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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GENERAL COURT MARTIAL UPON THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN WATHEN, FIFTEENTH KING'S HUSSARS.
1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GENERAL COURT MARTIAL UPON THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN WATHEN, FIFTEENTH KING'S HUSSARS.
Frederick Muller, London, 1970 - Facsimile reprint of Roake and Varty, 1834 edition. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A facsimile reprint of the proceedings of the court martial of Captain Augustus Wathen, 15th King's Hussars, for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman in a matter stemming from the issue of new stable-jackets to the men of his troop and comments made on their appearance. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of rear board, light soiling on bottom of t e x t b l o c k . Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling, light browning to spine, light to moderate soiling, tiny edge tear. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
SEPTENARY MAN: OR, THE MICROCOSM OF THE MACROCOSM.  A STUDY OF THE HUMAN SOUL, Anderson, Jerome A.
2 Anderson, Jerome A. SEPTENARY MAN: OR, THE MICROCOSM OF THE MACROCOSM. A STUDY OF THE HUMAN SOUL
San Francisco Lotus Publishing Company 1895 First Edition Hard Cover 
122 pp + (3) pp "An Epitome of Theosophy" + (3) pp "List of Theosophical and Kindred Works", 9" H. Gray cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt emblems (including swastika) on front board. Green floral endpapers. Title continues "In Relation to the Various Vehicles, or Avenues, of Consciousness, (Technically Known as the Seven Principles) by Means of which it Brings Itself into Relation with the Outer Cosmos; Including a Brief Examination of Dream and the Problems of Heredity." Contents: Preface; Introduction: Man, the Microcosm; The Body; The Linga Sharira; Prana; Kama; Lower Manas; Higher Manas; The Higher Triad - Atma, Buddhi, and Manas; The Dreaming Self; The Problems of Heredity. The book is inscribed on the blank flyleaf preceding the title page: "Presented to - / B.F. Austin / Toronto, Ont. / Feb 19 - 1901" and above that: "Mr Geo Archbold / New York City / Jan 15th / 1896". Benjamin Fish Austin was born in Brighton, Upper Canada in 1850 and was an educator, author, publisher and spiritualist. He was interested in women's education and issues and was the first principal of Alma Ladies' College, St. Thomas, Ontario. After his expulsion from the Methodist clergy for heresy in 1899, he spent most of the rest of his life preaching and lecturing in the United States. He was minister of the First Spiritual Church (Plymouth Spiritualist Church) in Rochester, NY and was ordained by the National Spiritualist Association of the United States of America in 1914. The book bears the stamp of The Austin Publishing Company Lending Library on the dedication page and a faint corresponding number can be seen on the book spine. Small corner bumps on boards, very small bump at top/bottom edges of boards, light to moderate edge wear - heaviest at bottom of spine, tiny stain on front board, browning/darkening to spine and edges of boards, browning to edges of text block, very light browning to pages and endpapers - mostly in margins, separation of gathering at pages xvi & xvii - binding weak but holding, split in paper on half of the front inside hinge, small split in paper on rear inside hinge, two very small light stains in margin of page 28. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE:  ITS RECORD IN EARLY PRINTED BOOKS PUBLISHED IN FACSIMILE.  A CATALOUGE OF THE FIRST 143 VOLUMES NOW OUT, REPRODUCING ALL TITLE-PAGES AND A LIST OF FORTHCOMING VOLUMES OF THE 3rd GROUP (1969)., Beattie, W., et al, editors.
3 Beattie, W., et al, editors. THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE: ITS RECORD IN EARLY PRINTED BOOKS PUBLISHED IN FACSIMILE. A CATALOUGE OF THE FIRST 143 VOLUMES NOW OUT, REPRODUCING ALL TITLE-PAGES AND A LIST OF FORTHCOMING VOLUMES OF THE 3rd GROUP (1969).
Amsterdam / New York Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm / Da Capo Press 1969 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
Unpaginated, 9" H. Red cloth, dark blue title blocks with gilt lettering on spine and front board, and gilt overlapping E's (for "English Experience") on front board. Reproduces, in b&w, the title pages of the 143 books reproduced in facsimile for this series (to date of printing) and lists the 69 volumes projected for the Third Group. Faint cigarette odor, previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, small crease/tear at bottom corner of last text page - archivally taped, slight bump at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump/tear at top edge of rear board, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, small faint stain on front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
4 Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." A few scattered very small light stains on page 49, light edge wear, small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, creases at top of rear panel, several edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIRMINGHAM PALS:  14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT.  A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE., Carter, Terry.  Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn.
5 Carter, Terry. Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn. BIRMINGHAM PALS: 14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT. A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 1997. 
288 pp, 4to (12 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0850525470 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Prelude; Birmingham; Birmingham: August 1914; Birmingham Pals: The Turn of the Middle Class; Training Comme nces - 'Berlin via Sutton'; 14th, 15th & 16th Royal Warwicks: Birmingham Pals to France; The Arras Front; The Somme: July to October 1916; October 1916 to December 1917: La Bassee, Vimy Ridge, Arras and 3rd Ypres; December 1917 to November 1 9 1 8 : I t a ly, Nieppe Forest and the Advance to Victory; Conclusion; Gallantry Awards; Roll of Honour; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very light edge wear, light rubbing to glossy cove rs , ti ny co rn er creases. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BOBBIN LACE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES., Fuhrmann, Brigita.
6 Fuhrmann, Brigita. BOBBIN LACE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES.
Dover, New York, 1985. 
160 pp, 8 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0486249026 "Dating from the 15th century, bobbin lace is prized everywhere for its intricacy, delicacy and decorative richness - and couldn't be easier to do! In this modern, step-by-step approach to the craft , noted lacemaker Brigita Fuhrmann shows you how to create every kind of bobbin lace - from the simplest stitch to the most challenging pattern. In addition, she traces the history of bobbin lacemaking in Western and Eastern Europe (including Russ i a) and relates these two distinct types to contemporary trends. (P)rovides expert advice on the tools you'll need - pillows, bobbins, pins, and threads - and easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of exquisite stitches. Clear, accurate diagra ms accompany stitch directions, beginning with the braid and Brussels ground and ending with the maiden's net and spiders. Learn how to make stunning straight lace and tape lace; construct fans, corners, edgings; draft patterns; finish your creati ons , and care for your lace." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine lightly twisted, light edge wear, spine crease. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HANNS PUCHSPAUM, DOMBAUMEISTER VON ST. STEPHAN., Grimschitz, Bruno.
7 Grimschitz, Bruno. HANNS PUCHSPAUM, DOMBAUMEISTER VON ST. STEPHAN.
Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Wein, 1947. 
54 pp text + plate section at rear, 8 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 64 b&w plates (photographs and reproductions), showing interior and exterior views, plans, drawings, architectural details. B&w floor plans in text section. GERMAN TEXT ONLY . A look at the Cathedral of St. Stephan in Vienna. Browning to endpapers, tiny foxing marks to top edge of book, very light foxing on spine/hinges, minor soiling and rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing/soi l i n g o n r e ar panel, two tiny edge tears. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Haywood, Carolyn, written and illustrated by. EDDIE AND THE FIRE ENGINE.
William Morrow, New York, 1949, 15th printing. 
189 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Charming b&w vintage drawings by author. "...an old fire engine, recently retired by the fire department, and a goat, which catch (Eddie's) fancy...feature largely in the amusing incidents which comprise this thorou ghly enjoyable story..." Book is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning to rear panel/flap edges, three closed tears, two 'pinprick' perforations to front hinge, minor s o i l i n g , s i lver Morrow Eagle Library Edition label (3" x 3/4") across bottom of spine (NOT a library book). Wonderful cover illustration (blue/black/white/orange) shows Eddie in fire engine with goat - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG+ / G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
9 Hibbert, Christopher. CORUNNA.
London B.T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
216 pp, 9" H. B&w plates, drawings, maps. Wraparound jacket art reproduces an aquatint of the death of Sir John Moore by T. Sutherland. "(The first book) to be devoted exclusively to the Battle of Corunna and to the short campaign which preceded it. Mr Hibbert has made extensive use of the many eye-witness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, he not only shows a remarkable understanding of Sir John Moore and his fellow-officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but he also provides, through the eyes of officers and men alike, a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign. The narra-tive is made the more vivid by the numerous illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings, and by the five specially prepared maps." Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, top corner clipped off the front free endpaper, a few small light soiling marks on preliminaries preceding frontispiece, light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge chip with small tear, very light edge wear - mostly on spine edges, small scuff on spine, browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, light browning on spine, a 4" pencil line and a 4" faint scratch on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SILK:  ITS PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURE.  PITMAN'S COMMON COMMODITIES AND INDUSTRIES SERIES., Hooper, Luther.
10 Hooper, Luther. SILK: ITS PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURE. PITMAN'S COMMON COMMODITIES AND INDUSTRIES SERIES.
Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, London, n.d. [ca. 1924 - dated on verso of ffep]. 
128 pp + 24 pp publisher's catalogue, 12 mo (7 1/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and borders on front board) - no dust jacket (stiff mylar cover supplied). Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproduc tions, drawings, diagrams. Contents: The Value of Silk and Source of Supply; The Silkworm; Varieties of Silk-Producing Moths; History of Silk and Sericulture; The Practice of Sericulture; Reeling From the Cocoons; Silk Throwing and Winding; Sil k D yeing; Varieties of Silk Thread; Ancient Silk Weaving; The Ornamental Silk Webs of China; The Simple and Compound Draw-Loom for Silk Weaving; Satin Damask Weaving; Silk Weaving in the East to A.D. 1200; The Introduction of Silk Weaving Into Eur op e ; Development of European Silk Weaving, Thirteenth to Sixteenth Century; English Silk Weaving to About 1800; Modern Silk Weaving; Spun Silk; Index. Scattered light foxing marks on endpapers, previous owner's name/date on verso of free front en dpa pe r, light browning on edges of textblock - also some light soiling on fore-edge, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny stains at bottom of front board. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SWAN, LAVENHAM., Innes, Hammond.  Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati.
11 Innes, Hammond. Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati. THE SWAN, LAVENHAM.
Trust House Hotels, n.p., 1972, 3rd printing. 
Unpaginated (12 pp + covers), 6 1/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Blue, black & white illustrations, including double-page floor plan at centre. A brief history of the Swan Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk. Interior - clean and tight with no previo us ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOLK DANCE OF EUROPE., Jaffe, Nigel Allenby.  Inscribed.
12 Jaffe, Nigel Allenby. Inscribed. FOLK DANCE OF EUROPE.
Folk Dance Enterprises, Skipton, 1990, first edition. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. INSCRIBED ON DEDICATION PAGE: TO ALLEN AND MARGARET WITH BEST WISHES FROM NIGEL. 15th AUGUST, 1990." ISBN 0946247145 Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ethnic and histo rical background; A little mythology; Circles and chains; Swords, hoops, garlands and sticks; Morris, Christians and Moors, and other battles; Guisers, hobby-animals and mummers; Couple dances and threesomes; Women's and men's dances; Weddi n g s ; M a y p oles, fires and spirits; Seasonal, work and animal dances; Church, healing, ecstasy and death; Country dance and dancing masters; Conclusion; Appendices: The sun, the moon and the dance; Flamenco; Musical instruments; Leading festiv al s; A ck n ow le dg em ents; Bibliography; Index. One page with a tiny corner crease, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, spine color is moderate ly fad ed. V er y G ood +/V ery Good- 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
13 Jenkins, D.E. With translations of poetry by the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis. Introduction by Principal John Rhys. BEDD GELERT: ITS FACTS, FAIRIES, & FOLK-LORE.
Portmadoc Llewelyn Jenkins 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
378 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. Stories of village life and residents, ancient monuments, ghosts, traditions, fairy encounters, Arthurian legend, Roman artifacts, etc., etc. Chapter headings:General; Antiquities; The Village; The Village Hotels; The Legend of Gelert; Village Folk-Lore; The Priory; The Church; The Graveyard; Nant Colwyn; ditto; ditto; The Snowdon District; Nant Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Dinas Emrys; Nant Gwynen - Middle Part; Nant Gwynen - Cwmllan; Nant Gwynen - Around Llyn Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Upper Part; Aberglaslyn - Bridge and Pass; Aberglaslyn and Oerddwer; Nanmor; Religious and Educational Awakenings. Small pencil notes on pages 286 & 332 - could be erased, but might be of interest to genealogists/local historians. Ink inscription of previous owner on front free endpaper: "G.B. Nicholson / Blanau Festiniog, Wales / June 15th 1906", and evidence of erased pencil notations. Some rust marks from paperclips on preliminaries/title page, light foxing to endpapers. Some splitting to paper on inside front hinge - holding firmly, small creas at top edge of page leaf 131/132, light browning/dust soiling to fore-edge of text block and bottom of text block, slight corner bumps on both boards, very light wear at corners, light to moderate rubbing at edges, slight color fading on spine and top edge of front board, rubbing on spine causing light color loss, very light rubbing soiling on boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
15TH THE KING'S HUSSARS:  DRESS AND APPOINTMENTS, 1759-1914., Kemp, Alan.
14 Kemp, Alan. 15TH THE KING'S HUSSARS: DRESS AND APPOINTMENTS, 1759-1914.
London Almark 1972 0855240954 / 9780855240950 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Alan Kemp. 
48 pp, 8 5/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, colour plates. "A detailed guide to the uniforms and weapons of a typical British light cavalry regiment. Covering the major changes in dress of what was orginally a Light Dragoon Regiment, this book will be of interest to both military uniform enthusiasts and modellers." Interior - page 29 has part of the illustration with tiny areas aof coloer loss (printing error), page 30 has an area of tiny light printing ink smudges - does not effect legibility, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers and on spine, moderate browning to fore-edge and top edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OVER TO TUNIS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN., Marshall, Howard.
15 Marshall, Howard. OVER TO TUNIS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN.
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair Maps by L. Potter. 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers + 14 additional b&w maps. "It was Howard Marshall's job to broadcast the Tunisian campaign to the world. No other eye-witness not an actual protagonist has so complete a knowledge of the facts, and in this book he is able to give what could obviously not be given in a broadcast commentary - a balanced, comprehensive and outspoken account of both the military and political sides. The book opens with the first landings in November, 1942, and the failure of the first bid for Tunis. It then traces the development of the small original landing force into a magnificent army, and moves in a crescendo towards the final pulverising attack. The author analyses the reasons for the Allied success and the lessons to be derived from it. He deals at length with the political situation: the plots and counterplots of French political parties; the appointment and assassination of Darlan; the problems of General Giraud's administration; the whole confused background of intrigue and conspiracy in Algiers. The author also discusses the problems of broadcasting from a theatre of war, and describes the special complications of the work of a radio reporter." Some tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, darkening and three scratch marks to top of text block, light browning to edges of text block, book is slightly cocked, small bump to top edge of boards, minor soiling, small light stain on spine. Dust jacket has soiling, large piece missing from top of spine and part of rear panel, several small edge chips and tears, small piece missing from middle of spine, light edge wrinkling, moderate edge wear on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1959.  VOL. XXXVII.  NO. 151., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Barrie Rose, Major P.E. Abbott, C.T. Atkinson, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Brigadier B.W. Webb-Carter, W.A. Thorburn, et al.)
16 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Barrie Rose, Major P.E. Abbott, C.T. Atkinson, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Brigadier B.W. Webb-Carter, W.A. Thorburn, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1959. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 151.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1959. 
Paging runs 95 - 142, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: An Officer of the 15th (The King's) Light Dragoons (Hussars), c. 1813; The Volunteers of 1859; Two Other Ranks' Garments of the Royal Artillery; Some Letters about the "Forty-Five"; Letters of Samuel Noyes, Chaplain of The Royal Scots, 1703-4; General The Hon. Sir Charles Howard, K.B. / Notes: Grenadier Cap, 33rd Regiment, 1799; Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Yeoma n r y C a v a l ry; etc. / Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 40 September, 1959 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, minor paper pull on verso of frontispiece from supplement, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership mar ks . E x te ri or - l ight to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, small tear at top of rear hinge. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1964.  VOL. XLII.  NO. 170., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Maj. A. McK. Annand; Maj. P.E. Abbott, Captain R.G. Hollies-Smith, Lt-Gen Sir Reginald Savory, D.M. Schurman, Maj. G. Tylden, Maj-Gen M.H. Saward, H.G. Farmer, A.V.B. Norman, W.Y. Carman, R. Scurfield, W.A. Thornburn, et al.)
17 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Maj. A. McK. Annand; Maj. P.E. Abbott, Captain R.G. Hollies-Smith, Lt-Gen Sir Reginald Savory, D.M. Schurman, Maj. G. Tylden, Maj-Gen M.H. Saward, H.G. Farmer, A.V.B. Norman, W.Y. Carman, R. Scurfield, W.A. Thornburn, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1964. VOL. XLII. NO. 170.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1964. 
Paging runs 55 to 110, 10" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 8 pages of sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, Bart., as Colonel of The Rothesay and Caithness Fencibles, c. 1795; Daniel Cambridge, Royal Artillery , and the Story of a Victoria Cross; Regimental Medals of The King's Dragoon Guards; The Convention of Ecluse, 1759-1762; Chinese Gordon and the Suez Canal; Obiturary: C.T. Atkinson; Group of All Ranks of The Berkshire Yeomanry in Undress i n 1 8 9 5 ; 1 5th Hussars, circa 1846; The Great Review Hereafter; Historians and The Scots Guards Band; Redan Massy; Additional Notes for a History of the Dress of The Scottish Yeomanry and Volunteer Cavalry until 1850 / Notes: The West African R eg i me nt , 18 48 to 1918; A Rifled Carbine, Once Part of the Equipment of The Seventh Regiment of Light Dragoons; The Hussar Shako of 1857; Field-Marshal Blucher's Pipe; etc. / Questions; Replies (Army Cloaks and Greatcoats; etc.). Interior - s mal l sof t c re ase at top corner of last half of pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, large corner crease and soft crease dow n re ar cov er, lig ht r ubbi n g, i ssue number written in ink on spine. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOOD FOR POWDER.  A TALE OF THE LIGHT DRAGOONS., Parry, D.H.
18 Parry, D.H. FOOD FOR POWDER. A TALE OF THE LIGHT DRAGOONS.
London Ernest Nister Hard Cover Good G.C. Glover. 
256 pp + (8) pp publisher's advertising, 7 3/8" H. No date (c1900). Light green cloth with gilt & black lettering, black/red/ white/blue illustrations on spine/front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. Jerry Baskerville appears to be an orphan, surviving in a brutal boarding school. But an encounter with a highwayman and experiences with the Light Dragoons in Revolutionary France help unravel the mystery of his past. New front endpapers. Light to moderate browning to pages, several separations between page gatherings but pages are still holding firmly, browning to edges of text block, light edge wear - moderate at bottom corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling to boards, light browning to spine, book is slightly cocked, small ghost sticker mark on front board, light foxing to rear endpapers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE AMERICAN FOREIGN LEGION:  BLACK SOLDIERS OF THE 93d IN WORLD WAR I., Roberts, Frank E.
19 Roberts, Frank E. THE AMERICAN FOREIGN LEGION: BLACK SOLDIERS OF THE 93d IN WORLD WAR I.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2004. 
259 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1591147344 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "Still segregated in World War I, the U.S. Army was reluctant to use its 93d Division of black soldiers in combat with its own units and instead assigned the division's three National Guard regiments and one draftee regiment to the French Army. The battlefield successes of these African Americans under the French at the height of the German offensives in 1918 turned white e x p e c t a t i ons of failure upside down. Their bravery and heroism gained the respect of the French and Germans alike and called into question the U.S. Army's policy of racially segregating its divisions. The full story of their accomplishmen ts i s to ld h er e fo r the first time. Written from the perspective of the enlisted men and their white and black officers, this book highlights the combat action of individuals as well as entire units of the 93d. Readers join Company C of the 37 0th I nfa ntr y u nde r hea vy fire as they capture artillery pieces, machine guns, and even a portion of a railroad track to become the first American unit to win the Croix de Guerre. They learn about the extraordinary bravery of Cpl. Freddie Sto wers , t he o nly Afri can Am eric an in the war to be nominated for - and seventy years later posthumously awarded - the Medal of Honor, and others who earned the Distinguished Service Cross and French awards for gallantry in combat. In all, some 3,500 men of t he 9 3d fe ll i n b attle with 591 of them buried in France next to their white comrades, the only equality that the U.S. Army then granted them. Their story of overcoming the odds at a time when most believed blacks performe d poo rly in comb at is told by Fra nk E. Rob erts, who has been researching the subject for years. While acknowledging the many problems encountered by the 93d, he focuses on the many triumphs of these tenacious soldiers as they fought both the enemy and the preju dices of th eir fel low Am erica ns." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, very faint small sticker mark on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
EUROPEAN TAPESTRIES XV TO XVIII CENTURIES.  (15th TO 18th CENTURIES.)  CATALOGUE OF A LOAN EXHIBITION, DECEMBER 5th - 16th, 1945.  ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY., Royal Ontario Museum.
20 Royal Ontario Museum. EUROPEAN TAPESTRIES XV TO XVIII CENTURIES. (15th TO 18th CENTURIES.) CATALOGUE OF A LOAN EXHIBITION, DECEMBER 5th - 16th, 1945. ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY.
Royal Ontario Musuem, Toronto, 1945. 
29 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. The catalogue of an exhibition. Contents: Foreword; European Tapestries; Tapestries of the XV and XVI Centuries; Transitional Period of Tapestry Design, XVI and XVII Centuries; F lemish. XVII and XVIII Centuries; France. The Gobelin Factory; France. The Beauvais Factory; France. The Aubusson Factory; England. Sheldon and Mortlake Factories; Spain. Santa Barbara Factory. Interior - light rusting to staples, otherwi s e clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny faint mark on each cover, soft corner crease and small corner crease on front cover, light rusting to staples. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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