viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Recently found by viaLibri....

Books and Reports Concerning the United States - VARIOUS, [SOMERVELL, General Br - 1943. [1277850]
Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army, 1943 - 1972. - INSCRIBED BY GENERAL MARSHALL. Seven volumes. Five in octavo, two quarto. Comprising: 1) 'Biennial Report of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, July 1, 1941, to June 30, 1943, to the Secretary of War.' Octavo, pp.v, 56. With 6 folding maps and 19 folding charts. In Somervell's personal black morocco covers with gilt titles and name to front cover. Dedicated in blue ink to flyleaf by General Marshall: 'To General Somervell / with appreciation / and warm regards / G Marshall'. 2) 'Biennial Report of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army to the Secretary of War, July 1, 1943, to June 30, 1945.' Quarto, pp.iii, 123. With a supplementary Atlas of World Battle Fronts, pp. 101. In Somervell's personal black morocco covers with gilt titles and name to front cover. Dedicated in blue ink to flyleaf by General Marshall: 'Dear Somervell // Please accept this copy of / my final report as Chief of Staff, with / appreciation of your tremendous / services to the army and support of / me, with my affectionate regards // G Marshall / October 5, 1945'. 3) 'Report by the Supreme Commander to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945.' Quarto, pp.x, 123. With several colour maps. In Somervell's personal black morocco covers with gilt titles and name to front cover. 4-7) Volumes from the 'United States Army in World War II' series: 4a) MILLETT, John D. 'The Army Service Forces: The Organisation and Role of the Army Service Forces.' 1954. Octavo, pp.xx, 494. With several tables, charts and illustrations. Loose presentation card signed in blue ink by Major General A. C. Smith. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. 4b) MATLOFF, Maurice, and SNELL, Edwin M. 'The War Department: Strategic Planning for Coalition Warfare 1941-1942.' [vol. III of VIII] 1953. Octavo, pp.xvi, 454. With 3 large folding charts to rear and a number of illustrations. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. 4c) LEIGHTON, Richard M., and COAKLEY, Robert W. 'The War Department: Global Logistics and Strategy 1940-1943.' [vol. IV of VIII] 1955. Octavo, pp.xxii, 780. With 9 maps, several folding, and many tables, charts and illustrations. Loose presentation card signed by the authors and two others. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. 4d) FINE, Lenore, and REMINGTON, Jesse A. 'The Technical Services: The Corps of Engineers: Construction in the United States.' [vol. III of IV] 1972. Octavo, pp.xviii, 747. With numerous tables, charts, maps and illustrations. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. 'United States Army in World War II', vols. dated 1953 and 1954 heavily worn and mould-stained externally, text blocks fine. Others in the series clean, very good. Reports have some external wear, good overall. A unique collection of books and reports owned by, and in many cases directly concerning, General Somervell, who became Commanding General of the Army Service Forces of the United States Armed Forces in 1942. Two of the reports in particular are inscribed by his superior General Marshall, Chief of Staff. Volumes from the 'United States Army in World War II' series were evidently presented to General Somervell as they were published, though only a handful have made it into this collection. His family seems to have continued receiving the books after his death in 1955, explaining the later dated items. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
Last Found On: 2016-11-30           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/item_pg_i/1277850-1943-various-somervell-general-brehon-books-and-reports-concerning-the-united.htm

Browse more rare books from the year 1943


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2016 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.