Search results for: 'JAMES, William'
JAMES, William. A Reply to A Brief Statement
London : 1824First edition. The third volume of James's great naval history had been published in 1823. Lord William Fitzroy, outraged at James's account of his actions as commander of HMS Aeolus in 1805, and at James's condemnation of Fitzroy's decision not to engage with the French frigate Didon, published a bitter rebuttal. This is James's equally bitter counter... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 126874
JAMES, William. The Moral Equivalent of War.
New York : 1910First separate edition (originally published in McClure's Magazine and Popular Science Monthly). James argues that if war is to be eliminated, there must be another means of securing discipline and promoting other martial virtues, and he suggests conscripting youth for manual labour. The Association published pamphlets with a pacifist theme; this is... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145846
BROCK, William. A Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock, KCB.
London : 1858Ninth edition, first published in the same year. Brock's biography of one of the great Victorian "Christian soldiers" enjoyed "an enormous circulation" (ODNB) and "was written to satisfy a public demand for details of the life of a fallen hero" (Ladendorf). Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), one of the most capable British commanders during the Mutiny,... Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 142058
MUDFORD, William. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands,
London : 1817First edition, a superior copy in an elegant period binding, beautifully hand-coloured, with pre-publication watermarks (William Balston 1814 or Whatman; Abbey's copy bearing those of J. Whatman 1816).
A superb visual record of the field of Waterloo after the battle, illustrating scenes at Mont St Jean, La Haye Sainte, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130174
[HALE, Thomas &] Sir William PETTY. An Account of Several New Inventions and Improvements now Necessary for England, in a Discourse by Way of Letter to the Earl of Marlborough,
1691First edition. An impassioned, if sometimes diffuse, appeal for investment in England's maritime future, and the not entirely unrelated business interests of Messrs. Hale. A discursive essay which draws support for Hale's innovations from a wide variety of sources, technical and moral, from Phineas Pett to Galileo. Sir William Petty, whose Political... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43068
BARR, William. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,
London : 1844First 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
FULLARTON, William. A View of the English Interests in India;
London : 1787First edition. In 1780, "resolved to play his part in the now general war between Britain and the continental powers", Fullarton 1754-1808 raised his own regiment which was despatched to the Cape "only to see their design on the Dutch colony foiled by prior arrival of French reinforcements" (ODNB). Redirected to India, they joined the campaign against... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 128627
BRYANS, James William, & Staff Sergeant Beatson. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.
London : 1882First editions of both of these titles, here bound together, are uncommon, Library Hub shows just three of the former and four of the latter title, WorldCat adds no further copies. Nisbet was published largely for the evangelical and juvenile markets, and this little volume is no exception, combining elements of both. The first relates the conversion... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 70434
NAVAL SIGNALS. Signals and Instructions for Ships under Convoy.
London : 1808Extremely uncommon set of instructions for merchant ships sailing in convoy during the Napoleonic Wars. Library Hub shows a single copy dated to 1802 at NMM, WorldCat adds copies identified as 1804 at NYPL and Princeton, another lacking self-wraps - "1800s" - at the Peabody Essex and NYHSL, another similar at the State Library of New South Wales, 1802,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127082
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
GRAY, John. A Treatise of Gunnery.
London : 1731First edition, presentation copy to Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757), the victor of Porto Bello in 1739, the inscription reading: "To the Honourable Edward Vernon Esq, Vice Admiral of the Blue and Commander in chief of all his Majesty's Sea Forces in Jamaica this Treatise is presented with the utmost respect By The Author".
Gray's treatise aimed... Learn More£2,200.00
Stock Code: 137600
INDIA. The Subaltern's Log Book.
London : 1828First edition of this uncommon memoir of military service, mainly in India, one copy traced at auction. The work is usually attributed to noted army chaplain and author G. R. Gleig (1796-1888), whose celebrated account of service in the Peninsular War was called The Subaltern (1825), but the narrative is incompatible with Gleig's biography and in volume... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122120
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
RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR - LYNCH, George & Frederick Palmer. In Many Wars.
[Tokyo] : First edition of this remarkable collection of 49 war correspondent's tales, with the signature of 39 of the correspondents on rice paper pasted beneath their submission. The idea for the book was conceived of by a group of war correspondents waiting to be sent to the front line with the Japanese Army at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in 1904. Each correspondent... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129228
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... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133591
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Library Hub cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); WorldCat adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for", this a handsome copy with an appealing maritime provenance. Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 46705
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for". Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.
John McArthur, a former naval purser, had served... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 72337
MACDIARMID, John, of Weem. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.
London : 1806Rare first and only edition of this investigation into "natural" and "artificial" subordination, and in particular into the specifically military institutions of the latter and their possible improvement. From the library of the marquess of Londonderry, an attractive copy with an excellent military provenance.
Macdiarmid's (17791808) father... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139663
HORN, Robert. Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908.
Well-kept, fully-captioned snapshot album of service with the 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders during the operations against the Zakka Khel afridis in the Bazar Valley, and the Mohmands on the Khyber Pass. A great number of identified portraits of fellow officers and NCOs - including Maj. The Hon. Douglas Forbes-Sempill, who died during the campaign in... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 94262
ZULU WAR - ROTHWELL, John Sutton. Narrative of the Field Operations connected with The Zulu War of 1879.
London : 1907Second 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
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
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 : 1841-43An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
OUTRAM, [James]. The Conquest of Scinde.
Edinburgh and London : 1846First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Complements" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120230
SELDEN, John. Mare Clausum seu De Dominio Maris Libri Duo.
London : 1635First edition of a "classic of maritime law" (JFB), originally drafted around 1619 at the request of James I for an Anglo-Dutch conference on fishing rights. Among the Dutch representatives was Hugo Grotius, whose Mare Liberum of 1609 had proposed that the seas were free to all. The English lawyer and antiquarian Selden's purpose was to establish the... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129464