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JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE., "A Wanderer".  Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller.
1 "A Wanderer". Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller. JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE.
Macmillan, New York, 1967, first edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, map. "Written by a young, ardently romantic ship's clerk who signs himself 'A Wanderer' (almost certainly Noah Johnson, these journals) record the heady adventures of the Americ an privateer 'Yankee' on her first two voyages during the War of 1812. Only recently discovered among the possessions of a New England family, they are printed here for the first time....These historic journals bring vividly to life sea voya g e s t h a t epitomized Yankee daring and skill, dedication to freedom, and Christian charity in dealing with conquered enemies. What life was like aboard a privateer and how these warships were manned, sailed, and deployed against the enemy is n ow he re be tt er illustrated than in these superb firsthand accounts." Very light browning on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, scattered small/tiny scuffs, very light soi lin g, l igh t b row ning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AND THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE.  REVISED EDITION., Altoff, Gerard T.  Illustrated by Robyn Opthoff Lilek.
2 Altoff, Gerard T. Illustrated by Robyn Opthoff Lilek. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AND THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE. REVISED EDITION.
Perry Group, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 1999, revised edition. 
99 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1887794034 B&w maps/battle plans, portraits. Appendices - American / British Squadron Armament - 10 September 1813; Roll of Honor. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean an d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, tiny soft corner creases on front cover, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816.  THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY., Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul.  Foreword by Barry Gough.  (Lieutenant David Wingfield).
3 Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul. Foreword by Barry Gough. (Lieutenant David Wingfield). FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816. THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
277 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554883936 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. C aptured, he was a POW in the United States for nine months. Following his release, Wingfield had some intriguing adventures on the Upper Great Lakes before returning to England. Once home, he used his handwritten notes, kept during his time i n N o r th America, as the basis for an account of his experiences there. This, the only account of the War of 1812 as seen through the eyes of a young seaman, provides a fascinating snapshot of people and places, and of a time that represents a t ur n in g po int in the history of the Great Lakes region. Also included is a Wingfield genealogical description that spans the modern world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very soft small corner c rea se. Nea r Fin e 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOUTH CAROLINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLEFIELDS:  A TOUR GUIDE., Barbour, R.L.
4 Barbour, R.L. SOUTH CAROLINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLEFIELDS: A TOUR GUIDE.
Pelican, Gretna, 2002. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 1589800087 B&w photographs, maps. "More Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina that in any other state. At least 250 well-documented conflicts took place in the Plametto State, including three of the war's most decisive battles - Camden, Cowpens and Kings Mountain. This easy-to-use handbook gives precise directions for driving and hiking to the actual locations where forty-five of the most exciting conflicts occurred. History come s alive as visitors to Hanging Rock learn that future president Andrew Jackson served there - when he was only thirteen. Read about British colonel Banastre Tarleton's massacre of surrendering Patriots, while standing right where it happen e d a t t h e former Waxhaws settlement. Each entry also features a summary, including the date and location of each battle, the commanders' names, and the number of fatalities and casualties on both sides." Interior - clean and tight with no p re vi o us o w ne rs hi p marks. Exterior - Tiny bump at top of front hinge. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
5 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds.  (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.)
7 Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds. (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.) ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1982. 
336 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919670636 B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(This) is a personal account of the American Revolution. By focusing on eleven different people who were on the losing side of the American Revolution, and wh o had to make new lives for themselves in what remained of British North America, 'Eleven Exiles' reflects the major themes of those turbulent years. What were the attitudes of these men and women towards the significant social and politic a l i d e a s of the time? What motivated them to leave their homes and move to a wilderness? What challenges and hardships did they face?" Contents: Foreword; "....those in general called Loyalists: John Howe, Senior: Printer, Publisher, Post ma st e r, S py ; Fr a ncis Green: For Honour and the King; Josheph Durfee: Shelburne Pioneer; Molly Brant: Mohawk Heroine; Ward Chipman, Senior: A Founding Father of New Brunswick; William Schurman of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island; Sir John Johnso n o f J oh nso n H all : Kni gh t of the Revolution; Ranna Cossit: The Loyalist Rector of St. Georges, Sydney, Cape Breton Island; Sarah Sherwood: Wife and Mother, an "Invisible" Loyalist; Boston King: A Black Loyalist; Mr. Secretary Jarvis: William Jar vis of Conn ecti cut an d Yo rk; Appendices: Chronology of Major Events from 1763-1791; Diary of the Military Events of the American Revolution, 1775-1784; Bibliography; Index. Interior - one page with small corner crease, tiny paper fold at botto m of gu tter of pa ges 80/ 81, o ther wise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN., Bonsal, Stephen.
8 Bonsal, Stephen. WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOGISTICS AND THE FAILURE OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN AMERICA, 1775-1783., Bowler, R. Arthur.
9 Bowler, R. Arthur. LOGISTICS AND THE FAILURE OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN AMERICA, 1775-1783.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, (1975). 
290 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....draws on the remarkably complete records of the British government offices concerned with logistics during the Revolutionary War and army service departments such as commissary, quartermaster and barrackmaster generals to provide a full account of the everyday life of the British army and an accurate record of how logistical and administrative problems in America affected the course of the war. His study makes it clear that the British army in America depended almost entirely on Britain for supplies, and that for six years inadequate and sometimes corrupt administration seriously affected the course of operations and the morale of the troops. An organization capable of supplying the army was not developed until 1781, too late to change the outcome of the war." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, moderate bump to bottom of spine/rear hinge/board area causing wrinkling at bottom 1" of spine - migrates into last f ew pages, small surface paper pull at top of rear pastedown at hinge. Dust jacket very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, 1" closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom of front hinge, creasing and tiny tears/chips at bottom of spine. V G / V G 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
VALLEY FORGE., Chidsey, Donald Barr.
10 Chidsey, Donald Barr. VALLEY FORGE.
Crown, New York, 1959. 
190 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "A vividly exciting, on-the-scene account of the most crucial winter of the American Revolution. You accompany the ragged, hungry American troops as they leave Philadelphia to spend the winter at Valley Forge. You struggle up the hill, help clear the underbrush, and fell the trees to build huts and fortifications. You endure the cold and the hunger, the sickness and the boredom, the lack of the most rudimentary convenie nces, and you marvel at the spirit that keeps your fellow Americans from deserting. In contrast, you see the relative luxury of the circumstances enjoyed by the British troops in Philadelphia. Then you see the start of the moves that wil l u l t i m a t e ly result in victory: the near disruption of the British fleet at Philadelphia by the world's first submarine and floating mines; experienced foreign officers joining the American cause; the drilling of troops for effective comba t, an d th e de cl ar at ion of war by France. Finally, you share in the long awaited triumph when camp is disbanded and the American army chases the British across New Jersey...." Paperclip mark at top of first few pages - minor rust marks on ha lf- t itl e pag e, ve ry lig ht wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor scuff on bottom of textblock, very tiny bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling and creasing, one closed tear and sever al v er y sm al l ch ips , li ght fad ing to spine color. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
GUIDEBOOK TO THE HISTORIC SITES OF THE WAR OF 1812.  SECOND EDITION, UPDATED AND ENLARGED., Collins, Gilbert.
11 Collins, Gilbert. GUIDEBOOK TO THE HISTORIC SITES OF THE WAR OF 1812. SECOND EDITION, UPDATED AND ENLARGED.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2006, 2nd edition, updated and enlarged. 
389 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550026269 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "There have been guidebooks to military sites before, but no other book has covered the War of 1812 in its entirety. This well-illustrated updated editi on covers more than 400 historic sites of the War of 1812, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the United States. The author has used old pen-and-ink drawings from the last two centuries to give a 'then and now' feel to the book. B e s i d es giving readers a detailed history of the events that occurred at the sites, (he) describes what they have to offer visitors today, be it a historical plaque, historic house, or major interpretive centre. This book is a handy tool for b ot h tr av el lers and historians. It remains the only book on the market offering a comprehensive guide to nearly all of the sites in the last war between the United States and Canada." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks . E xt eri or - c lean and bright. Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Cook, Lura Lincoln. THE WAR OF 1812 ON THE FRONTIER. ADVENTURES IN WESTERN NEW YORK HISTORY, VOLUME IX.
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 1961. 
16 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Sepiatone illustrations, map on inside rear cover. Interior - light cigarette odor, very light browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ve ry light browning to edges of covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Curtis, Edward E.
13 Curtis, Edward E. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
AMS Press, New York, 1969, reprinted from the 1926 edition. 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Tables. Provides details on aspects of administration, recruitment, provisioning and transportation faced by the British Army during the American Revol ution. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, minor rubbing to boards, small line mark on rear board. VG+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY.  OLIVER HAZARD PERRY: WILDERNESS COMMODORE., Dillon, Richard.
14 Dillon, Richard. WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY: WILDERNESS COMMODORE.
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978. 
231 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070169870 Map. "Perry fought perhaps the most perfect single battle in American naval history. More - he insured the success of William Henry Harrison's Northwest Territory campaign, in which he soldiered as a volunteer aide to General Harrison. He ended Tecumseh's plans for an Indian Confederation. He dashed forever Britain's dream of blocking the United States in its westward march. In 1811 Perry was named to create a f l e e t on Lake Erie. He chose Presque Ile Bay as the one harbor safe from the existing British lake fleet. Perry spent the spring and summer of 1813 doing the impossible - building first a shipyard, then a fleet of ten vessels in the frontie r o ut po st o f Erie, Pennsylvania. The bar at Erie was not deep enough to pass Perry's ships out into the lake. (But neither could the British enter the bay over the shallows; hence his choice of harbor.) He bided his time till his opponent Ca pt ai n R obe rt Bar clay sailed away for a brief respite. Then his men, in a fenzy of activity, emptied their ships of all guns and heavy gear and buoyed them with pontoons until they could be boosted across the sandbar. Perry got them safely int o d eep wat er i n t he n ick of time. And when Barclay's fleet came up to resume the blockade of Erie, Perry bluffed them away with his still undermanned and almost unarmed flotilla. Once reinforced by a unit under the command of Jesse D. Elliot t, P erry atta cked the Briti sh fleet in his flagship 'Lawrence'; Elliott was to bring the 'Niagara' into action beside him. Elliott, unaccountably, hung back, and the 'Lawrence' was shot to pieces by the three strongest Britishers. How Perry tu rned certa in def eat i nto a monu mental victory is one of the greatest naval achievements of all time." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, minor soiling on boards, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny sp eck o n fore -edge o f text blo ck. Du st jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine - taped at top inside, light edge browning, light fading and tiny scuff on spi ne, smal l ghost stic ker mark /residue on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA., Elting, John R.  Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips.
15 Elting, John R. Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips. THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA.
Philip Freneau, Monmouth Beach, NJ, 1977. 
96 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image of soldier on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at rear. B&w maps/battle plans. "Historians and students of the Burgoyne Cam paigns have, for over 125 years, referred to the Battles of Saratoga as the most decisive series of engagements of the American Revolution....Yet, with all its acknowledged importance, the campaign remains one of the least accurately portr a y e d a n d m ost poorly researched in American history....To do battle with (the) myriad of myths, inaccuracies, and misinterpretations, Colonel John R. Elting brings an impressive arsenal of professional historical skills and background knowle dg e. .. .i t i s no t s urprising that his analysis of the practical problems of campaigning and logistics in the Northern Department is masterful. Supply and transportation problems played a major role in Burgoyne's defeat. By using 'Mad Johnn y' M'A lpi ne' s 'Na rr ati ve ' - extensively yet critically and in balance with a number of other primary sources - these problems are brought into proper perspective...(Colonel Elting dissects) the role of the British artillery on Sugar Loaf Hil l ( Moun t De fian ce ) in th e ev acu atio n of Fort Ticonderoga, the effect of the death of Jane McCrea on the mustering of the American militia against Burgoyne, and the tactical importance of the terrain west of the American fortified lines nea r th e Nei lson Farm. ( He) b ring s new pri mary source material to bear upon the investigation of the Burgoyne Campaign. 'A Military Journal' - thought to be written by Richard Pope (an officer of the 47th Regiment of Foot) and the 'Memoirs' o f E. Schuel er vo n Send en ( a Brun swick offic er of the Regiment von Specht) add fresh and valuable information." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
16 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
17 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
18 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "(T)ells the history of the town of York (Toronto) from the arrival of John Graves Simcoe in 1793 through the War of 1812 until news of the peace reached its citizens in the spring of 1815. The selection of contemporary documents attempts to show why York was chosen for a settlement in the first place, the kind of community that developed, and the effect of the War on that community. Apart from the normal problems connected with the establishment of any settlement, the officials of the town of York were faced with the necessity of creating a worthy capital city for Upper Canada at a time when Kingston, because of its pre-eminence as the military and naval centre of the province and its commercial prosperity, overhadowed all other settlements. The book also illustrates the gradual integration into a corporate body of many diverse elements - senior government officials, discharged soldiers, tradesmen, labourers - so that by 1815 the characteristics of modern Toronto were beginning to be evident in York. This collection of documents and the editor's very full Introduction will provide the student of local history with much primary material and the general reader with an interesting account of the early years of the modern metropolis of Toronto. Minor wear at corners, 50% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one or two tiny edge chips and tears, light edge creases at top of rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
19 FitzGibbon, Mary Agnes. A VETERAN OF 1812: THE LIFE OF JAMES FITZGIBBON.
Toronto Coles 1979 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
336 pp + Appendices and Notes, 8 3/8" H. Part of the Coles Canadian Collection - facsimile of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1894 edition. B&w illustrations. "Lieutenant James FitzGibbon was one of the greatest and most venturesome leaders in the War of 1812. The commander of a troop dubbed the Bloody Boys, he practiced a form of guerilla warfare, at the time considered highly unconventional. It was the lieutenant who, in 1813, received news from Laura Secord of an impending surpise attack at Beaver Dams. And it was FitzGibbon who, despite being vastly outnumbered, obtained an American surrender two days later. After the war, FitzGibbon was twice promoted and helped supress the Rebellion of 1837. (This) biography, written by his granddaughter, includes selections of his own writing, as well as others of his time, including Isaac Brock." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE WAR OF 1812., Fredricksen, John C., compiler.
20 Fredricksen, John C., compiler. RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE WAR OF 1812.
Self-published, 1979. 
156 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. "Bibliography of 1,674 books, pamphlets, and articles; indexed into 13 categories for ease of use." Contents: Preface; General Texts; West and Northwest Frontiers; Lake Erie; Niagara Frontier and Lake Ontario; The St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain; The Atlantic Seaboard; Chesapeake Bay; The South; The War at Sea; Politics and Peace; Military and Biographical; Indians; Prisoners of War; Manuscripts in the United States; Manuscripts in Canada; Service of Unite d S t a t es Regiments; Service of British and Canadian Regiments; Chronology of War on Land and Sea. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, one small corner crease, hi n ge c re as es, light to moderate rubbing with some color loss - mainly on rear cover, a few wrinkles on spine. Good 
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