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18375 Sir Winston Churchill. MY AFRICAN JOURNEY. L: 1908 1st ed. 226p; plates. Red decorated cloth. Some light scattered foxing to page margins. Covers clean and bright without the spine fading which usually affects this work. A very good copy. SOLD

Churchill's account of a big game safari in East Africa.

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5334 Sir Winston Churchill. IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH. NY: 1900 1st Am. ed. 407p. Red cloth. A very good copy. $750

Scarce first edition of Churchillís memoirs of his adventures during the Boer War.

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4194 Paul de Remusat (ed). MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE REMUSAT. L: 1880 1st edition in English. Two volumes. Bound in half brown leather and boards. A fine set. $350

Memoirs of Josephine's Lady-in-Waiting.

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13092 Sir Robert Wilson. BRIEF REMARKS ON THE CHARACTER AND COMPOSITION OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY AND A SKETCH OF THE CAMPAIGN IN POLAND IN THE YEARS 1806 AND 1807. L: 1810 1st ed. 276p; 8 maps (two folding). Quarto. Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards. Nicely restored with new leather spine. Interior fine. A very good copy overall. SOLD

Excellent account of the Russian Army in Poland at this time and one of the few works in English on the subject. Wilson was a British mercenary who served as a cavalry commander in the Russian Army. Scarce.

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13170 Jean Marie Savary Duc de Rovigio. MEMOIRS OF THE DUKE OF ROVIGIO. L: 1828 1st ed. in English. Four volumes: over 2000 pages. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in half red leather and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers; silk ribbon bookmarkers; spine blocked and ruled in gilt. A fine set. SOLD

A FINE SET OF THESE MEMOIRS BOUND BY THE FAMED ZAEHNSDORF BINDERY. General Savary was Napoleon's aide in Egypt; he became Chief of the Secret Police during the Consulship and a divisional army commander by 1805. He replaced Fouche as Minister of Police in 1810 and remained with Napoleon to the end but was not permitted by the British to accompany the emperor to St. Helena. His memoirs are both scarce and valuable; this particular set is especially nice.

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7742 B.H. Liddell Hart and Robert Graves. T.E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHERS. NY: 1938 1st ed. Two vols. One of 500 signed by both authors. A fine set in very good jackets and publisher's box. The jacket spines are age-darkened and the box is cracked on its top edge. SOLD

SIGNED BY BOTH B.H. LIDDELL HART AND ROBERT GRAVES. A collection of the correspondence of Lawrence with his two chief biographers. #96 of 500 sets of the limited edition: one volume is signed by Graves; the other by Liddell Hart. Scarce.

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3505 Winston S. Churchill. THE RIVER WAR. L: 1899 1st ed. Two volumes: 462/499pp; numerous maps. Blue decorated cloth. A very good set. SOLD

An attractive copy of the rarest of Churchill's major works. Churchill published THE RIVER WAR in two volumes; the book was abridged after the first two printings and all subsequent reprints have followed the abridged text.

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3498 Sir Winston Churchill. THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. L: Longmans 1898 1st ed. With errata slip and 32pp catalogue. Green cloth. A very good+ clean copy. SOLD

THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF CHURCHILL'S FIRST BOOK. The young Churchill's account of his adventures on India's Northwest Frontier during the 1897 Malakand Uprising. Only 2000 copies were printed and the book is difficult to obtain today.

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13234 Tom Lea. PELELIU LANDING. El Paso: Carl Hertzog 1945. 1st ed. Limited edition. Oversize. Green paper-covered boards. A very good copy. SOLD

One of the classics of American fine printing and the first Carl Hertzog-Tom Lea collaboration. This copy is additionally inscribed and dated by Lea in 1984. Loosely laid in are a publicity drawing of Lea and a slip of Hertzog's note paper. 800 copies were printed. 500 were numbered and signed: of these 500, 498 were bound in marine dungaree cloth; 2 were bound in full leather. 300 unnumbered copies were bound in paper-covered boards. This copy is one of those 300.

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2189 C.R. Low. HER MAJESTY'S NAVY. L: [ca. 1895]. 1st ed. Three volumes. Oversize. Bound in half blue leather and cloth. A very good set. SOLD

A MAGNIFICENT COLOR ILLUSTRATED RECORD OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Includes 46 color chromolithographic plates of ships, sailors and life aboard ship. The full-page plates are by various artists of the time especially Christian Symons and Fred Mitchell. The text is a history of the Royal Navy by a popular naval historian. This work is very similar in format and was a companion set to Walter Richard's HER MAJESTY'S ARMY.

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