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121 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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122 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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123 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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124 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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125 MacReady, General The Rt Hon Sir Nevil Annals of an Active Life; Volumes I and II
London Hutchinson & Company 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 694 pages; [1924] Hutchinson & Company. HC 2 volumes, complete. 1st edition. In matched, original blue cloth bindings with titles in gilt to spines. Ex-library copy with expected institutional indications and attachments: catalog labels to spines, bookplates to front pastedowns and check-out attachments at rear. Cloth sunned and moderately faded at spines. Front corners lightly bruised with mild abrasions and rub through to the cloth over corners. Occasional cursory pencil bracket or marginalia observed in the text; bindings a little shaken with occasional mild gapping between signatures. Photo plates complete. Sound decent reading copy suitabole for restoration or rebacking if so desired. G+ only thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 265.00 USD
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126 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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127 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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128 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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129 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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130 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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131 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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132 McConnell, James R. Flying for France, With the American Escadrille At Verdun
Garden City, N. Y. Doubleday, Page & Company 1917 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 157 pages; HC 1st edition. Soundly bound in original red cloth with pictorial design in black and white to cover. Soundly bound copy with fading to the red cloth at spine. Cloth rubbed and thin at spine ends. Mild foxing to endpages. Illustrated with b&w photographs. G++ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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133 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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134 Melton, H. Keith and William Colby (Foreword) OSS Special Weapons and Equipment; Spy Devices of WWII
New York Sterling Pub Co Inc 1991 0806982381 / 9780806982380 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs and Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages; HC/DJ. Tight, bright and fresh in pictorial dust jacket. Just a whisper of wear to jacket corners and spine ends. Light soiling to book bottom edge and to front endpaper. Spine ends slightly worn. Illustrated with B/W photographs and drawings. VG+/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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135 Merson, John War Lessons; How I Fought to Be a Hero and Learned That War Is Terror
Berkeley, CA North Atlantic Books 2008 1583942092 / 9781583942093 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages; Trade paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Tight bright and fresh. Signed with inscription of a few lines by the author on the title page. Just mild shelf/handling evidence to cover edges. Neat unmarked copy. VG++; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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136 Middleton, Richard The Bells of Victory; The Pitt-Newcastle Ministry and Conduct of the Seven Years' War 1757-1762
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2002 0521521327 / 9780521521321 Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, tight and fresh; feels and appears unread. Superficial curl to cover at front edges. About as new. NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
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137 Miller, Francis Trevelyan (Ed. ) & Robert S. Lanier & James Barnes; Et. Al. The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes; Semi-Centennial Memorial Edition. [9 of 10 Volumes] Deluxe Binding
New York Review of Reviews Company 1912 Second Edition 3/4 leather Near Fine 
Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 2nd edition. In the deluxe binding of 3/4 dark blue morocco leather over light blue, thatched pattern linen boards. 9 of the 10 volumes, missing only Vol 8, "Soldier Life/Secret Service." Though lacking a volume this set is dignified by its especially nice condition and the deluxe binding format. Textured dark blue leather spines and corners with gilt rules at cloth and leather seams, triple gilt tules at spine ends, and gilt struck titles at spine. A few volumes with a nick or tiny chip to the leather at the cloth leather seams of the boards. Top edges gilt. Contents bright and fresh; bindings snug. Commanding shelf presence with immaculate spine surfaces. Prior owner's very tiny 4 numeral catalog number penned to the top gutter corner of the front flyleaf of each volume. Vol 8 not present, but otherwise an exceptional set of books profusely illustrated with Brady & Co photos. NF thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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138 Moore, John Norton Law and the Indo-China War
Princeton NJ Princeton University Press 1972 0691030898 / 9780691030890 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 794 pages; Snugly bound and clean in original title lettered dust jacket. Bright, clean and very neat. Binding a little shaken in the spine. Jacket price clipped from top corner of front flap and just a little sunned handled at edges. VG+/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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139 Nafziger, George & Mariusz T. Wesolowski The Poles and Saxons of the Napoleonic Wars
Chicago Emperor's Press 1991 0962665525 / 9780962665523 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations and b/w photos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 266 pages; Superb copy; bright tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Appears and feels unread. As new. F/F .... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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140 Napier, W. F. P. ; Sir William Francis Patrick Napier History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1914. Seven Volumes. From the Year 1807 to the Year 1814. (Six Volumes [Complete]. )
London Thomas & William Boone 1829 Third Edition Hardcover Fair 
Engraved maps and plans; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1829 - 1840. Mixed edition. Six volumes, complete. Thomas & William Boone, London. Vol I 1835 3rd edition, with "A reply to various opponents: Particularly to 'Strictures on Colonel Napier's History of the war in the Peninsula' ; together with observations illustrating Sir John Moore's campaigns" included as front matter. [v-vii], viii - xci, [1], 638 pp with publisher 16 pp catalog at rear. Vol II, 1829 (1st ed. ) ; Vol III, 1831 (1st ed. ) ; Vol IV, 1834 (1st ed. ) ; Vol V, 1836 (1st ed. ) Vol VI, 1840 (1st ed. ). Ex-library copy. Volumes I - V bound in original blue 1/4 cloth and drab paper covered boards with paper title labels to spine; Vol VI with heavy library cloth tape spine over original boards. Plates collated complete but bound variouly from volume to volume; in sone bound in at rear and in others placed throughout the volume. Plates foxed. Bindings fragile and worn . Heavy mylar library tape over the spine of Vol I. Fraying and short tears to 1/4 cloth of most volumes. Library bookplates and labels. Vol VI is well shaken with internal splits and binding cords severed. Early copy for reading or reference or for restoration. With all faults. Fair to Good only. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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