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

    London : 1944

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

    Stock Code: 141170

  2. Military Operations: Egypt & Palestine.
    MacMUNN, Sir George, & Cyril Falls. Military Operations: Egypt & Palestine.

    London : 1928-30

    First edition, first impression of the Official History for the Egypt and Palestine campaigns, covering the periods of command of Sir John Maxwell and Sir Archibald Murray up to June 1917 (vol. I), and of the campaign under Allenby. Cyril Falls was co-author and reviewed the first volume (the others were in preparation) in his War Books: A Critical... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141255

  3. Krijgs- en Geschiedkundig Overzigt van den Punjab,
    DE BOER, Pieter Anthonie. Krijgs- en Geschiedkundig Overzigt van den Punjab,

    The Hague : 1849

    First and sole edition of this scarce Dutch history of the Sikhs and the First Anglo-Sikh War, the subscribers list accounting for just 77 copies. It focuses on the strategic importance of the North-West Frontier, with particular regard to the Great Game.

    The author, P. A. de Boer (1818-1847), is described on the title page as a second-lieutenant... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 140236

  4. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,
    BARR, William. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,

    London : 1844

    First and only edition of this uncommon diary account of Wade's advance on Kabul via the Punjab and Khyber Pass during the First Anglo-Afghan War. Contains a detailed description of the Sikh Empire and is appealingly illustrated with high-quality lithographic plates from Barr's own picturesque landscapes. Barr, who commanded a column of horse artillery... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139608

  5. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.
    HARRISON, John. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.

    London : 1767

    First edition of the primary account of the invention of the marine chronometer, which revolutionized the science of navigation. "There was no comparable advance in navigational aids until the development of radar in the twentieth century" (Norman).

    In 1714, the Board of Longitude offered a substantial reward of 20,000 to anyone who could find... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 138402

  6. Soldier and Traveller. Memoirs of Alexander Gardner,
    (GARDNER, Alexander.) PEARSE, Hugh (ed). Soldier and Traveller. Memoirs of Alexander Gardner,

    Edinburgh and London : 1898

    First edition of this extremely uncommon and highly sought-after memoir of the experiences of a freelance in the Peshawar Valley.

    "An adventurer and soldier of fortune, Gardner (1785-1877) travelled through much of Central Asia and Afghanistan before joining the service of Ranjit Singh in 1832. Carefully edited by Major Pearse, Gardner's memoirs... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 123268

  7. Military Memoirs of Mr. George Thomas,
    (THOMAS, George.) FRANCKLIN, William. Military Memoirs of Mr. George Thomas,

    Calcutta : 1803

    The Calcutta quarto, the true first edition preceding the London octavo edition by two years. Memoirs of the Irish freelance who became self-declared "dictator in all the countries belonging to the Sikhs south of the Sutlej". A handsome production.

    Born in Tipperary, Thomas arrived in Madras in 1781, possibly as a deserter from the Royal Navy.... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 113334

  8. Sketch of Mairwara;
    DIXON, Charles George. Sketch of Mairwara;

    London : 1850

    Scarce first edition of this important record of the extensive irrigation system established in the Ajmer-Merwara region of south western Rajasthan; a fascinating and remarkably detailed account of British public works in India compiled by the regional superintendent responsible for carrying through the scheme.

    Dixon (d. 1857) was a lieutenant-colonel... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 110460

  9. Mooltan, during and after the Siege.
    DUNLOP, John. Mooltan, during and after the Siege.

    London : 1849

    First edition of an uncommon and attractively illustrated folio recording the five-month siege of Multan in Punjab, Pakistan. The British attempt to impose a new ruler on the city led to Dewan Mulraj's defiance, and to the siege which precipitated the Second Sikh War. Plates include images of the city itself, the key participants, and decisive moments... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 75337

  10. History of the Campaign on the Sutlej,
    (FIRST ANGLO-SIKH WAR.) History of the Campaign on the Sutlej,

    London : 1846

    First and only edition of this scarce contemporary publication, hurried through the press before the signing the Treaty of Lahore on 9 March 1846, but nonetheless a thorough account and here handsomely presented.

    Containing background to the campaign and detailed accounts of the major engagements together with nominal rolls of the killed and... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140003

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

    London : 1846

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

    Stock Code: 139555

  12. Military Operations: Gallipoli.
    ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil. Military Operations: Gallipoli.

    London : 1929-32

    First edition, first impression of the Official History for the Gallipoli Campaign, awarded three stars by Cyril Falls in his War Books: A Critical Guide (1930), denoting a book "of superlative merit". He writes glowingly, "This is an official history into which rather more of the writer's personality and opinions have been allowed to penetrate than... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 141249

  13. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.
    HENNINGSEN, Charles Frederick. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.

    London : 1836

    First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás". The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141304

  14. Narrative of the Field Operations connected with The Zulu War of 1879.
    (ZULU WAR.) [ROTHWELL, John Sutton.] Narrative of the Field Operations connected with The Zulu War of 1879.

    1907

    Second edition, 1, 500 copies printed; a particularly nice copy of this inevitably uncommon official account of the Zulu War, with a fine martial provenance, inscribed boldly in pencil on the front pastedown, "W. V-S, 1/5th RG. FF"; this is Brig.-Gen. William Desmond Villiers-Stuart (1872-1961) who served with the 5th Royal Gurkhas (Frontier Force).... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141133

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

    1820

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

    Stock Code: 46213

  16. 141216
    (SOUTH AFRICA; ZULU WAR.) Wyld's Large Scale Military Sketch Map of Zulu Land.

    London : 1879

    Extremely attractive and uncommon map, highly useful in the interpretation of the campaign. James Wyld the younger had been educated at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich but joined his father's firm which specialised in maps of areas of topical interest, such as a map of Afghanistan with notes and the routes of troops at the time of the First Anglo-Afghan... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141216

  17. The Story of the Malakand Field Force.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Story of the Malakand Field Force.

    London, New York & Bombay : 1898

    First edition, home issue, sole printing, first state without the errata slip. Presentation copy from Churchill's younger brother Jack, inscribed in the recipient's hand on front free endpaper verso, "E. R. Kearsley from Jack Churchill". When this copy was presented, Captain Edward Reginald "Reggie" Kearsley DSO (1883-1976) was attending Harrow School... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 137695

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

    [c.1807]

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

    Stock Code: 42976

  19. Two manuscript estate indentures relating to Hawkins's property at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard in 1567. Signed by Sir John Hawkins and Dame Margaret Hawkins respectively.
    HAWKINS, Sir John. Two manuscript estate indentures relating to Hawkins's property at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard in 1567. Signed by Sir John Hawkins and Dame Margaret Hawkins respectively.

    Chatham, Kent : 1582 & 1599

    A superb example of the signature of one of the great sailors of Elizabethan England, the first document showing him acquiring land at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard by Elizabeth I in 1567. Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), merchant, privateer and naval commander, was cousin to Sir Francis Drake "but Hawkins arguably knew more about seamanship... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 115601

  20. Œuvres.
    ROEDERER, Pierre Louis, comte. Œuvres.

    Paris : 1853-9

    A handsome set of the works of Roederer (1754-1835), prominent French politician during the Revolution and first French Republic. This set was owned and custom bound for Yves Marsaudon (1899-1985), with his bookplate to front pastedowns and his gilt initials at foot of spines; a prominent free mason, Marsaudon converted from Catholicism to the Orthodox... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 122618

  21. 140758
    HUTCHISON, G. S. Machine Guns. Their History and Tactical Employment

    London : 1938

    First edition of this highly-esteemed study by the wartime commander of 33rd Division Machine Gun Corps. Far from common, particularly so with the jacket, this an excellent copy. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140758

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

    3 February 1948 and 14 March 1948

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

    Stock Code: 137038

  23. 140861comp
    (EISENHOWER, Dwight D. & Mamie Doud Eisenhower) Good News for Modern Man.

    New York : 1974

    Third edition, first published in 1971, this the special Eisenhower edition with wraps featuring a portrait of Ike on the back panel with the quote beginning; "The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilisation is built upon its words", this copy inscribed on the half-title; "Merry Christmas to Dr. Hal Johnson from his friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140861

  24. 140798
    VISCHER, Adolf Lukas. Barbed Wire Disease.

    London : 1919

    First and only edition in English, originally published in Zürich the previous year as Die Stacheldraht-Krankheit. Vischer was among the first to identify this psychiatric syndrome specifically affecting former prisoners of war. He based his conclusions on his experiences as a Red Cross inspector of the camps in the Balkans and Turkey in 1916-7, and... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140798

  25. 140719
    ADAMS, Bernard. Nothing of Importance.

    New York : 1918

    First US edition, first printing, originally published by Methuen in the UK in 1917. Classic account of "everyday life and work in the trenches from the point of view of a fighting pacifist" (Falls). John Bernard Pye Adams (1890-1916), was a classics scholar educated Malvern and St. John's, Cambridge, who had spent time as assistant to the Educational... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140719

  26. 140625
    SWAYNE, Harald George Carlos, Major. Seventeen Trips through Somaliland and a Visit to Abyssinia.

    London : 1903

    Third edition, the first published in 1895. Described by Czech as "an important work of sport and exploration". This edition enhanced by the addition of 14-page preface discussing the religious and nationalist insurrections of Sayid Mohamed Abdullah Hassan, referred to by the British at the time as the 'Mad Mullah', but considered by the Ottoman Porte... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 140625

  27. An Ethiopian Diary.
    MACFIE, John William Scott. An Ethiopian Diary.

    Liverpool and London : 1936

    First and only edition. This copy signed by the author on the title page and with initialled note card dated 12/xii/36 mounted on the front pastedown. "Dr John William Scott Macfie (1879-1948), a Medical Officer with the Colonial Office who embarked on 8 tours of West Africa between 1910 and 1922. It was also during this time Macfie volunteered with... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140636

  28. Ré sans fard.
    BÉRAUD, Rémi. Ré sans fard.

    La Rochelle : 1989

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

    Stock Code: 141070

  29. Five-star Favorites.
    EISENHOWER, Mamie Doud. Five-star Favorites.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, limited issue, number 377 of 1000, of this fundraiser for the Eisenhower Medical Center, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "For Dr. & Mrs. Harold Johnson from their friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 1978", together with loosely inserted greetings card signed by Mamie. Dr. Johnson was Ike's principle physician after his retirement... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140863

  30. With the Indians in France.
    WILLCOCKS, Sir James. With the Indians in France.

    London : 1920

    First and only contemporary edition, this the imposing limited issue on larger thicker paper, copy 64 of 150 numbered and signed on behalf of the publishers, and with a suite of high-quality photogravure portraits - of the author and eight Indian notables who served during the conflict - which do not appear in the standard issue. Although this title... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 140727

  31. Campaigning in South Africa.
    MONTAGUE, William Edward. Campaigning in South Africa.

    Edinburgh and London : 1880

    First edition of this surprisingly uncommon eye-witness account of the Anglo-Zulu War. This attractive copy with a highly appealing provenance: the front free endpaper verso bearing the ownership inscription of a serving officer, "Captain Belford, 17th Lancers". Ernest Augustus Belford (b. 1848) was present at the last major battle of the war, fought... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141061

  32. History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry, 1849-1888.
    (INDIAN ARMY.) History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry, 1849-1888.

    Calcutta : 1889

    First edition of this rare unit history, "not seen" by the assiduous bibliographer of regimental histories, Roger Perkins. A second edition, of c.1903, is traceable institutionally by the copies at India Office Library/National Army Museum and National Museums Scotland (lacking the title page) only. This copy with an excellent provenance, a note at... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140989

  33. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.

    Garden City, New York : 1967

    First edition, special issue, ad personam publication bookplate "At Ease. Published June 16, 1967, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania", with typed addition, "For Dr. C. H. Johnson" and Eisenhower's autograph salutation, "With affectionate regard Dwight D. Eisenhower". Carl Harold "Hal" Johnson was Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement to Gettysburg.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140859

  34. Tales of the Wars of our Times.
    SHERER, Moyle. Tales of the Wars of our Times.

    London : 1829

    First and only contemporary edition. A pretty set of this collection of tales of the Napoleonic Wars by a serving soldier. Sherer, Moyle (17891869), attended Winchester College, but left on obtaining a commission in the 34th regiment. In 1809 he was ordered to Portugal with his unit, and took part in the engagements of Albuera, Arroyo dos Molinos, and... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 140776

  35. Radar.
    DUNLAP, Orrin Elmer. Radar.

    New York : 1948

    Revised Edition, first published 1946. Loosely inserted at the front free endpaper is a single small sheet of thin, contemporary note paper with 2pp. of pencilled notes, headed "Written on train", alongside which is "Comments - GLs - on RADAR by ORRINE DUNLAP", followed by a sequence of none too complimentary comments, especially relating early US... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 140734

  36. The Fifth Army.
    GOUGH, Sir Hubert. The Fifth Army.

    London : 1931

    First and only contemporary edition, this copy signed on the title page by the author, his nephew Freddie Gough, who served as a midshipman on board Ramillies and Witherington in WWI, but found fame as commander of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron in Operation Market Garden; together with the signatures of two World War I VC winners, Geoffrey... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140695

  37. English for Gurkha Soldiers - Angreji Sikne Postak.
    CROSS, John P. English for Gurkha Soldiers - Angreji Sikne Postak.

    London : 1964

    First and only edition, print run of 9,000 copies, but no copies traced institutionally, rare. Ownership inscription of Colour Sergeant Budhi Bahadur Rana, 6th Gurkha Rifles. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140972

  38. A History of 24 Squadron.
    ILLINGWORTH, Arthur E., Captain. A History of 24 Squadron.

    London : 1920

    First edition, limited issue, this copy 187 of 275. Founded as No. 24 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps in 1915 at Hounslow Heath Aerodrome, it arrived in France in February 1916 equipped with D.H.2 fighters. These were soon outclassed and replaced early in 1917 with the DH.5, which although not suitable as a fighter was used in a ground-attack rôle, first... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 140637

  39. 139463
    SÉGUR, Philippe-Paul, comte de. 1812 - 1912: Napoléon.

    Paris : 1912

    A lavishly produced edition of Ségur's "influential history of the Russian campaign" (Sandler) published to mark the centenary, originally issued in 1824 as Histoire de Napoléon et de la grande armée pendant l'année 1812. Ségur took part in the campaign as a general of brigade. The unfavourable portrait of Napoleon given in this book provoked representations... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139463

  40. Germany's National Vice.
    IGRA, Samuel. Germany's National Vice.

    London : 1945

    First and sole edition of this highly uncommon and controversial study of the Nazi régime, following the British White Paper Concerning the Treatment of German Nationals in Germany (1939) in implicating the prevalence of "sexual perversion, and, in particular, homosexuality" in Germany for the "otherwise inexplicable outbreak of sadistic cruelty"... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137683

  41. History of the 4th Regiment, Punjab Infantry.
    (INDIAN ARMY.) History of the 4th Regiment, Punjab Infantry.

    Calcutta : 1894

    First and sole edition of this rare regimental history, this with a particularly enticing provenance: neat marginal pencil markings at pages 28, 30 and 31 draw attention to a Jamadar Jowalla Singh, who during the storming of Lucknow was mentioned in despatches when he "distinguished himself considerably in leading on his men to the capture of a gun".... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141000

  42. History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena;
    FORSYTH, William. History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena;

    London : 1853

    First edition. Forsyth sought to prove "by mere force of facts... that neither the British government nor Lowe were in fault as regards the treatment of Napoleon at St Helena" (p. x). Lowe was Napoleon's gaoler during his exile on St Helena, and soon became exasperated with the intransigence of his captive, apparently unaware that the pair were engaged... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140969

  43. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.

    Garden City, New York : 1963-5

    The first volume the first trade edition, the second a copy of the limited edition bound without limitation leaf, both warmly inscribed to Dr. Hal Johnson, Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement at Gettysburg. Johnson and his wife Edie became close friends of Ike and Mamie. In the first Ike inscribes "For Dr. C. H. Johnson with the warm... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 140860

  44. With the Indians in France.
    WILLCOCKS, Sir James. With the Indians in France.

    London : 1920

    First and only contemporary edition, well-represented institutionally but extremely uncommon on the market, particularly so in the jacket. Command of the Indian Corps was to be the pinnacle of a starry career that had seemed destined to culminate as Commander-in-Chief India had not a clash with Haig intervened. "It has been impossible to write a book... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140693

  45. Pages de Guerre.
    (WORLD WAR I.) Pages de Guerre.

    Paris : 1915-16

    First edition, first printing, one of 100 on Japon paper, this one unnumbered. This illustrated collection of poems from the First World War was sold for the benefit of artists and craftsmen of the book industry who were wounded in that war. The contributing authors include Émile Verhaeren for Crime allemand, Léon Bloy for Nous ne sommes... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140915

  46. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
    STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.

    London : 1882

    First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail. This copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.

    Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140276

  47. Scheme and Orders for the Military Arrangements at Delhi in connection with the Coronation Durbar
    (DELHI DURBAR.) Scheme and Orders for the Military Arrangements at Delhi in connection with the Coronation Durbar

    Calcutta : 1911

    First and sole edition, produced in small numbers for the use of officials and inevitably scarce; an important primary source for the Delhi Durbar, "the most spectacular ceremony in the history of the British empire" (ODNB), held on 12 December 1911 to mark the coronation of George V and Mary of Teck as Emperor and Empress of India. These military arrangements... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140854

  48. Kandahar in 1879;
    LE MESSURIER, Augustus. Kandahar in 1879;

    London : 1880

    First and sole edition of this decidedly uncommon and important eye-witness account of the Second Afghan War (1878-80). This copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), with his armorial bookplate. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and his career is elucidated... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140749

  49. A Cavalry Manual for the use of Officers of the Bengal Cavalry.
    HILL, R. B. A Cavalry Manual for the use of Officers of the Bengal Cavalry.

    Simla : 1869

    Rare, unrecorded Indian cavalry manual; this copy with a fine military provenance, inscribed at head of the title page, "G. H. Elliott, 3rd Bengal Cavalry" and with a number of emendations in his hand noting updates to general orders. George Hambley Elliott (d. 1931) was gazetted ensign with the 91st Highlanders in July 1867, transferring to the 93rd... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140765

  50. A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore,
    SHEPHERD, J. W. A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore,

    Lucknow : 1894

    Fourth edition of a popular Mutiny memoir by one of the few survivors of the Cawnpore massacre, originally published in the Calcutta and London Papers in 1857 under the title "Brief account of the Outbreak at Cawnpore", and in book form in a small edition of 500 copies in 1862. Shepherd was a Eurasian clerk of the Commissariat Department and Sorksy... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140823

  51. A Picture of Lisbon, taken on the Spot:
    CARRÈRE, Joseph-Barthélemy-François. A Picture of Lisbon, taken on the Spot:

    London : 1809

    First edition of this timely English translation of Carrère's 1798 Voyage au Portugal et particulèrement Lisbonne. Evidently rushed onto a market craving information on Portugal following Soult's invasion in January 1809. It was variably received at the time: The Monthly Review correctly identifying that it was "derived from a French source", and... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139694

  52. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.
    EDWARDES, Herbert B., Major. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.

    London : 1851

    First edition, decidedly uncommon. Edwardes' low-key style is perhaps at odds with his reputation a brilliant soldier-diplomat, whose willingness to act on his own initiative, despite his lack of formal military training, was instrumental in defeating the dangerous insurrection at Multan.

    His account include the establishment of a British administrative... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135165

  53. La Manière Française.
    BONFILS, Robert. La Manière Française.

    Paris : 1917

    First, and only edition, number 159 of 320 copies only. Superb suite of plates celebrating the French war effort in the early years of the First World War by the designer Robert Bonfils, one of the recognised masters of Art Deco. The text is provided by the Naturalist author Descaves, a follower of Huysmans whose anti-military novel Les Sous-Offs... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140768

  54. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;
    HILDEBRAND, G. B. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;

    London : 1864

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon - both Copac and OCLC list three locations (BL, NLS, Cambridge). The text concludes "End of Volume I", but this is all published. An extraordinary sustained exercise in apocalyptic biblical exegesis by a mind stimulated, or perhaps over-stimulated, by the ongoing war in the Crimea. The author saw the rise of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121341

  55. A Proclamation declaring what Ensign or Colours shall be borne at Sea in Merchant Ships or Vessels, belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging.
    (MARITIME - THE RED ENSIGN.) A Proclamation declaring what Ensign or Colours shall be borne at Sea in Merchant Ships or Vessels, belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging.

    London : 1801

    First edition, a rare survival indeed, a single copy as part of a collection of acts in the library of the University of New Brunswick, otherwise we have been unable to trace another copy of this broadside made for the public dissemination of the stipulations of London Gazette, No. 15324. "On 1 January 1801, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 119991

  56. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.
    (WORLD WAR II.) SHEW, Glenn B. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.

    1943-5

    A small collection of material documenting pilot training and service during World War Two, concluding with combat duty in India and Burma. The miniature format photographs are largely scenes on or around the unit's base in India, and although small reveal considerable detail when viewed under a lens. The larger images include Shew and his colleague... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 113374

  57. 139421comp
    BAGNOLD, Enid. Diary Without Dates; [together with:] The Happy Foreigner.

    London : 1918 & 1920

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

    Stock Code: 139421

  58. 137647
    FAIRBAIRN, William Ewart All-in Fighting.

    London : 1942

    First edition. Genuinely uncommon - just six 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
    £525.00

    Stock Code: 137647

  59. 135819detail
    (WWII - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE.) "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.

    1943

    A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region - Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 135819

  60. A Report on Operation Plainfare (The Berlin Airlift), 25th June 1948 - 6th October 1949.
    (BERLIN AIRLIFT) WILLIAMS, Thomas Melling, Air Marshal. A Report on Operation Plainfare (The Berlin Airlift), 25th June 1948 - 6th October 1949.

    Bielefeld, Germany : 1950

    First and only edition, classified RESTRICTED. This definitive report on the British effort in the Berlin Airlift, the first major crisis of the Cold War, was compiled under Air Marshal Williams as C-i-C British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany), who was awarded the DSM (US) for his services during the airlift. Until relatively recently this remarkable... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135790

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