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Maryland Revolutionary Records

By Newman, Harry Wright

Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1993. 155 pp. Blue cloth. Includes the records of Revolutionary pensioners, and non-pensioners, marriage records and a list of veterans awarded Federal Bounty Land Grants. The records were taken from applications of Maryland veterans of the Revolutionary War, their widows and their heirs for Federal pensions and bounty land. Near Fine. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$18.00

The Peabody Museum Collection of Japanese Sword Guards with Selected Pieces of Sword Furniture

By Hamilton, John D.

Salem, Ma.: Peabody Museum, 1975. Quarto. Softcover. With 53 plates, some in color, illustrating sword guards. With a catalogue index to the collection. VG+. First Edition.

$25.00

Nippon-To Art Swords of Japan: The Walter A. Compton Collection

By Compton; Junji; Kanichi; Morihiro

Japan House Gallery; Japan Society, 1976. 134, [2] pp. Folio. Stiff black paper wrappers, textured blue endpapers. A detailed catalogue of one of the most important collections of Japanese swords outside of that country. With numerous plates - photographs of Japanese swords, some in color, as well as drawings and diagrams. With errata slip. VG+. First Edition.

$125.00

Description and Rules for the Management of the U. S. Magazine Rifle, Model 1898, and Magazine Carbine, Model 1899. Caliber. 30

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1901. Stiff paper boards, black cloth backstrip. 66 pp. With 3 folding plates and numerous illustrations and tables. Some staining, soiling and wear to the boards - a Good copy; the interior pages in Very Good condition. . First Edition.

$150.00

Brooksville, Maine "A Town in the Revolution."

By Snow, Walter A.

Brooksville, Maine: Brooksville Sesquicentennial Committee, 1976. Softcover. 74 pp. + numerous pages of local ads at back. Illustrated with black & white photographs. A sequel to the author's first book: Brooksville, Maine : A Town of the Bagaduce, this volume covers the suceeding generation of pioneer families during the Revolutionary War period. With large folding map laid in. With errata slip. VG+. First Edition.

$35.00

Notes on the Surgery of the War in the Crimea, with Remarks on the Treatment of Gunshot Wounds

By Macleod, George H. B.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott , 1862. xii, 403 pp. Original pebbled green cloth, blind-stamped, spine title gilt. Macleod was a surgeon stationed in Smyrna and Sebastopol during the Crimean war; the first war to use rifled and breech-loading cannons, which had longer ranges and greater accuracy, penetrating power, and rate of fire than the old smoothbore cannons. Macleod writes of the war "it has shown us wounds of a severity, perhaps never before equaled; it has enabled us to observe the effects of missiles introduced for the first time into warface." Macleod discusses the geography and climatology of the Crimea, military hygiene in the field, the use of chloroform as an anesthetic, and the various wounds and injuries common on the battlefield, especially gunshot wounds." Heirs of Hippocrates 1933. From the library of A.C. Hamlin, author of The Battle of Chancellorsville, with his signature in pencil on the ffep: "A.C. Hamlin, 2nd Maine Regt." Hamlin, a nephew of Lincoln's first Vice-President, was Assistant Surgeon in the 2nd Maine Infantry during the first Bull Run campaign and advanced to Medical Inspector of the Regular Army during the Civil War. He later became Surgeon-General of the State of Maine. This book would have been helpful to consult when treating the victims of the modern weapons of the American Civil War. Wear at head and tail of spine, corners bumped, some staining to cloth boards. A good, tight copy. . First American Edition. Hard Cover.

$1500.00

Uniform and Dress of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States: a Facsimile Reproduction from the Original Regulations of the Confederacy and Other Authoritive Sources

New Hope, Pennsylvania: Ray Riling and Robert Halter, 1952. [iv], 5, [15 plates], [iv], [8 plates], [2] pp. No. 64 of 400 copies. Blue paper-covered boards backed with black cloth, spine title gilt. Includes General Order No. 4 (January, 1862) which specified changes in forage cap designs between the ranks. Light foxing to edges.. Facsimile Edition, Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$75.00

The Women of Afghanistan under the Taliban

By Skaine, Rosemarie

Jefferson N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2002. x, 198 pp. With appendices, glossary, notes, bibliography, and index. Examines Afghan women in the 20th century with particular focus on the period between the Soviet invasion in Dec. 1979, and October 2001, when America and its allies invaded. Of particular interest are the series of interviews conducted by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Common Cause

By Borgese, G.A

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1943. vi, 448, pp. Includes index. Written between July 1942 and Easter, 1943. The Western allies were just beginning to turn the tide of the war, and Borgese was exploring the shape of a post war world. An anti-Fascist, Borgese had emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1931. After the war, he taught at the University of Chicago, where he continued to work on the problem of world governance. As Secretary of the Committee to Frame a World Constitution, he was the chief author of its Chicago draft in 1947. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels Since Pre-Classical Times

By Gardiner, Robert

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1995. 256 pp. Includes bibliography, glossary and index. Illustrated with numerous black and white reproductions of paintings, plans, models and photographs. The second title in the 12 volume series, Conway's History of the Ship. The ship may be the most influential invention in human history. Conway's History of the Ship is the first comprehensive and authoritative account of this technological and cultural phenomenon. An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world was assembled to ensure that the work is informative, authoritative and fully international in outlook. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$60.00

On the Wings of Eagles. The Story of Arik Sharon, Commander of the Israel Paratroopers

By Shavitt, Matti

Tel-Aviv: Olive Books of Israel, 1972. The New Breed Series. 160 pp with numerous photos. Green covers, gilt title on spine, pictorial endpapers. Top corners bumped, title page creased.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good+.

$12.50

The Real Triumph of Japan. The Conquest of the Silent Foe

By Seaman, Louis Livingston

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1906. 291 pp. Green cloth with decorative red cross on gold circle, with white lettering on spine and front board. Includes detailed black and white photographs of the Japanese Army, mostly related to medical practices, during the Russo-Japanese War: " To the Medical and Sanitary Officers of the Japanese Army, who have proved that the normal condition of the soldier is health, and that those who die in war should fall on the firing line and not by the wayside from disease." Title faded on spine, still bright on front board, VG. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG.

$75.00