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A GENERAL ORDER ON THE COURT MARTIAL OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIER IN THE 1ST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS DURING THE CIVIL WAR., (African-American). Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General E.D.
1 (African-American). Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General E.D. A GENERAL ORDER ON THE COURT MARTIAL OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIER IN THE 1ST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS DURING THE CIVIL WAR.
Washington, D.C.: February 18, 1864. 1864. Very good. Signed
Washington, D.C.: February 18, 1864.. 1864.. Very good.. - Octavo, 7-1/2 inches high by 5-1/8 inches wide. Softcover, printed self- wraps consisting of 2 pages of text on both sides of one sheet with an attached blank leaf. There are 2 equidistant holes along the left edge and very minor creases to the front and top edges. The report is signed in type by General E.D. Townsend, as Assistant Adjutant General. Very good.

"General Orders, No. 60. War Department" reporting on the trial of Private Jonas Aikins, an African-American soldier serving in the Union Army with the 1st South Carolina Volunteers. Accused of mutinous conduct after refusing an order and muttered "I would like to shoot every white officer." Aikins was judged guilty and sentenced to be shot to death, but the sentence was here commuted by order of President Lincoln to 12 months of hard labor "the president directs that the sentence ... be commuted 'to confinement at hard labor, at Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida under the orders of the Commanding Officer of the forces there, for twelve (12) months, and a loss of all pay and allowances, except the necessary food and clothing for the same period.'". The 1st South Carolina Volunteers was the first African-American regiment in the Union army, and was composed of escaped slaves. The regiment was later known as the 33rd United States Colored Troops. First Edition. 
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2 (Anonymous) SOUVENIR DES SOLDATS AMERICAINES EN FRANCE
[no place or date listed]. Circa, [1918]. [1918]. Good 
[no place or date listed]. Circa, [1918].. [1918].. Good. - Octavo, softcovers bound in stapled pictorial tan wraps titled in blue with a red & blue illustration of a charge out from the foxhole on the front cover. 16 pages, each with 2 photographic illustrations of American troops in the European theatre of war. Good.

Most probably published for American soldiers shortly after World War I. The photograph'c captions are in English. 
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3 (Blamey, General Sir Thomas A.; General Commanding the Australian Imperial Force in the Middle East; et al). ACTIVE SERVICE WITH AUSTRALIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Published for The Military History and Information Section, A.I.F. (Middle East).
Canberra, Australia: The Board of Management of the Australian War Memorial, 1941. 1941. Good 
- Quarto, tan cloth titled in brown with a vignette of an Australian soldier in brown on the front cover. The covers are bumped, soiled & lightly spotted with some staining to the rear cover. Half-title, title, [x], 128 & [1] pages. 12 color plates, including a frontispiece, from paintings by Ivor Hele & Harold B. Herbert, & black-and-white photographic illustrations, cartoons & drawings. There is a gift inscription on the half-title. There is a paper-clip mark with a tiny piece out, some light staining & a crease to the title page. There is also a paper-clip mark to the dedication page & very light marks to the front endpaper & half-title. The top edges of the color plates are lightly stained & slightly rippled, probably from humidity. Good.

First edition.

The editors note that almost all the contents of the book are the work of men on active service with the Australian Imperial Force. Authorship is indicated by the writer's army number and initials. First Edition. 
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4 (Bobs). Kendall, Park STILL IN THE DRAFT. Remember Me, Annie? (Love Letters of a Trainee)
New York: M. S. Mill Co., Inc. Publisher, (1942). (1942). Good 
New York: M. S. Mill Co., Inc. Publisher, (1942).. (1942).. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth with a vignette in maroon on the front cover. The binding is slightly bumped & the head of the spine is lightly frayed. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with creases to the flaps. There is a piece out of the head of the jacket spine & the adjacent corner of the rear panel. Unpaginated. Illustrated in black & white with numerous full- page caricatures by Bobs. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition. Includes an eighteen-page dictionary of army slang. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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5 (Department of the Army) CIVILIAN IN PEACE SOLDIER IN WAR...A Bibliographic Survey of the Army and Air National Guard
(Washington, DC: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1967). 1967). Good 
(Washington, DC: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1967).. 1967).. Good. - Quarto, printed wraps. Soiled with the edges darkened. 192 pp. with folding map & charts. Page edges slightly darkened. Good. 
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ORIGINAL SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FRENCH WORLD WAR I HERO MARSHALL FOCH DURING HIS VISIT TO CLEVELAND, (Foch, Marshall Ferdinand). Moore, Frank
6 (Foch, Marshall Ferdinand). Moore, Frank ORIGINAL SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FRENCH WORLD WAR I HERO MARSHALL FOCH DURING HIS VISIT TO CLEVELAND
Cleveland: Frank Moore Studio, (1921). (1921). Very good 
Cleveland: Frank Moore Studio, (1921).. (1921).. Very good. - sc An original 10 inch high by 7 inch wide sepia-toned silver print photograph depicting Ferdinand Foch, the French military officer who was Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies during the First World War, during his visit to Cleveland, Ohio in 1921. Marshall Foch is depicted in three- quarter profile attired in his great coat and high leather boots, cane and leather gloves in hand. His French military cap seems as much part of his features as his bushy white mustache. The French hero is shown, standing next to a pillar on the porch of a white house, in the company of a younger military officer, also photographed in three-quarter profile facing Marshall Foch, at ease, with hands behind his back. The copyright date "1921" is printed in white at bottom right within the image and the photographer "Frank Moore Studio" is embossed in blind at the bottom right corner. The edges are slightly darkened and there are a couple of tiny chips and a crease to the bottom left edge. A strong image housed in the photographic studio's original gray folder.

Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces Marshall Foch visited Cleveland during November in 1921. The visit included a caravan along North Park Boulevard in honor of the French military hero of the first World War. 
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A VINTAGE 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING A GROUP OF 8 GERMAN MILITARY OFFICERS IN FULL DRESS UNIFORM, (German Oberleutnants)
7 (German Oberleutnants) A VINTAGE 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING A GROUP OF 8 GERMAN MILITARY OFFICERS IN FULL DRESS UNIFORM
Circa [1870]. [1870]. Fair 
Circa [1870].. [1870].. Fair. - An original 7 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide black & white photograph depicting 8 German Oberleutnants (1st Lieutenants) attired in full dress uniform. All of the men have mustaches and two have beards. The eight men are posed seated and standing with swords and riding crops. The photograph, with rounded corners, is mounted on 8-7/8 inch high by 10-1/2 inch wide board. Though each officer is identified in ink on the mount below the image, we are unable to make out most of the names except for an Ober Lt Livingstone and an Ober Lt Bayer. The photograph is soiled with a few stains and a scratch at bottom right. The mount is darkened & stained and unevenly cut with glue stains and paper remnants on the verso. First Edition. 
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8 (Hyman, Nat; compiler and editor) EYES OF THE WAR: A Photographic Report of World War II. 612 Authentic Battle Photos from Dec. 7, 1941 to V-E day, May 8, 1945. America's Fighting Forces on All War Fronts. (Cover title)
NY: Tel-Pic Syndicate, Inc., May, 1945. May, 1945. Good 
NY: Tel-Pic Syndicate, Inc., May, 1945.. May, 1945.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover. The binding is rubbed & soiled; the covers are bumped & the spine is faded with the head & tail chipped. [vi], 312 & [1] pp., including 311 pages of B&W photographic illustrations with captions. The endpapers are darkened with an owner's ink inscription on the front endpaper; there are scattered small stains to the prelims & to the margins of the first few illustrations. Good.

First edition.

This collection of news photos covering all fronts of the war records with a striking and sometimes shocking immediacy the experiences of the troops involved. The President's war message is published at the beginning of the book. First Edition. 
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9 (New Jersey Air Raid Precautions Bibliography Unit) WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS AND CIVIL DEFENSE. Volume V
Newark, NJ: Work Projects Administration, New Jersey, (1943). (1943). Good 
Newark, NJ: Work Projects Administration, New Jersey, (1943).. (1943).. Good. - Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wrappers backed with black cloth tape. The binding is bumped & chipped. The rear cover is lightly foxed with a piece out of the bottom corner. The cloth tape is frayed at the head & tail of the spine. xxiii & 490 mechanically reproduced pages. Good.

First edition.

The bibliography was sponsored by Princeton University and cosponsored by the Library of Congress. First Edition. 
Price: 275.00 USD

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10 (Nicholson, John Page) CATALOGUE OF LIBRARY OF BREVET LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOHN PAGE NICHOLSON...RELATING TO THE WAR OF THE REBELLION 1861-1866
(Storrs-Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino Publisher), n.d. [1995]. n.d. [1995]. Fine 
(Storrs-Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino Publisher), n.d. [1995].. n.d. [1995].. Fine. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt. Lightly rubbed. 1022 pp. Near fine.

Reprint, limited to 150 copies, of the edition published in Philadelphia in 1914. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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ORIGINAL MIMEOGRAPH COPY of a TYPED LETTER OF COMMENDATION distributed by GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON in recognition of the army's medical corps., (Patton, General George S. [1885-1945]).
11 (Patton, General George S. [1885-1945]). ORIGINAL MIMEOGRAPH COPY of a TYPED LETTER OF COMMENDATION distributed by GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON in recognition of the army's medical corps.
Headquarters, Third United States Army, Office of the Commanding General APO 403, February 10th, 1945. 1945. Very good 
Headquarters, Third United States Army, Office of the Commanding General APO 403, February 10th, 1945.. 1945.. Very good. - A letter of commendation addressed to "The Surgeon, Third Army, APO 403, U.S. Army" mimeographed on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide creamy white paper. The letter, recognizing the actions of the medical corps, requests that the surgeon forwards General Patton's appreciation: "Please accept for yourself and pass on to the officers and men of your units the sincere appreciation and admiration of all the other elements of the Third Army for the work you have accomplished." Patton goes on to recognize the medical corps' "promptness and efficiency ... under extremely difficult conditions ... is evinced by the remarkably low death record in this Army." Patton requests that the Surgeon apprize "all units concerned of the contents of this letter". The commendation concludes with a mimeographed facsimile of General Patton's signature.

Mimeographed on the verso is the Medical Corps Surgeon Colonel Thomas D. Hurley's letter apprizing his staff of General Patton's commendation. Addressed to "All Officers, Nurses, and Men of Third U.S. Army Medical Units", the Surgeon informs his staff that "It is with a feeling of pride and gratification that I transmit to you the foregoing commendation of the Army Commander." He elaborates: "Your loyal, conscientious, untiring, and highly efficient efforts in caring for casualties among your comrades in arms has earned for you their everlasting gratitude." A red stamp indicating that the letter was received, initialed in pencil by one of the recipients, appears below the mimeographed facsimile of Colonel Hurley's signature. An annotation penciled near the bottom indicates that 163 copies were distributed.

There is a crease to the top right corner, a paperclip stain and punch holes along the top edge of Patton's letter. 
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12 (Stars & Stripes) A SUPERB BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH DISTRIBUTED BY STARS & STRIPES DEPICTING U.S. TROOPS DISEMBARKING FROM A HELICOPTER IN LEBANON IN 1958
1958. 1958. Very good 
1958.. 1958.. Very good. U.S. TROOPS LANDING IN LEBANON - sc The 10-3/8 inch high by 13-1/4 inch wide black & white photograph depicts U.S. GI's leaving a hovering helicopter in Lebabon. Houses and a body of water can be seen in the background. The tope & bottom right corners are very slightly creased and there is some minor discoloration along the right edge.

Stars & Stripes credits are stamped in black on the verso: "This is a photo by THE STARS & STRIPES....Please credit the STARS AND STRIPES if picture is used". 
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13 (Stars & Stripes) A SUPERB BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH DISTRIBUTED BY STARS & STRIPES DEPICTING U.S. TROOPS GATHERED AROUND A CHAPLIN CONDUCTING RELIGIOUS SERVICE IN LEBANON
1958. 1958. Very good 
1958.. 1958.. Very good. U.S. TROOPS ATTENDING MASS IN LEBANON FOLLOWING THE U.S. LANDING IN 1958 - sc The 10-3/8 inch high by 13-1/4 inch wide black & white photograph depicts U.S. GI's gathered around an altar contained within a fortification of sand bags, as an Army Chaplain conducts service while they are serving in Lebanon. There is a tiny tear to the top edge of the photograph.

Stars & Stripes credits are stamped in black on the verso: "This is a photo by THE STARS & STRIPES....Please credit the STARS AND STRIPES if picture is used". 
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14 (U.S. Military) DESCRIPTION AND RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SPRINGFIELD RIFLE, CARBINE, CALIBER .45. (Facsimile)
Circa [1972]. [1972]. Very good 
Circa [1972].. [1972].. Very good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in published blue wraps. The edges of the wraps are very slightly faded. 46-page facsimile, including numerous textual illustrations in black & white. Very good.

Modern facsimile of the pamphlet published by the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC in 1898. 
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15 Aaseng, Nathan NAVAJO CODE TALKERS
New York: Walker and Company, (1992). (1992). 0802781829 / 9780802781826 Very good 
New York: Walker and Company, (1992).. (1992).. Very good. - Octavo, boards in a dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust jacket is rubbed & its front panel is slightly rubbed. v, [iv] & 114 pages. Black- and-white illustrations, including a double-page map. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition.

On the Pacific front in World War II the Japanese and Americans began picking up unintelligible messages which turned out to be communications between Navajo Indians in a code based on their language. This code, unbreakable by anyone but the Navajos, could be used to send and receive messages that would be indecipherable by the enemy. Thereafter the Navajo code talkers participated in key battles and maneuvers on the Pacific front. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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SIGNED CLOSE by GEORGE ANSON British Army major-general and Whig politician, appointed Commander-in-Chief in India in 1856 with an ENGRAVED PORTRAIT., Anson, George. (1797-1857). British Army major-general and Whig politician, appointed Commander-in-Chief in India in 1856.
16 Anson, George. (1797-1857). British Army major-general and Whig politician, appointed Commander-in-Chief in India in 1856. SIGNED CLOSE by GEORGE ANSON British Army major-general and Whig politician, appointed Commander-in-Chief in India in 1856 with an ENGRAVED PORTRAIT.
circa [1856- 57]. [1856- 57]. Very good Signed
- Signature on a piece of vellum, approximately 1-3/4 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, clipped from the close of a document. Signed "George Anson" beside his printed title "General, / Commander-in-Chief / East Indies". Together with an engraved portrait of Anson, 3-3/4 inches high by 2-1/4 inches wide. There is a tiny area of soiling to the portrait's bottom edge. Very good.

British army officer George Anson [1797-1857] was promoted to the rank of C in 1853. The following year he was appointed to the command of the Madras Army and in early 1856 became Commander-in-Chief in India. He caused resentment by his bias against the Indian Army and its sepoys. He was quoted as saying that he could never see a sepoy sentry "without turning away in disgust at his unsoldierlike appearance". Anson's appointment coincided with the tensions leading up to the Indian Mutiny of 1857. In May 1857, he sent troops to secure the arsenals in the Punjab. He intended to join the Meerut Brigade and to press on to retake Delhi, but four days into the march he died of cholera at the age of 59. 
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17 Bach, H.C.; and Taagholt, Jorgen GREENLAND AND THE ARCTIC REGION --in the Light of Defence Policies: Defence aims
(Copenhagen; The Information and Welfare Service of the Danish Defence, 1977). 1977). Fair 
(Copenhagen; The Information and Welfare Service of the Danish Defence, 1977).. 1977).. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial blue & white wrappers. The extremities are slightly darkened. 55 pages. Black-and-white illustrations.& maps. The book is disbound with the leaves in the second half detached or nearly detached. Good working copy.

First edition. Translated into English by H. Johannesen. First Edition. 
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18 Balaban, John REMEMBERING HEAVEN'S FACE. A Moral Witness in Vietnam
New York, Poseidon Press, (1991). (1991). 0671690655 / 9780671690656 Very good Signed
New York, Poseidon Press, (1991).. (1991).. Very good. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN BY THE AUTHOR JOHN BALABAN - Octavo, light grayish blue boards backed with a red cloth spine, titled in silver on the spine, in an illustrated dust wrapper. The covers are very slightly cocked. 334 pages, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs. Near fine.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author John Balaban to Peter Matthiessen on the title page: "For Peter Matthiessen with many thanks after his fine reading October 22, 1991, John Balaban". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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19 Bewsher, Paul GREEN BALLS: The Adventures of a Night Bomber
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1919. 1919. Good 
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1919.. 1919.. Good. - Small octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine & in green within black rectangles on the front cover. The book is slightly cocked. The binding is rubbed & bumped with staining to the rear cover. The titling on the spine is almost completely faded. viii, [i] & 309 pages. The front hinge is cracked & the endpapers are darkened. The fore-edge is lightly foxed. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE 17 YEAR OLD BOY SOLDIER WHO ACHIEVED FAME FOR HIS "THIN RED LINE" SHATTERING THE RUSSIAN CAVALRY CHARGE AT THE CRIMEAN WAR BATTLE OF BALAKLAVA., Campbell, Field Marshall Colin, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863).
20 Campbell, Field Marshall Colin, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE 17 YEAR OLD BOY SOLDIER WHO ACHIEVED FAME FOR HIS "THIN RED LINE" SHATTERING THE RUSSIAN CAVALRY CHARGE AT THE CRIMEAN WAR BATTLE OF BALAKLAVA.
Dover, May 26th, 1809. 1809. Very good Signed
Dover, May 26th, 1809.. 1809.. Very good. - Over 90 words penned on 8-7/8 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide creamy white paper. In his letter addressed to Captain Trench, Colin Campbell (who would be promoted to Lieutenant that same year) reports receiving the orders to inspect the regiment and acknowledges receiving the Captain's letter reporting the march of the Warwick Militia. Signed "Colin Campbell". Folded horizontally and vertically for mailing, the letter is docketed on the verso. There is a small ink smudge to the bottom edge, else in very good condition.

"Dover 26th May 1809 / Sir / I have received your letter of this day by Express containing the Regiments orders for my inspecting the detachment of the 6th Infantry stationed at this place and reporting the number of Men fit for active service. - / I will make my Report to this Effect tomorrow. - / Your letter of yesterdays date reporting the march of the Warwick Militia to this place states the move for the 6th & 7th Inst. which I conclude to be meant for the Month of June next. / I have the honor to be Sir / Your most obedient Servant / Colin Campbell ... / To Capt. Trench".

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863). Born Colin Macliver to a carpenter in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 15, watching an inspection of troops in the company of his uncle Colonel John Campbell, he was enlisted by the Duke of York under his maternal name. He fought throughout the Peninsular War, and held his first command during the War of 1812. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1849 for the skill and valour of his service during the Sikh War, where he was wounded. Sir Colin Campbell accepted command of the Highland Brigade at the start of the Crimean War. Following the battle of Alma, he landed his regiment at Balaklava and took position on the plains in front of the British troops as the Russian Cavalry charged. To avoid being outflanked, Sir Colin extended the lines of his 93 Highland Regiment into what was to become the famous "Thin Red Line", only two deep instead of the usual four. With nerves of steel, Sir Colin and his men held their first volley until the Russians were well nigh upon them and fired the second at only 50 yards, successfully shattering the Russian Cavalry charge.

The Battle of Balaklava, fought on October 25, 1854 was a key battle in the Crimean War. Aligning the allied forces of the United Kingdom, France and the Ottaman Empire against Russia and its allies. This was the first attempt by the Russians to break the Siege of Sebastopol. The battle combined elements of great heroism and creative military maneuvers on the part of the British with incompetence and poor communication. Sir Colin Campbell's successful stand against the Russian Cavalry was followed by an uphill charge of the British Heavy Brigade and the order that the Light Brigade prevent the Russians from carrying off captured British guns. Poor communication resulted instead in Lord Cardigan's charge on the Russian gun battery down in the valley, the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade". First Edition. 
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