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London: Eliot Stock, 1893. 2 volumes. xvi, 558; viii, 574 pages, plus 16pp of ads. Thick 8vo, original gilt-lettered brown cloth (spine ends neatly repaired; first several pages torn at top edge but otherwise an unread copy with unopened pages). London: Elliot Stock, 1893. First edition. A very good copy.
Prague: P. Bohmans Erben, 1824. Slim oblong 4to, contemporary calf (leather is well-rubbed with neat repairs to spine; rear endpaper lacking and front flyleaf clipped; light marginal stains on some plates but very little foxing). Prag: P. Bohmans Erben, 1824 "The Essence of Roman War" with incredible vivid illustrations featuring battle scenes, troop formations, naval warfare, war elephants, gladiators, fortifications, weaponry, etc.
Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1916. Over 100 black & white illustrations, 22pp. of text, first few pages heavily foxed, 8vo, rebound in dark green cloth with the original brown pictorial wrappers bound in (front wrapper loose). Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1916. First Edition. Very Good. Illustrations by Forain, Iribe, Morin, Poulbot, Roubille, Sem, Steinlin, Valloton and others. Ownership bookplate.
Minneapolis. Original poster mounted on linen. Measures 80" x 40 3/4" This vibrant oversize World War I poster shows an illustration of an open chest labeled "Minneapolis" with a sign reading "Give Your Share" on the inside lid. Below the chest reads "60 Funds (Local and War Relief) In One". Folded as issued. In good condition, with some chipping and cracking along fold lines. Beautiful colors. Hard to find. See 294712 for alternate version.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1938. Preface by John Pershing. Extensively illustrated, many maps, including four larger scale ones in rear pocket. xii + 547 pages, 8vo, blue cloth; covers lightly rubbed and with small repairs at spine ends. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1938. Internally fine, a very good copy.
Original poster mounted on linen. Color lithograph. 28 1/4" x 20 3/8" This stark World War I poster is for "Clothes Collection Week" sponsored by the American Red Cross. The drive aimed to collect "used or new clothing, dresses, underwear, shoes - wearing apparel of every kind" to send to "destitute men, women, and children in Occupied Northern France and Belgium". The collection week ran from March 25 - March 30. This poster is in good condition, with some wear.....
Spanish Town, Jamaica: 1782. 2 pages (front and back), 7.75 x 7.75 inches, Head Quarters, Spanish Town, Jamaica, October 26, 1782, a rare General Order allocating munitions to British soldiers in the defense of Spanish Town, in part: "...The ammunition of the several Regiments to be completed immediately to 200 rounds per man for service, packed up in kegs, or boxes, containing each from six hundred to six hundred and fifty Cartridges...to be fixed or slung on Pack Saddles. Things.....
1783. 1 page, 2.75 x 9 inches, no place, 1783. Willets was a Revolutionary War Colonel who led his own regiment of New York troops; this document stated that his troops had not received forage or pay for over a month, in part: "This certifies that the field and staff officers of Col. Willets Regt. of New York State Troops intitled to forage have not received any forage from me or pay for the same..." Uneven edges; small closed tears.....