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A Long Line of Ships Mare Island's Century of Naval Activity in California.
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A Long Line of Ships Mare Island's Century of Naval Activity in California.

By Arnold S. Lott

Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1954. First Edition. Cloth. Very good/poor. A very good signed, first edition in a poor dust jacket. Navy blue cloth boards. Binding ist sturdy and straight. Gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Some shelfwear on head and tail of spine. Decorative end papers. Dustjacket has come apart and is badly torn. Now protected in an archival cover. Author signed half title page. 268 pp. 7 x 10, royal octavo.

$25.00

The Photographic History of the Civil War In Ten Volumes [Complete set]
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The Photographic History of the Civil War In Ten Volumes [Complete set]

By Francis Trevelyan Miller

New York: Review of Reviews Company, 1911. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. A very good first edition, complete ten volume set. Blue cloth with gilt title stamping on spine. Shelf wear on head and tail of all volumes. Top edges gilt. Bindings slightly shaken, otherwise a very good set with minimal wear. Portrait endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Small tear to page 32 of volume one; long tear to photo on page 37 of volume two. Maps and thousands of period black and white photographs. 8 x 11, quarto. Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities. Foreword by President William Howard Taft. Part I - The First of the Great Campaigns. Part II - Down The Mississippi Valley. Part III - The Struggle for Richmond. Part IV - Engagements of the Civil War Up to July, 1862. A vital primary resource for anyone interested in the "War between the States." This multi-volume set requires extra postage, billed at actual cost.

$950.00

c/o Postmaster
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c/o Postmaster

By Corporal Thomas R. St. George

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1943. First Edition. Cardboard covers. Very good. A good first edition. Shelfwear and bumped/rubbed corners. Toning to pastedowns. Previous owner's inscription marked out on first free endpaper. Laid in is a small pamphlet from WW II entitled "One came back," about Torpedo Squadron 8. No dust jacket. 194 pp. 5 x 8 inches tall. Duodecimo.. The readers of the San Francisco Chronicle may have "met" St George already. Now the rest of the country has a chance to share the experiences of a group of American soldiers in Australia, and of Corporal St George in particular. Nothing hilarious -- though mildly along the lines of Private Hargrove; light reporting on the crossing, on first impressions of the country and the people, on non-streamlined conditions, on the three essentials -- food, beer and girls, on amusements and diversions, and finally on the experience of soldiering. There has been very little first hand experience from Australia, and this should appeal to families of men in the land down under." Kirkus Review 16 September 1943

$35.00

The battle is the pay-off
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The battle is the pay-off

By Captain Ralph Ingersoll

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good. A very good plus first edition in a very good dustjacket. Dustjacket has some small tears and loss. Printed map on endpapers. Pages are clean and bright with illustrations. 217 pp. 5 1/5 x 8 inches tall, duodecimo. Here's a book that helps one read the war communiques with keener understanding, that helps one know not only what happens when men go into battle in this new kind of warfare, but how they feel and what they think. It is superb reporting of the battle of El Guettar, from the waiting for orders, behind the lines, through the ghostly advance, the approach to action, the part played by different segments of the army -- and the aftermath. It is the sort of book that will make youth more aware of what he will be fighting for, in that period ahead; of what our thinking on the home front can do to help -- or hinder -- the morale at the front." Kirkus Review 1st October1943

$37.00

Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States
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Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States

By Raphael Semmes

Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Co, 1869. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Leather bound. Very good. Allan C. Redwood. A very good first American edition [Howes S-286].professionally conserved by Book Binders, Inc. of Sarasoota, FL (small label on rear pastedown). Rebacked, retaining the original black leather (with gilt stamping) spine and boards.Heavy rubbing to board edges and corners from shelf wear. Textblock tight and square.Mild foxing throughout, not affecting text. New, cream, textured endpapers. All maps and illustrations present, including 6 chromo-lithographs.833 pp. Octavo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches tall (textblock). Semmes, a lawyer as well as a seaman, was commander of the illustrious Confederate raider, the Alabama, and Weaver says his memoir is 'one of the really fascinating narratives in the history of adventure.' Besides being 'seven hundred pages of colorful incident and description,' the Semmes memoir is also a 'remarkably skilled' polemic that reviews in succession 'the nature of the American compact, the early formative stages of the nation, and finally… the question of slavery as it affected secession.'" --- John Chamberlain, quoting Richard Weaver (of U of Chicago)

$225.00

The Volunteer Soldier of America with Memoir of the Author and Military Reminiscences from General Logan's Private Journal. Illustrated
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The Volunteer Soldier of America with Memoir of the Author and Military Reminiscences from General Logan's Private Journal. Illustrated

By John A. Logan

Chicago: R. S. Peale, 1887. First Edition. Pictorial boards. Very good +. A very good plus, first edition. Blue pictorial cloth boards with black and bright gold stamping on cover and spine. Mild to moderate shelf wear at head and tail of spine. Binding is sturdy and square. Floral end papers. Previous owner's name lightly pencilled on first free end paper. Color frontis with intact tissue guard. Black and white plates. Moderate foxing and toning. Small stain on title page. Last page of index and last free end paper creased. 706 pp. including index. Octavo 6 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$40.00

Life's Picture History of World War II

By Life; Arthur Tourtellot

New York: Time Incorporated, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Leatherette. Very Good +. Very good + first edition, no dust jacket or slipcase as issued. Red leather-like cover with paper title block pasted into the center of cover. Title block is peeling small section. One page has small, 3/4" inch tear. Some fingerprints to pages. One leaf for pages 185-188 was never sewn in and has been left as original. 368 pp. including index. Small folio, 10 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches tall. Composed of the finest work produced by photographers and painters during World War II, much of it published in Life" magazine Text editor: John Dos Passo. Photos by the best war photographers of the era.

$45.00

Life's Picture History of World War II

By Life; Arthur Tourtellot

New York: Time Incorporated, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Leatherette. Very Good +. Very good + first edition, no dust jacket or slipcase as issued. Red leather-like cover with paper title block pasted into the center of cover. Title block is scraped. One page has small, 3/4" inch tear. Some fingerprints to pages. 368 pp. including index. Small folio, 10 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches tall. composed of the finest work produced by photographers and painters during World War II, much of it published in Life" magazine Text editor: John Dos Passo. Photos by the best war photographers of the era.

$45.00