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Gallery of Fine Books - Military History I:

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Francis Grose. MILITARY ANTIQUITIES. L: 1812 3rd ed. Quarto. Two volumes. Bound in full green leather; blocked and ruled in gilt; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. A very good set. SOLD

The third edition of Grose's classic work but the first to include his A TREATISE ON ANCIENT ARMOUR AND WEAPONS which had previously been published as a separate book. This edition contains 141 engraved plates as contrasted with the 78 plates in the first edition. A history of the British Army with plates of arms and armor; siege engines; etc.

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116 Anthony Aufrere (editor). THE LOCKHART PAPERS. L: 1817 1st ed. Quarto. Two vols: 616; 586pp. Bound in full brown calf. Restored with modern leather spines. A very good to fine set. SOLD

Important collection of journals; memoirs and letters on 18th-century Scottish history. The work contains the memoirs of George Lockhart from 1702-1715; his correspondence with the Stuart family in exile from 1718-1728; and several anonymous eyewitness accounts of the '45 Rebellion by officers in Bonnie Prince Charlie's army.

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3139 Bashford Dean. CATALOGUE OF EUROPEAN DAGGERS. Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections. NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1929 1st ed. Folio. 196 pages of text plus 85 plates. Black cloth and boards. A fine copy. SOLD

ONE OF ONLY 900 COPIES PRINTED. A descriptive catalogue of several major collections in the Metropolitan Museum. An important study of daggers by one of this century's leading experts.

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7 Gen. Baron von Manstein. MEMOIRS OF RUSSIA...1727 TO 1744. L: 1770 1st edition in English. 424p; 10 folding maps. Modern brown leather and marbled boards. A fine copy. SOLD

Manstein (a German who served in the Russian Army command) offers a first-hand view of the Austro-Russian-Turkish War of 1736-1739 as well as the Russo-Swedish War of 1741-43.

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11033 Famianus Strada; trans. by Robert Stapylton. DE BELLO BELGICO: THE HISTORY OF THE LOW-COUNTREY WARS. L: 1650 1st English ed. 4to. 308p; 11 engraved plates. Bound in modern half leather and marbled boards. pages dampstained along lower edge with minor deterioration and paper loss but no loss of text. Good condition overall. SOLD

History of the War of the Netherlands Independence covering the period from 1555 to 1579.

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18376 T. Algernon Earle. LIST OF OFFICERS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE LANCASHIRE HUSSARS. Liverpool: 1889 privately printed 1st ed. 60p. Bound in half green leather and cloth. Light wear at corners. A good+ copy. SOLD

WITH FIVE FINELY COLORED UNIFORM PLATES BY NORIE.

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111 Richard Cattermole. THE GREAT CIVIL WAR. L: 1852. 259p; steel-engraved plates. Bound in half red leather and marbled boards; marbled endpapers; spine richly decorated in gilt. SOLD

An attractive copy of this popular illustrated history of the English Civil War.

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99950 Sir Charles Oman. A HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR. Oxford: The Clarendon Press 1902-1930 1st ed. Seven volumes. Red decorated cloth. Spines uniformly slightly sunned. Minor shelf wear to a few volumes. Overall in about very good condition. SOLD

One of the classic Napoleonic histories. Very scarce in the first edition. Essential to any study of the Peninsular War.

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13093 Marshal Suchet. MEMOIRS OF THE WAR IN SPAIN FROM 1808 TO 1814. L: 1829 1st ed. Two volumes. Bound in modern half maroon leather and cloth boards with marbled endpapers. Spines ornately decorated in gilt. A fine set. SOLD

A very attractive set of this scarce memoir. An important French source on the Peninsular War and one of the scarcer Marshal's memoirs. This set is in a magnificent modern leather binding.

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2884 John Furley. AMONG THE CARLISTS. L: 1876 1st ed. 288p. Bound in half green leather and marbled boards; marbled endpapers. A very good copy. SOLD

Memoirs of an Englishman in Spain during the Carlist Wars in 1874. Furley went as a neutral volunteer to examine the state of military hospitals and the treatment of the sick and wounded.

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6924 John Cornelius O'Callaghan. HISTORY OF THE IRISH BRIGADES IN THE SERVICE OF FRANCE. Glasgow: 1870 1st ed. 649p; illus. Green decorated cloth. Recased and restored with new endpapers and some cloth repair to spine. Overall a very good copy. SOLD

History of the Wild Geese.

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5685 Johann Zschokke. THE HISTORY OF THE INVASION OF SWITZERLAND BY THE FRENCH. L: 1803 1st ed. 365p; frontis. Rebound in modern half red morocco. A fine copy. $450

Scarce history.

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3054 Maj.-Gen. Sir Henry Torrens. FIELD EXERCISE AND EVOLUTIONS OF THE ARMY. L: 1824 1st ed. 335p with 12 folding plates. Contemporary diced brown calf; rebacked in gilt decorated leather. A fine copy. SOLD

INSCRIBED BY TORRENS. Torrens work is a complete revision of the official REGULATIONS FOR THE EXERCISE AND FIELD MOVEMENTS OF THE INFANTRY. Torrens had immense experience in warfare during the Napoleonic era where he saw action in numerous campaigns. This copy is inscribed to General Sir Ronald Cauford Ferguson (a Brigade Commander in the Peninsula).

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10104 Auguste Demmin. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ARMS AND ARMOUR. L: 1877 1st ed. 595p with 200 b/w line drawings. Gray cloth. A very good copy. $300

History of arms and armor from antiquity to the 18th century. The first 150 pages deal with Bronze and Iron Age arms while the rest of the book deals with medieval Western Europe. A scarce history.

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3927 M.M. [Maurice Magnus]. MEMOIRS OF THE FOREIGN LEGION. NY: Knopf 1925 1st Am. ed. 296p. A fine copy in good jacket. The jacket has some minor chipping. $275

Memoirs of an American in the Legion during World War One. With a 84-page introduction by D.H. Lawrence. Scarce in dustjacket.

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2014 Bennett J. Doty. THE LEGION OF THE DAMNED. NY: Century Co. 1928 1st ed. 298p; plates. A fine copy in very good jacket. SOLD

A classic memoir of service in North Africa with the Legion.

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2895 T. Cowen. THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR. L: 1904 1st ed. 343p; plates. Brown decorated cloth. A very good copy. SOLD

History of the war from its start through the Battle of Liaoyang. The author was a British correspondent who traveled with Japanese forces.

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11504 Nelson A. Miles. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF GENERAL NELSON A. MILES. NY: 1896 1st ed. 591p; numerous illus. Bound in half black leather and blue pebble-cloth boards. Slight indentation to front cover else a very good copy. SOLD

The memoirs of the famed general in the publisher's leather binding.

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8653 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: A Sumary of Military Operations of the XVII Corps (Airborne). The Corps: published in Germany in 1945. 35p. Bound in black leather and red decorated cloth boards. A very good copy. SOLD

DELUXE PRESENTAION COPY INSCRIBED BY GEN. MATTHEW RIDGEWAY. A specially bound deluxe copy of this privately printed work presented by the Airborne Corps commander Ridgeway to Major-General Frank McCoy. A unique copy of a rare work.

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5471 Sir Edward Hamley. THE WAR IN THE CRIMEA. L: 1896 7th ed. 312p; plates. Bound in full brown leather; gilt decorated spine; marbled endpapers. A very good copy. $125

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