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BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. London. Henry Colburn, 1837. A new and greatly improved edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Some rubbing, particularly to joints, corners bumped. Recent armorial bookplates to both FEPs, light foxing to plates, upper hinge of Vol. I exposed with board working loose, gathering D of Vol. I separating from text-block, clipping ... More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 13905
MASON, George. The life of richard earl howe. London. Printed by C. Roworth, for John White et al., 1803. First edition. 8vo. [4], 111pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with scorched remnants of richly gilt spine and contrasting morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent blank endpapers, slightest of spotting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp. From the family library of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 15318
[NORRIS, Richard]. Minutes Taken at a Court-Martial, assembled On Board His Majesty's Ship Torbay...Being an Enquiry into the Conduct of Captain richard norris. London. Printed fro W. Webb, 1745. First edition. 8vo. 92pp. Uncut and unopened. Stitched, as issued. Slight marginal loss to head of title-page, some spots of marking, very occasional light dust-soiling.

[Together with:] An appendix to the minutes Taken at a Court-Martial, Appointed to Enquire into the Conduct of Captain richard norris... London. Printed for W. Webb, 1745. First edition. 48pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled paper boards. A trifle rubbed. Light dust-soiling to title-page, damp-staining ... More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 15514
[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
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
OSLER, Edward. The life of admiral viscount exmouth. London. Smith, Elder and Co., 1835. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 448pp, [16]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, four lithographic plates, an engraved folding plan, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's green cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some rubbing, spots of marking, spine sunned, chipping to lettering-piece. Ink ownership inscription and armorial bookplate of 'Rear Admiral Sir Graham Hamond' to FEP, plates foxed, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15555
ROSCOE, William. Occasional tracts relative to the war between great britain and france, written and published at different periods, from the year 1793, including brief observations on the address to his majesty, proposed by earl grey, in the house of lords, june 13, 1810. London. Printed by J. M'Creery, for T. Cadell, and W. Davies, 1810. First edition. 8vo. vi, [2], xxi, [4], 26-336pp. With half-title. Bound by B. Frye of Halifax in contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf, recently rebacked and recornered, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked, some surface loss and cracking to lower board. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Mr. Wm. Rathbone / from his friend / the author. / 31st Oct. 1810'. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15146
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
[BRITISH ARMY]. A list of the officers of the army and marines, with an index; a succession of colonels; and a list of the officers of the army and marines on half-pay. Also with an index. [London]. [s.n.], [1792]. Fortieth edition. 8vo. [2], 438pp. With a final leaf of errata. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, brown morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, marked, and sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst and book-label of William Robert Wellesley, Viscount Peel to FEP, leaf Ff1 browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20616
[ROYAL NAVY]. The proceedings at large of the court-martial, on the trial of The Honourable Augustus Keppel...for the admiral, and published by his permission. London. Printed for J. Alomn, 1779. First edition. [2], 184, 10pp.

[Bound with:] Minutes of the proceedings at a court-martial, Assembled for the trial of Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser, Bart....Published by order of The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. London. Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1779. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1].

Folio. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, surface loss to boards, joints split ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16016
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
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
[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.

[With: Three others manuscript notebooks, related, including one in a contemporary Russian binding with cyrillic lettering] More >
£ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 14084