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Flash for Freedom! - George MacDonald Fraser

1971 - Barrie &, London - First Edition
A fine first edition of the third volume of the Flashman Papers - in which a game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi .

When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference?

Once again Flashie’s charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery and fleetness of foot, see the loveable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.
 
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Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser

1982 - Collins, London - First Edition
What was Harry Flashman doing on the slopes of Little Bighorn, caught between the gallant remnant of Custer’s 7th Cavalry and the attack of Sitting Bull’s braves? He was trying to get out of the line of fire and escape yet again with his life (if not his honour) intact.

Here is the legendary and authentic West of Mangas Colorado’s Apaches, of Kit Carson, Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, gunfighters and gamblers, scoundrels and Indian belles, enthusiastic widows and mysterious adventuresses.

The seventh volume of the "Flashman Papers" records the arch-cad's adventures in America during Gold Rush of 1849 and the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, and his acquaintance with famous Indian chiefs, American soldiers, frontiersmen and statesmen.
 
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Flashman and the Dragon - George MacDonald Fraser

1985 - Collins Harvill, London - First Edition
It is 1860, and while China seethes through the bloodiest civil war in history and the British and French armies of Lord Elgin hack their way to the heart of the Forbidden City, Flash Harry hoodwinks them all.

Fresh from the Indian Mutiny, Flash Harry, self-confessed coward, womanizer, and scoundrel, finds himself landed in "Manchoo" China torn by the Taiping Rebellion. The redoubtable Flashy scrapes through many dangerous and disagreeable situations in this chaotic setting.

Emerging as usual unscathed, with public (if not private) honour intact, Sir Harry recounts his memories of the Summer Palace and the Yi Concubine (later Empress Tzu-hsi). He winds up witnessing Elgin's destruction of Peking's Summer Palace, an act of vengeance described with horrifying vividness.
 
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Flashman and the Mountain of Light - George MacDonald Fraser

1990 - Collins Harvill, London - First Edition
Fine first edition of the ninth packet of the Flashman papers, spanning 1845-46, with the mighty Sikh Khalsa, the finest army ever seen in Asia, poised to invade India and sweep Britannia’s ill-guarded empire into the sea, every able-bodied man was needed to defend the frontier – and one at least had his answer ready when the Call of Duty came: ‘I’ll swim in blood first!’

Alas, though, for poor Flashman, there was no avoiding the terrors of secret service in the debauched and intrigue-ridden Court of the Punjab, the attentions of its beautiful nymphomaniac Maharani (not that he minded that, really), the horrors of its torture chambers or the baleful influence of the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, the Mountain of Light.
 
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Architectura Navalis - bound with - Architectura Civilis, Nova & Antiqua - Josephum Furttenbach, Georg Andreas B

1629 - Johan Saurn, Ulm - First Editions
A stunning, clean and complete copy of Joseph Furttenbach’s famous treaty on shipbuilding, Architectura Navalis with double-page engraved title, title in red and black, twenty stunning double-page engraved plates showing boat design, and various types of boats many engaged in action with other boats and monsters of the sea. Furttenbach was a highly influential German architect, who attempted to cover all fields of architecture in his writings. Böckler corresponded with Furttenbach and his works on architecture were intended to contribute to the rebuilding of Germany after the devastation of the Thirty Years War, his Architectura Civilis, Nova & Antiqua presents a comparative treatment of the Orders [Architectural Styles] and is illustrated with forty engraved plates, woodcut printer’s device and red and black text to title page, woodcut head pieces, and initials.  
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Highland Sport - A Grimble

1894 - Chapman and Hall Ltd., London - First Edition
A large and beautifully bound work Illustrated with eleven full page plates by Archibald Thorburn.

Personal recollections and views on fishing and shooting in the highlands of Scotland.

Grimble was the first to call for a close time to the Salmon fishing season in Scotland after witnessing the alarming drop in catch, and rise in netting technology and quantity. He was successful.
 
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Robertson of Irvine - Poet-Preacher - Arthur Guthrie

1890 - Ardrossan, London - Second Edition
A finely bound copy, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait and calotype plate of Trinity Church, Irvine from a photograph.

William Bruce Robertson (1820 – 1886), Scottish divine, was born at Greenhill, St. Ninians, Stirling, 24 May, 1820, and was educated at the University of Glasgow and at the Secession Theological Hall, Edinburgh, where he made the acquaintance of Thomas de Quincey, and on his recommendation went to the University of Halle and studied under Friedrich Tholuck.

After travelling in Italy and Switzerland he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Stirling and Falkirk in 1843, and was soon after ordained at the United Secession Church (after 1847, the United Presbyterian Church) in Irvine, Ayrshire. In this charge he remained for 35 years, exercising from his pulpit a truly magnetic influence.’
 
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History of the Jews. From the Earliest Times to the Present Day - Graetz Heinrich von, Bella L

1891-2 - David Nutt, London - First Edition in English
A fine five volume set of the first edition, with frontispiece portrait of Heinrich von Graetz in final volume.
Originally published in 11 volumes in German from 1853 to 1870. It was then translated by Bella Loewy and published in this the first edition in English in 1891.

‘One of the first comprehensive popular histories of the Jews written by a Jew, and the work became very popular and influential in its time. Although the book has many shortcomings, they "are outbalanced by the facts that the work of presenting the whole of Jewish history [up to 1848] was undertaken, that it was executed in a readable form, and that the author enriched Jewish history by the discovery of many an important detail." ‘

With exceptional provenance, from the library of Lord Swaythling, Louis Samuel Montagu (1869-1927), head of the banking firm of Samuel Montagu & Company of London, and one of the outstanding leaders of Anglo-Jewry and President of the Federation of Synagogues and Initiation Society. With his signature to volumes II and III.
 
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