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1 ALBUM DE LA ARTILLERIA ESPANOLA 1862. (REEDICION DE ALFONSO DE CARLOS PENA.)
Alfonso de Carlos Pena, (Madrid, 1972), limited edition of 3,000 copies. 
32 pp. of text + 16 plates on heavy stock (printed on one side only) - 2 images per plate. Oblong 4to (12 1/4" H x 17" D), hard cover (blue boards with gold lettering on spine/front board and blindstamped designs on front and rear boards) - no dust jacket. Limited edition reprint of 1862 edition. SPANISH TEXT. Color uniform studies, 4 including horses/mules. Interior - tiny foxing mark on first plate in white space, otherwise all pages are clean and tight with no previous owners h i p m a r k s . Exterior - small surface paper pull and light fading to front board, light scratches/rubbing to both boards, very light edge wear. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  NUMERO 14 - 2000., Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et
2 Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. NUMERO 14 - 2000.
Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2000. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), soft cover. Colour illustrations. SPANISH TEXT. Sumario - Las VI Jornadas de la Asociacion de Amigos de los museos militares, "La Historia de Navarra (El Camino de Santiago)" Programa. Palabras de inauguracion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente del Gobierno de Navarra; Presentacion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la Asociacion sobre "La Historia Militar de Navarra. Conferencias: Hechura medieval de Navarra; Integracion y renovacion de un reino. Navarra en la M o n a r q u i a espanola; Los albores de la Edad Contemporeanea en Navarra; El Camino de Santiago en Navarra. Asociacion: La historia del Museo del Ejercito en sus hombres; Decimo aniversario de la Seccion de Musica de la Asociacion. Colaboracion es : la l ib re ri a d el abogado riojano Don Diego de Castroviejo, Relator del Consejo de Guerra durante el reinado de Felipe V; Las dos bombardas de la Condesa de Montijo; La Tizona en Palacio; Sobre la estrategia flexible y elastica de Wellingto n. In flu enc ia en ell a de l Marques de la Romana; Los enfrentamientos belicos con Inglatera y sus gentes (1250-1515); Las festividades asturianas y las celebraciones del Ejercito espanol en Cuba durante el periodo de las guerra independentistas ( 186 8-1 898) . I nte rio r - sm all bump to top corner of approx. first 85 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RUSSIAN PROPLINERS & JETLINERS., Ballantine, Colin.
3 Ballantine, Colin. RUSSIAN PROPLINERS & JETLINERS.
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1993. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879388315 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs of Soviet-built propeller and jet aircraft, helicopters, and even the TU-144 'Concordskii' - aircraft used around the world: North Korea, Cuba, Mongo lia, Czechoslovakia, etc. are covered. Tiny dint on bottom of text block, very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
4 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992., Bearman, Sidney, ed.
5 Bearman, Sidney, ed. STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992.
Brassey's / International Institute for Strategic Studies, (London, 1992). 
248 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Contents: The End of an Empire; Central Europe's Struggling States; Turmoil in the Balkans; European Integration: On the Horizon; The US Looks Inwards; North American Free Trade Area in Trouble; Latin America: Or thodoxy and Uncertainty; Cuba: Teetering on the Brink; Prospects for Arab-Israeli Peace; Iraq and the Gulf States; Iran Sheds its Radical Image; The Maghreb: The Rise of Radical Islam; China On the Move; Japan: Still Searching; The Two Kore a s : C o o p e ration or Crisis?; Indochina: A Fragile Peace; Central Asia: Shaping New States; India and its Neighbours; The Horn of Africa; South Africa; Disowning Apartheid; Arms Control: The Agenda Transformed; Responses to Weapons Proliferati on ; Re t hi nk in g Ea st Asian Security; Water Resources: Scarcity and Conflict. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
6 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815., Cooper, John Spencer.  Introduction by Ian Fletcher.
7 Cooper, John Spencer. Introduction by Ian Fletcher. ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 1996. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 187337665 B&w frontispiece. "....one of the very best - and one of the most sought after - of the many volumes of Peninsular reminiscences. Originally published in 1869, 'Rough Notes' is an account of the military career of a man who saw action with the 7th (Royal Fusiliers) at many of the greatest battles and sieges of the Peninsular War, including Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vittoria and the Pyrenee s . . . . a w o n derful book which combines much detail of the day-to-day life of a soldier in Wellington's army, with honest and vivid accounts of the battles in which he took part. Undoubtedly, this is one of the finest personal accounts of the P en in su la r W ar a nd of the ill-fated New Orleans campaign of 1815." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, a few soft creases at bottom of rear panel, m ino r r ubb ing . Ve ry Go od+ /Ve ry Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
8 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Crickmore, Paul F. Forewords by Robert Gilliland & B.C. Thomas. LOCKHEED SR-71: THE SECRET MISSIONS EXPOSED. REVISED EDITION.
Osprey Aerospace, London, 1997, revised edition. 
262 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855326817 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, technical drawings, color plates. "Designed at the height of the Cold War to be the ultimate surveillance platform, the SR-71 was operated exclusively by the USAF's 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. In this new edition of Paul Crickmore's best-selling history, the fruits of an alliance between NASA and the Lockheed project (which began when NASA engineers lent a ha nd at Edwards AFB way back in 1967) are reviewed, as the 'space men' use the SR-71 for experiments on the outer edge of the atmosphere. Also new is a complete list of USAF missions flown out of Kadena, detailing duration, pilots, Reconnais s a n c e S y s tems Officers, altitude, etc. It is a fascinating addition to the history of operational flights over North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Yemen, the Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Cuba....Also revealed are details o f fl ig ht s c on du ct ed from Beale AFB, in California and RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, into the Arctic Circle and over the Baltic to monitor the movements of Soviet nuclear submarines. With more than 250 illustrations, and full appendices p ro vid ing te ch ni cal sp eci fications and performance data, there is no more definitive work on this extraordinary aircraft." Small bump to top corner of rear board, tiny crease at top corner of last few pages, very small tear and bump at top of spin e. Dust ja cke t ha s ve ry m inor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SNOBS AND SPIRES., Cross, Austin F.
10 Cross, Austin F. SNOBS AND SPIRES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Inscribed By Author
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper. "(A) collection of travel sketches of North America. Austin F. Cross travels in the style of the modern young journalist to whom every added mile is a new adventure, and in high spirits he takes you with him. His descriptions are spirited, pungent, unorthodox. Written into every page is the secret of getting fun out of travel - perhaps, indeed, the secret for getting fun out of life." Chapter headings include: The Gargoyles and the Garrulous; Off to Havana; Gay Havana; Seminoles and Bangtails; Bahamas Brings Brain Balm; Everglades to Singing Tower; St. Petersburg - Sunshine City; Night Bus to Washington; Uncle Sam's Sea School; Six State Capitals in Thirty Hours; Polar Caves of New Hampshire; The Black Hills of South Dakota; Afternoon on Icebreaker; etc., etc. Minor foxing on endpapers, minor browning on pages, browning and scattered foxing on edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor fading to spine color. Dust jacket has heavy edge wear with small chips and creases, archival tape repairs, browning, small hole on spine, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Eayrs, James. NORTHERN APPROACHES: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR PEACE.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
195 pp, 8 3/4" H. "A brilliant intelligence is brought to bear on the vital issues of Canadian defence and foreign policy, on Canada's relations with the U.S. and the British Commonwealth and the Communist bloc. Canadians do not always look at these problems in the same way as their North American neighbours. This book considers the Canadian 'style' in approaching such questions. (Discusses) difficult and frightening issues such as the location of the Great Deterrent, the acquisition of nuclear weaons, the fate of the Avro Arrow, civil defence. (Eayrs) examines the 'Nostrum of Neutralism' and while he concedes its appeal, concludes that the arguments in its favour are not valid at present. Commonwealth concerns, the monarchy, America's ill-fated intervention in Cuba, the role of the United Nations, the non-recognition of Communist China - all these questions and others of the kind are fearlessly and realistically discussed." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has beem price-clipped, has very light soiling/rubbing, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REVISTA DE HISTORIA MILITAR.  ANO XLVI.  2002.  NUM. 92.  (SHOWS "ANO XLIV" ON SPINE), Enrique Gozalbes Cravioto; Aurora Ladero Galan, Miguel-Angel Ladero Quesada; Germain Segura Garcia; Jose Manuel Serrano Alvarez; Gustavo Placer Cervera; Manuel Del Barrio Jala.
12 Enrique Gozalbes Cravioto; Aurora Ladero Galan, Miguel-Angel Ladero Quesada; Germain Segura Garcia; Jose Manuel Serrano Alvarez; Gustavo Placer Cervera; Manuel Del Barrio Jala. REVISTA DE HISTORIA MILITAR. ANO XLVI. 2002. NUM. 92. (SHOWS "ANO XLIV" ON SPINE)
Instituto de Historia y Cultura Militar, Madrid, 2002. 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Articles: Unidades Militares de origen hispano en el Ejercito Romano en Mauritania Tingitana; Ejercitos y Armadas de los Reyes Catolicos. Algunos presupuestos y cuen tas de gastos entre 1493 y 1500; La guerra de Cataluna en el Ampurdan (1640-1645); El situado en la Administration Militar Indiana: los casos de Santa Fey Quito, 1700-1788; La columna del Coronel Escario; Reflexiones sobre la guerra de Afric a ; D o c u m entos: 17 Julio 8. Segundo oficio de Castanos. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease, smal l so f t cr ea se o n both covers. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE LEATHERNECK BOYS: A PFC AT THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL., Farrington, Arthur C.
13 Farrington, Arthur C. THE LEATHERNECK BOYS: A PFC AT THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1995. 
183 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451805 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. The personal reminiscences of a young Marine who "served with the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Britain, and Peleliu." Interior - clean a nd tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, laminate and slight surface paper loss on rear cover due to sticker removal. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  VOL. 16 (2002)., Francisco de Asis Veas Artesoros; Antonio Penafiel Ramon; Susana Garcia Ramirez; Salvador Nadales; Francisco Jose Portela Sandoval; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Adolfo R. Bernalte; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jorge Morin de Pablos; Gabriel Rodriguez Perez; et al.
14 Francisco de Asis Veas Artesoros; Antonio Penafiel Ramon; Susana Garcia Ramirez; Salvador Nadales; Francisco Jose Portela Sandoval; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Adolfo R. Bernalte; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jorge Morin de Pablos; Gabriel Rodriguez Perez; et al. MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. VOL. 16 (2002).
Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2002. 
207 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, uniform studies. SPANISH TEXT. Sumario - Programas de las Jornadas; Presentacion por el Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la Asociacion de Amigos de los Museos Militares. Con ferencias: El Sureste en la Edad Media; Panorama de la vida murciana en la Edad Moderna. Vistas: Los museos de armas y de historia militar del Sureste; Palabras de la alcaldesa de Cartagena. Colaboradores: En torno a la Guerra de la Indep e n d e n c i a : dos ejemplos del Museo del Ejercito. Baston de mando del Capitan General D. Pedro Caro y Sureda, Marques de la Romana; Retrato del Teniente Jacinto Ruiz Mendoza; Pablo Gonzales Pola y Monumento dedicado en Cartagena a los heroicos m ar in os d e Ca vi te y Santiago de Cuba en 1898; Don Alonso Gomez Figueroa, Teniente de Comisario General en tiempos de Carlos III; Estudio de un arma japonesa del Museo del Ejercito; La huella militar en el folklore vasco-navarro; El yacimien to de "Ca sas de M urc ia" . ( Villa de Vallecas). Excavaciones arqueologicas en un fortin republicano en la segunda linea de defensa de Madrid capital; El General Fajardo de Tenza, Senor de Espinardo, Gobernador de Filipinas; La escasez de vestua rio en la Guer ra d e C uba. In teri or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top of rear hinge - migrates into last few pages, slight bump at bottom of front hinge - migrates slightly into first few pages. Ver y Go od- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE., Freifeld, Sidney.  Illustrated by Susan Macartney.
15 Freifeld, Sidney. Illustrated by Susan Macartney. UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE.
Hounslow Press / Anthony R. Hawke, Willowdale, Ontario, 1990. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888821263 B&w illustrations. "Behind formal negotiations are events sometimes too hilarious (and human) for academic histories. Beneath serene exteriors are people, who, from time to time, are clowns. And often, the expectations of dignity and protocol only serve to heighten the antics. From his 30-year career, Sidney Freifeld - at various desks at headquarters and in various embassies, up through the ranks, to ambassador - recollects some of these tales. He has gleaned others from colleagues or 'unofficial' files. Among the treats in (this book): Castro's table manners at an impromptu dinner; The circus of incivility created by the arrogance of the Ceausescu clan and their entourage; Calls in the night to deal with Moscow's howling cats; Australian VIPs lost in the bowels of the Chateau Laurier; A Canadian embassy held at gun-point, by a Canadian; and Poetry to protest External's policy on decorations. Legations run like military outposts, the needs of beavers in transit, and the exchange of diplomatic notes over a baseball game are more subjects for 'Undiplomatic Notes'. And for the uninitiated there are some useful chapters on what really, really, goes on." Previous owner's label on front pastedown, bump to bottom edge of pages, small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good-/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY., Harbron, John D.  Inscribed by author.
16 Harbron, John D. Inscribed by author. TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1988. 
178 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0851774776 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings, colour plates. "Contrary to popular opinion, the defeat of the Armada was not the end of the Spanish Navy as a major maritime power. Indeed it underwent a real renaissance in the eighteenth century, and at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars was the third largest navy in the world. Its ships were well designed and superbly built, and were officered by brave and dedicated professionals, who were nowhere near as ineffective in combat as often represented. This is the first English language book to look at Spanish naval forces in the century before Trafalgar, an d p r o v i des a long overdue reassessment of the aims and achievements of the service. Following a brief overview of the factors which shaped development and the main maritime events, more detailed chapters cover Spanish warship design and const ru c ti on , an d the much-maligned officer corps, concluding with sections on the battle itself and its significance to Spain....It is illustrated throughout with contemporary plans, paintings and ship models, and will prove stimulating reading for la ym an and s pec ia list alike." Very small bump at bottom of rear hinge area. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BANNERS IN THE AIR:  THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR., Hard, Curtis V.  Edited by Robert H. Ferrell.
17 Hard, Curtis V. Edited by Robert H. Ferrell. BANNERS IN THE AIR: THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR.
The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, (1988). 
147 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Here, in short compass, is a lively, highly personal, and compelling account of what the war was like to the soldiers....Hard's group (Hard was the colonel of the Eight Ohio Volunteer) was the only Ohio regiment to go to Cuba. The men saw no combat action because they arrived only a few days before the armistice of Santiago, but the value of Hard's account lies elsewhere - in the story he tells of the men in his regiment. He recounts the mechanics of mobilization, camp life, the pace and problems of campaigning, and the traditional enemy of soldierly life before this century - illness. Seventy-two of the 1,325 men in the regiment died from malaria or other illness in Cuba or aboard ship or at Montauk or in hospitals in the United States or at home. Hard's narrative is enhanced by over thirty photographs - many taken by and preserved in the personal album of Chief Musician William R. Palmer, bandmaster of the E ighth... " Small bump to top corner of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA:  CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA., James, Winston.
18 James, Winston. HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA: CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA.
London Verso 1998 1859849997 / 9781859849996 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
406 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Richard B. Moore, Amy Jacques Garvey, Cyril Briggs, Claude McKay, Claudia Jones, C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael - the roster of immigrants from the Carribean who have made a profound impact on the development of radical politics in the United States is extensive. In this magisterial and lavishly illustrated work, Winston James focuses on the twentieth century's first waves of migrants from the Caribbean and their contribution to political dissidence in America. Examining how the characteristics of the societies they left shaped their perceptions of the land to which they traveled, James draws sharp distinctions between Hispanic, Anglophone, and other non-Hispanic arrivals. He explores the interconnections between the Cuban independence struggle, Puerto Rican nationalism, Afro-American feminism, and black communism in the first turbulent decades of the twentieth century. He also provides fascinating insights into the peculiarities of Puerto Rican radicalism's impact in New York City and recounts the remarkable story of Afro-Cuban radicalism in Florida." Light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
REVISTA DE HISTORIA MILITAR.  ANO XLIII.  1999.  NUM. 86.  WITH SEPARATA A LA REVISTA NUM. 86, Jose Luis Isabel Sanchez; Jose Izquierdo Navarrete; Andres Cassinello Perez; Jesus Cantera Montenegro; Andres Mas Chao; Jose Luis Infiesta Perez; Luis Sequera Martinez.
19 Jose Luis Isabel Sanchez; Jose Izquierdo Navarrete; Andres Cassinello Perez; Jesus Cantera Montenegro; Andres Mas Chao; Jose Luis Infiesta Perez; Luis Sequera Martinez. REVISTA DE HISTORIA MILITAR. ANO XLIII. 1999. NUM. 86. WITH SEPARATA A LA REVISTA NUM. 86
Instituto de Historia y Cultura Militar, Madrid, 1999. 
284 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, maps, plans, reproductions. SPANISH TEXT ONLY. Articles: El infante y la infanteria: origen, significado y antiguedad de estas palabras; El Conde de Aranda: una figura militar mas alla d el su tiempo; El Memorial Militar y Patriotico del Ejercito de la Izquierda; El Proyecto de reforma del cuartel de Infanteria de Leganes del ano 1859; Guantanamo: la primera batalla terrestre de la guerra hispanoamericana en Cuba; Algunas a p o r t a c i o n es al conocimiento de la batalla de Guadalajara; La fortificacion espanola de los anos 40; Documentos: Operaciones de Campana - Expedicion al Darien. Interior- clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is co ck ed , ha s a fe w soft creases on covers - three small corner creases, minor rubbing, minor soiling. Separate booklet has a few soft crease on covers and tiny bump to top corner. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MITCHELL:  PIONEER OF AIR POWER., Levine, Isaac Don.  Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother.
20 Levine, Isaac Don. Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother. MITCHELL: PIONEER OF AIR POWER.
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
420 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The life of Billy Mitchell epitomizes the story of the development of air power, and the author presents this life against the background of an age that was revolutionized by the rise of the flying machine. Like Teddy Roosevelt, Billy Mitchell was the scion of a dynastic fam-ily, grandson of an empire builder, son of a United States Senator. At eighteen, he enlisted in the Spanish-American War. From that moment on his story belongs to the annals of his age. Mr. Levine has had access to the private files of General Mitchell, to the archives of the Mitchell family, and has also had the co-operation of many of Mitchell's closest friends and associates. The result is a fact-filled chronicle, with astonishing anecdotes, exceptional personal material, unknown pages of aviation lore, a story that brings to light striking facts and dramatic personalities. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Fiorello LaGuardia, General Arnold, and scores of others appear in new or little-known roles. Mitchell himself cuts a heroic national figure, the indomitable crusader, the pioneer as well as the prophet of air power." Contents: Foreword; Author's Note (New Edition); Father and Son; To the Philippines; From Alaska to Aviation; Musketeer of the Air; Flight to Victory; Blueprint for the Future; Disturber of the Peace; Flying Crusader; "A Bomb was Fired Today"; The Way of an Eagle; Stormy Petrel; What Price Heresy; Judicial Extravaganza; Man Against the Age; Postscript; Mitchell's Own Writings; Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, one small edge tear archivally taped, tiny perforation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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