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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. "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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. The Life and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Sir George Pollock.
    LOW, Charles Rathbone. The Life and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Sir George Pollock.

    London : 1873

    First edition, this copy presented by the author to the Royal United Service Institution in 1904, with presentation label to front pastedown and their embossed library stamp to title page. This remains the only biography of Sir George Pollock (1786-1872), a lifelong Indian Army officer, who, with Sir William Nott, became one of the heroes of the disastrous... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139221

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

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

    A fascinating photograph album compiled immediately post 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 the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134425

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. Remarks upon Capt. Middleton's Defence:
    DOBBS, Arthur. Remarks upon Capt. Middleton's Defence:

    London : 1744

    First edition of one of the scarcest documents in the bitter paper war that erupted between Dobbs and Middleton following the latter's attempt to find the North-West Passage, ultimately resulting in the blunting of his promising career - he was awarded the Royal Society's prestigious Copley Medal in 1742 - and enforced retirement. The "campaign of vilification... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 138112

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. [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

  52. 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

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

    London : 1896

    First and only edition. A fine 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 Russians were seen to be making solid advances in the region, pushing across the Khanates of Central Asia, a railway line following in their tracks, and "had begun to show... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 99440

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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". The recipient Robert Allen Grant (1905-1998) was then-Member of the House of Representatives for Indiana, a position he held from 1939 to 1949, thereafter appointed by Eisenhower... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 138304

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