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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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Navy List. 1835 (month unknown) [BOUND WITH] 1836 (corrected to June 1836).

London: John Murray, 1835, 1836. Original printings. 167, 168pp. 1835 lacks the title/contents page. Contents in very good order, and the 1836 list is unmarked. However, the first owner of 1835 has added some names to p.3, and small neat ink markings ('C' or 'D' - for commisioned or deceased?) beside some of the names in the ensuing pages. Later pencilled ownership to front pastedown. 16.5x10.5cms, in contemporary half black leather with marbled boards, spine ruled and titled in gilt. Binding tidy and firm, professionally refurbished, marbling rubbed on the front, and worn through to the board on the back. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 50.00


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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.

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Stanley, Henry M.:
Coomassie and Magdala. The Story of two British campaigns in Africa.

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. Second edition. xiv, 510pp +(2) adverts: illustrated, and with two folding maps. Contents clean: with soil mark to edge of frontis portrait, and brown marks to margin at one opening. In the original binding of green cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in black and gold, with portrait medallions on the front. Lovely copy, recently refurbished. Near Fine.
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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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Price: 320.00


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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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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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Colonel Algernon Durand:
The Making of a Frontier. Five years' experience and adventures in Gilgit, Hunza Nagar, Chitral, and the Eastern Hindu-Kush.

London: Nelson, n.d. [c.1910] 383: illustrated with a map, photographs and a frontis portrait. Contents clean and fresh throughout, with faint tanning to endpapers. Top edge gilt. In the original binding of light blue cloth, upper board much decorated in darker blue: boards firm and bright, corners sharp, spine titled in gilt and slightly darkened, ends crimped. A very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: 30.00


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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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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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By order of H.R.H. The Colonel, G.C. Hamilton:
Regimental Standing Orders: Grenadier Guards. By order of H.R.H. The Colonel. 1st October, 1921.

London: J.J.Keliher & Co, for the Regiment, 1921. viii, 216pp, with original yellow endpapers. Pages (coated paper) fresh and bright, though with many updates to the orders, in the form of deletions in red ink and duplicated typed slips pasted in, larger printouts laid in, and with paperclip rust marks to the head of a few pages. Brisk pencilled ownership name to front free endpaper, and splitting to back endpaper, but board secure. In the original binding of maroon pebble cloth titled in gilt: sunning to spine and top inch of front board. Nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 65.00


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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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