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"Gardner, Brian
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MAFEKING, A VICTORIAN LEGEND
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"SN28358" Cassell, London 1966, first edition, 246 pages, profusely illustrated with historic photographs, several maps. Story of the seven month siege of Mafeking and its small British garrison during the Boer War. Finally in May 1900, the siege was broken and all of Britain hailed it as a great victory. Commander of the garrison was Colonel R.S.S. Baden-Powell and he became the most popular national hero since Wellington. Dust Jacket slightly worn, book Fine.  ID#: 3590

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Ambrose, Stephen E.
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UNDAUNTED COURAGE
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"SN30672" Simon & Schuster, N.Y. 1996, later printing, 511 pages, illustrated with B & W drawings, maps. The epic story of Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West. There are no marks or inscriptions but there is a remainder mark on the lower edge, otherwise Jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 3621

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Anabasis
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ANABASIS, BOOKS I-IV
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"T30535" American Book Company 1910, 12mo, 516 pages, map in color of the route of the ten thousand Greeks, illustrated with many B & W drawings in the Greek text. Edited with an introduction, notes and vocabulary by Maurice W. Mather and Joseph William Hewitt.The Introduction gives briefly the story of the expedition, its causes and results. It sketches Xenophon's career both as a man of action and as a writer, and describes the military antiquities connected with the expedition. No dust jacket. There is a small signature on the front pastedown but no other marks or inscriptions.. A Very Good Plus copy.  ID#: 3120

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Buchan, John
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THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE
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[100251] G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1933. 1st Edition. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1933. 1st Edition. An account of the infamous murder of members of the MacDonald clan. In February 1692, the small Clan MacDonald of Glencoe was massacred by Campbell of Glenlyon's troops under orders from the English Government. Some cover soiling. Very Good  ID#: 602

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Carmichael, Joel
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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF RUSSIA
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"NS30653" Reynal & Co. N.Y. 1960, first edition, folio, 305 pages, illustrated with 36 pages in full color plus 300 illustrations in B & W. Dust jacket is slightly chipped but complete. The book itself is Fine. Also laid in is a 32 pages pamphlet reprinted from Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia that is profusely illustrated and with many maps outlining much about Russia's social and economic history.  ID#: 3543

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Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence
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THE PASSING OF THE ARMIES
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"T30522" Morningside Press, Dayton, Ohio 1992 reprint of the autobiographical account originally published in 1913, 392 pages plus index, with portraits and maps.""An account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac, Based upon the Personal Reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps."". Chamberlain, the hero who saved the day at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg was wounded six times during the Civil War. He was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College after the war. One of the highlights of this book was the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox which is fascinatingly described by Chamberlain, a brevet Major-General, who was given the honor of receiving the Confederate surrender. Dust jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 3101

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Churchill, Winston S.
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"SN28342" Norton, N.Y. 1990, first American edition, 405 pages. A modern reprint combining Churchill's two highly sought after books concerning his adventures during the Boer War - ""London to Ladysmith via Pretoria,"" and ""Ian Hamilton's March."" Dust Jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 3596

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A ROVING COMMISSION
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"SN25669" Scribner's, N.Y. 1930, first edition, second printing,) 377 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs, maps. Churchill's autobiography of his early life, through the Boer War. It would be hard to imagine anyone who was in the thick of more action before he was 30 years old than Churchill - India, the Northwest Frontier, Cuba, the Sudan, South Africa. The red cloth cover is somewhat sunfaded on the spine. There is a previous owner signature on the front endpaper. There are no other marks and the hinges are tight  ID#: 3688

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Churchill, Winston S.
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IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH
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"BL27080" Longman's Green, New York 1900, 1st U.S. edition 409 pages, 12mo, TEG, with portrait, map and plans. About the Boer War, this is one of Sir Winston's earliest works. Red cloth cover is unfaded with a small scratch on ther front. One interior page has been roughly opened. Gilt letttering on cover and spine is intact and bright. No dust jacket. Endpapers have been renewed. Contents are clean and tight. A Very Good Plus.copy.  ID#: 3083

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Custer, Elizabeth B.
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TENTING ON THE PLAINS
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"SN30680" "." "Tenting on the Plains" "General" ". Charles L. Webster, N.Y. 1889, early printing, 702 pages, illustrated in B & W including several Frederic Remington prints, maps. ""General Custer in Kansas and Texas."" Includes a biographical sketch of Major-General, George A. Custer as well as his later adventures in the West. Moderate cover wear. Decorations in color on the front cover are bright and intact. Gilt spine lettering is also bright and intact.No marks or inscriptions. End-papers renewed. A Very Good Plus copy.  ID#: 3637

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Davis, Kenneth C.
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DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR
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"T30515" William Morrow, N.Y. 1996, first editon stated, 518 pages. ""Everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict bu never learned."" Dust jacket, As New.  ID#: 3093

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De Wet, Christiaan Rudolf
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THREE YEARS WAR
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"SN30660" Charles Scribner's 1903 printing, 448 pages, with four plans and a map. Frontis. of De Wet by John S. Sargent. Story of the Boer War, 1899 to 1902 by one of its most famous Boer commanders, a prominent guerrilla fighter. Gilt lettering on cover and spine is intact and bright. Brown cover is unfaded with only moderate wear. Inserted map has one repaired tear but is otherwise clean and intact. No dust jacket. Very Good Plus.  ID#: 3578

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Furgurson, Ernest B.
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CHANCELLORSVILLE 1863; THE SOULS OF THE BRAVE
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"T30526" Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y. 1992, first edition stated, 405 pages, illustrated with 18 maps. The famous battle that preceded Geetysburg. Although nominally a Confederate victory, it saw the loss of Stonewall Jackson, and the fasilure of the follow-up that might have turned the tide in the Civil War. Fascinating reading. Dust jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 3106

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Golay, Michael
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TO GETTYSBURG AND BEYOND
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"T30521" Crown Publishers, N.Y. 1994, first edition stated, 436 pages. The author has written a full-scale joint biography of two remarkable men of Gettysburg, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the scholarly amateur who saved the day at Little Round Top, and Edward Porter Alexander, the outstanding Confederate artillery expert whose enigmatic message launched Pickett's Charge. Dust Jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 3099

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Goldwater, Barry
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BARRY GOLDWATER AND THE SPUTHWEST
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"SN30663" "" "Barry Goldwater and the Southwest" "Wildlife Art & Photography" ". Troy's Publications, Scottsdale, AZ 1976, copy #45 of a limited first edition of 100 copies inscribed by Barry Goldwater, oblong octavo, fully bound in padded leather, unpaginated, illustrated in color and B & W with speculator natural history photographs by the author, foreword by Ansel Adams. Goldwater was an avid photographer and these are some of his outstanding photographs. Very Fine.  ID#: 3603

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