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ROSS, Captain Sir John. Memoirs and correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. From original papers in possession of the family. London. Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. ix, [1], 440; xi, [1], 438pp.With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and a further seven plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spines sunned. Recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurt to both FEPs, plates browned, scattered spotting. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21954
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Seven pillars of wisdom: a triumph. London. Jonathan Cape, [1935]. First trade edition. Quarto. No. 40 of a limited edition of 750. 672pp. With a photogravure portrait frontispiece of Lawrence (from the plaster bust by Eric Kennington), 53 plates (four in colour), and four folding maps. Partially unopened in original publisher's tan pigskin-backed buckram boards, T.E.G, others uncut. Without dustwrapper. Spine heavily rubbed, corners bumped. Patterned endpapers, contemporary inked ownership inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally clean and ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 24648
SEAT OF WAR ADVERTISER. The baltic sea: With the surrounding Countries as far as London, Paris, Vienna, Moscow, &c.; showing the principal Railways, Roads, Naval Arsenals, Fortresses, Forts, &c., and Napoleon's Route to Moscow in 1812. London. Published by Deutsch, Brothers, 1854. Dimensions (folded) 90 x 140mm: (unfolded) 420 x 280 mm. Original publisher's printed tan wrappers. Extremities a trifle creased and dusty, lower panel torn. Short closed tear to foot of map. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24662
[ROYAL NAVY]. Standing orders. Channel squadron. 1884. [London]. [Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode...For Her Majesty's Stationary Office, [1884]. Folio. 80pp. With numerous interleaved and pasted in manuscript additions (and one manuscript addition in some form of reproduction - perhaps by lithography?). Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Rubbed to extremities, marked to boards, some marking, staining and creasing to text, endpapers. Inscribed 'No. 60' to FEP and 'Capt. Britten. Private' to FFEP. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 24658
[ROYAL NAVY]. [Drop-head title:] A list of the Flag-Officers of His Majesty's Fleet: with the dates of their First Commissions, as Admirals, Vice-Admirals, Rear-Admirals, and Captains. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. [10], 120 leaves. Predominantly printed on versos only with rectos blank. ESTC T101523.

[Bound with:] [ROYAL NAVY]. An alphabetical list of the Commission Officers of his majesty's fleet: with the dates of their First Commissions. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. 176pp. ESTC T101543.

8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked.Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24138
BELL, Thomas. A short essay on Military First Principles. London. Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1770. First edition. 8vo. [4], xii, 223pp, [1]. Sumptuously bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, a trifle marked, ink-stain to upper board. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of John Arthur Brooke and Ian Paton to FEP and FFEP respectively. More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15222
CRUIKSHANK, George. A pop-gun fired off by george cruikshank, in defence of the british volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by general w. napier; to which are added some observations upon our national defences, self-defence, etc. etc. etc. London. Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co. , [1860]. First edition. 44pp. Margins closely trimmed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-age; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. &c. &c. &c. / with the compliments and regards of / Geo. Cruikshank'.

[Bound with:] PETO, Sir S. Morton. Observations on the report of the defence commissioners, with an analysis of the evidence. London. W. Mitchell, [s.d., c.1862]. First edition. 96pp. With half-title.

[And:] LEFROY, J[ohn] H[enry]. A reply to ... More >
£ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17249
CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Into battle: Speeches by the Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill P.C., M.P. London. Cassell and Company, 1941. First edition. 8vo. viii, 313pp. With a half tone portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Housed in custom black morocco-backed clamshell case. Light shelf-wear, chipping to head and foot of dustwrapper spine, long closed vertical tear to upper panel. Bookplate of Maxwell Steinhardt to FEP. With a loosely inserted typed note on Chartwell letterhead: 'With Mr. Churchill'c [sic] compliments'. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 23083
BEATTY, William. Authentic narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson: With the circumstances preceding, attending, and subsequent to, that event; the professional report on his lordship's wound, and several interesting anecdotes . London. Printed By T. Davison...for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807. First edition. 8vo. iv, 99pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece and one further engraved plate ('The Ball which mortally wounded The Lamented Nelson of Glorious & Immortal Memory'). Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red, black, and green calf lettering-pieces. Minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of R. C. Fiske to FEP, plates foxed, later illustrated portrait of Beatty pasted to verso of title page. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23830
[FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS]. Summary account and military character of the different european armies, engaged in the late war: with a parallel of the policy, power, and means of the Ancient Romans and Modern French. London. Printed for T. Egerton, 1803. First edition in English. 8vo. viii, 176pp. Contemporary half-calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Francis Markham to FEP, scattered foxing. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24118
JEBB, J[oshua]. A practical treatise on strengthening and defending outposts, villages, houses, bridges, &c. In reference to the duties of officers in command of picquets, as laid down in the field exercise and evolutions of the army. Chatham. Printed and sold by James Burrill, 1837. Second edition. x, 81pp. With a lithographed frontispiece and a further 15 lithographed plates.

[Together with:] JEBB, J[oshua]. A practical treatise on the attack of military posts, villages, intrenchments, &c. Intended as a supplement to 'the defence of outposts,' with a familiar explanation of the principles and practice of excalading. Chatham. Printed and sold by James Burrill, 1837. First edition. viii, 82pp. With a lithographed frontispiece and ... More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 24116
MELDEGG, Reichlin von, Baron. A treatise on patroling. London. Calkin and Budd, 1831. Second edition. 8vo. [4], 111pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed and marked. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of Wm. T. Markham to FEP and head of title page, scattered foxing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 24121
[NELSON, Admiral Horatio]. The British Navy Triumphant! Being copies of the London Gazettes extraordinary; containing the accounts of the glorious victories obtained...over the French fleet, by Admiral Lord Howe...1794; the Spanish fleet, by Admiral Sir J. Jervis...1797; the Dutch fleet, by Admiral A. Duncan...1797; and again over the French fleet, by R. Adm. Sir H. Nelson...1798. Oxford. [s.n.], 1798. First edition. 8vo. 28pp. With a half-title. Stitched in later powder blue wrappers. Bookplate of R. C. Fixke of Morningthorpe Manor to verso of upper wrapper, leaves a trifle browned, overall a clean and crisp copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24148
[JURIEN DE LA GRAVIERE, Jean Pierre Edmond]. Sketches of the last naval war. London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. First edition in English. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxvii, [3], 240, 32; [4], 300pp. With nine engraved folding charts/maps predominantly depicting the battles of St. Vincent and Trafalgar. Original publisher's blind-stamped burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Later bookplates of R. C. Fiske to both FEPs, occasional spotting. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 23826