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THE CHARGE: WHY THE LIGHT BRIGADE WAS LOST., Adkin, Mark.
1 Adkin, Mark. THE CHARGE: WHY THE LIGHT BRIGADE WAS LOST.
Leo Cooper, London, 1996, first edition. 
285 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850524695 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This book shatters many long-held conceptions of how and why (the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade) happened, and w ho was to to blame. For the first time in many years a former professional soldier has combined military expertise, detailed research of participants' accounts with a careful study of the actual ground. The result is a gripping and definiti v e b o o k for the general reader and the military buff alike." Light cigarette odor, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor browning and minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir.  Foreword by  Reginald McKenna.
2 Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir. Foreword by Reginald McKenna. THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.
London Cassell 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
565 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blue, gold, white and red crest on front cover. Protractor/bookmark missing. Photographs, maps, charts, plans. Contents: Preface; Bibliography; Boyhood and School-time, 1859 to 1872; 1872 to 1874; 1874 to 1878; Sub-Lieutenant to Lieutenant; 1889 to 1896; China up to the Boxer Expedition; Boxer Campaign - Part I; Boxer Campaign - Part II; End of Service in China, 1900 to 1907; Rear-Admiral in the Atlantic Fleet, 1907 to 1908; Controller and Third Sea Lord, 1908 to 1910; 1910 to 1912; 1912 to 1914; The Grand Fleet - Part I: Preliminary Remarks; The Grand Fleet - Part II, 1914 to 1915; The Grand Fleet - Part III, January, 1915 to May, 1916; Jutland - Preliminary Remarks; Jutland - Part I; Jutland - Part II; Remarks on Jutland; Grand Fleet - Jutland to November, 1916; 1916 to 1918. Admiralty; 1918. Leaving Admiralty; February, 1919 to August, 1919. The World Cruise - Part I; 1919 to 1920. The World Cruise - Part II; 1919 to 1926. The Harper Record and Admiralty Narrative; 1919 to 1924. Governor-General of New Zealand - Part I; Governor-General of New Zealand - Part II; 1924 to 1935. Later Years; The Man; Appendices: Genealogical; Naval Service of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe; Chart of the Battle of Jutland; Glossay; Index. Previous owner's signature and date in pencil on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, 1" x 2" light foxing mark on free front endpaper, double crease and very small edge tear at bottom corner of page v - archivally taped, progressive bump to top corner of approx. pages 65 to 155, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny tears, small bump at both corners of front board, minor rubbing and minor edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
3 Bamfield, Veronica. ON THE STRENGTH: THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY WIFE.
London Charles Knight 1974 0853142319 / 9780853142317 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "British army wives 'on the strength' have campaigned alongside their men since the earliest days of the standing army. They have had to maintain their marriages and some semblance of home life on camps and stations in every quarter of the world, during peace and war. (The author) brings alive for us stories of heroines whose love and loyalty helped resign them to taking second place to the Army in their husband's lives, and enabled them to keep house and bring up children in alien and often dangerous surroundings. She discusses snobberies and superstitions, traditions and taboos, and with wit and humour treats the 'colonels' ladies and Judy O'Gradys' alike. History, anecdote and personal reminiscences are combined in this book, which includes vivid extracts from letters, diaries and memoirs, some of which have not previously been published. Many of the book's illustrations are provided from a unique collection of photographs taken by a pioneer of photography, Henry Wood - Veronica Bamfield's grandfather - in the course of his military career." Very light browning to pages, very small foxing mark in margin of page 87, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light browning to top inside edge, light to moderate fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, very small area of surface paper loss and a small ghost sticker mark at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960:  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA., Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel.
4 Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. Inscribed By Author
398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Inscribed by author on half title page: "To K____ A____ with all good wishes from the author W.T. Barnard Jan/85". Appendices include: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front pastedown, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960:  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA., Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel.
5 Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. 
398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Contents: Preface; The Formation of the Regiment, 1860-66; The Battle of Ridgeway, 2 June 1866; Canada and the Green Jackets, 1866-77; The Victorian Heyday, 1877-84; The North-West Rebellion, 1885; War and Peace, 1886-1909; The Fiftieth Anniversary, 1910; The Regimental Record, 1911-18; Peace with Pacificsm, 1919-39; The 1st Bn. QOR of C, Toronto and Camp Borden, 1940; Newfoundland and New Brunswick, 1940-41; Preliminary Training in England, 1941-42; Final Training in England, 1943 - 5 June 1944; The Battle of Normandy, 6 June - 2 July 1944; The Battle of Normandy, 3 July - 22 August 1944; The Channel Ports, September 1944; The Breskens Pocket and the Nijmegen Bridgehead, 2 October 1944 - 7 February 1945; The Battle of the Rhineland, 8 February - 27 March 1945; The Final Victory, 28 March - 17 December 1945; The Post-War Era, 1945-60; Appendices: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Light browning to edges of endpapers, very light toning to edges of pages, browning to edges of text block, light cigarette odor, small corner crease on one fold-out map, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
6 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
7 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ZULU WAR: ISANDHLWANA TO ULUNDI., Barthorp, Michael.
8 Barthorp, Michael. THE ZULU WAR: ISANDHLWANA TO ULUNDI.
Cassell, London, 2002, reprint. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0304362700. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps, battle plans. "The illustrated history of the 1879 Zulu War from the Isandhlwana disaster to the famous defen ce of Rorke's Drift, the battle of Gingindhlovu ('Gin, Gin, I love you' to the British soldiers of the time) and the ultimate defeat of the Zulu army at Ulundi. Michael Barthorp's vivid account of this famous campaign is supported by a su p e r b c o l l e ction of early war photographs and includes orders of battle for both the British and Zulu armies." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
9 Barthorp, Michael. WAR ON THE NILE: BRITAIN, EGYPT AND THE SUDAN, 1882-1898.
Blandford, Poole, 1984. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0713718587 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Britain's continual military involvement in Egypt and the Sudan to protect British 'interest' and the Suez Canal is a compelling story o f gruelling desert campaigns led by such famous Victorian generals as Wolseley, Gordon and Kitchener against the charismatic Mahdi and the Khalifa." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease a t t o p o f rear cover, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, two small soft corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE FIRE:  THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION., Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod.
10 Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod. PRAIRIE FIRE: THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1984). 
384 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302622 B&w photos, maps, drawings. "(T)ells us about the Metis, who simply wanted the long-standing boundaries of their river-lot farms respected by the government as Ottawa divided up the land to sell it to homesteaders. It tells about the Indians, whose land had been sold by the government and tradition and self-support destroyed, and who were now literally starving while the government broke its promises or tried to tie them to concessions. It tells us of local government officials, who could not agree among themselves whether the Indians should be treated with discipline or with food. It tells us about the frightened settlers and townspeople, caught between the Indians and Metis they often sympathized with and the government they looked to for support. And it tells about the soldiers, who heroically set out to quell a rebellion, but whose greatest ordeal was the long train journey on which they were beset by freezing cold and extreme shortages of food." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
11 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BETTER TO DIE:  THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS., Bishop, Edward.
12 Bishop, Edward. BETTER TO DIE: THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS.
London New English Library 1976 450028461 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
157 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps. "From the North West Frontier operations of the Victorian era to the storming of the Hill of Dargai in the 1897 Tirah campaign; from their victory over the Germans at Givenchy in 1914 to their Second World War exploits in South-East Asia, the Western Desert and Europe, the Gurkhas have shown extraordinary courage, skill and devotion to the British and Allied cause, often fighting against extreme odds. (This) is a fascinating account, a story characterised by immense courage and loyalty." Light browning to pages, faint small water mark to top of textblock, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, faint water mark at bottom of spine, slight browning to spine and edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Bishop, Edward. BETTER TO DIE: THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS.
London New English Library 1976 450028461 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
157 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps. "From the North West Frontier operations of the Victorian era to the storming of the Hill of Dargai in the 1897 Tirah campaign; from their victory over the Germans at Givenchy in 1914 to their Second World War exploits in South-East Asia, the Western Desert and Europe, the Gurkhas have shown extraordinary courage, skill and devotion to the British and Allied cause, often fighting against extreme odds. (This) is a fascinating account, a story characterised by immense courage and loyalty." Very small bump/tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top corner of both boards and slight bump at top edge of rear board, light browning to edges of text block - a few foxing marks on top of text block, light color fading at top amd bottom edges, light browning to pages. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, crease at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DEEP SENSE OF WRONG: THE TREASON, TRIALS, AND TRANSPORTATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES OF LOWER CANADIAN REBELS AFTER THE 1838 REBELLION., Boissery, Beverley.
14 Boissery, Beverley. A DEEP SENSE OF WRONG: THE TREASON, TRIALS, AND TRANSPORTATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES OF LOWER CANADIAN REBELS AFTER THE 1838 REBELLION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1995. 
367 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550022423 B&w maps, illustrations. "In 1839 fifty-eight men left Montreal for the penal colony of New South Wales. They were unimportant men outside their own parishes, ordinary people who had been caught up in the political whirlwind of the 1838 rebellion. Even though they were all civilians, they had been tried by court martial. Convicted of treason, their properties forfeited to the crown, they paid a heavy price for rebellion. And as convicts in Australia, they were considered the lowest of a bad lot. During their years there, however, they earned the respect of Sydney's citizens. (This) is an intimate, grass-roots history, based largely on surviving legal records and on the writings of some of the individuals who lived the story. We follow the men from the confusion of battle, to the court martial, and then to lonely exile in a land half a world away. Their anguish and dignity will resonate today." Light waviness to top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Bonham-Carter, Victor, ed. Assisted by Monica Lawson. (George Lawson.) SURGEON IN THE CRIMEA: THE EXPERIENCES OF GEORGE LAWSON RECORDED IN LETTERS TO HIS FAMILY, 1854-1855.
Military Book Society, (London, 1968). 
209 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, maps. "A rather different view (of the Crimean War) may be taken after reading these remarkably cheerful and totally unaffected letters of Geroge Lawson, a young staff assistant-surgeon who joined up at the outbreak of war in March 1854...This book tells the tale, not in terms of tactics and battles, but of the experiences and observations of a young medico, fresh to his profession and 'full of surgical ardour'..." small bump to corners of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is complete with edge wrinkling, a few very small chips, moderate rubbing, light soiling, light stain to front panel, browning to flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CRISIS OF THE RAJ:  THE REVOLT OF 1857 THROUGH BRITISH LIEUTENANTS' EYES., Broehl, Wayne G., Jr.
16 Broehl, Wayne G., Jr. CRISIS OF THE RAJ: THE REVOLT OF 1857 THROUGH BRITISH LIEUTENANTS' EYES.
Dartmouth College / University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1986. 
347 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (orange/red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 087451374X "Here the story (of the Indian Mutiny) is seen through the eyes of a small group of young British lieutenants gong through t hat stirring set of battles. It is a study of the psychosociological tensions that affected these young people - a group of intelligent and able men who were only partially in control of their destinies, yet had the ambitions, the achieve m e n t m o t i v ation, possibly the group skills and personal innovation, to strive and struggle through the dramatic events they experienced. We will come to learn a good deal about these four men (and the mother of one of them) - to see their fr us tr at i on s, t he ir loneliness, their anomie, their failures. At the same time their enthusiasms, their successes, their hopes and dreams, come through constantly, giving a poignancy to their story that transcends the 'facts' themselves. Th e s tuf f o f thi s s tud y i s a n extensive series of letters from the lieutnants back to their families during the height of the hostilities....this book also draws on an intriguing new method of study whose name is content anlaysis. A parti cula r br anch of th is c onte nt a nlay sis field is explored here - the use of the computer to analyze the content of particular texts. All the letters....have been entered into a computer and treated to a sophisticated content anaysis program t hat c onsid ers t hem alo ng ni nety- seven sepa rate psychosociological paramters. The resulting glimpses further help to explain some of the critical differences hinted at in the texts themselves....This fresh view of historical method is elabo rated in dat a in t he A ppen dixes. " Min or rub bing, minor soiling, small bump to top corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903.  1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA., Cassidy, Martin.  Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles.
17 Cassidy, Martin. Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles. THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903. 1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2001, first edition. 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850528240 B&w plates, maps. "One hundred years ago, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, along with many other British regiments, were fighting a desperate campaign many thousands of mi les from their native land. The Second Boer War tested the resolve and resources of what was then the mightiest Empire in the world. A succession of reverses raised the real spectre of defeat at the hands of the Boers; an unthinkable humi l i a t i o n . The depth of public interest and concern felt at the time is reflected in continual fascination in this conflict. Thus Martin Cassidy's careful editing of the graphic diaries of three members of the Regiment's 1st Battalion (two o ff ic er s an d on e p rivate soldier) is to be greatly welcomed. Through the differing angles of these fine accounts we witness not just the drama of battle but the harsh conditions that the British troops had to endure. To read first-hand record s o f t he ex tra or din ar y deeds such as those performed at Inniskilling Hill and the Relief of Ladysmith is a privilege that will mean much to those closely associated with the Regiment and to all with an interest in military history." Tiny bum p at top of sp ine. V ery min or wrinkle at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MAJUBA 1881:  THE HILL OF DESTINY.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 45., Castle, Ian.  Consultant editior, David G. Chandler.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
18 Castle, Ian. Consultant editior, David G. Chandler. Series editor, Lee Johnson. MAJUBA 1881: THE HILL OF DESTINY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 45.
(Osprey, London, 1996). 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, maps, battle plans, reproductions, uniform studies. "In 1881 the tension between Britain and the Boer farmers of southern Africa that had existed for 75 years boiled over into open conflict. The British entered the war full of confidence, yet in a few short weeks they had suffered three separate reverses before enduring their final humiliating defeat on the isolated summit of Majuba. George Colley's force were swept off their 'unassailable' position and into headlong retreat. It was a defeat that sent shock waves reverberating around the Empire." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign stragegy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Exterior - very minor soiling on bottom of textblock, otherwise clean and bright, creases at top corner and at fore-edge of front cover, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
19 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain (Corps of Guides). THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE: A CORPS HISTORY.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
160 pp, + (89) pp of advertisements, 4to (10 15/16" H), in slipcase. From the Coles Canadiana Collection of facsimile reprints - originally published in 1906. B&w photographs, drawings, decorations. Contents: A Big Problem for a Young Country; Organization of the NorthWest Mounted Police; The First Winter in the Far West; Col. Macleod Commissioner; The Sitting Bull Incident; Under Sir John Again; Lord Lorne's Tour; Headquarters Removed to Regina; The Rebellion of 1885; Increase of Strength and Duties; Under the Present Commissioner; Appendix. Interior - tiny light mark on rear endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, two tiny marks on fore-edge of textblock, soft crease at top corner of covers, spine flat with very faint crease. Slipcase has light edge wear, light fading to color on edges and rear panel, top of spine label missing with the word "The" of the title. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA:  A HISTORY OF A SPLENDID REGIMENT'S ORIGIN, DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING A STORY OF PATRIOTIC DUTIES WELL PERFORMED IN THREE CAMPAIGNS., Chambers, Ernest J., Captain, R.O.
20 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain, R.O. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA: A HISTORY OF A SPLENDID REGIMENT'S ORIGIN, DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING A STORY OF PATRIOTIC DUTIES WELL PERFORMED IN THREE CAMPAIGNS.
Toronto E.L. Ruddy 1901 First Edition Hard Cover Good Reference Copy 
156 pp + i - lviii of contemporary advertisements, 11 5/8" H - this book has been rebound in dark green buckram with the title in gold on spine and front board and the Q.O.R. insignia from the original binding affixed to the lower corner of the front board. Floral endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: The First Upper Canada Militia; The Upper Canada Militia of 1812; The Militia of the Rebellion of 1837; The Volunteer Rifle Companies of "Fifty-Six"; Organized as a Battalion; The Fenian Excitement; The Baptism of Blood at Ridgeway; A Period of Peace and Progress; The North-West Rebellion - With Otter to Battleford; Fighting Poundmaker at Cut Knife Hill; Fifteen Years of Regimental Work and Development; Queen's Own Men in Khaki; Under the Admiring Gaze of Royalty; An Honourable Record on the Rifle Range; Record of Officers' Services. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown; waviness to fore-edge of text block; page leaf 133/134 has old tape in gutter, has fold marks across page and small area of surface paper loss on page 134 effecting three lines of text - missing piece is attached to tape; light water staining and waviness at top corner of advertising pages - heavier towards end of book; water marks and staining at top corner of most pages - heavier on approx. first 30 pages and progressively less towards end of text pages; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; some light edge wear. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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