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edited by G. Butler Earp: from documents and other materials furnished by Vice-Admiral Sir C. Napier:
The History of the Baltic Campaign of 1854. From documents and other materials furnished by Vice-Admiral Sir C. Napier, K.C.B..

London: Richard Bentley, 1857. First edition. xlvi, [2], 622pp, +[1] ads. Contents very clean: faint soiling and early ownership initials to title page, and perhaps a dozen pages bear the faint skeletal imprints of leaves once pressed therein. Tipped in at the title is the 1899 bookseller's invoice for its sale to the family with whom it has stayed till now. At some time very neatly rebacked with new cream endpapers and the original spine laid down. In the original textured bottle-green cloth with gilt naval insignia to the front and title to the spine. Corners blunted, joints firm. A very good copy. Very Good+.

Price: £320.00


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Sydney H. Shadbolt:
The Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880, compiled from official and private sources. Complete in two volumes: Historical Division, and Biographical Division.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Riviington, 1882. First edition. [vi], 352pp, with the six maps (one folding) and a frontis portrait photograph of General Roberts; [40], 274pp: the biographies preceded by 140 oval woodburytype portrait photographs mounted on 10 page-openings. Contents of both volumes very clean, a few pages having slight spotting to the edges. In the Historical volume, the edge of the frontis has been made good, and the single-page maps have some foxing to the edges; and in the Biographical volume there is a lightly-pencilled military ownership name to the half-title, and some foxing at the first text page. Large quarto, all edges gilt, in the original bindings of green cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt, rebacked in the mid-20thC: bright, with minor marks. A firm and very handsome set. Very Good+.
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Holden, Captain Robert:
Historical Record of the Third and Fourth Battallions of the Worcestershire Regiment. 'Firm'.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1887. First edition. xvi, 325pp, with a guarded frontis portrait and two other portrait plates. Unopened: contents very clean and fresh and unmarked. Black endpapers: armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Some very minor foxing to closed edges. Quarto, very firm, bright and clean, in the original binding of navy cloth over bevelled boards, with gilt harp on front and gilt titling to front and spine. Spine ends slightly puckered. Beautiful copy. Near Fine.
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Everard, Major H.:
History of Thomas Farrington's Regiment, subsequently designated The 29th (Worcestershire) Foot, 1694 to 1891.

Worcester: Littlebury & Company, 1891. First edition. xvii, 598pp, with a few illustrations in the text. Contents very clean and fresh. Blue marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Quarto, in the original binding of full navy calf over bevelled boards, with military insignia and title in gilt on front, spine gilt ruled and titled with maroon lettering-piece. Firm, bright and fresh, beautiful copy. Near Fine.
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M. Oppenheim:
A History of the Administration of the Royal Navy and of Merchant Shipping in relation to the Navy: from MDIX to MDCLX, with an Introduction treating of the Preceding Period. ['Volume I', but no further volumes were published].

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1896. First edition. xiv, 411; with a few illustrations, including the two that are hand-coloured. Some offsetting from frontis to the title page. An initial blank leaf bears the 1957 ownership name and acquisition note of the marine artist and Naval lawyer Roger Fisher: and a 1920 Naval Staff College bookplate covers an earlier bookplate on the pastedown. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original binding of black buckram, front decorated with a flag in blind, spine titled and bearing the Seal of the Navy Office in gilt. Recently rebacked, with the original spine laid down. A very good, firm copy, lightly rubbed, corners slightly blunt. Very Good.

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Lieut.-Colonel J.R. Minshull-Ford:
A Pictorial Souvenir and History of the First Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment, Bombay, India, 1926.

British Historical and Art Publishing Co., n.d. [c. 1926?] Presumed first and only edition. 28pp, including a history of the Battalion, followed by the 29 thick card pages on cloth hinges, with photographs mounted recto. 34 of these are 6x8ins, mounted two to a page, the other 12 being considerably larger, and all with printed captions. All are good quality prints, bright and sharp: most are group portraits (these do not give names). The text pages are clean and unmarked, with a little minor foxing to the prelims. Landscape Folio, 280x390mm, in the original binding of green pebble cloth, with ruling and insignia in gilt. Small scuffs to corners, short closed split to top edge of lower board, and a little faint soiling. Nice copy in the original cloth. Very Good.
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Captain S. McCance:
History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. For Private Circulation Only. Vol I: from 1652 to 1860; Vol II: From 1861 to 1922 (disbandment).

London: Gale & Polden, 1927. First editions. Vol I: [xii], 254; Vol II: x, 305; both volumes with many folding maps, plus illustrations and coloured plates. Contents unmarked, very fresh and clean, maps crisp. There is a small mark to the the closed fore-edge of Vol I, and the last few pages have a little minor foxing. The endpapers to both vols have stains from former tape used to secure plastic covers. Quarto, in the original bindings of blue cloth over bevelled boards, ruled in blind and with the regimental insignia in gilt to the upper boards, and spines titled in gilt. Firm and very bright, slightly marked with dulled splash marks to the back of Vol I and the front of Vol II. Lovely set. Very Good+.
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Geoffrey Callender:
Sea Kings of Britain: 3 vol set: Vol 1: 1558-1660, Hawkins to Blake; Vol 2: 1660-1760, Albemarle to Hawke; Vol 3: 1760-1805, Keppel to Nelson.

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1941, 1939, 1939. Vol 1 reprint, Vols 2 & 3, third editions. 213, 337, 415pp. Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and plates. Contents clean, with ownership name to front fly of each vol, and faint foxing to the backs of the plates. In the original bindings of blue cloth titled and decorated in silver: firm and bright, but scuffed and bumped, with a few marks. Very good reading set. Very Good.
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edited by Walter Hutchinson:
Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War : a complete and authentic record in text and pictures. [aka: The Library Press Edition of the Pictorial History of the War]. [WW2] Complete 26 vols bound in 21.

London: The Library Press Ltd, in association with Hutchinson & Co., [1939-1945.] A brilliant, complete, and scarcely-read set of this classic work. Around 7,000 pages, packed with photographs. Quarto, in the original burgundy half-leather bindings with gilt-lettered spines and red cloth boards. All firm, bright, clean, and unmarked: almost immaculate. Exceptional in this condition. Little more to say: a lot to look at. Fine.
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Field-Marshal Lord Wilson of Libya: foreword by General D.D. Eisenhower:
Eight Years Overseas: 1939-1947.

London: Hutchinson, n.d. [1950]. First edition. 285pp, illustrated with photographs and maps (one folding), and map endpapers. 1950 ownership name to front fly. Some foxing to endpapers, contents otherwise very clean. In the original binding of red cloth, spine titled in gilt. Spine ends sunned, other slight fading and marks: firm, corners good, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: chipped and creased, with two-inch loss from foot of spine, other wear to edges, front and back panels mostly present. Fair copy of the first edition with worn jacket. Very Good in poor dust-jacket.

Price: £75.00


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George Bruce:
Six battles for India. The Anglo-Sikh Wars: 1845-6, 1848-9.

London: Arthur Barker, 1969. First edition. 336pp, illustrated. Contents fresh, clean, and unmarked. In the original binding of dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt: clean, bright, firm and sharp, though with some shelf-scuffs to bottom edges. In the protected unclipped orange pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, scuffed at corners and spine ends, and with short tears to joint ends; two closed tears to lower panel. Spine very slightly sunned. Deleted price to flap fold. Very nice copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Darrell Bates:
The Fashoda Incident of 1898: Encounter on the Nile.

London: Oxford University Press, 1984. First edition. [xiv], 194pp, with maps and illustrations. Contents very clean, appears unread. In the original maroon cloth-textured binding, with gilt spine title. Small mark and scuff to top edge of lower board. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, with faint marks and indentations, and a small shallow chip (15x5mm) to top edge of lower panel. Nice copy. Very Good in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £30.00


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J. N. Westwood:
Endurance and Endeavour: Russian History 1812-1992. Fourth Edition. (The Short Oxford History of the Modern World)

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. First printing of the Fourth Edition. Much enlarged and with an extra chapter to cover the Gorbachev years. Fine Hardback copy in jacket. xii, 624pp. Contents very fresh and unmarked. Two tiny black ink spots to closed fore-edge, affecting five pages, possibly a printing fault. In the original cloth-textured navy binding, spine titled in gilt: clean and bright, with a faint mark to front, corners sharp. In the protected (unclipped, unpriced) red and black pictorial jacket, very bright and fresh, with a very faint knock to the top edge. Brilliant copy of the best edition of an acclaimed work. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £90.00


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C.T. Atkinson:
The History of the South Wales Borderers 1914-1918.

Newport: Ray Westlake [facsimile of Medici Society edn], 1999 [1931]. Facsimile reprint. xii, 614pp + 2 maps. Contents fresh and unmarked. Bound in green cloth with gilt insignia to front and title to spine. Bright, fresh and sharp: as new. Fine.
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Christine F. Salazar:
The Treatment of War Wounds in Graeco-Roman Antiquity. Studies in Ancient Medicine.

Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, 2000. First edition. xxx, 299, [2], including 8 pages of photographs. Contents fresh, clean, and unmarked, appears unread. In the original binding of red cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright and sharp, with slight compression at foot of spine. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, bright and fresh, with very slight blunting of edges. Beautiful copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £360.00


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Cyril Pearce:
Comrades in Conscience: The Story of an English Community's Opposition to the Great War.

London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2001. First edition. 369pp, illustrated. Concerns Huddersfield - 'a hotbed of pacifism'. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked. Paperback with pictorial cover: very bright, with faint central crease to red spine, minimal knocks to corners: a hardly handled copy. Near Fine.

Price: £45.00


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David Farr:
John Lambert, Parliamentary Soldier and Cromwellian Major-General, 1619-1684.

Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003. First edition. x, 268pp. Small neat ownership name to front free endpaper. Contents clean and fresh, appears unread. In the original cloth-textured binding, title label to front board, spine titled in gilt, bright and firm, corners sharp, foot of spine slightly blunted, some dark marks to lower board. Very nice copy. Fine.

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Alan Wakefield:
Under the Devil's Eye: Britain's Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915-1918.

Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing, 2004. First edition. xiv, 258pp, illustrated. Fresh, unread, immaculate sharp copy in protected dust jacket: slight knock to top edge of back panel of dust jacket. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £65.00


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Michael Embree:
Bismarck's First War: The Campaign of Schleswig and Jutland 1864. [Signed copy]

Solihull: Helion & Company, 2006. First edition. [signed limited edition] 473pp, with many illustrations and maps. Limitation page states hardback edition strictly limited to 500 signed copies: author signature label affixed to page. Small neat ownership name to front free endpaper. Contents clean and fresh, appears unread. In the original brown cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp, rear lower corner slightly bumped. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and fresh. Lovely copy. Near Fine in Fine dust-jacket.
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Stephen Bull:
German Assault Troops of the First World War: Stosstrupptaktik: the First Stormtroopers.

London: Spellmount, 2007. First edition. xii, 180pp, plus a section of 40 plates, mostly photographs. Contents very fresh and clean, appears unread: small neat previous owner's name to front endpaper. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and fresh. As new. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £30.00


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