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The Battle of Waterloo, Containing the Series of Accounts Published by Authority, British and Foreign, with Circumstantial Details, Previous, During and After the Battle, from a Variety of Authentic and Original Sources, with Relative Official Documents, (Booth, John) A Near Observer
1 (Booth, John) A Near Observer The Battle of Waterloo, Containing the Series of Accounts Published by Authority, British and Foreign, with Circumstantial Details, Previous, During and After the Battle, from a Variety of Authentic and Original Sources, with Relative Official Documents
London Printed for J. Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place and T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall 1815 no Vellum Good No Jacket 
Full title: The Battle of Waterloo, Containing the Series of Accounts Published by Authority, British and Foreign, with Circumstantial Details, Previous, During and After the Battle, from a Variety of Authentic and Original Sources, with Relative Official Documents, Forming an Historical Record of the Operations in the Campaign of the Netherlands. To which is added an alphabetical list of the officers killed and wounded, from 15th to 26th June, 1815, and the total loss of each regiment, with an enumeration of the Waterloo honours and privileges, conferred upon the men and officers, and lists of regiments, etc. entitled thereto. Illustrated by a panoramic sketch of the field of battle, and a plan of the position and movements, with those of the Prussians, traced. By a Near Observer. Stated fifth edition. Half-vellum binding with patterned red cloth covers. Gilt decorations along the spine, with title and date set against red backgrounds. Cxliv, 140 pp. With an extra leaf cxxv*, cxxvi*, preceding the other leaf also bearing these page numbers. Text is continuous and complete in that section. Collated and complete. With two fold out maps and a large fold out panoramic illustration of Waterloo, all colored. As the title states, a detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo, drawn from various sources, and paying special attention to the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon. With a large bookplate from William Hillier, 4th Earl of Onslow, a British politician and former Governor of New Zealand. Also present is an ownership signature from George Augustus Sala, perhaps the Italian-English writer and journalist. In GOOD condition. Covers slightly bowed, with minor soiling and darkening to the vellum. Cloth worn along the lower front edge, with some loss, perhaps due to insect exposure. Cloth faded. Text block solid with scattered minor foxing and soiling throughout, as well as a few minor pencil notations. Some notations regarding provenance on a rear endpaper. Frontis map with some foxing and darkening, cropped a little close at the lower margin. The Fold out panorama also bears some foxing, and has extensive paper and cloth tape repairs to the reverse, as well as creasing present. The last map has a 2 inch diagonal tear near the edge attached to the binding, with minor foxing and ghosting, as well as pencil notations to its blank side. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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2 Adcock, Al Escort Carriers in Action. Warships Number 9
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications 1996 no Wraps Very Good 
Color illustrated wraps. Oblong format. 50 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A brief history of the design and use of Escort Carriers in the United States Navy, discussing the various classes, certain ships and their actions during World War II (briefly). VERY GOOD+ condition. Light edgewear. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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3 Adcock, Al OS2U Kingfisher in Action.. Aircraft Number 119
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications 1991 no Wraps Very Good 
Glossy illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 49 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few illustrations in color. A brief technical history of various models of OS2U Kingfisher airplanes. This includes highlighting its capability to land on water, discussing its use in rescue work, as well as its use during World War II, including brief mention of specific instances. VERY GOOD condition with very light edgewear. Slight bend/curl along the fore edge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Rough Sketch of Waterloo, Addison, Henry R
4 Addison, Henry R A Rough Sketch of Waterloo
Brussels Published by The Belgian Company of Booksellers. Hauman and Co 1842 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Reddish-orange ribbed cloth, with some ornamentation in blind. 179 pages including appendix. With a fold out chart listing the staff of the Field Marshal Duke of Wellington. No map or plan present. An account of the battle of Waterloo, written as both a travel guide to the site, as well as providing a description of the battles. The lengthy appendix provides French and Spanish accounts of the fighting, a list of regiments under Wellington's command, and an alphabetical list of officers killed and wounded. GOOD condition with heavy fading to the spine and along the extremities. Minor soiling and scuffing, with a few scattered black ink speckles to the front and rear covers. Light bumping and wear along the extremities. Interior hinges weak but intact, with the text block solid. Scattered foxing and minor soiling throughout. Some wear along the fold out chart edges. Owner's name in pencil on the first endpaper, with a day chart in pencil to blank rear endpaper. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Napoleon's First Italian Campaign, Adlow, Elijah Lt. Col.
5 Adlow, Elijah Lt. Col. Napoleon's First Italian Campaign
Boston Massachusetts National Guard (believed publisher) no Soft Cover Good 
Side stapled wraps. 76 pages. With a few battle maps/plans throughout. Originally given as part of a lecture series on historical campaigns and battles as part of the Division Staff School instruction program. A detailed analysis of the military strategy and tactics employed by Napoleon during his campaign in Italy in 1796, citing both innovations and myths in his planning. This includes examining why he was successful and why his failures did not lead to defeat (mostly due to poor strategy by his foes). GOOD+ condition. Minor soiling and uneven darkening to the covers. Light scuffing and wear along the extremities. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Babenko, I Soviet Officers
Moscow Progress Publishers 1976 no Hard Cover Very Good Good 
134 pages. With a few black and white photos. A look at the officers in the Soviet military, examining their training, philosophies and psychological factors. Slightly ex-library with a Library of Congress duplicate stamp and Research DIV stamp on the first endpaper. No other markings of the library type present. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Large horizontal tear to the rear panel, with creasing and scuffing in that locale. Minor fading and scuffing to the jacket with minor soiling. Light edgewear with fraying to the spine and corners. Some fading to the book extremities. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Military History of Ulysses S. Grant, From April, 1861, to April, 1865. Volume 1 Only, Badeau, Adam
7 Badeau, Adam Military History of Ulysses S. Grant, From April, 1861, to April, 1865. Volume 1 Only
New York D. Appleton and Company 1868 no Half Leather Good No Jacket 
Half leather with gilt scrollwork and compartments on the spine. Marbled boards and endpapers. xiii, 683 pp. All maps present as called for. Volume one only of this extensive history of the actions of Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, discussing battles, tactics and strategies, as well as political machinations during the Civil War. With sections on Port Henry, Shiloh, the Battle of Corinth, campaigns against Vicksburg, Chickamauga campaign, etc. Adam Badeau was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, taking part in some of the battles discussed in this book, and serving on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant. GOOD condition. Heavy scuffing to the leather along the hinges and corners, with some gouging at the corners. General fading and scuffing to the covers. Minor soiling and staining. Scattered foxing in the interior, mostly to the plates. Owner's small pastedown on the inside front cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Ballantine, Duncan S U.S. Naval Logistics in the Second World War
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1949 no Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Second printing. Brown cloth. No jacket. 308 pp. A study of the logistics in supplying the United States Navy during World War II, examining the movement, acquisition and storage of commodities needed by the Navy in order to sustain and advance their attacks during the war, highlighting the crucial role these logistics served in the winning of the war. GOOD condition, ex-naval war college library. Stamps on the interior and top page edges. Moderate general fading and scuffing, with some soiling, minor discoloration and staining to the cloth. Cloth frayed and worn along the extremities. A few stray underlines and notes in the text. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Bardwell, John D. The York Militia Company. 1642-1972
No Place No Publisher 1972 no First Edition Wraps Good Ex-Library 
No Place: No Publisher, 1972. Stated first edition. Olive green wraps. Signed by the author on the title page. 57 pp. With a few black and white photos and illustrations. A short history of the York Militia Company of York, Maine, examining the origin and establishment of it in the 1600s, its role during the American Revolution, and the history of the York Militia following the Revolutionary War. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. Pocket, minor interior stamping and spine label present. Minor fading, soiling and edgewear. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Barnes, James The Hero of Erie. Oliver Hazard Perry. Young Heroes of Our Navy Series
New York D. Appleton and Company 1898 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Blue cloth illustrated in yellow. 167 pp. With a few illustrated plates, all present as called for. A biography of Oliver Hazard Perry , focusing on his actions in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Presumably written for a juvenile. GOOD condition. Minor soiling, fading and scuffing to the covers, with a few small spots of staining. Cloth frayed and scuffed along the extremities. Interior front hinge cracked and splitting, with the cover somewhat tenuously attached. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Battle of Chancellorsville, Bates, Samuel P.
11 Bates, Samuel P. The Battle of Chancellorsville
Meadville, PA Edward T. Bates, Publisher 1882 no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
First edition. Re-bound in modern glossy boards. 261 pages including index. With new endpapers. LACKING any original endpapers and preliminaries to the title page, including the frontispiece portrait of Joseph Hooker. All other illustrations/maps present as called for. A detailed account of The Battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil War, detailing the planning for the campaign, the preparations of the armies, the plan of the campaign and movement of the cavalry, maneuvers, conduct of the battle, the injuries to Hooker and Jackson, etc. Included is an appendix of official orders, telegrams and testimony. Bates was a noted historian and educator, author of the key work 'History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865.' GOOD condition. Minor uneven fading and rubbing to the covers. Text block solid but toned. A few stray pencil marks on the fore edge, with a stray mark to the Jackson illustration. Faint dampstain on the first page of the preface. Maps cropped close along the fore edge but complete. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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12 Baxter, Ian Images of War. The U-Boat War 1939-1945. Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
South Yorkshire, UK Pen and Sword Military 2008 no Wraps Very Good 
Paperback. 128 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A history and account of German U-Boats and submarine operations during World War II, using many photos to document the crews, the u-boats, and the operations they conducted against Allied forces. VERY GOOD condition. Minor rubbing and edgewear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Beattie, Donald A.; Cole, Rodney; Waugh, Charles A Distant War Comes Home: Maine in the Civil War Era
Camden, Maine Down East Books 1996 0892723939 / 9780892723935 Trade Paperback Very Good 
280 pp. A collection of short essays on various contributions by Maine residents to the Civil War effort, documenting abolitionists, soldiers such as Hiram G. Berry, Joshua Chamberlain, Lew Estes, General O.O. Howard, nurse Dorothea Lynde Dix, various actions and battles, border ruffian warfare in Missouri, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Sticker residue on the lower rear cover. Minor edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Benjamin, Park The United States Naval Academy. Being the yarn of the American Midshipman (etc.)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1900 no Cloth Fair No Jacket Ex-Library 
Rebound in red library buckram. 486 pages including index. With illustrations throughout, including three fold outs. A history of the establishment and evolution of the United States Naval Academy, including its earliest forms, the War of 1812 and its influence on establishing a formal Naval school, as well as a look at the education of midshipmen and the then current state of the Academy. EX-LIBRARY in FAIR condition. In red library buckram. Pockets, pastedowns and interior markings present. Library label in blind at the foot of the spine. Light fading, scuffing and soiling to the covers. New endpapers present. Text block solid, with minor scattered soiling. Some chipping to the title page along the fore edge, with a tape repair at the top. All three fold out illustrations with EXTENSIVE wear, having been backed with paper/cloth tape, as well as bearing moderate to extensive repairs. The first plate (frontis) is almost completely torn in two along one fold, with many other chips and tears present to the fold-outs. Best considered a reading/reference copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Birdsall, Steve B-24 Liberator in Action. Aircraft No. 21
Warren, MI Squadron/Signal Publications 1975 no Wraps Very Good 
Color illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 50 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual record of the US Air Force's use of the B-24 Liberator during World War II, documenting and discussing design and technical aspects, various innovations, as well as use in the European and Pacific theaters during the War. With some photos of nose art. VERY GOOD+ condition. Minor edgewear. Light toning to the paper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Bishop, David J Naval Submarine Base New London. Images of America Series.
Charleston, SC Arcadia Publishing 2005 no Wraps Very Good 
Photo illustrated trade paperback. 128 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual history of the Naval Submarine Base at New London, Connecticut, providing photos of the base and personnel, accompanied by historical captions. VERY GOOD condition. Minor rubbing and edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Blue, Allan G "The Fortunes of War." The 492nd Bomb Group on Daylight Operations.
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers 1967 no Wraps Very Good 
Red, white and blue wraps. 96 pp. Black and white photos throughout. Drawing on firsthand accounts and other sources, this work recounts the bombing missions undertaken by the 492nd Bomb Group over Europe in World War II. With photos of planes, results of bombings and the crews. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning to the wraps. Light edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Bonner, Kit and Carolyn USS Iowa at War
St. Paul, MN Zenith Press 2007 no Wraps Very Good Quarto 
Paperback. Quarto. 127 pp. Color and black and white photos throughout. A history of the US battleship, the USS Iowa, from being the first is its class of battleships in the 1930s, to its noted service in the Pacific against Japan in World War II and its role in the Korean War. VERY GOOD condition. Some scuffing and edgewear, with light fading, to the covers. Owner's signature present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Bowers, Peter Curtiss Navy Hawks in Action. Aircraft Number 156.
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications no Wraps Near Fine 
no date. Glossy illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 49 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few illustrations in color. A brief technical history of various models of Curtiss Hawks airplanes. This includes the F6C-3 F6C-6, F6C-4, XF6C-6, etc. NEAR FINE with very light edgewear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Bowers, Peter M Fortress in the Sky.
Granada Hills, CA Sentry Books 1976 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
Stated first edition. Blue cloth in unclipped jacket. Small folio. 256 pp. Black and white photos throughout, as well as a few color illustrations, including a fold out. A detailed study of the B-17 bomber, using many photos to illustrate designs and evolutions in design, as well as differences in the variations of the B-17. This also includes a discussion of how its use in combat helped to change design aspects. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor soiling and staining to the jacket, with browning along the spine and rear panel. Minor creasing and edgewear. Minor edgewear to the book. Owner's signature present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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