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[Admiralty-Office]:
A List of the Flag Officers and other Commissioned Officers of His Majesty's Fleet; [BOUND WITH] An alphabetical List of the Post Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants of His Majesty's Fleet; with the dates of their respective commissions.

London: Printed by Henry Teape [for the Admiralty-Office], January, 1819. First editions. 134, 262pp. Pages fresh and clean, the first 15 pages bearing early owner's neat faded brown ink marginalia (plus a couple of small blots). Edges sprinkled. 23.5x14.5cms, in a new binding of blue buckram ruled in blind with red spine label. Excellent copy. Near Fine.
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Admiralty Office:
Sea Officers [spine title]. A List of the Flag Officers and other Commissioned Officers of His Majesty's Fleet; with the Dates of their respective Commissions. [FOLLOWED BY] An Alphabetical List of the Post Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants, of His Majesty's Fleet; with the Dates of their first Commissions.

London: Printed by Henry Teape for the Admiralty Office, 1823. 135, 253pp, including both title pages. Contents extremely fresh and clean. Front free endpaper bears early naval ownership name in brown ink, and more recent pencilled name. Edges sprinkled. Firm, in contemporary half calf with red label and marbled boards, showing light wear. A bright, firm, attractive volume. Very Good+.
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Admiralty:
Sea Officers [spine title]. A List of the Flag Officers and other Commissioned Officers of His Majesty's Fleet; with the Dates of their respective Commissions. [FOLLOWED BY] An Alphabetical List of the Flag Officers and other Commissioned Officers, of His Majesty's Fleet; with the Dates of their respective Commissions.

London: Printed by W.Clowes & Son for the Admiralty, 1837. 389pp, with continuous pagination, and including both title pages. A few ink asterisks and small pencil markings up to p.20, contents otherwise fresh and clean. Verso of front free endpaper bears ownership name of Admiral Sir Peter Halkett, serving in the West Indies at the time. Edges sprinkled. Firm, in contemporary half calf with black label and marbled boards: bottom corner of upper board severely knocked, spine chipped, upper joint split, but boards firm. Good copy. Good.
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The Army List for January, 1844 [BOUND WITH] The Navy List, corrected to the 20th June, 1844 [AND] The Navy List, corrected to the 20th March, 1845. [each title begins: 'By Authority.']

London: P. Pinkney (Army List), John Murray (Navy Lists), 1844, 1844, 1845. 96; 189, (i), [2] adverts; 182pp. Some foxing to Army list. Early owner's minor notes noticed on 3 pages. Cropped quite close for binding, 16x10cms, in contemporary half calf with raised bands, red label, and marbled boards: quite heavily scuffed, but boards firm. Good.

Price: 50.00


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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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Lieutenant-General Sir George Lawrence, edited by W. Edwards:
Reminiscences of Forty-three Years in India.

London: John Murray, 1875. Second edition. xiii, 315, + 4 adverts. Contents clean and firm. Early ownership name to first blank leaf. In the original purple cloth with dark green endpapers. Decorative black ruling frames a gilt medallion on the upper board, lower board decorated in blind, spine faded and titled in gilt. Firm, corners blunted, spine ends slightly nicked and frayed. Scarce title: a good copy in the original cloth. Very Good.

Price: 240.00


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Captain Henry Hallam Parr:
A Sketch of the Kafir and Zulu Wars. Guadana to Isandhlwana.

London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1880. First edition. [vi], 283pp (+ 32 ads); including 4 maps, and with a tinted foldout map of South Africa. Faded 1880 gift inscription to head of title page, and author's rank corrected in pencil, to Colonel. Originally a stapled binding: now sewn, with small rust spots remaining in the gutter at some openings. Contents very clean, with stain to the margin at p.3, and minimal signs of use to the first few pages. With the original brown endpapers: ownership name to free endpaper, and modern crested bookplate to pastedown - names here and on the title indicate that the book has stayed in the same military family since publication. In the original binding of dark green cloth, titled in gilt and with a tree decoration in blind: rebacked, with the original spine laid down. A very nice firm bright copy of the original edition. VG+.

Price: 550.00


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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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Price: 1,400.00


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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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Price: 320.00


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Colonel Reginald Clare Hart, V.C., Director of Military Education in India:
Reflections on the Art of War.

London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894. First edition. x, [ii], 236pp. Contents very clean: with some marks in the margins of pp86-7. Publisher's pink advert slip tipped in at last page has tanned the facing pages. With the original yellow endpapers, with a faded Bombay bookseller's stamp and a small crested bookplate to the front pastedown, and bearing an ownership name and gift inscription to the fly. 18x12.5cms, in the original binding of red cloth, ruled and titled in gilt. Firm, boards bright, spine dulled, ends puckered: corners slightly knocked and scuffed. A very good copy. Very Good.

Price: 80.00


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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.

Price: 120.00


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A. Conan Doyle:
The Great Boer War. Complete in two volumes, bound together. [Tauchnitz vols 3464 & 3465].

Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1900. Copyright Edition. 296, 270pp, both with titles and half-titles. Slight soiling to vol i prelims, and slight cockling throughout. In recent half plum cloth with contemporary marbled boards, with some scuffs, spine with two labels gilt, bright. Very Good.

Price: 60.00


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William le Queux: Naval Chapters by H.W. Wilson, Introductory Letter by Field-Marshal Earl Roberts:
The Invasion of 1910: with a full account of the Siege of London.

London: Eveleigh Nash, 1906. Second impression. xiv, 550pp, including maps, plans, proclamations etc, and a facsimile of Earl Roberts' letter. Fictional account of the invasion of Britain by Germany. 1906 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Some foxing to first and last twenty pages, little elsewhere. Closed edges of text block are tanned. In very good condition in the original binding of red cloth titled in gilt and decorated in blind. Firm and bright, with fading to spine. An unusually attractive copy of a book which is more often found the worse for wear, and from the same year as the first printing. Very Good.

Price: 80.00


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Thomas Erskine Holland:
The Laws of War on Land (written and unwritten).

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press; London and New York: Henry Frowde, 1908. First edition. viii, 149pp, (i) (list of author's other works). Ex-Library copy. Endpapers browned. Front free endpaper bears library armorial bookplate and stamps (including discard stamp). Front pastedown bears the visiting card of Sir Erle Richards, who succeeded Holland in the Chichele Chair in International Law and Diplomacy in 1911; there is also the handwritten name of a later owner. There are also library stamps on the upper corner of both p.i and p.iii. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked but for a pencilled note on p 55 and the underlining of a phrase on p 57. In the original binding of red cloth, boards ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Boards bright, sharp, clean and firm, spine dulled but legible, with some fraying at the ends. VG.

Price: 300.00


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The Navy List for April 1914 (corrected to March 1914).

London: HMSO / His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914. First edition. Data complete in "Where serving" column in Officers' section. Text block split in two places but otherwise in good order. Lacks original wraps. Splaying and creasing of some corners, and title page and last (advert) pages taped and pasted crudely into card wraps. G+.

Price: 40.00


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Cornelius, Lt J.R.:
Musketry Made Easy. A series of Questions and Answers. [aka (cover title): Musketry made easy, by means of Questions and Answers.]

London: Forster Groom & Co, 1917. First edition. 57pp +(xii) adverts + (iii) Memorandum pages. Stapled booklet with small Heffer's bookseller stamp on title page. Rusted staples visible near spine inside front and back covers, contents otherwise fresh, clean and unmarked. 5 x 3.8 ins, in printed grey card covers. Very slight fading or marks, very nice copy. [nb - also in stock - Musketry: A Lecture on "Fire Orders", by the same author]. VG+.

Price: 40.00


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Cornelius, Lt J.R.:
Musketry: A Lecture on "Fire Orders", With Hints on Fire Formations. Useful for Officer, N.C.O., and Private.

London: Forster Groom & Co, 1917. First edition. 26pp +(vi) adverts. Stapled booklet with small Heffer's bookseller stamp on title page. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked. 4.7 x 3.8 ins, in printed grey-green card covers. Staples rusty, otherwise bright and clean, very nice copy. [nb - also in stock - Musketry Made Easy by the same author]. VG+.

Price: 30.00


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The Navy List for January 1920 (corrected to December 1919). Containing Lists of Ships, Establishments, and Officers of the Fleet.

London: HMSO / His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1920. First edition. Split in several places, and without blue wraps. Page corners damaged at front and back. Not collated. As is. Poor.
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Price: 45.00


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The Navy List for July 1920 (corrected to June 1920). Containing Lists of Ships, Establishments, and Officers of the Fleet.

London: HMSO / His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1920. First edition. Split in several places, and without blue wraps. Page corners damaged at front and back. Not collated. As is. Poor.
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Price: 35.00


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