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1 6093Barthorp, Michael The Zulu War A Pictorial History
Blandford London 1994 0713714697 / 9780713714692 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 
181 pages; Near Fine condition. Prior owner's name inside front cover. NO Creases. Solid, Clean. Fantastic wrap around art work. Illustrated throughout with photos. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 7351Bowling, A. H. The Foot Guards Regiments 1880 - 1914
Almark Publications London 1972 0855240539 / 9780855240530 First Printing Paperback Fine 
64 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! A pictorial album portraying the men, their uniforms and their equipment. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 4751Bryant, Arthur THE TURN OF THE TIDE - A History of the War Years Based on the Diaries of Field-Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Doubleday NY 1957 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
624 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Outside page edges very lightly age tanning. Light shelf rub at edges. Very light handling soil on spine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. End papers have photos of Eisenhower, George Marshall,General Viscount Gort, Montgomery, Sir Harold Alexander, Sir John Dill, Churchill, Harry Hopkins,FDR, Admiral Ernest King and General Sir Alan Brooke. History of World War II. 
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4 13637Bryant, Sir Arthur The Fire And The Rose
Doubleday NY 1966 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Davis, Paul 
320 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Tiny bit of shelf rub at corner tips. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Bright blue boards with gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has light shelf rub to front panel. Spine is sunned. Now in protective sleeve. Great art work to DJ. There are moments where time stands still. Then it seems as if the future of a nation - or perhaps of mankind - depends on what men can make of the minutes allotted to them. Spanning seven centuries of English history, these crucial events are cast in an isolating light. 
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5 15394Campbell, Jeremy Winston Churchill's Afternoon Nap
Simon and Schuster NY 1986 0671475479 / 9780671475475 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
432 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Full number sequence. Attractive gray boards with silver bright lettering. Just a bit of fade to bottom boards front edge. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! A study of recent discoveries in biochronology, including why WInston Churchill juggled his wartime cabinet meetings so as to get a good nap after lunch. 
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6 16447Churchill, Winston S. Step by Step: 1936 - 1939
G. P. Putnam's Sons NY 1939 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
324 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Attractive blue cloth boards with silver lettering on red banner. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Outside page edges are age tanned. Top outisde edges are lightly foxed. Solid binding, clean. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and page are otherwise clean. The Right Honorable Winston Churchill writes about the three actions, during the years 1936-1939, that lead us all into World War II. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 16963Churchill, Winston S. ; Coote, Colin (Ed) Winston S. Churchill's Maxims & Reflections
Houghton Mifflin MA 1949 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Bryant, Samuel H. 
176 pages; Very Good Plus/Good. Bright red boards with dark brown lettering. Bookplate to inside cover, under dust jacket flap. Very soft bump at back top corner tip. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is price clipped. Shelf wear at edges with chips and tears. Now in protective sleeve. If a man could be found (in 1949) who had never heard of Winston Churchill, he would derive from this little book a very accurate picture of one of history's great orators, wits, and men of action, who has done much to save not only England but English. 
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8 16451Churchill, Winston S. ; Eade, Charles (compiled) The Dawn of Liberation, War Speeches 1944
Cassell UK 1947 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
327 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. 2nd Edition. War Economy Standard book light blue cloth with gilt lettering. Just a bit of rub to edges. Outside page edges age tanned. Small amount of foxing to fore edges. Corner tips are soft and not pointed. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are clean. Several illustrations of B&W photographs. Mr. Winston Churchill's speeches during 1944 and outlook for 1945. Everywhere the Allied forces were on the offensive beginning in 1944, which gave a new confidence to the Prime Minister, so he might look forward to it as a "year of decision" and year of Liberation. 
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9 16614Churchill, Winston S. ; editors Of Life The Second World War, Volume I
Time NY 1959 1st TIME Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Folio - over 12" - 15" ta; 311 pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. Volume I ONLY. No slipcase. Folio size, beautifully blue decorated cloth on black boards with gilt lettering. Endpapers ivory. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. A Great Gift! A history combining New Selections from the greatest chronicler of the War and the most memorable illustrations by the men who took part in it. The text for this book was specially abridged by Denis Kelly from Sir Wnston Churchill's six-volume memoirs entitled The Second World War, excerpts from which were published in LIFE from 1943 to 1953. Photos and paintings were selected from the finest work of World War II made by both Allies and enemies. Most appeared in LIFE during and after the war, while others are here for the first time. 
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10 16615Churchill, Winston S. ; editors Of Life The Second World War, Volume II
Time NY 1959 1st TIME Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Folio - over 12" - 15"; 303 pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. Volume II ONLY. No slipcase. Folio size, beautifully green decorated cloth on black boards with gilt lettering. Endpapers ivory. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. A Great Gift! A history combining New Selections from the greatest chronicler of the War and the most memorable illustrations by the men who took part in it. The text takes up from page 313 where volume I left off, which was specially abridged by Denis Kelly from Sir Wnston Churchill's six-volume memoirs entitled, 'The Second World War', excerpts from which were published in LIFE from 1943 to 1953. Photos and paintings were selected from the finest work of World War II made by both Allies and enemies. Most appeared in LIFE during and after the war, while others are here for the first time. 
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11 19542Freeman, Edward A. A Short History of the Norman Conquest Of England
Clarendon Press UK 1880 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clarendon Press Series; 156 pages; Good/No Jacket. Solid binding and hinges. Two beautiful nameplates: Montague Shearman (May, 1904 in pencil) on inside front board; Fausta Venatio on Front fly-leaf. SMCK 10-6-07, in pencil on reverse side of front fly leaf. B-5 on inside back cover. No other markings. Soft tip to corner tips. Spine ends frayed, with small tear at back top spine edge. Light shelf rub at the spine edges. Outside page edges age tanned. Date M DCCC LXXX (1880) on title page. Copyright page blank. Appears to be 1st Edition with no other printings noted. Introduction dated June 5, 1880. Small pocket size book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 19121Herbert, Thomas Illustrated History of the World War
Pictorial Publishing 1919 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
514 pages; Good/No Jacket. Binding and hinges solid. Outside page edges are age darkened. Shelf rub to cover edges. Light shelf wear at spine tips. Soft bump at corner tips. Nice color picture on front board with a some age tan and small bit of light soil at edge. Black lettering and airplane on spine. Name/address on front fly-leaf. Some paragraphs have a check mark to the side, in pencil. Many super black and white photographs. The First Official Story of American Operations in France by General John H. Pershing; The Official Record of Naval Operations in European Waters by Hon. Josephus Daniels, Sec. U. S. Navy. Official photographs from the battle fronts. 
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13 12380Keegan, John; Holmes, Richard Soldiers - A History Of Men In Battle
Viking NY 1986 0670809691 / 9780670809691 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Burrows, Larry 
288 pages; Fine/Fine. Bright blue and tan boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Extra large Size with many pictures and photos. Soldiers, warriors who fight for pay, are latecomers to the field of human conflict, though warriors go back as far as human society itself. In this evocative history of men in battle John Keegan and Richard Holmes explore the ways in which warriors became soldiers and how that process has shaped the world we live in. 
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14 4662Mawson, Michael Hargreave EYE WITNESS IN THE CRIMEA - the Crimean War Letters of Lieutenant Colonel George Frederick Dallas
Greenhill Books London 2001 1853674508 / 9781853674501 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
320 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Tiny indent back board bottom edge. Boards are straight, spine is square, Tips are pointed. A Solid, Clean, Un-read Tight book. DJ has two Very Tiny scrape spots back panel. Enhanced with new protective sleeve. The powerful and unrestrained testimony of a British officer of the Crimean War. Vividly portrays the daily hardships endured by troops oat camp and in battle. Insight into key military and political personalities of the Victorian Age... An Excellent Gift! 
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15 18585McKee, Alexander Strike from the Sky, the Story of the Battle for Britain
Lancer NY 1967 0447735683 / 9780447735680 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
284 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Un-read tight. Soft bump back top corner tip. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! The R. A. F. Vs, The Luftwaffe. Hitler had ordered his Luftwaffe to sweep the Channel of British ships and clear the air of British fighters so that German Bombers might prepare prepare the way for invasion. The Battle for Brittain did not win the war for England; but it prevented the British from losing. 
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16 4453Parry, R. H. (Ed) THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR AND AFTER 1642 - 1658
University of California CA 1974 0520017838 / 9780520017832 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
127 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Light shelf rub to the back cover. A Solid, Clean, Tight copy. NO creases. In this volume seven distinquished British scholars present their current thinking on the complex issues of the Great Rebellion of the seventeenth century. Trade Paperback. 
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17 18526Smurthwaite, David; Nicholls, Mark; Washington, Linda Against All Odds - The British Army of 1939-40 - New Edition
National Army Museum UK 1990 0901721174 / 9780901721174 Reprint; First Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
96 pages; Fine/No Jacket. New, not a used book. Previously published in a Limited Edition, 1989. Very large hardcover. Illustrated front board. New Edition - 50th Anniversary Dunkirk, 1940-1990. Illustrated throughout with photos. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! Supplementing the official records with personal recollections, and making full use of photographs never before published, Against All Odds tells the story of that Army, of the desperate efforts to fashion a modern fighting force to match the growth of the Nazi menace, of the baptism of fire upon the fields of Scandinavia and France, and the evacuation fro Dunkirk. 
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18 7349Stadden, Charles The Life Guards, Dress And Appointments 1660 - 1914
Almark Publications London 1971 0855240490 / 9780855240493 First Printing Paperback Fine 
68 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! A superb collection of line drawings and colored plates by Britain's leading military artist, portraying the dress worn by one of the best known of all calvary regiments; with over 50 line drawings, 9 photographs and 8 full colour plates. Beautiful book of British tradition. Trade Paperback. 
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19 6930Stone,Lawrence The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642
Harper & Row London 1972 0061316784 / 9780061316784 Eleventh Printing Paperback Near Fine 
168 pages; Near Fine. No creases. Outside page edges age tanned. Solid, clean. Just a bit of shelf rub to the back cover. This long interpretative study displays many of Lawrence Stone's finest intellectual qualities: his enormous fertility and facility of mind, his tremendous assimilative powers, his gifts of eclectic synthesis, his enviable command over the language in which his thoughts are expressed. Trade Paperback. 
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