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JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES

GAME. JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES. [Bordeaux]: Boechat Bros., no date circa late 1944]. [Note: The date is based on info. on the cards. The armistice of Bulgaria was Oct. 28 1944 and there is no mention of the liberation of other important French towns ie Strasbourg in Nov. 1944]. The game is in the original cardboard box (10 3/4 x 8 1/2" with a great color cover of General Charles De Gaulle surrounded by flags. Box lightly rubbed else VG++. The contents, in fine condition are: -- 20 brightly illustrated cards each 5 3/4 x 7 1/2" in two sets. -- 2 mesh bags full of numbered wooden pieces -- 2 Instruction sheets printed on both sides Each card has a central portrait of a main figure of the Allied forces in World War II. The images are surrounded by 8 squares illustrating key events of the war, including a flag. Includes: De Gaulle, Eisenhower, FD Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Chiang Kai Shek, Anthony Eden, Montgomery, General George Catroux, and General Marie Pierre Koenig (commander of the free French forces against Rommel. Among the key events featured, especially interesting is the card with deportation trains by Nazi soldiers, torture inflicted by the Gestapo and death penalty by shooting. Additional scenes are De Gaulle's appeal to the Resistance, Bombing of London, Soviet Union's entry into the war, Invasion of Normandy, Destruction of Warsaw and much, much more. This is extremely rare and presents a vivid depiction of the war.

$3500.00

LANG SYNE OR THE WARDS OF MOUNT VERNON: A TALE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY

By SMITH, MARY STUART

SMITH,MARY STUART. LANG SYNE OR THE WARDS OF MOUNT VERNON: A TALE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA. NY: John B. Alden 1890 (1890). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 3/4", green gilt cloth, 133p., a few marks on cover else VG-Fine. 1st edition of this Revolutionary War story. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR, FOUNDER OF ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE & MORE: "MRS. MARY MAPES DODGE, PRESENTED IN TOKEN OF DELIGHTFUL ASSOCIATION AT DEAR MISS BOOTH'S. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 1890". The final 36 pages are an essay on the Women of the Revolution. Smith was a novelist and poet deeply involved with everything related to Virginia. She was a speaker at the Congress of Women at the Columbian Exposition.

$300.00

BLONDIE FROM A TO Z.
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BLONDIE FROM A TO Z.

ABC. (WORLD WAR II) BLONDIE FROM A TO Z. Philadelphia: McKay (1943). 8vo (7 1/4 x 8 1/2"), pictorial boards, near fine in lightly frayed dust wrapper with a closed tear. Printed on rectos only, each page is brightly illustrated in full color featuring Blondie and Dagwood. Each letter of the alphabet has a patriotic theme: B is for Blackout which may come at night; C is for courage which makes a man fight; E is for the enemy who's our deadly foe, Jap Nazi Italian are three is a row; O is for the oath of allegiance we take, etc. Simply great.

$500.00

NAVAL ALPHABET

By HASSALL, JOHN

HASSALL, JOHN. ABC. (HASSALL) AN ACTIVE ARMY ALPHABET by John Hassall. Lond:Sands 1900. Large 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, some cover soil and rubbing else tight and VG++. An alphabet with a South African Boer War focus, each simple verse by Hassall is faced with wonderful full page color illustration by him in his broad poster style. Scarce and unusual.

$800.00

TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES
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TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES

ARNOUX, GUY. (ARNOUX,GUY)illus. TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES. Paris: Devamber, no date [1918]. Large folio (13x19"), loose as issued in pictorial portfolio with ribbon ties. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES ON HAND-MADE PAPER. This fabulous item contains 11 absolutely stunning, large POCHOIR PAGES (including title page), each of which portray a different historical scene and military figure, either carrying a drum or a horn. Done with much detail and bold, vivid colors this is a very beautiful book in excellent condition.

$1500.00

ARMY & NAVY A.B.C.
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ARMY & NAVY A.B.C.

ABC. (MILITARY) ARMY & NAVY A.B.C.. Chicago: George M.Hill, no date, circa 1897. 4to (7 1/4 x 9 7/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards. Corners rubbed and some minor edge wear else near Fine. Each letter is on a separate page with text in verse, almost all of which deal with battles and people in the Spanish - American War. Text pages have half-page illustrations, opposite which is a fine full page pen and ink drawing in black and white. There is also a great chromolithographed frontispiece. Of course "R" is for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders and "J Stands for Joy / That the Cubans now feel / To be free, and from under / The proud Spaniard's heel." A beautiful copy of a rare military ABC.

$1200.00

ARMY AND NAVY DROLLERIES
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ARMY AND NAVY DROLLERIES

By SECCOMBE, CAPTAIN

SECCOMBE. ABC. (MILITARY) ARMY AND NAVY DROLLERIES by Captain Seccombe. London: Frederick Warne, no date, circa 1870. 4to (9 x 10 1/2"), gilt pictorial cloth, light normal wear, VG++. First edition (second edition is stated and lists the author as Major, not Captain). Printed on one side of the paper, every letter is represented by a full page poem dealing with various military themes and ethnic groups, printed in a large font. Accompanying the verses are fine full page chromolithographs printed by Kronheim. "D" is for Dragoon, " "I is for Indian Horseman, "Z" is for Zoave. This is a companion to Aunt Louisa's picture books for children. First editions are rare and this is a nice copy.

$850.00

TAPIOLA'S BRAVE REGIMENT
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TAPIOLA'S BRAVE REGIMENT

By NATHAN, ROBERT

WIESE, KURT. NATHAN,ROBERT. TAPIOLA'S BRAVE REGIMENT. NY: Alfred Knopf 1941 (1941). 8vo, tan cloth, 137p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw dusty). Stated first edition. The story of a Yorkshire Terrier that wanted to do its part in the war effort. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese with color pictorial endpapers and in b&w. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$150.00

CHESTRY OAK
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CHESTRY OAK

By SEREDY, KATE

SEREDY, KATE. SEREDY,KATE. THE CHESTRY OAK. NY: Viking Press 1948 (1948). 8vo (6 x 8 1/2"), pictorial cloth, Fine in near fine dust wrapper. 1st edition. This is the story of a young boy from Hungary during WWII who carries an acorn to New York state where he must find a new home with the help of friendly American soldiers. The story also features a dancing black stallion named Midnight. Featuring full page and smaller gravure illustrations by Seredy. Nice copy.

$200.00

PARADE OF THE TOY SOLDIERS
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PARADE OF THE TOY SOLDIERS

MABIE, PETER. MILITARY INTEREST. PARADE OF THE TOY SOLDIERS by Peter Mabie. Racine: Whitman 1930. Oblong large 4to (12 x 9"), flexible pictorial card covers, light cover soil and spine rubbing, VG+. Featuring classic Art Deco bold color illustrations on every page with text on opposite pages which are illustrated in color as well. Each page of text has a large window cut in the page and as the page is turned fewer and fewer soldiers are there until there is only one.

$150.00

GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS
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GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS

By HUMPHREY, MABEL

HUMPHREY, MAUD. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS by Mabel Humphrey. NY: Frederick Stokes, 1899. 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips worn, hinges reinforced, few minor margin mends and few pages creased at hinge due to heavy nature of the paper else a remarkably clean VG. Stories by Mabel Humphrey depict Roosevelt's Rough Riders, Dewey at Manila, Schley and Cook at the Bridge at Brooklyn, a Red Cross nurse, Raising the Flag at Santiago, Hobson on the Merrimac, Naval Reserve Girl, The Returning Hero and others all shown as little cherubic children dressed as adults (girls and boys). Illustrated by Humphrey with 12 wonderful chromolithographed plates plus many text illustrations done by Maud's sister Mabel Humphrey.

$525.00

YUSSUF THE OSTRICH
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YUSSUF THE OSTRICH

By KELEN, EMERY

KELEN, EMERY. WORLD WAR II. YUSSUF THE OSTRICH by Emery Kelen. NY: Hyperion Press / G.P. Putman (1943). 4to (7 1/2" wide x 11), pictorial boards, slight bit of cover soil else near fine in lightly soiled dust wrapper with a 2 small closed tears. 1st edition. Set in North Africa, this is the story of Yussuf the ostrich who is scorned when he appears to be helping the Nazis. In reality he became a double agent. When he was released from prison by German dachshunds (who were really not Nazis) and saved the Americans, he became a hero. Illustrated with 24 pages of color lithos and 24 pages with b&w lithos (using the Gloeckner process). Rare in nice condition with the dust wrapper.

$400.00

WINGS FOR PER
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WINGS FOR PER

By D'AULAIRE

D'AULAIRE. D'AULAIRE, INGRI & EDGAR. WINGS FOR PER. NY: Doubleday Doran (1944). 4to (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, bump on bottom edge else near Fine in dust wrapper with a few archival mends on verso, small chips on spine ends and one corner. Stated 1st edition. Life during War II and tyranny are related in a picture book starring Per. Illustrated with very beautiful color lithographs.

$150.00

WINGS FOR PER
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WINGS FOR PER

By D'AULAIRE

D'AULAIRE. D'AULAIRE, INGRI & EDGAR. WINGS FOR PER. NY: Doubleday Doran (1944). 4to (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, fine in slightly worn, VG+ dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition. Life during World War II and tyranny are featured in a picture book starring Per. Illustrated with very beautiful color lithographs. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE D'AULAIRES. Nice copy.

$300.00

HIROSHIMA NO PIKE
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HIROSHIMA NO PIKE

By MARUKI, TOSHI

MARUKI, TOSHI. WORLD WAR II. HIROSHIMA NO PIKA by Toshi Maruki, NY: Lothrop Lee & Shepard (1980). 9 3/4 x 9 1/4", pictorial boards, Fine in fine dust wrapper. Stated first edition, first printing with 1-10 code. The author tells the story of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima through the eyes of 7 year old Mii and her parents. Illustrated with lovely, sensitive, almost primitive color illustrations throughout.

$125.00

ARMEE FRANCAISE: DRAGONS
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ARMEE FRANCAISE: DRAGONS

MILITARY INTEREST. ARMEE FRANCAISE: DRAGONS. Paris: Librarie Theodore Lefevre, Emile Guerin, Editeur. No date, circa 1890. Oblong 8 3/4 x 8" when closed, pictorial wraps, Fine condition. Inside the cover is a 5 panel panorama opening to 42 1/2". Each panel features very fine and detailed chromolithographs of the members of the Dragons - a light cavalry unit carrying swords on horseback. Well printed and striking.

$225.00

ARMEE FRANCAISE: HUSSARDS
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ARMEE FRANCAISE: HUSSARDS

MILITARY INTEREST. ARMEE FRANCAISE: HUSSARDS. Paris: Librarie Theodore Lefevre, Emile Guerin, Editeur. No date, circa 1890. Oblong 8 3/4 x 8" when closed, pictorial wraps, Fine condition. Inside the cover is a 5 panel panorama opening to 42 1/2". Each panel features very fine and detailed chromolithographs of French soldiers in elaborate uniform (originally Hungarian) on horseback. Well printed and striking.

$225.00

ARMEE FRANCAISE: CHASSEURS A PIED
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ARMEE FRANCAISE: CHASSEURS A PIED

MILITARY INTEREST. ARMEE FRANCAISE: CHASSEURS A PIED. Paris: Librarie Theodore Lefevre, Emile Guerin, Editeur. No date, circa 1890. Oblong 8 3/4 x 8" when closed, pictorial wraps, Fine condition. Inside the cover is a 5 panel panorama opening to 42 1/2". Each panel features very fine and detailed chromolithographs of French foot soldiers in uniform. Well printed and striking.

$225.00

ARMEE FRANCAISE: CHASSEURS A CHEVAL
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ARMEE FRANCAISE: CHASSEURS A CHEVAL

MILITARY INTEREST. ARMEE FRANCAISE: CHASSEURS A CHEVAL. Paris: Librarie Theodore Lefevre, Emile Guerin, Editeur. No date, circa 1890. Oblong 8 3/4 x 8" when closed, pictorial wraps, Fine condition. Inside the cover is a 5 panel panorama opening to 42 1/2". Each panel features very fine and detailed chromolithographs of French soldiers in uniform on horseback. Well printed and striking.

$225.00

ZACHARY THE GOVERNOR'S PIG
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ZACHARY THE GOVERNOR'S PIG

By GRANT, BRUCE

FRANKENBERG, ROBERT. GRANT,BRUCE. ZACHARY THE GOVERNOR'S PIG. Cleveland & N.Y.: World Pub. Co. (1960). 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth, 139p., As new condition in nearly as new dust wrapper with slight fading. Stated First edition, first printing with correct number code. Set during the War of 1812 and based on historical fact, this is a story about the Kentucky Volunteers and their razorback hog mascot Zachary. Illustrated with full page and smaller charcoal drawings by Robert Frankenberg. This copy has the REVIEW SLIP LAID IN WITH THE OWNER'S ORIGINAL REVIEW ACTUALLY WRITTEN ON THE SLIP.

$60.00

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