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    First and only edition of this uncommon Southey title - only 6 locations on Copac, and a just a single copy recorded at auction - here offered a large paper copy in a handsome, and highly appropriate Regency morocco presentation binding. This was a piece which stirred some controversy. Originally published in the Quarterly... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 111638

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  2. History Of the War In France And Belgium, in 1815.
    The History is the second edition, same year as the first - which "sold off in a very few days" - with minor corrections, and there was only one issue of the extraordinary, and highly sought-after, Plans and Maps, offering the best possible contour view of the field, outside of Siborne's model itself. The Letters are a first... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 79337

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    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region. Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 66701

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  4. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, first impression. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 96375

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  5. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, fourth impression. First published in March the same year. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893 Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 96377

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  6. Letters written from the Crimea to several Members of his Family by the Late Major Fiennes Cornwallis.
    First edition. Uncommon, just three copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Senate House), OCLC adds four copies world-wide. Eton-educated, Major Cornwallis served with the 4th Hussars in the Crimea and rode with them in the Charge of the Light Brigade, his account contained in his letters of the... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 77572

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  7. The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy.
  8. Aden - a Coaling Station in the Red Sea, 16.9.57.
    Greene (1826-1892), served with the Royal Artillery, rising to the rank of Major-General. This striking and characteristic view was taken during his voyage out to India to take part in the Indian Mutiny, services recorded in his Views in India, from Drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny, published 1859. Provenance: Sir... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 98689

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  9. Winston S. Churchill Engraved in Mezzotint from the Painting.
    Edition of 325. Signed in pencil below the image by the engraver, Lawrence Josset. Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, after his first royal commission in 1928, a portrait of George VI for the National Museum of Wales, he painted "virtually every member of the royal family including Queen Mary and George... Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 79942

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  10. Stern Views of the Glorioso and Invincible.
    Engraved by Newton in History of Marine Architecture, 1801 Learn More
    £170

    Stock Code: 69541

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  11. Picture of the Russian Steamship
    Wonderful, locally-produced image of the Vostok, a steamship that took part in Vice-Admiral Euphimy Vasil'evich Putiatin's mission to negotiate trade arrangements with the Tokugawa shogunate, which were to result in the signing of the Treaty of Shimoda, the first treaty between the Russian and Japanese Empires. Putiatin... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 103501

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  12. [George] Washington.
    A very handsome study of the first U.S. President George Washington, depicted in full military uniform beside his war horse with the smoke of battle surrounding them. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 70209

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  13. The Collected Works.
    First Parsons edition, first impression; Rosenberg's collected works were published in 1937. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 112452

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  14. Soldier's Training and Other Notes.
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon. Copac notes just BL, NLS, TCD, Oxford and Cambridge, OCLC adds copies at the Canadian War Museum and NYPL only. "Many of these observations had been written before the present war [in South Africa] had begun. The remainder are written from experience before the enemy. The ideas... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 110620

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  15. The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937, [together with;] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.
    First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Extremely uncommon, OCLC records a copy with just 100 prints at Cornell, and another similar in... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 111970

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  16. Air of Glory.
    First edition, first impression. Quite scarce in nice condition. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 111742

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  17. Royal Yachts.
    First edition. Limited to 1,000 copies. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 109722

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  18. Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War.
    First Edition. Controversial vindication of Chelmsford's management of this perennially controversial campaign, based on his own papers first made available to French (see Lock & Quantrill, Zulu Victory, p.256). Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 109472

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  19. The Valley of Bones. A Novel.
    First edition, first impression. The seventh book in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time sequence. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109385

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  20. Journal kept during the Russian War:
    First edition. Elusive and highly desirable narrative of the Crimean War by the wife of Paymaster Henry Duberly of the 8th Hussars, part of the legendary light brigade. Although she missed the battle of the Alma and saw only the aftermath of the battle of Inkerman, she witnessed the cavalry charges at Balaklava and the assault... Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 385635

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