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LAL, Mohan. Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul:
London : 1846First edition of perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the first Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 71629
HAYLINGS, D. Martineau. Letters from a Bush Campaign.
London : First edition of this very scarce eye-witness account of the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War, to the British as the Third Ashanti Expedition (March September 1900). D. Martineau Haylings was war correspondent for the popular illustrated weekly the "Black and White" and remarks in his introductory note that his reports "being... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139943
FAIRFAX-ROSS, Thomas. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.
1908-24Fine narrative album recording the career, from school days to marriage, of Thomas Fairfax-Ross (1896-1960), with particular attention paid to his military career which took him from the Western Front to Chanak, via Versailles. The album opens, perhaps rather portentously, with a card embossed with the Royal arms, mounted recto on the front free endpaper... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132252
STUART, Sir Charles, General. 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
(DUTCH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE.) Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,
[Amsterdam?] : 1630First edition of this West Frisian rhymed dialogue against the ongoing peace negotiations between the United Provinces and Spain to conclude the Dutch War of Independence (1568-1648). The United Provinces had gained significant ground in the preceding few years, with the Dutch West India Company occupying Bahia, the capital of Brazil in 1624, and that... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139110
STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
London : 1882First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail. This copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.
Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140276