n.p: 1933. A lecture at the Milton Academy on the Alumni War Memorial Foundation, May 26, 1932. Inscribed... Read More about Original Typescript of AMERICA IN THE WORLD WAR
White Plains [NY]: October 23d 1776. CONTINENTAL RECEIPT FROM THE SAW PITTS. An early receipt of the war, dated “White Plains Oct. 23d, 1776,” and written from the “Saw Pitts,” now Port Chester, NY, six days before the rout of the Continental Army at the Battle of White Plains, reading..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Receipt, Signed "Frederick Tracy" for eight barrels of flour from...
Hartford [CT]: September 8 1780. BALANCE DUE FOR THREE YEARS SERVICE IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY. From the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776, to the brutal winter encampment in Morristown, New Jersey in 1779-1780, Daniel Everts (1749-1833) was a participant and witness to some of the most crucial periods of..... Read More about Autograph Document Receipt, Signed "Danl Everts" "being the balance due to me on...
Hartford & Windham [CT]: 1785. A SOLDIER FOR JUST FIVE WEEKS. Too young for marriage and children, but old enough to join the fight for independence, these documents may be the last few remaining records of a largely forgotten soldier of 1776. Samuel Robinson III (1757-1776) was born in the..... Read More about A Group of Two Manuscripts and One Document, Attesting to the Service of Samuel Robinson in the...
Hartford: Printed by Peter B. Gleason & Co, 1819. First edition. Intended for the use of the militia, in which it was found “that every company had a Drill of its own; and no small embarrassment was occasioned … when they were called to exercise toghether.”. Read More about The Artillerist; Comprising the Exercise and Movements of the Light Horse Artillery. Together...
Frankfurt am Mann: Verlad der jägerischen Buchhandlung, 1790. Third part. War with Turkey. The continuation of the military history of the Russian and Austrian war on Turkey. Read More about Geschichte des gegenwartigen Kriegs zwischen den vereinigten Herren Oesterreichs und Russlands,...
Valenciennes [France]: 2 avril, 1792. From the American Revolution to the Guillotine. A superb piece written shortly after Biron's promotion to Lieutenant General. Having been authorized to have to aides-de-camp, he asks the expedition of his patent to Mr de Preissac (Louis-Lambert de Preissac). Reading in part: "Ayant été autorisé..... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Biron") ordering the expedition of the appointment of his...
À Paris: Chez l’auteur. Et se vend À Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, 1699. Sixth edition (first published 1683). The Art of Firing a Mortar. Blondel (1618-1686), brilliant mathematician, architect engineer, and topographer, was admitted to the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1669. He became director of the Royal Academy of..... Read More about L’art de jetter les bombes
VP including Ladysmith, Geluk Farm, Vluchfontein et al: 28 October 1899 - 5 April 1901. FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH. A fine group of letters by an English intelligence officer steadily rising through the ranks. In 1899 he is "sleep[ing] in the open air, only one blanket &..... Read More about 20 Letters reporting events at Ladysmith, the Transvaal, Bloemfontein and elsewhere
Hidden House Center Conway, NH: June 25, 1928. Reading in part: "It would give me great pleasure if I could contribute to the proposed Club Volume. Unfortunately I have made no trip which had as its object hunting, exploration or natural history. My advanced years for some time debarred me..... Read More about T.L.S. To George Bird Grinnell, Honorary President of The Boone & Crockett Club
London: G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, 1801. The work contains numerous entries for North American battles of the Seven Years' War, American Revolution, including Annapolis Royal, Beausejour, Brandy-Wine, Lake Champlain, Charlestown, Fort Frontenac, Louisbourg, etc. The entry for Bunker Hill describes the battle by quoting from a letter from..... Read More about The Field of Mars: Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the Principal Naval And Military...
[N.p: written ca. May-June 1889]. Dacoits, Meteorites, New of the Mutiny, & the ‘Buffalo Prince’: a Career in Burma. A detailed and digressive retrospective account of the early years of the long service of Col. Alexander Gordon Duff (1828-1904) in Burma, composed in his retirement in the spring of 1889..... Read More about Manuscript account of service to the Burma Commission in Burma, 1857-1860
np: nd. ODNB summarises Cadogan's achievement's thus: "His manner was often boisterous and loud and his dress ostentatious. He also had an unfortunate tendency to teasing levity that could give offence on occasions. However, Cadogan had enough diplomatic skill and courtesy to carry off many delicate and complex missions during..... Read More about Clipped signature
Venice: Aldus, 1519. Second Aldine edition. Commentaries of Caesar's campaigns in Africa, Spain, and France, reprinted from the 1513 Aldus edition, including the prefaces written by Aldus and the architect Giovanni Giocondo, as well as the same woodcuts (cf. Renouard, p. 88). The volume is an excellent example of the..... Read More about Hoc Volumine Continentur Haec. Commentariorum de bello Gallico libri 8. De bello civili...
Venice: Società Albriziana, . Beautiful copy of this impressive edition, with the Italian translation of Francesco Baldelli, Palladio's corrections, and the stunning engravings adapted from the Samuel Clarke edition. Read More about C. Julii Caesaris Quae Extant Omnia, Italica Versione ... auxit Hermolaus Albritius
Amstelodami: apud Ioannem Ianssonium, 1644. With Maps and Superb Woodcuts. Read More about Opera] C. Iulii Caesaris quae extant. Ex recensione Ios. Scaligeri
London: Longman,Orme & Co, 1839. First edition. Read More about The Third Regiment of the Foot, or The Buffs; Formerly designated the Holland Regiment....
Homilow: March 15, 1842. With engraved portrait.The officer in the British Army who commanded the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. He led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. Read More about ALS
London: Printed for the War-Office by T. Egerton, at the Military Library, 1807. Sixth edition. Read More about Instructions and Regulations for the Formations and Movements of the Cavalry
Paris: H. Laurens, . Nouvelle édition augmentée d’un text de M.L. Tarsot. Read More about Le Soldat Français
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1898. First edition, home issue (only printing), second state, with errata present and catalogue dated 03/98. WINSTON CHURCHILL'S SCARCE FIRST BOOK. First edition of Churchill's first book. "When the attacks of Afghan tribesmen on the north-west frontier of India led to the formation of a...... Read More about The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War
New York: The British Library of Information. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 1941. First edition and sole printing. Read More about SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL To the Pilgrim Society. March 18, 1941
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1877. First edition. Experiences in the Civil War and Franco-Prussian War. Read More about Camp Court and Siege. A Narrative of Personal Adventure and Observation During Two Wars....
Portmouth: 11 May 1891. With a touch of false modesty, Commerell writes: "Peaceful times in the English Navy for the last half century have not given us much chance of adding many bright pages to the annals ..."Commerell's early career could hardly have been more auspicious: he was awarded the..... Read More about ALS lauding the state of the English Navy
Park Place [Oxfordshire]: 4 July 1785. Almost certainly addressed to Secretary for War, Sir George Yonge, Conway writes in aid of the surgeon, Mr Stewart. Here he hopes to use his influence to bend the rules selling Stewart's commission in the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards.Rising to Field Marshal and..... Read More about ALS to [Sir George?] Yonge
Philadelphia: Published by Hayes & Zell, 1856. Description of the war from the point of view of a Zouave trumpeter. Mention of Florence Nightingale and her nurses is made and hospitals described as well as information about operations and treatment. Read More about Recollections of a Zouave before Sebastopol...translated from the French by Mrs. M. Harrison...