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The History of the 1st Guided Missile Brigade

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1957
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Dallas: Miller Pub. Co, 1957. Quarto. During World War II, Allied Intelligence learned that the German scientists had a new kind of weapon, a missile guided electronically that came to be known as the V-2. By October 1945, the 1st Guided Missile Battalion had been organized, By 1948 it was became the 1st Guided Missile Regiment.… Read more
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A History of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and Their Predecessors, 1685-1980

by Brereton, J.M. (John Maurice)

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Published
1982
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Catterick: The Regiment, 1982. Quarto. . xiii, 494 pages, 62 unnumbered pages of plates, maps, music, plans, portraits, index. Includes a 2 p. subscribers list, regimental traditions and customs along with nicknames. There are 94 plates with a number richly colored. This copy is bound by the Cottage Bindery in full rich red morocco, spine highly… Read more
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Edinburgh: W. & A. K. Johnson, 1894. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 530 copies and the only hardcover edition printed. 43 pages, illustrated with 9 unnumbered lithographic colored leaves of plates by Harry Payne. The regiment was raised in Argyll by General Duncan Campbell of Lochnell for John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll as the 98th… Read more
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Onori e Glorie, Regno d'Italia e Antichi Stati Italiani

by Spada, Antonio

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Limited Edition
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Milano, (1977): Istituto Per La Diffusione Del Libro. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the author. Illustrated with an impressive quality of full color photographic images of the most stunningly crafted medals, most full paged. The author had been a collector for many years, and he combines his scholarship with his enthusiasm as a collector. All… Read more
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(Bowie, MD): Heritage Books, Inc, 2002. Quarto. xvi, 283 pages. Unique to this volume are the previously unpublished set of ledgers that include 3 broad categories of information: the names of the rangers called out to protect the Virginia frontier in 1773 and 1774 and the pay owed them, the militiamen that served soon after in Dunmore? … Read more
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Cavalry Sword Exercise (bound with) The Manual and Platoon Exercises, for Percusssion Carbines

by [Macdonald, Sir John] D. 1850

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Published
1840
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First Edition
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London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1840. First Edition. Small Octavo. 35 and 23 pages, [2] full page plates. Two works bound together each with their separate title pages. One of the rarest early 19th century British military manuals and an unrecorded copy. Clearly, Sir John Macdonald is the author of both works but since the title is often confused… Read more
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The History of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders

by Dunn-Pattison, R.p.

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Published
1910
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London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1910. Thick Quarto. Half-title, portrait frontispiece, xvi, 413 pages. After beginning with the Colonial Service, this work deals with the Napoleonic Wars, 1803-1818. It was at the start of that era that the resumption of the Highland Dress took place. It also deals with the Loss of the Abercrombie-Robinson… Read more
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Les Vignettes Emblematiques Sous La Revolution; 250 Reproductions D'en-Tetes De Letteres

by Boppe, Auguste (with Assistance of M. Raoul Bonnet)

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Published
1911
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Limited Edition
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Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1911. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 500 copies of which this is number 312. Half-title, viii, 181 pages, French text. One of the nicer works devoted to the emblems of the French Revolution with the various heraldic devices shown in the 250 images with the Table Analytique at the end to provide quick… Read more
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London: William Clowes, 1834. First Edition. Octavo. Portrait frontispiece, regular title page, engraved title page with hand-colored vignette and 6 other full page hand-colored plates depicting guards' uniforms, 150pp. From the library of collector and historian Ernest J. Martin with his book plate. This work was intended to form part of a series recording the services of each Regiment… Read more
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Manchester: Russell and Allen (Printers), 1811. Thick Quarto. (title cont'd) Seamen, at Spithead and the Nore, Together with a Particular Narrative of the Rise, Progress and Various Events Accompanying the Rebellion in Ireland. xlviii, 844pp., (4)pp. index and (1)pp. directions to the binder, 16 full page engravings, 3 folding maps, lacks frontispiece. The long introduction introduces the reader to… Read more
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Edouard Detaille et Son Oeuvre

by Masson, Frederic, 1847-1923

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Published
1886
Edition
First Edition
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Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1886. First Edition. Quarto. 23pp. illustrated with four full page engravings by Detaille each with tissue guards present, and several textual illustrations. Detaille won his first distinguished art medal when he was barely 20 years old and a student of Missonier. His works were usually of the French military, especially that of Napoleon's army.… Read more
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London: T. And W. Boone, 1830. Octavo. xvi, 351pp., (1)pp. errata. One of the most careful details of the Peninsular War, His description takes the reader in and out of billets, bivouacs, barns, and battle, as historians have noted he missed nothing. He deals with the skirmishing line of the 95th and it is a wonder he survived. John… Read more
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Lettres De Grognards

by Fairon, Emile and Henri Heuse

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Published
1936
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Limited Edition
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Liege/Paris: Benard/ Georges Courville, 1936. Limited Edition. Quarto. Half-title, 410 pages, 12 splendid portraits each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, including several of Napoleon at various stages of his career, and Gros, Prince Eugene, Desaix, Kleber, Massena, Moreau, Marshall Suchet and Tallyrand. Bound in contemporary brown polished calf decorated in blind, raised bands ruled in gilt, compartments… Read more
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London, Nd(ca. 1857): James S. Virtue. Thick Quartos. 812pp. and 772pp., portrait frontispieces, vignette title page and regular title page. Vol. I: with 36 (includes frontispiece)engraved plates and 4 folding maps. Vol. II. with 30 engraved plates and 2 folding maps (includes frontispiece). The author shows us the successive plans of the Russian strategists, from the opening of the… Read more
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Napoleon

by Dumas, Alexandre

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Published
1840
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First Edition
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Paris: Au Plutarque Francais, 1840. First Edition. Small Quartos. Half-title, 410 pages, 12 splendid portraits each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, including several of Napoleon at various stages of his career, and Gros, Prince Eugene, Desaix, Kleber, Massena, Moreau, Marshall Suchet and Tallyrand. Bound in contemporary brown polished calf decroated in blind, raised bands ruled in gilt,… Read more
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Field Exercise and Evolutions of the Army

by Torrens, Major General Sir Henry

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Published
1824
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London: William Clowes, 1824. Octavo. Revised by the present author upon King's orders. xvi, 335pp., including index, (12) folding plates. The King had decided since it had been over 33 years, it was time to update General Sir David Dundas' System of Tactics as it was due for improvements. It was a time of peace and therefore, it was… Read more
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Naval & Military Trophies & Personal Relics of British Heroes

by Holmes, Richard R.

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Published
1896
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First Edition
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London: John C. Nimmo, 1896. First Edition. Folio. . Half-title, title page, no pagination. A series of water colour drawings by William Gibb, one of the major military illustrators at the end of the 19th century. Descriptive notes by Richard Holmes and an introduction by Viscount Wolseley. The plates include the American flags taken in the War of 1812,… Read more
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Journal of a Soldier of the Seventy-First Regiment, Highland Light Infantry, from 1806 to 1815

by Pococke, Thomas; Corporal Meuller

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Published
1822
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Edinbugrh: Balfour and Clarke, 1822. Small Octavo. xii, 228 pages. 3rd edition [see title page] "to which are now added selections from the letters of Corporal Meuller of the First Regiment of Foot Guards describing the attack on Bergen-op-Zoom. The publisher notes that after publishing the work through two editions, the demand was for Meuller's first hand… Read more
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Galerie Des Uniformes

by Tardieu, Ambroise

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Published
1817
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First Edition
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Paris: Ambrose Tardieu, 1817. First Edition. `. Quarto. 32 pages with 28 plates (including frontispiece), some folding (25 are hand colored). Very scarce, copies at the Houghton Harvard library, Brown University and two libraries in France.. The richness of the colors as well as the details of the uniforms made this an early classic that is… Read more
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London; 1909, 1909 and 1926: Archibald Constable and Co./William Heinemann. Small Thick Quarto. Portrait frontispieces, half-titles, [xviii, 400, [4], [401-777pp.], index.. The definitive work on the Household Cavalry through the end of World War I. Both volume I and II are in the original brown cloth binding with the gilt emblem showing the service in the Peninsular War,… Read more
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