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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
FORBES, John. Memoirs of the earls of granard. London. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1868. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 293pp. With a half-title and a folding plate illustrating the Granard family tree. Original publisher's blind-tooled blue cloth, gilt. Slight wear and soiling to extremities, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Raglan family at Cefntilla Court, with the armorial bookplate of the estate to recto of FFEP. With gift inscription to FEP, 'The Lord Raglan from Granard. 4 ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13122
LOCKER, Edward Hawke. Memoirs of celebrated naval commanders, illustrated by engravings from original pictures in the naval gallery of greenwich hospital. [London]. Harding and Lepard, 1832. First edition. Quarto. [12], 12, 13, [1], 19, [1], 13, [1], 13, [1], 11, [1], 15, [1], 11, [1], 16, 12, 8, 11, [1], 16, 13, [1], 22, 41, [1], 8, 3, [1], 15, [1], 12pp. With 20 engraved plates. Contemporary navy calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards, A.E.G. Some rubbing. Short marginal tear to one leaf, light foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 15557
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
[CRIMEAN WAR]. [Manuscript accounts of Lord Wodehouse of Kimberley, Minister Plenipotentiary to St. Petersburg just after Crimean war]. [St. Petersburg and London]. [s.n.], 1856-58 Folio. Manuscript on paper. 52ff, the remainder unused. Contemporary red sheep, ruled in gilt and lettered 'COMPTE GENERAL' to upper board. Marbled endpapers and edges. Some rubbing to spine, extremities, small hole to upper joint.

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£ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 14084
BRUCE, H[enry] A[ustin]. Life of General Sir William Napier, K. C. B.. London. John Murray, 1864. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. vii, [1], 556; v, [1], 578pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines sunned. Upper hinge of volume II cracked, short marginal tear to Z2 of Vol. I, otherwise internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13099
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
TORENO, Conde de. Historia del Levantamiento, Guerra y Revolucion de Espana. Madrid. Imprenta de don Tomas Jordan, 1835. First Spanish edition. 8vo. In five volumes. Contemporary marbled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, with surface loss to spines. Marbled endpapers, Armorial bookplates of 'De Kimberley' and 'Edwardi Craven' to FEPs, with the latter's blind-stamped device to head of all titles, recent ink ownership inscriptions to blank fly-leaves, ink shelf-marks to endpapers and Vol. I title, occasional spotting. More > £ 400.00 Antiquates Ref. 11456
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
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
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
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
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
MENNENS, Frans. Deliciae Equestrium Sive Militarium Ordinum, et Eorundem Origines, Statuta, Symbola et Insignia, Iconibus additis Genuineis. Hac Editione, Multorum Ordinum, & Quot Quot Extitere, Accessione Locupletata, Serieq Temporum Distributa..... Coloniae Agrippinae, [i.e. Cologne]. Apud Joannem Kinckium, Sub Monocerote, 1613. First Edition. Small 8vo.. [16], 764pp, [i.e. 264pp], [8, including final blank R8]. With an additional 4pp chronological index in manuscript inserted at end. Vignette engraving to title, several woodcut head and tail pieces, decorated initials. Illustrated throughout with the arms of the chivalric orders discussed. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, titled in manuscript to spine. Lacks ties. Light marking to binding. Occasional staining and tears to margins, one of ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 9272