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(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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
"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
(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
INDIAN MUTINY - NORMAN, Sir Henry Wylie, & Mrs Keith Young. Delhi - 1857.
London & Edinburgh : 1902First edition of this handsomely produced and important eye-witness account of the siege and storming of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny. "As the Bengal Army's Judge-Advocate-General, Colonel Young (1806-1862) was at Simla with army headquarters at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. He accompanied this headquarters to Delhi where he wrote nearly daily... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 143211
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
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
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
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
(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
WORLD WAR II - RAF BOMBER COMMAND. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July – 31st October 1940.
London : 1990First edition, number 52 of 401 copies, signed by all six members of the creative team on the mounted authentication leaf. A magnificent tribute, containing 25 superb original silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth, all signed by the sitter and the artist, Michael Pierce, together with his embossed stamp.... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 141274
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MICHAUD, Joseph François. Histoire des progrès de la la chûte de l'empire de Mysore, sous les règnes d'Hyder-Aly et Tippoo-Saïb;
Paris : 1801First edition of an important contribution to the literature of Tipu Sultan. "In light of Michaud's anti-Napoleonic stance, this interpretation of Indian history, relying upon the devastation by conquest of a utopian society, may be seen as a warning against French expansionist ventures... Undoubtedly Michaud is inviting a reading of his work in light... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 122365
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
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£300.00
Stock Code: 112747
SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. A General Account of the Development of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.
Washington DC : 1945The lithoprint edition, the earliest obtainable edition of the Smyth Report, with the ownership inscription and ink stamps of the Manhattan Project's principal metallurgist Frank Foote (1906-1998), a member of the Physics Group headed by Enrico Fermi and one of the Project's leading scientists, "renowned for his contribution to the Manhattan Project... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 83329
ASTLEY, Philip. A Description and Historical Account, of the Places Now the Theatre of War in the Low Countries,
1794Uncommon and attractive fortification study, this fourth edition issued in the same year as the self-published first edition. "That part of Flanders having frequently been disputed by the various European powers, the author conceives that an undertaking like this will not be unacceptable to the public, particularly at a time when that country exhibits... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 66735
(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
FRASER, Hastings. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.
London : 1885First edition. Fraser's service in India was "long and distinguished" (ODNB). He joined the Madras army at 17 and escorted the Mysore princes to Bengal in 1807. After serving as private secretary to Sir George Barlow, the governor of Madras, he was deputy commissary during the Madras expedition to Mauritius (1810). Being fluent in French he assisted... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140476
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
SOUTH AFRICA. The Pretoria Friend.
Pretoria : 1900First editions. "Newspaper published by Lord Stanley at Pretoria during British occupation. Contents include military government notices, proclamations, advertisements and items of news. Publication commenced on Tuesday 26th June, 1900 and ceased after the issue of Saturday 14th July, 1900" (Hackett). Text in Afrikaans and English. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 99800
MOZAMBIQUE. I. D. 1189. A Manual of Portugese East Africa.
London : 1920First and only edition, rare: not in Library Hub (British and Irish institutional libraries) or WorldCat (institutional libraries worldwide); KVK locates one copy of the volume only (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) and there is a complete set of the maps only in the National Library of Australia. A fascinating record of Mozambique drawn up by the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 107217
SANGLIER, Colonel, & Comt. Bardonnaut. Guerre de Mines, 1876.
1876First and only Edition. Scarce, WorldCat records a copy at Kansas State University only, not apparently in the BNF. Souvenir of the subterranean warfare exercise held at the Regimental School of Engineering, Arras, in 1876. Lists the personnel, shows the various fortifications and the mining operations to assault, and countermining to defend, them,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 41040
LETTOW-VORBECK, [Paul Emil] von. My Reminiscences of East Africa.
London : Second English edition, two years after the first, which was published in the same year as the Leipzig German first. A "classic memoir by the commander of German forces in East Africa" (Edward G. Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004). A fascinating copy much enhanced by the addition of a quantity of related material, including an autograph letter and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 120521
STEWART, Sir William. Cumloden Papers.
Edinburgh : 1871First edition of this uncommon memoir of "auld grog Wullie", printed in an edition of just 50 copies. WorldCat locates just six copies; only one copy appears in auction records in the last 30 years. The work contains a lengthy biographical preface; Stewart's own journal of the Baltic Expedition and the Battle of Copenhagen, where he "was himself on... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 59836
[FERNYHOUGH, Thomas.] Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
London : 1830Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of this fascinating book that highlights the cost to one family of the Napoleonic Wars; both editions are extremely scarce: the list of subscribers runs to some 324 names taking 371 copies and includes the Marquis of Anglesey, Marquis of Bute, Sir William Beresford, Sir A. F. Barnard (commander... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139261
RAIT, Robert S. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.
Westminster : 1903First edition of this "excellent biography" (Brice), for over a century the only full-length memoir of the man "said to have commanded in more general actions than any other British officer of the nineteenth century except the Duke of Wellington" (ODNB). Gough (1779-1869) was gazetted lieutenant in 1795, and posted to the 78th Highlanders at the Cape... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140528
FORSYTH, Sir Douglas. Autobiography and Reminiscences …
London : 1887First edition of this posthumously published memoir of service in Asia, with accounts of Forsyth's two missions to Yarkand, gambits in the Great Game; the second securing "promises... that greatly exceeded anything Yakub Beg had offered his earlier Russian visitors" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p.354). Shallow though these promises proved to be, the party... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118098
WINGATE, Orde Charles. Report on Operations of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma, February to June 1943.
New Delhi : 1943First and only edition, number 162 of 200 copies printed, of this secret and highly controversial report, withdrawn and redacted shortly after publication. Rare: Library Hub lists the IWM copy only, with the note "back pocket empty"; WorldCat shows only a reprint of 1984 in the library of the Australian Defence Force Academy. This copy with a cyclostyled... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116862
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
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
INDIA. Index to the First Fifty Volumes of the Calcutta Review.
Calcutta : 1873First edition.
The Calcutta Review was established in May, 1844, by Sir John Kaye, who was attached to the Corps of Bengal Artillery and was also the Editor of the notable Calcutta daily, Bengal Hurkara. As per the University of Calcutta's website, "The target audience clearly was the emerging English-educated Bengali middle class".
Extremely... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 117601
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
BLOCH, Jan Gotlib. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung.
Berlin : 1898First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. Never fully translated into English, an "abridgement," actually a full translation of the final volume, the General Conclusions, was published in 1899 with an introduction by W. T. Stead under the title "Is War Impossible?"
Bloch's... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 46965
STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa.
London : 1890First edition of Stanley's famous account of his 1886-9 expedition to relieve Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria who was supposedly besieged by Mahdist forces. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha (who proved resistant to being "rescued"), his abandonment of his own rear column, and his wider motives for his mission have all come into question then... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135768
[SCOTT, Sir Walter.] The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French,
Edinburgh : 1827Second edition of this crucial biographical work, released in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon. He was remarkably thorough in his research, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135315
(NAPOLEON.) MASSON, Frederic. Napoléon chez lui.
Paris : First editions, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to his close friend, the dramatist and opera librettist Philippe Gille (1831-1901). Napoléon chez lui is inscribed on the limitation page "À Mon excellent ami Philippe Gille, sou bien reconnaissant Frederic Masson" To my excellent friend Philippe Gille, his very grateful Frederic Masson;... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122623
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 nice example of the original cloth binding; the author served with the 24th Foot at both Chillianwalla and Gujrat and gives excellent detail of both battles.
"The objective of... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 106999
CHINA. Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
China : 1929-32Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.
This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120117
CHURCHILL, Winston S. & Clementine. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.
3 February 1948 and 14 March 1948Winston Churchill writes to invite his fellow Conservative MP Arthur Vere Harvey to a parliamentary luncheon: "Dear Harvey, I am asking a few of my Parliamentary colleagues to luncheon on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m., and I should be so glad if you could come. Yours sincerely Winston S. Churchill".
Clementine Churchill wrote the following... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137038