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  • UNIQUE AND MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF LIVES OF THE GREAT ADMIRALS IN UNIFORM FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Rodney; Hoste; Exmouth; Saumarez; St. Vincent; Keppel; Durham; Nelson; Penrose and Trevenen; Blake; Dundonald; Dundonald; Gambier; Napier; Broke; Duncan. by VARIOUS
    VARIOUS
    Rodney; Hoste; Exmouth; Saumarez; St. Vincent; Keppel; Durham; Nelson; Penrose and Trevenen; Blake; Dundonald; Dundonald; Gambier; Napier; Broke; Duncan.

    Various 1830-1898. The Life and Correspondence of the late Admiral Lord RODNEY. 2 volumes. By Major-General Mundy. London: John Murray, 1830. * Memoirs and Letters of Capt. Sir William HOSTE. 2 volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1833. * The Life Of Admiral Viscount EXMOUTH. By Edward Osler. London: Smith, Elder, 1835. * Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de SAUMAREZ. By Sir John Ross. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. * Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of ST. VINCENT. 2 volumes. By Edward Pelham Brenton. London: Colburn, 1838. * The Life of Augustus Viscount KEPPEL. 2 volumes. By Thomas Keppel. London: Colburn, 1842. * Memoir of the Naval Life and Services of Admiral Sir Philip C.H.C. DURHAM. By Captain A. Murray.…

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    Various 1830-1898. The Life and Correspondence of the late Admiral Lord RODNEY. 2 volumes. By Major-General Mundy. London: John Murray, 1830. * Memoirs and Letters of Capt. Sir William HOSTE. 2 volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1833. * The Life Of Admiral Viscount EXMOUTH. By Edward Osler. London: Smith, Elder, 1835. * Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de SAUMAREZ. By Sir John Ross. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. * Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of ST. VINCENT. 2 volumes. By Edward Pelham Brenton. London: Colburn, 1838. * The Life of Augustus Viscount KEPPEL. 2 volumes. By Thomas Keppel. London: Colburn, 1842. * Memoir of the Naval Life and Services of Admiral Sir Philip C.H.C. DURHAM. By Captain A. Murray. London: John Murray, 1846. * Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount NELSON. 2 volumes. By Thomas Joseph Pettigrew. London: Boone, 1849 * Lives of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Vinicombe PENROSE and Captain James TREVENEN. By John Penrose. John Murray, 1850. * Robert BLAKE Admiral and General at Sea. By Hepworth Dixon. London: Chapman and Hall, 1852 * Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru, and Brazil. 2 volumes bound in 1. By Thomas, Earl of DUNDONALD. London: Ridgway, 1859. * The Autobiography of a Seaman. 2 volumes. By Thomas, Tenth Earl of DUNDONALD. London: Richard Bentley, 1860. * Memorials, Personal and Historical of Admiral Lord GAMBIER. 2 Volumes. By Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1861. * Life and Correspondence of Admiral Sir Charles NAPIER. 2 volumes. By Major-General Elers Napier. Hurst and Blackett, 1862. * Admiral Sir P.B.V. BROKE, A Memoir. By J.G. Brighton. London: Sampson Low, 1866. * Admiral DUNCAN. By the Earl of Camperdown. London: Longmans Green, 1898.

    16 titles in 25 volumes, all but one volume 8 3/4 inches tall. Beautifully uniformly bound by the great firm of Zaehnsdorf in full calf at the end of the 19th century with gilt raised bands, triple red labels and superb floral gilt tools to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and yellow edges. With the bookplates of Fitz Roy Keith Chapman and Beeleigh Abbey. Minor rubbing and light foxing to some preliminaries, overall a very fine collection. Multiple images of each title available.

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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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  • GREAT COLOUR PLATES IN HALF MOROCCO BINDING BY ZAEHNSDORF
    An Historic Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands in 1815 under his Grace the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Prince Blucher, comprising the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras and Waterloo. by MUDFORD, William
    MUDFORD, William
    An Historic Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands in 1815 under his Grace the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Prince Blucher, comprising the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1817. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A smart later half morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Half title, additional decorative title, frontispiece, 26 aquatint plates with contemporary hand-colouring, including a folding view of the Battle of Waterloo, and 2 folding maps. The colouring is exceptionally bright and fresh. Tooley states that the frontispiece is often missing and replaced with the 'Portraits of General Officers', as in this case. Minor repair to the margins of the title page. A super copy of this classic work.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN FULL MOROCCO 'FROM THE AUTHOR'
    System of Cavalry Manoeuvers in Line. by WHITTINGHAM, General Samford
    WHITTINGHAM, General Samford
    System of Cavalry Manoeuvers in Line.

    London: T. Edgerton, Military Library, Whitehall, 1815. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful copy of a scarce book in full Regency straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets, the board framed with a wide blind roll and a double gilt fillet. All edges gilt. Embellished with 27 folding hand coloured engraved plans illustrating the cavalry manoeuvers. This copy is inscribed ' from the author' and was from the library of Lord Londonderry, though without his bookplate.

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  • FINE SET IN NEAT EARLY VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington, During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, The Low Countries, and France, from 1799-1818. by GURWOOD, Lieutenant Colonel John
    GURWOOD, Lieutenant Colonel John
    The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington, During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, The Low Countries, and France, from 1799-1818.

    London: John Murray, 1837. 13 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. An exceptionally neat and tidy set in an early Victorian half calf binding with wide raised bands, twin labels and pallets framing the boards. Pink speckled edges. Complete with the often absent index volume. Two bookplates. With an autographed letter from Colonel John Gurwood to Admiral Sir Philip Durham dated 1843 tipped in. A couple of very small marks otherwise a remarkably clean set, inside and out.

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  • FIRST EDITION BOUND IN ELEGANT HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Second World War. by CHURCHILL, Winston S.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S.
    The Second World War.

    Cassell & Co., 1948-1954. 6 volume set, 8 1/4 inches tall. All First editions. A neat mid 20th century binding (as opposed to the many much inferior 'recent' or 'modern' leather 'cased' sets offered online) by Brian Frost of Bath. Light foxing. With raised bands, gilt English rose centre tools, titles and gilt top edges. An elegant set of this great history.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SPLENDID FULL VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, together with An Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland. by CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, together with An Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland.

    Oxford: The University Press, 1849. 7 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full calf by Budden of Cambridge with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. A simple gilt fillet frames the boards. With the armorial bookplate of J.F.D. Tutt. With a neat ink inscription on the first blank dated 1849. A magnificent set of Clarendon's great 'History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England', as it was originally titled on its publication between 1702 and 1704.

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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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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN HALF NAVY BLUE MOROCCO
    The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. by MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. This great 'Life of Nelson', first edition, in a very smart half navy blue morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands and fine gilt naval centre tools within neat gilt frames on the panels. Gilt top edges. With 20 full page illustrations and a further 20 maps and battle plans. Captain Mahan of The United States Navy wrote several of the most important and influential naval histories of the 19th century. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild, but without his bookplate. A magnificent set.

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  • SPARKLING SET IN FULL TREE CALF
    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. by SLOANE, William Milligan
    SLOANE, William Milligan
    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    London: The Times Bookclub, 1911. 4 volume set, 8 inches tall. A classic early 20th century tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. A sparkling set of this well illustrated edition.

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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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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SUPERB HALF CALF BY A BINDER TO THE QUEEN
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain. by MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1900. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning half calf by 'C. Cross. Binder to the Queen'. With gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Profusely illustrated with maps, battle plans, and photogravures. A late edition of this classic biography in a fine binding.

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  • PRISTINE SET IN VERY SMART HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The War at Sea 1939-1945. by ROSKILL, Captain S. W.
    ROSKILL, Captain S. W.
    The War at Sea 1939-1945.

    London: Her Majestys Stationery Office, 1954, 1956, 1960 & 1961. 3 volume set bound in 4 volumes, 9 1/2 inches tall. It is very unusual to find this great title in a fine leather binding. This set is in a very smart half crushed morocco by Maltby's of Oxford with gilt raised bands, twin labels and neatly gilt framed panels. With gilt top edges. Bookplate. All first editions. Roskill's masterpiece is the celebrated, official history of Britain's war at sea in the Second World War. It is still considered the definitive work on the subject and is packed with over 180 illustrations and over 150 folding maps and plans. There is some tiny loss to the bottom corner of the first volume's text block, otherwise in pristine condition.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    The Naval History of Great Britain, from the year MDCCLXXXIII - MDCCCXXXVI. by BRENTON, Edward Pelham (Captain)
    BRENTON, Edward Pelham (Captain)
    The Naval History of Great Britain, from the year MDCCLXXXIII - MDCCCXXXVI.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1837. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A terrific full calf binding with very fine extra gilt tooling to the wide raised bands and spectacular panels. Twin labels and elaborate gilt tooling and blind fillet and roll framing the boards. There is a neat ink inscription ....'on his leaving Eton' dated Easter 1845 on the first blank. Engraved portrait frontispieces and a further 14 engraved portraits and plans, some folding. Some rubbing and foxing but still a very handsome set which covers so many momentous naval battles and adventures.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow being Anecdotes of the Camp, Court, Clubs, and Society 1810-1860. by GRONOW, Captain Rees Howell
    GRONOW, Captain Rees Howell
    The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow being Anecdotes of the Camp, Court, Clubs, and Society 1810-1860.

    London: Nimmo, 1889. 2 volume set, 10 1/2 inches tall. A splendid set in full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt fromed panels and with triple fillets framing the boards. Superb gilt dentelles and top edges gilt. Some marking to the bindings. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. This set is number 235 from a deluxe limited edition with the 25 plates by Joseph Grego in two states, one hand coloured. The extraordinary Captain Gronow was a dandy mixing with finest society in London and Paris, gambler, military man present at Waterloo, writer and politician. A lovely set of this fine edition.

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  • CLASSIC MARITIME WORK IN SPLENDID FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    English Seamen under the Tudors. by BOURNE, H. R. Fox
    BOURNE, H. R. Fox
    English Seamen under the Tudors.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1868. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A beautifully bound set of this classic work in full calf by Zaehnsdorf. With gilt raised bands, triple red labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Fitz Roy Keith Chapman and Beeleigh Abbey. With 5 maps. A fascinating read covering the the defeat of the Spanish Armada and colonization of North America as well as some of England's greatest Explorers and Naval heroes, including The Cabots, Frobisher, Gilbert, Raleigh, Davis, Drake, Hawkins, Cavendish amongst many others.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN HALF CALF OF A VERY SCARCE WORK
    The Young Rifleman's Comrade: a Narrative of his Military Adventures, Captivity, and Shipwreck. by MÄMPEL, Johan Christian
    MÄMPEL, Johan Christian
    The Young Rifleman's Comrade: a Narrative of his Military Adventures, Captivity, and Shipwreck.

    London : Henry Colburn, 1826. Half Calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very scarce work in a splendid half pink calf from the library of Lord Londonderry, but without his bookplate. Speckled pink edges. With gilt bands and a striking blind centre tool. Translated from the German, this is a terrific tale of adventure and travels of a young soldier just after the French Revolution. Other than a nasty scuff to the centre of the lower board, in lovely condition.

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  • NAPOLEONIC MEMOIRS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Mémoires du Général Baron de Marbot. by MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcelin, Général
    MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcelin, Général
    Mémoires du Général Baron de Marbot.

    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1892. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid full morocco by Birdsall with wide gilt raised bands and very ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Decorative gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Frontispieces. The binding is sound and highly decorative on the shelf with no splitting but there is heavy rubbing and scuffing to the edges. Monogram and coronet on the bookplate. Marbot is celebrated for his memoirs depicting the Napoleonic age of warfare. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Austerlitz before serving in the Peninsular War under Marshals Jean Lannes and André Masséna. He then showed himself to be a dashing leader of light cavalry in the Russian…

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    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1892. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid full morocco by Birdsall with wide gilt raised bands and very ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Decorative gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Frontispieces. The binding is sound and highly decorative on the shelf with no splitting but there is heavy rubbing and scuffing to the edges. Monogram and coronet on the bookplate. Marbot is celebrated for his memoirs depicting the Napoleonic age of warfare. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Austerlitz before serving in the Peninsular War under Marshals Jean Lannes and André Masséna. He then showed himself to be a dashing leader of light cavalry in the Russian campaign of 1812. After taking part in the Battle of Waterloo alongside Emperor Napoleon I he served a period of exile before returning he was promoted to the rank of maréchal de camp (brigadier general) under King Louis Philippe I. In the original French.

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  • GREAT TITLE IN LATE VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantès. Napoleon: His Court and Family. by JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse D'Abrantès
    JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse D'Abrantès
    Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantès. Napoleon: His Court and Family.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1883. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome late Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Bumped tips. With 20 engraved plates, as called for. A handsome 'New and Revised Edition' of this classic work on Napoleon by the wife of General Jean-Andoche Junot, one of Napoleons most trusted officers during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

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  • SCARCE LIFE OF WELLINGTON IN SMART HALF CALF
    The Life of Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington. by ALEXANDER, Sir James Edw.
    ALEXANDER, Sir James Edw.
    The Life of Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1840. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A good looking half calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and simple inked pallets in the panels. Foxing to the engraved plates, the text, plans and maps being clean. Alexander was Captain in the British Army and Lieutenant-Colonel in the Portuguese Service, he was a traveller, soldier and author and was largely responsible for the preservation and transfer of Cleopatra's Needle to England. A smart set of this scarce life of the Iron Duke.

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