México: Tipografia de Manuel Payno, 1848. v, , , 401,  pp. Illus. with 28 lithographic maps and plates: 14 folding maps; 14 portrait plates; and one folding table. Sm. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, gilt title on spine. First edition. With all maps and plates. "Extremely rare," Sabin. Fifteen authors (listed at the conclusion of the introduction) provide the Mexican view of the war with battle plans. Originally published in installments in late 1848 to early 1849, then the remaining issues were bound, which may explain the lower plate or map counts in most other copies currently offered as well as those listed by Eberstadt, Sabin, Palau, Howes. Severely criticizes the loss of nearly 55% of Mexican territory by General Santa Anna who had the work suppressed, copies in private hands burned, and the authors imprisoned. "They [the authors] wanted to understand why Mexico had lost the war and the nation's territory. They wanted to present this study in the form of "Apuntes" so that the information could serve as an example of how to preserve the nation in the future. That is the great achievement of this work. That the writers hoped it would teach other generations about the critical moments Mexico had experienced, about what had led to them, and how we could correct our course in order to preserve what remained of the territory and the nation. Later they became politicians and worked together with the generation led by Benito Juárez. Their experiences during the U.S.-Mexican war helped them when they had to face the French invasion in the 1860s. Eventually they did carry out the work of consolidating Mexico," (from "'Apuntes' and the Lessons of History:" A Conversation with Jesús Velasco-Márquez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). An English translation, 'The Other Side, or, Notes for the history of the war between Mexico and the United States', was published in New York and London, 1850. "The best Mexican source on the conduct of the war" Windsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, VII, p. 443. Provenance: Nelson Osgood Rhoades (bookplate). About very good, small chip to foot of spine, edges worn, armorial bookplate on free front endpaper, scattered foxing, tide line on top fore margin of first dozen or so leaves, a few leaves with old reinforcement repairs on top inner edge affecting a few words, one map with a few repairs affecting the neat line at one corner and blank areas, one leaf with two wear holes to lower margin, otherwise quite solid. Palau 14138. Sabin 48281. Howes A105 (b). Streeter I:279. Haferkorn 8. Eberstadt 114-733. Tutorow 3254.
Buenos Aires: n.p. 1940. Unpaged [20 leaves]. Illus. with 19 mounted silver-gelatin photographs with spider-web tissue guards, 29 b/w photo-reproductions on 7 plates, and two small portraits. Obl. 4to. (12 x 8.5 inches). Patterned maroon leather album, two holes with string ties and tassels, gilt titles and illustrations on front board. First edition. Over forty original signatures and inscriptions, some a paragraph long, on the front pastedown and verso of first leaf, plus one or two later on, all presumably members of the regiment. Includes a short history of the Regiment. A group photo of 28 officers has a separate bound-in key identifying them by name and rank. Created on May 29, 1810 and immediately sent as part of the relief expedition to the interior provinces, Regimiento no. 3 de Infanteria "General Belgrano" is the most prestigious brigade in the Argentinean army. This 1940 album, produced on the 140th anniversary of the regiment, was a crucial time for the military in Argentina, with the country officially neutral, but much influenced by the German military. The Regiment was led by General Ambrosio Vago (first photograph), a supporter of the Allies, who had refused to take part in the coup of 1930, though at this time was urging a new coup, along with a number of Axis-leaning officers, to oust President Ramón Castillo, with the goal of holding non-fraudulent elections. But it would be Peron who would lead the coup in 1943, with Vago, though ostensibly a Peronist, not participating, and exiled to Bahia Blanca. A rare photographic record of the Argentinean military before Peron's ascendancy. We could locate no copies of this nor any similar items in OCLC or other Latin American or European library databases. A very good copy with wear to spine ends and corners of boards, writing on front pastedown and on a few leaves, edgeworn first leaf.
New York: William Morrow, 1964. 392 pp. Bibliography, Appendix, Index. With 44 maps and 32 pp. of photos. 8vo. Cloth. First American edition. Analysis of Helmuth Von Molke, Sir John Jellico, Philippe Petain, and Erich Ludendorff. A very good+ tight clean copy in a very good- dj with small chips to head and heel of spine, and some browning and soiling.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. xvi, 486 pp. Illus. with 73 b/w & color drawings, reproductions and photos, some folded. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Being the Yarn of the American Midshipman (Naval Cadet) showing his Life in the old Frigates and Ships-of-the-Line, and then at the Naval School at Annapolis; and how that Institution became a famous Naval College, meanwhile making him into the most accomplished and versatile young Seaman in the World; together with some Reference to Boys best suited for the Navy, and what they must do and know to get into the Naval Academy, and what they have to expect while there: and also many Pictures, all properly stopped to the Yarn as it is handsomely paid out. A very good or better copy with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, accession numerals within. Crease to folded frontis otherwise interior about fine with some leaves unopened [uncut].
Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1958. xxv, 237 pp. Illus. with b/w plates and drawings. 8vo. Cloth with gilt titles, stamped in blind, and map endpapers. First edition. Westerlore Great West and Indian series: 12. One of 750 copies. With the original illus. of Hooper, McDougall, Chapin, Hatfield, and Frederic Remington. Foreword, intro. and notes by Arthur Woodward. The journal of the Apache Campaign of 1886 by John Bigelow, Jr. (1854-1936) was first appeared as a series of articles in Outing Magazine published by his brother, while Bigelow was serving with the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the "Negro" Regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Abajian 26.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1894. 362 pp. + 21 lvs. of maps. Illus. with 21 b/w folding maps. 8vo. Cloth. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Signed by O. [Oliver] W. Nixon (1825-1905), Major and Surgeon, Thirty-ninth Ohio Infantry, USV, and author of "How Marcus Whitman saved Oregon," "Reminiscences of the first year of the War in Missouri," and "Whitman's ride through savage lands with sketches of Indian life." Nick to spine else a very good copy with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, their stamp on title, owner's name on first blank, tear to fold on map 3, else maps very good or better.
Santiago de Chile: Imprenta de La Ilustracion Militar, 1882-1902. 74; 71; 94; 118; 55; 81 pp. 16mo. Cloth. First edition. Six works primarily concerning the Chilean military at the end of the 19th century including the Pacific war and bound as one. The first item inscribed by its author. E. Blanchard Chessi, Noticias Biográficas del Jeneral don Manuel Búlnes Pinto [bound with] Galvarino Riveros, En la escuadra. Exposicion hecha a proposito de la memoria del Ex-Ministro de Guerra i Marina D. Jose Francisco Vergara (Santiago de Chile, Imprenta de El Independiente; 1882) [with] M.B. Martinez, Últimos dias de la Campaña. (Valparaiso, Imp. de Victorero Y C.; 1891) [with] J. Boonen Rivera, Estudio sobre la reorganizacion i planta del ejercito. (Santiago, Imprenta de La Epoca; 1888) [with] J. Boonen Rivera, Estudio sobre el reglamento para la maniobra de infantería adoptado por decreto supremo de 1 de julio de 1890. (Santiago de Chile, Imprenta Cervantes; 1890) [with] Wilhelm Frick, Die transandinische Eisenbahn von Bahia Blanca nach dem Hafen. (Valdivia, Imprenta Central; 1902). All are scarce with OCLC showing from 0 to 5 copies. From the Biblioteca of Luis A. Merino, who was a member of the Chilean Military. A very good copy, boards scuffed, owner's bookplates on front pastedown, owner's stamp or notations on a few leaves, leaves browned. Palau 30415.
[Bruxelles]: . 21,  pp. 1 diagram. 8vo. Folded leaves. First edition. Addressed in manuscript to J. A. Dahlgren, Superintendent of the Naval Ordinance, United States" and signed by Bormann, who was a Colonel at the time in the Royal Belgian Artillery. These are unpublished notes that Bormann had intended to publish but instead sent as private communication to his friends in 1854 [See Charles Guillaume Bormann, "The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium" (Brussels, Truyts, 1862), 2nd ed., p. 16.]. They were corrections to an article by Colonel Delobel, "Nouveau systeme de Shrapnels de 1'Artillerie neerlandaise" in Revue de techn. milit. T. I. 1854. Charles Guillaume Bormann (1796-1873) was the inventor of the Bormann Fuse, which was adopted by the Belgium army in 1835 and remained a military secret until offered to and tested by the U.S. military in 1851. It became the official time fuse for smoothbore artillery. With original envelop. We could locate no other copies of this manuscript in OCLC, COPAC, or other European Libraries. Some tears at the folds,last folded leaf with corrosion at top edge and last leave soiled and torn, but still very good.
Tot Nymegen: voor Andries van Hoogenhuyse, (Harderwyck, : J. Toll), 1659. , 648,  pp. Illus. with engraved extra title and 98 [of 101(?)] portraits. Sm. 8vo. Later calf stamped in blind over beveled wood boards, four raised bands, metal clasps. Second edition. Hoogenhuyse published his first edition of the Dutch translation of Brachelius popular Latin work on the Thirty Years' War in 1656 in Rotterdam and then this second when he moved his operation to Nymegen. OCLC shows only five copies of this uncommon edition, all in the Netherlands. A very good copy, clasps lacking locks, some soiling to title page and endpapers, a few minor tears, a few leaves at the end with small loss to upper fore-corners not affecting text, small ink stain on fore edge, text and portraits quite sharp.
Chicago: Caxton Club, 1943. xviii, 295 pp. Map. 8vo. Gilt decorated quarter blue cloth over red cloth boards. Top edge gilt. First edition. Limited edition of 350 copies. "Lieutenant James Henry Carleton's first Logbook was published anonymously and appeared first in the Spirit of the Times, New York, from November 9, 1844 to April 12, 1845 ... The Logbook describing the second expedition (commanded by Colonel S. W. Kearny) was first printed in the Spirit of the Times from December 27, 1845 to May 30, 1846." Tiny bump to corner else a fine crisp copy in good solid slipcase worn through at the corners. Howes 146.
El Ferrol: Imprenta de "El Correo Gallego," 1899. 218 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Pascual Cervera y Topete (1839-1909) was admiral of the Spain's Caribbean Squadron during the Spanish-American War. Ordered to Cuba, after a two year exile and before he prepared the navy properly for battle against the United States, his fleet was destroyed at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba in 1898. This work looks to vindicate his actions and quotes from the communications that passed between himself and the Minister of the Navy. Two more editions appeared in 1900, a fourth in 1904, and an English language version in 1899. A very good copy, minor edgewear, location label on front pastedown, two private library stamps on title page. Palau 54106. Trelles VIII, p. 318.
Lima: Imprenta del "Comercio" por J.M. Monterola, 1868. 56 pp. Sm. 8vo. Plain yellow wrappers. First edition. Upon the death of General San Roman, the President of Peru in 1863, Vice President General Juan Antonio Pezet (1810-1879) assumed control until 1865 when he was deposed by General Prado and General Canseco who felt his position concerning Spain was not sufficiently muscular. OCLC shows copies at Duke and Yale; there is also one at the BN Peru. A very good copy in soiled and chipped plain wrappers. Basadre I, 4807.
Norman: Univ. Oklahoma Press, (1961). xv, 448 pp. Illus. with 16 b/w photos and 1 map. 8vo. Cloth with gilt titles. First edition. Stephen Watts Kearny (1794-1848) was an important army officer who served in the War of 1812, the American West, the Mexican-American War, and the conquest of California. "uses scores of letters and unused original sources to write one of the best biographies of the Mexican War figure," Tutorow, Mexican-American War: an annotated bibliography, p. 296. A very good copy, scattered foxing to endpapers, in a very good dust jacket. Tutorow 3763.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1878. iv, 307 pp. Illus. with large folding map (21.8 x 42.8 cm.; 8.6 x 16.85 inches). 8vo. Original terra-cotta cloth, spine lettered in gilt, stamped in black. First edition. A sequel to 'Scenes and Adventures in the Army'. "Contains a condensed narrative of the march and operations of the Mormon battalion from Santa Fe, where Lieut. Col. Cooke assumed command, to San Diego," Cowan. Cook was ordered to forge a wagon route to the Pacific via the Gila route by General Stephen Watts Kearny. "An important source on the course of the Mexican War in the Far West by one of the great western soldiers," Streeter 182. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. A very good copy, extremities worn, book plates to front pastedown, small closed tears to map not affecting the map itself, some splits to end papers. Streeter 182. Cowan p. 142. Howes C738. Graff 869. Flake 2499. Wheat Transmississippi West III 505. Tutorow 3426.
Paris: J. Correard, 1834-1842. Illus. with 97 plates most double page or larger and including 11 maps. 8vo. and Obl. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 and x11.5 inches). Three quarter green calf over marbled boards, five raised bands ruled in gilt, two compartments with red morocco lettering pieces, one compartment with date stamped in gilt. First edition. The Journal des Armes Speciales, an important French technical journal on arms and armament, was published from 1834 until 1869. OCLC shows only 8 copies. Boards rubbed, scuffing along extremities, some minor bumping else very good with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedowns, shelf sticker on foot of backstrips, some soiling and wear at the edges of the plates but not affecting illustrations. A nice set. Graesse III: 487.
New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1878. iv, 400 pp.+ Adv. [43,1] pp. Illus. with 29 b/w plates. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. Second edition. Translation of Cours de tactique. Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787-1875) was a Swiss general who served under Napoleon and in 1847 led the Swiss federal forces to victory against the Sonderbund. OCLC show six copies of this second edition and none of the first of 1864. Includes a 43 page catalogue of the Military and Naval books published by Van Nostrand. Head band lacking, split at upper joint, heel of spine worn, scuffing to lower and fore edges of front board with minor loss, bookseller ticket and the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, their stamp on title, contents near fine with some browning, binding solid, overall a good or better copy.
[Paris]: Imp. de Baudouin, rue Mignon 2, 1838. 103 pp. + 12 lvs of plates. Illus. with 83 b/w drawings on 12 folding leaves. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Redigee pour les Ecoles regimentaires. OCLC shows no copies of this first 1838 edition, but there are two at the BN. OCLC shows just one later printing of 1839 and two copies of the sixth edition of 1863. Rear board detached, backstrip lacking, with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, foxing to the plates, mainly at the margins and on the blank backs. Cat. Lib. USMA (1873), 151 (6th ed).
London: Parker, Furnivall, and Parker, 1855. 106 pp., adv  + plate. Illus. with b/w diagrams with one folding cloth plate. 12mo. Limp red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Second printing. A gift from D. Van Nostrand to the Commandery with his blind emboss on free front end paper . Rear pocket with 25 x 12.5 inch cloth plan/map. Contents: I. Discipline; II. Route-marching; II. Camps; V. Advanced posts, entrenchments, &c; V. Field sketching, with and without instruments; VI. Tactics. First published in 1855. Front hinge partly split else a very good copy, the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, their stamp on title, small tear to rear endpaper. Folding cloth plate near fine.
Jena: Thuringer Verlagsanstalt, n.d. [ca1900]. vi, 807 pp. Illus. with 800 b/w drawings & reproductions. 4to. Cloth. First edition. now. The stamp of the library of F.A. Wittfogel [Karl August], the German historian and sinologist. Profusely illustrated examination of the history of war, extensive collections of weapons. Prefigures much of Frobenius' later work on weaponry. Spine rebound amateurishly in brown tape, corners worn, owner's stamp on title page, minor pencil marginalia and underlining, binding is tight, images bright, edges a bit browned. A good reading copy.
Philadelphia: Grigg, Elliot & Co. 1847. x, 332 pp. + [adv.] 12 pp. Illus. with 8 plates and 3 maps. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Sometimes attributed to Conrad, but both Bancroft and Tutorow credit Fry. Mostly letters from Taylor. Provenance: Library of James Torr Harmer, with his bookplate. Head of spine chipped, wear at heel and corners, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, owner's bibliographic notes tipped to last blank and rear free endpaper; text clean. A good copy Sabin 26099. Swem 1890. Tutorow 3813. Haferkorn p. 63.
Paris: Allais, 1805. , 299, , Plates. Illus. with 13 numbered folding plates + an additional 3 folding plates. 4to. (26 x 19 cm). Mottled calf, six compartments four decorated and bordered in gilt, one brown morocco lettering piece with title, and one red spine label with volume number and decorated in gilt. First edition. The second volume only: De la Fortification Permanente ou des places. The first volume contained one part each on general accounts of war and field and temporary fortifications. From 1818 to 1830, O'Conner's translation of Vernon's work was the standard text at West Point and would have a profound impact on the Civil War. Boards rubbed, extremities worn, front joint partially split but holding firm, some leaves folded and partially soiled, endpapers offset, with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois and waxed pencil accession numerals on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, else contents very good. Freis, Cat. Lib. USMA, 73.
Barcelona: Thomas Piferrer, 1767. Portrait frontis, xlvi pp. (plus later blanks bound in). Sm. 8vo. Later full mottled calf, gilt titles, 4 raised bands. First edition. "Gentil Hombre de Camara con exercicio, Caballero de la Insigne Orden del Toison de Oro, y de la de Sancti Spiritus, &c. Capitan General de los Exercitos de S.M. i de el Principado de Cataluña, i Presidente de su Real Audiencia, &c., que predico El Padre Roque Antonio Gila de la Compañia de Jesus el 29. de Enero de 1767. En la Iglesia de S. Miguel de la Barceloneta, en donde fuè enterrado su Cadaver el mismo dia." Roque Antonio Gila (1721-1796) was a Jesuit who taught humanities, philosophy, theology, and mathematics, and was also noted as a speaker. He was appointed master at the University of Barcelona in 1767. After the expulsion he went to Italy. Jaime de Guzmán y Spinola, II Marquis of la Mina (1690-1767) was a Spanish Army commander and Captain General of Catalonia. Scarce. OCLC shows only one copy and there are four others in Spanish libraries. A very good copy, minor wear at spine ends, light foxing and faint dampstain on a few leaves. Palau 102169. Sommervogel III, 1414. De Backer II, 233. Almirante, Bibliografía militar de España: 329. Latassa, Bibliotecas... escritores aragoneses I: p.630. Torres Amat, Memorias... diccionario critico de los escritores Catalanes: p. 286.
New York: The American Numismatic Society, 1922. 110 pp. Plates. Bibliography. Notes. Index. Illus. with 34 b/w photos. 16mo. Paper wrappers. First edition. One plate for each of the 34 orders created in France from 496 to 1783. Numismatic Notes and Monographs No. 11. A very good or better copy with small crease to upper corner, else crisp and clean.