SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF GENERAL MONTGOMERY'S HISTORY OF WARFARE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND
MONTGOMERY of ALAMEIN, Field General the Viscount. A History of Warfare. London: Arcadia, 1969. Quarto, original full black morocco gilt, inlaid morocco cannon centerpiece on front cover, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1800.
Signed limited edition, preceded by the trade edition, of Montgomery's study of warfare, number 144 of only 265 copies signed by the General, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf.
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. Preceded by the 1968 trade edition.