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THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE.  THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES., Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P.  Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor.
1 Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P. Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor. THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE. THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES.
Avery, Wayne, New Jersey, (1984), 5th printing. 
133 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with drawings, reproductions, battle plans and many fold-out maps. Contents: The Beginning of Modern Warfare; Early Developments in Naval Warfare; Gustavus Adolphus and the Swedish Renaissance in Warfare; The Sun King and the Lord Protector; Marlborough and Eugene; The Decline of France; Prussia's Rise to Power; The Soldier-King; Selected Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, light rubbing, small crease to fore-edge of front cover and a few of the pages. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Osprey, London,1994, reprint. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855322854 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, uniform studies. Contents: Descent to War - 1806; Plans and Preparations: Prussian War Plans - Napoleon's Op erational Plan; 'The Battalion Square' in Action; The Opposing Commanders: The French Commanders in 1806 - Prussian Commanders in 1806; The Opposing Armies: The Grande Armee of 1806 - The Prussian and Saxon Armies of 1806; The Battle of Jen a : T h e B a ttle Opens at Jena - The Struggle for Rodigen - The Blunders of Marshal Ney - Jena, The Coup de Grace; Auerstadt: The Growing Battle for Hassenhausen - The French Advance; Aftermath and an Accounting: An All-Out Exploitation - An Arm y El i mi na te d - A n Incomplete Achievement; The Battlefields Today; Chronology; A Guide to Further Reading; Wargaming Jena-Auerstadt. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
London John Murray 2007 0719565375 / 9780719565373 Soft Cover Very Good 
416 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar - George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II - were close cousins who knew each other as Georgie, Willy and Nicky. Between them they ruled half the world. Their lives had overlapped since childhood, in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. They saw themselves as a trade union of kings, standing firm against Socialism, Republicanism and revolution. But behind the friendliness lurked quarrels and, as the First World War loomed, they turned on each other. Ultimately, when Nicholas II begged for exile in the midst of Russia's revolution, his cousins denied him. This compelling tale of privilege, power and political machination explores whether their blunders caused the lead-up to war and the end of autocratic monarchy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, spine has light creases and is slightly concave. 
Price: 10.00 USD
5 Dominy, John. Foreword by Airey Neave. THE SERGEANT ESCAPERS.
Ian Allan, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
136 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Less well known (than stories of the Colditz and Stalag III escapers) but equally heroic were those of the large numbers of Royal Air Force NCO pilots, observers and air gunners who fell into German hands...A particularly notorius NCO camp was Heydekrug on the Baltic coast in what was East Prussia - the scene of one of the most remarkable POW exploits of the war. A tough, daring and resourceful escaper, Warrant Officer George Grimson, succeeded in establishing an escape route within Nazi Germany itself. Destined to be one of the great classic escape books, 'Sergeant Escapers' tells the story of George Grimson and his fellow NCOs and their attempt, successful and unsuccessful, to outwit their captors, frequently in conditions that made Colditz look like a rest camp. The author...was himself a POW and an eye-witness to the unfolding drama of the Grimson escape saga." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards, spine has glossy finish, front and rear boards are matt with some overspray from spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing, small closed tear on front hinge. VG-/VG- 
Price: 16.00 USD
6 Dorn, Gunter and Engelmann, Joachim. THE CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF FREDERICK THE GREAT, 1756-1763.
Schiffer, West Chester, Pennsylvannia, (1989), Ist American edition. 
160 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Marble endpapers, 70 color plates showing uniform details. "...presents 70 colorful, large-format drawings of all cavalry regiments of the great King. The extensive text about all the regiments was written by Joachim Engelmann...shows the cuirassier, dragoon and hussar regiments with great precision of detail and authentic uniform colors in Dorn's splendid drawings. The most important events and the commanders of each regiment, plus an index of perso ns, a statement of battle uses, and a list of the geographical division of the regiments make this volume an excellent reference work for military scholars, historians, uniform researchers, model soldier collectors, cavalry fans and the m a n y f r i e n d s of Prussia..." Very slight bump to two corners, and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light crease on rear flap, minor rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
KAISER BILL., Garrett, Richard.
7 Garrett, Richard. KAISER BILL.
Wayland, (Hove, 1978), first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, map. "Commonly blamed as the man who started World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany is often seen as a tough aggressor; a man, as Bismarck might have said, 'of blood and iron'. As leader of the world's strongest army, he wielded great power. When, at the beginning of this century, he built up an almost equally strong navy, it seemed as if nothing could stop Germany's advances. But was he really the strong man of popular legend? Richard Garrett argues that, behind the stern appearance and the flamboyant moustache, Kaiser Bill was a failure. He believed that God had appointed him Emperor of Germany and that God would tell him what to do. His talent for making enemies was enormous. He had grown up as a spoilt child with a wide knowledge of many things and a deep understanding of almost nothing; and yet his arrogant faith in himself never faltered. This is the story of the effect of one man on thirty years of world history, culminating in a monstrous clash of arms and ending in the quietness of exile. Out of the story a picture of the real man emerges, and the events which led up to the disaster are put in to their true perspective. Was it the Kaiser, more than anyone else, who unwittingly prepared the way for Hitler? This book may suggest an answer." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light browning, small corner crease on front flap. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
8 Green, David. BLENHEIM.
London Collins 1974 0002111772 / 9780002111775 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and color photographs, maps, reproductions, details from Blenheim tapestries. "(S)kilfully draw(s) on contemporary records and illustrations to create this vivid evocation of the battle - Marlborough's attack on the fortified village of Blenheim, the courageous and generous action of his ally, Prince Eugene, the capture of Marshal Tallard and the rout of the French cavalry, many of whom perished in the Danube. Nor has the cost to the Allies been forgotten. Unpublished letter-books at Blenheim have been drawn upon to show Marlborough's care for the wounded and their nursing. Finally the author traces Marlborough's triumphal return to London and the building of Blenheim Palace before taking the reader on a brief stroll through the battlefield as it is today." Light cigarette odor, light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, three small closed tears, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE PRUSSIAN COURT., H.R.H. Princess Friedrich Leopold of Prussia, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein.  (Louise Sophie.)  Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Major Desmond Chapman-Huston.
9 H.R.H. Princess Friedrich Leopold of Prussia, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein. (Louise Sophie.) Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Major Desmond Chapman-Huston. BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE PRUSSIAN COURT.
London John Murray 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
314 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt initials/crown on front board. B&w photo-graphs (including frontispiece) & genealogical table - collated. Contents: Dedication; List of Illustrations; Editor's Preface; Chronology of Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia; Pedigree Showing Relationships between Prince Friedrich Leopold and King Friedrich Wilhelm IV., and theEmperors Wilhelm I., Friedrich III. and Wilhelm II.; Home and Childhood, 1866-1872; Girlhood, 1873-1880; Life in Dresden, 1881-1889; Early Years at the Prussian Court and a Visit to Italy, 1890-1891; Two Arrivals and a Retrospect, 1892-1893; The Emperor Wilhelm II. places us under Arrest, 1894-1895; Breslau - Postdam - Berlin - England, 1896-1898; Cassel - My English Relations - Balmoral - Oxford, 1899-1900; Bicycling in the Thames Valley - London - More Imperial Tyranny, 1901-1902; Our Fight with the Emperor Wilhelm II. for our Children, 1903-1904; My Prince at the Russo-Japanese War - and a House at Twickenham, 1905-1906; Our Children grow up and Agra Marries, 1907-1913; Our Silver Wedding - War, 1914-1916; The Emperor Wilhelm the Second's Persecution of my Youngest Son, 1917; The German Revolution, 1918; Epilogue; Appendices; Index. Light toning to edges of text block along with some scattered tiny light foxing marks, light fading to spine color and small areas of light color fading on boards, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very small slight bump at corners. 
Price: 50.00 USD
10 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
MEMOIRS OF WILHELMINE, MARGRAVINE OF BAIREUTH., Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein, translator & editor.  (Frederica Sophie Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Baireuth.)
11 Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein, translator & editor. (Frederica Sophie Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Baireuth.) MEMOIRS OF WILHELMINE, MARGRAVINE OF BAIREUTH.
London David Stott 1887 Hard Cover Good- Inscribed by editor.
458 pp + (1) pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Tissue-covered sepiatone frontispiece. Inscribed on half title page: "For dearest Louisechen / from her devoted Sister / Helena (underlined with a flourish) / July. 1887. (underlined)". Helena Augusta Victoria was Queen Victoria's 5th child and married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, becoming Princess Christian. The British Royal family were fond of German diminutives and the 'Louisechen' of the inscription could have been her younger sister, Louise Caroline Alberta, or her Prussian sister-in-law, wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, who was referred to as 'Louisechen' in family papers. The Duke served as Governor General of Canada in 1911 and 'Duchess of Connaught' has been pencilled above 'Louisechen' at some time. An interesting association copy. Some small splits to paper on inside hinges, a few pages with soft wrinkling at top corner, scattered light foxing marks on preliminary pages and on two rear pages, book is lightly cocked, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small slight bump at board corners, age/dust darkening to edges of text block - especially to the top, rubbing and soiling to boards. 
Price: 275.00 USD
Macdonald, London, 1970. 
127 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: In a Railway Carriage; Born to a Mission; Inheriting Germany; A Life of his Own; Getting Rid of Bismarck; The Summit of the German Vol cano; Foreign Relations; Downfall and Retirement. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Light damage due to label removal on front cover, book slightly cocked, light creases on spine, very light browning to e d g e s of text block, slight waviness to fore-edge of text block, very light rubbing. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
Barnes & Noble, New York, 1995. 
238 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1566197503 B&w illustrations. "(T)races the background and influences that shaped the character of the German soldier from the time of Frederick the Great to the end of the Second World War. ...Laffin provides an illuminating account of the attitude of the individual soldier to the increasing militarism of the years before the First World War. Included here are extracts from letters written by young German soldiers who, in spite o f t h e mud and carnage, regarded the war as a sacred mission that would bring honor and glory to their country. After Germany's defeat the Treaty of Versailles came as a blow to German pride and helped pave the way to the Second World War. P s yc ho l og y no w played a role in the German soldier's training, and emphasis was given to individual initiative - a concept wholly contrary to the old training that required strict obedience. But such preparation was no match for the Russian wi nt er of 19 42, a nd John Laffin's graphic account of that ill-fated campaign, culminating in the defeat at Stalingrad, pays tribute to German tenacity and resourcefulness." Faint erased pencil mark on free front end paper, minor wrinkling at bott om of spi ne. Du st jac ket has minor rubbing and small wrinkle at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Book Club Associates, London, (1979). 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "Grossdeutschland's historic rise from an Infantry Regiment to a Panzer Corp in six years with its consequent accretion in strength brought with it new military responsibilities. The Regiment started life Changing the Guard in pre-war Berlin, was later engaged in hard and testing battles in the central and southern sectors of the Eastern Front and eventually became 'Fuhrer's fire brigade' - put in wherever the need was greatest: whether for rock-like and unyielding defence or berserker courage in attack..." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
15 Merriman, H. Seton. (Pseud. Of Hugh Stowell Scott). BARLASCH OF THE GUARD.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
256 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. A novel of the Napoleonic Era. Small edge tear with crease on page leaf 193/194 - archivally taped, minor edge wear. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Edward Arnold 1892 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Adolf Menzel. 
245 pp, 7 11/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding of spine, silver decoration on front board. Small b&w maps in text, fold-out map before index, 9 b&w plates by Adolf Menzel (collated). Contents: Introductory; Mollwitz; Chotusitz; Hohenfriedberg; Sohr; Lobositz; Prag; Kolin; Rossbach; Leuthen; Zorndorf; Hochkirch; Kunersdorf; Liegnitz; Torgau; Conclusion. Two small paper labels at bottom of front pastedown, previous owner's name and place printed at top of verso of frontispiece, light browning/darkening to edges of text block, light edge wear - mainly at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight lean to spine, very light rubbing, small faint liquid mark on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
NAPOLEON'S ELITE CAVALRY: CAVALRY OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD, 1804-1915., Ryan, Edward.  Paintings by Lucien Rousselot.
19 Ryan, Edward. Paintings by Lucien Rousselot. NAPOLEON'S ELITE CAVALRY: CAVALRY OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD, 1804-1915.
Greenhill, London, 1999. 
208 pp, folio (14 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In a stunning collection of full colour plates, this superb book captures the spirit of the Imperial Guard cavalry and their role in Napoleon's battles. It fully conveys the glory of soldiers of a military era surpassing the splendour of any other.---(B)rings together, for the very first time, ninety-one colour plates by the celebrated artist Lucien Rousselot. The plates, housed in the Anne S.K. Brown Miltiary Collection, illustrate Nap oleon's key Guard cavalry units: the Dragoons (25 plates), a regiment established in 1806; the Chasseurs (27 plates), formed from Napoleon's own personal bodyguard of 'Guides'; the Polish Light Horse (25 plates), the first foreign regiment to be p a r t of the Imperial Guard; and the Grenadiers (13 plates), the most feared of all the French army's regiments. In addition there is one vivid picture of Napoleon, wearing his favourite uniform - that of the Chasseurs (frontispiece). Carefully re se ar ched by the leading French exponent of the history of uniforms, Lucien Rousselot, from primary sources, including surviving uniforms and official documents, and brilliantly executed, these paintings are the very best of their type and supe r b e xam ple s of military art. Accompanying texts by Edward Ryan provide information on the regiments' uniforms, colourful Guard commanders and hard-fought battles, and an Introduction charts the origins and development of the Guard cavalry." Th is is a he avy book and may require extra postage, depending on destination. Light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at bottom of spine, small moderate bump at top edge/corner of front cover, small light bump at topedge/corner of rea r co ver, a fe w tiny edge dints. Dust jacket has light rubbing, some areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, 2" moderate scuff on front flap-fold, a few tiny dints on front panel, 1" tear archivally taped. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1952, revised and enlarged edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w fold-out map provided at the end of each chapter except the general chapter on the Great War - collated. First published in 1931 as "Military Histor y for the Staff College Entrance Examination", now revised and enlarged. Contents: Napoleon's Campaign in Italy, 1796; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815; The Peninsular War, 1808-1814; The American Civil War, 1861-1865; The Russo-Japanese War, 1 9 0 4 ; T h e Great War, 1914-18; The Campaign in East Prussia, 1914; The Palestine Campaign, 1914-1918; The British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, 1914; The Third Afghan War, 1919; The Campaign of El Alamein, 1942; The Campaign in N or th -W es t E ur op e, 1944-5; The Campaign in Burma, 1942-1945; Appendix. Light browning to pages, slight cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, light edge wear to boards, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spi ne, ve ry li gh t r ubb ing . Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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