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Marching As To War

Marching As To War is our fifth e-catalogue, comprising 90 items on warfare throughout history. Below is a small selection.

Fire and Sword in the Caucasus. Luigi Villari

VILLARI, Luigi. Fire and Sword in the Caucasus. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1906 [50665]
Octavo. Original red pictorial cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board with “asiatic” silhouette skyline to both, top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispiece and 63 other plates from photographs by the author. A touch sunned on the spine, light marginal foxing, but overall a very nice copy. £375
First and only edition.

OAKESHOTT, Ronald Ewart. The Archaeology of Weapons. Arms and Armor from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry. Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1960 [36932]
Octavo. 360pp. Frontispiece and 22 other plates, line-drawn illustrations to the text, maps to the endpapers. Very good in the original red and black cloth in slightly rubbed dust jacket, a little split on the fold of the front turn-in. £65
First US edition, same year as the first UK.

MILLARD, Oscar E. Uncensored. The True Story of the Clandestine Newspaper “La Libre Belgique” published in Brussels during the German Occupation. London, Robert Hale and Company, [1937] [47718]
Octavo, original orange cloth, title gilt to spine, orange top-stain. In the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 15 other plates. Light toning, else very good in slightly rubbed and soiled jacket, a couple of chips at the top edge, some pencil annotations, but pictorially and textually complete. £150
First edition. A far from uncommon book, but genuinely scarce in the extremely stylish Leslie Holland jacket.

GUEVARA, [Ernesto] “Che”. Guerrilla warfare. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1961 [49347]
Octavo. Original grey cloth, title in black to spine. In the dust jacket. A very sharp copy in a slightly toned, unclipped, jacket. £85
First edition in English. Excellent copy of this influential text.

SASSOON, Siegfried. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. By the Author of Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. Fourth Impression. London, Faber & Faber Limited, 1930 [47755]
Octavo, original mid-blue cloth, title gilt to spine. In the dust jacket. Cloth a little mottled, some light foxing particularly to the endpapers, else very good in a pictorial jacket, a little rubbed, a touch sunned at the spine and with a couple of minor blemishes, but complete and visually striking. £675
First edition, fourth impression, a month after the first.

VIRILIO, Paul. Bunker Archéologie. Paris: Centre de Création Industrielle, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1975 [52135]
Small square quarto. Original stiff card wraps with wide French-fold turn-ins. Profusely illustrated from Virilio‟s photographs Wraps very slightly yellowed at the edges, and just a touch chafed, particularly on the spine edges, but overall a very good copy. £400
First edition. Catalogue for the Exhibition of Virilio’s photographic studies of the bunkers around the Western and Northern coasts of France.

(FIRST WORLD WAR) Halt! Who goes there? London: Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee… Poster No. 60. Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co. (L.P.A. Ltd.), Grafton Works, 1915 [50334]
Three colour lithographic recruiting poster ( 1000 × 615 mm) Striking image of a sentry with bayonet fixed, silhouetted against a yellow sky streaked with grey clouds, figure and background in maroon, text in bold white letters. Light creases from old folds, some mild off-setting from where folded, but overall very good indeed. £300
Extremely well-preserved example.

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