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Digest of U. S. Patents Relating to Breech Loading and Magazine Small Arms (Except Revolvers) Granted in the United States from 1836 to 1873, Inclusive.

By Stockbridge, V.D.

Greenwich, CT: N. Flayderman, Publisher, 1963. Reprint of an 1874 work. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thin quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Dj has a bit of wear at head of spine. 176 (1) p. w/ errata page, drawings, and commentary by the publisher.

$40.00

The Second United States Infantry Division in Korea v. 1 : 1950 - 1951. v. 2 1951 - 1952. v. 3 1 Jan 53 - 31 Dec 53 [ 1953 ] 3 volumes

By Munroe, Clark C. Lieutenant et. al. illustrations by Captain Byron Smith and Private First Class Robert C. James

Nashville, TN: Battery Press, 1992. Reprint. hardcover in illustrated boards. Very good. Complete set. 3 thin quarto volumes (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners. Name of former owner on flyleaf of v.1. Maps, drawings, b&w photo illustrations, awards and decorations. A detailed and thorough history of the Division in the Korean War, also covering attached Thai, French, and Dutch UN units.

$115.00

A Generous and Merciful Enemy : Life for German Prisoners of War During the American Revolution. Campaigns and Commanders series volume 38

By Krebs, Daniel

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. A few botom page corners at the last few pages have a crease. 376 p. w/ appendices, endnotes, bibliography, index. Inncludes discussion of the recruitment ad participation of German solders in the War.

$45.00

Arms, Country, and Class : the Philadelphia Militia and the "Lower Sort" During the American Revolution

By Rosswurm, Steven

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket, Jacket has foxing. Light musty smell to book when opened. 373 p. w/ appendices, index, and extensive notes. A look at how the artisans and wage workers came to power in the Militia and Committee of Privates in 1775 and 1776, and helped make the Pennsylvania Revolution one of the most radical of all the state revolutions.

$35.00

Mercenaries for the Crimea : the German, Swiss, and Italian Legions in British Service, 1854 - 1856

By Bayley, C. C.

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 197 p. w/ appendices, endnotes, select bibliography, index. A history of the last effort in Britain to hire foreign forces for a conflict. The effort caused a great deal of diplomatic problems and ultimately the 15,000 strong force did not reach the Crimea by the end of the conflict.

$45.00

British Military Intelligence 1870 - 1914 : the Development of a Modern Intelligence Organization

By Fergusson, Thomas G.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 280 p. w/ charts, maps, chapter endnotes, bibliography, index. A detailed history of the growth and evolution of the British Intelligence Department over 40 some years, including the Boer War and the development of a field intelligence service.

$35.00

Army of Manifest Destiny : the American Soldier in the Mexican War 1846 - 1848

By McCaffrey, James M.

New York, NY: New York University Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, and with a tear at spine in dust jacket. 275 p. w/ endnotes, references, index. A study of the day to day experiences of common US soldiers in this mid-19th century war.

$35.00

After the Deluge : Poland - Lithuania and the Second Northern War 1655 - 1660

By Frost, Robert

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 211 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index. A study of the fall of the Polish - Lithuanian Commonwealth, brought about by the great weakening of the State by the Swedish invasion of the mid 17th century.

$55.00

A Treatise of Fortifications

By Muller, John. preface by Harold Peterson

Ottawa, Canada: Museum Restoration Serivce, 1968. Limited edition facsimile. Hardcover. Very good/good. Quarto (oversize). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Big closed tear at rear dust jacket panel. Numbered 110 of 700 copies, sponsored by the Company of Military Historians. xvi, 232 p. w/ illus. A very nice reproduction of the 1746 first edition of this important work on artillery.

$55.00

Giant of the Grand Siècle : the French Army 1610 - 1715

By Lynn, John A.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 2nd printing. Hardcover. Very good. Thick octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket. 651 p. w/ footnotes, a few illus., bibliography, index. A detailed study of the 17th century French army, from administration and command thru composition and activities in the field, though no specific campaigns are presented in depth.

$60.00

The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV : Royal Service and Private Interest 1661 - 1701

By Rowalds, Guy

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 404 p. w/ footnotes, a few maps, bibliography, index. A study of th relationship between state and army under Louis XIV, covering administration, financing, and corruption, as well as the officer corps, standing army, and high command.

$50.00

Schoolbooks and Krags : the United States Army in the Phlippines 1898 - 1902

By Gates, M. John

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket. Dj has some fading and rubbing to covers. On a few pages he ink from he previous page has come through to the other side, making the following page a bit harder to read, but not obscuring the text. 315 p. w/ maps on endpapers, chapter notes, bibliography, index. A study on the non-combative pacification efforts of the US Army and noting their importantance and effectiveness in quelling the insurrection.

$30.00

A Voice from Within the Walls of Sebastopol : a Narrative of the Campaigns in the Crimea and the Events of the Siege

By Hodasevich, Captain R.

London: John Murray, 1856. First edition. 3/4 Leather, hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Gilt ruled and titles with gilt spine designs, Slight wear and scuffing to edges and corners of boards. Slight bumping to corners. Small black spot in leather at rear board near head of spine. Yellow endpapers a bit soiled. P. 167 has a small bit of corner torn off, not affcting text. SIGNED and dated July 1856 by Somerset Gough Calthorpe of the 8th Hussars (also noted on the page in his hand, and on one of the Light Brigade). Calthorpe was the Aid-de-camp of Lord Raglan in the Crimean War, and later sued by him for his version of events in his own book. 252 p. w/ 3 folding plates of Alma, Sebasopol, and Inkerman. Sebastopol map has tears at creases on first third of the map. A memoir by a Polish officer in the Russian army who deserted to the British with other Poles in hopes of fighting with free Polish units in the allied army. Uncommon, more so with the Light Brigade association.

$485.00

The Machine Gun : Development During World War II and Korean Conflict by the United States and Their Allies, of Full Automatic Machine Gun Systems and High Rate of Fire Power Driven Cannons. Vol. 1 - Parts 1 thru V

By Chinn, George M. Colonel, USMC (ret.)

Ann Arbor: Edwards Brothers, [ 1970 ]. Reprint. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of book. Boards bowed a bit. Presentation copy no 310 (hand numbered in ink). The Edwards Brothers reprint was done around 1970, so that is the date I assigned to this work. 688 p. w/ illustrations, appendices on patents and tabulated charateristics, bibliography, index. The first volume in this important set, focusing on the history and development of the machine gun and automatic aircraft cannon, leaving more technical data for later volumes.

$55.00

The History of the Chaplain Corps United States Navy. Vol 1: 1778 - 1939. V. 2 : 1939 - 1949

By Drury, Clifford M.

[ Washington DC ] : Bureau of Naval Personnel, [ 1949 - 1950 ] . First edition. Hardcover w/ silver and black pictorial boards. Very good. Thin quartos (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Corners of both volumes bumped. Rear hinge at back board of v. 1 exposed a bit at bottom. Covers of boards slightly scuffed. A detailed study of US Navy chaplains in war and peace over 175 years and multiple wars, with illustrations, many anecdotes, and information on how the chaplain system worked.

$60.00

European and Native American Warfare 1675 - 1815

By Starkey, Armstrong

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, missing dust jacket. 208 p. w/ maps, endnotes, bibliography, index.

$25.00

Napoleon Conquers Austria : the 1809 Campaign for Vienna

By Arnold, James R.

Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 247 p. w/ illus., maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. A good overview of this 1809 campaign, the last great successful campaign by the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

$45.00

Mutiny Amid Repression : Russian Soldiers in the Revolution of 1905 - 1906

By Bushnell, John

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dust jacket. 334 p. w/ notes, bibliography, index, and appendix listing various mutinies across the country. A detailed and thorough look at over 400 mutinies in the Russian Army during the two years of this rebellion, many in units that were also used by the Tsarist regime to put down civilian disorder.

$55.00

The French Armies in the Seven Years' War : a Study in Military Organization and Administration

By Kennett, Lee

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1967. First Trade paperback printing. . Trade Paperback. Very good. Small octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 165 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index, and fold out organizational chart. An important survey work of the technical structures of the French Army during this war that ultimately weakened the Bourbon regime.

$45.00

Operation Buffalo : USMC Fight for the DMZ

By Nolan, Keith William

Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corner of boards, more so to dust jacket. A slight roll to spine. 389 p. w/ illus., footnotes, appendix, select bibliography, index. A detailed study of this Marine Corps operation in Vietnam that grew out of a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) ambush of 2 companies of the 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.

$30.00

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