Ordering, Shipping, & Payment Instructions

Updated July 2, 2018
Clearing My Shelves
Below is a list of books that I am offering for sale.  All of the books are related to my miniatures gaming/history/science fiction hobby interests, with only one copy of each available.  The list will be updated regularly to remove sold items.  Historical topics are listed cronologically (more or less) from most recent to oldest, followed by science fiction, fantasy, model-building, and wargaming publications.  Books covering general topics are listed first under historical/military.  Under each sub-topic, I will try to list the titles alphabetically by author. 
The vast majority of books are in pretty good condition, but qualifying condition is a subjective thing.   I will try to note condition in each entry, but please feel free to ask any questions that you might have, and please refer to photos.
Books will be identified as one of the following:
Periodical - Not really a book, softcover such as a magizine or journal.
Paperback - Softcover, usually on low grade paper, measuring about 4"x7" 
Trade paperback - similar to above, but larger format, approximately 5.5"x8.5"
Softcover - Has a soft cover, varying size, usually with much better paper stock than "paperbacks," and Trade paperbacks".
Hardback - just what it says, a book with a rigid cover.
To order, please send an email with "Book Order" in the subject line to me at: irishserb@yahoo.com.  Please include a list of the books that you wish to purchase, and your shipping address, or at least your zip code or nation if located outside the US.  I cannot calculate shipping if I don't know  where you are located.  I will respond as quickly as possible, confirming available titles and the total cost including shipping.
Payment can be made via Paypal or US postal money order. When I confirm the total price with shipping, I will send a Paypal payment request to your e-mail address.  If your Paypal address is different from the e-mail that you use to correspond, please include the correct paypal address in your order e-mail. Money orders can be sent to me at:
Brian O'Leary
184 N. Union St.
Delaware, OH 43015

I am located in the US, and will ship to US addresses via USPS Media Rate (1 pound starts as $2.72).  I am happy to ship to addresses outside the US, but  the typical hardback at about a pound will cost $17.95 USD or more to ship to the UK and most of western Europe.    I will usually ship on Mondays & Saturdays.  Orders are shipped in reinforced bubble mailers, corrugated wraps or cardboard boxes depending on the size the order.  Note that for most books, I have listed an approximate weight for your reference (not including packaging).

 If you discover this page through an online forum, please send all inquiries and orders to my e-mail address, not the messaging system on the forum.   If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at: irishserb@yahoo.com.
 Thank you,
Brian O'Leary

General - Naval/Nautical 

The Encyclopedia of Sea Warfare (fromt he first ironclads to the present day), HB w/DJ, DJ has some wear and tears up to about 2 inches long, particularly along the top of the book; 1975, 250pp, b&w and color photos and illustrations throughout.  A history of ironclad ships with about half of the book covering WWII.  3 pounds  -  $3.00


Firepower in Limited War by Robert H. Scales, Jr; HB w/DJ, 1995, 340pp.few b&w photos and illustrations,  2 pounds -  $2.00

Military Lessons of the Gulf War, by Bruce W. Watson, TP, 1993, 272pp, few b&w photos,  1 pound  -  $2.00

 World War II

Profile Publications #75, The PZL P-11, 1966, 12pp, SC in very good condition, offers a history of the aircraft with specs, is loaded with b&w photos, and has two very nice color plates of showing paint schemes and squadron markings.  .25 pounds  -  $2.00

Semper Fidelis:  The US Marines in the Pacific - 1942-1945, arranged by Captain Patrick O'Sheel, USMCR, 1947, 360pp, HB in good condition with some b&w photos.  A collection of stories written by Marines who participated in the battles of WWII.  2 pounds  -  $12.00

American Civil War

The Army of Northern Virginia, Osprey Men at Arms #37, by Philip N. Katcher, 1988, 40 pp plus 8 pages of color plates in very good condition.  .5 pounds  -  $3.00

Army of the Potomac, Osprey Men at Arms #38, by Philip N. Katcher, 1989, 40 pp plus 8 pages of color plates in very good condition.  .5 pounds  -  $3.00

The Civil War: Strange & Fascinating facts, by Burke Davis, 1960, 249pp, hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.  1 pound  -  $2.00

The Phil Sheridan Album by Lawrence A. Frost, 1968 1st edition, 178 pages, hardcover in very condition. A Sheridan biography loaded with b&w photos .  1.75 pounds  $6.00

The Guns of Cedar Creek, by Thomas A. Lewis, 1988, 372pp, Softcover in very good condition.  1 pound  -  $2.00

Rebels from West Point, by Gerard A. Patterson, 2002, 194pp, softcover in excellent condition.  75 pounds  -  $2.00

The Image of War:  The Pictorial reporting of the American Civil War, by W. Fletcher Thompson, Jr, 1960, 248 pp, Explores the reporting of wartime illustrators, photographer, etc, and the use of their  work as primary historical documents. hardcover in very good condition.  1.25 pounds  -  $3.00

The Soul of the Lion: A Biography of General Joshua L. Chamberlain, by Willard M Wallace.  The book is a new softcover sealed in shrink-wrap, I believe it is the 1989 edition, number of pages unknown, but it is about an inch thick.  1.25 pounds  -  $2.00

Dark Age/Medieval

Seven Decisive Battles of the Middle Ages by Joseph Dahmus, 1983, 243 pages, hardcover with dust jacket, some wear to dj, very good overall, few maps.  1 pound  $3.00

Roman Britain
Rome Against Caratacus by Graham Webster, 1982, 181 pages, Hardback with dust jacket w/light surface wear. A history of the Roman campaigns in Britain 48-58AD.  Some maps, plan views, line drawings, and few b&w photos.  1 pound  $7.00

Science Fiction

World War Z, by Max Brooks, 2006, 342pp, Hardback w/DJ in very good condition, An oral history of the zombie apocalypse.  1 .5 pounds   $4.00

Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep) by Phillip K. Dick, 1982, 216pp, PB, The classic sci-fi novel in excellent shape.  I suspect that this copy was printed more recently than 1982, as it lists the Ballantine edition as being 1982.  5 ounces$2.00

This is the Way the World Ends, by James Morrow, 2000, 319pp, Trade paperback in very good condition. A satirical story about the apocalypse and what happens after.  1 pound  $2.00

The Peshawar Lancers, by S.M. Sterling, 2002, 420pp, Hardback w/DJ, DJ has a little wear, but overall I would still call it in very good condition.  An alternative history after an apocalyptic event set in colonial India.  1.5 pounds  $3.00