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A History of the Operations of the French & British Armies in Egypt, From the Landing of Bonaparte to the Restoration of the Ottoman Power; To Which is Prefixed An Ample Desctiption of the Moral & Physical State of the Country, with Remarks on its Political Importance, & A Sketch of its History Previous to the Epoch of the French Invasion. By Several Gentlemen, Members of the Literary & Philosophical Society in Newcastle upon Tyne. Vol. I only of II: 1st Ed., xviii+752pp., frontis., fldg. map. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by K. Anderson, in The Side. 1809  #56283
[HLMainPic] Volume I only, contatining a very detailed description of Egypt, its peoples, geography, industry, &c., at the time of the military events described in the (absent) Vol. II. Serviceable modern qtr. blue morocco, gilt, VG thus & rare. See illustration on our website.   £75
AN OFFICER [PORTER (Robert Ker)] Letters from Portugal & Spain, written during the March of the British Troops under Sir John Moore. With a Map of the Route & Appropriate Engravings [from drawings by the author]. 1st Ed., xvi+320pp., 7 plates, fldg. map. Longman et al. 1809.  #56806
[HLMainPic] Rare original edition of the classic account of Corunna campaign. Contemp. qtr. leather, gilt, marbled paper covd. boards, somewhat rubbed & chipped at edges, with a little damage to the marbled sides; frontis. & one other plate have some hand-colouring of no merit. See illustrations on our website.   £225
ARIES (Christian) Armes Blanches Militaires Francaises. Dessins de Michael Petard sur les photographies de Christian Aries. Complete set of Parts I -XXX fascicules, plus Index volume, published between 1966-1990. Each division consists of around 40pp. of illustration & text (French language), printed on fine art paper & housed in grey printed card folder; these are further contained within five blue cloth slipcases, with gilt titles to sp., six parts to each slipcase, together with the blue clothbound Index, 128pp., printed in 1990 to complete the series.  #59446
Rare complete sequence of pre-eminent work on French military swords & sabres, largely from around 1792, the era of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, but also including some earlier patterns and later ones throughout the 19th, and some from the first half of the 20th Century. This work is considered essential reference for the collector or student of the subject. Contains thousands of illustrations & erudite historical notes. Complete examples are rare, no doubt on account of the long period over which the project was completed. VG or fine throughout.   £600
BARRES (M.) Ed. Memoirs of a Napoleonic Officer, Jean-Baptiste Barres. 1st Eng. Ed., 316pp. A&U. 1925  #52337
[HLMainPic] Campaigns in Prussia, Peninsular War &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
BARROW (Sir John, Bart., FRS) The Life of Richard Earl Howe, K.G., Admiral of the Fleet, & General of Marines. 1st Ed., xvi+432pp., portrait frontis., 2 fldg. facsim. letters. Murray. 1838  #56056
[HLMainPic] Biog. of the great British seaman of the 18th Century, remembered for gaining the first British victory at sea during the Napoleonic Wars: the Glorious First of June, 1794. Orig. blindstamped & gilt blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
BEAMISH (N. Ludlow, FRS) History of the King's German Legion. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxxii+387pp., 9 col. plates of uniforms, fldg. map & 4 plans & xxvi+684pp., 4 diagrams, several fldg. Returns. Thomas & William Boone. 1832/1837.  #59890
[HLMainPic] The standard, definitive history of the KGL, one of the finest bodies of troops fighting in the Peninsular & at Waterloo. Very rare original edition, the two vols. published five years apart (Vol. I printed Marchant, London & Vol. II by Jackson, South Mall, Cork). good quality modern (c.1960s?) half blue calf, raised bands to sps., red leather lettering labels, blue cloth boards, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, sps. sunned, Vol. I lacking half-title, very nice set thus. See illustration on our website.   £950
BECKE (Major A.F.) Napoleon & Waterloo: The Emperor's campaign with the armee du Nord 1815. Revised Ed., xv+320pp., 5 fldg. & 6 sketch maps. Kegan Paul. 1936  #56618
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed work. Somewhat sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
CAMPBELL (Sheriff J. MacMaster, CBE, FSA [Scot.]) The Correspondence of Lieutenant-General [Robert] Campbell of Kintarbert, 1762-1837. 58pp., reprinted from the Campbeltown Courier. nd (c.1930).  #50068
[HLMainPic] Being papers delivered to the Kintyre Antiquarian Soc. by the author/editor: much of interest on the raising of Highland regiments, service with the Royal Scots on Gibraltar (subsequent to the famous Siege), the raising & organisation of Highland volunteer corps', expedition to the West Indies 1806-07 (Capture of Buenos Aires 1806 &c.). Orig. printed paper wraps., somewaht stained o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £45
CLERK (Rev. Archibald) Memoir of Colonel John Cameron, Fassiefern, K.T.S., Lieutenant-Colonel in the Gordon Highlanders, or 92d Regiment of Foot. 1st Ed., [iii]+108pp., 4to, tinted litho. portrait frontis., 2 other tinted litho. plates (monument & family home). Printed for Sir Duncan Campbell, Bart., of Fassiefern, by Thomas Murray & Son, Glasgow, For Private Circulation. 1858.  #56696
[HLMainPic] Memoir of John Cameron, who was commissioned in the Cameronians in 1793; transferred to the 93rd then to the 92nd as a Captain in 1794; served in Holland, Egypt, Walcheren Expedition then in the Peninsula from 1810-13, in various actions with Hill's 3rd Division; then in the Waterloo campaign, where he was killed in action leading his regiment at Quatre Bras. Detailed account of his services & campaigns, with some extracts from his letters. Orig. green cloth, blindstamped & gilt, little chipped & worn at extremities, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £175
CORBETT (Julian S.) The Campaign of Trafalgar. 1st Ed., xvi+473pp., 13 charts & diagrams (most fldg.). Longmans. 1910  #55971
[HLMainPic] Standard scholarly account with much interesting detail on the campaign of 1805, with excellent maps & diagrams (most coloured fold-out plans). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website/   £35

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