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1782 Sixth Report from Committee of Secrecy Causes of the War in the Carnatic
1782 Sixth Report from Committee of Secrecy Causes of the War in the Carnatic

Price: £250.00

An extremely scarce report from The Committee of Secrecy, appointed to enquire into the causes of the war in the Carnatic, the Indian subcontinent. "And of the

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1794 An Impartial History of the Late Revolution in France Jean-Paul Rabaut
1794 An Impartial History of the Late Revolution in France Jean-Paul Rabaut

Price: £195.00

An historical work on the French Revolution. The author of this work is not stated, the ESTC states that it is Jean-Paul Rabaut. With an appendix on the 'French Constitution' and 'New Declaration...

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1799 ITALIAN Archduke Karl of AUSTRIA Military MEMOIR
1799 ITALIAN Archduke Karl of AUSTRIA Military MEMOIR

Price: £143.99

The Italian edition of the memoirs of Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria. Bound in half-leather with paper-covered boards and gilt lettering. In Italian. With the armorial bookplate of Samuel Edward Cook on the front pastedown. With...

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1804 2vols The Military Mentor Being a Series of Letters Baron d'Anglesi Lecture
1804 2vols The Military Mentor Being a Series of Letters Baron d'Anglesi Lecture

Price: £375.00

A guide to the military, written in letter form.Complete in two volumes.The second edition of this particular work.The Military Mentor is adapted from Baron d'Anglesy's Conseils d'un Militaire a Son Fils'. This work is a series of...

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1805 Letter to His Royal Highness The DUKE of York Andrew Johnstone First
1805 Letter to His Royal Highness The DUKE of York Andrew Johnstone First

Price: £29.99

A scarce letter addressed to The Duke of York, exploring the administration of military Law. Written by senior British naval flag officer and radical politician, Andrew Cochrane Johnstone. Originally bound with Defence...

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1812 Francis Grose Military Antiquities Respecting History English Army Conquest
1812 Francis Grose Military Antiquities Respecting History English Army Conquest

Price: £90.00

A 1812 edition of this volume on English military history.The author, Francis Grose, was an English antiquary, draughtsman and lexicographer whose interest was in Medieval ruins and history, something which was also a popular subject...

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1815 Collection Of Orders, Regulations, And Instructions For The Army Volume II
1815 Collection Of Orders, Regulations, And Instructions For The Army Volume II

Price: £35.00

A very scarace War-Office document from 1815, volume two of two.Detailing the regulations in place for the army in matters of finance and discipline, the work is an interesting insight into the post-Napoleonic organisation of the armed...

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1832 3Vol Memoirs of Great Commanders G. P .R James First Edition
1832 3Vol Memoirs of Great Commanders G. P .R James First Edition

Price: £69.99

An insightful collection of memoirs, accounting the lives and achievements of various renowned military figures. Including Henry V, John Plantagenet, Gonzalves de Cordoba, the Duke of Alva, Oliver Cromwell, George Monk, Marshal...

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1838 The Wars of Europe or Annals of Military and Naval Warfare Volume I Blues
1838 The Wars of Europe or Annals of Military and Naval Warfare Volume I Blues

Price: £225.00

 Volume I of this military periodical.With three engraved plates and numerous vignettes.Comprising of fitly-two issues over the year 1838.A very scarce work, which eventually formed three volumes. There is only one record of this...

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1839 A List of the Flag Officers of His Majesty's Fleet Sea Officers Admirals Navy
1839 A List of the Flag Officers of His Majesty's Fleet Sea Officers Admirals Navy

Price: £60.00

An interesting reference work regarding maritime and the Royal Navy from the mid nineteenth century. This volume is lacking its title page. The date and title information have been taken from...

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1844 Henry Lushington A Great Country's Little Wars Afghanistan First Signed
1844 Henry Lushington A Great Country's Little Wars Afghanistan First Signed

Price: £2,200.00

A scarce first edition of Lushington's work on the First Anglo-Afghan War.Incribed by the author.First Edition.Collated: Complete with two maps (1 folding) and four pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear. Henry Lushington...

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1847 Story of the Battle of Waterloo G R Gleig Siege of Vienna Karl Schimmer
1847 Story of the Battle of Waterloo G R Gleig Siege of Vienna Karl Schimmer

Price: £225.00

Two volumes of military history, covering the Battle of Waterloo and Siege of Vienna.Including Story of the Battle of Waterloo by G. R. Gleig (1847) and The Siege of Vienna by the Turks, taken from the German of Karl August Schwimmer...

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1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary William R. O'Byrne First Edition
1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary William R. O'Byrne First Edition

Price: £110.00

The first edition of this important naval dictionary by Irish biographer and politician William O'Byrne. William O'Byrne was an Irish biographer and politician and was the MP of Wicklow from...

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1850 Correspondance Diplomatique et Militaire G.G.Vreede
1850 Correspondance Diplomatique et Militaire G.G.Vreede

Price: £69.99

An anthology of correspondence between the Duke of Marlborough, the grand pensionary Heinsius, and Treasurer-General of the United Provinces Jacques Hop, between 1706 and 1707. Also includes several letters from Count Avaux...

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1855 Seat of War in the East George Brackenbury William Simpson 1st
1855 Seat of War in the East George Brackenbury William Simpson 1st

Price: £235.00

The first edition of George Brackenbury's descriptive accompaniment to William Simpson's drawings from the Crimean War. William Simpson was a Scottish artist and war correspondent who documented...

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1856 A Narrative of the Siege of Kars Humphry Sandwith Crimean War Uncommon
1856 A Narrative of the Siege of Kars Humphry Sandwith Crimean War Uncommon

Price: £180.00

An uncommon third edition of this war account by Humphry Sandwith.This work details the experience of army physician Humphry Sandwith during the last major operation of the Crimean War, the Siege of Kars in Turkey. With a frontispiece...

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1857 Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars 97th Regiment Crimea C M Marsh
1857 Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars 97th Regiment Crimea C M Marsh

Price: £75.00

A biographical work on this British evangelical Army Officer. Written about Hedley Vicars, who was killed in action during the Crimean War. This work was published soon after Vicars' death...

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1858 2Vol Histoire de la Campagne de 1815 Waterloo Le L'Colonel Charras
1858 2Vol Histoire de la Campagne de 1815 Waterloo Le L'Colonel Charras

Price: £140.00

An uncommon set of these fascinating studies enrolling against the Napoleonic gesture, and originally banned in France by the imperial regime. Written in French. Published merely a year after the first edition. Jean-Baptiste...

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1861 Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercroby James Lord Dunfermline Memoir First
1861 Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercroby James Lord Dunfermline Memoir First

Price: £110.00

A memoir of Sir Ralph Abercromby. Bound by Burn and son, Binder's stamp to the rear pastedown.Sir Ralph Abercromby was a Scottish soldier who was notable for his services during the Napoleonic Wars. He served as Commander-In-Chief...

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1861 Military Dictionary Colonel Scott First Edition
1861 Military Dictionary Colonel Scott First Edition

Price: £150.00

A fascinating referential dictionary of truly varied information relating to all aspects of the military, full of military techniques and terminology of the era of the American Civil War. First edition. Extended...

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1862 Waterloo the Downfall of the First Napoleon A History of the Campaign 1815
1862 Waterloo the Downfall of the First Napoleon A History of the Campaign 1815

Price: £135.00

An historical work on the fall of Napoleon I.This work traces the battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's downfall. It also provides a context to Napoleon's relationship with Europe prior to 1815.With five plates to the rear of maps and...

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1863 The Army List April 1863 Officers of the Army Militia Yeomanry
1863 The Army List April 1863 Officers of the Army Militia Yeomanry

Price: £38.00

The 1863 edition of the Army List issued by the War Office.Comprising lists of the Officers of the Army, the Royal Marines, the Militia, Yeomanry and Volunteers.

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1863-75 5vols The Invasion of Crimea A W Kinglake First Edition Maps Plans
1863-75 5vols The Invasion of Crimea A W Kinglake First Edition Maps Plans

Price: £475.00

Five volumes of Alexander William Kinglake's magnum opus.The first five volumes of this eventual eight volume series.Volume I (1863) first edition, Volume II (1863) second edition, Volume III (1868) first edition, Volume IV (1868)...

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1865 Cavaliers of Fortune British Heroes James Grant Leather
1865 Cavaliers of Fortune British Heroes James Grant Leather

Price: £38.00

A leather bound edition of James Grant's, 'The Cavaliers of Fortune: Or, British Heroes in Foreign Wars'. Composed of biographies of soldiers and military men, this volume contains a series...

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1865 Codice Per La Marina Mercantile Code for the Merchant Navy of Italy
1865 Codice Per La Marina Mercantile Code for the Merchant Navy of Italy

Price: £70.00

The Merchant Shipping Code of 1865.The merchant shipping code was issued along with other codes in what has been called the Risorgimento Legal Italian, which saw the unification of laws in the Kingdom of Italy. The code marked an era...

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1865-69 6vol Cust Lives Warriors Seventeenth Century Thirty Years Civil Command
1865-69 6vol Cust Lives Warriors Seventeenth Century Thirty Years Civil Command

Price: £230.00

A collection of three sets of Lives of the Warriors, Warriors of the Seventeenth Century by Sir Edward Cust.  Signed by the author to verso of front free endpaper to each volume.[see picture] Six volumes. Comprising: Lives...

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1869 NEW ARMY LIST Militia List Royal Marines Indian Staff Corps Colonel H HART
1869 NEW ARMY LIST Militia List Royal Marines Indian Staff Corps Colonel H HART

Price: £64.99

A list of army and military personnel written and compiled by Henry George Hart (Sep 1808 - March 1878), the third son of Lieutenant Colonel William Hart. Hart was appointed ensign in the 49th Regiment of Foot on 1 April 1829,...

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1869 Rough Notes of Seven Campaigns In Portugal Spain France and America First
1869 Rough Notes of Seven Campaigns In Portugal Spain France and America First

Price: £450.00

A scarce memoir of several war campaigns.A fascinating work, with first-hand accounts of several missions from 1809 to 1815 in Europe and America.Written by John Spencer Cooper, a late Serjeant in the 7th Royal Fusileers.This...

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1869 The New ARMY LIST And MILITA LIST Royal Marines Indian Staff Corps HART
1869 The New ARMY LIST And MILITA LIST Royal Marines Indian Staff Corps HART

Price: £59.99

The comprehensive list of serving military in 1869. Published quarterly, this is No. CXXIV, 1st October 1869. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Including 'The Royal Marines, and Indian Staff Corps, distinguishing those who...

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1872 2vol The Franco-Prussian War Its Causes Incidents and Consequences Hozier
1872 2vol The Franco-Prussian War Its Causes Incidents and Consequences Hozier

Price: £175.00

An illustrated account of the Franco-Prussian War.With numerous plates throughout. Collated using binder's instructions, complete.Complete in two volumes. Undated, dated using Copac. Written by Sir Henry Montague Hozier, an army...

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1874 Army Lists Roundheads Cavaliers Edward Peacock Scarce Civil War
1874 Army Lists Roundheads Cavaliers Edward Peacock Scarce Civil War

Price: £160.00

A scarce copy of these army lists. The Second Edition; revised, corrected, and enlarged.With letter illustrations throughout, and a preface by the editor.

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1874-5 5vols The Invasion of Crimea Its Origin and an Account of its Progress
1874-5 5vols The Invasion of Crimea Its Origin and an Account of its Progress

Price: £345.00

Five volumes of A W Kinglake's magnum opus.The first five volumes of the eventual eight volume series.Volumes I and II are fifth edition, volumes III, IV are third edition, volume V is a first edition.One plate to volume...

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1882 Algerie et Sahara Le General Margueritte Par General Philebert Military
1882 Algerie et Sahara Le General Margueritte Par General Philebert Military

Price: £170.00

A biography of Jean Auguste Margueritte.In French.Jean Auguste Margueritte was a French general who had a long career in Algeria before being mortally wounded in Sedan.

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1882 GB War Office Enquiry into the Organization of the Army Hospital Corps
1882 GB War Office Enquiry into the Organization of the Army Hospital Corps

Price: £250.00

A scarce military report from the late 19th century.The report was commissioned by the secretary of state for war and presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty.With minutes of evidence, appendix and an index....

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1885 M Le Comte D'herisson Journal of a Staff Officer in Paris 1870-1 in English
1885 M Le Comte D'herisson Journal of a Staff Officer in Paris 1870-1 in English

Price: £55.00

A journal of a staff officer in Paris during the Siege of Paris.In EnglishThe Siege of PAris (1870-71) and teh consquent capture of the city by Prussian forces led to the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment...

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1887 John Davis The Second Queen's Royal Regiment Vol I Signed Maps War
1887 John Davis The Second Queen's Royal Regiment Vol I Signed Maps War

Price: £85.00

The 1887 edition of Lieut.-Colonel John Davis' account of Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Details the English occupation of Tangiers from 1661 to 1684. With maps and black and white plates throughout. Missing one plate...

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1888 2vol Capt BINGHAM The Bastille military history First Edition
1888 2vol Capt BINGHAM The Bastille military history First Edition

Price: £290.00

A superb documentary concerning the siege of the Bastille. First EditionMaking reference to much primary source material and replete with index, this excellent history will be of great interest to the student of Revolutionary history.Bound...

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1889 Leon Hennet Cadets Gentilshommes Ecoles French Language Military History
1889 Leon Hennet Cadets Gentilshommes Ecoles French Language Military History

Price: £135.00

A very scarce French language military study.Concerning what the author describes as "Gentlemen Cadets" , the book deals with 19th Century French miltary schools and their sytems. It was written by military researcher and then Deputy...

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1889 Pigsticking or Hoghunting A Complete Account for Sportsmen and Others
1889 Pigsticking or Hoghunting A Complete Account for Sportsmen and Others

Price: £640.00

An instructional work on boar hunting.A lovely copy of this sought after work.Illustrated throughout with drawings by the author.25 plates throughout.The first edition of this work.Written by Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth...

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1889 Robert Blake Admiral and General at Sea William Hepworth Dixon New Ed Illus
1889 Robert Blake Admiral and General at Sea William Hepworth Dixon New Ed Illus

Price: £115.00

A biographical work on admiral and general at sea Admiral Blake Illustrated, with ten plates. In a Bickers and Son binding as stated to the binder's stamp at the verso of front endpaper.Admiral Blake was one of the most important...

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1890 3vols Her Majesty's Army A Descriptive Account Walter Richards Illustrated
1890 3vols Her Majesty's Army A Descriptive Account Walter Richards Illustrated

Price: £975.00

A beautifully illustrated work on the army.Undated, dated using Copac.Colour illustrations throughout all volumes. With sixteen plates to volume I, fourteen plates to volume II and sixteen plates to volume III. Lacking 'The 35th...

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1892 2vol Influence of Sea Power Upon French Revolution Empire By Captain Mahan
1892 2vol Influence of Sea Power Upon French Revolution Empire By Captain Mahan

Price: £150.00

A history of naval power and its influence on the French Revolution and Empire between 1793 and 1812 illustrated with maps and battle plans including one fold-out map. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840 - 1914) was a United States Navy...

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1893 12vols History of the Consulate The Empire of France Under Napoleon Thiers
1893 12vols History of the Consulate The Empire of France Under Napoleon Thiers

Price: £1,200.00

A comprehensive work on the Empire of France.Translated from the original French of Louis Adolphe Thiers by D Forbes Campbell and John Stebbing.Illustrated, with 36 plates (three per volume).Collated, complete.Bound by Leighton Son...

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1893 A Prisoner of War F A Inderwick W Padgett First Edition Illustrations
1893 A Prisoner of War F A Inderwick W Padgett First Edition Illustrations

Price: £175.00

The first edition of this story from F. A. Inderwick. Including several newspaper clippings to the front endpapers on the death of the author, and a handwritten note underneath a tipped-in pencil inscription, stating, 'The above note...

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1895 Cavalry in the Waterloo Campaign Sir Evelyn Wood Illustrated Second Edition
1895 Cavalry in the Waterloo Campaign Sir Evelyn Wood Illustrated Second Edition

Price: £65.00

A fascinating work on Cavalry during the Waterloo Campaign.The Second Edition of this work.Illustrated, with twenty two illustrations in total, some folding plates. Collated, complete.This work reflects on...

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1895 Edward Creasy The Fifteen Decisive Battles Of The World Armorial Binding
1895 Edward Creasy The Fifteen Decisive Battles Of The World Armorial Binding

Price: £35.00

A prize copy of Sir Edward Creasys famous analysis of the key battles that changed the world, attractively bound in an armorial binding. Originally published in 1851, it takes a contemporary perspective. All of the battles involve...

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1895 English Seamen in The Sixteenth Century James Anthony Froude
1895 English Seamen in The Sixteenth Century James Anthony Froude

Price: £28.00

James Anthony Froude's historical work, 'English Seamen in The Sixteenth Century'. A series of nine lectures delivered at Oxford in 1893-4, during the Easter term. Containing lectures on:...

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1896 Francois-Severin Marceau 1769-1796 T G Johnson First Ed Biography Illus
1896 Francois-Severin Marceau 1769-1796 T G Johnson First Ed Biography Illus

Price: £35.00

A biographical military work.With a frontispiece and three further illustrations. The illustration La Vendee in 1793 is stated to contents to be at page 129, is actually at 122. Francois Severin Marceau-Desgraviers was a French general...

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1896 Navigation and Nautical Astronomy F C Stebbing Naval Maritime Sea Portsmouth
1896 Navigation and Nautical Astronomy F C Stebbing Naval Maritime Sea Portsmouth

Price: £150.00

A technical work of nautical astronomy and navigation by an expert in that field, F C Stebbing. F C Stebbing was a chaplain and naval instructor of the Royal Navy in addition to bein gan examiner...

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1898 All the World's Fighting Ships Fred T Jane Illustrated Naval Periodical War
1898 All the World's Fighting Ships Fred T Jane Illustrated Naval Periodical War

Price: £850.00

The 1898 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships. Illustrated throughout with numerous drawings of various war ships.Fighting Ships was an annual reference book providing information on the world's warships. It is arranged by nation and includes...

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1898 New Letters of Napoleon I Translated by Lady Mary Loyd First Ed Military
1898 New Letters of Napoleon I Translated by Lady Mary Loyd First Ed Military

Price: £58.00

The first English edition of this fascinating epistolary work.With publisher's advertisements to the rear.With a frontispiece of Napoleon. Published subsequently to the twenty eight volume work of Napoleon I's collected letters,...

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1898 The Campaign in Tirah 1897-1898 First Ed Col H D Hutchinson Illustrated
1898 The Campaign in Tirah 1897-1898 First Ed Col H D Hutchinson Illustrated

Price: £75.00

A fascinating account of the Tirah Campaign during the Indian frontier war of 1897-8.The first edition of this work.With two pages of advertisements to the rear as called for.  Lacking final map to the rear, otherwise complete.With...

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1899 Napoleon's Invasion of Russia Hereford B George Illustrated Military War
1899 Napoleon's Invasion of Russia Hereford B George Illustrated Military War

Price: £265.00

Hereford Brooke George's main publication.Illustrated, with five maps and five plans.This work is on Napoleon's invasion of Russia. It discusses Napoleon and his allies, the Grand Army. Hereford Brooke George was an English barrister,...

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1899 Napoleons War Maxims L E Henry Social Political Thoughts First Edition
1899 Napoleons War Maxims L E Henry Social Political Thoughts First Edition

Price: £130.00

A collection of Napoleon's war maxims.The first edition of this work.With bookseller's label to the front endpaper. Compiled by L E Henry. Henry was a reader to H R H The Duke of Clarence, Professor at Royal Staff College Sandhurst...

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1899 Robert Blake Admiral and General At Sea Montagu Burrows Limited Ed
1899 Robert Blake Admiral and General At Sea Montagu Burrows Limited Ed

Price: £80.00

A very scarce history of the life of Robert Blake, seventeenth-century admiral. Fifty copies reprinted from, 'From Howard to Nelson: Twelve Sailors', of which this is number 11.

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1899-1900 2Vol Winston Churchill The River War First Edition Maps Illus Military
1899-1900 2Vol Winston Churchill The River War First Edition Maps Illus Military

Price: £1,950.00

A beautifully bound first edition set of this famous work by Winston Churchill.Volume I is first edition, first impression, dated 1899. Volume II is first edition, second impression, as stated on the title page and dated 1900. Only...

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1900 The Great Boer War First Edition Eighth Impression Early Edition Arthur Conan Doyle
1900 The Great Boer War First Edition Eighth Impression Early Edition Arthur Conan Doyle

Price: £25.00

An early edition of this thorough account of the Boer war, by famed author, creator of Sherlock Holmes, and volunteer doctor during the Boer War, Arthur Conan Doyle. The first edition, eighth...

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1900-1934 3Vol MILITARY Dress Regulations For Officers of the Army War Office
1900-1934 3Vol MILITARY Dress Regulations For Officers of the Army War Office

Price: £240.00

This is a three volume set of these first edition military regulation guides.Produced by the war office to be issued and purchased by the army and militia and to be strictly observed.Includes several plates showing details of military...

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1901 A Text Book of Naval Architecture J J Welch Folding Plates
1901 A Text Book of Naval Architecture J J Welch Folding Plates

Price: £30.00

J J Welch's discussion of naval design, 'A Text Book of Naval Architecture', illustrated and with folding plates Exploring the science and mathematics in the art of ship building. From buoyancy,...

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1902 Three Years War By Christiaan De Wet Frontis By JS Sargent First US Edition
1902 Three Years War By Christiaan De Wet Frontis By JS Sargent First US Edition

Price: £64.99

A history of the Second Boer Wars with a portrait of the author by John Singer Sargent to frontispiece and with four plans and a fold-out map to rear. First American edition. Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (1854 - 1922)...

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1904-1934 3Vol Dress Regulations For Officers of the Army War Office MILITARY
1904-1934 3Vol Dress Regulations For Officers of the Army War Office MILITARY

Price: £240.00

This is a three volume set of these first edition military regulation guides.Produced by the war office to be issued and purchased by the army and militia and to be strictly observed.Includes several plates showing details of military...

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1905 A Lay of Tewkesbury AD 1471 The Story of the Battle of Tewkesbury in Verse
1905 A Lay of Tewkesbury AD 1471 The Story of the Battle of Tewkesbury in Verse

Price: £49.99

A poetic rendering of the battle of Tewkesbury, a decisive battle in the Wars of the Roses. Scarce local Imprint. With a photograph to frontispiece depicting the battleground as it stood at the time of publication.

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1905 A Staff Officers Scap-Book During the Russo Japanese War First Ed Hamilton
1905 A Staff Officers Scap-Book During the Russo Japanese War First Ed Hamilton

Price: £300.00

A first-hand account of the Russo-Japanese War.Written by Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, a senior officer in the British Army. HToday, Hamilton is best known for commanding the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Gallipoli...

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1905 With Togo H. C. Seppings Wright Illustrated First Edition
1905 With Togo H. C. Seppings Wright Illustrated First Edition

Price: £55.00

H. C. Seppings Wright's illustrated experience under the leadership of Admiral Togo with the Japanese Army. Henry Charles Sepping Wright was a war correspondent, who defied the odds and was...

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1906-1910 3vols Letters and Papers Charles Lord Barham John Knox Laughton
1906-1910 3vols Letters and Papers Charles Lord Barham John Knox Laughton

Price: £135.00

Three volumes of the letters and papers of Charles, Lord Barham.The volumes document his time from being promoted to command the sloop HMS Speaker to his death in 1813.Publications from the Navy Records Society. Numbers XXXII,...

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1907 Famous Fighters of the Fleet Edward Fraser Old Navy Illustrated
1907 Famous Fighters of the Fleet Edward Fraser Old Navy Illustrated

Price: £89.99

A handsomely-bound collection of naval tales. Illustrated throughout with many plates.Reprint of the 1904 edition.

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1907 Marshal Turenne Thomas Longueville First Edition Illustrated Map Military
1907 Marshal Turenne Thomas Longueville First Edition Illustrated Map Military

Price: £85.00

A fasinating work on the French general, Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne.A first edition.Complete, with twenty monochrome plates, and coloured map to the rear.Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne...

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1908 Naval Sketches Salvator Valda Henry Hunt Drawings Illustrated
1908 Naval Sketches Salvator Valda Henry Hunt Drawings Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A charming volume containing a series of sketches, all with a maritime theme, 'Naval Sketches' by Salvator Valda and Henry Hunt A variety of illustration on the theme of the Navy, from the...

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1909 Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier Idian Marches T.L.Pennell 1st
1909 Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier Idian Marches T.L.Pennell 1st

Price: £99.99

A detailed record of sixteen years' close intercourse with the natives of the Indian marches. First edition. Profusely illustrated with photographic plates and two maps. With an introduction by Field-Marshal Earl Roberts.

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1909 Britain at Bay Spenser Wilkinson First Edition Military History
1909 Britain at Bay Spenser Wilkinson First Edition Military History

Price: £50.00

An attractive and well preserved work of British military history.First edition.With a gilt and black stripe detail running across the top and bottom of the boards and spine. Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1 May 1853 in Hulme, Manchester...

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1909 Letters From The Peninsula 1808-12 William Warre Napoleonic Military War
1909 Letters From The Peninsula 1808-12 William Warre Napoleonic Military War

Price: £70.00

A contemporary account of the Peninsula War.Told through letters sent by Lieutenant General Sir William Warre at the time of the conflict.Edited by his nephew Rev Edmond Warre. With a frontispiece and folding map to the rear.The...

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1909 Letters to The Times War and Neutrality Thomas Erskine Holland Presentation
1909 Letters to The Times War and Neutrality Thomas Erskine Holland Presentation

Price: £35.00

A collection of letters on the concept of conflict versus neutrality from Thomas Erskine Holland.Sir Thomas Erskine Holland (17 July 1835 24 May 1926) was a British jurist.Inscribed to the front endpaper, 'To E. A. Whittack,...

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1909 Major G B Laurie The French Conquest of Algeria History Military Map Scarce
1909 Major G B Laurie The French Conquest of Algeria History Military Map Scarce

Price: £175.00

A scarce copy of this work on the French conquest of Algeria.First edition.Complete with three folding coloured maps in excellent

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1910 Reminiscences of Admiral Montagu Victor A Montagu Illus First Naval
1910 Reminiscences of Admiral Montagu Victor A Montagu Illus First Naval

Price: £65.00

The first edition of the memoirs of Admiral Montagu Complete with five plates and a frontispiece Victor Montagu was a British Naval officer who saw considerable service in the latter half of...

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1912 Garibaldi and the Thousand George Macaulay Trevelyan Illustrated Military
1912 Garibaldi and the Thousand George Macaulay Trevelyan Illustrated Military

Price: £150.00

A biographical work on Italian general and politician.Garibaldi is remembered for his attempted re-uniting of Italy.This work is the first of three titles by George Macaulay Trevelyan on Garibaldi. When writing this particular...

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1912 Pitt and Napoleon Essays and Letters J Holland Rose Military Trafalgar War
1912 Pitt and Napoleon Essays and Letters J Holland Rose Military Trafalgar War

Price: £65.00

An interesting work on William Pitt and Napoleon.The essays to the first section of this work trace the career and characters of both men. The second part is a collection of important letters illustrative of Pitt's career. The essays...

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1912 The Naval Miscellany Volume II John Knox Laughton Naval Military
1912 The Naval Miscellany Volume II John Knox Laughton Naval Military

Price: £48.00

A fascinating volume of the naval miscellany.Edited by John Knox Laughton, a British naval historian and arguably the first to argue the importance of the subject as a field of study. He was a co founder of the Navy Records Society,...

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1913 A Cavalry Officer in the Corunna Campaign 1808-09 H C Wylly Capt Gordon
1913 A Cavalry Officer in the Corunna Campaign 1808-09 H C Wylly Capt Gordon

Price: £120.00

A piece of contemporary history from the Battle of Corunna. The journal of Captain Gordon of  the 15th Hussars.Gordon was an officer during the Napoleonic Wars. He fought in the Peninsular War and this correspondence are a popular...

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1913 The Taylor Papers In the Life of Lieut-Gen Sir Herbert Taylor Ernest Taylor
1913 The Taylor Papers In the Life of Lieut-Gen Sir Herbert Taylor Ernest Taylor

Price: £35.00

A first edition of these fascinating memoirs of Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Taylor.Complete, with nineteen monochrome plates.Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Taylor was the first private press secretary to the monarch of the United...

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1914 Field Service Book Marching and Camp Plans Tables Pocket Book War Office
1914 Field Service Book Marching and Camp Plans Tables Pocket Book War Office

Price: £55.00

A handy and concise book of reference for use on active service, at manoeuvres, or on instructional exercises.Includes twenty-one illustrated plates. Containing information on system of command in the filed, orders, demolitions, pay,...

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1914 List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery June 1862-June 1914
1914 List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery June 1862-June 1914

Price: £79.99

A scarce list of officers who were in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. List dates from June 1862 through to June 1914. New Edition Volume II. Set in chart form, within chapters such as "Lists of Officers of the Royal Artillery",...

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1914 Napoleon and the Campaign of 1814 Henry Houssaye Translated R S McClintock
1914 Napoleon and the Campaign of 1814 Henry Houssaye Translated R S McClintock

Price: £75.00

An historical work on Napoleon and his 1814 campaign.Illustrated, with three maps. Translated from the original French into English by R S McClintock.Henry Houssaye was a French historian and academic. He was particularly attracted...

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1914 Prisoners of War in France From 1804 to 1814 John Tregerthen Short First Ed
1914 Prisoners of War in France From 1804 to 1814 John Tregerthen Short First Ed

Price: £120.00

A scarce first edition of this military work.With presentation slip from the author of the introduction, Sir Edward Hain. Hain was a leading shipping owner and politician in Cornwall. With eight full page monochrome plates...

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1915 2vols The British Battle Fleet Inception and Growth by Fred T. Jane Illus
1915 2vols The British Battle Fleet Inception and Growth by Fred T. Jane Illus

Price: £48.00

A new edition of this naval book by Fred T. Jane.Profusely illustrated throughout, with twenty five watercolour illustrations by W. L. Wyllie.Also containing seventeen monochrome ship illustrations, eleven monochrome portraits and...

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1916 From Sail to Steam by Admiral C.C. Penrose Fitzgerald First Ed Illus Naval
1916 From Sail to Steam by Admiral C.C. Penrose Fitzgerald First Ed Illus Naval

Price: £70.00

A first edition of this naval work by Admiral C. C. Penrose Fitzgerald.Illustrated throughout, with sixteen monochrome plates.With publisher's advertisements to the rear.Charles Cooper Penrose Fitzgerald was an admiral in the Royal...

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1917 The Sunbeam RYS Voyages and Experiences in Many Waters Earl Brassey Illustrated
1917 The Sunbeam RYS Voyages and Experiences in Many Waters Earl Brassey Illustrated

Price: £245.00

Earl Brassey's "The Sunbeam." R.Y.S Voyages and Experiences In Many Waters" Sunbeam RYS was a british luxury yacht. Built for Thomas Brassey in Seacombe, it was designed by St...

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1918 A List Of Etonians On Active Service July 13th 1918 In Paper Wraps Scarce
1918 A List Of Etonians On Active Service July 13th 1918 In Paper Wraps Scarce

Price: £99.99

An uncommon copy of A List of Etonians on Active Service July 13th 1918 published by Eton College. In original paper wraps. Tenth edition. With those on active service listed alphabetically with the date of their leaving Eton College...

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1918 Description and Rules for the United States Rifle
1918 Description and Rules for the United States Rifle

Price: £34.99

A Great War-era technical manual for the .30 calibre United States Rifle.Replete with schematic vignettes of component parts, and two folding diagnostic plates, this is a fascinating piece of militaria.

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1918 July 13th 1918 A List Of Etonians On Active Service In Paper Wraps Scarce
1918 July 13th 1918 A List Of Etonians On Active Service In Paper Wraps Scarce

Price: £99.99

An uncommon copy of A List of Etonians on Active Service July 13th 1918 published by Eton College. In original paper wraps. Tenth edition. With a list of Dames and House Masters to front and information about this edition printed...

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1919 Demobilisation Supplement to the Auxiliary Patrol List Scarce Military
1919 Demobilisation Supplement to the Auxiliary Patrol List Scarce Military

Price: £195.00

A scarce collection of naval orders from 1919.Including 'Orders for Demobilising and Repair Ports', 'Admiralty Orders Quoted in Connection with Demobilisation', 'Special Orders for Chartering Fishing Vessels in the Mediterranean'.Including...

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1919 The King's Rifle Corps Chronicle for 1917 World War I Military
1919 The King's Rifle Corps Chronicle for 1917 World War I  Military

Price: £99.99

A very smart and comprehensive war record of the King's Rifle Corps for the year 1918, at the conclusion of the Great War.Published shortly after the war, this thorough volume chronicles the movements and activities of the Corps...

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1921 List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War Privately Printed
1921 List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War Privately Printed

Price: £85.00

A commemorative list of the  First World War soldiers who attended Eton.Including several loosely-inserted supplementary pages and other Etonian ephemera. Printed privately for Eton College in the Riccardi Press.

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1921 Prisoners of the Red Desert R Gwatkin-Williams Illustrated Edition 1st Thus
1921 Prisoners of the Red Desert R Gwatkin-Williams Illustrated Edition 1st Thus

Price: £125.00

An historical military work by R S Gwatkin-Williams. In a Bickers binding, with stamp to the verso of front endpaper. The first illustrated edition, published three years after the initial publication. This is a scarce edition...

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1921 The Currency of The Great War by Benjamin White First Edition Illustrated
1921 The Currency of The Great War by Benjamin White First Edition Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A fascinating guide to the variety of currencies issued during The Great War.The first edition of the work.Profusely illustrated throughout.The work alphabetically lists all the currencies issued during WWI across a number of...

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1922 English Seamen in Sixteenth Century James Anthony Froude Leather Binding
1922 English Seamen in Sixteenth Century James Anthony Froude Leather Binding

Price: £130.00

A collection of lectures on English sea-faring life in the 1500s. New impression

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1922 Janes Fighting Ships Military Periodical Fred T Jane Oscar Parkes Illustrat
1922 Janes Fighting Ships Military Periodical Fred T Jane Oscar Parkes Illustrat

Price: £295.00

The 1922 issue of this encyclopedic reference work.Published in the twenty-fifth year of issue. The preface to this work notes the apparent 'slump' in naval affairs following the Washington Treaty and the general suspension of big...

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1923-1924 2vols Artillery Training and Field Service Regulations British ARMY
1923-1924 2vols Artillery Training and Field Service Regulations British ARMY

Price: £99.99

Two volumes of British military regulations, produced in the inter-war period. "Issued with Army Orders" for October 1923 and August 1924, respectively. With numerous diagrams and fold-out tables, particularly to the "Artillery...

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1923-1928 6vol Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Maps Plates
1923-1928 6vol Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Maps Plates

Price: £850.00

A collection of academic journals on international defence from the 1920s. Containing: Volume LXVIII: February to November 1923 Volume LXIX: February to November 1924 Volume LXX: February to November 1925 Volume LXXI: February...

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1925 Wellington The Crossing of the Gaves and The Battle of Orthez F C Beatson
1925 Wellington The Crossing of the Gaves and The Battle of Orthez F C Beatson

Price: £110.00

A work of military history on the Napoleonic Wars. This work explores the Crossing of the Gaves and the Battle of Orthez. With a frontispiece and nine plates.The first edition of this work.This work is a copy published without maps...

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1929 Pierre Lyautey La Bataille Economique Dedicated by the Author
1929 Pierre Lyautey La Bataille Economique Dedicated by the Author

Price: £95.00

A re-bound copy of Pierre Lyautey's La Bataille Economique.With a dedication by the author.A study of the post-war economic situation in France.

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1931 In the Wake of Napoleon Ferdinand Von Funck by Oakley Williams Illustrated
1931 In the Wake of Napoleon Ferdinand Von Funck by Oakley Williams Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A first English edition of the memoirs of Ferdinand Von Funck.Complete with twelve monochrome plates.The full title reads: 'In the Wake of Napoleon. Being the Memoirs (1807-1809) of Ferdinand Von Funck, Lieutenant-General in the...

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1932 2vol The 1931 International Code of Signals Radio Visual and Sound Signalling Mariners
1932 2vol The 1931 International Code of Signals Radio Visual and Sound Signalling Mariners

Price: £59.00

A two volume set of maritime international code of signals, from His Majesty's Stationery Office A fascinating work of The International Code of Signals. As these works were normally heavily...

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1932-38 4vols The Private Papers of John Earl of Sandwich G R Barnes J H Owen
1932-38 4vols The Private Papers of John Earl of Sandwich G R Barnes J H Owen

Price: £350.00

Four volumes of the naval papers of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. With an illustrated frontispiece to volume I, II, III and IV. With an additional three plates to volumes II and IV and two plates to volume II.Publications...

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1933 Jane's Fighting Ships Illustrated Destroyers Cruisers Submarines Carriers
1933 Jane's Fighting Ships Illustrated Destroyers Cruisers Submarines Carriers

Price: £120.00

A scarce edition of this collection of illustrated naval fleets from a variety of countries. Advertisements for the mechanical components of ships, such as gyro compasses and air compressors.Numerous black and white...

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1935-8 2vl Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt Duke of Vicenza J Hanoteau H Miles
1935-8 2vl Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt Duke of Vicenza J Hanoteau H Miles

Price: £85.00

The memoirs of the Marquis of Caulaincourt. With a portrait frontispiece to the first volume.The first edition of this particular translation, with volume I published in 1935 and volume II in 1938. Armand-Augustin-Louis...

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1936 2vol Shipping Wonders of the World Clarence Winchester Illustrated Naval
1936 2vol Shipping Wonders of the World Clarence Winchester Illustrated Naval

Price: £150.00

An extensive collection of the naval periodical, Shipping Wonders of the World. Volume I: pages 1-836Volume II: pages 887-1764Illustrated with many full-page photographs and illustrations in the text. Two volumes of three only....

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1936 American Sailing Craft Howard I Chapelle Illustrated Dustwrapper 1st Ed
1936 American Sailing Craft Howard I Chapelle Illustrated Dustwrapper 1st Ed

Price: £30.00

A comprehensive work on American sailing craft by accomplished naval architect and curator of maritime history at the Smithsonian, Howard I Chapelle. The first edition of this work. In the...

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1936 M. 9 Iperide ALVERNO Un'AERONAVE Italiana Durante La Grande Guerra
1936 M. 9 Iperide ALVERNO Un'AERONAVE Italiana Durante La Grande Guerra

Price: £325.00

A scarce Italian work examining the use of airships and Zeppelins during the First World War. With several black and white photographic plates. Original paper wraps bound in. The Macchi M.9 was a flying boat bomber produced in...

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1937-41 2vols The Barrington Papers Samuel Barrington Naval Bonner-Smith
1937-41 2vols The Barrington Papers Samuel Barrington Naval Bonner-Smith

Price: £68.00

Two volumes of The Barrington Papers by Samuel Barrington.Edited by D Bonner Smith.Publications from the Navy Records Society. Numbers LXXVII and LXXXI. The Navy Records society publish rare and original documents on naval history....

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1938 London Ship Types Frank C Bowen First Edition Maritime Naval Illus
1938 London Ship Types Frank C Bowen First Edition Maritime Naval Illus

Price: £70.00

A comprehensive reference work on types of London Ships, discussing various historical liners, steamers and tugs. With illustrations throughout by Pelham Jones. Jones is known for his many...

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1940 4vols WAR of 1939 Bartlett WILLIAMS Militray ILLUS
1940 4vols WAR of 1939 Bartlett WILLIAMS Militray ILLUS

Price: £33.99

Publisher's full blue cloth bindings with gilt titles to spines.  In orginal green dustjackets (very scarce in wrappers). This is the first four volumes of what became a 10 volume set and is ilustrated with frontispieces, further...

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1941-45 4vols Spain and Portugal WW2 Naval Intelligence Division Geographical
1941-45 4vols Spain and Portugal WW2 Naval Intelligence Division Geographical

Price: £350.00

The complete four volumes of the Naval Intelligence Division's geographical handbook of Spain and Portugal.This set was published for select persons in HM's service, as stated to the verso of title page to volume I. 'This Book is for...

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1943 AERNAUTICAL Dictionary in French and English First Edition
1943 AERNAUTICAL Dictionary in French and English First Edition

Price: £39.99

An insightful aeronautical dictionary listing the complexed, and extensive technical vocabulary within the Air Force. First Edition. Created for communication purposes between the Free French Air Force and the British Aviation....

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1943 Gerald Kersh Brain and Ten Fingers 1st Edition War Yugoslavia Fascist
1943 Gerald Kersh Brain and Ten Fingers 1st Edition War Yugoslavia Fascist

Price: £75.00

Gerald Kersh's seventh novel. A tale of Yugoslavian soldiers battling Italian fascists. A first edition.

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1943-4 Jane's Fighting Ships Military Naval Periodical Francis E McMurtrie
1943-4 Jane's Fighting Ships Military Naval Periodical Francis E McMurtrie

Price: £55.00

The 1943-4 copy of Jane's Fighting Ships, a popular and encyclopedic reference work on naval ships. Fighting Ships was an annual reference book providing information on the world's warships....

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1944-47 22Vol The War Illustrated John Hammerton Original Paper Illustrated WWII
1944-47 22Vol The War Illustrated John Hammerton Original Paper Illustrated WWII

Price: £110.00

A selection of war illustrated magazines focusing on World War II.A incomplete run between January 1944 and January 1947. Volumes as follows:Volume 7 No. 172-178 and 180. Jan 1944- May 1944Volume 8 No. 205 April 1945Volume 10 No 231-...

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1945 New Zealanders in the Air War Alan W. Mitchell Signed First Ed Dustwrapper
1945 New Zealanders in the Air War Alan W. Mitchell Signed First Ed Dustwrapper

Price: £110.00

The first edition of this fascinating work regarding the New Zealand Air Force.A lovely copy in a dustwrapper and inscribed by the author.With an ink inscription from the author: To Neville O'Gwen Duke, God Bless, From Alan W. Mitchell...

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1945 War The Road to Rangoon Army Bureau Watkins Second World War
1945 War The Road to Rangoon Army Bureau Watkins Second World War

Price: £50.00

This is a scarce army advice pamphlet from 1945.With details regarding the Burma campaign of World War II including maps of the area.

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1945-1949 13vols Royal Naval College Eaton Chester Dartmouth The List of Officers
1945-1949 13vols Royal Naval College Eaton Chester Dartmouth The List of Officers

Price: £110.00

A collection of thirteen volumes of the Royal Naval College's list of officers, masters and cadets. This work was published termly, with three pamphlets per year. Enclosed in this set are...

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1946 Women in Uniform D Collett Wadge WAR MILITARY Dustwrapper Illustrated
1946 Women in Uniform D Collett Wadge WAR MILITARY Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £40.00

This is an uncommon illustrated account of the role of women in war. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates.

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1947 Westminster in War William Sansom Illustrated with Original Dustwrapper 1st
1947 Westminster in War William Sansom Illustrated with Original Dustwrapper 1st

Price: £69.99

A lively retelling of the historical events surrounding the Blitz. Featuring several photographic plates. With original unclipped dustwrapper.

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1949 Merchantman Rearmed by David W. Bone Signed Limited Edition Muirhead Bone
1949 Merchantman Rearmed by David W. Bone Signed Limited Edition Muirhead Bone

Price: £135.00

A fascinating memoir of Captain and novelist Sir Captain David William Bone.Limited edition of one hundred and sixty copies of which this is number twenty one.Signed by the author to colophon, with original etching of the author, signed...

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1949-52 5vol Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Tribunals US Edition
1949-52 5vol Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Tribunals US Edition

Price: £325.00

An American publication of the trials of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg.Containing:Volume II: 'The Medical Case'; 'The Milch Case'Volume III: 'The Justice Case'Volume IV: 'The Einsatzgruppen Case'; 'The Rusha Case'Volume V: 'The Rusha...

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1950 The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book W E Duncan Folding Coloured Maps
1950 The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book W E Duncan Folding Coloured Maps

Price: £175.00

A commemorative military work on the work of the Royal Artillery during World War Two. Illustrated throughout with many coloured and monochrome plates, and twenty-six coloured maps, eleven of which are folding. Published...

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1950 Two Centuries of Shipbuilding The Scotts at Greenock Illustrated
1950 Two Centuries of Shipbuilding The Scotts at Greenock Illustrated

Price: £79.00

A fascinating history of the famous firm of Scotts and a primary source for this famous firm of ship builders. Third Edition. Charting the history and development of the history of shipbuilding,...

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1950-1951 Jane's Fighting Ships Military Periodical Fred T Jane Illus Blackman
1950-1951 Jane's Fighting Ships Military Periodical Fred T Jane Illus Blackman

Price: £49.00

The 1950-1951 edition of the popular naval periodical and encyclopedic reference work 'Jane's Fighting Ships'. Fighting Ships was an annual reference book providing information on the world's...

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1951 Jane's Fighting Ships 1950-51 Raymond Blackman Navy Illus
1951 Jane's Fighting Ships 1950-51 Raymond Blackman Navy Illus

Price: £50.00

The 1950-51 edition of this naval periodical.Illustrated throughout with adverts to front.Jane's Fighting Ships is a succesful annual reference book established in 1897 as part of the Jane's Information Group....

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1952 The Atom Spies Oliver Pilat First Edition Cold War
1952 The Atom Spies Oliver Pilat First Edition Cold War

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this study of the suspected theft of USA military secrets during the Cold War. Atomic Spies and Atom Spies are terms that refer to various people in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada who are thought...

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1952 The Essex Regiment 1929-1950 Colonel T Martin
1952 The Essex Regiment 1929-1950 Colonel T Martin

Price: £79.99

This is a scarce first edition of this history of the Essex regiment. Including fold-out maps and full page plates.This comprehensive text follows the regiment's service as is based on official records and first-hand accounts. The...

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1953 Cyril Ray Algiers to Austria A History of 78 Division in WW2 Second Ed Maps
1953 Cyril Ray Algiers to Austria A History of 78 Division in WW2 Second Ed Maps

Price: £90.00

The second edition of this military history.Scarce with a dustwrapper.Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps. The 78th Infantry Division, also known as the Battleaxe Division, was a highly trained and specialised infantry...

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1953-1975 13vols Lloyd's Register of Yachts with Supplements Yachting History
1953-1975 13vols Lloyd's Register of Yachts with Supplements Yachting History

Price: £340.00

A large collection of the 'Register of Yachts', featuring volumes across a twenty-two year span. A selection on the Register of Yachts ranging from 1953 to 1975. Includes the register from...

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1954 - 1955 Far Eastern Approaches H.M.S. Newcastle Magazine 1st Illus
1954 - 1955 Far Eastern Approaches H.M.S. Newcastle Magazine 1st Illus

Price: £295.00

This is a lovely magazine documenting the H.M.S' eighteen month expedition to the Far East. A very scarce edition of the 'H.M.S. Newcastle Magazine, 1954-55', celebrating the return of the crew...

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1954-1961 4Vol History of the Second World War The War at Sea Roskill First Ed
1954-1961 4Vol History of the Second World War The War at Sea Roskill First Ed

Price: £525.00

The complete collection of Roskill's renowned and official history of Britain's contribution to the Second World War. The set comprises; Volume I: The Defensive, 1954, third impression of the first edition.  Volume...

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1955 LAWRENCE MINT R.A.F. Depot Ross First Limited Edition Review Copy
1955 LAWRENCE MINT R.A.F. Depot Ross First Limited Edition Review Copy

Price: £340.00

A first and limited edition of this fascinating glimpse into daily R.A.F. life in the 1920s by a truly extraordinary man, somewhat shocking and printed posthumously due to early 1900s sensitivity to barrack-room language...

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1955 The Mint a Day Book of the RAF Depot August and December 1922 T E Lawrence
1955 The Mint a Day Book of the RAF Depot August and December 1922 T E Lawrence

Price: £300.00

A posthumous publication on T E Lawrence's time in the RAF.This work was left unpublished at the time of Lawrence's death and is a memoir of his time as an enlisted man. He purposefully left the book to be published...

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1955 The Uneven Road Lord Belhaven First Edition Biography of Lord Belhaven
1955 The Uneven Road Lord Belhaven First Edition Biography of Lord Belhaven

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this military biography of Lord Belhaven, who spent time in India and the Middle East. Illustrated throughout with maps and photographs. 'These are but the bare bones of his story but the telling has a rare quality...

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1956 Shoulder-Belt Plates and Buttons H G Parkyn Illustrated Military
1956 Shoulder-Belt Plates and Buttons H G Parkyn Illustrated Military

Price: £99.99

A guide to military medals and regalia by Major H. G. Parkyn. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.

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1959 Once There Was a War John Steinbeck First English Edition Dustwrapper
1959 Once There Was a War John Steinbeck First English Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £220.00

A highly sought after first English edition of John Steinbeck's Once There Was a War.Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper.Steinbeck's articles include descriptions of life on a troop transporter, an account of the liberation...

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1968 The Espionage Establishment David Wise and Thomas Ross First Edition
1968 The Espionage Establishment David Wise and Thomas Ross First Edition

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this book of revelations about the secret services. 'The Espionage Establishment' describes in startling detail the intelligence organizations and operations of the United States, the Soviet Union, China and Great...

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1969-70 5vol UNIFORMS of the BRITISH ARMY Cecil Lawson
1969-70 5vol UNIFORMS of the BRITISH ARMY Cecil Lawson

Price: £354.00

Cecil Lawson's History of the Uniforms of the British Army. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrappers, except volume three. With John W. Woodfield's military nameplate on the front pastedown. "This History...

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1970 Abel Louise Bernikow FIRST Photographic Plates
1970 Abel Louise Bernikow FIRST Photographic Plates

Price: £29.99

A detailed exploration into the recognised espionage agent Rudolph Abel, through reports and public records. First edition. Featuring a bound in portfolio of drawings, paintings and photographs of Abel. With an introduction...

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1970 The Gentleman Spy Adele Nathan Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper
1970 The Gentleman Spy Adele Nathan Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £14.99

A first edition of the true story of Major John Andre, the British spy, who operated during the American War of Independence. Andre was hanged due to an incident in which he attempted to assist Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender...

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1970-99 15 Vol Jane's Fighting Ships Merchant Ships Aircrafts Freight Containers
1970-99 15 Vol Jane's Fighting Ships Merchant Ships Aircrafts Freight Containers

Price: £380.00

A fifteen volume set of these naval reference guides.Volumes include:1967-68 Janes Surface Skimmer Systems (Roy McLeavy)1970-71 Fighting Ships (Raymond V B Blackman)1971-72 Fighting Ships (Raymond Blackman)1972-73 Freight Containers...

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1977 Guide to the Soviet Navy Siegfried Breyer Norman Polmar Illustrated
1977 Guide to the Soviet Navy Siegfried Breyer Norman Polmar Illustrated

Price: £65.00

Siegfried Breyer and Norman Polmar's historical works 'Guide to the Soviet Navy' Siegfried Breyer and Norman Polmar's 'Guide to the Soviet Navy'. A comprehensive history of the Soviet Navy....

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1977 History of R.A.F Military Aeroplanes War AIRCRAFT
1977 History of R.A.F Military Aeroplanes War AIRCRAFT

Price: £36.99

A blue cloth hardback with pictorial dustjacket and heavily illustrated throughout.  This volume tells the history of the RAF and the technical qualities of British warplanes from World War I to the present day, along with...

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1977 Naval Administration 1715-1750 Daniel A Baugh Navy Records Society Vol 120
1977 Naval Administration 1715-1750 Daniel A Baugh Navy Records Society Vol 120

Price: £25.00

A fascinating insight into Naval administration.Volume 120 of the Publications of the Navy Records Society.Publications from the Navy Records Society, published for its subscribers.The Navy Records society publish rare and original...

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1979 A Gentleman Volunteer George Hennell Peninsular Glover Zaehnsdorf SIGNED
1979 A Gentleman Volunteer George Hennell Peninsular Glover Zaehnsdorf SIGNED

Price: £770.00

A limited edition and signed copy of this work tracing the letters of a Napoleonic war officer, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf binding. First Edition. The half title has been signed by Michael Glover and Sir Anthony Read who wrote the...

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1979 The British Connection Richard Deacon FIRST
1979 The British Connection Richard Deacon FIRST

Price: £44.99

A well documented work of espionage exploring the history of the Soviet Union's involvement with British individuals and institutions within the twentieth century.   First Edition. Featuring photographic plates and a dustwrapper...

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1981 BRITISH GALLANTRY Awards Abbott Tamplin Illustrated
1981 BRITISH GALLANTRY Awards Abbott Tamplin Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A comprehensive work on medal collecting. With three colour photographic plates and numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text.

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1981 Royal Air Force AEROPLANES Military History TURNER
1981 Royal Air Force AEROPLANES Military History TURNER

Price: £49.99

A blue, cloth hardback with pictorial dustjacket.  Many of the planes featured in this volume no longer exist but are brought vividly to life by Michael Turner, who is renowned for their combination of technical accuracy with...

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1982 The Druid Leonard Mosley Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper
1982 The Druid Leonard Mosley Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this little-known story of the Nazi spy who evaded capture by the British. Leonard Mosley (1913 1992) was a British journalist, historian, biographer and novelist. Illustrated throughout with numerous monochrome...

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1984 The Naval Miscellany Volume V Rodger Navy Records Society Vol 125
1984 The Naval Miscellany Volume V Rodger Navy Records Society Vol 125

Price: £25.00

Volume 125 of the Navy Records Society publications.The Navy Records society publish rare and original documents on naval history. It was established in 1893 and has to this day published over 160 volumes. Sir John Knox Laughton and...

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1984 Too Secret too Long BRITAIN'S Crucial Secrets and the Covering Up First ed
1984 Too Secret too Long BRITAIN'S Crucial Secrets and the Covering Up First ed

Price: £29.99

A revealing piece of work uncovering a torrent of new disclosures that conceal the truth about Britain's secret services. First edition. Featuring photographic plates of people and government documentation. From the...

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1986 Ronald Searle To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Illus War U.K
1986 Ronald Searle To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Illus War U.K

Price: £70.00

A collection of reminiscences and sketches by Ronald Searle reflecting on his time during war. First U.K edition. Published by Collins in association with the Imperial War Museum. Held in...

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1986 To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Ronald Searle Illus War
1986 To The Kwai and Back War Drawings 1939-1945 Ronald Searle Illus War

Price: £120.00

A collection of reminiscences and sketches by Ronald Searle reflecting on his time during war. First American edition. Held in dustwrapper. Searle was a prisoner of war to the Japanese and...

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1989 Les Drapeaux de la Garde Nationale de Paris 1789 Illus Slipcase Lachouque
1989 Les Drapeaux de la Garde Nationale de Paris 1789 Illus Slipcase Lachouque

Price: £225.00

An uncommon reprint of this work on French military dress.Printed in French.One of a limited 3000 copy run. The 1989 reprint of the 1947 edition.Collated: Lacking plate V in the second part, with a duplicate of plate VI instead for...

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1989 The BLAKE Escape Michael Randle and Pat Pottle First
1989 The BLAKE Escape Michael Randle and Pat Pottle First

Price: £29.99

A well documented work of espionage exploring the escape of British agent George Blake, from Wormwood Scrubs.  First Edition. Michael Randle and Pat Pottle, two founder members of the committe of 100 anti-nuclear organisation,...

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1990 Rifle Green at Waterloo 95th Foot In Netherlands Waterloo Scarce Caldwell
1990 Rifle Green at Waterloo 95th Foot In Netherlands Waterloo Scarce Caldwell

Price: £200.00

A detailed study on the 95th Foot during the Napoleonic Wars. This work covers their Netherlands Campaign of 1813-14, Quatre Bras and Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815 and the occupation of Paris.This work also has a full medal and casualty...

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1994 BRITAIN at WAR Second World War MILITARY D/J
1994 BRITAIN at WAR Second World War MILITARY D/J

Price: £24.99

Pictorial hard covers with matching dust jacket. An illustrated history of the Second World War with numerous photographic plates and in text illustrations throughout.

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1994 FIGHTERS Aircraft MILITARY Illus 1st D/J
1994 FIGHTERS Aircraft MILITARY Illus 1st D/J

Price: £47.99

Publisher's full blue cloth binding with silver title to spine.  In glossy dust jacket. A first edition illustrated with colour and black and white illustrations throughout. A detailed and comprehensive record of every type...

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1994 Regiments Roger Perkins First Edition Military British Empire Commonwealth
1994 Regiments Roger Perkins First Edition Military British Empire Commonwealth

Price: £190.00

First Edition ThusA bibliography of published works about the forces of the British Empire and the Commonwealth.This work is the result of years of extensive research by over two hundred individuals from around the globe,...

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1995 Forgotten Heroes Six True Stories Michael Bentinck First Edition Signed
1995 Forgotten Heroes Six True Stories Michael Bentinck First Edition Signed

Price: £75.00

A collection of true stories from the Second World War told from six prisoners of war. Signed by the author and editor, Michael Bentinck. With his sticker to the title page. With the cover...

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1995 The KGB'S Literary ARCHIVE Shentalinsky First translated
1995 The KGB'S Literary ARCHIVE Shentalinsky First translated

Price: £29.99

A first translated edition exploring the memoirs and achieves surrounding the national security agency of the Soviet Union during the reign of Stalin. "Shentalinsky himself plunged deep into the Labyrinth of the KGB's achieve to...

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1998 The Cold War a MILITARY History David Miller Uncorrected Proof
1998 The Cold War a MILITARY History David Miller Uncorrected Proof

Price: £59.99

An in-depth historical account of the Cold War, and the armies that faced each other across the northern, central and southern european borders. Scarce uncorrected proof publishers copy. Featuring copies of photographic plates...

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1999 Defending the Realm MI5 Shayler Affair Hollingsworth First Edition
1999 Defending the Realm MI5 Shayler Affair Hollingsworth First Edition

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this detailed look at the Secret Service and its effectiveness after the Shayler scandal in 1997. David Shayler was a British journalist and former MI5 (Security Service) officer. Shayler earned notoriety...

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2003-2007 4Vol Allan Mallinson First Edition Dustwrapper Matthew Hervey Military
2003-2007 4Vol Allan Mallinson First Edition Dustwrapper Matthew Hervey Military

Price: £80.00

This is a four volume set of first editions of this selected works by Allan Mallinson.All volumes signed by Mallinson to the title page.Allan Mallinson is an English author and was an officer in the British Army. He is best known for...

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c1880 The Life of the Duke of Wellington John Montmorency Tucker Illus Military
c1880 The Life of the Duke of Wellington John Montmorency Tucker Illus Military

Price: £75.00

A biographical work on a prominent figure in military history. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and many vignettes.Written by Colonel John Montmorency Tucker, a Captain in the 27th Inniskilling regiment of foot. He served throughout...

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c1882-85 2vols The Sea F Whymper Illustrated Naval
c1882-85 2vols The Sea F Whymper Illustrated Naval

Price: £40.00

A two volume set of F Whymper's 'The Sea' illustrated throughout. Volume II and III of a four volume set. Frederick Whymper, born in 1838, was a British artist and explorer. Illustrated...

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c1890 23vols The Sea Its Stirring Story of Adventure Peril and Heroism F Whymper
c1890 23vols The Sea Its Stirring Story of Adventure Peril and Heroism F Whymper

Price: £200.00

Twenty-three parts of this instructional work on the sea by F Whymper. Scarce to be in the original parts as most copies of this work are already bound in volume form. Being parts 2, 11-25...

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c1890 2vols Her Majesty's Navy Colour Illustrated Chas Rathbone Low Maritime
c1890 2vols Her Majesty's Navy Colour Illustrated Chas Rathbone Low Maritime

Price: £120.00

The first two volumes of this Naval periodical.Illustrated throughout both volumes with coloured plates.Collated, appears to be lacking plates to pages 8,32,76,128,192,320 and 336 to volume I. Lacking plates to pages 28, 60, 96, 112,...

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c1901 Battles of the British Army Charles Rathbone Low Relfe Brothers
c1901 Battles of the British Army Charles Rathbone Low Relfe Brothers

Price: £39.99

A history of the battles of the British armed forces, from early wars in France to the capture of Mandalay.Illustrated with several engraved plates by R. Caton Woodville.Bound by the Relfe Brothers (ink stamp to front endpaper).

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c1905 The Young Franc-Tireurs and their Adventures G. A. Henty Illustrated
c1905 The Young Franc-Tireurs and their Adventures G. A. Henty Illustrated

Price: £29.99

A fictional work of adventure, told from the point of view of the French Fran-Tireurs, told in the time of the 1870 War.Illustrated throughout by Frank Feller. 

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c1939-1947 10vols The War Illustrated Complete Record of Conflict Land and Sea
c1939-1947 10vols The War Illustrated Complete Record of Conflict Land and Sea

Price: £420.00

The complete ten volumes of The War Illustrated. Published from 1939-1947 The War Illustrated was a British war magazine. The magazine was first published during the First World War, and these volumes are its return upon the start...

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