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If you are interested in the military, you should definitely look through our rare military books section in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are many rare and antique items for sale, and many of them are one of a kind and quite unique. Topics range from the intricacies of fortress management to Roman military history. Some of the rare history books in our collection include detailed family records of soldiers and others include long lost letters from soldiers. Be sure to look through our rare military history books to find that special item for yourself.

B.M.I.C.C.N. (Photo Commemorative ALBUM). TIENTSIN CHINE DU NORD 1940-1941 ---FORCES DE TERRE FRANCAISES EN CHINE DU NORD by Bataillon Mixte d'Infanterie Coloniale de Chine du Nord

Published in c. 1941 in Tientsin, China. A photo commemorative album for B.M.I.C.C.N. (Bataillon Mixte d'Infanterie Coloniale de Chine du Nord ). Inscribed and signed by someone as showed. Printed photos all the album, describing every aspect of the B.M.I…

From Asia Medicine and Humanities Books


Tableau des nouveaux reglemens de L'Empire Ottoman by Mahmoud Rayf Efendi, Mahmud Raif Pasha

Uskudar, Istanbul: La nouvelle Imprimerie du Genie, Dar ut Tiba'aa al 'Amira , 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The second work of Mahmud Raif Pasha and one of the most rare and important military works has been early printed …

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Fevaid-i Gaza (the benefits of invasion) an unusual Ottoman military manuscript written for the Sultan Osman Han b. Ahmed Han (R. 1618 to 1622) TRADITIONAL TRAINING METHODS OF THE OTTOMANS IN HORSEBACK ARCHERY by Kapi Agasi Kulu, Mustafa Aga el- Muteferrika (Silahsor)

Handwritten. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Written for the Sultan Osman II between 1618 and 1622, by the author who was the equipments supplier (Silah shor) in the Ottoman army. 8vo., 86 lvs (172 p.) Ottoman text missing the firs p…

From Archive


Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album by NOVELLI, Francesco

Probaly Venice, 1825. An exquisite suite of watercolours, including a beautiful series of scenes documenting a Venetian commedia dell'arte troupe, by the Italian artist Francesco Novelli. Francesco Novelli (1767-1836), one of the preeminent artists of hi…

From Rare Illustrated Books


First Printed Account of Battle of Trafalgar and News of Nelson's Death; Invitation to Funeral Procession

FIRST PRINTED ACCOUNT OF BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR AND NEWS OF NELSON'SDEATH – TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE NEWS REACHES LONDON2 Broad Sides, manuscript letter from Federico Carlos Gravina y Nápoli and Engraved printedInvitation to the Funeral Procession of N…

From E. C. Rare Books


Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre. Interpreted with Faith and Diligence Immediately out of the Greeke by Thomas Hobbes. - [FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF HOBBES'S FIRST PUBLISHED WORK] by THUCYDIDES (THOMAS HOBBES transl.)

1629. London, Hein: Seile, 1629. Folio. Contemporary full brown calf with six raised bands, gilt line-decoration and gilt title-label to spine. Triple blindstamped borders to boards. Restored at hinges, capitals and corners, with leather slightly light…

From Herman H. J. Lynge & Son


Histoire Militaire du Prince Eugene de Savoye, du Prince et Duc de Marlborough, et du Prince de Nassau-Frise. Ou l'on trouve un détail des Principales Actions de la dernière Guerre, & des Batailles & Sieges commandez par ces trois Généraux. Enrichie ... - [THE CLIMAX OF THE AUSTRIAN ARMY] by DUMONT, (JEAN) et (J.) ROUSSET

1729. A la Haye, chez Isaac van der Klott, 1729-47. Large folio. (54 x 35 cm.). 3 uniform contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with 9 compartments, divided by 8 raised bands. Compartments richly gilt. Titlelabels with gilt lettering. Light wear to top…

From Herman H. J. Lynge & Son


Russian Military Manuscript by Anonymous

A collection of original drawings on 13 thick folio paper sheets (c. 525 x 350 mm) with watermark J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1834, of which 9 water colour and 4 pen and ink drawings. All of them with calligraphed Russian captions or headings. No place (Moscow…

From Antiquariat Banzhaf



Vietnam, Thailand, and elsewhere in Asia as well as the United States, Europe, and the Middle East ca. 1964-1974: Compiled by Jacob Harris, an American who served as a Senior Police Advisor in Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War, 1964 - 1974, 1964…



Von Kayserlichem Kriegssrechten, Malefitz und Schuldhandlen.. by Fronsperger, Leonhardt; Amman, Jost, Plates

1565. Frankfurt, 1565. 3rd ed with 6 plates by Amman. Frankfurt, 1565. 3rd ed with 6 plates by Amman. Well-Illustrated Digest of the Military Law and Practice of the Holy Roman Empire Fronsberger, Leonhardt. [Amman, Jost (1539-1591), Illustrations]. Von …

From The Lawbook Exchange Ltd


WAR SPEECHES. Into Battle - The Unrelenting struggle - The End of the beginning - Onwards to victory - The Dawn of liberation - Victory - Secret session speeches by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Cassell and Company. London. 1942-46. FIRST EDITIONS of volumes two through to seven. First volume is the tenth edition, published 1943. 7 VOLUMES. Complete set of the war speeches. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CHURCHILL IN VOLUME ONE (Into Battle), with a V f…

From Paul Foster Books


World War II Logbooks by Snyder, Lorain R. "Doc

N.p., 1943. Snyder, Lorain R. "Doc. Four octavo volumes. Standard issue blank books printed by the Government Printing Office that were owned by Lorain R. Snyder, who served as a Gunner's Mate aboard the U.S.S. Richmond from 1941 to 1943. The first two v…

From Bromer Booksellers


Report of the Trial of Brig. General William Hull; Commanding the North-Western Army of the United States By a Court Martial Held at Albany on Monday, 3rd January, 1814, and Succeeding Days, Etc. by William Hull; James Grant Forbes; United States Army

Eastburn, Kirk and Co, 1814. First Edition. Hardcover. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Brig Gen. Duncan McArthur's Orders to Attend General Hull's Court Martial A remarkable document from the Court Martial Brig. General William Hull following his …

From Arundel Books of Seattle


Precetti militari consacrati all' immortal nome.di Ferdinando Maria duca dell' una e dell' altra Baviera.composti da F. Marzioli Bresciano. by Marzioli Francesco

Bologna: In fine: Bologna, Erede di Domenico Barbieri. 1670. [Figurato Militaria] (cm39) ottima piena pergamena originale, titolo manoscritto al dorso. -- cc. 3 nn., pp. 166 (numerate da 15 a 166), cc. 3 nn. Occhietto, ritratto, frontis figurato + 27 tavv…

From Libri Antichi Arezzo F&C Edizioni


Observations on the Means of Preserving the Health of Soldiers and Sailors; and on the Duties of the Medical Department of the Army and Navy; with Remarks on Hospitals and Their Internal Arrangement. by Cutbush, Edward

Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson , 1808. FIRST EDITION of the First American work on naval medicine. Edward Cutbush ( 1772-1843 ) received his official naval commission as officer in the United States Navy on June 24, 1799, and was the first surgeon listed i…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


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