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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. 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

  2. 139796
    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. "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, for some time commanding a 'mobile brigade' of guns mounted... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139796

  3. History of the War in the Peninsula
    NAPIER, William Francis Patrick. History of the War in the Peninsula

    London : 1828-40

    First editions of the first volume and last three; the other two being second editions. The first volume was published by Murray, who decided not to exercise his option on the next three having made a considerable loss, Napier therefore published the rest of the history through Boone having raised the money by subscriptions. Napier's work certainly... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135880

  4. 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

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

    London : 1927

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

    Stock Code: 112344

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

    London : 1937

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

    Stock Code: 112341

  7. Come and Do your Bit. Join Now: Card No. 7.
    (MILITARY.) Come and Do your Bit. Join Now: Card No. 7.

    London : 1915

    First World War recruiting showcard, a reduced version of a very large wall poster (see Joseph M. Bruccoli collection, University of South Carolina, grtwrpstr166). An extremely uncommon format, designed to be hung in shops and offices, and highly desirable in such superb condition. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 88002

  8. 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

  9. Log book of Commodore John Ford.
    (SLAVERY; WEST INDIES.) HAITIAN SLAVE REVOLT. Log book of Commodore John Ford.

    1792 - 1794

    A conspicuous survival from a period of violent tumult in the Caribbean: the log book of the distinguished Royal Navy officer Commodore John Ford, kept while Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station. "At the start of the French Revolutionary War Ford d. 1796 had nine small vessels including three frigates in addition to his flagship at Jamaica. Having been... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 128585

  10. A Reply to A Brief Statement
    JAMES, William. A Reply to A Brief Statement

    London : 1824

    First edition. The third volume of James's great naval history had been published in 1823. Lord William Fitzroy, outraged at James's account of his actions as commander of HMS Aeolus in 1805, and at James's condemnation of Fitzroy's decision not to engage with the French frigate Didon, published a bitter rebuttal. This is James's equally bitter counter... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 126874

  11. 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

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

    Paris : 1915

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

    Stock Code: 119086

  13. 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

  14. My African Journey.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. My African Journey.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139404

  15. Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet,
    HUGHES, Robert Edgar. Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet,

    London : 1856

    Second edition, revised and expanded from the first of 1855, of the author's log book from his excursions to the Baltic. Reverend Robert Edgar Hughes, fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, began the first of his two voyages to the Baltic on 14th July 1854, at the apex of the Crimean War. Both the yacht and its crewmembers seemed inadequate for the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139390

  16. Traité des Horloges Marines,
    BERTHOUD, Ferdinand. Traité des Horloges Marines,

    Paris : 1773

    First edition of this famous work describing Berthoud's marine timekeepers. Berthoud (1727-1807) and Pierre Le Roy vied to perfect the marine chronometer in the late 1760s, with Berthoud eventually judged to have the better design. No. 6 was one of the first timekeepers to be housed in the type of box that became the standard for all marine chronometers.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 138824

  17. Ronge-maille vainqueur.
    (LAFORGE, Lucien.) DESCAVES, Lucien. Ronge-maille vainqueur.

    Paris : 1920

    First edition, limited to 1000 copies, this one of 969 on papier vergé. Anti-military fable by the naturalist novelist Descaves that transports La Fontaine's fabular rat to the Western Front, written in the Spring of 1917, but publication was banned until after the war; "Lucen Laforge turned his style from witty to crude for his depiction of the triumph... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 111627

  18. Nelsonian Reminiscences.
    PARSONS, G. S. Nelsonian Reminiscences.

    London : 1843

    First UK edition of this Napoleonic naval memoir and important eye-witness account of Nelson's campaign in Naples. George Samuel Parsons (d. 1854) entered the Navy in July 1795 as a first-class volunteer aboard HMS Barfleur and saw action at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797. A year later he moved to HMS Foudroyant, an 80-gun third rate and Nelson's... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139724

  19. O pereformirovanii voysk Otdel'nogo Kavkazskogo korpusa.
    (MILITARY) O pereformirovanii voysk Otdel'nogo Kavkazskogo korpusa.

    St Petersburg : 1834

    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, no other copy traced. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped supralibros and pencilled press-marks, as having come from Nicholas I's English-style Cottage Palace and home farm estate Aleksandriya. To the east of the main park of the Peterhof, this area of landscaped parkland and it's complex of intimate... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 135947

  20. Brigade of Guards Diary 1915.
    (WORLD WAR I) Brigade of Guards Diary 1915.

    Aldershot : 1915

    First and only edition, no other copy traced. This copy owned by Capt. John Fox, Brigade Veterinary Officer, signed by him on the first blank together with seven other senior officers including Brig.-General Heyworth, Commanding XXth Brigade. A few pencilled annotations to the portrait plates noting wounded or killed. Text is essentially a calendar... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132388

  21. 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

  22. King of Air Fighters.
    (MANNOCK, Edward "Mick".) JONES, Ira "Taffy". King of Air Fighters.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, of the first biography of one of the top fighter aces of the Great War, "perhaps the greatest tactician and teacher of fighting tactics" (ODNB), Edward "Mick" Mannock (1887-1918). The author, Ira "Taffy" Jones was also highly decorated (DSO, MC, DFC) and was trained by Mannock when the latter was stationed at London... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 139636

  23. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French.
    (NAPOLEON.) [SCOTT, Sir Walter.] The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French.

    Edinburgh : 1827

    Second edition, published in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his personal financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon, in which he was remarkably thorough, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of the Russian Campaign; and being... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139403

  24. One Man's Initiation - 1917.
    DOS PASSOS, John. One Man's Initiation - 1917.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, first issue with the broken type on page 35, and with the scarce dust jacket. This memoir of the First World War is Dos Passos's first book, not published in the US until 1922. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139396

  25. Her Privates We.
    [MANNING, Frederic.] PRIVATE 19022. Her Privates We.

    London : 1930

    First trade edition, first impression, with the very fragile, and therefore rarely encountered, glassine dust jacket and printed flaps. Her Privates We is a fictionalized account of Manning's experiences on the Western Front, particularly in the Battle of the Somme. Published the previous year in a limited edition of 525 copies as The Middle Parts of... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 139517

  26. Observations on some Points of Seamanship;
    GRIFFITHS, Anselm John. Observations on some Points of Seamanship;

    Cheltenham : 1824

    First edition. Uncommon, Library Hub lists BL, National Museums Scotland, Cardiff and NLW for this edition, OCLC adds nine further copies including NMM, NYPL, and the US Navy Department Library. A wide-ranging guide on matters naval intended to "assist the rising officer in forming correct conclusions" (preface), it was first published at the expense... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139310

  27. Shooting the Russian War.
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Shooting the Russian War.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing, in a notably bright jacket. "In 1942 Bourke-White became the first woman photographer accredited to the U.S. Air Force. During World War II she was the only foreign photographer in Moscow during the German bombardment" (ANB). This work, which includes an insightful commentary on her time in Russia, a glossary, and technical... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 139285

  28. Recollections of the Life of the Rev. A. J. Scott, Lord Nelson's Chaplain.
    [GATTY, Margaret & Alfred, (eds.)] Recollections of the Life of the Rev. A. J. Scott, Lord Nelson's Chaplain.

    London : 1842

    First edition of this biography of Alexander John Scott, chaplain on HMS Victory and unofficial private secretary to Lord Nelson, who attended Nelson during his final hours at the Battle of Trafalgar.
    Alexander John Scott (1768-1840) was ordained as a priest in 1792 and the following year was appointed a chaplain of the third rate HMS Berwick... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139306

  29. Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
    [FERNYHOUGH, Thomas.] Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)

    London : 1830

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

    Stock Code: 139261

  30. Tactics and Military Training.
    SYKES, Sir Mark, & Edmund Sandars as Maj.-Gen. George D'Ordel. Tactics and Military Training.

    London : [1902]

    Highly elusive, pitch-perfect satirical military manual, written by Mark Sykes (18791919) and his friend Edmund Sandars (1877-1942) in the aftermath of the Second Anglo-Boer War, in which Sykes had served with the "the militia battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment performing routine lines-of-communication garrison duties in a blockhouse near a railway... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 138575

  31. 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

  32. Black and White War Albums No. 3: The Tirah Campaign.
    (TIRAH CAMPAIGN.) BULL, René. Black and White War Albums No. 3: The Tirah Campaign.

    London : [1899]

    First and sole edition of this excellent visual record of the Tirah Campaign (1897-1898), prosecuted on the North-West Frontier against the Afridi; four of these "War Albums" were issued by the Black and White, a popular illustrated weekly: another two on the Sudan campaign and a naval number completing the series. René Bull is better known as an illustrator... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 139178

  33. The Tourist's Guide to Lucknow.
    HILTON, Edward H[enry]. The Tourist's Guide to Lucknow.

    Lucknow : 1916

    Ninth edition, originally published in 1894. Chapter II contains Hilton's account of the Mutiny. At the time of the outbreak he was "one of the senior boys at the La Martiniere College, to the staff of which institution my parents belonged; hence I became pretty well conversant with passing events." The College is the only educational establishment... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 139202

  34. On the Track of the Àbor.
    [SYNGE, Mark] as "Powell Millington". On the Track of the Àbor.

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression, of this eyewitness account by an Indian Army major of the Abor Expedition on the North East frontier of India, described by Marshall as a "light-hearted account... Millington was involved in the communications side of the Expedition".

    "The Abor Expedition (1911-1912) was carried out to punish the perpetrators... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139206

  35. "Juno Area" - Beach Chartlet.
    (WWII; D-DAY.) "Juno Area" - Beach Chartlet.

    London : 1944

    Fascinating, decidedly uncommon chartlet for Juno Beach, issued in February 1944, this highly detailed map reflects the exceptional degree of planning that went into the success of Operation Overlord; drafted by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, under the auspices of Vice-Admiral Sir John Edgell, it was issued "for Fleet Purposes" and covers... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 134412

  36. The Life of John Nicholson, Soldier and Administrator.
    TROTTER, Lionel. The Life of John Nicholson, Soldier and Administrator.

    London : 1897

    First edition of the "standard biography of Nicholson" (Sorsky), whose actions during the Indian Mutiny, and his death at the head of the main storming party in the assault on Delhi, ensured that he was remembered as "a Victorian imperial hero, 'the saviour of Delhi'" (ODNB). Born in Dublin in 1821 and gazetted ensign in 1839, he was posted to the 27th... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139226

  37. Outram & Havelock's Persian Campaign.
    HUNT, G. H. Outram & Havelock's Persian Campaign.

    London : 1858

    First edition of this attractively illustrated and uncommon first person account of the brief, five month, Anglo-Persian War (1856-1857) prefaced by an account of Persia and of Anglo-Persian relations by the "prominent Tory journalist" (ODNB) George Henry Townsend. The conflict broke out due to Persia's repeated attempts to annex Herat from Afghanistan.... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139204

  38. Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott.
    (NOTT, Sir William.) STOCQUELER, J. H., ed. Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott.

    London : 1854

    First edition of this uncommon memoir, which remains the standard life, and an important source for the First Afghan War. Nott was commissioned as ensign in the East India Company's army in 1800, and posted to the 20th Bengal Native Infantry, serving with them in the expedition to the west coast of Sumatra in 1805. From 1811 until 1825 he served as... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139223

  39. Recollections of a Lucknow Veteran 1845-1876.
    RUGGLES, J., Major-General. Recollections of a Lucknow Veteran 1845-1876.

    London : 1906

    First edition of this uncommon memoir. "Ruggles wrote this some 60 years after the Mutiny and relies on Martin Gubbins's work An Account of the Mutinies in Oude 1858 together with Ruggles's own notes. When the book was written there were still at least 25 survivors at the Lucknow Dinner" (Sorsky). Ruggles served with the 19th Punjabis, originally raised... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 139224

  40. Military Life in Algeria.
    CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Military Life in Algeria.

    London : 1853

    First edition in English, originally published as Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique in Paris in 1852. The author, Louis Charles Pierre Castellane (1827-1884) was a French military officer and the second son of the Marshal of France Boniface de Castellane, appointed to Algeria in 1837. According to a note from the "Globe" (printed on the verso... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139287

  41. A Leader of Light Horse: Life of Hodson of Hodson's Horse.
    TROTTER, Lionel J. A Leader of Light Horse: Life of Hodson of Hodson's Horse.

    Edinburgh and London : 1901

    First edition, first impression, of this surprisingly uncommon and significant biography that "attempts to exonerate the great hero" (Ladendorf); it was reprinted in the Everyman Library in 1910. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 139187

  42. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.
    SHADWELL, L. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.

    Edinburgh & London : 1881

    First edition of this "detailed memoir" (Ladendorf), sanctioned by Campbell's trustees and the foundation of all future biographies. Colin Campbell (1792-1863) began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during the Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in the West Indies, China, Hong... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 139190

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

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138774

  44. Europa Libera:
    (WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION.) Europa Libera:

    London : 1703

    First edition (preceding the second edition of that year with an added postscript). Published in the third year of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the anonymous author proposes that in return for the support of Britain and the Netherlands for the claim of the Emperor of Austria to the Spanish crown, Spain's territories in America should... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139168

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

    [Amsterdam?] : 1630

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

    Stock Code: 139110

  46. Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,
    (CRUIKSHANK, George.) [COMBE, William.] Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,

    1815

    First edition, with all points as called for in Abbey. A satirical life of Buonaparte, its intentions best summed up by the allegorical title page, which shows the young Corsican as a revolutionary fire-brand in a Phrygian cap ascending a ladder whose rungs are Plunder, Bloodshed and Murder, this last being the blade of a guillotine. At the top he sits... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 41913

  47. 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

  48. Photo album.
    (UNITED AIRLINES WOMEN TRAINEES.) Photo album.

    Santa Cruz : 23 Oct - 8 Dec. 1945-6

    A fascinating photograph album compiled immediately after the Second World War by Alice Carlson, one of the women of the United Airlines 1945 to 1946 training class. While a number of the photos are formal, such as the opening shot of the whole class in front of a Boeing 617 (Alice pictured 6th in from the right), the majority are informal shots of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134425

  49. 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

  50. Original manuscript notebook.
    (WOMEN; WORLD WAR II.) Original manuscript notebook.

    Ramsgate : April 1942 - March 1943

    A poignant manuscript notebook, amusingly illustrated, recording the friendship and lively exploits of a group of six young women from Ramsgate during the Second World War. The group, who named themselves "the Order of Little Bears", consisted of Maud Isabella Milgate, the primary author of this manuscript, her sister Blanche Adelaide Milgate ("Bibs"),... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137776

  51. Regimental History of the 45th Rattray's Sikhs.
    McRAE, H. St. G. M. Regimental History of the 45th Rattray's Sikhs.

    Glasgow : 1933

    First and sole edition, issued "for private circulation only", decidedly uncommon Copac cites copies at just three British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland, York), Perkins adds National Army Museum and India Office and OCLC another 11 world-wide. Perkins describes McRae's book as "a full and readable history" covering "the story of the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 123509

  52. The Calling of the Sea.
    HODGSON, William Hope. The Calling of the Sea.

    London : [1920]

    First edition, first impression. This poetry collection was published posthumously by Hodgson's widow, Betty ("Bessie") Gertrude Farnworth; Hodgson died in the First World War, killed by an artillery shell at Ypres on 17 April, 1918. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 103030

  53. 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

  54. 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

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

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136479

  56. Caucasian Battlefields. A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border 1828-1921.
    ALLEN, W. E. D., & Paul Muratoff. Caucasian Battlefields. A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border 1828-1921.

    Cambridge : 1953

    First edition. The work of the extraordinary scion of a theatrical family and a brilliant Russian emigré, this work was described on publication as "the most complete and authoritative study of this subject available in the English language" (Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, XIX, 1, p206), and has recently been confirmed as "a... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 85150

  57. The Major Works.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Major Works.

    London : 1974

    A selected edition of Churchill's works, comprising My Early Life, Lord Randolph Churchill, The World Crisis, MarlbLorough, The War Speeches, The Second World War, and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, issued at the same time as the complete collected Centenary Edition. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138771

  58. 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

  59. Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:
    (CRIMEAN WAR.) Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:

    1855

    First edition. Extremely uncommon memorial volume - just 4 copies on OCLC, none in the US, all but the BL copy apparently second editions - this much enhanced by the addition of the extremely attractive card, which, mounted against the blue of the endpapers, gives the impression of a Wedgwood plaque. This copy with the ownership inscription of the... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 60766

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

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132872

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