Standing Rock: 1875. Partly printed military document signed, (6th Infantry), seven months before Little Big Horn, 16.75 x 10.75 inches, Standing Rock, [Nov. 1, 1875], "A Statement Of Forage and Straw Issued to and Consumed by the Public Animals under my direction at Standing Rock, Dakota Territory, during the month of October, 1875," for transient animals from Fort Rice, signed by Captain and Commander of Post James S. Poland, an officer who served under Major Reno at the Little Big...
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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.
1812. 1 page, 3.5 x 7.75 inches, signed "Tho. B. Adams" -- a war of 1812 purchase order placed by Major George Lewis, possibly for ordinance, November 11, 1812, includes the purchase of 6 sides of negro leather. Near fine condition. Third and youngest son of President John Adams who struggled with alcohol addiction for much of his adult life, dying deeply in debt at the age of 59.
Philadelphia: Chilton, 1966. Illustrated. xii + 259 pages, 8vo, brown cloth, d.w.; dust wrapper price clipped, lightly worn. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, (1966). First edition, second printing. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. History of the first special service force, a unit of American and Canadian soldiers serving in World War II.
Tokyo: Togo Gensui, 1935. Foreword by Dr. Kazutoshi Uyeda. 18 full-page color plates, followed by 26 pages of black-and-white photographs. 358 pages. 4to, rebound in full black leather with gilt lettering, original covers bound in; very minor scuffing to covers. Tokyo: Togo Gensui, (1935). Revised and enlarged edition. A near fine copy.
Washington, D.C. 1971. Very attractive 1971 First Day Cover honoring World War II frontline reporter Ernie Pyle, who was killed in action in 1945, boldly signed by Benjamin O. Davis (the first African-American Air Force General and Commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen), Colin L. Powell (the first African-American Secretary of State and retired four-star general), and Samuel Gravely Jr. (the first African-American in the United States Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, retiring...
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.
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...
Albany: J. Munsell, 1857. against Ticonderoga and Crown Point. 1759. Folding map. xi, 220pp. 8vo, contemporary 3/4 brown morocco, spine ends lightly worn, edges of corners bumped and worn, some pages dampstained in margins. Albany: J. Munsell, 1857. First Edition One of 100 copies. Inscribed by Robert Townsend to his cousin. Townsend was a naval officer during the Mexican and Civil Wars. "He (Townsend) was the owner of the most valuable private library in Albany." Dictionary of American Biography XVIII, page 621. Howes W-544.
Mexico City: 1847. 1 page, 17 x 11 inches, (Mexico City), April 4, 1847. Handsome official document signed "P.M. Anaya" with a flourish, conferring the rank of Captain on a soldier. Stamps and official notations on verso. Tape stains in the top and bottom margins; partial tearing along the folds. Very good(-) condition.