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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.

THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER

Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 inches). Portrait frontis of Viscount Cromer in volume one, and Lord Kitchener in volume two. Illustrated throughout with 56 mono plates, mostly by Angus McNeill of the Seafo...

From Paul Foster Books



Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1900. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with four maps, three of them fold out, & four plans in the text. Publishers advert leaf and 32pp catalogue, dated 10.99, at the end of text. A little foxing to the...

From Paul Foster Books


CFS MONT APICA / SFC MONT APICA by de Maurivez, Capt. Maurice Anthony (Ed.)

Canadian Forcers Escadrille Squadron 12 AC&W Royal Canadian Air Force , 1977. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 64pp, including 5p advertising; numerous b/w illustrations, col. end papers. Text in English a...

From Old Authors Bookshop


FORWARD MARCH! The Photographic Record of America in the World War and the Post War Social Upheaval by Mackey, Frank, Jernegan, J. Wilson, Marcus,

Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Chicago, 1934. First Edition. . Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. B&W Photographs; Folio - 13" to 23" tall; Slight spine wear top-bottom, some small corner wear. Vol 2 has slightly cracked hinge. ...

From Old Bag Lady Books


The River War by Winston Churchill

London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1899. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan. Longmans & Co, 1899 First edition. Two volumes, both in original black cloth with gilt titles and decorations t...

From The Last Word



Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. Some minor spotting to the first 3 pages of the first volume otherwise a fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full red morocc...

From Paul Foster Books


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

Probably 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 h...

From Rare Illustrated Books


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 page....

From Archive


Devil's Guard 3 ( Iii ) Unconditional Warfare by George Robert Elford ( Signed Copy )

Hodder, 1991. Soft Cover. Very Good. Inscribed By Author On Bookplate Attached Inside Front Cover...Stated First U.K. Edition, First Printing..Pocket Paperback Original Edition..No Hardcover Edition Printed...Nice Clean Tight Copy..Text Unmarked..Spine ...

From Thomas Savage, Bookseller


As Sahm us Sa'ib, unique autograph manuscript in Ottoman Turkish on Archery, using the bow and arrow. Written by the author in Medina and dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan III Mustafa by Nazif Zade Ahmed Hamid (D. 1248 H. )

1240 Handwritten. As New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. 58 pp. Ottoman Turkish manuscript, copied by the author who was the Imam of Khalid b. Zaid mosque in Medina in 1240. The first 3 pages of the manuscript contain a dedication to the Ottoman S...

From Archive



Jonathan Cape. London. 1935. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 4to. Illustrated throughout with portraits, maps, plans and line drawings. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, raised bands, gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt decorative roll border on boards....

From Paul Foster Books


Hellbird War Book (Inscribed By Col. Alfred F. Kalberer, Commander of the 462nd Bombardment Group) by Oliver, Philip G

N.l.: A.F. Kalberer, 1944. First Edition. Oblong Quarto. 117 unnumbered pages, First and Only Edition. Signed by Col. Alfred F. Kalberer under his picture in the book and inscribed by him on the front endpaper as KAL (for Kalberer) . "To Bill Willi...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Deutsche Uniformen Album: Das Zeitalter der Deutschen Einigung 1864-1914 -- Band 1: Die Kriege von 1864 und 1866; Band 2: Die Zeit von 1870 bis 1888; Bilder von Herbert Knötel; Text und Erläuterungen von Dr. Martin Lezius [containing 480 military uniform cigarette cards] by Lezius, Martin; Knötel, Herbert

Dresden: "Sturm" Zigaretten, 1933. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 albums containing a total of 480 color cigarette cards of German uniforms covering the years 1864 to 1914. Each volume has 40 pages with mounted cards and 12 unpaginated pages of tex...

From Classic Books and Ephemera


Etat Militaire Ottoman depuis la fondation de l'Empire jusqu'a nos jours, Album des figures et des dessins mentionnes dans le Ier volumes, LES JANISSAIRES (one oblong album, all published only ed.) by Ahmed Djevad (Colonel d'etat - major)

Paris: Imprimerie du journal la Turquie and Ernest Leroux, 1882 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. oblong folio. Ottoman Turkish and French titles mounted on hard covers, one Ottoman Turkish title page, 8 lithographic pla...

From Archive


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 in...

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