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London: Blades, East & Blades, 1900. Limited Edition, Number 20 of 50. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.875 by 7.75 inches. 55 pages (28 pages and 27 pages). Frontis Illustration (The Battle of Naseby). 3 Plates. Plate II is a portrait of Charles the First by Hollar. Printed on hand-made paper. Boards have some wear and soiling. Some corner rubbing. Ink notation of two previous owners. Previous owner's stamp inside rear cover. Includes A Prayer before the Battle. Limited edition of 50 copies; this is number 20, signed by Almack. Edward Almack added an Introduction and various notes. Almack was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (F.S.A.) and was a Member of the Bibliographical Society. To say that this is limited edition reprint is extremely rare is to engage in rampant understatement. A Vade-Mecum is a a handbook or guide that is kept constantly at hand for consultation. This copy was previously owned by Capt. P. Young, believed to the same person who became the noted military historian Peter Young.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. First U.S. Edition [stated], Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. x, 289,  pages. Author's Note. Notes. Appendices. Index. Name and address of previous owner on fep. Brian James Bond (born 17 April 1936) is a British military historian and professor emeritus of military history at King's College London. His father was the gardener for the military historian Sir Basil Liddell Hart. Hart took a great interest in the boy and encouraged his academic interests. From 1952 to 1954, Bond served in the Royal Artillery, being commissioned a second lieutenant in the British Army. In 1959, he took an honours degree in history at Worcester College, Oxford and then went on to take his Master of Arts degree in war studies at King's College London in 1962. In 1966, he became lecturer in war studies at King's College London. He was promoted to reader in war studies in 1978, professor of military history in 1986, and professor emeritus in 2001.