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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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. [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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.
    First 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 Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 112747

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  13. The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington,
    "New and Enlarged Edition", much preferred and genuinely uncommon. A great deal of extra material has been added to the coverage of the wars in India and Europe, "extracts from the Instructions for the movements of the Army, and from the General Orders, circulated by the Quarter Master General and Adjutant General, in the... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 112657

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  14. The Trucial Oman Scouts. The Story of a Bedouin Force.
    First and only edition. Well-written account of the development of the unit originally formed as the Trucial Oman Levies, an armed gendarmerie, in 1951. The Buraimi Incident, followed by the Jebel Akhdar Campaigns in Oman led to an expansion into a fully equipped Bedouin brigade which was eventually absorbed into the Union... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 112584

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  15. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1915.
    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112344

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  16. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1918.
    First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112341

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  17. A Forced March from My Home in Old England to My Home in the Regiment.
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon: only the British Library and Princeton copies traced in institutional holdings world-wide, one copy found in auction records, in 1952. The author, an officer in the 14th Regiment Madras Native Infantry, was on leave in London when he was ordered to rejoin his regiment in Bangalore... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 112178

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  18. The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B.,
    First edition. Uncommon memoir of the man described by his fellow political officer, Colin McKenzie, as "the foremost man in India". Broadfoot first served in India in the late 1820s with the 34th Native Infantry Madras Army. After returning to Britain to study at Addiscombe, he rejoined the Madras Army, commissariat department,... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 111984

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  19. The Court and Camp of Runjeet Sing.
    First edition, uncommon, particularly so in the cloth. The Hon. William Godolphin Osborne (1804 Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 111981

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  20. Air Power and Colonial Control: The Royal Air Force 1919-1939.
    First and only edition. An important study of the application and development of aerial Imperial Policing in Iraq in the 20s and its expansion to other theatres. Extremely uncommon. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111975

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