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WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN., Bonsal, Stephen.
1 Bonsal, Stephen. WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOTTLE RABBIT AND FRIENDS., McCabe, Bernard.  Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
2 McCabe, Bernard. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. BOTTLE RABBIT AND FRIENDS.
Faber and Faber, London, 1989, first edition. 
136 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0571153186 B&w illustrations. Sequel to 'Bottle Rabbit'. "...our kind but gullible hero meets further adventures as he struggles to keep his amazing Magic Bottle away from assorted r ogues and villains eager to relieve him of it. Once again his friends Emily, Sam the Bear, Fred and Charlie are on hand to help Bottle Rabbit through his various scrapes, and Ken the Pig is back with new surprises. New characters include R a o u l , a debonair French cat, Pob, with his edible furniture, Daisy, a happy armadillo, Max and Arthur, two untrustworthy sheep, some ferocious Boxers, and - notably - the hairy, musical Booge People...." Very slight browning to margins of p ag es , li gh t b ro w ning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, minor edge wrinkling. VG/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
3 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINETTE BEFORE THE REVOLUTION / LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINIETTE DURING THE REVOLUTION.  2 VOLUME SET., Webster, Nesta H.
4 Webster, Nesta H. LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINETTE BEFORE THE REVOLUTION / LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINIETTE DURING THE REVOLUTION. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Constable 1936 First Editions Hard Cover Good Fair 
353 pp, 539 pp, 8 7/8" H - 2 volume set. First editions - Vol. I (1936) & Vol. II (1937). B&w illustrations. Vol 1 is slighly cocked, has soft bump at top corner of both boards, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, very small split in paper on inside rear hinge, scattered foxing marks on spine causing light discoloration. Vol 2 is slightly cocked, has one corner bump, scattered very small foxing marks on top/bottom of text block and on endpapers. Dust jackets are price-clipped; have foxing on inside; edge wrinkling, creases, wear and chips; light to moderate soiling; rubbing; old tape repairs on inside of vol 2. Both jackets are now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
5 Wedgwood, C.V. THE THIRTY YEARS WAR.
New York Book of the Month Club 1995 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
544 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map front enpapers, genealogical tables on rear endpapers. B&w reproductions, maps. "Originally cast as a war of religion - Protestant princedoms against the Catholic Holy Roman Empire - it became a vast bloody stage upon which the political aspirations of leaders throughout the continent played themselves out for decades. The cast of characters is legendary - from Frederick the Winter King of Bohemia to Augustus the Strong of Saxony; Sweden's heroic King Gustavus Adolphus and France's wily Cardinal Richelieu; the somber general Count Wallenstein and the brash young Prince Louis of Conde. The results of their triumphs and defeats were the devastation of the German states, the virtual destruction of the Empire as a political force, and a saga that has echoed down the centuries." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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