7 Uncommon Publications Related to War History – From the Civil War to WWII.
Lot 782. 7 Uncommon Publications Related to War History – From the Civil War to WWII. Softcovers unless otherwise indicated. 1. “Facts About the Civil War,” 1959 pamphlet from the Civil War Centennial Commission, includes a Civil War chronology, 20 pages; front cover poorly trimmed, otherwise ex. 2. “Notes on Cavalry Weapons of the American Civil War 1861-1865” by Col. Berkeley R. Lewis, 1961, illustrated, 32 pages, vg-ex. 3. “Notes on Ammunition of the American Civil War 1861-1865” by Col. Lewis, 1959, 32 pages with illustrations, vg. 4. “German Treatment of Conquered Territory – Being Part II of ‘German War Practices’,” 1917, edited by Dana C. Munro and others and issued by the Committee on Public Information of Washington, D.C., g+ to vg. 5. “American Miracle” by Van Rensselaer Sill, autographed by the author, 1947 stated first edition hardback subtitled “The Story of War Construction Around the World” (for World War II), g+, no dust jacket, 302 pages. 6. “The Writing of American Military History: A Guide,” 1956 hardback from the Department of the Army, vg-ex, 146 pages. 7. “Panthéon de la Guerre Cyclorama of the World War (I) and Its Heroes,” 1932 from the Stockbridge Press, softcover, 16 pages plus a FOLD-OUT OF THE ARTWORK, ABOUT 11 INCHES BY ALMOST 12 FEET. Painted in Paris during the World War I by hundreds of artists, this circular panorama, at 402 feet long and 45 high, may have been the world’s largest painting. It included full-length portraits of approximately 6,000 French and allied figures. At the center was a “Temple to Glory,” French figures crowded on a staircase of heroes, and French political and military leaders near a cannon. Purchased by a U.S. businessman in 1927, the painting was exhibited in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. In the 1950s, the artwork was effectively mutilated and destroyed as it was adapted for a U.S. display. The publication was created for the Bicentennial. It has a poor appearance, but the fold-out artwork displays as vg to vg-ex with some folds taped. Winning Bid $10.