FIRST EDITION OF HISTORY OF WARFARE, SIGNED BY MONTGOMERY
MONTGOMERY, (Bernard Law), Field-Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. A History of Warfare. London: Collins, (1968). Quarto, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $1800.
First edition of Montgomery’s study of warfare, signed on the half title by him.
In this thorough examination of man's tendency, ability and need to make war, Montgomery traces the history of conflict from ancient battles to atom bombs. Richly illustrated with photographic plates, many printed in color. Numerous maps of military campaigns. First trade edition, precedes the signed limited edition of the following year.
Book fine, dust jacket very nearly so. An excellent signed copy.