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THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK:  THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES., Birmingham, Kevin.  (James Joyce.)
1 Birmingham, Kevin. (James Joyce.) THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES.
New York Penguin 2014 1594203369 / 9781594203367 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
417 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, 'Ulysses', ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of 'Ulysses' was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as 'obscene, lewd, and lascivious'. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. (This book) tells the remarkable story surrounding 'Ulysses', from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933." Several soft wrinkles/indentations on free front endpaper - migrate slightly into two other pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very tiny tear at bottom of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds.  (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.)
2 Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds. (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.) ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1982. 
336 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919670636 B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(This) is a personal account of the American Revolution. By focusing on eleven different people who were on the losing side of the American Revolution, and wh o had to make new lives for themselves in what remained of British North America, 'Eleven Exiles' reflects the major themes of those turbulent years. What were the attitudes of these men and women towards the significant social and politic a l i d e a s of the time? What motivated them to leave their homes and move to a wilderness? What challenges and hardships did they face?" Contents: Foreword; "....those in general called Loyalists: John Howe, Senior: Printer, Publisher, Post ma st e r, S py ; Fr a ncis Green: For Honour and the King; Josheph Durfee: Shelburne Pioneer; Molly Brant: Mohawk Heroine; Ward Chipman, Senior: A Founding Father of New Brunswick; William Schurman of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island; Sir John Johnso n o f J oh nso n H all : Kni gh t of the Revolution; Ranna Cossit: The Loyalist Rector of St. Georges, Sydney, Cape Breton Island; Sarah Sherwood: Wife and Mother, an "Invisible" Loyalist; Boston King: A Black Loyalist; Mr. Secretary Jarvis: William Jar vis of Conn ecti cut an d Yo rk; Appendices: Chronology of Major Events from 1763-1791; Diary of the Military Events of the American Revolution, 1775-1784; Bibliography; Index. Interior - one page with small corner crease, tiny paper fold at botto m of gu tter of pa ges 80/ 81, o ther wise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES., Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors.
3 Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors. LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES.
Governor Simcoe Branch, The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1984. 
183 pp + Index, 4to (11" H), hard cover (simulated red leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover, decorative emblem in gold on front cover) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations. "This book is the principal bicentennial project of the Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Its purpose is to gather and preserve a collection of anecdotes, biographies and achievements of the United Empire Loyalists and their descendants." Contains over 80 pieces on various United Empire Loyalists, families, incidents, etc. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR., Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen.
4 Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen. A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
Magpie, London, 2009. 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781849010368 "The true genesis of the Knights Templar belongs far back in time, long before Christianity even developed. The Templars were an offshoot of a little understood monastic brotherhood, the Cistercian s, who themselves danced to the tune of an extremely powerful group of individuals inhabiting Burgundy and Flanders from the time of the Romans onwards. Butler and Defoe offer a detailed account of the rise of a specific group identified as ' t h e T r oyes Fraternity' which did not simply respond to the caprices of history, but made it. Behind the Knights Templar lay a belief pattern almost as old as humanity and a heritage that was already ancient before recorded history began. Th e st or y i s bo th fascinating and compulsive. It will leave the reader in no doubt as to the true intentions of the Knights Templar, or of the shadowy but immensely influential organization that brought them into being. This story is both surpris in g a nd sh oc ki ng, and its implications for our orthodox view of history are staggering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
5 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CURSE OF THE DEATH'S HEAD: THE STORY OF THE SS-TOTENKOPF DIVISION., Butler, Rupert.
6 Butler, Rupert. CURSE OF THE DEATH'S HEAD: THE STORY OF THE SS-TOTENKOPF DIVISION.
Arrow, (London, 1989). 
253 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photographs. "They were feared, hated and respected as one of the premier divisions of the Waffen SS, wearing the sinister silver insignia of the Death's Head on the collar of their black uniforms, to signify 'SS Totenkopf Division'. One of the most powerful and destructive military forces in history, many in its ranks began their training not in military academies but as concentration camp guards. Their brutal architect was Alsatian-born former psychiatric-clinic inmate Theodor Eike, who rose to become the ruthless, indomitable commander of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf. In the early days of the war in Russia, the Division covered itself with glory for Hitler as a cruel, fearless technician of war. In defeat, however, the men of Totenkopf crashed to shame and ignominy - leaving behind a legacy of loathing unique in the annals of the battlefield." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more at bottom of spine, small punch hole at bottom corner of front cover, soft crease on front cover and on rear hinge, light creases on spine, book very lightly cocked. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPOSIN' I DIES IN D' DORY., Butler, Victor.  Edited by Boyd L. Hiscock and Ivan F. Jesperson.  Illustrated by Lorie M. Jesperson.
7 Butler, Victor. Edited by Boyd L. Hiscock and Ivan F. Jesperson. Illustrated by Lorie M. Jesperson. SPOSIN' I DIES IN D' DORY.
Jesperson Printing, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1977. 
89 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0920502008 B&w illustrations. The memoirs of a Newfoundland fisherman who struggled to provide for his family and stay off the "dole" during the Depression. Interior - previous owner's small label on first page, small light wrinkles at top edge of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny wrinkle at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SILVER EVERYTHING and MANY MANSIONS., Cawley, Winifred.  Illustrated by William Stobbs.
8 Cawley, Winifred. Illustrated by William Stobbs. SILVER EVERYTHING and MANY MANSIONS.
Oxford University Press, London, 1976, first edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192713892 B&w illustrations. "Stratford Street was certainly a come-down after Pilgrim's Buildings. No wonder Dad had been in two minds about The Shop. Why did they have to move there?... .(Eight-year-old Jinnie Friend has many alarming experiences as she learns to cope with a new neighbourhood and new neighbours and) clings desperately to her family pride. The Friends are a Cut Above their neighbours. They must be. Afte r a l l , D a d was a butler once upon a time, the next best thing to being a Toff himself. And they aren't poor. Haven't they savings, and a carpet, and mahogany furniture; not to mention a silver tea-service and silver spoons and a silver but to n ho ok ? S i lv er E verything, just about. The pangs and pleasures of childhood are recalled with humour and insight in these two delightful stories set in Tyneside in the 1920's and based on the author's own early experiences." Dust jacket ha s one ti ny te ar an d o ne tiny chip - both on the flaps. Fine/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
9 Chalmers, Harvey. In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture. WEST TO THE SETTING SUN.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1944, reprint. 
362 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Concludes with Notes and Bibliography. "....an exciting action story of that dramatic period in North American history when the British and French vied with each other and with the native Indians for control of this rich land; a struggle that culminated in the American Revolutionary War which raged up and down the beautiful Mohawk valley for several years and culminated in the defeat of the British by the re bels and the departure of the decimated Indians westward. It is the story of Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, who led the People of the Longhouse, the Six Nations' Indians, through fateful years of triumph and disaster, when excitement ran high a n d d a n g er lurked round every bend of trail or river. Realizing that to survive, the Indians must have gunpowder, Joseph bargained with the white men, and when the Indians decided to fight with the British, gunpowder was the deciding factor . Ho w b ri ll ia nt was Joseph's leadership, and how nearly the Indians came to winning the war for the British, is now told for the first time in this dramatic and colourful novel. The battle strategy which Brant devised would, if followed by t he Bri ti sh , h ave wo n t he war for them. 170 years later it has formed the basis of British commando tactics. It is also the story of Joseph's love for Catherine Crogan, the beautiful half-breed Indian whose brilliant spying for the British won this tr ibu te f rom Colo nel Butler: 'How else could two hundred Rangers and a handful of Indians have lived off the enemy and kept a frontier in flames for four years?'." Previous owner's name/date on verso of frontispiece, slight waviness at t o p edg e of pre limin arie s and fir st four pages, tiny stain on top of textblock, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small area of shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, light browning on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bo ttom o f spi ne, s light fadin g and wear at board edges, slight fading on spine near bottom. Dust jacket has very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to sp ine . Very Good- /Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
10 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES., Denham, Robert D.  (Northrop Frye.)
11 Denham, Robert D. (Northrop Frye.) NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802026303 / 9780802026309 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
449 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Northrop Frye was one of the most influential critics of the twentieth century. His output was prodigious: his publications include thirty-eight books and monographs, nearly 300 essays and articles, and some 15 reviews and miscellaneous pieces. His reputation is international: he has been the subject of numerous books, a forthcoming biography, and thirty doctoral dissertations from universities as far-flung as Freiburg, Oxford, and Texas. With this bibliography, the massive body of work by and about Frye is now made readily accessible for the first time. More than 2500 entries are included, organized in a practical and straightforward structure. Part One, covering works by Frye, is arranged in chronological order. Part Two, which deals with secondary sources, is presented in alphabetical order. (The author) has provided ample notation for the many hundreds of entries; with the primary sources, he has quoted from Frye's own words as far as possible to illuminate the tone as well as the content." Minor soiling to top/bottom edges of text block, one small and one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Doughty, A.G. and Lanctot, Gustave. (Walter Butler Cheadle) CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA 1862-1863.
Ottawa Graphic Publishers 1931 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
311 pp, small 8vo (8" H). Volume One of The Canada Series, edited by F.P. Grove. Fold-out b&w map at rear, b&w illustrations. "This is the journal of the first transcanadian tourist. Before him others either on business, exploration or duty, had crossed overland from Eastern Canada to British Columbia. But Walter Butler Cheadle was the first to traverse the whole country from the Saint Lawrence to the Pacific simply 'for pleaseure', for the sheer enjoyment of seeing new lands, hunting the buffalo and visiting the gold regions of Cariboo - ." Pages and eps browning lightly, small tear at bottom of inside front hinge. Edges of textblock dust stained, light edgewear to boards, small areas of tape residue on front/rear boards near bottom of spine, spine/front cover lettering/decoration faded. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
13 Folio Society. (Chris Wrigley, Hilary Pyle, Alexander Murray, John Major, Bryan Forbes.) FOLIO. SUMMER 1998.
Folio Society, London, 1998. 
32 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; The History Man (A.J.P. Taylor); Sons of the Artist John (John Butler Yeats); Positively Medieval; The Politician's Trollope; Traveller's Tales (Somerset Maug ham, John O'Hara). Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning 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.)
14 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
 
 
15 Garrison, Webb. CIVIL WAR CURIOSITIES: STRANGE STORIES, ODDITIES, EVENTS, AND COINCIDENCES.
Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, Tennessee, 1994, book club edition. 
281 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1568655274 B&w illustrations. "(Gives) you the unusual persons, attitudes and events you simply won't find in any standard Civil War encyclopedia or dictionary. Where else can you fi nd the fascianting anecdotes, colorful stories and vivid details of battle told by men on the front lines? And see firsthand, the press' outrageous inaccuracy in covering the conflict? Or feel the frustration of Union soldiers who, equipped w i t h s moothbores, marched into battle knowing that rifle-armed Rebs would pick them off like sitting ducks? It's all here, in this unique and invaluable collection of little-known, yet undeniably compelling aspects of America's bloodiest enga g em en t. " Ve ry light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear with crease at bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR:  1914., Gliddon, Gerald.
16 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." A group of five small, circular shallow dents on front board; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a group of five small, circular shallow dents on front panel; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
18 Goddard, Jane Bennett, U.E. HANS WALTIMEYER. (CAPTAIN JOHN WALDEN MEYERS, U.E.)
Self-published, 1980. 
545 pp, 4to, hard cover (brown simulated leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover) - no dust jacket. Monotone drawings, reproductions, maps (some fold-out), photographs, color plates. "Being an historical account of the life and times in turbulent eighteenth century America of Captain John Walden Myers, U.E., outstanding Royalist Patriot, British Secret Scout, Spy and Soldier-Adventurer, during the revolution in the American colonies and the record of his consquent settlement and patriarchal founding of a leading family of pioneering prominence at the Bay Kentie in His Majesty's loyal province of Upper Canada." Interior - small crease to fore-edge of pages 318-375 due to two very small shallow dints, crease down fore-edge of one fold-out page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN:  THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864., Humphreys, Andrew A.
19 Humphreys, Andrew A. FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN: THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
86 pp, 7 1/2" H. 3 maps at rear. Bookplate of David Wepman on front pastedown. 1" split in paper of inside front hinge, two tiny scuffs and small glue residue mark oh free front endpaper, light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block - darker on top of text block, two tiny tears at bottom of page leaf 83/84 - archivally taped, tear on two maps archivally taped, light edge wear, light wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, light soiling on boards, a few tiny rub marks on rear board, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
20 Innes, Michael. APPLEBY AND THE OSPREYS.
London Gollancz 1986 0575039167 / 9780575039162 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
188 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Clusters (a great English country house) is being troubled by bats - bats in the belfry, bats around the moat, as Lord and Lady Osprey complain to their luncheon guests, who include Sir John Appleby, sometime Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and, though now retired, still keenly interested in any puzzling crime. In the matter of the bats he is unhelpful, but soon he faces the challenge of a murder: the murder of Lord Osprey, stabbed with an oriental dagger, and in the library too. The conventions are properly observed. There's an omniscient butler, Bagot. The moat gleams darkly, guarding its secrets. Inspector Ringwood sets up his 'incident room' in the ballroom, which dazzles with mirrors, chandeliers and trompe l'oeil. The house guests include another title, a QC, and two or three experts on numismatics. And that last point takes us to the heart of the mystery: where, in this vast architectural pile, did Lord Osprey conceal his collection of antique coins? There are clues: the key in the library, the skiff on the moat, the intruder glimpsed through the French doors; even, possibly, the local publican's claim that an Osprey has raped his daughter. Appleby solves the problem with all his usual wit, ingenuity and aplomb. And the bats have the last word: very startling so." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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