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Image for The Complete Book of Jets And Rockets  SIGNED

The Complete Book of Jets And Rockets SIGNED

By: Ahnstrom, D.N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, The World Publishing Co: 1970

Edition: Revised Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36920

Condition: Very Good +


Nice, tight straight revised edition hardcover in illustrated white background boards with lightly bumped tips. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON FEP: To the peer of the pro's - Dave Thomas from an admiring learner. D.N. Ahnstrom. Unclipped dj in new mylar has closed tears and small chips but displays well. 184 pp. The book is handsomely illustrated with over 100 photographs and diagrams. Published in 1957, this book was the up-to-the-minute picture story of advances in aviation including the discovery of jet propulsion, patterns and problems of propulsion, flying a jet, and rockets from the perspective of... View more info

Image for Commanding Generals and Chiefs Of Staff 1775-1987 Portraits & Biographical Sketches of the United States Army's Senior Officer

Commanding Generals and Chiefs Of Staff 1775-1987 Portraits & Biographical Sketches of the United States Army's Senior Officer

By: Bell, William Gerdner

Price: $16.00

Publisher: DC, Center of Military History: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30902

Condition: As New


Brilliant copy in red buckram boards with bright gilt titles on cover and title spine. Slightly sprung front board, else as new unread copy inside and out. No names, tears or soil. 186 glossy pages illustrated in b/w and color. Collectible copy. View more info

Image for The Golden Horseshoe  Extracts from the letters of Captain H. L. Herndon of the 21st U.S. Infantry, on duty in the Philippine Islands, and Lieutenant Lawrence Gill, A.D.C. to the Military Governor of Puerto Rico. With a post-script by J. Sherman, Private, Co. D, 21st Infantry.

The Golden Horseshoe Extracts from the letters of Captain H. L. Herndon of the 21st U.S. Infantry, on duty in the Philippine Islands, and Lieutenant Lawrence Gill, A.D.C. to the Military Governor of Puerto Rico. With a post-script by J. Sherman, Private, Co. D, 21st Infantry.

By: Bonsal, Stephen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43792

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in illustrated tan cloth with decorative entwined vines, horseshoe and writing pen on cover. Some foxing on pastedowns and endpps, 316 p. text tight and bright. View more info

Image for International Law For Seagoing Officers Fifth Edition  SIGNED

International Law For Seagoing Officers Fifth Edition SIGNED

By: Brittin, Burdick H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: MD, Naval Institute Press: 1986

Edition: Fifth Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 43885

ISBN: 0870213059

Condition: Fine


Authors presentation copy signed on title page: Bob & Bev, If you think for one minute that it is with great pleasure that I deliver this copy of my 5th edition to you - you are right. Cheerio, Bert Brittin Nov 1989. Green cloth boards with sharp tips and spine ends, light blue title on backstrip, negligible color loss to tips, no rubbing. 503 pp text flawless, crisp and unmarked. View more info

Image for Silver Schoolbells  A History of USDESEA and A Tribute To Those Who Have Made It What It Is. 1946-1971

Silver Schoolbells A History of USDESEA and A Tribute To Those Who Have Made It What It Is. 1946-1971

By: Carlson, Warren

Price: $25.00

Publisher: MO, Margaret A. Sanders: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38127

Condition: Fine


Dark grey patterned leatherette hardcover with a silver blind-stamped bell on front cover shows no wear. 108 pages of crisp & bright text with no tears or blemishes. Mapped endpprs. This book captures something of the spirit that has made USDESEA a great school system; it illustrates significant events of the past as well as many of the instructional programs which have advanced us to the forefront of American education. View more info

Image for War Department  Basic Field Manual  FM 21-25 Elementary Map and Aerial Photograph Reading

War Department Basic Field Manual FM 21-25 Elementary Map and Aerial Photograph Reading

By: Chief of Cavalry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Government Printing Office: 1944

Seller Id: 34897

Condition: Good


Beige paperback cover soiled, creased and with name at head of cover, maintenance div stamped also. Includes laid in brochure 379-C1 A Guide For The Preparation Of A Field Exercise. 116 pages unmarked, holding fine. All there but not pretty. Looks like it begins with 20 pp of revisions, then goes on to Include: Why Learn to Read a Map?/ What is a Map?/ What is on a Map?/ How High is It?/ How Far is It?/ Where is It?/ Which Way is it?/ Two Ways to Line Up Your Map with the Ground/ Your Map and Compass Go to Work/ On the Road/ Aerial Photographs and Photo-maps/ The Army on the Map/ Taking Ca... View more info

Image for War Department Field Manual FM 2-5 Cavalry Drill Regulations, Horse

War Department Field Manual FM 2-5 Cavalry Drill Regulations, Horse

By: Chief of Cavalry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Government Printing Office: 1944

Seller Id: 34896

Condition: Good


Beige paperback cover soiled, creased and with names on cover. 191 pp plus index watermarked at outer edge but holding fine. All there but not pretty. Includes: Individual Instruction/ Drill/ Ceremonies and Inspections/ Appendix: Organizational charts/ Index. View more info

Image for War Department  Basic Field Manual  Animal Transport

War Department Basic Field Manual Animal Transport

By: Chief of Cavalry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Government Printing Office: 1938

Seller Id: 34895

Condition: Good


Beige paperback cover soiled, creased and with name at head of cover, starting at foot of spine. 223 pages unmarked, holding fine. All there but not pretty. Includes: Horsemanship/ Remount Training/ Animal Management/ Wagon Transportation/ Pack Transportation/ Index. View more info

Image for Cavalry Field Manual FM 2-15  Employment of Cavalry April 8, 1941

Cavalry Field Manual FM 2-15 Employment of Cavalry April 8, 1941

By: Chief of Cavalry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Government Printing Office: 1938

Seller Id: 34894

Condition: Good


Beige paperback cover soiled, creased and with name at head of cover. 230 pages show foxing but are holding fine, Errata slip laid in. All there but not pretty. Includes: General/ Offensive Combat/ Defensive Combat/ Reconnaissance/ Security/ Movements and Shelter/ Supply/ Evacuation/ Glossary. View more info

Image for Cavalry Field Manual Horse Cavalry  FM 2-5

Cavalry Field Manual Horse Cavalry FM 2-5

By: Chief of Cavalry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Government Printing Office: 1940

Seller Id: 34892

Condition: Fair


Beige paperback has 2 pencil names on taped on, abraded frt cover, 302 pages with fold out maps, spine cracked but all pages holding fine. Rear paper cover missing. Still, remains usable, all there but not pretty. Includes: Mounted Drill/ Fundamentals/ Commands/ Signals/ Manual of Arms for the Rifle, Mounted/ Rifle Squad/ Rifle Platoon/ Light Machine-gun Squad/ Light Machine-gun Platoon/ Rifle Troop/ Heavy Machine-gun Squad/ Heavy Machine-gun Section/ Heavy Machine-gun Platoon/ Heavy Machine-gun Troop/ Caliber .50 Machine-gun Squad/ Caliber .50 Machine-gun Section/ Caliber .50 Machine-gun P... View more info

Image for Disaster On Green Ramp  The Army's Response

Disaster On Green Ramp The Army's Response

By: Condon-Rall, Mary Ellen

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Washington D.C., Center of Military History: 1996

Seller Id: 46873

Condition: Near Fine


First printing paperback in illustrated card covers with color loss at foot of spine, negligible color loss at tips from storage. 145 pp text is crisp, unmarked and profusely illustrated in b/w & color photos. No names or soil. one 1/2" closed tear at rear cover fore-edge, else fine. "It was soldiers saving soldiers. Soldiers putting out fires on other soldiers; soldiers dragging other soldiers out of fires; resuscitating; giving soldiers CPR; putting tourniquets on limbs that had been severed... Anything they could do to care for their buddies that were more seriously injured they ... View more info

Image for The Corps Roots the Loudest"  A History of VMI Athletics

The Corps Roots the Loudest" A History of VMI Athletics

By: Davis, Thomas W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: VA, University Press of Virginia: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33690

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover and dj are in fine condition save for bit of surface soil on lower edge of page block and vertical crease on frt dj flap. Unclipped dj now in new mylar and displays beautifully. This is a gift quality book without names or tears. 335 pp over sized landscape format 8vo. This book examines the history of athletics at the Virginia Military Institute from its founding in 1839 to the present. Loaded with b/w photos. Too large for the flat rate envelope. View more info

Image for Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Volume III Part Five - Horse Shows, Race Meetings, Hunter Trials, Mounted Sports, Exhibition Rides

Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Volume III Part Five - Horse Shows, Race Meetings, Hunter Trials, Mounted Sports, Exhibition Rides

By: Department of Horsemanship

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KS, The Cavalry School: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38451

Condition: Very Good


Yellow reprint paperback with black fabric spine has name at head of cover, is soiled and discolored. 107 pages with crisp text and no tears but pages are lightly soiled a few have water stains along lower edge. A continuation of the previous volumes on Horsemanship and Horsemastership part five is the compilation of your desired work - the show or meet. The purpose of which is to give the horsemen an opportunity to compare the quality and ability of their horses with those of other competitors. View more info

Image for Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Part Three Animal Management

Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Part Three Animal Management

By: Department of Horsemanship

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KS, The Cavalry School: 1944

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38450

Condition: Very Good +


Yellow paperback with red spine edge is lightly soiled, has owner name on upper edge, and lower rear tip has a diagonal crease. 387 pages with crisp text and no tears but pages are lightly discolored with age. A wonderful volume with detailed descriptions of the many areas of horse care and management, including anatomy, conformation, feeding, stable management and disease. View more info

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Horses of Destiny

By: Downey, Fairfax: Story; Paul Brown: Illustrations

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46283

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in slightly cocked rust cloth covered boards with gold title on cover and barely visible gold title on backstrip. Near fine condition with sharp tips and spine ends, inner hinge papers secure, 186 pp text is crisp, clean, shows no foxing or dog ears and is beautifully illustrated with full page, pen & ink line drawings by Paul Brown. Un-clipped professionally reproduced, illustrated taupe background dust jacket shows color loss and tiny chips at board tips, touch of abrasion along dj flap folds, 1/4 inch of loss at head of spine doesn't affect the illustrator's name ... View more info

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Horses of Destiny

By: Downey, Fairfax; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $37.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46251

Condition: Good


First edition hardcover in grey buckram cloth covered boards with brown titles and horse line drawing. Exlib with board tips and spine ends bumped/rubbed, pocket and all pages present. Former owner's cute ink stamp with her and her horse' name, a line drawing of a horse along with unique, taupe and grey spider web illustrated endpprs. Former owner's name also affixed to foot of title page. 186 pp well illustrated text shows occasional fingerprint smudge in margins only. Couple of now unfolded dog-ears and four small check marks in the contents list plus a half a circle with green marker ... View more info

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The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps The Backbone Of The Army

By: Fisch, Arnold G. Jr., Wright, Robert K. Jr. Editors

Price: $16.00

Publisher: DC, Center of Military History: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30901

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in green leatherette boards with bright gilt eagle seal on cover and title on spine. Corners sharp, small 'ding' in foot of front board, micro nic on outer edge of front board, few light white dots like paint overspray on frt board, rear board fine, else as new inside and out. Includes publishers original errata slip. No names, tears or soil. Appears unread. 236 glossy pages including bibliographical references. Illustrated in b/w and color. View more info

Image for The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps The Backbone Of The Army

The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps The Backbone Of The Army

By: Fisch, Arnold G. Jr., Wright, Robert K. Jr. Editors

Price: $20.00

Publisher: DC, Center of Military History: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30900

Condition: Fine


Brilliant first printing copy in green leatherette boards with bright gilt eagle seal on cover and title on spine. Corners barely bumped, else as new inside and out. Includes publishers original errata slip. No names, tears or soil. Appears unread. 236 glossy pages including bibliographical references. Illustrated in b/w and color. Collectible copy. View more info

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The Horse And The War

By: Galtrey, Capt. Sidney

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1918

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38425

Condition: Good


Good solid 1st edition hardcover, no dj. White and pale blue quarter bound hardcover is soiled, has discoloration, lower front tip is worn with boards showing, it has several crinkled areas and a bit on the flimsy side but is a very readable copy. 131 tight pages with crisp text and no tears but several pages have foxing. This book was intended to be, and, indeed, could be no other than, a fleeting narrative of the vast and wonderful part played by our war-horses without which our Armies of millions would have been immobile and impotent. View more info

Image for Three Wars & Rusty Muskets  SIGNED

Three Wars & Rusty Muskets SIGNED

By: Gardiner, W. D. Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NC, Privately Published: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45843

ISBN: 157087459X

Condition: Near Fine


1st Edition, first printing paperback with author's dedication on fep, not signed to anyone in particular, just "To the Reader - Live, Love, Laugh but be ready to defend our country! Doug Gardiner" Book shows super lightly bumped tips of card covers, 254 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Illustrated with some b/w photos and few line drawings. Gift quality offering. View more info