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Training and Manoeuvre Regulations, 1913. General Staff, War Office. 168pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1913  #65092
[HLMainPic] Orig. rust cloth covd. boards, gilt. Little worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Manual of Map Reading & Field Sketching. 1912. 104pp., 24 sketches/diagrams (some fldg.). E&S for HMSO. 1912  #65091
[HLMainPic] Orig. maroon cloth covd. boards, gilt to sp., somewhat serviceworn, VG with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £20
GRAHAM (John Murray) Memoir of Lord Lynedoch, G.C.B. 2nd Ed., with Additions, xiii+202pp., real photo. portrait frontis & a similar portrait of Mrs Graha based on the Gainsborough portrait. Blackwood. 1877  #65089
[HLMainPic] Lt.-Gen. Sir Thomas Graham, later Lord Lynedoch, founder of the 90th Foot: commander of the Cadiz Garrison 1810-11 & 1st Div. in the Peninsula 1811-13 inc. Corunna &c. Memoir incoprating the subject's campaign correspondence. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, generally VG with USC bookplate. See illustration on our website.   £75
LANDMANN (Col. [George], late of the Royal Engineers) Recollections of My Military Life. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., x+304 & x+320pp. Hurst & Blackett. 1854  #65087
[HLMainPic] Rare classic Peninsular memoirs of a senior engineer, particularly of the Vimeiro campaign of 1808. 2 Vols. bound together, orig. publisher's red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, neatly recased & generally VG thus with bookplate & withdrawn stamps of Corpus Christie College, Cambridge. See illustration on our website.   £200
NAPIER (W.F.P., CB, Col., &c.) A Reply to Various Opponents; Particularly to "Strictures on Colonel Napier's History of the War in the Peninsula" together with Observations Illustrating Sir John Moore's Campaigns. 2nd Ed., 57pp. Thomas & William Boone. 1833  #65086
[HLMainPic] Napier's response to criticism of his history of the Peninsula War put forward by Beresford, DiUrban, &c. Orig. printed wraps., now preserved in serviceable modern qtr. blue morocco binding with gilt title to sp. over blue cloth boards. See illustration on our website.   £60
HILL JAMES (Lt.-Col. W., late 31st Regt.) Battles Round Biarritz. The Battles of Nivelle & Nive (Illustrated) With Maps, & How to See The Ground. 2nd Ed. in volume form, 38pp., frontis., 6 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Edinburgh: M'Lagan & Cumming. 1899  #65084
[HLMainPic] An interesting & well-illustrated battlefield guide originally published in Macmillan's Magazine for Dec., 1895, here issued separately. Contemp. blind green binder's cloth, this stained, but sound, retaining orig. printed front wrap., internally VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
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.  #65082
[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. Near contemp. half morocco gilt sp. with raised bands & lettering labels, USC bookplate (presented by Sir Duncan Cameron, Bart., 1858). Front joint partially split o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
JERVIS-WHITE (Capt. Jervis, MP, RA) Our Engines of War & How We Got to Make Them. 1st Ed., vii+116pp., fldg. plates, sketches in text. Chapman & Hall. 1859  #65081
[HLMainPic] The development of gunpowder & various engines of war. Orig. red cloth, worn but sound, with presentation inscrip. "The Right Honbl. Sidney Herbert M.P. Secretary of State for War with Capt. Jervis's Compliments." See illustration on our website.   £50
BATTY (Capt. Robert) Campaign of the Left Wing of the Allied Army, in the Western Pyrenees & South of France, in the Years 1813-1814, under FM The Duke of Wellington. Facsimile reprint of 1823 1st Ed., xx+185pp., plates, fldg. hand-coloured map. Ken Trotman. 1983  #65079
[HLMainPic] No. 40 of limited edition of 250 copies, high quality facsimile edition of classic work on later stages of the war in the Peninsula. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £50
BANKES (George Nugent) Ed. The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence, A Hero of the Peninsular & Waterloo Campaigns. 1st Ed., xii+250pp. Sampson Low et al. 1886  #65078
[HLMainPic] Classic memoirs. Lawrence enlisted in the 40th Regt. (2nd Somersetshire), served in the River Plate expedition, Peninsular 1809-14 (inc. Talavera, Busaco, Badajoz, Vitoria &c.) & Waterloo campaigns. On his death in 1867 his manuscript reached the hands of the editor. Orig. red cloth, gilt & black dec., VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £245

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