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The Naval History of Great Britain from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV: A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and An Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, R. N. [6 Volumes] by William James (£230.00)Publisher: London: Richard Bentley — 1837Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn on the spine and tips of all volumes. Bookplate laid over bookplate to the pastedown of each. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting, more so at the frontispieces and titles. A decent set overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding Abstracts; Portrait to the frontispiece of each;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Tags: james royal navy britain europe politics government history naval 18th century 19th french revolutionary napoleonic wars
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Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt, Duke of Vicenza, Grand Ecuyer de L'empereur by Armand Augustin Louis Caulaincourt de Duc de Vicence (£196.00)Publisher: Paris: Librairie Plon — 1933Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' name to the first blank of each volume. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Contains: French language text; Black & white plates; Portrait to the frontispiece; Marbled end papers & blanks;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 444/409/495 pages. Tags: vicence napoleon emperor french france armee napoleonic wars 1800-1815 campaigns russia history consulate first empire revolution
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The Campaigns Of Napoleon by David Chandler (£136.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small tape reinforcement to the reverse at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIII] 1172 pages. Tags: napoleon emperor french campaigns napoleonic wars history france military europe European bonaparte
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Logs of the Great Sea Fights: 1794-1805 by T. [Thomas] Sturges Jackson (£89.00)Publisher: London: Printed for the Navy Records Society — 1981Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes slightly faded at the spine with light spotting to the foredge of the lower boards. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 16 & 18 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Tables; Plans [2]; Maps [9];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue Spine Strip with White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Publications of the Navy Records Society series. [XV] 342/343 pages. Tags: publications navy records society napoleonic wars naval operations sea battles howe britain royal cape saint vincent battle camperdown nile egypt copenhagen denmark trafalgar anglo-french war british history 18th century 19th
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The Hornblower Companion by C. S. [Cecil Scott] Forester (£68.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with a few small nicks / tears but no loss. Book a little rubbed at extremities, slightly bumped at tail of spine. Internally bright and clean and generally a very pleasant copy.Description: How did Hornblower come to be thought of? How did it happen that this epic biography was begun in the middle? How did it come about that the midshipman grew into the captain? How were the plots constructed? Many more questions are answered in this exciting book. 140pp. Maps. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Jacket Designed by Michael Harvey. Illustrated by Samuel H. Bryant. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Tags: adventures destroyers napoleonic battleship submarine seafaring justinion cruisers novellas merchant maritime nautical stories sailing fiction battles cruiser frigate warship torpedo novels vessel marine dinghy ships royal craft naval liner boat wars navy ship sea
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The Invasion of France, 1814 by Captain F. W. O. [Frederick William Orly] Maycock (£53.00)Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin — 1914Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Ex-Military Library: Numerals to the spine; Library stamp to the title page; Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Scattered stamps;Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Maps [6] in Rear Pocket; Number 21 in the series.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Orange boards with Dark Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Special Campaign series. [XV] 238 pages. Tags: maycock special campaign history france campaigns 1813-1814 napoleon emperor french napoleonic wars invasion
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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates by Rif Winfield (£52.00)Publisher: Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844157008]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 384 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 18th century 19th warships anglo-french war naval operations british napoleonic wars forces warfare military irish united kingdom europe
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The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni (£51.00)Publisher: London/New York: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd/E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc. — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edge worn with several small tears, a little loss to the spine ends, top edges and corners. Blanks tanned. Previous owners' name to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “This new, complete translation of the most famous of Italian novels, I Promessi Sposi, is presented under the title of The Betrothed as the most appropriate English form. The novel lives as a straightforward historical tale which is both human and romantic, but it has great depth and breadth; the moral, religious, and political themes which are woven into it are as applicable to the controversial problems of the twentieth century as to those of the time of the Napoleonic wars, when it was written, or of the Thirty Years War, in which it was set.”Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 591 pages. Tags: lombardy italy history, spanish rule, social conditions fiction, classic fiction, occupation, famine imprisonment, books written alessandro manzoni, books translated archibald colquhoun
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Warship 1994 by John Roberts (£46.00)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851776302]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: roberts 0851776302 9780851776309 baltic dreadnoughts french sail-of-the-line napoleonic wars 1792-1815 minelayers war sinking bismarck ana operations german types torpedo boats soviet cruisers chapayev sverdlov classes origins canadian carrier aviation canadian-manned escort carriers
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The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard a Study in Leadership by Henry Lachouque (£45.00)Publisher: Rhode Island: Brown Island Press; London: Lund Humphries — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the laminate lifting and fading at the same. Original postal box now a little worn. Light spotting throughout, heavier to the start and finish but the text and plates remain bright and tight notwithstanding. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps; Fold-Out Maps [2]; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices [5];

From the cover: “THEY GRUMBLED… BUT THEY KEPT ON FOLLOWING HIM

Of all his works, the Imperial Guard was Napoleon’s finest creation. Moulded from the flotsam of the French Revolution, this elite corps swept through Europe for fifteen years behind its indomitable master, sharing in his brilliant victories and bearing the brunt of his epic defeats with unfaltering devotion.

This narrative, presented through the eyes of the participants in an incomparable drama of endurance, heroism, and fidelity, has been adapted for English readers from Commandant Lachouque’s monumental work Napoleon Et La Garde Imperiale, crowned by the French Academy in 1957.

The men of the Guard marched in triumph into Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, Madrid, Moscow. Members of the new popular knighthood , they taught the Grande Armee how to fight. They were tortured in Spain, frozen in Russia, shaken with typhus in Germany. Ragged and famished, they won a dozen battles in 60 days against overwhelming odds in the campaign of France.

When their chief fell from power in 1814 they followed him into exile in Elba. Then they returned to reconquer France in 20 days without firing a shot.

The Guard died at Waterloo. It never surrendered.

Its story from birth to death is told here for the first time in English, accompanied by more than 300 illustrations (90 in colour) most of which are from contemporary documents, and a third of which have never before been published.

The Appendix includes extensive notes on the illustrations and biographical notes on the artists represented.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII] 564 pages. Tags: france garde imperiale napoleon emperor french military leadership history napoleonic wars campaigns regimental army imperial guard operations
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La Garde Imperiale: Les Chasseurs a Cheval; Le 1er Landers Polonais; Le 2e Chevau-Legers Lanciers; Les Dragons; La Gendarmerie D’Elite; by E. L. [Eugène Louis] Bucquoy (£36.00)Publisher: Paris: Jacques Grancher — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Les Uniformes du Premier Empire series. 210 pages. Tags: bucquoy lt-cl guy devautour les uniformes premier empire france garde impe´riale uniforms army napoleonic wars 1800-1815
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Les Cuirassiers by E. L. [Eugène Louis] Bucquoy (£36.00)Publisher: Paris: Jacques Grancher — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 8439970862]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Les Uniformes du Premier Empire series. 198 pages. Tags: bucquoy l.-y guy devautour 8439970862 les uniformes premier empire lt-cl france garde impe´riale uniforms army napoleonic wars 1800-1815 cavalerie
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Our Island Heritage by Various (£30.00)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0276489454]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrappers on all volumes lightly faded at the spine. Box in Very Good condition. A nice set. Description: A condensation of A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill and Farewell The Trumpets by James Morris. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". 960 pages. Tags: 027648942x 0276489438 0276489446 civil war cromwell republic the restoration charles marlborough campaigns continent napoleonic wars history english-speaking peoples reader digest 0276489454
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Geschichte Der Deutschen Reiterei in Einzelbildern by Hermann Vogt & Richard Knötel (£29.00)Publisher: Krefeld: J. Olmes — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: German language text. 2nd (enlarged) edition. With 68 drawings, portraits and vignettes, 4 sketches and 2 battle plans and a folded uniform table. A history of the German Cavalry.Notes: Foreword or introduction by H. Bledtwenn. Size: 8½" x 6". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: bledtwenn german cavalry thirty years war napoleonic era military history
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The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815 by Alexander Mikaberidze (£24.50)Publisher: Staplehurst: Spellmount Limited — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862272697]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [LXVI] 480 pages. Tags: mikaberidze 1862272697 russia officers senior russian history 18th century revolutionary napoleonic wars military 19th european
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High Tide This Day by Dorothy Ison (£23.00)Publisher: Hurst & Blackett — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a touch tanned overall. Leans slightly. Boards and spine faded. Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Tags: first editions firsts printings 1st inhuman monster spy napoleon novel napoleonic times stirring amusing story period history
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Uniforms of the Retreat from Moscow, 1812: in Colour by Philip J. [John] Haythornthwaite (£23.00)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713707887]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Tables;Notes: Illustrated by Michael Chappell. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Blandford Colour series. 203 pages. Tags: blandford colour napoleon emperor french uniforms military history 19th century napoleonic wars campaigns soviet union russia european forces
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Warships of the Napoleonic Era by Robert Gardiner (£21.00)Publisher: London: Chatham Publishing — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761171]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine, pleasant else. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: HM Ships Arrogant, Intrepid, and Virginie chasing a Franco-Spanish squadron off Macao, 27 January 1799 in watercolour by Thomas Butterworth. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Tables;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Blueprint series. 160 pages. Tags: blueprint napoleonic wars 1800-1815 warships europe history drawings military battles campaigns european naval forces warfare
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Castles from the Air: An Aerial Portrait of Britain's Finest Castles by Paul Johnson (£20.50)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747587469]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded at the top edge with a little rubbing to the edges. Small gift sticker covering the price. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains a glossary. Contains a glossary of terms. Jacket illustration: Ludlow Castle, Shropshire. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The castles of Britain are icons of history. They were built to mark the domains of the powerful, and stood as symbols of authority. Their structures reflect the highest technology of the day — solid against battering rams, siege and cannon fire. And their locations identify the prevailing understanding of how the lie of the land could be turned to advantage. But imposing as the view from the ground can be, nothing shows their form and purpose better than the view from above.

Castles from the Air traces the origin and evolution of British castles from their Norman and earlier beginnings, through the great age of castle building in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries to the slow decline of castles as an architectural form in the fifteenth century. Through the Civil War in the seventeenth century, and the Napoleonic wars at the turn of the nineteenth century, although no longer the imposing bulwarks of earlier times, castles continued their important defensive role.

In Castles from the Air, hundreds of years of history are captured at a glance in more than 150 photographs of outstanding quality, revealing the past in a new and illuminating way. No better, nor more beautiful portrait of the castles of England, Scotland and Wales has ever been published before.”
Notes: Illustrated by Adrian Warren & Dae Sasitorn (Photos.). Size: 14" x 10½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: aerial photography castles great britain pictorial works artillery fortresses portcullis battlements castellan drawbridge towers mangonel motte bailey castle fortify fortification palisade pele tower siege quatrefoil history
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Old Ship Prints by E. Keble Chatterton (£18.50)Publisher: Spring Books — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ somewhat edgeworn, with several small nicks and chips and a couple of closed tears. Rear fold-in creased. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: In this famous book, first published in 1927, Mr E. Keble Chatterton traces the history of the sailing ship in art, from the earliest rough woodcuts dating from the i5th century down to the delicate lithographs of the late Victorian age, when sail was gradually giving way to steam. The one hundred and ten illustrations range over the whole exciting field of maritime endeavour in peace and war. They include Reuwich's engravings of the Armada and of Admiral Tromp's last battle, dramatic aqua tints by Dodd and Duncan of naval engagements during the Napoleonic Wars, etchings by Cruikshank of life aboard an East Indiaman, and Dutton's famous lithographs of some of the last clippers and schooners. 182pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: prints pictures ships boats maritime naval photographs engravings
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Seapower Ashore: 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land by Edited by Captain Peter Hore (£16.50)Publisher: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761554]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “For most of the age when the Royal Navy dominated the world's oceans, it actually did much of its fighting ashore. From supporting the army during the Napoleonic Wars with its heavy guns, to shore bombardments such as at Acre in 1840 and Sweaborg during the Crimean War, to the landing of naval brigades of marines and bluejackets in Queen Victoria's myriad ‘little wars’, the nineteenth century saw the Royal Navy playing a major part in land warfare. This extended into the twentieth century, with the Royal Naval Division fighting on the Western Front in the First World War, the men of HMS Hood landing their ship's field gun in the ill-fated Norwegian Campaign of 1940, and, very recently, when the submarine HMS Splendid fired Britain's first Tomahawk cruise missiles at land targets in the former Yugoslavia in 1999. A group of eminent naval historians has been assembled to describe this vital element of the Royal Navy's role which has so often been overshadowed by the fleet actions of Nelson's time, and of the First and Second World Wars.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: anglo-japanese contribution bombardment operations walcheren revisited 1899-1901 britannia encounter 1896-1900 1793-1815 division seapower campaign unlikely howcroft decisive tomahawk adriatic sweaborg 1780-97 admiral michael 1863-64 richard 1914-19 lucknow aliquid willett assault science lambert 1857-59 brooks beatty syrian cannon andrew france pocock labour norway ashore arthur relief second semper africa nelson water white
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Napoleon's Regiments: Battle Histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792-1815 by Digby Smith (£16.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853674133]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [8]; Black & White Plates [21]; Diagrams [4]; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 327 pages. Tags: napoleon emperor french military leadership france armée history napoleonic wars officers regimental sources revolution campaigns
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Navies of the Napoleonic Era by Otto von Pivka (£15.50)Publisher: Newton Abbot: David & Charles — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715377671]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine. A nice copy else. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Facsimiles; Silhouettes; Black & White Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: navies europe napoleonic wars naval operations history tactics east indies destruction danish navy peninsular war russian nelson helder batavian republic august british attack copenhagen mediterranean
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Napoleon's Soldiers: The Grand Armee of 1807 As Depicted in the Paintings of the Otto Manuscript by Guy C. Dempsey (£14.50)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854092421]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The paintings in this handsome book represent one of the premier original sources available today for the study of Napoleonic military uniforms.

Taken from the Otto Manuscript, these watercolours afford a unique window on history that brings Napoleonic soldiers and uniforms into view in a way almost unprecedented for a pre-photographic era. Rather than stylised prints or lifeless salon artwork created long after the fact, these are the precise, vibrant record of an amateur artist’s first-hand observations, imbued with a spectacular intimacy as a result of the artist’s talent for faithfully reproducing even small details of dress and equipment.

Astonishingly, these priceless images have been virtually inaccessible to the public from the moment the paint dried. After first coming to modern notice when they were acquired earlier this century by Albert Depreaux, a French historian, they were copied during the Second World War, before the originals were sold to Anne S. K. Brown. They now reside in the collection that bears her name, at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Never before reproduced in book form, the entire set of 98 gouache illustrations now forms the centrepiece of this illustrated commentary of the Otto Manuscript (so-called because it is said to have once been the property of a certain Major Otto of Baden). Guy Dempsey offers a critical assessment of the manuscript, thereby confirming its strength as a primary source of research information, before discussing each painting and comparing the information it provides with data available from other sources.

These delightful images are excellent works of art in themselves, but their historical significance makes it remarkable that they have remained unpublished for so long. Historians and students of warfare, military uniform and the Napoleonic era will join modellers, wargamers and re-enactment groups in welcoming the publication of this important sourcework; indeed, the book will undoubtedly become a core element of many military history libraries.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: france uniforms history 19th century garde imperiale military armies insignia european war defence operations battles campaigns
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Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£14.00)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Leans very slightly.Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: ~0007120109~ first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£13.50)Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: 0007120109 first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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Napoleonic Wars Wellington's Army by Ian Fletcher (£13.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857531736]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates;Notes: Illustrated by Richard Hook. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Brassey's History of Uniforms series. 143 pages. Tags: great britain army uniforms history 19th century, napoleonic wars, equipment supplies, uniforms insignia biography historical, political military history, history military, first edition books, books written ian fletcher, books illustrated richard hook
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Napoleon's Army Napoleonic Wars by Rene Chartrand (£13.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857531833]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Colour plates; Black & white plates; Diagrams; Glossary;Notes: Illustrated by Christa Hook. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Brassey's History of Uniforms series. 144 pages. Tags: france infantry uniforms history 19th century, napoleonic wars, equipment supplies, france history, uniforms insignia biography historical, political military history, history military general, infantry uniforms history 19th century, first edition books, books written rene chartrand, books illustrated christa hook
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The Drums of War by Roy Clews (£13.00)Publisher: Heinemann — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434137227]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.Description: Love and violence are intertwined in this rousing and panoramic story of the Napoleonic Wars. For long, bitter years the British Army has fought to liberate the Spanish Peninsula from the yoke of Napoleon's Empire. Now it is 1813 and they are preparing once more to advance against their formidable enemies. In a novel which brims with energy and colour, Roy Clews has written a compelling sequel to Young Jethro and The King's Bounty. Illustration: lan RobertsonNotes: Size: 8vo Demy (22 x 14cm Approx.). 313 pages. Tags: Napoleonic Spanish Peninsula The King's Bounty Young Jethro
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Francisco Goya by Edited by Arthur M. Hind (£12.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine strip missing. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Shaken. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and but binding is now fragile.Description: Illustrated with black and white plates.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. In the Great Engravers series. Tags: acadamy alba and battista bayeu biblical bonaparte but calcografia campaigns charles court designs did duchess england engraver esteve etcher fernando for francisco fuendetodos giovanni goya goya’s italian joseph library lucientes luzan martinez mengs nacional napoleonic national numerous painter peninsula rafael raphael saragossa satires satirical satirist spain subjects tapestry the tiepolo was work
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From Metternich to Hitler by Edited by W. N. Medlicott (£12.50)Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “The eleven essays in this book are written by a number of well-known English and American historians and they offer a stimulating survey of developments in British and foreign history from the end of the Napoleonic to the beginning of the second world wars. The main themes dealt with in the essays are the Victorian Age in England, the German problem, and the rôle of the Americas in world affairs.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 267 pages. Tags: congress vienna conference paris liberalism nineteenth-century europe victorian age american empire latin american history bismarck origins the first world war german revolution historical association 1815 peace settlement historians aspects british and foreign history temperley moyse-bartlett van alstyne erich eyck medlicott
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The 1 Glory: The Story of the Royal Navy Over a Thousand Years by Warren Tute (£12.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1870630157]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. ¼" closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Boards a little rubbed at the extremities. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A carefully planned and beautifully illustrated history of the Royal Navy and its origins from the time of King Alfred to the present day — a panoramic view of the ships, seamen, organisation and fighting record of the unique force that for a thousand years has stood between England and her foes.

As the Falklands Task Force has recently demonstrated, the Royal Navy of today is capable of operating efficiently and effectively wherever it is required. In its history there have been many lengthy periods when this has been brilliantly demonstrated, notably in the time of Queen Elizabeth, during the Napoleonic Wars and during large parts of the First and Second World Wars.

Yet there have also been times when governmental cheese-paring, faulty design criteria, service squabbles or an unwillingness by those in charge to accept new ideas — such as steam power or the vital importance of air cover — have resulted in appalling temporary reverses only compensated for, in the long run, by the, determination, skill and discipline of the crews of the Navy’s fighting ships.

Both sides of this history, the successes and the failures are dealt with fully and frankly by an author who before becoming a historian and best-selling novelist of the sea had himself served for fourteen years in the Royal Navy, taking part during the Second World War in the North African, Sicilian and Normandy landings and retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

In addition to the chronological text, general introductory background material is given at the start of each chapter and the book contains over twenty double-page features dealing with specific topics from the Spanish Armada to modern missiles.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: warren tute ~1870630157~ great britain royal navy history naval unit histories navies present day british
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The Expansion of Europe in the Eighteenth Century by Glyndwr Williams (£12.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This book is a history of European enterprise in the eighteenth century, but enterprise outside the geographical confines of Europe whose bounds are still observed too respectfully by many history books. The fortunes of all the imperial powers are followed in some detail, but most attention is paid to the British empire, massively dominant at the end of the Napoleonic Wars despite the earlier setback of the loss of the American colonies.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". 310 pages. Tags: European Napoleonic British empire imperial powers
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Waterloo New Perspectives: The Great Battle Reappraised by David Hamilton-Williams (£12.50)Publisher: London: Book Club Associates — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices [3];Notes: Foreword or introduction by The Marquis of Anglesey. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Tags: napoleon emperor french military leadership elba hundred days waterloo battle belgium napoleonic wars campaigns history 19th century france army operations war defence european battles
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A Queen On Trial by E. A. Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Alan Suton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 075090383X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The so-called ‘trial’ of Queen Caroline, wife of George IV, in 1820 was one of the most sensational events of the nineteenth century. Not only was a Queen Consort of Great Britain publicly accused of adultery over a period of years, and in particularly sordid circumstances, but the full details of the accusations were paraded before a crowded House of Lords and the public at large, through the newspapers and scurrilous verses and cartoons.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 210 pages. Tags: queen caroline amelia Elizabeth consort george king great Britain adultery public opinion history 19th century scandals queens biography 941.07'4'092 princess prince wales regent bribery corruption henry brougham house lords cotton yard knight companion the bath brandenburgh abortive attempt divorce scandalous british throne pergami bergami canning sir thomas lawrence maria fitzherbert royal marriage act right succession bigamy napoleonic wars unpopular britain’s rulers cato street conspiracy political radicals alderman matthew wood william cobbett nineteenth-century radical movement feminist agitation english
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Clear For Action by Capt. Kenneth Langmaid (£11.50)Publisher: Jarrolds — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, front flap creased and wrinkled. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Slight soiling to the first and last blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Royal Navy in Defence and in Attack. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Britain has been attacked or threatened with attack from seaward with greater ferocity and persistence than any other country in the world; persistence than any other country in the world; sequence of foreign invasions of this country from the earliest days and to indicate how the establishment and growth of British naval strength gradually controlled and then eliminated sea attack. The second part of the book shows how it was possible, owing to the same maritime superiority, to embark upon crushing strikes of overseas counter-invasions leading, in 1944, to the piercing of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall and to the liberation of Occupied Europe.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: invasions england north africa operation torch operation husky operation baytown operation avalanche overlord neptune operation dragoon english fire-ships great armada four days battle medway battle hogue trafalgar gallipoli narvik bay wrecked shipping dunkirk british destroyers landing craft h.m.s. warspite british history norman conquest napoleonic era sea-power battleships battle-cruisers sea-going armament royal navy
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French Imperial Guard Infantry, June 1815: The Uniforms by Bryan Fosten (£11.50)Publisher: New Malden: Almark Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1974Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Covers slightly faded at the margins with light creases at the staples. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles [1]; Black & White Drawings; Number 6 in the series.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". In the Soldiers Of The Napoleonic Wars series. 54 pages. Tags: fosten soldiers the napoleonic wars battle waterloo 1815 french revolutionary 1793-1815 military personnel
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Jena 1806: Napoleon Destroys Prussia by David G. Chandler (£11.50)Publisher: London: Osprey Publishing — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1855322854]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers shrinkwrap. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Number 20 in the series.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". In the Osprey Campaign series. 96 pages. Tags: chandler 1855322854 osprey campaign jena battle germany 1806 napoleonic wars 1800-1815 campaigns army operations dates covered 1806-1806 military history battles european 1750 1900 russia 1800 general
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New Illustrated British History by Edited by Professor Eric J. Evans (£11.50)Publisher: Starfire — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1903817242]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & tables. Contributors: Gerard Cheshire, David Harding, Lucinda Hawksley, Brenda Ralph Lewis, Jon Sutherland, Helen Tovey.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: post-conquest chronologies mountbatten anglo-saxon monarchical Northumbria conference historians abdication government university parliament protestant napoleonic macdonald rebellion hadrian’s o’connell gallipoli elizabeth exclusion salisbury cathedral babington influence emergence republic conquest jacobite monarchy troubled britain england lutyens quakers raleigh norwich dynasty society dunstan history utrecht vikings English princes british kingdom western avebury anthony ramsay
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Prisoner Of War by Major Pat Reid; Maurice Michael; (£11.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600347060]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Top edges of text block tanned lightly.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the introduction: “The prisoner of war, not a criminal, not a transgressor, merely an unfortunate who has been defeated in an armed struggle, has nearly always been unwanted, the most unwanted person on earth. In the old days, if he were rich enough to buy his own freedom, that he was allowed to do; if he were physically fit and strong he might be kept as slave labour, for a slave is what he became, but otherwise, beyond the fact that the captor had to deny his enemy the services of his captives what to do with them was a real problem. This book describes how this problem has been solved down the ages, the fate of the prisoner of war, what he has suffered and the conditions he has had to endure. These latter vary in the extreme; in fact there is no story of appalling suffering or civilized treatment that some ex-POW cannot cap.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: prisoner war pow surrender capture living conditions effects captivity escape cannon fodder bamboo doctor boer braddon russell camp crowder lucky strike carthaginians cenu-al prisoners agency changi charlemagne clausewitz colditz communism coutras Crimean crusaders denazification drechsler werner dunbar east india company eutropius faulquemont food parcels French revolution franco-prussian geneva convention galley
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PSL Guide to War Gaming by Bruce Quarrie (£11.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850594138]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Ex-library with usual marks.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 152 pages. Tags: wargaming frontages wargames ancient warfare weapons mediaeval warfare crusades arms armour men-at-arms knights armour renaissance ottoman turks tudor england civil wars pike and shot napoleonic crimean war balaclava american civil colonial
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The British Sailor by Richard Garrett (£11.50)Publisher: Wayland — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 085340402X]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.Description: Traces the story of this amazing breed of men from the sixteenth century to the present day. In a narrative which is packed with anecdotes, the author deals with such diverse matters as the fight to overcome scurvy, the workings of the press gang, the effect of Lord nelson on conditions in the Royal navy, and life on board windjammers. The result is a fascinating social document richly illustrated by a wealth of black and white and colour pictures.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 128 pages. Tags: Agincourt Beresford Brunel Isambard Kingdom Cape St. Vincent Crimean War Cunard Samuel Diaz Bartholomew east India Company Golden Hind Goliath Hudson’s Bay Company Jutland Merchant Shipping Acts Napoleonic Wars Nastyface P&O Line piracy privat
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The Flight of the Eagle by Donald Thomas (£11.50)Publisher: MacMillan & Co — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333180879]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Some wear at DJ edges with a small (1cm) nick bottom front centre.Description: This exciting story is set among the splendours of Regency London and Brighton, in Naples and Paris, as well as on the battlefields of Vitoria and Waterloo. Tollemache is fictitious but the other major characters are historical figures: Napolean, the Prince Regent, Wellington, and the Duke of York. In the story itself it is the most unlikely incidents which are, in fact, true. Tollemache's adventures expose the reality behind many of the Napoleonic and Regency legends, and they make gripping reading.Tags: Historical, Napolean, Tollemache
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The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brian (£11.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollins — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002257890]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The 19th Aubrey and Maturin novel by O’Brien, this story is set in the days succeeding Napoleon’s escape from Elba, where Aubrey and Maturin are in the thick of Europe’s attempt to prevent the French emperor from regaining his power.”Notes: Jacket designed by Geoff Hunt. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 281 pages. Tags: geoff hunt 0002257890 fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings napoleon’s escape elba man-of-war gibraltar commodore aubrey squadron madeira frigate swift sailer royal navy officers jack maturin napoleonic wars campaigns history naval
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The 1 Glory: The Story of the Royal Navy Over a Thousand Years by Warren Tute (£10.50)Publisher: Macdonald — 1984Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780356079158]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. A nice, tight copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A carefully planned and beautifully illustrated history of the Royal Navy and its origins from the time of King Alfred to the present day — a panoramic view of the ships, seamen, organisation and fighting record of the unique force that for a thousand years has stood between England and her foes.

As the Falklands Task Force has recently demonstrated, the Royal Navy of today is capable of operating efficiently and effectively wherever it is required. In its history there have been many lengthy periods when this has been brilliantly demonstrated, notably in the time of Queen Elizabeth, during the Napoleonic Wars and during large parts of the First and Second World Wars.

Yet there have also been times when governmental cheese-paring, faulty design criteria, service squabbles or an unwillingness by those in charge to accept new ideas — such as steam power or the vital importance of air cover — have resulted in appalling temporary reverses only compensated for, in the long run, by the, determination, skill and discipline of the crews of the Navy’s fighting ships.

Both sides of this history, the successes and the failures are dealt with fully and frankly by an author who before becoming a historian and best-selling novelist of the sea had himself served for fourteen years in the Royal Navy, taking part during the Second World War in the North African, Sicilian and Normandy landings and retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

In addition to the chronological text, general introductory background material is given at the start of each chapter and the book contains over twenty double-page features dealing with specific topics from the Spanish Armada to modern missiles.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 288 pages. Tags: warren tute ~9780356079158~ great britain royal navy history naval unit histories navies present day british
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The Age of Nelson by G. J. Marcus (£10.50)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0043590063]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the spine ends with a short, open, tear to the foot of of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Volume II in the series. From the cover: “The hard-fought struggle between Great Britain and France for maritime, commercial, and colonial supremacy, which had continued with only a few brief intermissions since the last two decades of the seventeenth century, culminated in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, which gave Great Britain the dominion of the seas and established her as the great World Power during the long general peace that followed.

The Great War of 1793-1815 (as it was known to our forebears) is the subject of the present book, the second in the series of G. J. Marcus’s A Naval History of England — of which the first was The Formative Centuries, bringing the narrative down to the year 1793, and the next is to be The Empire of the Ocean, covering the period 1815-1914. This study of what has been called ‘the classic age of British Sea Power’ is fittingly named after the greatest fighting admiral in history, acclaimed by Marian as ‘the embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain’.

As well as the famous fleet actions of the war this book also closely examines less familiar topics such as the French expeditions against Ireland, the long-drawn-out war on trade, and the Anglo-American War of 1812. The characters and careers of the leading commanders like Howe, St. Vincent, and Nelson are carefully portrayed, and the author has objectively pictured the Britain of that time. The whole is enriched by reports and descriptions from contemporary witnesses. There are sixteen maps.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6¼". Blue boards with Green Title Plate with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Naval History of England series. 532 pages. Tags: american approaches apr attack baltic batde biockade brest britain campaign coasts commercial copenhagen crisis days eastern fhe jervis kingdom madison’s mediterranean mutinies napoleon nations naval navy nile peninsular ports royal seaboard squadron studies trafalgar united uprising walcheren waters
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The Eagle's Last Triumph: Napoleon's Victory At Ligny, June 1815 by Andrew Uffindell (£10.50)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853671827]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Hint of fading to the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: napoleon blucher emperor french military leadership ligny belgium battle napoleonic wars 1815 campaigns army operations
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A Concise History of England: From Stonehenge to the Microchip by F. E. Halliday (£9.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1980Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500271828]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the marins of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Revised Reprint. [First: 1964] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Now been revised and updated for this paperback edition to take account of the most recent events. The author aims to present the history of England in a form short enough to be grasped — and seen — as a whole. Like all nations, England has a past which includes crimes and follies, but it is also one that is less turbulent than most and one displaying a series of achievements — above all, perhaps, the evolution of democratic institutions and the creation of a social order that has been strengthened by extensions of liberty, tolerance and freedom of speech. The book emphasizes the constructive features of English history and clearly identifies the central theme — the successful reconciliation of order and liberty in English life and society. Stonehenge, the Norman Conguest, Magna Carta, the Wars of the Roses, the Spanish Armada, the Civil Wars, the ‘Year of Victories’, Nelson and Trafalgar, Churchill as war leader — here are the key events, places and personalities of English history, brought together in a superbly illustrated volume which provides the perfect introduction to a fascinating subject.”Notes: Size: 9" x 7". 240 pages. Tags: responsibilities nationalization ecclesiastical conservatives establishment protestantism universities independence commonwealth christianity civilization imperialism discoveries nationalism gladstone's restoration declaration cymbeline's marlborough plantagenet bannockburn renaissance shakespeare reformation suppression monasteries elizabeth's catholicism westminster chamberlain northumbria independent castlereagh neutrality foundation authorized convention industrial government stonehenge napoleonic toleration succession fortresses mechanical ascendancy revolution conversion prosperity parliament depression
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Armies of 1812 Volume 1: The French Army, Including Foreign Regiments in French Service and the Confederation of the Rhine by Otto von Pivka (£9.50)Publisher: Cambridge: Patrick Stephens — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850592747]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 8". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: armies europe history napoleonic wars 1800-1815 campaigns russia military european normans
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British History by Edited by Eric J. Evans (£9.50)Publisher: Star Fire — 2001Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1903817242]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Illustrated. Contributors: Gerard Cheshire; David Harding; Lucinda Hawksley; Brenda Ralph Lewis; Jon Sutherland; Helen Tovey; From the cover: “From the evolution of monarchy, through the unification of the four countries, to the state of Britain in the new millennium, British History provides details about major events like the Battle of Waterloo or significant individuals like Gladstone, offering a comprehensive understanding of the factors that make up this extraordinary country and its rich culture. Packed with battles and wars and full of great and notorious monarchs, such as Henry VIII and Queen Victoria, British History charts the cultural achievements of Britain, from the palaces and the ancient ruins to the poets and the pioneers.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: abdication anglia anglo-saxon avebury babington beneficent bills byron cabal cathedral chronologies conference conservatives crisis cutty d-day developments dunstan economic edward elizabeth empire european exclusion fabian figures framework fry gallipoli gwynn hadrian’s historians hyde iceni jacobite julian kells kingdom knox labour leading lord lutyens macdonald market mountbatten movements napoleonic nell northumbria norwich o’connell oxford paine plot princes prosperity quakers raleigh ramsay rebellion revolutionary riots rye salisbury sark society struggles swing tallis treaty tudors tyler university utrecht vikings wars wat wyclif yalta zulu
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