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The Tactics of Aelian, comprising the military system of the Grecians; illustrated with notes, explanatory plates., Aelianus (Tacticus)
1 Aelianus (Tacticus)The Tactics of Aelian, comprising the military system of the Grecians; illustrated with notes, explanatory plates.
London: E. Kerby, 1814. Edited, and with a preliminary discourse by, Viscount Henry August Dillon. London: Small 4to, quarter leather and black cloth. 268 pp. 1st edition thus, inscribed by the Ďauthorí (Dillon). Numerous full-page plates and engravings of military tactics and formations. Aelian's military treatise is a handbook of Greek drill and tactics as practiced by the successors of Alexander the Great. Thought to have been first published in the 2d century, an Arabic translation was made about 1350. It was first translated into Latin about 150 years later and was of great use to the army organizers of the 16th century, who were engaged in fashioning a regular military system out of the semi-feudal systems of previous generations. Condition: Covers heavily worn, rounded and rubbed at corners. Spine labeling is mostly worn away. Front hinge loose. Interior is clean and tight with only light foxing. FFEP partially detached. Bookplate inside front paste down.. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 American Battlefield Monuments CommissionAmerican Armies and Battlefields in Europe
United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1938. Hard Cover. 548 pp. B&W photos and illustrations throughout. Book Condition: Good; Text block is perfect; blue cloth covers have avg wear. No d/w, as issued. Map pouch in the back contains 3 maps, all in perfect condition.. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Third Reich Daggers, 1933 to 1945, Bowman, J.A.
3 Bowman, J.A.Third Reich Daggers, 1933 to 1945
London: Imperial Publications, 1990. 1871498023 / 9781871498028 1st ed., illustrated boards, 8vo. 485 pp..Pristine hardcover edition. A guide to identification and values. New copy; issued without dust jacket. Numbered and signed by both author and illustrator. [edition size unknown but believed to be 500]. 
Price: 132.50 USD
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4 Carr, JamesSavage Automatic Pistols
Privately Printed, 1969. 1st ed. 8vo, copper cloth, 131 pp. Classic reference work on the 32 Savage automatic pistols [1907-1922]. Pristine copy in a lightly rubbed very good dust jacket. No tears or chips.. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Patton: Ordeal and Triumph, Farago, Ladislas
5 Farago, LadislasPatton: Ordeal and Triumph
NY: Ivan Obolensky, Inc, 1963. 1st ed., in d/w. Good. 8vo, hardcover, 885 pp. The definitive biography and basis for the Academy Award-winning film starring George C. Scott. Some light toning and soiling to top edges; owner's name inked inside covers;no significant defects. D/w is darkened along spine with some light rubbing. No chips or tears. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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A History of THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL From Its Establishment in 1863 to December, 1876; and of The Island of Rock Island, The Site of The Arsenal, From 1804 to 1863. ORDNANCE MEMORANDA NO. 20., Flagler, Maj. D.W.
6 Flagler, Maj. D.W.A History of THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL From Its Establishment in 1863 to December, 1876; and of The Island of Rock Island, The Site of The Arsenal, From 1804 to 1863. ORDNANCE MEMORANDA NO. 20.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1877. 1st ed., 485 pp., plus 13 fold-out plates, one photographic plate, and a fold-out frontispiece. Rebound in maroon cloth. Text block is clean and tight with no foxing. One of the plates is split in half but intact. some of the other plates have small tears or stains, but not affecting image. Frontispiece is detached.. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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The Short Timers (Signed), Hasford, Gustav
7 Hasford, GustavThe Short Timers (Signed)
NY: Bantam Books, 1983. 4th printing paperback, with a brief inscription by Hasford dated 1983. The inscription was written in orange ink and is faded, but still very legible. Very good. $75. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Kennedy, JohnWhy England Slept
London: Hutchinson & Company, 1940. 1st UK edition, first printing. Hutchison & Co. Ltd (London), 1940. In original dust-jacket with 3s/6p price intact. The book is in good condition: some age-toning and very light foxing on end-papers with very minor shelf-wear to covers. Interior pages are yellowed at edges, but not brittle. (As usual for the cheap wartime pulp paper.) No chips or tears. The dust jacket is in generally good shape with a 1/2"x3/4" chip at top of spine, a 1/4"x1/2" open tear on middle of front cover and numerous small nicks and shelf-wear along edges. Nevertheless an attractive copy of Kennedy's first book.. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st UK], Kipling, Rudyard
9 Kipling, RudyardIrish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st UK]
London: MacMillan & Co, 1923. 1st ed., Fine. Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 London: MacMillan & Co, 1923. 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles and regimental badge in gold on upper covers, t.e.g. 1st UK ed. The War service of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. Meticulously researched from primary sources, Kipling undertook this regimental history following the death in action of his son John at the Battle of Loos. 9 maps. Fine, as-new copies in the scarce d/w with light wear at edges; no tears. Original purchase receipts from 1930 laid in. [Livingston 482]. 
Price: 485.00 USD
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Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st US], Kipling, Rudyard
10 Kipling, RudyardIrish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st US]
NY: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1923. 1st US., Fine. 8vo, black cloth, t.e.g., gilt emblem on front, paper labels. First American edition.The War service of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. Meticulously researched from primary sources, Kipling undertook this regimental history following the death in action of his son John at the Battle of Loos. A classic work. 9 maps. Fine, as-new copies; vol. 1 in nicked d/w; d/w lacking on Vol 2. [Livingston 483, Richards A341]. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Original WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan, Reagan, Ronald
11 Reagan, RonaldOriginal WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan
1945. Original World War 2 mimeographed military orders signed in by Capt. Ronald Reagan - 5 leaves, 8-1/2x11, dated February-April 1945. Reagan served in the 18th Army Air Force Base Unit (the Motion Picture Unit) as Captain and Adjutant. One of his duties was to sign the unit's official orders. These five sheets are all related to duty assignments given to Hollywood producer/director Jack J. Bernhard, another member of the Motion Picture Unit. One sheet is very good - brown-toned with a 3/4" closed tear at left. The other four are in fine condition. All sheets are top-hole punched. NOTE: These are NOT original signatures; Reagan's signature is in the mimeographed print. While not wet-ink signatures, these relics of Reagan's army period are unusual and scarce.. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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12 Whittaker, FrederickA Complete Life of Gen. (General) George A. Custer
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1876. 1st edition (1876) in gilt decorated green cloth. The interior is generally clean and tight, with foxing along the outside edge but very little foxing inside. Contemporary inked signature on end paper, foxing on endpapers, title page, and portrait facing title page. Hinges loose but fully intact; covers rubbed at top and bottom of spine and corners.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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