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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

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

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

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 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 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

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

An Officer's Notes
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An Officer's Notes

By PARKER, R.M.

New York: George U. Harvey, 1917. Hardcover. Compiled by C.C. Griffith. 16mo. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering. 207pp, (1p ad). 1 illustration. Near fine. A bright and tight second edition of this "small pocket manual collecting in one volume the essential parts of military information required by a young officer before he can properly perform his duties," penned by a U.S. Cavalry officer. Seldom found in such sharp condition.

$50.00

American Campaigns
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American Campaigns

By STEELE, Matthew Forney

Washington, DC: United States Infantry Association, 1935. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering. viii, 731pp; xii, 311pp. Extensive maps (Volume II only). Very good overall. Bit of binding edgewear, and Volume I gilt dulled; Volume II (only) ex-library, with very few and discreet markings. Tight, decent 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.

$50.00

The West Point Atlas of American Wars: Volume I, 1689-1900 and Volume II: 1900-1953

By ESPOSITO, Vincent J. (editor)

New York: Praeger Publishers, 1978. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Oblong small 4to. Black cloth spines with gilt lettering and black paper over boards, slipcase. xiv, unpaginated (322pp); unpaginated (176pp). 158 colored maps; 81 colored maps. Near fine/good plus. Slipcase as typical quite edgeworn and rubbed, but expertly and archivally strengthened, thus quite sound and attractive. Sixth printing, tight and nice, of this unmatchable collection. Dwight D. Eisenhower introduces this hefty 1959 classic.

$55.00

The Sword of the Republic: The United States Army on the Frontier 1783-1846
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The Sword of the Republic: The United States Army on the Frontier 1783-1846

By PRUCHA, Francis Paul

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1969. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvii, 442pp. Illustrations, maps, map endpapers. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear; abrasion at front flyleaf upper right (likely from bookplate removal); light circular blind-embossed onership imprint on title page. A superbly tight and nice first edition of this volume in the notable "Macmillan Wars of the United States" series.

$50.00

History of the United States Army
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History of the United States Army

By WEIGLEY, Russell F.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. Hardcover. Small 4to. Bluen cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 688pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Quite tight, handsome first edition of this volume in the notable "Macmillan Wars of the United States" series. Front flyleaf bears nifty "US Army Military History Research Collection" bookplate "Presented by" (typed) "General of the Army Omar N. Bradley."

$55.00

A Time of Change: A Reporter's Tale of Our Time
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A Time of Change: A Reporter's Tale of Our Time

By SALISBURY, Harrison E.

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xiii, 3523pp. Fine/fine. A supremely tight and handsome first edition of this mostly-military memoir by the famed "New York Times" journalist (1908-93) -- who signs this copy large and bold in black fineline on the front flyleaf.

$50.00

Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life

By SUMMERHAYES, Martha

Chicago: R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company, 1939. Hardcover. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. 16mo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering, rules and decoration. ix, 337pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine. Tight, handsome 38th volume in the annual "Lakeside Classics" series of Americana reprints, keepsakes produced for customers and employees. Laid in is the pristine "With the Compliments of the Season" calling card of Donnelley president Thomas E. Donnelley. "One of the most readable books about Arizona," notes Graff of the 1908 true first edition. GRAFF 4028. HOWES S 1132.

$40.00

Torpedo Junction: With the Pacific Fleet from Pearl Harbor to Midway
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Torpedo Junction: With the Pacific Fleet from Pearl Harbor to Midway

By CASEY, Robert J.

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1942. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 423pp. Frontispiece, illustrations.Near fine/very good. Some jacket edgewear and touch of rubbing, but overall bright and attractive; large nonauthorial gift inscription on front flyleaf. Tight and handsome first edition of this WW2 maritime classic.

$50.00

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