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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SCARCE EDITION IN FULL DICED 'RUSSIA' CALF
    The Commentaries of Caesar. by CAESAR. DUNCAN, William (translated into English by).
    CAESAR. DUNCAN, William (translated into English by).
    The Commentaries of Caesar.

    London: Cuthell et al., 1806. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A handsome Georgian full diced 'Russia' calf with gilt raised bands, floral centre tools and twin fillets framing the boards. Portrait and 4 folding plates. Rubbing to edges, slight cracking to joints and chips to the headcap and one raised band but still a firm and good looking set of this scarce edition .

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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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  • SCARCE, ENCYCLOPEDIC WORK IN SPLENDID HALF MOROCCO
    The Victoria Cross. The Empire's Roll of Valour. by STEWART, Lieut. Colonel Rupert
    STEWART, Lieut. Colonel Rupert
    The Victoria Cross. The Empire's Roll of Valour.

    London: Hutchinson, (1921). Half morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. A splendid binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, gilt lettering and pallets and a gilt top edge. A slight stain on the left of the title. 'A handy book of reference of the deeds that have won the Victoria Cross from the date of its institution in 1856 up to the present time' (revised up to 1921), 'arranged in order of regiment or corps. The account of each act of bravery is an extract from the 'London Gazette' of the time'.

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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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  • STIRRING TALES IN CLASSIC FULL CALF
    English Battles and Sieges in the Peninsula. by NAPIER, Sir William
    NAPIER, Sir William
    English Battles and Sieges in the Peninsula.

    London: John Murray, 1891. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A classic late Victorian prize binding with gilt raised bands, fine gilt floral tooling to the panels and prize block on the upper board. Portrait. Ink prize inscription , dated 1893, on the first blank. A neat copy of the single volume edition of the stirring tales of battles and sieges leading to Napoleon's defeat in 1814 in the Iberian Peninsula, regarded as one of the first wars of liberation.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Robert Blake. Admiral and General at Sea. by DIXON, William Hepworth
    DIXON, William Hepworth
    Robert Blake. Admiral and General at Sea.

    London: Bickers, 1885. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt raised bands, label, finely gilt tooling around a striking anchor centre tool. With a Rugby school gilt prize block on the upper board and prize bookplate. 10 plates. A stirring account of the adventures of Admiral Blake, one of the greatest English military commanders of the 17th century, in a very smart binding.

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