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The first Italian War of Independence depicted by the Austrians

ADAM, [Eugen and Franz]. Erinnerungen an die Feldzüge der K. K. Oester. Armee in Italien in den Jahren 1848-49.
Munich, Cotta, [1851]. Royal oblong folio (62.5 x 45.5 cm). With tinted lithographed title, dedication leaf to Radetzky, preface and 24 lithographed plates. With 24 ll. of explanatory text printed on blue paper. Plates loose in a contemporary red cloth slipcase with a silk lining. [24] ll. Full description
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Rare Dutch description of Punjab with folding maps

BOER, Pieter A. de (D. de BOER, compilor). Krijgs- en geschiedkundig overzigt van den Punjab, de natie der Seiks en het rijk van Lahore. Van de vroegste tijden tot op de gebeurtenissen aan den Sutledje, in 1845 en 1846.
The Hague, K.W. Pickhardt (back of the title-page: printed by C.H. Susan junior), 1849. With a lithographed frontispiece and 4 folding maps, and 1 table.Contemporary half cloth, marbled sides. XXIX, [3], 444 pp. and 1 publications slip. Full description
€ 3,500
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Highly detailed manuscript account book of the artillery of the Portuguese-Brazilian army under command of the famous military engineer and general Carlos Antônio Napion

[ACCOUNT BOOK - BRAZIL - PORTUGAL]. CASTRO, Isidoro de Almada e. [drop-title:] Livro de receita e despiza da 1o. companhia d'artilharia montada unida ao regim[en]to d'artilharia desta corte, ...
Rio de Janeiro, January 1812 - June 1814.
With: SYLVA, Manoel Dua de, and Nicolaes Joaq[uim?] PERA. [Administrative letter to Jozé Alves da Silva Guimes in Rio de Janeiro].
Porto, 1 July 1803. 1 set of leaves forming an account book plus a loose letter. Folio (the letter 4to). A set of leaves forming an account book, plus a loose letter. Loose leaves in a 20th-century brown paper folder. [1], 34 ll. written on both sides; [1], [2 blank], [1] pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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Instructions for the Austrian army fighting against Napoleon

[CHARLES, Archduke of Austria]. Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst und Beyspiele ihrer zweckmässigen Anwendung für die Generale der österreichischen Armee.
Vienna, Kaiserliche Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1808. Folio. With 25 hand-coloured folding maps and plans, some with slips, engraved by Johann Renard, Kilian Ponheimer and Hieronymus Benedicti. Modern sprinkled half calf, gold-tooled spine. [4], 169, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Secret reports from the South China Command to the British War Office, with reconnaissance photos, written as Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek rose to power and veered toward civil war

[CHINA - SECRET BRITISH MILITARY REPORT]. Reports on Kwangtung and Fukien Provinces.
Hong Kong, British War Office, 1926-1928. Folio (22.5 x 35 cm). Five secret military reconnaissance reports totalling 138 numbered leaves in typescript (some in carbon copies or duplicated) with insertions and manuscript additions, with 47 original photographs (3.5 x 6 to 8 x 13 cm) mounted on the leaves (3 of the 47 are longer panoramas, each built up from 2 to 3 photos) and a folding blueprint plan (26 x 48.5 cm). Contemporary brown half cloth. [II], 11; [II], 12-35; [I], 36-60; [I], 61-101; [I], 103-138 ll. Full description
€ 36,000
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On the sales of arms and arms deals in the Middle East

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. New perspectives on the Persian Gulf. Hearings before the subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia of the committee on foreign affairs, house of representatives, ninety-third congress, first session. June 6, July 17, 23, 24, and November 28, 1973.
Washington, U.S. Government printing office, 1973. 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm). With a small map of the Persian Gulf. Original printed paper wrappers. VIII, [1], 227 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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