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AYROUARD, Jacques. Recueil de plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades et de quelques Cartes particulières de la Mer Méditerranée,
[Paris or Marseille?] : 1732-46First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region. Ayrouard's work forms a working "waggoner" for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes on rocks and reefs, and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 106965
AYROUARD, Jacques. Recueil de plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades et de quelques Cartes particulières de la Mer Méditerranée,
[Paris or Marseille?] : 1732-46First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region.
Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes on rocks and reefs,... Learn More£18,000.00
Stock Code: 66701
BOURDÉ DE VILLEHUET, Jacques. Le Manœuvrier,
Paris : 1765First edition of this important influence on the development of English naval thought; "divided into 4 pts: manoeuvring of ships, evolutions, miscellaneous marine matters, signalling, and also a glossary of terms. It was later translated by David Steel and incorporated into his Elements and practice of rigging and seamanship 1794" (Craig). "Though less... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 118003
BOURDÉ [DE VILLEHUET, Jacques]. Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.
Lorient : 1773First edition. Born in St. Malo in 1732, Bourdé spent his entire career in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes based at Lorient. His reputation was made by the publication in 1765 of Le Manoeuvrier, which he had submitted for the approbation of the Academie des Sciences. An English translation was published in 1788 and Bourdé joined Hoste and... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 42930
MACDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre - ROUSSET, Camille (ed.) Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
Paris : 1892First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122621
POCK, Alexander. Six highly-finished pencil drawings in the guest-book for Werzer's Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl".
Pörtschach am Wörthersee : 1947The guest-book for Werzer's famous Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl" at Pörtschach am Wörthersee, now the home of the Brahms Haus Museum, containing six highly-finished pencil drawings by Alexander Pock: 1) Mounted officer, with New Year's wishes for 1947, dated on 26 December 1946; 2) Bust-portrait of a feldmarschal, 23 March 1947; 3) Two sailors, "on... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 94476
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
BABRON, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine. Précis des pratiques de l'art naval, en France, en Espagne et en Angleterre,
Brest : 1817First and only edition. Uncommon, 4 copies only on WorldCat - BnF, NYPL, Fisher Library, Toronto, Danish Union Catalogue. Compiled by Babron (1772-1841), a frigate captain, who began work on it when 22, but was only able to finally publish after his retirement from the sea in 1813. In his introduction he explains that he became convinced that in France... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98993
LE TURC, Bonaventure-Joseph. Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,
London : 1780First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122062
GUISCHARDT, Karl Gottlieb. Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires
Berlin : 1773True first edition, predating the Paris edition by a year. Guiscahrdt was born in Magdeburg in 1724, the son of Huguenot refugees he was intended for the church, "and at Leiden actually preached a sermon as a candidate for the pastorate. But he abandoned theology for more secular studies, especially that of ancient history" (Britannica, 1911). He served... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 104149
LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile & Xavier Marcel Boulestin. Dans les Flandres britanniques.
Paris : 1916First and only edition limited to 350 copies "dont 300 sur papier vélin numérotés de 51 à 350; 50 sur papier de hollande avec deux suites, dont une en couleurs, des illustrations, numérotés de l à 50", this being numbered 4. "Laboureur had studied at the Sorbonne and had come to know Toulouse-Lautrec during his years in Paris During the war... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 122349
DUCREST, [Charles Louis,] marquis de. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,
Paris : 1777First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 68900
PULSZKY, Francis. The Tricolor on the Atlas; or Algeria and the French Conquest.
1854First edition. Pulszky was a Hungarian nationalist, Kossuth's ambassador in London, and an exile after 1849, he accompanied Kossuth to America in 1851 as his private secretary. He supported himself by the pen, publishing a number of books in his own right, and undertaking translation work. The present book combines both, "Among the Tourists who have... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 62945
ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil. Military Operations: Gallipoli.
London : 1929-32First 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
ADAMS, Bernard. Nothing of Importance.
New York : 1918First 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
SHERIDAN, P[hilip]. H. Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army.
New York : 1888First edition. Sheridan was a career U.S. Army officer and one of the great generals in the American Civil War. His actions proved decisive for the Union. He also prosecuted the latter years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains.
Both as a soldier and private citizen he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 125663
MALHERBE, Oscar. Des mitrailleurs.
Liege : 1871First and sole edition of this important and notably scarce work, published in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War: WorldCat locates only four copies (Bibliothek der Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum, Het Legermuseum Delft, National Library of Sweden, Royal Danish Library). Malherbe, described on the title page as ingénieur-mécanicien, gives... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 127071
GARDINER, J. Ritchie. Diary of a Journey from Sumprabum to Margherita by the Chaukkan Pass.
Calcutta : 1945188 typescript leaves, privately produced by the author and inscribed "To Jack Graham as a small tribute to the work of the Indian Tea Association and to the many kindness extended to the author by him, from Ritchie. 10. 1/46." A scarce, privately produced account of a treacherous, life-threatening escape from Burma to India after the Japanese invasion,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129617
STUART, General Sir Charles. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-9It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
LAWRENCE-ARCHER, James Henry, Capt. Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.
London : 1878First edition of this uncommon and important narrative of the Second Sikh War (1848-49), combining eye-witness account with an overview of the campaign, this copy in a variant, possibly remainder, binding; the author served with the 24th Foot at both Chillianwalla and Gujrat and gives excellent detail of both battles.
"The objective of this work... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143235
ZIETEN, Hans Joachim von. BLUMENTHAL, Louise Johanne Leopoldine von. The Life of General de Zieten,
Berlin : 1803First edition in English, first German edition Berlin, 1797. Biography of the great Prussian cavalry general and confidante of Frederick the Great. After the Seven Years' War in which he distinguished himself at Leuthen and Torgau, Zieten retired to his estate at Wustrau in Brandenburg-Preussen where his niece assembled the materials for this memoir.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145557
WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of. WESTMORLAND, John Fane, earl of. Memoir of the Early Campaigns of the Duke of Wellington in Portugal and Spain.
London : 1820First and only edition of this uncommon account of the war in the Peninsula by Wellington's sometime aide-de-camp. In 1808 Fane took part in the battles of Roliça and Vimeiro, and the following year he was aide-de-camp to the then Sir Arthur Wellesley, serving at the battles of Talavera and Busaco, and in the retreat to Torres Vedras. This an excellent... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145163
NAVAL SIGNALS. Signaes, que se mandão observar pelos Navios Mercantes, que vao debaixo de Comboyo dos Navios de Guerra de S.M.B.
[Lisbon? : 1813First and ?only edition, a single copy traced at JCB. Abbreviated signal manual, including signals in fog and and at night, provided for Portuguese merchant ships travelling in convoy with British naval vessels during the closing stages of the Peninsular War. Appears over the printed signature of Sir George Smith as "Secretary of the Marine Headquarters",... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 130888
[GATTY, Margaret & Alfred, (eds.)] Recollections of the Life of the Rev. A. J. Scott, Lord Nelson's Chaplain.
London : 1842First edition of the only biography of Alexander John Scott, chaplain on the Victory and unofficial private secretary to Nelson, to whom he attended during his final hours at Trafalgar. A handsome copy of a decidedly uncommon book, co-edited by Scott's daughter, this with an intriguing provenance.
Stamped "editor's copy" on the title page. Whilst... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139306
BOYLE, Roger, Earl of Orrery. A Treatise Of the Art of War:
In the Savoy : 1677First and only edition, presentation copy inscribed by the recipient on the title page: "This book was presented by the Authour the Earle of Orrery to Edward Proger, 1677" and with the later ownership inscription of Catherine Proger. This is likely to be Edward Proger (1618x21-1713), the courtier who served as a Groom of the Bedchamber for Charles II,... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 137601
NAPOLEON - SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French.
Edinburgh : 1827Second edition, published in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his personal financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon, in which he was remarkably thorough, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of the Russian Campaign; and being... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139403
HILDEBRAND, G. B. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;
London : 1864First 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
NAVAL REGULATIONS. Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea.
[London : 1772First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing "the organization and discipline of the British Navy... Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief had issued his own code of instructions to his ships, but in that year appeared the first set of King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, to be followed by many others as they were periodically... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120595
BECKE, A. F. The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.
Woolwich : January 1919First edition, first impression, 2nd Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's copy, with his ownership inscription in blue pencil to the front board and his annotations to some 20 pages, of this extremely detailed stage-by-stage account of the first major action of the British Expedition Force (BEF) in the First World War, the action on which Smith-Dorrien's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120865
SMITH, Sir Harry. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.
London : 1902 and 1901First 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
WORLD WAR II - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE. "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
1943A 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
"AUTOMATOS" (pseud.) A Treatise on the Loop Formation for Rifle Volunteers.
London : 1860First edition of a rather obscure tactical treatise based on the skirmishing techniques of the Parthians, written in the aftermath of the Orsini affair, when the French were expected on British shores at any moment and the Volunteer Force had sprung up in response. Uncommon: three copies only on Library Hub (BL, NLS, and Oxford), no copies on WorldCat.... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 41461
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
BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de. Mémoires...
Paris : 1829First edition. Bourrienne (1769-1834), diplomat and one-time secretary to Napoleon, "claimed to have been a friend of the future emperor at the military school of Brienne. In the early 1790s he served the Revolutionary government as a diplomat in Germany. He was called to Italy by Napoleon in the negotiations with Austria (MayOctober 1797) and helped... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122617
MILITARY O pereformirovanii voysk Otdel'nogo Kavkazskogo korpusa.
St Petersburg : 1834First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, no other copy traced. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped supralibros and pencilled press-marks, as having come from Nicholas I's English-style Cottage Palace and home farm estate Aleksandriya. To the east of the main park of the Peterhof, this area of landscaped parkland and it's complex of intimate... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 135947
TOYNBEE, Arnold J.; C. A. Macartney et al. Survey of International Affairs 1920 - … 1926
London : 1926-8First editions. An interesting run of the BIIA's annual volumes, offering a comprehensive survey of the global political situation in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. Compiled by Toynbee in his capacity as Research Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, and Director of Studies at the British Institute of... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143860
PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES. Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c. 1796-97An outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents, including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
GÖRING, Hermann. Signed photographic postcard by Röhr of Magdeburg.
MagdeburgFine image signed "Göring" across lower portion of image, showing Göring three-quarter length, facing left, in full Luftwaffe uniform as Generalfeldmarschall, holding baton. With typed letter signed by a secretary at Göring's ministry acknowledging the recipient's request for a signed picture (Ministerpräsident Generalobesrt Göring letterhead,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130984
NICKERSON, Hoffman. The Armed Horde, 1793-1939.
New York : 1942Second edition of this influential, if controversial, study, first published in 1940. This copy inscribed by the author, "To General Martel from a follower in the wake of the Tank, Hoffman Nickerson". The recipient was Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel (18891958), and the inscription refers to his 1931 publication In the Wake of the Tank, which is an account... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 142036
WORLD WAR II; OCCUPIED FRANCE. Exceptional collection of clandestinely accumulated proclamations and propaganda posters from the Nazi Occupation of Northern France.
Lille-Roubaix–Tourcoing conurbation : 1940-3Haunting documents of oppression and resistance in Nazi-occupied northern France. Intensely evocative, the marks of making on these composite posters clearly reveal the driven process behind their creation; the riskful gathering of the fragments, their painstaking collaging, careful docketing, and vigilant concealment as important evidence in the future... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 94845
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
MILITARY. Report on Foreign Manoeuvres. 1907-12.
London : 1908-13First editions of an extremely uncommon series of confidential reports. The print-runs were between 550 to 800, but institutional holdings (just a single copy of an issue for 1906 in the IWM and one for 1912 at KCL; WorldCat showing only an 1895 precursor to the series at NLW) are so sparse as to suggest that very few were ever issued. These copies... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 66801
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson - BEATTY, William. Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:
London : 1807First edition. Beatty (1773-1842) was ship's surgeon on the Victory at Trafalgar; he "joined the navy at an early age, and saw much service in it in various parts of the world. In 1806 he was appointed physician to the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, an office which he retained until 1840. He attended Nelson after he received his fatal wound, performed... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 85686
AMYRAUT, Moïse. La vie de Francois, seigneur de La Nouë, dit Bras-de-fer.
Leiden : 1661First edition of the first significant - and conspicuously scarce - biography of the "Huguenot paladin" François de La Noue (1531-1591), one of the great Protestant captains of the 16th-century Wars of Religion, described by the distinguished American historian John Lothrop Motley as "not only one of the most experienced soldiers, but one of the most... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116711
NISTER, Ernest (publ.) The Soldier Panorama Book.
London : First edition of this very attractive and decidedly uncommon Nister publication, featuring five plates of arresting pop-ups, showing infantry, cavalry and horse artillery in action (including the Royal Scots Fusiliers and a Sikh regiment). The illustrator was Evelyn Stuart Hardy (1866-1935), who both wrote and illustrated children's books, and specialised... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133541
STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
London : 1894Second 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
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
WINDHAM, William & George Townshend. A Plan of Discipline Composed for the Use of the Militia of the County of Norfolk [Parts 1 & 2]
London : 1759First edition of the first two parts as issued, a note at the end requests that "Gentlemen are desired not to bind the first and second parts, as a third will be published with all convenient speed." ESTC offers a pagination including the third part, which added 95 pages to the text, but just 3 plates, no date of issue has been ascribed to this section.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 85290
TITANIC. Three Special Numbers of The Shipbuilder; Mauretania, Olympic and Titanic, and Aquitania.
Newcastle-on-Tyne and London : 1907-1914"The Shipbuilder, a Quarterly Magazine devoted to Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering and Allied Industries", was first published in 1904 as the "Mid-Tyne Link", and continued with minor variations of title, up to 1964, encompassing 682 issues, establishing itself as the journal of record for the industry. Original copies of perhaps the three most important... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 93891
SHIPP, John. The Military Bijou; or the Contents of a Soldier's Knapsack: being the Gleanings of Thirty-three Years' Active Service.
London : 1831First edition of this fascinating collection of brief notes and essays on military matters by the author of the famous Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, published two years earlier. Serving largely in India, Shipp's remarkable bravery allowed him to perform "the unique feat of twice winning a commission from the ranks before... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 127419
ASHE, Waller. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.
London : 1881First edition of an important and uncommon source for the Second Afghan War. "Major Walter sic Ashe has compiled a group of twenty-three letters written by several unnamed officers of the British Army during the Second Afghan War they focus mainly on General Burrow's disastrous defeat at Maiwand, and the consequent relief force led by General Roberts... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127150
KEATE, Thomas. Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry.
London : 1808First and only edition of Keate's justification of his conduct against what he considered the unwarranted criticisms of the commission. Uncommon, with less than a dozen copies located institutionally world-wide. An excellent copy with an attractive provenance, coming from the Mount Stewart library of General Charles Stewart, 3rd marquess of Londonderry,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 144132
WILKINSON, Geoffrey Miles. Manuscript memorial volume of a pilot officer of 56 Squadron R. F. C.
Ealing, Middlesex : 1918A unique and extremely moving document, a manuscript record of the life and brief career of 2nd Lieut. G. M. Wilkinson, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, attached to 56 Squadron R.F.C. (1898-1917), lovingly copied out and compiled by his mother. Following the structure of the memorial volumes of the era the volume offers a brief account of schooling... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144576
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War
London : 1948-54First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136420
LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert.
London : 1927First edition, large paper issue, number 281 of 315 numbered copies, of which 300 were for sale.
The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 145706
HITLER, Adolf. The Speeches...
London : 1942First edition, first impression, of the first collection of Hitler's speeches in English. This set is a presentation copy from the editor, with a loosely inserted slip on which is printed "Sent at the request of Norman H. Baynes, Esq". Professor Baynes was the recently retired professor of Byzantine studies at University College London, who spent his... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126350
HOUGHTON, Thomas. A Book of Funds:
London : 1695First edition. Houghton proposes methods of financing the Nine Years' War, of which his first is most notable: that everyone condemned to death in England be offered a reprieve of their sentence for all crimes save murder, in return for them paying the exchequer full compensation for their crimes, be levied an additional fine, and pay 50 a year thereafter.... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135167
CHURCHILL, Winston. Into Battle.
London : 1943Tenth edition, presentation issue, inscribed by the author on the first blank: "To Monsieur V. V. Tilea With best wishes from Winston S. Churchill 1946". The recipient Viorel Virgil Tilea (1896-1972) was the Romanian Government-in-exile's representative in London during the war, making this a particularly appropriate volume to have been presented at... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 145711
DASSIÉ, F. L'Architecture navale,
Paris : 1687First edition. "Consideré comme le premier traité d'architecture navale" (Polak). Although perhaps not the first, Dassié's work is almost certainly the first such work written by a professional in the field, and framed in such a way as to be of practical assistance to fellow shipbuilders. Dassié is a somewhat obscure figure. He was apparently born... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 90928