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Family of Volunteers; an Illustrated History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada  (inscribed By the author)
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Family of Volunteers; an Illustrated History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada (inscribed By the author)

By Beal, George W.

Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2001. Oblong Octavo. 176 pages, index. Issued only in paper wraps. Profusely illustrated with over 100 photographs including the uniforms and flags which are in color. It covers the early years (1891-1914) when they served in the Boer War up until World War I. The Second World War It was redesignated the '1st batallion, 48th Highlanders and on 13 June 1940 it went to France as part of the Second British Expeditionary Force, reaching Sablé-sur-Sarthe before being ordered back. They ended up in landings in Italy, Sicily, France, Germany and after the war were station in Eastern Europe. The author of this book is George W. "Goordie" Beal who served in the 48th and was of the 3rd generation to serve.

$50.00

The Wild Grizzlies of Alaska: A Story of the Grizzly and Big Brown Bears of Alaska, Their Habits, Manners and Characteristics, Together with notes on Mountain Sheep and Caribou, Collected By the Author for the U.S.
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The Wild Grizzlies of Alaska: A Story of the Grizzly and Big Brown Bears of Alaska, Their Habits, Manners and Characteristics, Together with notes on Mountain Sheep and Caribou, Collected By the Author for the U.S.

By Holzworth, John M.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First Edition. Large Octavo. 417 pages, index. Title page adds: with 84 illustrations from Photographs and a map. This book belonged to Robert L. Coates who was with the 131st Signal Radio Intelligence Company. In the maps on the endpapers in the back of the book, he traces the routes he flew across Alaska and Yukon Territory. His route began in Seattle by ship to Juneau and onto the Kenai Peninsula where he flew to Bethel, McGrath, Fairbanks, White Horse, Fort Nelson and back. He details the route in red pencil. Bound in rust cloth lettered and pictoriall stamped in black, spine lettering black, endpapers are maps. A very nice copy.

$175.00

The History of U.S. Electronic Warfare (2 Vol set)
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The History of U.S. Electronic Warfare (2 Vol set)

By Price, Alfred

San Antonio, Texas; (1984 and 1989): Association of Old Crows. First Editions. Quarto. In two volumes. 312 and 391pp. volume I covers "The Years of Innovation", covering the story of US electronic warfare from its beginnings until 1945. It includes much unpublished material.. Volume II "The Renaissance Years" continues the story from 1946 to 1964. Here the issues of the Cold War traces the various techniques of radar jamming, intelligence, and has penetrated areas after the declassification of many World War II documents. Both of these copies were given to General O'Shaughessey by D.A.K. Proctore, President of the association of Old Crows. With publisher's note laid into both volumes from the Association of Old Crows on their stationary to General O'Shaughnessy. Terrence John O'Shaughnessy was a United States Air Force four-star general who served as the commander of the United States Northern Command and commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spines gilt, volume I with a few corners bent else both are near fine in near fine dust jackets.

$115.00

The Falcon's Disciples (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)
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The Falcon's Disciples (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

By Gregory, Howard

New York; (1967): Pageant Books. First Edition. Octavo. . 331 pages, index, .photographic images. Inscribed: "Lee, I hope you enjoy the book. Howard". The wonderful photography, reviews of the book and the details of parachuting are noted with praise by the Army Times, the U.S. Parachute Association, Flying Magazine, and Sky Diver's Magazine. The appendix lists the Medal of Honor Parachutists, as well as the Brits and Germans in World War II. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering black, endpapers are maps, below inscription is a tipped in sheet of reviews, A very nice copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with a closed tear to rear panel near head, light wear to spine ends and corners.

$50.00

Werksgeschicht: Der Gefoldschaft Der Werke Leverkussen, Elberfeld Und Dormagen Zur Erinnerung an Die 75. Wiederkehr Des Grundungstages Der Farbenfabriken Vorm. Friedr. Bayer [und] Co. Gewidmet Von Der I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft
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Werksgeschicht: Der Gefoldschaft Der Werke Leverkussen, Elberfeld Und Dormagen Zur Erinnerung an Die 75. Wiederkehr Des Grundungstages Der Farbenfabriken Vorm. Friedr. Bayer [und] Co. Gewidmet Von Der I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft

By Pinnow, Hermann

(Bruchmann, Munich; 1938). Quarto. 204 pages, profusely illustrated with 32 photographic plates. 8 pages of full color plates.. Pinnow's book on the 1000 years of German History became a reminder in the early days of Hitler of the phrase Thousand Year Reich. Most historians did not survive the Nazi regime but Pinnow adapted and wrote on behalf of the greater Germany and I.G. Farbenindustrie which after the Nazi takeover in 1933 became a major supplier for the German war effort. Throughout that decade it purged itself of its Jewish employees; the remainder left in 1938 Described as "the most notorious German industrial concern during the Third Reich", IG Farben relied in the 1940s on slave labour from concentration camps, including 30,000 from Auschwitz. One of its subsidiaries supplied the poison gas, Zyklon B, that killed over one million people in gas chambers during the Holocaust. A very good copy bound in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, spine lettering gilt.

$125.00

A Question of Judgment; Pius XII and the Jews
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A Question of Judgment; Pius XII and the Jews

By Lichten, Joseph L.

Washington, D.C.: National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1963. First Edition. Small Octavo. 35 pages, bibliographic references included in notes. In contrast to Rolf Hochhuth's play "Der Stellvertreter", defends Pope Pius XII in regard to his role in the Holocaust. Justifies the pope's failure to directly condemn Nazi persecution of the Jews on the grounds that it would have worsened the situation of the persecuted. Cites evidence of aid from the Vatican, via high- and low-level clergy and lay people, and via financial and other material help. Jews in Hungary, Romania (including Transnistria), Slovakia, France, Germany and, especially, Italy. Mentions some important Vatican representatives who rescued Jews, including Archbishop Roncalli (later John XXIII). Stresses the pope's concern for justice and humanity toward Jews. Bound in pictorial stiff paper wraps, only slight toning to wraps. near fine.

$30.00

Wartime Correspondence Between President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII with an Introudciton & Explanatory Notes By Myron C. Taylor, Personal Representative of the President ...to His Holiness Pope Pius XII (Frances Perkins' copy)
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Wartime Correspondence Between President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII with an Introudciton & Explanatory Notes By Myron C. Taylor, Personal Representative of the President ...to His Holiness Pope Pius XII (Frances Perkins' copy)

By Roosevelt, Franklin D.; Pius XII, Pope; Myron Charles Taylor

New York: The MacMillan Co, 1947. Octavo. xii.127 pages, Inscribed:" to Hon. Frances Perkins with kind regards, Myron C. Taylor, April 12, 1947" While she was the first woman in a President's cabinet, her contributions to the unfair conditions in the workplace led to the 40 hour work week, workman's compensation, and she emphasized to FDR the need for Social Security. When she met with major labor leaders and the large corporations in April of 1937, most of the heads of big business despised her. Myron C. Taylor was head of U.S. Steel but he agreed that good economics should do more on behalf of workers and hopefully make strikes unnecessary. In 1938 FDR sent him to the International Conference on behalf of Jews who were attempting to flee Europe while the U.S. and other countries had very narrow immigration laws often aimed at Jews. The book deals with: The first exchange of messages -- The dark days of 1940 -- "The seekers of light ad the seekers of peace" -- Easter, April, 1941 -- Assistance to the Soviet Union -- America at war -- The turning point of the war -- The invasion of Italy -- Toward "true and enduring peace" -- The death of the President. The owner has placed a U.S. stamp honoring Frances Perkins on the front pastedown. Bound in 1/4 light borwn cloth over red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A fine bright copy.

$225.00

Fire and Fall Back (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)
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Fire and Fall Back (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

By McClure, Glenn E.

Universal City, Texas: Barnes Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo. 2nd printing. 256 pages, index. Lee Marvin's copy inscribed from the author "For Lee Marvin, who helped secure Saipan for our Superforts in WW II" Glenn, 23, October 76. Lee served with the 4th Marine Division in "I" Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, and was wounded in action on June 18, 1944, during the assault on Mount Tapochau in the Battle of Saipan, during which most of his company were casualties. He was hit by machine gun fire, which severed his sciatic nerve and then was hit again in the foot by a sniper. After over a year of medical treatment in naval hospitals, Marvin was given a medical discharge with the rank of private first class. This work was based on the World War II diaries of Colonel Clinton D. "Casey" Vincent in the years 1942-1944 who notes they bombed with the long-range Superforts while the Marines led their assault in Saipan. Clinton Dermott Vincent was a graduate of West Point and became an U.S. Air Forces ACE, credited with shooting down 6 enemy aircraft. He was also the model for Milton Caniff's comic strip character "Colonel Vince Casey", Foreword by Milton Caniff. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering red, a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light shipping to upper edges of rear panel, a closed tear to upper edge of front panel.

$225.00

From Here to Eternity
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From Here to Eternity

By Jones, James

New York: Scribners, 1951. First Ediiton. Octavo. First printing. 861 pages. Author's First Book. When this book appeared it, like The Naked and the Dead, spoke of the reality of the soldier's life in World War II. The author was appointed corporal twice and each time was reduced to private. He served at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, during the Japanese attack on the Island of Oahu on December 7. Later at Guadacanal was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. The novel was very explicit about sexual activity among soldiers in Hawaii. The movie censors changed Lorene from a prostitute to a hostess at a social club. Holmes gave Karen gonorrhea but in the movie it was a miscarriage that caused her to lose the baby. There are cases of men who fraternize with homosexuals but again taken out of the movie. Although the movie still is one of the best of its kind, the book has a raw power that could not be shown in the early 1950's to an America that denied sexuality. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering gilt, near fine in very good unclipped pictorial dust jacket with a few spots of rubbing to folds and light wear to spine ends and corners. A very nice copy.

$225.00

Espana Contra El Fascismo
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Espana Contra El Fascismo

By Edelman, Bernardo

Buenos Aires: J.A.E.L., 1939. Small Octavo. Unopened. 223 pages. Spanish text. Edelman had written on the hopes of democracy in Spain earlier but here he trace how fascism took over and by 1938 had solidified its control. He left for Buenos Aires to write this work in 1938. Bound in pictorial paper wraps with yapped edges (front edge trimmed) lettered and decorated in red and dark green, spine lettering green, browning to leaves, some foxing to wraps. A very good copy of this scarce work.

$75.00

Document Signed, December, 1938
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Document Signed, December, 1938

By Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945; Dr. Hans Lammers

Bifolium measuring 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" on appointment of Rudolf Brinkmann, Secretary of State in the Third Reich, to the German trade commission "Adlolf Hitler-Spende fur das deutsche Handwerk" honoring the workers. Signed by Adolf Hitler and countersigned by Dr. Hans Heinrich Lammers (1879-1962) who was State Secretary and later Minister and head of the Chancellery. Historian Martin Kitchen explains that due to the centralization of power accorded to the Reich Chancellery, Lammers became one of the most important men in Nazi Germany. A week before Hitler committed suicide, he had ordered Lammers be executed for high treason but Soviet troop entered Berlin and World War II ended before the order could be carried out. Lammers was tried by the Allies and given a twenty year sentence but he provided many valuable insights into the Nazi hierarchy and was released in two years. The document has the large blind-embossed German eagle seal with bold fountain pen signatures.

$2500.00

1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945
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1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945

By United States. Navy. Construction Battalion Detachment. 1008th

[Lederer, Street and Zeus, Printers; Berkeley, California; 1946]. Oblong Quarto. Construction battalion detachment was the one assigned to the Solomon Islands where they performed major tasks to create a major docking facility while fighting malaria and insects. This remarkable volume has hundreds of photographs that document the 1008th which was one of the larger battalions (some on smaller islands had as few as sixty men). Laid in are papers of how the Association funds were spent on the printing, engravings, editing, and other task in producing one of the most thorough Seabee volumes (at the cost of $9,480.50 in 1946). Only two copies are found on OCLC. Also laid in is a mimeographed list of the men and where they were located in the photographs of the entire battalion. A handsome copy, near fine bound in brown and blue cloth lettered in brown and blue, Owner's (subscriber) name stamped in gilt to upper board.

$400.00

A Proud American; the Autobiography of Joe Foss
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A Proud American; the Autobiography of Joe Foss

By Foss, Joe and Donna Wild Foss

(Pacifica, Ca. 1992): Pacifica Military History. First Edition. Octavo. Inscribed by Joe's wife Donna(DiDi) Foss who died in May of this year at age 100. (8)pp. preliminary leaves of comments from various important people, 347pp., (21)pp. epilogue and index. Floss, a world war II fighter pilot became the first American WWII pilot to match Captain Eddie Rickenbaker's WWI record of twenty-six confirmed aerial victories. He earned the medal of honor for his achievement. A fine copy bound in green cloth, spine lettering gilt, in a fine pictorial dust jacket.

$40.00

The Cold War and Its Origins: 1917-1950
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The Cold War and Its Origins: 1917-1950

By Fleming, D.F.

New York; (1961): Doubleday. First Editions. Octavo. First printings. 2 volume set. 1158 continuous pagination, index. As Hopkins pointed out, Fleming was one of the pioneers who argued that the U.S. did not have a territorial expansionist policy in the Cold War but an economic superiority often at the expense of other countries. As a first rate historian he saw the insanity of those who thought the U.S. goal should be to "win" the Cold War rather than compete against rising economic and political causes. From the U.S. failure to join the League of Nations to the death of Roosevelt whose role would be to understand Russia's role in World War II and find brinkmanship based on understanding rather than viewing them only as the mortal enemy of the U.S. This is a profound study with extensive documentation that will be worth the read of both the traditional cold war warrior as well as those who take far more moderating views such as those of George F. Kennan. One of the essential books on considering the issues of the Cold War. Both volumes bound in gray cloth, spine lettering gilt, near fine in very good unclipped dust jackets lettered in white, some minor rubbing or finger soiling to spines.

$75.00

The LIttle Princess: USS Nassau CVE 16  (Number 62 in a Limited Edition of 500 Copies Signed By the author)
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The LIttle Princess: USS Nassau CVE 16 (Number 62 in a Limited Edition of 500 Copies Signed By the author)

By Zink, Wilbur A.

Np/(2007): Self-Published. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 500 copies. The present copy is number 62 signed by the author. 368 pages. Profusely illustrated with photographs, facsmile of documents, and portraits. This large copy was a labor of love by the late Wilbur Zink whose collection of Jesse James and the Youngers was legendary. Yet he never forgot how wonderful his service was on the USS Nassau which won five battle stars in spite of the assumption it would be sunk in one of its many engagements. The cover of the dust jacket notes: The World War II history of a baby flatop aircraft carrier serving in the South Pacific. A fine copy bound in blue imitation leather lettered in gilt, in fine pictorial dust jacket.

$135.00

Warplanes of the World, Vol. 1:1-4
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Warplanes of the World, Vol. 1:1-4

By Cooke, David C.

New York; (1943-1944): Dell Publishing. Quarto. 4 issues bound into one with 396 pages. These were the most detailed items on our aircraft that were allowed to be published during World War II. David C. Cooke was not only considered the best expert on military aviation but he was able to get the most current information on after being checked by Army Air Force Security. Articles were written by George E. Haddaway, Harold Evans Hartney, Warner e. Newby and a host of experts on military aviation. Usually, Volume 1:1 is seen but the other copies are found only at the Smithsonian, the Wright University Library and five other institutions.Bound in gray cloth, spine lettering gilt. A very good copy.

$140.00

Battleship Texas
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Battleship Texas

By Power, Hugh

College Station; (1993): Texas A & M University Press. First Edition. Quarto. 141pp., Number 45, Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University. Introduction by John Reilly. Foreword by Wilson E. Dolmann III, Orion Knox, and Sue Winton Moss. Battleship Texas is the lone survivor of the first generation of dreadnoughts, the world's most complex and dominating weapon of the early twentieth century. Thie ship, the only intact vessel of any nation to have survived both world wars, house the largest surviving reciprocation engines. It was the most powerful ship in the world. This book is a thorough walking tour as well as a lively history of the ship with the accompanying photographs. A fine copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering black, in a fine pictorial dust jacket.

$30.00

The Battleship Builders, Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships
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The Battleship Builders, Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships

By Johnston, Ian and Ian Buxton

Annapolis; (2013): Naval Institute Press. First American Edition. Quarto. The authors chart the rise of the large industrial conglomerates that were key to the success of building large big gun ships and they look at their fast moving technical changes and analyzes the politics of funding this vast national effort, both before and during the Great war and more. Bound in light gray cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine bright copy in fine pictorial dust jacket.

$40.00

Heinkel He111 a Documentary History
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Heinkel He111 a Documentary History

By Nowarra, Heinz

New York (1980): Jane's Publishing. First American Edition. Quarto. . 256pp., This is the complete history of the Heinkel He111, the remarkable warplane from its origins in 1935 as an airliner, baptism of fire in Spain, right through the war years and beyond. Packed with photographs, tables and documents, it provides for the first time a complete history of one of the most important aircraft of the Second World War. Bound in olive green cloth, spine lettering gilt,, previous owner's name stamp. A very nice copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with closed tear to lower corner of front flap.

$35.00

Fighter Squadrons of the R.A.F. And Their Aircraft
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Fighter Squadrons of the R.A.F. And Their Aircraft

By Rawlings, John D.R.

(Cornwall, 1993): Crecy Books; (1993). Thick Quarto. Revised and updated. 590pp., illustrated with photographic images. Intended as a companion volume to the successful "Bomber Squadrons of the R.A.F. published by Mcdonald's some years ago, this book records the salient features of the fighter histories of two hundred and forty-one squadrons of the R.A.F. and it predecessors. Contains factual details about the aircraft types with individual serial numbers, commanding officers and notes on the insignia carried by their aircraft. Many of the photographs are here published for the first time. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt. A near fine copy in unclipped very good pictorial dust jacket with tiny tars to head of jacket and a bit of rubbing.

$45.00

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