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Maritime & Military

Rare books on military and naval campaigns & endeavours, including colour plate books on costume, works featuring military plans and maps, biographies of famous campaigners, plus related architecture and engineering.

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  1. First edition, first issue (dedication dated 20. September). 8vo, [16], [6](list of subscribers), [2] (blank), 286, [2](publisher's advertisement, blank), with a hand-coloured copper-engraved frontispiece and 20 partly hand-coloured copper-engraved plates on 17 sheets; pencil drawing of a mounted soldier to front free endpaper; some light spotting, small marginal mark to pl. 1; contemporary speckled calf, spine ruled in gilt, gilt morocco lettering-piece, edges gilt; edges a little rubbed, corners bumped, a few small scuffs, nonetheless a very good copy with fine provenance.

    £1,250
  2. First edition. Landscape 4to. (21.5 x 31.5 cm) , 20 chromolithographs after Simkin, including title-page vignette, extra-illustrated with the complete set of 20 original watercolour drawings by Simkin, handsomely bound by Riviere in full crushed red levant morocco, gilt extra, broad gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, slipcase, joints lightly rubbed, a unique item in fine condition.

    £6,500
  3. First edition. 8vo., v, 88 pp., ads at end, 9 maps (1 double-page), 6 plates (3 double-page), original pictorial wrappers (edges worn), a very good example.

    £675
  4. First edition, 8vo., xix, [1], 326, [2 blank] pp., Preface by Harry Calvert, Adjutant-General, on behalf of His Royal Highness, the Prince Regent, offsetting and tape residue to upper endpapers and the odd spot to last few leaves, otherwise remarkably clean, contemporary marbled boards in modern half calf to style, red letting piece to spine gilt, original marbled edges.

    £450
  5. 8vo (165 x 250 mm); 3pp., on royal monogrammed paper, creased across centre resulting from previous fold, one spot to opening page, otherwise fine.

    £2,800
  6. First edition; two parts in 1 vol; folio (43 x 29 cm). Frontispiece, title, pp. [12], 196; title, pp. 244, [2], with 41 engraved plans and maps, most double page, including large folding map of Paris; tear to corner of one leaf without affecting the text. Contemporary red morocco gilt, gilt monogram to covers, spine in seven compartments, green morocco label to second, others richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt.

    £19,500
  7. Folio (48 x 37 cm), title-page, 15 chromolithographed plates, all numbered and captioned, hinges slightly loose, original blindstamped brown cloth gilt lettered and decorated on upper cover, corners worn and rubbed, a very good attractive

    £3,750
  8. First edition. Large folio (54 x 40 cm), pictorial title, dedication, decorative head- and tailpieces, 13 hand-coloured lithographs after Charles Aubry and Karl Leoillot, of military subjects, each surrounded with a broad border of vignettes, contemporary red morocco backed marbled boards, some slight fading to top edges of boards.

    £2,250
 

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