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1 SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS.
Castle, (Edison, New Jersey, 2002), Ist American edition. 
190 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785816127 Reproductions of vintage b&w illustrations. "Drawing on the language of the fighting man throughout the ages, this A-Z collection of popular idioms and turns of phrase delves into the origin and evolution of expressions now used in common language which came into being on the battlefield, the gun-deck, and more recently, in the air....So to find out what it means to 'swear like a trooper', when something's 'gone for a Burton ' , b r o w se through this fascinating collection and discover the history of hundreds of similar words and phrases." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Alexander, Bevin. HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.
Avon, New York, 1995. 
320 pp, 7 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0380724367 B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jack son struck like l ightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army. Despite few resouces and even less support from the German High Command, The 'Desert F o x ' , Erwin Rommel, cond ucted one of the most spectacular and successful campaigns in military history. In wars throughout the centuries, the fortunes of great armies have turned on surprise tactics and audacious maneuvers brilliantly conceiv ed b y un co n ventional officers. In this remarkable work, acclaimed historian Bevin Alexander examines some of the most astonishing campaigns and engagements of all time - providing a uniquely insightful look at the battlefield genius of Napole on, Sh er man , L aw rence of Arabia, Mac Arthur, and other military strategists who transformed rout into victory time and time again." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - mi nor edge we ar. Ver y G ood 
Price: 10.00 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
3 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
 
 
4 Atteridge, A. Hilliard. FAMOUS LAND FIGHTS: A POPULAR SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF LAND WARFARE.
Musson, Toronto, 1914. 
329 pp, 7 11/16" H, hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine and front board, gold illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w maps/battle plans, drawings, reproductions, tissue-covered frontispiece. "....an attempt to trace....the development of land fighting from the days of early tribal warfare to the great conflicts of 'Nations in Arms' in our own time. The evolution of weapons and tactics is described in bold outline, typical battles being dealt with in fuller detail in each of the great periods of history...." Chapter headings: Primitive Weapons and Old-World Wars; Wars of the Early Empires of the Past; Greek and Macedonian Warfare - The Phalanx; Roman War - The Legion; Medieval Wa rfare - The Period of the Mounted Man-at-Arms; The Rise of Infantry - Victories of the Swiss Pikemen and Halberdiers and the English Archers; From the Introduction of Fire-Arms to the Thirty Years' War; The Wars of Louis XIV; The Battles of Frederick the Great; Battles of the French Revolution and the Empire - Napoleon and Wellington; Beginning of the Modern Period - The Battles of the Crimean War; Modern Weapons and the "Nation in Arms"; Battles of the Franco-German War; The Entrenched Battlefield - Plevna - South Africa; Battles of the Twentieth Century (ending with the Balkan War). Minor soiling on free rear endpaper, cery small bump to fore-edge of pages 313 ro end of book, a small area of light soiling on pages 322 & 323, light browning to half-title page, light browning and light soiling marks to edges of text block, light edge wear, one small corner crease, minor soiling to boards, light wrinkling and tiny tear at top/bottom of spine. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM., Bahat, Dan.  With Chaim T. Rubinstein.  Introduction by Eric Meyers.  Translated by Shlomo Ketko.
5 Bahat, Dan. With Chaim T. Rubinstein. Introduction by Eric Meyers. Translated by Shlomo Ketko. THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1990. 
152 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0134516427 "Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 color illustrations, the Atlas looks at the history of Jerusalem with maps, drawings, and isometric reconstructions, all updated with the latest archaeological evidence. Jerusalem is perhaps the most interesting city on earth. Sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, it dates back to at least the third millenium BCE. David made it his capital; Solomon glorified it with his Te mple; it fell to Babylonia in 586 BCE and was rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah; it was the city of the Maccabees and of the Herods, and the place where Jesus was tried and crucified. Titus razed its buildings and destroyed the Temple in 70 CE. A f t e r t he revolt of Bar Kochba, the Romans made Jerusalem a pagan shrine. Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders in 1099; in 1187, Muslims, led by Saladin, captured the city and held it almost continuously until the British took control after World Wa r I. Th e B ritish Mandate ended in 1948 when the State of Israel was born. In 1967, Israel reunited the city. Special features in the Atlas include: concise, easy-to-read text; four-color illustrations, maps, drawings, and photos throughout ; de fi nit i ve an d a uthoritative information; selected bibliography of further readings; thorough index; an up-to-date approach, based on the latest findings. For anyone interested in biblical archaeology; geography; Jewish studies, culture, an d his tor y; a nd th e h isto ry and culture of the Middle East, (this book) is certain to be an invaluable resource." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small tear aat bottom of spine - archivally taped , v er y lig ht r ubbin g. Ver y Go od+/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
6 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
7 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
 
 
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA., Bradley, John.
8 Bradley, John. ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968. 
251 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "The attempts by the Western powers to intervene in Russia after the Bolshevik coup d'etat of 1917, and the abortive attempt of the Red Army to destroy Poland, are subjects which have be en badly neglected by historians. John Bradley has consulted French and British archives for the first time, and his book provides a wealth of completely new material on the subject. As a result of this new research many hitherto accepte d i d e a s o f the intervention are challenged and a clearer perspective is given to this period of history. The most obscure phase of the intervention, November 1917 to August 1918, is thoroughly dealt with, and the place of Japan and the Czec ho s lo va k Co rp s i n the military strategy of the Allies is examined. The book also deals with the South, the Far East and the Polish campaigns, the 'last march of the Entente' against Soviet Russia." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket h as ve ry lig ht ed ge we ar/ wr inkling, minor browning, two tiny tears with old tape on inside, small light dampness stain at top inside edge of spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
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.
9 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 Sw edish 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 mark s . E x t e r i or - 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
 
 
10 Carman, W.Y. MODEL SOLDIERS.
New York World 1972 0529046849 / 9780529046840 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
80 pp, 8vo (8 1/2"). Profusely illustrated in color. "(I)ncludes a prepoderance of the older antique and potentially antique figures. The author does, however, have a strong awareness and appreciation of the modern connoisseur figures; pieces painstakingly produced today to a very high standard of artistry. The historical development is, therefore, traced up until the present day, both in the introduction and in the comprehensive range of figures - taken almost entirely from the author's own collection - used in the colour plates." Minor edge wear, previous owner's name on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Churchill, Winston S. Introduction by Roy Jenkins. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. 4 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN. VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD. VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION. VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES.
London Folio Society 2003 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ 
445 pp, 366 pp, 352 pp, 347 pp - 9 1/2" H - 4 volume set. Bound in maroon buckram, blue title blocks with gold lettering, blocked with a design in blue ad gold by David Eccles on front boards. Dark blue endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w maps. Maroon slipcase with photographic portrait of Winston S. Churchill on one panel. Vol. 1 has a small very faint scratch just above tthe spine title block, Vol. 3 has very small area of minor glue residue on bottom of text block. Slipcase is structurally sound, has various small scratches and soiling marks, 1" dia light stain on top surface, a few tiny dents - mainly on bottom surface, faint liquid splashes on top of side panel portrait, portrait has light wear on front edge. 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
THE JAPANESE ART OF WAR:  UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF STRATEGY., Cleary, Thomas.
12 Cleary, Thomas. THE JAPANESE ART OF WAR: UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF STRATEGY.
Shambhala, Boston, 1991, Ist edition. 
126 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai have dominated Japanese culture for centuries, virtually to the present day. According to Thomas Cleary - translator of more than twen ty-five classics of Asian philosophy - the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness..." Contents : I n t r o d u c tion; A Martial History of Japan; Zen in Japanese History; Bushido and Martial Arts; The Way of the Zen Warrior; Schemes of the Samurai; The Thirty-Six Strategies; Bushido and Christianity; A Zen Razor; Summary. Small remainder m ar k o n bo tt om o f te xtblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, small area of light creases on front hinge, light rubbing wih slight color loss on rear panel, two tin y e dg e t ea rs. V G/G + 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
13 De Grummond, Jane Lucas. RENATO BELUCHE: SMUGGLER, PRIVATEER AND PATRIOT, 1780-1860.
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1983 080711054X / 9780807110546 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
300 pp, large 8vo. B&w photos, maps. "Renato Beluche played many roles in the turbulent world of the nineteenth-century Caribbean. He was a merchant sea captain as well as a successful privateer. He was Simon Bolivar's favorite admiral as well as an active partner in the affairs of the Laffite brothers. He fought both as a revolutionary and as a defender against revolt. He was a patriot in the eyes of eight American nations and a brigand in the eyes of England and France. In tracing the course of Beluche's chameleonlike career, this biography...gives us a panoramic view of the complex affairs of the Caribbean during one of the most volatile periods in its history..." Very minor edge wear to boards, small faint mark to top of textblock, tiny stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: COLLECTING PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT., Denney, A.H. (Anthony).
14 Denney, A.H. (Anthony). MILITARIA: COLLECTING PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT.
Balfour, Huntingdon, 1973, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Military Postal History; The Picture Postcard; Books; Letters, Diaries, Personal Documents and Photographs; N ewspapers; Prints; Stamps; Paper Money, Posters and Leaflets; Music, Concerts, Menus and Souvenirs; Notes on the Illustrations; Notes on Campaigns from 1809 to 1913; Some Useful Books and Addresses. Light cigarette odor, slight browning to e n d p a p e r s, slight fading to top edge of boards, very light browning to top of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, two small tears (one with crease) archivally taped, light rubbing, tiny scuff on re ar p an el , br ow ning on spine and top inside edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE NEW ZEALAND ARMY:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Dornbusch, C.E., compiler.
15 Dornbusch, C.E., compiler. THE NEW ZEALAND ARMY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Hope Farm Press, Corwallville, N.Y., 1961, from an edition of 300 copies. 
116 pp, 9" H, soft cover. Contents: The New Zealand Army - Reference works, General works; Conscription; Defence of New Zealand; Manuals for training; Medals; Military cemeteries and memorials; Periodicals; Regimental histories; Veterans; The Maor i wars - Participation of the British army; South African war - The Contingents; World War I; World War II; Korean Conflict; Reference works; Index. Interior - soft bump/curl to top corner of textblock, slight curl to bottom corner of las t f e w p a g e s. Exterior - a few small light stains, light browning, light rubbing, hand-written title in black ink on spine, soft corner creases, a few tiny indentations on covers. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
16 Ellacott, S.E. SPEARMAN TO MINUTEMAN: THE STORY OF THE SOLDIER, 2000 B.C. - 1783 A.D.
Abelard-Schuman, London, 1970, reprint. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings. "In words, and in the author's own profuse and graphic drawings, the soldier is depicted in a long parade from the disciplined spearmen of the Egyptian Pharaohs through the legions o f Rome, the medieval horseman and archer and the Spanish pikeman to the Continental Army that George Washington forged from his sharpshooting countrymen. We learn about the soldier's daily life - his kit, arms, pay, food, and living condi t i o n s i n a nd out of action over a period of mroe than 3,000 years. European and American armies, developed by a long process of evolution, are brought to the late 18th century; the high point of the age of the individual, professional, volu nt ee r so ld i er ." T iny bump to top corner of boards, minor soiling on top of book, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at top/bottom of front flap, has light edge wrinkling, moderate to heavy rubbing - mainly o n s pin e and at c orn ers . V ery Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LIVING HISTORY.  BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS., Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C.  Series editor: Tim Newark.
17 Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C. Series editor: Tim Newark. LIVING HISTORY. BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS.
Brassey's, London, 2000, first edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574882775 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "....the ultimate how-to book. Taking six of the most popular historical periods, (this book) shows how re-enactors and other hist ory enthusiasts can recreate the uniforms, equipment and life-style of past warriors and their comrades, male and female. The six periods are: Roman; Vikings and Saxons; Medieval; English Civil War; Napoleonic and American Civil Wars; Worl d W a r O n e and World War Two. Re-enactment is a growing hobby in Britain, Europe and the United States, with tens of thousands of people recreating the battles and living quarters of past ages. Every aspect of past living is examined, includ in g t he t a ct ic s and organization of armies, the development of medicine and care for the wounded, the role of women in war and peace, the manufacture and craftsmanship of uniforms and weapons. Step by step master classes show how to recreat e u ni for ms and e qui pme nt , establish authentic camps, and interpret all these activities as both education and entertainment for the general public. An extensive directory of re-enactment societies and suppliers in the United States and Euro pe c omp lete s t his ess enti al b ook for all re-enactors, history enthusiasts and history teachers. The author's authoritative text is accompanied by over 150 color photographs illustrating some of the finest re-enactors in the world." Slight wavin ess to ed ges of t extb lock. Dus t ja cket has minor small wrinkle on front panel. This is a new unreard book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 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.
18 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
 
 
A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR., Falls, Cyril.  Maps by B.G. Lewis.
19 Falls, Cyril. Maps by B.G. Lewis. A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR.
Gerald Duckworth, London, (1953). 
419 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 20 b&w battle maps. "...provides a sketch of the past century (1850-1950) of warfare by land, sea and air, with a commentary in interpretation of it. The emphasis is always on the military aspects of war - strategy, tactics, weapons, administration, transport and new scientific developments - rather than on political and moral issues...Five chapters each are devoted to World War I and II; single chapters to the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Boer and the Russo-Japanese Wars taken together, the Far Eastern campaigns from 1910 onwards, and the present-day Communist offensive in Asia; subsidiary chapters deal with the many minor campaigns of the last century, with the emergence of modern air power, with administration in the field, and with the special problems of guerilla and partisan warfare." Area of light browning to pages 84 & 85 at gutter due to previously laid in newspaper clipping, small area of delamination to cloth on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, several small closed tears and chips, fading to spine color, slight fading on rear panel, several small watermarks on spine, minor soiling. VG-/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS., Featherstone, Donald.
20 Featherstone, Donald. BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1972 0715349252 / 9780715349250 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ W.R.F. Jenkinson. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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