Military

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  • Signed and limited
    A Dictionary of The Battle of Britain by SIMPSON, Geoff
    SIMPSON, Geoff
    A Dictionary of The Battle of Britain

    Wellington: Halsgrove, 2009. First Edition copy of this very limited signed book (exact limitation is unknown). With the signatures of the author and ten surviving pilots who flew in The Battle of Britain. This book was originally created to raise funds for 'The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust'. Hardback.
    160 pp. 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾ inches)'The Few' were 2,353 young men from Great Britain and 574 from overseas (pilots and other aircrew) who were officially recognised as having taken part in The Battle of Britain. 544 lost their lives during the battle. In a very good unclipped dust jacket; internally in an as new condition. Signed by the author, and the following ten pilots:
    Squadron…

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    Wellington: Halsgrove, 2009. First Edition copy of this very limited signed book (exact limitation is unknown). With the signatures of the author and ten surviving pilots who flew in The Battle of Britain. This book was originally created to raise funds for 'The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust'. Hardback.
    160 pp. 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾ inches)'The Few' were 2,353 young men from Great Britain and 574 from overseas (pilots and other aircrew) who were officially recognised as having taken part in The Battle of Britain. 544 lost their lives during the battle. In a very good unclipped dust jacket; internally in an as new condition. Signed by the author, and the following ten pilots:
    Squadron Leader Michael J. Wainwright (Spitfires / 64 Sq)
    Flight Lieutenant Keith A. Lawrence (Spitfires / 234 & 603 Sq)
    Wing Commander Terrence Kane (Spitfires / 234 Sq)
    Squadron Leader Bob Foster (Hurricanes / 605 Sq)
    Flying Officer Kenneth A. Wilkinson (Spitfires / I 616 Sq)
    Flight Lieutenant Owen V. Burns (Blenheims / 235 Sq)
    Wing Commander Tom F. Neil (Hurricanes / I 249 Sq)
    Flight Sergeant John Keating (Blenheims / 219 Sq)
    Pilot Officer Nigel (S. N.) Rose (Spitfires / 602 Sq)
    Pilot Officer Walker (Spitfires / 616 Sq)

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    Book ID: 2293
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  • À Paris sous la botte des Nazis. by EPARVIER, Jean
    EPARVIER, Jean
    À Paris sous la botte des Nazis.

    Paris: Aux editions Raymond Schall, 1944. First edition. Published on 28th November. The photographs were taken surreptitiously, and at great risk, during the occupation, and the book was prepared during the final stages, allowing it to be published only three months after the liberation. Unpaginated. 27 pages of introduction and 131 pages of photographs with over 225 black and white photogravures. One of 1525 copies. A clean and tidy copy in very good condition, with just a touch of marking / rubbing to the boards. 270 x 220 mm (10¾ x 8¾ inches). Première édition. Publié le 28 novembre. Les photographies ont été prises subrepticement, et à grands risques, pendant l'occupation, et le livre a été préparé lors des…

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    Paris: Aux editions Raymond Schall, 1944. First edition. Published on 28th November. The photographs were taken surreptitiously, and at great risk, during the occupation, and the book was prepared during the final stages, allowing it to be published only three months after the liberation. Unpaginated. 27 pages of introduction and 131 pages of photographs with over 225 black and white photogravures. One of 1525 copies. A clean and tidy copy in very good condition, with just a touch of marking / rubbing to the boards. 270 x 220 mm (10¾ x 8¾ inches). Première édition. Publié le 28 novembre. Les photographies ont été prises subrepticement, et à grands risques, pendant l'occupation, et le livre a été préparé lors des phases finales, permettant sa publication seulement 3 mois après la libération. Non paginé. 27 pages d'introduction et 131 pages de photographies avec plus de 225 photogravures en noir et blanc. Un des 1525 exemplaires. Exemplaire propre et soigné en très bon état, avec juste une touche de marquage/frottement aux plats. 270 x 220 mm

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    Book ID: 3615
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  • Army and Navy Drolleries. by SECCOMBE, Captain T.S.
    SECCOMBE, Captain T.S.
    Army and Navy Drolleries.

    London: Frederick Warne and Co. and New York: Scribner, Welford, and Armstrong, 1876. First edition. Hardback. Seccombe is referred to as Captain (in later editions he becomes Major or Lieutenant Colonel) on the front of the red cloth boards. With alphabetical descriptions and illustrations from designs by the author. Printed in colours by Kronheim. Complete with 25 full-page colour plates, including frontis. Boards are darkened, and rubbed at edges. The gilt design and lettering has been slightly rubbed away. Internally, one or two of the blank pages in between illustrations has a small closed tear, not affecting any text or illustration pages. Text 27pp + 2pp adverts. 270 x 230 mm (10¾ x 9 inches).

    Book ID: 3826
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  • Atlas van LXIII platen behoorende bij de handleiding tot de kennis der Burgerlijke en Militaire Bouwkunst. by [GRAVESANDE, Storm van]
    [GRAVESANDE, Storm van]
    Atlas van LXIII platen behoorende bij de handleiding tot de kennis der Burgerlijke en Militaire Bouwkunst. Bouwkundige Leercursus, ten gebruike der Koninklijke Mlitaire Akademie. 3de herziene druk.

    Breda: Broese & Comp, 1863. Hardback marbled boards with buckram spine. [2] + 13 text pp. 63 double page lithographed plates - with more than 852 illustrations by Franciscus Josephus Ensinck (1806 - 1883). This is the plate volume only, showing military and civil architecture. Library stamp of Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs (KIVI) to title page, and location label to spine. Overall in very good condition. Heavy book. Small folio: 390 x 270 mm (15¼ x10¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3848
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  • Big and Little Coldstream Guards - photograph. by [UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER]
    [UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER]
    Big and Little Coldstream Guards - photograph.

    Keystone Photo Archive, 1968. A black and white photograph of a Coldstream Guardsman at St James' Palace in London, being followed by two children from Miss Betty Vacani's School of Dancing dressed in their own versions of his uniform. This was for a rehearsal of an event being held to support The Invalid Children's Association in London in July 1968. 240 x 120 mm (9½ x 4¾ inches). Keystone data in Dutch to the verso of the print.

    Book ID: 2670
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  • Carrousel de L'Ecole de Cavalerie 1908 by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Carrousel de L'Ecole de Cavalerie 1908

    Saumur: E. Roland. First Edition. An attractive programme for the 1908 Carrousel. The front and rear covers show designs by Grasser, The programme inside, show the name, rank etc of each cavalry officer taking part, and what they are doing during the Carrousel. 4 pages. 320 by 250mm (12½ by 9¾ inches). The covers are a little darkened and marked. small pinhole to one edge. Repaired split to the bottom 3-4 cm of the spine. Internally clean but slightly darkened. A nice piece of ephemeral military / equine history. The Cavalry school at Saumur was established in 1763 to train riders in the military. Legend has it that the Bishop of made the school move to Saumur to bring…

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    Saumur: E. Roland. First Edition. An attractive programme for the 1908 Carrousel. The front and rear covers show designs by Grasser, The programme inside, show the name, rank etc of each cavalry officer taking part, and what they are doing during the Carrousel. 4 pages. 320 by 250mm (12½ by 9¾ inches). The covers are a little darkened and marked. small pinhole to one edge. Repaired split to the bottom 3-4 cm of the spine. Internally clean but slightly darkened. A nice piece of ephemeral military / equine history. The Cavalry school at Saumur was established in 1763 to train riders in the military. Legend has it that the Bishop of made the school move to Saumur to bring pain to the Protestant town (after the officers had been too friendly with the local ladies). The regular Carousel is one of the highlights of French Horse riding. The school still exists today, training officers of the tank regiments, and supporting the nearby Cadre Noir, France's elite horse riders.

    . Un programme attrayant pour le Carrousel de 1908. Les couvertures avant et arrière présentent des dessins de Grasser. Le programme à l'intérieur indique le nom, le grade, etc. de chaque officier de cavalerie participant, et ce qu'ils font pendant le Carrousel. 4 pages. 320 x 250 mm (12½ x 9¾ pouces). Les couvertures sont un peu assombries et marquées. Petit trou d'épingle sur un bord. Fente réparée sur les 3-4 cm inférieurs du dos. L'intérieur est propre mais légèrement assombri. Une belle pièce d'histoire militaire / équine éphémère. L'école de cavalerie de Saumur a été créée en 1763 pour former les cavaliers à l'armée. La légende veut que l'évêque de Saumur ait fait déménager l'école à Saumur pour faire souffrir la ville protestante (après que les officiers aient été trop amicaux avec les dames locales). Le carrousel régulier est l'un des points forts de l'équitation française. L'école existe toujours aujourd'hui, formant les officiers des régiments de chars et soutenant le Cadre Noir, l'élite des cavaliers français.

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    Book ID: 4100
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  • Cold Steel: A Practical Treatise on the Sabre. by HUTTON, Alfred
    HUTTON, Alfred
    Cold Steel: A Practical Treatise on the Sabre. Based on the Old English Backsword Play of the Eighteenth Century Combined with the Method of the Modern Italian School also Various Other Weapons of the Present Day.

    London: William Clowes and Sons Limited, 1889. First edition. Original burgundy boards with titles and decoration of a sabre to the front board. Slight fading to the spine. chipping to the top edge. The front and rear hinges are loose to the boards, and the end papers cracking. Still holding though. Internally in very good condition with a touch of darkening only. Alfred Hutton FSA (10 March 1839 – 18 December 1910) was a Victorian officer of the King's Dragoon Guards, writer, antiquarian and swordsman. He originated the first English revival of historical fencing, and after retiring from the army, went on to teach stage fencing.

    Book ID: 2172
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  • Croquis de guerre faits à Bruxelles by HAGEMANS, Paul
    HAGEMANS, Paul
    Croquis de guerre faits à Bruxelles

    J Goffin, 1917. "Tirées à 150 Exemplaires, sur les Presses de J. Goffin, Fils, Bruxelles, avec les Encres Dambremé". A collection of title plus 29 lithographed illustrations of the First World War by Hagemans. First Edition. Complete. There seem to also be copies issued with 20 and 25 plates. The only other copy available for sale has 20 sheets. Card covers with red printing to the front cover. Title sheet in red and black. The 29 sheets each have a tissue guard to them. The guards are a little tatty but the plates, on stiff, card are in very good condition. The final plate has a little foxing to it. 30 pages. 30cm x 24cm. Paul Hagemans was the…

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    J Goffin, 1917. "Tirées à 150 Exemplaires, sur les Presses de J. Goffin, Fils, Bruxelles, avec les Encres Dambremé". A collection of title plus 29 lithographed illustrations of the First World War by Hagemans. First Edition. Complete. There seem to also be copies issued with 20 and 25 plates. The only other copy available for sale has 20 sheets. Card covers with red printing to the front cover. Title sheet in red and black. The 29 sheets each have a tissue guard to them. The guards are a little tatty but the plates, on stiff, card are in very good condition. The final plate has a little foxing to it. 30 pages. 30cm x 24cm. Paul Hagemans was the Son of the painter Maurice Hagemans and brother of Germaine, P. Hagemans (Antwerp 1884-1959) was a post-impressionist luminist painter, lithographer and engraver. 340 by 240mm (13½ by 9½ inches).

    . "Tirées à 150 exemplaires, sur les Presses de J. Goffin, Fils, Bruxelles, avec les Encres Dambremé". Une collection de titres et 29 illustrations lithographiées de la Première Guerre mondiale par Hagemans. Première édition. Complète. Il semble qu'il y ait également eu des exemplaires avec 20 et 25 planches. Le seul autre exemplaire disponible à la vente comporte 20 planches. Couvertures cartonnées avec impression rouge sur la couverture. Feuille de titre en rouge et noir. Les 29 feuilles ont chacune une protection en tissu. Les gardes sont un peu abîmées mais les planches, sur carte rigide, sont en très bon état. La dernière planche présente une petite rousseur. 30 pages. 30cm x 24cm. Paul Hagemans était le fils du peintre Maurice Hagemans et le frère de Germaine. P. Hagemans (Anvers 1884-1959) était un peintre, lithographe et graveur luministe post-impressionniste. 340 x 240 mm4

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    Book ID: 4400
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  • Das Dritte Reich im Spiegel der Weltpresse: Historische Documente über Den Kampf des Nationalsozialismus Gegen die Ausländische Lügenhetze by Bömer, Karl
    Bömer, Karl
    Das Dritte Reich im Spiegel der Weltpresse: Historische Documente über Den Kampf des Nationalsozialismus Gegen die Ausländische Lügenhetze

    Leipzig: Armanen, 1934. 1st Editions. Soft covers (No dust wrapper). The wrapper looks as if it was once integral but has been removed - presumably to make anonymous an undesirable publication. This act is perhaps as interesting as the books itself. Details in pencil to the front cover. A little foxing to the paper edges. Library discard stamp to the title page - otherwise clean and tidy glossy pages throughout. An analysis of foreign press reports about the Nazi Party, its policies and its leaders. Numerous political cartoons. Published on behalf of the NSDAP. Bomer was the head of the Press department of the Foreign policy department of the Nazi party. 173, [i] pp. 230 by 160mm (9 by 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3641
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  • England's Battles By Sea And Land by WILLIAMS,
    WILLIAMS,
    England's Battles By Sea And Land A complete record of the Naval and Military Conflicts of the British Nation with their Labours, Triumphs, and Disasters.

    London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock, and Co, 1888. First Edition. Two volumes. Red half leather with cloth boards; gilt stamped title to leather spine label. Boards are rubbed and worn to corners and somewhat split at spine on both volumes. Presentation bookplate to front of each volume dated 1895 from The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. With a frontispiece in each volume and several b/w illustrations throughout. Inside the books are in a good condition with virtually no foxing. iv, 704, 698 pp. 255 x 180 mm (10 x 7 inches).

    Book ID: 3220
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  • Guerres et Propagande, by Crédit communal de Belgique
    Crédit communal de Belgique
    Guerres et Propagande, ou comment armer les esprits.

    Le Crédit communal, 1983. Catalogue from an exhibition of the same name at Passage 44, Bruxelles, from 15 September to 30 October 1983. Large format, glossy soft back covers. In excellent condition, inside and out. 165 pages: illustrations; some in colour. Depicting propaganda posters etc. Text in French. Edited by André Miroir and Charles Picqué. 300 x 210 mm (11¾ x 8¼ inches).

    . Catalogue de l'exposition du même nom au Passage 44, Bruxelles, du 15 septembre au 30 octobre 1983. Grand format, couverture souple et brillante. En excellent état, tant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur. 165 pages : illustrations, certaines en couleur. Représentation d'affiches de propagande, etc. Texte en français. Édité par André Miroir et Charles Picqué. 300 x 210 mm.

    Book ID: 4189
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  • Hard To Believe Too Old At Sixteen. by HORSFALL, Peter
    HORSFALL, Peter
    Hard To Believe Too Old At Sixteen.

    Durham: The Memoir Club, 1999. Hardback in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed to the title page, and inscribed by the author to 'My Mentor Douglas' to the front endpaper. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust jacket.
    The author's own telling of his thirty four years in the Coldstream Guards, (retiring as Major Quartermaster). Later he became Staff Superintendent at the House of Lords. Full of anecdotes - including some involving Margaret Thatcher, and members of the British Royal Family. With b/w and colour photos, and cartoons by Bill Tidy. 240 pages. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3296
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  • Hello Camel. by BANGERT, Christoph
    BANGERT, Christoph
    Hello Camel.

    Berlin: Kehrer Verlag, 2016. First edition. Christoph Bangert, is a German photojournalist who documents crises for international publications. This photo book is a response to being embedded with the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a documentary of human striving to create something approximating 'normality' in the face of violence and chaos. Decorated cloth. Signed and numbered to the title page. 225 of an unspecified limitation. Unpaginated. 320 by 245 mm (12½ by 9¾ inches). Comes wrapped in a proof page / printer's page from the production, with a camel printed upon it. Excellent condition.

    Book ID: 2481
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  • Het Toppunt der Beschaving prenten naar teekeningen van Louis Raemaekers uit de jaren van den wereld by RAEMAEKERS Louis
    RAEMAEKERS Louis
    Het Toppunt der Beschaving prenten naar teekeningen van Louis Raemaekers uit de jaren van den wereld Portfolio met 7 uitgaven

    Amsterdam: Uitgevers Maatschappy "Elsevier", 1916. Original portfolio, with 7 volumes, each containing 12 monochrome illustrations on 6 leaves and an original lithograph wrapper by L. RAEMAEKERS.
    The portfolio is stained and the burgundy cloth to the spine is splitting. Foxing inside. The bottom flap is also splitting but holding. The seven volumes are of differing edition and the covers in differing condition. Captions in English, German and Dutch. Eerste serie = Negende druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Tweede serie = Zesde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Vierde serie = vierde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, some staining to the bottom edge, but internally sound.…

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    Amsterdam: Uitgevers Maatschappy "Elsevier", 1916. Original portfolio, with 7 volumes, each containing 12 monochrome illustrations on 6 leaves and an original lithograph wrapper by L. RAEMAEKERS.
    The portfolio is stained and the burgundy cloth to the spine is splitting. Foxing inside. The bottom flap is also splitting but holding. The seven volumes are of differing edition and the covers in differing condition. Captions in English, German and Dutch. Eerste serie = Negende druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Tweede serie = Zesde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Vierde serie = vierde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, some staining to the bottom edge, but internally sound. Viefde serie = derde druk. 1916 Significant darkening and foxing to the covers. chipping to the bottom edge. Inside, first leaf detached but present. Chipping to the edge of this. The other leaves are sound. Zesde serie = derde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Zevende serie = eerste druk. 1917 Orange covers. Nice clean covers, internally sound.
    Raemaekers (1869 – 1956) became widely known as a political cartoonist during the First World War, first with his prints in De Telegraaf, later for the publications he made for the British propaganda agency Wellington House. After his death in July 1956 an obituary appeared in The Times: "It has been said that Louis Raemaekers was the only private individual who exerted a real and great influence on the course of the First World War. There were a dozen people—emperors, kings, statesmen, and military leaders—who unquestionably shaped policy and were in charge. But outside that circle of greats, Louis Raemaekers was the only man who, without title or status – and without any doubt – determined the destiny of the nations."
    410 by 320mm (16¼ by 12½ inches).

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  • Ink & Blood: A Book of Drawings. by SZYK, Arthur
    SZYK, Arthur
    Ink & Blood: A Book of Drawings.

    New York: The Heritage Press, 1946. First Edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Signed dedication by Szyk to the colophon. This copy was inscribed for Mrs Wiltz W. Wagner. In dark green library binding, with gilt title to spine. Inside stamps and ID from New Orleans Public Library. Illustrated sepia plates and several colour mounted. No slipcase. Some finger marks to index at front, otherwise in very ggod condition for an ex-library copy. 7 preliminary leaves, 3-18, [1] pages, 1 leaf colour frontispiece, LXXIV plates (some colour). 315 x 225 mm (12½ x 8¾ inches).

    It's assumed that the Mrs Wiltz W. Wagner is Helen Bell Wagner, wife of Wiltz Walker Wagner Snr, a New Orleans native. At the end…

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    New York: The Heritage Press, 1946. First Edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Signed dedication by Szyk to the colophon. This copy was inscribed for Mrs Wiltz W. Wagner. In dark green library binding, with gilt title to spine. Inside stamps and ID from New Orleans Public Library. Illustrated sepia plates and several colour mounted. No slipcase. Some finger marks to index at front, otherwise in very ggod condition for an ex-library copy. 7 preliminary leaves, 3-18, [1] pages, 1 leaf colour frontispiece, LXXIV plates (some colour). 315 x 225 mm (12½ x 8¾ inches).

    It's assumed that the Mrs Wiltz W. Wagner is Helen Bell Wagner, wife of Wiltz Walker Wagner Snr, a New Orleans native. At the end of World War II, Mr. Wagner served as New Orleans chairman of the 'Food for Famine Drive' for war-torn countries. Wiltz Walker Wagner Jr. Ph.D. (one of their sons) is Professor Emeritus
    USA Department of Pharmacology, University of South Alabama.

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    Book ID: 3925
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  • Khwab O Khayal or "Visions of the Past". by PHILLOTT, Lieut.-Colonel D. C.
    PHILLOTT, Lieut.-Colonel D. C.
    Khwab O Khayal or "Visions of the Past". Official Text-Book for the Examination of Civil and Military Officers by the Higher Standard Hindustani

    Calcutta: The Baptist Mission Press, 1911. First Edition. Hardback. Colonial British officers and civil servants who lived in India during this period were expected to learn to speak the Indian languages in order to communicate directly with their staff and men. Hindustani was the considered 'lingua franca', spoken as it was over much of the area which, at that time, constituted British India. Higher Standard Hindustani examinations remained, virtually unchanged, until 1947.

    Binding is tight and square. The paper covering the spine is split at the bottom. Boards are soiled but somewhat stained. The book has definitely been used as there are small / light pencil annotations to some pages. 220 x 135 mm (8¾ x 5¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2337
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  • Le 1er Mystérieux. by REYBAZ, G.-Jean
    REYBAZ, G.-Jean
    Le 1er Mystérieux. Souvenirs de Guerre d'un légionnaire Suisse.

    Paris: André Barry, 1932. First edition. Original soft covers now nicely bound within smart three quarter black morocco with mottled boards. Gilt titles to spine and ribbon bookmark. Copy # 3193 of 5300, printed on Alfa Fort. Illustrations by Hautot. Frontis illustration by Steinlen. 153 pages. 240 x 190 mm (9½ x 7½ inches). In an excellent condition. The Second Foreign Legion (also 2nd Foreign Legion, 2nd Foreign Brigade or Swiss Legion) was a Swiss unit within the French Army, created in France by Emperor Napoleon III in early 1855, to participate in the Crimean War. However, the war was over faster than expected. The 2nd Legion was therefore transformed into the 1st Foreign Regiment in 1856 and stationed…

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    Paris: André Barry, 1932. First edition. Original soft covers now nicely bound within smart three quarter black morocco with mottled boards. Gilt titles to spine and ribbon bookmark. Copy # 3193 of 5300, printed on Alfa Fort. Illustrations by Hautot. Frontis illustration by Steinlen. 153 pages. 240 x 190 mm (9½ x 7½ inches). In an excellent condition. The Second Foreign Legion (also 2nd Foreign Legion, 2nd Foreign Brigade or Swiss Legion) was a Swiss unit within the French Army, created in France by Emperor Napoleon III in early 1855, to participate in the Crimean War. However, the war was over faster than expected. The 2nd Legion was therefore transformed into the 1st Foreign Regiment in 1856 and stationed in Algeria. The unit, wearing a green uniform, retained its Swiss character until 1859. Première édition. Les couvertures souples d'origine sont maintenant joliment reliées à l'intérieur d'un élégant maroquin noir à trois quarts avec des planches mouchetées. Titres dorés au dos et signet en ruban. Exemplaire n° 3193 sur 5300, imprimé sur Alfa Fort. Illustrations de Hautot. Illustration frontispice par Steinlen. 153 pages. 240 x 190 mm. En excellent état. La Seconde Légion étrangère (également 2e Légion étrangère, 2e Brigade étrangère ou Légion suisse) était une unité suisse au sein de l'armée française, créée en France par l'empereur Napoléon III au début de l'année 1855, pour participer à la guerre de Crimée. Cependant, la guerre s'est terminée plus rapidement que prévu. La 2e Légion est donc transformée en 1er Régiment étranger en 1856 et stationnée en Algérie. L'unité, qui porte un uniforme vert, conserve son caractère suisse jusqu'en 1859.

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  • Les Cuirassiers de Lyon en 1914. by MICHOUD, Jean
    MICHOUD, Jean
    Les Cuirassiers de Lyon en 1914.

    Lyon: Librairie H. Lardanchet, 1926. First edition. Soft covers. Some pages uncut. Book covers and contents clean. 370 pages - 7 b/w plates. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches). Première édition. Couvertures souples. Certaines pages non coupées. Couvertures et contenu du livre propres. 370 pages - 7 planches. 200 x 150 mm

    Book ID: 3692
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  • A complete set (including the supplementary volumes) of this classic memoir of Napoleon
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène ou Journal, avec Suite au Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. by LAS CASES, Comte de
    LAS CASES, Comte de
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène ou Journal, avec Suite au Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène.

    Paris: H. Remy, 1821. 8 volumes of the Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène and 2 volumes of the Suite au Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. Complete. First Thus - H. Remy of Bruxelles edition. The ten volumes are in uniform red cloth, with blind stamped design to the boards and gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Unfortunately the final volume (V2. of the suite) has lost its spine. Each volume is 17cm x 10 cm. Generally, there is some cracking to the hinges, a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. Moderate foxing to each volume. There are a few other flaws, itemised in the collation below. (1). Memorial Tome premier. 1822. Frontis engraving: floor plan of Longwood. 350…

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    Paris: H. Remy, 1821. 8 volumes of the Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène and 2 volumes of the Suite au Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. Complete. First Thus - H. Remy of Bruxelles edition. The ten volumes are in uniform red cloth, with blind stamped design to the boards and gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Unfortunately the final volume (V2. of the suite) has lost its spine. Each volume is 17cm x 10 cm. Generally, there is some cracking to the hinges, a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. Moderate foxing to each volume. There are a few other flaws, itemised in the collation below. (1). Memorial Tome premier. 1822. Frontis engraving: floor plan of Longwood. 350 pages. (2). Memorial Tome Second. 1822. 330 pages. (3). Memorial Tome Troisieme. 1823. 320 pages. folding engraved map of the Campagne d'Italie (moderate foxing to map.) (4). Memorial Tome Quatrieme. 1823. 324 pages. (5). Memorial Tome Cinquieme. 1823. 332 pages. (6). Memorial Tome Sixieme. 1823. 326 pages. Slight weakness to the front hinge. (7). Memorial Tome Septieme. 1823. 323 pages. Closed tear and creasing to the rear end paper. (8). Memorial Tome Huitieme. 1823. 400 pages. Frontis folding Carte de L'Ile St Helene by a former engineer of Napoleon (from information by Marchand). Light to moderate foxing to the engraving. (9). Suite au Memorial. 1824. 468 pages. Frontis engraving of the Comte de Las Cases. (10). Suite au Memorial Tome II. 1825. 472 pages. lacks spine. Front board is held in place by thick archival tape. Each volume has the bookplate of Henri de Greeve. He was a Roman Catholic Priest, radio speaker on KRO in the 1930's and charity worker in The Netherlands. During the Second World War, he was interned because of his opposition to National Socialism. He died in 1974. A journal-memoir of the beginning of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile on Saint Helena. The core of the work transcribes Las Cases' near-daily conversations with the former Emperor on his life, his career, his political philosophy, and the conditions of his exile. First published in 1823 after Napoleon's death, the work was an immediate and continuing literary success, receiving multiple translations and appearing in new editions throughout the 19th century and into the 20th. The work entered the popular imagination as something like Napoleon's own personal and political testament, and as such became a founding text in the development of the Napoleon cult and the ideology of Bonapartism. 8 tomes du Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène et 2 tomes de la Suite au Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. Compléter. Premier Ainsi - édition H. Rémy de Bruxelles. Les dix volumes sont en toile rouge uniforme, avec un dessin estampé à froid sur les plats et un décor et des titres dorés au dos. Malheureusement le dernier tome (V2. de la suite) a perdu son dos. Chaque volume mesure 17 cm x 10 cm. Généralement, il y a des fissures aux charnières, une petite entaille à la tête et à la queue de la colonne vertébrale. Des rousseurs modérées à chaque volume. Il y a quelques autres défauts, détaillés dans la collation ci-dessous. (1). Premier Tome commémoratif. 1822. Gravure Frontis : plan d'étage de Longwood. 350 pages. (2). Tome commémoratif deuxième. 1822. 330 pages. (3). Mémorial Tome Troisieme. 1823. 320 pages. carte dépliante gravée de la Campagne d'Italie (rousseurs modérées à la carte.) (4). Mémorial Tome Quatrième. 1823. 324 pages. (5). Mémorial Tome Cinquième. 1823. 332 pages. (6). Mémorial Tome Sixième. 1823. 326 pages. Légère faiblesse à la charnière avant. (sept). Tome commémoratif septieme. 1823. 323 pages. Déchirure fermée et plis sur le papier de fin arrière. (8). Mémorial Tome Huitième. 1823. 400 pages. Carte pliante Frontis de L'Ile St Hélène par un ancien ingénieur de Napoléon (d'après les informations de Marchand). Des rousseurs légères à modérées à la gravure. (9). Suite au Mémorial. 1824. 468 pages. Gravure Frontis du Comte de Las Cases. (dix). Suite au Mémorial Tome II. 1825. 472 pages. manque de colonne vertébrale. Le panneau avant est maintenu en place par un ruban d'archivage épais. Chaque volume porte l'ex-libris d'Henri de Greeve. Il était prêtre catholique romain, conférencier radio sur KRO dans les années 1930 et travailleur caritatif aux Pays-Bas. Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il est interné en raison de son opposition au national-socialisme. Il meurt en 1974. Journal-mémoire du début de l'exil de Napoléon Bonaparte à Sainte-Hélène. Le cœur de l'œuvre retranscrit les conversations quasi quotidiennes de Las Cases avec l'ancien empereur sur sa vie, sa carrière, sa philosophie politique et les conditions de son exil. Publié pour la première fois en 1823 après la mort de Napoléon, l'ouvrage connut un succès littéraire immédiat et continu, recevant de multiples traductions et apparaissant dans de nouvelles éditions tout au long du XIXe siècle et jusqu'au XXe. L'ouvrage est entré dans l'imaginaire populaire comme quelque chose comme le testament personnel et politique de Napoléon, et en tant que tel est devenu un texte fondateur dans le développement du culte napoléonien et de l'idéologie du bonapartisme.

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  • Mobilizing Social Services in Wartime. A Symposium. by KUMARAPPA, J. M.
    KUMARAPPA, J. M.
    Mobilizing Social Services in Wartime. A Symposium.

    Bombay: Tata Graduate School of Social Work, 1943. First Edition. A collection of essays on important issues for social care in wartime. Edited by Kumarappa. A scarce item in itself. There are no copies available online at the time of cataloguing. This copy has a gift inscription to Lady Mountbatten. Original dust wrapper. A little marking and edge wear, with a mark particularly to the front cover. A little darkening to the wrapper. The book itself is in a good, clean condition. Slight darkening of the wartime economy pages. Gift inscription is neatly written to the front end paper. (Nb. Inscription is from the Tata Institute of Social Science - not Kumarappa himself). Edwina Mountbatten, Countess of Burma, was…

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    Bombay: Tata Graduate School of Social Work, 1943. First Edition. A collection of essays on important issues for social care in wartime. Edited by Kumarappa. A scarce item in itself. There are no copies available online at the time of cataloguing. This copy has a gift inscription to Lady Mountbatten. Original dust wrapper. A little marking and edge wear, with a mark particularly to the front cover. A little darkening to the wrapper. The book itself is in a good, clean condition. Slight darkening of the wartime economy pages. Gift inscription is neatly written to the front end paper. (Nb. Inscription is from the Tata Institute of Social Science - not Kumarappa himself). Edwina Mountbatten, Countess of Burma, was involved in Social Service and the St John's Ambulance during the Second World War, and remained very involved for the rest of her life. Her husband was the last Viceroy of India, and orchestrated the partition. This book was given to her about a month after partition. Jagdisan Mohandas Kumarappa (1886–1957) was an erudite scholar and a passionate social reformer. He championed the cause of social work education and criminology as the director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. This was the first school of Social Work in Asia, and remains India's top school of Social work. 160 pages. 240 x 170 mm (9½ x 6¾ inches).

    . Une collection d'essais sur des questions importantes pour l'aide sociale en temps de guerre. Édité par Kumarappa. Un article rare en soi (il n'y a pas d'exemplaires au moment du catalogage), cet exemplaire porte une inscription de cadeau à Lady Mountbatten. Emballage original en poussière. Quelques marques et usures sur les bords, avec une marque en particulier sur la couverture avant. La couverture est un peu plus foncée. Le livre lui-même est en bon état, propre. Léger assombrissement des pages relatives à l'économie de guerre. Une inscription cadeau a été proprement inscrite sur la première page de garde. (Nb. L'inscription provient du Tata Institute of Social Science - et non de Kumarappa lui-même). Edwina Mountbatten, comtesse de Birmanie, s'est impliquée dans le service social et l'Ambulance Saint-Jean pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, et est restée très impliquée jusqu'à la fin de sa vie. Son mari a été le dernier vice-roi des Indes et a orchestré la partition. Ce livre lui a été offert environ un mois après la partition. Jagdisan Mohandas Kumarappa (1886-1957) était un érudit et un réformateur social passionné. Il a défendu la cause de l'enseignement du travail social et de la criminologie en tant que directeur de l'Institut Tata des sciences sociales. Il s'agissait de la première école de travail social en Asie, et elle reste la première école de travail social en Inde. 160 pages. 240 x 170 mm

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