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THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
1 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1976, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297771256 B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Aus tralia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminen t naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coa st line, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Af rica made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an o utst anding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; lig ht ed ge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge w rinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
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.
3 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
 
 
4 Brand, Ian. PENAL PENINSULA: PORT ARTHUR AND ITS OUTSTATIONS, 1827-1898.
(Regal Publications, Launceston, Tasmania, n.d. 
234 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions. "...the history of Port Arthur and its outstations on Forestier's and Tasman's Peninsulas. It draws its material entirely from documents and reports of the period 1827-1898, although the introduction utilises earlier papers. The story has been told chronologically in order that the reader might, more readily, appreciate the inter-relation of events. Extensive use has been made of extracts from documents and reports to ensure accuracy and the sources of these are listed in the references..." Interior - one dog-ear, otherwise clean with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, soft creasing to bottom corner of front cover and at hinge area, small light stain to fore-edge of t extblock, spine lightly creased (still very legible). VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PUBLIC AUCTION SALE:  GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD.  OCTOBER 6,7, 1976., Cherrystone Stamp Center.
5 Cherrystone Stamp Center. PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD. OCTOBER 6,7, 1976.
Cherrystone Stamp Center, New York, N.Y., 1976. 
93 pp + 32 pp of b&w illustrations, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The catalog of an auction sale. The first session included stamps from: German Colonies and German Offices Abroad, German Old States, Germany, Empire, Federal, Republic, Berlin, SAAR. The second session included stamps from France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Iceland, Luxembourg, Marienwerder-Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua-Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Ryukyu-Sweden, Switzerland, Syri a-Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Ukraine. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - s m a l l s o ft bump to top corner of covers, light rubbing, minor soiling, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AN OUTLINE OF BRITISH MILITARY HISTORY, 1660-1939.  THIRD EDITION., Cole, D.H., Major and Priestley, E.C., Major.
6 Cole, D.H., Major and Priestley, E.C., Major. AN OUTLINE OF BRITISH MILITARY HISTORY, 1660-1939. THIRD EDITION.
Sifton Praed, London, 1939, 3rd edition. 
452 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped-in at page 433. B&w maps - several fold-out. Contents: The Birth of the British Regular Army; Early Days of the Regular Army; The First Round With France, 1689-1697; The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1714; 1714-1755; The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; The Loss of the American Colonies, 1763-1793; The Gaining of the Indian Empire, 1763-1781; Britain's Fight Against Revolutionary France, 1784-1802; The War with the French Empire, 1803-1807; The Peninsular War, 1808-1814; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815; The New Empire Overseas, 1815-1852; British Supremacy in India, 1818-1852; The Crimean War; The Indian Mutiny; The Cardwell Reforms and Other Changes; Small Wars, 1859-1899; Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, 1852-1899; The South African War, 1899-1902; Events Leading Up to the Great War, 1902-1914; The Effort of the Regular Forces, 1914-1915; The Voluntary Effort, 1915-1917; The National Effort and the Final Victory, 1917-1918; Back to Normal, 1919-1929; From 1930 Onwards; Appendices - List of the Regiments of the Regular Army; The Development of Small Arms; The Evolution of the Indian Army; The Evolution of the War Office; Bibliography. Previous owner's name and a number on free front endpaper, inside front hinge partly split but holding well, a few handwritten pencil notes on rear endpapers, closed tear archivally taped on map at page 398, very minor text loss on page 379, slight cracking at pages 334/335, erased pencil note in margin of page 316, minor pencil underlining of text on page 268, tiny dye stains at fore-edge of index pages and rear end papers, moderate rubbing to boards - wear at corners, 1" split at bottom of rear hinge, light soiling to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of textblock. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM., Connell, Brian.
7 Connell, Brian. THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1959. 
288 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, maps/battle plans. "A turning point in history two hundred years ago. Here is the exciting and vigorous story of the capture of Quebec and all that led up to it, of the clashes of character between the leaders concerned and of the effect of this victory on the future of the English-speaking world." Two tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket h a s b e e n price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine, a few very small tears archivally taped. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS., Cox, Cynthia.
8 Cox, Cynthia. THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS.
Coward-McCann, New York, 1963, first American edition. 
212 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "(A) biography of a brilliant and impudent man living in eighteenth-century France: Caron de Beaumarchais. It was a life of fantastic adventure. Inventor, secret agent, politician, c ourtier, publisher and supplier of arms to the American colonies, Beaumarchais also wrote plays. Music lovers enchanted by Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro" and Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' remember that they are based on the brillian t c o m e d i e s of Beaumarchais. Born Pierre Caron in 1732, Beaumarchais was the son of a prosperous Parisian clockmaker. As a child, he was apprenticed to his father, became fairly famous in the field of watchmaking and invented several new an d c om pl ic at ed d ev ices. He soon found wider scope by buying an appointment at the Court of Louis XV, where he swiftly rose to the highest favor. The King sent him on a secret mission to Madrid, and he returned to find himself accused of for ge ry an d e mbe zzl eme nt. H e became emeshed in a series of legal actions in which he fought vigorously to maintain his honor. Louis XV, meanwhile, sent him secretly to London to stop a blackmailer from publishing scandal about the royal mist res s, Mada me d u Ba rry. Th e ne xt K ing, Louis XVI, gave him two similar missions; the first, to smother a scurrilous attempt to libel Marie-Antoinette, took him to London, Amsterdam and Vienna; the second, to recover some papers of the late K ing whi ch we re of expl osive impo rtanc e, in volved him in London with the extraordinary Chevalier d'Eon, a secret agent who, on occasion, wore female dress and was widely (but wrongly) believed to be a woman. While in England, Beaumarchais al lied him self w ith th e caus e of t he Ame rican coloni es; and when Louis XVI refused to aid the rebels openly, Beaumarchais organized a private firm to supply them with arms and munitions as well as ships, with astonishing results. Meanwhile, h is pl ay 'T he Barb er of S eville' had be en accl aimed and its sequel, 'The Marriage of Figaro', so audaciously mocked the Government that for five years the King forbade its performance. But when public readings spread its fame, and when the b an was reluc tantly l ifted, a ll Paris fought to see i t. Wh en the R evolution broke out, Beaumarchais witnessed the storming of the Bastille. In 1792 false rumors caused an hysterical mob to invade his ostentatious mansion; he escaped to a fr iend's house. Later he was arre sted, rel eased th rough inf luence of a woma n, and after further adventures he found himself a proscribed refugee in Hamburg. He returned to France in 1796 and died there three years later." A few small faint fo xing ma rks on free endpa pers, ligh t wrinklin g at top/ bottom of spine, very small dint at top edge of front board, tiny foxint marks at edges of illustration pages. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing - m ainly at top/bo ttom of spi ne and flap -folds, tin y closed t ears at bo ttom of spine and on rear hinge, minor foxing on edges of flaps. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Farmer, Penelope, ed. SISTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY.
London Allen Lane / Penguin Press 1999 0713993022 / 9780713993028 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
454 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "As one of three sisters herself, Penelope Farmer sets her exploration of sisterhood in an autobiographical framework, describing loving and not so loving sisters in the past and present generations on all sides of her family. With the help of writers in many fields and over many centuries, she guides us through the peaks and troughs of sistery love, both between sisters and between sisters and brothers - from childhood, separation, love, marriage and parenthood, to old age and death itself. Famous literary sisters appear: the Brontes; Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell; the Mitfords; Mary Lamb and brother Charles; Vera Brittain. Alongside them the theatrical and musical ones: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland; Maria Callas and her sister; Jacqueline du Pre and hers; Mozart and his sister. Then there are the well-known fictional sisters: the March sisters; Dorothea and Celia Brooke; the Schlegel sisters; Ursula and Gudrun from 'Women in Love'. And many not so well-known sisters, both fictional and non-fictional besides. We observe the sisterly bonds of bees, lions, elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. We are guided by Richard Dawkins through the genetics of ant colonies. And, throughout, we are asked to reflect on the nature of sisterhood itself. Is a sister born not made? What is the essence of the sisterly bond? What relationship does that bond have to the myth of sisterhood constructed around it? - a myth leading to all those symbolic sisterhoods, of nurses, nuns, feminists and so forth, a section on whom concludes the book. Through poetry, prose, autobiography, memoir, science and anthroplogy , Penelope Farmer pieces together the world of sisters and sisterhood, creating a rich tapestry of evocative and often moving writing that will find echoes in the experience of all who have or are sisters, or even just those who would like to have had them." Slight bump to top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Fowler, William M., Jr. REBELS UNDER SAIL: THE AMERICAN NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTION.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976, book club edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Almost as soon as the smoke had settled at Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was being fought on the sea as well as on land. A fragile and disunited coalition of thirteen colonies, embarking on a war with a great naval power, began to build a navy for the 'preservation of the lives, liberty and property of the good people of these Colonies'. (This book) provides a vivid and authoritative history of h o w t h e new American nation set about its task. Americans have always been a sea-minded people, and even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Congress resolved to build a strong navy. The maritime skills of New England and th e ti m be r, p itch and turpentine of the colonies had made them a major resource for the British navy; this resource the Americans now turned toward their own ends. Fowler describes how a small group of delegates to Congress, led by John Adam s an d str on gly su ppo rted by Washington, labored to form a powerful fighting fleet. He describes the difficulty of enlisting men for the navy (they preferred to sail on privateers where they could reap rich rewards from capturing enemy vessel s) , th e jock eyi ng f or c omma nd by captains, the building of ships in shipyards all up and down the coast. The fledgling navy made some terrible blunders - most notably the disastrous Penobscot expedition which cost the Americans dearly - but it also en joyed mom ents of gr eat g lory, particularly under its greatest commander, John Paul Jones. Fowler describes both the failures and the successes, and he surveys the story not just of the navy itself but of the privateers and merchant s hip s tha t f ought along side it." Light wrinkling and edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight edge browning on inside, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 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
 
 
12 Kay, Ormonde de, Jr. IMPERIALISM AND WORLD WAR I. THE UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD VOLUME XIII.
Golden Press, New York, (1966). 
Pages numbered 1041 to 1132, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover with pictorial front board - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, reproductions, cartoons, maps. A pictorial look at the era from 1869 to 1920, giving the background to and an overview of the First World War and the political aftermath. Interior - 3/4" split and excess glue at bottom of inside front hinge, four small surface paper pulls on each of pages 1110 & 1111 - all at top part of page, a few light tiny ink marks on pages 1108 & 1117, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling, tiny bump to corners and bottom of spine, remainder stripe on bottom of textblock. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
13 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.
14 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
 
 
IMMIGRANTS AND ALIENS:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES ON UK IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP., Kershaw, Roger and Pearsall, Mark.
15 Kershaw, Roger and Pearsall, Mark. IMMIGRANTS AND ALIENS: A GUIDE TO SOURCES ON UK IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP.
Public Record Office, (Richmond, Surrey, 2000). 
130 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 1873162944 "...provides invaluable guidance on the wealth of records charting the development of the UK's immigration and citizenship policy from medieval to modern times." "Essential reading for anyone researc hing ancestors who came to Britian from overseas. Valuable research took for students of the history of immigration and refugee communities in the UK." Minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease. This is a new, unread book. Near Fine 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783., Lanctot, Gustave.  Translated by Margaret M. Cameron.
16 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
 
 
17 Lloyd, Alan. MARATHON: THE STORY OF CIVILIZATIONS ON COLLISION COURSE.
Reader's Union, Newton Abbot, 1975, Book Club edition. 
211 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "...reads on occasion like a suspense thriller, as (Lloyd) tells of the clash between two great civilisations at Marathon, the battle which in so many ways settled the course of history for the Western world. On a plain twenty-two miles from Athens, 9,000 Greek citizens, part-time warriors only, defended their city against Darius and his army of 30,000. The Persians had already subdued the Greek colonies in Asia Minor and Thrace, and intended to install Hippias as puppet-king in Athens. A yet fragile Athenian democracy might also have to face insurrection from within..." Small soft bump to top corner of textblock, shallow scuff on fore-edge of textblock, minor edge wear, slight bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny tears at bottom of rear hinge, moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel. VG/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII., McCarthy, Justin.
18 McCarthy, Justin. MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, [1912], Third impression, with a new epilogue. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC, The Story of the Nations series, volume 52, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Convict Ship; Tithes and State Church in Ireland; Queen Victoria; Foundation of the Canadian Dominion; The Chartist Collapse; Steam, Telegraph and Postage; "The Stockdale Case"; The Opium Question; The Irish National Movement; Peel's Triumph and Fall; Crimea and Cawnpore; The Waning Century; Lord Beaconsfield; Mr. Gladstone; The Close of Some Great Careers; Literature, Art and Science. B &w drawings and photos. Top of text block dust stained, patches of light browning to bottom of text block near spine and at fore edge. Light creasing to top and bottom of spine and some light scuffing, approx. 1/4" dent near top of spine with scratch inside. Very minor edge wear elsewhere. Free endpapers starting to brown. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 McDougall, Elizabeth Ann Kerr and Moir, John S., edited with introduction by. SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF THE GLASGOW COLONIAL SOCIETY, 1825-1840.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342527 / 9780969342526 Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
272 pp, 9 1/2" H - orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/medallion on spine. No. 40 of an edition of 1250 copies. B&w reproductions and maps. "The Glasgow Colonial Society was a voluntary association of members of the Church of Scotland, founded in 1825 to provide clergy for Britain's North American colonies but dissolved about 1840 because of policy change on the part of the Church. The corres-pondence received by the Society from the settlements constitutes an extensive and interesting source for the social and religious history of the pre-Confederation colonial period." Interior - clean, bright and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bowing to boards, a few very faint marks on bottom of textblock. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 McDougall, Elizabeth Ann Kerr and Moir, John S., edited with introduction by. SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF THE GLASGOW COLONIAL SOCIETY, 1825-1840.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342527 / 9780969342526 Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
272 pp, 9 1/2" H - orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/medallion on spine. No.531 of an edition of 1250 copies. B&w reproductions and maps. "The Glasgow Colonial Society was a voluntary association of members of the Church of Scotland, founded in 1825 to provide clergy for Britain's North American colonies but dissolved about 1840 because of policy change on the part of the Church. The corres-pondence received by the Society from the settlements constitutes an extensive and interesting source for the social and religious history of the pre-Confederation colonial period." One or two soft bumps to bottom edge of all pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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