Christmas Gift Ideas / Naval Military and Aviation
SIMES Thomas (1777)
A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a BattalionEnquire
designed for the Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with useful Observations and Instructions for their anner of Attack and Defence. Ornamneted with a Frontispiece and twenty copper-plate plans.
First Edition., 8vo., [32 (subscribers list has been bound before the text rather than at end end)], 286, [2 (advertisement)]., with the hand-coloured frontispiece and seventeen hand-coloured engraved plans at the end. Contemporary speckled calf, spine rule in gilt, black morocco label in the second panel (Very lightly rubbed, small chip to the upper headcap, small scuff to a couple of corners).
London: printed for the Author, and sold by Almon [...], Hooper [...], Richardson [...], Urquhard [...] and Walter,
DOUGLAS Marshal of the RAF W. Sholto.; KENNINGTON Eric (1942)
Drawing the R.A.FEnquire
A Book of Portraits introduced by Sir Ronald Storrs. Portrait frontispiece of the artist, 54 plates, of which four are in colour and tipped-in. First edition. 8vo., cloth, pictorial dust jacket. London, Oxford University Press.
GAILLARD A (1916.])
Drawings of the Western FrontEnquire
Landscape format watercolour album, 24 x 16 cm, with pen and ink titling design "Album des Dessins" on front cover. c. 60 leaves, the first 23 with mounted pen and ink drawings, captioned and with trompe l'oeil framing rules. [Vaubecourt,
PITCAIRN JONES Capt. L.J (1918)
Pair of Watercolours showing the Arrival of Ships of the German Fleets at Scapa Flow, November 1918Enquire
Arrival at Scapa Flow of S.M.S. Bayern, Nov. 1918. and Arrival at Scapa Flow of S.M. Ships "Kronprinz Wilhelm" and "Grosser Kurfurst" for Internment escorted by H.M. Ships "Revenge" (Flag Admiral Sir Charles Madden) and "Resolution", 27th November 1918.Contemporary watercolours, each c.6" x 10". Some slight wrinkling from mounting on album leaves, otherwise very good. Initialed, dated,