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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN DIPLOMAT MAHLON F. PERKINS REGARDING AN APPLICATION TO OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL AND THE DRAFT., Perkins, Mahlon F. (1882-1963). American diplomat who served in China and in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War.
61 Perkins, Mahlon F. (1882-1963). American diplomat who served in China and in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN DIPLOMAT MAHLON F. PERKINS REGARDING AN APPLICATION TO OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL AND THE DRAFT.
Washington, DC: October 22, 1942. 1942. Very good Signed
Washington, DC: October 22, 1942.. 1942.. Very good. - Typed double-spaced letter filling most of one side of a sheet of Department of State / Division of Defense Materials letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide. Signed "M. F. Perkins". There is a light paper-clip mark at top left. Folded 3 times for mailing. Near fine.

Perkins writes to "Herb", who appears to have inquired about the likelihood of his being drafted: "Mahlon, Jr. is about to complete his first three months as a buck private in the air corps base at Atlantic City. He is going to apply for admission to an Officers Candidate School, and we are considering what is the best way to support that application....Meanwhile, from forthcoming legislation, in regard to 18-19 year youth, it does not seem so likely that married men with children will be called at any early date."

American diplomat Mahlon Fay Perkins [1882- 1963] served in China for many years. He was consul-general in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War and intervened to save the lives of Charles and Lois Orr after they had been arrested in the Stalinist crackdown on the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification [POUM]. 
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62 Ralph, Julian TOWARDS PRETORIA: A Record of the War between Briton and Boer to the Relief of Kimberley. By Julian Ralph, Special War Correspondent to the "Daily mail". With a Summary of Subsequent Events to the Hoisting of the British flag at Bloemfontein. With Historical Foreword, Appendices and Map
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1900). (1900). Good 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1900).. (1900).. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled & decorated in gilt. Pieces of brown leather have been glued to the corners and the head and tail of the spine, possibly in an attempt to reinforce the book. 328 pages with the title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with a folding map. The front hinge is cracked. A good copy.

First American edition. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GENERAL JOHN FINLEY RATHBONE, Rathbone, General John Finley. (1819-1901). Commissioned a brigadier general in 1860, commanding the Ninth Brigade, New York State Militia
63 Rathbone, General John Finley. (1819-1901). Commissioned a brigadier general in 1860, commanding the Ninth Brigade, New York State Militia AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GENERAL JOHN FINLEY RATHBONE
Albany, NY: December 17, 1872. 1872. Very good Signed
Albany, NY: December 17, 1872.. 1872.. Very good. - 27 words penned in black ink on the first side of a folded sheet of cream stock, 8-7/8 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide. Dated "Dec 17/72". Signed "John F. Rathbone". There is a tear to the bottom edge of the letter with a small piece out [not affecting the text]. The edges are very slightly darkened. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good.

Rathbone writes seeking employment for a Mrs. McDonald. "She is a widow, poor, honest & industrious...."

John Finley Rathbone [1819-1901] started his career as a successful businessman, establishing a stove foundry, which became Albany's largest and eventually the biggest in the world. In 1860 he was commissioned a brigadier general commanding the Ninth Brigade of the New York State Militia. He also commanded the Albany Recruiting Depot and helped organize 35 New York State Regiments during the Civil War. In 1873 he was made New York State Adjutant General, serving for two years. He subsequently became one of Albany's leading philanthropists and civic leaders. Dust jacket present. 
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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT TITLED "DEATH!" SIGNED BY WALPOLE ROLAND., Roland, Walpole. (b. circa 1827; d.1931). Soldier of fortune. Saw action in the Civil War, Crimean War and in Persia, India, China and Mexico.
64 Roland, Walpole. (b. circa 1827; d.1931). Soldier of fortune. Saw action in the Civil War, Crimean War and in Persia, India, China and Mexico. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT TITLED "DEATH!" SIGNED BY WALPOLE ROLAND.
[Detroit, MI]: February 20th 1930. 1930. Fair Signed
[Detroit, MI]: February 20th 1930.. 1930.. Fair. - 16 lines of verse penned in black ink on a sheet of cream stock. Signed and dated "Walpole Roland / Feby 20th 1930". There is some light creasing to the paper and the edges are chipped with a tear to each edge at one of the folds. There are minor ink smudges, one of which touches "Walpole". Folded 6 times. Somewhat fragile. Fair.

Titled "Death!" this page of verse is penned with multiple underlinings, exclamation points and question marks: "...It makes no difference who we are? / When we are Dead! we're all at Par? / And though some fill a place that high / It counts for naught! the day we die! / However great? they feel they were? / The world moves round without a stir!"

Walpole Roland, the writer of these lines, appears to have led a remarkable life involving one adventure after another. A soldier of fortune, he fought in the Civil War on the Union side [1864-65], witnessed the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War and was nursed by Florence Nightingale, He saw action in Persia, India, Taku and Peking in China, with Custer in America and with Maximilian in Mexico. He was a gun-runner for Garibaldi. At an advanced age he investigated gold mining in Canada, got lost in the wilds of northern Ontario and survived for a month before being found. The Toronto Globe reported that he was celebrating his 104th birthday in 1931. His daughter, Marion Roland, published a biography based on his diary, "Under Five Flags" [W. Briggs, 1912]. 
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PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY GENERAL WILLIAM B. ROSSON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, U.S. ARMY, PACIFIC., Rosson, General William B. (1918-2004). Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific (1970-73). He earned the Distinguished Service Cross for valor on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy.
65 Rosson, General William B. (1918-2004). Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific (1970-73). He earned the Distinguished Service Cross for valor on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy. PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY GENERAL WILLIAM B. ROSSON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, U.S. ARMY, PACIFIC.
Circa [1970]. [1970]. Very good Signed
Circa [1970].. [1970].. Very good. - Color photograph, 10 inches high by 8 inches wide, inscribed & signed in black ink across the lower half of the portrait: "To Mr. Seymour Halpern / With all good wishes. / W. B. Rosson / General, USA". The film surface of the photograph is lightly creased at the corners. Very good.

An official color portrait of General Rosson, photographed in uniform at waist length with numerous medals. He is sending the photograph to Congressman Seymour Halpern.

General William Bradford Rosson [1918-2004] commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from October 1970 to January 1973. He was commissioned in 1940 through ROTC and saw combat in World War II, earning the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy. He also fought in North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO "LE COMTE DE GRENEVILLE" SIGNED BY AUSTRIAN GENERAL FRANZ SCHLIK WITH A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF HIS SEAL., Schlik, Franz. (1789-1862). General in the Austrian Empire's army known for his successes in the 1848 Hungarian Revolution.
66 Schlik, Franz. (1789-1862). General in the Austrian Empire's army known for his successes in the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO "LE COMTE DE GRENEVILLE" SIGNED BY AUSTRIAN GENERAL FRANZ SCHLIK WITH A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF HIS SEAL.
November 16th, 1859. 1859. Very good Signed
November 16th, 1859.. 1859.. Very good. - Five lines in German elegantly penned in black ink on a sheet of his personalized letterhead, 10 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide, with his name & crest printed in blind at top left. Boldly signed "Schlik". The letter is addressed in Schlik's hand on the verso with a perfect example of his seal in black. Folded 4 times for mailing. Fine.

Franz Joseph von Schlik of Bassano and Weisskirchen [1789-1862] was an Earl and a general in the Austrian Empire's army. He was one of the most successful Austrian generals during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. After the revolution he was promoted to cavalry general and received the Order of the Iron Crown and the Military Order of Maria Theresa for his victories. From 1854 he was Galicia and Bukovina's major general and commanded the 4th legion against the Russian Empire. In June 1859 he commanded the 2nd Italian army in the Battle of Solferino. After the Treaty of Villafranca he resigned his commission. 
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67 Smith, Captain Oliver P. TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.
Philadelphis, Pennsylvania: The Recruiting Bureau U.S. Marine Corps, [1927]. [1927]. Good 
Philadelphis, Pennsylvania: The Recruiting Bureau U.S. Marine Corps, [1927].. [1927].. Good. - Octavo, 7 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled self-wraps, titled and decorated in black on the front cover page. The covers are slightly soiled. 16 pages, including the covers. There is a vertical crease across the left edge of the booklet and 2 tiny pinholes through the front edge. Good.

The first separate edition.

A highly decorated veteran of the Second World War and of Korea, Oliver Prince Smith (1893-1977) commanded the 1st Marine Division during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He is noted for his pronouncement during the course of that battle: "Retreat, hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction". A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he reported for active duty as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1917. He served tours in Guam, the Marianas Islands, and served as Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment aboard the USS Texas, etc. After serving as Assistant Operations Officer of the 7th Marine Regiment at Quantico, he sailed for France to serve on the staff of the American Embassy in Paris from 1934 to 1936. The first Marine Corps officer to matriculate at the Ecole Superieure de Guerre, he returned as an instructor to Quantico where he earned the nickname "the professor." He went on to see combat against the Japanese in Peleliu as Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Marine Division and, as Marine Deputy Chief of Staff of the Tenth Army, he participated in the Battle of Okinawa. Promoted to Commanding General of the First Marine Division, he led his troops through the bitter campaigns of the Korean War, from the late summer assault at Inchon to the sub-zero winter drive to the Chosin Reservoir. Advanced to the rank of Lieutenant General in 1953, he took over duties as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic.

RARE. WorldCat locates only 6 copies. First Edition. 
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U.S. IMPERIALISTS' "BURN ALL, DESTROY ALL, KILL ALL" POLICY IN SOUTH VIETNAM. (Cover title)., South Vietnam Committee for Denunciation of the Crimes of the U.S. Imperialists.
68 South Vietnam Committee for Denunciation of the Crimes of the U.S. Imperialists. U.S. IMPERIALISTS' "BURN ALL, DESTROY ALL, KILL ALL" POLICY IN SOUTH VIETNAM. (Cover title).
South Vietnam: Giai Phong (Liberation) Editions, 1967. 1967. Very good 
South Vietnam: Giai Phong (Liberation) Editions, 1967.. 1967.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. There is some light creasing to the wraps along the spine. 42 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The top page corners are very slightly bumped. Very good.

First edition.

Anti-American pamphlet issued by "The South Vietnam Committee for denunciation of the crimes of the U.S.imperialists and their henchmen". The writers claim that America's war crimes in Vietnam exceed those of "the Hitlerite fascists" in World War II. First Edition. 
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69 Spaulding, Oliver Lyman AHRIMAN: A STUDY IN AIR BOMBARDMENT by Oliver Lyman Spaulding / Brigadier General, Retired / United States Army
Boston, MA: World Peace Foundation, 1939. 1939. Very good 
Boston, MA: World Peace Foundation, 1939.. 1939.. Very good. - Octavo, soft bound in pictorial blue & silver wraps. The binding is rubbed, especially along the joints. The corners of the wraps are creased & the head & tail of the spine are chipped. There are 2 tiny white marks to the rear wrap. xii & 143 pages. The contents are very good.

First edition.

A study of the bombing of cities from the air, with reference to its use in World War I and its potential regulation through international agreements.

Scarce. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY SOLDIER AND WRITER ON MILITARY MATTERS MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN BARTON STERLING., Sterling, John Barton. (1840-1926). He had a distinguished career as a soldier and a writer on military matters.
70 Sterling, John Barton. (1840-1926). He had a distinguished career as a soldier and a writer on military matters. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY SOLDIER AND WRITER ON MILITARY MATTERS MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN BARTON STERLING.
[London]: 14 February, 1896. 1896. Fine Signed
- Letter filling one side of a 7 inch high by 4-3/8 wide sheet of light gray letterhead with the address printed in raised lettering at the top. Signed "John Sterling". Folded twice for mailing. Near fine.

Sterling writes to Mrs. Richard Ford thanking her for sending him a military book about the Jameson Raid. ["It is] of great interest, & is in every way far superior to the English version of the same events published at a much later date. In military matters the Germans know apparently very well what to say & what not to say: perhaps in political matters they are not always as wise. The Transvaal is most serious in all its bearings & Rhodes, Jameson & Co have spoilt for all time a splendid hand of trumps."

Major-General John Barton Sterling [1840-1926] entered the army in 1861, serving in Egypt and the Sudan. He was wounded at Tel-el-Kebir in 1882 and subsequently commanded the Coldstream Guards until his retirement in 1901. He was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Atheneum Club. At the Atheneum he befriended Kipling who wrote of him that he "dealt faithfully with me when I made technical errors in any tale of mine that interested him." ["Something of Myself", page 143]. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ORNITHOLOGIST, STATISTICIAN AND INDOLOGIST WILLIAM HENRY SYKES WHO SERVED WITH THE BRITISH MILITARY IN INDIA., Sykes, William Henry. (1790-1872). English naturalist who served with the British military in India. He was known for his work with the army as a politician, Indologist and orthinologist.
71 Sykes, William Henry. (1790-1872). English naturalist who served with the British military in India. He was known for his work with the army as a politician, Indologist and orthinologist. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ORNITHOLOGIST, STATISTICIAN AND INDOLOGIST WILLIAM HENRY SYKES WHO SERVED WITH THE BRITISH MILITARY IN INDIA.
[London]: 20th August, 1867. 1867. Good Signed
[London]: 20th August, 1867.. 1867.. Good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling a 4-3/4 inch high by 3-7/8 inch wide sheet of gray paper, which has been mounted on a slightly larger piece of cream-colored card. Signed "W H Sykes". The paper is lightly stained & creased from the mounting. Folded twice for mailing. Good.

Sykes writes to a Mr. J. Robinson about serving on a committee: "I am glad that the subject of India is to be taken up by the [-------] [------ ]. I shall be happy to act in the proposed committee, but on Thursday I leave London & shall not be able to attend the first meeting."

Colonel William Henry Sykes [1790-1872] was an English naturalist who served with the British military in India. He was a pioneer of the Victorian statistical movement and a founder of the Royal Statistical Society. He was actively involved in the Siege of Bhurtpur [1805] and the battles of Kirkee and Poonah. After traveling in Europe for four years, he returned to India as a statistical reporter. He produced voluminous statistical reports and natural history reports illustrated with drawings. He retired from active service with the rank of colonel in 1833 and subsequently was made a director of the East India Company. 
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A VINTAGE 1945 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF MAJOR GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR TAKING OVER AS THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF THE WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY, Taylor, Maxwell
72 Taylor, Maxwell A VINTAGE 1945 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF MAJOR GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR TAKING OVER AS THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF THE WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY
1945. 1945. Very good 
1945.. 1945.. Very good. - sc The 9 inch high by 7-1/8 inch wide black & white photograph depicts Major General Maxwell D. Taylor shaking hands with the retiring superintendent Major General Francis Wilby. Distributed by the Associated Press Photo with their stamp on the verso. A press release serving as caption for the photograph is mechanically reproduced in type on a sheet of paper which was once mounted from the verso. The text of the press release reads as follows: "WEST POINT CHANGES COMMANDER. Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor (right) became the 37th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Sept. 4. Maj. Gen. Francis B. Wilby (left) who is welcoming his successor will go to engineer corps duty at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Associated Press Photo LJ 9-5-45 3:30AM HO 40". 
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HOLOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by CHARLES HENRY TOMPKINS as ASSISTANT QUARTER-MASTER., Tompkins, Charles Henry (1830-1915). Civil War Union Army officer. Awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in action.
73 Tompkins, Charles Henry (1830-1915). Civil War Union Army officer. Awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in action. HOLOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by CHARLES HENRY TOMPKINS as ASSISTANT QUARTER-MASTER.
Washington, D.C., August 1st, 1863. 1863. Good Signed
Washington, D.C., August 1st, 1863.. 1863.. Good. - Approximately 40 words penned in a subordinate's hand on 10 inch high by 7-3/4 inches wide "Assistant Quarter-Master's Office" stationery. Apparently a standardly worded report addressed to Captain P.P. Pitkin, the Assistant Quarter-Master in Warrenton Junction, Virginia accompanying "duplicate invoices and receipts of Q. Master's Stores forwarded to you by direction of Gen. Rucker." The letter concludes by requesting that Captain Pitkin sign and return the receipts at his earliest convenience. Signed "Chas H. Tompkins" as a Captain. The letter is briefly annotated in holograph on the verso. Folded for mailing with very short tears to the edges of the folds and wear to the corners. The top edge is darkened and there is discoloration from remnants of tape to the verso of the left edge.

Union Army colonel Charles Henry Tompkins (1830-1915) was appointed to the brevet grade of Brigadier General of volunteers during the Civil War. Tompkins was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in action during the Battle of Fairfax Court House on June 1st, 1861, the first Civil War battle for which an army officer was awarded the medal. He served as regimental quartermaster for the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment in 1861 and, in 1862 received a volunteer commission as colonel of the 1st Vermont Cavalry. He served in the Quartermasters Corps, rising to the rank of Quartermaster General in 1881. Tompkins was one of the 9 officers on the military commission investigating the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln. First Edition. 
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SOUTH VIETNAM: U.S. DEFEAT INEVITABLE., Van Tien Dung, General.
74 Van Tien Dung, General. SOUTH VIETNAM: U.S. DEFEAT INEVITABLE.
Hanoi [North Vietnam]: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1967. 1967. Good 
Hanoi [North Vietnam]: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1967.. 1967.. Good. - Octavo, printed cream wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with some light creasing. 47 pages plus colophon with an errata slip laid in. The top page corners are lightly creased. Good.

First edition.

The North Vietnamese publisher notes: "An expeditionary force more than 440,000 strong and nearly 100,000 troops from U.S. satellite countries have been brought into South Vietnam to fight together with over 500,000 puppet troops in execution of the adventurous plans of the Washington strategists....What is the true picture of the situation and the results of the United States war efforts?" General Van Tien Dung, Chief of the Vietnam People's Army General Staff "gives an answer to this question and, with bare facts, shows the inevitable fate of the aggressor in South Vietnam." First Edition. 
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75 von Bernhardi, Friedrich HOW GERMANY MAKES WAR
NY: George H. Doran Company, (1914). (1914). Good 
NY: George H. Doran Company, (1914).. (1914).. Good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in red on front cover & spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped. xv & 263 pp. Occasional light soiling & staining to prelims & to first few pages of text. Good.

A condensed version of General von Bernhardi's treatise "On War Today" translated by Hugh Rees and published in the previous year. "Some of the more technical details of the original work have been omitted....So, too, a choice has been made among the numerous examples from military history by which he illustrates it...." [from the Editor's Preface]. 
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ALL FOR FRANCE: Extracts from the Letters of a French Artillery Officer., W. B. M.; editor.
76 W. B. M.; editor. ALL FOR FRANCE: Extracts from the Letters of a French Artillery Officer.
New York: Sturgis & Walton Company, 1916. 1916. Very good 
- Octavo, pictorial gray cloth with an illustration in blue on the front cover. There is some staining to the spine and its head & tail are slightly rubbed. The bottom corners of the covers are slightly chipped. 60 & [1] pages. 7 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. There is occasional foxing & the front edges of 4 leaves are lightly creased. Very good.

First edition.

The editor met the writer of these letters, a French mining engineer and a reserve artillery officer in 1913. He had been wounded at the Battle of the Marne, recovered and continued fighting on the West Front. They became friends and the Frenchman wrote to him from time to time and sent him photos from the battle line. In April 1916 the officer was named as Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and presented with the War Cross. The next day, during a terrific bombardment near Verdun, he was mortally wounded and died on the field of battle. [Information from the editor's introduction]. First Edition. 
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77 White, Major J. Andrew MILITARY SIGNAL CORPS MANUAL. Compiled by Major J. Andrew White
New York: Wireless Press, Inc., (1918). (1918). Good 
New York: Wireless Press, Inc., (1918).. (1918).. Good. - Octavo, limp red cloth titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. The covers are rubbed, bumped and soiled and the titling is faded. There is a crease to the lower portion of the rear cover and a very small puncture through the front cover which affects the first few leaves. The spine is darkened. viii, 552 & [xvii] pages, including an index and several pages of pictorial ads. Illustrated with "260" textual illustrations and diagrams. There is some slight soiling to the endpapers. Good.

First edition. Scarce.

A previous owner's name, probably that of a WWI soldier, together with his address "Ernest L. Baulch / 509 Eddings St. / Fulton / Kentucky" is penned on the front pastedown. His name and the date May 1, 1918, are penned onto the top and bottom edges of the book.

Includes chapters on the various troops and companies and their duties, including laying out and taking up wire, the function and employment of the radio company, the telegraph company, radiotelegraphy, instructions in telegraphy, signaling by flag, torch, and lantern, or beam of searchlight, reconnaissance, scouting, and patrolling, etc. First Edition. 
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78 Wiley, Bell Irvin EMBATTLED CONFEDERATES: An Illustrated History of Southerners at War. Illustrations Compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen
New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row Publishers, (1964). (1964). Very good 
New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row Publishers, (1964).. (1964).. Very good. - Quarto, cloth, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The extremities are slightly faded & the covers are lightly bumped. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed, soiled & chipped with a tear & crease to the top corner of the front panel. The head of the dust jacket spine is torn with pieces out of the adjacent corners of the panels. x, [ii] & 290 pages plus colophon. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED in the text by CRIMEAN WAR MILITARY LEADER and GOVERNOR of NOVA SCOTIA GENERAL SIR WILLIAM FENWICK, 1ST BARONET OF KARS., Williams, General Sir William Fenwick, 1st Baronet of Kars. (1800-1883). Born in Nova Scotia, he was a renowned military leader for the British during the Crimean War and later the first Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.
79 Williams, General Sir William Fenwick, 1st Baronet of Kars. (1800-1883). Born in Nova Scotia, he was a renowned military leader for the British during the Crimean War and later the first Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED in the text by CRIMEAN WAR MILITARY LEADER and GOVERNOR of NOVA SCOTIA GENERAL SIR WILLIAM FENWICK, 1ST BARONET OF KARS.
[London]: circa [1859]. [1859]. Good Signed
- 18 words penned in black ink on both sides of a 4-1/2 inch high by 3-5/8 inch wide sheet of United Service Club letterhead with the club's raised insignia printed in blind at top left. Signed in the opening of the letter: "Sir Fenwick Williams regrets..." with the place and date at the foot of the note: "U.S.C. / 14th June". A strip of document tape has been mounted down the right edge of the verso, covering up 1 word of the note. Good.

Williams writes regretting he is unable to dine with Mrs. Ford because of a previous engagement. The note is accompanied by a newspaper obituary.

General Sir William Fenwick Williams, 1st Baronet of Kars [1800-1883] was born in Nova Scotia. He was a renowned military leader for the British during the Victorian era, remembered for his gallant defense of the town of Kars during the Crimean War. He and other British officers inspired the poorly equipped Turkish soldiers to repel Russian attacks for three months. Starvation and lack of ammunition finally forced them to surrender, but they did so on their own terms. Williams was imprisoned but was treated very well and was released when the war ended in 1856. A knighthood, a baronetcy with a pension for life and many other honors were bestowed on Williams for his actions. From 1865 to 1867 he was the first Lieutenant Governor of his birth province of Nova Scotia. First Edition. 
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A SUPERB SIENNA-TONED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED & DATED BY U.S. NAVAL ADMIRAL WINTERHALTER, Winterhalter, Albert Gustav (1856-1920). U.S. Naval Admiral and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet from 1915 to 1917
80 Winterhalter, Albert Gustav (1856-1920). U.S. Naval Admiral and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet from 1915 to 1917 A SUPERB SIENNA-TONED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED & DATED BY U.S. NAVAL ADMIRAL WINTERHALTER
[Washington, D.C.]: Clinedinst, May 15, 1915. 1915. Very good Signed
[Washington, D.C.]: Clinedinst, May 15, 1915.. 1915.. Very good. - sc - An original sienna-toned 11 inch high by 7-1/2 inch wide photograph of Admiral Albert Gustav Winterhalter with the photographer's name "Clinedinst / Washington" embossed in blind beneath the image. The 6-1/4 inch high by 4-1/4 inch wide image depicts the Admiral in profile from the chest up. Admiral Winterhalter is depicted in his full naval officer's uniform with shoulder boards and a fore and aft cocked hat adorning his head. Signed and dated "A.G. Winterhalter, / Admiral, U.S. Navy, / May 15/15" in black ink under his portrait. Several letters are smudged yet still quite bold and easily legible. The photograph is mounted into a vintage beige paper folder with a patterned tissue guard. A near fine photograph with a very good bold autograph.

U.S. Naval Admiral Albert Gustav Winterhalter (1856-1920) was commander in chief of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet from 1915 to 1917. An 1877 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served as flag lieutenant to Rear Admiral J.M. Miller who was Commander in Chief, Pacific Station. In that capacity he was responsible for the hoisting of the flag transferring Hawaii to the United States. After assuming command of the gunboat the Elcano and later the Paducah, he served as assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral, subsequently assuming the rank of full Admiral upon taking command of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet on July 11, 1915. He spent most of his career in scientific posts and expeditions, conducting experiments aboard the U.S.S. Washington to evaluate acoustic ranging techniques and determined that submarine sound waves were more reliable than surface sound. 
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