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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
SAVAGE, Raymond. Allenby of armageddon: a record of the career and campaigns of field-marshal viscount allenby, G.C.B., G.C.M.G. London. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, [1925]. First edition. 8vo. 308pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and a folding map. Original publisher's maroon buckram, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed. Endpapers browned, occasional spotting. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his distinctive inked ownership inscription to FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21975
[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
[HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY]. [A collection of largely eighteenth-century pamphlets and broadsides relating to the Honourable Artillery Company]. London. [vs.], 1786-1813 Folio, 8vo and others. This collection consists of:

- Lists of the chiefs, officers, court of assistants, members, &c. of the honourable Artillery Company. In the year 1788. London. Printed by Stephen Clark, [1788]. 20pp. With extra-engraved title page. ESTC T301314. And two similar, for the years 1797 and 1816. All in contemporary marbled paper wrappers, some light staining.

- An address to the inhabitants of london from the ... More >
£ 3,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 14449