View Full Version : Small Wars Manual 1940 Edition

09-22-2010, 10:54 PM
;)I hope this isn't against your rules...but in doing research on this book I found your site. Your members may want to know that I posted a 1940s original Small Wars Manual on eBay today. My dad is a long retired Marine and he has had this since his earliest years in the Corp. I also have info from an archivist in Quantico about the book. This is not a reproduction. The eBay number is:
Item number: 120624883350
Come by and take a look! Thanks, Sue

09-23-2010, 02:35 AM
Well, I was hoping to get this for the eventual Small Wars Foundation library. I'm currently the high bidder but you obviously have set a fairly high reserve. We shall see, don't want to break the bank on this, though the book deserves a good home.

09-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Thanks very much for checking out the auction. Yes, the reserve is set at 200
dollars. The reason is that when I last asked a rare book seller for advise about the potential value of the book he remarked 450-550. That was a couple years ago. But, as I said in the ad the book is pretty rare in complete condition.

I would love to hear about the library plans! Sue

09-23-2010, 04:41 PM
The Small Wars Journal (http://smallwarsjournal.com/) and Small Wars Council (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/) are operated by the Small Wars Foundation (http://smallwars.org/), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Virginia. Part of the long range plan is for SWF to have a physical location (currently virtual except for events we host at rented or military venues) in the DC metro area. That facility would include offices, conference rooms and a library. As an aside I met your reserve on the SWM at ebay.

09-24-2010, 09:28 PM
I'll definitely tell my dad about the library plans. He would probably be interested in this site as well. Thanks for the info. I'll have to spend a little more time in here reading up on your groups.

10-02-2010, 09:05 PM
The Small Wars Journal and Small Wars Foundation are now the proud owners of an original Small Wars Manual. :)

Ken White
10-02-2010, 09:18 PM
BZ, y'all...;)

10-03-2010, 12:18 PM
Nice! Congrats!

10-03-2010, 05:02 PM
The danger of first editions is that they can become addictive...in a good way.

Congratulations on scoring an important piece of history.

Adam L
10-04-2010, 03:28 AM
Remember to notify your insurer! :D


Adam L