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A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PARISH OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, LONDON, ONTARIO., Bartram, Gordon W.H.  Introduction by Clarence W. Foreman.
1 Bartram, Gordon W.H. Introduction by Clarence W. Foreman. A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PARISH OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, LONDON, ONTARIO.
London Self-published 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Clare Bice, frontispiece. 
84 pp, 9 1/8" H. Burgundy cloth covers with "A Historical Sketch" in gold on front board. Errata slip tipped-in on rear pastedown. B&w frontispiece, photographs. Contents: The Origin of the Parish of St. John the Evangelist - 1863; The Congregation of the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity - 1873; 1888-1911, The Reverend W.T. Hill; 1911-1919, The Reverend Canon William Craig; 1920-1931, The Reverend A.G. Clarke; 1931-1934, The Reverend Canon C.E. Jeakins; 1935- , The Venerable Archdeacon C.W. Foreman; Members of the Parish Who Have Entered the Ministry of the Anglican Church; Listing of Memorials. Minor browning in endpaper gutters and on edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND BLUNDEN:  A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE., Blunden, Edmund.  Selection by Kenneth Hopkins.
2 Blunden, Edmund. Selection by Kenneth Hopkins. EDMUND BLUNDEN: A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1950, first edition. 
374 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Edmund Blunden's reputation as one of the most distinguished living poets, and as the author of that contemporary classic, 'Undertones of War', does not do full justice to his various gifts. His work as a biographer and literary historian, as a traveller, a soldier, an interpreter of the English countryside and its institutions, must all be assessed in considering the large body of work he has written - over forty books in thirty y e a r s . I n making this careful and comprehensive selection from Blunden, Kenneth Hopkins has examined all his published books, as well as his contributions to the books of others, and also many papers and essays contributed to 'The Times Lite r ar y Su pp le me n t' and other journals, British and foreign...." The selections are gathered under the headings: England; Literature; Cricket; War; Occasions; Contemporaries; Travel; Envoi. Concludes with a Check-list of Books by Edmund Blun de n. V ery li ght br ow n ing to endpapers, Very small mark on fore-edge of pages up to page 23 - also in margin of page 23, faint soiling mark and faint watermark on fore-edge of textblock, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s l igh t ed ge w rink ling , l ig ht b rowning, light soiling/rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel, one small closed tear, a few tiny chips. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931., Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief.  W. Sherwood Fox, President's message.
3 Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief. W. Sherwood Fox, President's message. THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931.
London University students' Commission, University of Western Ontario 1931 Hard Cover Very Good Clare Bice, frontispiece. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Reddish brown simulated leather covers with embossed title/date/decoration in dull gold. Purple endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings by Clare Bice in purple and white, advertising section at rear. 5 photographs in the "Medicine" section have autographs next to them and the previous owners name (? Currie) is filled in. Small light stain on pages 113, 115 and 116 - does not effect legibility; book is lightly cocked; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped top and bottom, light creasing to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear/soiling. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS., Cavalier, Julian.  Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.
5 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped at top and bottom, minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK HOUSE., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Peter Ackroyd.
6 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Peter Ackroyd. BLEAK HOUSE.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
874 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has minor rubbing to leather at top/bottom of hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, a very small dent at on lower rear edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT:  MAKING MEMORIES., Drake History Committee.  (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.)
7 Drake History Committee. (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.) DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT: MAKING MEMORIES.
Drake, Saskatchewan Drake History Book Committee 1987 0889255881 / 9780889255883 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
471 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine, lettering and decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Map; In the Beginning (Settlement of the Quill Lake Plains / Village of Drake / R.M. of Prairie Rose #309 / R.M. of Usborne #310 / The Homesteaders / Churches / Schools - Bloomfield S.D. #2575, Drake S.D. #2506, Grovenland S.D. #1421, Hiawatha S.D. #1720, Kansas S.D. #1699, Kneller S.D. #3642, Otterburn S.D. # 250, Poplar Hill S.D. #2215, Wilmot S.D. #4372; Clubs; Business; Drake Community Centre; Sod Turning for Enriched Housing; Sports; Family Histories; Roll of Honour; Recollections; Cemeteries; Picture Section. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light 2" stain line on rear board. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
8 Fox, William Sherwood. SILKEN LINES AND SILVER HOOKS.
Cop Clark, Toronto, (1954), Ist ed. 
152 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Dr. Fox has brought together reminiscences of his seventy years of fishing from the Great Lakes to Gaspe. Illus. by Clare Bice. Endpapers are starting to brown. Dust jacket is browning and becoming brittle . Large chip from top of rear panel. 1/4" loss of dj at top and bottom of spine and part of top edge of front panel. Tears at top edge and flap hinges. Two small holes in dj spine. Front panel has great illustrations. VG/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS.  AN EVERY-DAY STORY., Gaskell, Elizabeth.  Introduced by Victoria Glendinning.
9 Gaskell, Elizabeth. Introduced by Victoria Glendinning. WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. AN EVERY-DAY STORY.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Alexy Pendle. 
678 pp, 9 1/2" H. Blue and buff coloured cloth in a design by Frances Button, gold title block on spine with dark blue lettering, dark blue endpapers. 19 b&w illustrations, plus colour frontispiece, by Alexy Pendle. Originally published in the 'Cornhill Magazine' between August 1864 and January 1866, "(t)his edition follows the text of Pam Morris's edition, published by Penguin Books Ltd in 1996, with minor emendations." The story of a young woman, Molly Gibson, only child of Dr. Gibson, set in the English Midlands in the early days of the 19th century. Molly must learn to navigate society, adapt to a new stepmother and stepsister and deal with the emotional turmoil of suitors, family and friendships. The book was unfinished at Mrs. Gaskell's death in November, 1865. Very slight rubbing on title block. Slipcase has very light rubbing on one side panel, two panels with very tiny white mark. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Kauffmann, Stanley. THE TIGHTROPE. A NOVEL OF INFIDELITY.
Popular Library, New York, (1953). 
256 pp, mass market paperback. "Handsome Russell Conrad never intended to be unfaithful. He had everything a man could want - a good job, a loving wife, the respect of his friends. But he concealed a terrible weakness: the need to prove himself w ith every woman he met. There was Suzy, the lovely model with careless morals. Inexperienced Gwen, the college girl. Flo, whom he dismissed as 'just an office flirt'. And dozens more. He had learned to juggle them all as he walked his secret tightrope. But when Clare, the boss's wife, opens her arms to him, the tightrope stretches beyond the limits of endurance." Interior - pages moderately browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ver y light edge wear, light rubbing, book slightly cocked, 1 1/2" light scratch on front cover, small light stain on top of textblock. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GROUNDED IN EIRE: THE STORY OF TWO RAF FLIERS INTERNED IN IRELAND DURING WORLD WAR II., Keefer, Ralph.
11 Keefer, Ralph. GROUNDED IN EIRE: THE STORY OF TWO RAF FLIERS INTERNED IN IRELAND DURING WORLD WAR II.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2001. 
263 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" h), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773577423 B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Off-course after a failed mission over Frankfurt in 1941, Bobby Keefer and his best friend Jack Calder found themselves forced to bail out of their twin-engine Wellington over Southern Ireland. Much to their surprise, rather than being returned to their squadron in England, they were interned for having violated Ireland's neutral airspace. After an unusual interrogation at the hands of the Local Defence Force, the two Canadian flyers wre transferred to a makeshift prison camp in County Kidare - right next to a similar camp for German prisoners. There they found themselves subject to a surreal honour system that allowed them da ily parole away from their internment camp - free to golf, meet women, and drink beer - without supervision. This system forbid escape when they were on parole but bound them, as RAF officers, to attempt to do so upon their return to camp." M i n o r wrinkling at top of spine, large Christmas gift inscription on free front end paper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IRISH FOLK MEDICINE., Logan, Patrick.
12 Logan, Patrick. IRISH FOLK MEDICINE.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817676 / 9780862817671 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 
180 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Related bookmark laid in. "Folk medicine was long practised in Ireland and has not completely died out. In many ways it has blended into the New Age interest in natural and non-invasive treatments and holistic medicine. The great mass of the population had no access to a doctor: the local wise woman or bonesetter was the only hope. But folk medicine, particularly before the rise of medical science in the nineteenth century, was always a curious blend of common-sense and nonsense. Practical observation, and natural cures, went hand in hand with useless and often dangerous remedies. To cure a child of dropsy by tying it up in a rope used to hang an innocent man was not likely to help. Whooping cough was not driven away by medicine made from sheep droppings boiled in milk. Dr Patrick Logan traces a comprehensive range of country cures, both for people and animals, practised in Ireland throughout the centuries. Some go back to early or pre-Christian times and beliefs. Others are much more recent and often perpetuate practices discarded by orthodox medicine. The entire book is a striking testimony to human ingenuity, optimism and endurance." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP:  THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE., Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a
14 Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP: THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE.
Plenum Trade, New York, 1998, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0306459914 "(This book) represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries. Echoing the pastoral lyrics of Theocritus and Virgil, n ature writing crosses the Middle Ages and Renaissance under changing guises, and comes into its own, first during the Romantic era and then in the nineteenth century when Charles Darwin burst onto the scene. Today, the genre has been reviv e d b y a w ide and diverse group of imaginative writers - scientists, naturalists, and adventurers among them. Alberto Manguel, a great reader and literary connoisseur, serves as our guide. First outlining a 'literary' history of nature writin g, h e h as or g an ized this anthology into four sections: Landscape, Birds, Beasts, and Insects and Fish. He has included authors who did not train as scientists (D.H. Lawrence and Vladimir Nabokov). There are zoologists (John James Audubon) , c ons er vat ion i sts ( Rac hel Carson), the great classic figures (Charles Darwin and J.H. Fabre), and well-known contemporary writers (Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, and Barry Lopez). A cornucopia of the marvelous and the earthbound, (it) wil l ta ke i ts plac e al on gsid e t he m ore popular prose anthologies of our time." Minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE: A PLACE OF SOME IMPORTANCE., McKeon, Clare and McKeon, Joseph P.
15 McKeon, Clare and McKeon, Joseph P. OAKVILLE: A PLACE OF SOME IMPORTANCE.
Windsor Publications, Burlington, Ontario, 1986. 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0897811704 B&w and colour illustrations. "The story of Oakville's evolution from a mill at the mouth of the Sixteen (Mile Creek) to a thriving commercial harbour is told with humour, insight, and humanity. The growth of a community out of the wilderness is an inspiring tale of vision and hard work, told in first-hand accounts of events ranging from the first terrible winters to the coming of the first automobile. The men and women w h o b u i lt Oakville speak eloquently of their struggle and their triumph. A special 'Partners in Progress' section (by Jeffrey Charles Martin) details the businesses that have grown and thrived in Oakville through the years." Small area of wavi ne ss at b ot tom corner of approx. last 60 pages, slight browning to edges of text block, slight bump at bottom of spine, scattered tiny soiling specks on covers. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, many faint indentation lines on front panel, l igh t r u bbi ng - m ainly on rear panel, small stain at bottom of front panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, very light browning to edges, bump at bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE.  (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?;  RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST, Morpurgo, Michael, ed.  (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.)  Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal.
16 Morpurgo, Michael, ed. (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.) Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal. MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE. (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?; RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST
London Heinemann 1995 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), in dust jacket (with Quentin Blake illustration). B&w illustrations. "Written in support of 'Farms for City Children', the charity established by Clare and Michael Morpurgo, this unique and special anthology has contributions from some of the very best children's writers of today. With illustrations by: Christian Birmingham, Quentin Blake, Aafke Brouwer, Anthony Browne, Martin Chatterton, Michael Foreman; Elizabeth Frink, Jonathan Heale, Anthony Kerins, John Lawrence, Tony Ross and John Vernon Lord. (T)his wonderful and original collection of newly-commissioned stories, each with a specially commissioned illustration, celebrates the countryside and its inspiration to children." Very small bump at bottom corner of boards, previous owner's names on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE:  AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION.  (ENCYCLOPEDIA), O hOgain, Daithi, Dr.
17 O hOgain, Daithi, Dr. MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION. (ENCYCLOPEDIA)
New York Prentice Hall 1991 0132759594 / 9780132759595 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
453 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w illustrations. "In (this book), Daithi O hOgain examines the folk tradition of Ireland and so opens a special window to the Irish - from the misty legends of the Tuatha de Danann , the martial glory of the Irish epics, to the gentler realms of the island's saints and scholars. (It) is the first standard reference book ever compiled combining the related fields of (Irish) folklore, myth, legend and romance literature in one volume. This substantial work covers in alphabetical order all of the stories concerning the characters in the narrative history of the selected tradition. It incorporates the mythological, Ulster, Fianna, and Kings cycles as well as the hagiography, folk tales, and customs of Ireland. (Provides) a full list of sources given in abbreviated form as an adjunct to each entry which refer to a complete bibliography forming a separate part of the volume. Several indexes are employed as well as a short introduction to Gaelic and a pronunciation guide." Tiny shallow dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS:  THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND., O'Brien, Grania R.
18 O'Brien, Grania R. THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS: THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND.
Whitegate, County Clare Ballinakella Press 1991 0946538034 / 9780946538034 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
259 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings, family trees, reproductions. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "With best wishes for happy reading from the author Grania R. O'Brien 1991". "(The author) is the younger daughter of the 16th Baron Inchiquin. She was brought up at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, the O'Brien family home until it was sold in 1962. Using much previously unpublished material for this publication, she has researched in the Irish Record Offices; the National Library; Trinity College, Dublin; the Clare Champion; the Northern Ireland and London Public Record Offices as well as using other sources." Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction and acknowledgements; Dromoland - The House Itself; Donat (Sir Donough) O'Brien moves to Dromoland; Lucius O'Brien and the Keightleys; Sir Edward O'Brien - Racing Days; Sir Lucius O'Brien and Ann French; Politics, Building and Famine; The Trial of William Smith O'Brien; Problems with Louisa, Lady Inchiquin; The End of the Nineteenth Century; Troubled Times; The Family Departs; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. Book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom of spine, two very small bumps on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE., Prestwich, Michael.
19 Prestwich, Michael. ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1996 0300064527 / 9780300064520 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Written by a leading scholar of the period and rich with anecdote and illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of war in the Middle Ages." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Rees, Kenneth Clare. Signed.` THE SPIRIT OF GOWER.
R & S Brown, Swansea, 1991. 
36 pp + ads, 8 1/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0948891033 B&w photographs, double-page centre map. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "The Gower Peninsula was the first area in Britain to be designated as being of outstanding natural b eauty in 1956 and it is on the many walks in the Gower countryside that this may best be appreciated." The author gives a brief description of some of the history of the area and sights to be seen while exploring on foot and by car. Inter i o r - c l e an and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling and rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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