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16481: GAMES AND SPORTS IN THE ARMY 1953-54. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 2 coloured plates, numerous plates in monochrome and diagrams in the text; original red cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in silver, a very good, bright, clean copy. With numerous trade advertisements at front and rear."
12436: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY. SECOND PART CONTINUED - FROM THE FALL OF THE BASTILLE TO THE PEACE OF AMIENS. VOL. IV: 1789-1801. [PARTS 1 AND 2 COMPLETE]. - "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, neat signature on front free endpapers; original red cloth, gilt backs, uncut, both very good, clean copies. The maps and plans to vol. IV are contained in a separate case which is not present with this set."
17716: THE GOLDEN STOOL. AN ACCOUNT OF THE ASHANTI WAR OF 1900. - "8vo., First Edition, with 3 maps; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
21337: SAMUEL PEPYS AND THE ROYAL NAVY. LEES KNOWLES LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE IN CAMBRIDGE 6-27 NOVEMBER 1919. - "8vo., First Edition; original blue boards, blue buckram back with printed paper label, uncut, covers mildly age-scuffed else a very good, firm copy. Sold from an institution with its stamp on front endpapers. I: Introductory; II: Administration; III: Finance; IV: Victualling, Discipline, Ships, Guns. With index."
12027: HARD LYING. THE BIRTH OF THE DESTROYER 1893-1913. - "8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs (many full-page) in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. As usual with this author, a highly informative account. Covers the first twenty years of destroyer development, including pendant numbers and class tables."
19228: NAVAL EDGED WEAPONS IN THE AGE OF FIGHTING SAIL 1775-1865. - "Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs and illustrations in the text; lavender cloth, gilt a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Covers all such weapons from the beginning of the American War of Independence to the close of the American Civil War."
15373: BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1889-1904. - "4to., First US Edition, with many hundreds of photographs and detailed drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. A standard reference. Very scarce, especially in this condition."
9127: "[ROYAL NAVY, HARBOUR REGULATIONS]." - "4 leaves, folio, with fine woodcut arms of Victoria on first leaf; disbound, a remarkably crisp, clean copy. 26 & 27 Victoriae, Cap. 30, receiving royal assent on 22 June 1863."
21596: IRONCLADS IN ACTION. A SKETCH OF NAVAL WARFARE FROM 1855 TO 1895. [SECOND EDITION]. - "2 vols., 8vo., Second Edition, with frontispieces (original tissue guards present), 46 plates and 30 maps and plans (a number folding), small neat signature on frontispiece verso; original cloth, gilt backs, boards very lightly age-worn else a very good, bright, clean set. First published in 1895. Hattendorf B63."
18410: A SHORT HISTORY OF HMS KENT 1653-1928. [SOLE EDITION]. - "8vo., First and Sole Edition, with 4 plates; ribbed blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. Brief histories of the eight RN vessels to bear the name to 1928, from the fourth rate of 1653 (Battle of St. James's Day) to the 8-inch cruiser of WWI. Extremely scarce."
11175: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY. SECOND PART CONTINUED - FROM THE FALL OF THE BASTILLE TO THE PEACE OF AMIENS. VOL. IV PART II 1789-1801. [THIS VOLUME ONLY]. - "8vo., First Edition; original pebble-grained red cloth, sides rules in blind, gilt back, uncut, backstrip mildly faded (but all gilt entirely legible), a very good, clean, tight copy. Sold from a military institution with its stamps on front free endpaper and title."
16879: THE COMMAND OF THE OCEAN. A NAVAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN 1649-1815. - "8vo., First Edition, with 56 plates on 24 and coloured pictorial endpapers; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Excellent survey by an acknowledged naval historian."
18486: FROM THE LOWER DECK 1780-1840. - "8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 15 plates on 12 and a folding plan; green cloth, covers lightly faded else a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly creased and frayed at edges. Scarce, especially in this condition."
622: MANDATE DAYS. BRITISH LIVES IN PALESTINE 1918-1948. - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates and illustrations in the text; cloth gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in the dustwrapper."
12435: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY. SECOND PART - FROM THE CLOSE OF THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR TO THE SECOND PEACE OF PARIS. VOL. III: 1763-1793. [THIS VOLUME ONLY]. - "8vo., First Edition, with 38 folding coloured maps and plans on 13 japon folders, neat signature on front free endpaper; original; red cloth, gilt back, uncut, hinges tender (but binding entirely sound), a very good, clean copy."
20736: MERCHANTS AND THE MILITARY IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRITAIN. BRITISH ARMY CONTRACTS AND DOMESTIC SUPPLY 1739-1763. - "8vo., First Edition; cloth, a near fine copy."
2530: "'THE SHOP'. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY.[SECOND AND BEST EDITION.] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE BEST EDITION" - "8vo., Second Edition, with a frontispiece, 8 coloured plates, 8 plates in monochrome, numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and 2 folding plans (lightly spotted), neat contemporary signature and date on half-title, endpapers lightly spotted; original regimental cloth, blocked in gilt, black and academy colours, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a very good, clean copy. With an engraved armorial bookplate. The first edition, of which this is a considerably revised and updated issue (see 'Preface to the Second Edition'), was published in 1900. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
40816: "ACES AND AERIAL VICTORIES. THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 1965-1973. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations throughout; pictorial wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy."
37162: "ADMIRAL RODNEY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, plans in the text and endpaper maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly rubbed dustwrapper. UNCOMMON IN THIS CONDITION. NMM II/1, 1274."
38893: "ADMIRAL DUNCAN. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with portrait frontispiece in photogravure (original tissue guard present), 2 plates in photogravure (original tissue guards present) and full-page battle-plan, some negligible spotting; original navy diced cloth, boards framed in blind, gilt back, black endpapers, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. Neat inscription on half-title: 'Amy M. Cowper. The life of her great-grandfather from HSC 15.4.1911'. NMM II/1, 522."
35671: "ADVICE TO THE OFFICERS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. WITH THE ADDITION OF SOME HINTS TO THE DRUMMER AND PRIVATE SOLDIER. EMBELLISHED AFTER DRAWINGS IN COLOUR AND LINE BY FRANK WILSON. INTRODUCTION BY BERNARD FERGUSSON. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., with coloured frontispiece, and numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text; red cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy in mildly age-marked dustwrapper. First published in 1782."
40817: "AIRCRAFT TYPES AND PRICES. INCLUDING GLIDERS AND AIR CUSHION VEHICLES. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "8vo., First Edition thus; printed wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy. Covers all civil models in current use."
17790: FRENCH POST-WAR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT. - "Sm. 4to., First Edition, with 98 plates on 52 and maps in the text, some highlighting in text; original photographic wrappers, a near fine copy. VERY SCARCE."
38380: "ALL FOR A SHILLING A DAY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; terracotta cloth, gilt back, top a little dusty else a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
38379: "ALL FOR A SHILLING A DAY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; terracotta cloth, gilt back, top a little dusty else a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
17588: "AN ABRIDGED HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL TREATIES OF PEACE, COMMENCING AFTER THE PEACE OF WESTPHALIA, WITH REFERENCE TO THE NEUTRAL FLAG PROTECTING THE PROPERTY OF AN ENEMY." - "8vo., First Edition; strongly bound in red buckram, back gilt with raised bands, a very good, clean copy of an extremely scarce work. Sold from an institution with its neat stamp on title."
7535: "AN ACT FOR INCORPORATING THE MEMBERS OF A SOCIETY, COMMONLY CALLED 'THE SEAMAN'S HOSPITAL SOCIETY',. AND THEIR SUCCESSORS, AS THEREIN IS MENTIONED AND PROVIDED; AND FOR THE BETTER ENABLING AND EMPOWERING THEM TO CARRY ON THEIR CHARITABLE AND USEFUL DESIG - "12pp., sm. folio, with fine woodcut arms of William IV on front page; disbound, an exceptionally crisp, virtually spotless copy ideal for display or presentation. 3 Gulielmi IV. Cap. 9; granted royal assent, 6 May 1833. This is the Act of Parliament formally incorporating the Seaman's Hospital Society, establishing and naming its first governors and prescribing its powers and scope of operations. By way of context its military equivalent, the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, was founded in 1692. The world's first charitable society for the relief of distressed seamen was established in London in March 1821. Initially it aimed to cater for those in the Port of London ('who at that time were very numerous in the Metropolis') and, fittingly for the world's leading maritime nation, did not differentiate on nationality or any other grounds other than disability and hardship. The motivating principles seem to have been partly public gratitude in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, in which the Royal Navy in particular had played a fundamental role in achieving victory, and partly increased recognition of the helplessness of private seamen and the strength of their cause. The society was supported entirely by donations, subscriptions and legacies, and by the loan by government of a hospital ship (HMS Dreadnought) moored at Greenwich. In its first twelve years the society provided relief and support to upwards of twenty-three thousand sick and distressed seamen, 'many of whom might otherwise have perished'. With the case clearly made it was time for a more formal and robust body with increased remit and governance; accordingly the Seaman's Hospital Society was given royal assent on 6 May 1833. Its significant extra powers included the rights to possess property, receive bequests, purchase lands and canvass donations; most important of all it was granted 'perpetual succession'. The original HMS Dreadnought continued in use until 1870 when the Admiralty made available at nominal rent the infirmary at Greenwich where the 'Dreadnought' hospital continues to this day. AN ACT OF FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE TO THE WELFARE AND WELL-BEING OF SEAMEN IN BRITAIN, AND A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IN BRITISH MARITIME HISTORY. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION."
5168: "AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF PARISHES. FROM THE EXPENCES OF MAINTAINING THE WIVES AND FAMILIES OF MEN CONVICTED UNDER THE LAWS FOR THE PREVENTION OF SMUGGLING, AND SENTENCED TO SERVE HIS MAJESTY IN HIS NAVAL SERVICE. WITH FINE WOODBLOCK ARMS AT HEAD" - "Sm. folio, 2 leaves, with fine woodblock arms of George IV at head; disbound, a crisp, clean copy ideal for framing and display. 10 Georgii IV, Cap. 10; granted Royal Assent 8 April 1830"
5621: "AN ACT FOR ENABLING HER MAJESTY TO GRANT THE RANK OF GENERAL OFFICERS TO FOREIGNERS. NOW BEARING HER MAJESTY'S COMMISSION, AND TO PERMIT THE ENLISTMENT OF FOREIGNERS UNDER CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS. WITH FINE WOODBLOCK ARMS AT HEAD" - "4pp (two blank), folio, with fine woodblock arms of Victoria at head, a remarkably crisp, clean copy ideal for framing and display. 1 Victoriae cap 29; granted royal assent 12 July 1837"
5165: "AN ACT TO DEFRAY THE CHARGE OF THE PAY, CLOTHING. AND CONTINGENT AND OTHER EXPENSES OF THE DISEMBODIED MILITIA IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; AND TO GRANT ALLOWANCES IN CERTAIN CASES TO SUBALTERN OFFICERS, ADJUTANTS, PAYMASTERS, QUARTERMASTERS, SURGEONS, - "Sm. folio, 20pp, with fine woodblock arms of Victoria on front cover; disbound, a crisp, clean copy ideal for framing and display. 1 Victoriae, Cap. 63; granted Royal Assent 15 July 1837"
13146: THE SPANISH ARMADA. - "4to., First Edition, with decorative title, very numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text and endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. The authors combine much new research and newly discovered material to provide a clear explanation of the failure of Philip's fleet, together with some radical and unexpected conclusions. Supersedes all previous books on the Armada"
18425: "ARTICLES OF WAR. THE STATUTES WHICH GOVERNED OUR FIGHTING NAVIES 1661, 1749 AND 1886." - "8vo., First Edition; with illustrations in the text; original pictorial boards, a very good, bright, clean copy. Scarce"
28113: "DIE AUFRUSTUNG OSTERREICHS. DOKUMENTE UND TATSACHEN. BRIGHT, FRESH COPY" - "8vo., First Edition, text in German, with photographs in the text; original wrappers printed in red and black, a very good, bright, clean copy. Well-illustrated survey of the post-war reconstruction and revitalisation of Austria."
14028: "AUTHOR AND CURATOR. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary inscription on half-title; original orange cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. Evocatively-written autobiography by the statesman, official historian of the British army and Royal Librarian at Windsor. His monumental history of the army took over thirty years (1899-1930) to compile. His wife Winifred (nee Beech) was author of the best-selling 'Provence' series of autobiography. Scarce, especially in this condition."
21847: BONE IDLE ON PARADE. MEMOIRS OF AN INCOMPETENT SOLDIER. [FOREWORD BY COLONEL SIR GEOFFREY PATTIE]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - "8vo., First Edition, with photographs in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE. The author's post-war service and exploits with the Rifle Brigade in Hanover, Mons OCTU, and subsequently with Royal Signals. Scarce."
40333: V FORCE. THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN'S AIRBORNE DETERRENT. [BCA EDITION.] SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - "8vo., with plates; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER."
39844: FORGOTTEN CONSCRIPTS. PRELUDE TO PALESTINE'S STUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL. [SECOND EDITION.] SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - "8vo., Second Edition, with photographs in the text; pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE."
4644: BRITISH WARSHIPS AND AUXILIARIES. [CONTINUOUS RUN FROM 1979-1993]. - "14 vols., 8vo., First Editions, with numerous photographs throughout; original pictorial wrappers, all near fine copies. Useful pocket annual listing categories and classes; some brief operational data. Includes FAA aircraft"
17698: FRANK MCCLEAN. THE GODFATHER OF BRITISH NAVAL AVIATION. - "8vo., First Edition, with 120 photographs; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
7433: "BASEPORT, DEVONPORT,. ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY. ROYAL MARITIME AUXILIARY SERVICE. PART IV." - "Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with excellent photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers mildly sunned at edges else a very good, clean copy."
7432: "BASEPORT, DEVONPORT, WARSHIPS. PART I: 1950-1982. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with excellent photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers mildly sunned at edges else a very good, clean copy."
38721: "BATTLE HYMN. [FIRST UK EDITION.] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "8vo., First Edition thus, with plates; brown cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy."
4605: THE BLACK BATTLEFLEET. [A STUDY OF THE CAPITAL SHIP IN TRANSITION]. [WITH A FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA]. - "Roy. 4to., First US Edition, with very numerous illustrations and drawings in the text; cloth gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The culmination of almost twenty years' research by the author, this is a standard reference on the evolution of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy. Crucially, Ballard was an eye-witness of the latter part of the period of which he wrote; even in 1929 there were not many men remaining with such experience first-hand. Much of the text appeared first as an extended series of papers in 'The Mariner's Mirror' from 1929 until the author's death in 1948."
9726: GREAT SEA BATTLES. - "Roy. 4to., Third Impression, with numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text and pictorial endpapers, gift inscriptions on front free endpaper verso; boards, gilt back, a very good copy in the dustwrapper. Warner's well-known survey was first published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 1963."
8732: THE DEFENDERS. A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER. WITH A FOREWORD BY COLONEL SIR TUFTON BEAMISH. - "8vo., First Edition, with 19 plates on 12; cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Timely account, published at the time of integration of the TA with regular forces, of Britain's volunteer servicemen through nearly two thousand years."
10752: "BERLIN BLOCKADE. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Includes an extensive bibliography."
28846: "THE BERLIN WALL. [INTRODUCTION BY KONRAD ADENAUER]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; grey cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright copy in dustwrapper. One of the first detailed accounts in English. Dustwrapper artwork by Arnold Schwartzman."
3125: A TREATISE ON NAVAL GUNNERY. PUBLISHED WITH THE APPROBATION AND PERMISSION OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY. SPLENDID COPY IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING - "8vo., Second Edition, with several tables in the text, 5 folding engraved diagrams and 4 folding tables; contemporary half calf, gilt back, marbled boards, sprinkled edges, a remarkably crisp, fresh, clean copy. With an engraved armorial bookplate. A handsome and highly desirable copy of a classic work in contemporary binding. Son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, Sir Howard Douglas (1776-1861) enjoyed a distinguished military career and developed a well-earned reputation for enquiry and innovation. By 1811 he had perfected and patented 'Douglas's reflecting circle'; in 1816 he published an important study of military bridges and in 1819 a treatise on Carnot's system of fortification. He then turned his attention to naval matters and produced the first edition of his famous volume on naval gunnery in 1820. It is a comprehensive study covering theoretical, practical and tactical aspects and its impact was significant. Its success, both at home and in translation, led eventually to the establsihment of 'H.M.S. Excellent' as a gunnery training school."
17076: DRAKE AND THE TUDOR NAVY. WITH A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF ENGLAND AS A MARITIME POWER. SPLENDID SET IN SIGNED MOROCCO BINDING - "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and plates; handsomely bound in twentieth century full blue morocco BY HENRY YOUNG & SONS OF LIVERPOOL, backs gilt with five raised bands, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. A splendid set of the standard reference and arguably Corbett's masterpiece. Albion p.232; NMM V: 193; Read 3212. Inexplicably, not recorded by Manwaring"
17262: LECTURES ON THE TACTICS OF CAVALRY AND ELEMENTS OF MANOEUVRE FOR A CAVALRY REGIMENT. TRANSLATED AND WITH NOTES BY MAJOR N. LUDLOW BEAMISH. SECOND EDITION. IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING - "8vo., Second Edition, with 23 engraved plates, some light age-staining; attractively bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, back with five flat gilt bands, second compartment with black leather label lettered in gilt, covers lightly rubbed at edges else a remarkably bright, firm copy. Beamish's translation of Bismark's classic treatise was first published in 1827. Extremely scarce."
35100: THE NAVY IN THE CIVIL WAR. THE GULF AND INLAND WATERS. [FIRST UK EDITION] NEAR FINE ADMIRALTY PRESENTATION COPY OF MAHAN'S FIRST BOOK - "8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece and 8 maps (3 folding), free endpapers very faintly spotted; navy cloth, gilt back, gilt top, a near fine copy. FIRST UK EDITION OF MAHAN'S FIRST BOOK. THIS IS A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ADMIRALTY WITH ITS ENGRAVED ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN; this copy awarded to Sub-Lieutenant G.H. Brady in 1902 for Meritorious Service. Hattendorf A1d."
39608: PROMISE AND FULFILMENT. PALESTINE 1917-1949. CHAIM WEIZMANN'S COPY WITH BOOKPLATE - "8vo., First Edition, with large folding map; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped, mildly dust-soiled dustwrapper. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF CHAIM WEIZMANN AND BEARS HIS PICTORIAL BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN."
6394: LINES FROM MY LOG-BOOKS. - "8vo., First Edition, with a fine portrait frontispiece in photogravure (original tissue guard present), engraved title-vignette, 8 splendid sepia-toned lithographed plates of naval engagements, a full-page plan of rigging and a double-page map in blue and black; strongly rebound in mid-twentieth century navy blue buckram, gilt back, uncut, a bright, clean copy. Admiral Sir John Dalrymple Hay (1821-1912) served in no fewer than twenty-three ships of the Royal Navy, from Thalia in 1834 to Indus in 1859, during which period he visited South America, the Pacific, the Near and Middle East, India, China, North America and the West Indies among other regions. He entered parliament in Palmerston's last government and was appointed to the Board of Admiralty in 1866. Following his retirement from the navy he continued active is a wide range of official and administrative roles. Curiously, this detailed and very readable autobiography remains the only substantial account of his career. Appendices include a genealogy, transcriptions of various maritime-related bills and papers, and his famous letter promoting the necessity for corporal punishment during wartime. NMM Catalogue II/1, 652."
10959: THE TRAGEDY OF PHILIPPE D'AUVERGNE. VICE-ADMIRAL IN THE ROYAL NAVY AND LAST DUKE OF BOUILLON. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 7 plates on 4 and endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly faded at backstrip."
17160: WHEN I WAS A BOY. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and 17 plates on 15, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, endpapers very lightly spotted; original green buckram, gilt back, gilt top, a very good, clean copy"
6473: "THE BRITISH ADMIRALS OF THE FLEET 1734-1995. A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. WITH A FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL SIR MICHAEL BOYCE, CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF." - "8vo., First Edition, with 18 plates on 8; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Good, thoughtful (and often entertaining) extended summaries of the 115 officers appointed to the Royal Navy's highest rank in the three hundred-odd years of its existence. Undeniably useful and certainly handy, it would benefit from more and better pictures (particularly of the lesser-known individuals). A similar treatment of British admirals is a greater need."
41267: "THE BRITISH ARMY: ITS REGIMENTAL RECORDS, BADGES, DEVICES ETC.. IN FULL MOROCCO: 500 COPIES WERE PRINTED" - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous insignia in the text; handsomely bound in full dark red crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, hand-made endpaper, red silk marker, original gilt from upper board mounted on new leaf at front, an elegant copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 2pp publisher's advertisement bound in at end. SCARCE."
40931: "BRITISH NAVAL POLICY 1880-1905. THE ANATOMY OF BRITISH SEA POWER. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with endpaper maps, free endpapers lightly browned, small contemporary signature on front paste-down; blue cloth, gilt back, upper hinge open (but binding entirely sound), a remarkably bright, clean copy in unclipped, mildly browned dustwrapper.. The definitive reference, and arguably the scarcest of Marder's works. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER."
31898: "THE BRITISH TAR IN FACT AND FICTION. THE POETRY, PATHOS, AND HUMOUR OF THE SAILOR'S LIFE. WITH INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS ON THE PLACE OF THE SEA OFFICER AND SEAMAN IN NAVAL HISTORY AND HISTORICAL LITERATURE BY JOHN LEYLAND. [SECOND IMPRESSION]. BRIGHT, CLEAN - "8vo., Second Impression, with coloured frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 15 plates in sepia and 113 monochrome plates on 64; original navy blue ribbed cloth, upper board lettered in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. First published in 1909. Bright copy of a substantial and learned work. Its four sections examine the British tar in (i) literature, biography, pamphlet and satire; (ii) mystery, pageant, comedy and drama; (iii) sea stories, novels, magazines and chap-books; (iv) poems, ballads, songs and doggerel. There is a final section on the seaman and nautical life in pictorial form."
29909: THE MEMOIRS OF JAMES II. HIS CAMPAIGNS AS DUKE OF YORK 1652-1660. TRANSLATED BY A. LYTTON SELLS FROM THE BOUILLON MANUSCRIPT. EDITED AND COLLATED WITH THE CLARKE EDITION. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR ARTHUR BRYANT. - "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait, title in red and black, 8 plates and 4 maps in the text; original red cloth, gilt back, green top, a very good, bright, clean copy."
4815: BRITANNIA AT DARTMOUTH. [THE STORY OF H.M.S. BRITANNIA AND THE BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE]. WITH A FOREWORD BY EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA. - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates and endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
9283: NOMINAL ROLL OF CASUALTIES SUSTAINED BY THE BRITISH ARMY DURING THE CAMPAIGN (27 SEPT 1945 TO 30 JUNE 1948). OMINAL ROLL OF CASUALTIES SUSTAINED BY THE BRITISH ARMY DURING THE CAMPAIGN (27 SEPT 1945 TO 30 JUNE 1948). - "Foolscap, 20 leaves., photo-facsimile of typescript original, full-page map in text; original pictorial and typescript front cover, plastic grip binder, covers slightly age-marked else a good, clean copy. The front cover carries an image of the campaign award. Arranged in alphabetical order, the roll gives surname, initials, rank, number, unit and date of death. Very scarce."
20393: EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MILITARY MARCHES. ARRANGED FOR PIANO BY ADAM CARSE. - "Sm. folio, original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy. Includes the Prince of Orange's March, Duke of Gloster's March, Duke of Gloster's New March, Capt. Reid's or the 3rd Regt of Guards March, The Marquis of Granby's or First Troup of Grenadiers March, Jove in his Chair or the Bedfordshire March, A Favourite March, Coldstream March, New Coldstream March. Very scarce."
24913: 1688. THE SEABORNE ALLIANCE AND DIPLOMATIC RESOLUTION. PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM HELD AT THE NMM GREENWICH 5-6 OCTOBER 1988. [DE LUXE EDITION]. FINE COPY OF DE LUXE EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S SLIP-CASE - "Sm. 4to., First Edition, with illustrations, facsimiles and maps throughout; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, tricolour silk marker, a fine copy in publisher's cloth slip-case. This edition is scarce."
25194: 1688. THE SEABORNE ALLIANCE AND DIPLOMATIC RESOLUTION. PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM HELD AT THE NMM GREENWICH 5-6 OCTOBER 1988. [DE LUXE EDITION]. FINE COPY OF DE LUXE EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S SLIP-CASE - "Sm. 4to., First Edition, with illustrations, facsimiles and maps throughout; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, tricolour silk marker, a fine copy in publisher's cloth slip-case. This edition is scarce."
14764: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. THE STORY OF HMS EXCELLENT. WITH A FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET LORD CHATFIELD. - "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 31 plates on 22; original blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper. The standard account of the renowned Royal Naval Gunnery School at Whale Island, Portsmouth. Appendices include chronology, register of tenders and gunnery firing ships, and list of officers. Signed copies are rare. Uncommon in this condition"
19944: HARRIER CARRIERS. VOLUME ONE. HMS INVINCIBLE. FOREWORD BY REAR-ADMIRAL R A G CLARE. - "4to., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout and illustrated endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Detailed career history from Invincible's early days as a' though-deck cruiser' to the 21st century."
37045: THE CAMPAIGN OF ADOWA AND THE RISE OF MENELIK. NEW EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION. [SECOND EDITION.] NEAR FINE COPY IN ORIGINAL CLOTH - "8vo., Second Edition, with maps and plans on japon, and 2 large folding maps (coloured in outline) at end; original red cloth, gilt back, red top, a near fine copy. Detailed account of the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1896, and the subsequent Ethiopian victory at Adowa. First published in 1902. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION."
37729: "COCHRANE THE DAUNTLESS. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ADMIRAL THOMAS COCHRANE, 1775-1860. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous coloured and monochrome plates, several maps in the text and pictorial endpapers, neat inscription on front free endpaper; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. The epitome of the Romantic hero, Thomas Cochrane was the inspiration for both O'Brian and Forester, leading to the creation of Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower - two of the most popular figures in naval and maritime literature. Based partly on unpublished letters, Cordingly's detailed biography is arguably the fullest to date."
18722: ADMIRALS IN COLLISION. [SECOND EDITION]. - "8vo., Second Edition, with plates; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Vivid account by an eminent naval historian of the collision of HMS Victoria and Camperdown off the Syrian coast in 1893. Much needed reissue of the original edition of 1959."
375: CLOSE CONTACT. - "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 4 plates; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. The author was Chief of the British Mission to the Soviet Forces in Eastern Germany from 1951 until the death of Stalin in March 1953"
42474: BONNIE SCOTLAND. PAINTED BY SUTTON PALMER. DESCRIBED BY A.R. HOPE MONCRIEFF. [SECOND IMPRESSION.] NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., Second Impression, with coloured frontispiece (original captioned tissue guard present), title in red and black, and 74 fine coloured plates (all original captioned tissue guards present), free endpapers lightly spotted; blue pictorial cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt and colours, gilt top, uncut, a near fine copy. With 4pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Inman 71."
40641: TO SAVE A CITY. THE BERLIN AIRLIFT 1948-1949. NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations in the text; pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy."
5776: THE ASHANTI WAR. A NARRATIVE PREPARED FROM THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS BY PERMISSION OF MAJOR-GENERAL SIR GARNET WOLSELEY. WITH MAPS AND PLANS BY HARRY COOPER. THE BRACKENBURY FAMILY COPY - "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a folding facsimile on blue stock and a double-page map as frontispieces, a folding map and a double-page map, and two large folding maps (one coloured in outline) in pocket at rear of second volume, some very mild occasional foxing, fore-edges dusty; original decorative cloth blocked in blind, gilt backs, uncut, covers moderately soiled (boards to volume two stained with black ink), volume one neatly rebacked with original backstrip (faded) laid down else a good, firm, sound copy of a work scarce in any condition. This volume bears the neat contemporary signature of 'Frank Cooper' and the following holograph inscription: 'Maps drawn by my brother Harry, who was with Colonel Colley as Adjutant of Transport. Col. Colley, afterwards Sir G[eorge]. Pomeroy Colley, was killed in the fatal action of Majuba Hill in Natal fighting against the Boers'. Henry Brackenbury was Assistant Military Secretary to Wolseley; Cooper (as stated correctly above) was sometime Adjutant of Transport during the campaign. The official records were placed by Wolseley at Brackenbury's disposal 'without reservation' and augmented by the latter's private journal which he kept whilst serving at headquarters. The account of Captain Glover's expedition is taken entirely from letters between Wolseley and himself. The missions of Captains Butler and Dalrymple are described from their own letters. Frank Cooper's signature is dated 1874; the Battle of Majuba Hill took place on 27th February 1881 during the First South African War (this action was, incidentally, the last occasion on which British regimental colours were carried into battle). It would seem, therefore, that this was originally Frank Cooper's copy (until at least 1881) which then passed into the Brackenbury family. It was then in the library of Major-General Charles Booth Brackenbury (1831-1890) and bears his signature on the half-title of the second volume. The author's elder brother, he spent his career in the Royal Artillery culminating in his appointment as Director of Artillery Studies at Woolwich, from which position no-one did more to spread sound ideas throughout the service on tactical changes demanded by the advancement in weapons technology. On Charles's death this copy passed to his youngest son, Hereward Irenius Brackenbury and bears his engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down of first volume. Hereward Brackenbury was a talented engineer and director of the prominent defence contractor Hawthorn Leslie & Co. The Brackenbury family was well represented in nearly all the British wars of the nineteenth century. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE FAMILY COPY SHOWING MULTIPLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE AUTHOR OF A CLASSIC VICTORIAN CAMPAIGN MEMOIR."
22196: MIDDLE EAST MOVERS. ROYAL ENGINEER TRANSPORTATION IN THE SUEZ CANAL ZONE 1947-1956. FINE COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with plates, facsimiles and maps; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy."
23906: ARMADA 1588-1988. NEAR FINE COPY - "4to., First Edition, with illustrated title spread and many hundreds of coloured monochrome photographs and reproductions (many full-page) throughout; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. Detailed and profusely illustrated catalogue published to accompany the major quatercentenary exhibition held at the NMM (April-September 1988 and Ulster Museum (October 1988-January 1989)."
23335: RAF JET BOMBER FLYPAST. NEAR FINE COPY - "Sm. 4to., First Edition, with very numerous monochrome photographs; original pictorial boards, a near fine copy."
25442: THE PASSING OF THE GREAT FLEET. BRIGHT CLEAN COPY - "8vo., First Edition; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION"
22673: I SAW FOR MYSELF. THE AFTERMATH OF SUEZ. NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., First Edition; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION"
35234: ARMY OF THE SUTLEJ 1845-6. CASUALTY ROLL. [FROM INDIA OFFICE ARCHIVES.] FINE COPY - "Folio, First Edition; pictorial wrappers, a fine copy."
34900: PORTRAIT OF THE ENEMY. [FIRST UK EDITION.] NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., First Editionthus; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. Published a year after the US edition."
21479: HISTORIE DE LA CHEVALERIE EN FRANCE AU MOYEN AGE. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with title in red and black, title-vignette and numerous plates, page-edges lightly browning as usual; strongly bound in green faux-morocco, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, crisp, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON HALF-TITLE AND BUSINESS CARD LOOSELY INSERTED. The author was sometime Professor Honoraire at the Sorbonne. Very uncommon in this condition."
7083: A VILLAGE IN CHELSEA. AN INFORMAL ACCOUNT OF THE ROYAL HOSPITAL. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANDREW FARMER. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ONN TITLE."
12709: THE BLACK BATTLEFLEET. [A STUDY OF THE CAPITAL SHIP IN TRANSITION. WITH A FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA]. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY - "Roy. 4to., First Edition, with very numerous photographs and double-page detailed line drawings in the text; cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly sunned dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The culmination of almost twenty years' research by the author, this is a standard reference on the evolution of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy. Crucially, Ballard was an eye-witness of the latter part of the period of which he wrote; even in 1929 there were not many men remaining with such experience first-hand. Much of the text appeared first as an extended series of papers in 'The Mariner's Mirror' from 1929 until the author's death in 1948."
3300: GIBRALTAR AND ITS SIEGES. NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved plates and 2 double-page engraved maps, some light foxing to free endpapers; original pictorial green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered and blocked in gilt and black, upper hinge tender (but binding wholly sound), a remarkably bright, clean copy of a scarce work. With 8pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. SPLENDID COPY WITH VALUABLE ILLUSTRATIONS AND A FINE PERIOD BINDING."
21635: THE ARBITER IN COUNCIL. PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION COPY - "8vo., First Edition, some very light and occasional spotting (mainly marginal); original blue cloth, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. With the nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of J.B. Body, and trade ticket of Military Parade of Marlborough on front paste-down. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PUBLISHER WITH NEAT BLIND STAMP ON TITLE. Scarce."
8062: BRITISH WARSHIPS AND AUXILIARIES (1986/87 EDITION). SIGNED COPY - "Sm. 8vo., with numerous coloured and monochrome photographs and silhouettes in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE"
35226: PUNJAB CAMPAIGN 1848-9. CASUALTY ROLL. [FROM INDIA OFFICE ARCHIVES.] FINE COPY - "Folio, First Edition; pictorial wrappers, a fine copy."
21891: SOME NEGLECTED ASPECTS OF WAR BY CAPT. A T MAHAN. A T MAHAN. TOGETHER WITH 'THE POWER THAT MAKES THE PEACE' BY HENRY S PRITCHETT AND 'THE CAPTURE OF PRIVATE PROPERTY AT SEA' BY JULIAN S CORBETT. NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., First UK Edition, on laid paper, some very light and occasional spotting; original blue cloth, gilt back, gilt top, black endpapers, uncut, a near fine copy. The US edition, published simultaneously, collects five papers. The UK edition adds an extra paper by Mahan. 'War from the Christian Standpoint'. Very scarce in this condition. Hattendorf, A14b."
42471: HAMPSHIRE. PAINTED BY WILFRID BALL. DESCRIBED BY REV. TELFORD VARLEY. [SECOND EDITION.] NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., Second Edition, with coloured frontispiece (original captioned tissue guard present), 75 fine coloured plates (all original captioned tissue guards present), and folding map in sepia, free endpapers faintly browned, neat signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in pink and lighter green, gilt back, case a little shaken else a very good, bright, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue (lightly annotated) bound in at end. First published in 1909. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Inman 34."
40919: RED LADIES IN WAITING. SOVIET AIRCRAFT IN STORAGE. COLOUR BY TOM TULLIS. NEAR FINE COPY - "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with photographs throughout; pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy."
17850: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. THE STORY OF HMS EXCELLENT. WITH A FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET LORD CHATFIELD. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 31 plates on 22; original blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS LONG SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The standard account of the renowned Royal Naval Gunnery School at Whale Island, Portsmouth. Appendices include chronology, register of tenders and gunnery firing ships, and list of officers. Signed copies are rare"
40248: THE SOVIET AIR AND ROCKET FORCES. NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, blue top, a near fine copy."
38677: THE AFRICA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL TO THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES. NEAR FINE COPY - "8vo., First Edition; printed wrappers, a near fine copy."
3465: AN ACT TO ENFORCE THE ACT FOR THE INCREASE AND INCOURAGEMENT OF SEAMEN. WITH FINE WOODBLOCK ARMS ON COVER - "6 leaves, folio, BLACK-LETTER, with fine woodblock arms of William III on upper cover; disbound, sewed as issued, a remarkably crisp, clean copy ideal for framing and display. The Act deals in detail with the provisions to be made for 'such registered Mariners or Seamen, Watermen, Fishermen, Lightermen, Bargemen, Keelmen or Sefaring Men'. Towards the end of the Act, particular provision is made for the Cinque Ports 'Whereas in the whole Jurisdiction of the Cinque-Ports, and their Towns and Members on the Coasts of Kent and Sussex, there are not any Justices of the Peace nor Divisions...Such Certificate as aforesaid shall be sufficient, where no Justice of the Peace shall be residing or inhabiting within Three Miles of such Port or Town'. The nature and condition of this Act makes it very suitable for framing and display. VERY SCARCE."
8423: STRIKE CRAFT. - "4to., First Edition, with illustrated title-spread, and very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs (several full-page) in the text; cloth, gilt back,a very good, clean copy."
26355: CHARLIE B. A BIOGRAPHY OF ADMIRAL LORD BERESFORD OF METEMMEH AND CURRAGHMORE. - "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 27 plates and 7 maps and diagrams (one double-page) in the text; red cloth, gilt back, red top, covers mildly faded, one corner bruised else a good, sound copy. VERY SCARCE. NMM II/1 291a."
36230: "CZAR AND SULTAN. THE ADVENTURES OF A BRITISH LAD IN THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR OF 1877-78. ILLUSTRATED BY PORTRAITS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE AUTHOR, AND BY FOUR SPECIAL DRAWINGS BY SYDNEY R. HALL. [FIRST US EDITION]. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CRISP, WELL-PRESERVED C - "8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present) and 12 plates, free endpapers mildly browned; original maroon cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked in silver and colours and lettered in black, an unusually well-preserved, bright, crisp copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
6003: THE 'LONDONS' OF THE BRITISH FLEET. HOW THEY FACED THE ENEMY ON THE DAY OF BATTLE AND WHAT THEIR STORY MEANS FOR US TO-DAY. - "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a coloured frontispiece, title in red and black, and 20 plates (a number coloured); original cloth, gilt back, uncut, covers very lightly age-soiled else a near fine copy. Detailed account of the several ships of this name, from the first man o' war of 1657 to the flagship at Spithead in 1902. Uncommon, especially in this condition."
3057: NAVAL SHIPBUILDERS OF THE WORLD. FROM THE AGE OF SAIL TO THE PRESENT DAY. - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and numerous maps and plans in the text; cloth, gilt back, a mint copy in the dustwrapper. Covers all major nations and includes a bibliography."
36082: "DEEDS NOT WORDS. [THE VICTORIAN NAVY]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
5492: FULL POWER TRIALS. POEMS AND DRAWINGS. - "Oblong 4to., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, title in blue and black, and several full-page illustrations in the text; original paper wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. EDITION LIMITED TO 200 NUMBERED COPIES DESIGNED AND PRINTED BY ERIC CLEAVE (THIS COPY NO. 173). With a copy of the pre-publication flyer loosely inserted."
9101: THE DRUM A ROYAL TOURNAMENT TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY DRUM. - "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs and illustrations in the text; original coloured pictorial wrappers, a fine copy."
29248: "DRUMS OF THE BIRKENHEAD. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With a copy of the 'Troopship Birkenhead Project' loosely inserted."
17754: LISTENING FOR THE DRUMS. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 27 plates, 5 facsimiles and 2 maps in the text, and endpaper maps in red and black; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. The author's record of a quarter of a century's service in India, Afghanistan and the Boer war."
20069: COCHRANE. A LIFE OF ADMIRAL THE EARL OF DUNDONALD. WITH A FOREWORD BY THE 14TH EARL OF DUNDONALD. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 23 plates on 16 and a double-page map in the text, fore-edges very lightly spotted; blue cloth, a very good, clean copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper. NMM II/1, 395."
38068: IN THE SERVICE OF THE SULTAN. A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF THE DHOFAR INSURGENCY. [FOURTH IMPRESSION.] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., Fourth Impression, with plates; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First published in 2006."
38310: THE LONG ARM OF EMPIRE. NAVAL BRIGADES FROM THE CRIMEA TO THE BOXER REBELLION. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and maps; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
37581: SHIP ON SHORE. [THE NAVAL BRIG HMS OSPREY.] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with coloured and monochrome photographs in the text; grey cloth, backstrip lettered in white, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34320: GSG 9. GERMAN RESPONSE TO TERRORISM. [TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY JOHN OLDFIELD. SECOND EDITION]. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., Second Edition, with coloured and monochrome photographs throughout; grey boards, backstrip lettered in green, green endpapers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
43364: A FIGHTING CLAN. SUTHERLAND OFFICERS: 1250-1850. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "Roy. 8vo. First Edition, with frontispiece, map, and illustrations and tables in the text; navy cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a near fine copy in unclipped, very lightly rubbed dustwrapper."
39636: CUTTING THE LION'S TAIL. SUEZ THROUGH EGYPTIAN EYES. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and double-page map; grey cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
39668: MOSHE DAYAN. A BIOGRAPHY. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, plates and endpaper maps; olive cloth, backstrip lettered in red, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
26912: THE BRITISH ARMY IN ULSTER. VOL. 3. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout; black cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a near fine copy in dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
35402: GONE FOR A SOLDIER. A HISTORY OF LIFE IN THE BRITISH RANKS FROM 1642. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text; red cloth, gilt back, blue endpapers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
35389: BYRON OF THE WAGER. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates, maps and pictorial endpapers; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
40531: THE POLTAVA AFFAIR. A RUSSIAN WARNING: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; brown cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
22093: UNUSUAL UNDERTAKINGS. A MILITARY MEMOIR. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; green cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
24575: THE DEFENCE OF DUFFER'S DRIFT. A FEW EXPERIENCES IN FIELD DEFENCE FOR DETACHED POSTS WHICH MAY PROVE USEFUL IN OUR NEXT WAR. NEW EDITION WITH A FOREWORD BY FIELD-MARSHAL WAVELL. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., with diagrams in the text, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; tan cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, moderately browned dustwrapper. A British Army classic from the father of the tank."
24199: THE MEDIEVAL ARCHER. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout; brown cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
30138: KITCHENER'S SWORD-ARM. THE LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS OF GENERAL SIR ARCHIBALD HUNTER. [FIRST US EDITION]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, plates and maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published simultaneously with the US edition."
32700: COCHRANE. [BRITANNIA'S SEA-WOLF. SECOND EDITION]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., Second Edition, with plates; grey cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First published by Deutsch in 1978."
39605: BOTH SIDES OF THE HILL. BRITAIN AND THE PALESTINE WAR. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with maps in the text; blue cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with small loss (affecting lettering) on front panel."
22760: THE CHINESE STEAM NAVY 1862-1945. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; pale green cloth, backstrip lettered in yellow, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
24666: ROBERT BLAKE. SOMETIME COMMANDING ALL THE FLEETS AND NAVAL FORCES OF ENGLAND. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 7 plates and 2 maps in the text; black cloth, gilt back, blue top, a very good, bright, clean crisp copy in dustwrapper, the latter lightly creased and frayed at edges. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Albion AX-5 (238); NMM II/1, 306.Albion AX-5 (238); NMM II/1, 306."
34343: EJECT! EJECT!. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34383: ON YANKEE STATION. THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps in the text; olive cloth, backstrip lettered in black, green endpapers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
25193: OLD OAK. THE LIFE OF JOHN JERVIS EARL OF ST. VINCENT. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, plates and maps in the text, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; navy blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with very minor loss at edges. UNCOMMON IN THIS CONDITION. NMM II/1 720."
39210: FEARLESS AND INTREPID 1965-2002. THE ROYAL NAVY'S FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT ASSAULT SHIPS. FOREWORD BY COMMODORE A.J.S. TAYLOR. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with coloured and monochrome photographs throughout, and pictorial endpapers, blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
38370: THE LAST FIGHT OF THE REVENGE. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
38375: MARLBOROUGH AS MILITARY COMMANDER. WITH A FOREWORD BY HIS GRACE THE ELEVENTH DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH. [SECOND EDITION.] NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., Second Edition, with plates and maps,small neat signature on front free endpaper; maroon cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. First published in 1973."
38395: WHAT HAPPENED ON THE BOUNTY?. TRANSLATED FROM THE SWEDISH BY ALAN TAPSELL. [FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.] FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition thus, with illustrations in the text and pictorial endpapers; green boards, blue cloth back lettered in silver, blue top, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly rubbed dustwrapper."
39536: MUTINY!!. ABOARD HM ARMED TRANSPORT BOUNTY IN 1789. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition thus, with plates, illustrations and tables in the text, front endpaper plan and rear endpaper map; yellow cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
40278: HMS CENTAUR 1943-1972. FOREWORD BY REAR-ADMIRAL ST. JOHN STEINER. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with frontispiece and very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs in the text, and pictorial endpapers, neat signature on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. Detailed account of one of the Royal Navy's major post-war warships, from builders to breakers, drawing on first hand accounts and including many previously unpublished photographs. VERY SCARCE."
34550: RULE BRITANNIA. THE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN NAVY NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs throughout; navy cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
35167: BLOCKADE. BERLIN AND THE COLD WAR. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
30818: LAST SUNSET. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Largely first-hand account of the british Army in Aden."
35429: GERMANY'S ARMY AND NAVY BY PEN AND PICTURE. COMPILED FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES BY GUSTAV A. SIGEL WITH IMPORTANT ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE GERMAN ARMY BY MAJOR-GENERAL VON SPECHT. [FACSIMILE REISSUE] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "Folio, with coloured frontispiece and numerous fine coloured plates; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, blue endpapers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. High qaulity facsimile reissue of the original edition of 1900. The coloured plates are superb chromo-lithographs from the turn of the century."
34449: AIR WARFARE IN THE MISSILE AGE. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps in the text; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34463: FOR ALL MANKIND. AMERICA'S SPACE PROGRAMS OF THE 1970S AND BEYOND. FOREWORD BY WERNHER VON BRAUN. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout; black boards, blue cloth back lettered in silver, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34539: FATHER OF THE SUBMARINE. THE LIFE OF THE REVEREND GEORGE GARRETT PASHA. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; green cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34582: WARSHIPS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES. [THIRD EDITION]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "Oblong 8vo., Third Edition, with very numerous photographs throughout; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in darker blue, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Revised and updated version of a standard reference first published in 1966."
34616: IN THE WAKE. THE BIRTH OF THE INDIAN AND PAKISTANI NAVIES. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and photographs in the text; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper."
34590: THE FUTURE OF BRITISH SEA POWER. EDITED BY GEOFFREY TILL. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition; blue cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. ."
4852: DIRECTORY OF THE WORLD'S CAPITAL SHIPS. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrated title and over 600 photographs in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Massive work of scholarship covering over 1,000 vessels of over 500 classes from more than 20 countries. Unique in its scope."
22269: THE FIGHT FOR THE MALVINAS. THE ARGENTINE FORCES IN THE FALKLANDS WAR. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A balanced account by an eminent military historian."
15190: HMS VICTORIOUS 1937-1969. FOREWORD BY VICE-ADMIRAL SIR IAN MCINTOSH. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout and illustrated endpapers; green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
39811: MOUTHFUL OF ROCKS. THROUGH AFRICA AND CORSICA WITH THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition; red cloth, gilt back, grey endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34553: FOR THOSE IN PERIL. FIFTY YEARS OF ROYAL NAVY SEARCH AND RESCUE. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
39749: CALLED UP. A NATIONAL SERVICE SCRAPBOOK. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "Sm. folio, First Edition, with very numerous photographs throughout and pictorial endpapers; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
39799: ARAB GUERILLA POWER 1967-1972. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34545: RUNNING THE PALESTINE BLOCKADE. THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE PADUCAH. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates; ivory boards, purple cloth back, lettered in gilt,a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
35488: "PROJECT CANCELLED. THE DISASTER OF BRITAIN'S ABANDONED AIRCRAFT PROJECTS. [SECOND, REVISED EDITION] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., Second Edition, with numerous photographs, illustrations and charts in the text; black cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Revised version of the original edition of 1975. VERY SCARCE."
34392: INTO THE UNKNOWN. THE X-1 STORY. [FOREWORD BY GENERAL CHARLES 'CHUCK' YEAGER. FIRST UK EDITION]. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition thus, with plates; orange boards, blue cloth back lettered in silver, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published simultaneously with the US edition."
27935: JAPAN AND THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCE 1946-52. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SCRACE IN THIS CONDITION."
35434: THE 'EVER-VICTORIOUS ARMY'. A HISTORY OF THE CHINESE CAMPAIGN UNDER LT.-COL. C.G.GORDON AND THE SUPPRESSION OF THE TAI-PING REBELLION. [FACSIMILE REISSUE] FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., with map as frontispiece and full-page illustratons and maps in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Facsimile reissue of the original edition of 1868."
34897: GREEN BERETS AT WAR. US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 1956-1975. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps in the text; green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter with one or two short closed tears."
18418: THE FRIGATES. AN ACCOUNT OF THE LESSER WARSHIPS OF THE WARS FROM 1793 TO 1815. DRAWINGS BY ERNEST E YELF. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with 16 plates, several maps in the text and pictorial endpapers; burgundy cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
40326: POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT 4: AVRO VULCAN. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs and illustrations throughout; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
25846: GRIVAS AND THE STORY OF EOKA. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with 23 plates on 12 and a full-page map in the text, neat signature on front free endpaper; black cloth, gilt back, a very god, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With striking dustwrapper artwork by Biro. This remains the best contemporary account of the notorious head of EOKA, whose 'private army' inflicted over 150 fatal casualties on British service and police personnel in Cyprus between 1954 and 1958. The author knew Grivas well, having saved his life before the conflict, and was the first foreigner to meet him on his return to Cyprus after the amnesty. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
35444: THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR 1754-1763. THE IMPERIAL STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "Oblong 4to., with numerous maps and plans throughoutl blue cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
22019: ON THE BANKS OF THE SUEZ. AN ISRAELI GENERAL'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE YOM KIPPUR WAR. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece map, photographs and maps in the text, and endpaper charts; brown cloth, backstrip lettered in white, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at lower edge. Already scarce in this condition."
39807: WAR IN A DISTANT COUNTRY. INVASION AND RESISTANCE. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with illustrated title and numerous photographs and maps throughout; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Chronological account of the continuous conflicts in Afghanistan."
39809: WITHDRAWAL FROM EMPIRE. A MILITARY VIEW. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
31738: OECONOMY AND DISCIPLINE. OFFICERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE BRITISH ARMY 1714-1763. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SCARCE."
35179: ONE MAN'S SAS. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; olive cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
35816: BLACKBURN BEVERLEY. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "Sm. folio, First Edition, with frontispiece, and numerous photographs and maps throughout; brown cloth, gilt back, cream endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION."
35420: YEMEN: THE UNKNOWN WAR. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; olive cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
39803: THE BRITISH ARMY FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM. FOREWORD BY FIELD-MARSHAL SIR GERALD TEMPLAR. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
21932: BRITISH CRUISERS OF THE VICTORIAN ERA. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with over 300 illustrations; cloth, gilt back, purple endpapers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The only comprehensive study of cruisers of this era. Vessel plans by A D Baker III"
34342: WESTLAND 50. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and numerous photographs in the text, neat signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34244: HEART OF OAK. A SURVEY OF BRITISH SEA POWER IN THE GEORGIAN ERA. NEAR FINE COPY UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text; navy cloth, gilt back, blue endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
29915: BRAVER MEN WALK AWAY. [MEMOIRS OF THE WORLD'S TOP BOMB-DISPOSAL EXPERT. THIRD IMPRESSION]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., Third Impression, with plates; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The author was head of the Explosives Section of the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch until retirement in 1991."
35771: AIR WAR VIETNAM. [FIRST UK EDITION]. FIRST UK EDITION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition thus, with photographs and maps; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published simultaneously with the US edition."
34245: ROYAL DOCKYARDS. NEAR FINE COPY UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrations and plans in the text; green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34317: SPLASH ONE. THE STORY OF JET COMBAT FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured and monochrome plates; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
4629: WARSHIP IDENTIFICATION. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with many hundreds of scaled silhouettes in the text; navy cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. The best and most comprehensive operational manual for the systematic coding and reporting of ship features."
34895: BAY OF PIGS. THE UNTOLD STORY. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34947: SPETSNAZ. THE STORY BEHIND THE SOVIET SAS. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and charts; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
35020: THE PAPER DRAGON. AN ACCOUNT OF THE CHINA WARS 1840-1900. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; pale blue cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
43636: THE BOMB VESSEL. SHORE BOMBARDMENT SHIPS OF THE AGE OF SAIL. ILLUSTRATED WITH DRAUGHTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with frontispiece, and photographs and diagrams throughout; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper."
34426: FARNBOROUGH. THE HIGHLIGHTS OF TWENTY-SIX SBAC SHOWS. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "4to., First Edition, with frontispiece and photographs in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34442: HAWKER HUNTER. BIOGRAPHY OF A THOROUGHBRED. FOREWORD BY BILL BEDFORD. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, numerous photographs and illustrations in the text, and pictorial endpapers; grey cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
35617: THE INVISIBLE AIR FORCE. THE STORY OF THE CIA'S SECRET AIRLINES. BRIGHT COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, endpaper very lightly spotted; green cloth, gilt back, a bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SCARCE."
38770: CHANGING ENEMIES. THE DEFEAT AND REGENERATION OF GERMANY. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; blue cloth, gilt back, blue endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
38481: THE SOVIET AIR FORCE. [REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., with plates; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Considerably enlarged version of the original edition of 1950."
38522: US SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES IN ACTION. THE CHALLENGE OF UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER - "8vo., First Edition, with plates, fore-edge very lightly spotted; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. EXTREMELY SCARCE."
23664: A HISTORY OF THE ART OF WAR IN THE MIDDLE AGES. VOL. I: 378-1278; VOL. II: 1278-1485. NEAR FINE SET IN DUSTWRAPPERS - "2 vols., 8vo., with plates, and illustrations and maps in the text; cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in the dustwrapper."
26769: MEDICINE AND THE NAVY 1200-1900. INTRODUCTION BY SIR HENRY DALE. NEAR FINE SET IN DUSTWRAPPERS - "4 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with 3 frontispiece and numerous plates and charts (a number folding); navy cloth, backstrips blocked and lettered in gilt and red, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers sunned as usual at backstrips. Vol. I: 1200-1649; Vol. II: 1649-1714; Vo1. III: 1714-1815; Vol. IV: 1815-1900. Lovely set of the standard reference. COMPLETE SETS ARE VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION."
11018: KEY TREATIES FOR THE GREAT POWERS1814-1914. SELECTED AND EDITED BY MICHAEL HURST. [COMPLETE SET]. NEAR FINE SET IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS - "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition; cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. Vol. I: 1814-1870; Vol. 2: 1871-1914."
33870: BRITISH LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (AN INTRODUCTION TO SIR JOHN MOORE'S SYSTEM OF TRAINING). BRIGHT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION - "8vo., First Edition, with maps; blue cloth, gilt back, covers mildy age-soiled else a very good, bright, firm copy. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IS VERY SCARCE."
43353: TSUSHIMA. TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN BY EDEN AND CEDAR PAUL. [FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.] NEAR FINE COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION - "8vo., First Edition thus; with full-page charts in the text; navy cloth, gilt back, fore-edge faintly spotted else a near fine copy. Vivid account, by a Russian Petty Officer, of the eponymous battle (1905) which sealed the fate of the Russian navy in the Russo-Japanese war. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Albion, p.268*."
21085: THE AGE OF DRAKE. THIRD EDITION. [PIONEER HISTORIES]. - "8vo., Third Edition, with 8 maps (one folding on japon); original series binding of blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. First published in 1938. This edition includes re-statements of substantial importance in the chapters on John Oxenham and on the Armada."
25483: LESSONS OF THE WAR WITH SPAIN AND OTHER ARTICLES. FIRST UK EDITION - "8vo., First UK Edition, on laid paper, with 2 folding maps on japon, small neat contemporary signature on blank preliminary; original blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt with the battleship 'Iowa', gilt back, gilt top, uncut, bottle green endpapers, upper hinge cracked (but binding entirely sound), small pull at head band else a very good, bright copy. Collects nine major articles including five on the war of the title. Published simultaneously with the US edition. A SCARCE MAHAN TITLE. Hattendorf A7b."
16483: WHITE ENSIGN - RED DRAGON. THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN HONG KONG 1841-1997. SECOND EDITION. - "Oblong 4to., Second and Best Edition, with numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations (many full-page) in the text, and coloured endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. The best account, including a valuable chronology of RN ships in or around Hong Kong from 1834-1997. This augmented edition includes the RN withdrawal"
13722: "EMPIRE OF THE EAST. OR, JAPAN AND RUSSIA AT WAR 1904-05." - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, plates and folding maps; original pictorial brown cloth, upper board elaborately blocked and letttered in red and black, a very good, clean copy. A scarce primary source."
14405: HAWKINS OF PLYMOUTH. A NEW HISTORY OF SIR JOHN HAWKINS AND OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY PROMINENT IN TUDOR ENGLAND. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 16 plates on 15 and 3 maps in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed and creased at edges. Scarce in this condition. Albion, p.90; NMM 2:i, 650."
37231: "THE ENGLISH NAVAL FORCES 1199-1272. WITH A FOREWORD BY PROFESSOR GEOFFREY CALLENDER. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and 2 plates, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
39261: AN EPISODE IN THE SPANISH WAR 1739-1744. ADMIRAL LORD ANSON AND CAPT. THE HON. GEORGE MURRAY. WITH A PREFACE BY ADMIRAL SIR WILLIAM JAMES. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY WITH EPHEMERA - "8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, plates and folding map; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO MRS. LAIDLAW THOMPSON, WITH SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTIONS AND SEVERAL OFFPRINTS OF ARTICLES BY THE AUTHOR."
8859: "EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN. ILLUSTRATED BY MUDGE-MARRIATT. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text, small neat inscription on front free endpaper; cloth, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The story of Captain Lord Robert Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald, one of the most eminent, if remarkably under-written, figures of the eighteenth-century Royal Navy."
20128: "THE FIRST COMMISSION OF HMS CALLIOPE, JANUARY 25TH 1887 - APRIL 30TH 1890." - "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 7 plates; attractively bound in ivory buckram, upper board blocked with ship's badge in gilt, blue buckram back lettered in gilt, covers very lightly dust-soiled else a very good, clean copy. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION"
11803: "FOR YOUR GUIDANCE. WHAT TO DO ON LEAVING THE SERVICE, AND HOW TO DO IT. FOR ISSUE TO MEN CALLED UP UNDER THE N[ATIONAL] S[ERVICE] ACTS DURING 1947 AND 1948." - "Sm. 8vo., original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy."
36942: "FROM RECRUIT TO STAFF SERGEANT. WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND EPILOGUE BY MAJOR-GENERAL B.P. HUGHES. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrations and facsimiles in the text, and endpaper maps and charts; red pictorial boards, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Sold from an institution with its neat stamsp on title verso [only]."
33659: "THE FRONTIER 1839-1947. THE STORY OF THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER OF INDIA. PREFACE BY SIR OLAF CAROE. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; yellow oche cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper, the latter very faintly rubbed at extremities. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
13714: WOLFE. PORTRAITURE & GENEALOGY. [FOREWORD BY SIR CAMPBELL STUART]. - "8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, a coloured plate and 29 plates in monochrome; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy. With the errata slip facing p.190. Collects three extended essays: 'The Likeness of Wolfe' (Kerslake), 'The Genealogy of James Wolfe' (Wagner), 'James Wolfe: A Chronology' (Shaw-Zambra). Includes several plates of uniform, pedigrees and comprehensive historical tables. Very scarce."
13444: DECISION IN GERMANY. - "8vo., First UK Edition, on laid paper, with 28 plates on 16, and front and rear endpaper maps in blue; original cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped, mildly age-browned dustwrapper. General Clay's careful yet gripping account of Germany's first four years after WWII. As Allied C-in-C, the author organised the Allied Control Council and outwitted Zhukov with the Berlin Airlift. He also discusses Nuremberg, the Black Market and the all-threatening Iron Curtain. Utterly absorbing. The UK edition, published in the same year as the US edition, is scarce, especially in this condition."
27944: CANADA AND THE BRITISH ARMY 1846-1871. A STUDY IN THE PRACTICE OF RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. - "8vo., First Edition, half-title and title lightly spotted; blue cloth, gilt back, backstrip gilt faded but just legible, a very good, clean, crisp copy. Sold from an institution with bookplate and press-mark on front endpapers. Imperial Studies, No. 11, general editor A.P.Newton. This study is based on a dissertation presented to the Faculty of Princeton University in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and accepted by the Department of History, May 1933. SCARCE. Bruce 2040."
3433: "THE GREAT ADMIRALS. COMMAND AT SEA, 1587-1945." - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrations and maps in the text; cloth, gilt back, a mint copy in the dustwrapper. Nineteen notable essays on Drake, Tromp, Blake, de Ruyter, Juel, Hawke, de Suffren de Saint-Tropez, Nelson, Miaoulis, Farragut, von Tegthoff, Dewey, Togo, Jellicoe, Scheer, Cunningham, Yamamoto, Spruance and Halsey"
38367: "GUERILLA MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped, very lightly sunned dustwrapper. VERY SCARCE, ESPCIALLY IN THIS CONDITION."
39805: "THE GUERILLA - AND HOW TO FIGHT HIM. SELECTIONS FROM THE MARINE CORPS GAZETTE. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and maps in the text; green cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped at head and tail of backstrip. With personal name stamp embossed in blind on front free endpaper. VERY SCARCE."
25228: "HAVING BEEN A SOLDIER. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, plates and maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. The author's autobiography majors on his command of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in Aden. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
16393: THE REAL JIM HAWKINS. - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. New and comprehensive study of boys in the Georgian navy."
5622: AN ACT TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE THE LAWS RELATING TO THE PAY OF THE ROYAL NAVY. WITH FINE WOODBLOCK ARMS AT HEAD - "48pp (two blank), folio, with fine woodcut arms of George IV on front page and two pages of tables in the text; disbound, a remarkably crisp, clean copy ideal for framing and display. 11 Georgii IV cap. 20; granted royal assent, 29 May 1830"
5167: AN ACT FOR THE REGISTERING OF BRITISH VESSELS. WITH FINE WOODBLOCK ARMS AT HEAD - "Sm. folio,24pp, with fine woodblock arms of George IV at head; disbound, a crisp, clean copy ideal for framing and display. 3 & 4 Gulielmi IV, Cap. 55; granted Royal Assent 28 August 1833."
39848: "HIGH ROAD TO THE MOON. FROM IMAGINATION TO REALITY. PAINTINGS BY R.A. SMITH. TEXT BY BOB PARKINSON. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations throughout; pictorial wrappers, backstrip faintly browned else a near fine copy. VERY SCARCE."
10482: THE PATH OF GLORY. BEING THE MEMOIR OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MILITARY CAREER OF JOHN SHIPP. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. [EDITED BY C.J. STRANKS]. - "8vo., First Edition thus; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightl creased and frayed at edges. The memoirs of John Shipp, lieutenant in His Majesty's 87th Regiment, and a classic account of military life in India."
23869: MUCH SOUNDING OF BUGLES. THE SIEGE OF CHITRAL 1895. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS EDITOR - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; cloth, a very good, bright, clean copy i unclipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO HIS EDITOR WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE."
15185: THE ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE SERVICE. A CENTENNIAL HISTORY. [FOREWORD BY REAR ADMIRAL R P STEVENS]. - "4to., First Edition, with very numerous photographs, maps and diagrams throughout; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Outstanding anniversary tribute to the Service, combining day-to-day accounts and many anecdotes. The photographs in particular are well chosen and include many excellent shots of shipboard life and personalities."
4000: MAN O'WAR. THE FIGHTING SHIP IN HISTORY. - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text, neat inscription on front paste-down; cloth, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. signature. Good general summary from the first 'Ark Royal' to WWII."
31865: "HMS CAPTAIN. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and illustrations in the text, neat signatures on front paste-down and frront free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The story of the ill-fated early ironclad."
16890: THE COMMANDER. [A STUDY OF HIS ART]. EDITED BY MAJOR ANTHONY FARRAR-HOCKLEY. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece; red cloth, gilt back, red top, a very good, clean copy."
36671: THE RED AND GREEN LIFE MACHINE. [A DIARY OF THE FALKLANDS FIELD HOSPITAL.] THE FALKLANDS FIELD HOSPITAL - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
32493: "HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR!. LIFE ON THE LOWER-DECK OF THE VICTORIAN NAVY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrated title and very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text; ivory cloth, gilt back, a very god, bright, clean copy with unclipped dustwrapper neatly laminated to boards. A standard reference. Includes a bibliography."
39163: "IMPERIAL DEFENCE. BRIGHT, CRISP COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION" - "8vo., First Edition, with maps and tables in the text, endpapers faintly browned; red cloth, upper board and backstrip ruled and lettered in gilt and black, covers mildly age-soiled else a very good, bright, crisp copy. With 44pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IS SCARCE."
27272: "THE INSATIABLE EARL. A LIFE OF JOHN MONTAGU, 4TH EARL OF SANDWICH, 1718-1792. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; lilac cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Acclaimed biography of the First Lord of the Admiralty ('in a class by himself') during the American War of Independence - and the inventor of our favourite fast food."
8414: BLUEJACKET. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. WITH A. GROVE DAY. PREFACE BY CAPTAIN FELIX REISENBERG. INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY NEVILLE T. IRK. - "8vo., First Edition thus, with 12 photographs in the text; series binding of buckram blocked in gilt and blue, gilt back, patterned endpapers, a fine copy. Buenzle's classic account of life at sea in the 1890s was first published in 1939. Re-issued here in NIP's series 'Classics of Naval Literature'. The photographs, chosen from the Kirk collection, appear here for the first time."
36828: "ISLAND IN REVOLT. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip. The editor of The Times of Cyprus gives his personal account of the Cyprus Emergency."
39735: "ISRAEL'S BEST DEFENSE. THE FIRST FULL STORY OF THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE. TRANSLATED BY JONATHAN CORDIS. [FIRST UK EDITION.] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition thus, with plates; blue boards, green cloth back lettered in silver, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
101: (ROBERT GIBBINGS). A.M. KIRKUS. - Robert Gibbings. A Bibliography. Edited by Patience Empson and John Harris. With a chronological Check List and Notes on the Golden Cockerel Press. 975 COPIES WERE PRINTED
21037: "THE LIFE OF EDWARD, LORD HAWKE. NEW EDITION, REVISED AND CONDENSED. [SECOND EDITION]." - "8vo., Second Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present); original blue armorial cloth, upper board blocked with Hawke arms in gilt, gilt back, chocolate endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy. With the separately printed errata slip facing text, and 32pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. First published in 1883. Sold from an institution with its bookplate on front paste-down and small blind stamp on ttle. Scarce. NMM II/1 644."
23067: "THE LIFE OF GEORGE, LORD ANSON, ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET. SPLENDID COPY IN HALF MOROCCO" - "8vo., First Edition, with an engraved portrait frontispiece; handsomely bound in blue cloth, blue morocco back with raised bands lettered in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. NMM II/1, 247."
10535: LAWRENCE OF LUCKNOW. A STORY OF LOVE. - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and a map; cloth, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The biography of Henry Lawrence of Indian Mutiny fame"
35391: "MEMOIRS OF THE OLD HIGHLANDER SERJEANT DONALD MACLEOD. REPRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF 1791, WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY J.G. FYFE. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., on laid paper, with portrait frontispiece, small neat inscription on front free endpaper; marbled boards, olive cloth back with printed paper label, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
39339: "MEMORIES OF TWO WARS. CUBAN AND PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCES. ILLUSTRATIONS BY F.C. YOHN. [FIRST UK EDITION]. BRIGHT, FRESH COPY" - "8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present) and numerous illustrations; original red cloth, gilt back, a remarkably well-preserved, bright, crisp, clean copy. The US edition was published in the previous year. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION"
37306: "MIDDLE WATCH MUSINGS. [SECOND EDITION.] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION" - "8vo., Second Edition, with illustrations and cartoons in the text, some light spotting; pictorial green cloth, upper board printed and lettered in black, green cloth backstrip lettered in black, a good, firm copy. With numerous trade advertisements (many illustrated) at front and rear. Humorous evocation of the Edwardian navy immediately prior to WWI."
34771: "MILITARY TECHNIQUE POLICY AND STRATEGY IN HISTORY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER." - "8vo., First Edition, with coloured maps in the text; pale green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a good, firm copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chafed at extremities and sunned at backstrip."
7117: "MILITARY ARCHITECTURE. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "4to., First Edition, with numerous coloured and monochrome plates and illustrations throughout, and pictorial endpapers; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With a neat personal blind-embossed book-stamp on half-title. Published in the excellent 'Excursions into Architecture' series"
41493: THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY 1660-1783. [FIRST UK EDITION]. FIRST UK EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO - "8vo., First Edition thus, with 18 plates containing 24 plans of naval battles, 3 full-page maps and large folding map (this last lightly age-soiled); handsomely bound in blue full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled with anchor in gilt, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, ribbon marker, uncut, gilt blocking from original upper board and backstrip mounted on new and separate preliminaries, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Mahan's most celebrated work, written whilst still a captain and first published in Boston earlier the same year. It is here that Mahan coins the term 'sea power' and in a masterly opening chapter defines the elements of this concept. Thereafter he embarks on a stage-by-stage analysis of the maritime conflicts that resulted in Britain's naval supremacy, illustrating his strategic assessments with a flood of examples. After some while in the doldrums, Mahan's reputation as a naval historian and strategist is once again on the rise. Albion, p.211; Hattendorf, A2b; NMM V/1 514; Sandler 2196"
19644: ENGLISH SEAMEN AND THE COLONIZATION OF AMERICA. IN FULL MOROCCO - "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece, 24 plates and a double-page map, half-title lightly browned; handsomely bound in dark blue full morocco, back with raised bands lettered and tooled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. A lovely copy. NMM I, 361."
16421: SEYMOUR VANDELEUR. A PLAIN NARRATIVE OF THE PART PLAYED BY BRITISH OFFICERS IN THE ACQUISITION OF COLONIES & DEPENDENCIES IN AFRICA. IN TIMES BOOK CLUB MOROCCO - "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 13 plates (many in colour; original tissue guards present) and 9 maps; most attractively bound in contemporary green half morocco for The Times Book Club, gilt back, a near fine copy. The binding is signed on front paste-down. Scarce, especially in this binding."
15130: LIFE OF NELSON. IN FULL MOROCCO - "8vo., with a fine engraved portrait frontispiece, some light textual age-staining; handsomely bound in blue full morocco, gilt back, decorative cloth gilt from front cover and backstrip preserved and mounted on new preliminary leaves, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 32pp publisher's catalogue (dated August 1875) bound in at end. First published in 1852, Allen's well-known life of Nelson is notable in that he was the last biographer to claim personal acquaintance with some who had known Nelson personally. NMM II/1, 962 (recording the first edition)."
34416: JET. THE STORY OF A PIONEER. IN FULL MOROCCO - "8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and plates; handsomely bound in burgundy full crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation."
14396: REDCOAT. THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE AGE OF HORSE AND MUSKET. - "8vo., First Edition, with 31 coloured plates on 16, 30 monochrome plates on 8, 15 illustrations (one double-page) and 5 maps (one double-page) in the text, and pictorial endpapers; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. An excellent survey by an accomplished military historian."
16132: SUEZ 1956: OPERATION MUSKETEER. - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs and maps in the text, and photographic endpapers; orange cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
34143: "NAVAL STRATEGY COMPARED AND CONTRASTED WITH THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MILITARY OPERATIONS ON LAND. LECTURES DELIVERED AT THE US NAVAL WAR COLLEGE, NEWPORT RI BETWEEN THE YEARS 1887 AND 1911. IN FULL MOROCCO" - "8vo., First UK Edition, with 13 maps and charts (6 folding; 7 full-page) on japon, small blind stamp on title; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, gilt top, uncut, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Widely considered Mahan's most useful work, this comprehensive survey brings together the core studies of the author's celebrated 'sea power' series, together with more recent examples. Published simultaneously with the US edition. A lovely copy. Albion, p.211; Hattendorf, A18b."
34059: "THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN. FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV. A NEW EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND NOTES, AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE BURMESE WAR AND THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO, BY CAPTAIN CHAMIER. BRIGHT WORKING SET - "6 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 6 engraved portrait frontispieces, 19 engraved portraits, numerous diagrams in the text and 28 folding abstracts, some light and inoffensive age-staining; strongly bound in contemporary half roan, marbled boards, backs with flat bands lettered and numbered in gilt, red edges, three volumes expertly rebacked to style with old backstrips laid down, a good, bright, firm copy. Sold from an institution with its bookplates on front paste-downs, and neat press-mark on title rectos and versos."
37305: "NAVAL BATTLES IN THE CENTURY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY" - "8vo., First Edition; brown cloth, boards framed in blind, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. With prize bookplate on front paste-down. Published in The Nineteenth Century series."
3883: THE FUTURE BRITISH SURFACE FLEET. OPTIONS FOR MEDIUM-SIZED NAVIES. - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrations and diagrams in the text; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Personal appreciation of the politico-strategic arguments"
17029: "BATTLES OF THE BRITISH NAVY. [NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED]." - "2 vols., sm. 8vo., with numerous illustrations; original green cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean copy. The original edition was published in 1842."
18004: THE WOODEN WORLD. AN ANATOMY OF THE GEORGIAN NAVY. [SECOND IMPRESSION]. - "8vo., Second Impression, with 15 plates on 8 and endpaper plans, neat signature on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean in the dustwrapper. 'Impeccably researched, carefully argued and brilliantly original'. A major contribution to the history of the Royal Navy in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Already scarce in this condition."
10003: "THE NAVY LIST, CORRECTED TO THE 20TH DECEMBER 1831. [A LIST OF THE OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES WITH THE DATES OF THEIR SENIORITY]." - "Sm. 8vo., title moderately browned, outer margins and fore-edges very lightly browned; handsomely bound in blue cloth, morocco back, leather label lettered in gilt, original wrapper preserved, an attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Scarce."
17307: THE WOODEN WORLD. AN ANATOMY OF THE GEORGIAN NAVY. - "8vo., First Edition, with 15 plates on 8 and endpaper plans, small neat signature on front paste-down; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. 'Impeccably researched, carefully argued and brilliantly original'. A major contribution to the history of the Royal Navy in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The original edition is very scarce, especially in this condition."
14329: LETTERS AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE CRUISES OF GUSTAVUS CONYNGHAM. EDITED BY ROBERT WILDEN NEESER. - "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece and 7 plates, all with captioned tissue guards; original decorative half vellum gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, covers moderately age-soiled else a very good, internally clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 600 COPIES NUMBERED BY HAND. 'Publications of the Naval History Society', vol. VI."
14892: CAME THE DAWN. 50 YEARS AN ARMY OFFICER. [FOREWORD BY GENERAL SIR GEOFFREY HOWLETT]. - "8vo., First Edition, with 17 plates on 8, a full-page portrait, full-page illustration and 7 full-page maps in the text; red cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The author's service included Palestine, SE Asia, Malaya, Singapore, Tunisia, Cyprus, Jamaica and Aden and covers pre-WWII regimental soldiering to the modern TA. Already uncommon in this condition."
9131: "[ROYAL NAVY, ADMIRALTY]. AND OF OFFICERS IN VICE ADMIRALTY COURTS IN HER MAJESTY'S POSSESSIONS ABROAD, AND TO CONFIRM THE PAST PROCEEDINGS, TO EXTEND THE JURISDICTION, AND TO AMEND THE PRACTICE OF THOSE COURTS." - "An Act to facilitate the Appointment of Vice Admirals and of Officers in Vice Admiralty Courts in Her Majesty's Possessions abroad, and to confirm the past Proceedings, to extend the Jurisdiction, and to amend the Practice of those Courts. 4 leaves, folio, with fine woodcut arms of Victoria on first leaf; disbound, a remarkably crisp, clean copy. 26 Victoriae, Cap. 24, receiving royal assent on 8 June 1863."
26348: "OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME OF THE CORONATION REVIEW OF THE FLEET BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AT SPITHEAD, 15 JUNE 1953. FFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME OF THE CORONATION REVIEW OF THE FLEET BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AT SPITHEAD, 15 JUNE 1953." - "8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs (a number full-page) and a double-page plan in the text; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Details include commands, ships, air squadrons, foreign vessels, routings, and six extended essays. With numerous trade advertisements throughout. SSCARCE IN THIS CONDITION"
38431: "ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES. THE STORY OF ARIK SHARON, COMMANDER OF THE ISRAELI PARATROOPERS. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., with plates and pictorial endpapers; green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
36634: "OPERATION SUSANNAH. AS TOLD TO AVIEZER GOLAN. FOREWORD BY GOLDA MEIR. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; sand boards, brown cloth back lettered in gilt, sand endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with closed tears and small losses at backstrip."
33022: "THE ORGANIZATION OF WAR UNDER EDWARD III 1338-62. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates, maps in the text and large folding map on japon at end; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped, mildly browned dustwrapper, the latter with closed tears at head of backstrip."
16898: LORD ROBERTS. WITH A FOREWORD BY THE RT. HON. L.S. AMERY. J H OWEN'S COPY - "8vo., First Edition, with a coloured portrait frontispiece, 15 plates on 12 and 16 maps in the text and front and rear endpaper maps, some light and inoffensive spotting, original navy blue cloth, gilt back, blue top, fore-edges lightly spotted else a very good, clean copy. This copy was formerly in the library of the eminent naval historian J H Owen and bears his initials on half-title."
38361: "PALESTINE 1948. WAR, ESCAPE AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEE PROBLEM. [FOREWORD BY WALTER LACQUER.] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with full-page map in the text; green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
1001: R.L. PALMER - English Monasteries in the Middle Ages. An Outline of Monastic Architecture and Custom from the Conquest to the Suppression.
25826: THE SIEGE AT PEKING. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 33 plates on 20, 5 maps in the text and 2 coloured maps; cloth, a good, clean copy in dustwrapper, the latter a little browned at backstrip. Standard account of the Legations in Peking under attack from both the Boxers and the Imperial Chinese Army in 1900."
6215: "PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF GIBRALTAR WITH THE THE DISPOSITION OF THE SPANISH ATTACK, AND RELIEF OF THE GARRISON BY THE ENGLISH FLEET UNDER THE COMMAND OF ADMIRAL DARBY, 12 APRIL 1781." - "Engraved aquatint measuring approx. 6.75 x 9.00 ins (17.25 x 22.75 cms), tastefully coloured in wash by hand, some very light age-marking; mounted, framed, glazed and ready for display. This engraving was prepared by Lodge, published on 1 October 1782 by J. Fielding of Paternoster Row, J. Sewell of Cornhill and J. Debrett of Piccadilly, and issued with the September 1782 number of the 'European Magazine'. It depicts the Rock from the Spanish town of La Linea with the Spanish troops encamped and deployed in the foreground. The English fleet appears in the middle distance with Gibraltar and its fortifications in the backgound. Scarce, especially in this condition."
6548: "PITCAIRN: THE ISLAND, THE PEOPLE, AND THE PASTOR; WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE MUTINY OF THE BOUNTY. SECOND EDITION. 'ADDITIONAL INTELLIGENCE RESPECTING PITCAIRN AND THE ISLANDERS'" - "16mo., Second Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates and an engraved chart, plates lightly spotted, neat contemporary inscription on half-title, embossed personal stamp on front free endpaper and half-title; original pictorial red cloth blocked in gilt and blind, gilt back, neatly rebacked with old backstrip gilt laid down, a very good, tight, clean copy. First published earlier the same year, this is arguably the best mid-nineteenth century account of the aftermath of the mutiny. Its publication was stimulated by a resurrection of public interest in the 'Bounty' saga following the visit to England in 1850 of the Pitcairn Pastor George Nobbs. The work includes considerable detail on the fate of the mutineers, their descendants and the present population; this edition benefits from 'additional intelligence respecting Pitcairn and the Islanders'. SCARCE IN ANY EARLY EDITION"
13353: "PITCAIRN: THE ISLAND, THE PEOPLE, AND THE PASTOR. TO WHICH IS ADDED A SHORT NOTICE OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLEMENT AND PRESENT CONDITION OF NORFOLK ISLAND. ELEVENTH EDITION." - "Sm. 8vo., Eleventh Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, 14 engraved plates and an engraved chart, contemporary signatures on front endpapers; original brown diced cloth, boards elaborately blocked in gilt and blind, backstrip blocked in pictorial gilt, yellow endpapers, neatly rebacked, a remarkably bright, clean copy in publisher's original pictorial binding. With 4pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end, and the binder's ticket of Trickett & Son on rear paste-down. With a relevant postcard and cutting loosely inserted. First published in 1853, this is arguably the best mid-nineteenth century account of the aftermath of the mutiny. Its publication was stimulated by a resurrection of public interest in the 'Bounty' saga following the visit to England in 1850 of the Pitcairn Pastor George Nobbs. The work includes considerable detail on the fate of the mutineers, their descendants and the present population; this edition benefits from 'additional intelligence respecting Pitcairn and the Islanders'. The Society continued to published the wortk in various editions until the early years of the twentieth century. Scarce in any early edition."
6018: "A PLAN OF DISCIPLINE FOR THE USE OF THE NORFOLK MILITIA. IN THREE PARTS. THE SECOND EDITION, GREATLY IMPROVED. TO WHICH IS NOW ADDED, THE PRESENT MANUAL EXERCISE FOR THE ARMY, AS ORDERED BY HIS MAJESTY. WITH ENCAMPMENTS FOR INFANTRY AND CAVALRY. EXCEPTIO - "4to., Second and Best Edition, on laid paper, with 45 fine engraved plates of drill movements, 7 engraved plans (3 folding) of manoeuvres and 5 folding tables of drill sequences; strongly bound in contemporary speckled full calf, back gilt with five raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt to a floral design, morocco label gilt, gilt doublures, speckled edges, some light spotting on endpapers, hinges cracked (but binding entirely sound) else a splendid, bright, fresh and most unusually clean copy. With the fine eighteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of Viscount Townshend's eldest son George Townshend, Baron de Ferrers of Chartley, Baron Bourchier & Loveyn. A manuscript press-mark in a contemporary hand is also present on front paste-down.With the Advertisement leaf, dedication to the Earl of Shaftesbury and all plates and plans as called for.The 'Manual Exercise, with Explanations, as ordered by His Majesty' (Printed for J, Millan, 1770) appears here for the first time as a small octavo bound in at rear. It is a near fine copy on laid paper, uncut and unopened.A highly regarded military manual, first issued in 1759, whose influence extended far beyond the boundaries of Norfolk and indeed of Great Britain. An adaptation of this considerably enlarged issue for use by the militia of Massachusetts Bay was published in Boston later in 1768, and editions for the militias of Connecticut and New Hampshire appeared in 1769 and 1771 (see Sabin 104749-55).Colonel William Windham (1717-1761) spent much of his life on the Continent and served for a time as an officer in one of Queen Maria Theresa's regiments of hussars. Upon his return to England he supported vigorously Pitt's scheme for a national militia in 1756, and aided the Marquis of Townshend in forming the Norfolk militia in 1757.Viscount Townshend (1724-1807) joined the Army in 1745, served at Culloden the following year and received Montcalm's surrender of Quebec in 1759.George Townshend (1753-1811), the author's eldest son, was created Earl of Leicester in 1784 and in 1807 succeeded his father as 2nd Marquis Townshend.THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY COPY, IN REMARKABLY CLEAN, BRIGHT AND FRESH STATE WITH BROAD TEXT MARGINS AND ONLY THE MOST NEGLIGIBLE AGE-STAINING. THE PLATES, IN PARTICULAR, ARE A MAGNIFICENTLY PRESERVED SUITE OF ENGRAVINGS.Rare; ESTC lists six copies, at least two of which are apparently imperfect."
4081: BLUEJACKET. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. WITH A. GROVE DAY. PREFACE BY CAPTAIN FELIX RIESENBERG. DRAWINGS BY CHARLES E. PONT. - "8vo., First Edition, with a title-vignette and illustrations in the text; cloth gilt, gilt back, uncut, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Fifty years at sea from sail to steam in the US Navy. Uncommon"
36217: "THE POST-CAPTAIN OR THE WOODEN WALLS WELL MANNED. COMPREHENDING A VIEW OF NAVAL SOCIETY AND MANNERS. EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION FROM THE THIRD EDITION, 1808, BY R.H. CASE. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED" - "8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original boards, red cloth back lettered in gilt, dark, uncut, fore-edge a little dusty else a very good, bright, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES."
22759: DRAKE AND THE TUDOR NAVY. WITH A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF ENGLAND AS A MARITIME POWER. - "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and plates; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Nice set of the standard reference and arguably Corbett's masterpiece. Albion p.232; NMM V: 193; Read 3212. Inexplicably, not recorded by Manwaring"
2553: THE PAPERS OF FRANCIS GREGORY DALLAS. UNITED STATES NAVY CORRESPONDENCE AND JOURNAL 1837-1859. EDITED BY GARDNER W. ALLEN. 700 COPIES WERE PRINTED - "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece and 3 fine facsimiles, all with captioned tissue guards; decorative half vellum gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a near fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 700 COPIES NUMBER BY HAND (THIS COPY NO. 98). 'Publications of the Naval History Society', vol. VIII. Dallas's journal includes a lengthy account of his participation in support of Governor Stevens and the settlers in Washington Territory during the Indian War of 1855-56 (pp. 197-211). The appendix contains the journal of Lt. Thomas Phelps who also gives a detailed account (pp. 245-292). Smith, 2230."
11902: THE ALGERIAN PROBLEM. - "8vo., First Edition, with 27 plates on 16, a full-page map in the text and front and rear endpaper maps in green; cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt and red, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel. BEHR'S FIRST BOOK, a classic study and the forerunner to an illustrious career. Edward Behr (1926-2007) was a leading war reporter of the latter half of the twentieth century. In a long career that included Reuters, Time-Life, Newsweek and many others, he covered the conflicts in Algeria, North Africa, Indo-China, Vietnam and China. Towards In the second half of his career he shifted to documentaries, including The American Way of Death, Emperor Hirohito and Tiananmen Square. In 1978 he published his memoirs 'Bearings: A Foreign Correspondent's Life Behind the Lines'; in the UK they were graphically retitled 'Anyone Here Been Raped and Speaks English?' Uncommon in this condition."
35489: "PROJECT CANCELLED. A SEARCHING CRITICISM OF THE ABANDONMENT OF BRITAIN'S ADVANCED AIRCRAFT PROJECTS. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs, illustrations and charts in the text; navy cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter sunned at backstrip and with small loss at head of front panel."
7108: THE LONG ARM OF EMPIRE. NAVAL BRIGADES FROM THE CRIMEA TO THE BOXER REBELLION. - "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 28 plates on 12; cloth, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
39835: "THE REGIMENTS DEPART. A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1945-1970. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with maps in the text; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper, the latter with loss at lower edge of front panel."
35154: "THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., with frontispiece, and photographs and full-page map in the text; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly sunned at backstrip. First published in 1895. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
18719: PRINCE EUGENE OF SAVOY. EXTENSIVELY ANNOTATED COPY IN ROAN - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and 4 maps (2 double-page), heavily and extensively annotated throughout with purple crayon in a neat scholarly hand; contemporary full roan, back with five raised bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, covers age-scuffed and worn (but binding entirely sound), a good, bright, copy. Extremely scarce."
4301: MODERN WARSHIP DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT. DRAWINGS BY JOHN ROBERTS. - "4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece and very numerous photographs and diagrams in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with two short closed tears. A standard summary of post-war advances."
4350: THE FIRST DESTROYERS. [THE TURTLEBACK TBDS OF THE 1890S]. PLANS AND CUTAWAY DRAWINGS BY JOHN ROBERTS. - "Roy. 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations and detailed drawings in the text, and a large folding scale plan of HM TBD 'Velox' (1904) in pocket at end; pictorial boards, a mint copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in Chatham's 'ShipShape' series, this is the first really detailed study, with excellent plans, of the early vessels from the 1890s to the 'River' class of 1900. Inevitably the work concentrates on the Royal Navy but there is a look at the German response and parallel development in the US."
16071: ADMIRAL RODNEY. - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, plates and endpaper maps; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. NMM II.1, 1274."
35637: "ROUND-SHOT TO ROCKETS. A HISTORY OF THE WASHINGTON NAVY YARD AND US NAVAL GUN FACTORY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, numerous photographs and illustrations in the text, and pictorial endpapers in blue; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
38320: "THE SAVAGE WARS. BRITISH CAMPAIGNS IN AFRICA, 1870-1920. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps in the text; terracotta cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
17696: POXED AND SCURVIED. THE STORY OF SICKNESS AND HEALTH AT SEA. - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
30659: "SERGEANT PEARMAN'S MEMOIRS. BEING, CHIEFLY, HIS ACCOUNT OF SERVICE WITH THE THIRD (KING'S OWN) LIGHT DRAGOONS IN INDIA FROM 1845 TO 1853, INCLUDING THE FIRST AND SECOND SIKH WARS. EDITED BY THE MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates, maps in the text, and endpaper maps in blue and black; regimental blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt with crest, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at extremities."
20674: THE GEORDIE GUNBOAT. THE STORY OF HMS NEWCASTLE. [A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE. - "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy."
9535: FIRE-FIGHTING IN HM SHIPS. - "8vo., with 2 diagrams in the text and a large folding plan on japon; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. The folding plan shows the fire-fighting arrangements aboard a 'Loch'-Class frigate. Very scarce."
18455: FLASHBACK. A SOLDIER'S STORY. - "8vo., First UK Edition, with plates; cloth, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper. A vividly-written memoir of four decades with the British Army"
37650: "THE SPLENDID LITTLE WAR. [THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR.] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and numerous photographs in the text; ivory cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in blue, covers mildly age-browned else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwapper, the latter frayed and creased at edges. SCARCE."
10675: "THE GUNS OF THE FRIGATE UNICORN. ILLUSTRATED BY MARY K. STEWART. [SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND REDESIGNED]." - "8vo., Second and Best Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. The frigate HMS Unicorn was launched at Chatham in 1824. The oldest British built ship afloat, she is currently undergoing long-term preservation in Dundee."
20825: "STRANGER TO THE GROUND. INTRODUCTION BY GILL ROBB WILSON. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with illustrated title, 4 plates of instruments, a double-page map in the text and endpaper maps; dark blue cloth, lighter blue cloth back lettered in gilt, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Dramatic retelling by the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull of a night flight over Europe in an F-84F Thunderstreak."
40519: "STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND. [FIRST UK EDITION.] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition thus, with numerous photographs in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. With bookplate on front free endpaper. Published simultaneously with the US edition."
1006: (JOHN SPEED). E.G.R. TAYLOR - An Atlas of England and Wales. Forty Plates from John Speed's Pocket Atlas of 1627 introduced and described by E.G.R. Taylor. [King Penguin 61].
20399: "THE TERRITORIAL FORCE. A MANUAL OF ITS LAW, ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE RIGHT. HON. R.B. HALDANE. THE STRUCTURAL BLUEPRINT OF THE TA" - "8vo., First Edition; original brown cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in black, gilt back, corners lightly bruised, lower joint rubbed (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the inked accession stamp of Surrey Infantry Brigade on front free endpaper. Arguably the most important, and certainly one of the scarcest, works relating to the creation of the Territorial Army, founded in the year of publication by Richard Haldane, Secretary of State for War, following the principles promulgated here by Harold Baker (then Financial Secretary to the War Office). A SOUND, COMPLETE ASSOCIATION COPY OF WHAT MIGHT BE TERMED THE STRUCTURAL BLUEPRINT OF THE TERRITORIAL ARMY. EXTREMELY SCARCE."
1008: WILLIAM BEACH THOMAS. - A Year in the Country. Edited and introduced by J.C. Trewin with Decorations by Philip Gough.
11978: "THREE CONTINENTS. A STUDY OF THE SITUATION AND PROBLEMS IN ASIA, AFRICA, AND CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF THOSE AREAS TO DEFENCE POLICIES IN THE 1960S AND TO THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY" - "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, numerous plates and 2 maps in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Presentation copies are extremely scarce. Baxter, 271."
22802: "TO SHINING SEA. A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY, 1775-1991." - "8vo., First Edition, with plates; cloth, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper."
3569: SUBMARINE WARFARE. TODAY AND TOMORROW. - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. Valuable reassessment by two acknowledged experts, both of whom resigned from the Royal Navy following disagreements over policy."
36681: "THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE IN KOREA 1950-1953. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with very numerous plates and maps; blue cloth, upper board blocked in black, backstrip lettered in black, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound), a bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
15736: "THE UTILITY OF FORCE. THE ART OF WAR IN THE MODERN WORLD, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR." - "8vo., First Edition; original black cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Drawing on his experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE."
11173: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY. FIRST PART - TO THE CLOSE OF THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR. VOL.I. [THIS VOLUME ONLY]. - "8vo., First Edition, with 18 coloured or tinted maps (one folding) on japon and 4 large colding coloured maps at end; original pebble-grained red cloth, sides rules in blind, gilt back, uncut, covers moderately age-soiled (but all gilt entirely legible), a very good, clean copy."
36450: "VOLUNTEERS AT HEART. THE QUEENSLAND DEFENCE FORCES 1860-1901. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates, tape marks on free endpapers; brown cloth, backstrip lettered in white, red endpapers, a very good, bright copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with tape marks on inner surface. With personal bookplate on front free endpaper."
27681: "THE WAGER MUTINY. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - 8vo. First Edition with portraits plates and endpaper maps; cloth gilt back a very good clean copy in the dustwrapper.
35388: "WAR IN THE HIGH HIMALAYA. THE INDIAN ARMY IN CRISIS, 1962. [FIRST ENGLISH EDITION]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition thus, with maps in the text; brown cloth, ypper board and backstrip lettered oin gilt, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with small loss at head of backstrip."
9260: ON THE STRENGTH. THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY WIFE. - "8vo., First Edition; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper."
36271: "WITH THE MOUNTED INFANTRY AND THE MASHONALAND FIELD FORCE, 1896. BRIGHT, CRISP COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING" - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, 8 plates and large folding map at end; navy diced cloth, boards framed in blind, upper board blocked in gilt with 'Types of the Force' repeated from frontispiece, gilt back, uncut, expertly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, new hand-made endpapers, a very good, bright, crisp, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its neat circular stamp on title only. With 40pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
36273: "WITH THE TURKS IN THRACE. IN COLLABORATION WITH SEABURY ASHMEAD-BARTLETT. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, FRESH COPY" - "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present), plates, maps in thre text and large folding coloured map at end; original green cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in silver, uncut, backstrip lettering lightly faded (but wholly legible), a remarkably bright, fresh copy. With the separately printed errata slip mounted facing text, and trade ticket of Rees of London on front paste-down. The author was Special Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph newspaper during the Balkan War of 1912. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
34840: "WITHOUT BAGGAGE. A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR OPERATIONS, OCTOBER 1947 - JANUARY 1949. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with maps (a number folding); black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. VERY SCARCE."
29818: "WOLFE AT QUEBEC. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER" - "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps, neat contemporary inscripotion on front free endpaper; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
7979: CHATHAM BUILT WARSHIPS SINCE 1860. IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS - "8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. Records all ships built by the naval dockyard with leading details and brief histories of each vessel. Chatham built many of the submarines and cruisers which served in WWII. Law, 1437"
39719: SELECTED MILITARY WRITINGS OF MAO TSE-TUNG. [FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.] FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS - "8vo., First Edition thus, with mounted portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), and title in red and black; original printed wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper."
5488: DEVONPORT BUILT WARSHIPS SINCE 1860. IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS - "Sm. 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs (many full-page) in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy. Records all ships built by the naval dockyard with leading details and brief histories of each vessel. Law, 1425"
10195: "THE YEAR AFTER THE ARMADA, AND OTHER HISTORICAL STUDIES." - "8vo., First Edition; blue cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy."
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