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  1. Remington's Frontier Sketches.
    REMINGTON, Frederic. Remington's Frontier Sketches.

    Chicago : [1898]

    First edition of this excellent collection of Remington's distinctive drawings of the American West. "Remington's paintings of this era are intensely narrative and seek to capture the passing of the frontier for Native Americans and white frontier settlers" (ANB). Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141755

  2. A Narrative of the Loss of the Royal George, at Spithead, August, 1782;
    SLIGHT, Julian. A Narrative of the Loss of the Royal George, at Spithead, August, 1782;

    Portsea : 1841

    One of numerous editions, following the first of 1840, of this popular souvenir bound in timber salvaged from the wreck. Desperately fragile, and consequently uncommon, BL only for this edition. While undergoing repairs off Spithead in 1782 the Royal George sank with the loss of 800 lives. As she became an obstruction to the anchorage, Sir Charles Pasley,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141452

  3. Soldiers of the Prophet.
    MURPHY, Charles Cecil Rowe., lieut.-col. Soldiers of the Prophet.

    London : 1921

    Well-preserved first edition of this uncommon "collection of reports... containing valuable new facts for the historian" (GJ, 60;2), from various campaigns and expeditions in Near and Middle East, including Gallipoli, anti-gun running operations in the Makran, and counter-insurgency in Oman in 1915. This copy from the library of Peter Hopkirk, bookplate... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141910

  4. A Memoir of Major-General Sir R. R. Gillespie, Knight Commander of the most honorable Order of the Bath, &c.
    GILLESPIE, Sir Robert Rolo - THORN, William. A Memoir of Major-General Sir R. R. Gillespie, Knight Commander of the most honorable Order of the Bath, &c.

    London : 1816

    First and only contemporary edition of this uncommon posthumous memoir of a remarkable early 19th-century colonial military career, spanning the Caribbean, South and South East Asia. Just six locations on Library Hub, no copies traced at auction. An excellent copy, highly desirable in the original boards, judiciously restored.

    Born in Ireland,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 117017

  5. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World;
    CREASY, E[dward] S[hepherd.] The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World;

    London : 1851

    First edition of one of the most influential books of military history ever published, continuously in print since it was first issued. Required reading for every Modern Major General for the study of "fights historical from Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical". The first edition is decidedly uncommon. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 137281

  6. Regimiento de navegacion.
    MEDINA, Pedro de. Regimiento de navegacion.

    Seville : 1552

    Very rare first edition of Medina's great navigational treatise, an appealing copy in contemporary vellum. Praised for its fine woodcuts, which are among the earliest to depict man's use of astrolabes, the Regimiento offers the essentials of seamanship in a practical format, and was intended for ship-born pilots; Francis Drake carried a copy during... Learn More
    £225,000.00

    Stock Code: 139149

  7. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:
    HUTCHISON, Graham Seton. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:

    Woking : 1944

    First and limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies signed by the author and specially bound; inevitably extremely uncommon and represented but thinly among institutional libraries; with an additional presentation inscription on the front free endpaper from the author to his son, "James Graham Pinney Hutchison from Dad, Christmas 1944"; the recipient... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141743

  8. I.N.A. Defence.
    INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY - DESAI, Bhulabhai J. I.N.A. Defence.

    Bombay & Delhi : 1946 & [1945?]

    Two contemporary publications of the address delivered by Desai in defence of the members of the Indian National Army on trial for treason, both produced around the same time (December 1945-January 1946). Scarce, the Congress Publication Board edition shows only one location on Library Hub (BL), the INA defence committee edition shows three.

    In... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 129778

  9. For Queen and Country: the Career of Harry Payne Military Artist 1858-1927.
    CANE, Michael. For Queen and Country: the Career of Harry Payne Military Artist 1858-1927.

    Kingston, Surrey : 1977

    First edition, number 128 of 400 copies only. This detailed biography also serves as a comprehensive reference work for collectors of Payne's prolific and diverse output. Harry Payne (18581927) produced many series of oilette postcards for Raphael Tuck & Sons, once the world's largest postcard publisher, as well as their rivals Gale and Polden. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 141229

  10. Peace, War, and Adventure:
    CHESTERTON, George Laval. Peace, War, and Adventure:

    London : 1853

    First edition of this well-written memoir of a fascinating career, this a particularly attractive copy. Chesterton served in the field train department of the Royal Artillery in the Peninsula and in the war of 1812 (burning of Washington, Baltimore, Battle of New Orleans) and subsequently, with the army of Columbia under Bolivar, as judge advocate of... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 141072

  11. The Stronghold.
    FIELDING, Xan. The Stronghold.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. Fielding, who was based as an intelligence officer in Crete from January to August 1942 and from November 1942 to January 1944, "described the White Mountains in Crete with vivacity and skill" (ODNB). The photographs in this work were taken by the socialite and author Daphne Thynne, marchioness of Bath, whom Fielding... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 141765

  12. Swastika Night.
    CONSTANTINE, Murray. Swastika Night.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Written under the pseudonym Murray Constantine by British writer Katharine Burdekin, the novel takes place in a fascist dystopia where the Nazis and the Empire of Japan have conquered the world, described by John Clute as "a scathing feminist anatomy of war, sexism and power". Burdekin's pseudonym, adopted from 1934,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137494

  13. Letter to Lord W. on the Mutiny in India,
    ORLICH, Leopold von. Letter to Lord W. on the Mutiny in India,

    Bath : 1858

    First edition in English, first published in German in Leipzig the previous year. No other copy traced, this clearly predating the 1858 translation published by Boone under the title "The Military Mutiny in India : its origin and its results. With Observations by Major-General Sir W.M.G. Colebrooke", of which 5 copies can be located world-wide. von... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140654

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

    London : 1907

    Second edition, 1,500 copies printed; a particularly nice copy of this inevitably uncommon official account of the Zulu War, published anonymously, 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... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141133

  24. 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... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 46213

  25. Wyld's Large Scale Military Sketch Map of Zulu Land.
    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

  26. 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

  27. 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... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 137038

  28. Good News for Modern Man.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D., & Mamie Doud. Good News for Modern Man.

    New York : 1974

    Third edition, first published in 1971, this the special Eisenhower edition with wrappers featuring a portrait of Ike on the back panel with the quote beginning; "The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization 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

  29. Nothing of Importance.
    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

  30. Seventeen Trips through Somaliland and a Visit to Abyssinia.
    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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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 : 1963-65

    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

  40. 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

  41. 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 pas en état... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140915

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. La Manière Française.
    BONFILS, Robert. La Manière Française.

    Paris : 1917

    First, and only edition, number 159 of 320 copies only, featuring 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, editor of Aurore during the Dreyfus Affair and... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140768

  48. 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 Library Hub and WorldCat 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... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121341

  49. 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.
    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

  50. 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

  51. "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
    WORLD WAR II - 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

  52. 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

  53. Photos. Hull No. 2040. "World Hero" -  official shipyard album documenting daily progress on the construction of an oil tanker.
    SHIPBUILDING. Photos. Hull No. 2040. "World Hero" - official shipyard album documenting daily progress on the construction of an oil tanker.

    Yokohama, Japan : 1970

    Remarkable "time-lapse" shipyard photo album documenting the construction of the oil tanker World Hero in 1970; from keel laying on May 7, 1970, to launch September 23, 1970, and finally delivery to Aquarius Shipping Co. on December 1, 1970. World Hero was constructed with a DWT - dead-weight tonnage - of 226,466 tons, and was one of the transitional... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 134938

  54. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.
    COLLIER, William Bell & Page Blackwood. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.

    San Francisco, CA, Norfolk, VA & Portsmouth, NH : 1891-1924

    Highly appealing album showing various craft designed and built by naval architect William B. Collier (1869-1951) working both privately with his brother Page (1871-1913), and for the U.S. Navy. The vessels range in scale from steam launches and motorboats built by the brothers and trialed on Clear Lake, California in the 1890s to the USS Olympia, Admiral... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 133169

  55. A Soldier Civilian.
    GAISFORD, Gilbert. A Soldier Civilian.

    London : 1900

    First and sole edition of this rare memoir of a model frontier officer; an online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at the British Library; inscribed on the frontispiece recto, "M. Hodson with love from M. D. Spence, in memory of her friend G. Gaisford. Simla. Augu. 1900".

    Gaisford (1849-1898) was born in India, the son... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140688

  56. With the Peshawar Column, Tirah Expeditionary Force.
    THOMSETT, Richard Gillham. With the Peshawar Column, Tirah Expeditionary Force.

    London : 1899

    First and sole edition of this colourful and conspicuously scarce eye-witness account of the Tirah campaign (1897-98). Thomsett (b. 1857) was a lieutenant-colonel with the RAMC, had served in Afghanistan in 1878-80 and was later in Egypt (1882) and South Africa (1902). The Peshawar Column, under Brig.-Gen. A. G. Hammond VC, acted as one of the flanking... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140707

  57. Birdsong.
    FAULKS, Sebastian. Birdsong.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140381

  58. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.
    BURTON, R. G. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.

    Simla : 1908

    First and sole edition, 1, 500 copies printed and classified for official use only, this copy stamped "415" at head of the title page. "A narrative account of the revolt in Central India, the whole tract between the Jumna and Narbasda rivers including Rajputana, compiled from official dispatches and reports. Major concern is with the military suppression... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 140748

  59. General Sir Henry Drury Harness.
    HARNESS, Sir Henry Drury - COLLINSON, Thomas Bernard, & Charles Edmund Webber. General Sir Henry Drury Harness.

    London : 1903

    First and sole edition, based on Collinson's privately published Memoir of 1883. Harness (1804-1883) served as instructor of fortification at the Royal Military Academy; secretary of the Railway commission; deputy master of the Royal Mint; commissioner of public works in Ireland; director of the Royal Engineer Establishment at Chatham. "On the outbreak... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140721

  60. La Conduite de Mars,
    COURTILZ DE SANDRAS, Gatien. La Conduite de Mars,

    The Hague, : 1685

    First edition. "Impressive and influential" manual, drawing on the author's experiences during the Franco-Dutch War, 1672-8 (Rowlands, The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV, p. 187). Courtilz de Sandras (1644-1712) joined the army around 1660 serving initially in a musketeer regiment, eventually rising to the rank of captain of cavalry. He... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 134847

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