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    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.

    Condition: In a very good unclipped dust jacket; internally in an as new condition.

    Book ID: 2293
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  • Angst by CHEVALLIER, Gabriel.
    CHEVALLIER, Gabriel.
    Angst Vertaling van M. W. Vos

    Edition: First Thus

    N.V. De Arbeiderspers: Amsterdam: 1937. First Edition Thus (Dutch translation). Softback with paper wraps showing a period illustration of No Man's Land by Mohr. This work, first published in 1930 under the original title La Peur shows strong autobiographical elements. It tells the story of a young man, who inspired by the euphoric mood of France in 1914, signed up to fight. Chevallier wrote about trench warfare with an honest, open, but also bitter undertone. It is appropriate that the work was published by Arbeiderspers - the Dutch Socialist publisher. This copy was from the archives of the publisher, and bears a stamp to this effect on the half title page. In later editions, the work was entitled 'Heldenangst' - 'Heroic Fear' 22cm x 16cm. 284pp.

    Condition: The paper wrappers are a little nicked to the edges, and there is creasing to the paper on the spine. Internally, the book is clean and tidy throughout. Many pages are uncut.

    Book ID: 1966
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  • Beschryving der stad Bergen op den Zoom. Verrykt met een omstandig bericht van het beleg dier vesting door de Franschen in den Jaare 1747. by FOKKE SIMONSZ., A.
    FOKKE SIMONSZ., A.
    Beschryving der stad Bergen op den Zoom. Verrykt met een omstandig bericht van het beleg dier vesting door de Franschen in den Jaare 1747. Kunnende dienen tot een supplement op de Vaderlandsche Historie door J. Wagenaar.

    Amsterdam: Arend Fokke Simonsz, 1780. First edition. Original stiff card boards, flaking spine and rubbing to the edges. Discreet library stamp to the front end paper and title page. Previous owners annotation to the top edge of the title page. With Siege map & 9 other folding engravings relating to the French siege and the bombardment of the city. Lacks one folding plate (plate 32). Clean and tidy inside. (III)+90+(2) pp

    Book ID: 3276
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  • British Naval Biography by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    British Naval Biography Comprising the Lives of the Most Distinguished Admirals, from Howard to Codrington: With an outline of the Naval History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.

    London: Scott, Webster and Geary, 1840. Second Edition. Attractive full leather binding with blind stamped boards and gilt decoration. All edges gilt. Frontis engraving of Admiral Codrington. Engraved title page with a vignette of the Battle of the Nile by Davenport. Second title. X, 665 pp. - 135 by 850mm (5¼ by 33½ inches).

    Condition: There is a touch of rubbing to the edges of the binding, and a touch of darkening to the page edges. Otherwise in excellent condition.

    Book ID: 2256
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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. 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.

    Condition: 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.

    Book ID: 2172
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  • Dictionnaire Historique des Sièges et des Batailles mémorables de l'histoire ancienne ou Anecdotes Militaires de tous les peuples du monde by LA CROIX. Jean-François de
    LA CROIX. Jean-François de
    Dictionnaire Historique des Sièges et des Batailles mémorables de l'histoire ancienne ou Anecdotes Militaires de tous les peuples du monde 3 volumes. Complete.

    Paris: Chez Vincent, 1771. Three volumes. First Edition. Contemporary full leather. 6 raised bands to spines with gilt detail and burgundy labels. Marbled end papers. Plan of the Battle of Fontenoy in volume 2. The Table Alphabetique is to the end of volume 1. Overall in excellent condition, with a touch of rubbing / creasing to the spines only. Slight bowing to the board of volume 1. Volume 3 has a ring (from glass) to front board. Internally clean and tidy. Sporadic but light foxing / darkening to pages. Very interesting dictionary, its purpose being to list all the great battles of ancient and modern history; there are even several entrances to America (Quebec, Louisbourg, Rio, Cartagena de Indias).…

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    Paris: Chez Vincent, 1771. Three volumes. First Edition. Contemporary full leather. 6 raised bands to spines with gilt detail and burgundy labels. Marbled end papers. Plan of the Battle of Fontenoy in volume 2. The Table Alphabetique is to the end of volume 1. Overall in excellent condition, with a touch of rubbing / creasing to the spines only. Slight bowing to the board of volume 1. Volume 3 has a ring (from glass) to front board. Internally clean and tidy. Sporadic but light foxing / darkening to pages. Very interesting dictionary, its purpose being to list all the great battles of ancient and modern history; there are even several entrances to America (Quebec, Louisbourg, Rio, Cartagena de Indias). In addition, the notes are quite remarkably written, and are not mere definitions: "Similar to those destructive torrents that overthrow everything that stands in the way of their impetuous course, the disciples of Muhammad carried desolation and death to the provinces of the Roman Empire."
    xxxii, 670, [2]., 702., 352. pp. 175 by 110 mm (7 by 4¼ inches). Trois tomes. 1ère édition. Plein cuir contemporain. Avec détail doré et étiquettes bordeaux. Gardes marbrées. Plan de la Bataille de Fontenoy dans le tome 2. La Table Alphabétique est à la fin du tome 1. Dans l'ensemble en excellent état, avec une touche de frottement/pliage aux dos uniquement. Léger s'inclinant au plat du tome 1. Le tome 3 a un anneau (de verre) au plat avant. Intérieurement propre et rangé. Rousseurs sporadiques mais légères / assombrissement des pages. Dictionnaire très intéressant, son but étant de répertorier toutes les grandes batailles de l'histoire ancienne et moderne ; il y a même plusieurs portes d'entrée vers l'Amérique (Québec, Louisbourg, Rio, Carthagène des Indes). De plus, les notes sont d'une écriture tout à fait remarquable, et ne sont pas de simples définitions : Semblables à ces torrents destructeurs qui renversent tout ce qui s'oppose à leur cours impétueux, les disciples de Mahomet ont porté la désolation et la mort dans les provinces de l'Empire romain. xxxii, 670, [2]., 702., 352. p. 175 x 110 mm

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    Book ID: 2376
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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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  • Etudes de Boches - 16 aquarelles de Louveau-Rouveyre. by LOUVEAU-EOUVEYRE, Marcel Eugene
    LOUVEAU-EOUVEYRE, Marcel Eugene
    Etudes de Boches - 16 aquarelles de Louveau-Rouveyre. Verdun and the Somme 1916

    France: 1916. An album of original sketches by Marcel Eurgene Louveau-Rouveyre (1881-1956). Comprising seven watercolour sketches and nine graphite drawings, all signed and all but one dated. Mainly captioned "Prisonnier Allemand" [German prisoner], "Malades allemands" [Wounded Germans], "au travail" [at work] or similar. The images, on various different papers, are all tipped into a note book, with brown card wraps, titled to the front in red and black crayon. It seems likely that the images were made in the rear of the front line trenches, where wounded soldiers were treated, prisoners processed etc. Louveau-Rouveyre was a French painter, etcher, copperplate engraver and watercolourist. He was active in Paris, and studied under Jean Benjamin Constant, Leon Bonnat and Jean Paul Laurens.…

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    France: 1916. An album of original sketches by Marcel Eurgene Louveau-Rouveyre (1881-1956). Comprising seven watercolour sketches and nine graphite drawings, all signed and all but one dated. Mainly captioned "Prisonnier Allemand" [German prisoner], "Malades allemands" [Wounded Germans], "au travail" [at work] or similar. The images, on various different papers, are all tipped into a note book, with brown card wraps, titled to the front in red and black crayon. It seems likely that the images were made in the rear of the front line trenches, where wounded soldiers were treated, prisoners processed etc. Louveau-Rouveyre was a French painter, etcher, copperplate engraver and watercolourist. He was active in Paris, and studied under Jean Benjamin Constant, Leon Bonnat and Jean Paul Laurens. The paper covers are somewhat chipped to the corners, and the front spine edge has been repaired with archival tape. Inside, the watercolours and sketches are in very good condition, with slight markings to the album pages and where affixed etc. 315 x 245 mm (12½ x 9¾ inches). Un album de croquis originaux de Marcel Eurgène Louveau-Rouveyre (1881-1956). Comprenant sept aquarelles et neuf dessins au graphite, tous signés et tous datés sauf un. Principalement légendé "Prisonnier Allemand", "Malades allemands", "au travail" ou similaire. Les images, sur divers papiers différents, sont toutes placées dans un cahier, avec des enveloppes de cartes brunes, titrées au recto au crayon rouge et noir. Il semble probable que les images aient été réalisées à l'arrière des tranchées de première ligne, où les soldats blessés étaient soignés, les prisonniers traités, etc. Louveau-Rouveyre était un peintre, aquafortiste, graveur sur cuivre et aquarelliste français. Il a été actif à Paris et a étudié auprès de Jean Benjamin Constant, Léon Bonnat et Jean Paul Laurens. Les couvertures en papier sont quelque peu ébréchées aux coins et le bord du dos a été réparé avec du ruban d'archives. A l'intérieur, les aquarelles et les croquis sont en très bon état, avec de légères marques sur les pages de l'album et où apposé etc. 315 x 245 mm

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    Book ID: 3199
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  • Gejaad door de Stukas by BROEKAERT, Arthur
    BROEKAERT, Arthur
    Gejaad door de Stukas

    Brugge: Cultura H. Cayman Seynave, 1941. lovely copy of this first edition. Clean and tidy cream covers with woodcut design to the front board. No significant damage. Softback with integral dust wrapper. Frontis portrait. Illustrated throughout with line drawings. Arthur Broekaert (1894-1977) was a Flemish nationalist doctor, musician and author, known for his novel about Jan Palfijn, the Kortrijk doctor who invented the forceps. "Gejaad door de Stukas" is the war diary (May 10, 1940 - July 29, 1940) of Dr. Broekaert, who was enlisted as a sergeant in 1940 at the 16th Reserve Lazaret and experienced the journey of thousands of refugees to southern France. This war testimony is illustrated with drawings by René De Pauw (1887-1946), Belgian…

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    Brugge: Cultura H. Cayman Seynave, 1941. lovely copy of this first edition. Clean and tidy cream covers with woodcut design to the front board. No significant damage. Softback with integral dust wrapper. Frontis portrait. Illustrated throughout with line drawings. Arthur Broekaert (1894-1977) was a Flemish nationalist doctor, musician and author, known for his novel about Jan Palfijn, the Kortrijk doctor who invented the forceps. "Gejaad door de Stukas" is the war diary (May 10, 1940 - July 29, 1940) of Dr. Broekaert, who was enlisted as a sergeant in 1940 at the 16th Reserve Lazaret and experienced the journey of thousands of refugees to southern France. This war testimony is illustrated with drawings by René De Pauw (1887-1946), Belgian painter and draftsman. It appeared in May 1941, one year after the dramatic events described in it. 144 pages. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

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    Book ID: 3267
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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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  • Histoire de La Cavalerie Belge, by CRUYPLANTS, Capitaine E.
    CRUYPLANTS, Capitaine E.
    Histoire de La Cavalerie Belge, au service de l'Autriche, de la France, des Pays-Bas et pendant les premières années de Notre Nationalité

    Bruxelles: Spineux & Cie, 1883. Second edition. Originally a softback, recently rebound as a hardback, with the original covers laid onto the front and rear boards. matching titles to the spine. Beautifully illustrated with six full colour chromolithographs about the Belgian Cavalleria, its history, its creation, its participation in the most important political and military events in the country, its service to different countries such as Austria, France, etc. its groups, the most important Belgian gentlemen, their decorations etc. Binding is new, internally, mainly in very good condition, with a few minor creases and a touch of edge wear. The last two leaves have very small tape repairs to the top edge. Discrete ownership stamp for Col. Henri-Jaspar and…

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    Bruxelles: Spineux & Cie, 1883. Second edition. Originally a softback, recently rebound as a hardback, with the original covers laid onto the front and rear boards. matching titles to the spine. Beautifully illustrated with six full colour chromolithographs about the Belgian Cavalleria, its history, its creation, its participation in the most important political and military events in the country, its service to different countries such as Austria, France, etc. its groups, the most important Belgian gentlemen, their decorations etc. Binding is new, internally, mainly in very good condition, with a few minor creases and a touch of edge wear. The last two leaves have very small tape repairs to the top edge. Discrete ownership stamp for Col. Henri-Jaspar and separate ex libris to the front end paper. xii, 424 pp. 265 x 175 mm (10½ x 7 inches). Deuxième édition. À l'origine un broché, récemment rebondi sous forme de livre cartonné, avec les couvertures d'origine posées sur les planches avant et arrière. titres assortis à la colonne vertébrale. Magnifiquement illustré de six chromolithographies en couleurs sur la Cavalleria belge, son histoire, sa création, sa participation aux événements politiques et militaires les plus importants du pays, son service dans différents pays comme l'Autriche, la France, etc. ses groupes, les plus messieurs belges importants, leurs décorations etc. La reliure est neuve, intérieurement, principalement en très bon état, avec quelques plis mineurs et une touche d'usure des bords. Les deux dernières feuilles ont de très petites réparations de ruban sur le bord supérieur. Cachet de propriété discret pour le colonel Henri-Jaspar et ex libris séparé sur le premier papier. xii, 424 pages 265 x 175 mm

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    Book ID: 3141
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  • It Was Wartime Then by GORDON-DUFF, John
    GORDON-DUFF, John
    It Was Wartime Then

    Salisbury: Michael Russell (Publishing) Ltd, 1986. Memoir. Owners bookplate to the front end paper, signed by the author on the title page, some fading to the spine, illustrated with b/w photographs throughout. 111. pp
    220 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    Condition: Very good

    Book ID: 2039
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  • La France Maritime by GREHAN, Amedee
    GREHAN, Amedee
    La France Maritime

    Paris: Chez Postel, 1838. Mixed Edition. Text in French. Half leather, with gilt illustrations to the spine of each. Each of the volumes has both a title page and an engraved title.
    Vol 1 is a second edition, the remaining volumes are first edition. Vol 1. (1838) 58 plates, as called for. Vol 2.(1837) 46 plates, as called for. Vol 3. (1837) 46, Does not conform to table (but nor does any other online listing or library holding) Vol 4. (1842) 51 plates. Table states 52 required. ALL online copies have differing numbers of plates to their collation. Our set has more plates than any other listing. A total of 201 plates, including a hand coloured plate of…

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    Paris: Chez Postel, 1838. Mixed Edition. Text in French. Half leather, with gilt illustrations to the spine of each. Each of the volumes has both a title page and an engraved title.
    Vol 1 is a second edition, the remaining volumes are first edition. Vol 1. (1838) 58 plates, as called for. Vol 2.(1837) 46 plates, as called for. Vol 3. (1837) 46, Does not conform to table (but nor does any other online listing or library holding) Vol 4. (1842) 51 plates. Table states 52 required. ALL online copies have differing numbers of plates to their collation. Our set has more plates than any other listing. A total of 201 plates, including a hand coloured plate of flags. One gather is detached but present. The bindings each have bumping to the edges, but overall are in attractive, sound condition. Internally clean and tidy, with some foxing, quite heavy in parts. ii, 1-408, ii, 1-408, ii, 1-408, 1-412 pp. 275 by 195mm (10¾ by 7¾ inches). Édition mixte. Texte en français. Demi cuir, avec illustrations dorées au dos de chacun. Chacun des volumes possède à la fois une page de titre et un titre gravé.
    Le Vol 1 est une deuxième édition, les volumes restants sont une première édition. Vol 1. (1838) 58 planches, comme demandé. Vol 2. (1837) 46 planches, comme demandé. Vol 3. (1837) 46, N'est pas conforme au tableau (mais pas plus qu'aucune autre liste en ligne ou bibliothèque) Vol 4. (1842) 51 planches. Le tableau indique 52 requis. TOUTES les copies en ligne ont un nombre différent de plaques dans leur collation. Notre ensemble a plus d'assiettes que toute autre liste. Un total de 201 plaques, dont une plaque de drapeaux colorée à la main. Une section est détachée mais toujours là. Les reliures ont chacune des chocs sur les bords, mais dans l'ensemble, elles sont en bon état et en bon état. Intérieur propre et bien rangé, avec quelques rousseurs, assez lourdes par endroits. ii, 1-408, ii, 1-408, ii, 1-408, 1-412 pages 275 par 195 mm

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    Book ID: 2274
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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. 153 pages. 240 x 190 mm (9½ x 7½ inches). In an excellent condition. Première édition. Couvertures souples originales maintenant joliment reliées dans un élégant maroquin noir aux trois quarts avec des plats marbrés. Titres dorés au dos et marque-page ruban. Copie n° 3193 sur 5300, imprimée sur Alfa Fort. Illustrations de Hautot. 153 pages. 240 x 190 mm (9½ x 7½ pouces). Dans un excellent état.

    Book ID: 2899
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  • A scarce and very early warning of the danger for Jews in Nazi Germany
    Le IIIe Reich et les Juifs by Comite pour la Defense des Droits des Juifs
    Comite pour la Defense des Droits des Juifs
    Le IIIe Reich et les Juifs Essai d'une Documentation

    Anvers: Comite pour la Defense des Droits des Juifs, 1933. Original paper covers, covered in protective glassine. This very early documentary account, records the initial actions of Nazi Germany against the Jews (in the same year that they took power). The book also contains comments and supporting documents from around the world, and accounts of Jews in academia etc. There are estimates of the number of Jews in important German towns, and numbers involved in mixed marriages. "The fate of the Germans Jews is indissolubly connected to the humanity of civilisation" (avant-propos). Very good clean condition inside and out 238 pages. 205 by 135mm (8 by 5¼ inches). Couvertures en papier d'origine, recouvertes de protection. Ce récit documentaire très…

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    Anvers: Comite pour la Defense des Droits des Juifs, 1933. Original paper covers, covered in protective glassine. This very early documentary account, records the initial actions of Nazi Germany against the Jews (in the same year that they took power). The book also contains comments and supporting documents from around the world, and accounts of Jews in academia etc. There are estimates of the number of Jews in important German towns, and numbers involved in mixed marriages. "The fate of the Germans Jews is indissolubly connected to the humanity of civilisation" (avant-propos). Very good clean condition inside and out 238 pages. 205 by 135mm (8 by 5¼ inches). Couvertures en papier d'origine, recouvertes de protection. Ce récit documentaire très ancien, enregistre les premières actions de l'Allemagne nazie contre les Juifs (la même année où ils ont pris le pouvoir). Le livre contient également des commentaires et des documents justificatifs du monde entier, ainsi que des récits de Juifs dans les universités, etc. Il existe des estimations du nombre de Juifs dans d'importantes villes allemandes et du nombre de personnes impliquées dans des mariages mixtes. « Le sort des Juifs allemands est indissolublement lié à l'humanité de la civilisation » (avant-propos). Très bon état de propreté intérieur et extérieur 238 pages. 205 par 135 mm

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    Book ID: 2270
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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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  • Narrative of the Field Operations connected with the Zulu War of 1879 by HMSO
    HMSO
    Narrative of the Field Operations connected with the Zulu War of 1879

    London: HMSO, 1907. Second edition. Original red blind stamped buckram boards with gilt titles to spine. Adverts to the end papers. 7 large folding sheets (complete) are held in a pocket inside the rear board. 174, iv. pp. 240 by 155mm (9½ by 6 inches).

    Condition: The boards are in very good clean condition. Internally also very good, with a touch of foxing only. The folding maps to the rear pocket are slightly darkened.

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  • Secret Despatches from Arabia. by [LAWRENCE, T.E.]
    [LAWRENCE, T.E.]
    Secret Despatches from Arabia. Published by Permission of the Foreign Office

    London: 1939. Nice copy of this numbered limited first edition from The Golden Cockerel Press. Cream boards with quarter Niger leather spine and gilt titles by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The black leather is in excellent condition, but the cream boards are a little rubbed on the corners, and slightly soiled. Still attractive though. The end papers have stains where tape has been used (it seems to hold a previous cover). Otherwise the book is in very good clean condition. #458 / 1000 copies. Printed on Arnold's mould made paper. Top edge gilt. Frontis photograph of Lawrence. 173, [2], pp. 255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches).

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  • Sino-Japanese Disturbances Souvenir Album by TANAKA, Ryozo. (Ed.)
    TANAKA, Ryozo. (Ed.)
    Sino-Japanese Disturbances Souvenir Album

    Shanghai: Huahe: 1932. First edition. This appears to be a deluxe edition for the home market. The binding is in snakeskin, with purple ribbon binding intact. Japanese titles to the outside and image of soldiers helmet and straw hat. 2 red & black maps, (one of Cha-Pei & one entitled "map of Sino-Japanese distuarbances (sic), Shanghai") + 48 pp. of black and white photographs depicting the Japanese invasion of Shanghai. Captions are in Japanese and English. 265 by 190mm (10½ by 7½ inches). unpaginated but title, 2 maps, 47 leaves of photographs (printed on one side & 1 leaf colophon

    Condition: Overall in excellent condition. There is a tiny loss to the top and bottom edge of the spine. Very small split to the binding edge. A couple of marks to the cover - but overall in excellent condition.

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  • Souvenirs de Guerre, Notes de guerre, Journeés Mémorables by BROUTIER, Auguste
    BROUTIER, Auguste
    Souvenirs de Guerre, Notes de guerre, Journeés Mémorables [Manuscript diaries of the Somme, Verdun etc.]

    1918. Handwritten diary of World War I of a French officer Auguste Broutier. Handwritten diary of a French Officer of 125 Infantry, Sector 66, 20 section. Specialties: Observer, Grenadier, Canon VB, Bombardier, Carpenter, Carpenter. Cuisto. 1914-1919. Three volumes each with a red label on the front cover with handwritten titles and with squared paper. Different sizes and covers in black leather and imitation leather. Handwritten Entries Vol 1 34pp. Vol II 19 pp of manuscript entries, Vol III 11pp of entries, all volumes written largely in ink in a neat and tidy hand. Two volumes with pressed flowers, including poppies. Vol III without a free front cover page, allowing the cover to separate from the block of text, although still…

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    1918. Handwritten diary of World War I of a French officer Auguste Broutier. Handwritten diary of a French Officer of 125 Infantry, Sector 66, 20 section. Specialties: Observer, Grenadier, Canon VB, Bombardier, Carpenter, Carpenter. Cuisto. 1914-1919. Three volumes each with a red label on the front cover with handwritten titles and with squared paper. Different sizes and covers in black leather and imitation leather. Handwritten Entries Vol 1 34pp. Vol II 19 pp of manuscript entries, Vol III 11pp of entries, all volumes written largely in ink in a neat and tidy hand. Two volumes with pressed flowers, including poppies. Vol III without a free front cover page, allowing the cover to separate from the block of text, although still securely attached. The diaries, written after the fact, recount memorable days from 1914 onwards, interspersed with longer accounts of key actions; 4 pp, Phase of the Battle of Verdun; 2 pp, Attaque de Champagne April 16, 1917; Souvenir of Coussaint. November 1, 1915, 3pp "La reléve d'un trenchée en Hiver"; Souvenir d'automne October 24, 1915 Infirmary; 4 pp, February 5, 1918 Done in the village of Lébricourt, advanced point of the French lines. Numerous white sheets in volumes II and III. We have a translation of several extracts. One of the things that most excited us about these diaries, is that the pressed flowers include poppies, perhaps taken from Verdun or the Somme around the time of the battle. The most moving symbol of the battlefields of Flanders. 145 x 95 mm (5¾ x 3¾ inches).

    Extracts: "The relief of a trench in winter 1914-1915." "Bad weather, cold, so dark that you could not see a metre in front of you, & the machine guns. It was necessary to forget the hard work of the lucrative professions. Night approached, the chef poured soup and bread, then smoked beef, a small ration each & to finish the meal a litre of good wine. The captain arrived, the chiefs of each section quickly prepare a silent whistle and the procession sets off again in the darkness of the night. At this point all conversations cease. Everyone is in control and is plunged into complete silence." They have arrived in the area of the fire zone - no cigarettes so so as not to show their position to the Bosche... "we had difficulty moving forward, the road had countless ruts which had filled with water, and slowed our advance and we did not want to take a bath , which would not be favorable because of the cold. You had to go fast so as not to get trapped. The weather persists every day, the water falls without stopping. We are stuck in the mud (up to our ankles). Finally, after many superhuman efforts, we arrive at the communication trench. Here we feel a certain ease, we will soon arrive." The diaries report firsthand the horrors of the Western Front, from the point of view of the French soldiers. Broutier left for the front in August 1914 and was soon injured and hospitalized. In 1915, he fought in Belgium and spent from January to March in the trenches. He writes that they were relieved by the English, spending some six days in liaison with them. In September and October, Broutier is engaged in the battle of Loos, and is wounded a second time, sent to the hospital of Lourdes. There is a long description of his stay there. He tells of his departure for the depot, the passage of his commission, his arrival at his parents and his return to the depot in Poitiers. In 1916, Auguste was in Verdun, and he provides a four-page account. Below is a translation of an extract on March 20, "the enemy tries to turn our flank to the left in the Malancourt Avocourt sector. On May 20, they entered the Bois de Malancourt. on the 22nd they established a toe hold at Haucourt. On the 28th they attacked on the Malancourt front but without success. We attacked in our turn on the 29th and re-took a part of the Avocourt wood. On May 31, the Germans completely occupied the village of Malancourt. On April 1, they launched themselves on the fort of Vaux." On the night of the 24th day / 25th May, at Villers in Belgium, he wrote "We are under a rolling barrage of fire, it is appalling. It is very bad for the Macchabies (the Jews). The whole division is in line, we fear an attack from the Fritzes ". In August 1918, Broutier wrote "Boche planes bombed the villages. 17 dead and 35 wounded... What a loss was caused to the Macchabies. We buried them as we went along. We had to collect considerable equipment, batteries, machine gunes etc." On August 8, 1918, the newspapers recorded the" great Somme offensive" alongside the British 4th Army. At 5 o'clock in the morning a terrible barrage begins, "of all caliber". At 6 o'clock in the morning "the waves separate and simultaneously the advance is rapid" the first prisoners immediately pour in. We are thrown against their batteries, "les tireurs sont cloues a leurs pieces", literally the gun crews are nailed to their pieces. The writing is lively and familiar, giving a strong picture of events in a rather dashing style. He writes of the Armistice "Le Novembre le 11 a 11 heiress du matin suspension des hostilities = armistice a Seloigne Belgique" Journal manuscrit de la Première Guerre mondiale d'un officier français Auguste Broutier. Journal manuscrit d'un Officier Français de 125 Infanterie, Secteur 66, section 20. Spécialités : Observateur, Grenadier, Canon VB, Bombardier, Charpentier, Charpentier. Cuisto. 1914-1919. Trois volumes chacun avec une étiquette rouge sur le premier plat avec des titres manuscrits et avec du papier quadrillé. Différentes tailles et housses en cuir noir et simili cuir. Entrées manuscrites Vol 1 34pp. Vol II 19 pp d'entrées manuscrites, Vol III 11pp d'entrées, tous les volumes écrits en grande partie à l'encre d'une main propre et bien rangée. Deux volumes à fleurs pressées, dont des coquelicots. Vol III sans page de couverture libre, permettant à la couverture de se séparer du bloc de texte, bien que toujours solidement attachée. Les journaux, écrits après coup, racontent des jours mémorables à partir de 1914, entrecoupés de récits plus longs d'actions clés ; 4 pp, Phase de la bataille de Verdun ; 2 pp, Attaque de Champagne 16 avril 1917 ; Souvenir de Coussaint. 1er novembre 1915, 3pp "La relave d'un tranchée en Hiver"; Souvenir d'automne 24 octobre 1915 Infirmerie; 4 pp, 5 février 1918 Fait au village de Lébricourt, point avancé des lignes françaises. Nombreuses feuilles blanches dans les tomes II et III. Nous avons une traduction de plusieurs extraits. L'une des choses qui nous a le plus enthousiasmés dans ces journaux, c'est que les fleurs pressées comprennent des coquelicots, peut-être pris à Verdun ou dans la Somme à l'époque de la bataille. Le symbole le plus émouvant des champs de bataille de Flandre. 145 x 95 mm - Sur notre site vous trouverez plus d'informations / extraits

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