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  • Pax Britannica: the Climax of an Empire; Heaven's Command: an Imperial Progress; Farewell the Trumpets.

    MORRIS, James.
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    The Pax Britannica trilogy. James (later Jan) Morris was a British historian, author and travel writer. Educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, a...

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  • A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    CHURCHILL, Winston.
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    A rousing account of the early history of Britain, the work describes the great men and women of the past and their impact on the development of t...

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  • The Second World War.

    CHURCHILL, Winston.
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    This magnum opus took the ageing Churchill some years to complete although he started making copious notes as early as 1940. Interestingly enough ...

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  • Remarks on the Scope and Uses of Military Literature and History.

    [MILITARY HISTORY].
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    Calcutta imprint - very rare. One of three known copies of a Calcutta-printed treatise on the history and 'Science of War'. The words, taken from a...

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  • Bond-Certificate Campaign.

    [American Commission on Irish Independence].
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    God Irrevocably Fixed the Boundaries of IRELAND'. A rare political pamphlet promoting the first American bond-drive to finance the newly declared I...

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  • A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion,

    SIMES, Thomas.
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    With royal provenance. 'From the rebellious conduct of the Americans it appears to me there is a great necessity of publishing something of this ki...

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  • Affidavit for a patent to secure buildings against fire, 5th January 1809.

    CONGREVE, Sir William.
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    The first sprinkler system. A signed and dated affidavit to patent a 'mode of construction or arrangement for any building, so as to afford securit...

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  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    GIBBON, Edward.
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    First great history of Rome's fall. A beautiful six-volume set of this classic work. Gibbon's (1737-1794) History of the Decline and Fall of the Ro...

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  • Affidavit to patent a gun carriage for land or sea service, 15th March 1808.

    CONGREVE, Sir William.
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    Invention of a new gun carriage. A signed and dated affidavit to patent the invention of a new gun carriage by Sir William Congreve (1772-1828), co...

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  • The King's Ships.

    LECKY, Halton Stirling.
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    The first edition of Lecky's The King's Ships, a fine visual record of the Royal Navy from its earliest foundation to its height at the pinnacle o...

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  • Her Majesty's Navy

    LOW, Lieut. Charles Rathbone.
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    The first edition of Charles Rathbone Low's (1837-1918) illustrated history of the Royal Navy, from its origins under the auspices of the Tudor co...

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  • An Impartial Account of many Barbarous Cruelties exercised in the Inquisition in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

    [INQUISITION].
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    First edition. An extremely scarce collection of works on the Inquisition in Spain, Portugal and Italy compiled anonymously from several tracts pop...

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  • Memoirs of Celebrated Etonians.

    JESSE, J. Heneage.
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    Eton College interest. A beautifully bound copy of Heneage Jesse's (d.1874) two-volume collection of biographies on noted Eton alumni including Wil...

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  • Moia Zhizn: Opyt Avtolitografii. [My Life. An attempt at an autobiography].

    TROTSKY, Leon.
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    The first edition . The rare first edition of Trotsky's My Life: An Attempt at an autobiography, written in the first year of his exile in Turkey. ...

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  • A Memorial Address Delivered at the Requiem of Sir John Betjeman.

    [BETJEMAN, John]. IRVINE, Gerard.
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    Inscribed to the poet Mary Wilson. Prints the full text of Irvine's memorial address, inscribed by him on the first leaf, 'Mary with love and grati...

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  • English Saga (1840-1940).

    BRYANT, Arthur.
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    Inscribed by the author to Prime Minister Harold Wilson. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, 'Arthur Bryant For Ha...

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  • The Man in the Making; The Years of Peril; The Saviour of the Navy.

    [PEPYS, Samuel]. BRYANT, Arthur.
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    Inscribed by the author to Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Written in the 1930s and reprinted numerous times, Bryant prepared the text of this extrao...

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  • Detour, The Story of Oflag IVC [Colditz Castle].

    WOOD, Lieut. J.E.R. (Editor).
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    Signed by prisoners of war. Signed by seven former Colditz prisoners of war:- Kenneth Lockwood, Jimmy Yule, Hugh Bruce, Tommy Catlow, Peter Allan, ...

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  • Christ's Hospital.

    BLUNDEN, Edmund.
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    An excellent copy of Blunden's history of one of those truly worthy and typically English institutions; "In 1909 Edmund moved from the local Gramm...

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  • L'Antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures.

    MONTFAUCON, Bernard de.
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    Known to Benjamin Franklin. Magisterial work by the Benedictine monk Bernard de Montfaucon (1655–1741), one of the founders of modern archaeology.T...

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  • General Regulations, and Orders for the Army.

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    'by command of his royal highness'. 'It is incumbent on every Officer in His Majesty's Service to provide himself with a Copy of these Regulations,...

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  • Mary Stuart.

    SKELTON, John.
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    Skelton began writing for Blackwood's Magazine in 1869, which he did for the rest of his life, then in 1876 he published The Impeachment of Mary S...

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  • Emperor Paul I.

    SHILDER, Nikolay Karlovich.
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    An exceptionally fresh example in the preferred binding with a large crown, of this masterpiece of Russian printing. The work presents a comprehen...

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  • Introduction à la révolution des Pays-Bas, et à l'histoire des Provinces-Unies.

    [LE JEAN].
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    As mentioned in the preface, this Introduction makes generous use of the works of Grotius, and focuses on the period from 1550 to 1648, in particu...

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