cm.17x24, pp.220, alcune ill.bn.interc.nt. London, Carlton Books Ltd 2002, cm.17x24, pp.220, alcune ill.bn.interc.nt. br.cop.fig.a col. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A highly entertaining and original collection of over 400 diverting tales spanning some 3,000 years of the quirkier side of military life.
About the Author: Geoffrey Regan is the author of more than twenty books of military history and served as a consultant on the "Great Blunders" television series. He lives in England.
Titel: Military anecdotes.
Verlag: Carlton Books Ltd
Einband: br.cop.fig.a col.
Buchbeschreibung Oxford New York, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985. Buchzustand: Gut. Erstauflage / First publication.. Bll. + X (Introduction) + 514 S. inkl. Anhang mit Sources u. Index. Papier einwandfrei, nur minimal nachvergilbt. ++++++WIR VERSENDEN BÜCHER AB 20 € NUR MIT EINSCHREIBEN ODER PER DHL MIT SENDUNGSVERFOLGUNG // ZAHLUNG MIT KREDITKARTE/PAYPAL WILLKOMMEN+++++ Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1005 Gr.-8°, O(Dkl.-Blau)-GanzLnw. mit Goldgepr.-Titelung u. OIll.-Umschlag. Schnitt minimal nachgebräunt oder kl. Braunfleckig. Gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. 19742
Buchbeschreibung oxford university press 1985, 1985. Gewicht in Gramm: 550 leichte äußere gebrauchsspuren,innen sauber. Artikel-Nr. 11711
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1985. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. First Edition (First Printing).If anecdotes are marginal notes on the pages of history, these will delight any reader who has ever been moved or entertained by the condition of the sailor. 514pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Introduction / preface by Max Hastings. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good in Very Good DJ (Slight edgewear to DJ). Artikel-Nr. 113484
Buchbeschreibung Hansebooks Jun 2017, 2017. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion - Civil, Military, Naval and Domestic - embracing the most brilliant and remarkable anecdotical events is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1867.Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future. 708 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783337125608
Buchbeschreibung London W Sams, 1825. Gebunden, Goldschnitt, mamorierte Vorsatzblätter vorne und hinten, Vol 1: 391 S., Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sehr guter Zustand, Vol 2: 420 S., Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren und fleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand, 1. Aufl. 470 gr. Artikel-Nr. 2375
Buchbeschreibung London Edward Jeffery und R Faulder, 1792. 1 Bl., 439 S. Mit gestochenem Porträt (Earl of Essex). 8° (21,8 x 14 cm). Leder der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Erstmals 1720 als "Memoirs of a cavalier" erschienen (so auch der Rückentitel des vorliegenden Exemplars). - "This delightful novel is well known to have been frequently cited as a historical authority" (Lowndes). - Die beiden Blätter mit Verlagsanzeigen am Ende nicht mitgebunden (nur die Nummern 1-7 auf der Rückseite von Seite 439 vorhanden). - Anfangs und am Ende etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, sonst sauber. Der zeitgenössische Einband berieben (Rücken stärker), Kapitale etwas lädiert, Vordergelenk rissig. Schönes Exemplar. - Lacks the two leaves advertisement at the end. Some browning and foxing at beginning and end, otherwise clean. The contemporary binding rubbed, head and foot of spine a bit frayed, front hinge a bit cracked. *Lowndes 614. - Vgl. Moore 434. Gewicht (Gramm): 700. Artikel-Nr. 24891
Buchbeschreibung London, printed for Edward Jeffery and R. Faulder., 1792. A new edition, with additions. Ca. 22 x 13,5 cm. (4) S., 439 S., (5) Seiten. Mit einem Kupferstich-Porträt Robert Earle of Essex. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit Deckelfileten und Innenkantenvergoldung. Kopfgoldschnitt. Kanten leicht, Rücken stärker bestoßen, Vorderdeckel am Falz mit Einriss, dadurch etwas gelockert. Einige Seiten etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. In englischer Sprache. Artikel-Nr. 36262AB
Buchbeschreibung London, Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper., 1826. Octavo. Pagination: Portrait-Frontispiece of Napoleon, VIII, 903 pages with 9 illustrations (including Frontispiece), of which 2 illustrations are folding out and two of them are hand-coloured. Hardcover / Beautiful original half calf with gilt lettering and original spinelabel. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor rubbing to the binding only. From the library of Ferdinand M. McVeagh with his Exlibris to the pastedown. One of the larger fold-out plates with a tear along the fold (easily repaired). This is the rare first edition of this important Napoleon biography. Seldom on the market. Artikel-Nr. 28293AB
Buchbeschreibung London: James Ridgway, 1828, 1828. 2 volumes, small octavo (188 x 115 mm). Contemporary tan calf, broad bands gilt to spines, large foliate tool to compartments in blind, twin brown roan labels, triple fillet frames gilt to sides enclosing a dotted roll in blind, floral cornerpieces gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities and joints rubbed, tips bumped, a few light scuffs and marks to sides, occasional foxing, small hole to vol. 2 sig. F3 costing a few letters in the running head. A very good copy. First edition of this uncommon memoir of military service, mainly in India, one copy traced at auction. The work is usually attributed to noted army chaplain and author G. R. Gleig (1796-1888), whose celebrated account of service in the Peninsular War was called The Subaltern (1825), but the narrative is incompatible with Gleig's biography and in volume 2 (page 195 et seq.) the author transcribes letters to him from his family, addressed to "William". The author was commissioned ensign shortly before Waterloo, which he did not see as he was appointed depot adjutant at the eleventh hour. After a brief posting to Ireland he sailed to Madras with his regiment to serve in the Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817-18). There is a vivid description of the Battle of Mahidpur and of various sorties against Pindari raiders, and a rich variety of detail regarding cantonment life; the first volume ends with the author marching to Ellichpur to enter the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad. He was then posted to a recruiting station back in Ireland before returning to Madras shortly before the commencement of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6). Artikel-Nr. 122120
Buchbeschreibung London: Edward Orme, Publisher to his Majesty, and to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, 1819, 1819. Quarto (345 x 259 mm). 20th-century purple half calf to style, decorative gilt and blind tooled spine, dark green morocco label, marbled sides. General pale offsetting from plates to text, pp. 3 and 5 of letterpress soiled at fore-edge and with old repairs to closed-tears, old repair to closed-tear in blank margin of plate opposite p. 32 ("Anecdote of the bravery of the Scotch piper"), some signs of handling; the plates themselves fresh and bright. 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Dubourg, Clark or Fry & Sutherland after Manskirch, Heath, Atkinson and others. First edition, early state, plates watermarked 1812, 1815 or 1816, text 1806 or 1812; the plates have printed issue dates between 1815 and 1818, and were first assembled in book form in 1819. Abbey and Tooley are at variance on the status of differing issues, but Abbey concludes, "it would appear reasonable to assume that the early state of the book has a dated title," as here. The colour in this copy is excellent. Orme was the son of a Manchester fustian manufacturer who came to London around 1794, his first engraving being published by his brother Daniel in that year. "On 21 January 1799 Orme was appointed printseller in ordinary to George III and on 5 April 1820 editor of prints in ordinary to George IV. In May 1800 he had a shop in Conduit Street, London (at the corner of George Street), and in 1801 exhibited a portrait at the Royal Academy. In the same year he established himself at 59 New Bond Street, London, at the corner of Brook Street, and published Rudiments of Landscape, a volume of uncoloured etchings after his brother William's drawings" (ODNB). He then embarked on the publication of a series of highly popular aquatint books of which this was to be the last. He had begun investing in property around 1809, and in 1824 he closed the shop and concentrated on a new career as a property developer. "Edward Orme was, after Rudolph Ackermann, the most important publisher of illustrated books during the short golden age of the coloured aquatint" (ibid.). The present work is a highly effective visualization of the most memorable "anecdotes" from this remarkable period of British successes, martial and naval, including Wellington and Blücher meeting at La Belle Alliance; the deaths of Ponsonby and Picton; the taking of the French eagle at Barrosa; Uxbridge wounded; Nelson in the cockpit at the Battle of the Nile; and the boarding of the Chesapeake. "The book is remarkable for its brilliant colouring" (Martin Hardie, English Coloured Books, p. 138). Abbey, Life, 376; Bobins Collection 375; Tooley 352. Artikel-Nr. 120634