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Image for Aberlé Ballet / Fall & Winter / 1942.  “Aberlé presents SHEER ENDURING RAYON STOCKINGS/ ALLIED BALLET of COLOR / FALL & WINTER” / “Presentation for a Most Prophetic Season Fall 1942”

Aberlé Ballet / Fall & Winter / 1942. “Aberlé presents SHEER ENDURING RAYON STOCKINGS/ ALLIED BALLET of COLOR / FALL & WINTER” / “Presentation for a Most Prophetic Season Fall 1942”

By: ABERLE BALLET [RAYON STOCKINGS]. WILLARD B. GOLOVIN CO.

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Aberle Inc., Philadelphia, 1942 /Willard B. Golovin [Advertising] Co. NY, : 1942

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190220c

Condition: Fine


4to, heavy card covers with six card leaves [12 pp.]; publisher's coil binding with clear acetate covers. First and only edition, limited to 750 numbered presentation copies, this being no. 36 presented to the M.E. Blatt Co., “Atlantic City’s Greatest Department Store”. World War 2 era manufacturer’s catalog for rayon stockings. The catalog adopts the format of a contemporary Ballet Russes program with the stocking colors inspired by four ballets -- each leaf features a large pochoir colored lithograph by Willard Golovin leaf with smaller color lithographic illustrations on the facing ... View more info

Image for Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-18 Vol I. Gallipoli, Sinai & Palestine, German New Guinea.

Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-18 Vol I. Gallipoli, Sinai & Palestine, German New Guinea.

By: Butler, Colonel A. G.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: by Australian War Memorial. Melbourne : 1938

Edition: 2d

Seller ID: k180620a


2d edition; first published in 1939. 8vo. Vol I only [of 3] Blue cloth; xxvi + 873pp., b/w plates, maps, glossary, appendices., bibliog., indexes. A fine copy. A clean, bright, and tight copy. Some light toning adjacent to gutters of end papers; very light wear to edges; some very minor spotting on fore-edge. View more info

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509th Composite Group, First Atomic Bombardment, 1944 - 1946, 509th Pictorial Album [1st ed.; not reprint]

By: 509th Composite Group

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Tinian: The 509th Composite Group: 1945

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190719e

Condition: Very good-near fine


1st ed., 4to, blue textured boards w/ gold & red decorations and lettering. Color frontispiece; profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Not paginated but approximately 120 pp. The official unit history for the 509th Composite Group -- the atomic bombardment wing responsible for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A very good-near fine copy. Clean and tight with no tears, nicks or markings. Light wear to edges, corners and spine ends; front cover slightly bowed. View more info

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The Tactics of Aelian, comprising the military system of the Grecians; illustrated with notes, explanatory plates.

By: Aelianus (Tacticus)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, E. Kerby: 1814

Seller ID: K102


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 ‘author’ (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 ... View more info

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Prisoners of War Bulletin - 14 issues 1943-1955

By: American National Red Cross

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., American National Red Cross for the Relatives of American Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees: 1943

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k180331c


8-1/2"11", 12-16 pages each. News and information regarding allied prisoners of war, published for families and domestic consumption. Vol 1 No. 1-Vol 2 No. 5 complete [12 issues, July 1943-May 1944 and Vol 2. No. 12 (Dec 1944) and Vol 3. No. 3 March 1945. [Publication ceased in June 1945]. Fine condition; unmarked and no tears. View more info

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Third Reich Daggers, 1933 to 1945

By: Bowman, J.A.

Price: $132.50

Publisher: London, Imperial Publications: 1990

Seller ID: 17061912

ISBN: 1871498023


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] View more info

Savage Automatic Pistols

By: Carr, James

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1969

Seller ID: 111101


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. View more info

Image for Personal Photo Album - Oahu 1940-41; on the Eve of World War II. 165 original b/w photos.

Personal Photo Album - Oahu 1940-41; on the Eve of World War II. 165 original b/w photos.

By: Drake, Robert L.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Oahu, 1941

Seller ID: k180331d


A wide variety of photos of camp life at Schofield Barracks and activities of the Hawaiian Division Command -- extra-illustrated with original cartoons drawn by one of the soldiers stationed there. Appears to be assembled by Sgt. Robert J. Drake of Columbus Georgia. Camp social life, barracks, scenery. Not much military history, but a great portrait of life on base. View more info

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Patton: Ordeal and Triumph

By: Farago, Ladislas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Ivan Obolensky, Inc: 1963

Seller ID: g1003


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 View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Flagler, Maj. D.W.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1877

Seller ID: 1231


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. View more info

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The Aviator and the Weather Bureau

By: Ford A. Carpenter

Price: $55.00

Publisher: San Diego Chamber of Commerce: 1917

Edition: 2d ed.

Seller ID: k190121k


Second edition, 16mo, dark olive green boards. 1917. 54 pp. Limited to 5,000 copies. A brief general history of aviation in Southern California, a description of the War Department school of aviation at San Diego, and lessons on applied meteorology for aviators. Illustrated with charts and b/w photographs. This copy inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. CONDITION: Very good. Covers: light wear but rubbed at corners and top/bottom of spine. Text block is clean, tight, and bright. View more info

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The Short Timers (Signed)

By: Hasford, Gustav

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: k3837


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 View more info

Why England Slept

By: Kennedy, John

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Company: 1940

Seller ID: 121311


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. View more info

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Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st UK]

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $385.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co: 1923

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 17092204

Condition: 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] View more info

Image for Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st US]

Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st US]

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Page & Co: 1923

Edition: 1st US.

Seller ID: 17092205

Condition: 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] View more info

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FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS

By: Maurois , Andre

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, San Francisco: 1940

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: k190203g

Condition: Fine


1st ed. Small 4to, dye-stamped blue cloth boards, endpapers decorated with armorial bearings of the houses of Thinifers and Fatapoufs. 92pp. The “Thins” and the “Fats” have already had one World War -- can a Second World War be averted? A thinly veiled parable for the European political situation just prior to 1940. Illustrated in bold colors by JEAN BRULLER CONDITION: Fine; scant rubbing to corners and spine ends. Lacking jacket View more info

Image for Original WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan

Original WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan

By: Reagan, Ronald

Price: $325.00

Publisher: 1945

Seller ID: k1706304


Original World War 2 mimeographed military orders signed [in the plate] 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 punche... View more info

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A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp Before it June 20 1740

By: Thomas Silver

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Gentleman's Magazine, London, : 1740

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190220d

Condition: Good


B/w copper plate engraving; Image size 6-3/8”x 12-3/4” plus margins to 8”x12-3/4”. The view depicts the British siege under General Oglethorpe, on St. Augustine [Spanish Florida]. This siege failed and the British troops retreated back to Georgia. A lettered key identifies the positions, identifies the ships and gives a general history of the battle. Good condition with several light folds and creases, several small edge-nicks, some browning to lower third.. View more info

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Editorials for a Free World

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $575.00

Publisher: Free World Magazine: 1944

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k180315e


Free World Magazine, 1944. 1st ed., 8vo, brown cloth. 28 pp. Several of Welles' political writings first published in FREE WORLD magazine between April-December 1994. Welles was an avid supporter of President Roosevelt and his views were often well in advance of political thinking of the time. Very rare: no others online, none in OCLC, no auction records. One copy, with a gift inscription to Welles, is in his papers at the University of Michigan. View more info

A Complete Life of Gen. (General) George A. Custer

By: Whittaker, Frederick

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Sheldon & Company: 1876

Seller ID: 122904


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. View more info