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1 Bonham-Carter, Victor, ed. Assisted by Monica Lawson. (George Lawson.) SURGEON IN THE CRIMEA: THE EXPERIENCES OF GEORGE LAWSON RECORDED IN LETTERS TO HIS FAMILY, 1854-1855.
Military Book Society, (London, 1968). 
209 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, maps. "A rather different view (of the Crimean War) may be taken after reading these remarkably cheerful and totally unaffected letters of Geroge Lawson, a young staff assistant-surgeon who joined up at the outbreak of war in March 1854...This book tells the tale, not in terms of tactics and battles, but of the experiences and observations of a young medico, fresh to his profession and 'full of surgical ardour'..." small bump to corners of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is complete with edge wrinkling, a few very small chips, moderate rubbing, light soiling, light stain to front panel, browning to flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
2 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1986, first American edition. 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 874743109 B&w photographs, graphs, etc., colour plates. "(T)he first book to cover the entire history of military aviation in France. The authors spent several years examining the public a rchives of the Musee de l'Air, the Service Historique de l'Armee de l'Air, and the French National Assembly, among others. The result is a complete overview of French military aviation from the Fleurus balloon of 1794 to the modern Mirage 2000 j e t fighter. Focusing on the main points of each topic, (they) serve a wide general audience while at the same time providing accurate and essential points of departure for many avenues of research. Included among the numerous subject areas cov er ed a r e the use of dirigibles in World War I, the Free French Air Forces of World War II, the French Air Forces in Indochina, and French air power in the nuclear age. Such special topics as women in the French Air Force, Free French pilots in the RA F, fl ying aces, strategic bombing, and airplane purchases from the United States are treated in chapters following the chronological history. Published in English for the first time, (it) is profusely illustrated with twelve color and more tha n 40 0 b lac k and white plates. Military and aviation historians as well as buffs will welcome this handsome addition to any aviation library." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 2" closed tear (taped) at b ottom of fron t hinge. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMIES OF WELLINGTON., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
3 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. THE ARMIES OF WELLINGTON.
Arms and Armour, London, 1994. 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854091751 B&w illustrations. "(T)he most comprehensive account ever published of the effect of this one man on the British Army during the Napoleonic era. This profusely illustrated study by Philip Haythornthwaite sets out to demonstrate Wellington's flexibility by showing the changes he employed in the various theatres in which he was active. As such, it is not another biography of this most celebrated soldier, but rather an assessment of how he altered the structure and equipment of his troops for each of his campaigns. Every aspect of his armies is explored - from the officers to the common soldiers; from the infantry to the cavalry; from military clergymen to the me dical services; as well as the attitude, morale and experiences of the troops. The author supplements his diligently researched analysis and detailed statistical coverage with contemporary accounts and quotations (many previously unpublished ) t o p r ovide a fresh look at one of the most colourful characters in European miltiary history..." A few very tiny white specks on front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light wrinkling at top o f s pi n e an d flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
4 Hibbert, Christopher. CORUNNA.
London B.T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
216 pp, 9" H. B&w plates, drawings, maps. Wraparound jacket art reproduces an aquatint of the death of Sir John Moore by T. Sutherland. "(The first book) to be devoted exclusively to the Battle of Corunna and to the short campaign which preceded it. Mr Hibbert has made extensive use of the many eye-witness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, he not only shows a remarkable understanding of Sir John Moore and his fellow-officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but he also provides, through the eyes of officers and men alike, a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign. The narra-tive is made the more vivid by the numerous illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings, and by the five specially prepared maps." Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, top corner clipped off the front free endpaper, a few small light soiling marks on preliminaries preceding frontispiece, light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge chip with small tear, very light edge wear - mostly on spine edges, small scuff on spine, browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, light browning on spine, a 4" pencil line and a 4" faint scratch on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MORTGAGE MANOR., Schrag, Lex.  Inscribed by author.  Illustrated by Jim Reidford.
5 Schrag, Lex. Inscribed by author. Illustrated by Jim Reidford. MORTGAGE MANOR.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jim Reidford. Inscribed By Author
156 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO A MOST CIVIL SERVANT, W.T. SHRIVES, FROM A DECIDEDLY UNCIVIL ONE - LEX SCHRAG". A humorous "collection of semi-factual reports on the trials and tribulations of a (married) couple who forsook the soot and effluvia of East Trawnta (Toronto) for the dust and seepage of Eastern Scarborough." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Search; Discovery; Disillusionment; Reconstruction; Agriculture; Commissariat; Zoology; Mechanics; Theology; Transportation; Sociology; Megalopolis. Minor edge wear, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has a few tiny edge tears, light wear at top of spine, two small closed tears archivally taped, ligh t rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WAIT FOR THE WAGGON:  THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT AND ITS PREDECESSORS, 1794-1993.  (WAGON), Sutton, John, Brigadier, editor.
6 Sutton, John, Brigadier, editor. WAIT FOR THE WAGGON: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT AND ITS PREDECESSORS, 1794-1993. (WAGON)
Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 1998, first edition. 
448 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850526256 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "This is the story of one Corps and its Predecessors, which provided the British Army with m any of the essential elements for its logistic support over 200 years. Although it is primarily concerned with the activities of this one Corps in its varying significant roles, and its regimental life, the book gives an insight into the m u c h w i d e r picture of overall logistic support by many others necessarily concerned in the complex process of sustaining the Army in peace and war. Within a worldwide military and political framework, with widely contrasting settings, it a ls o hi gh l ig ht s th e problems in achieving the balance between political constraints and meeting operational requirements. Additionally, it illustrates the extent to which military Commanders' decisions can influence the success or failure of mil it ary op er ati ons b y t he right or wrong appreciation, selection and utilization of the appropriate logistic support. Covering the period that it does, it traces the development of logistic support from its simplest forms, to the wide ra nge of soph isti cat ed l and, se a an d a ir facilities required to meet the needs of the modern mobile and high-tech Army. How well the Royal Corps of Transport and its Predecessors met the challenges during their lifetime and played their proud par t i n hel ping to d evelo p the hig hly s ucce ssful logistics system that the British Army now possesses can be judged from their history related in this book." One small corner bump, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on bott om of tex tblock . Du st ja cket v ery li ght e dge wr inkli ng - light at top of front flap, light rubbing on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND ADMINISTRATION: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CRIMEAN WAR FOR THE BRITISH ARMY., Sweetman, John.
7 Sweetman, John. WAR AND ADMINISTRATION: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CRIMEAN WAR FOR THE BRITISH ARMY.
Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1984. 
174 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Chart endpapers, two maps. "During the first half of the nineteenth century, administrative changes occurred in many British institutions, but the army remained basically unaffected. Only with the commencement of the Crimean War did changes in military administration take place, and these are generally believed to have been a direct result of correspondence from the front. The angry groundswell of public opinion, caused by despat c h e s s u ch as those from W.H. Russell of 'The Times', is seen to have demanded and achieved reform of an anachronistic and ramshackle system. In (this book, the author) challenges this popular interpretation of events, showing that the most im po rt an t c ha ng es happened before any actual fighting in the East. Certainly, revelations from the trenches were important, but only insofar as they provided the impetus for reform which had been necessary and sought before 1854. By putting th e r eco rd st ra igh t c oncerning events in the Crimea, and examining the political direction of military force in general, (he) has provided a valuable textbook for students of military history and strategic studies." Small bump at top/bottom of spin e an d a t c orn ers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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