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Uniformen, Distinktions- und sonstige Abzeichen der gesammten k. u. k. osterr.-ung Wehrmacht sowie Orden und Ehrenzeichen Osterreich-Ungarns. Dritte Auflage.


Price: £115.00

Publisher: Troppau, Aug. Strasilla; Leipzig, Moritz Ruhl [1891]:

Seller ID: 9187

Condition: Third Edition. Pp[viii] + 62 Text + printed rear card wrapper + unfolding Panorama of 26 colour plates of uniforms, badges, medals &c. Very neatly re-bound into blue cloth, with the original printed front card wrapper mounted on the cloth boards.

With a very attractive accordion-fold arrangement of colour plates. See the British Library noting only this 3rd Edition. No other copies of any edition listed in COPAC : and no copy of any edition listed in the National Union Catalogue USA. View more info

How To Repel Invasion. The Rural Police of England an auxiliary to Rifle Corps, in Two Letters to Arthur Kinglake Esq., Justice of the Peace for Somerset, by Edward Hardy, R.N., Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard, Bristol Channel. Second Edition.

By: HARDY, Edward.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hardwicke [1859].:

Seller ID: 1083

Condition: Second Edition, c.pp20, very good in modern wrappers.

A rare pamphlet in the controversial National Defence scare. Hardy had been a naval officer involved in British assistance to Garibaldi : at this time he was an Inspecting Commander of the Bristol Channel coast guard. *** The British Library is the only library to hold a copy of the 1st Edition, which was issued in the same year. Copies of this 2nd Edition are held only by the BL, the Bodleian in Oxford, and Cambridge University Library. The NUC records only one copy held in the USA, again only the 2nd Edition as here. View more info

A Life Of Wellington For Boys. Illustrated by John Absolon.

By: KELLY, Walter R. : Wellington.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Addey 1853:

Seller ID: 9118

Condition: First Edition, original blue cloth gilt. Text with a.e.g., ppviii + 301 + final blank + 8 advts. Very neatly rebacked retaining the original backstrip which is faded and very neatly repaired at extreme head and foot, with new front free endpaper. Original front pastedown with couple of neat 19thC signatures : also small attractive modern booklabel. Overall a very good firm copy of a cheaply produced and vulnerable book. With 8 full-page plates, all hand-coloured. Not listed in The Sandler Collection.

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The Book Of The Ranks & Dignities of British Society 1805 : chiefly intended for the instruction of young persons. Introduction by Clement Shorter.

By: LAMB, Charles attributed : Clement Shorter.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: CUP for Cape 1924:

Seller ID: 7745

Condition: With illustrated dws. Original period-style quarter marbled linen over boards with large printed label. Sm.8vo, c.pp136, armorial bookplate, dws lacking 4 cms at head of backstrip, else very good. With 8 colour plates + 16 other plates showing characters in full dress regalia.

Attractive children's book - attributed to Charles Lamb - describing the ranks and functions of Dukes, Earls, Sheriffs &c. This copy, unusually, with the scarce illustrated dws. View more info

An Historical Relation of the Life Of Mr Joseph Lister [1627 - 1709], late of the Society at Kippin. Containing an authentic account of the Siege Of Bradford.

By: LISTER, Joseph.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Bradford, printed & sold by Blackburn : Heaton & Barr, Leeds : Tute, Wakefield : Smart, Huddersfield &c 1821:

Seller ID: 9076

Condition: First Edition, original two-tone pink and grey paper boards. C.pp64, endpapers spotted and occasional sllght spotting of text, upper joint just cracking, a very good copy of a vulnerable little provincially printed book.

Scarce autobiography of this Civil War puritan divine. Includes Lister's description of the Royalists' siege of Bradford, the defence of which was commanded by General Fairfax. A good example of relatively early provincial printing from Bradford. See the DNB entry on Lister noting only the later 1842 Edition of Lister's autobiography. View more info

The Field Of Waterloo : a poem [BOUND WITH] Europe : lines on the present war by Reginald Heber [BOUND WITH] The Gentleman's Magazine January 1822 *and* Feb 1822. By Sylavanus Urban, gent.

By: SCOTT, Sir Walter : and Reginald Heber.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Scott's Field Of Waterloo, Edinburgh, Constable &c 1815 : Heber's Europe, London, Hatchard 1809 : Gentleman's Magazine, London, John Nichols 1822.:

Seller ID: 9288

Condition: 3 Titles, all First Editions, in 1 Volume. First Edition Scott, pp54 but bound without half-title : First Edition Heber, ppviii + 32 but bound without half-title : First Edition Gentleman's Magazine, frontispiece + 3 plates + pp192. Bound together in contemporary half calf, spine elegantly gilt and titled Poems &c, slight wear or rubbing to extremeties of binding, a little dried along hinges and head of upper joint cracking along 1 inch at the top section, else a very good mellow copy.

Scott was fascinated by Napoleon and later wrote a 7-volume biography of him. This famous poem resulted from Scott's trip to the site of Waterloo - in fact his very first trip abroad - a mere six weeks after the battle. The proceeds of the poem went to support the dependents of those who had been slaughtered there. 'Like many of his generation, he saw the Emperor's defeat by Wellington as the decisive moment of history. At Waterloo, Scott found the ground still torn with shot and shell and rutted with the wheels of the ordinance. He was able to buy two cuirasses for his armoury at Abbotsford. ... View more info

Ode On The Death of the Duke of Wellington. A New Edition.

By: TENNYSON, Alfred : Wellington.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Moxon 1853:

Seller ID: 9107

Condition: 2nd Edition, original blue printed wrappers. Tall 8vo, pp16 unopened, neat modern booklabel on inside wrapper, an excellent bright copy of a fragile production. First published 1852.

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A Narrative Of Events connected with the First Abdication of the Emperor Napoleon, his embarkation [sic] at Frejus and voyage to Elba on board His Majesty's ship Undaunted [AND] His Embarkation at Elba . and a journal of his extraordinary march to Paris as narrated by Colonel Laborde who accompanied the Emperor on that occasion.

By: USSHER, Captain Sir Thomas : Colonel Laborde : Napoleon.

Price: £165.00

Publisher: Dublin, Grant and Bolton; London, James Fraser 1841:

Seller ID: 9146

Condition: First Edition, publisher's original mauve cloth gilt. Tall 8vo, pp100, original cloth typically slightly faded around the backstrip and with a few other light marks. Very small puncture to the edge of the top gilt motif on the backstrip, but overall a pretty good copy of a rare book. With half-title + tipped-in Errata slip.

'Having been thrown by circumstances in contact with the Emperor Napoleon, at the time of his first abdication, and having had opportunities of observing him, at a period when few authentic details of him are known, the Author trusts to the interest that is still felt in everything, however trifling, connected with that extraordinary man' [Preface]. Following a distinguished naval career, Ussher 1779–1848 was promoted to Admiral and awarded a knighthood. Rare book : Ussher's sole publication : see COPAC listing 3 copies only [British Library, Cambridge, and National Library Scotland]. Not li... View more info

Collection De Douze Vues de Waterloo [lithograph plates by Gerard].

By: WATERLOO : Gerard.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Brussels, chez Gerard, lithographe-editeur nd [c.1840s].:

Seller ID: 9131

Condition: Original grey printed paper wrappers. Oblong 4to c. 22 x 28 cms. Comprises 12 lithograph engravings + folding Battle Plan c. 40 x 40 cms with dispositions in colour and texts in French & English. Wrappers just very lightly dusty or marked, engravings just lightly dusty or marked in the margins, tiny prick-hole in extreme top right-hand blank corner of all leaves, an excellent copy of a fragile item.

No copy in Cambridge University Library : no copy in National Union Catalogue. And not listed in The Sandler Collection. Gerard's lithographs appear to have been issued in a number of formats and combinations. The British Library lists two copies, one with the map as here, and one without : and suggests dates of 1845 and 1850. View more info

Congratulatory Addresses recited in The Theatre, Oxford, at the installation of His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Chancellor of the University 1834.

By: WELLINGTON : John Wickens : George Tickell : J. C. Prichard : George K. Rickards : Roundell Palmer : Isaac Nicholson Allen : Charles Seager : A. Lloyd : John Graham : Miles Atkinson : John Adams : William Herbert Woodhouse : Lord Maidstone : G. K. Morrell

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Vincent 1834:

Seller ID: 9130

Condition: First Edition, original brown paper wrappers. Sm.8vo, engraved frontispiece slightly dusty, c.pp70 + [4] advts, wrappers bit worn around the backstrip and a little dusty, small little ink blot to extreme top margin of some 10 leaves, overall a very good copy of a vulnerable little item, and internally rather crisp.

Includes poems [in English bar 3 in Greek, 3 in Latin, and 1 in parallel Hebrew and English] by John Wickens & George Tickell of Balliol : J. C. Prichard, George K. Rickards & Roundell Palmer of Trinity College : Isaac Nicholson Allen & Charles Seager of Magdalen : A. Lloyd & John Graham of Wadham : Miles Atkinson, Regents Park : John Adams, William Herbert Woodhouse & Lord Maidstone of Christ Church : G. K. Morrell, St John's : W. F. Donkin, St Edmund's : John W. Wing, University College : and Hon. W. L. T. Harris, Oriel. View more info

The Welcome Of Isis : a poem occasioned by an expected visit of the Duke of Wellington to the University of Oxford [in 1820].

By: [BOONE, James Shergold] : Wellington.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Oxford, for Henry Slatter 1834:

Seller ID: 9105

Condition: First Edition thus, publisher's original green morocco elegantly gilt in Regency style. Tall 8vo a.e.g., portrait of Wellington + pp32 + many binder's blanks, just lightly scuffed at extremities, portrait and protective tissue a little foxed, an excellent copy.

Scarce book. No copy in Cambridge University Library. See Bodleian Library recording this 1834 Slatter Edition and also an 1820 issue with different imprint. This Slatter Edition with preliminary Advertisement stating 'this poem was written in anticipation of a visit . so long since as the year 1820; and that, consequently, some of the incidents referred to relate to that period'. Boone was an accomplished poet - at Oxford he won the Chancellor's Prize and the Newdigate Prize - and is now known best for his verse satire of university life The Oxford Spy 1818-19. He was later a teacher at Chart... View more info

The Wars of Wellington, a Narrative Poem; in Fifteen Cantos. Embellished with Six Engravings coloured from the original Paintings. By Dr Syntax.

By: [IMITATION of William Combe / Dr Syntax].

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, [printed by Charles Whittingham] for W. T. Gilling 1821.:

Seller ID: 9296

Condition: The Rare 1821 Reissue, near-contemporary tan calf over marbled paper sides, spine elegantly gilt, all edges of text block gilt. Large 4to, + 175, title-page faintly dusty and just slightly creased at inner margin, binding a little rubbed or scuffed at extremities, else an excellent mellow copy. With handsome 19th century armorial bookplate of James Waller Sidney with motto Quo Fata Vocant.

The Rare 1821 Reissue : the title calls for 6 plates, but in this copy only the hand-coloured aquatint of the Storming Of St Sebastians is present [drawn & etched by W. Heath, aquatinted by J. C. Stadler]. *** The Wars Of Wellington was originally issued in 1819 with 30 plates : this 1821 Reissue was provided with a new title-page calling for only 6 plates. The work is an imitation of William Combe's famous series of Dr Syntax narrative poetical works : here the very long narrative poem is supported by extensive factual prose footnotes. See Tooley 154 describing this as A Syntax Imitation; a... View more info

The Nun Of Arrouca : a tale.

By: [RUSSELL, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell].

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1822.:

Seller ID: 9138

Condition: First Edition, modern quarter morocco lettered in gilt, brown cloth sides. Sm.8vo, pp[2] half-title + [2] title + 87, couple of neat booklabels on endpaper, an excellent copy.

Rare early novel by the youthful Lord John Russell, later grandfather to the philosopher Bertrand Russell. A radical liberal, Lord John Russell twice headed the British government as a major reforming Prime Minister. In his youth he had several times visited Portugal, where he met Wellington; and had also travelled to Elba to meet Napoleon. In this late-Gothic romantic novella Edward Pembroke, a young English officer serving in the Peninsular War, is wounded while heroically rescuing the nuns of a Portuguese convent from the inevitable depredations of a French squadron. He is nursed to health ... View more info