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The Rifle in America

by SHARPE, Philip B.

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Published
1938
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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1938. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy leatherette with gilt lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 641pp. Numerous illustrations, line drawings. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, with several miniscule edge chips and a single 1" chip to front panel upper left. Excellent, tight first edition of this (to cite front flap) "most important… Read more
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The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps

by DES PRES, Terrence

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1976
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9780195019520
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. viii, 218pp. Fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Handsome, tight second printing. Not a routine historical chronicle, but rather (to cite jacket copy) a "profound and eloquent meditation on survival...."
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The Stragglers

by KAHN, E.J., Jr.

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Published
1962
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New York: Random House, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth spine with gilt lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. Near fine/near fine. An uncannily bright, fresh and tight first edition of this account of Japanese soldiers -- "modern Robinson Crusoes" -- who hid out long after World War Two's end.
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Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution

by HILL, Christopher

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Published
1971
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London: Oxford University Press, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue paper over boards with copper spine lettering, dust jacket. xiii, 333pp. Near fine/near fine.Small ownership signature on front pastedown. Handsome and tight later printing of this 1965 study, first delivered as a Ford Lecture at Oxford in 1962.
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Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1992. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 192pp. Extensive illustrations. Near fine. Tight and handsome first edition of this account of Hubert "Hub" Zemke's famed unit.
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$35.00
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Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875 to 1881

by GILLETT, James B.

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Published
1943
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Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1943. Hardcover. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. 16mo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering, rules and device. xxxii, 364pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, foldout map, illustration. Very good. Faint binding wear only and endpapers slightly age toned. A tight and nice volume in the annual "Lakeside Classics" series of Americana reprints, keepsakes… Read more
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Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life

by SUMMERHAYES, Martha

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Published
1939
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$50.00

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Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1939. Hardcover. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. 16mo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering, rules and decoration. ix, 337pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, illustrations. Good only. Spine slightly sunned; endpapers quite age toned, with inoffensive dampstaining evidence to preliminary leaves at both ends. A tight and decent 38th volume in the annual… Read more
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N.p.: L. Camus Villejuif, 1978. Paperback. Collection of 60 printed folders (each heavily color illustrated on interior and with French/English explanatory text laid into each) housed in a heavy custom-made pine box with separate lid. Folders rest in pale green acid-free heavy stock liner inside the box. Folders very good to near fine. The first, top folder naturally shows… Read more
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$400.00
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Inscribed Photograph Signed

by MUSCARELLO, Carl S. (1927-?)

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$75.00

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Famed "Life" photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's even more famed August 14, 1945 V-J Day photograph showing a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square has caused a sensation in recent years, with half a dozen men and several women claiming to be the sailor and the nurse -- but this sailor and later New York policeman's claim is among the… Read more
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British Writing on Disarmament: A Bibliography

by LLOYD, Lorna, and SIMS, Nicholas A.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1979
ISBN
9780903804400
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$20.00

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New York: Nichols Publishing Company, 1979. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. (12pp), 171pp. Fine/fine. Superb, tight first U.S. edition.
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New York: Truman Talley Books / St. Martin's Press, 2002. Hardcover. Small 4to. Grey paper over boards with silver spine lettering, dust jacket. xxiv, 262pp. Near fine/near fine. A handsome first edition, boldly inscribed and signed by Ledeen in black fineline on half-title page: "To Bob / from Michael / with find regards and / gratitude." Ledeen (born 1941)… Read more
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with silver lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. ix, 357pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn, with spine lightly sunned; circular blind-embossed ownership imprint on half-title page. Attractive and tight first edition of this expose by the influential American journalist who wrote… Read more
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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black and beige paper over boards with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xx, 73opp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Handsome and pristine second printing, nicely inscribed and signed by Stone in black ballpoint on title page: "For Bob -- / One of the / most ornery / trustees the / University has… Read more
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N.p.: BasicBooks, 1992. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and grey paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 445pp. Fine/fine. Superb first edition, handsomely inscribed and signed large and bold by Glynn in black ink on front flyleaf: "6-20-92 / To Bob, / Whose Bradley / Fighting Vehicles saved / lives and helped / achieve our… Read more
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Washington, DC: Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers, 1987. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. xii, 95pp. Near fine. Faintest rubbing to outer wrappers (only). Tight and handsome first edition of this "Foreign Policy Report" published by the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. The author (born 1941), a former Soviet dissident, boldly inscribes and signs the title page in blue fineline:… Read more
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New York: N.p., 1899. Hardcover. 12mo. Off-white cloth with black lettering, rules and decoration. 220pp, (3pp ads). Full-page plates, text leaves ruled in red. Very good. Binding typically age toned and slightly soiled, else tight and internally fine; 7 full-page glossy plates, and while illustrations page calls for frontispiece and 20 plates, there's no evidence of these plates. Truly… Read more
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Italy: N.p., 1945. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff wrappers. (5pp). Very good. Outer wrappers sporadically foxed; text block moderately age toned as usual. A tight and decent first edition of this bibliographically cryptic production, which opens with "A Victory Message from General Mark W. Clark" signed by him in facsimile at bottom, then four pages of hymns, prayers by Reverend… Read more
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Washington, DC: Infantry Journal Press, 1947. Hardcover. Small 4to. Khaki green cloth with black and blue lettering and black and blue pictorial front board stamping. xxii, 359pp, (1p). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations, maps, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Mild foxing to preliminary leaves. Tight, most attractive first edition of this divisional history of the famed group that distinguished itself in Italy.… Read more
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$375.00
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The European Theater of Operations: The Last Offensive

by MacDONALD, Charles B.

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Published
1975
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Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army
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Washington, DC, 1975. Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration. xviii, 532pp. Illustrations, numerous maps (some foldouts at rear). Near fine. Tight and quite handsome later printing of this volume in the "United States Army in World War II" series -- ninth volume in this… Read more
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1960. Hardcover. 8vo. Mustard cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 242pp. Near fine/good plus. Jacket a bit edgeworn, with a few tiny edge chips and sunned spine -- but complete and fairly attractive nonetheless. Quite tight and nice first edition of this firsthand tale of the Korean boy (1935-2019) caught… Read more
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$250.00