R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
Regulations 1913 Corrected to April 15 1917.”Washington, Government Printing Office, 1913-1916. 8vo, black cloth with gilt spine. With four pamphlet updates laid in at front. Owner’s notes on front endpaper and front cover. Very good.
786 VIETNAM: US ARMY AREA HANDBOOK ($120-Up)
Book, “U.S. Army Area Handbook for Vietnam.”George L. Harris, et al. Washington, Govt. Printing Ofc., 1962 [1964 reprint]. Dept. of the Army pamphlet 550-40, 8vo, 513pp, paper. With two fold-out maps. Cover a little soiled and toned, maps absolutely pristine, overall very good/fine.
787 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE SPECIAL REPORT 1859 ($20-Up)
Booklet, “Special Report of the Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, on Scientific Education in Europe.”Richmond, Ritchie, Dunnavant and Co., 1859. 8vo. Light wear, overall very good.
788 WAR OF 1812: THE MILITARY MONITOR  ($20-Up)
Newspaper,“The Military Monitor and American Register” vol. I, no. 40, 6/31/1813. Prints President Madison’s message responding negatively to the Russian offer of mediation; prize-lists; news from Mobile. Previously bound. Very good. With an unrelated issue of Fortitudine: Bulletin of the Marine Corps historical program, vol.XVIII, no. 1, 1988.
789 WAR OF 1812: MOOSE ISLAND ($40-Up)
DS, 1p, oblong 8vo, no place or date, certifying that “James Blackman, Corporal in”His Majesty’s 100th Regt. of Foot “was present at the Capture of Moose-Island, North America...” and “...Was employed up the Chesapeake in 1813...”and therrefore is entitled to any related emoluments. With wax and paper seal. Edge wear, minor foxing, overall very good.
790 WEST POINT: ASSOCIATE SOCIETY, 1830 ($10-Up)
Book, “Exposition of the Objects and Views of the Associate Society of West Point.” New York, J. and J. Harper, 1830. 12mo, no boards (but previously bound). Toned, last page with blank lower quarter detached, otherwise good.
791 WEST POINT EXPENDITURES 1821 ($15-Up)
“Letter from The Secretary of War, Transmitting Statements Shewing the Amount of Expenditures at the Military Academy at West Point.” Washington, Gales and Seaton, 1821.
792 WORLD WAR I: ARMY FIELD SERVICE BOOK, 1917 ($5-Up)
“Field Service Pocket BookUnited States Army.” Washington, Govt. Printing Office, 1917. 12mo, blue denim. With AEF soldier’s pen owner’s note on free endpaper. Cover and ends detached but present. Dampstains, including fading of cover, otherwise good.
793 WORLD WAR I: ARMY REGISTRY AND RECRUITING MANUALS  ($20-Up)
A collection of 3 World War I-era Army Manuals including Tables of Organization, Official Army Register, and Registration and Recruiting. All in very good condition.
794 WORLD WAR I: ALFRED E. BRADLEY  ($40-Up)
American physician and military officer, rising to the rank of brigadier and detailed in the Army Medical Corps to the HQ of the US Expeditionary Force in France (1864-1924). Choice archive including 22 DS, personal checks, NY, 1917-18 and 9 bank statements, one while he was military attache to the American Embassy in London. All very good. Much of the material in this sale from the First World War originated with Gen. Bradley.
795 WORLD WAR I: BRITISH ROLL OF HOSPITALS 1916 ($10-Up)
“British Red Cross Society Roll of Hospitals For the Treatment of Sick