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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
Thirty Year's War

1-666110 Albi, Julio ENTRE NORDLINGEN Y HONNECOURT (II): Los Tercios Espanoles del Cardenal Infante 1634-1641 Second volume of the Spanish campaign in Flanders during the 30 Years War led by Fernando de Austria, brother of Felipe IV, governor of the Spanish Netherlands and known as the Cardinal Infante.

Major battles include Nordlingen and Honnecourt, plus many sieges, attacks, and counterattacks. Includes 16 full-color plates with 27 uniforms and b/w photographs and diagrams. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 SPAIN, ALMENA
NEW-pb, [Spanish text] available early May 2016 ......$28.00 rct

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1-192640 Belaubre. Jean TROOPS OF ELECTORAL SAXONY DURING THE THIRTY YEARS WAR, THE (4) pages of color flags/standards and many b/w illust/drawings. Organizational details of the
foot and mounted regiments etc. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 US, HISTORICAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
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1-56890 Brockington, William S. editor MONRO, HIS EXPEDITION WITH THE WORTHY SCOTS REGT The mist complete memoir or primary account inEnglish of the Thirty Years War. 1 vol, 480 pgs 1999 WESTPORT, PRAGER PUBLIS'G
NEW-hardcover ......$121.00

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1-1947508 Cristini, Luca BREITENFELD 1631 On the bleak morning of September 17, 1631, two mighty armies faced each other on the field of Breitenfeld, an obscure Saxon village not far from Leipzig, whose name translated
means big field. The meeting was somewhat random, but the two armies were waging war for several months in the region.

Tilly accepted battle with 32,000 men, mostly experienced veterans and a second in command, Pappenheim, known and famous for his courage and audacity. King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden and his 23,000-strong army plus the Protestant Elector of Saxony with 18,000 men lined up against him.

Italian text with English captions. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover ......$34.00

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1-666112 Fernandez, Jose LAS CAMPANAS DE MARCO AGRIPA: 43-18 BC Most likely, Augustus would have not become emperor without the contributions, both military and political, that Agripa made -- he defeated all the enemies of Augustus and Mark Antony and Sextus Pompey, and renewed and reorganized the fleet and the army. Agripa also pacified both Gaul and Hispania, and forced the submission of the Cantabrian tribes. Includes 36 b/w illustrations, six color plates, and 16 maps. 1 vol, 127 pgs 2016 SPAIN, ALMENA
NEW-pb, [Spanish text] available mid July 2016 ......$28.00 rct

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1-666111 Giurao, Ramon GUERRAS CARLISTAS EN IRUN Y HONDARRIBIA: 1833-1876 The Carlist Wars were a series of civil wars that took place in Spain during the 19th century. The contenders fought to establish their claim to the throne, although some political differences also existed. Indeed, several times during the period from 1833 to 1876 the Carlists - followers of Infante Carlos (later Carlos V) and his descendants - rallied to the cry of 'God, Country, and King' and fought for the cause of Spanish tradition (Legitimism and Catholicism) against liberalism, and later the republicanism, of the Spanish governments of the day.

The Carlist Wars had a strong regional component (Basque region, Catalonia, etc.), given that the new order called into question region specific law arrangements and customs kept for centuries.

Includes 18 full color plates, 16 detail plates in full color, 27 complete uniforms in full color, and B&W many lithographs, period prints, and drawings. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-80790 Goodrick, A.T.S. editior TRUE RELATION OF THESE GERMAN WARS 1624-1636, A The Thirty Year's War Memoirs of Sydnam Poyntz, hecampaigned with Mansfield and was present atBreitenfeld, Lutzen & Nordlingen. 1 vol, 162 pgs 2005 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
NEW-dj softcover, facsimile of 1908 ......$33.00

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2-200890 Guthrie, William P. ACTIONS OF THE THIRTY YEARS WAR - Eastern Europe, the Baltic, Italy and France The third in a trilogy of books by the renowned author fills in the gaps in TYW coverage. Covers Eastern Europe, the Baltic, Italy, and France during the Thirty Years War, 1618-48.

Chapters:

1. The Thirty Years War as a World Conflict 7
2. The Livonia War and the Battle of Wallhof 17
3. The Prussia-War and the Battles of Mewe and Honigfelde 72
4. The Smolensk War, 1632-34 115
5. Italy in Crisis: The Montferrat and Gradisca Wars, 1613-1617 137
6. The Mantua War 173
7. Civil War in France 1620-29 209
8. The Val Telline Wars 1618-37 247
9. The War in Italy: Crequi 267
10. Civil War in Savoy: Casale and Turin 277
11. The War of Castro 300
12. Lost Opportunities and the Battle of the Dunes 309
Glossary 360
Bibliography 365 1 vol, 376 pgs 2013 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-dj, b/w edition ......$80.00

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1-66950 Guthrie, William P. BATTLES OF THE THIRTY YEARS WAR, 1618-1635 Each chapter deals with a battle and examinesleadership, strategy, organization, tactics, warfinances and armaments with attention on theevolution of warfare/weapons, biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2001 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PUBS
NEW-dj ......$137.00

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1-68370 Guthrie, William P. BATTLES OF THE LATER THIRTY YEARS WAR, 1636-1648 Companion volume, from the Battle of Wittstockto the Treaty of Westphalia, includes Wittstock,2nd Breitenfeld, Jankow, Rheinfelden, Rocroi etco/b's, tactics, maps, appendicies, biblio, index. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2001 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PUBS
NEW-hardcover ......$106.00

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1-214170 Hanlon, Gregory ITALY 1636: Cemetery of Armies The campaign and battle of Tornavento. One of the best books on 17th-century warfare, including Thirty Years War and ECW. Analysis of the reason for casualty rates, motivation, tactics, and the effectiveness of the Spanish vs French military methods.

Offers a neo-Darwinian interpretation of war and violence as inherent in human nature
Explores many practical aspects of early modern warfare, including personalities, weapons, and tactics. Richly illustrated with woodcuts, paintings, and maps. Includes 47 illustrations and 10 maps. 1 vol, 260 pgs 2016 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
NEW-dj ......$110.00 rct

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1-207840 Hoglund, Lars Eric FRAN KARL KNUTSSON TIL KRISTINA From Sweden, this book primarily covers Erik XIV's time (Nordic Seven Years War) and Gustavus Adolphus (Russian war, the Polish War, and the 30 years war's first year). It includes 192 flags and banners in color, including the 116 from Mohners chronicle from 1632-35, and 45 in black and white. As for uniforms and other clothing, it details 470 items for approximately 260 units, with 18 figures in full color.

It also includes a list of 1170 known captains, cavalry, and infantry colonels and their respective units, from Gustav Vasa to Gustavus Adolphus. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2012 SWEDEN, ACEDIA PRESS
NEW-softcover [Swedish text], English translation included ......$69.00

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1-211011 Lucht, Antje and Jurgen BANNERS AND STANDARDS: From the time of the Thirty Years' War Vol. 1 - The Protestant Union and the Swedish army under Gustav II Adolf The first volume in the series Banners & Standards from the time of the Thirty Years' War is divided into three sections.

* Flags and standards of the Protestant Union be reproduced. In addition to flags of Christian of Brunswick, Frederick V of the Palatinate and Count Ernst von Mansfeld also ensigns of many cities and regions listed. Standartenfuhrer the Margrave of Brandenburg-Jagerndorf, the under Palatine Regiment of Obentraut and many others as well as trumpeter flags from this period.

* Field character of the Swedish army under Gustavus Adolphus and Christina of Sweden. Here are a few great generals are mentioned, as Johan Baner, John Forbes, Lars Kagg, Sir John Hepburn, Robert Monroe of Foulis, Sir Patrick Ruthwen, Bernhard von Sachsen-Weimar, Bernhard Schaffalitzky of Muckothell, Thomas Siegmund of Schlammersdorf, Ake Tott, Gottfried Holzmuller, Gustaf Karlsson Horn, Johann Georg from Winckel.

* Subsequently important events of the Thirty Years War from the period 1618 to 1635.

In this book, all flags are shown, which during the occupation of Augsburg 1632-1635 drew the Benedictine monk Reginbald Mohner and of which Major Erland North Falk, an officer of the Swedish army, prepared in 1930 in Augsburg copies of the drawings for the Swedish Army Museum. 1 vol, 178 pgs 2015 GERMANY, VERLAG EDITION PETERSTOR
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1-211012 Lucht, Antje and Jurgen BANNERS AND STANDARDS: From the time of the Thirty Years' War Vol. 2 - The Catholic League and the Imperial Army The second volume of the book series Banners & standards from the time of the Thirty Years' War is the counterpart to the first band and represents the Catholic League and the Imperial army under Ferdinand II.

Here are famous names such as Maximilian I of Bavaria, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Johann d'Serclaes Count of Tilly, Johann Graf von Aldringen, Philipp Friedrich von Breuner, Heinrich Graf von Holk, Karl I Prince of Liechtenstein, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, Federigo Duca di Savelli, Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein, Octavio Piccolomini d'Arragona, Archduke Leopold V of Tyrol, Stefan Draghi, and Peter von Keglevich.

Also: subsequently important events of the Thirty Years War from the period 1635 to 1648.

In this book drawings of many extant original flags are shown, which are in the Army Museum in Stockholm. In addition to the presentation of the flags, much emphasis is also placed on the size. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2015 GERMANY, VERLAG EDITION PETERSTOR
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1-211013 Lucht, Antje and Jurgen BANNERS AND STANDARDS: From the time of the Thirty Years' War Vol. 3 - Other Forces in Europe Volume 3 of the series Banners & standards from the time of the Thirty Years' War complements the first two volumes with other warring parties from the time of the Thirty Years' War.

They are listed here individually by country. Besides the big nations such as France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, and Hungary also Brandenburg-Prussia, Switzerland and the Empire Outdoors cities Augsburg and Strasbourg and the Hanseatic city of Gdansk are represented.

At the end of this book far more than 300 Latin, Spanish, and French currency and sayings of flags and standards of the Thirty Years' War with the corresponding counterfoils translations are listed alphabetically. 1 vol, 178 pgs 2015 GERMANY, VERLAG EDITION PETERSTOR
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1-211014 Lucht, Antje and Jurgen BANNERS AND STANDARDS: From the time of the Thirty Years' War Vol. 4 - Electorate This volume contains electoral Saxon flags and standards of A as Altenburg to V Vitzthum, made after a design by Balthasar Bohme and trophies from the Army Museum in Stockholm, as well as corresponding crest and a force generation electoral Saxon regiments. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2016 GERMANY, VERLAG EDITION PETERSTOR
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1-88270 Murdoch, Steve editor SCOTLAND AND THE THIRTY YEARS WAR 1618-1648 In three sections, 12 authors have contributed tothe process that led to the participation of over50,000 Scottish soldiers. B/w maps/illust, biblio,notes, index. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2001 LEIDEN, BRILL PUBLISHERS
NEW-hardcover ......$182.00

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1-34500 Parker, Geoffrey THIRTY YEARS WAR, THE The best single-volume account of this subject: b/w illust/maps, notes, biblio, index 1 vol, 384 pgs 1997 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE KEEGAN
NEW-softcover, REVISED EDITION ......$40.00

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1-902923 Querengasser, A. FIELD MARSHAL PAPPENHEIM At the start of the Thirty Years War, Gottfried Heinrich zu Pappenheim was a simple, low-level civil servant at the Imperial Court. Within a short time, fueled by ambition and insight, he rose to become one of the most important commanders in this conflict. This book traces his career and examines the Army of the League, the Imperial Army, and the death of Pappenheim in the battle of Lutzen. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
NEW-softcover, available mid July 2015 [German text] ......$32.00

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1-66683 Ribas, Alberto BATALLA DE LA MONTANA BLANCA 1620 On November 8, a small Catholic force was sent to probe the Protestant flank. To their surprise, the Bohemians retreated at their advance. Tilly quickly sent in reinforcements, and the Bohemian flank began to crumble. Anhalt tried to retrieve the situation by sending forward infantry and cavalry led by his son, Christian II.

The cavalry charged into the Imperial infantry, causing significant casualties, but Tilly countered with his own cavalry, forcing the Bohemian horsemen to retire. The Bohemian infantry, who were only now approaching the Imperial army, saw the cavalry retreating, at which they fired one volley at extreme range before retreating themselves. A small group of Imperial cavalry began circling the Protestant forces, driving them to the middle of the battlefield. With the Bohemian army already demoralized, company after company began retreating, most without having actually entered the battle. Tilly and his Imperial cavalrymen advanced with 2,000 Bavarian hussars, steadily pushing Protestant forces back to the Star Palace (just west of Prague), where the rebels tried without success to establish a line of defense.

The Battle of White Mountain was more a skirmish than a full-fledged battle. The Bohemian army was no match for Emperor Ferdinand's troops. The actual battle lasted only an hour and left the Bohemian army in tatters. Some 4,000 Protestants were killed or captured, while Catholic losses amounted to roughly 700.

Color illustrations throughout. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2012 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
NEW-softcover [Spanish text] ......$24.00

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1-215100 Spring, Laurence The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648 - The Backbone of the Catholic League The Bavarian Army has been overshadowed by those of Gustavus Adolphus' and Wallenstein's Armies, but it was one of only a few armies to have fought throughout the Thirty Years War, first as part of the Catholic League and then an independent army after the Peace of Prague. Among the generals of the Bavarian Army were Count Johan von Tilly and Gottfried von Pappenheim, who are two of the most famous generals of the war. 30 b/w ills., maps, diagrams

This book covers not only the Bavarian Army's organisation, but also has chapters on recruitment, officers, clothing, weaponry, pay and rations of a soldier during the Thirty Years War. As well as life and death in the army, this book also looks at the women who accompanied it. The chapter on 'civilians and soldiers' looks at the impact of the war on the civilian population, their reaction to it and the infamous sack of Magdeburg which sent shockwaves across Europe. This chapter also looks at the impact on Bavaria by having Swedish, Spanish and Imperialist troops quartered upon it and how this affected the country's war effort.

In addition there are chapters on regimental colours and a detailed look into the tactics of the time, including those of Spain, Sweden and the Dutch. As well as using archival and archaeological evidence to throw new light on the subject the author has used several memoirs written by those who served in the army during the war, including Peter Hagendorf who served in Pappenheim 's Regiment of Foot from 1627 until the regiment was disbanded after the war. Hagendorf's vivid account is unique because not only is it a full account of the life of a common soldier during the war, but also records the human side of campaign, including the death of his two wives and all but two of his children. This book is essential reading to anyone interested in the wars of the early seventeenth century, not just the Thirty Years War.
1 vol, 200 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid October 2017 ......$40.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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2-89150 Thion, Strephen FRENCH ARMIES OF THE THIRTY YEARS WAR 8.5x11, packed with period illust, uniforms and flags all in color.

A comprehensive book on the French army of Louis XIII and Richelieu with full accounts of battles of this period and order of battles.

This book begins in 1617, the year that Louis XIII really took power by distancing the queen mother and ordering the assassination of Concini (24 April 1617), and ends in 1648 - five years after the death of Louis XIII - the year of the Westphalia Peace Treaty (24 October 1648). This period was mostly dominated by the personality and works of Richelieu, who entered the king's Council in April 1624. He gave the king an ambition: 'to procure the ruin of the Huguenot party, humble the pride of the great, reduce all subjects to their duty, and elevate your majesty's name among foreign nations to its rightful reputation'. By the time of his death, on the 4th of December 1642, this program had been accomplished.

The political beliefs of Richelieu gave Louis XIII a powerful instrument that was to emerge transformed from the Thirty Years' War. Commanded by great captains such as the Duc de Rohan, the Viscomte de Turenne and the Prince of Conde, the army was highly successful, as shown by the long list of French victories: Avins and the Valtelline in 1635, Tornavento in 1636, Leucates in 1637, La Rota in 1639, Casale and Turin in 1640, Wolfenbuttel in 1641, Kempen and Llerida in 1642, Rocroi in 1643, Friburg in 1644, Allerheim (or Nordlingen) and Lhorens in 1645, Zusmarchausen in 1647, and Lens in 1648. 1 vol, 174 pgs 2012
NEW-softcover, *** NEW EDITION *** ......$47.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-21340 Wagner, Eduard EUROPEAN WEAPONS & WARFARE, 1618-1648 Oversized at 9.5x12.5 inches, Eduard Wagner's classic study of armies involved in the Thirty Years War is packed with lots of black/white and color drawings. He provides information on all the major and minor participants and all aspect of life in the military during this period. 1 vol, 296 pgs 1979 LONDON, OCTOPUS BOOKS LTD
V.GOOD-dj, scarce, only 2 copies available ......$90.00

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