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KENT,ALEXANDER**: The Flag Captain.
LONDON.HUTCHINSON,1971.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. VG./VG.. 8vo. 0091073804. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.VG/VG.No owner inscrptn, but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, glossy laminated, colour pictorial artwork [aquatint of Battle of the Nile engraved by Robert Pollard from a painting by Nicolas Pocock] illustrated upper wrap+spine/backstrip; author b/w portrait photographic rear wrap, with some negligible creasing and miniscule rubbing with reciprocal loss to edges - no major nicks or tears present.Top edge lightly aged/darkened and minimally dust-soiled with some minimal, partial spotting/foxing; fore-edge brighter and cleaner, but also minimally foxed/spotted; contents though, bright, tight and clean - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners, with slight spine/backstrip roll/cocking.Bright, clean, brown paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean, black+grey map illustrated eps.8vo, 9-384pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, contents list/table, 19 chapters+epilogue. In the spring of 1797 Richard Bolitho brings the 100-gun Euryalus home to Falmouth to be flagship of the hastily formed squadron which has been chosen to make the first British re-entry to the Mediterranean for nearly a year.As flag captain, Bolitho is made to contend with the unyielding attitudes of his new admiral, as well as the devious requirements of the squadron's civilian adviser. England is still stunned by the naval mutiny at Spithead, in which Bolitho's admiral was personally involved, and as the squadron sets sail the air is already alive with rumour of an even greater uprising in the ships at the Nore.Only when the squadron is drawn to a bloddy embrace with the enemy does the admiral see the strength in Bolitho's trust and care for his men - but by then it is almost too late for any of them.Author's 4th Bolitho novel in the sereis.An uncommon title and though book's condition is described hard, fair and honestly.See also, previous sequential, alpha-numeric book ID's back to rja2630/7 for further Richard Bolitho novels/titles from this series. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja26387) £125.00
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KNIGHT,FRANK: REBEL ADMIRAL:The Life and Exploits of Admiral Lord Cochrane,Tenth Earl of Dundonald.
LONDON.MACDONALD,1968.. Illustrated by illus by John Lawrence.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. NFINE./VG++.. 8vo. 0356023788. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.NFINE/VG++.Neat, black ink Christmas gift inscrptn to top edge of ffe, with price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, oval vignette artwork illustrated dw/dj with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Miniscule rubbing with reciprocal creasing to head of spine/backstrip, publisher advert to rear wrap.Top edge minimally dust-soiled and lightly aged+spotted; fore-edge brighter and cleaner; contents bright, tight and near pristine.Bright, clean, plain dark grey cloth bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and clean, plain white eps.Small 8vo, 7-172pp [paginated] includes b/w line illustrated half-title page, b/w line illustrated double-page title-page - all illustrations by John Lawrence; contents list/table, 20 chapters, and an index. The Napoleonic wars produced a group of the most brilliant young naval officers in England's history. Even in such company, Tom Cochrane proved himself outstanding, second, perhaps, only to Nelson in daring, vision and success.Yet because he would not tolerate the almost universal corruption of his day - the enormous sums paid to officials who did nothing and the pittances paid to men who had lost arms or legs in battle - he won the tireless hatred of those in charge of the Admiralty and of the country's affairs. Although his exploits as a frigate captain quickly became legendary,he was thwarted at every turn both in his naval service and in Parliament.Eventually his involvement in a Stock Exchange scandal for which he was not really to blame, was used as the excuse to bring about his downfall.Dismissed from Parliament and the Royal Navy and stripped of his honours, he was thrown into prison. Yet this experience only served as the start of a new career in which he was to lend his services as an admiral to three South American countries, playing a major part, with negligible forces under his command, in liberating them from their Spanish rulers.Then, returning to England as a hero, he began another long fight against the authorities which finally won him back his honours and saw him appointed Admiral in Command on the north American station at the age of sevety-two.His life story is heroic, astonishing and extremely human, and Frank Knight tells it with the care it deserves and the gusto it inspires. John Lawrence, born in Hastings, Sussex, 1933, son of a company representative.Educated at the Salesian College, Cowley, Oxford.Studied at Hastings School of Art (1951-53) and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Gertrude Hermes (1955-57).Part-time lecturer at Maidstone College of Art (1958-60), Brighton College of Art (1960-69) and Camberwell School of Art (since 1960).Book illustrator, book plate and press mark designer (e.g. for the Baselisk Press and Julia Macrae Books), relief printmaker.He is well known for his wood engravings in which he uses a wide range of tools to create elaborate effects of pattern and texture, giving emphasis to his forms by means of varied multiple outlines in white and black.He also works in pen and ink or pencil, sometimes with colour washes.His work has mainly been published by the Folio Society, Hamish Hamilton and Kestrel Books.Prize winner in the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award for both 1972 and 1977. (Book ref. rja26167) £20.00
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KENT,ALEXANDER**: SWORD OF HONOUR.[Author SIGNED copy.]
LONDON.HEINEMANN,1998.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0434004967. Author SIGNED copy. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, author SIGNED, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour pictorial wrap-around artwork by Geoffrey Husband, illustrated dw/dj with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top edge very lightly aged but clean; fore-edge less aged and therefore cleaner, brighter, contents bright, tight and clean also - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Bright, unblemished, black paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, plain white eps.8vo, 1-278pp [paginated] includes half-title, black ink, author SIGNATURE to title-page, contents list, 18 chapters+ epilogue.Other earlier titles, from the same Bolitho series, available, please enquire. In March of 1814, Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to England from several months' rigorous patrolling off the North American coast.The bitter and inconclusive war with the United States has not yet ended, but the news of Napoleon's defeat and abdication has stunned a navy and nation bled by years of European conflict.Victory has been the impossible dream, and now, for Bolitho, a vision of the future and a more personal peace seems attainable. He remains, however, an admiral of England, and an unsympathetic Admiralty dispatches him to Malta.Perhaps this appointment is a compliment, perhaps a malicious ploy to keep him from the woman he loves and the freedom for which he craves.He cannot know, but the voice of duty speaks more insistently even than the voice of the heart, and in this familiar sea where both glory and tragedy have touched his life, Bolitho must confront the future, the renaissance of a hated tyrant, and the fulfilment of destiny. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja25587) £45.00
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WARNER,OLIVER: Fighting Sail:THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF WARFARE AT SEA.
LONDON.CASSELL,1979.. Illustrated by various illustrators.. UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. NFINE./FINE.. Qrto. 0304300039. UK, Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, but price-clipped dw/dj.Bright, crisp, glossy laminated colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj [burning of the English Fleet at Chatham, painted by Peter vanden Velde - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.] with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top edge lightly dust-soiled and minimally spotted/foxed; fore-edge cleaner but minisculely spotted/foxed; contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Bright, clean, publisher's original blue cloth bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean blue+white various ship outlines/silhouettes illustrated eps.Qrto, vii-xiv+ 1-192pp [paginated] includes half-title, b/w illus double-page title-page, b/w illus frntis, foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma, contents list, author preface, 12 chapters, 100+ contemporary b/w illus - scenic, portraits, maps+diagrams (excluding frntis+tite-page); 4 colour sections of contemporary scenic+portrait illustrations of 4pp each section, between pp34/5, pp66/7, pp98/9 and pp154/55 respectively, biblio, an index and 2pp blanks to rear. The span of this splendid book extends from the ousting of oared vessels by sail at the end of the 15thC until the complete revolution brought about by the coming of steam early in the 19thC. During this romantic but bloody era the tactics of sea warfare changed continually as ship design improved, more efficient rigging gave greater speed and manoeuvrability, nautical instruments became more accurate and armament more deadly, copper-sheathed hulls made longer voyages possible, and, at last, that age-old scourge of the seafaring man, scurvy, was finally conquered. Here is the stirring story, told with vigour and authority, of those fearful encounters when great warships fought at close quarters in the blood and smoke of desperate battles which changed the course of history.Many less well-known actions, besides the most renowned, are recalled, and the influence of naval engagements is analysed not only in the sphere of northern Europe but also in America, Canada, the West Indies, the Mediterranean, India,and the Russo-Swedish War.It is a magnificent saga of victories won by courage and enterprise, often at the cost of shattering losses of brilliant commanders, skilled seamen, and great fighting ships - each one needing a small forest to replace. Against this background of maritime history daily life in the Navy is portrayed in all its glory and squalor.16pp of spectacular colour, and a 100+ b/w illustrations in the text, include many scenes of life below decks, with all the grumbling, stalwart loyalty and bawdy humour of the ordinary sailor of the day, besides great battle paintings made beautiful by the innate grace of the sailing ship.Some of these pictures come from normally inaccessible sources and several have never been published before.Highly decorative line drawings depict the disposition of opposing fleets in major confrontations, and endpaper drawings show the evolution of hull design and sail plan through nearly four centuries. Oliver Warner, in this, his last book, is at the crest of his powers, and utterly in his element as the eminently readable naval historian he was.It is a labour of love and a fitting conclusion to the career of this very distinguished author. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the weight of this item - 1.1 Kg unpackaged, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja25107) £25.00
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HARVEY,ROBERT: Cochrane:The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain.
LONDON.CONSTABLE,2000.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 1841191620. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated colour pictorial wrap-around artwork illustrated dw/dj [two sail ships at battle; Crescent and Reunion, 1793 - courtesy John Groves] with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Hread+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creases.Top+fore-edges very, very lightly aged but clean; contents bright, tight and pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Clean, dark blue paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and b/w ship outline (HMS RISING STAR) illustrated eps.8vo, x-xix+ 4-332pp [paginated] includes half-title+title-pages, contents+maps+illus lists, maps - b/w double-page Cochrane's Mediterranean exploits map, recto of which has Cochrane's Pacific+Atlantic campaigns 1819-25, prologue, Pts 1-4 comprising 20 chapters, 8pp b/w contemporary illus/photographs, 2pp selected biblio and an index. The life and adventures of the daring seaman Thomas Cochrane, who rose from midshipman to admiral and was called 'the sea wolf' by Napoleon, are so extraordinary that his real life reads like a compelling, page-turning work of fiction.In one sense it became so, for the novelist Patrick O'Brian by his own admission took Cochrane's exploits and used them as the basis for Jack Aubrey, the protagonist of his best-selling series of naval novels set during the Napoleonic War. Second only to Nelson among the heroes of the Royal Navy, Cochrane became a household name in Britain when in 1800 he took command of the tiny brig, the Speedy, and armed only with fourteen 4-pounder guns created mayhem in the Mediterranean, earning himself and his crew a fortune in prize money.His extraordinary skill as a sailor and his mastery of gunnery, combined with audacious use of false colours and other ruses, enabled him to confront and capture vessels many times his size.His fearlessness became a byword.Sent for by the Admiralty to carry out a daring plan of attack with fireships against the French fleet at Aix Roads, he dislodged the French from their anchorage and in a single frigate, against his admiral's orders, drifted in amongst them intending to complete the task singlehanded. His life on land was as colourful as at sea.Like O'Brian's Aubrey he was framed in a Stock Exchange scandal.Sentenced to the pillory, he escaped from prison by means of a rope and fled the country (after a surprise appearance in Parliament) to become a mercenary admiral in the service of countries fighting for independence.Off the coasts of Chile, Peru, Brazil and Greece, always outnumbered and outgunned, he became a legendary hero - on one occasion chasing the entire Portuguese fleet in a single ship. Perhaps the most innovative tactician of his day in terms of seamanship, he was the first advocate of in-shore guerilla raiding and promoted the use of explosion ships.In later life he recommended to the Admiralty the use of poison sulphur gas,propeller-driven ships and engines based on compressed air - at one time even hiring Stevenson's steam-engine the Rocket to aid his experiments. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! B/N/N+M cat. (Book ref. rja24947) £30.00
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ADKIN,MARK: THE Sharpe COMPANION.
LONDON.HARPER COLLINS,2000.. UK,8vo P/back,1st edn thus.. Paperback/wraps.. NFINE./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 8vo. 0002571587. UK, 8vo p/back, 1st edn thus.NFINE.No owner inscrptn, but reading creases to spine/backstrip. Colour pictorial, part embossed (upper wrap) wrap-around artwork illustrated wraps with gilt edged embossed title and author lettering, with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged/tanned - as usual/normal, contents bright, tight and clean with small dog-ear creases to pp211-14 only.8vo, xvi-xxiii+2-319pp includes half-title page, b/w vignette illustrated title-page; contents list, plates list, maps, sketches+diagrams list, abbreviations used in text, symbols used in maps, Bernard Cornwell foreword, intro, 16 chapters, one on Sharpe himself, the other 15 on the Sharpe novels (from Sharpe's Eagle to Sharpe's Devil - omitting Tiger, Triumph and Fortress], 40 b/w maps, 6 b/w sketches, 5 b/w diagrams; 16pp b/w plates in 2 blocks of 8pp between pp104-5 and pp200-01 respectively, abbreviations used in text and glossary, glossary, biblio, 4pp blanks and rear ep. The character of Richard Sharpe first saw print in 1981 and since then he has soldiered through seventeen novels (then 1998) and the whole Peninsular War to the Battle of Waterloo.Latterly, his early days in India have also been chronicled in the latest books in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series.A number of acclaimed television films, starring Sean Bean, have brought Sharpe and his doughty band of Riflemen to an even wider audience. Mark Adkin is a highly respected military historian and former soldier, as well as being a long-standing admirer of the Sharpe novels.In The Sharpe Companion he has produced the definitive guide to the historical and military background of the characters and events in the series.It can be used to accompany the novels or simply read on its own for the wealth of fascinating detail and anecdote that it provides.Beautifully illustrated, complete with pictures of famous battle scenes and characters and maps of the many battles and skirmishes Sharpe was involved in.The Sharpe Companion is an indispensable guide to the life and times of Richard Sharpe, a must for every student of military history and fan of Sharpe. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja24347) £10.00
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REDMAYNE,JOHN**: THE NIGHT RIDERS.
LONDON.MACDONALD,1967.. Illustrated by illus by John Lawrence.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. VG+./VG.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, 8vo HB+protected dw/dj, 1st edn.VG+/VG.Previous owner's black felt-tip name inked out to top of ffe, no price-clip to polythene-protected dw/dj.Wrap-around, colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj by John Lawrence with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing/rubbing to edges and corners.Tiny closed tear to head of spine/backstrip.Top edge minimally spotted/foxed - as usual/ normal;fore-edge lightly aged but considerably cleaner, contents bright, tight, clean and unfoxed with no dog-ear creases to any page.Crisp, clean, dark green paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and generally bright, clean, plain white eps.8vo, 5-150pp [paginated] includes b/w line illus half-title page; b/w line illus frntis, b/w line illustrated title-page, b/w line illus chapter headpiece for first chapter - all by John Lawrence - 16 chapters and 6pp blanks to rear. In 1813 Europe lay in utter confusion as a result of the Napoleonic disasters in Russia.This was obviously the crucial moment for England to come to the aid of any allies she could find on the continent, and Major Peter Maclean was chosen to help tip the scales in North Germany.Put ashore on the Baltic coast by a frigate of the Royal Navy, he could be given no clear directive but had been instructed to improvise his plans as events developed. The speed with which they developed was unexpected even by this veteran of intrigue and undercover missions for Wellington in the Peninsular War.But aided by his Spanish bride, Christina, and their manservant he learned, before it was too late, who were England's friends and in the end effectively took the measure of a substantial group of her enemies. Peter Maclean's adventures in the little principality of Zarsburg-Wittelin make a tale of brave deeds and high excitement;of romance, suspense and the final test of pitched battle.This is a further Peter Maclean story by John Redmayne. John Lawrence, born in Hastings, Sussex, 1933, son of a company representative.Educated at the Salesian College, Cowley, Oxford.Studied at Hastings School of Art (1951-53) and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Gertrude Hermes (1955-57).Part-time lecturer at Maidstone College of Art (1958-60),Brighton College of Art (1960-69) and Camberwell School of Art (since 1960).Book illustrator, book plate and press mark designer (e.g. for the Baselisk Press and Julia Macrae Books), relief printmaker.He is well known for his wood engravings in which he uses a wide range of tools to create elaborate effects of pattern and texture, giving emphasis to his forms by means of varied multiple outlines in white and black.He also works in pen and ink or pencil, sometimes with colour washes.His work has mainly been published by the Folio Society, Hamish Hamilton and Kestrel Books.Prize winner in the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award for both 1972 and 1977. (Book ref. rja24257) £15.00
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WOLLOCOMBE,RICHARD HENRY: WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA:The Peninsula War Journal of Captain William Webber,Royal Artillery.
LONDON.GREENHILL,1991.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 1853671088. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn thus.[First publication of editor's grandfather's original journal.]FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj.Negligible shelf-wear to dw/dj edges - no nicks or tears present, no bumped corners.No.18 in the Napoleonic Library series, edited by Richard Henry Wollocombe, complete as issued with preface by (late) Lt.-Col. M.E.S Laws, b/w part illustrated half- title+title pages, contents+illus lists, double-page b/w map [Spain], 9 contemporary b/w line illus, 4pp b/w photographic plates to front, editor's intro,Pts 1-4, appendices [ VI ], notes, bibliography, an index , 5-196 pages.ISBN 1853671088.Bright, clean, maroon paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, unmarked plain white eps.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and clean. 2nd Captain Webber of the Royal Artillery joined Captain Maxwell's 9-Pounder Brigade at Zafra in August 1812 during the Peninsular War.His remarkable and hitherto unpublished journal covers the period up to June 16th 1813, just before the battle of Vitoria.It is remarkable on two counts: firstly through his descriptions of events usually recorded on the actual day they happened and, secondly, because as well as the military significance of the day he records his impressions of the countryside and its people and customs, with a discriminating and often controversial eye. His Journal describes his personal experiences during the advance up to and along the Tagus to Aranjuez, the reversal of fortunes during the autumn of 1812, the difficult retreat into winter quarters in Portugal and finally the brigade's part in the brilliant campaign of 1813 which saw the French pushed back across the Ebro.Webber gives vivid accounts of engagements with the enemy along the way:notably around Alba de Tormes during the retreat, and on the heights outside Burgos prior to crossing the Ebro. The late Lt-Colonel Laws has set the Journal within the context of the Peninsular War and outlined Webber's military career, which culminated at Waterloo, where he was wounded.An account of Webber's life and family background is given by the editor, a direct descendant of his sister.This fascinating record of a gunner officer's career, daily life and experiences in Wellington's Peninsular army, provides an important addition to the Napoleonic Library. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja22276) £28.00
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ROCHECHOUART, Count de. JACKSON (F), trans.: Memoirs of the Count de Rochechouart 1788-1822. In France, Southern-Russia, in the Napoleonic Wars, and as Commandant of Paris. Authorised Translation. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH
John Murray, 1920 8vo., First English Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and a plate, fore-edges moderately spotted, neat signatures on front paste-down and half-title verso; original blue cloth, upper board lettered in blind, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. Louis-Victor-Leon Rochechouart was an aide to Tsar Alexander and fought on the Russian side in the campaigns of 1812, 1813 and 1814. Very scarce, especially in this condition. Surprisingly, not in Sandler. (Book ref. 19490) £48.00
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Hardy, Thomas. THE DYNASTS. A Drama of the Napoleonic Wars, in three Parts, Nineteen Acts & One Hundred and Thirty Scenes.
Macmillan & Co. 1904-8. 1st Ed. Mixed Issues. 3 vols. Ex.-libris J.W. Hill, e.ps. spotted, margins lightly browned in vol. 3, some very occasional marginal spotting, sm. ownership signature scribbled out to front f.e.p. in vol. 1, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt device to upper boards, some minor signs of wear, vol. 1 lightly rubbed with some very faint spotting to spine and sl. bumped to corners. Purdy pp.120-135. US$199 (Book ref. 207924) £125.00
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Alan J Guy THE ROAD TO WATERLOO
1990, Sutton Publishing, , 0862999197,223pp, numerous ills inc colour, index, large format, Good in rubbed and slightly edgetorn d/w, , The British Army and its confrontation with the French revolutionary and Napoleonic armies 1793-1815. The war in the Carribean, the campaign in Flanders, the British Army in Ireland, India, Egypt, Spain, Britain's home defence forces under the threat of invasion, the climax of Waterloo, and the impact of Wellington. (Book ref. 30144-01) £13.80
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George F Nafziger NAPOLEON'S GERMAN ENEMIES: ARMIES OF BRUNSWICK:HANOVER:HESSE-CASSEL
1990, The Nafziger Collection, , ,A4 Format. Comb-bound 110pp, illustrations, diagrams, Good., , CARD AND THE HANSEATIC CITIES 1792-1815.Second edition. Details of the States' Armies Regiments and formations, their organizations, uniforms,history and list of Battle Honours. (Book ref. 23161-01) £34.50
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Sir Richard Strachan AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Rear Admirable Sir Richard Strachan Baronet, in Consideration of the eminent Services which he has rendered to His Majesty and the Publick.
London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. Pages numbered 53-54, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. Richard Strachan was awarded the annuity for his part 'in the Capture of a French Squadron'. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-3036) £12.00
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Sir John Thomas Duckworth AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Vice Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, in Consideration of the eminent Services which he has rendered to His Majesty and the Publick.
London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. Pages numbered 301-302, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. Sir John Thomas Duckworth was awarded the annuity for his part 'in the Engagement with of a French Squadron'. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-3035) £12.00
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Lord Lynedoch AN ACT for settling and securing an Annuity on Lord Lynedoch, and the Persons to whom the Title of Lord Lynedoch shall descend in Consideration of his eminent Services.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. Pages numbered 1389-1391, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Thomas Lynedoch was made a Lord for his services as a Lieutenant General in the War in Portugal and Spain. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-2862) £11.00
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His Majesty's Navy AN ACT for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more effectual Manning of His Majesty's Navy during the present War.
London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1814. Pages numbered 1381-1410, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-2790) £12.00
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'F.W. Esq.' TWO MANUSCRIPT POEMS
c1810. one on the fleeting charms of beauty and the survival of virtue, entitled 'Written immediately after the occurrence it recites in France by F.W. Esq.', six 4-line stanzas, 1p., sm. folio, and on the conjoint leaf a poem about Buonaparte in six 8-line stanzas. The first poem describes how the writer while walking on the shore with Amanda writes her name in the sand, she protests that as the letters will be effaced by the tide, so will her memory: 'Not so my Amanda thy beauty shall live/In the heart which thy virtue hath won/And virtue the ruin of time shall survive/And live when extinguish'd the sun'. The poem on Napoleon 'Wondrous chief of modern days' describes how he has survived many setbacks, including the attacks of the Turks, 'Plague at Suez', crocodiles, famine, 'Often kill'd yet still existing/What a paradox we find/Some new project ever twisting/In thy mistchief making mind'. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-2719) £40.00
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Defence of the Realm AN ACT to enable His Majesty more effectually to provide for the Defence and Security of the Realm, during the present War; and for indemnifying Persons who may suffer in their Property by such Measures as may be necessary for that Purpose.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. Pages numbered 337-346, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament, top leaf has a contemporary note in ink and is slightly dusty, signs where once folded. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-2655) £10.00
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London Militia AN ACT for allowing a certain Proportion of the London Militia to enlist into the Regular Forces for the vigorous Prosecution of the War; also a certain Proportion to enlist annually into the Regular Forces; and for completing the said Militia.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. Pages numbered 345-358, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include LONDON and MIDDLESEX [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-1326) £12.00
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London Militia AN ACT to enable His Majesty to accept the Services of a Proportion of the Militia of the City of London, out of the United Kingdom, for the Prosecution of the War.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. Pages numbered 97-99, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include LONDON and MIDDLESEX [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-1325) £11.00
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