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NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS., Delderfield, R.F.  (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.)
1 Delderfield, R.F. (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.) NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS.
Philadelphia Chilton 1966 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
242 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Napoleon, that master strategist, created twenty-six Marshals of France between the years 1804 and 1815. These men, who held the highest positions in the Empire after Napoleon himself, came from diverse, and often humble backgrounds. Among the twenty-six were officers, sergeant majors, rankers, apprentices, a farmer's boy, a brewer, a poet, a smuggler, an actor, a barber, and a prince. The two qualities they all had in common were courage and ambition. During the years when Napoleon was conqueror of most of Europe, the marshals acquired titles and great riches, and in the end there was only one who was not to some extent corrupted by greed or ambition, and who remained loyal to the man who had elevated them all to power. Through their stories, and the eyes of the author, the entire panorama of French history, from the first days of the French Revolution until the restoration of the Bourbons, is seen. The color and excitement of the great battles, the strategy, the roll of history is here in (this book), the first to follow the actual careers of the marshals from July, 1789, until their deaths." Light cigarette odor, a few pages with small a soft wrinkle at top corner, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light browning at top edge, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington became the most celebrated general in British history. When he landed in Lisbon in April 1809, however, there seemed little reason to suppose that the British could maintain their foothold in Portugal, still less to imagine that the French could be driven out of the Peninsula and across the Pyrenees. Since 1793 the British army had experienced a long succession of defeats and reverses. Before Wellington could take the field he had first to overhaul the entire organization of his forces. His allies' troops were ill-led, ill-trained and ill-equipped. His atttempts to co-operate with his Spanish colleagues were stultified by rivalry and distrust. Michael Glover has written a lucid narrative of the difficulties and set-backs of the five years' campaigning that brought the allies to Toulouse in April 1814. Against this background are full-scale accounts of the four battles - Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Nivelle - in which Wellington defeated his principal opponents of the War - Massena, Marmont, Jourdan and Soult. The officers and men who served in the Peninsula left behind them many absorbing and often moving eyewitness descriptions, and it is on these, no less than on his long acquaintance with the secondary sources of the history of the War, that (he) has based his study of the battles. The numerous illustrations, taken from the supreme period of military art, are themselves of outstanding interest and, with the six maps and plans in the text, complement a perceptive account of Wellington and his army." Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning to the spine and edges, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"H). "When Napoleon left Egypt in August, 1799, he was deserting a plague-ridden force, whose numbers had been reduced by half since they first landed fourteen months before. Their pay was four million francs in arrear and all ranks were in a state of near-mutiny against their Commander-in-Chief, whose real purpose in Egypt, they alleged, was to augment his personal glory. But by November 9th, the 18th Brumaire, Napoleon had so regained the support of the Army in Paris that he was able to drive out the elected representatives of the French people at bayonet-point from the Orangery of St Cloud, and assume supreme power." Scattered foxing marks to top and bottom edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing/scuffing on rear panel, two s,all creases a top edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE PRUSSIAN COURT., H.R.H. Princess Friedrich Leopold of Prussia, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein.  (Louise Sophie.)  Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Major Desmond Chapman-Huston.
4 H.R.H. Princess Friedrich Leopold of Prussia, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein. (Louise Sophie.) Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Major Desmond Chapman-Huston. BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE PRUSSIAN COURT.
London John Murray 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
314 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt initials/crown on front board. B&w photo-graphs (including frontispiece) & genealogical table - collated. Contents: Dedication; List of Illustrations; Editor's Preface; Chronology of Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia; Pedigree Showing Relationships between Prince Friedrich Leopold and King Friedrich Wilhelm IV., and theEmperors Wilhelm I., Friedrich III. and Wilhelm II.; Home and Childhood, 1866-1872; Girlhood, 1873-1880; Life in Dresden, 1881-1889; Early Years at the Prussian Court and a Visit to Italy, 1890-1891; Two Arrivals and a Retrospect, 1892-1893; The Emperor Wilhelm II. places us under Arrest, 1894-1895; Breslau - Postdam - Berlin - England, 1896-1898; Cassel - My English Relations - Balmoral - Oxford, 1899-1900; Bicycling in the Thames Valley - London - More Imperial Tyranny, 1901-1902; Our Fight with the Emperor Wilhelm II. for our Children, 1903-1904; My Prince at the Russo-Japanese War - and a House at Twickenham, 1905-1906; Our Children grow up and Agra Marries, 1907-1913; Our Silver Wedding - War, 1914-1916; The Emperor Wilhelm the Second's Persecution of my Youngest Son, 1917; The German Revolution, 1918; Epilogue; Appendices; Index. Light toning to edges of text block along with some scattered tiny light foxing marks, light fading to spine color and small areas of light color fading on boards, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very small slight bump at corners. 
Price: 50.00 USD
CHOICE CUTS:  A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY., Kurlansky, Mark, Editor.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al.
5 Kurlansky, Mark, Editor. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al. CHOICE CUTS: A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
New York Ballantine 2002 0345457102 / 9780345457103 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Mark Kurlansky. 
473 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, photographs. **Please note: this is not a recipe book, although a few recipes are included.** "(F)eatures more than two hundred pieces, from Cato to Cab Calloway. Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking - Pablo Neruda on french fries - Alice B. Toklas on killing carp - M.F.K. Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts - Alexandre Dumas on coffee - W.H. Auden on Icelandic food - Elizabeth David on the downward march of English pizza - Claud Levi-Strauss on 'the idea of rotten' - James Beard on scrambled eggs - Balzac, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Chekhov, and many other famous gourmands and gourmets, accomplished cooks, or jsut plain ravenous writers on the passions of cuisine. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'On Bread Alone', 'Rants', and 'Their Just Desserts' - and illustrated with classic photographs as well as Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings, (it) also features such curios as a first-century dinner invitations, a 1959 essay on edible spiders, and 'Gelatin Hints from Knox - Dainty Desserts for Dainty People' (1929)." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint soiling mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, light colour fading on bottom half of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
6 Laing, G. Blair. Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs. MORRICE: A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1984 0771045689 / 9780771045684 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
224 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions. "James Wilson Morrice is one of the twentieth century's most talented and lyrical painters. Whether depicting a Quebec village in winter, a Paris cafe, or a North African market place, Morrice's vibrant colours and perfectly balanced compositions capture his subjects in a suspended timelessness. The story of (his) life is no less colourful than his paintings. The young James's passion for art took him in 1890, at the age of twenty-five, from his wealthy Montreal background to Paris. It was here, among other artists such as Matisse, and writers such as Somerset Maugham and Arnold Bennett, that he felt a true kinship. And it was not long before Morrice's paintings were seen in the great Salons of Paris, and sent to the Montreal Art Association and the Canadian Art Club in Toronto for exhibition. Laing's fascinating account reveals the complexity of Morrice's genius and gives a definitive picture of James Wilson Morrice - the man, the artist, and his work." Slight waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light toning on spine, flap-folds and some edges; one small edge tear archivally taped; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
MAN RAY., Penrose, Roland.
7 Penrose, Roland. MAN RAY.
New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1975. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316544892 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "Roland Penrose has been a close friend of the artist for almost fifty years. This is the first m ajor monograph ever published on Man Ray, and for it Penrose has created an absorbing narrative about the life of his friend, about his work and about his steady presence at the flash point of twentieth-century contemporary art...." Very m i n o r b r o w ning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has some areas of moderate edge wrinkling, moderate browning at edges, light browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
THE NEW BOOK-ILLUSTRATION IN FRANCE., Pichon, Leon.  Translated by Herbert B. Grimsditch.
8 Pichon, Leon. Translated by Herbert B. Grimsditch. THE NEW BOOK-ILLUSTRATION IN FRANCE.
London The Studio 1924 First British Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
168 pp, 11 5/8" H. Medium green boards with decorative blindstamping on front board and bevelled edges, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Colour and b&w reproductions (collated), representing the work of 79 artists, including: Robert Bonfils, Frank Brangwyn, Carlegle, Paul Emile Colin, Jean Gabriel Daragnes, Maurice Denis, Maxime Dethomas, Raphael Drouart, Raoul Dufy, Charles Guerin, PaulHermann, Louis Jou, J.F. Laboureur, Alfred Latour, Auguste Leroux, Bernard Naudin, Achille Ouvre, Picart Le Doux, A. Roubille, Steinlen, Daniel Vierge, et al. Fraying and wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light brown mark on front board, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, faint ex-library number at bottom of spine, small ex-library stamp at bottom of title page and on nine pages throughout book in margins - does not encroach on text or illustrations, browning on free endpapers, ex-library stamp on verso of title page, some light foxing on endpapers, tiny crease/curl at top corner of approx. first 30 pages, slight separation between some page gatherings but still firmly held in binding. 
Price: 30.00 USD
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by David Karel.  Epilogue by Ted Bieler.  Edited By Philippe Baylaucq.
10 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by David Karel. Epilogue by Ted Bieler. Edited By Philippe Baylaucq. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 1554072328 / 9781554072323 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Andre Bieler. 
355 pp, 11 1/16" H, DVD "Les couleurs du sang / The Art of Time (53 minutes), in unopened plastic pouch at rear. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w throughout with reproductions & photographs. "This comprehensive study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important artists, covers 93 years of his life and art, spanning Europe, the United States and Canada. Beginning with his birth in Switzerland, Smith chronicles (his) European family roots, World War I experiences and traditional artist's apprenticeship. She goes on to describe his arrival in Canada as a young artist and his subsequent exploration of the rural habitant culture in Quebec's Ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, examining his life and work against the flowering of 20th century Canadian art." Several small very light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has a small tear (archivally taped) and wrinkle at top of rear flap-fold, small bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 75.00 USD
ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by Michael Bell.
11 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by Michael Bell. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Toronto Merritt 1980 092088606X / 9780920886069 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Andre Bieler. 
176 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions, b&w photographs. "This study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important living artists, spans eighty-three years of his life and art in Europe, the United States and Canada. It studies him against the flowering of twentieth-century Canadian art, a fascinating history in itself. (S)tarts with (his) birth in Switzerland in 1896, tracing his European family roots, his World War I experiences and his traditional artist's apprenticeship in Europe, his arrival in Canada as a young artist and subsequent exploration of the rural 'habitant' way of life in Quebec's L'ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Most important, the author shows us the extraordinary creative energy of Andre Bieler, his exuberance and intense love of people and life that, even in his eighties, keep him experimenting in art, traveling across Canada, Europe and Mexico in search of his subject, and which define him as an artist of classic, versatile and sustained talent." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, 1" faint line indentation on front panel, tiny dent/closed perforation on rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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