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  1. The Sikhs and Afghans,
    ALI, Shahamat. The Sikhs and Afghans,

    London : 1846

    First edition of this unusual and uncommon travelogue of the north-west frontier, written by the expedition leader's Indian-born munshi and inscribed by him to the earl of Shaftesbury. A highly desirable copy, unopened, unrestored in the original cloth, and with an appealing association. The title is fairly well represented institutionally, but commercially... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139555

  2. Roger Keyes.
    ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil. Roger Keyes.

    London : 1951

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Elizabeth, this memory of her wonderful father, with love from Cecil Aspinall Oglander, Oct 1951" on the initial blank, with the publisher's printed compliments slip ("Sent at the author's request") laid in. Elizabeth has annotated two pages (8 and 441) in the book, the first identifying... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 118288

  3. War Lessons, New and Old.
    ASTON, G. G. War Lessons, New and Old.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression. With a very appealing provenance: from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), the victor of Jutland, who "deserves his place alongside the heroes of another age" (ODNB), signed "Jellicoe" on the front pastedown. Sir George Grey Aston (1861-1938) was a Royal Marines officer... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 108842

  4. Letters on Amphibious Wars.
    ASTON, G. G. Letters on Amphibious Wars.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression. With a very appealing provenance: from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), the victor of Jutland, who "deserves his place alongside the heroes of another age" (ODNB), signed "Jh Jellicoe" on the front pastedown. Sir George Grey Aston (1861-1938) was a Royal Marines officer... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 108834

  5. Album of photographs depicting a trek from Rawalpindi to Razmak by the 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps.
    B. D. ARORA & SONS. Album of photographs depicting a trek from Rawalpindi to Razmak by the 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps.

    [North-West Frontier Province] : [1926]

    An album of attractive professional photographs from the 22-day, 262-mile march from Rawalpindi to Razmak undertaken by the 1st Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps in the winter of 1926, the images commencing with the crossing of the Khushal Gharh Bridge and subsequently depicting the battalion marching in formation past Gumbat, Lachi, and the... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 115188

  6. Diary Without Dates; [together with:] The Happy Foreigner.
    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

  7. Bullets & Billets.
    BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce. Bullets & Billets.

    London : 1917

    First edition thus, limited edition, number 41 of 100 copies only with an original drawing by Bairnsfather. This copy has an interesting provenance with pencilled on the front free endpaper "Keep in memory of Frank Houlton Putnam ('Happy') 51st Canadian Highland Division 1914-1918".

    In February 1930, Putnam's (1892-1930) obituary read "Mr. Putnam... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148880

  8. Bullets & Billets.
    BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce. Bullets & Billets.

    London : December 1916

    First edition, first impression, in the rare jacket. "No list of books on the Great War can be complete without those of Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Superior persons and those who wish to impress the younger generation with the horror and beastliness of war sneer at his drawings to-day but to us in those old days they meant a great deal, sometimes... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 120852

  9. Des Karpathes a Berlin un bond dans le style des Ballets Russes a la grande stupor de ces chiens d'Allemands et d'Autrichiens.
    BAKST, Léon. Des Karpathes a Berlin un bond dans le style des Ballets Russes a la grande stupor de ces chiens d'Allemands et d'Autrichiens.

    Paris : 1915

    Scarce, striking visual propaganda from the pen of the great Ballets Russes designer. Originally published as a double-page spread in number 18 of Cocteau and Iribe's short-lived satirical publication Le Mot, captioned as above. This unlettered version was issued as a fundraiser in a signed edition of 100 on superior japon impérial., this copy number... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 137827

  10. 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

  11. Collected Poems.
    BARING, Maurice. Collected Poems.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jeffrey indecipherable, from Maurice Baring, April 27, 1924." From the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown; Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 103489

  12. [The Regeneration trilogy:] Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road.
    BARKER, Pat. [The Regeneration trilogy:] Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road.

    London : 1991-93-95

    First editions, first impressions, all signed by the author on the title page. The novels explore the history of the First World War by focusing on the aftermath of trauma and are based on the writings of First World War poets. In 1995 the final book in the trilogy, The Ghost Road, won the Booker-McConnell Prize. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 147635

  13. 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

  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. 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

  16. History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919.
    BICKERSTETH, J. B. History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919.

    London : [1919]

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "From the Author, 14 Jan: 20".

    Also present: the signed ("D. Haig") original typescript of Haig's Foreword (2 leaves, dated 15th August 1919, on GHQ letterhead); an autograph letter signed from Haig's private secretary Lieutenant-Colonel J.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 106246

  17. Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by Diagrams of Several Evolutions.
    BIDDLECOMBE, George. Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by Diagrams of Several Evolutions.

    London : 1850

    First edition. This copy from the library of the earl of Ellenborough with heirloom stamp to the front pastedown. Sir George Biddlecombe, (1807-1878), naval officer and hydrographer, joined the merchant navy at the age of 16, "he was an officer in the East India Company's navy in 1825-8. Passing as a second master in the Royal Navy in May 1828, he was... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 102412

  18. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch.
    BLOCH, Ivan Stanislavovich. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch.

    Berlin : 1898

    First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. This copy inscribed by Bloch on the half-title of volume I; "Herr Oberst Rohr vom Verfasser", and subsequently by the state librarian recording the gift of the set from Rohr's widow just two months after the outbreak of World War I.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 85050

  19. 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

  20. War Drawings.
    BONE, Muirhead. War Drawings.

    London : 1917-18

    First edition, first impression. The Edition de Luxe was limited to 50 sets with each of the 60 lithographic proofs signed by Muirhead Bone in pencil, and with his embossed monogram, approx. size 530mm x 395mm.

    In 1916 William Rothenstein, a friend of Bone and a fellow member of the Society of Twelve, proposed that an artist should be sent to... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 71745

  21. British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans: By Several Hands.
    BOSWELL, James. British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans: By Several Hands.

    London : 1769

    First edition of this collection of 20 essays compiled by Boswell as part of his long-standing campaign on behalf of the Corsican insurgents seeking independence from the Genoese - his first important work had been An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli, published by the Dilly brothers in the previous... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 129020

  22. Mémoires...
    BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de. Mémoires...

    Paris : 1829

    First edition. Bourrienne (1769-1834), diplomat and one-time secretary to Napoleon, "claimed to have been a friend of the future emperor at the military school of Brienne. In the early 1790s he served the Revolutionary government as a diplomat in Germany. He was called to Italy by Napoleon in the negotiations with Austria (MayOctober 1797) and helped... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122617

  23. Brigadier-General R. B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers.
    BRADFORD, Roland - WELCH, T., & C. Turley-Smith. Brigadier-General R. B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers.

    [London printed, but Durham : 1929

    First edition, one of just 50 copies printed on japon. No copy on Library Hub, no copy in BL, not in IWM; a single copy (Calgary) on WorldCat. The four Bradford brothers were the sons of a Durham colliery owner. Three were killed in the war; two won the VC, the only brothers to do so; and the third won the MC. The survivor Thomas Bradford was awarded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 67912

  24. [The Dead.]
    BROOKE, Rupert. [The Dead.]

    [c.1917]

    A rare wartime issue of part of Rupert Brooke's best-known poems, "The Dead", printing on a large single sheet the first stanza, beginning "Blow out, you bugles... ". The sheet is signed below on two printed lines over the legend "War Command" Lieutenant-General Sir Fenton Aylmer (1862-1935), recipient of the Victoria Cross and commander of the Tigris... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 127049

  25. Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment,
    BROWNE, Arthur Neil Edmonstone. Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment,

    Glasgow : 1934

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies traced - V & A, NLS, Guelph, and Brown, perhaps Library of Congress. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "R.C. Greenwood from A.N.E. Browne, 27.III. 1925 ? for 1935". Noted by Sutcliffe on the NAM/AMOT on-line bibliography as limited to 50 copies. Browne served with the regiment,... Learn More
    £775.00

    Stock Code: 85462

  26. Nuneaton-Chester Canal Trip, 1898.
    BRUNEL, Henry Marc, & Robert Edmund Froude. Nuneaton-Chester Canal Trip, 1898.

    [Westminster : c.1900]

    First and only edition of this rare privately printed account of the late August 1898 ten-day canal cruise from Nuneaton to Chester, the second leg of the "Way to Kendal", undertook by five friends, including eminent engineers, started in 1894 from the Thames Oxford and finished in 1899 at Kendal in Westmorland.

    Each one of the men was attributed... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 143005

  27. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.
    BRYANS, James William, & Staff Sergeant Beatson. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.

    London : 1882

    First editions of both of these titles, here bound together, are uncommon, Library Hub shows just three of the former and four of the latter title, WorldCat adds no further copies. Nisbet was published largely for the evangelical and juvenile markets, and this little volume is no exception, combining elements of both. The first relates the conversion... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 70434

  28. 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

  29. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.
    CAIN, James M., & Gilbert Malcolm. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.

    [N.p.] : [1919]

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

    Stock Code: 99729

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

    London : 1841

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

    Stock Code: 125526

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

    London : 1929

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

    Stock Code: 69378

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

    New York : 1935

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

    Stock Code: 74438

  33. War and the Arme Blanche.
    CHILDERS, Erskine. War and the Arme Blanche.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the politician and journalist Leo Amery on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To L. S. Amery, from Erskine Childers. April 10, 1910." Leo Amery was Childers's neighbour and editor of The Times's History of the War in South Africa, for which he persuaded Childers to prepare... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 94522

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

    1940s-80s]

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

    Stock Code: 65880

  35. 137215
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Signed menu.

    6 January 1940

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

    Stock Code: 137215

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

    Lake Como, Italy : 1945

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

    Stock Code: 63413

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

    London : 1933-38

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

    Stock Code: 123841

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

    [late 1930s]

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

    Stock Code: 121591

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

    London : 10 February & 19 April, 1950

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

    Stock Code: 88386

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

    Copenhagen : 1948-54

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

    Stock Code: 35025

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

    Stockholm : 1948-54

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

    Stock Code: 35023

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

    Verona : 1948

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

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

    Stock Code: 35016

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

    Amsterdam/Brussels : 1948-54

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



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

    Stock Code: 34995

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

    São Paulo : 1948-54

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

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

    Stock Code: 33676

  45. The Mahdi of Allah.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. (intro.); BERMANN, Richard A. The Mahdi of Allah.

    London : 1931

    First 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

  46. 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".
    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 : 1772

    Exemplary 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

  47. Paths of Glory.
    COBB, Humphrey. Paths of Glory.

    New York : 1935

    First 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

  48. Paths of Glory.
    COBB, Humphrey. Paths of Glory.

    New York : 1935

    First 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

  49. Love's Universe and the Calendar. Sonnet-Sequences.
    COCKERILL, Sir George. Love's Universe and the Calendar. Sonnet-Sequences.

    1931

    First 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

  50. Osnovnoe vooruzhenie vooruzhennykh sil NATO [The basic weapons arsenal of the NATO armed forces].
    COLD WAR. Osnovnoe vooruzhenie vooruzhennykh sil NATO [The basic weapons arsenal of the NATO armed forces].

    ?East Germany : c.1982

    Unrecorded 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 133591

  54. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
    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 : 1844

    First 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

  55. Blake, General-at-Sea.
    CURTIS, C. D. Blake, General-at-Sea.

    Taunton : 1934

    First 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

  56. 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.
    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 : [1944]

    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

  57. 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

  58. The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent.
    DE CHAIR, Somerset. The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent.

    London : 1943

    First 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

  59. 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

  60. The Orient Flight L. Z. 127-Graf Zeppelin.
    DEIGHTON, Len, as Cyril Deighton, & Fred F. Blau. The Orient Flight L. Z. 127-Graf Zeppelin.

    Maryland : 1980

    First 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

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