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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. The Chitral Campaign.
    THOMSON, Harry Craufuird. The Chitral Campaign.

    London : 1895

    First edition, Empire Library issue. Well-informed journalistic account of the 1895 expedition to relieve Chitral from a military coup led by Umra Khan, the tribal leader of Bajour in north western India. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 138612

  2. Memoirs of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock.
    (HAVELOCK, Henry.) MARSHMAN, John Clark. Memoirs of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock.

    London : 1860

    First edition of the first major biography of Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), "one of the best British generals of his time, a clever tactician with a good eye for ground. Cool in action, he won the confidence of his troops, who admired his courage. Something of a martinet, his deep religious feeling kept him somewhat apart. A lion in action, he could... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 138607

  3. Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces of India.
    RAIKES, Charles. Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces of India.

    London : 1858

    First edition. "From 1831 until 1853 Raikes was based in the North-Western Provinces, becoming magistrate of Mainpuri in 1849 and publishing Notes on the North-Western Provinces in 1852. In 1853 he was appointed commissioner of Lahore. Three years later he returned to the North-Western Provinces as an officiating judge in the East India Company's chief... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 133276

  4. Her Majesty's Navy including its Deeds and Battles.
    LOW, Charles Rathbone, Lieutenant. Her Majesty's Navy including its Deeds and Battles.

    London : 1890-3

    First edition. Originally issued in 22 wrappered parts to be bound in 3 volumes as here, or, as sometimes encountered, in 6 "divisions".
    "The recent augmentation of the Naval forces of the country has increased the interest felt in our ships and sailors, and the present appears a suitable time to bring before the public a detailed and comprehensive... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135207

  5. Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii [Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry].
    (MILITARY) Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii [Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry].

    St. Petersburg : 1833

    First and only edition, genuinely scarce, a single copy traced to the Russian Presidential Library. A handsomely presented volume, a contribution towards Nicholas I's efforts at far-reaching reform of the army, a volume which would have had minimal distribution among those directly involved in the administration. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 133891

  6. Armenia:
    CURZON, Robert. Armenia:

    London : 1854

    First edition of this work by the English traveller, diplomat and author, Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (1810-1873), who, in 1842-1843, was joint British Commissioner in Erzurum as part of the British-Turkish-Persian-Russian boundary commission sitting to delineate the Turkish and Persian frontier. This book, published about a decade later, describes... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 133062

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

    London : 1886

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

    Uncommon,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 137806

  8. A Treatise Of the Art of War:
    BOYLE, Roger, Earl of Orrery. A Treatise Of the Art of War:

    In the Savoy : 1677

    First and only edition, presentation copy inscribed by the recipient on the title page: "This book was presented by the Authour the Earle of Orrery to Edward Proger, 1677" and with the later ownership inscription of Catherine Proger. This is likely to be Edward Proger (1618x21-1713), the courtier who served as a Groom of the Bedchamber for Charles II,... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 137601

  9. A Treatise of Gunnery.
    GRAY, John. A Treatise of Gunnery.

    London : 1731

    First edition, presentation copy to Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757), the victor of Porto Bello in 1739, the inscription reading: "To the Honourable Edward Vernon Esq, Vice Admiral of the Blue and Commander in chief of all his Majesty's Sea Forces in Jamaica this Treatise is presented with the utmost respect By The Author".
    Gray's treatise aimed... Learn More
    £2,200.00

    Stock Code: 137600

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

    London : 1931

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

    Stock Code: 122974

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

    London : c.1890

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

    Stock Code: 122300

  12. The Campaign of 1815.
    O'CONNOR MORRIS, William. The Campaign of 1815.

    London : 1900

    First edition of this comprehensive history of the Waterloo Campaign. William O'Connor Morris (18241904) was an Irish historian who wrote a number of works on military history, contributed articles on historical, legal, social, and political subjects to the Edinburgh Review, and reviewed books on military history for The Times. This work provides an... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 135269

  13. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French,
    [SCOTT, Sir Walter.] The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French,

    Edinburgh : 1827

    Second edition of this crucial biographical work, released in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon. He was remarkably thorough in his research, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135315

  14. Collection of eleven titles relating to the Napoleonic Wars.
    (NAPOLEONIC WARS.) Collection of eleven titles relating to the Napoleonic Wars.

    [various locations and publishers] : 1814-15

    Interesting contemporary assemblage of eleven short works largely published in the year of Waterloo, concerning principally the War of the Seventh Coalition, better known as the Hundred Days.

    Volume I:

    GIRAUD, P.-F.-F.-J. Campagne de Paris, en 1814, précédéé d'un coup-d'oeil sur celle de 1813. Paris: A Eymery, 1815. Seventh edition.

    MICHAUD.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135383

  15. Letters from Turkey and the Crimea.
    [MAUDE, Sir George Ashley] Letters from Turkey and the Crimea.

    ?London : 1896

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Library Hub locating just two copies, BL and Oxford, OCLC adds two more, Princeton and Michigan. Maude commanded "I" Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in the Crimea, "the letters give many interesting details of what happened from the time of landing in Turkey up to the Battle of Balaklava, upon which occasion... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 135247

  16. Life in the Trenches before Sebastopol.
    PORTER, Whitworth, Major. Life in the Trenches before Sebastopol.

    London : 1856

    First and only edition, uncommon just 13 copies on OCLC, only two - Harvard and Duke - in the US. Whitworth Porter (1827-1892), was a Second Captain in the Royal Engineers, following earlier service in Dominica, Ireland, and Malta, he embarked for the Crimea in February 1855."He served in the trenches at the siege of Sevastopol until June. He received... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 132572

  17. Reflections on the Present State of the American War.
    HAMPSON, John. Reflections on the Present State of the American War.

    London : 1776

    First edition of this uncommon pamphlet, published in the early months of the American War of Independence, and firmly asserting that the Americans "can no more stand against the strength of this country than light chaff against the impetuous whirlwind". "Let them then," he adds, "lay down their arms. Let them abandon their leaders of the revolt to... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 132500

  18. [Drop head title:] Articles of Agreement governing collaboration between the authorities of the U.S.A. and the U.K. in the matter of Tube Alloys, 1943.
    (WORLD WAR II; ATOMIC BOMB.) [Drop head title:] Articles of Agreement governing collaboration between the authorities of the U.S.A. and the U.K. in the matter of Tube Alloys, 1943.

    London : 1943

    An extraordinary survival relating to the development of the atomic bomb, one of very few top secret copies made at the time of the Quebec Agreement, approved by Churchill and Roosevelt on 19 August 1943. The text was published by HMSO in 1954, itself only represented by a single copy at the British Museum and another at Global Affairs Canada. "Tube... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127047

  19. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
    STUART, Sir Charles, General. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.

    Mahon : 1798-9

    It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 120807

  20. Views in Chitral.
    DEVELIN, Sergeant-Major, Royal Engineers. Views in Chitral.

    London : 1896

    First and only edition. A scarce, attractively-produced and highly sought-after visual record of the 1895 expedition to relieve the siege of Chitral, an incident of the Great Game that became a considerable cause célèbre, the location being "A land inot which Europeans did not venture except at the ruler's invitation, and then only with an armed escort"... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 99440

  21. Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908.
    HORN, Robert. Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908.

    [1908]

    Well-kept, fully-captioned snapshot album of service with the 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders during the operations against the Zakka Khel afridis in the Bazar Valley, and the Mohmands on the Khyber Pass. A great number of identified portraits of fellow officers and NCOs - including Maj. The Hon. Douglas Forbes-Sempill, who died during the campaign in... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 94262

  22. The Surgeon's Mate.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Surgeon's Mate.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression of the seventh book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 91538

  23. Post Captain.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. Post Captain.

    London : 1972

    First edition, first impression of the second volume in the Aubrey-Maturin series. A lovely copy. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 85545

  24. Group of Training Manuals for the Persian Army.
    (PERSIAN MINISTRY OF WAR) Group of Training Manuals for the Persian Army.

    Tehran : 1931

    First editions, fragile and produced entirely for use in unforgiving climatic conditions, and consequently extremely uncommon survivals, with no copies on OCLC. These training manuals are an example of the comprehensive efforts made under Reza Shah to modernise and train Persian soldiers for war. The Persian national army was set up in 1921 and "the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 81962

  25. Assault of Sevastopol. Two Topographical & Panoramic Sketches,
    BIDDULPH, M.A., Captain. Assault of Sevastopol. Two Topographical & Panoramic Sketches,

    London : [1855]

    First edition. Uncommon and attractive visual memoir of the famous siege operations at Sebastopol in the Crimea. Only 4 complete sets on COPAC, with OCLC adding just 3 more. Biddulph was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1843, and served at various stations including Bermuda, promoted second captain in 1850. On the outbreak... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 50552

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

    New York : 1942

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

    Stock Code: 138304

  27. The British Campaign in France and Flanders 1914.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The British Campaign in France and Flanders 1914.

    London : 1916-9

    Volume I, third edition - more correctly impressions, same year as the first - the rest first editions. Doyle had aspirations to write the official history of the campaign, and a was disappointed to be passed over; "The six-volume history was one of the author's most ambitious works and one which he felt he never received the credit it deserved: 'I... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137665

  28. Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.
    (SHANGHAI - SINO-JAPANESE WAR) Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.

    Shanghai : 1937

    Remarkable run of sixty original Intelligence Summaries, all classified SECRET, compiled by the Intelligence Officer, BRITFORCE at Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Nos. 12-18 (dated from 30 Aug.-5th Sept. 1937) & Nos. 20-72 (dated from 7th Sept. to 18th Nov. 1937). Issued almost daily during the height of the conflict. These rare intelligence... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 135752

  29. The Trucial Oman Scouts. The Story of a Bedouin Force.
    MANN, Michael. The Trucial Oman Scouts. The Story of a Bedouin Force.

    Wilby, Norwich : 1994

    First and only edition. The book is a well-written account of the development of the unit originally formed as the Trucial Oman Levies, an armed gendarmerie, in 1951. The Buraimi Incident, followed by the Jebel Akhdar Campaigns in Oman, led to its expansion into a fully equipped Bedouin brigade which was eventually absorbed into the Union Defence Force... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135580

  30. Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon.
    (NAPOLEON.) Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon.

    London : 1823

    Second edition, from the library of the 33rd Regiment of Foot, all but volume IV inscribed "Library 33rd Regiment 21st July 1824" to the front free endpapers, volume IV dated "20th April 1825". The 33rd Regiment of Foot served as part of the 5th Brigade at Waterloo under the command of Major General Sir Colin Halkett. They were renamed The Duke of Wellington's... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135412

  31. The House of Bonaparte and its Branches.
    (NAPOLEON.) The House of Bonaparte and its Branches.

    London : 1885

    An uncommon genealogical table of the House of Bonaparte, with concise biographical details and a particular focus on Napoleon I. Six copies traced institutionally, three of which are in the UK (British Library, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland) and three in the US (Boston, Harvard, New England Historic Genealogical Society). Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 135283

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

    London : 1843

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

    Stock Code: 135267

  33. A Book of Funds:
    HOUGHTON, Thomas. A Book of Funds:

    London : 1695

    First edition. Houghton proposes methods of financing the Nine Years' War, of which his first is most notable: that everyone condemned to death in England be offered a reprieve of their sentence for all crimes save murder, in return for them paying the exchequer full compensation for their crimes, be levied an additional fine, and pay 50 a year thereafter.... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135167

  34. 133541
    (NISTER, Ernest, publisher.) The Soldier Panorama Book.

    London : [1903]

    First edition of this very attractive and decidedly uncommon Nister publication, featuring five plates of arresting pop-ups, showing infantry, cavalry and horse artillery in action (including the Royal Scots Fusiliers and a Sikh regiment). The illustrator was Evelyn Stuart Hardy (1866-1935), who both wrote and illustrated children's books, and specialised... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 133541

  35. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.
    FAIRFAX-ROSS, Thomas. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.

    1908-24

    Fine narrative album recording the career, from school days to marriage, of Thomas Fairfax-Ross (1896-1960), with particular attention paid to his military career which took him from the Western Front to Chanak, via Versailles. The album opens, perhaps rather portentously, with a card embossed with the Royal arms, mounted recto on the front free endpaper... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 132252

  36. A Short Course of Standing Rules, for the Government and Conduct of an Army,
    MOLESWORTH, Richard, viscount. A Short Course of Standing Rules, for the Government and Conduct of an Army,

    London : 1744

    First edition. "An excellent introduction to the major operations of the unitary army and (with the inclusion of the full Standing Orders of his dragoon regiment) an important source on the training of the cavalry Molesworth (16801758) had seen much service in Flanders and Spain after 1702 and was an ADC to Marlborough at Ramillies he was devoted... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 131739

  37. Signaes, que se mandão observar pelos Navios Mercantes, que vao debaixo de Comboyo dos Navios de Guerra de S.M.B.
    (NAVAL SIGNALS) Signaes, que se mandão observar pelos Navios Mercantes, que vao debaixo de Comboyo dos Navios de Guerra de S.M.B.

    ?Lisbon : 1813

    First and ?only edition, a single copy traced at JCB. Abbreviated signal manual, including signals in fog and and at night, provided for Portuguese merchant ships travelling in convoy with British naval vessels during the closing stages of the Peninsular War. Appears over the printed signature of Sir George Smith as "Secretary of the Marine Headquarters",... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 130888

  38. Rapport van de ingenieurs der 2de klasse van de marine H. Cop en J.S. van Veen, betreffende hunne reis door Engeland tot het bezoeken van eenige marine- en particuliere etablissementen van scheepsbouw in 1885.
    COP, H. & Jacobus Simon van Veen. Rapport van de ingenieurs der 2de klasse van de marine H. Cop en J.S. van Veen, betreffende hunne reis door Engeland tot het bezoeken van eenige marine- en particuliere etablissementen van scheepsbouw in 1885.

    Amsterdam & Hellevoetsluis : 1885

    First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No. 8 of an unknown limitation. Inevitably uncommon, OCLC records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report by two Dutch marine engineers, Cop and Van Veen, from their tour of inspection of cruisers at the Marine Department of the International Inventions Exhibitions in... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 126946

  39. Rapport van den hoofdingenieur, adviseur voor scheepsbouw A.J.H. Beeloo en den ingenieur 2de klasse der marine H. Cop, betrekkelijk eene reis naar Engeland in 1883
    BEELOO, Adriaan Johan Hendrik & H. Cop. Rapport van den hoofdingenieur, adviseur voor scheepsbouw A.J.H. Beeloo en den ingenieur 2de klasse der marine H. Cop, betrekkelijk eene reis naar Engeland in 1883

    The Hague : 1884

    First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No.8 of an unknown limitation; inevitably uncommon, OCLC records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report of a tour of inspection down the Clyde made by two Dutch marine engineers Beeloo and Cop on the orders of the Dutch Ministry of the Marine, visiting the dockyards of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 126943

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

    Paris : [1894]

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

    Stock Code: 122623

  41. Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon.
    (NAPOLEON.) JOMINI, Antoine-Henri, baron. Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon.

    Brussels : 1829

    A very smart copy of Jomini's important life of Napoleon, originally published in four volumes in 1827 (Paris: Anselin). The English version of 1864 was translated by Union general Henry Halleck; the reviewer in The North American Review commenting that "the merit and importance of this work in its original language are well known to the student of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122622

  42. Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
    (MacDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre.) ROUSSET, Camille (ed). Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.

    Paris : 1892

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122621

  43. Commentaires de Napoleon Premier.
    (NAPOLEON.) Commentaires de Napoleon Premier.

    Paris : 1867

    First edition of this "attempt to organise into a coherent whole the memoirs dictated by Napoleon at Saint Helena, officially sanctioned by Napoleon III and drawing on previously published works by Gourgaud, Montholon, Bertrand, and Marchand" (Sandler). This important, expansive, and richly illustrated collection of key Napoleonic source material also... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122619

  44. 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

  45. Memoirs of Admiral The Right Hon. The Earl of St. Vincent.
    (JERVIS, John, earl of St. Vincent.) TUCKER, Jedediah Stephens. Memoirs of Admiral The Right Hon. The Earl of St. Vincent.

    London : 1844

    First edition, compiled from the papers of St. Vincent's personal secretary, Benjamin Tucker (1762-1829) by his son, Jedediah Tucker. John Jervis (1735-1823) ran away to join the navy at the age of 13, entering as an able seaman aboard the 50-gun Gloucester in January 1749. He swiftly rose through the ranks and was made admiral of the blue... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 122266

  46. Kojitsu sosho: Yoroi chakuyo shidai; Kanbo zue. [Compendium of Ancient Customs: Wearing Armour; Types of Headgear].
    (JAPAN - SAMURAI ARMOUR) HONMA, Hyakuri; MATSUOKA, Tokikata and Yukikoshi & Teisuke Imaizumi. Kojitsu sosho: Yoroi chakuyo shidai; Kanbo zue. [Compendium of Ancient Customs: Wearing Armour; Types of Headgear].

    Tokyo : [1899]

    First Yoshikawa Hanshichi editions of these detailed Edo-period guides. The first displays the correct method of putting on a harness of Japanese armour, from fundoshi - underpants - out; the second focuses on the specific ceremonial and court headgear worn by various officials. The detail of the illustrations is superb, and the quality colouring really... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 111263

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

    Rawalpindi : c.1901

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

    Stock Code: 110425

  48. Historical Records of the Royal African Corps.
    CROOKS, John Joseph, Major. Historical Records of the Royal African Corps.

    Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Waterford : 1925

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just 5 locations on Library Hub, OCLC adds Nanterre la contemporaine. "The Corps was formed in 1800, as Fraser's Corps of Inantry, for the defence of the newly captured island of Gorée, off Cape Verde, West Africa. Recruitment had commenced in 1799 at Hillsea, Portsmouth, many of the men being convicts pardoned... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135878

  49. Mapping Golgotha.
    OWEN, Wilfred. Mapping Golgotha.

    Wales : 2007

    First edition, first impression, one of 200 copies only, Jeremy Hooker's own copy with "Editor's copy" instead of a number written on the limitation page. This is a handsomely bound selection of Owen's letters and poems, mostly written and completed between 1917 and 1918, before the author was killed in action in November 1918. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 137877

  50. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.
    LAKING, Guy Francis. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.

    London : 1920-25

    First edition of each volume of Laking's monumental survey of the history of European armour, profusely illustrated, and here handsomely bound, together with the supplementary volume, Cripps-Day's index of armour auction results. The antiquary Sir Guy Francis Laking (1875-1919) grew up under the shadow of royalty, with his father serving as physician... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136722

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

    London : 1918

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

    Stock Code: 136132

  52. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.
    (RUSSIA.) GREGORY, Isaac, & George Falkner. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.

    London : 1854

    Uncommon strategical map covering the region from Galicia in the north to Navarino in the south, from Mostar in the west to Tiflis in the east. Undated, but the latest date in the explanatory notes is 1852, and the British Library date their copy to 1854. It seems likely that this map, although it relates entirely to the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-9,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135954

  53. Gun Fodder.
    SNOOK, J. F. Gun Fodder.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression, of this "grim and intensely realistic picture of the war as seen through the eyes of a typical British 'tommy'" (jacket blurb). John Francis Snook (1897-1970) was born in Limehouse and worked in a factory in the East End before enlisting in 1914, aged 17. He served with the Essex Regiment throughout the war, seeing action... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 135906

  54. Images de la Vie des Prisonniers de Guerre.
    BOUCHER, Lucien. Images de la Vie des Prisonniers de Guerre.

    Paris : 1920

    First and only edition, number 72 of 175 copies "sur papier de luxe". An extremely delicately produced piece, with each leaf mounted on a thin paper stub, unsurprisingly just five copies on OCLC - BnF, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster, Dartmouth College, Yale, and NLA - and no copies traced at auction. A superb eyewitness record, in words... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135857

  55. Mathematical Psychology of War.
    (RUSSELL, Bertrand.) RICHARDSON, Lewis F. Mathematical Psychology of War.

    Oxford : 1919

    First edition of Richardson's first and pioneering paper on the subject, containing Russell's 20-line contribution, "Problem: To Produce in Two Nations a Mutual Will to War" (pp. 15-16). It was published at the author's own expense, costing him 35 for 300 copies total. In this fifty-page essay the mathematician and pacifist Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953)... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135563

  56. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.
    MYERS, Charles S. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.

    1940

    First Edition. Timely contribution to the literature of the treatment of war neuroses by one of its most sympathetic practitioners. "In 1915 Myers was given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps and in 1916 he was appointed consultant psychologist to the British armies in France. Frustrated with opposition to his view that shell-shock was a treatable... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135190

  57. Forty-one Years in India.
    ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, first Earl Roberts. Forty-one Years in India.

    London : 1897

    First edition of a runaway best-seller, hurtling through eight editions/impressions in the first month of publication alone, presented here in a smart and straightforward period binding. "Roberts was created Baron Roberts of Kandahar in January 1892 and, resisting efforts to prolong his tenure, left India in April 1893. No suitable appointment was immediately... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134222

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

    London : 1942

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

    Stock Code: 134212

  59. Siege of Sebastopol.
    REILLY, William Edmund [sic] Moyses (ed.) Siege of Sebastopol.

    London : 1859

    First edition of the official account of the artillery operations of the siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War.
    William Edward Moyses Reilly (18271886) volunteered to serve as a battery officer in Crimea where he was quickly promoted. "After the fall of Sevastopol he was deputy adjutant quartermaster-general at the headquarters of the army until... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134067

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