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21 Cockle, Maurice J. D A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MILITARY BOOKS UP TO 1642. With an Introduction by Sir Charles Oman
London: The Holland Press, (1957). (1957). Very good 
London: The Holland Press, (1957).. (1957).. Very good. - Large square octavo, red cloth titled in gilt, in a price-clipped dw. Bumped; dw lightly soiled with head of dw spine chipped. xl, errata page, 267 & [1] pp. Illustrated with 13 B&W plates & 2 B&W tail pieces. Very good.

Reprint of the 1900 edition. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PHILIP S. CROOKE., Crooke, Philip S. (1810-1881). Brigadier general in the New York National Guard. He served in the Civil War.
22 Crooke, Philip S. (1810-1881). Brigadier general in the New York National Guard. He served in the Civil War. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PHILIP S. CROOKE.
Brooklyn, NY: November 13, 1880. 1880. Very good Signed
Brooklyn, NY: November 13, 1880.. 1880.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink filling one side of his personalized letterhead, 9 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide, with "Philip S. Crooke / Counselor at Law" & his address printed at the top . Signed "Yours truly / Philip S. Crooke". The corners are lightly creased & the top edge of the letterhead is slightly darkened. Very good.

Crooke writes to J. L. Ryder asking about the correct procedure for paying "persons subject to military duty". " I am further told that the persons employed by the Supervisors were to be paid by the State / And that checks were sent to the Supervisors through the Provost Marshall. I have forgotten about it entirely...." Ryder sends a few words of clarification on the verso of Crooke's letter.

Philip S. Crooke [1810-1881] served for forty years in the National Guard of the State of New York, progressing from private to brigadier general. During the Civil War he commanded the Fifth Brigade, National Guard. He led his force into Pennsylvania in June and July 1863 during "the Emergency of 1863" and, under Major General Darius Couch, he helped man the defenses of Harrisburg against a threatened Confederate attack. When the Confederates retired to Virginia after Gettysburg, Crooke and his men returned to New York for the duration of the war. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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23 Curtis, Michael A Pilgrimage of Remembrance: An Anthology of the history of a Scots Guards Company in the Italian Campaign 1944-45. Also incorporating passages from the Diary of Major Richard Coke DSO MC / Foreword by Professor Richard Holmes CBE TD MA PhD. INSCRIBED by Michael Curtis
Published by the author, (2004). (2004). Fine Signed
Published by the author, (2004).. (2004).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. xi, [i] & 160 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white maps & color photographic illustrations. Fine.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and signed in full. Laid in is an autograph letter to the recipient from a mutual friend, sending him the inscribed book: "An old army comrade has self- published this little story, which I thought you might like to read...." Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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24 de Wet, Christiaan Rudolf THREE YEARS WAR (October 1899-June 1902)
London: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd, 1902. 1902. Fair 
London: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd, 1902.. 1902.. Fair. - Octavo, olive green cloth titled in gilt. The covers are bumped & soiled with the top edges darkened & with bubbling to small areas of the cloth; the top third of the front cover is dampstained; the spine is darkened & rubbed with a stain near the tail. 520 pp. & 64-page publisher's catalogue. B&W portrait frontispiece & B&W folding map tipped in at rear. There is a contemporary owner's ink name & date on the front endpaper; the rear hinge is cracked & a small area of the surface of the rear pastedown is rubbed away; there is a short tear to the map. Good reading copy.

First edition.

An account of fighting the British in the Boer War, originally written in Dutch, by an Afrikaner "Vechtgeneraal". First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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25 Dembo, George M.; director, Gallery 9 COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR I POSTERS. Exhibition, Sale & Auction at the Museum of the New Jersey Historical Society...October 1-November 14, 1976
Newark, NJ: New Jersey Historical Society, 1976. 1976. Fair 
Newark, NJ: New Jersey Historical Society, 1976.. 1976.. Fair. - Small quarto [9-1/2 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide] softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with some very minor soiling. There is a price stamp over the printed price on the front cover. [iv] & 87 pages. 4 pages of color illustrations & numerous textual illustrations in brown & white. There is 1 loose leaf and the book is starting to become disbound, as is common with this catalog. Fair.

This catalog was compiled and prepared by Gallery 9, Chatham, New Jersey. 2284 posters are catalogued of which 1676 are illustrated posters. Prices are listed for the posters that are for sale. 
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26 Donovan, David ONCE A WARRIOR KING: Memories of an Officer in Vietnam
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1985). (1985). 0070175926 / 9780070175921 Very good 
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1985).. (1985).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards, in a dust wrapper. There is some light spotting to the cloth. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with some light soiling to the rear panel. viii, [1] leaf & 323 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white map. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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27 Dornbusch, C. E.; compiler NEW ZEALAND ARMY HISTORY: A Bibliography. (First Draft)
1958. 1958. Good 
1958.. 1958.. Good. - Quarto, red leather backed maroon boards with the letters "C.E.D. / N.Z." stamped in gilt on the upper cover. The binding & endpapers have some dampstaining. 53 typed leaves. The contents are good.

The author's copy of his first draft of this bibliography. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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28 Dornbusch, C. E.; compiler. AUSTRALIAN MILITARY BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Cornwallville, NY: Hope Farm Press, 1963. 1963. Good 
- Octavo, printed green wraps. Soiled & heavily darkened with a tear to the front edge of the front wrap. viii & 80 pp. Endpapers foxed; a few rear bottom page corners creased; occasional soiling. Good.

Limited edition of 400 copies.

Dornbusch's copy, marked "working copy" on front wrap with his pencil notes in the margins. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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29 Dornbush; C. E.; Paszek, Lawrence J.; compilers UNIT HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCES (Including Privately Printed Personal Narratives) / Compiled by C.E. Dornbusch and UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HISTORY (A Guide to Documentary Sources) / Compiled by Lawrence J. Paszek
NY: Arno Press, 1980. 1980. Very good 
NY: Arno Press, 1980.. 1980.. Very good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt with vignettes of airplanes stamped in gilt on front cover. vii, 55 & 245 pp. & 3-page publisher's catalogue. The verso of the last page of the Dornbusch text is soiled; there is light soiling to the fore-edge. B&W illustrations. Very good.

Part of the Arno series "Flight--Its First Seventy-Five Years". 
Price: 15.00 USD

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30 Dougan, Clark; and Weiss, Stephen THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM
NY/Boston: W. W. Norton/Boston Publishing Company, (1988). (1988). Very good 
NY/Boston: W. W. Norton/Boston Publishing Company, (1988).. (1988).. Very good. - 4to, black cloth (rear cover rubbed; bottom edges of covers slightly faded) titled in gilt on spine & in blind on front cover), in dw (rubbed; staining to top edge of rear flap). 352 pp. Profuse full-page, double-page & textual illustrations in B&W & color. Very good.

First edition.

The complete history of the Vietnam War with eye-witness accounts by Morris Udall, Mary Reis Stout, Sam Davis, Walter Cronkite, Jim Quay, Al Santoli, Everett Alvarez and Jan Scruggs. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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CLOSE OF A LETTER to Alexander Dallas Bache, SIGNED by REAR ADMIRAL SAMUEL FRANCIS DU PONT., Du Pont, Samuel Francis (1803-1865). U.S. Navy Rear Admiral who captured San Diego in the Mexican-American War and played a role in the Civil War.
31 Du Pont, Samuel Francis (1803-1865). U.S. Navy Rear Admiral who captured San Diego in the Mexican-American War and played a role in the Civil War. CLOSE OF A LETTER to Alexander Dallas Bache, SIGNED by REAR ADMIRAL SAMUEL FRANCIS DU PONT.
Circa [1862]. [1862]. Very good Signed
Circa [1862].. [1862].. Very good. - A thirteen word close of a letter penned on 2-3/4 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide buff paper clipped from the end of a longer letter. "With best regard to Mrs. Bache / Believe me My Dear Professor / Yrs. Most Truly" Signed "S.F. Du Pont". On the verso are another five lines penned by Du Pont which, though without context as they come from the middle of the letter, are nonetheless intriguing: "... compel him to consider every officer's capacity & adaptability as the same is most absurd...." The right edge is slightly darkened and creased.

A member of the prominent Du Pont family, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) was made commander of the California naval blockade following his capture of San Diego during the Mexican-American War. In order to enable more mobile operations, Du Pont supported engineering studies at the U.S. Naval Academy during the 1850s. He captured Port Royal and conducted an effective Union blockade during the Civil War. Given new Ironclad ships of the monitor type, Du Pont received orders to take Charleston, South Carolina. Although he believed the city could not be taken without putting troops ashore, Du Pont laid siege but was badly outgunned and forced back within a couple of hours. He was blamed for the failure and replaced by Rear Admiral Dahlgren.

The American physicist, scientist and surveyor Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) erected coastal fortifications and conducted a survey to map America's mid-eastern coastline.

The idea for a "Blockade Board" was that of Alexander Bache. Assistant of the Navy Fox wrote to Du Pont: "have a board of persons .... condense all the vast information in the Engineers Department, Coast Survey, and Navy, for the use of the blockading squadron". He appealed to Du Pont who commanded the Philadelphia Navy Yard to "give up the Yard" and join the board. Du Pont commended Bache for his "invaluable suggestion" and joined the board, serving as Chairman. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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32 Dunlap, Lloyd A.; and Burton, Arthur G. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: A Centennial Exhibition.
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1961. 1961. Good 
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1961.. 1961.. Good. - Small quarto, printed gray wraps with color illustration on front wrap. The spine & extremities are darkened & there is an owner's stamp on the front wrap. v pp., 1 leaf & 88 pp. The bottom page corners in the second half of the book are lightly creased. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece & B&W full-page illustrations & vignettes. There is a small piece out of & surface tears to the right margin of the frontispiece where it has stuck to the title & been separated from it. Paper fragments remain stuck to the title. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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33 Falls, Cyril NORTHERN IRELAND AS AN OUTPOST OF DEFENCE
Belfast, Northern Ireland: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, n.d. [circa 1951]. n.d. [circa 1951]. Good 
Belfast, Northern Ireland: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, n.d. [circa 1951].. n.d. [circa 1951].. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan & cream wraps. The wraps are lightly soiled & the pamphlet has been folded vertically, leaving a vertical crease in each wrap & in each leaf of the contents. 12 pages. Illustrated with a double-page map in green & white & with 3 black-and- white illustrations. Good.

Offprint from World Review, London, October 1951. The author argues that for the defence of the British Isles, as well as of both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, it is essential that British forces remain in Northern Ireland. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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A VINTAGE 1929 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING MARSHAL FOCH WHO COMMANDED ALLIED FORCES DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR, Foch, Ferdinand
34 Foch, Ferdinand A VINTAGE 1929 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING MARSHAL FOCH WHO COMMANDED ALLIED FORCES DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR
(March 10, 1929). 1929). Good 
(March 10, 1929).. 1929).. Good. ONE OF THE LAST PRESS NEWS PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN OF MARSHAL FOCH BEFORE HIS DEATH IN 1929 - sc The 6 inch high by 8 inch wide black & white photograph depicts Marshal Foch with his grandchildren. Distributed by International News Photo with their pictorial eagle logo on the verso. The edges of the photograph are slightly creased.

A press release serving as caption for the photograph is mechanically reproduced in type on a sheet of paper mounted from the verso. The text of the press release reads as follows:

"MARSHAL FOCH DIES / PARIS......Marshal Foch commander of the Allied armies during the war died today. This is one of the last pictures to be made of him and shows him with his grand-children at the family country estate. / AB 3-2--29".

A French Army General during the First World War, Ferdinand Foch was appointed Marshal of France and appointed as supreme commander of the allied armies just prior to the German's Spring Offensive. He accepted Germany's surrender on November 11, 1918. An advocate of peace terms which would have assured France's safety, his prophetic words about the Treaty of Versailles "This is not a peace. Its an armistice for 20 years" was born out. 
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IN SOUTH VIETNAM U.S. BIGGEST OPERATION FOILED (February-April 1967)., Foreign Languages Publishing House.
35 Foreign Languages Publishing House. IN SOUTH VIETNAM U.S. BIGGEST OPERATION FOILED (February-April 1967).
Hanoi [North Vietnam]: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1967. 1967. Good 
Hanoi [North Vietnam]: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1967.. 1967.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial olive green & white wrappers, titled in olive green & black on both wraps. The rear wrap is soiled & creased. 45 pages plus colophon with a list of errata printed on the inside front wrap. Illustrated with a double-page black-and-white map. The top edge of the colophon is creased & there is light soiling to its verso. Good.

First edition.

The publisher of this anti-American pamphlet notes: "Dry season after dry season the Pentagon longs for a success in the South Vietnam theatre of operations." In October 1966 the Americans began a major troop buildup in preparation for an offensive against Tayninh "that the Pentagon regarded as the main base of the National Front for Liberation...and a source of constant threat for the Saigon-Cholon area. However, Operation Attleboro ended with the loss of 3,200 American casualties and the putting out of action of the 196th Brigade." First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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36 Fuller, J. F. C DECISIVE BATTLES OF THE U.S.A
NY: Thomas Yoseloff, Inc., (1942). (1942). Very good 
NY: Thomas Yoseloff, Inc., (1942).. (1942).. Very good. - Octavo, brown cloth (lightly bumped; light stain to front cover; spine faded). xi & 416 pp. Illustrated with B&W maps & plans. Very good internally.

From the library of bibliophile and pressman Fridolf Johnson with his "Military Books" bookplate mounted on the front pastedown & with his pencil signature on the front endpaper.

The author writes in his Preface: "...It occurred to me, when the present Anglo-German conflict arose, that it might be of interest to Americans--civilians as well as sailors, soldiers, and airmen--to have presented to them in a single volume a history of their past wars, not only because these struggles have made the U.S.A. what they are, but also because, in my opinion, it is war above all other activities which will make them what they will become...." The battles studied run from the War of Independence through the First World War. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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37 Giap, General Vo Nguyen GUERRE DU PEUPLE, ARMEE DU PEUPLE: L'Experience du Peuple Vietnamien das la Lutte Armee
Hanoi: Editions en Langues Etrangeres, 1961. 1961. Very good 
Hanoi: Editions en Langues Etrangeres, 1961.. 1961.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed pink & white wraps. The spine and edges of the covers are darkened and soiled and the edges are slightly creased. 237 & [1] pages, with photographic illustrations and a color folding map of the Dien Bien Phu campaign. Very good.

First edition of General Vo Nguyen Giap's "People's Army, People's War".

At the head of Vietnam's Communist army, General Giap oversaw the planning of the 1967 Tet Offensive. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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38 Groth, John STUDIO: ASIA
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1952). (1952). Very good 
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1952).. (1952).. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 10 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide], cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped. The dust jacket is chipped with small pieces out & with its spine & extremities darkened. 208 pages. Numeroous full-page, double-page & textual illustrations in brown & white by the author. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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TYPED LETTER ON THE SUBJECT OF WORLD PEACE SIGNED BY AMERICAN FOUR STAR GENERAL RALPH E. HAINES, JR., Haines, Ralph E., Jr. (1913-2011). United States Army four star general who served as the last  Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army Command from 1970 to 1973.
39 Haines, Ralph E., Jr. (1913-2011). United States Army four star general who served as the last Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army Command from 1970 to 1973. TYPED LETTER ON THE SUBJECT OF WORLD PEACE SIGNED BY AMERICAN FOUR STAR GENERAL RALPH E. HAINES, JR.
February 5, 1973. 1973. Fine Signed
February 5, 1973.. 1973.. Fine. - Typed 2-page letter filling 1 side of a sheet of cream-colored, 8-1/2 inch high by 7 inch wide letterhead with a vignette of a flag in red & gilt at the top, and 1 side of a follow-up sheet. Signed "Ralph E. Haines, Jr," above his typed name and title "General, United States Army, Ret." There are 2 tiny marks & a small area of light soiling at top left of the first sheet. Near fine.

Haines writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern who has sought his views on the best way to achieve world peace. Haines apologizes for the delay in answering caused by activities related to his retirement. He retired from the army on January 31st, 1973, five days before the date of this letter.

Haines writes a long and thoughtful letter, quoting from the Bible and telling a charming anecdote about a girl requesting help with her homework from her dad. He confronts the apparent contradiction posed by his belief that world peace is the most desirable condition for the welfare of mankind: "My career of service as a soldier bespeaks a less than complete conviction in the ability of men to resolve their differences and reconcile their ambitions without resorting to arms". He concludes that only a national effort "to turn anew toward the goal of becoming 'one Nation under God'" will result in "an outpouring of God's blessings that could include peace..."

Ralph Edward Haines, Jr. [1913-2011] was a U.S. Army four star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army [1967-1968]; Commander, U.S. Army, Pacific [1968-1970] and Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army Command [1970-1973]. He was the last commander of the Continental Army. At his death he was the Army's oldest living four star general and its senior retired officer. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GENERAL SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM HAMILTON, COMMANDER OF THE BRIGADE OF GUARDS FROM 1868 to 1870, SENDING A REVIEW OF HIS BOOK ON THE GRENADIER GUARDS., Hamilton, General Sir Frederick William. (1815-1890). British Army officer who served as Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards from 1868 to 1870.
40 Hamilton, General Sir Frederick William. (1815-1890). British Army officer who served as Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards from 1868 to 1870. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GENERAL SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM HAMILTON, COMMANDER OF THE BRIGADE OF GUARDS FROM 1868 to 1870, SENDING A REVIEW OF HIS BOOK ON THE GRENADIER GUARDS.
[London ]: July 12, 1874. 1874. Good Signed
- Letter penned in black ink and filling both sides of a cream-colored 7 inch high by 5 inch wide sheet of letterhead with his address printed in red raised lettering at the top of the recto. Signed "Fred.[?] Hamilton". The left edge of the letter is reinforced with linen tape. Hamilton's name & the title of his book have been noted in another hand below his signature. Folded once for mailing. Together with a newspaper cutting of his obituary. Good.

General Hamilton writes to Mrs. Ford: "I leave a copy of the morning's (which you can return at your convenience) containing a review of my book. I hope you have recovered from the heat of yesterday". The book, published in London by John Murray in 1874, is "The Origin and History of the First or Grenadier Guards. From Documents in the State Paper Office, War Office, Horse Guards, Contemporary History, Regimental Records, Etc.".

General Sir Frederick William Hamilton [1815-1890] was a British Army officer who was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1831. He commanded his regiment throughout the Eastern campaign of the Crimean War, including the Battle of Alma, the Battle of Balaklava, the Siege of Sebastopol, and the Battle of Inkerman where he was wounded and had his horse shot out from under him. He then served as Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards from 1868 to 1870, before retiring with the rank of full general in July 1881. 
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