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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


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


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

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SOLDIER'S GLORY : BEING 'ROUGH NOTES OF AN OLD SOLDIER'

By: Bell, G. Major-General. (Stuart, B. edited. )

Price: £5.00

Publisher: G. Bell & Sons Ltd.: 1956

Seller ID: 60219


Hardback; good in creased and tape-repaired dustjacket. ; The memoirs of Major-Genneral Sir George Bell. His experiences in the Peninsular War and the Crimean War; of garrison life in Canada in the 1830s and action in the rebellion there, and visits to the United States during the American Civil War. Maps. ; 325 pages View more info

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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


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

By: Carver, M. (edited. )

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Army Records Society: 1995

Seller ID: 23593


Publications of the Army Record Society Vol.11. Hardback; ownership sticker and inscription to endpaper otherwise good in creased 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. ; Army Records Society; Vol. 11; 224 pages View more info

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMUEL LAING OF PAPDALE, 1780-1868

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

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bellavista Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 49033


Hardback; fine in fine dustjacket. ; Samuel Laing of Papadale 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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COMMAND 14: GARIBALDI

By: Field, R.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Osprey: 2011

Seller ID: 54938


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


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

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

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

By: Lambert, A. (edited. )

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Navy Records Society / Ashgate: 2002

Seller ID: 38339


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


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

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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


Hardback; very good copy 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


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


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 SOLDIER SAILOR: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF AN IRISH FAMILY

SOLDIER SAILOR: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF AN IRISH FAMILY

By: Pakenham, E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 2007

Seller ID: 44232


Hardback; corners of boards dented otherwise very good in creased dustjacket. ; The Pakenham family, Earls of Longford at the turn of the nineteenth century. Illustrated. ; 269 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


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

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KITCHENER: THE ROAD TO OMDURMAN

By: Pollock, J.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Constable: 1998

Seller ID: 58229


Paperback; light blemish to edge of pages otherwise good in creased and faded card covers. ; First part of the biography of Kitchener, tracing his life up to 1902. Illustrations & maps. ; 281 pages View more info

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

By: Scott, D. (edited. )

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword: 2006

Seller ID: 51314


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

Image for I WILL NOT SURRENDER THE HAIR OF A HORSE'S TAIL : THE VICTORIO CAMPAIGN 1879

I WILL NOT SURRENDER THE HAIR OF A HORSE'S TAIL : THE VICTORIO CAMPAIGN 1879

By: Watt, R. N.

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Helion & Company: 2017

Seller ID: 58514


New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £29.95.; The background to the Victorio Campaign of 1879 - 1881. Illustrations & maps. ; 504 pages View more info

Image for THE CONVERSATIONS OF THE FIRST DUKE OF WELLINGTON WITH GEORGE WILLIAM CHAD

THE CONVERSATIONS OF THE FIRST DUKE OF WELLINGTON WITH GEORGE WILLIAM CHAD

By: Wellington, 7th Duke Of (edited. )

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The Saint Nicolas Press: 1956

Seller ID: 58846


Hardback without dustjacket - if issued; very good in decorated boards. Limited edition number 686 / 1000. ; Brief notes of conversations between 1820 and 1848; topics include military matters, politics, and a return visit to the battlefield of Waterloo in 1821. ; 28 pages View more info

Image for IN RELIEF OF GORDON: LORD WOLSELEY'S CAMPAIGN JOURNAL OF THE KHARTOUM RELIEF EXPEDITION 1884-1885

IN RELIEF OF GORDON: LORD WOLSELEY'S CAMPAIGN JOURNAL OF THE KHARTOUM RELIEF EXPEDITION 1884-1885

By: Wolseley, C. G. (Preston, A. edited)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co.: 1967

Seller ID: 50809


Hardback without dustjacket; light foxing to edge of pages, abrasion to endpaper, otherwise good in dented boards. ; Illustrations & maps. ; 267 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


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