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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... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 42930
POUCHOT DE CHANTASSIN, Claude-Michel, & Joseph-Jacques Le Maire. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.
London : 1696First editions in English. The first part is a translation of Pouchot de Chantassin's Relation du Voyage et Retour des Indes Orientales pendant les Années 1690 & 1691. Par un Garde de la Marine Servant sur le Bord de Monsieur Duquesne (Paris, 1692). His name is not given in this translation, but appears in the privilege to the French edition. "The... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 80264
LONDONDERRY, Charles William Vane, third marquess of. Narrative of the Peninsular War, from 1808 to 1813.
London : 1829First octavo edition, following the two quarto editions of the preceding year; the appendix, comprising "communications from some of my brother officers", appears here for the first time. Londonderry (17781854) was a brave but not particularly brilliant soldier - Sir John Moore described him as "a very silly fellow" who served with variable distinction... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140389
(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
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
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
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
(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
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
(MILITARY DRILL.) ANON. The Perfection of Military Discipline, After the Newest Method, as practised in England and Ireland, &c.
London : 1690Second edition, the Cottesloe Library copy, an unrecorded variant in a remarkably well preserved period binding. Licensed on 12 October 1689 the publication of this comprehensive military manual would have been given greater immediacy by appearing originally in the year of William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne (1 July 1690); it features a... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137768
(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
"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
[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
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
GUMBLE, Thomas. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.
London : 1671First edition. Thomas Gumble (1626-1676), who had served as his subject's private chaplain, here offers a unique insight into the life of one of the great military figures of the age: George Monck had fought as the Commonwealth's commander but with the Restoration became Captain-General and the king's admiral. "Though his only literary work, this biography... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139834
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; 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
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
RUSSIA. Map of the Battle Fronts of Western Russia: Murmansk to Batum.
London : 1941The British Library records three issues between 1941 and 1944. Library Hub lists four locations: BL, NLS, NLW, and Oxford; the National Archives website notes a copy at KCL in the Liddell Hart Military Archives Brookepopham 11/23; WorldCat adds four locations in the USA and the American University of Beirut. This highly detailed map (1:3,220,177 ;... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 106372
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
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
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
EARDLEY-WILMOT, Arthur Parry. The Midshipman's Friend:
London : 1845Second edition, same year as the first. Extremely uncommon, just four locations on Library Hub - BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge - WorldCat adds six copies of the first, including NMM and US Naval Academy, and just two of the second, LoC and Toronto Public Library. "The following brief remarks were originally intended for the advice and guidance of a... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 120120
(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
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
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
(NISTER, Ernest, publisher.) 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
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
(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
OUTRAM, Sir James. Lieut-General Sir James Outram's Campaign in India, 1857-1858;
London : 1860First UK edition, greatly improved and expanded from the unprocurable Calcutta edition of 1858, and "printed for presentation to personal friends of Sir James Outram, who begs that it may be regarded as a private communication, and not a publication" (title page). It remains uncommon: five copies traced in British and Irish institutional libraries (Aberdeen,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116085
COMBE, Boyce Albert. Letters from B.A.C.
London : 1880First and sole edition of this important eyewitness account of the Second Afghan War, privately printed in a putative edition of 25 copies only, with the ownership inscription of the author's mother on a preliminary blank: "Eliza Combe, Jan: 1881". Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford), WorldCat... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127470
SUEZ CANAL - VETCH, James. Inquiry into the Means of Establishing a Ship Navigation between the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
London : 1843First edition. Uncommon, this copy inscribed "from the Author" to the Institute of Civil Engineers on the title page. Vetch was a Royal Engineers officer who served in the Peninsular War and from 1819 to 1823 was employed on the Ordnance Survey, surveying in Ireland, Orkney and the Shetlands. Subsequently he worked for the Birmingham and Gloucester... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143835
PERSIAN MINISTRY OF WAR Group of Training Manuals for the Persian Army.
Tehran : 1931First editions, fragile and produced entirely for use in unforgiving climatic conditions, and consequently extremely uncommon survivals, with no copies on WorldCat. These training manuals are an example of the comprehensive efforts made under Reza Shah to modernise and train Persian soldiers for war. The Persian national army was set up in 1921 and... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 81962
(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
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
LIDDELL HART, Basil Henry. The Future of Infantry.
London : 1933First edition, second state. The first in Faber's short-lived Art of War series; the only other title was Fuller's Generalship of the same year. In a short piece adapted from a lecture given at Southern Command in the winter of 1931 the author argues that, following the horrors of the First World War, the infantry still have a future role of "usefulness... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 105711
CARRÈRE, Joseph-Barthélemy-François. A Picture of Lisbon, taken on the Spot:
London : 1809First 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
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
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
NELSON - BEATTY, William. Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:
London : 1807First edition, inscribed in an elegantly flourished secretarial hand on the blank before the frontispiece: "To John Houseman Esqr. with every sentiment of Regard by his friend & humble servant, the author". A most apposite and appealing provenance: the recipient is almost certainly the John Houseman who was appointed in 1798 as first clerk to the Sick... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 128879
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
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
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
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson. Autograph letter signed concerning Napoleon to Colonel William Stewart, commander of marines on board Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen.
Merton [Place], Surrey : 12 October, 1802A quite superb letter full of interest and colour, ranging across personal and international affairs, addressed warmly to his respected brother-in-arms Colonel William Stewart during the period of peace following the Treaty of Amiens (27 March 1802). It includes a memorably witty and waspish attack on Napoleon and until now has never been fully elucidated.
In... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 137849
RUSSIAN ARMY REFORM. Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii [Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry].
St. Petersburg : 1833First and only edition, genuinely scarce, a single copy traced to the Russian Presidential Library. A handsomely presented volume, a contribution towards Nicholas I's efforts at far-reaching reform of the army, a volume which would have had minimal distribution among those directly involved in the administration. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133891