London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1929. first edition. Small Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Off-white spine with black text; Cloth is covered with custom wrapper with mylar overlay and has moderately sunned spine with lightly rubbed panels which are otherwise clean and intact; Text block shows only slight wear due to age & handling with previous owner's label on ffep with slight writing as well, unmarked text pages and tight binding; pp 420.
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London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1872. First Edition. Small octavo; softcover in red cloth wraps; edges inked red; xxxvii/572pp/ads; aged and a bit hand-soiled, wraps and text block closely trimmed, one illegible official stamp and a few pencil notations, contemporary bookseller ticket left flap (Bitterworth, London), minor dampstain at foot, else a very good and unsophisticated copy with contemporary ads at rear. [Spine; black letters on red].
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: History Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, 2004. Small Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Light bluish-gray spine with black text; Covers have slight staining on spine toward front panel and light bucking toward front head edge and some wear along edges, as is, otherwise exterior is clean and sturdy; Text block has minimal wear on exterior edges with unmarked text pages and tight binding; pp 399. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Histoire et Collections, 1986. Quarto; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with red print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, wear to spine caps, mild amount of smudging on rear; Text block clean and tight; Text in French; Each of the six issues is separately paged, illustrated (some color).
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;.
London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903. Small Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Red spine with black text; 2 volumes; Cloths are covered with mylar and have sunned spines with slight rubbing at corners and along edges, but panels are strong and intact; Text blocks have darkened due to age with deckled fore edges, light foxing on first and last few pages and some text pages, and light pencil; tight binding; pp 688.
Alfred F. Simpson Historical Research Center, Air University and Office of Air Force History, Headquarters USAF, 1973. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Beige spine with black text; Cloth is covered with custom wrapper with mylar overlay and has slightly sunned exterior which is otherwise clean and panels are strong; Text block shows only slight wear due to handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 991. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1989. Large Octavo; pp 328; VG-/no-DJ; blue spine with silver text; cloth has slight exterior wear; some wear to corners, as is; strong boards; text block shows very light wear to exterior edges; tight binding; frontispiece; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948; New Imprint 1983. New Imprint by the Office of Air Force History. Octavo; Blue gray spine with silver embossed lettering. VG-/no DJ; Boards have minor bumping and slight shelf wear, otherwise very good; Other than minor aging, text block and edges clean; pp. 788. This 1983 imprint carries a new Forward explaining how this official history came to be written. The volume includes 18 chapters by distinguished military historians ranging over issues of developments in anticipation of a European War; working through defensve strategies for the United States to early deployments in both the European and Pacific Theaters; Planning for rapid expansion of the then US Army Air Corps led to debates about strategy, aircraft selection, manpower mobilization and training. The US was thrust into global war while early teething problems constantly challenged the expanding air force.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. First Edition. Octavo; pp 318; VG-/G; blue spine with white and black text; this volume only; dust jacket shows slight shelf wear to exterior; small chip to spine tail edge; cloth has light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; pp 95-98 loosed from binding, but present; profusely illustrated; interior clean.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1943. Octavo; VG-/VG- Hardcover with dust jacket; Navy blue spine with light brown, blue and yellow text; Dust jacket has both edge and shelf wears; Boards are sunned to the edges and have slight bumping to the bottom tip but have solid binding; Text block has age tone with foxing to paste downs and rear end papers; Free front end-papers have residual vertical marks due to folds edges of the book are tanned; pages are clean; 553p.
Philadelphia, New York, London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1943. Second Impression. Octavo; pp 239; VG/Fair; black/beige spine with black text; dust jacket has detached at spine, chipped edges, folded into front pastedown; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, sunned spine, moderately rubbed edges; text block shows age toning to exterior edges, interior clean; deckled fore edge; inscription to library by Dr. Clyde Countryman to ffep.
Bad Nauheim: Verlag Hans-Henning Podzun, 1957. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black (faded to grey) with gold print; Boards quarter bound with spine in black cloth and boards in yellow paper with black print, fading to spine, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight stain to front, shelfwear; Text block has label on front flyleaf, cracked hinges, mild age-toning to paper; Text in German; 359 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
Leicester, England: Midland Publishing Limited, 1994. First Edition. Small quarto; pp 200; VG-/VG-; light gray spine with black text; dust jacket shows slight sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; mylar wraps; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; slight rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows light toning toward edges; profusely illustrated with many photographs.
Washington, D.C. Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993. Reprinted. Large Octavo; pp 748; VG/paperback; gray,green and beige spine with green text; full title: United States Army in World War II: The Mediterranean Theater of Operations: Northwest Africa: Seizing The Initiative in the West; covers are lightly sunned; minor wear to edges; sticker to spie; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; slight ink to ffep; illustrated with photographs; interior clean.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1993. first edition. Octavo; VG/VG; black/beige spine with white text; dust jacket is covered w/ mylar plastic and shows minimal wear on exterior; clean and intact; cloth spine & paper boards are strong with clean, unmarked exterior; text block has light wear on exterior edges; text pages are crisp & unmarked; tight binding; deckled fore edge; pp 433.
Kelly Air Force Base: Office of History, San Antonio Air Logistics Center. Small Quarto; VG/VG-; Off-white spine with dark blue text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has minor shelf wear, and otherwise lightly rubbed exterior; Cloth shows light wear on exterior however panels are strong and clean otherwise; Text block has minimal wear on exterior edges with unmarked text pages and tight binding; pp 301.
Roma: 1917. 16mo; pp 174; Fair/paperback; gray spine without text; covers show some foxing to exterior; creasing to tail fore edge; text block has creasing to first pages; interior slightly toned; intact binding; slight age toning to exterior edges; mild cracking to front gutter; illustrated; Italian text;.
Klagenfurt: Neuen Kaiser Verlag, 1994. Octavo; pp 892; VG-/Fair; white spine with red text; dust jacket has some rubbing to exterior; slight foxing to rear; minor chips to edges; cloth shows light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has few spots to exterior tail edge; interior clean; German text;.
International Book Society, 1966. Quarto; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, fading to spines, light shelfwear; Text block clean and tight, ribbon markers; CONTENTS: Vol. 1. Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 1300 B.C/1650 A.D., From Ramses to Vauban (529 pages, illustrated) — Vol. 2. The Modern Ages, 1700 to Our Times, From Peter the Great to Eisenhower, Soldiers of Cannons, Tanks, and Planes (543 pages, illustrated). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center and Office of Air Force History, Headquarters USAF, 1982. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Beige spine with black text; Cloth is covered with custom wrapper with mylar overlay and has slightly sunned exterior which is otherwise clean and panels are strong; Text block shows only slight wear due to handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; small tear at fore edge of pp vi; pp 841. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson / The Orion Publishing Group Ltd, 2005. first edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Ivory spine with dark green & red text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has lightly sunned exterior with minor wear on edges, some light rubbing on rear but otherwise intact; Cloth is clean with strong and intact panels; Text block shows slight wear on exterior with clean pages and tight binding; pp 574.
Washington, D.C. Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1959. Octavo; pp 418; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; light spots to front; minor edge wear; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; maps in pouch adhered to rear pastedown; inscribed by author;.
Franfurt am Main: Bernard & Graefe Verlag fur Wehrwesen, 1968. Octavo; pp 300; G/G-; ivory spine with dark blue text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior, mostly toward edges; slight chips to edges; cloth clean; slightly bumped corners; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; sticker to ffep; interior clean; illustrated with charts and tables; German text;.
New York: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press, 2001. first St. Martin's Press edition. Large octavo; Vg/Vg; red & tan spine with tan & white text; dust jacket has mylar covering but is clean w/o defect; cloth is undamaged w/ clean, unmarked exterior; text block has crisp, clean pages and tight, secure binding; very good condition; pp 634.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. first. Octavo; G+/G-; blue/off-white/yellow spine with black text; dust jacket has some tears at spine edges & fore corners; tape covering dj before mylar; light pencil on rear dj flap; rear, spine & fore edges of dj has age toned slightly w/some rubbing; price clipped front flap; cloth is rubbed slightly along edges, exterior shows general shelf wear; panels are intact and stable; text block has darkened due to age with deckled fore edge; text pages are unmarked with good binding; pp 477.
Poona: DastaneRamchandra & Co., 1990. First edition. Octavo; pp 232; G+/G-; Green spine with white text; Dust jacket has rubbing to exterior, slight chipping to spine edges and corners, sticker to front flap; Cloth has minimal wear to exterior, light sunning to spine, light bumping to corners; Text block shows slight toning to exterior edges, interior clean;.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958. Octavo; VG/VG-; black and blue spine, red and white lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, closed tears on head edges and front tail edge, open tears on fore corners and spine edges, soiling on rear, spine sun toned, protected by BroDart; boards strong, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, soiling on rear and spine, penned inscription on front pastedown, erased penciling on front end paper and rear pastedown, interiors age toned; text block age toned, soiling on exterior head edge; volume 1 only; xiii, 626pp.
New York: Grove Press, 1970. Octavo; First printing; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white and blue print; DJ has light edgewear, small tear at bottom of spine, mild shelfwear; Boards in blue cloth with white print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xxii, 383 pages.
n.p. Erik Shilling, 1993. 1400/2000. Small Octavo; pp 296; G+/G-; black spine with yellow and blue text; limited edition; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; minor chips to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows minimal to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; light highlighting to ffeps; light highlighting to dedication page; interior clean; frontispiece; illustrated; inscribed by author.
United States Air Force Air Combat Command [and] Department of Defense Legacy Program, Cold War Project, 1997. Octavo; G+; Paperback; Spine, white with black print; Cover is white with black print, illustrated, slight edgewear, mild smudging/rubbing to rear; Text block clean and tight; xiv,178 pages, illustrated.
Washington, D.C. Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1963. Octavo; pp 756; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; light spots to front; minor edge wear; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; maps in pouch adhered to rear pastedown; inscribed by previous owner, military historian Charles V. P. von Luttichau to ffep;.
Washington: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1999. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Light blue spine with black text; Cloth is covered with custom wrapper with mylar overlay and has clean, strong and intact panels; Text block shows very slight wear due to handling with clean pages and tight binding; pp 742. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Octavo; First Greenwood Reprinting 1968, Originally published in 1861 by D. Van Nostrand; VG/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, grey, black field with gold print; Boards in grey cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock has slight spotting to top and front edges, otherwise clean and tight; 252 pages, illustrated.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003. First Thus. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Brownish mustard yellow on spine, white text: Boards are strong and clean, rubbind to both sides with light scuffing, general shelfwear, binding solid: Textblock is clean: First SUNY Press Edition: 253 pp.
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.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1985. Reprint. Octavo: G+/no-DJ paperback: Blue spine with slightly faded gilt text: Boards are strong with some dust staining, rubbing to edges, bumping to upper corners, some fading/fraying to corners and head and tial of spine, binding solid: Textblock exterior has some dust stains, pages clean and unmarked: Volume Two Only: Reprint: Unpaniated unless a set: 1253 pp.
London: Leo Cooper, 1993. First. Octavo; VG-/VG with plastic cover; Spine is white with black text; DJ has minor shelf wear but otherwise VG; Boards are solid and clean except for minor bumping and small 3/4" crease on back cover; Edges and text block are clean; pp. 273. This is Leach's autobiography chronicling his 45 year naval career from his days as a pre-World War II Naval Cadet to his eventual rise to Admiral of the Fleet; He was an accomplished ship commander as well as a skilled player in the highest reaches of Britain's defense community.
Fort Sam Houston: Borden Institute, US Army Medical Department Center and School, 2013. Fourth United States Revision. Octavo; VG/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock, clean and tight; On title page "Office of the Surgeon General", "Department of Defense"; xxv, 565 pages, illustrated.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1882. Approx. 7.25" x 10.75" VG-/No DJ. Slim, brown hardcover with blank spine and gilt lettering on front cover. Significant rubbing to surfaces and all around perimeter of lightly stained and mottled boards with mild fraying to corners and spine ends. Some penciling scattered throughout; binding tight. Scarce.