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Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia: A Collector's Guide (Vol 3)

Pickard, Ralph

Virginia: Frontline Historical Publishing, 2018. This 307 page hardcover book with numertous illustrations and photographs provides an in-depth understanding of the award documents and other unique items utilized by the STASI. A continuation of the author's earlier book. Numbered copy of a limited printing. Clean in shrink wrap.. 1st Printing. Hard Cover. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Numbered Copy.

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$ 98.50
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History of the British Army. 20 Vol. Set

Fortescue The Hon.J.W

London: MacMillan, 1910. Complete 20 volume set. 1910 and later (14 text with 6 map volumes) All maps (most color folding maps) present and in vg condition. Red cloth. Some spines faded. Text clean and unmarked.. 1st . Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket - Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 2,750.00
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Madison, NJ, U.S.A.: Military History Press, 2009. 400+ pages, illus/maps. Limited Numbered Copy/signed by author. Exceptional book on Napoleonic Wars. New Clean.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Leather. New/No Jacket Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Numbered Copy.

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$ 245.00
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Tiger I - Technical and Operational History - 1942 to 1943 (Vol 2}

Trojca, Waldemar

Model Hobbies, 2012. 480 pages, 430 photographs, 50 pages of technical drawings, 24 drawings in 3D, 35 drawings in 1/35 scale, 13 color profiles in 3D and 89 color line drawings. The second of a three-volume set covers production of the Tiger, mechanical details and operations of the Tiger, plus radio equipment and its operation in battle and command versions. Also includes a continuation of the combat histories in 1944 and 1945 of the following units: s.Pz.Abt. 501, s.Pz.Abt. 502 (s.Pz.Abt. 511), s.Pz.Abt. 503, s.Pz.Abt. 504, s.Pz.Abt. 505, s.Pz.Abt. 506, s.Pz.Abt. 507, s.Pz.Abt. 508, s.Pz.Abt. 509, s.Pz.Abt. 510, 13.s.Pz.Kp./SS-Pz.Rgt. 1 LSSAH (until April 1944) and s.SS.Pz.Abt. 101 (November 1943 - August 1944).. New. Shrinkwrapped.. 1st Edition. Illustrated Boards. New/No Jacket - Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$ 170.00
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Imperial Sky: Flight Badges of the Imperial German & Bavarian Armies (Volume 1)

Previtera, Stephen Thomas

Richmond, VA: Winidore Publications, 2012. 614pp/illus. Over 1,500 photos of badges, maker marks, and details. Includes weights, dimensions, etc. New Clean. `. 1st Edition. Glossy Hard Cover/Boards. New/No Jacket - Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall - Oblong.

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$ 159.50
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Imperial House Antiques, 2015. 320pp/illus. This is the new larger and heavily upgraded revision to the sold out Imperial German Flight Badges, Volume I - The Imperial German Army Aviation & Commemorative Airship Badges. The book’s data has been completely updated with many new badges identified plus 135 new large format color pages added. Covers; badge qualification, training, and current details on the many fakes. This well known four book series is a must for the serious aviation historian and collector. Signed by the author. New Clean no marks. Signed by Author. Revised Edition. Glossy Illustrated Boards. New/No Jacket - Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$ 89.50
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Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia: A Collector's Guide

Pickard, Ralph

Virginia: Frontline Historical Publishing, 2007. This 260 page hardcover book with over 400 illustrations and photographs provides an in-depth understanding of the award documents and other unique items utilized by the STASI. Clean in shrink wrap.. 1st Printing. Hard Cover. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$ 94.50
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Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia: A Collector's Guide (Vol 2)

Pickard, Ralph

Virginia: Frontline Historical Publishing, 2011. This 350 page hardcover book with over 400 illustrations and photographs provides an in-depth understanding of the award documents and other unique items utilized by the STASI. A continuation of the author's earlier book. Numbered copy of a limited printing. Clean in shrink wrap.. 1st Printing. Hard Cover. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Numbered Copy.

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$ 96.50
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The German Navy & Central Powers Air Services (Imperial German Flight Badges, Volume II)

Cdr. Robert S. Pandis, USNR (Ret.)

Imperial House Antiques, 2012. 248pp/illus. Volume II on the German Navy & Central Power Air Services. Another First. The FIRST book to cover in detail the Imperial German Navy and Central Powers (Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman Turkish, and Bulgarian Air Service) flight training requirements, flight badge award criteria as well as badge construction details. The book provides exact information on how to identify the many fake badges on the market and gives information on the firms that produced these rare badges. A must for the serious WWI German aviation and Central Powers collector or historian. This is the follow on and matching book to Volume I on the Imperial German Army Flight Badges and Commemorative Airship Badges which was another first and has done extremely well with collectors. New Clean No marks. Signed by Author. 1st Printing. Glossy Illustrated Boards. New/No Jacket - Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$ 89.50
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Old Jeddah

Telmesani, Abdullah & Fuad Sarouji

Jeddah: King Abdullaziz University, 1983. No jacket One page statement form the Mayor of Jeddah followed by 15 high quality color lithographs of the town of Jeddah. Illustrated hardcover, plates in excellent clean condiiton.. 1st Edition. Decorative Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket - Issued. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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$ 275.00
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Trolley Through the Countryside

Chandler, Allison

Denver, CO: Sage Books, 1963. Short histories of 15 interurbans in Kansas and neighboring states. Bookplate of railroad historian and fan Don Bloch on front paste-down endpaper. Several letters to Bloch from the author, signed, laid in. Signed letter from the author presenting this copy of the book to Bloch. 384 pages with maps and photographs. Greren cloth cover. Clean no marks. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$ 65.50
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Marine! : The Life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Puller USMC

Davis, Burke

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Company, 1962. 403 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. An officer in Korea said of Puller, "I'd follow him to hell--and it looks like I'm going to have to." The much decorated hero is revealed in a fascinating biography by a fine writer. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine, red top edge. Book is in very good condition - has approx 1" of cloth missing at top of spine. Text clean. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 64.50
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Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993. 472pp/illus/maps. Richly illustrated account of the planning and building of the most important and influential early American railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, is an essential contribution not only to railyway history but also to the broader history of the development of the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century.There was no precedent for the building of the B&O. The construction of the 380-mile line from Baltimore to the Ohio River over a period of 25 years is an epic story of astute planning and innovative engineering that overcame many formidable obstacles, notably the arduous traversing of 200 miles of mountain wilderness. Its successful inauguration provided a spur to internal improvements throughout the United States. Railroads, and certainly the B&O, epitomized progress, not only in the development and extension of the Western frontier but in the revelation that personal travel and the delivery of freight could be dramatically faster, better, and cheaper. Clean no marks.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$ 127.50
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Virginia: Bourbonism to Byrd, 1870-1925

Allen W. Moger

Charlottesville, VA: Univ of Virginia Pr, 1968. 397pp/illus. Politics and life are interwoven, and I have given some account of how the people lived, the poverty and bitterness of the postwar era, their fanatical belief in free silver, what irritated and inspired them, the continuous influence of the race issue, their revolt against demon rum, and the popular demand for better schools and roads early in this century.".Clean no marks. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 74.50
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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press, 2003. 544pp. concentrates on the human cost of this cataclysmic clash of two great empires, its unprecedented cruelty and the utter destruction of Athenian civilisation. Clean. 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 47.50
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Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944

Ambrose, Stephen E. Jr.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. 197pp/illus/maps. first printing (full number line). "price clipped." Clean and unmarked.. 1st Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$ 225.00
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Strong Men Armed

Robert Leckie

New York: Random House, 1962. 563 pages/illus. Stated 1st Printing. Hardcover. The history of the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific, the Six Marine Divisions, the battles; Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Peleiu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, etc., and some of the heroes "Chesty" Puller, "Howlin Mad" Smith, two time Medal Of Honor Recipient, "Manila John" Basilone, "Red Mike" Edson, "Brute" Krulak, The Pineapple Kid, "Pappy" Boyington, Joe Foss, "Indian" Joe Bauer, and all the other unnamed Heroes of The Marine Corps. Illustrated with photographs, and maps, the front endpapers have a a photograph of Marines in combat on a landing beach, the rear endpapers have a photograph of Japanese Prisoners Of War at Wars end, also a selected bibliography, a chronology of the War in the Pacific, a listing of all eight eight Medal Of Honor Recipients, and a listing of the one hundred and twenty Marine Corps Fighter Aces.. 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 94.50
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Death of a Hero

Aldington, Richard

Paris: Henri Babou and Jack Kahane, 1930. 2 vols 1st "Authorized Unexpurgated Edition". 1 of 300 copies. Original publisher's printed buff paper wrappers.VG+-Nr Fine books in a VG slipcase, which shows some shelfwear.2 volumes: xii, 194; 212, [2] pp. 10-1/4" x 8" Death of a Hero is a World War I novel, Aldington's first. The work contains extensive colloquial speech, including profanity, discussion of sexuality and graphic descriptions of the war and of trench life, which Aldington, a WWI veteran, proclaimed as true to life. However, at the time of publication, there was extensive censorship in England, with a goodly number of contemporary works targeted by the censors. Clean with no marks.. 1st Edition. Card Covers. Near Fine/No Jacket - Wraps. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

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$ 745.00
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Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2012. 456pp. The first book to systematically explore, on a global scale, civil-military relations in democratizing and changing states. Clean no marks.. Trade Paperback. As New/No Jacket - Wraps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 57.50
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Always among Us: Images of the Poor in Zwingli's Zurich

Lee Palmer Wandel

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. 199pp/illus. Lee Wandel discusses the relationship between the reform of poor relief and the Protestant Reformation in early sixteenth-century Zurich. In the introduction she traces the various ways that poverty has been evaluated, and its social and religious connotations, up to the sixteenth century. After providing a portrait of sixteenth-century Zurich, the author goes on to explore the discussion of the poor in various media of the town: the sermons and pamphlets of Huldrych Zwingli, who was preaching that the poor were the true images of God; printed images depicting Christ calling beggars and other poor folk to Him (these appeared on title pages of Zwingli's pamphlets); the language of legislation (in particular the poor ordinances of 1520 and 1525). Clean no marks. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 110.50