventures of a Cornet of Horse in the Crimean War;

    London : 1939

    First and only edition of 177 numbered copies signed by the author, this 169, published as number XCIX of the Sette's "Opuscula", inevitably uncommon just 4 copies located in a search of institutional holdings on line, all in the UK. Attractive little private publication recounting the Crimean experiences of Cornet Fisher, "in Hodge's regiment from... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136476

  20. A Soldier Civilian.
    (GAISFORD, Gilbert.) A Soldier Civilian.

    London : 1900

    First and sole edition of this rare memoir of a model frontier officer; an online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at the British Library; inscribed on the frontispiece recto, "M. Hodson with love from M. D. Spence, in memory of her friend G. Gaisford. Simla. Augu. 1900".

    Gaisford (1849-1898) was born in India, the son... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140688

  21. 140381
    FAULKS, Sebastian. Birdsong.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The novel was listed as the 13th favourite book in Britain in the BBC's Big Read survey, conducted in 2003. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140381

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. Tanks 1914-1918. The Log Book of a Pioneer.
    STERN, Sir Albert G. Tanks 1914-1918. The Log Book of a Pioneer.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To my friend A. Geddes from Albert G. Stern, Nov. 1919". An excellent provenance: the recipient was almost certainly Sir Auckland Geddes (1879-1954), first Baron Geddes, politician and businessman, who, despite severe problems of sight (he suffered... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 139789

  30. Memoirs and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere.
    COMBERMERE, Mary, & W. W. Knollys. Memoirs and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere.

    London : 1866

    First 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

  31. A Martial Medley: Fact and Fiction.
    PARTRIDGE, Eric, ed. A Martial Medley: Fact and Fiction.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies printed; presentation copy from one of the contributors, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With love and affection Norman Hancock, May 23, 1931. And apologies for the Rabelaisia!" Hancock contributed the short story "War from the Ranks", described as "admirable" by John O'London's Weekly in a review... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 139703

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

    London : 1933-8

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

    Stock Code: 123841

  33. Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant.
    LIARDET, Francis. Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant.

    London : 1858

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Vice Admiral Sir B. W. Walker Bart K. C. B. With the Authors kind regards, and as a small mark of respect to a first rate officer. Royal Hospital Greenwich 5th June 1858" to the front free endpaper.
    Sir Baldwin Wake Walker (1802-1876) was Surveyor and later comptroller of the Royal Navy... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 139741

  34. The War Poets.
    WILLIAMS, Oscar (ed.) The War Poets.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the day of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Jean Lanslow with love from Oscar Williams - editor - June 19 1945", the inscription continued by the founder of the John Day company: "And from Richard Walsh", and by two contributors, "from Hubert Creekmore" and "from... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 139656

  35. 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

  36. Die unbesungenen Helden.
    (SCHINDLER, Oskar.) GROSSMANN, Kurt R (ed.) Die unbesungenen Helden.

    Berlin : 1957

    First edition, first printing, of the only autobiographical account of Oskar Schindler's wartime work to be published, this copy an extraordinarily poignant association, inscribed to his wife: "Meiner lieben Mily in Erinnerung Ihrer mutigen Zeit. Weihnachten 1957 Frankfurt/Main" ("To my dear Mily in remembrance of her courageous time. Christmas 1957,... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 135953

  37. Unpublished collection of correspondence.
    BRITTAIN, Vera. Unpublished collection of correspondence.

    London : 1940-1967

    This fascinating, unpublished collection of correspondence from Vera Brittain to her friend and admirer Dorothy Perkin consists of 18 autographed and typed letters and cards written between 1940 and 1967. It contains Brittain's observations and reflections on her pacifism, family, politics, writing, publications, and her relationship with Winifred... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 125175

  38. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer.

    London : 1931

    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 226 of 320 copies signed by both the author and the artist, the slipcase numbered in pencil on the top edge. The illustrated edition was published in three formats - signed, hand-coloured, and regular trade - the year after the original edition was published. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 138928

  39. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man.

    London : 1929

    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 216 of 300 copies signed by Sassoon and Nicholson on the limitation page. First published the previous year, Sassoon's "lightly fictionalized autobiography of his early years in Kent, in which he figures as the narrator George Sherston, was an immediate success, was awarded the Hawthornden and... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138926

  40. General Orders issued to the Army of the East,
    (CRIMEAN WAR.) General Orders issued to the Army of the East,

    London : 1856

    First 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 a... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 133591

  41. 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

  42. Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule.
    (WILHELM II.) MAIRET, Philippe. Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Philip Morrell to Kaiser Wilhelm, with extensive annotations written in English by the Kaiser. Together with an autograph postcard signed from Kaiser Wilhelm, Doorn, 1931, to Philip Morrell, written in English in purple pencil across the whole of the back of the postcard beginning "According to... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 122974

  43. America's First Crusade.
    HOOVER, Herbert. America's First Crusade.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To Hon Robert A Grant with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover". Robert Allen Grant (1905-1998) was Member of the House of Representatives for Indiana, a position he held from 1939 to 1949, thereafter appointed by Eisenhower as a state judge.
    America's... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 138304

  44. Events of a Military Life:
    HENRY, Walter. Events of a Military Life:

    London : 1843

    First UK edition; this uncommon, lively and engaging autobiography was originally published in Canada as Trifles from My Portfolio in 1839. A native of Donegal, Henry studied medicine at Glasgow, St. Thomas', Guy's and St. George's. In 1811 he qualified as a regimental surgeon and joined the 66th in the Peninsula, seeing action at the Siege of Badajoz... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135267

  45. Napoléon chez lui.
    (NAPOLEON.) MASSON, Frederic. Napoléon chez lui.

    Paris : [1894]

    First editions, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to his close friend, the dramatist and opera librettist Philippe Gille (1831-1901). Napoléon chez lui is inscribed on the limitation page "À Mon excellent ami Philippe Gille, sou bien reconnaissant Frederic Masson" To my excellent friend Philippe Gille, his very grateful Frederic Masson;... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122623

  46. The Indian Mutiny.
    LEE, John Fitzgerald, & Captain Frederick Walter Radcliffe. The Indian Mutiny.

    Rawalpindi : c.1901

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Copac shows Oxford only, OCLC adds copies at the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Carefully researched and well written digested history of the Mutiny published for officers attempting to pass Staff College. The spectacular folding table, which opens 725 x 335 mm, offers a tabulation of events month... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 110425

  47. Sidelights. Being an Official Series of Caricature Portraits.
    SACRÉ, Lester Howard. Sidelights. Being an Official Series of Caricature Portraits.

    London : 1918

    First edition, this one of an unspecified small number of special copies accompanied by a second suite of 16 loose plates in an end-pocket, each signed by the artist (all with accompanying tissue-guards). Uncommon, with just nine locations traced in online institutional holdings, one of the IWM's two copies is of this special edition, but lacks four... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 136132

  48. Soldier Songs.
    MACGILL, Patrick. Soldier Songs.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, number 207 of 280 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author. Patrick MacGill (1889-1963) was known as the "navvy poet", Soldier Songs "collected his war verse with a valuable preface on songs the soldiers made" (ODNB). Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 133748

  49. The campaign of Adowa and the rise of Menelik.
    BERKELEY, George F-H. The campaign of Adowa and the rise of Menelik.

    Westminster : 1902

    First edition of this detailed account of the first Italo-Ethiopian War, profusely annotated and corrected by the author in 1935, in preparation for the second edition, published the same year, very certainly on the occasion of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. The author's corrections are in ink, pencil, and crayon, and include a loosely inserted rewriting... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133223

  50. 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

  51. Plans for the Invasion of England 1940. The German Navy's Part.
    (NAVAL INTELLIGENCE.) ASSMANN, Kurt. Plans for the Invasion of England 1940. The German Navy's Part.

    London : 1947

    First edition, signed by Admiral Sir Edward Parry on the first page, in his role as Director of Naval Intelligence. A scarce restricted government publication with 180 copies on the distribution list, 4 locations on OCLC and none on Copac. This is a comprehensive report on the Nazi Operation "Sealion", the planned German naval invasion of Britain that... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129940

  52. Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:
    (NELSON.) BEATTY, William. Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:

    London : 1807

    First edition, inscribed on behalf of the author in an elegantly flourished secretarial hand on the blank before the frontispiece: "To John Houseman Esqr. with every sentiment of Regard by his friend & humble servant, the author". Beatty (1773-1842) was ship's surgeon on the Victory at Trafalgar; he "joined the navy at an early age, and saw much service... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 128879

  53. Extract from Letters and Notes Written during the Siege of Delhi in 1857.
    REID, Charles. Extract from Letters and Notes Written during the Siege of Delhi in 1857.

    London : [c.1886]

    Scarce, OCLC lists six locations. "Gurkha Reid" served under Charles Napier in the Sind campaign. He took control of the Sirmoor battalion of Gurkhas during the Mutiny, who proved their loyalty through their actions in Meerut and were in the fourth column of the 14th September assault on Delhi. After being wounded during the action Reid went on to serve... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127149

  54. Le Feu. (Journal d'une Escouade).
    BARBUSSE, Henri. Le Feu. (Journal d'une Escouade).

    Paris : 1916

    First edition, number I of XX special copies printed on papier vélin de cuve des Usine d'Arches in large paper format and signed by Barbusse for the bibliophiles of Les XX, this copy presented to the society's president Henri Lenseigne, with an autograph letter from Barbusse dated 6 October 1917, and the hand-addressed envelope, here bound in. In the... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 124386

  55. The Narrative of Lieutenant Colonel L. R. Stacy.
    STACY, Lewis Robert. The Narrative of Lieutenant Colonel L. R. Stacy.

    Serampore : 1844

    First and only edition, scarce, "printed though not published for private circulation among the author's friends"; the clipped bookseller's catalogue description present here states that only 20 copies were printed, a number corroborated by University of California (Berkeley) and Bodleain; apart from these copies only two other locations are cited... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 122379

  56. A Diary of the Travels.
    (CORVINUS PRESS.) TILLERY, John. A Diary of the Travels.

    [London] : 1938

    First 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

  57. Two French campaign maps annotated for use in the field by Lieut.-Gen. Gordon Macdonald, commanding 3rd Bn. 324th Infantry Regt., AEF.
    (WORLD WAR I: MEUSE-ARGONNE OFFENSIVE.) Two French campaign maps annotated for use in the field by Lieut.-Gen. Gordon Macdonald, commanding 3rd Bn. 324th Infantry Regt., AEF.

    In the Field & Paris : 1917-8

    A pair of fascinating, extensively annotated maps used in the field by an officer serving with the 81st "Wildcat" Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during the closing months of the Great War, in particular the Meuse-Argonne offensive of September-November 1918, a brutal encounter in which the AEF suffered casualties in excess of 120,000... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 121953

  58. The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.
    BECKE, A. F. The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.

    Woolwich : January 1919

    First edition, first impression, 2nd Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's copy, with his ownership inscription in blue pencil to the front board and his annotations to some 20 pages, of this extremely detailed stage-by-stage account of the first major action of the British Expedition Force (BEF) in the First World War, the action on which Smith-Dorrien's... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 120865

  59. The Conquest of Scinde.
    OUTRAM, [James]. The Conquest of Scinde.

    Edinburgh and London : 1846

    First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Complements" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 120230

  60. Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique.
    LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile. Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique.

    Paris : 1917

    First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 10 at the limitation leaf and in pencil on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "à Raoul Dufy en toute sympathie, J.E. Laboureur, 1917". A close... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 120160

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