modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

Historical/Military fiction first editions

        All of the books on these pages are first editions and first printings

We hold a wide selection of historical or military fiction by a large number of writers. It's always worth asking in case we have what you are looking for in stock.



The Last Pilot
by Benjamin Johncock


Published: Myriad Editions, 2015

Fine paperback original. Superb novel on the Space Race, with echoes of Cormac McCarthy. Winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel 2016.

Price: £20.00

The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock


Eagles at War
by Ben Kane


Published: Preface Publishing, 2015

FIne in fine wrapper. Latest from excellent historical novelist. Signed, lined, dated and numbered copy.

Price: £20.00

Eagles at War by Ben Kane


The Railway Man
by Eric Lomax


Published: Jonathan Cape, 1995

Near fine minus, a hint of a lean and some tanning to block, in like wrapper with a little rubbing to a couple of edges and some minor creases. Bestselling book and basis for recent film.

Price: £55.00

The Railway Man by Eric Lomax


Stalin's Englishman
by Andrew Lownie


Published: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015

Fine in fine wrapper. Excellent account of life of Guy Burgess. Signed by the author.

Price: £25.00

Stalin's Englishman by Andrew Lownie


Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel


Published: Fourth Estate, 2009

Very good, with a slight lean, a couple of marks and digs to page block, creasing to spine and pushing to spine ends, in near fine wrapper with a little creasing. A very respectable copy of this modern classic, signed to 'Antonia' by Mantel.

Price: £325.00

Wolf Hall by Hilary  Mantel


Mrs Engels
by Gavin McCrae


Published: Scribe, 2015

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Tour de force debut longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and Walter Scott Prize.

Price: £20.00

Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrae


The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey
by Patrick O'Brian


Published: HarperCollins, 2004

Chapters from author's final work. Includes Facsimile of the Manuscript.

Price: £20.00

The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey  by Patrick  O'Brian


Anatomy of a Soldier
by Harry Parker


Published: Faber, 2016

Fine limited, signed edition (to 500 copies), in slipcase. Superb novel from author and artist and (ex-)soldier. Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award.

Price: £75.00

Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker


Anatomy of a Soldier
by Harry Parker


Published: Faber, 2016

Fine in fine wrapper. Superb novel from author and artist and (ex-)soldier. Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Signed copy.

Price: £35.00

Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry  Parker


The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
by Natasha Pulley


Published: Bloomsbury, 2015

Fine in pictorial boards with cut-out as issued. Signed by the author.

Price: £25.00

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha  Pulley


The Promised Land
by Erich Remarque


Published: Vintage, 2015

Fine in fine wrapper. The final, hitherto unpublished, novel by the author of All Quiet on the Western Front. Special price.

Price: £14.99

The Promised Land by Erich Remarque


Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith


Published: Simon & Schuster, 2008

Near fine in like wrapper. Well-received debut and to be a Ridley Scott film next year starring Gary Oldman.

Price: £18.00

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith


The Great War
by Joe Sacco


Published: Jonathan Cape, 2013

Graphic pull-out book of epic proportions, in every sense of the word. A modern masterpiece detailing the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Price: £20.00

The Great War by Joe Sacco


Centurion
by Simon Scarrow


Published: Headline, 2007

Near fine proof with a couple of creases and ripples, a little rubbing to edges.

Price: £10.00

Centurion by Simon Scarrow


The Eagle in the Sand
by Simon Scarrow


Published: Headline, 2006

Near fine, with bumping to spine ends, the beginnings of a lean and evidence of some rubbing out of pencil marks to front free endpaper, in like wrapper with a little creasing to extremities. Otherwise a lot nicer than it sounds. The seventh in the series.

Price: £20.00

The Eagle in the Sand by Simon Scarrow

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