Hardcover in brown cloth boards. No dust jacket. Gilt lettering on front. First printing--no date in book but circa 1946. Book is solid and fresh. Binding is very slightly wobbly, but firm, corners are sharp. Pages are clean and unmarked. Includes several folding maps, photographs, and illustrations by Walter Gerling. 4to. 367 pp. A nice copy of a very scarce history. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Ghosts of Patton's Third Army: A History...
Publisher: Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association
Publication Date: 1946
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association, Munich, 1946. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Walter Gerling (illustrator). Brown boards with gilt lettering. Binding is square, but there is an interior crack to the spine just before the title page. All other pages there after seem firm in the binding. A repair would be a good idea. This book will need to be handled with extreme care. The boards are heavily soiled as if something had splattered on the book. Remarkably, the boards are still brown looking, the original color Corners are intact. End papers are a heavily yellow. Pages are still white. The text block is toned. The spine has a depression on the top and bottom, but because of the brown uniformity of the spine these are only discernible in certain light. The relevant fold out maps appear to all be intact. The drawings by Walter Gerling of Staltach, Bavaria (as noted) are fantastic. There are first hand accounts of various maneuvers, approaches and battles such as the Battle of Bingen and Raid n Rehlingen as examples. There is no date on the book. There is an insert from the Second Calvary Association. At the rear of this pamphlet that contains additional small maps and text, there were three cut outs for the purposed of purchasing additional copies for $3.00 by mailing to an address in NYC. One of these is missing and two remain. The pamphlet is otherwise unaltered. Seller Inventory # 001770