Washington D.C. 1941. Collection containing the following: ITEM 1: A typewritten original statement (8” x I2”) on watermarked paper, dated December 7, I94I. Its three paragraphs cover FDR’s meeting with his Cabinet and legislative leaders upon early news of the Pearl Harbor attack, a summary of damage on American defenses elsewhere, and the mention of an address to a Joint Session of Congress planned for December 8 (at which time President Roosevelt delivered his “Date Which Will Live In Infamy” speech, formally asking for a declaration of war against Japan.) This is the first draft of the announcement made from the White House at 11pm EST after Roosevelt met with his cabinet about the attack on Pearl Harbor. A prior five line announcement was issued by the White House at 2:25pm EST to select members of the press. Item 1 was typed by Myrtle Bergheim, on Grace Tully’s blue-ribboned machine, while Miss Tully took phone calls and additional dictation from the president. Earlier on December 7 the first draft of his Declaration of War address to the Congress was written with the same typewriter by Grace Tully. Item 1 is unique. That is established by a bold, clear pencil notation from Miss Tully: “Original – File” with her distinctive capital “F”. On it also is “U. R.” [“Urgent Release” or “Under Roosevelt”]. The formation of those letters matches the handwriting of Myrtle Bergheim, shown in other Roosevelt Library holdings. In pencil there are also a paragraph indicator, and “noon” above the crossed-out word “news”. Those additions are by Grace Tully. Item 1 is the basis for revision to four paragraphs that two successive carbon copies record [Items 2 & 3]. Item 1 was created at 11:00 PM or closely thereafter – deducible from words within it and another note on Item 2. Even though simple in appearance, Item 1 has a crucial place in the time line of World War II, because after its disclosure regarding FDR's intended Joint Congressional Address, there could be no turning away from the largest armed undertaking in history. ITEM 2: A single-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, I941”. Its four paragraphs are a word-for-word duplication of Item 1's three paragraphs describing details of the December 7th attack. There are two penciled notations at the top of Item 2: “11:20 P.m.” (sic), underlined, with a penciled “U R”. That time designation is likely by the hand of Grace Tully, coordinating the releases, then passing them on to Stephen Early. ITEM 3: This is a double-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 7, I941”, containing verbatim the sentences in Item 3. ITEM 4: A one page "Air Raid Instructions" ITEM 5: A two page "How to be an Executive in Wartime Washington" ITEM 6: The file copy of a memo on White House stationary, dated February 7, 1941, addressed "To Heads of all Departments and Agencies", requesting that all newspapermen with credentials by The Secret Service shall be admitted to all departments. If the credentials are presented, it is not necessary for them to need to obtain other credentials in the performance of their duties. The page has two paperclip marks. ITEM 7: A copy of The War Message, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, published by Ritten House in 1942, in Philadelphia. in VG/G condition, dust jacket mostly tore along spine, moderate chipping. ITEM 8: An original negative of President Harry S. Truman, 2 1/4" ITEM 9: A one page personal letter to Myrtle Bergheim, dated March 24, 1950, discussing, among other things, the rumors surrounding political appointments, crackpot mail being sent to the White House, and a woman who wanted the President's pajamas. The letter was sent by Charles Griffith Ross, the White House Press Secretary between 1945 and 1950 for President Harry S. Truman. ITEM 10: two copies of a speech, dated November 4, 1940. Each copy is two pages. One copy has a small pencil change. Both copies are 'NOT FOR RELEASE" and were for publication. ITEM 11: One page draft of Item 10, containing the first half of the speech given in item 10. ITEM 12: A two page list of "People to Appear on Platform at War Memorial", with one name penciled out. ITEM 13: A small portrait of Myrtle Bergheim. ITEM 14: a copy of LIFE magazine, October 29, 1945. Page 13 contains a caricature of Charles Ross, Myrtle Bergheim, and her secretary. Myrtle Bergheim (Secretary to Stephen Early), Grace Tully (Secretary to The President), and Stephen Early (Secretary To The Press) Bergheim was the personal secretary to Stephen Early and his successor Charles Ross. She took daily stenographic dictation from FDR, and in later years from President Truman. Traveling on official business, election campaigns, and vacations Grace Tully was the personal secretary to Franklin Roosevelt from 1941-1945. Stephen Early met Franklin Roosevelt as a reporter for the Associated Press at the Democratic Party’s 1912 convention, after which FDR asked him to be the advance man in his 1920 vice-presidential campaign. He served as White House Press Secretary under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945 and then again under President Harry S. Truman in 1950 after the sudden death of Charles Griffith Ross. Early was the longest serving press secretary.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950. First American Edition, Early Printing. Octavo, xvi, 1000 pages; VG/G; spine black and beige with red and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$6.50'; moderate rubbing to front cover, spine, mild chipping to head and tail of spine; boards have slight rubbing and wear; slight crinkling to half-title page; no date on title page, no notes of previous printings, no sign pf book club markers; SIGNED flat on title page by Winston Churchill; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1919. First Edition. Quarto in half leather with marbled boards. VG condition. SENATE DOCUMENTS 51: Treaty of Peace with Germany (538 pages) including four large fold out maps 85: Amendments Reported by the Committee of Foreign Relations 63: Assistance to France in the Event of Unprovoked Aggression by Germany 81: Military Occupation of the Territories of the Rhine 82: Treaty with Poland 86: Data on German Peace Treaty total 1185+ pages 66th Congress shelved in case 7.
Norwalk: The Easton Press, 2002. First Edition Thus. Octavo; VG+; deep purple-brown spines with five raised bands, gilt bands and text; boards of each volume are strong and clean; textblocks are clean; titles include: John Toland's In Mortal Combat: Korea, 1950-1953; David F. Trask's The War With Spain in 1898; Rick Atkinson's Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War; James M. McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, volumes I and II; Benson Bobrick's Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution; Gary Mead's The Doughboys: America and the First World War; William L. O'Neill's A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II; Stanley Karnow's Vietnam: A History; Donald R. Hickey's The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict; John S.D. Eisenhower's So Far From God: The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848. shelved above Easton Press books. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: The John Day Company, 1946. First Edition. Octavo, 422 pages; VG-/none; in publisher's dark green cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover; mild rubbing to boards; INSCRIBED on ffep by Gilbert Cant to Senator Joe McCarthy "Senator, Shipmate + Shellback. With all good wishes"; shelved case 1.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1916. First Edition. 12mo., vii, 186pp., 6pp ads; VG-; spine green cloth with faded gilt lettering; small stains to front board; rear board fore edge has some paper remnants attached; small waterstain on middle of fore edge from pages 117-end, water reaches text on page 147; no writing or underlining; presumed first printing, as copyright page has no further printings listed; Motte began her nursing career as a tuberculosis nurse in Baltimore and then served as an army nurse in Europe during World War I. The Backwash of War is based on the diary she kept during that time. Due to its graphic depictions and presumed unpatriotic attitude, it was suppressed in the United States, and not republished until 1934, although there was a British edition in 1919; shelved case 10.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First Edition. 8vo., 158 pp., VG/VG; green DJ with black lettering; mild wear to DJ: mild rubbing to spine (lettering clear and legible), slight superficial material loss to head, tail, and hinges of spine; mild age-toning to covers mostly to back cover (lettering clear and legible), some small closed tears to edges; price uncut "$4.95" to front flap, crossed out in pencil, white sticker to the left with a revised price of "$1.00," DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, green lettering to gray cloth spine, blue paper boards; mild wear to boards: fading to edges; faded green top, age-toning/mild wear to text-block; frontispiece, black-and-white glossy photograph of Meir; pub. 1962, no mention of further printings; shelved Case 5.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 474 pages; VG/G; spine red with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; dust jacket has chipping to all edges, cracking to spine hinges, middle of spine, flap hinges; SIGNED flap on ffep by Ernie Pyle; previous owners info on front pastedown; stated first printing; boards have some mild rubbing and fraying to head and tail of spine; shelved case 1.
New York: Associated Authors, 1955. First American Edition. Octavo, 248 pages; VG/VG; spine grey with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; small amount of chipping to head and tail of spine, corners; foxing and age-toning to interior of dust jacket; INSCRIBED on half-title by Gerda Lerner to Professor Evelyn Beck; very scarce in any condition; shelved case 6.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1928. First American Edition. 12mo., 46 pp., VG-/no DJ; blue cloth boards, beige title labels with black lettering affixed to spine and front board; bumping/chipping/fraying to head and tail of spine and to corners of boards, age-toning/cocking to spine, no shelf lean, boards somewhat shaken, binding intact, foxing to paper labels, lettering legible; age-toning and shelfwear to text-block; mild rubbing to edges of boards; age-toning to endpapers and interior, very slight foxing/wear to front endpapers, mild stain to fore-edge of title page, text legible throughout; pub. 1928, "First Edition" stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Maurois to half-title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
London, New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1961,1965,1966,1969, Octavo; VG-/G; burgundy spine with white text; 4 volumes - 1. The Road to War, 1904-1914, 2. The War Years: To the Eve of Jutland, 1914-1916, 3.Jutland and After: May 1916 - December 1916, & 4. 1917: Year of Crisis; dust jackets have mylar covering; have moderate wear at edges & corners, mainly on spine at heads & tails; lightly age toned exteriors; cloths have lightly sunned spines w/minor spotting on fronts of vols. 1 & 2; panels are study; text blocks show slight wear due to age & handling w/slightly cocked spines, but no major defects; previous owner's name on ffeps & book plate on ffep of vol. 1, otherwise have clean pages & tight bindings; good condition; pp 1594. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. 8vo., 184pp.; VG/G+; spine blue and yellow with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.50'; dust jacket has numerous chips, including to the top of the front cover, top of the rear cover, head and tail of spine, corners; age-toning to spine, rear cover; first printing dust jacket, with no printing information on lower rear cover; publishing profits (fund is perpetual) go to the Air Forces Aid Society; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
Warszawa: Pax, 1957. First Edition. Folio; 319pp; full cloth hardcover in dustjacket; moderately worn and a bit age-soiled; two holes in dj near foot [about half an inch each]; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Housed in original shipping sleeve. Text in Polish. [Spine; white letters in small red panel on b/w photo background].
London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1970-1976. First Edition. Large octavos, 5 volumes, VG-/G+; beige DJs, black and red lettering: moderate overall wear to DJs, mild water staining to spines (lettering unaffected), mild creasing to covers, occasional closed tears to edges, dates in black marker and ex-library stamps to bottom corners of front covers, "£3 12s. 6d. [£3・62½] net" to front flaps, DJs protected by mylar; vertical line of off-white dots to front cover of Volume 5 only, lettering unaffected; brown cloth boards, black title block and gilt lettering to spines: mild overall wear to boards; mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; ex-library labels to front paste-down; ex-library labels and stamps to ffeps; notations in pencil to ffep of Volume 1 only; light age-toning/mild wear to text-blocks; interiors clean; errata slips included in Volumes 3 and 5 only; shelved above Christianity.
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.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Pubs. 1915. First edition. Small octavo in dark blue cloth hardcovers with white letters and gold gilt; VG; boards with moderate shelf wear; good binding; slight fading; previous owner's inscription on ffep; text and paper clean; pp. 213; includes letter from author's relative dated June 1973; shelved in Case # 1.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 1917. First. Small octavo (8vo), 149pp in dark green cloth with gilt titles on spine. A collection of eight lectures, likely privately bound by JCS Fleming(1897-1960, Harvard Class of 1920), given at the ROTC program at Harvard University in 1917 by French army officers: "The French Automatic Machine Rifle," Captain Gene Loriot "The Platoon Leader in the Trenches," Lieutenant A. Morize "Summary of a Course of Instruction for Reserve Officers," Lieutenant A. Morize "Infantry in Combat Under Present Conditions," Major de Reviers de Mauny "The Hand and Rifle Grenades," Captain H. Amann "Infantry in an Attack on a Position I. Preparation of the Attack," Lieutenant A. Morize "II.Execution of the Attack," Major de Reviers "The Machine Gun," Lieutenant A. Morize Condition is Very Good, Ex-Libris, covers clean, binding tight, pages starting to go off-white, bookplate and pocket on front endpapers.
London: Wishart & Co., 1932. First Edition. The aim of this book was to bring to the notice of British public opinion the menace to the peace of Europe constituted by secret military relations between the German and Soviet-Russian Governments. The most intensive period of Soviet military collaboration with Weimar Germany was 1930–1932. Alongside the Soviet Union's military and economic assistance, there was also political backing for Germany's military aspirations. Most of the documents pertaining to secret German-Soviet military cooperation were systematically destroyed in Germany, but some documents were recovered after world war two. This scarce book from the early pre-war years reveals how much was known at the time. Hardcover, 230 pages. 10mo., 230pp.; VG/none; bound in black cloth with red lettering on spine; lacking dust jacket; mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; slight age-toning to pages; interior clean; extremely scarce; shelved case 9.
Combined Inter-Services Historical Section (India & Pakistan), 1958 & 1959. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Light blue spine with black text; 2 volumes; Cloths are covered with custom wrappers with mylar overlay and have slightly sunned spines with some wear at spine edges, but otherwise panels are clean and sturdy; Text blocks have darkened slightly due to age with slight smudge at tail edge of ffep of vol. 1 and cracking at front hinge of vol. 2 between pastedown and end paper with otherwise unmarked pages and good bindings; pp 1006. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1959. First Edition. Octavos, G+/G+; black DJs, red and white lettering: mild overall wear to covers, edgewear with occasional closed tears, mild age-toning visible to flaps (text legible), DJs protected by mylar; black faux-leather paper boards, bright silver lettering to spine: mild wear to boards; mild bumping to heads, tails, and corners; moderate age-toning/mild wear to text-blocks; light age-toning mostly to margins of interiors, text somewhat affected yet clear and legible; interiors replete with black-and-white maps (including fold-outs) and other graphics, particularly within Vol. 2; VOL. 1 [1914-1939]; VOL. 2 [1939-1945]; frontispieces; shelved above Case 13.
London and Nashville: The Imperial War Museum with The Battery Press, Inc., 1994. reprinted. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Off-white spine with black text; 2 volumes: v. 1 - The Battle of Normandy and v. 2 - The Defeat of Germany; Cloths are covered with custom wrappers with mylar overlay and have slightly sunned exteriors which are otherwise clean and panels are strong; Text blocks show only slight wear due to handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 1128. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. eb/nd. Rockville Aisle 24.
Meadville PA: Keystone View Co., 1928. Fifth Edition. Octavo; G+/No jacket; Brown leather spine, gilt lettering; Spine is worn and some gilt lettering rubbed off, bumping and wear to the corners, some fraying at corners and the spine edges; Text block is age toned, especially at edges; Binding sturdy; Text block free of marking; Two folding maps in rear are intact with only minor tears at the folds; 442 pages; Shelve in Case #1.
Warsaw: 1904. First edition. Thin octavo in red hardcovers with gold letters on spine; no DJ available; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear on spine; ex-library stamp on ffep and title page; pencil inscription on back end page; paper heavily discolored, but not detrimental to reading; pp. 289 followed by index of names; in Polish; shelved in Case # 6;YR consignment.
London: Croom Helm, 1976. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with white print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear, spotting on rear flap, price-clipped; Boards in black cloth with gold print, bump to front lower right corner slight wear to spine tail, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight; 301 pages.
Washington DC: Chairman's Office, United States Strategic Bombing Survey, 1946. Octavo. VG/pamphlet (8-1/2x11" mimeographed pages stapled into a letter-size manila folder), 45pp. 1st edition; formerly U.S. Army War College library, transferred to Library of Congress and subsequently released as surplus. Cover is mostly clean aside from a slight pencil underlining of the title and a stamp of the library of U.S. Army War College; library markings, pencil/pen writing also noted on the front cover; binding is strong; manila file folder has several moisture exposure staining on the front, a purple stamp indicating it is a surplus - LOC duplicate, and a stamp from the library of the U.S. Army War College; black permanent pen marking horizontally across the back and front of the manila folder; textblock is age-toned but otherwise clean. library slip with check out card attached to the back of the manila folder.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1981. Second, revised edition. Octavo; pp 707; VG/VG-; Red spine with white and black text; dust jacket has slight rubbing to exterior, light sunning to spine, minor wear to edges; cloth has slight wear to edges; text block shows only slight wear to exterior edges, text pages unmarked;.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1975. Octavo; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white with red print; DJ has vendor label on front, tear at rear bottom of flap fold, slight edgewear; Boards in grey paper with gold print, slight bump to rear bottom corner, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to top edge and slight smudge to bottom edge, else clean and tight; xiii, 578 pages.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1975. First English Language Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 578 pages; VG/VG; spine white with blue and black letteringl dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has very mild wear to corners, tail of spine; interior clean; shelved Germany.
Birmingham, AL: Atlas Printing & Engraving Co., 1949. Octavo; Good+ condition/paperback; tan spine, no text; printed cover with drawing of tank at the tail; light age toning to the covers; flaking at the spine, with 2" tape repair at the head; embossed by previous owner on front free endpaper; text block, clean; B/W illustrations; maps; 111pp. INSCRIBED by author on front free endpaper. A nice copy.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1980. Reprinted. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; dark green spines with gilt text; 4 volumes; cloths have minor wear to exteriors; light bumping to fore corners; strong boards; text blocks have light toning to exterior edges; red endpapers; maps in pouches to pastedowns; interior pages lightly toned; shelve above American History.
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1934. First Edition. 8vo., 247 pp., VG-/no DJ; red cloth boards, faded gold lettering to spine: bumping/fraying to head, tail, and corners; mild water spot to front board; age-toning/mild staining to text-block; wear to endpapers, light age-toning to margins (lettering clear and legible); Yardley was a American cryptologist who, in addition to technical nonfiction works, authored three spy novels, of which this is one; shelved Case 6.
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.
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. First Edition, First Printing [ST ANTONY'S SERIES]. Octavo, 224 pages, VG/VG; DJ, tan and gray colorblocked spine, black lettering to spine: mild overall wear to DJ, covers protected by mylar; black matte paper boards, bright silver lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, inscribed by previous owner to title page; light staining/roughness/waving to title page (inscription affected) likely from liquid damage, otherwise interior clean; very mild wear to text-block, minor small stains to fore- and bottom-edges; shelved Case 9.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 304 pages; VG-/VG-; spine white with red and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '£4.95 net'; remnants of a torn bookplate to front pastedown; top edge of text block red; SIGNED by Len Deighton on title page, dated '15 Sept 1977'; shelved case 9.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo; VG/VG; pp 615; Author signature on main title page; Dark grey spine with gold and silver text; Black cloth spine with gilt text and grey boards; DJ is intact in protective archival cover, shows minimal general shelf ware; Text bock clean, text legible, pages durable; Shelve Case World War I -- Dupont.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 1417 pages; VG/VG; spine white with black and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; text block clean; interior clean; SIGNED by Gilbert on title page; shelved Churchill.
Plantersvill: Small-Arms Technical Publishing Company, 1935. Octavo; VG-/G-; light red spine with white text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar; head & tail edges of dj have fraying w/ some small tears; cloth has slightly sunned exterior; rubbed head & tail edges; exterior is quite clean with strong, intact panels; text block has darkened due to age; binding is tight & intact; pages are clean; inscription to previous owner by The National Rifle Association of America on ffep; pp 398.
Washington, DC: Military Intelligence Service, 1942. November 25,1942. VG+ Small octavo in light gray wraps with black text. No text on spine. Stamped "Received Nov. 30 1942 GNR, QI". Small closed tear on front cover, small creases to head of spine and small chip off of tail of spine. Light foxing to exterior of textblock and rear wrap. Light wear to corners. Shelved case #1.
India & Pakistan: Combined Inter-Services Historical Section; Orient Longsman, 1958. Octavo; vg-/good+; dj, blue spine with black text; HB, navy blue leatherette spine with gilt title; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 467 pp.; illus., photos, tables, maps, charts; some folded; light general toning; endpapers, deep toning; minor insect damage; dj, [BRO-DART]; else very good.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 427 pages, VG/G+; black DJ, white and golden yellow lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, closed tears to edges of covers, light scratching mostly to back cover; non-archival tape to head, tail, corners, and fore-edge to back cover to interior of DJ; DJ protected by mylar; black faux-cloth paper boards, bright gold lettering to spine: very mild wear to text-block, mild age-toning to top, light age-toning to fore-edge, bottom clean; interior clean; shelved Case 10.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1970-1974. Various First Editions. 8vos., 3 vols., VG/VG-; DJs, various covers, black lettering: mild overall wear to DJs, fading to spine of Vol. 3 only (lettering unaffected); cloth boards, various colors; bumping to heads and tails, slight fraying to joints and corners; boards somewhat shaken to Vols. 1-2; mild wear to text-blocks; interiors clean, with many black-and-white photographs to each volume; VOL. 1, 1877-1918 [First American Edition, pub. 1970 by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, ISBN 0870219340: white/orange/sky blue DJ, mild age-toning to covers; navy blue buckram boards]; VOL. 2, 1919-1931 [First American Edition, pub. 1972 by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, ISBN 0870219359: silver/white/red DJ, mild age-toning to back cover; dark red buckram boards, rounding with vertical crease to spine, binding sturdy]; VOL. 3, 1931-1963 [First UK Edition, pub. 1974 by Collins, ISBN 0002113325: white/red/green DJ, closed tears to back cover, front flap price clipped; bright red cloth boards, Collins cloth binding slightly different than the Naval Institute's Vols. 1-2; dark top to text-block; Naval Institute Press label to title page covering Collins logo]; shelved England.
New York: Strand Press, 1945. quarto, 68pp(unpaginated), perfect-bound in illustrated textured wraps with black titles on spine. VG. with very light staining to paper wraps and age-toning to some of the text block. Book is profusely illustrated with black and white photos. The first 16 of the book is an illustrated article describing the battle and historical context, the rest is personnel lists and photos.