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DRAKE, Lawrence. The heroes of england: stories of the lives of the most celebrated british soldiers and sailors. London. Joseph Cundall, 1843. First edition. 12mo. viii, 312pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and seven hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G., later recased, later blank endpapers. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf; 'Douglas Edward Holroyd / given him by H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester / January 1843'. More > £ 0.10 Antiquates Ref. 16540
[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
B[RETON], [W[illiam]. Militia Discipline. The Words of Command, and directions for Exercising the Musket, Bayonet, and Carthridge: And the exercise for the Soldiers of the Militia Horse, Arm'd with Carbine, Pistols, and Sword... London. Printed by R. Harbin, and Sold by J. Morphew, 1717. Fourth ediiton. 8vo in 4s. [8], 67pp, [1]. Contemporary panelled calf, Later rebacked. Boards worn. Recent book-label of Peter Stewart Young to FEP, title browned, terminal leaf and rear endpapers dampstained. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 30264
FREZZA, Fabio. Massime, regole, et precetti, di Stato, & di Guerra... Venetia. Evangelista Deuchino, 1614. First edition. 382pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Title within engraved ornamental border. Later calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting black calf lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marginal worm-tracks, very occasional early manuscript annotations. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 22742
AN OFFICER [BEVER, Samuel]. The cadet. A Military Treatise. London. Printed for W. Johnston, 1756. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 244pp. Preliminary leaves misbound. With an engraved folding plate. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, joints starting, some loss to head of dulled spine. Bookplate of Teston Library to FEP, scattered spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 22807
[ENGLISH ARMY]. The exercise of the foot; With the Evolutions, According to the Words of Command, As they are Explained. As also The Forming of Battalions, with Directions to be Observed by all colonels, captains, and other Officers in Their Majesties Armies. London. Printed by Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1696. 8vo. [2], 235pp, [1]. Contemporary blind-tooled speckled calf. A trifle rubbed, small worm-track to foot of spine. Loss to lower corner of leaf M3. 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 > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 22713
LAWRENCE, T. E. . Seven pillars of wisdom a triumph. London. Jonathan Cape, 1935. Third English edition. Quarto. 672pp. Four folding maps, 48 plates, with further line illustrations throughout the text. Third English edition, the first for general circulation after two prior privately printed editions. Original publisher's brown buckram cloth boards stamped in gilt, with the functional cream dustwrapper lettered in black. Fore and bottom edges uncut, with some leaves remaining unopened towards the end of the text block. Boards somewhat faded with ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 27998