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MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
1 MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
viii, 98 pp + 11 plates, 6 3/8" H. Red stiff card covers with black lettering on spine, b&w plates at rear, single folded page "Amendments (No. 1)" laid in. Chapter headings: Squad Drill - General; Squad Drill in Single Rank - Without Arms (Squad Drill with Intervals / Squad Drill in Single Rank); Squad Drill in Two Ranks (Royal Artillery / Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals, Infantry and Royal Army Service Corps / Royal Tank Corps); Drill with Arms (Rifle Exercises / Revolver Exercises / Sword Exercise); Saluting; Guards and Sentries; Drill for Rifle and English Light Infantry Regiments; March Discipline; List of Plates; Definitions. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown and on 'Amendments" sheet, light toning to pages, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, creases on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CAVALRY., Blake, Michael.
3 Blake, Michael. AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CAVALRY.
Almark, London, (1973). 
64 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. B&w drawings, color plates. "A concise and detailed guide to the cavalry troops of both sides, covering organisation, uniforms, equipment and insignia; with nine colour plates and many other illustrations." Contents: Organisation; Cavalry Uniforms; Equipment; Flags and Badges; Weapons; Indians; Machine-guns. Interior - previous owners bookplate and minor soiling on inside of front cover, minor soiling on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor soiling, tiny repair at bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS., Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S.
4 Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S. AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS.
Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, 1990. 
96 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0939631253 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs - including many vintage portraits showing the arms and their owners. Contents: Introduction; Springfield Armory; Parts of a Rifle Musket; Mu skets; Rifle Muskets; Rifles; Breechloading Rifles; Carbines; Revolvers; Accoutrements; Ammunition; Appendages; Bayonets; Ignition; Loading and Firing; Glossary; Appendices - Federal and Northern State Arsenals; Confederate Arsenals, Depots a n d L a b o ratories; Small Arms Usage by Regiments; Bibliography and Suggested Reading. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny piece missing f r om b ot t om o f sp ine, tiny tear (glued) at top of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865.  OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6., Drury, Ian.
5 Drury, Ian. CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865. OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6.
London Osprey 1993 1855324016 / 9781855324015 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Colour plates by Gerry Embleton. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, 12 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Historical Background; Chronology; Recruitment; Appearance; Equipment; Weapons; Training; Tactics; Typical Engagements; Fighting Spirit; Pat Cleburne's Career; Logistics; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, very light rubbing - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE GUN., Hogg, Ian V.
6 Hogg, Ian V. THE STORY OF THE GUN.
St. Martin's, New York, 1996. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CATALOG 16:  THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION., Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns.
7 Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns. CATALOG 16: THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION.
Jackson Arms, Dallas, Texas, n.d. 
Unpaginated, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A catalog of 699 items (guns and gun-related) including the collection of Ben Ames Williams which contained many Colt items. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - heavy rubbing and moderate soiling, light wear at top/bottom of spine, thumbing soiling to fore-edge of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Katcher, Philip. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 38.
London Osprey 1992 0850452082 / 9780850452082 Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good+ Colour plates by Michael Youens. 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, 8 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Men and their Regiment; The Infantry Regiment; Personal Equipment; Weapons and Insignia; The Artillery; The Cavalry; The Technical Corps; The Medical Service; Corps Insignia; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
9 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Marchington, James. HANDGUNS & SUB-MACHINE GUNS: SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS & REVOLVERS. BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES.
Brassey's, London, 1997, first English edition. 
126 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1857531639 B&w photographs. "Modern warfare is becoming increasingly sophisticated and remote, but there is still a place for short-range personal weapons such as the semi-automatic pistol, revolver and sub-machine gun, whether as a last-ditch defensive weapon or, in special situations such as hostage rescue operations, for offence. (This book) provides an invaluable reference guide to the range of these weapons available to t he modern soldier, as well as some of the older designs that may still be encountered in far-flung trouble spots or in the hands of terrorist groups." Minor bump at top/bottom of spine two very small stains at bottom edge of front board, tin y b u m p at corners. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small stain at inside bottom edge of front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 McDowall, Duncan. QUICK TO THE FRONTIER: CANADA'S ROYAL BANK.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1993 0771055048 / 9780771055041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
478 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he story of the Royal Bank, told not only in terms of executive personalities and corporate strategies, but also through an exploration of its corporate culture - of the lives of the people of the Royal - and of the part this corporate culture played in the opening of the country and the expansion of international trade. Throughout are vignettes that focus on some diverting details in the life of the Royal Bank. How many, for instance, know that Henry Mullins, the manager of the Mariposa branch of the Exchange Bank in Stephen Leacock's 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town', was based on a real-life Royal Banker, George Rapley, of the Orillia, Ontario branch? Or that, in an effort to foil robbers, tellers were often expected to sleep on the bank premises (sometimes in front of the vault) with loaded revolvers under their pillows? Eminently readable as well as informative (this book) fills an important gap in Canadian business history." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly top edge small scratch on both panels, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1957.  VOL. XXXV.  NO. 143., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Lt-Col. M.B. Savage, Peter Wickins, R. Scurfield, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, Lt-Col. Ernest Ryan, L.G. Farncombe, Captain Russell V. Steele, C.R. Butt, et al.)
12 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Lt-Col. M.B. Savage, Peter Wickins, R. Scurfield, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, Lt-Col. Ernest Ryan, L.G. Farncombe, Captain Russell V. Steele, C.R. Butt, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1957. VOL. XXXV. NO. 143.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1957. 
Paging runs 95 - 142, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: Officers of the 38th South Staffordshire Regiment, 1853; The Indian Mutiny Journal of Private Charles Wickins of the 9 0th Light Infantry; Early British Regulation Revolvers; Some More Artillery Badges; Two Miniatures of Eighteenth-Century Indian Officers; Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Yeomanry Cavalry. / Notes: Colours of the Royal African Colonial R e g i m e n t ; The Last Indian Mutiny Survivors at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea; etc. Question; Replies (Regimental Belts; Postal Arrangements for the Army in Napoleonic Days; etc.) Museum Supplement No. 32 September, 1957 laid in. Interior - mi no r br ow ni ng t o pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light to moderate edge wrinkling, very light browning, issue number written in ink on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TREASURES FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON:  AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS AND ARMOUR., Norman, A.V.B. and Wilson, G.M.  Foreword by General Sir Peter Hunt.
13 Norman, A.V.B. and Wilson, G.M. Foreword by General Sir Peter Hunt. TREASURES FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON: AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS AND ARMOUR.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1982. 
131 pp, small 4to, (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0946009007 Illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The History of the Armouries; The History of Arms and Armour; Catalogue; Select Reading List ; Glossary. Minor rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small closed edge tear on rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S INFANTRY WEAPONS OF THE NATO ARMIES:  INFANTRY WEAPONS, INCLUDING INFANTRY SUPPORT VEHICLES, AND COMBAT AIDS IN CURRENT USE BY THE REGULAR AND RESERVE FORCES., Owen, John, Major-General, ed.  Comilers: Jimmy Barker, Sandy Cormack, Brian Edwards, John Marriott, John Simpson, Stanley Parr, John Weeks, Toby Wrigley.
14 Owen, John, Major-General, ed. Comilers: Jimmy Barker, Sandy Cormack, Brian Edwards, John Marriott, John Simpson, Stanley Parr, John Weeks, Toby Wrigley. BRASSEY'S INFANTRY WEAPONS OF THE NATO ARMIES: INFANTRY WEAPONS, INCLUDING INFANTRY SUPPORT VEHICLES, AND COMBAT AIDS IN CURRENT USE BY THE REGULAR AND RESERVE FORCES.
Brassey's, London, 1979, second edition. 
192 pp, 4to (12 1/6" H), soft cover. ISBN 0904609340 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, diagrams. Contents: Introduction; Small arms not yet in service; Pistols and Revolvers; Sub Machine Guns; Rifles and Carbines; Machine Guns; Missile s and Rockets; Mortars; Grenades; Grenade Launchers; Mines; Combat Aids - Intruder alarms, Mine detectors, Optical devices, Radar; Infantry Support Vehicles; Glossary and Abbreviations; Index. Interior - soft creases at top corner of most p a g e s , o t herwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top/bottom of spine - heavier at top rear, a few small soft creases on covers, small bump to top of rear cover - migrates into several pages, short line din t o n re ar p an e l, s cattered very small foxing marks on edges of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MODERN AND ANTIQUE FIREARMS, MILITARIA AND EDGED WEAPONS.  INCLUDING THE PROPERTY OF COUNTESS MATHIESEN, R.W. WARMAN, ESQ., DR. T.L. FRANK, G.V. HOARE, ESQ., DR. A.R.H. MILLS, DEC'D. AND VARIOUS OTHER OWNERS., Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.
15 Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. MODERN AND ANTIQUE FIREARMS, MILITARIA AND EDGED WEAPONS. INCLUDING THE PROPERTY OF COUNTESS MATHIESEN, R.W. WARMAN, ESQ., DR. T.L. FRANK, G.V. HOARE, ESQ., DR. A.R.H. MILLS, DEC'D. AND VARIOUS OTHER OWNERS.
Sotheby's, London, 1978. 
51 pp, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Estimates and Price Lists laid in. 17 pages of b&w photographs. An auction catalog. Interior - faint erased pencil marks on first page. Exterior - minor rubbing, small corner crease on front cover , soft wrinkling on covers. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CIVIL WAR.  DORLING KINDERSLEY EYEWITNESS BOOKS SERIES., Stanchak, John.
16 Stanchak, John. CIVIL WAR. DORLING KINDERSLEY EYEWITNESS BOOKS SERIES.
Dorling Kindersley, New York, 2000, 4th printing. 
65 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0789463024 Map endpapers. Written for the younger reader, but gives a good overview of the military, social and political history of the war. "Here is a dramatic, photo-fi lled guide to the war that split the Union. Eyewitness 'Civil War' includes everything from the issues that divided the country, to the battles that shaped the conflict, to the birth of the reunited states. Rich, full-color photographs of r a r e d o c uments, powerful weapons, and priceless artifacts plus stunning images of legendary commanders, unsung heroes, and memorable heroines combine with stories of courage, adventure, and defiance to paint an unforgettable portrait of the Ame ri ca n C iv il W ar." Minor wear at top of spine and at some corners, faint line indentation across front board, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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