Mellyn, Elizabeth W.: Mad Tuscans and Their Families: A History of Mental Disorder in Early Modern Italy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. First edition. 8vo., pp. ix, 290. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a touch only of shelf-wear, almost as new. Ref: 53625
[Military History] Flanders Delineated or, a view of the Austrian and French Netherlands. [...] Reading: printed and sold by J. Newbery and C. Micklewright, [...] 1745 FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. , 310,  (last leaf with directions to the binder) + 3 engraved, hand-coloured folding maps of Flanders, Germany and northern Italy, and 1 plate with fortifications and gunnery. Uniform light age browning, the odd very minor marginal spot, upper edge a little dust-stained. Contemporary polished calf, double gilt ruled, raised bands, spine gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco label, recently and well rebacked with boards and (slightly bumped) corners refurbished. Late 18th-century armorial bookplate of Capt. Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake. A good, clean copy of the first edition of this scarce, beautifully illustrated work on military history. It is a detailed survey of the ongoing war for the Austrian Succession (1740-8), 'of great Use to all who are willing to have a clear idea of the Operations of the several Armies'. The first part, by an anonymous 'Officer of the Allied Army now in Flanders', comprises a geographical survey and a military history of the Austrian and French Netherlands, prefaced by a short history of the Low Countries. The second part, similarly anonymous, is a brief account of the topography and history of Bavaria, Bohemia, Moravia and Austria, and an account of the 'Pragmatic Sanction' which started the war against Germany. At rear is a military dictionary, as well as a page of instructions to the binder. In addition to three detailed maps of Flanders, Germany and northern Italy, it features an engraved plate with beautifully delineated samples of fortifications and gunnery. The work is dedicated to Field Marshal George Wade (1673-1748), who served in all the major European wars from the late 1680s to the mid-18th century. He was also 'Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, castles, forts and barracks in North Britain', by which he oversaw the construction of hundreds of miles of military roads and 30 military bridges in Scotland. Capt. Thomas Drake Tyrwhitt (1749-1810), MP for Amersham (1795-1810) and Sheriff of Glamorganshire (1786-7). ESTC T140942. ESTC lists only 6 copies (3 in the UK and 3 in the US). Ref: 53648show full image..
Moorehead, Alan: (Hastings, Max, intro.:) Gallipoli. London: Aurum Press, 2015. First edition thus, second impression. 8vo., pp. xvi, 384. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-dust: a fine copy. First published in 1956 by Hamish Hamilton, and then by Aurum Press in 2007. Now in a new edition with Introduction by Sir Max Hastings. Ref: 54260
Moorehead, Caroline: Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France. London: Chatto & Windus, 2014 First edition. 8vo., pp. 374. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, slightly creased on top edge, light shelf-wear, still very good. Ref: 54261
Mortensen, Otto: Jens Olsen's Clock: A Technical Description. Copenhagen: Technological Institute, 1957. First English edition. Folio, pp. 157. Numerous illustrations. Hardback: white cloth-backed blue patterned cloth boards, blue-lettered to spine, two corners slightly bumped, other than a hint of dust to edges book and contents unblemished, very good. White dust-jacket, now somewhat grubby with closed tear to one corner, a little fraying to the others and creasing to edges, still good overall. Translated from and published simultaneously in Danish. A detailed description of a complex astronomical clock, now situated in Copenhagen Town Hall, completed posthumously between 1944 and 1955 (Jens Olsen died in 1945). Ref: 53961show full image..
Mousnier, Roland: (Spencer, Joan, trans.:) The Assassination of Henry IV. The Tyrannicide Problem and the Consolidation of the French Absolutee Monarchy in the Early Sevebteenth Century. London: Faber and Faber, 1973. First edition in English. 8vo., pp. 428 + plates. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, a small cross in blue pen over price on front flap, very light creasing to edges, very good. First published in French in 1964. Ref: 53573
Newman, Peter: The Battle of Marston Moor 1644. Chichester: Anthony Bird Publications, 1981. First edition. 8vo., pp. 156 + plates. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: brown cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A touch only of shelf-wear: very good. Ref: 53928
Newport, Kenneth G. C. Apocalypse & Millennium: Studies in Biblical Exegesis. Cambridge University Press, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 252. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused and, with just a hint of shelf-wear, almost as new. Ref: 53752
Oliver, William: A Practical Essay on the Use and Abuse of Warm Bathing in Gouty Cases. Bath: Printed by T. Boddely, for James Leake, and Wm. Frederick, and sold by Hitch, and Hawes, and M 1753. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [iv], 96, [viii]. With half title. Some small repairs and short marginal tears to half title, first and last leaves a little dusty. Late 19th c. Half dark brown morocco, gilt title to spine, green marbled paper boards, blue endpapers. Joints and corners a bit rubbed, very good. Bookplate (with crest) of John Kent Spender, M.D. to front pastedown. Though by all accounts an engaging and competent physician, and very much involved in establishing Bath General Hospital in 1742, Dr William Oliver published little apart from this treatise on the therapeutic use of spa waters in the treatment of gout. However his name lives on in the form of the Bath Oliver biscuit, which he invented as a digestive aid for his patients. John Kent Spender's obituary (BMJ, 22nd April 1916) described him as 'The last of the generation of physicians who laid the foundation of modern Bath as a health resort.' He worked for the greater part of his career at the Mineral Water Hospital in Bath and published prolifically, his most notable book being Therapeutic Means for the Relief of Pain, which won the Fothergill Gold Medal in 1874. Ref: 54177show full image..
Overy, Richard: Why the Allies Won. London: Jonathan Cape, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, [ii], 396 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. One corner mildly bumped, very good. Dust-jacket, lightly creased to edges, very good. Ref: 53571