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CLAFLIN, Tennessee, afterwards Lady Cook. Essays on Social Topics.
Westminster : [c.1890s]Early edition of this collection of essays on women's rights, sexual ethics, and politics by the activist and sometime stockbroker Tennessee Claflin (1846-1923).
America's first female stockbrokers, Claflin and her sister Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) moved to New York during the late 1860s where they opened their Wall Street brokerage firm, Woodhull,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139665
(WORLD WAR I: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS.) WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After. An Autobiography by …
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Copac, to which OCLC adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
(WORLD WAR I.) Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna. Description of Plant and Process.
Dumfries : 1918First and only edition. The massive factory site, which included the two purpose-built townships of Gretna and Eastriggs, was established as a response to the Shell Crisis of 1915. The plant's product was cordite - a smokeless propellant explosive comprised of a mixture of nitro-glycerine and nitro-cellulose, or gun cotton, and described by Sir Arthur... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 79783
(WORLD WAR II; US ARMY.) [Official reports concerning the United States Army during World War Two.]
Washington : 1943-45-46Superbly provenanced complete set of the original handsomely-produced official US Army wartime reports, the personal copies of General Brehon Burke Somervell (1892-1955), George Marshall's commander of Services of Supply, the first two being presentation copies from Marshall, the cover of each volume gilt lettered with Somervell's name and rank. Services... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 133868
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland,
London : 1720First edition. Clarendon's account of the events in Ireland after the death of Charles I, the supplement to his famous History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (1702-4), had previously circulated in manuscript only. Edward Hyde (as he then was) was a close personal friend and political ally of the first duke of Ormond (1610-1688), leader of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 134528
(SHAW, George Bernard.) COSTER, Howard. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
London : [early 1930s]Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of his play The Philanderer (performed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 114626
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,
Oxford : 1707, & 1759 [Life]Second folio edition of the History, large paper issue; together with the first edition of Clarendon's autobiography, also a large paper issue; all uncut, and uniformly bound in an imposing Victorian binding. Originally written in the 1640s and revised in 1671, the history was first published in folio between 1702 and 1704, and in octavo from 1705 to... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138605
(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.
Oxford : 1807Large paper issue - Lowndes notes that only 50 such sets were printed - of this very appealing Oxford edition presented here in a choice Regency binding. First published between 1702 and 1707 (with the first octavo edition appearing in 1705-06) Clarendon's great History has "remained in the mind because of his literary achievementthe fashioning of the... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 106106
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History Of The Rebellion And Civil Wars In England.
Oxford : 1819A very pleasing library set of Clarendon's History, which was "the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English" (ODNB) when first published in Oxford in 1702-3, and remained a staple of all libraries for long after. This set was in the library of the Carleton-Cowper family at Carleton Hall, near Penrith, Cumbria: the house... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114062
(CRIMEAN WAR.) General Orders issued to the Army of the East,
London : 1856First 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
(SECOND BOER WAR.) The Qakamba.
Cape Town : 1898-99A rare collection of ephemera from the Second Boer War comprising:
1. Seventeen issues of The Qakamba, comprising a complete run of the first sixteen issues (May 1898 - August 1899), and the 19th (November 1899; therefore only two issues not present: September and October 1899. Extent of each issue is between 16 and 24 pages and pagination is... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 134209
(SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR.) Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
Tokyo : 1938First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114232
(CRIMEAN WAR.) Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:
1855First 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
(SHANGHAI - SINO-JAPANESE WAR) Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.
Shanghai : 1937Remarkable run of sixty original Intelligence Summaries, all classified SECRET, compiled by the Intelligence Officer, BRITFORCE at Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Nos. 12-18 (dated from 30 Aug.-5th Sept. 1937) & Nos. 20-72 (dated from 7th Sept. to 18th Nov. 1937). Issued almost daily during the height of the conflict. These rare intelligence... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 135752
(WOMEN; WORLD WAR II.) Original manuscript notebook.
Ramsgate : April 1942 - March 1943A 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
(WORLD WAR II; PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.) Current Combat Leaflets.
Paris : 1944Extremely uncommon internal psyops production, classified "Restricted", and numbered 36 in an unstated print-run. No records on Copac, OCLC, or KVK, but copies located at UCL in the papers of Sir Gavin de Beer, the influential evolutionary embryologist who served as lieutenant-colonel in charge of psychological warfare in the field at SHAEF, and following... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 113423
(SOUTH AFRICA: BOER WAR.) MONCRIEFF, Lieutenant A. R., Royal Scots Greys. Personal photograph album with accompanying manuscript notebook.
South Africa : 1902Fascinating, well-documented and vivid album of original photographs taken by a cavalry officer attached to a mounted infantry unit in South Africa after the conclusion of the Second Boer War (31 May 1902). Lieutenant Moncrieff was serving with number 4 troop, "C" squadron of the 12th Mounted Infantry, known as The Highland Company, and attached to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120114
COWARD, Noël. Present Laughter.
London : 1943First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Coward to his close friend and leading lady Joyce Carey, "Darling Joyce, from Noël" on the front free endpaper. Joyce Carey (1898-1993) is best known for her long professional and personal relationship with Noel Coward. In the midst of her stage career, which lasted from 1916 to 1987,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139523
(MANNOCK, Edward "Mick".) JONES, Ira "Taffy". King of Air Fighters.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of the first biography of one of the top fighter aces of the Great War, "perhaps the greatest tactician and teacher of fighting tactics" (ODNB), Edward "Mick" Mannock (1887-1918). The author, Ira "Taffy" Jones was also highly decorated (DSO, MC, DFC) and was trained by Mannock when the latter was stationed at London... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139636
(NOTT, Sir William.) STOCQUELER, Joachim Hayward, ed. Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott.
London : 1854First edition of this uncommon memoir, 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 "superintendent of native pensions and... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 105377
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First 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
MEADE, James Edward. The Economic Basis of a Durable Peace.
London : 1940First edition, first impression. "Believing that a satisfactory peace settlement would require the existence of an international organization, he considered the economic role that such an organization would need to play in the post-war world. He favoured an international bank with the power to issue an international currency against which individual... Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 129416
ALEXANDER, Sir James Edward. Original watercolour view of the coast of Jamaica with the Blue Mountains in the background and two fishing boats in the foreground.
Jamaica : 1831A highly evocative watercolour view of the Jamaican coastline with the famed Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range of the island, in the background.
Sir James Alexander, the artist, noted the grandeur of this very scene in the published version of his travels: "After a week's run we sighted afar off the dim outline of part of St. Domingo,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98688
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir by…
1832First edition. The third son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, Douglas was originally intended for the Navy, but after his father's death, his guardians, without consultation, obtained a place for him at the Royal Military Academy. He was subsequently superintendent of the senior department at Sandhurst, and served with distinction as assistant quartermaster-general... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 60040
NAPIER, Edward. Reminiscences of Syria, and the Holy Land.
London : 1847Second edition of this important eyewitness account of the Second Egyptian-Ottoman War (1839-41), originally published in 1843, "a mixture of historical information, anecdotes of travel, and a description of the campaign" (Blackmer). Uncommon, with one copy only in UK libraries (Manchester).
"When the British fleet was engaged on the coast of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139012
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First 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
WARDLE, Gwyllym Lloyd. A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges Preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief in the Months of February and March, 1809.
London : 1809First edition of the report which provoked one of the great scandals of the Georgian era, at the height of the war with France. Wardle initially served as a soldier in Sir William Watkins Wynn's Ancient British Regiment of light dragoons. After becoming member of Parliament for Okehampton in 1807 he quickly developed an interest in corruption in the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 113701
[SYMINGTON, Noël Howard.] WHIPPLESNAITH. The Night Climbers of Cambridge.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, of this cult classic of night-time climbing on the roofs of Cambridge colleges, which has proved an inspiration for generations of urban explorers. The first impression of October 1937, as here, is very uncommon and much sought after; more commonly encountered is the November reprint. The improbably named author "Whipplesnaith"... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 127246
WARREN, Robert Penn. Night Rider.
Boston : 1939First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Helen & Ed Case, in recollection of the weeks they helped to make so pleasant in Chapala. Red Warren, August 6, 1941. Chapala." Warren and his wife Cinina moved to Chapala for a few months in the summer of 1941, two years after the publication of... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 109802
[SYMINGTON, Noël Howard.] WHIPPLESNAITH. The Night Climbers of Cambridge.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, of this cult classic of night-time climbing on the roofs of Cambridge colleges, which has proved an inspiration for generations of urban explorers. The first impression of October 1937, as here, is very uncommon and much sought after; more commonly encountered is the November reprint. The improbably named author "Whipplesnaith"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 125005
HAMILTON, Robert Edward Archibald. Diary of a Journey in Central Arabia (1917).
[No place : c.1918]First edition, privately printed and remarkably scarce: we have not been able to locate another copy in any institutional library, either in Britain and Ireland or internationally; only two copies have appeared at auction. The official version, which was printed for the British Government in May 1918, is of comparable scarcity: Copac cites only the... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 124525
WARREN, Robert Penn. Thirty-Six Poems.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to fellow poet William S. Merwin (b. 1927), "To William Merwin, with warm regards, Robert Penn Warren" on the first blank. Merwin's poetic career began in 1952 with A Mask for Janus - he went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and in 2010 was named 17th Poet Laureate of the United States.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 81229
COWARD, Noel. Post-Mortem. A Play in Eight Scenes.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For William with my love, Noel." The recipient was William Armstrong (1882-1952), director and producer of the Liverpool Playhouse from 1922 to 1944, where he directed several Coward plays in the 1930s. He received an honorary MA from Liverpool... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114999
COWARD, Noël. Pomp and Circumstance.
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to Vivien Leigh, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Dear Darling, many many happy returns, love Noëlie". An excellent association: Coward was a long-time friend of both Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. He had launched Olivier's career by giving him the part of Victor Prynne in Private... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 121722
WARD, Rowland. A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy.
London : 1913First edition, first impression. Rowland Ward was the Michelangelo of Victorian taxidermy, that most Victorian of art-forms. An innovator who developed many techniques still used today, basing his work on painstaking observation he brought the techniques of naturalistic display to their high point. He was a friend of many of the greatest sportsmen of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132698
HERTSLET, Sir Edward. The Map of Africa by Treaty.
London : 1894First edition of this "classic work" which "traces the changes in the political frontiers imposed by the European powers from the late 18th century It concentrates on the period covered by the scramble, and approaches the subject primarily from the British point of view. The study contains geographical tables and detailed maps, as well as the texts... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139912
ORME, Edward (publ.) Historic, Military, and Naval Anecdotes,
London : 1819First edition, early state, plates watermarked 1812, 1815 or 1816, text 1806 or 1812; the plates have printed issue dates between 1815 and 1818, and were first assembled in book form in 1819. Abbey and Tooley are at variance on the status of differing issues, but Abbey concludes, "it would appear reasonable to assume that the early state of the book... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120634
EDWARDS, William. Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, and Oude.
London : 1858Third edition, published in the same year as the first edition. The third edition is revised and therefore often preferred. Edwards was Collector and Magistrate of Buduan, a small field station in Rohilcund; "The following Narrative, drawn up as opportunity offered, under circumstances of great personal danger and considerable anxiety, was transmitted... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 119339
EDWARDS, William. Reminiscences of a Bengal Civilian.
London : 1866First edition thus, a revised and extended version of Edwards's Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion, which went through three editions in 1858. Edwards served for 20 years as a civil servant in India and the first part of his narrative is given over to details relayed in a "wooden, impersonal fashion" (Riddick), but in the second part the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 127468
(DADA.) SCHWARZ, Arturo (ed.) Dada Germanico.
Milan : 1970Limited edition, one of 500 copies, a portfolio from the unnumbered series Documenti e periodici Dada (five portfolios in total, including Dada Svizzero, Dada Americano, Dada Francese, and Dada Italiano). This portfolio of seven facsimile pamphlets, predominately in German and originally published in Berlin,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116922
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir
London : 1832First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my Dearly beloved Daughter Mary Gartshore, Green Street, Sept. 28 1844, Howard Douglas"; Mary (d. 1851) married John Murray-Gartshore of Ravelston in 1836 (Gartshore served on the committee of the Naval and Military Bible Society); Howard's address was 15 Green... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130442
MALLEY, Ern. [pseud. James McAuley & Harold Stewart.] The Darkening Ecliptic.
Melbourne & Adelaide : 1944First book edition, first printing, of the poems that constituted one of the great literary hoaxes of the century. The collection of poems first appeared in a special commemorative Autumn 1944 number (actually June) of Angry Penguins, Australia's leading modernist literary magazine, who had had the poems submitted to their offices with a cover letter... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117362
WARD, William. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:
Serampore : 1811The first volume was first published in 1806, but no copies traced, this full edition being issued in 1811 from the Mission Press that Ward laboured so hard to establish. Extremely uncommon, just one set traced at auction, maybe 20 locations institutionally. Trained as a printer, and working in that capacity on various newspapers in the Midlands, and... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 102883
THOMAS, Edward. Poems.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, an an exceptional example, of Thomas's first regularly published book of poems, issued after his death at Arras on Easter Monday 1917. This is one of 1,050 copies printed, half of which were issued by Selwyn & Blound in the UK, and half by Henry Holt in America. The book is dedicated to Robert Frost, who had encouraged... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 128257
SMITH, Edward E. The Skylark of Space.
Providence, RI : First illustrated edition of Smith's classic science fiction story that first appeared in the magazine Amazing Stories (1928, vol. 3, no. 5), and then in a plain unillustrated edition in 1946. This copy is inscribed both by the illustrator, "11.18.84 - with sincerest respect & love, Oscar G. Estees", and the publisher, "To Jerry Weinst sic, Donald M.... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 82273
COLEBROOKE, Sir Thomas Edward. Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.
London : 1884First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 121130
SULLIVAN, Edward The Bungalow and the Tent.
London : 1854First edition. Sullivan, the son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Sullivan, was a travel writer whose prose was replete with "true, fresh vivacity, energy, generosity of mind, quickness of observation, and instinct for fun" (The Living Age, Vol. XXXV p. 568). Here Sullivan describes a trip where, "with understated fortitude, he notes being left in the 'agreeable'... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127198
GIBBON, Edward. Miscellaneous Works.
London : 1814Second edition, enlarged and with a new preface by Sheffield. "On Gibbon's death his papers came into the possession of his friend and literary executor, Lord Sheffield, who set about preparing them for publication. The Miscellaneous Works were published in two quarto volumes in 1796, a third volume of supplementary material being published in 1815... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139385
GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
London : 1776-88First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 136924
WARNER, Robert, Benjamin Samuel Williams, & Thomas Moore. The Orchid Album,
London : 1882-97First edition of this magnificent work, one of the great orchid books of the nineteenth century; bibliographies call for 528 plates but overlook the fact that the only folding plate (which appears in volume I) is double-numbered as 9-10 - this is a complete set and includes the four-page obituary for Benjamin Samuel Williams in volume IX.
The... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 119040
ROGERS, Edward. An essay on some general principles of political economy, on taxes upon raw produce, and on commutation of tithes.
London : 1822First edition of Rogers's mathematical economics pamphlet, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper, "To Charles Wetherell Esq. MP. with the Author's Compliments", underneath the crossed-out inscription, "To the Earl of Liverpool". At the time of the inscription the English politician and judge Charles Wetherell represented Oxford... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 120724
THOMAS, Edward. In Pursuit of Spring.
London : April 1914First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket retaining the scarce illustrated plate to the front panel. In Pursuit of Spring was Thomas's last work of prose and provides an account of his week-long bicycle ride from central London out into the Quantock Hills in Somerset undertaken in March 1913. It is often considered the best... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131308
[GOLßENAU, Arnold Veith von.] RENN, Ludwig. After War.
London : 1931First English edition, first impression, of this second novel (originally published as "Nachkrieg" (1930), the sequel to "Krieg" (1928), or War (1929)), by "Ludwig Renn", pseudonym of Arnold Friedrich Vieth von Golßenau (1889-1979), the aristocratic German novelist who later joined the Communist party in 1928, was arrested in 1932 by the Nazis for... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 104593
WELLS, H. G. What Is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War.
London : 1916First edition, first impression. This is a collection of 12 articles in which Wells offers his predictions on the political and economic changes that will come to the world in the wake of the First World War. Wells "boldly opened What is Coming?, a new book of prophesy and forecast, by invoking his modest scientific training again as one of... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 137670
CLAUSEWITZ, General Carl von. On War:
London : 1873First full English edition of Clausewitz' Vom Kriege, which was first published 1832-4 as part of his posthumous works. In view of a recent estimation of On War as "the most important general treatment of its subject yet produced," (Oxford Companion to Military History), the circumstances surrounding the publication of this translation are remarkably... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 129716
JAMES, Lionel. The Indian Frontier War.
London : 1898First 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
TOLSTOY, Leo. War and Peace.
London : 1886First English edition of War and Peace, rare in commerce, published in October 1886 in the first flush of enthusiasm for previously disregarded Russian novelists. Russomania was first detectable in France, where Vizetelly had spent 12 years of his working life. After his return to England in 1878, the output of his new firm, Vizetelly & Co., consisted... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 137493
DUBERLY, Frances Isabella Locke, Mrs. Henry. Journal kept during the Russian War:
1855First edition. Elusive and highly desirable narrative of the Crimean War by the wife of Paymaster Henry Duberly of the 8th Hussars, part of the legendary light brigade. "Although she missed the battle of the Alma and saw only the aftermath of the battle of Inkerman, she witnessed the cavalry charges at Balaklava and the assault on Malakhov, experienced... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 68168
(CHINA.) Second Opium War.An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 127365