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Richard P. W. Williams
3226 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008-3334

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A New wrinkle: I have added a new catalog/category for books added since the last List. Its named New::Winter 2014  These books will not be nicely arranged by subject, so you will just have to browse through to see if there is something of interest. New books may be added to this on a more or less daily basis.

See the Most Recent List Viewed as a Static Page using the link below:

List 80 with 1450 items issued in Early October 2014.  Books on this List are from collections of Books from the collections of Col. Sonny Laine, USMC, Marius Peladeau, Dudley Mecum, Simpkin, Wm Canfield, Tim Reese, Sheldon Goldberg, Bud Gamble, Charles Fultz. A little bit of everything but with emphasis on 19th Century Civil War biographies & references, Early British Regimentals, Manuals, American & German Tanks.

Next Catalog will be posted in February 2015.


Also note that recently I have been adding a large number of books directly into the data base which have already appeared on static pages (Lists). They may vary from the original listing in various ways: usually condition and price. The item number will have a letter at the end.

Or search the entire current inventory of 30,000 military books at left

Note: Static pages are organized by topic with an index bar on the left, are easy to scroll through, but not updated when items are sold.
Please do an inventory search (at left) to see if items of interest are still available and to place an order using the shopping cart. You may browse, search & purchase without registering. You may also order by phoning 202-333-7308 or e mailing

NEW CATEGORY as of January 2012:
See images of books of which photos have been taken: ITEMS WITH PHOTOS

List OP Books will next be available for shipping in May 2015 : You may pre-order them and they will be shipped when I go back to Maine. Currently about 923 items.  I added about 300 items while I was there in May 2014. From the collections of Marius Peladeau & Marchant Gardner & Dudley Mecum.  A wide mixture of books on Small arms, Civil War, British Army, Word Wars I & II.

Links to Previous Lists in static format are located below.

You can view all catalogs since List 39 at my original site: Original Site

List 79 with 849 items issued in Early April 2014. Books on this list are from the collections of David Potter, James J Stevens, Tom Devaney, John C. Reilly, and others. Emphasis on Small Arms, British Army in India, Napoleonic, World War II.

List 78B  Have added a short page of new listings from the collection of John C. Reilly, official, US Navy official historian. These are mostly WWII period naval manuals. I may be adding to the list as I proceed through the boxes....Books added 11/15/13

List 78  with 1492 items issued in Early October 2013. Books on this List are from libraries of Dale Biever, Radford Gamble, Sheldon Goldberg, Air Force official historian, and others. Emphasis on Ordnance, Uniforms, Military Manuals including Army Air Force manuals, Military Aviation, Warships, British Army, World War II, etc. Or View List 78 in the data base arranged by author:

List 77  with 1465 items issued in Late February 2013. Books on this List are from libraries of Radford Gamble, Sheldon Goldberg, Air Force official historian, and others.  Emphasis on British Army & Navy, American Revolution, Military Manuals,  Warships, Military Aviation including many Bomb Group histories.

List 76 with 741 items issued in Late October 2012. Books on this List are from libraries of James Sawicki &  Radford Gamble.  Emphasis on Warships, Military Aviation, British Army & Navy, Military Manuals.

List 75 with 913 items issued in Mid July 2012 Books on this List are from libraries of William Brown, National Park Service historian, Radford Gamble & Others.  Emphasis on American Colonial, American Revolution, 18th Century British Army, Warships, Military Aviation.

List 74 with 813 items issued in Mid February 2012. Books on this List are from libraries of William Emerson, Sheldon Goldberg, Air Force official historian, Radford Gamble et al. Emphasis on British Army, esp. Indian Army & Scotch regiments, Military Manuals including one from 1661, Tanks & Armored Fighting Vehicles, Military Aviation, Warships. The great majority of the titles on this list have not previously appeared in any prior List.

List 73 posted in late October with 1074 items.  From a variety of sources including William Bartsch, WW II avaition historian, & Maj. Gen. Ted Atkeson. Emphasis on WW II Military Aviation, WW II in the Pacific, Warships, British & European Small Arms, Tanks & Armored Fighting Vehicles, American Revolution.

List 72 posted in late June with 1090 items.  The Library of Maj. Gen. Bruce Jacobs, National Guard historian.

List 71 with 739 Items Issued January 2011. Books from the collections of Peter Copeland, Charles Fultz, Bill Anderson & several others. Emphasis on Civil War Small Arms, WW II American Unit Histories, Warships, Naval Americana, etc. 

List 70 with 938  items issued Early July 2010. Books from collections of Dean Boorman, Peter Copeland, Charles Fultz & several others. World War I, Small Arms etc.

List 69 with 1060 items issued Early February 2010. Books from collections of Peter Copeland, Edward Ryan, Charles Fultz, & several others. World War I Railway Artillery, Small Arms, Uniforms, Napoleonic, World War II East Front & US Unit Histories.

List 68 with 1095 items issued Early October 2009. Second half of books from collection of Gen. Charles West plus books from various other sources. Emphasis on Uniforms, 19th Century British & Pre-Civil War American Military History as well as Warships, Aircraft & Small Arms & Tanks.

List 67 with 971 items issued Mid April 2009. Books mostly from the library of Charles Pritchard, ordnance expert.

List 66 with 1157 items issued Mid January 2009. Books from collections of Gen. Charles West & Radford Gamble. Emphasis on Uniforms, 19th Century British & Pre-Civil War American Military History as well as Warships, Aircraft & Ordnance.

List 65 with 970 items issued early October 2008. First installment of the library of Radford Gamble. Emphasis on Warships, Aircraft, Ordnance, Uniforms & British Military

List 64 with 767 items issued late June 2008. The collection of antique arms & militaria collector Don Heckaman.

List 63 with 866 items issued early February 2008. The first hundred items pertain to the Russo-Japanese War. There are also some unusual WW II USN deck logs.

List 62 with 890 items issued in Late September 2007. About half this list is WW II unit histories, both large & small units.

List 61 with 954 items issued in early March 2007

List 60 with 889 items issued in late September 2006

List 59 with 705 items issued in late June 2006

List 58 with 1141 items issued in late January 2006

List 57 with 1142 items issued in late September 2005

List 56 with 810 items issued in early July 2005

List 55 with 1013 items issued in early February 2005

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Note that books with inventory numbers beginning 31-, 35-, 36-, and 54- are now located off site: these cannot as a rule be shipped the next day.
Also Books
with inventory numbers beginning OP can only be shipped in June or September.

International shipping rates have been adjusted to reflect the new PO rates that go into effect 1/27/2013.


Richard P. W. Williams
3226 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008-3334

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I will travel to buy substantial libraries.
Small lots bought by mail.

Unit Histories

Official Reports

Manuals & Training Materials

Official Histories

Reference Works on Firearms, Artillery, Uniforms, & Military Equipment

Campaign & Battle Histories



Military Books
Richard P.W. Williams
3226 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008-3334

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Featured Non-military book:

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper and Printing. Published 2002. 9780981562803

New in shrink wrap. 2 vols. In publisher's loose-leaf binders. About 100 pages per vol. Many pages are folding with physical examples of papers & printing techniques. Examples of all commerical fine printing techniques: Digital, Flexography, Rotogravure, Paper on Press, Thermography, Engraving, Letterpress, Foil stamping, Embossing & Debossing, Die cutting, Laser cutting, Screen-process printing.

"This two-volume set provides an accessible, hands-on approach delivering not just the knowledge, but the practical know-how. Actual demonstrations of everything from specialty and process color printing, varnishes and coatings, to an overview of envelopes all reconnect designers with the physical elements of their end products. The SpecLogix Compendium is the ultimate sourcebook that can be used for personal reference as well as an integral part of any graphic studio or scholastic program's library."  Endorsed by  AIGA. (Note: this item is not returnable if the shrink wrap is removed). Multiple copies available. Discounts available on large orders. 
$95.00  Seller ID nm3622B  View the item in the data base to see photos.

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