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JAMES, Lawrence. Imperial warrior: The Life and Times of Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby 1861-1936. London. Weidenfield and Nicolson, [1993]. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 279pp, [1]. With seven plates of black and white photographs/illustrations. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear. Internally immaculate. A fine copy. With a loosely inserted bookplate inscribed: 'To Mike Reskin / with best wishes / Lawrence Jones / 29.vi.93'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22169
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
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
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
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
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