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1 Birrell, Andrew. BENJAMIN BALTZLY. PHOTOGRAPHS & JOURNALS OF AN EXPEDITION THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1871.
Toronto Coach House Press 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Benjamin Baltzly, photographer. 
159 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 3/4" D). Illustrated with 71 of Baltzly's magnificent b&w photographs, plus a folded map (on thin tissue paper) - "Detail of map of British Columbia drawn by Joseph Trutch, 1871". "(B)rings together for the first time the photographs and journal of Benjamin Baltzly from his trip through British Columbia in 1871. Baltzly was a talented photographer working in the Montreal studio of William Notman. His trip to British Columbia was made with a party sent out by the Geological Survey of Canada to examine the geology along one of the proposed routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway - the North Thompson River through the Yellowhead Pass. Although a few of Baltzly's photographs have appeared in print, they have never been examined as a body. His journal, which appeared in 'The Gazette' of Montreal in 1872, is one of the very few written records left by Canadian photographers of the (19th) century. The photographs are probably the earliest taken of the rugged British Columbia interior." Two very small ink smudges on title page, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light wrinkle at bottom of spine and tiny tear at nottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR., Bonaparte, Napoleon.  Edited by Somerset de Chair.
2 Bonaparte, Napoleon. Edited by Somerset de Chair. NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR.
Brockhampton, London, 1998, reprint. 
288 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860198767 B&w and colour illustrations. "During the six years of exile on St Helena, between Waterloo and his death, Napoleon dictated momoirs, notes, letters and battle commentaries to the generals who shared his captivity. He then corrected the material himself. Napoleon used his time in captivity to explain the motives, beliefs and doubts that drove him; to analyse strategies which turned France's Revolution into the French Em pire and examine the tactics that made the Grand Army masters of Europe. He recorded his birth at Ajaccio in 1769, and his genteel but impoverished Corsican childhood. He notes his entry at the age of 10 to the military school in Briennes, a n d h i s own early enthusiasm for the Revolution, which lessened in the face of the Terror...In this book, (the editor) has incorporated much new material from three further volumes of notes and miscellanies dictated by Napoleon at St Helena, i n ad di t io n to the four volumes of Memoirs published in 1823. As before, he has let Napoleon speak in the first person throughout, rather than in the more formal third person of the original text. The result is a fascinating account of Napoleo n' s l ife i n h is ow n words, from his childhood in Corsica to his defeat in Waterloo in 1815. Private concerns, such as feuds with his brothers and divorce from Josephine, are mixed with such matters of state as the rebellion of Toussaint-Louv ert ure and the ret rea t fr om Moscow. Over 90 carefully selected illustrations make this a superbly illustrated, detailed autobiography of one of history's great characters." Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Burgoyne, John M., Lieut.-Col. Sir. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NAVAL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EGYPT FROM 1798 TO 1802.
Mississauga, Ontario Poniard, Mississauga 1996 0968087507 / 9780968087503 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
181 pp, 7" H. B&w maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.
4 Capps, Robert S. HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT: A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL.
Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45., Craig, Norman.  Drawings by Charles Freeman.
5 Craig, Norman. Drawings by Charles Freeman. THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45.
Imperial War Museum, (London, 1982). 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0901627224 Monotone drawings by Charles Freeman, b&w photographs, maps. "The author's experiences as a platoon commander in the Second World War were shared by many others but few published accounts capture so faithfully the particular flavour of that conflict or the impact of battle on the individual soldier. Norman Craig was a conscript, commissioned after a year in the ranks. He served in three infantry regiments: the Welch in the United Kingdom; the Royal Sussex in the Western Desert, and Iraq and Persia; and the East Surreys in Italy. He saw action at El Alamein and in northern Italy where, only a fortnight before the end of the war in Europe, he was wounded. B e t w e e n t h e se spells of fighting he was concerned with the routine of soldiering - training, parades, courses, inspections and regimental chores - which occupied the greater part of of a subaltern's time. Norman Craig writes perceptively an d wi th u nu su a l ca nd our about his war service. His book is both a personal record of considerable human interest and a significant addition to the literature of the Second World War." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has m ino r e dge we ar/ wr in kli ng, minor soiling on front flap. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 24.95 USD
 
 
6 Cuthbertson, Brian. (John Cabot.) JOHN CABOT & THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW. LIVING HISTORY IN COLOUR.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac 1997 0887804160 / 9780887804168 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps. "The innovative Cabot had the skills and knowledge of a master mariner. Born in Genoa, he lived in Venice and Spain before arriving in Bristol where he sought the support of merchants in his plan for a northerly voyage of discovery. Cabot's background made him the perfect candidate to serve the Bristol merchants and the King of England in their efforts to find a shorter and surer route to the spices and splendour of Cathay. Drawing on paintings, colourful maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, (the author) brings to life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life and his age." Interior - very tiny crease at top corner of approx. last 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CAP OF HONOUR:  THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950., Daniell, David Scott.  Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester.
7 Daniell, David Scott. Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester. CAP OF HONOUR: THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950.
George G. Harrap, London, 1951, first edition. 
344 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. Light browning to pages, small stain in gutter of pages 254 to 271, brownin g and light staining to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear on boards, light fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump at corners. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DAWSON'S ARMY.  FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Dawson, Eric.  Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.
8 Dawson, Eric. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson. DAWSON'S ARMY. FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
National Army Museum, London, 1992. 
59 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0901721263 Colour and b&w illustrations, map. "Published to coincide with the Special Exhibition of the artist's watercolours and drawings held at the National Army Museum to commemorate the Desert Campaign of 1940 to 1943 and opening in 1992, the fiftieth anniversary year of the Battle of El Alamein." "Complementing his highly popular paintings of the North African campaign of 1940-2, here is Eric Dawson's own account of the stories behind the p i c t u r e s . This entertaining book details his Wartime career and the doings of his fellow soldiers both on campaign and on leave in Cairo. Amusing but modest, he reveals a perceptive mind behind the artist's eye. As he said himself, his w o rk w as ' .. .. th e observation of ordinary people caught up in their military duties and of the actions in which I had myself been involved'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small soft co rne r c rea se on fro nt co ver. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Durrell, Lawrence. COLLECTED POEMS.
London Faber and Faber 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). "It is primarily as a lyrical poet and a poet of places that (Durrell) is acknowledged to excel, but now that he has assembled in (this book) 'all that the author wishes to preseve' it will be found that the range of feeling and ideas, of wit and experience, and also of style, is remarkable. The poems have been arranged by the author himself, not in chronological order but according to their various kinds. Mr. Durrell is a romantic poet in an age of didactic and sectarian poetry; and by temperament and choice Mediterranean rather than Nordic. All those who have acquired an ear for his verse by reading the volumes in which it has been published, and all those seriously interested in the poetry of the 'thirties, the 'forties and the 'fifties, will wish to have his 'Collected Poems'; other readers will come to it from his novels or his island books." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front/rear pastedowns - underneath the dust jacket flaps, light toning to top edge of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Small puncture to dust jacket at the last 'e' in Lawrence (see scan), minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds a few small browning marks at top edge. Dust jacket now protected by removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SEBASTIAN OR RULING PASSIONS., Durrell, Lawrence.  Jacket art by David Gentleman.
10 Durrell, Lawrence. Jacket art by David Gentleman. SEBASTIAN OR RULING PASSIONS.
Faber and Faber, London, 1983, first edition. 
202 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0571131115 "This is the fourth in Lawrence Durrell's current sequence of novels, following 'Contance', which was short-listed for the Booker Prize. What Mr Durrell calls his 'quincunx' can now b e seen emerging as an Avignon quintet, more and more recognizably linked with the themes and characters of 'The Alexandria Quartet'. In 'Sebastian' the locale is principally Geneva, picking up from the close of 'Constance', and as the sto r y u n f o l d s what were enigmas become revelations, and what seemed brilliant patchwork becomes a cunning woven tapestry. The relationship of Constance and Affad is under threat, and they realize they are heading for a fearful crisis; while h er p r of es si on al p ra ctice as a clinical psychiatrist involves her in the patient healing of an autistic child = her lover's son - and the handling of a dangerous criminal psychopath. These intertwined episodes are as full of tender insight nd el ec tri fyi ng mel odr ama as anything Mr Durrell has ever written." Two small faint soiling marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny hole and light wear at top of rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Grant, Charles. Colour plates by Michael Youens. Editor: Philip Warner. THE BLACK WATCH. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, (Reading, 1971). 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: The Early Years; Fontenoy and Ticonderoga; America; Alexandria; The Peninsular War; The Waterloo Campaign; The Crimea and India; Egypt and South Africa; 1914-18; 1939-1952. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor. Exterior - heavy browning to covers and edges of textblock, soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soft bump to top corner, tiny bump to bottom rear corner. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY., Green, Peter.
12 Green, Peter. THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY.
New York Modern Library 2007 9780679642 / 9789780679644 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w maps, genealogies. "The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity's two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander's vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors' major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and, ultimately, the establishment of Rome as the first Mediterranean superpower. (This book) chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, from the days of Philip and Alexander of Macedon to the death of Cleopatra and the final triumph of Caesar's heir, the young Augustus. Peter Green's far-ranging study covers the prevelent themes and events of those centuries: the Hellenization of an immense swath of the known world - from Egypt to India - by Alexander's conquests; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian marshals after Alexander's death; the decline of the polis (city-state) as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. - To consider the three centuries prior to the dawn of the common era in a single short volume demands a scholar with a great command of both subject and narrative line. (This) is that rare book that manages to coalesce a broad spectrum of events, persons, and themes into one brief, indispensable, and amazingly accessible survey." One introduction pages leaf with soft edge crease. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Harper, Jennifer. CITY WORK AT COUNTRY PRICES: THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF DUNCAN DONOVAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 195402758 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Very Good Duncan Donovan, photographer. 
64 pp, 10 1/4" H. "In small communities throughout the western world, from the 1880s until the develop- ment of the hand-held camera in the twentieth century, the town portrait photographer was the chronicler of his time. Duncan Donovan (1857-1933) of Alexandria, Glengarry County, Ont., was typical. He portrayed the ceremonial events of life from birth to death, and the stages in between, for people who treasured such photographs and posed for them with a sense of being involved in a ritual. Choosing the most appealing of Donovan's photographs from the plates that have survived, (the author) has created a memorable album that offers a glimpse of Grandmother's World - the seven ages of man as lived in a small Ontario town and its environs in the early part of (the 20th) century. The photographs have been reproduced in duotone to capture the richness and distinction of the original prints. A brief historical introduction discusses Donovan's work and the significance of portrait photography in his professional lifetime which extended from the 1890s to 1924." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light wear and small creases at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Hourani, Albert. Introduction and Afterword by Malise Ruthven. A HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES.
London Folio Society 2009 Hard Cover Fine 
659 pp, 10" H, bound in blue buckram, blocked with a design in black and gold based on Islamic script on the walls of Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo - in black slip case. Map endpapers, colour illustrations, b&w maps. Chapter headings: A New Power in an Old World; The Formation of an Empire; The Formation of a Society; The Articulation of Islam; The Arab Muslim World; The Countryside; Cities and Their Rulers; Ways of Islam; The Culture of the 'Ulama; Divergent Paths of Thought; The Culture of Courts and People; The Ottoman Empire; Ottoman Societies; The Changing Balance of Power in the Eighteenth Century; European Power and Reforming Governments (1800-1860); European Empires and Dominant Elites (1860-1914); The Culture of Imperialism and Reform; The Climax of European Power (1914-1939); Changing Ways of Life and Thought (1914-1939); The End of the Empires (1939-1962); Changing Societies (1940s and 1950s); National Culture (1940s and 1950s); The Climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s); Arab Unity and Disunity (since 1967); A Disturbance of Spirits (since 1967); Afteword; Maps; Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Terms; Index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
15 Hunter, John. THE THIEVES OF ALEXANDRIA. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 301. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "A huge fortune was at stake...so it meant the death of a seaman in Alexandria and the death of a trusting old lady in Dorset." Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light crease down front cover, very tiny closed tear on fore-edge of front cover and first few pages, spine has light wrinkling, browning, rubbing and very small chips at top/bottom. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BESIEGED:  THE WORLD WAR II ORDEAL OF MALTA, 1940-1942., Jellison, Charles A.
16 Jellison, Charles A. BESIEGED: THE WORLD WAR II ORDEAL OF MALTA, 1940-1942.
University of New Hampshire / University Press of New England, (Hanover, NH), 1984, first edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, map. ISBN 0874513138 "During the early years of the Second World War, the tiny island of Malta withstood months of incessant heavy bombing and blockade by the Axis powers. Because of its strategic location and excellent harbor facilities, retention of Malta was of utmost importance for the British. Conversely, its surrender or neutralization as an offensive base was given the highest priority by the enemy. For more than two years this lonely outpost (the sole British base between Gibraltar and Alexandria) was subjected to the heaviest sustained bombing ever unleashed upon so small an area, while its people were increasingly deprived of food, medicine, and virtually all other necessities of life by the ever-tightening stranglehold of the Axis blockade. This fine narrative conveys in a lively, moving fashion the effects of that extraordinary period on the populace of Malta. This is not a military history, but rather extremely readable social history set against the backdrop of military events. It deals principally with the effect of the blockade upon island life, and is the first book to present the Maltese war experience from a Maltese point of view. It recounts the story of how a simple, deeply religious people who had never experienced modern warfare reacted to the brutal, grueling ordeal of a war that was none of their making. Growing out of the author's interest in and extended visits to Malta, the book's special features include extensive use of material from diaries and personal recollections extracted from dozens of interviews with actual participants in the drama. " Small faint scuff to fore-edge of textblock, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny soiling marks on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel. VG+/V G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Keeble, K. Corey and Kucer, David. FROM THE KINGDOM OF LILLIPUT: THE MINIATURE FIREARMS OF DAVID KUCER and THE MAKING OF A MINIATURE.
Museum Restoration Service, (Alexandria Bay, N.Y., 1993). 
64 pp, oblong 16mo (6" H x 8 7/8" D), hard cover with pictorial cover - no dust jacket. B&w and color photographs. Bilingual text (English/French). In the first section of this book, Corey Keeble looks at the exquisite minatures of Colts, Smith & Wessons, Remingtons, Mausers, Lugers, etc. crafted by David Kucer and in the second section David himself talks about how he came to produce these gems and how he crafts them. Clean and bright. NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY:  THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816., Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.)
18 Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.) SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY: THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 Hard Cover Good+ Good- Maps by C.C.J. Bond. 
277 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, frontispiece, maps. "The Journal of Daniel Williams Harmon is one of the great basic documents of the fur trade and of Canadian exploration. In early corrupt versions it was printed several times but of recent years has become increasingly difficult to obtain. Here for the first time is the authentic text meticulously edited by a foremost authority on Canadiana. The journal begins on April 29, 1800, when Harmon shortly after his twenty-first birthday, 'under an engagement to the North West Coy.' left Lachine for the West in one of thirty canoes, all heavily laden with supplies and bound for the Company's central rendezvous and depot at Grand Portage on Lake Superior It ends on August 18, 1819, at Fort William with the entry: 'I have at length arrived at head quarters. In coming from New Caledonia to this place, which is a distance of at least three thousand miles, nothing uncommon has occurred. A few days hence, I shall leave this place to proceed to Canada. As I have already described the country between this, and Montreal, I shall here conclude my Journal.' Between these two entries are the observations of a man with a sharp and sympathetic eye and a gift for succinct description. His journal is a lively, often exciting, always informative, record of life in the wilderness." Previous owner's name, small fore-edge stain - migrates into first few pages, very light dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light bumping to corners, tiny bump to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small edge chips, old tape at top/bottom inside edges, fading to spine color and on panels at hinges two small faint cup-rings on front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
19 Langsford, A.E. HMS MARATHON.
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1989, reprint. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712620036 "1942: The Mediterranean Operation Stonehenge gets under way - a convoy laden with desperately needed fuel, food and ammunition for the besieged island of Malta sets sail. C aptain Robert Thurston commands the cruiser HMS Marathon, one of the escort vessels, on this Malta run. Thurston is a career officer with a record of conspicuous gallantry under fire, from Jutland to the North Atlantic convoys. But he is al s o a m a n under stress - in the last three years he has seen one ship go to the bottom, leaving pitifully few survivors; he has seen his closest friends and shipmates killed and maimed; he has carried the impossibly heavy burden of responsibilit y fo r h i s me n's welfare in the bloody destruction of war at sea. And soon another cause for concern is added to his worries - Marathon is crippled by enemy action and forced to limp towards Alexandria, a constant target for attack by sea and a ir , v ul ner ab le to the weather and to the enemy alike. Men and machines are stretched to their limit - but the most deadly threat to Thurston's own life and career is yet to be faced. (This) marks the debut of a superb storyteller in A.E. La ngs ford , a nov eli st to i nvite comparison with Patrick O'Brian and Nicholas Monsarrat." Very light browning to top of edge block. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, slight browning at top edge and on spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
20 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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