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  1. 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

  2. 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 of Edwardes' memoir of his year in the Punjab, "narrated in a droll, low-key style" (Riddick). His account include the establishment of a British administrative presence at Bunnu while he was a young army lieutenant seconded to the civil administration, "a tour of the province of Multan as a Land Revenue Officer, and as the commander of... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135165

  3. The Wooden Bowl.
    (JAPANESE FAIRY TALES.) The Wooden Bowl.

    Tokyo : [1934]

    First edition thus, second overall, in large format and on crêpe-paper (the crêpeing process was applied after printing), and the 16th title in Hasegawa's "Fairy Tale" books series, published between 1885 and 1903. The Wooden Bowl tale was first published in 1887, on plain paper, and reprinted around two years later in the same format.
    Takejirō... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 140781

  4. Marco Polo.
    (POP-UP BOOK.) KUBAŠTA, Vojtěch. Marco Polo.

    London : 1962

    The present pop-up, in fine working condition, depicts 13th-century explorer Marco Polo aboard the royal carriage, carried by four elephants, accompanying Kublai Khan on a hunt. The designer, Vojtěch Kubašta (19141992), was a Czech architect and artist who drew on his architectural training to engineer complex three-dimensional folding scenes. "Relatively... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140702

  5. Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei
    (UZBEKISTAN.) Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei

    Moscow : 1840

    First edition. Extremely uncommon, no copies traced on OCLC. The first attempt to describe khanate of Khiva as an individual entity, without reference to its neighbouring states. Issued at the time of Perovsky's disastrous campaign which was intended to free Russian slaves in the khanate, it was no doubt as a useful reference for officers. Perovsky... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 120924

  6. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
    PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]

    St Petersburg : 1868

    First and only edition, decidedly uncommon with OCLC showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. Highly desirable account of Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan - and its surrounding area at the time of the Russian annexation. On the establishment of the new Russian Governor-generalship... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 117849

  7. 111051
    MAYER, Leo Aryeh. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    Oxford : 1933

    First and only edition. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities.... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 111051

  8. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].
    (JAZZ) DLUGACH, Mikhail. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].

    Moscow : 1937

    Uncommon, print run of just 8000 copies. An advertisement for the Soviet Little peoples' circus group, the "Musical and Eccentric Group of Lilliputians", founded in late 1920s under direction of Mikhail Kachuriner (1896-1976), and continued until shortly after his death. The main accent was always on musical talent, the performers having musical instruments... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 124905

  9. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.
    CHURCHILL, Charles Henry, Colonel. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.

    London : 1862

    First edition, published in two formats, 1,000 copies issued in post octavo, as here, and 250 copies in larger demy octavo, "uniform in size with the Author's Mount Lebanon 1853".

    Churchill (1807-1867) was British consul at Damascus and author of a number of important regional studies including the present work and a major biography of Abd-el-Kader,... Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 126158

  10. 109982
    (JAPANESE TEXTILES.) Usu zumi.

    Kyoto : c. 1870

    A stunning design manuscript for early Meiji-era textiles, fan papers and packaging, including stylised landscapes, a composition of silk moths with bobbins and unspooled thread, delicately rendered thistles, a collection of subtly coloured sea shells, cranes emerging from riverside bamboo, and a number of more abstract designs. Delightful collection... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 109982

  11. 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

  12. History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento  de Gamboa, and The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo.
    MARKHAM, Sir Clements. History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo.

    London : 1907-8

    First editions. "The publication of the text of the Sarmiento manuscript in the Library of Göttingen University, has enabled the Council to present the members of the Hakluyt Society with the most authentic narrative of events connected with the history of the Incas of Peru" (Introduction). The supplement is decidedly uncommon. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 113668

  13. "Year Without Spring."
    BRIGGS, Ernest. "Year Without Spring."

    1942

    The typescript gives an epistolary account of the army service of Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War, the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen.
    The first letter dates from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26 June 1942; the last is dated 22... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 93902

  14. 140608
    SUZUKI, Diasetz Teitaro. Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression, of Suzuki's first own book in English. His work aimed "to refute the many wrong opinions which are entertained by Western critics and to awake interest among scholars of comparative religion" (Preface).
    Suzuki (1870-1966) was an influential Japanese writer, whose publications on Buddhism, Zen (Chan), and Shin were... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140608

  15. Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.
    CHAMPAGNAC, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.

    Paris : 1836

    First edition of Champagnac's retelling, for the children, of Cook's voyages to the Pacific, including New Zealand, Batavia (present-day Jakarta), Tahiti, the Sandwich Islands, and many others.
    Champagnac (1798-1858), a prolific author of educational material for young readers, included an appendix providing biographical, historical, and geographical... Learn More
    £1,900.00

    Stock Code: 140574

  16. 139715
    (THE SAVOY.) The Savoy.

    London : [1923]

    First edition, first impression of this highly attractive promotional booklet printed at the Curwen Press, complete with the scarce dust jacket. "The purpose of this little book is to offer a few reflections of London from the windows of the Savoy. During the past year more American guests have stayed at the Savoy than ever in its history, and to them... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139715

  17. 135790
    (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

  18. From Cadet to Colonel.
    SEATON, Sir Thomas. From Cadet to Colonel.

    London : 1866

    First and sole edition of this lively military memoir of service in India. "Seaton commanded the 60th NI which mutinied at Umballah originally on May 10th he saw many years of action in India served at the Siege of Delhi and afterwards in the Doab and Rohilchund. Seaton was a good friend of Hodson. Approximately seven chapters on the Mutiny" (Sorsky).... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140701

  19. Complete set of the three voyages.
    COOK, James. Complete set of the three voyages.

    London : 1773 - 85

    First editions of the second and third voyages, preferred second edition of the first voyage (see below). An imposing set, with good, strong impressions of the plates; as is customary, the outsize plates from the third voyage are contained in an atlas folio volume ("Booksellers are cautioned not to have them bound up, with the rest of the Plates" vol.... Learn More
    £39,500.00

    Stock Code: 139237

  20. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-3

    Fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation. The preface notes that "elaborate directions for the navigation of the Red Sea, by Captains Moresby and Elwon, of the Indian Navy, latterly published by the Honourable East India... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 139134

  21. A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.
    BURNEY, James. A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.

    London : 1803-17

    First edition of "the most important general history of early South Seas discoveries, containing practically everything of importance on the subject; collected from all sources, with the most important remarks concerning them... Many of the early voyages to California would be inaccessible were they not collected herein" (Hill). James Burney (1750-1821)... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 133007

  22. Oriental Repertory.
    DALRYMPLE, [Alexander.] Oriental Repertory.

    London : 1791-[7]

    First edition, first issue, large paper copy, from the stated print-run of 250 copies only, of this valuable compilation of researches into the history, culture, topography, commerce and natural history of India, Burma, Cochinchina, and China, consisting mostly of reports, charts and translation produced by agents of the East India Company, including... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 115902

  23. Aziatskaya Rossiya Atlas.
    GLINKA, Grigoriy Vyacheslavovich. Aziatskaya Rossiya Atlas.

    St Petersburg : 1914

    First edition of this atlas considered "one of the finest achievements of pre-revolutionary Russian cartography" (National Library of Russia, Cartography Department on-line catalogue). Covering present day Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Siberia, it was designed to accompany Glinka's three-volume work of the same title,... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 114845

  24. From Pole to Pole.
    HEDIN, Sven. From Pole to Pole.

    London : 1912

    First edition in English, first impression, in a handsome calf binding. Originally published in Swedish in 1911. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140643

  25. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
    (JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY.) BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.

    Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-8

    Rare no other copies located or references found. These highly detailed planning documents would have been produced in extremely limited numbers for a small group of stakeholders. This copy with gilt presentation supralibros; "To A.A. / From D.R.B.": D.R.B. was David Ross Balfour, who led the project as a partner in his father's Westminster and Newcastle... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138324

  26. Alcorani textus universus.
    (QUR'AN; Arabic & Latin.) Alcorani textus universus.

    Padua : 1698

    First edition of Marracci's Qur'an, "the greatest pre-modern European work of Qur'anic scholarship" (Burman). The second volume, "Refutatio Alcorani", comprises the second obtainable edition of the original Arabic, a Latin translation considered "by far and away the best translation of the Qur'an to date" (Hamilton), and an analysis and refutation of... Learn More
    £10,500.00

    Stock Code: 115141

  27. 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

  28. The Second Afghan War, 1878-80. Abridged Official Account.
    MacGREGOR, Sir Charles, & Francis Gordon Cardew. The Second Afghan War, 1878-80. Abridged Official Account.

    London : 1908

    First and sole edition. This is the only relic of MacGregor's massive official history of the campaign, which was either "treated as a secret work" as according to the Preface, or suppressed by the government for criticisms of Indian defence policy "beyond its terms of reference" (ODNB) Either way, it was reworked by Cardew, historian of the Bengal... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140704

  29. 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

  30. Through Russian Central Asia.
    GRAHAM, Stephen. Through Russian Central Asia.

    London : 1916

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "For Leslie Jones, Stephen Graham, 5 / xii / 71". Graham (1884-1975) was one of the most interesting travelers in and commentators on Russia: born in Edinburgh, the son of the journalist and author P. Anderson Graham, he left school at 14 to work as a clerk... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140649

  31. The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508
    VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508

    London : 1928

    First Argonuat Press edition, number 32 of 975 copies printed on Japon vellum. Ludovico di Varthema, also known as Barthema and Vertomannus (c.1470-1517), was an Italian traveller, diarist and aristocrat known for being the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Nearly everything that is known about his life comes from his own account... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140658

  32. Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon [sic], and Cyprus, in the Year 1814.
    LIGHT, Henry. Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon [sic], and Cyprus, in the Year 1814.

    London : 1818

    First and sole edition. Sir Henry Light (1783-1870), later governor of British Guiana (1838-48), was a captain with the Royal Artillery stationed at Malta when, in 1814, he "obtained leave to travel in the countries he describes" (preface). Continuing in the third person, Light remarks that "curiosity and amusement were his object: he kept a journal... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140585

  33. 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 for official use only, this copy stamped "415" at head of the title page. "General Sir Archibald Hunter when inspecting the Jhansi Brigade in the winter of 1906-07, suggested that 'all officers should be made acquainted with the details of the operations within the Brigade area, especially those leading... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 140748

  34. 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

  35. The Tirah Campaign,
    WOOSNAM MILLS, H. The Tirah Campaign,

    Lahore : 1898

    First and sole edition of this remarkably scarce account of the Tirah campaign (1897-98), a punitive expedition against the Afridi of the North-West Frontier; an online search of institutional libraries citing six locations only, at the British Library, at Bateman's (Kipling's Sussex home, a presentation copy from the author), Oxford, Leiden, Minnesota,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140722

  36. Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official.
    SLEEMAN, William Henry. Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official.

    London : 1844

    First edition of this beautifully produced work. Sir William Henry Sleeman (1788-1856) "was a British soldier and administrator in India who joined the Bengal army in 1809. In 1820 he became assistant to the Governor-General's Agent in the Sagar and Narmada territories. He is famous for... his role in the suppression of thagi thuggee. He was Resident... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140735

  37. 139496
    RÖHR, Johann Friedrich. Palästina oder historisch-geographische Beschreibung des judischen Landes zur zeit Jesu.

    Zeitz : 1831

    Sixth edition, "vermehrte und verbesserte" (increased and improved), originally published in 1819. Johann Friedrich Röhr (1816-1878) was a German theological Rationalist and general superintendent and chief court preacher at Weimar; he remains perhaps best known now for having delivered the sermon at Goethe's funeral in 1826. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139496

  38. Mexico. An Object Lesson.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Mexico. An Object Lesson.

    Boston : 1939

    First US edition, first printing. With the author's presentation slip, tipped into the front endpaper, reading, "For H. A. Rappaport Evelyn Waugh". H. A. Rappaport was an eccentric American bibliophile, who had a habit of hand printing or binding offprints of his favourite author's works and sending them to the authors in exchange for presentation copies... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 112497

  39. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China...
    STAUNTON, George. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China...

    London : 1798

    Second, corrected, edition of the official account of the first official British Embassy to China, headed by George, Earl Macartney; the first edition was published the previous year. Macartney was dispatched to Peking in 1792, travelling via Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Indonesia. He was accompanied by Staunton, and... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 129560

  40. Nineveh and Its Remains:
    LAYARD, Austen Henry. Nineveh and Its Remains:

    London : 1849

    First edition. Layard who "grew up a Romantic, desperate for fame and exotic experiences, and contemptuous of English professional mores", turned his back on steady employ in his uncle's solicitor's office and set of overland to join another uncle in Ceylon. Side-tracked by adventure he set aside his original itinerary and lived for some time in the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140572

  41. Recollections of an Artillery Officer:
    HILL, Benson Earle. Recollections of an Artillery Officer:

    London : 1836

    First edition of this memoir by Benson Earle Hill (bap. 1790, d. 1845) who served as Artillery Staff Officer at the battle of New Orleans. He served with the Royal Regiment of Artillery until 1822 and "he was extremely well-travelled, as the army had taken him to Ireland, North America, and Europe" (ODNB). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140567

  42. Tirah. 1897.
    CALLWELL, C. E. Tirah. 1897.

    London : 1911

    First edition. Sir Charles Edward Callwell (1859-1928) had one brief, rather unsuccessful, period of field command during the Boer War, but his strengths lay elsewhere: "Callwell was an accomplished linguist, a skilled intelligence officer, and a prolific writer of quality on a wide range of military affairs and on military history throughout his career.... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140461

  43. In Abor Jungles.
    HAMILTON, Angus. In Abor Jungles.

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression. An important account of Major-General Bowers's punitive expedition against the rebellious Abor tribesmen on India's north-east frontier, sparked by the murder of two British officials; also covering the political missions to the Mishmi and Miri. Hamilton (1874-1913), the son of an officer who served with the 2nd West... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140488

  44. Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;
    LAYARD, Austen H. Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;

    London : 1853

    First edition. Layard's important second British Museum expedition "yielded further important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian culture is founded" (ODNB). "Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140571

  45. A History of the Indian Mutiny.
    FORREST, G. W. A History of the Indian Mutiny.

    Edinburgh & London : 1904-1912

    First edition, complete with the elusive third volume, published eight years after the first two. "Essentially a comprehensive survey of the military operations of the British. Government records and personal narratives have been studied and compared for the sake of accuracy. Narrative style is surprisingly clear and many maps included. Relatively impartial.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140471

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

    London : 1886

    First edition of this uncommon and important source, this a fine association copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), who is mentioned several times in the present work, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140465

  47. Ismailïa.
    BAKER, Samuel W. Ismailïa.

    London : 1874

    First edition. In 1869 "the Khedive Isma'il appointed Baker to a four-year term as governor-general of the equatorial Nile basin, with the rank of pasha and major-general in the Ottoman army. It was the most senior post a European ever received under an Egyptian administration. According to the khedive's firman, Baker's duties included annexing the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139347

  48. The Life of The Marquis of Dalhousie.
    LEE-WARNER, Sir William. The Life of The Marquis of Dalhousie.

    London : 1904

    First edition, first impression, of the first biography of Dalhousie to be based on access to the "whole mass of his correspondence". Lee-Warner was a "competition wallah", passing the open competition for the Indian civil service in 1867, arriving in Bombay in 1869 to take up an appointment as assistant collector and magistrate of Poona. Over the next... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140512

  49. Descriptiones animalium, quae in itinere ad maris Australis terras per annos 1772, 1773 et 1774
    FORSTER, Johann Reinhold. Descriptiones animalium, quae in itinere ad maris Australis terras per annos 1772, 1773 et 1774

    Berlin : 1844

    First edition of Forster's study of the Australasian fauna encountered on Cook's second voyage. A distinguished naturalist, Forster (1729-1798) was employed as Chief Naturalist for the Resolution on Cook's second voyage, accompanied by his son Georg (1754-1794) as an assistant; "the elder Forster proved to be a highly capable scientist and a keen observer... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 140525

  50. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.
    RAIT, Robert S. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.

    Westminster : 1903

    First edition of this "excellent biography" (Brice), for over a century the only full-length memoir of the man "said to have commanded in more general actions than any other British officer of the nineteenth century except the Duke of Wellington" (ODNB). Gough (1779-1869) was gazetted lieutenant in 1795, and posted to the 78th Highlanders at the Cape... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140528

  51. General Gatacre.
    GATACRE, Beatrix. General Gatacre.

    London : 1910

    First edition of this uncommon memoir. Gatacre (1843-1906) was on the Black Mountain Expedition of 1888 (also known as the Hazara Expedition), the Tonhon Expedition in Burma (1889-90), was engaged in the relief of Chitral (1895) and the retaking of the Sudan (1898) and held various commands in South Africa (1899-1900). "Gatacre was a brave, dedicated,... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140486

  52. Quest Under Capricorn.
    ATTENBOROUGH, David. Quest Under Capricorn.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression of Attenborough's visit to the Nothern Territory of Australia. Signed by Attenborough on the title page. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140507

  53. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
    STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.

    London : 1894

    Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140439

  54. With Kelly to Chitral.
    BEYNON, W. G. L. With Kelly to Chitral.

    London : 1896

    First edition of what The Times called this "very racy account of the little campaign" to lift the siege of Chitral on the North-West Frontier in March-April 1895. Beynon (1866-1955) was a lieutenant with the 3rd Gurkha Rifles and a staff officer attached to Colonel Kelly's relief force who "probably saw as much campaigning on the North-West Frontier... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140456

  55. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.
    FRASER, Hastings. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.

    London : 1885

    First edition. Fraser's service in India was "long and distinguished" (ODNB). He joined the Madras army at 17 and escorted the Mysore princes to Bengal in 1807. After serving as private secretary to Sir George Barlow, the governor of Madras, he was deputy commissary during the Madras expedition to Mauritius (1810). Being fluent in French he assisted... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140476

  56. The Egyptian Soudan.
    ALFORD, Henry S. L., & W. Dennistoun Sword. The Egyptian Soudan.

    London : 1898

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the title page "Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, With the Author's Compliments".
    The recipient, Horatio Herbert, Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (18501916), was a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won notoriety for his imperial campaigns, most especially his scorched earth policy against... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140484

  57. In Pursuit of the "Mad" Mullah.
    McNEILL, Malcolm. In Pursuit of the "Mad" Mullah.

    London : 1902

    First edition, scarce. The "Mad" Mullah of the title was an epithet given by the British to Sayyid Muhammad 'Abd Allah al-Hasan (1856-1920), a Somali religious and patriotic leader who established the Dervish State in Somalia and fought the 20-year Somaliland Campaign against British, Italian and Ethiopian forces. "When not pummeling the Mullah and... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140372

  58. Eimi.
    CUMMINGS, E. E. Eimi.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 7 of 1,381 copies signed by the author, additionally inscribed "For H. W. from EEC. April 3". Eimi was a travelogue, in Cummings's signature abstract prose, of his visit to the Soviet Union in 1931. As explained on the limitation page, the unusual limitation was apparently simply a reflection of the number... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138117

  59. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.
    SMITH, Sir Harry. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.

    London : 1902 and 1901

    First edition of volume II, early reprint of volume I. Smith's (1787-1860) career was remarkable and romantic. His autobiography includes detail of his early service in South America, Monte Video and Buenos Aires in 1806-7; through the Napoleonic Wars: the Peninsular, Corunna, Torres Vedras, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajos - where he met the lovely Juana, the... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140540

  60. The Indian Frontier War.
    JAMES, Lionel. The Indian Frontier War.

    London : 1898

    First edition. James was Reuter's special correspondent on General Sir William Lockhart's campaign against the Orakzai and Tirah Afridis in 1897. His narrative "catches such telling details as the dry water bottle and the Maxim's effectiveness, and is effectively complemented by a series of maps, etchings and photographs" (Riddick). "In 1897 Lockhart... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140510

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