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SWAINE, S[tephen] A[lbert], Rev.. General Gordon. London. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1896. Twenty-first thousand. 8vo. iv, [1], 6-128pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Handsome contemporary gilt-tooled red calf prize binding (High School for Girls, Wells, Somerset), contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, prize inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, light spotting to title. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19081
CHACK, Paul. Deux batailles navales: Lepante - Trafalgar. Paris. Les editions de France, 1935. First edition. 8vo. [4], 349pp, [3]. Bound by Emilio Brugalla in contemporary gilt-stamped navy half-morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G., original publisher's pictorial upper wrapper bound-in. Very minor shelf-wear to extremities, a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, leaves toned. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21716
DANCE, Col Sir C.W.. A letter to his grace to duke of wellington...on the application of steam power to civil and military purposes. London. James Ridgway and Sons, 1837. First edition. 8vo. [2], 26pp. Stitched, as issued. Worn, with some tearing, marking, small hole to final leaf (without loss of sense).

[With:] [An archive of manuscript and printed ephemera relating to Dance, his military service, friendship with the Duke of Wellington, and his descendants].

- Military documents, letters and ephemera: including a bilingual pass, signed by Wellington, permitting Major Dance to 'go by post Horses' from Portalegre ... More >
£ 3,600.00 Antiquates Ref. 17181
[BEGBIE'S HELIOSTAT]. A description of begbie's heliostat. Bangalore. Printed at the Morning Star Press, 15, Infantry Lines. October 1885 Second edition. [2], 23pp, [1]. With a folding lithographed diagram, with three figures, at end. Stitched within original tan printed paper wrappers. Some tearing and chipping to wrappers. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18699
FITZGERALD, C[harles] C[ooper] Penrose. From sail to steam: naval recollections, 1878-1905. London. Edward Arnold, 1916. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 303, [1], 12pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's catalogue, a photographic portrait frontispiece and 15 plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing and bumping to extremities. Armorial bookplate of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington' to FEP, foxed throughout. An association copy, inscribed to FEP 'J.E.U.P. Fitzgerald / 1916', that is John Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, the author's second son. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 15327
WELLBELOVED, C[harles]. Memoir of Thomas Thrush, Esq., formerly an officer of rank in the royal navy: who resigned his commission on the ground of the unreasonableness of war. London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845. First edition. 8vo. [4], 116pp. With a facsimile portrait frontispiece and a tipped-in errata slip. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of loss and splitting to head and foot of spine. Light offsetting to title, very short marginal tear to F8, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 13856
JOHNS, W.E.. Fighting planes and aces. London. John Hamilton, [1932]. First edition. Quarto. 90pp, [6]. With frontispiece and 30 plates. Original publisher's blue cloth, title stamped in black to spine and upper board (i.e. the second issue binding, without the stamped image of plane to upper board), with the fabulously evocative rare Howard Leigh dustwrapper displaying the original 5s price. An almost fine copy, but for the slightest of fading at head and foot of spine, in a ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21501
ASTON, George, Sir. Memories of a marine: an amphibiography. London. John Murray, 1919. First edition. 8vo. x, [2], 302pp, [2]. With a photographic frontispiece and a further seven photographic plates. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt and red. Extremities rubbed. Endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21497
WILLIAMS, G. Valentine. With our army in flanders. London. Edward Arnold, 1916. Second impression. 8vo. xi, [1], 34, 8pp. With a frontispiece, a further 15 plates, a a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spins sunned. Endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21511
MAXWELL, W[illiam] H[amilton]. The life of wellington. London. Bickers & Son, 1883. New edition, revised, condensed and completed. 8vo. viii, [2], With a portrait frontispiece, a further 10 plates in permanent photography, and an engraved folding plan of the Battle of Waterloo. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, gilt supralibros of Hillbrow School, Rugby to upper board, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, upper board, spine, and top-edge heavily sunned. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 95.00 Antiquates Ref. 16486
SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson...with twelve illustrations by westall, printed in woodburytype, plans, &c. London. Bickers and Son, 1883. 8vo. xiv, [2], 351pp, [1]. Frontispiece and a further 13 illustrations, 11 of which are Woodburytypes, one a facsimile of Nelson's signatures, and one a folding plan of the Battle of the Nile. Contemporary gilt-tooled burgundy calf, gilt supralibros of Hillbrow School, Rugby to upper board, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, lower board, spine, and top-edge heavily sunned. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 16487
LAWRENCE, T.E.. Seven pillars of wisdom: a triumph. London. Jonathan Cape, [1965]. Fifth edition, fourth impression. 8vo. 700pp. With a portrait frontispiece, seven further plates, seven illustrations in the text, and four maps. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt, top-edge blue, printed paper dustwrapper. Very slight browning to dustwrapper, else clean and crisp. A fine copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21505
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Revolt in the desert. Garden City, New York. Doubleday, Doran & Company, [1927]. First American trade edition, later impression. 8vo. xvi, [4], 335pp, [1]. With a portrait frontispiece, a further 15 plates, and a folding map. Original publisher's brick-red buckram, decorated and lettered in black, later printed dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear, dustwrapper a trifle marked. Pictorial endpapers after a watercolour, hinges exposed, inked ownership inscription to half-title, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21487
ROSELER, David. Lawrence: prince of mecca. Sydney. Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1927. First edition. 8vo. [8], 227pp, [1]. With a colour portrait frontispiece and a further six black and white illustrations. Original publisher's red cloth, ruled and lettered in black. Lightly rubbed, spine a trifle sunned. Label of the Book Lovers' Library, Melbourne to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21495
THOMAS, Lowell. With lawrence in arabia. London. Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., [s.d., c.1927] Eighth ediiton. 8vo. 317pp, [1]. With a portrait frontispiece and a further 64 illustrations. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, one plate detached. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his distinctive inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP and bookplate to FEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21489