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 Dynamite Room
by Jason Hewitt


Published: Simon & Schuster, 2014

Fine in fine wrapper. Popular debut by Desmond Elliot-longlisted writer. Sigend by the author.

Price: £18.00

The Dynamite Room  by Jason Hewitt


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


A Legacy of Spies
by John le Carre


Published: Penguin Viking, 2017

Fine in fine wrapper. The publishing event of the year and quite possibly the decade, with the return to the Cold War days of George Smiley. 'Exclusive Signed Edition', dated September 2017 and signed by the author.

Price: £40.00

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre


A Legacy of Spies
by John le Carre


Published: Penguin Viking, 2017

Fine limited edition in slipcase. The publishing event of the year and quite possibly the decade, with the return to the Cold War days of George Smiley. Signed and dated by the author and limited to 250 copies.

Price: £495.00

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre


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

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