ABookLegacy    

 Hard to Find and Rare Books

 Americana, Local History, Genealogy, Religion, Military

 Author Signed, First Editions, and others! 

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
Book Number
Advanced Search
 
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
A Book Legacy

Promote Your Page Too
Sign Up Today for Newsletter and Discounts!





Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
 
Browse By Category
African American
Alabama
Alaska
Americana
Archaeology
Arizona
Arkansas
Art
Astronomy
Autobiography
Biography
Books On Books
Business- See Scholarly
California
Canada
Children
Colorado
Comics
Connecticut
Cookbook

View Other Categories
 
 
 

Search

Click on Book Title to view full description

 
Isaac Babel the Lonely Years  1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence, Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew
1 Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew Isaac Babel the Lonely Years 1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence
Farrar Straus 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Orange cover with black cloth spine.Some browning to endpapers due to age. Dust in mylar cover. The Lonely Years, a collection of private correspondence, is essential to an understanding of Isaac Babel's life and works. Babel rose to fame in 1920s Russia for such books as Red Cavalry and Odessa Stories. But as Stalin's regime grew repressive, he found it increasingly difficult to write or publish. He was finally arrested in 1939, never to be heard from again. Alternately tender and biting, and accompanied by nine stories from the "lonely years," these letters show an individual laboring against all odds to remain true to his craft and ideals. This edition contains a new introduction, based on previously unreleased information from the KGB files. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 402 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's Army, Beale, George
2 Beale, George A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's Army
Baltimore, MD Butternut & Blue 1996 093552343X / 9780935523430 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Looks new. Red cover gilt print. Dust in mylar cover. No marks, underlining, or highlighting. The story of George Beale, a prominent Virginia politician, and his volunteering to Robert E. Lee to serve to protect Virginia. It is said "George William Beale was born into the Virginia nobility, son of Richard Lee Beale, who served in the House of Representatives and Congress for that state before the Civil War. It is small wonder that he followed his father into the Confederate cavalry, 9th Virginia when the call of Civil War was sounded.His well-written and compelling memoirs document his time with JEB Stuart and Hampton across most of the Eastern Theater of the war between the States. He rode with his men in engagements during the ‘Ride around McClellan’, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, JEB Stuart’s Gettysburg ride, The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid, Spotsylvania. His active career was cut short in February 1865 when he was badly wounded." Excellent read. ; Army Of Northern Virginia; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages 
Price: 31.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Church in the Fork  A History of Historic Little Fork Church, Boyle, Andrew J.
3 Boyle, Andrew J. The Church in the Fork A History of Historic Little Fork Church
Culpeper, Va Little Fork Preservation Committee 1983 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with gilt print. Numerous surname references. A history of the church which is located in Culpeper, Va. Gift inscription in front. Little Fork Church, St. Mark's Parish, is Culpeper County's only Colonial church. It was ordered into existence in 1731 as a "chapel of ease" within the Little Fork between the Rappahannock and Hazel Rivers by Governor Spotswood. Services at Little Fork ceased at the onset of the Civil War. Early in the war, the church grounds were used as a drill field by the "Little Fork Rangers", more correctly known as Co. D 4th Virginia Cavalry. Later, Union troops quartered at the church destroyed most of the interior furnishings for firewood in the cold winter of 1863, leaving only the shell of the building and the reredos on the east wall. (The Diocese of Va) ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
U S Army Order of Battle 1914, Conrad, Mark
4 Conrad, Mark U S Army Order of Battle 1914
Ft. Monmouth, NJ Mark Conrad, Ft Mommouth, NJ 1992 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Plastic comb yellowing.. A peacetime order of battle of the U.S. Army for August 1914, listing the divisions, brigades, regiments, and battalions of infantry, cavalry , etc. 
Price: 30.57 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 With the 1St Marine Division in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Cureton, Charles H.
5 Cureton, Charles H. United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 With the 1St Marine Division in Desert Shield and Desert Storm
United States Govt Printing Office 1993 0160418267 / 9780160418266 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustration on cover. Spine area shows slight imperfection at top and bottom otherwise fine to near new condition. This book is aa account of the 1st Marine Division in the Persian Gulf War from August 1990 to April 1991. It is one of a series of books also covering the operations of I Marine Expeditionary Force. Lt. Col. Cureton wrote other books on the U.S. Marines, and historical accounts of The Virginia Cavalry, 1646-1783, Civil War Uniforms, and Ft. Monroe: A Walking tour. ; Photographs, illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 162 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Southern Soldier Stories, Eggleston, George Cary
6 Eggleston, George Cary Southern Soldier Stories
Old South Books 2012 1478111518 / 9781478111511 Reprint; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Looks new . No marks, crisp cover and contents. Reprint of the 1911 edition orginally published by Macmillan. Originally from Indiana,the author enlisted in the First Virginia Cavalry at Amelia Courthouse in Virginia in 1861 at the age of 21 and was paroled at Appomattox on May 21, 1865. He writes of his and others experiences in a straightforward way. These stories are too good not to be true! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Army organization, Fiebeger, G. J
7 Fiebeger, G. J Army organization
s.n.] 1916 First Edition; Various Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Rare copy. Tan cover has water damage to outer edges of cover. Contents in good condition. Pencil underlining and some pencil notes. Also contains a folded Org chart of the Administration of the Prussian Army, French Army, British army. Excellent early reference. Scarce. ; Charts; 61 pages; p 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Sherman's Mississippi Campaign, Foster, Buck T.
8 Foster, Buck T. Sherman's Mississippi Campaign
University Alabama Press 2006 0817315195 / 9780817315191 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Looks new unread. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.With the fall of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals began work to extend and consolidate their hold on the lower Mississippi Valley. As a part of this plan, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February 3, 1864, with an army of some 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They expected to be joined by another Union force moving south from Memphis and supported themselves off the land as they traveled due east across Mississippi. Sherman entered Meridian on February 14 and thoroughly destroyed its railroad facilities, munitions plants, and cotton stores, before returning to Vicksburg. Though not a particularly effective campaign in terms of enemy soldiers captured or killed, it offers a rich opportunity to observe how this large-scale raid presaged Sherman’s Atlanta and Carolina campaigns, revealing the transformation of Sherman’s strategic thinking. ; 1.1 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; 232 pages;
The rehearsal for the March to the Sea. 
 
 
With the fall of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals began work to extend and consolidate their hold on the lower Mississippi Valley. As a part of this plan, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February 3, 1864, with an army of some 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They expected to be joined by another Union force moving south from Memphis and supported themselves off the land as they traveled due east across Mississippi.
 
Sherman entered Meridian on February 14 and thoroughly destroyed its railroad facilities, munitions plants, and cotton stores, before returning to Vicksburg. Though not a particularly effective campaign in terms of enemy soldiers captured or killed, it offers a rich opportunity to observe how this large-scale raid presaged Sherman’s Atlanta and Carolina campaigns, revealing the transformation of Sherman’s strategic thinking.
 

 

 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Recollections of an Old Dominion Dragoon  The Civil War experiences of Sgt. Robert S. Hudgins II, Company B, 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Hudgins, Robert S, Kleese, Richard B. (Editors)
9 Hudgins, Robert S, Kleese, Richard B. (Editors) Recollections of an Old Dominion Dragoon The Civil War experiences of Sgt. Robert S. Hudgins II, Company B, 3rd Virginia Cavalry
Publisher's Press, Inc 1993 0942365046 / 9780942365047 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Signed by both editors. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.; Photographs, illustrations; 0.4 x 9.3 x 5.6 Inches; 127 pages; Signed by Editors 
Price: 42.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Review of Paley's Moral Philosophy, No Author Listed
10 No Author Listed Review of Paley's Moral Philosophy
Southern Presbyterian Review ca1850 1st Edition Thus Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
This early imprint (circa 1850) is from Dr. William Paley, D.D. The Principles of Moral and Political Economy. No cover and pages browning due to age. It was found among other Civil War Era imprints. The notable signature is that of J. Banks Lyle who is thought to be Joseph Banks Lyle a Teacher from S.C. and Oklahoma who was a CAPTAIN 5 REGT SC INF, Confederate States Army, South Carolina, who was granted the Confederate Medal of Honor. Born: Dec. 6, 1829, near Winnsboro, S.C. Died: Aug. 16, 1913, buried at Caddo Cemetery, Oklahoma .J. Banks Lyle, graduated A.B. from South Carolina College in 1856, was a Confederate War Hero, and a Teacher at Limestone Springs Academy in Spartanburg County, S.C. In 1870 he moved West where he taught at Paris, Tx, and Caddo Indian Territory (Oklahoma). An account of Captain Lyles was given by General Bratton as follows: "The most conspicuous feat of valor and skill (personal) that came in my knowledge during the war of secession was achieved in my brigade by an officer on the 27th of October, 1864. In the severe and constant fighting of that army, my staff, as well as line suffered, and it was necessary to fill the places of the wounded with officers of the line. To meet such demands, Capt. J. Banks Lyle, of the 5th S.C. regiment was then and had been for some time rendering efficient service in the brigade staff. On the morning of the above date, the enemy were in heavy force on the north side of the James and assailed our works with more or less vigor at various points, extending their attacks to and beyond the Charles City Wood.In the afternoon his cavalry assaulted our works, on the Williamsburg road held by our cavalry and were driven off. Field's division of cavalry was promptly moved to the Williamsburg road in anticipation of the assault by infantry, which followed, pushing our cavalry further to the left, my brigade under its Senior, Col. Walker, occupying the line crossing the road and were in position to meet and repulse it. In their retreat quite a number of them took refuge in a wash or gully, which ran through a depression in the filed some 300 or 400 yards in front of our line, nearly half way to the enemy's line. Capt. Lyle saw that they were whipped and would surrender if called on to do so. He so reported and asked permission to advance the skirmish line and take them in. His request was refused , but convinced that they would escape, simply because they were not invited to surrender before night came to cover their retreat he determined to attempt their capture. He went to the skirmish line and tried to get them to volunteer, and failing in that (all were willing to go if ordered), he started alone, but had not advanced a great ways when two men (I am sorry I cannot give their names) called out "hold on captain, you shan't go by yourself" and moved out with him. They had gone but a short distance when he concluded not to subject his brave little force to the danger of the possible error of his judgment, but to use their aid without risk to them. He had observed an officer trying to arouse the collapsed spirit of his men in the gully, and halting his volunteers on the crest overlooking their position, and ordered them to fire on the officer and put a stop to the harangue, while he advanced alone over the open field in full view of Field's division on our side and the whole force of the enemy on the other side. He was recognized by the men of his own brigade, but hose of the other one, misapprehending his conduct, fired on him at long range so heavily that the dust form bullets falling around him almost concealed him from view. This continued until word could be passed along the line stopping it, and of course served to attract the attention of all to him as he approached the gully where the enemy were, and in full view of friend and foe accomplished the capture, and made them file out without arms and move on to our lines. There was great excitement and enthusiasm on our side. Men all along the division mounted the works and exclamations of admiration, and inquiring "who is he, etc." The enemy did not seem to understand it at first, and took no part until they saw the men filing into our works, when they opened a battery on the scene which contributed to the general excitement, but was especially effective in hurrying the movement of the prisoners into our works. The number of officers and men captured were about 600 with three stands of colors and swords by the armful."It was based on this deed that he won the Confederate Medal of Honor by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Captain Lyle moved to Caddo, O.K. from S.C. where he died on August 16, 1913, Captain Lyle had lived in Caddo the past sixteen years (since 1897), was 84 years of age at his death.Captain Lyle prior to the Civil War was a school teacher in South Carolina and at the outbreak raised a company of volunteers composed chiefly of his pupils. He served the entire four years in the Confederate Army and was recommended for promotion for conspicuous bravery and intelligent conduct. Imprint is in an archival sleeve for protection. ; Curiosa; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 199.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
War Monthly, Issue 6, No Author Listed
11 No Author Listed War Monthly, Issue 6
London War Monthly Publications or Marshall Cavendish, or Acquarish Publications 1974 First Edition; Various Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
Magazine- in good to very good condition. Many interesting articles and photos. Includes among others Rail Guns, Can Cavalry Survive?, Stuka, Janissaries, Anzio Assault, Chariot Heroes... Scarce if not rare. Magazine in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Photos, Maps, illustrtions 
Price: 17.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Two Great Raids, Most Famous Cavalry Performances of the War Col. Grierson's Successful Swoop through Mississippi, Morgan's Disastrous Raid through Indiana and Ohio, Surby, R.W.,Kiffin, G.C. General
12 Surby, R.W.,Kiffin, G.C. General Two Great Raids, Most Famous Cavalry Performances of the War Col. Grierson's Successful Swoop through Mississippi, Morgan's Disastrous Raid through Indiana and Ohio
Washington, D. C. The National Tribune 1897 First Edition; First Impression paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover has chips and tears. Black print. Spine has been taped. Fragile pulp pages clean and tight with a few closed end tears. Grierson's raid written by R.W. Surby of the 7th Ill. Calvary from p. 5-135, Morgan's raid written by Gen. G.C. Kiffin from p. 139-320. Grierson's Raid was a Union cavalry raid during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It ran from April 17 to May 2, 1863, as a diversion from Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's main attack plan on Vicksburg, Mississippi. Morgan's Raid was a diversionary incursion by Confederate cavalry into the northern U.S. states of Indiana and Ohio during the American Civil War. The raid took place from June 11–July 26, 1863, and is named for the commander of the Confederates, Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Although it caused temporary alarm in the North, the raid was ultimately classed as a failure. Rare work! This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare.; Photographs, Illustrations & Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages 
Price: 299.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Brigadier General John D. Imboden  Confederate Commander in the Shenandoah, Tucker, Spencer C.
13 Tucker, Spencer C. Brigadier General John D. Imboden Confederate Commander in the Shenandoah
The University Press of Kentucky 2002 081312266X / 9780813122663 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed bookplate in front of book to former owner and signed by author. John D. Imboden is an important but often overlooked figure in Civil War history. With only limited militia training, the Virginia lawyer and politician rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate Army and commanded the Shenandoah Valley District, which had been created for Stonewall Jackson.

Imboden organized and led the Staunton Artillery in the capture of the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry. He participated in the First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas and organized a cavalry command that fought alongside Stonewall Jackson in his Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The Jones/Imboden Raid into West Virginia cut the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and ravaged the Kanawha Valley petroleum fields. Imboden covered the Confederate withdrawal from Gettysburg and later led cavalry accompanying Jubal Early in his operations against Philip Sheridan in Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Imboden completed his war service in command of Confederate prisons in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Spencer C. Tucker fully examines the life of this Confederate cavalry commander, including analysis of Imboden’s own post-war writing, and explores overlooked facets of his life, such as his involvement in the Confederate prison system, his later efforts to restore the economic life of his home state of Virginia by developing its natural resources, and his founding of the city of Damascus, which he hoped to make into a new iron and steel center. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Rare.; 1.3 x 8.8 x 6.6 Inches; 392 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 59.97 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie