|Gallery of Fine Books - Military History II:
5536 Winston Churchill. LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL. L: 1906 1st ed. Two volumes. Woods A8a. Red cloth. Spines very slightly sunned; a very good copy overall. $950
Churchillís biography of his father. Scarce.
The Second Division of the Army of the Cumberland fought mainly in Tennessee and Mississippi. It was mainly made up of soldiers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. A scarce work and one of the few divisional histories of the Union Army.
One of the best memoirs of the British wars in the Sudan.
The scarce first edition of these important Confederate memoirs. Early was one of Lee's top divisional commanders and played a major role in the war effort. These memoirs were published posthumously by his family.
THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE ZULU WAR. Vijn was a Dutch trader in Zululand during the war; he offers an important first-hand view of the war from the Zulu perspective. Translated into English with extensive notes and appendixes by Bishop Frances Colenso.
An attractive copy of this WWI history. The dustjacket illustration is by John W. Thomason.
A RARE AND INTERESTING EXAMPLE OF CONFEDERATE PRINTING. Produced in Alabama towards the end of the war where paper was so scarce that the publishers were forced to print the books' covers on wallpaper taken from Southern homes. A fascinating glimpse at the trials of the South and the efforts of its people to carry on.
This copy is in unusually good condition. All wrappers are present except the back wrapper of Vol. II; the front wrapper of Vol. II has been professionally restored. The paper for all four volumes is different wallpaper. The set is enclosed in a custom-made box. Parrish 6437.
Because of the fragile nature of this item most copies are found in poor condition and often have been rebound.
RARE MEMOIRS OF THE FIRST AFGHAN WAR. Wilton served with the 40th Regiment under General Sir John Keane. An interesting and detailed account of the British Army's march on Kabul after their ignominious defeat earlier in the war. The author emigrated to Canada after leaving the army and this work was published there in 1848. A rare work not found in most major collections.
Scarce history of the Maori War of 1860-61. Carey was a key participant in the 1863-65 War wherein he accepted the surrender of the Maori forces.
RARE HISTORY OF THE FIRST SIKH WAR. The first volume is a history of the Sikh nation while the second volume covers the war. The author was a medical officer in the 1st European Light Infantry.
Cornwallis' spirited defense of his conduct during the Yorktown Campaign.
RARE FIRST EDITION OF WALKER'S FAILED ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE QUEBEC IN 1711. The British (seeking to duplicate their easy seizure of Port Royal in 1710) launched an ill-conceived and poorly executed invasion of Quebec from Boston. Walker commanded the British fleet which met with severe weather; over 900 men were lost and eight ships wrecked. The invasion was eventually abandoned and Walker dismissed from the service.
Memoirs of one of France's leading generals during the Napoleonic Wars. Rapp was Bonaparte's a.d.c. at Austerlitz and was promoted to full general whereafter he distinguished himself in numerous battles.
WITH A ONE-PAGE LETTER SIGNED BY LAVALETTE. The scarce first edition of these important memoirs of the Napoleonic era. Lavalette was one of Napoleon's top aides. He attached himself to Bonaparte at the beginning of the emperor's rise to power and served him well in a number of diplomatic roles. Lavalette was appointed Postmaster General after Brumaire and held that office until Napoleon's exile. He was condemned to death after Waterloo but escaped and lived a long life. His MEMOIRS are noted for being well-written and supplying much information on the Italian and Egyptian Campaigns (in which Lavalette accompanied Napoleon) as well as presenting a vivid picture of Napoleon's return to Paris after the disastrous 1812 Russian Campaign.
WITH A ONE-PAGE LETTER SIGNED BY LAVALETTE. The letter (dated 8 June 1815) is in a secretarial hand and is signed "Lavalette." The letter dates only ten days before the Battle of Waterloo and is an official communication relating to the Postal Department.
Handsomely bound copy of these memoirs of the Hungarian War of Independence. Von Beck served as in intelligence officer/diplomat for Louis Kossuth during the 1848 War.
History of the War of the Austrian Succession and the Jacobite Rebellion. Rare.
A scarce and important history of the War of 1812. Scarcer than the author's companion set on naval occurrences and one of the best early histories of land operations by a British historian. Howes J52.
Important memoirs of Napoleon's Italian physician. The Emperor's finals days and illness are discussed in great detail. A scarce work and one of the more important ones from the St. Helena exile.
A difficult title to find in fine condition. With a publisher's blindstamp identifying this as being "with the publisher's compliments".
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