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;.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924-1925. Octavo; 2 volumes in 3 parts; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print, call number label at bottom; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, toning to spine, peripheral toning, fading to spine (v. 1), wear to spine caps, edges, and corners, smudging/shelfwear, library label on rear boards; Text blocks have library bookplate on front pastedown, library pocket on rear pastedown, library name written in ink on title pages, library stamp on edges, mild age-toning to paper; CONTENTS: Vol. I. Pt. 1. (text block has cracked hinges front and rear, title page torn at hinge, text in English and French on facing pages) 577 pages, illustrated with b&w plates — Vol. I. Pt. 2. Portfolio (missing string tie) containing folded maps and charts (some color) — Vol. II. (text block has cracked hinges front and rear, spine break at p. 569, text in English only) viii, 1173 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated (b&w plates).
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1946. Octavo; G; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, library bound paperback, light wear to spine caps and corners, slight blemishes on front, else clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to endpapers, library pocket on rear pastedown, library stamps on frontispiece and title page and page 175, penciled call number on title page verso, else clean and tight; "Prepared for South-East Asia Command, the Central Office of Information"-- title page; 175 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
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.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2003. Quarto, 765 pages; VG-; bound in fine black genuine leather; spine with bright gilt lettering and design; all edges bright gilt; some scuffing and light-colored soiling to boards; silk moire endpapers; satin ribbon bookmark; contains numerous black and white photographs; shelved Easton Press.
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;.
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1922. Quarto, xiii, , 39,  pages; VG; rebound in black cloth with gilt titling to front cover, mild wear; original wraps preserved and bound in; inscribed on the half-title by Pershing to General John McAuley Palmer, Pershing's Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, G-3.; Text block uncut; Some fading and marking to both front and back boards, and minor bumping to corners. Wear and moderate damp staining to original paper cover; Text block age-toned, with bumping and a few minor tears to edges pages; some threading becoming loose.; EF consignment; shelved case 5.
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). NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
Erlangen: Klaus Kirchner, 2004. Quarto; VG-; Ex-library; Hardback; Spine, orange with black print, call number label at bottom; Boards in glossy illustrated paper with black print, light wear to spine caps and corners, barcode label on rear, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; 246 pages, illustrated (b&w). [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.
Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1921. Octavo; G-; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, grey with black print, call number label at bottom; Boards in grey cloth with gold print, toning to spine, light peripheral toning, wear to spine caps and corners, large library label on rear, mild shelfwear; Text block has tinted top edge, library bookplate and label on front endpapers, library pocket on rear pastedown, cracked rear hinge, light age toning to paper, clean text; 175 pages, charts, tables.
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.
Wise, VA: The Wise County Historical Society, 1995. Quarto; VG-; dark green spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows slight exterior wear; strong boards; minor edge wear; text block exterior edges mildly toned; profusely illustrated; light pencil inside; pp 923; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
London: G. Bell and Sons, 1965. Octavo; G+/G+ Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Orange and Black pictorial spine with Orange text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, bottom corner of front interior flap clipped; Boards strong, some edgewear, some shelfwear; Textblock has toning to front endpaper, otherwise clean; 195 pp.
New York: Queensborough Community College/CUNY, 2009. Oblong Booklet [9x12]; VG/paperback; black covers have slight exterior wear; minor rubbing to edges; mildly rubbed spine; pictorial front; white lettering to front; tight binding; text block edges have mild wear; tight binding; interior clean; minor wear to tail fore corners; illustrated; pp 28.
New York: NAL Caliber, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 297 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; slight wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; price uncut '$24.95'; inscribed at title page by "Wild Bill" Guarnere of 101st Airborne Division; contains black and white photographs; pages clean; shelved WWII.
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.
London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1984. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G; light green pictorial spine with red, white and black text; first edition; dust jacket shows some rubbing to exterior; few chips to corners; tape mends to fore corners; cloth exterior has only mild wear; slightly bumped tail spine edge and tail fore corners; sturdy boards; text block exterior edges have light smudges; tight binding; illustrated; including maps; pp 686.
London: Eure and Spottiswoode, 1966. First UK Edition. 10mo; G+/G; pp 345; off-white spine with black and red text; dust jacket shows very light tone to exterior; lightly rubbed edges; small chip to rear head edge; cloth shows only slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges show some foxing; illustrated; interior clean; tight binding.
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: Simon and Schuster, 1985. Octavo; VG/G; off-white spine with red and blue text; BCE; dust jacket has some age toning toward edges; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; minor edge wear; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have slight age toning; foxing to exterior head edge; tight binding; illustrated; interior clean; pp 176.
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.
Brussels: Sagato S.A., 1984. Octavo; VG; off-white spine with black text; no jacket; cloth exterior has only mild exterior wear; bumped front tail edge; very sturdy boards; textblock exterior edges have slight foxing; tight binding; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; pp 214; inscribed by author.
New York: Vantage Press, Inc., 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-/VG-; dark green/off-white spine with black and red text; first edition; first printing; dust jacket shows slight exterior wear; minor dings to edges; cloth clean; strong, straight boards; text block edges show mild exterior wear; previous owner's embossed stamp to several pages; illustrated; letter tipped in at copyright page from Tom Prudhomme; gift inscription by Tom Prudhomme to table of contents; tight binding; inked writing and underlining to last few pages; pp 243; inscribed by author.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; white spine with green and red text; first edition; first printing; dust jacket has mild soiling to exterior; few chips to edges; cloth shows light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges have slight foxing; illustrated; pp 270.
London: Hutchinson and Co., n.d. [1928?]. Third Impression. Octavo, 286 pages; G+; full blue cloth binding; spine with gilt lettering; possibly ex-library, with label at back paste down; some shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; scuffing at bottom half of front board; spine faded; small closed tears at crown and tail of spine; spine cocked; back hinge split; previous owner's name at front free end paper; contains black and white photos; fold-out map; pages clean; shelved WWI.
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.
Holzminden: Verlag der Fallschirmpionier-Gemeischaft, 1971. Octavo; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black print; DJ has slight edgewear, light toning to spine and peripheral toning, blemishes on front; Boards in yellow cloth with black print, slight bumps to fore corners, else clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to top edge, else clean and tight; Text in German; 336 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. First Edition. 10mo; VG-/G; grayish yellow pictorial spine with black and red text; first edition; dust jacket has some soiling to exterior; mildly sunned spine; slight rubbing wear to edges; cloth has mild exterior wear; minor edge wear; strong, straight boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; some offset to endpapers; interior unmarked; tight binding; illustrated; pp 266.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920. Small Octavo; G+; black spine without text; no jacket; stiff board exterior shows some rubbing wear to joints and edges; gilt titles to front; modest soiling to front and rear; mild creasing to spine; mildly splayed panels; text block edges modestly age toned; patterned endpapers; otherwise interior unmarked; small chip to fore edge to p 5; chips to edges to few last pages; good binding; illustrated with several folded maps; pp 96.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1919. Small Octavo; G; black spine without text; no jacket; stiff board exterior shows some rubbing wear to joints and edges; gilt titles to front; modest spotting to front and rear; mild creases to spine; mildly splayed panels; text block edges marbled; mild toning to edge otherwise; patterned endpapers; otherwise interior unmarked; good binding; illustrated; pp 192.
San Rafael CA: Presidio Press, 1980. Octavo; VG-/G; gray/red pictorial spine with off-white text; dust jacket exterior shows modest exterior wear; rear has age toned slightly toward edges; few chips to edges; cloth has very slight wear to exterior; strong, straight boards; textblock exterior edges have light foxing; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; pp 332.
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: Henry Holt and Company, 1957. First Edition. Octavo, 337 pages; VG/NONE; full binding of blue cloth; spine with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear; covers protected with a mylar wrapper; mild foxing to edges of text block; contains black and white photos; pages clean; EF consignment; shelved Case 1.