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History of West Point, and Its Military Importance During the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy
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History of West Point, and Its Military Importance During the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy

By BOYNTON, Edward C.

Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Teal blue cloth with silver spine lettering. xviii, 408pp. Foldout frontispiece, illustrations, 2 foldout maps. Near fine. Faint age toning to endpapers. A tight and handsome facsimile reprint of the 1863 first edition. See BRADFORD 487, HOWES B 678 and SABIN 7150.

$50.00

Forty-Six Years in the Army

By SCHOFIELD, John M.

Harrisburg: The Archive Society, 1997. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue blind-embossed paper over boards with gilt spine lettering. xvi, 577pp. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, maps, marbled endpapers. Fine. Tight, pristine facsimile reprint of the first edition (New York: The Century Co., 1897) of this Union general's memoir. NEVINS I, 156.

$45.00

The War of American Independence: Military Attitudes, Policies, and Practice, 1763-1789
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The War of American Independence: Military Attitudes, Policies, and Practice, 1763-1789

By HIGGINBOTHAM, Don

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1971. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 509pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/near fine. Wonderfully tight, attractive first edition of this volume in the esteemed "Macmillan Wars of the United States" series.

$45.00

The Struggle for Missouri
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The Struggle for Missouri

By McELROY, John

Washington, DC: The National Tribune, 1913. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff green wrappers. 293pp. Color frontispiece, illustrations (1 color), 2 color maps. Very good. Minor edgewear and rubbing, mainly along head and tail of spine. Second printing, tight and clean, of this softbound-only study usually found in quite inferior condition. William T. Parrish critiques this as "Highly readable, though based largely on secondary sources; surveys the conflict through the battle of Pea Ridge." NEVINS II, 155.

$50.00

Advanced-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops, with the Essential Principles of Strategy, and Grand Tactics for the Use of Officers of the Militia and Volunteers
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Advanced-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops, with the Essential Principles of Strategy, and Grand Tactics for the Use of Officers of the Militia and Volunteers

By MAHAN, D.H.

New York: John Wiley & Son, 1869. Hardcover. 16mo. Brown pebble-grain blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering. vi, 305pp. 12 small foldout maps. Very good. Faint edgewear, but internally tight and quite nice, with spine gilt bright; contemporary ownership signature on front flyleaf. Tight and nice later printing of the 1862 revised edition of this landmark 1847 study by the noted military theorist and civil engineer. The dozen maps at the close are superb and clean. See SABIN 43862.

$175.00

Soldiers & Civilians: The Martial Spirit in America, 1775-1865

By CUNLIFFE, Marcus

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1968. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 499pp. Illustrations. Very good/very good. Quite mild jacket edgewear; modest number of leaves show faint yellow highlighting. A tight and decent first edition of this survey.

$25.00

Military Education in the United States
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Military Education in the United States

By REEVES, Ira L.

Burlington, IA: Free Press Printing Co, 1914. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering. 431pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Near fine. Faint binding edgewear. A tight 'n' bright first edition of this broad, thorough study -- and handsomely inscribed and signed by the author in black ink on front flyleaf: "To Doctor A.W. Hewitt / with the compliments / and best wishes / of the author / [paraph] / Ira L Reeves / Northfield, Vermont, / Feb. 1, 1916." An outstanding copy.

$95.00

Preventing World War III: A Realistic Grand Strategy
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Preventing World War III: A Realistic Grand Strategy

By ABSHIRE, David M.

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with silver spine lettering, dust jacket. xix, 331pp. Fine/fine. A pristine first edition, handsomely inscribed and signed by the author in blue fineline on front flyleaf: "To Bob Malott / With admiration / and friendship / always / Dave Abshire." Abshire (1926-2014) was a high-level government official, a special counselor to President Reagan and U.S. Ambassador to NATO (1983-87), while Robert Malott (1926-2018) was a noted Chicago business leader, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.

$35.00

American Military Thought
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American Military Thought

By MILLIS, Walter (editor)

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth with red spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. liii, 554pp. Fine/good plus. Large jacket chip at top of rear panel, a few other tiny edge chips and couple of archivally closed (on verso) edge tears. A tight and attractive first edition of this volume in "The American Heritage Series." This copy extra-illustrated with added frontispiece in the form of a Typed Note Signed from Millis, 1p, 8" X 10", New York, NY, 5 April 1941. Addressed to Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Cordial note to an admirer -- in part: "To answer your two questions (a) though busy enough in other ways, I am not at work on any book now and (b) I do not in fact 'come' from Cleveland, although I lived there for some years as a boy." Boldly signed in full. Unusual anthology of military writings, ranging from Franklin, Washington and other founding fathers in the 18th century up through Ike, JFK, Robert S. McNamara and others in the post-WW2 era. Front flyleaf bears gift inscription from George Patrick Welch (1900-73), noted WW2 officer on Matthew Ridgway's staff and author: "To / Col Jack V. Louterman -- / to confound your enemies -- / Patrick Welch / Colorado Springs, Col / June 66." A most unusual copy. Millis (1899-1968) was a noted "New York Herald Tribune" reporter and editor and author of a number of military histories.

$75.00

Rendezvous with Reality: The American Economy After Reagan
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Rendezvous with Reality: The American Economy After Reagan

By WEIDENBAUM, Murray

New York: Basic Books, 1988. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 313pp. Tables, figures. Fine/near fine. Superb and tight first edition , boldly inscribed and signed by the author in black ballpoint on front flyleaf: "To Bob Malott / In friendship and / with hope that you get / a charge out of this book. / Murray Weidenbaum." Weidenbaum (1927-2014) was a noted American economist and author, while Robert Malott (1926-2018) was a noted Chicago business leader, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.

$50.00

Shelby and His Men; or, The War in the West
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Shelby and His Men; or, The War in the West

By EDWARDS, John N.

Kansas City, MO: Press of Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Co, 1897. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Dark green pebble-grain blind-embossed cloth with reddish-copper spine lettering. 461pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, decorative endpapers. Very good. Faintest of binding edgewear, though internally tight and near fine; neatly excised 2" X 1" rectangle from title page center (bearing author signature?) discreetly, archivally replaced with period stock; some stains on bottom page edges and near bottom of outer page edges (but none extending onto recto or verso of pages themselves). A tight, attractrive second edition of this worshipful study first published in Cincinnati in 1867. Rather uncommon. HOWES E 54. NEVINS I, 85.

$125.00

Narrative of Military Operations
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Narrative of Military Operations

By JOHNSTON, Joseph E.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1959. Hardcover. Introduction by Frank E. Vandiver. 8vo. Grey cloth with brown spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxxi, 621pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, maps. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Quite tight and nice first of this "Civil War Centennial Series" edition, a facsimile reprint of the true first (1874) edition with Vandiver's new introduction.

$50.00

With Shield and Sword: American Military Affairs, Colonial Times to the Present

By HASSLER, Warren W., Jr.

Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1982. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 462pp. Maps. Near fine/very good. Dust jacket a tad rubbed. A tight and handsome first edition.

$35.00

American Campaigns
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American Campaigns

By STEELE, Matthew Forney

Washington, DC: United States Infantry Association, 1922. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Small 4to. Red pebble-grain cloth with gilt lettering. xi, 731pp; xii, 311pp. Extensive maps (Volume II only). Very good overall. Mild binding edgewear; Volume I inner hinges crudely mended at some point, inexpert but strong; 1930 ownership signature of infantry reserve office on each front flyleaf. A tight and nice later printing of this 1909 classic, with histories of all major American battles from the American Revolution through the Spanish-American War. All of the many maps (partly color) are contained in the second volume.

$60.00

The Black Book of Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson, 1836-1914, Governor Adlai E. Stevenson, 1900-1965, Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, 1930: Lessons from American History Abraham Lincoln to Modern China
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The Black Book of Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson, 1836-1914, Governor Adlai E. Stevenson, 1900-1965, Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, 1930: Lessons from American History Abraham Lincoln to Modern China

By STEVENSON, Adlai E. (editor)

Chicago: Adlai E. Stevenson III, 2009. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine and black paper over boards, dust jacket. 299pp. Fine/fine. A tight, perfect first edition of this privately published volume. Signed boldly by Stevenson in black fineline on the front flyleaf.

$30.00

The Centennial of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
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The Centennial of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York

By (WEST POINT)

New York: Greenwood Press, 1969. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Small 4to. Grey cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. ix, 924pp; 433pp. Frontispieces, illustrations (2 large foldouts), maps. Very good. Faint edgewear, with non-weakening crease down Volume I spine. A tight and decent first of this facsimile reprint of the 1904 true first edition, volumes in general editors Thomas E. Griess and Jay Luvaas' "West Point Military Library" series.

$75.00

The Volunteer Soldier of America... with Memoir of the Author and Military Reminiscences from General Logan's Private Journal
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The Volunteer Soldier of America... with Memoir of the Author and Military Reminiscences from General Logan's Private Journal

By LOGAN, John A.

Chicago: R.S. Peale & Company, 1887. Hardcover. Small 4to. Half brown calf with gilt spine lettering and brown cloth with gilt medallion. xxi, 706pp. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece, full-page plates, marbled endpapers and page edges. Very good. Mild edgewear and corner chips, but overall attractive and internally near fine. A tighty and nice first edition of this Union general's autobiography. NEVINS I, 122.

$95.00

The Mexican War 1846-1848
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The Mexican War 1846-1848

By BAUER, K. Jack

New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1974. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy and tan cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxi, 454pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/near fine. A superb, tight first edition of this volume in general editor Douglas Edward Leach's well-regarded "Macmillan Wars of the United States" series. Appropriate autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a "San Jacinto 1836" 22-cent U.S. postage First Day Cover signed by its artist, Don Adair (1948-2010), 6½" X 3½", postally cancelled on 2 March 1986 in San Antonio, Texas and with "First Day of Issue" also stamped. Adair signs boldly in black ballpoint just left of center. Tipped above this is a portion of the envelope in which Adair transmitted this, with his signed return address at upper left.

$75.00

A Constitutional History of the United States
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A Constitutional History of the United States

By McLAUGHLIN, Andrew C.

New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1935. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering. xi, 833pp. Very good. Would rate near fine except for faint and rubbed abrasion near foot of lacquered spine on otherwise superb binding; internally tight and fine, with no ex-librarisa markings whatsoever. Tight and handsome "Student's edition."

$50.00

Map Maneuvers and Tactical Rides

By SAYRE, Farrand

Springfield, MA: Springfield Printing & Binding Company, 1912. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth with gilt spine lettering. xii, 210pp. Two foldout charts, large folding map in rear pocket. Very good. Mild binding wear only, else internally tight, bright and near fine. Handsome fifth edition of this 1907 manual "Adopted for Use in The Army Service Schools." Foldout map titled "Map of Fort Leavenworth, Kas. and Viciinty" is bright and lovely. Inkstamp of "The Cavalry School Library" of Fort Riley, Kansas on front pastedown.

$50.00

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