cm.17x24, pp.220, alcune ill.bn.interc.nt. London, Carlton Books Ltd 2002, cm.17x24, pp.220, alcune ill.bn.interc.nt. br.cop.fig.a col. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This entertaining collection of military anecdotes, interlaced with unusual illustrations, brings together over 400 little-known snapshots of men and women at war. Drawing on an impressive range of sources from Plutarch to the present century, from medieval chronicles to the American Civil War, the book includes many famous characters - Wellington, Rommel, Napoleon, Frederick the Great - as well as a gallery of lesser-known individuals, from Basil the Bulgar Slayer to Soviet fighter ace Lily Litvak and the other General Lee. Ranging from David and Goliath to Prince Rupert's poodle, from the the officer who was not only obliged to provide the paymaster with a certificate that he was alive, but also had to get it back-dated to prove that he was alive the previous month, to the shy Allied airman forced to disguise himself as a prostitute to escape the Gestapo, the book takes in some three thousand years of the quirkier side of military history. This highly original collection provides a feast of insights, curiosities and entertainment drawn from the rich sidelines of military history.
Rezension: Entertaining collection of military anecdotes interlaced with unusual illustrations, bringing together over 400 little-known snapshots of men and women at war.
Titel: Military anecdotes.
Verlag: Carlton Books Ltd
Einband: br.cop.fig.a col.
Buchbeschreibung Oxford New York, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985. Buchzustand: Gut. Erstauflage / First publication.. Bll. + X (Introduction) + 514 S. inkl. Anhang mit Sources u. Index. Papier einwandfrei, nur minimal nachvergilbt. +++++WIR VERSENDEN BÜCHER AB 20 € NUR MIT EINSCHREIBEN ODER PER DHL MIT SENDUNGVERFOLGUNG // ZAHLUNG MIT KREDITKARTE/PAYPAL WILLKOMMEN+++++ Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1005 Gr.-8°, O(Dkl.-Blau)-GanzLnw. mit Goldgepr.-Titelung u. OIll.-Umschlag. Schnitt minimal nachgebräunt oder kl. Braunfleckig. Gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. 19742
Buchbeschreibung oxford university press 1985, 1985. Gewicht in Gramm: 550 leichte äußere gebrauchsspuren,innen sauber. Artikel-Nr. 11711
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1985. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. First Edition (First Printing).If anecdotes are marginal notes on the pages of history, these will delight any reader who has ever been moved or entertained by the condition of the sailor. 514pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Introduction / preface by Max Hastings. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good in Very Good DJ (Slight edgewear to DJ). Artikel-Nr. 113484
Buchbeschreibung London W Sams, 1825. Gebunden, Goldschnitt, mamorierte Vorsatzblätter vorne und hinten, Vol 1: 391 S., Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sehr guter Zustand, Vol 2: 420 S., Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren und fleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand, 1. Aufl. 470 gr. Artikel-Nr. 2375
Buchbeschreibung London Edward Jeffery und R Faulder, 1792. 1 Bl., 439 S. Mit gestochenem Porträt (Earl of Essex). 8° (21,8 x 14 cm). Leder der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Erstmals 1720 als "Memoirs of a cavalier" erschienen (so auch der Rückentitel des vorliegenden Exemplars). - "This delightful novel is well known to have been frequently cited as a historical authority" (Lowndes). - Die beiden Blätter mit Verlagsanzeigen am Ende nicht mitgebunden (nur die Nummern 1-7 auf der Rückseite von Seite 439 vorhanden). - Anfangs und am Ende etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, sonst sauber. Der zeitgenössische Einband berieben (Rücken stärker), Kapitale etwas lädiert, Vordergelenk rissig. Schönes Exemplar. - Lacks the two leaves advertisement at the end. Some browning and foxing at beginning and end, otherwise clean. The contemporary binding rubbed, head and foot of spine a bit frayed, front hinge a bit cracked. *Lowndes 614. - Vgl. Moore 434. Gewicht (Gramm): 700. Artikel-Nr. 24891
Buchbeschreibung London: Matthew Iley, 1825, 1825. 3 volumes, octavo (220 x 137 mm). Later 19th-century green half morocco by Root, spines gilt in compartments with repeating floral design, second and forth gilt-lettered direct, marbled sides ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound red silk page-markers. Bound without the terminal advertisement leaf. Accession label of the private library of Thomas D. Murphy to the front pastedowns. Very light rubbing to extremities, isolated marginal foxing. An excellent copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vols. 1 and 2; folding manuscript facsimile frontispiece to vol. 3. First edition, published the year after Byron's death. Most often catalogued anonymously, authorship is occasionally ascribed to Julius Millingen (1800-1878), Byron's doctor in Greece, but in the Introductory Address the author writes, "in the society and friendship of his Lordship we have been long happy, as well in England, as in Italy and Greece" (p. xii); Millingen first met Byron on Cephalonia in 1823, after the poet had left Italy, and following Byron's death he was taken hostage by the Ottomans, his release only secured in November 1826, after which he spent the rest of his days in Constantinople. The author presents his own book as "an accompaniment to the irradiations of [Byron's] transcendant genius" (p. xix), rectifying the scandalous rumours about his behaviour and "filling up the chasm in the literary world" (pp. xii-xiii) left by the destruction of Byron's manuscript memoirs, which had been entrusted to Thomas Moore. The book is dedicated to George Canning, then secretary of state for foreign affairs, and briefly prime minister for the last few months of his life in 1827. Artikel-Nr. 113995
Buchbeschreibung London, Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1826. Octavo. Pagination: Portrait-Frontispiece of Napoleon, VIII, 903 pages with 9 illustrations (including Frontispiece), of which 2 illustrations are folding out and two of them are hand-coloured. Hardcover / Beautiful original half calf with gilt lettering and original spinelabel. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor rubbing to the binding only. From the library of Ferdinand M. McVeagh with his Exlibris to the pastedown. One of the larger fold-out plates with a tear along the fold (easily repaired). This is the rare first edition of this important Napoleon biography. Seldom on the market. Artikel-Nr. 28293AB