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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
 
 
2 Freeman, Lewis R. THE NEARING NORTH.
New York Dodd, Mead 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good Byron Harmon, photography. 
385 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. American explorer and adventurer, Lewis R. Freeman, deterimned to explore the river routes to the Arctic one summer, using "summer steamboat services on the Peace, Athabaska, Slave and Mackenzie", taking a folding canvas boat and an outboard motor for sections where that was not possible. "This would leave (him) fifteen hundred miles of the Saskatchewan and Nelson to voyage in a small craft, with whatever runs could be worked in between steamers and steamer-stops on the other rivers as well. Covering seven or eight thousand miles of river even in this hybrid fashion of navigation would still promise a lively and eventful half summer: in fact, one would have to reckon on running right along to freeze-up to make it at all." Book is lightly cracked in a few places but pages are firmly held, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, slight darkening and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, very light browning to other edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, gold lettering on spine is fully faded, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, foxing in gutter of page 180. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC SCENERY.  HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS NO. 7.  (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.), Grivno, Cody, ed.  (Jim Kelly, David Popp, Carl Swanson, Neil Besougloff, Jay Smith, Jim Hediger, Dana Kawala.)
3 Grivno, Cody, ed. (Jim Kelly, David Popp, Carl Swanson, Neil Besougloff, Jay Smith, Jim Hediger, Dana Kawala.) HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC SCENERY. HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS NO. 7. (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.)
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 2010. 
82 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Front cover states: "Display Until July 27, 2010". Color photographs. Contents: Welcome; Take scenery to the next dimension; Get started building landforms; Install a culvert in an existing scene; Improve commercial trees; Build a grade crossing; Add a cornfield to your layout; Make realistic summer trees; Cast plaster rocks in place; Model a swamp; Paint effective backdrops; Use forced perspective; Model realistic rapids; Structures that tell a story; Weather your wood structures; Kitbash a modular structure; Build a low-relief structure; Weather a plastic structure; Build a brass structure kit; Scratchbuild structures; Mix the ingredients; Remake a shoreline scene; Build a commuter station; Model a forest on a bluff; Add an alley; Model a harbor scene; Add lights to a scene. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Innes, Michael. THE APPLEBY FILE.
London Gollancz 1975 0575019565 / 9780575019560 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
207 pp, 8vo (8" H). "(A) brilliant collection of Michael Innes short stories about the varied adventures of his great detective, Sir John Appleby, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police (and, later, retired). Appleby has to cope with many diabolically ingenious modes of crime: a faked poltergeist; an exploding antique; a balloon to remove a weapon; an arrow to obliterate a trail. Many of the clues that lead to solutions are equally remarkable: a shubunkin in a pocket; the overpainting of a portrait; photocopies that have stuck together; a broken wine-glass; a coat worn inside-out; a London taxi-cab on the Simplon Pass. And the plots involve elaborate double bluffs: suicides designed to look like murders; X disguised as Y disguised as X; and in 'The Memorial Service' the tangle of impersonation develops into a triple - or is it a quadruple? - bluff." Contents: The Appleby File: The Ascham; Poltergeist; The Fishermen; The Conversation Piece; Death By Water; A Question of Confidence; The Memorial Service. Appleby's Holidays: Two on a Tower; Beggar With Skull; The Exploding Battleship; The Body in the Glen; Death in the Sun; Cold Blood; The Coy Mistress; The Thirteenth Priest Hole. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner of boards, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block very small faint mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has two faint line indentations and tiny dint on front panel, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OVER LINCOLN'S SHOULDER: THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR., Tap, Bruce.
5 Tap, Bruce. OVER LINCOLN'S SHOULDER: THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 1998. 
319 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0700608710 "Shortly after the beginning of the Civil War, Congress established the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War to investigate such matters as military contracts, trade wit h the enemy, treatment of the wounded, and the causes of Union defeat. But its greatest efforts were directed toward a more vigorous war effort - endorsing emancipation, the use of black soldiers, and the appointment of fighting generals - l e a d i n g President Lincoln to fear that this watchdog committee would become little more than an 'engine of agitation'. (It) generated controversy throughout the war, and its legacy sparks debate even today over whether it invigorated or hamper ed t he U ni on war effort. In the wake of both critical and sympathetic appraisals, Bruce Tap now offers the first history of the committee's activities, focusing on the nature of its power and influence on military policy in order to show conc lus ive ly wha t t he u ltimate impact really was. Tap presents solid evidence, including examples of contact between Congress and the military, to show that the committee produced little good and no small amount of harm. The committee's principal mem bers en tert aine d s im plistic notions about warfare that led to rash judgments about its conduct and because its goals were congruent with Republican ideology, its principal criterion in evaluating military leadership was adherence to antis laver y bel iefs . As a re sult , ( it) polarized Congress and the army, limited strategic options, demoralized the Union's top generals, and inflated the reputations of incompetent soldiers. As Tap demonstrates, it was in many ways a serious imp edimen t to t he wa r effo rt, du e not to its fanatacism or vindictiveness, as some historians have suggested, but rather to its members' total ignorance of military matters. (This book) is a revisionist account that corrects prevailing images of the re lations hip be tween R epublic an pol itic ans and the army during the Civil War. By examining the conflict between Congress's constitutional right to investigate and the impropiety of its actions, the book raises questions that are applica ble toda y about the abi lity of legislat ive bod ies t o function in areas where specialized knowledge is required." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few areas of very light edge wrinkling, 1 1/2" tear at top of front hinge - archival ly repai red, lig ht rubbi ng. Very Good+/V ery Go od 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GALLANT GENTLEMEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE BRITISH OFFICER 1600-1956., Turner, E.S.
6 Turner, E.S. GALLANT GENTLEMEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE BRITISH OFFICER 1600-1956.
Michael Joseph, London, 1956, first edition. 
345 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at title page. B&w illustrations. "(A) lively social study of the British officer and gentleman - naval and military - from the seventeenth century to the present day, when the Royal Air Force arrived to make its own charactestic contribution to the story. In late Stuart times he was a man with a personal stake in the country; in Georgian times he might well be a schoolboy (majors were flogged at Eton); and today he i s quite possibly a conscript. Here is a rounded study of the officer, with all his traditional virtues and foibles; of men who founded and defended an empire, often with small thanks from Parliament and less from the Treasury; of sprigs from t h e s c hools (and later from the crammers) who lorded it over beys and khans; of men who kept their own code of honour, worrying Parliament by their duelling and outraging 'The Times' with their practical jokes. The purchase system (with the a d ve rt is i ng o f regiments for sale in the 'Morning Post'), the jostling of captains and admirals for prize money, the rise of Sanhurst and 'The Shop', the oddities of mess etiquette, the determination of self-respecting officers never to be sen t to the St af f C oll ege, the collapse of the champagne standard, the snubbing of subalterns ('warts') and midshipmen by their seniors - these are some of the high spots in a rich history. Here, on parade, are the bluff 'tarpaulin' and the lispi ng ca valr yman , t he r anke r, the 'knut' and Colonel Blimp....down to the 'Two Types' of the Westen Desert." Christmas gift inscription on free front end paper, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly co cke d, l ight brown ing to ed ges o f text block. Dust jacket has is price-clipped, has several tears archiavlly taped, very light browning, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling, slight fading to spine color, small scuff on s pine, old tape r epai r at t op of front hinge, is 1/4" shoter in height than book - no obvious signs of the dust jacket being cut down. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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