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Pingenot Auction, Lot 393

393. [MILITARY HISTORY, Lot 1]. Lot of 16 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including one manual entirely in Japanese, and the following:

COFFMAN, Edward M. The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1886. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Mint copy including d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Fine social history of the officers and men during the long periods of peace.

DUPUY, R. Ernest. The Compact History of the United States Army. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1956. Text drawings. Original cloth. Good to very good in chipped d.j.
         First edition. Tutorow 3292. Pingenot: The story of the U.S. Army itself, from the Colonials who taught the British how to fight Indians; the tattered units of the Revolution who became an Army; the soldiers, Blue and Gray, of the war that divided the nation; on the Western frontier, in Cuba and the Philippines, in Mexico, in Europe in two wars, in the Pacific islands, in Korea, etc.

ESSIN, Emmett M. Shavetails & Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. Illustrated. Cloth. Mint in pictorial d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The dramatic story of the humble army mule in a clearly written study that is essential to understanding the logistics of the U.S. Army in its wars against America’s native tribes, as well as those larger conflicts which preceded the Army’s mechanization.

GANOE, William A. The History of the United States Army. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1942. Frontispiece, plates, text illustrations. Original blind-stamp cloth with gilt title on cover and spine. Edge wear and slight rubbing to lower spine.
         Revised edition. Tutorow 3294. Pingenot: First published in 1924, the revised edition brings the reader up to the beginning of World War II. Col. Ganoe’s comprehensive history covers the army’s history from its drab beginnings in 1775-76, its discipline and success in the American Revolution, the dark years that followed through the War of 1812, its trail-blazing years, the Mexican War, its enormous expansion in the Civil War and the "Dark Ages" that immediately followed, its renaissance through the Spanish American War and finally the World Wars I and II.

HILL, Jim Dan. The Minute Man in Peace and War: A History of the National Guard. Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1964. Original pictorial cloth. Very good in price-clipped d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The first detailed work of its kind tracing the history from the first Colonial Militia in the U.S. to the present day. It is a powerful narrative that carries the reader from Concord, 1775, to Berlin, 1961, telling the story of National Guardsmen in combat in every war the Nation has fought. Long out-of-print.

LLULL, Francisco Ferrer and Joseph Hefter. Bibliografía Iconográphica del Traje Militar de España: Pictorial Bibliography of Spanish Military Dress. Mexico: J. Hefter, 1963. Illustrations, one color. Wrappers. Scarce.

LOWE, Percival G. Five Years a Dragoon (’49 to ’54) and Other Adventures on the Great Plains. Kansas City: 1906. Illustrations. Original tan decorated cloth. Very fine.
         First edition in a variant and unrecorded binding. Graff 2550. Howes L526. Rader 2255. Rittenhouse 375. Pingenot: One of the best personal accounts of cavalry service and wagon freighting on the plains, from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Laramie, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Santa Fe. After his army service, Lowe continued to travel the Santa Fe Trail as a freight contractor until 1870.

MAHON, John K. and Romana Danysh. Infantry. Part I: Regular Army. Washington: United States Army, 1972. Illustrations including color. Tall 8vo, original gilt pictorial cloth with gilt title on spine.
         First edition. Pingenot: Army Lineage Series. Contains a brief organizational history of the regular infantry, preceding the lineages, from the American Revolution to Vietnam. Lineage, campaign credits, and unit citations for all regular Army infantry units, with color plates of insignia, descriptions of heraldic shields and mottos. The Army Lineage Series is designed to foster the esprit de corps of United State Army units.

ROOT, E. A. Root’s Military Topography and Sketching. Prepared for Use in the United States Infantry and Cavalry School. Kansas City: Hudson-Kimberly Publishing, 1901. Ads, illustrations, charts. Original cloth, gilt. Label on the front pastedown indicates this copy is from the library of Fort Douglas, Utah. Wear and rubbing, front endpaper and preliminary leaves missing with no loss of text. Fair to good.
         Fifth edition. Pingenot: Battle map of Gettysburg and 2 enclosures in rear pocket. A comprehensive text on mapping revised and enlarged by the Department of Engineering, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

STRAIT, Newton A. Alphabetical List of Battles 1754-1900: War of the Rebellion, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection.... Washington, 1900. Tables. Original pictorial ecru cloth, worn and soiled. Contents very good
         First edition. Tutorow 130. Pingenot: Compiled from official records, this listing includes a summary of events of the War with Mexico, 1846-1848; War of the Rebellion, 1860-1865; the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, 1898-1900, Troubles in China, 1900, along with other valuable information in regard to the various wars.

STUBBS, Mary Lee and Stanley R. Connor. Armor-Cavalry. Part I: Regular Army and Army Reserve; Part II: Army National Guard. Washington: United States Army, 1969-72. Illustrations including color. 2 vols., tall 8vo, original cloth, gilt title on spine.
         First edition. Pingenot: Army Lineage Series. Published by the U.S. Army’s Office of the Chief of Military History, this useful work traces the evolution of cavalry into today’s armor branch, and, in the process, presents a broad history of the growth of the entire U.S. Army. Intended for the use at all levels of command, in service schools, and in various training programs.

UPTON, Emory. The Military Policy of the United States. Washington: GPO, 1904. Folding map. Original embossed cloth, gilt title. Minor spinal rubbing.
         First edition. Tutorow 3183. Pingenot: Discusses the military policy of the U.S. from the revolutionary war, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. Other subjects covered are the militia and volunteers, military policy of the Confederate states, etc.

WEIGLEY, Russell F. History of the United States Army. New York: Macmillan Company, [1967]. Photographic plates. Cloth. Near mint throughout, including d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: A comprehensive history in which the author points out that it is actually a history of two armies: a Regular Army of professional soldiers, and a citizen army of various components, such as the militia, the National Guard, the Organized Reserves, and selectees.

WHITCOMB, Edgar D. Escape from Corregidor. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1958. Original cloth. Signed.
         Third printing.

WILHELM, Thomas. Military Dictionary and Gazetteer, Comprising Ancient and Military Technical Terms...Accounts of North American Indians.... Philadelphia: L. R. Hamersly, 1881. 32 plates. Original cloth with gilt title on spine. Relatively fine copy.
         Revised edition. Pingenot: The preferred revised addition with accounts of ancient warlike tribes, notices of battles from the earliest period to 1881, with a concise explanation of terms used in heraldry and the offices thereof. Compiled from the best authorities of all nations. The work also gives valuable geographical information along with an appendix containing the articles of war.

WYLLIE, Robert E. Orders, Decorations and Insignia: Military and Civil With the History and Romance of their Origin and a Full Description of Each. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921. Frontispiece, illustrations, color and black and white. Original cloth with light wear, gilt lettering on cover and spine very good.
         First edition.

(17 vols.)
($400-800)