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Image for PROCEEDINGS OF THE GENERAL COURT MARTIAL ON CAPTAIN WATHEN, 15TH KINGS HUSSARS (1834)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GENERAL COURT MARTIAL ON CAPTAIN WATHEN, 15TH KINGS HUSSARS (1834)

By: Anon.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd.: 1970

Seller ID: 47900

ISBN: 0584109067

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Hardback; foxing to edge of pages otherwise good in torn and marked dustjacket. Facsimile reprint of 1834 edition. ; Verbatim report of the Court Martial which cost Lord Brundenell his command of the 16th Kings Hussars. Brundenell later became the Earl of Cardigan, purchased the command of the 11th Hussars and led the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. ; 286 pages View more info

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY

By: Ballentine, G. (Goetzmann, W. H. edited. )

Price: £4.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press: 1986

Seller ID: 47924

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Hardback without dustjacket; very good in decorated cloth boards. ; An account of the Mexican - American War. Illustrated. ; 354 pages View more info

Image for THE REBEL ON THE BRIDGE : A LIFE OF THE DECEMBRIST BARON ANDREY ROZEN 1800-84

THE REBEL ON THE BRIDGE : A LIFE OF THE DECEMBRIST BARON ANDREY ROZEN 1800-84

By: Barratt, G.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Paul Elek: 1975

Seller ID: 60780

ISBN: 0236310151

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; light foxing to edge of pages otherwise very good in yellowed dustjacket. ; Biography of the chronicler of the uprising attempted in St Petersburg on 14 December 1825 by a group of disaffected nobles know as the Decembrists. Illustrated. ; 310 pages View more info

Image for BRAVE AS A LION : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FIELD MARSHAL HUGH GOUGH, 1ST VISCOUNT GOUGH

BRAVE AS A LION : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FIELD MARSHAL HUGH GOUGH, 1ST VISCOUNT GOUGH

By: Brice, C.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Helion & Company: 2017

Seller ID: 57202

ISBN: 1910294616

Condition: New


New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £35.00.; Military service in the Peninsular War, Ireland, India and China, and during the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars. Illustrations & maps. ; 577 pages View more info

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DR WILLIAM KITCHINER, REGENCY ECCENTRIC

By: Bridge, T. & English, C. C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Southover Press: 1992

Seller ID: 46976

ISBN: 1870962079

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; ownership inscription to endpaper otherwise very good in price-clipped dustjacket. ; Biography Dr William Kitchiner MD, author of 'The Cook's Oracle', first published 1817. This study reprints a sizeable selection of recipes from it. Illustrated. ; 176 pages View more info

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LETTERS OF A VICTORIAN ARMY OFFICER : EDWARD WELLESLEY 1840-1854

By: Carver, Michael. (edited. )

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Army Records Society: 1995

Seller ID: 65562

ISBN: 0750910798

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Publications of the Army Record Society Vol.11. Hardback; very good in very good dustjacket. ; Correspondence of Edward Wellesley, great nephew of the 1st Duke of Wellington. Letters written on service during the 7th Kaffir War, 1851-53 in South Africa, and whilst on Lord Raglan’s staff during the journey to, and arrival in the Crimea. Maps. ; 224 pages View more info

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VICTORIA'S GENERALS

By: Corvi, S. J. & Beckett, I. F. W. (edited. )

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword: 2009

Seller ID: 63284

ISBN: 1844159183

Condition: New in New dust jacket


New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £19.99.; Portraits of the leading British Commanders of the late Victorian period: Chelmsford, Colley, Gordon, Kitchener, Redvers Buller, Roberts, Wolseley and Wood. Illustrations & maps. ; 226 pages View more info

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NAPOLEON IS DEAD : LORD COCHRANE AND THE GREAT STOCK EXCHANGE SCANDAL

By: Dale, Richard.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 65501

ISBN: 0750943815

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; very good in scratched dustjacket. ; One of the earliest stock market scams; a tale of greed, deceit and the public humiliation of naval hero Lord Cochrane. Illustrated. ; 240 pages View more info

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THE GENTLEMAN USHER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE DEMPSTER 1732-1818

By: Evans, J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2005

Seller ID: 62235

ISBN: 1844151514

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; edge of pages a little yellowed otherwise very good in scuffed dustjacket. ; Biography of the Scottish Member of Parliament and Laird of Dunnichen and Skibo. Illustrated. ; 430 pages View more info

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COMMAND 14: GARIBALDI

By: Field, R.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Osprey: 2011

Seller ID: 54938

ISBN: 1849083215

Condition: Very Good


Command 14. Paperback; very good in card covers. ; The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history. Illustrated. ; 64 pages View more info

Image for A LIFE OF SIR FRANCIS GALTON : FROM AFRICAN EXPLORATION TO THE BIRTH OF EUGENICS

A LIFE OF SIR FRANCIS GALTON : FROM AFRICAN EXPLORATION TO THE BIRTH OF EUGENICS

By: Gillham, N. W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 60872

ISBN: 0195143655

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; blemish to edge of pages otherwise very good in lightly creased dustjacket. ; Biography of a major British scientist and polymath. Illustrated. ; 416 pages View more info

Image for THE QUARREL OF THE AGE : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM HAZLITT

THE QUARREL OF THE AGE : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM HAZLITT

By: Grayling, A. C.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 2000

Seller ID: 65005

ISBN: 0297643223

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; edge of pages yellowed (low quality paper) otherwise very good in faded and lightly creased dustjacket. ; Biography of England's greatest essayist. Illustrated. ; 399 pages View more info

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THE AMAZING HIRAM MAXIM : AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY

By: Hawley, A.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Spellmount: 2001

Seller ID: 64309

ISBN: 1862271410

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Hardback; edge of pages yellowed (low quality paper) otherwise good in torn and creased dustjacket. ; Inventive genius, philanderer, bigamist and autocrat - and inventor of the first truly automatic machine gun. Illustrated. ; 174 pages View more info

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HENRY GOULBURN, 1784-1856 : A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

By: Jenkins, B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Liverpool University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 53322

ISBN: 0853236518

Condition: Fine


Paperback; fine in lightly creased card covers. ; 440 pages View more info

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMUEL LAING OF PAPDALE, 1780-1868

By: Laing, Samuel. (Fereday, R. P. edited. )

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bellavista Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 49033

ISBN: 095253505x

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Hardback; fine in fine dustjacket. ; Samuel Laing was a popular provost of Kirkwall, whose innovations in farming and fishing did much to lay the foundations for the economic prosperity in 19th century Orkney. This autobiography was written for his family, incorporating advice and memoirs to provide a wealth of information about his background and early life. With additional information by R. P. Fereday. Illustrations & maps. ; 308 pages View more info

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LETTERS AND PAPERS OF PROFESSOR SIR JOHN KNOX LAUGHTON, 1830-1915

By: Lambert, A. (edited. )

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Navy Records Society / Ashgate: 2002

Seller ID: 38339

ISBN: 0754608220

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publications of the Navy Records Society Vol.143. Hardback issued without dustjacket; very good in blue cloth boards. ; Maps +xvpp. ; 340 pages View more info

Image for CHARLES NAPIER : FRIEND AND FIGHTER 1782-1853

CHARLES NAPIER : FRIEND AND FIGHTER 1782-1853

By: Lawrence, R.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1952

Seller ID: 62357

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Hardback; good in discoloured and torn dustjacket. ; Illustrated. ; 236 pages View more info

Image for REMEMBER YOU ARE AN ENGLISHMAN : A BIOGRAPHY OF SIR HARRY SMITH 1787-1860

REMEMBER YOU ARE AN ENGLISHMAN : A BIOGRAPHY OF SIR HARRY SMITH 1787-1860

By: Lehmann, J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1977

Seller ID: 63972

ISBN: 022401403X

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Hardback; pages heavily yellowed (low quality paper) , otherwise good in faded dustjacket. ; Sir Harry Smith served in 400 skirmishes, general actions, sieges and storms of fortified towns and camps in the Americas, Africa, India and in Europe against the armies of Napoleon. Illustrations & maps. ; 384 pages View more info

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EVELYN WOOD VC : PILLAR OF EMPIRE

By: Manning, S.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword: 2007

Seller ID: 41893

ISBN: 1844156540

Condition: New in New dust jacket


New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £25.00. ; Biography of Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood VC. Illustrated. ; 265 pages View more info

Image for FIRST AID TO THE BATTLEFRONT : LIFE AND LETTERS OF SIR VINCENT KENNETT-BARRINGTON (1844-1903)

FIRST AID TO THE BATTLEFRONT : LIFE AND LETTERS OF SIR VINCENT KENNETT-BARRINGTON (1844-1903)

By: Morris, P.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Alan Sutton: 1992

Seller ID: 46795

ISBN: 0750900164

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; very good in creased dustjacket. ; An early pioneer of international medical relief work. Letters written during the course of six campaigns - the Franco-Prussian War, the second Carlist War, Turco-Servian War, Russo-Turkish War, Suakin Campaign, and Servo-Bulgarian War. Illustrated. ; 231 pages View more info

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BARBARIAN EYE: LORD NAPIER IN CHINA, 1834 - THE PRELUDE TO HONG KONG

By: Napier, P.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Brassey's: 1995

Seller ID: 49879

ISBN: 1857531167

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Hardback; fine in fine dustjacket. ; The story of Lord Napier of Merchiston, who was sent to China in 1834 to seek a settlement between British sea-traders and the Cantonese authorities, the narrative is based largely upon Napier's own letters and journals. Illustrated. ; 246 pages View more info

Image for THE GASCOYNE HEIRESS: THE LIFE AND DIARIES OF FRANCES MARY GASCOYNE-CECIL 1802-39

THE GASCOYNE HEIRESS: THE LIFE AND DIARIES OF FRANCES MARY GASCOYNE-CECIL 1802-39

By: Oman, C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1968

Seller ID: 53681

ISBN: 0340042745

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Hardback; dustjacket covered in adhesive protective film, otherwise very good. ; Wife of the 2nd Marquess of Salisbury. Illustrated. ; 320 pages View more info

Image for CLAUSEWITZ AND THE STATE: THE MAN, HIS THEORIES, AND HIS TIMES

CLAUSEWITZ AND THE STATE: THE MAN, HIS THEORIES, AND HIS TIMES

By: Paret, P.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1985

Seller ID: 55118

ISBN: 069100806x

Condition: Fair


Paperback; corners of pages dented otherwise good in creased card covers. ; 467 pages View more info

Image for NIGHT OF FIRE : THE BLACK NAPOLEON AND THE BATTLE FOR HAITI

NIGHT OF FIRE : THE BLACK NAPOLEON AND THE BATTLE FOR HAITI

By: Ros, M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Sarpendon: 1994

Seller ID: 63973

ISBN: 0962761389

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Hardback; very good in very good dustjacket. ; Toussaint Louverture - the greatest Black military hero in modern times. Illustrations & maps. ; 224 pages View more info

Image for DOUGLAS HAIG: THE PREPARATORY PROLOGUE 1861-1914 DIARIES AND LETTERS

DOUGLAS HAIG: THE PREPARATORY PROLOGUE 1861-1914 DIARIES AND LETTERS

By: Scott, D. (edited. )

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword: 2006

Seller ID: 51314

ISBN: 1844154041

Condition: New in New dust jacket


New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £25.00. ; Diaries and selected correspondence for the early years of Haig's career. An insight into his development as a soldier and his service during the Sudan campaign and Boer War. Illustrated. ; 336 pages View more info

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COCHRANE : BRITANNIA'S LAST SEA-KING

By: Thomas, D.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1978

Seller ID: 61694

ISBN: 0670226440

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Hardback; light foxing to edge of pages otherwise good in yellowed dustjacket. ; Illustrated. ; 383 pages View more info

Image for COCHRANE : A LIFE OF ADMIRAL THE EARL OF DUNDONALD

COCHRANE : A LIFE OF ADMIRAL THE EARL OF DUNDONALD

By: Tute, W.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Cassel and Company Ltd.: 1965

Seller ID: 61692

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


Hardback; exlib; usual library stamps and lables; stain to edge of pages otherwise good in torn, creased and marked dustjacket. ; Illustrated. ; 275 pages View more info

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AROUND THE WORLD WITH GENERAL GRANT

By: Young, J. R. (Fellman, M. edited. )

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 58447

ISBN: 0801869501

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Hardback; very good in very good dustjacket. ; A new edition of John Russll Young's classic travel account. Ulysses S. Grant embarked on a two-and-a-half year, around-the-world tour that took him from Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Accompanying Grant was journalist John Russell Young, whose account of the trip was first published in two volumes in 1879. Abridged, edited and Introduced by Michael Fellman. Illustrated; xxpp. ; 448 pages View more info