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PERCY, Henry. Cautions for company and battalion drill. London. John W. Parker and Son, 1860. 12mo. 64pp. Partially unopened in original publisher's printed paper drab wrappers. Extremities rubbed, dust-soiled and a trifle creased, illegible ink inscription to upper panel that gives mention to Henry Percy. Very occasional ink marking to margins, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16699
[NAPOLEONIC WARS]. Bulletins of the campaign 1806. London. Printed by A. Strahan, 1806. First edition. 8vo. [2], 212pp. Issued with a half-title only. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, with gilt armorial supra libros to upper board. Minor wear to extremities, very slight soiling to boards. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 12676
SOCIETY OF NAVAL GENTLEMEN. Britannia triumphant: or, An Account of the Sea-Fights and Victories of the English Nation, From the earliest Times, down to the Conclusion of the late War...to which is prefixed, A Large Introduction, Containing the History of Navigation... London. Sold by R. James, 1766. Second edition. 8vo. li, [1], 224pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, joints cracked, ink inscription to lower board. Overall internally clean and crisp, later ink inscription to recto of FFEP, marginal ink annotation to title, ink-stamped initials to front blank fly-leaf and top margin of first page of text. More > £ 225.00 Antiquates Ref. 13453
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
KOHL, J. G.. Austria. Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Bohemia, and the Danube; Galicia, Styria, Moravia, Bukovina, and the military frontier. London. Chapman and Hall, 1843. First edition. 8vo. [8], 532pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's brown blind-tooled cloth, gilt. Some rubbing and soiling to extremities, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, occasional spots of foxing, recent bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP, with the earlier bookplate of Lord Raglan to same. Inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'Richard Henry Fitzroy Somerset, from his affectionate sister Kathy, December 28th 1843'. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 13077
NEVILLE, L.. A treatise on the discipline of light cavalry. London. Printed for T. Egerton, 1796. First edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 64pp. With 11 engraved folding plates depicting cavalry manoeuvres. Uncut in contemporary marbled boards, recently rebacked in cloth, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Boards heavily rubbed and a trifle marked. Hinges reinforced with cloth strips, contemporary inked ownership inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 18800
BELL, Thomas. A short essay on Military First Principles. London. Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1770. First edition. 8vo. [4], xii, 223pp, [1]. Sumptuously bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, a trifle marked, ink-stain to upper board. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of John Arthur Brooke and Ian Paton to FEP and FFEP respectively. More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15222
[ROYAL NAVY]. A proposal for the Encouragement of Seamen to serve more readily in His Majesty's Navy, for preventing of Desertion, supporting their Wives and Families, and for the easier and quieter Government of His Majesty's Ships. London. Printed for A. Millar, 1758. First edition. 8vo. [3], vi, [1], 8-32pp. Without half-title. Recent plain paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, marginal pen-trials to p.32, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15515
CRUIKSHANK, George. A pop-gun fired off by george cruikshank, in defence of the british volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by general w. napier; to which are added some observations upon our national defences, self-defence, etc. etc. etc. London. Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co. , [1860]. First edition. 44pp. Margins closely trimmed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-age; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. &c. &c. &c. / with the compliments and regards of / Geo. Cruikshank'.

[Bound with:] PETO, Sir S. Morton. Observations on the report of the defence commissioners, with an analysis of the evidence. London. W. Mitchell, [s.d., c.1862]. First edition. 96pp. With half-title.

[And:] LEFROY, J[ohn] H[enry]. A reply to ... More >
£ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17249
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An account of the expedition of the British fleet to Sicily, in the years 1718, 1719, and 1720. Under the command of Sir George Byng... London. Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1739. Second edition. 8vo. 96pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf, recent paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript, further titles and shelf marks in correction fluid, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, loss to foot of spine. Bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, coloured pencil annotation to title, else clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13909
A NON-COMBATANT, [BUSHBY, Henry Jeffreys]. A month in the camp before sebastopol. London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First edition. viii, [2], 125pp, [1]. With a half-title.

[Bound with:] RANKEN, W. Bayne. Six months at sebastopol; being selections from the journal and correspondence of the late major george ranken, royal engineers. London. Charles Westerton, 1857. First edition. [8], 156pp. With a half-title.

8vo and 12mo. Bound by Morrell in contemporary red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20198
A NON-COMBATANT, [BUSHBY, Henry Jeffreys]. A month in the camp before sebastopol. London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First edition. 8vo. viii, [2], 125, [3], 24pp. With a half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's brick-red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed and a trifle marked. Residue of excised bookplate to FEP, later inked ownership inscription pasted to recto of FFEP, lightly spotted. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP: ' With the Authors / Compliments'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20195
[BRITISH ARMY]. A list of all the officers of the army and royal marines on full and half-pay: with an index: and a succession of colonels. [London]. [Printed by C. Roworth], [1806]. Fifty-fourth edition. 8vo. [4], 337, *337-*338, 338-846pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20613
DANCE, Col Sir C.W.. A letter to his grace to duke of wellington...on the application of steam power to civil and military purposes. London. James Ridgway and Sons, 1837. First edition. 8vo. [2], 26pp. Stitched, as issued. Worn, with some tearing, marking, small hole to final leaf (without loss of sense).

[With:] [An archive of manuscript and printed ephemera relating to Dance, his military service, friendship with the Duke of Wellington, and his descendants].

- Military documents, letters and ephemera: including a bilingual pass, signed by Wellington, permitting Major Dance to 'go by post Horses' from Portalegre ... More >
£ 3,600.00 Antiquates Ref. 17181
[BEGBIE'S HELIOSTAT]. A description of begbie's heliostat. Bangalore. Printed at the Morning Star Press, 15, Infantry Lines. October 1885 Second edition. [2], 23pp, [1]. With a folding lithographed diagram, with three figures, at end. Stitched within original tan printed paper wrappers. Some tearing and chipping to wrappers. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18699