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If you are interested in the military, you should definitely look through our rare military books section in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are many rare and antique items for sale, and many of them are one of a kind and quite unique. Topics range from the intricacies of fortress management to Roman military history. Some of the rare history books in our collection include detailed family records of soldiers and others include long lost letters from soldiers. Be sure to look through our rare military history books to find that special item for yourself.

Devil's Guard 3 ( Iii ) Unconditional Warfare by George Robert Elford ( Signed Copy )

Hodder, 1991. Soft Cover. Very Good. Inscribed By Author On Bookplate Attached Inside Front Cover...Stated First U.K. Edition, First Printing..Pocket Paperback Original Edition..No Hardcover Edition Printed...Nice Clean Tight Copy..Text Unmarked..Spine …

From Thomas Savage, Bookseller


FORWARD MARCH! The Photographic Record of America in the World War and the Post War Social Upheaval by Mackey, Frank, Jernegan, J. Wilson, Marcus,

Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Chicago, 1934. First Edition. . Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. B&W Photographs; Folio - 13" to 23" tall; Slight spine wear top-bottom, some small corner wear. Vol 2 has slightly cracked hinge. …

From Old Bag Lady Books


Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album by NOVELLI, Francesco

Probaly Venice, 1825. An exquisite suite of watercolours, including a beautiful series of scenes documenting a Venetian commedia dell'arte troupe, by the Italian artist Francesco Novelli. Francesco Novelli (1767-1836), one of the preeminent artists of hi…

From Rare Illustrated Books


Fevaid-i Gaza (the benefits of invasion) an unusual Ottoman military manuscript written for the Sultan Osman Han b. Ahmed Han (R. 1618 to 1622) TRADITIONAL TRAINING METHODS OF THE OTTOMANS IN HORSEBACK ARCHERY by Kapi Agasi Kulu, Mustafa Aga el- Muteferrika (Silahsor)

Handwritten. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Written for the Sultan Osman II between 1618 and 1622, by the author who was the equipments supplier (Silah shor) in the Ottoman army. 8vo., 86 lvs (172 p.) Ottoman text missing the firs page.…

From Archive



Jonathan Cape. London. 1935. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 4to. Illustrated throughout with portraits, maps, plans and line drawings. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, raised bands, gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt decorative roll border on boards.…

From Paul Foster Books



Richard Bentley. London. 1860/61. SECOND EDITION. 2 Volumes. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Illustrated with four charts (3 folding) in volume 2, complete. A bright and clean set in the publishers decorative original Navy Blue cloth bindings. Boards with elaborate…

From Paul Foster Books


CFS MONT APICA / SFC MONT APICA by de Maurivez, Capt. Maurice Anthony (Ed.)

Canadian Forcers Escadrille Squadron 12 AC&W Royal Canadian Air Force , 1977. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall. 64pp, including 5p advertising; numerous b/w illustrations, col. end papers. Text in English and Frenc…

From Old Authors Bookshop


DIE OSTERREISCHE ARMEE VON 1700 - 1867 by Teuber, O. and R. Von Ottenfeld R. (Illustrator)

Wien: S. Czeiger. 1895. First Edition. Originally issued in 25 wrappered parts folio size, housed in 2 book folders with decorative front cover boards, containing 870 pages with 102 full page colour plates by Rudolph von Ottenfeld of soldiers in uniform…

From M & A Simper Bookbinders



Berlin: Generalstab des Heeres Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen., 1940. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. Wide 24mo. 447pp + 32pp (Erster Nachtrag), + 16pp (Zweiter Nachtrag); large folding map at the rear, hundreds of b/w photogr…

From Old Authors Bookshop


Vernacular Translation of the Military Tale of the Han and Chu. Tsūzoku kanso gundan, 通俗漢楚軍談. つうぞくかんそぐんだん。 by Unknown

1696 Japanese Woodblock Chinese History Tsuzoku kanso gundan Qing Han War CHINA A 17th century Sino-Japanese woodblock print history of the Chu-Han Contention between the Qing and Han Dynasty bound in the fukurotoji style. The Tsuzoku kanso gundan is the …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


CARSON OF VENUS by Edgar Rice Burroughs

[EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS]. CARSON OF VENUS. WWII U.S. NAVY MILITARY ASSOCIATION COPY. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, California, 1939. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Very Good+. Appears barely read, in original publisher's blue pebbled …

From Astro Trader Books


British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Ian D. Skennerton & Robert Richardson

Brisbane, QLD, Australia: I.D. Skennerton, 1986. Illustrated laminated boards. 404 pages with b/w illustrations. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. …

From Terra Australis Books


Manuscript Peninsular War Journal by [Brooke, Major General William Joseph Eyre]

Handwritten manuscript. Unbound. 20cm x 25cm. 16pp. Impress mark Bally & Co., Bath. 1808. The De Montalt paper mill was owned by John Bally (1773 – 1854), a bookseller at Homer's Head, 11 Milsom Street in Bath, William Allan or Ellan (1781 – 1832) an…

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


Tableau des nouveaux reglemens de L'Empire Ottoman by Mahmoud Rayf Efendi, Mahmud Raif Pasha

Uskudar, Istanbul: La nouvelle Imprimerie du Genie, Dar ut Tiba'aa al 'Amira , 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The second work of Mahmud Raif Pasha and one of the most rare and important military works has been early printed in…

From Archive


Etat Militaire Ottoman depuis la fondation de l'Empire jusqu'a nos jours, Album des figures et des dessins mentionnes dans le Ier volumes, LES JANISSAIRES (one oblong album, all published only ed.) by Ahmed Djevad (Colonel d'etat - major)

Paris: Imprimerie du journal la Turquie and Ernest Leroux, 1882 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. oblong folio. Ottoman Turkish and French titles mounted on hard covers, one Ottoman Turkish title page, 8 lithographic pla…

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