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101 Labaume, Eugene; Pillans, T. Dundas (trans.); Stead, W. T. (intro) The Crime of 1812 and Its Retribution
New York McBride, Nast & Company 1912 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
Map, folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; Snugly bound in uniformly bright red cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine and small eagle design in gilt to cover. Top edge gilt. Folding map at front. Just superficial crimping of cloth at spine ends; trace foxing to endpages. Expected mild toning to page stock. A bright and sharp copy, uncommon in such a nicely preserved example. NF ... Stout book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 69.50 USD
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102 Labbe, Jean Claude and Jean Lacouture (Introduction) Vietnam; La Guerre, La Terre, Et Les Hommes. Photographies
Paris Chene 1977 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 
French Edition; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 110 pages; Large paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Primarily a book of photographs of the latter days of the Vietnam War and the early days of its aftermath. Some rubbing to covers at edges and surfaces. Binding sound; contents neat. Text in French. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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103 Lancaster, Bruce The Secret Road.
NY Perma Books 1955 First Printing Mass-market paperback Near Fine 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 209 pages; Superb unread copy; bright fresh and unrubbed. No marks. NF 
Price: 7.00 USD
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104 Lanza, John W. Shot Down Over Italy; A True Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Italy During World War II
Caldwell, NJ Bright Spot Books 2010 0982752903 / 9780982752906 First Edition Hardcover Fine with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 354 pages; HC in glossy illustrated boards. Tight bright and fresh. Signed by the author with an inscription of several lines to the half title page. Illustrated with b&w photographs and maps. Includes supplement and bookmark. Crisp unmarked copy feels and appears unread and as new. Issued without dust jacket. Fine. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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105 Large, George R. & Joe A. Swisher Battle of Antietam; The Official History by the Antietam Battlefield Board
Shippensburg, PA Burd Street Press 1998 1572491027 / 9781572491021 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
B&W Photographs and maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 224 pages; Paperback. Tight and bright in glossy pictorial covers. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to cover surfaces. Illustrated with B/W photographs and maps. Signed by author to title page. Text clean and unmarked. About Fine; Signed by Author 
Price: 23.50 USD
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106 Lauder, Harry A Minstrel In France
New York Hearst's International Library Co 1918 First Edition Hardcover Good+ Signed by Author
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages; 1st US edition and printing. Soundly bound in original thatched red cloth with title design in gilt to cover and spine. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front pastedown. Mounted to the front endpage is the pictorial bookplate of noted bibliophile and onetime Dean of Haverford College, Henry Tatnall Brown, Jr. Binding a bit shaken in the spine; cloth lightly sunned to spine and gilt a bit dulled. A pair of superficial gaps between signatures mid-book. Boards lightly shelf-soiled. Sound and decent signed 1st edition, uncommon thus. G++; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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107 Lekarski, Przeglad (Ed. ) International Auschwitz Committee Anthology: Vol I, Parts 1 & 2, Inhuman Medicine; Vol II, Parts 2 & 3, in Hell They Preserved Human Dignity; Vol III, Parts 1 & 2, it Did Not End in Forty-Five
Warsaw International Auschwitz Committee 1970 Text in English Wraps Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Six of seven volumes of the original serially published volumes. Missing only Vol II, Part 1. All volumes generally neat, but most with a shallow damp/tide line along the cover edges and the page block top and bottom edges. No visible damp evidence to contents though some mild wave to the pages of 2 of the six volumes. No marks. Solid still and snug with external damp staining but clean neat internals. Single issues uncommon; scarce in this near complete set. G+ 6 of the 7 volumes published. 274; 261; xxx; 227; 222; 211; 262 pp. ... Oversize book/set will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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108 Liddell Hart, B H Sherman: Soldier - Realist - American
New York Frederick A Praeger 1958 Reissue; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 456 pages; Reprint of the classic Sherman study - 1st issued in 1929. Solid clean copy in original pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $7.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket lightly toned to the whites of the design, moreso to the spine surface. Jacklet lightly edge rubbed with several short closed tears and tiny chips. Illustrated with maps. Solid unmarked copy in jacket. Somewhat uncommon thus. VG++/VG- 
Price: 49.50 USD
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109 Lopez, F. Perez & Joseph D. Harris Dark and Bloody Ground; a Guerilla Diary of the Spanish Civil War
Boston, MA Little, Brown and Company 1972 0316699268 / 9780316699266 First English Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages; Soundly bound and clean in uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Mild dust spotting to top edge. Slightly spine cocked. Trace shelfrub to the jacket edges. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
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110 Luard, John A History of the Dress of the British Soldier From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Illustrated with Fifty Drawings
London William Clowes and Sons 1852 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; In publisher's red cloth with pictorial desing to cover in gilt. Cloth at spine missing the top 1/3 including all title lettering. Lower 2/3 of spine cloth brittle and weak. Binding fragile with many signatures starting. Plates complete but several loose. Prior ownership bookplate of noted bibliophile Charles Coleman Sellers to front pastedown. He or another early owner has laid in many cuts depicting military dress that were clipped from another work. They appear to be laid in at relevant chronological locations. Worn and shabby, a breaker or binding copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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111 MacCuish, David Do Not Go Gentle A Novel of the Marines in the Second World War
New York Doubleday & Company 1960 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Arthur Shilstone 
Dust jacket art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages; 1st edition, stated. Very tightly bound copy; obviously unread. No marks. Wraparound illustrated dust jacket (from a painting by Arthur Shilstone) is crisp edged and uniformly bright. A tiny closed tear top edge of front panel and a trivial spot of rub to the lower corner of the front panel. F/NF Superbly preserved example of this uncommon WWII novel. 
Price: 89.50 USD
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112 Mackay. Helen. Journal of Small Things
NY Duffield and Company 1917 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages; 1917 Duffield & Co HC 1st edition. World War I related novel. In original blue cloth with titling in red to cover and spine. Titles just a bit dulled at spine. A few very small patches of silverfishing to the cloth emulsion. Prior owner's attractive bookplate to front pastedown; else unmarked, Some light dust splotching to page block edges. Lacking dust jacket; else near VG. Uncommon in the original edition; a WWI novel. 
Price: 39.50 USD
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113 MacLean, French L. The Cruel Hunters; SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger: Hitler's Most Notorious Anti-Partisan Unit
Atglen, PA Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1998 0764304836 / 9780764304835 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 303 pages; Soundly bound and very neat in uniformly bright and clean dust jacket. Just mild shelf/handling rub to jacket edges and surfaces. Binding with the feel of a single careful read; not tight but still snug. Illustrated with photographs; contents printed on high quality glossy stock paper. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
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114 Marshall, S. L. A. The fields of bamboo; Dong Tre, Trung Luong, and Hoa Hoi, three battles just beyond the South China Sea
The Dial Press 1972 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
1971 Dial Press HC/DJ 1st printing. Tight bright and very neat. Brief gift inscription ins cvr and prior owner's decorative ownership stamp. Else unmarked, DJ bright and neat, price clipped with just a hint of shelf evidence edges. NF-/NF 
Price: 17.50 USD
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115 Martyn, Charles The Life of Artemas Ward; The First Commander-In-Chief of the American Revolution
New York Artemas Ward 1921 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photographs and Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; Snug and solid in maroon cloth with title-lettering in gilt to front cover and spine, although minimal ex-library indications include a painted catalog number at spine and large bequest bookplate to front endpaper and remnants of a card pocket at rear. Slight shelf wear to tips and spine ends. Illustrated with B/W, tissue-guarded lithograph portrait, photographs, maps and facsimile documents. Text clean and unmarked. G++ to VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
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116 Masefield, John Gallipoli
London William Heinemann 1916 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Folding map and B&W photographs and illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 pages; HC in original red cloth with title lettering in black. Light toning and rubbing to the spine; lower inch of cloth at tail spine has a light damp stain, not affecting any of the book's contents. Mild crimping to cloth at spine ends and just light bumping at corners. Light shelf soiling to cloth boards. Prior owner's name penned to front end page. Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps including a fold out map. Solid decent copy. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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117 Mauldin, Bill Up Front; Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
Norwalk, Connecticut Easton Press 2000 First Edition Thus Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 226 pages; HC. Tightly bound in full green leather with hubbed spine; all edges gilt. Decorative pictorial title design to cover and spine brightly in gilt. No marks or bookplate. Feels and appears unread. Illustrated throughout with B/W artwork. Fine copy; as new. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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118 McClellan, George B. The Armies of Europe, Comprising Descriptions in Detail Military Systems of England, France, Russia, Prussia, Austra, and Sardinia
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1861 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Woodcut figures, diagrams and plans; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 499 pages; Soundly bound in original textured purple cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Ex-library copy with shadow of catalog label base of spine over a slim painted call number. Expected institutional ownership indications including bookplate to front pastedown and attachments at rear. Shallow fray to cloth at crown and less so at tail of spine. Some unsightly damp mottling to cloth of the lower third of the birds, heavier at rear - but with negligible effect to any pages, just very mild damp evidence to front and rear endpages. Contents snug and clean; profusely illustrated with woodcut figures, diagrams of battlefield formations and maps. One signature starting a little mid-book. Decent copy is a good candidate for rebinding. Good only thus 
Price: 110.00 USD
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119 McCollom, Herb F. Jr. Bombardier's Diary
Bloomington, IN 1st Books Library 1999 1585005657 / 9781585005659 Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 143 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, snug and neat copy. Slightly cocked in the spine. Inscribed and signed by author to the half title page. VG+; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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120 McLean, Donald B. The Plumber's Kitchen; The Secret Story of American Spy Weapons [The Combat Bookshelf]
Wickenburg, Arizona Normount Technical Publications 1975 0879472030 / 9780879472030 Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations and Photos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 282 pages; Tight and neat in heavy black cloth with title-lettering in white to spine. The original paperback edition has been bound sturdily in cloth by the original owner. Illustrated with B/W photographs and drawings. Tight and very neat. NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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