Boston: Press of Rockwell and Churchill, 1882. Hard Cover. First Edition. 215 + 52 pp. Apparently the annual report of a military group titled "The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States," with the report of the Massachusetts group for the period 1882-1885. Brown covers are stamped with rules front and back, and have beveled edges. Lettered on front and spine in bright gilt, with a medal reproduced center front. Touches of edgewear. Edges tinted khaki brown. Attractive wallpaper print eps. A handsome book. Very Good.
War & Militarism
1907. Hardcover. First Edition. 40 pp. Red cover is frayed at corners, just a little along edges. Gilt lettering on front aging but readable. Appears to be the set-up document for the organization, open to "all honorably discharged officers, soldiers, sailors and acting assistant surgeons of the Regular and Volunteer Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the U.S. who honorably served during the war with Spain or in the incidental insurrection in the Philippines prior to July 4, 1902, and all officers or enlisted men in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service..." Uniform pictured, flags described. Very Good.
Houston, Texas: Rice University, 1965. Paper. Stated Third. 101 type-written, 8 1/2" x 11" pages, plus 11 page type-written Index. There are no covers or end-papers, pages are just stapled together. Top page has the title, author, edition and publisher information. Exterior pages are somewhat aged, soiled, stained and edge-worn. Bottom edges of first several pages are chipped. Corners are curled and chipped. Interior is slightly aged along the edges, otherwise clean and crisp. Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Paper Over Boards. First. 300 pp. B/w ills. Gray cover has red lettering front and spine, sketch of a soldier on front. Cover is worn at all extremities; spine sunned and ready to tear at hinges. Front corners bumped. Traces of foxing on edges of book. Interior very good plus, with no foxing. The author's account of his life after he entered the French Army in 1879. Very Good.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1915. Hardcover. First Edition. 309 pp. B/w photo ills. Dark red front cover has gilt title block in shape of a battlement, with inner frame around a gilt cannon. Battlement design reappears on spine, where gilt is sunned. Spine ends creased & worn. Corners bumped. Binding is holding, but somewhat tender. Bookplate on fpd, with a stamp from same p.o. on ffep. Frontis photo of the Ancient Watch-tower of Ft. Marion, St. Augustine, FL, is detached but present. There are 71 photo ills. in this interesting book. Photo of Ft. Niagra has p.o. ink note in margin. Nicely presented, with large decorative caps beginning each chapter, the book looks at the different peoples who established these Colonial forts, including...
Ontario, Canada: Harry Hussey. Paperback. Presumed First. 113 pp. Nd; probably 1932. Subtitle: "In Relation to World Peace. Things not told in the Report of the Commission of Enquiry." Ivory covers have maps of the far east wrapping front to back, with Manchuria circled in red. A commentary on the invasion of Manchuria by Japan in September 1931, the history of the area, and concerns for the world situation. Very Good.
Berlin: Max Hochsprung, c. 1890. Hardcover. As. 40 accordion-pleated pages. No publication date. Assumed to be late 1800s or early 1900s. Binding is red paper over boards with a red cloth spine. Front cover has silver lettering. Binding is somewhat aged, soiled, shelf- and edge-worn. There are no preliminary pages, title page, etc. Just an unfolding, 40-plate chromolithographic panorama of men in various military uniforms. Each page shows approximately 8-10 different uniforms. At the top of each page is a brief, general listing of the branch of the military, ranks, etc. shown on that page. The various models are numerically keyed to a brief description at the bottom of the page. All text is in German. Pages are aged and fragile, particularly at the accordion...
Washington, D.C. The Society of American Military Engineerings. Harddcover. Third Edition. 329 pp., plus index. Front cover and spine have stamped gilt lettering. Front cover also has the insignia of the American Military Engineers stamped in gilt. All gilding is faded. Cloth binding is textured to look like cracked leather. Covers and spine are slightly aged and worn. Corners are bumped. All edges gilt, which are still fairly bright. Text is slightly aged and underlined throughout. Rear paste-down has former student's lesson plan pasted in. Author was Professor of Civil and Military Engineering at the United States Military Academy. Cross reference: see our book #001125. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. The Society of American Military Engineerings, 1928. Hardback. Second Edition. 216 pp., includes index. Black front cover and spine had stamped, gilt lettering. Front cover also had the insignia of the American Military Engineers stamped in giltand gilt rules. All gilding is faded into oblivion, only an outline remains. Cloth binding is textured to look like cracked leather. Covers and spine are slightly aged and worn. Corners are very slightly bumped. All edges gilt, which are still fairly bright. Text is slightly aged and underlined throughout. Front fep has former student's lesson plan pasted in and his name and "1933" in ink. Author was Professor of Civil and Military Engineering at the United States Military Academy. Cross reference: see our book #001124. Very Good.
New York: M. Evans & Company, 1987. Black Cloth. First Edition. 320 pp. B/w maps. Bright gilt on spine. Glossy dj illus. w/full-color painting, white lettering on black. Unclipped dj has very light edgewear at upper front. Small mark on lower edges - does not seem to be a remainder mark, possibly a coffee stain. Investigation of military problems from 1625 to 1956, w/bibliography. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.
Hartford, Conn. Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufaturing Co., 1926. Paperbound. 64 pp. "A Story of the Development of the History of Our Country and the Part Played in it by the Colt." Believed to be first edition. Tales of derring-do involving Colt guns plus two odes to the Colt, on inside front and back covers. 5 pen-and-ink ills. by R.L. Frederick. Very Good.
London: Hutchinson of London, 1973. Navy Cloth. 321 pp. B/w photo ills. Covers a bit edgeworn, with bright red lettering on spine. Back corners rubbed. Edges foxed. Pictorial dj is unclipped, with price in pounds. Dj excellent except that upper right corner is chipped, and spine is sunned. Gray eps. Eps are stamped, stickered, and inked with previous ownership. The text is tight and clean with intermittent ink underlining. Very Good / Very Good Plus.
Unknown: Unknown. Wraps. First Edition. 42 pp. Circa 1915. Blue paper covers are soiled and aged. Front cover has previous owner's name and address written in ink. Corners are curled. Text is slightly aged, soiled, creased, foxed and rusted where it is held together with original staples. Text of speech at St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H., is underlined, here and there, in black ink. In addition to the speech mentioned in the title, text also contains the following speeches: "The Swiss System" by Rev. Henry Feguson, LL.D. and in the Appendix a speech titled "Armament Lessons for the United States" by Col. E.E. Hatch, U.S.A. Good.