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[MATCHAM, George]. [A journal containing manuscript accounts of Lord Horatio Nelson]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [c. 1832] Quarto. Manuscript on paper. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled paper boards, later paper label to upper board with manuscript title: 'Character of Lord Nelson as "Lord Victory" written by his brother-in-law George Matcham Partially Printed in "Anecdotes of a Croat"'. Extremities heavily rubbed. Marbled endpapers, upper hinge exposed, very occasional light dampstaining. From the recently dispersed Newhouse estate of the Eyre-Matcham family. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 29311
WHITWORTH, Sir Joseph. Miscellaneous papers on mechanical subjects. Guns and steel. London. Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, 1873. First edition. Quarto. [2], 81, [1], iv pp. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Sir Samuel Wilson to FEP. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'The Right Honble. B Disraeli M P / with the Authors Compliments'. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 30518
[BRITISH ARMY]. Rules and regulations for the formations, field-exercise, and movements, of his majesty's forces. Parts I. II. and, abstract, part III. [London]. War Office, printed; and sold by J. Walter, [1801]. 8vo. xvi, 103pp, [1]. With an engraved folding frontispiece. Contemporary powder blue paper boards, later rebacked in red cloth. Board rubbed and marked. Inked ownership inscription of Lt. Col. William Woodforde to head of title page, small hole to lower corner of leaf C1. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22787
NAPIER, Richard. Remarks on lieut.-colonel outram's work, entitled "the conquest of sinde, a commentary. London. James Ridgway, 1847. First edition. viii, 138pp.

[Bound with:] BRIGGS, Major General [John]. What are we to do with the punjab? London. James Madden, 1849. First edition. 30pp, [2]. With an engraved folding map and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements.

[And:] NAPIER, Major-General Sir William. Six letters, in vindication of the british army. exposing the calumnies of the liverpool financial reform association. London. Edward Moxon, 1849. Second edition. 29pp, ... More >
£ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 24177
JACOB, Major William. Practical hints on the proof of gunpowder. [London]. Printed by W. Annan, 1846. First edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 47pp, [1]. Interleaved throughout. With an engraved plate. Original publisher's maroon cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Rubbed, marked, and heavily sunned. Occasional spotting, plate damp-stained at head. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Colonel J. P. (?)Leslie / with the writer's kindest regards / Croydon 2d. August 1847.' More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 26158
SOUTHEY, Robert. The life of nelson. London. Printed for John Murray, 1814. Second edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, 264; viii, 288pp. With half-titles. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol I and a plate of Nelson's signatures in facsimile bound as frontispiece to Vol. II. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled diced calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of Rees Goring Thomas to FEPs, contemporary inked school presentation inscription to verso of FFEP ... More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 31051
[ENGLISH ARMY]. A general and compleat list military of Every Commission-Officer of horse and foot Now Commanding His Majesties Land-Forces of England: (Excepting the Un-Regimented Companies.)... London. Printed by J. Gain, for Nathan Brooks, 1684. First edition. Folio. [4], 19pp, [1]. Modern gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Minor Shelf-wear. Leaves browned and spotted, leaf D1 cropped at foot with some loss of text and sense. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 22744
MITCHELL, T. H.. A system of light drill; or, Questions and Answers on the rudiments of skirmishing...also, a system of company light drill, for the instruction of young officers and non-commissioned officers, and the duties of sentries in garrison. London. W. Clowes & Sons, 1847. Fifth edition. 12mo. 84pp. With nine engraved folding plates. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Extremities rubbed and marked, corners bumped. Early inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, scattered spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 31559
[BRITISH ARMY]. Infantry sword exercise. London. Published by Authority, by Parker, Furnivall, and Parker, [1845]. Revised edition. 12mo. 46pp, [1]. With an engraved plate and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth. Extremities lightly rubbed, marked, and dulled. Marbled endpapers, upper hinge exposed, early inked ownership inscription to verso of FFEP, plate foxed and stained. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 31560
[BRITISH ARMY]. The army list. January, 1873. London. Printed by C. Roworth & Sons...For Her Majesty's Stationery Office, [1873]. 12mo. lxxxii, 362, 28pp. With a terminal advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's printed salmon pink wrappers. Extremities rubbed, chipped, creased, and heavily sunned. Scattered spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 31561
WHITAKER, Captain A. E. British war medals and decorations; regimental, militia, yeomanry, volunteer, and miscellaneous medals; also foreign war medals and decorations. London. Printed for Private Circulation Only, W. S. Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press", 1890. Second edition. xv, [1], 348pp.

[Together with:] WHITAKER, Captain A. E. Additional british war medals...Part II. London. Printed for Private Circulation Only, The Nassau Press, 1897. First edition. xvi, 251pp, [1].

8vo. Uniformly bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco. A trifle rubbed. Initial two gatherings of first mentioned volume detached from text-block. Occasional inked annotation to text in both an early and later hand. More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 30277
[SCOTTISH MILITARY AND NAVAL ACADEMY]. Report of the ordinary directors of the scottish military and naval academy. Read and approved of at a meeting of the extraordinary and ordinary directors, on 31st december 1829. Edinburgh. Prined by M. Anderson, 1830. First edition. [4], 16pp. With a folding frontispiece.

[Bound with:] Report by the directors of the Scottish Naval and Military Academy, to the subscribers; occasioned by a printed letter addressed to them by major downes. Edinburgh. [s.n.], 1832. 36pp. With a folding table.

8vo. Modern red cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, marbled edges. A trifle marked. Stab-stitch holes to gutters, inked ownership inscription of Sir John ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 30221
[ROYAL EDINBURGH VOLUNTEERS]. Military instructions for the drill, manual, and platoon exercises, intended for the use of the volunteers of the united kingdom...respectfully dedicated to the officers of the royal edinburgh volunteers. Edinburgh. Published by Denham and Dick, 1803. 12mo. 60pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece. Uncut in later brown cloth. Light shelf-wear. Scattered spotting. Recently dispersed from the Cottlesloe Military Library 'probably the most extensive private collection of early printed books focused on military matters', with the bookplate of Thomas Francis Fremantle, 3rd Lord Cottesloe (1862-1965) to FEP. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 31221
SIMES, Thomas. A military course for the government and conduct of a battalion, designed For their Regulations in quarter, camp, or garrison; with useful observations and instructions For their Manner of attack and defence. London. Printed for the Author, 1777. Second edition. 8vo. [32], 286pp, [2]. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 20 hand-coloured engraved plates (on 17 leaves), a list of subscribers, and a terminal leaf of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary calf, contrasting red calf lettering-piece. Rubbed, joints split, chipping to spine. Partially excised armorial bookplate to FEP, early inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, scattered spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 22808
[SALDERN, Friedrich Christoph von]. Elements of tacticks, and introduction to military evolutions for the infantry: by A celebrated Prussian General. London. Printed for the author, 1787. First edition in English. 8vo. xvi, 334pp, [4]. With. a half-tile, 18 engraved folding plates, a leaf of errata, and a terminal leaf of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, marbled paper boards, black calf lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Plate margins a trifle browned and dusty. Recently dispersed from the Cottlesloe Military Library 'probably the most extensive private collection of early printed books focused on military matters', with the bookplate of Thomas ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 22980
DALRYMPLE, Campbell. A military essay. Containing reflections on the Raising, Arming, Cloathing, and Discipline of the British Infantry and Cavalry; with Proposals for the Improvement of the same. London. Printed for D. Wilson, 1761. First edition. 8vo. In two parts. xx, 389pp, [3]. With a half-title and nine engraved folding plates. Contemporary tree-calf, later rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed. Half-title, title page, and two terminal leaves browned. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 22803