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1 Anderson, LaVere. SADDLES AND SABERS: BLACK MEN IN THE OLD WEST.
Champaign, Illinois Garrard 1975 0811648052 / 9780811648059 First Edition Hard Cover Herman Vestal 
128 pp, 8vo(8 1/2" H). Pictorial front cover - no dust jacket. B&w drawings, photographs. Written for the younger reader. Contents: They Helped Build the West; Nat Love - 'Deadwood Dick'; Isaiah Dorman - Custer Guide; Bob Lemmons - Mustanger; Cherokee Bill - Outlaw; Willis Peoples - Wolf Hunter; Bill Pickett - Cowhand; The Soldiers; The Cowboys; The Lawmen; The Scouts. Interior - faint pencil erasure marks on front free endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bumps to board corners, minor rubbing and soiling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
2 Bickers, Richard Townshend. FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994). 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...(an) historical survey of some of the most dramatic incidents of what (the author) more correctly calls 'accidental amicide', it is an occurence as old as warfare itself. It is inevitabl e that in the heat of battle men become confused and disoriented and such accidents are bound to happen. Sometimes, as the author shows, the blame can be attributed to the incompetence or stupidity of a commander who leads or sends his me n i n t o t h e line of fire of his own guns. More often, however, it is simply the result of a breakdown in communications or a change in the weather. In this absorbing book, Richard Bickers puts 'Friendly Fire' in its true perspective, using hi s o wn e xp e ri en ce as an airman in and after the Second World War to who how hard it is for a pilot to distinguish friend from foe." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CURSE NOT HIS CURLS., Ege, Robert J.  Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost.  Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund.
3 Ege, Robert J. Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost. Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund. CURSE NOT HIS CURLS.
Old Army Press, (Fort Collins, Colorado, 1974). 
152 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here is told the complete story of Custer's desperate 'Last Stand' at the Little Big Horn, in words, photos, maps, and the incomparable art of Lorence Bjorklund." Previous owners small stamp on f ront endpapers, a few tiny foxing marks and a tiny ink speck on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears - one archivally taped, light rubbing a few tiny scuffs. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE WITCHES' GODDESS: THE FEMININE PRINCIPLE OF DIVINITY., Farrar, Janet and Farrar, Stewart.  Line illustrations by Stewart Farrar.
4 Farrar, Janet and Farrar, Stewart. Line illustrations by Stewart Farrar. THE WITCHES' GODDESS: THE FEMININE PRINCIPLE OF DIVINITY.
Phoenix, Custer, Washington, 1987. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Discovering the Goddess - The Goddess in History; The Earth Mother; The Bright and Dark Mother; The Menstruating Goddess; The Triple Goddess; The Moon Goddess; Blessed Among Women; Psyche and Goddess; Woman and Goddesss; Some Goddess Recipes; The Goddess Today; The Grail. Invoking the Goddess - Demeter and Persephone; Brighid; Ishtar; Aphrodite; Hecate; Lilith and Eve; Epona; Ma'at; Arianrhod; Aradia; Isis. Goddesses of the World. Appendix - Casting and Banishing the Circle. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 15.95 USD
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS.  FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Dust jacket art by Barbosa.
5 Fraser, George MacDonald. Dust jacket art by Barbosa. FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76.
Collins, London, 1982, first edition. 
479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroone ry and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the Ame r i c a n West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht h is t er r ified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with Pres ide nt Gra nt and W ild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he ca n de scr ibe it - th e W est, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighter s, ga mble rs, ecc entri cs, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/hinges, very light speckles of foxing on top of te xt blo ck. Dust jac ket ha s be en price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkles at top edge of rear flap, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Garrison, Webb. CIVIL WAR CURIOSITIES: STRANGE STORIES, ODDITIES, EVENTS, AND COINCIDENCES.
Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, Tennessee, 1994, book club edition. 
281 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1568655274 B&w illustrations. "(Gives) you the unusual persons, attitudes and events you simply won't find in any standard Civil War encyclopedia or dictionary. Where else can you fi nd the fascianting anecdotes, colorful stories and vivid details of battle told by men on the front lines? And see firsthand, the press' outrageous inaccuracy in covering the conflict? Or feel the frustration of Union soldiers who, equipped w i t h s moothbores, marched into battle knowing that rifle-armed Rebs would pick them off like sitting ducks? It's all here, in this unique and invaluable collection of little-known, yet undeniably compelling aspects of America's bloodiest enga g em en t. " Ve ry light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear with crease at bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
8 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
SPURS TO GLORY:  THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY., Merrill, James M.
9 Merrill, James M. SPURS TO GLORY: THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY.
Rand McNally, Chicago, (1966), Ist edition. 
302 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Follows the history of the United States Cavalry, from its role of protecting settlers as they moved west across the contintent, to the acquisition of new territory in the south, through the Civil War and the Indian uprisings until "Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, General Pershing and the search for Pancho Villa - the final battles were fought. The job of the cavalry was done. The long road to glory was ended." Two small shallow bumps to top edge of front board, a few pages with dog-ear crease, page 277 and 284 have ink smudging to a few lines of text but still legible - caused during printing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has edge wear, wrinkling, sveral small tears - some taped, light browning, soiling and small stain on front panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
POWDER AND STEEL:  NOTABLE BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS OF THE 1800's FROM NEW ORLEANS TO THE ZULU WAR., Orbaan, Albert.
10 Orbaan, Albert. POWDER AND STEEL: NOTABLE BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS OF THE 1800's FROM NEW ORLEANS TO THE ZULU WAR.
John Day, New York, 1963, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Red, black and white illustrations/maps by the author. Written for the younger reader, this book covers five battles/campaigns - the Battle of New Orleans, two in the Civil War, and one each from the Zulu and Crimean wars. "....brings the men and campaigns of these nineteenth century conflicts vividly to life." Minor browning in margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinklin g at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light elsewhere, light browning at flap-folds and edges, two 1" tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark o n f r o n t p anel. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE BIG HORN 1876:  CUSTER'S LAST STAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 39., Panzeri, Peter F.  Consultant editor, David G. Chandler.
11 Panzeri, Peter F. Consultant editor, David G. Chandler. LITTLE BIG HORN 1876: CUSTER'S LAST STAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 39.
(Osprey, Oxford, 1998), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "The death of George Armstrong Custer, and over half of his now immortal 7th Cavalry Regiment in the valley of the Little Big Horn on 25 June 1876, has become the most celebrated battle of the Indian wars. It was the greatest, and the last, victory of the American Indians over the United States military. The largest concentration of warriors the North American continent had ever seen united under the spiritual leadership of Sitting Bull, and on a hillside in southern Montana Custer's Luck finally ran out." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative account s of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, otherwise clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR., Ray, Frederic E.
12 Ray, Frederic E. "OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1994, 2nd hardcover edition. 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811711943 Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, photographs. "Waud covered the war from the first to the last, initially for the 'New York Illustrated News', and later for 'Harper's'. F rom the formation of the Confederate government in Montgomery, Alabama, to the last campaigns of Grant's army leading Appomattox, 'Alf' Waud was there, pencil in hand. Waud even went into battle alongside the Yankee troops he accompanied in t h e f i e ld. He was under fire almost as much as they as he frantically sketched the rudiments of the brutal scenes before him, then polished them after the fight to send them to the publisher. Teams of engravers worked through the night when hi s sk e tc he s arrived, turning them into wood block engravings used to print the next week's edition. Portraits of great generals, scenes in camp and field, the look of battle - all came from Waud's pencil. Along with his drawings he often sen t f ir sth an d a cco un ts of what he had seen, acting as an informal reporter as well as an artist. He went where even the photographers could not go, and the result is that while several other battle artists also worked for 'Harper's' and its co mpet ito rs, Alf red Waud is the one whose view of the conflict dominated the public mind in the North. People of the Union literally saw the Civil War through his eyes....Here Waud's sketches are taken from battlefield to sketch, engraving and f inal publ icat ion, sho wing the methods by which he worked, and comparing the accuracy of what he drew with what is known of the actual events. Also included, to provide a picture of the world in which Waud worked, are some drawings by his peers, incl uding his broth er Wi lliam Wau d - also a noted artist of the era. And Ray takes Waud beyond the war: the artist carried his pencils into the peace that followed, drawing right up to the time of his death." Light wrinkling at bottom of sp ine. Dust j acket has v ery li ght ru bbing , very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 2" soft crease on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER., Wert, Jeffry D.
13 Wert, Jeffry D. THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996. 
462 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0684810433 B&w plates, maps. "George Armstrong Custer has been so heavily mythologized that the human being has been all but lost. Now, in the first complete biography in decades, Je ffry Wert reexamines the life of the famous soldier to give us Custer in all his colorful complexity. Although remembered today as the loser at Little Big Horn, Custer was the victor of many cavalry engagements in the Civil War. He played a n i m p o r tant role in several battles in the Virginia theater of war, including the Shenandoah campaign. Renowned for his fearlessness in battle, he was always in front of his troops, leading the charge. His men were fiercely loyal to him, and h e w as h ig hl y regarded by Sheridan and Grant as well....But when he was assigned to the Indian wars on the Plains, life changed drastically for Custer....(The author) carefully examines the events around the defeat at Little Big Horn, drawin g o n rec ent ar cha eol ogical findings and the latest scholarship. His evenhanded account of the dramatic battle puts Custer's performance, and that of his subordinates, in proper perspective." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has c reas e do wn r ear pane l. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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