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[LONDON GAZETTE]. Supplement to The London Gazette of Tuesday, the 4th of May, 1948: Published by Authority...Action between British and Italian forces off cape Spartivento on 27th November, 1940. [London]. [Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office], [1948]. First edition. Folio. 2799-2808pp. With two charts (one folding). Contemporary green buckram-backed tan paper boards, typed lettering-piece, printed library shelf-label, and blind-stamp of the Foreign Office to upper board. A trifle rubbed and dust-soiled. Bookplate of the Foreign Office Library to FFEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 95.00 Antiquates Ref. 12167
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
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
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
[LONDON GAZETTE]. Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday, the 15th of October, 1948: Published by Authority...Coastal Force actions. [London]. [Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office], [1948]. First edition. Folio. 5493-5511pp, [1]. With a folding chart. Contemporary green buckram-backed tan paper boards, manuscript lettering-piece, printed library shelf-label, and blind-stamp of the Foreign Office to upper board. A trifle rubbed and dust-soiled. Bookplate of the Foreign Office Library to FFEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 12171
KING, C. Cooper. The story of the british army. London. Methuen & Co., 1897. First edition. 8vo. x, 426, 48pp publisher's catalogue. With a half-title, photographic portrait frontispiece, and 32 monochrome plates of maps, plans, and illustrations. Original publisher's gilt-tooled red cloth. Extremities a trifle soiled, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp but for foxing to blank endpapers and publisher's catalogue, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13630
TAILLEFER, Nugent. Rondeaus of the British Auxiliary Forces. London. Stanley Lucas, Weber & Co., 1883. Ninth edition. 8vo. viii, 24, 24a-24z, 24aa-24xx, 25-168pp, [2] advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, gilt. Ink staining and some fading to binding. Small split to spine and rubbing to extremities. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 10501
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
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
GIBSON, R[ichard] H[enry]. Three years of naval warfare. London. William Heinemann, [1918]. First edition. 8vo. xii, 326pp, [2]. With a half-title and a portrait frontispiece of Admiral John Jellicoe. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed, corners a trifle bumped. Marking to REP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 18946
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport. Battle stories from British and European history. London. Swan Sonnenschein and Co., c.1900. Seventh edition. 8vo. x, [3], 14-464pp. With half-title, and illustrated frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped pictorial red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, A.E.G. Slight loss and splitting to head and foot of sunned spine. Decorated endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP alongside pencil ownership inscription of 'Raglan', lightly foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14665
CREASY, E[dward]. Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World. London. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., c.1890. Forty-second edition. 8vo. 419pp, [1]. With a half-title, an illustrated frontispiece, and plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt. Light rubbing to sunned spine, slight soiling to boards. Upper hinge split with board working loose, leaves a trifle toned, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13631