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Naval & Military History

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. 139743
    (YACHTING). Royal Yacht Squadron Signals.

    Southampton : c.1866

    First edition thus, we have been unable to trace another copy of this version of the RYS signal manual. We have dated this from the presence of Robert Balfour King on the title page as proprietor of the printing works, c.1864, and the gift inscription on the first blank; "J.B. Fleuret Jun., No. 39 Gt. James St., Bedford Row, W.C. & Yacht of London 20th... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139743

  2. 142680
    MONTGOMERY, Bernard Law, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Signed group portrait.

    London : 22 October, 1948

    Outstanding signed group portrait, capturing an Army Council meeting headed by the Secretary of State for War, Manny Shinwell, and Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery. The date of Friday 22 October, clearly visible on the desk calendar, is significant, as it was the anniversary of the eve of Monty's great victory... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 142680

  3. 143630
    AIRSHIPS WWI - PORTSMOUTH COMMAND Reminiscences.

    Portsmouth : 1919

    First and only edition of this rare illustrated history of the unit's vital work patrolling the English Channel, making them the "busiest" allied airship station of the war. Illustrations encompass individual and group portraits, ships on the ground and in the air, terrestrial and aerial views of the installations; text includes honours and awards.... Learn More
    £1,450.00

    Stock Code: 143630

  4. 144423
    TOZE, Alan Vernon & Stan Strange. In Defence of Singapore.

    Preston, Lancs. : 1947

    First and only edition of this illustrated personal account of the fall of Singapore and its aftermath, imprisonment at Changi and Keijo, Korea. Foreword by the colonel of the Loyals commending the authors, "both of whom proved most stout-hearted companions in the years of our durance vile", for the "valuable service" provided in publishing this "authentic... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144423

  5. 141120comp
    BARKER, Gabriella. Desert Angels.

    London : 1956

    First and sole edition, uncommon. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With admiration and gratitude Gabriella Barker, 3 November 1958". We understand that this copy is from the library of Lieutenant-Colonel Brian F. Montgomery, which contained a number of books inscribed to his brother Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery,... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141120

  6. 141293
    BOYER, Abel. The Martial-Field of Europe:

    London : 1694

    First edition. One of the first works published by this versatile French-born lexicographer, journalist and historian, being a survey of places and occurrences during the recent Nine Years' War, also known as the War of the Grand Alliance, and dedicated to the 2nd duke of Ormond who had served with distinction. Boyer (1667?1729) may himself have taken... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141293

  7. 142012
    MACKENZIE, Compton. Greek Memories - proof copy.

    London : 1932

    Proof copy of the Mackenzie's controversial account of his service in Greece during WWI. Part of an autobiographical sequence, this volume was withdrawn from publication on account of its revelations about the workings and personnel of Britain's wartime intelligence service, and Mackenzie was prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act in a "frequently... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 142012

  8. 142227
    GOMM, Sir William. Letters and Journals of Field Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm, G.C.B.

    London : 1881

    Only contemporary edition, account of the campaigns of longest serving soldier in British military history, 81 years, ensign at 9 years old to field marshal; active service in Holland in 1799, through the Peninsula on the staff, and assistant quartermaster general at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Uncommon, and here with an excellent provenance, the copy... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 142227

  9. 139721
    YACHTING - ACKERS, George Holland. Universal Yacht Signals.

    London : 1847

    First edition. Ackers (1812-1872) based his system on Marryat's signals so that it would be possible for "all Yachts to communicate with each other; as also by possessing Capt. Marryat's Book, being able to exchange Signals with vessels in the Merchant Service; but what is still more important, the saving of very much trouble to the Officers of the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139721

  10. 139725
    YACHTING. Royal Yacht Club Signals.

    Southampton : c.1831

    First edition, decidedly uncommon, Library Hub locates just 6 copies, San Francisco Maritime National History Park, Mariner's Museum, Virginia and MIT, Peabody Essex, Cambridge, and NLS, not in BL. Records for just two earlier versions manuals for the RYC, 1822 - Peabody Essex and NMM - and 1823, Columbia only.



    The Yacht Club, founded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139725

  11. 139735
    YACHTING. Signals of the Royal Northern Yacht Club, 1831.

    Glasgow : 1831

    First thus, scarce just two copies located NMM and NLS, which also has a similar volume dated two years earlier. This copy with a pamphlet in printed blue paper wrappers containing the Rules & Regulations, 8 pages, and a bifolium with Resolutions for 1834, retained by a blue silk ribbon at the front endpapers, and a list of members for July 1835, 10... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139735

  12. 141119comp
    LIHOU, Maurice G. It's Dicey Flying Wimpys (Around Italian Skies):

    New Malden, Surrey : 1992

    First edition, first impression, uncommon. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "It has been nice meeting you today. With best wishes for the future, Maurice G. Lihou, 21.3. 93", and then in pencil below in another hand, "(Guernsey)"; with a pair of relevant newspaper clippings from the Guernsey Press (one giving... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 141119

  13. 137827
    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

  14. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]

    1898-1961

    First British editions, first impressions, of all of Churchill's major works, in handsome matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath, altogether an imposing and comprehensive collection. Collections of Churchill's first editions in uniform bindings are scarce in commerce.

    Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics,... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 139079

  15. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.
    ROUPPE, Louis. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.

    Leiden : 1764

    First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in Latin, is often considered the... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 132861

  16. The Naval Chronicle.
    NAVAL HISTORY. The Naval Chronicle.

    London : 1799-1818

    First edition throughout, a complete set, presented here in a most attractive period binding, uncut and largely unopened, which, unusually, collates complete, with just three of the plates being supplied and loosely inserted. Without doubt, the Naval Chronicle is the most significant source for contemporary reports of naval affairs during the period... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 142536

  17. Visit of Colonial Premiers and the Houses of Parliament to Portsmouth.
    DREADNOUGHT. Visit of Colonial Premiers and the Houses of Parliament to Portsmouth.

    London : 1907

    First and sole edition of each work. Printed in very small numbers "not for publication" but intended for bestowal to visiting dignitaries and Admiralty officials, these handsomely produced souvenir volumes are therefore extremely scarce, this pair in very smart presentation bindings.

    Dreadnought was launched on 10 February 1906 and at a stroke... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141982

  18. Fate of the Blenden Hall.
    GREIG, Alexander. Fate of the Blenden Hall.

    New York : 1847

    First and sole edition of this scarce shipwreck narrative, a superb association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to William Glass, Governor of Tristan da Cunha, who led the rescue mission to save the survivors of the wreck and whose efforts occupy several chapters; "To Gov. Glass Tristan D'acunha from his old friend Alex. M. Greig The... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 139826

  19. The Fortune of War.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Fortune of War.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression. The sixth book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 85560

  20. The Letter of Marque.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Letter of Marque.

    London : 1988

    First edition, first impression. The twelfth volume in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 85585

  21. Arms and the Covenant.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Arms and the Covenant.

    London, : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 137946

  22. Monro, His Expedition with the Worthy Scots Regiment (called Mac-Keyes Regiment) levied in August 1626.
    MONRO, Robert. Monro, His Expedition with the Worthy Scots Regiment (called Mac-Keyes Regiment) levied in August 1626.

    London : 1637

    First edition of this uncommon work, putatively printed at the sole expense of Donald Mackay, first Lord Reay, who raised the regiment in which Monro served. It "has several things to recommend it: it is the first regimental history, it contains a store of information, and it is highly readable" (Cockle); this copy with a fine chain of Scottish ownership... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 143752

  23. Autograph letter signed concerning Napoleon to Colonel William Stewart, commander of marines on board Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen.
    NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson. Autograph letter signed concerning Napoleon to Colonel William Stewart, commander of marines on board Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen.

    Merton [Place], Surrey : 12 October, 1802

    A quite superb letter full of interest and colour, ranging across personal and international affairs, addressed warmly to his respected brother-in-arms Colonel William Stewart during the period of peace following the Treaty of Amiens (27 March 1802). It includes a memorably witty and waspish attack on Napoleon and until now has never been fully elucidated.

    In... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 137849

  24. The Allied Secret Service in Greece.
    THOMSON, Sir Basil. The Allied Secret Service in Greece.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression, of this interesting and decidedly uncommon study of espionage, centred on the figure of Commander de Roquefeuil, the French naval attaché in Athens during the Great War. The author, Sir Basil Thomson, intelligence officer and colonial administrator, played a leading role as "spycatcher" during the First World War.

    A... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 144779

  25. Map of the Gallipoli peninsula.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Map of the Gallipoli peninsula.

    1990

    From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with the presentation label incorporated beneath the map reading "Presented to the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP on the occasion of the Gallipoli Commemoration 25 April 1990". Thatcher travelled to Turkey for the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, along with the Australian prime minister Bob Hawke,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 133407

  26. A Sense of Dark.
    KEROUAC, Jack - MALLIOL, William. A Sense of Dark.

    New York : 1968

    First edition, first printing, of this anti-war novel, inscribed on the first blank "Happy Birthday to my Brother-in-Law John, Jack Kerouac", and with a signed letter of provenance from Jeffrey Weinberg (bookseller), dated 1983, stating that this copy was given to Kerouac by the publisher's agent for a possible review.

    The recipient was John... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 144437

  27. The Military Engineer in India.
    SANDES, E. W. C. The Military Engineer in India.

    Chatham : 1933-35

    First and sole edition, 1, 000 sets printed, of this handsome and comprehensive monograph. A superbly provenanced set: presentation copy from the author, each volume inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Presented to General Sir Reginald Wingate, GCB, GCVO, GBE, KCMG, DSO, by Lt Colonel E. W. C. Sandes (the author), 20th March 1935"; volume I also... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141363

  28. Diary of a Journey from Sumprabum to Margherita by the Chaukkan Pass.
    GARDINER, J. Ritchie. Diary of a Journey from Sumprabum to Margherita by the Chaukkan Pass.

    Calcutta : 1945

    188 typescript leaves, privately produced by the author and inscribed "To Jack Graham as a small tribute to the work of the Indian Tea Association and to the many kindness extended to the author by him, from Ritchie. 10. 1/46." A scarce, privately produced account of a treacherous, life-threatening escape from Burma to India after the Japanese invasion,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 129617

  29. The Story of the Malakand Field Force
    CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    London : 1899

    First printing of the Silver Library Edition of Churchill's first book - a run of 1,440 copies - which first had been published the previous year. Based on his exploits with the Malakand Field Force led by Sir Bindon Blood on the north-west frontier of India in 1897, which Churchill accompanied as a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. As he was... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144680

  30. Sketches on Service during the Indian Frontier Campaigns of 1897.
    HOBDAY, Edmund Arthur Ponsonby. Sketches on Service during the Indian Frontier Campaigns of 1897.

    London : 1898

    First edition. The author was Deputy Assistant Adjutant General with the 1st Brigade Malakand Field Force and an R. A., who "carried a sketch book with him throughout the operations". The drawings, which he touched up back at camp, appear on most pages of the book with an accompanying "diary-like text describing Hobday's impressions and involvement"... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 144692

  31. 144694
    KAYE, John William. History of the War in Afghanistan.

    London : 1874

    Third edition of this important contribution to the historiography of the region, described by Bruce as "the definitive account" of the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), one of the first major conflicts of the Great Game and "one of the worst military disasters of the 19th century" (National Army Museum) ; it was first published in two volumes in 1851.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144694

  32. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    London : 1935

    A superb association copy of Lawrence's magnum opus, this the copy of Lowell Thomas, the man who "launched the legend of Lawrence of Arabia", with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Lowell coined the phrase "Lawrence of Arabia" and created the show that transformed Lawrence into "the most enduring icon of heroism to emerge from World... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 142463

  33. My trebuem mira, no esli tronete… [We demand peace, but if you touch us …]
    MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir. My trebuem mira, no esli tronete… [We demand peace, but if you touch us …]

    Moscow-Leningrad : 1950

    Striking image of the poet inscribing the words of the title in his notebook set against a background of the Soviet flag, the tip of his fountain pen mimicked by a bayonet which is pointing towards a caricatured group of Western leaders marching off a cliff-edge headed by Churchill with a flaming torch, the flames emblazoned with the words Voina protiv... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139804

  34. 125663
    SHERIDAN, P[hilip]. H. Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army.

    New York : 1888

    First edition. Sheridan was a career U.S. Army officer and one of the great generals in the American Civil War. His actions proved decisive for the Union. He also prosecuted the latter years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains.

    Both as a soldier and private citizen he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 125663

  35. The Wreath of Victory, or Laurels of Wellington;
    WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of. The Wreath of Victory, or Laurels of Wellington;

    Dublin : 1818

    First edition of this rare graphic tribute to the Iron Duke, Library Hub locating a single copy, at the National Library of Ireland, with none appearing on auction records; WorldCat cites a copy at the National War Museum, Edinburgh, but dated 1821. As each section of four pages is paginated separately it is most likely that this was originally issued... Learn More
    £4,850.00

    Stock Code: 140044

  36. 144683
    FORREST, G. W. A History of the Indian Mutiny.

    Edinburgh & London : 1904

    First edition; an elusive third volume, covering the campaign in Central India, was 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... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 144683

  37. 143235
    LAWRENCE-ARCHER, James Henry, Capt. Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.

    London : 1878

    First edition of this uncommon and important narrative of the Second Sikh War (1848-49), combining eye-witness account with an overview of the campaign, this copy in a variant, possibly remainder, binding; the author served with the 24th Foot at both Chillianwalla and Gujrat and gives excellent detail of both battles.

    "The objective of this work... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143235

  38. Sitana: A Mountain Campaign on the Borders of Afghanistan in 1863.
    ADYE, John. Sitana: A Mountain Campaign on the Borders of Afghanistan in 1863.

    London : 1867

    First edition, decidedly uncommon, of one of the few accounts of the Ambela, or Umbeyla, campaign of 1863 against the Pushtun and Bunerwal Wahabist sympathizers of the Ambela valley in Swat. It was described by Captain H. L. Nevill in his excellent Campaigns on the North-West Frontier (1912) as "the most important of the early frontier campaigns".

    As... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 143240

  39. A List of the Officers of the Local Militia of Great Britain, 1810.
    NAPOLEONIC WARS. A List of the Officers of the Local Militia of Great Britain, 1810.

    London : 1810

    One of only two such lists published for the short-lived Local Militia, scarce, and presented here in a choice binding, slightly battle-worn but still appealing; with an engaging martial provenance, bearing the finely-engraved bookplate of Astley Terry (1840-1926), commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1858, served in the Zulu War, retiring... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 143085

  40. A List of the Officers of the Local Militia of Great Britain, 1811.
    NAPOLEONIC WARS. A List of the Officers of the Local Militia of Great Britain, 1811.

    London : 1811

    Very scarce officer list, one of only two published for the short-lived Local Militia, presented here in a choice period binding, and with an engaging martial provenance, bearing the finely-engraved bookplate of Astley Terry (1840-1926), commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1858, served in the Zulu War, retiring with the rank of honorary... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 143095

  41. 142751
    SPANISH CIVIL WAR; GERNIKA. Foreign Wings over the Basque Country.

    London : 1937

    First edition. Collection of newspaper reports refuting Francoist accounts that blamed retreating Basque troops for the destruction of Gernika, and pointing to the clear evidence of the involvement of the Condor Legion. The Friends of Spain was a broad-based anti-Francoist group, whose activities were eventually subsumed into the National Joint Committee... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 142751

  42. 141095
    NAPOLEONIC WARS. General Regulations and Orders.

    London : 1811

    First edition, this a most attractive copy with an impressive martial provenance: head of the title page bearing the ownership inscription, "H. Hardinge"; Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore (1785-1856), described by ODNB as "a key and intrepid staff officer", had a distinguished career in the Peninsular, going out with Sir Brent Spencer's... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 141095

  43. 141218
    CRIMEAN WAR. Seat of War in the Krimea.

    London : 1855

    First edition of this highly impressive and scarce large-scale map centring on Sevastopol but also showing the country as far east as Albat, giving British, French and Russian dispositions, fortifications and redoubts, and the location of field batteries, plus profile views of Sevastopol, Balaclava, and Eupatoria, and inset maps of the Black Sea and... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 141218

  44. 144508
    MACHEN, Arthur. The Angels of Mons. The Bowmen and other legends of the war.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of Machen's popular and contentious book about the "Angels of Mons", revealing the mythologising impulse of national hysteria at the start of the First World War.

    Following the defeat of the British Expeditionary Force against the Germans at Mons, Belgium, in the summer 1914, it became clear to the UK that the... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 144508

  45. Nos héros.
    WORLD WAR I - JOU, Louis. Nos héros.

    1915

    First and sole edition, number 4 of 100 copies, each plate signed and numbered in pencil by the artist (also numbered on the mount) and with nine additional plates in a different state, a number annotated by Jou. A superb series of deeply affecting but little known prints, and a major contribution to the iconography of the Great War.

    Louis Jou... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 122352

  46. Covenant.
    (LEAGUE OF NATIONS) Covenant.

    ?Paris : 1919

    First and only printing of this original draft. Docketed on the front panel of the wraps by Louis L. Strauss, Herbert Hoover's assistant in Paris: "One of the first 100 copies of the original draft. Read by Woodrow Wilson at Paris, Feb. 1919". OCLC locates just 6 copies of this draft - Peace Palace Library, Huntington, Princeton, Harvard Law School,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 132162

  47. 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.

    That... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 139703

  48. The Defence of London 1915 - 1918.
    RAWLINSON, Sir Alfred "Toby". The Defence of London 1915 - 1918.

    London : 1924

    Third edition, following the first of the preceding year, this with a new preface in which Rawlinson remarks on the success of the first edition; copies in the dust jacket are decidedly uncommon.

    "After his adventures on the Western Front, described in a later book, Colonel Rawlinson was posted to the anti-aircraft defences of London in 1915,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139796

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

    Stirling : 1950

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

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

    Stock Code: 140220

  50. In Memoriam, MCMXIV-MCMXVIII,
    4th GURKHA RIFLES. In Memoriam, MCMXIV-MCMXVIII,

    Calcutta : 1927

    First and only edition; rare: apparently unrecorded and presumably produced in a very small print run. This little volume records the service of dedication for the 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles war memorial at Bakloh, northern India, which served as a cantonment for the regiment.

    It comprises the order of service, a brief description... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 113967

  51. 144632
    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

  52. Persian Gulf Pilot. N.P. No. 63.
    ARABIAN GULF. Persian Gulf Pilot. N.P. No. 63.

    London : 1967

    First published in 1870, the Persian Gulf Pilot is a highly-detailed navigational handbook, all editions of which tend to be uncommon. Beyond the specifically maritime aspects they provided some basic background on local conditions, climate, items of trade, and so forth. This is a particularly smart copy of the eleventh edition.

    Sharjah, "an... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 99503

  53. 144610
    LAWRENCE, D. H. - MAGNUS, Maurice. Memoirs of the Foreign Legion.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, one of 2,000 copies. Magnus's memoir of his time with, and subsequent desertion of, the French Foreign Legion was left unpublished upon his death by suicide in 1920; it is here published for the first time, together with a lengthy introduction and biographical sketch by Lawrence, his erstwhile friend. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144610

  54. Manuscript memorial volume of a pilot officer of 56 Squadron R. F. C.
    WILKINSON, Geoffrey Miles. Manuscript memorial volume of a pilot officer of 56 Squadron R. F. C.

    Ealing, Middlesex : 1918

    A unique and extremely moving document, a manuscript record of the life and brief career of 2nd Lieut. G. M. Wilkinson, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, attached to 56 Squadron R.F.C. (1898-1917), lovingly copied out and compiled by his mother. Following the structure of the memorial volumes of the era the volume offers a brief account of schooling... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 144576

  55. 144545
    BELHAVEN, Ralph Gerard Alexander Hamilton, Master of. The War Diary of the Master of Belhaven 1914-1918.

    London : 1924

    First and only contemporary edition of this uncommon posthumously published memoir, a highly detailed day by day account of an artillery officer's service on the Western Front. This copy from the library of gunner and military historian Major Archibald Frank Becke, much enhanced by his meticulous annotation and indexing of the text, and by the addition... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144545

  56. 144552comp
    JACOMB, Charles Ernest. Torment (A Study in Patriotism).

    London : 1920

    First and only edition of this "impressive" and "remarkable book" (The Bookman), an account of the author's services on the Western Front, this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper; "Miss G. R. Wells, with compliments from the author and in gratitude especially for the great given in writing this book. Charles E. Jacomb, 13/4/20".... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 144552

  57. 144555
    ADCOCK, A. St John. For Remembrance.

    London : 1918

    First edition, first impression, of Adcock's memorial volume, giving biographies and poetical excerpts for 44 "Soldier Poets", 20 of which are portrayed. This book is uncommonly found, especially so in such good condition and with the jacket.

    The dust jacket, which was designed by Eugene Hastain, bears on the front flap an advertisement ("It... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144555

  58. 144428
    CHEMICAL WARFARE; WORLD WAR I. M Special Co[mpany]y's Strafes.

    London : 1919

    No other copy traced, a very scarce memento of the services of M Special Company, Royal Engineers, a British chemical weapons unit that saw extensive service on the Western Front, sent out to ex-members soliciting funds for the R. E. Memorial Fund.

    The "chart" lists the close to 50 operations that the unit was involved in between June 1916 and... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144428

  59. The Gambardier.
    LUSHINGTON, Franklin, as "Mark Severn". The Gambardier.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression of this important artillery battery commander's account of service on the Western Front. This an excellent association copy from the library of gunner and military historian Major Archibald Frank Becke (1871-1947), with a letter from the author concerning Becke's, unacknowledged, involvement in the writing of the book,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 144528

  60. 142725
    DEVAMBEZ, André. Douze eaux-fortes.

    Paris : 1915

    First and sole edition, number 116 of 150 copies only, title page and each plate signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Inevitably highly uncommon, this quite superb suite of plates can trace its lineage to those more famous series on a similar theme by Jacques Caillot and Goya.

    André Devambez (1867-1944) originally studied with his father... Learn More
    £1,600.00

    Stock Code: 142725

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