HISTORICAL MINIATURES BY GEORGE GRASSE

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Historical periods below are in alphabetical order

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: 1861 - 1865
AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1775 - 1781
ANCIENTS: Earliest Times to 452 AD
ASIAN WARFARE - From Earliest Times to 1913
COLONIAL PERIOD: 1600 - 1790
FORTIFICATIONS (OSPREY FORTRESS SERIES)
IMPERIAL PERIOD: 1816 - 1913
MEDIEVAL PERIOD: 1067 to 1499

MODERN TIMES: From 1946 to Present Day

NAPOLEONIC WARS: 1791 - 1815

WORLD WAR 1: 1914 - 1918

WORLD WAR 2: 1931 - 1945

 

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

1862 to 1865

THE SIGEL REGIMENT, A History of the 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865.  James S. Pula, Savas Publishing Company, Campbell, California, 1998.  Summarizes the history of the regiment from letters, diaries, and other main sources.  Hardbound, first hardcover edition, 483 pages, 48 photos and illustrationsISBN 1 882810 20 1.

$17.00

1862 to 1864

IRISH Green & Union Blue, Diary from a member of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. (American Civil War) Edited by Lawrence Frederick Kohl with Margaret Coss Richard, Fordham University Press, New York, 1986.  The Civil War letters of Peter Welsh, an Irish soldier in the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, part of Thomas Francis Meagher's Irish Brigade, Army of the Potomac.  Hardbound, 170 pages, 16 pages of black & white photos and illustrations.  ISBN 0-8232-1163-0

$14.00

1863 GETTYSBURG: A BATTLEFIELD ATLAS.  Craig L. Symonds with cartography by William J. Clipson. The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992.  A cartographical history of the Gettysburg campaign from early June through mid-July 1863. Includes orders of battle.  Hardbound, 7-1/2" by 11", 103 pages, 24 maps, several b&w imagesISBN 1-887853-16-X

$13.00

 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION

ARW

THE HISTORY OF WEAPONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.  George C. Neumann, Bonanza Books, New York, 1967.  Complete history and survey of the weapons both firearms and edged used during the course of the American Revolutionary War (1775-81).  Hardbound, 373 pages, hundreds of b & w photos of the weapons, including additional illustrations of lock plate detail, some uniforms.  Used, very good condition, ISBN 0517178060.

$8.00

ARW THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.  Edward E. Curtis, AMS Press, New York, 1969.  The author surveys all of the military components of the British Army in America: administration, recruitment, provisioning, transportation, and details on the organization and uniforms of the regiments.  Hardbound, 5-1/2" x 9", was not sold with an outer cover, 223 pages, no photos but several charts and tables, good listing of regiments and their uniform facings.  Very good condition, Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 73-91297. $23.00

 

ANCIENTS: Earliest Times to 452AD

ANC

THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR 431 - 404 BC.  Osprey Essential Histories Series, Philip de Souza, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2002.  The basic history of Sparta versus Athens.  Softbound, excellent like-new condition, 95 pp, 12 color photos, 7 color maps, 1 color schematic, 1 b & w trireme drawing, and additional b&w photos and illustrations.  ISBN 1-84176-357-8

$9.00

ANC

WARFARE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD.  Edited by General Sir John Hackett, illustrated by Peter Connolly, Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1989.  Eleven essays on the Ancients and warfare by noted authors Watkins, Wiseman, Lazenby, Sekunda, Devine, Connolly, Keppie, Dobson, and Tomlin.  Spans the period from ancient beginnings to the Late-Roman Empire.  Hardcover, dust jacket very good condition, overall excellent like-new condition, 256 pages, maps, charts, military formations, good textISBN 0-8160-2459-6

$35.00
ANC THE MAKING OF THE ROMAN ARMY FROM REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE.  Laurence Keppie, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 1984.  From a small citizen militia in the area of the town of Rome to the efficient large Imperial Army that was stretched to its limits.  Surveys the military history of Rome and how the army grew to meet the demands of empire.  Hardcover, very good condition, 269 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, charts, and good appendix including glossary.  ISBN 1-56619-359-1 $7.00
ANC WARRIORS OF ROME, An Illustrated History of the Roman Legions.  Michael Simkins, illustrated by James Field, Blandford Press, New York 1988.  Hardbound, excellent like-new condition, 160 pages, hundreds of photos, 20 color plates, hundred of photosISBN 0-7137-2001-8 $18.00

 

ASIAN WARFARE - From Earliest Times to 1913

CHINA

A CONCISE HISTORY OF CHINA.  J. A. G. Roberts, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1999.  Complete but concise from earliest times to about 1992.  Softbound, 317 pages, 10 maps.  Slightly used, very good condition, ISBN 0 674 00075 7.

$8.00

 

COLONIAL PERIOD 1600 - 1790

1759

QUEBEC 1759.  Osprey Campaign Series, Stuart Reid, illustrated by Gerry Embleton,  Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2003.  The battle that won Canada for Britain in the French  & Indian War in 1759.  Softbound, excellent mint condition, 96 pp, 9 color photos, 5 color maps, 15 other color images (all regimental flags except one), 3 color "bird's eye" battle images, 3 2-page color art renderings by Gerry Embleton,  2 other b&w maps, plus over 100 other b&w imagesISBN 1-85532-605-1

$12.00

Early 18th Century MARLBOROUGH AS MILITARY COMMANDER.  David Chandler, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1973.  Certainly one of the great "captains" of military history, and, to David Chandler, the greatest British military commander, a deep study, and one that examines this often overlooked period of early musketry, plug bayonets, the emergence of mobile field artillery, and , of course, fortifications and siege work.  Hardbound, in very good condition, 368 pages, illustrated with maps, charts, and photos.  No ISBN

$13.00

Early 18th Century WEAPONS & EQUIPMENT OF THE MARLBOROUGH WARS.   Anthony Kemp with line drawings by John Mollo, Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset, UK, 1980.  This book describes and illustrates the implements of war that fought the Marlborough battles of the early 18th Century.  Well illustrated with line drawings and diagrams.  Hardbound, excellent, 172 pages.  ISBN 0-7137-1013-6

$19.00

The '45 LIKE HUNGRY WOLVES - CULLODEN MOOR 16 APRIL 1746.  Stuart Reid with color plates by Gerry Embleton, Windrow & Greene, London, 1994.  The complete history of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion's culminating battle at Culloden Moor and major events leading up to it.  Well illustrated with b & w photos, maps, and gorgeous color plates.  Hardbound, large format 9-1/2" wide x 12-1/2" high, excellent to near mint condition, dust jacket excellent condition, 128 pages.  ISBN 1 85915 080 2 $98.00
1642-44 THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR RECREATED IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, Europa Militaria Special No. 4.   Chris Honeywell & Gill Spear, Windrow & Greene, London UK 1993.  Well illustrated mostly with re-enactor photos.  Softbound, 96 pages.  ISBN 0-872004-54-7 $11.00

 

FORTIFICATIONS (OSPREY FORTRESS SERIES)

WW2

U-BOAT BASES AND BUNKERS 1941-45, Fortress Series No. 3.  Gordon Williamson, Osprey Publishing, Oxford UK, 2003.  Softbound, 64 pages, 100+ photos and illustrations, very good to near mint conditionISBN 1-84176-556-2.

$9.00

1530-1945

THE FORTIFICATIONS OF MALTA 1530-1945, Fortress Series No. 16.  Charles Stephenson, Osprey Publications, Oxford UK, 2004.   Softbound, 64 pages, 100+ photos and illustrations.  Very good to near mint condition.  ISBN 1-18476-693-3

$9.00

1535-1763

FRENCH FORTRESSES IN NORTH AMERICA 1535-1763, Fortress Series No. 27.  Rene Chartrand, Osprey Publications, Oxford UK, 2005.   Softbound, 64 pages, 100+ photos and illustrations.  Very good to near mint condition.  ISBN 1-18476-714-X

 

$9.00

 

IMPERIAL PERIOD: 1816 - 1913

SUDAN

WAR ON THE NILE.  Michael Barthorp, Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset, UK, reprinted 1986.  Britain, Egypt, and the Sudan 1882-1898; a good, brief history of the campaigns that featured the Battle of Tel-al-Kabir, the Siege and Relief of Khartoum, and the culminating Battle of Omdurman.   Softbound, 190 pages, 6 maps, hundreds of b & w photos and illustrations, battle honors and medals awarded.   ISBN 0-7137-1858-7.

$17.00

INDIA

Armies of the Raj From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence: 1858-1947.  Byron Farwell, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 1989.  From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence 1858-1947.  Softbound, good condition, 399 pages, $12.00.  ISBN 0-393-30802-2

$12.00

INDIA

THE INDIAN ARMY OF THE EMPRESS 1861-1903.  Alan Harfield, Spellmount, Turnbridge Wells, Kent, UK, First Printing, 1991.  The "Empress" in this case refers to Queen Victoria and the hand of Britain on the rule of India through the fabulous and great Indian Army 1861-1903.  Hardbound, large format, excellent condition, 16 color images of uniforms, 192 pages, maps, orders of battle.  ISBN 0-946771-03-0

$59.00

CRIMEA

THE REASON WHY.  Cecil Woodham-Smith, McGraw-Hill Book Company, San Francisco, 1954.  The incredible story of the one of the bravest and most senseless actions in military history: The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, outside Sebastopol.  Hardbound, a book club printing, good condition, dust jacket worn but okay, 292 pages, 27 maps, .  No ISBN

$4.00

SUDAN

GORDON OF KHARTUOM.  Peter Johnson, Patrick Stevens Limited, Wellingborough, Northants, UK, 1985.  In "Book One, the first part of this book, the author relates the historical fact of the Siege of Khartoum by the Mahdi's army, the capture of the city, the death of Gordon, and the ill-fated Gordon Relief Expedition.  In "Book Two", the second part, the author postulates the "what if" scenario had Khartoum been relieved and Gordon not killed.  Hardbound, good condition, dust jacket slightly worn, 272 pages, 2 maps, 16 pages of b&w photos.  ISBN 0-85059-719-6

$8.00

ZULU

ZULU - ISANDLWANA & ROARKE'S DRIFT 22-23 JANUARY 1879.  Ian Knight with plates by Michael Chappell & Angus McBride, Windrow & Greene, London, 1992.  The complete account of the two battles that electrified the name "Zulu".  A well-written account of the events and actions of two of Britain's most memorable Victorian military actions.  Contains a full history of events leading up to 22 January 1879.  Profusely illustrated with b & w photos and maps.  The color plates are gorgeous.  Hardbound, large format 9-1/2" wide x 12-1/2" high, excellent to near mint condition, dust jacket excellent condition, 136 pages.  ISBN 1 872004 23 7

$98.00

 

MEDIEVAL PERIOD: 1067 - 1499

KNIGHTS

The Teutonic Knights.  Henryk Sienkiewicz, translated by Alicia Tyszkiewicz, Hippocrene Books, New York, 1993.  An epic medieval  novel by the 1905 Nobel Prize winner that tells the story of the rise of Poland and Lithuania and their combined overthrow of the Teutonic Order.  Hardbound, good condition including dust jacket, 786 pages, no illustrations ISBN 0-7818-0121-4

$8.00

KNIGHTS

The Teutonic Knights.  William Urban, Greenhill Books, London, UK, 2003.  A relatively new history of the Teutonic Military Order, German Crusaders who influenced history to the ultimate destruction of the order itself.   It is a well-written "rise and fall" account.  Hardbound, good condition including dust jacket, 290 pages, 18 illustrations, several maps ISBN 1-85367-535-0

$12.00

 

MODERN TIMES: From 1946 to Present Day

KOREAN WAR

ON TO THE YALU.  Edwin P. Hoyt, Stein and Day Publishers, New York, 1984.   Story of the Korean War from Inchon to the Yalu River.  A good, well told account of the major events leading up to MacArthur's defiance - the bombing of the Yalu River bridges. Hardbound, a book club printing, dust cover good only slightly worn, 303 pages, 16 pages of photos.  ISBN 1-85367-130-4

$6.00

USMC

MARINES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1916-1924.  Captain Stephen M. Fuller, USMCR and Graham A. Cosmas, History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., 1974.  This pamphlet covers a little known corner of U. S. Marine Corps history in the Caribbean.  In printed manuscript style supplemented by photos, maps, tables, charts, and lots of footnotes.  Soft, stiff paper cover, in good condition, 109 pages.  No ISBN

$5.00

 

NAPOLEONIC WARS: 1791 - 1815

1813
to
1815

Napoleon - The Last CampaignS 1813-15.  James Lawford, Crown Publishers, New York, 1979.  Napoleon's war of survival after Moscow: his victories, defeats, and final overthrow on the field of Waterloo.  Hardbound, dust jacket worn, large format size, some color but most illustrations and maps in black & white, 160 pages. ISBN 0-517-52634-4

$22.00

NAP

Fields of Fire: Battlefields of the Peninsular War. Ian Fletcher with photographs by Andy Cook, Sarpedon, New York, 1994.Hardbound, excellent condition, dust jacket okay, many illustrations, a few maps, and great photographs, 1746pp. A small book in two parts. Part one reviews Wellington's Peninsular campaign and part two reviews key battles with references to color photos of the scene.  ISBN 1-885119-01-1

$23.00

NAP

The Life and Times of Napoleon.  Paul Hamlyn, Hamlyn Publishing Group, Felltham, Middlesex, revised edition, 1968.  Translation by Arnoldo Mondadori. From the "Portraits of Greatness" series, a colorful survey of "the monster", Napoleon, from his early career to demise.  Hardbound, large format book, dust jacket in fairly good shape, lots of color images, some black & white, 75 pages.  No ISBN

$17.00

NAP

MARENGO 1800 - Napoleon's day of fate.  David Hollins, Osprey Campaign Series #70, Osprey Publications, 2000.  Napoleon's Army of the Reserve was moving to relieve Genoa, then besieged by the Austrian commander, General Melas.  In a daring surprise attack, Melas turned the tables on Napoleon driving him dangerously to near-defeat.  One of Napoleon's great moments was at hand.  Softbound, 112 pages, hundreds of illustrations including maps.  ISBN 1-85532-965-4.

$12.00

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WORLD WAR 1: 1914 - 1918

WW1 BATTLES EAST - A HISTORY OF THE EASTERN FRONT OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.  G. Irving Root, Publish America, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007.  Softbound, size 6" x 9", very good condition, 387 pages, just a few but somewhat poor maps.  Survey of the major campaigns and battles on the Eastern Front.  ISBN 1-4241-6800-7 

$14.00

WW1 THE GERMAN ARMY ON THE SOMME 1914 - 1916.  Jack Sheldon, Pen & Sword Military, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK, 2007.  Softbound, size 6" by 9", very good condition, 432 pages, a few maps, 30 plus b&w photos in the center section.  ISBN 1-84415-513-7

$17.00

 

WORLD WAR 2: 1931 - 1945

WW2 Artillery at the Golden Gate: The Harbor Defenses of San Francisco in World War II (PHAATG).  Brian B. Chin, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Inc., Missoula, Montana, 1994.  Softbound, size 8-� x 11, very good condition, 170 pages, over 150 b&w photos and several illustrations. Survey of the emplacements and guns that defended "The City by the Bay".  Includes early 20th Century history leading up to World War II and then examines in detail the system of defenses as they were built.  ISBN 0-929521-85-4 

$19.00

WW2 Enemy on Island. Issue in Doubt: The Capture of Wake Island December 1941.  Stan Cohen, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Inc., Missoula, Montana, 1983.  Softbound, size 8- � x 11, very good condition, 106 pages, over 150 b&w photos, illustrations, and maps. Excellent survey of exactly what happened to Wake Island in the early hours of World War II.  Combines good text with illustrations to show the defensive preparations, the defense, and the subsequent fall of Wake Island.  Photos are especially illuminating.  ISBN 0-933126-39-5

$19.00

 

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