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4' x 5" Original Photograph of Old Fort Apache (circa 1890)

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A nice sepia photograph of Old Fort Apache Adjutant's Office with officers standing on porch. The adjutant's office, built of adobe in 1875 was maintained even after Geronimo's surrender. They still were tryiing to capture the Apache Kid and Massai as well as move squatters from the Apache reservation.
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Soldiers' Contribution to Indian Independence: The Epic of the Indian National Army (inscribed By General Singh)
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Soldiers' Contribution to Indian Independence: The Epic of the Indian National Army (inscribed By General Singh)

by Singh, General Mohan (1809-1989)

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Army Educational Stores (March, 1975): New Delhi. Octavo. xx, 408 pages, index, illustrated by photographic images. Signed by the author and with his note written under his name. An important autobiography of General Singh who was the founder of the Indian National Army. When the Japanese promised to help with Indian independence, he worked with the Japanese in early… Read more about this item
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Japanese Army Air Force Camoflage and Markings World War II
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Japanese Army Air Force Camoflage and Markings World War II

by Thorpe, Donald W.

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Fallbrook, CA; (1968): Aero Publishers. Quarto. 202 pages. Illustrated. Laid in is the Aero Publisher's promotional sheet. Original Color Chart laid in. One of the most thorough works on Japanese markings by Donald Thorpe, known as a modeler and a charter member of the International Modeler's Scoeity. The fact that the color chart is laid in makes this a… Read more about this item
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Annals of British and Commonwealth Air Transport, 1919-1960
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Annals of British and Commonwealth Air Transport, 1919-1960

by Stroud, John

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London; (1962): Putnam. First Edition. Octavo. 675 pages, index, maps. A remarkable through history of the first transport flights across the English Channel to those over Europe, Africa and the Pacific rim. Winston Churchill, who was the first Secretary of State for Air just after World War I told the major shipping operators that they would not receive financial… Read more about this item
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Historical Record of the Seventh or Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Comp. At the Request and with the Assistance of the Officers of the Regiment
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Historical Record of the Seventh or Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Comp. At the Request and with the Assistance of the Officers of the Regiment

by Wheater, W (William)

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Leeds: Printed for Private Circulation, 1875. Quarto. 232 pages, [72] pages. alphabetical listing of officers of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The Seventh Regiment of the British Line was formed by King James II because of the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth in 1685. In the Peninsula campaign, their charge at Albuera was magnificent (Napier) though their losses… Read more about this item
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The Nineteenth and Their Times: being an account of the four cavalry regiments in the British army that have borne the number nineteen and of the campaigns in which they served
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The Nineteenth and Their Times: being an account of the four cavalry regiments in the British army that have borne the number nineteen and of the campaigns in which they served

by Biddulph, Colonel John (1840-1921)

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London: John Murray, 1899. Octavo. Engraved frontispice of The princess of Wales, Alexnadra. xx, 330 pages, bibliograpgy, index. The Colonel was a British soldier, author and naturalist who served in the government of British India. The voyage on the Ceres and Royal Henry is among the best (see pages 29-30). His careful observations appear in many issues of the… Read more about this item
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Troupes Francaises. Uniforms of the Garde Du Corps, Gard Royal and the Army of France Following the Fall of Napoleon
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Troupes Francaises. Uniforms of the Garde Du Corps, Gard Royal and the Army of France Following the Fall of Napoleon

by Le Canu, Jean Dominique Etienne (engraver)

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Paris, 1816. Quarto. 33 hand colored plates drawn and engraved by Canu. This book was prepared by a collector using a printer and binder to tip in each hand colored plate depicting the French royal guardes, mostly on beautiful horses against scenery. Canu was one of the esteemed engravers used for Didert's Encyclopédie, Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences. Plates are… Read more about this item
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Crown and Company: the historical records of the 2nd Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, formerly the 1st Bombay European Regiment
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Crown and Company: the historical records of the 2nd Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, formerly the 1st Bombay European Regiment

by Mainwaring, Arthur Edward

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1911
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London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911. First Edition. Thick Quarto. 437 pages, portraits, maps, plans, large map at rear. The major work on the Royal Dubin Fusiliers, 2nd Batt. The fullest details as to the formation of the 1st Bombay European Regiment, which became the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. It remains an important reference to understanding and… Read more about this item
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The Historical Records of the Fifth (Royal Irish) Lancers from Their Foundation as Wynne's Dragoons, in 1689, to the Present Day
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The Historical Records of the Fifth (Royal Irish) Lancers from Their Foundation as Wynne's Dragoons, in 1689, to the Present Day

by Willcost, Walter Temple

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London: Arthur Doubleday, 1908. Quarto. Frontispiece, xx, 287 pages, lxvi pages, maps and plans, some folding. The sixty-six page appendices list the names of the officers and biographies of the Wynnes and others. The regiment was renamed 5th Royal Irish Lancers and disbanded in 1921, but a squadron was reconstituted in 1922 and immediately amalgamated with the 16th Queen's… Read more about this item
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Whatever it Takes; the Autobiograpjy of Lloyd R. Moses (Inscribed By the author)
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Whatever it Takes; the Autobiograpjy of Lloyd R. Moses (Inscribed By the author)

by Moses, Lloyd R.

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1991
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Vermillion, South Dakota: Dakota Press, 1991. First Edition. Octavo. 354 pages, inscribed by the author to a close friend, index. Besides the book, laid in is a memorial pamphlet on his life entitled: "A Life of Service to Mankind, Country and Community, Major General Lloyd Roosevelt Moses". He was in the beginning of his career in South Dakota as… Read more about this item
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Medals and Decorations of the British Army and Navy: With Numerous Plates and Coloured illustrations (2 Volume set)
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Medals and Decorations of the British Army and Navy: With Numerous Plates and Coloured illustrations (2 Volume set)

by Mayo, John Horsley, 1838-1895

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Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co, 1897. First Edition. Octavo. . Color frontispieces heightened in gilt and silver, as are several of the 35 plates and all in fine condition. 617 pages with continuous pagination and an index. The first volume has the scarce errata sheet correcting the error of the location of Lord Camroy's brass. While the decorations themselves… Read more about this item
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Uniformes Des Gardes D'Honneur Des Differens Corps Dans Les Sept Deparemens De La Holland Forms for the Reception of His Majesty the Emperor and King
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Uniformes Des Gardes D'Honneur Des Differens Corps Dans Les Sept Deparemens De La Holland Forms for the Reception of His Majesty the Emperor and King

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Amsterdam; Nd (ca.1985): E. Maaskamp. Folio. This book first published in 1811 and was reissued on behalf of the european military editions and was printed at 500 numbered copies. The present copy is unnumbered. Includes 12 color plates and text for each plate. A fine copy bound in a modern 20th century brown leather decorated in gilt and blind,… Read more about this item
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La Legion D'honneur; Sa Societe D'entr'ade et Son Musee Les Ancients Ordes Francais De Chevalerie
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La Legion D'honneur; Sa Societe D'entr'ade et Son Musee Les Ancients Ordes Francais De Chevalerie

by Renault, Jules

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Paris; [1934]: Editions D'Art "Le Document. Limited Edition. Quarto. . Limited to 5000 copies. 354 pages, Illustrated with [73] leaves of color and black and white plates. index, includes also includes several facsimile documents and letters bound in. French text. The Legion of Honor was instituted in 1802 by Napoleon. This volume was to honor the Chevalerie [Knights]. Inserted… Read more about this item
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Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier: During a Service in the West Indies; at the Siege of Copenhagen in 1807, in the Peninsula and the South of France in the Campaigns from 1808 to 1814; with the Light Division; ...including the Battles..Waterloo
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Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier: During a Service in the West Indies; at the Siege of Copenhagen in 1807, in the Peninsula and the South of France in the Campaigns from 1808 to 1814; with the Light Division; ...including the Battles..Waterloo

by Leach, J.[Jonathan]

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London: Printed for Longmans, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1831. First Edition. Octavo. xxix, 411 pages. From the author's earlier history in Jamaica where the heat led to countless deaths among his unit [the 70th Surrey Regiment at Antiqua. So many were dying, funerals were discontinued since they led only to more depression. His accounts of Lisbon were horrifying.… Read more about this item
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Confidential Correspondence of the Emperor Napoleon and also Several to his Brother Joseph (2 Vol set)..
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Confidential Correspondence of the Emperor Napoleon and also Several to his Brother Joseph (2 Vol set)..

by Bonaparte, Napoleon and Joseph Bonapart. The Confidential Correspondence of Napoleon Bonaparte with his brother Jospeh sometime King of Spain. (2 Vol set)

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New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1856. Octavo. Selected and translated with explanatory notes, from the Memoires of Du Roi Jospeh. Vol. I: Portrait frontispiece, 388 pages, (8) pages publisher's catalog and Vol. II: Portrait frontispiece, 370 pages, (120 pages publisher's catalog, index. The actual reports deal with virtually every major aspect of his military actions. At the end… Read more about this item
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General Craufurd and His Light Division with Many Anecdotes, a Paper and Letters By Sir John Moore, and Also Letters from the Right Hon. W. Windham, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Londonderry and Others
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General Craufurd and His Light Division with Many Anecdotes, a Paper and Letters By Sir John Moore, and Also Letters from the Right Hon. W. Windham, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Londonderry and Others

by Craufurd, Alexander H.

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London; Nd[ca.1891]: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh. Octavo. Portrait frontispiece, 298 pages. A major British commander who made a heroic march in the Peninsular Campaign. In early 1810 Wellesley (now Viscount Wellington) reorganized his army; Craufurd's old light brigade became the core of a new 'light division', which, under his command, played a particularly prominent role in the operations… Read more about this item
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The British Army By A Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army
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The British Army By A Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army

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London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co, 1899. First Edition. Octavo. Frontispiece of Queen Victoria. 256pp., with an introduction by Major-General F. Maurice, illustrated with 27 full page plates of which 13 are in color, and 30 illustrations and diagrams in the text. Maj-Gen. Maurice states that while there have been numerous books written about the British Army, the author… Read more about this item
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Fire and Sword in the Sudan; a Personal Narrative of Fighting and Serving the Dersivhes, 1879-1895
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Fire and Sword in the Sudan; a Personal Narrative of Fighting and Serving the Dersivhes, 1879-1895

by Slatin, Rudolf Carl Pasha and Maj. F.R. Wingare, Translator

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London/New York: Edward Arnold, 1896. First Edition. Octavo. xviii, (1), 636 pages. plates, 1 folding map showing the extent of Mahdist Influence in 1895, and a folding plan of Khartum and Omdurman. Translated by Major F.C. Wingate. OCLC records only 2 copies of the large popular edition, University of Michigan and one in Israel, (the smaller editions have 416… Read more about this item
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Illustrated Regulations, Standard Uniforms, and Patterns of the Army, Navy, Militaia, Volunteers, Civil Service, Court Dress, Ets
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Illustrated Regulations, Standard Uniforms, and Patterns of the Army, Navy, Militaia, Volunteers, Civil Service, Court Dress, Ets

by William Jones and Co

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London Nd(ca.1886): William Jones and Co. Large Folio. 74 pp. A marvelous unique copy owned by the controversial Sir William Vicars. His early expertise on both Irish heraldry and genealogy led to his becoming a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a governor of the National Library of Ireland. He was soon promoted to a keeper of the… Read more about this item
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Costumes De Armee Francaise Depuis Louis XIV, Jus-qu'a De Jour
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Costumes De Armee Francaise Depuis Louis XIV, Jus-qu'a De Jour

by Vernier, Charles (1813-1892)

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Paris; Nd[ca.1846]: Chez Aubert. Large Oblong Quarto. A beautifully bound copy with 54 rich hand-colored lithographs enhanced with gum Arabic. Possibly, an early publisher's issue since title page is a pastedown. Presumably, the first published edition has 66 color plates; however, the beautiful plates were numbered and re-numbered so determining exactly which ones were the earliest is not possible… Read more about this item
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