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H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney', Benstead, C. R.
1 H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney'
Benstead, C. R.
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1932 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, with price intact on spine of jacket (7/6 net). Jacket design by A. E. Taylor. Clean navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, gold navy ship on cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with track charts (maps). No names, writing or bookplates. With twenty photo illustrations. 205 pages with Appendix, 8 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Jacket has two tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, slightly age-toned, hint of very light soiling to rear panel which advertises author's previous book, "Retreat - A Story of 1918". Jacket is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a British battleship in home waters, naval fact and description of how those who served on the 'Rodney", one of the two most powerful battleships in the world at the time, spent the years of her second commission. 022768

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Victorian Army in Photographs, Clammer, David
2 The Victorian Army in Photographs
Clammer, David
United Kingdom David & Charles 1975 0715368532 / 9780715368534 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with beautiful black and white historical photographs throughout. 96 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, hint of slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024668

Price: 30.00 USD
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AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB, Del Tredici, Robert
3 AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB
Del Tredici, Robert
Perennial Library 1987 0060961643 / 9780060961640 STATED FIRST EDITION Paperback Near Fine 
Clean unworn large softcover book (approx. size is 8-1/2" x 11"). No chipping, creasing or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Photographs and text bny Robert Del Tredici. Introduction by Jonathan Schell. 192 pages. An examination of the havoc wreaked on humanity by atomic and hydrogen bombs. 025236

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mascots - Military Mascots from Ancient Egypt to Modern Korea, Downey, Fairfax
4 Mascots - Military Mascots from Ancient Egypt to Modern Korea
Downey, Fairfax
New York Coward McCann 1954 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Closed 2" edge tear to page 141. Illustrated by Augusto Marin. 141 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has one very short closed edge tear (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The well-loved pets of military units from the time of ancient Egypt to 1954. 020511

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs, Fabb, John
5 The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs
Fabb, John
London / Sydney B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1975 0713429739 / 9780713429732 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 154 historical photographs. Introduction by W. Y. Carman. 128 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a few short closed edge tears, price clip to bottom corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024667

Price: 22.00 USD
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My Secret Diary, Guareschi
6 My Secret Diary
Guareschi
London Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye. Clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very small previous owner name and date at top edge of front free endpaper). 199 pages. Yellow illustrated dust jacket is quite clean (hint of dust soiling), with one tiny corner chip, a few tiny closed edge tears, not price clipped (13/6 net on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024663

Price: 30.00 USD
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Soldiers Sailors and Dogs, Kyne, Peter B.
7 Soldiers Sailors and Dogs
Kyne, Peter B.
New York H. C. Kinsey & Co. 1936 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in bright unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 274 pages. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), tiny bit of wear to corners, a few very short closed edge tears. Small number written on spine, no other marks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Semtimental remincense of the author's days in the Field Artillery, with some humorous fun as he pokes fun at a hard-boiled top sergeant of the regular army confronted with a drafted conscientious objector. He writes of dogs, bird dogs and Airdales which are almost human in their faithful devotion. 021184

Price: 75.00 USD
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Revolt In the Desert, Lawrence, T. E.
8 Revolt In the Desert
Lawrence, T. E.
New York George H. Doran 1927 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with black lettering and small illustration on cover and spine. "First Printing in America, March, 1927" on copyright page, but no publisher symbol (GHD) so this is probably a later printing of the first American edition. No fading to cover; tiny spots of wear to lower corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Full page illustrations. 335 pages with index, + fold-out map at rear of book in excellent condition. 023466

Price: 30.00 USD
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I Was A Nazi Flier - A German Pilot's Actual Diary, Leske, Gottfried
9 I Was A Nazi Flier - A German Pilot's Actual Diary
Leske, Gottfried
New York Dell 1941 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Dell paperback (A Dell War Book) with great cover art by Gerald Gregg. Clean, with slight creasing to cover. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Slight wear at spine corners. Clean blue endpapers. Edited and Translated by Curt Riess. 237 pages. True story of Gottfried Leske, Flight Sergeant in the Luftwaffe. 023800

Price: 20.00 USD
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Ironclads and Paddlers, Marshall, Ian
10 Ironclads and Paddlers
Marshall, Ian
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell Press 1993 0943231620 / 9780943231624 Stated First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Ian Marshall, Illustrator 
Stated First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Collectible quality. Clean pale gray cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful paintings by the author. Foreword by John Maxtone-Graham. 108 pages. Clean illustrated jacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Thorough history of these beautiful iron-clad sailing ships, with thirty-eight magnificent, historically accurate paintings and numerous pencil sketches. 024645

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Naval Air War, 1939-1945, Miller, Nathan
11 The Naval Air War, 1939-1945
Miller, Nathan
Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. Of America 1980 0933852118 / 9780933852112 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with black and white photographs. 224 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed tear at top of spine edge, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025310

Price: 20.00 USD
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