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NICOLAS, Nicholas Harris. A history of the royal navy, from the earliest times to the wars of the french revolution. London. Richard Bentley, 1847. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxv, [3], 469, [1]; viii, 534pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Titles in red and black. Original publisher's navy cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed and sunned. Armorial bookplates of Tollemache to both FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FFEP of Vol. I. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20618
COOPER, J[ames] Fenimore. The history of the navy of the United States. London. Richard Bentley, 1839. First British edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxv, xii, 456; xii, 558pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and a trifle marked, spines sunned, corners bumped. Near contemporary inked gift inscriptions to FFEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, foxed. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21953
VIMONT, Charles. Histoire d'un navire. Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1879. Septi√®me √©dition [i.e. seventh edition]. 8vo. [4], 367pp, [1]. With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary red buckram boards, stamped in gilt and blind, later rebacked to style, gilt supralibros of the Lycee de Lille to upper board. Extremities rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, foxed, ink-stain to lower corner of latter half of text-block. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23302
ARTHUR, George, Sir. Life of Lord Kitchener. London. Macmillan and Co., 1920. First edition. 8vo. In three volumes. With a portrait frontispiece to each volume, and a further eight plates of maps and plans. Original publisher's navy cloth, ruled and lettered in green. Extremities rubbed and marked. Admiral Jellicoe's copy, with his inked ownership inscriptions to all FEPs. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23350
SCHEER, Admiral. Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War. London. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1920. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 375pp, [1]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and a further 28 planes. Original publisher's blue, lettered in gilt and navy. Heavily rubbed, spine sunned. Endpapers browned, lower hinge exposed, inked inscription to FFEP: 'Viscount Jellicoe O. M. / with Sir Arthur Spurgeons best wishes. / Easter 1920. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23210
RUSSELL, W[illiam] H[oward]. The british expedition to the crimea. London. G. Routledge & Co., 1858. Revised edition. 8vo. vi, [4], 629pp, [3]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, a further nine engraved plates (several folding), four folding maps and plans housed in rear pocket, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, lettered in gilt, recently expertly rebacked to style preserving remnant of spine panel. Rubbed and marked. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of title page, ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 22603
PEEL, Sidney. Trooper 8008 I Y. London. Edward Arnold, 1901. Second impression. 8vo. xi, [1], 168, 31pp, [1]. With a frontispiece and a further seven plates of photographs taken by F Hoare, 40th Company, I. Y., a folding map to rear, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt and black. Very slight rubbing. Foxed. Mervyn Lloyd Peel's copy, with his armorial bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 22164
DUNALLEY, Lord. Khaki and rifle green. London. Hutchinson & Co., [1940]. First edition. 8vo. 255, [1], 24pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Rubbed and soiled, edges spotted, dustwrapper worn and marked, with significant loss. Contemporary pencilled ownership inscription of Captain R. Ford to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22255
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Revolt in the desert. New York. George H. Doran Company, 1927. First American trade edition. 8vo. xvi, [4], 335pp, [1]. Pictorial endpapers after Kennington; with 16 plates and a folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's brown cloth, stamped and lettered in black, pictorial dustwrapper (horse variant). Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper heavily worn and marked, with substantial loss and several tape repairs. Short tear to margin of p.9-10, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22256
SOUTHEY, Robert. The life of nelson. London. George Routledge & Sons, [s.d., c.1908] 8vo. 353pp, [1]. With numerous illustrations in the text by W. H. Overend. Bound by Relfe Brothers of London in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Prize binding of Market Harborough Grammar School, with their gilt supralibros to upper board. Rubbed and marked, spine sunned, chipping to lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers, prize plate to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 12535
[BRITISH ARMY]. A list of the officers of the army and marines, with an index; a succession of colonels; and a list of the officers of the army and marines on half-pay. Also with an index. [London]. [s.n.], [1792]. Fortieth edition. 8vo. [2], 438pp. With a final leaf of errata. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, brown morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, marked, and sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst and book-label of William Robert Wellesley, Viscount Peel to FEP, leaf Ff1 browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20616
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Selection from seven pillars of wisdom. London. Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1940]. Abridged school edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 148pp. Original publisher's tan cloth, lettered and decorated in dark brown. Extremities marked and a trifle rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned, embossed stamp Plymouth based bookseller Sellicks top FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22182
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Oriental assembly. New York. E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1940. First American edition. 8vo. xii, [2], 291pp, [1]. With a half-title. Profusely illustrated with monochrome photographs by the author (many previously unpublished), facsimiles of pages of the author's diary, and a line-drawn map. Original publisher's red buckram, lettered in gilt, dustwrapper. Wrapper marked and chipped, two closed tears to head. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 22192
GARDNER, Brian. Allenby. London. Cassell, 1965. First edition. 8vo. xx, 314pp. With numerous photographic illustrations. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear. A fine copy. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his distinctive inked ownership inscription to FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22185
JAMES, Lawrence. Imperial warrior: The Life and Times of Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby 1861-1936. London. Weidenfield and Nicolson, [1993]. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 279pp, [1]. With seven plates of black and white photographs/illustrations. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear. Internally immaculate. A fine copy. With a loosely inserted bookplate inscribed: 'To Mike Reskin / with best wishes / Lawrence Jones /'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22169