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  • FINE COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY KALTHOEBER
    A History of The Late Siege of Gibraltar. by DRINKWATER, John
    DRINKWATER, John
    A History of The Late Siege of Gibraltar.

    London: Johnson, Egerton and Edwards, 1785. Full morocco, 11.75 inches tall. A magnificent example of the work of perhaps the finest bookbinders of Georgian London, Christian Kalthoeber. With gilt raised bands, very fine and ornate tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. With his pink binder's ticket. Embellished with all 10 folding engraved plates. The Siege of Gibraltar was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France, during the American War of Independence, to capture this British territory captured from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704.

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  • UNIQUE ITEM IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY ASPREY WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller. by SCOTS GUARDS
    SCOTS GUARDS
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller.

    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion…

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    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion of his review of the Regiment marking his 25th year as Colonel.

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  • EXCEEDINGLY RARE IRISH SET IN FINE CALF BINDING
    History of The French Revolution And The Wars Resulting From That Memorable Event. Comprehending The political And Military Annals of Europe, From The Meeting of The States General at Versailles in 1789 to The Battle of Waterloo. by M’GREGOR, John James ( McGREGOR )
    M’GREGOR, John James ( McGREGOR )
    History of The French Revolution And The Wars Resulting From That Memorable Event. Comprehending The political And Military Annals of Europe, From The Meeting of The States General at Versailles in 1789 to The Battle of Waterloo.

    Waterford: John Bull, 1816. 12 volumes, 8.35 inches tall. A superb set of this very scarce work in a classic mid Victorian half calf binding. With gilt raised bands, labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The first seven volumes were published in Waterford and are embellished with portraits and maps; the last five volumes were published in Dublin by which time the publisher's money or enthusiasm for illustration had disappeared. Volume VI also contains a Dedication to Charles Chetwynd, Earl Talbot, General Governor of Ireland. A former owner has neatly inscribed his name, W.M. Humphreys, at the head of page 20 of several volumes. There are a total of twenty engraved portraits and five engraved maps and…

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    Waterford: John Bull, 1816. 12 volumes, 8.35 inches tall. A superb set of this very scarce work in a classic mid Victorian half calf binding. With gilt raised bands, labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The first seven volumes were published in Waterford and are embellished with portraits and maps; the last five volumes were published in Dublin by which time the publisher's money or enthusiasm for illustration had disappeared. Volume VI also contains a Dedication to Charles Chetwynd, Earl Talbot, General Governor of Ireland. A former owner has neatly inscribed his name, W.M. Humphreys, at the head of page 20 of several volumes. There are a total of twenty engraved portraits and five engraved maps and plans. Copac records two copies at Trinity College Dublin and one at Oxford, Cambridge and the National Trust. A fine set in excellent condition.

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  • LANDMARK BOOK IN NAVAL ARCHITECTURE IN SPLENDID FULL MOTTLED CALF
    Élémens de l'Architecture Navale, ou Traité pratique de la Construction des Vaisseaux. by DUHAMEL du MONCEAU, Henri Louis
    DUHAMEL du MONCEAU, Henri Louis
    Élémens de l'Architecture Navale, ou Traité pratique de la Construction des Vaisseaux.

    Paris: Charles Antoine Jombert, 1752. Full calf, 10 inches tall. A superb 18th century full mottled calf with gilt raised bands, olive label and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Red edges. Bookplate. Some creasing to the shoulders but no actual splitting. A few minor and superficial pink patches on the calf but overall a splendid copy of this great book. The first edition of this landmark work on naval architecture, 'the first training manual for aspiring naval constructors ever produced'. Complete with all 25 engraved plates and the delightful engraved chapter heads by Nicolas Ozanne. In the original French.

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  • MONSTRELET'S CHRONICLES
    The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happen by MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. Thomas Johnes [translated by].
    MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. Thomas Johnes [translated by].
    The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happen

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and J. White, 1810. 13 vols., 8vo (9" tall). 51 fine engravings in volume 13. Full red morocco by J. Clarke. A superb binding from the beginning of the 19th century. Gilt raised bands, palette lines, double roll framing the boards, dentelles and edges. A slight superficial darkening to one panel on volume four.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN FULL CALF
    The Invasion of the Crimea by KINGLAKE, A.W.
    KINGLAKE, A.W.
    The Invasion of the Crimea

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1874-1887. 8 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf set by Harrison of Pall Mall. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Volumes 7 & 8 were published some years after the first 6 volumes and have a slight variation in tooling. A fine set of this authoritative work whose full title is 'The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to The Death of Lord Raglan'. Armorial bookplate and neat ink inscription to the first blank. Many folding plans and maps.

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  • BEAUTIFUL SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF BY CHARLES LEWIS.
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. by LAS CASES, Comte de
    LAS CASES, Comte de
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène.

    Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1842. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A beautiful set bound in full cat's paw calf by Charles Lewis, one of the finest London binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and wonderful gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout by Charlet. Armorial bookplate. In the original French.

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  • GREAT HISTORY IN HALF CALF BY WORSFOLD
    The Invasion of the Crimea. by KINGLAKE, Alexander William
    KINGLAKE, Alexander William
    The Invasion of the Crimea.

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1863-1887. 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very good looking set in Victorian half calf by Worsford of London with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt panels. All maps and plates present. Volumes 1 and 2 are 4th edition, the rest 1sts. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. A splendid set of this pertinent and classic history.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL DICED CALF
    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. by BOURRIENNE, M. de
    BOURRIENNE, M. de
    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome full calf binding with raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within a gilt roll. With the binder's ticket of Webster of Birmingham. Illustrated with engraved portraits, views and maps. Some foxing and staining to a few plates. An excellent set of this celebrated biography by Napoleon's private secretary.

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  • ONE OF 12 COPIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Souvenirs et Grandeur Militaire. by VIGNY, Alfred de
    VIGNY, Alfred de
    Souvenirs et Grandeur Militaire.

    Paris: Armand Magnier, 1898. 2 volume set, 10.25 inches tall. 2 magnificent full morocco bindings by Stroobants. The spine is superbly tooled in the aesthetic manner with morocco onlays, the boards are bound with a natural tan morocco. Gilt top edges. This set in number 3 of 12 copies ,out of a limited edition of 300, on 'imperiales du Japon' with the plates in 4 states and the vignettes in 3. An unsentimental and gripping account of military life with the concept of honour vanishing from the post Napoleonic army. A superb set in pristine condition. In the original French.

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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN STRIKING HALF CALF
    Life and Campaigns of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K.G.. by WRIGHT, G.N.
    WRIGHT, G.N.
    Life and Campaigns of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K.G..

    London: Fisher, 1841. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most attractive early Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. With frontispieces, engraved half titles, maps including 1 folding map of the Battle of Waterloo and 50 engraved plates. Armorial bookplate. Slight foxing to some plates and slightly rubbed boards but still a striking set of this stirring work.

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  • SUPERB CAT'S PAW CALF BY CLARKE & BEDFORD
    Napoléon en Égypte Waterloo et le Fils de l’Homme. by BARTHELEMY et MERY – (Illustrations par Horace Vernet et Hippolyte Bellangé)
    BARTHELEMY et MERY – (Illustrations par Horace Vernet et Hippolyte Bellangé)
    Napoléon en Égypte Waterloo et le Fils de l’Homme.

    Paris: Ernest Bourdin, (1842). Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. Superb cat's paw calf bound by Clarke & Bedford, one of the best firms of binders in London with gilt raised bands and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved vignettes and full page plates throughout. Armorial bookplate. In the original French.

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  • HALF CALF BY SIMIER
    Histoire de La Revolution de Mil Huit Cent Trente by PETIT, M.
    PETIT, M.
    Histoire de La Revolution de Mil Huit Cent Trente

    Paris: L'Auteur, 1831. Half calf, 19 inches tall. An elegant binding by Simier, with his ticket. I very wide raised band and superb gilt tooling to the spine. 40 full page lithographs. Some Foxing. A neat ink owners inscription at Hickstead Place on the first blank.The ticket states 'Simier, Relieur du Roi, Rue St Honore 152, a Paris'. Binder to the King, Simier's "variety and and technique were superb; he had no superior and few rivals during his career" ( Ramsden's French Bookbinders 1789-1848 ).

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  • EXCEEDINGLY RARE TITLE IN FINE HALF CALF
    The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes. by SOLDIER, A (edited by)
    SOLDIER, A (edited by)
    The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes.

    London: Pattie, (1838-1840). 3 volumes bound in 2, 11 inches tall. A most handsome half calf with gilt bands, titles and very ornate panels. Armorial bookplate. Arbitrary pagination in Volume 1. A very entertaining and extremely scarce work consisting of military adventures of the period and recent past. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. There are just 2 examples in Copac and both seem to be incomplete. Profusely illustrated with vignettes and full page engraved portraits and plans.

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  • 24 HAND COLOURED AQUATINTS IN HALF NAVY BLUE MOROCCO
    The Adventures of A Post Captain: By a Naval Officer. by THORNTON, Alfred. WILLIAMS, Charles, (Illustrator)
    THORNTON, Alfred. WILLIAMS, Charles, (Illustrator)
    The Adventures of A Post Captain: By a Naval Officer.

    London: Johnson et al, 1817. Half morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A handsome later half morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt tooled panels. All edges untrimmed. Embellished with all 24 splendid hand coloured aquatints, as called for. An amusing romp in the style of Dr. Syntax, wonderfully illustrated.

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  • VERY ELEGANT SET OF THIS RARE TITLE.
    Histoire de L’Origine, Des Progres, Et de La Decadence des Diverses Factions…..Jusqu’a L’Abdication de Napoleon. by LAVALLEE, Joseph.
    LAVALLEE, Joseph.
    Histoire de L’Origine, Des Progres, Et de La Decadence des Diverses Factions…..Jusqu’a L’Abdication de Napoleon.

    London: John Murray, 1816. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Half blue calf with gilt raised bands. Foxing to the preliminaries. A fine set.

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  • QUARTER MOROCCO FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARL OF LOVELACE
    History of the War in the Peninsular and in the South of France, from the year 1807 to the year 1814. by NAPIER, W.F.P.
    NAPIER, W.F.P.
    History of the War in the Peninsular and in the South of France, from the year 1807 to the year 1814.

    Paris: Charles Hingray, 1839. 3 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A scarce edition in a curious quarter morocco binding with raised bands, gilt titles and the crest of the Earl of Lovelace in the bottom panel. With the Earl's Library stamp and name on the free endpapers and a further crest on the half titles. Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and often regarded as the first computer programmer, was married to the first Earl of Lovelace. Slightly rubbed and with slight discolouration to the cloth boards.

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  • HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BY MORRELL
    The Memoirs of Baron de Marbot. by MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcellin, Général Baron de
    MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcellin, Général Baron de
    The Memoirs of Baron de Marbot.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1892. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome half morocco by Morrell with gilt raised bands, 'Napoleonic' centre tools, framed within gilt panels and gilt top edge. Bookplates. Translated into English by Arthur John Butler. Famous for depicting the Napoleonic age of warfare, Marbot's Memoirs were read by and much approved of by Napoleon himself. A fine set.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Forty-One Years in India. From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. by ROBERTS, Field-Marshal, Earl of Kandahar
    ROBERTS, Field-Marshal, Earl of Kandahar
    Forty-One Years in India. From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief.

    London: Macmillan, 1914. Full calf, 8 inches tall. A splendid full prize calf by Relfe with gilt raised bands, gilt panels and label. The boards, with a prize gilt block, are framed within a gilt roll. With 41 full page engravings including many folding maps. A pristine late edition of this classic military history.

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  • UNUSUAL IN A FINE BINDING!
    Warships And Their Story. by FLETCHER, R. A.
    FLETCHER, R. A.
    Warships And Their Story.

    London: Casell & Co., 1911. Quarter pale blue morocco. 9.5 inches tall. Gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt panels and top edge. From the Cannes library of Mme Vagliano. Colour frontispiece and 80 full page monochrome plates. Some foxing. Splendid copy slightly faded by the Provencal sun.

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