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The Victorian Army in Photographs, Clammer, David
1 The Victorian Army in Photographs
Clammer, David
United Kingdom David & Charles 1975 0715368532 / 9780715368534 First 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

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Battles of the United States by Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, The War of 1812, and The Mexican War; with Important Official Documents  (two volumes complete), Dawson, Henry B.
2 Battles of the United States by Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, The War of 1812, and The Mexican War; with Important Official Documents (two volumes complete)
Dawson, Henry B.
New York Johnson, Fry & Company 1858 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely two-volume set in clean decorative leather and cloth bindings. Size of each book is approx. 8-1/2" x 11" x 2" and 2-1/2" thickness. Very clean brown buckram cloth with decorative stamped leather on both front and rear boards with stamped gold lettering on front and rear boards of each book. Unchipped decorative paper labels on each spine. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All page edges are gilt. Clean endpapers (beautifully penned previous owner name at top edge of blank fly leaf in each book). Illustrated by Alonzo Chappel (wonderful full page engravings with tissue guards). Volume I has faint waterstain to upper edges of first 20 pages, otherwise all pages are clean and bright, no foxing or browning, chip to lower corner of one rear blank fly leaf. Volume 2 has small rub to leather on front cover. Corners are sharp and unworn - no wear to cloth, no bumping. An attractive and amazing set of books - chock full of interesting U.S. military history. 027999

Price: 120.00 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 First 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

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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 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

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"One Hell of A Business", Engelbrecht, H. C.
5 "One Hell of A Business"
Engelbrecht, H. C.
New York Robert M. McBride 1934 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, slight fading to bottom board and spine edges (about 1/4" of fading). Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 95 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has very slight edge wear, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. If anyone ever doubted that the munitions business is organized as a huge international racket, he need only read this book to see it in its true colors. An astounding book, bristling with ironic facts and sardonic humor, and truth. By the author of "Merchants of Death". 027803

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The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs, Fabb, John
6 The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs
Fabb, John
London / Sydney B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1975 0713429739 / 9780713429732 First 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

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Billy Mitchell: Founder of Our Air Force and Prophet Without Honor, Gauvreau, Emile and Lester Cohen
7 Billy Mitchell: Founder of Our Air Force and Prophet Without Honor
Gauvreau, Emile and Lester Cohen
New York E. P. Dutton 1942 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean, unfaded red cloth boards with dark blue lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with endpapers decorated with documents from the United States Congress. Slight shadow to front free endpaper only (light browning). No names, writing or bookplates. Very nice photo portrait of Brigadier General William Mitchell as frontispiece. 306 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027511

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Famous Fighters of the Second World War, Green, William
8 Famous Fighters of the Second World War
Green, William
New York Hanover House 1957 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Red-orange cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with many black and white photos, drawings. Foreword by Group Captain "Johnnie" Johnson, D.S.O., D.F.C. 128 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has closed tear at top front panel spine edge (someone repaired with clear tape), very small chip at upper corner, small piece of clear tape at bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story and details of legendary fighter aircraft, with a wealth of detailed drawings and a unique collection of photographs. 026843

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Bonaparte in Egypt, Herold, J. Christopher
9 Bonaparte in Egypt
Herold, J. Christopher
New York Harper & Row 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight fading to edges. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers (small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Preface by the author. Illustrated with maps, black and white plates. 424 pages with index + "About the Author" on last page. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, not price clipped, tiny loss from chipping at top and bottom spine edges (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The French expedition to Egypt which Bonapart launched in 1798 was one of the most exciting, most harrowing, most futile, and yet most fruitful adventures in modern times, and the three years of occupation left a lasting mark on Egypt. With the armed forces came a group of experts--the so-called Scientific and Artistic Commission--which included some of the most brilliant scholars and scientists of the time. In incredibly adverse circumstances, these men put their talents at the service of the army of occupation, of Egypt, and of knowledge. It was they who discovered the glories of ancient Egypt, who studied for the first time the colossal ruins of Luxor and Karnak as well as the Rosetta Stone, who surveyed the Isthmus of Suez with a view to building a canal, and who collected enough data to fill nine large volumes of text and fourteen volumes of plates. It was because of them that the expedition was something more than a futile and criminal waste of lives. 027980

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Soldiers Sailors and Dogs, Kyne, Peter B.
10 Soldiers Sailors and Dogs
Kyne, Peter B.
New York H. C. Kinsey & Co. 1936 First 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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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Larson, Erik
11 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Larson, Erik
New York Crown Publishers 2015 0307408868 / 9780307408860 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 430 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the sinking of the great luxury ocean liner "Lusitania" by a German U-Boat. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history. 026852

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Revolt In the Desert, Lawrence, T. E.
12 Revolt In the Desert
Lawrence, T. E.
New York George H. Doran 1927 First 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

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I Was A Nazi Flier - A German Pilot's Actual Diary, Leske, Gottfried
13 I Was A Nazi Flier - A German Pilot's Actual Diary
Leske, Gottfried
New York Dell 1941 First 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

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Tragedy at Honda, Lockwood, Charles A. and Hans Christian Adamson
14 Tragedy at Honda
Lockwood, Charles A. and Hans Christian Adamson
Philadelphia and New York Chilton Company 1960 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Very slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. With a Foreword by C W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, USN. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 243 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has edge wear, a few very small edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the nine U.S. Destroyers which followed their leader through blinding fog onto the rockbound California coast--and of the heroism of their crews. 027571

Price: 50.00 USD
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Ironclads and Paddlers, Marshall, Ian
15 Ironclads and Paddlers
Marshall, Ian
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell Press 1993 0943231620 / 9780943231624 First 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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D-Day: Minute by Minute, Mayo, Jonathan
16 D-Day: Minute by Minute
Mayo, Jonathan
Marble Arch Press 2014 1476772940 / 9781476772943 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Black boards with gray spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Very slight fading to top board edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 304 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of the D-Day landings as seen through the eyes of the people who found themselves placed in often extraordinary situations on that historic day in June 1944 - from military generals to French villagers. 026036

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The Naval Air War, 1939-1945, Miller, Nathan
17 The Naval Air War, 1939-1945
Miller, Nathan
Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. Of America 1980 0933852118 / 9780933852112 First 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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The Bunker, O'Donnell, James P.
18 The Bunker
O'Donnell, James P.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1978 0395257190 / 9780395257197 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with metallic lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean (one very small dot on front free endpaper). Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 399 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, one short closed edge tear with associated small crease. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The riveting story of the last days inside Hitler's underground hideout in Berlin. 027218

Price: 14.00 USD
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Eisenhower, Perret, Geoffrey
19 Eisenhower
Perret, Geoffrey
New York Random House 1999 0375500464 / 9780375500466 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Beautiful first edition in dust jacket. Very clean gray boards with pale gray spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 685 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In-depth biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower offers fresh perspectives, not only on World War II and the Korean War but also on the Cold War, the civil rights movement, McCarthyism, the U-w crisis and Vietnam. 027951

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Battle: The Story of the Bulge, Toland, John
20 Battle: The Story of the Bulge
Toland, John
New York Random House 1959 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with silver and red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear to cloth, but a few spots of soiling to boards. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front paste-down. Some amazing black and white photographs. 401 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An hour-by-hour recobnstruction of the most dramatic and controversial battle of World War II. 027512

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