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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 "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail.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
 
 
2 Connolly, Francis X. WISDOM OF THE SAINTS.
Pocket Books, New York, 1963. 
334 pp, mass market paperback. "Pope Urban VIII erected the formal process for the canonization of saints in 1634. Since that time about twenty thousand individuals belonging to every race and every generation have been canonized; they have become saints with a captial S. In this book you will find brief biographies and selections from the writings of twenty-eight Saints who have become widely known or who represent the characteristic mentalities of various bands of Christian brot h e r s . T h e se famous saints are all strikingly individual. They differ in temperament, race and education. But among the things they have in common is that they are teachers par excellence. So we may turn to them for wisdom, for illuminatio n of t he p r ob le ms we face today, and for mental and spiritual resources infinitely more significant than bigger and better bombs and bank accounts." Interior - light to moderate browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownershi p mar ks. E xte ri o r - ve ry light edge wear, two very light scratches on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL:  THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER., Fryer, Mary Beacock.  (Allan Maclean.)
3 Fryer, Mary Beacock. (Allan Maclean.) ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL: THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1987, Ist edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020110 B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "Born on the Isle of Mull to an impoverished laird of the clan Maclean, young Allan fought his first battle - for Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden - from a sense of deep conviction and family loyalty. He fled into exile when the Stuart cause was lost. In Holland he became a mercenary, and after amnesty was granted for Jacobites, he joined the British army serving in North America during the Seven Y e a r s ' W a r , and again during the American Revolution. He was at Quebec on New Year's Eve 1775 when the city was attacked by Benedict Arnold, and shortly thereafter became the military governor of Montreal...This fast-paced and intriguing bo ok g iv es a pe ne tr at ing insight into the challenges facing a man who chose a military career during the tumultuous period of the eighteenth century." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, sm all cr eas e a t t o p c orn er of front cover - migrates into first two pages, soft crease on front cover, minor edge wear, small crease across spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
STANDING NAKED IN THE WINGS:  ANECDOTES FROM CANADIAN ACTORS., Green, Lynda Mason and Moore, Tedde, compilers/editors.
4 Green, Lynda Mason and Moore, Tedde, compilers/editors. STANDING NAKED IN THE WINGS: ANECDOTES FROM CANADIAN ACTORS.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1997. 
362 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195411951 "(G)limpses the world of actors as experienced by Canadian performers. In their own words, more than two hundred actors share shocking, funny, terrifying, sometimes poignant stories of adventures, mishaps, gaffes, disasters, and moments of joy they have known in the course of their working lives on and off stage. The collection of over 450 stories begins with tales of 'The Audition' and early performing experiences o f some familiers faces, such as Wayne and Schuster, William Shatner, Robert Goulet, and Martin Short. It chronicles life on tour from Russia to the Ozarks to above the Arctic circle. It elucidates the trials of props, sets, and wardrobe that r e fu se to function as intended, the agonies of surviving the unexpected, whether it be a four-legged cast member going into labour, an actor who has somehow forgotten an entrance, a sudden on-stage bout with very real food poisoning, or the often hi lar iou s contributions from members of the audience...." Tiny bumps to bottom of spine, light waviness on spine. Minor edge wrinkling on dust jacket. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Hatch, Robert McConnell. THRUST FOR CANADA: THE AMERICAN ATTEMPT ON QUEBEC IN 1775-1776.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1979, Ist edition. 
295 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "...a colonial army came within a few snow-coverd yards of conquering Canada during the Revolutionary War...From Ethan Allen's abortive attempt to capture Montreal to Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's 'full-scale' invasion, initiated by General Washington, the campaign was hampered by misunderstandings, inefficiency, petty quarrels, insubordination, as well as lack of food, armaments and trained soldiers. Not to mention bad luck. Heroic courage and fortitude were constantly betrayed by failures of discipline and cooperation...This is a meticulously detailed account that does justice to both sides. Carleton (the British governor of Canada) emerges as an able, astute, and decent man; Montgomery as an authentic hero; Arnold as a brilliant, courageous leader, who was also embittered and self-serving..." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. VG +/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Hibbert, Christopher. REDCOATS AND REBELS: THE WAR FOR AMERICA, 1770-1781.
London Folio Society 2006 Hard Cover Fine Reginald Piggott, maps. 
388 pp, 10" H. Bound in deep red buckram with black title block/gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on spine and front board. Deep red endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations, b&w maps. Black slipcase with colour illustration on one side ("The Death of General Waren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill"). "This is a narrative history of the American War of Independence told largely from the British and Loyalist points of view." Fine book in a Near Fine slipcase 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
8 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
9 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: FIELDS OF BATTLE IN CANADA AND AMERICA.
Vintage, Toronto, 1996. 
348 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0676970044 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationshi p and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwsie clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor b r o w n ing to edges of text block, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783., Lanctot, Gustave.  Translated by Margaret M. Cameron.
10 Lanctot, Gustave. Translated by Margaret M. Cameron. CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783.
George G. Harrap, London, 1967. 
321 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The propagandists in the American Revolution were many, and the pattern of their interaction was complex. There were pressure groups in Canada, in the American colonies, and in Great Britain, each motivated by self-interest and self-faith. The British, the Americans, the French-Canadian priests and seigneurs, the French under Lafayette, and the French-Canadian habitant all tried to manipulate the others. The c h a r a c t e r s and factions of the Revolutionary drama appear and disappear intermittently on the scene as the author gives a detailed chronological relation of the events that took place in Canada. The agitation preceding and following the pas sa ge o f th e Qu eb ec Act, and the invasions of Arnold, Allen, and Montgomery are seen against the backdrop of action taking place in the American colonies. Not only has the author conveyed the complexity of the period, but he has done so with sym pat het ic ho ne sty , a nd p resents both the strengths and weaknesses of the parties involved. Carleton may be tolerant to the interests of his subjects, but he is also too hesitant to punish, too inclined to procrastinate. The habitant has ten acio us l oya lty to his own lan d and family, but preserves these by shifting allegiances or by maintaining a neutralist position....This finely-drawn picture of Canada during the Revolutionary period will give the reader a deeper understandin g of the c harac teri stic s o f bo th F renc h- and English-speaking Canadians." Light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has creasing and wear at top/b ottom of spi ne an d fla p fo lds, a few smal l c losed tears - archivally taped, light browning, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
DARLING JUDI: A CELEBRATION OF JUDI DENCH., Miller, John, ed.  (Benedict Nightingale, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian Richardson, Richard Eyre, Stanley Wells, Michael Pennington, Trevor Nunn, Bob Larbey, Bill Nighy, Dearbhla Molloy, Hugh Whitemore, Martin Jarvis, Tim Piggott-Smith, Ned Sherrin, et al
11 Miller, John, ed. (Benedict Nightingale, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian Richardson, Richard Eyre, Stanley Wells, Michael Pennington, Trevor Nunn, Bob Larbey, Bill Nighy, Dearbhla Molloy, Hugh Whitemore, Martin Jarvis, Tim Piggott-Smith, Ned Sherrin, et al DARLING JUDI: A CELEBRATION OF JUDI DENCH.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2005, third printing. 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297847910 B&w and colour photographs. "Her very name encourages a warm and admiring response from the public, whether for Shakespearean performances (most recently the Countess in 'Al l's Well That Ends Well') or in the contemporary theatre (in plays by David Hare and Hugh Whitemore, among others), on TV (the series 'A Fine Romance' and 'As Time Goes By') or in the cinema ('Mrs Brown, her Oscar-winning performance in 'Shakespe a r e in Love', 'Iris', 'The Shipping News', and four James Bond films as 'M'). Now, to mark Judi Dench's seventieth birthday, John Miller, her biographer, has invited fellow actors, writers, people of the theatre, film and TV, to illustrate her g en iu s and her character from their own experiences and perspective." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GUY CARLETON: A BIOGRAPHY., Reynolds, Paul R.
12 Reynolds, Paul R. GUY CARLETON: A BIOGRAPHY.
Gage, Toronto, 1980, first edition. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771593007 "Sir Guy Carleton is one of the most influential figures in Canadian history. As a soldier, he fought bravely in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and in 1775, with no pro fessional troops, he defeated the Americans under Burgoyne. Had Carleton failed, Quebec would have become an American colony. As Quebec's first governor, he was almost singlehandedly responsible for securing the Quebec Act, which guaranteed t h a t p rovince's language, culture and religion, and laid the groundwork for Canada's official policy of biculturalism. Autocratic and aloof, Carleton was in many ways typical of the British officer class in the eighteenth century. Neverthele s s, h e fe l t a deep sympathy and respect for the French 'habitant' and recognized that the conquered but proud Quebecois could never bow to British customs. To protect the French-Canadian way of life, Carleton brazenly defied the authority of h is Ki ng an d t he B ritish Parliament. High-handed in the pursuit of his goals, he made many enemies, but even these judged Carleton 'incorruptible' at a time when corruption among public officials was the rule rather than the exception. Ethan All en, Ben edi ct A rno ld, John Burgoyne, Edmund Burke, Aaron Burr, William Pitt, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington move through the pages of this book. Most of these men praised Carelton; a few feared him; all of them respected him." So me a reas of ligh t fad ing to t op/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, light rubbing causing scattered tiny scuffs. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY., Schmitt, Jean-Claude.  Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan.
13 Schmitt, Jean-Claude. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan. GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY.
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1998 0226738884 / 9780226738888 Soft Cover Very Good 
290 pp, 9" H. "(E)xamines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, revealing the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other during the middle ages. Schmitt also discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors; the link between dreams and autobiographical narratives; and monastic visions and folklore. Including numerous color reproductions of ghosts and ghostly trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at medieval culture." Interior - soft crease at top corner of pages 80 to 140, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?, Seymour, William.  Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
14 Seymour, William. Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson. BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?
Bramhall House, New York, 1988. 
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517665565 76 b&w maps, battle plans. "Now you can match wits with the legendary military leaders whose decisions became history. This ingenious book recreates the decisive moments in ten of the greatest battles and campaigns the world has ever seen - and gives the reader the commander's role. Meet the challenges of military leadership faced by men such as Henry V, Oliver Cromwell, Benedict Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ro b e r t E . Lee, Jeb Stuart, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, and many others. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the American Revolution and Waterloo, from the Civil War battlefields of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg to the struggle f or G az a i n 19 17, and the Allied breakout from the Anzio beachhead in Italy during World War II, these are critical strategic turning points where you can choose the next move. (The book) lays out the opposing forces in comprehensive maps and o rde rs of ba tt le , r evealing the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, and the weaknesses of the leaders of both sides - then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander. The problems fa cing ge ner als at wa r ar e presented with realism and detail. Here is Wellington at Waterloo, choosing whether to attack Napoleon's underprotected right flank; here is Lee at Chancellorsville, weighing the merits of the aggressive battle plan offer ed b y hi s fr iend and fell ow general, Stonewall Jackson. To enter these pages is to marshal famous armies and to become, for the moment, the master of their fates." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, several pages with tin y crea se at bott om co rner, ligh t wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny light stains on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. Very Good/V ery Go od 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Swift, Katherine. THE MORVILLE HOURS.
New York Walker & Company 2009 0802717535 / 9780802717535 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. "Some twenty years ago, (Katherine Swift) and her husband leased a house in Shropshire with a garden that became her passion. Driven to uncover its history, she takes readers on a journey back through time, linking the stories of those who lived in the house and tended the same red soil with her family's own saga. Spanning hundreds of years, 'The Morville Hours' is also deeply personal - a journey through the seasons and one of self-exploration, of finding one's place in the world and putting down roots. (It) takes the form of medieval Books of Hours, recalling the monastic past of the house. Each chapter is named after one of the Hours of the Divine Office and brings to life an hour of the day or night - from the crunch of grass underfoot at midnight on a frosty New Year's Eve to a perfumed May Day morning when the whole world seems young; from the enervating heat of a midsummer noon to the bloom of blue-black damsons picked on a golden September afternoon. Together they describe the arc of the gardening year and the arc of life." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777., Watt, Gavin K.  Research assistance by James F. Morrison.
16 Watt, Gavin K. Research assistance by James F. Morrison. REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550023764 B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1777, the British general John Burgoyne mounted a massive expedition from Canada to New York State with the goal of splitting the rebelling American colonies into two. Simultaneously, Brigadier Barry St. Leger led a supporting flank attack from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley. His expedition had three major goals: recruit the Iroquois and their allies; defeat the rebel troops in the Mohawk region; and join Burgoyne's Grand Army at Albany. St. Leger's Indians and loyalists shattered the Mohawk Valley militia at Oriskany on their march to relieve Fort Stanwix; however, the fort's stubborn defenders stalled St. Leger until he was d u p e d into retreating. He then attempted to reinforce Burgoyne, but was halted at Ticonderoga due to lack of transport. The grand campaign from Canada ended in catastrophe when word came of Burgoyne's surrender. The remaining troops destroy e d Ti co nd er oga and withdrew to Canada." Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small light corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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