USSR: c 1941-1945. A collection of 20 Russian medals from the WWII era housed in a shadowbox. The medals present include the following: Capture of Konigsberg; Medal for Valor; Medal for Combat Service; Defense of Kiev; Defense of Stalingrad; Victory over Japan; Victory over Germany; Defense of Odessa; Capture of Berlin; Defense of Moscow; Capture of Budapest; Defense of Caucasus; Defense of Sevastopol; Defense of Soviet Polar Region; Defense of Leningrad; Defense of Prague; Liberation of Warsaw; Liberation of Belgrad; Capture of Vienna; and Medal for Meritorious Labor during the Great Patriotic War. A copy of this inventory is included with the lot. Condition: Very Good. Medals and ribbons both show some signs of age (tarnish, some change of color in the ribbons0 but the imprints on the metal are still very sharp.
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Rockaway, NJ: Eagle Aviation Enterprises. Mixed Editions. Booklets [9x12]; Good/paperbacks; 6 volumes; pictorial covers show modest wear; light foxing to exteriors; lettering to fronts; minor edge wear; intact bindings; text blocks have slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated;.
Paris. Large horizontally oriented poster. Poster is mounted on a lightweight canvas. The image depicted is a nude man wearing a hat and belted sheath with a sword pointed at a large hawk on a greenish yellow background with dark beige edges. The man pulls a large flowing cloth of red, white and blue from the beak of the hawk with his other hand. Text above the illustration the text states: CREDIT LYONNAIS; and below reads: SOUSCRIVEZ AV 4e EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Condition: Good- to Good. Edges show wrinkling with some moisture staining at the top edge. Mild foxing to tail edge. Printed by Devambez, Paris. Visa 13.098. Dimensions w 48 in x h 34 in.
Valbor-Strasbourg: [Annuaire de la Societe d'Histoire et d'Archeologie du Ried-Nord], 1990. Thick Octavo; pp 639; G/no-DJ; white spine with black text; boards show slight soiling to exterior; minor edge wear; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior; interior clean; illustrated; English and French texts.
1944. This 1944 volume was jointly published by the U.S. Army and Navy, to provide American soldiers with a guide to the uniforms of enemy soldiers.It is heavily illustrated in full color, and each page is dated with a month and year to indicate the currency of the information given. Condition: Good only. The cover has become detached, though it is still present, and the cloth binding shows some evidence of wear. The pages show some age toning and, on the first page, age spots, but the text block is free of markings. Dimensions w 10 5/8 in x h 6.5 in.
Clermont-Ferrand: Michelin & Cie. 1919. Octavo; G-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, brown without print; DJ has small tears to spine ends and flap fold corners, peripheral tanning, remnants of taped label on rear, vendor label on front; Boards pliable cardboard in blue cloth with gold print, tears at spine ends, warping, peripheral tanning; Text block clean and tight; Text in French; 119 pages, illustrated (b&w).
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Large wide horizontally oriented poster mounted on a lightweight canvas. Poster background is off-white. The text at the head of the poster in bold red text reads: REMEMBER THE LUSITANIA! The text at the bottom of the poster reads: ENLIST TO-DAY. The interior image has two columns and duplicates newspaper reports in black lettering regarding the Lusitania incident. This image has a red border and a red vertical rule at the center. Condition: Good- to Good. Some wrinkling and beige toning to the edges. Interior image shows mild toning with a small stain to the lower left side. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 95. Printed by Roberts & Leete, London. Dimensions w 47.5 in x h 38 3/8 in.
n.d. U.S.S. Takanis Bay, 1946. Large Thin Octavo; unpaginated; Fair/no-DJ; sunned light blue spine without text; cloth has some moisture soiling to rear; slight sunning to spine; light spot stains to front; slightly splayed boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; light sticker residue to verso of title page; slight cracking to front gutter; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; some soiling to first and last few pages; profusely illustrated;.
Large vertical poster mounted on a lightweight canvas depicts men in military uniforms beneath several flags in a tropical setting, at the top of the poster. At the bottom left corner of the poster is a man in uniform on a camel with another man at his side and in the other corner is a man in uniform on a horse with a man standing next to him. The text of the poster is in French. The heading above the top image reads: Republique Francaise Minister's De La Guerre and below the image reads: Troupes Coloniales/Avantages/ Assures Par La Loi/Aux Engages Et Rengages Des Troupes Coloniales. Header texts in blue, red and black. The remaining text is in black and red. Condition: Good to Good+. The poster’s edges have slight foxing. Otherwise the surface shows mild wear. The edges have slight wrinkles. Dimensions w 30 in x h 46 1/8 in.
n. p. n. publ. n. d. Large octavo; pp 576; VG-; blue slightly sun faded spines with gilt lettering; 2 volumes: vols. 1 & 2 OPNAV-P-03-100; cloths show minor wear to exterior and corners, boards have strong and intact; text blocks have slight ivory toning to exterior edges, previous owner's name stamped to front pastedowns, otherwise interiors clean;.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo; G- condition; Dark brown spine with copper text; Boards strong, rubbing, chipping and/or dinging on outer edges and corners, spine is semidetached with large open tear on front hinge exposing lower board; Text block age toned, otherwise clean, text legible; pp 115. Shelve front case.
Hampden: Archon Book, 1987. Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Grey spine with white and blue text; Heavy shelf wear to covers, age toning along dj surfaces and sides, chipping to sides , edges, 2 inch open tear at front exterior tail edge of jacket; Boards are strong, moderate wear and blemishes along board surfaces; Spotting and light foxing along text block exterior, text block clean; 248 pp.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001. First Printing. Octavo; pp 763; VG/VG-; light green/black pictorial spine with gilt and white text; dust jacket clean; cloth clean; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. first U.S. edition. Octavo; Vg-/vg-; light green spine with red/black/white text; dust jacket is covered with mylar; dj has lightly sunned spine & slight wear along head edge, but overall clean & intact; cloth has sunned spine; panels are intact but slightly cocked; text block has light wear on exterior edges, but text pages are unmarked; good, intact binding; pp 686.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 512 pages, VG/VG; white and blue pictorial DJ, red lettering: very mild wear to covers, "U.S. $27.50 / Can. $37.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, navy blue faux-leather paper spine, lighter blue matte paper boards, bright silver lettering to spine: minimal wear to boards, light age-toning/wear to text-block, interior clean, with several black-and-white photographic plates; INSCRIBED by Ambrose to first blank page; shelved Window or WWII.
New York: Viking/The Penguin Group, 1997. First Viking Penguin Edition. Thick Quarto; pp 160; VG/G-; black spine with ivory and tan text; dust jacket show moderate wear to exterior; sticker to front; some chips to edges; cloth has slight sunning to edges; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; red endpapers; profusely illustrated; signed by Stephen Ambrose to ffep; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, DC: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993. World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition [PIN: 070627-000]. Octavo, with inclusion; vg/wraps; gold spine with green text; minor shelf wear; text block, clean; illus.: B/W photos, text maps, tables, charts; 529pp. --Includes portfolio of maps, laid-in.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1961. 10mo; pp 304; G/G; black spine with orange text; dust jacket has small chips to corners; moderate wear to exterior; light toning to rear; cloth shows light sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight foxing to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; ffep cut out, cutting partially through half title page.
Boston, Toronto: Little Brown and Company, 1965. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/G+; Spine is black and faded red with white and black text; DJ has general shelf wear, creasing along edges, age-toning, some small open and closed tears, nicks and scratches, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 336.
London: The Medici Society, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. large 8vo., 614 pp., VG-; dark green cloth boards, bright gilt lettering to spine; overall wear; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; denting along edges of boards; bumping to corners; age-toning/wear to text-block; starting hinge to front endpapers and between pp. 144-145, binding sturdy; mild age-toning to interior, text legible; 2 foldout maps to end of volume; pub. MCMXXXI stated to title page, no mention of further printings; shelved case 9.
Philadelphia: The Regiment Under the Supervision of its Commanding Officer, 1920. Quarto; G+; Paperback; Blue spine with gold text; Boards are moderately age- toned with marks to the rear; and bumping to the corners and edges but in tact; Text block is shelf -worn with minor discoloring to pages otherwise clean; 415p.
Magdeburg: Koordinierungesstelle fur Kulturgutverluste Magdeburg, 2009. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Spine, blue with white print; Cover is clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; Texts in German with English translations and summaries in Hebrew; “Symposium, Veranstaltet von der Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz und der Koordinierungsstelle fur Kulturgetverluste, Berlin, 11. und 12. Dezember 2008”— half-title page; 517 pages, illustrated (some color).
College Station TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2003. First Edition. Octavo; pp 557; VG-/VG-; sunned brown spine with beige text; dust jacket has slight rubbing wear to exterior; cloth has clean exterior; slightly cocked spine; text block edges show mild toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
Hamburg: Willi Bernhard, 1975. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, white with black print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, toning to spine, slight wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; Text and captions in German, English, and French; unpaged, illustrated (some color).
New York: Da Capo Press, 1975. Reprint. Hardcover Octavo; VG;Olive Green Spine, Gilt Text; Green cloth boards with gilt letters; Boards clean. Light rubbing and/or dinging on corners and edges; Text block age toned with foxing on edges. Otherwise clean. Text and illustration legible and clear; pp 284.
Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2004. First English Edition. Small Octavo: VG-/G+: Navy blue spine with white text: DJ has general shelfwear, some scuff marks, light dust staining, some indentations along back joint: Boards are strong with light rubbing and minor dust staining, front board is bowed, binding solid: Textblock is clean: First English Language Edition: 88 pp.
Marceline: Walsworth Publishing and Co., 1992. Quarto; VG/VG; Blue and silver grey spine with black and red text; Dust jacket has minor scratches and a slight close tear to the rear, rear flap has a minor crease after a fold; Boards are clean and sturdy; Front free end- paper has an inscription of the previous owner; Text block is slightly discolored otherwise clean; 297p,
Berlin: Verlag der Nation, 1979. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan with black print; DJ has edgewear and mild shelfwear; Boards in red cloth with black print, clean and strong; Text block has edge stains on pages 378, 383, pencil notation on rear flyleaf, mild age-toning to paper; Signed in ink by author Mader on front flyleaf; Text in German; 528 pages, illustrated.
Washington DC: Center of Military History, 1993. Octavo; VG/no-DJ softcover; Light brown/multi-colored spine with orange text; Covers have moderate wear and slight surface rubbing; Textblock has some minor marks on exterior head, slight bending of upper corner of some pages in middle section; Binding strong; 748pp.
Washington, DC: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993. World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition [PIN: 070610-000]. Octavo, with inclusion; vg/wraps; illustrated spine with black, red and white text; minor shelf wear; text block, clean; illus.: B/W photos, text maps; 748pp. --Includes portfolio of maps, laid-in.
Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag, 1995. Large Octavo; pp 205; VG-/no-DJ; gray spine with blue text; boards have light sunning to exterior; some rubbing also to exterior; text block shows minor wear to exterior edges; photographic endpapers; previous owner's name and embossed stamp to half title page; interior clean; German text.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002. Oblong Quarto; pp 238; VG/VG-; army green pictorial spine with white text; dust jacket shows mild wear to exterior; cloth has mild wear to exterior, otherwise clean; strong boards; text block clean; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; profusely illustrated;.
Adele, South Australia: Speciality Printers Pty, Ltd., 1971. First. Octavo; VG-/VG-with plastic cover; Spine is white with light olive photo and red text; text on spine is deeply faded. DJ has some light shelf wear including curling of DJ on right front and rear. Edges are fine but text block has some age yellowing; book is unmarked; pp. 309. This is a quite rare account of Australian commando operations in New Guinea during World War II. It is well llustrated with photos and maps. Author was chaplain for the Commandos.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1949. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 372 pages; VG/G+; in blue and brown dust jacket, blue and brown spine with white titling; mild rubbing and wear, particularly to spine, including chips missing to head and tail of spine, tear along lower rear hinge; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; Inscribed on the ffep by Elizabeth Bowen, "Rachel MacKenzie / on her birthday / with my good wishes / from Elizabeth Bowen / Dec. 2nd 1950"; JM consignment;. Case 3.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Octavo; VG/VG; Red spine with white text. DJ has some shelf wear, no major tears; Boards have bumping to corners, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has author's personal inscription to talk show host Jim Bohannon on title page, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 381.
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1994. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. blue/green earth and skyscape illustration with lengthy ivory titleblock with burgundy and navy titling, framed thinly in burgundy. panel wear slight. medium blue clothbound HB with imprinted copper titling, with adjacent stone paperboards. neatly cornered with dark blue fep/ffep. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND INSCRIBED TO TALK SHOW HOST JIM BOHANNON ON TITLE PAGE. two illustrated sections on glossy sheets in b/w following page 128 and 256. no marks and very clear and excellent. 415 pp. ISBN# 0671793705.
New York: Basic Books, 2014. First Edition. Octavo; pp 348; VG-/VG; black/red spine with white text; dust jacket has lightly sunned exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth shows light wear; clean exterior; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; inscribed by author.
London: Cassell & Company, Ltd, 1963. first edition. octavo; VG+/No-DJ; red spine w/ gilt text; red cloth boards strong, tightly bound, bumping to spine ends & corners, light soiling to corner of front board, soiling on front & back pastedowns; textblock has age toning & foxing to edges, paper age toned, previous owner's signature in ink & sticker residue on front free end paper, soiling to free end papers, scattered foxing on pages, otherwise text is clean, includes b&w plates; pp. 213.
London: WhiteHall Histories, 2002. small 4tos., 2 volumes; VG/VG; spines blue with white lettering; dust jackets protected with mylar coverings; minimal shelfwear; text blocks clean, small smudge to lower corner of volume 2; Volume 1; September 1939-October 1940, with 178 pages, photos and plans. Volume II; November 1940- December 1941, with 318 pages, photos and plans; ISBN 9780714652054 and 9780714651798; shelved Naval History.
London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 1968. Octavo; pp 264; G-/Poor; brown/beige spine with dark blue text; dust jacket shows severe wear, including several chips and detached front flap, as is; sunned exterior; cloth has sunning to edges; some rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to edges with some foxing; cracking to front hinge, as is; illustrated; good binding;.
Fort Sill, OK: The Field Artillery School, 1922. Thin Large Octavo; pp 26; Good; green spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; ex-library with bookplate to front pastedown; few mild smudges to title page; ex-library circulation label to rear endpaper; interior clean; illustrated;.
Fort Sill, OK: The Field Artillery School, 1922. Thin Large Octavo; pp 26; Good-; green spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; ex-library with bookplate to front pastedown; ex-library circulation label to rear endpaper; chip to title page at tail edge; light smudges to first and last few pages; illustrated;.
Fort Sill, OK: The Field Artillery School, 1922. Thin Large Octavo; pp 26; Good; green spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; ex-library with bookplate to front pastedown; ex-library circulation label to rear endpaper; light smudges to first and last few pages; illustrated;.