AMERY, L.S. (Editor): The Times History of the War in South Africa, 1899-1900. In Six Volumes.

Sampson, Low, Marston, London, 1900. Six volumes. Plates, portraits, maps & Battle Plans, some folding some in endpockets. 8vo (9 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches), pages: 392; 467; 597; 597, 614; & 622. Original red cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Some fading to backstrips of Volumes 1 & 2, portrait frontispiece of Volume 1 detached but undamaged. Overall very good.

Weight 6.880 kg thus extra postage will be requested. 


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BALDWIN, MICHAEL & MILLER, KEITH: The Gunners' Favourite: The 25-Pounder Gun, A Brief History.

Item No. 16745

London: National Army Museum, [ 1993 ]. Illustrations. Folio (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches), 36-pages. Original red wrappers, spiral bound as issued.


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BRIGADE OF HORSE ARTILLERY: Standing Orders for a Troop: Extracts from the Standing Orders of the Brigade; also Instructions & Regulations for the Formation and Movements of Horse Artillery 1828.

Item No. 13952Item No. 13952a

Woolwich: Printed by W. Scroggie, Hare Street, 1828. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: 40:(2):70(1), later half calf; binding worn, upper cover detached. With the bookplate of The Cavalry Club on front pastedown and signature "R.W. Storey"on title [Robert William Storey, Colonel in the Royal Artillery; born 1791].

Piece cut from head of page 63 with loss of pagination being the only apparent loss. With hand-coloured "Explanation of the Figures" and 22 hand-coloured plates. One leaf with contemporary marginal annotation in ink. Bound with blanks for notes, unused. Rare.


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BROWN, HAROLD: War with the Boers. An Account of the Past and Present Troubles with the South African Republics.

London: Virtue, n.d. ca. 1902. Volumes 1 & 2 & the first 7 chapters of volume 3 only ( i.e. the first half of the complete 5 volume work) bound in one volume. Profusely illustrated throughout with photogravures, plates, maps, & illustrations. 4to (10 x 8 inches), pages: 248:248:146, contemporary half crimson calf, spine gilt ruled with lettering piece; some rubbing but generally solid and well bound; cracking to inner joints but very firm on cords.


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CORBET, SIR JULIAN S: History of the Great War based on Official Documents - Naval Operations. Volumes 1 - 3.

Longmans, Green, 1920. First editions. Vol. 2 published in 1921 & Vol.3 in 1923. 5 large folding maps contained in front and rear endpockets of Vol.2 Folding chart as frontispiee to Vol.3. 3 vols. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xi:470; xi:448; & xiv:470. Contemporary half dark blue calf, spines gilt extra in 4 compartments with two crimson lettering pieces, gilt Admiralty crest to upper covers and Admiralty prize label to endpapers. All edges marbled. Small nick to one lettering piece. A handsome binding in excellent condition. The binding by Thomas de la Rue & Co. London, with their ticket. 


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DESTEMBERG, JEAN-DANIEL: Les Chemins de l'Histoire. 1914-1918. La Marne, Verdun, le Chemin des Dames.

Item No. 14332

Editions du Signe, 1996. Well illustrated, partly in colour. Folio (12 x 8 1/2 inches), 221-pages. Original laminated boards; fine.


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EDEN, SIR ANTHONY (1897-1977): Photograph.

Item No.16523

[1941] An original War Office official photograph, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, label to reverse, "Mr Eden's Visit to Egypt. The Secretary of State having a joke with men in the Desert" - "Not to be published before the evening papers on Monday, November 11th". The image meaning can easily be misconstrued. Could Sir Anthony be saying, "Well what do you think of this Chaps?" The reply being, "Oh please Sir, do put it away!". Small chip in lower margin.


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ELIOT, FRANCIS PERCIVAL: Six Letters on the subject of the Armed Yeomanry, addressed to the Rt. Hon. Earl Gower Sutherland, Colonel of the Staffordshire Volunteer Calvary. By Francis Percival Eliot, Major in the above Corps.

Item No. 10081b

Item No. 10081

London: Printed for the Author, 1797. Engraved frontispiece and six folding plates. 8vo, pp.xvi:230:(1, errata), contemporary full calf with lettering piece; lower joint cracked, upper cover detached. Frontispiece trimmed by binder just into image on fore-edge. With the contemporary armorial bookplate of the Hon. Edward Monkton of Somerford Hall, Staffordshire on front pastedown and his signature on the title-page.


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GILBEY, SIR WALTER: Small Horses in Warfare.

Item No. 17345

London: Vinton & Co. 1900. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 49-pages, original brown cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Some light foxing. The binding very bright and attractive.


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HAMMERTON, J.A. (Editor): The War Illustrated, Album de Luxe. The Story of the Great European War told by Camera, Pen, and Pencil. The Complete Set of 10 volumes.

Item No. 19238

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Item No. 19238

London: Amalgamated Press, v.y. Published 1915-1919. 10 volumes complete. 12,252 illustrations & maps from photographs and drawings. 10 vols. 4to (11 3/8 x 9 inches). original red cloth gilt; spines faded , internally good.

Weight 20kg thus extra postage will be requested. 


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HILL, WILLIAM: An Important letter from William Hill to Stratford Canning. Written during the Napoleonic War & now published for the first time.

Societas Libellus Historicus, 2001. One of 79 copies printed, by the Olde Treadle Platen Press, for members & Friends of the BPS Publishing Group. Single illustrated leaf folded within printed wrappers, wire stitched as issued. Fine.


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HORNER, GORDON: For you the War is over.

Item No. 17221

Item No. 17221

Item No. 17221

London: Privately Published for the Author by the Falcon Press,1948. 12 tipped-in coloured plates and numerous other illustrations. Oblong 8vo (7 3/8 x 10 inches), unpaginated. Original quarter green leather, yellow cloth boards. Headbands rubbed and very scuffed with loss at base, foxing to endpapers and occasionally lightly within. In the browned and edge-worn dust jacket. The preface is signed by Bill Bowes below his printed signature.


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HUTCHINSON, WALTER: Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War. A Complete and Authentic Record in Text and Pictures. The Complete Set of 15 volumes.

Item No. 19237

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London: Hutchinson, v.y. Began in 1939; ceased in 1945. Profusely illustrated with thousands of photographs, drawings, and maps. 15 volumes complete. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches), original blue cloth, spines gilt. A couple of volumes with 'rippling' to lower margins having at one time been damp, mottling to a few covers, a few boards slightly warped othwise very sound.

Weight 25kg thus extra postage will be requested. 


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JAIPUR: Address printed on silk to Lt.Col. Sir H. Beauchamp St. John, Vice-President, Council of State, Jaipur: "On behalf of the Committee of Management ...... I extend a most cordial welcome to you on this occasion of your first visit on behalf of His Highness the Maharaja Sahib Bahadur to Nawalgarh and our School ...."

Item No. 18016

Printed in brown on silk. 17 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches, some ceasing and staining. 4th December 1934.


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MELVIN, RONALD [Editor]: The Guards and Caterham, The Soldiers' Story.

Old Coulsdon, Surrey: Guardroom Publications, n.d. circa 1999. First edition. Softback. Illustrations. 4to (10 x 8 inches), 293-pages. Original glazed pictorial wrappers. Paper lifting from bottom of backstrip (no loss), corners bumped. Autograph letter from the publisher regarding his experience in the Regiment loosely inserted.


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MUNICH CORPS OF CADETS: A curious item relating to the Corps of Cadets in Munich comprising a calligraphic pen & ink title leaf:

Item No. 16660

Not Published: Corps des Cadets Munchen1822 - 1825. "DENKE AN GROSSHESELO he Fur Erinnerung an deinen Freund" which I believe translates as "Remember Grossheselo he. - In memory of your friend". This signed and dated Max Waydtmann, Cadet. Munchen 3rd February 1823. Within each letter of this inscription is another word inscribed, these would appear to be the names of other Cadets although some contain other words, i.e. (translated) "The Magnificent Court Theatre in the Year 1817 Wieseroffriet".

Item No. 16660_3

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There then follows 34 individual leaves inscribed by indivdual cadets, these are dated 1822-1825 (mostly 1823), one with attractive affixed black paper "box" with lift up flaps, one flap inscribed "Sey Treulos" with "nie deinen Freund" revealed below; another flap inscribed "Verachte Alle" with " die dire bases Zutrauen" revealed below, & "Liebe Niemand" with "als dein Madeben" revealed below. The whole "box" covers an engraving of a cherub. A translation of the leaf that accompanies the "box" is given below.

The title leaf and the 34 other leaves all gilt edged and enclosed in a full crimson grained morocco book box, decorative gilt border to sides, all edges gilt, spine gilt and gilt lettered " DER FREUNDSCHAFE GEWEIHET". The box measures 6 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 1 inch. Box & contents very good. A curious and very attractive item.

The translation of the handwritten leaf accompanying the "box" leaf is as follows: God wanted to make the people happy, so He created love. Gratefully they received this heavenly gift; He wanted to reward them, and He created friendship. When reading these few lines, dear George, remember your devoted friend and brother F.M. Baunach Cadet au Corps des CadetsMunich, 3rd December 1822. Remember sometimes the romance we played with Nany Kreiterer in Rosenheim in the month of October in the year 1822, the happy hours we spent in her company, the tender squeezes of hands and our delight at the two bouquets of flowers she gave us when we said farewell. Don't forget the blissful hours on the eve of our departure when we were floating on air, dancing with her in turns. How because of this lovely creature we spent two whole hours devoutly in church only to be near her heavenly presence. Think of the night in Grafing, where we enjoyed a very pleasant bottle of Forster's from the Corps' crates, and we then ranted and raved at the night watchman who had the audacity to disturb our sleep.


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NAPIER, VICE-ADMIRAL SIR C. [ Edited by G. Butler Earp ]: The History of the Baltic Campaign of 1854 from documents and other materials furnished by .... Napier.


Item No. 19856

Richard Bentley, London, 1857. First edition. 8vo (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xlvi:(1):622:(1). Original unusual heavily blindstamped wavy line grained purple cloth blocked in gilt. Upper inner hinge cracked, contemporary name on front free endpaper. Errata slip tipped-in. A very good and attractive copy. 


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NORTHERN NIGERIA: The London Gazette, Number 27546. - [Northern Nigeria Campaign content]

London: Published by Authority, April 24th 1903. Folio, pp. 2599-2606, unbound, stitched, as issued; 1st leaf somewhat dusty or lightly stained. Contains largely reports of the Northern Nigeria Campaign from Sir F. D. Lugard & others.


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POSSELT, ERIC (Editor): Give Out! Songs of, For and By the Men in the Service.

Item No. 18619

N.Y.C.: The Femack Co. [ 1944 ]. Illustrations throughout. 8vo ( 7 1/2 x 5 inches), original coloured pictorial wrappers. Text tanned, generally very good.


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ROYAL ENGINEERS: Reserve Army Base India "Panagarh". Compiled under the authority of the Engineer-in-Chief (India).

No Publisher or Place but Royal Engineers, India, circa 1946. Poor quality photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, pp.52, original pictorial wrappers; some marking, file punched.


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SNAPE, MICHAEL: The Redcoat and Religion, the Forgotten History of thr Britsh Soldier from The Age of Marlborough to the Eve of the First World War.

London: Routledge, 2005. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 319-pages. Softback, original printed wrappers now protected. Ex-library but apart from labels front and rear and shelf number on spine it is virtually fine, having never been borrowed from the library! 


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SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMAND: Container Production for South East Asia (India).

No publisher or place but India circa 1946. Poor quality photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, pp.23, original wrappers. Dusty, file punched, some soiling, some annotation..The production of petrol drums in India 1939-1945.


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VICTORIA, QUEEN: A rare military commission appointing a surgeon during the Crimea campaign "while serving in the Osmanli Irregular Cavalry attached to the Turkish Contingent Force".

Item No. 19886

Military commision signed by Queen Victoria and by Lord Panmure as Secretary of State for War, appointing George Pigott Barton Esq. Surgeon in the Army in Turkey while serving in the Osmanli Irregular Cavalry attached to the Turkish Contingent Force. "Given at our Court at Windsor the Seventh say of March 1856". With wafer seal, 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, folded. In good condition. A rare commission. 


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WARD, MAJOR C.H. DUDLEY [Compiler]: Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot). Volume IV 1915-1981 Turkey - Bulgaria - Australia.

Item No. 8692

London: Forster Groom & Co., 1929. Volume IV only. Black & white plates. 4to, pp.xvi:406:[index], original blue cloth, no dustwrapper, lettered in gilt on the spine and stamped in red on upper cover with emblem and initials; headbands and corners bumped and rubbed, one corner frayed; binding suffering shelf-wear; page edges browned; internally very good.


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WYLDE, ATHERTON [Pseud. of FRANCES ELLEN COLENSO]: My Chief and I. Or, Six Months in Natal after the Langalibalele Outbreak. By Atherton Wylde. Association copy.

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Chapman & Hall, London, 1880. First edition. Oval mounted Woodburytype portrait frontispiece of Colonel Durnford Royal Engineers, and one other mounted photographic plate, and two tinted lithographic plates. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 inches), pages: xii:327:32 (publisher's catalogue dated November 1879). Recent full green morocco, spine gilt ruled and with gilt ornaments in compartments, gilt lettered direct. The cloth from the original backstrip and upper cover retained and bound-in at end.

Presentation copy inscribed by Durnford's mother to: "C.J. Moore-Miller from his (My Chief and I Colonel Durnford R.E.) mother E. R. Durnford Dec. 13th 1879". At Pietermaritzburg, Durnford was befriended by Bishop Colenso, and had a close relationship with the bishop's daughter, Frances Ellen Colenso, the author of this volume, who also completed Durnford's work, 'History of the Zulu War and its Origins', also published 1880. Written from the perspective of a fictional young soldier, 'Atherton Wylde'. Durnford was killed at the battle of Isandhlwana on the 22nd of January1879. Uncommon. 


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WILLIAMS, CAPTAIN IAN McLEAN: Vietnam, A Pictorial History of the Sixth Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment.

Item No. 17783

Brookvale, N.S.W.: Printcraft Press, 1967. 2nd Printing. Profusely illustrated, partly in colour, maps. 4to (11 x 8 3/4 inches), 136-pages. Original red cloth. Excellent in slightly edge creased dust jacket. In the original cardboard packaging.


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WRIGHT, G.N: Life and Campaigns of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K.G. In four volumes (complete).

Item No. 16026

London: Fisher, Son, & Co. [ 1841 ]. First edition. 4 volumes. Engraved frontispieces, extra engraved title, plates and maps. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), contemporary half green morocco, marbled boards, spines decoratively gilt on raised bands, gilt lettered direct. Plates foxed. Ink signature or ink stamp of "Capt. Robertson, R. N. on printed titles. Titles of volume 3 detached and with slight marginal wear, one other gathering partly detached. The large folding plan of the Battle of Warterloo is not present in volume 3 (as usual) but is present in volume 4. A little light rubbing to the binding but overall handsome on the shelf.


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WWI - Captain T.T. Barnard M.C: A small group of pieces relating to Barnard, hand-drawn maps, photograhs, and letters etc. as under.

Item No. 16775

Three hand drawn maps coloured in outline, drawn by Barnard post war, being "Map of my wanderings in France" 1917-18; "Map of Arras to illustrate my movements Winter 1917 and March 1918"; and "Map to illustrate Summer 1918 and the attack August 21st-28th". The reverse of the last two with copious reference notes. The maps each 9 x 5 1/2 inches.

Also two photographs of Barnard, one dated Dec. 1st 1918. A typed letter from Rhys Williams "My dear Tom, They operated most succesfully on me yesterday and took out a nice clean bullet....." 17 Park Lane, Oct. 7th 15 & an autograph letter from "Brien" congratulating him on his M.C. Oct. 16th 1918.

A manuscript, "Detail of Parties for anti air-craft Duties. found by Detachment, Res. Bn. Coldstream Guards in the event of an Air-Raid. Wellington Barracks,17th August 1917", and lastly, a mimeographed instruction sheet for procedures following a hostile gas projector attack. Headquarters 1st Guards Brigade, 15/3/18. Marked "Secret" and inscribed, "Please read this out to your cy on parade, J.S. Coats, Captain Adjutant".


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WWI: With the First Canadian Contingent.

Item No. 17421

Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. Photographs, some tipped-in. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 118-pages. Original tan cloth blocked in brown. Some dustmarking to binding, headbands a little bruised, tanning to margins of title. Overall very good.


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