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Q-Ships and Their Story., Chatterton, E. Keble -
41 Chatterton, E. Keble - Q-Ships and Their Story.
US; Naval Insitute Press; 1972; 1st Ed.; hard cover, cloth; very good; dj good under mylar protection; op; 8.75 x 5.75 x 1.25 inches; 
8vo - 276 pages, charts, maps, line drawings, photos. Artfully disguised steamers and sailing ships were to become familiar in the harbours of Berehaven and Queenstown. Armament and crew were as varied as the ships themselves, the former consisting of 3pdr., 6pdr. and 12pdr, quick-firing guns, depth chargers, machine guns and rifles. The officers and men were representative of every type of seaman from the Royal Navy, both active and retired R.N.R, R.N.V.R., merchant seamen, fishermen and peacetime yachtsmen. Dj chipped on top, bottom and spine, former owners name and date neatly printed in ink on outside front end paper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Memoirs of a Polish Lancer., Chlapwoski, Dezydery -
42 Chlapwoski, Dezydery - Memoirs of a Polish Lancer.
Chicago; Emperor's Press; 1992; 1st Edition; Pressed Leather Decorative Hardcover; vg+; vg dj; op; 10.5 x 7.75 x 0.75 inches 
First Edition. 4to.; 158 pages, illus., photos. First person account. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Blood Sweat and Tears, Churchill, Winston S -
43 Churchill, Winston S - Blood Sweat and Tears
NY; G P Putnam's Sons; 1941; 1st Edition; Decorative cloth hardback; Very good condition; fair to good dust jacket with edge tears, wear, chipping at the spine, sunfading under mylar portector. Out-of-Print; 8.75 x 6,25 x 1.75 inches. 
462 pages, toc, frontis photo, 1st US edition. Preface and Notes by Randolph S Churchill, MP. Churchill speeches from 5 May 1938 through 9 February 1941. Inspiring! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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United States Army in World War II, The European Theater of Operations - The Lorraine Campaign., Cole, H M -
44 Cole, H M - United States Army in World War II, The European Theater of Operations - The Lorraine Campaign.
Washington DC; US Printing Office, Historical Division, Department of the Army; 1950; 1st Edition; decorative cloth hardback; Very good condition with very minor top edge soiling and cover rubbing; no dj issued; Out-of-Print; 10 x 7.25 x 2.75 inches. 
657 pages plus rear pocket large 30 x 24 inch Battle-area' fold-out color map, toc, b/w photos, 50 maps with most being large fold-out color maps embedded in the text (later editions had all the maps nested in the rear of the book), 3rd Army Staff Roster, Glossary, Table of Equivalent Ranks, Basic Military Symbols, Bibliographical Notes, Index. Fold Out Map #1 has extra folds in it for being improperly folded back into the book. This is Volume 3 of the exhaustive 9 Volume ETO 'Green Book' Series. 1st editions are extremely hard to find. IN ADDITION - An unidentified period newspaper book review article is included. This series is unrivaled in the detailed campaign and battle data provided. PLEASE NOTE - this book will ship at 6 pounds and will require priority international postage, please email for a price quote. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Gentle Bonaparte., Connelly, Owen -
45 Connelly, Owen - The Gentle Bonaparte.
New York; Macmillian Co.; 1968; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardcover; vg; dj vg; op; 8.5 x 6 x 1.25 inches. 
8vo.; 335 pages, illus., maps. Napoleon's elder brother - Joseph. Much on the Peninsula War. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Napoleon & England 1803-1813 - A Study of Unprinted Documents., Coquelle, P. -
46 Coquelle, P. - Napoleon & England 1803-1813 - A Study of Unprinted Documents.
London; George Bell and Sons; 1904; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardcover; vg; no dj issued; op; 8.25 x 5.5 x 1 inches. 
First Edition. 8vo.; 288 pages, teg, end papers and fore and bottom edges show foxing, contents clean. An excellent study of Napoleon's primary antagonist. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The U.S.-Mexican War., Cristensen; Carol & Thomas -
47 Cristensen; Carol & Thomas - The U.S.-Mexican War.
San Francisco; Bay Books; 1998; 1st PB Edition; Softcover; as-new; no dj issued; op; 11 x 9 x 0.5 inches. 
op; 245 pages; maps, b/w illustrations, period photos, 8 pages of color artwork of the war. Minor bottom edge soiling, minor 1 inch long bottom edge bump that affects approximately 1/8 inch into the last ten pages of the book and rear cover. Excellent study originally published as part of the PBS TV series. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Cataclysm - War on the Eastern Front 1941-45., Cumins, Keith -
48 Cumins, Keith - Cataclysm - War on the Eastern Front 1941-45.
UK; Helion & Company Ltd.; 2011; 1907677232 / 9781907677236 1st Edition; Cloth Hardback; New book; New dust jackt under mylar protector; NEW 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches; 
359 pages; photos; tables; OB's; 32-4 color maps; text clearly cross-referenced to specific maps; based up recently declassified soviet documents. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Pirates Laffite, Davis, William C. -
49 Davis, William C. - The Pirates Laffite
New York; Harcourt, Inc.; 2005; 1st; hard bound; very good; dj very good under mylar protection; 6.5 
The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf, 705 pages, ep maps, illustrations, deals with the aid the Pirates game to New Orleans during the War of 1812. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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History of the Art of War within the Framework of Political History 3 Volumes - II, III & IV., Delbruck, Hans -
50 Delbruck, Hans - History of the Art of War within the Framework of Political History 3 Volumes - II, III & IV.
Westport CT; Greenwood Press; 1980, 1982 & 1985; First English Edition; Cloth Hardback; Very Good+ Condition; No dust jackets issued; Out-of-Print; 9.5 x 6.25 x 5.25 inches (3-Volumes); 
Volume II - The Germans, 505 pages, maps. Volume III - The Middle Ages, 711 pages, maps. Volume IV - The Modern Era (Thru Napoleon), 487 pages. A true classic hard to find in Hardback. Volume 1, which shows top edge water staining and soiling, is listed as a seperate item. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Napoleon's Army 1807-1814: as Depicted in the Prints of Aaron Martinet., Dempsey, Guy C. JR. -
51 Dempsey, Guy C. JR. - Napoleon's Army 1807-1814: as Depicted in the Prints of Aaron Martinet.
UK; Arms and Armour; 1997; 1st Ed.; Hard cover, cloth; Very good, like new; Dj, very good, under mylar protection; op; 10 x 7.5 x .75 inches; 
4to - 256 pages, all color, 162 color plates w/descriptive narratives, plate/artist history. Extensive captioninng and introductory text. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Mr Bligh's Bad Language - Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty., Dening, Greg -
52 Dening, Greg - Mr Bligh's Bad Language - Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty.
US; Cambridge University Press; 1992; 1st Ed.; Hard cover, board As new; Dj very good under mylar protection; op; 9.25 x 6 x 1 inches; 
8vo - 445 pages, line drawings, illus., charts, tables, great detail, insightful 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Battle for a Continent-Quebec 1759., Donaldson, Gordon -
53 Donaldson, Gordon - Battle for a Continent-Quebec 1759.
Canada; Double Day; 1973; 1st Edition; hard bound; Very good condition with bottom edge light staining; Good dj under mylar protection showing edge wear and chipping; Out-of-Print; 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches; 
246 pages, toc, b/w illustrations, 4 pages of color illustrations, 5 end paper maps, bibliography, index. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Guns at Gettyburg., Downey, Fairfax -
54 Downey, Fairfax - The Guns at Gettyburg.
New York; David McKay Company, Inc.; 1958; 1st ed.; hard cover, cloth; reader's copy; dj good under mylar protection; op; 8.5 x 5.75 x1.25 inches; 
8vo - 290 pages, illus., line drawings, maps, great detail, ep maps.dj stained and worn throughout. Book stained on edges. In no battle of the Civil War did artillery play a more decisive role than it did here, and no factor contributed more to the Union victory than the superior handling of the Federal cannon. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The 84th Infantry Division in the Battle for Germany November 1944-May 1945 with RARE Division Roster book., Draper, Lt. Theodore -
55 Draper, Lt. Theodore - The 84th Infantry Division in the Battle for Germany November 1944-May 1945 with RARE Division Roster book.
New York; Viking Press; 1946; 1st Edition Decorative Hardcover with dj in Slip Case; Very Good+ Condition Good dj showing edge wear and rubbing with minor edge tears; Out-f-Print. 10.5 x 7.5 x 2 inches in slip case 
2-Volume Boxed Slip Case Format -- The 'Strike Hard Railsplitters' Division Includes Volume 2 - Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men - ETO 260 pages, toc, b/w photos, b/w illustrations plus color fold-out illustrations; endpaper map, maps, appendices. Volume 2 - Division Roster - soft cover; 140 pages. Entries are arranged alphabetically by sir name by regiment/battalion/company. Very good condition. Both volumes are in a labeled slip case (box) which shows heavy rubbing, edge wear and soiling; corners are worn. Clearly this box served it purpose - it protected both books very well. Included with this set is the Railsplitters Society ordering postcard. The boxed two volume edition is extremely hard to find. The Division was Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and drew officers and men from 6 other states. Outstanding! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Wild Goose and the Eagle, A Life of Marshal von Browne 1705-1757., Duffy, Christopher -
56 Duffy, Christopher - The Wild Goose and the Eagle, A Life of Marshal von Browne 1705-1757.
London; Chatto & Windus; 1964; 1st Edtion; Red Cloth Hardcover; Very good condition with two 0.25 inch light stains on the rear inside end paper; Very good price clipped dust very good dust jacket (dj) under mylar protector, minor top and bottom edge rubbing and few small neat tears and chipping; Out-of-Print 9 x 5.75 x 1 inches. 
op, 278 pages, toc, maps, illustrations, appendices, index. The hardest to find of the books by Duffy, a true authority on the 18th Century Austrian Army. Maximillian von Browne was an Irish born outstanding Field Marshal in the service of Empress Maria Theresa. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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German Airborne Troops., Edwards, Rogers -
57 Edwards, Rogers - German Airborne Troops.
UK; Doubleday & Company, Inc.; 1974; 1st Ed.; Hard cover, cloth; Very good; Dj, very good, shelf wear;tears along top and bottom edges and binding,under mylar protection; op; 9 x 6.5 x .5 inches; Macdonald Illustrated War Studies; 
8vo - 156 pages. 1st Edition. Foreword by Generaloberst Kurt Student. The first full length study, and certainly the most comprehensive account so far published in any language, of the parachute and airlanding troops, Fallschirmjager, of the Third Reich. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Military Life under Napoleon: The Memoirs of Captain Elzear Blaze, Elting John R.
58 Elting John R. Military Life under Napoleon: The Memoirs of Captain Elzear Blaze
Chicago; Emperor's Press; 1995; 1st Edition; Pressed leather decorative cloth hardback; vg to naear as-issued; dj vg to near mint; op; 10.5 x 7.5 x 0.75 inches. 
First Edition; 4to.; 216 pages, period illustrations/line drawings. First Person Account my a 14 year veteran of Napoleon's Army. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Napoleonic Uniforms - Volume 1., Elting, Colonel John R. -
59 Elting, Colonel John R. - Napoleonic Uniforms - Volume 1.
New York; Macmillan; 1993; 00289116-7 First Edition; Decorative cloth Hardback; Very Good+ condition; Very good dust jacket with small 1/4 inch neat tear at the the middle spine on the front cover, jacket is under clear mylar protector; Out-of-Print; 11.25 x 9 x 1.75 inches; Herbert Knotel illustrator; 
Volume 1 of 4 volumes; 452 color plates with narratives; one to two plates per page; France and her Allies. Simply Beautiful. In the view of AdC Books, superior to the 2007 reprint. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Manstein - Stratege und Truppenfuhrer Ein Lebensbericht in Bildern., Engelmann, J. -
60 Engelmann, J. - Manstein - Stratege und Truppenfuhrer Ein Lebensbericht in Bildern.
Germany; Podzun-Pallas-Verlag no date - circa 1980; 1st Ed.; Hard cover, cloth; Very good; Dj, very good, under plastic protection; op; 9.5 x 7 x .5 inches; 
8vo - 176 pages, 1st Edition, in German, maps, photos, tables, charts, organizational diagrams. Very rare. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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