1918. Hardcover. Rare military service record of Brigadier General Frank Parker (1872-1947). Presentation inscription from Parker "To C. Van U. in memory of the Great Days together - F.P. - Bridge Head, Easter, 1919". Includes service record, facsimiles of orders and telegraphs, as well as a list of decorations of Brig. Gen. Frank Parker from 1918 - 1919 during which he was awarded the War Cross of France with Palm, Commander of the Legion of Honor of France with second Palm of War Cross, Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, D.S.M., and Third Palm on War Cross. Parker served in a tour of Lorraine, the second Battle of the Marne, the Battle of St. Mihiel Salient, the Battle between the Meuse and the Argonne Forest, and more. Bound in full red leather with gilt title and dates to spine. Gilt rules and swastikas to both boards. Rubbing and wear to boards, edges, spine ends, and corners. Evidence of a removed sticker to front board (about 1 x 2 inches) with surface sheen of leather removed in this small area. Adhesive remnants to front pastedown where a bookplate was removed. Browning to interior, mostly along margins. Unpaginated with blank sheets bound in at rear to fill out an otherwise thin binding. [Approximately 150 pages.] WWI/011221. Very Good.
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Albany: Self Published, 1851. Hardcover. Volume 1 only of a 3 volume work. Bookplate of Andrew H. Parker on bottom of title page. Bound in three quarter red leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Chip to head of spine, rubbing to hinges, and heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Evidence of old sticker to front board, which has removed a small section of marbled paper. Browning, foxing, and occasional soiling to interior. Marbled endpapers with top edge gilt. Blank pages have been bound into rear to allow for binding of this otherwise slim volume. 48 pages. AMER/010721 (American Revolution). Very Good.
Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington and Company, 1882. Hardcover. A popular account of 19th century Native American social life, religion, habits, traits, customs, exploits, etc "with thrilling adventures and experience on the great plains and in the mountains of our wide frontier." Colonel Richard Irving Dodge (1827-1895) had a long and successful career in the U.S. Army, including serving as Aide-de-Camp to General Sherman. Bound in brown publishers cloth with gilt titling and decorations to spine and front cover. Binding has tears, bumping, and rubbing and also a small gouge on boom of rear cover. Front hinge loose and title page and frontis engraving of Dodge loose. The interior pages show light aging but are very good. With 17 wood engravings and six handsome chromolithographs depicting tools, clothing, weapons, artifacts etc. Very good. Measures 6 x 9 x 2 inches. 650 pages. Very Good.
Paris: Ludovic Basche, 1878. Hardcover. An interesting folio volume featuring the biography and art work of three young military painters, De Neuville, Detaille, and Dupray. Each painter has a section of the book devoted to his biography and his art. There is a mounted photograph of each artist, a brief biography and description of his work, three or four full page engraved plates from paintings or drawings, and several copies of the artist's many sketches of his fellow soldiers. Bound in three quarter red leather and black pebbled cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. Covers are frayed, bumped, and chipped but interior pages are very good+. Unpaginated. ART/012521. Very Good.