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.
WW I & WW II
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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;.
n.p. Naval Analysis Division, Marshalls-Gilberts-New Britain Party, 1946. Larger Octavo; pp 273; G-/paperback; sunned blue spine without text; covers show sun darkened edges; black lettering and borders to front; mild thumbing to corners; intact exterior; text block modestly age toned; minor chips to title page at corners; profusely illustrated;.
Washington, D.C. Naval Analysis Division, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946. Large Octavo; pp 389; G; blue spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows noticeable sunning to exterior; rubbed edges; sturdy boards; text block edges lightly toned; frontispiece; good binding; illustrated; maps to rear pastedown;.
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.
Washington, D.C. Naval Analysis Division, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946. Large Octavo; pp 576; G; blue spines with gilt text; no jackets; United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific); 2 volumes: vol. 1, OPNAV-P-03-100; vol. 2, OPNAV-P-03-100; cloths show noticeable soiling to exteriors; lightly sunned spines; rubbed edges; sturdy boards; text blocks exterior edges slightly age toned; illustrated with several maps; tight bindings.
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.
London: Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd, 1968. Second Edition. Oblong 12mo; pp 152; VG-/G; blue spine with black text; dust jacket has slightly sunned exterior; price clipped front flap; minor chips to edges; cloth shows slight wear; strong boards; text block exterior edges have modest wear; illustrated;.
n.p. Service Historique de la Marine, 1991. Small Quarto; pp 255; VG-/paperback; navy blue spine with white text; covers show slight creases to front and rear; crease to spine; mildly sunned tail edge; minor edge wear; intact panels; text block has light shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; text in French.
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).
Leith: Henry Robb, Limited. Quarto; G; Hardcover; Spine, grey without print; Boards in grey paper, tears to spine and hinges, toning to spine, peripheral tanning, wear to corners and spine caps, light smudging, stray pencil mark on rear; Text block has tanning to endpapers, clean text; 43 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates including arial photograph tipped in at rear endpapers). [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.].
New York: William H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1946. Octavo; pp 224; G/paperback; tan spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has modestly sunned exterior, mostly to spine; blue panels; mildly splayed boards; text block has some age toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's name to front pastedown; frontispiece; illustrated; good binding.
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;.
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.
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.
Chicago: Triumph Books, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Square Octavo, 244 pages; VG/VG; spine white with black and red titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$27.95'; with sealed cd affixed to ffep, as issued; Inscribed by John "Mule" Miles on the dedication page "Best wishes always John "Mule" Miles Negro League Legend & Tuskegee Airman - 1942-1945." Signed flat by Lou Brissie on his photograph on page 71. Inscribed by Jerry Coleman on page 79.; shelved case 5.
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.
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).
New York: The Dial Press, 1967. Octavo; First printing; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white and pink print, illustration; DJ has small tears at spine ends, edgewear, toning to spine, mild shelfwear; Boards in brown cloth with silver print, mild wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to edges and endpapers, creasing and small tears to fore edge on pp. 1-24 and 397-409, clean text; xiv, 449 pages, illustrated (b&w plates, maps).
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;.
New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, pink with black print; DJ has taped tears at top fo spine and at top of rear flap fold, edgewear, toning to spine, shelfwear, price-clipped; Boards in black cloth with silver print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight bump to rear top edge, soiling to front and rear; Text block clean and tight; xii, 273 pages, illustrated (b&w plates, maps).
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.
Memphis: Global Press, 1988. Octavo; G Paperback; Red spine with Black and White text; COvers have some edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tears along spine edges, bending and creasing to corners, small open tear along head edge of rear cover; Textblock has some age toning, brown spotting on some pages; 181 pp.
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.
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;.
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.