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ORDRE DE BATAILLE OF THE TURKISH ARMY.  CORRECTED TO AUGUST 16, 1915.  FIFTH EDITION.
1 ORDRE DE BATAILLE OF THE TURKISH ARMY. CORRECTED TO AUGUST 16, 1915. FIFTH EDITION.
Facsimile Reprint. Stapled in Wraps Fine 
Pagination runs 119 to 164. 8 1/4" H. Facsimile reprint of the edition of 1915, "Prepared at the Intelligence Department, General Staff, Cairo." Contents: Introduction; Composition of Regiments; Turkish Local Armies; Army Corps; Irregular Formations; Gendarmerie; Mesopotamian Army; Fortress Troops; Regimental Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Ascherson, Neal. BLACK SEA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILISATION AND BARBARISM.
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AUTUNNO DI COSTANTINOPOLI.  PAGINE d'ATLANTE CON 16 VECCHIE STAMPE.  (CONSTANTINOPLE.), Borgese, G.A.  (Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, 1882-1952.)
4 Borgese, G.A. (Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, 1882-1952.) AUTUNNO DI COSTANTINOPOLI. PAGINE d'ATLANTE CON 16 VECCHIE STAMPE. (CONSTANTINOPLE.)
Milano Fratelli Treves 1929 Limited Edition. Three-Quarter Leather Good 
XXVIII, 141 pp + Indice Delle Illustrazioni + Indice, 7 3/4" H. Green leather spine and corners (faded to brown on spine and edges), spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled paper sides, speckled decoration to text block edges - over original paper wraps. Green patterned endpapers, green ribbon bookmark.16 b&w plates (collated). Number 646 in an edition of 1500 copies. *Italian text.* Indice (Contents): L'Oriente! l'Orient!; Atlante; Profilo di Stambul; Tramonto del colore; Kemal; Palazzi sultaniali; I frati di Silivri; Aya Sofia; Congedo dal Bosforo; Westwards, ho! Indice Delle Illustrazioni (List of Illustrations): Costantinopoli veduta da Scutari; Cimitero di Scutari; L'Ippodromo; Il Mihrab della Suleimanie; Il terzo cortile del Serraglio; Davanti alla moschea di Eyub; Il cimitero di Eyub sul Corno d'oro; Antico caffe; Davanti a Santa Sofia; Interno di Santa Sofia; La cisterna delle mille e una colonne; Yere-Batan-Serai; Il cortile della Ahmedie; Mura e torri; L'antico porto; La Punta del Serraglio. Faint blind stamp mark on title page, very light browning in margins of pages, light browning to endpapers - moderate on verso of free endpapers, light edge wear - mainly tiny and small areas of surface loss on leather, some browning to edges of marbled paper on boards, leather has been treated with museum quality leather dressing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430., Cameron, Averil.
5 Cameron, Averil. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1993 067451193X / 9780674511934 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship. After 100 year of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in A.D. 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting - for himself and the Empire - a vibrant new religion: Christianity. The fourth century was an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended Empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople. By combining literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, she has produced an exciting record of social change." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GOTHIC ENGLAND:  A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550., Harvey, John.
6 Harvey, John. GOTHIC ENGLAND: A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550.
London B.T. Batsford 1948 Second Edition, Revised. Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
242 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "Here is an author ready to summarise the development of English architecture in its peculiar atmosphere of court life, court painting and sculpture, and court music, an author moreover enthusiastic on his subject, and one who has patiently accumulated a vast store of biographical material concerning all major and minor architects of about 1350-1550." Contents: Introduction; The National Style of England; The Golden Age of Gothic Genius; The Great Slump; Indian Summer; Pregnant Winter; Frozen Spring; Survival and Retrospect; Some Literary References to Building; Disturbed State of the Country under Edward II; A Noble Household in the Fifteenth Century; Meals Common and Uncommon; Wills of certain persons mentioned; A Select Classified Bibliography; Abbreviations Used in the Notes; Notes to the Text; Index. Very soft crease down front free endpaper and next two pages, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very light browning to half of the fore-edge and half of the bottom of the text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has browning at top edge, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light soiling on rear panel, one small edge tear and a few tiny edge chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FIRST WORLD WAR (4).  THE MEDITERRANEAN FRONT 1914-1923.  OSPREY ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 23., Hickey, Michael.
7 Hickey, Michael. THE FIRST WORLD WAR (4). THE MEDITERRANEAN FRONT 1914-1923. OSPREY ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 23.
Oxford Osprey, 2002 184176373X / 9781841763736 Soft Cover Very Good - 
95 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, color maps/battle plans. "The First World War in the Mediterranean represented more than just a peripheral theatre to the war on the western front. This engaging volume includes details of allied attempts to capture Constantinople; bloody campaigning in Northern Italy; the defence of the Suez Canal and the defeat of theTurkish army in Palestine. The Arab revolt, skirmishes in North Africa and the entrapment of a huge allied garrison in Greece - the 'world's biggest prison camp' as the Germans described it - are also covered. The result was the fall of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires and the birth of nations unknown in 1914." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, small creases at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON 1918-1922.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. I., Jeffery, Keith, editor.  Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson.
8 Jeffery, Keith, editor. Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson. THE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON 1918-1922. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. I.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1985, first edition. 
438 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 037030683X Two b&w maps. "Among the papers of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson in the Imperial War Museum are some 300 letters dating from his time as professional head of the British Army. W ilson was Chief of the Imperial General Staff, February 1918 to February 1922, and the correspondence selected for this Army Records Society volume reflects all the principal military concerns of the period. During the last nine months of th e F i r s t World War the great German spring offensive, the Allied successes in the late summer and autumn, and final victory in November dominate the letters. Post-war problems of demobilisation and army re-building were followed by the difficu lt i es o f me et ing wide-range military commitments throughout the world. At home domestic revolution necessitated that the army prepare for operations in aid of the civil power. Abroad military action had to be co-ordinated with the French in ord er to en fo rce th e peace treaty with Germany and support Allied policy in Eastern Europe. Further demands were made on the army by calls to repress nationalist unrest in Ireland, Egypt, Indian and Mesopotamia (Iraq), together with communal vio len ce i n Pa les tine . A ll these topics are covered in the correspondence, which in particular demonstrates Wilson's growing disillusionment with the government's Irish policy. Wilson was himself an Irishman with strong Unionist sympathies whic h ma teria lly c ontr ibute d to his assassination by Irish nationalists just a few months after retiring from the War Office." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, two very tiny corner bumps, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, mi nor wr inkli ng at top of spin e, sm all b ump at bottom edge of rear board, tiny dint at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small closed tear at bottom of rear flap with soft crease. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
THE KAISER: A LIFE OF WILHELM II, LAST EMPEROR OF GERMANY., Kurenberg, Joachim von.  Translated by H.T. Russell and Herta Hagen.
9 Kurenberg, Joachim von. Translated by H.T. Russell and Herta Hagen. THE KAISER: A LIFE OF WILHELM II, LAST EMPEROR OF GERMANY.
Cassell, London, 1954, first British edition. 
370 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "(The author) first met Kaiser Wilhelm when serving as a Guards officer in Potsdam. His associations at this time and his subsequent life in the German Embassies at Constantinople, Rome and Vienna, provided him with experience of Court circles which enables him to reproduce, in all essentials, the atmosphere of the pre-1914 period of the Kaiser's life. Appointed as biographer by the Kaiser at Doorn, he was able to consult his subject frequently, and the results of these numerous interviews are incorporated in the text of the work, so that the Kaiser's point of view is given in juxtaposition to the judgement of others. To assist the reader further in passing judg e m e n t o n the man, the opinions of the Kaiser's colleagues, his friends, relatives and enemies, are also interwoven. This life is primarily a personal biography, the intention being to provide a full portrait of the man rather than a study of hi s ti me s. T he author had full access to the State Archives in Berlin and Potsdam, and his work is fully documented." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge t ear s - o ne wit h cr ease, light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, one or two foxing marks on flaps. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et
10 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et THE END OF THE WORLD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1998. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312192649 B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, a n d P i casso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for f oo d in Au sc hwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage de fi es hu man i ty and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides t o C NN, fr om P om pei i to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, mi nor rubb ing, 2" w rin kle on fr ont panel. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS.  WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE., Lister, Charles.  With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey.
11 Lister, Charles. With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey. CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS. WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1917, 5th impression. 
256 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (grey cloth with gold lettering & banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece plus 4 additional illustrations. Contents: Prefatory Note; Memoir; Letters, July 1909 to May 1911, From Germany and Elsewhere; Roman Letters; Indian Letters; Pre-War Letters from Constantinople; Letters from Constantinople; With the Middlesex Yeomanry; Letters from S.S. Franconia, with Headquarters Staff; With the Hood Battalion at Port Said; Letters from the Aegean; Landing of the Hood Battalion on the Gallipoli Peninsula; Constantinople During July and August 1914; With the Dardanelles Expedition; Recollections: Eton, 1900-5, by Mrs Warre Cornish; Eton and Balliol, 1905-6, by Rev. Ronald Knox; Bal l i o l (Oxford), 1906-10, by Cyril Bailey; In Memoriam: Captain the Hon. Thomas Lister, D.S.O., 10th Hussars; To C.A.L.; Index. Charles Lister died at Gallipoli. Previous owner's name in pencil and corner crease on front free endpaper, book ligh tl y cr ac ked in a few places - pages holding firmly, minor browning to pages and endpapers, browning to edges of text block, color faded to brown on spine, small corner bumps, light edge wear some areas of light waviness in cloth on boards. Very Goo d- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A PATTERN FOR HISTORY., Lower, Arthur R.M.
12 Lower, Arthur R.M. A PATTERN FOR HISTORY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771053746 / 9780771053740 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)estores history to its status as a living art, encompassing the major epochs from the time of Judaism to the present, not as a chronicle of dates and events, but as major cycles in the tides of human destiny. (Lower's) aim is to fix western man's present position in the course of time and the flux of history, and further, to discern the probable future of humankind in the gradual unfolding of large-scale trends and movements. Ranging over the beginnings, developments and ends of cultures through the centuries, (he) comes to a view of the present as a revolutionary age, prelude to imminent chaos." Chapter headings: Introduction; "The Spirit of the Age"; Judaism - I; Judaism - II; The Classical World; Early Christianity; The World Turned Upside Down - Part I; The World Turned Upside Down - Part II; The Great Age of Faith; Cross Seas and Sudden Storms: From Faith to Doubt; The Great Divide; Pandora's Box; Calm After Storm; Calm After Storm: The Englightenment; Years of Ferment; Years of Ferment: Bubbles Everywhere; Century of Hope; Secular Religion; Century of Hope: Mid-Century Battle; The Earthly Paradise in Sight; Making God in Man's Image; From Past to Present; A World Adrift; Prelude to Chaos?; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light to minor elsewhere, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Mabell, Countess of Airlie. (Strange Jocelyn.) WITH THE GUARDS WE SHALL GO: A GUARDSMAN'S LETTERS IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-1855.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
322 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt insignia on front board. Colour frontispiece and 16 b&w plates (collated). Countess Airlie uses the letters of her great-uncle, Colonel Strange Jocelyn, to tell a highly personal history of the Crimean War. Some old glue residue and small areas of surface paper loss on front pastedown, small light stain in top margin of page 25, small light foxing mark in margin of page 32, book is slightly cracked in a few places - all pages are holding firmly, one slight corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine and at top of front board, light staining on spine, light edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
14 Marshall, Edison. YANKEE PASHA: THE ADVENTURES OF JASON STARBUCK. DELL 353 - MAP BACK.
Dell, New York, c1947, reprint. 
288 pp, mass market paperback. "The adventures of Jason Starbuck from the harbors of Salem to the harems of Tartary...." Interior - moderate browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light edge wear on spine, book is lightly cocked. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BYRON'S TRAVELS., Massie, Allan.  Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
15 Massie, Allan. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford. BYRON'S TRAVELS.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1988, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283994088 B&w photographs, reproductions. "As a young man in search of varied experience and adventure, (Byron) began his first 'grand tour' in July 1809, six months after his twenty -first birthday. It took him by way of Portugal, Southern Spain, Sardinia, and Malta to Athens, Smyrna and Constantinople. Inspired to write as he travelled, his return to England saw the publication of the first two cantos of the largely a u t o b i o g raphical poem about a moral outlaw, 'Childe Harold', and the Oriental tales, both of which became bestsellers in Regency London. His reputation as a poet was established. His second departure from England was precipitated by the b r ea ku p of h is m ar riage to Anne Isabelle Milbanke. Pursued by scandal and rumours, and finding England both intolerable and intolerant, he set off for Italy. His route took him via Switzerland, where he spent time with Shelley, and Milan, w he re he me t t he gre at Fre nch writer Stendhal. He was to live for the next seven years in Venice, Ravenna, Pisa and Genoa. The Venetian years, from 1816 to 1819, were vivid, dissipated, productive. 'Childe Harold' was finished, 'Beppo' writte n, 'Do n J uan ', h is mast erp iece , begun. He engaged in revolutionary politics, embarked on torrid love affairs and became, after Napoleon had been exiled to Elba, the most remarkable celebrity of his day. Then, in July 1823, he left for Greec e t o br ing what aid he could to the G reek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire. Although he was talking of visiting America and living in retirement in England, it was in Greece that he died, at the age of thirty-six. 'Byron's Tr avel s' is ric h and reve ali ng. A cop ious l etter-writer and sometimes diarist, Byron wrote so vividly of his travels that much of the story can be told in his own words. Allan Massie quotes these where appropriate and takes us on the journe ys wi th Byr on, f ollowi ng him thr ough th e yea rs and placing him in the political and cultural setting of his time. The result is a compelling new portrait of Byron, silhouetted against a backcloth of the Mediterranean." Dust jacket has ligh t edge wear/w rinkli ng at t op/bott om of spine a nd fla p-folds - light wrinkling at top edge of front flap. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES., Miller, David.
16 Miller, David. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2001 1574882929 / 9781574882926 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the logistics involved in moving thousands of combined forces across frequently hostile regions; fortifications and siege warfare; and armour and weapons. There were heroes and villians, too - again on both sides - and examples of great generalship, military ineptitude, magnamity, and atrocity. The most notable leaders during these conflicts were Richard I, Lionheart, King of England, and the saracen commander, Saladin. While they never met, each had a justifiable respect for the other. This handsome volume encapsulates all the intriguing contrasts between the combatant forces, outlining the formation of the Christian Military Orders - such as the Knights Hospitallers - and the ferocious saracen armies. It describes the major weapons, such as siege machines, as well as personal arms and armour, and the important battles. Liberally illustrated with maps and diagrams, plus contemporary and other illustrations of the people, places and warfare, (this book) is a highly readable military history of a period and events that have an enduring fascination for military enthusiast and general reader alike." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
17 Power, Eileen. Introduced by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. MEDIEVAL PEOPLE.
London Folio Society 1999 Hard Cover Fine 
253 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Bound in blocked and printed parchment with gilt lettering on spine, dark blue endpapers. Plain dark blue slipcase. Beautifully illustrated with color reproductions from illuminated manuscripts, photographs. Investigates the lives of six medieval people. Contents: The Precursors; The Peasant Bodo (Life on a Country Estate in the Time of Charlemagne); Marco Polo (A Venetian Traveller of the Thirteenth Century); Madame Eglentyne (Chaucer's Prioress in Real Life); The Menagier's Wife (A Paris Housewife in the Fourteenth Century); Thomas Betson (A Merchant of the Staple in the Fifteenth Century); Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall (An Essex Clothier in the Days of Henry VII); Notes and Sources. Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, small slight bump at top of one front side edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Pryor, John H. GEOGRAPHY, TECHNOLOGY, AND WAR: STUDIES IN THE MARITIME HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, 649-1571.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992. 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0521428920 Maps, drawings. "When maritime transport and communication depended on muscle and wind-power, the Mediterranean Sea functioned as a symbiotic force between the civilisations which surrounded it, at on ce the major dividing barrier and the major connecting element. In this study, the technological limitations of maritime traffic are considered in conjunction with the peculiar geographical conditons within which it operated and which led t o t h e e s tablishment of major sea lanes on trunk routes along which traffic could move safely, efficiently, and economically. These trunk routes remained virtually unchanged from antiquity to the sixteenth century, and eventually constituted e co n om ic a n d st rategic maritime frontiers between civilisations. At the same time, the technological limitations of the oared galley meant that coasts and islands along the trunk routes had also to be held, a necessity which favoured geogr aph ica ll y t he Chr is ti an West over the world of Byzantium and Islam." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover - slight ink offset on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - min or r ubbi ng. Ve ry Good + 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
19 Selby, John. Foreword by Major-General F.C. Graham. THE THIN RED LINE OF BALACLAVA.
London Hamish Hamilton 1970 241019001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
257 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(T)he Charge (of the Light Brigade) was only a vivid firework display on the fringe of the main action. It was the Highland Brigade and in particular the 93rd Highlanders, the 'Thin Red Line' of the title, under the inspiring leadership of Sir Colin Campell who really saved the day. This new narrative of the battle, based exclusively on eye-witness reports from British, French and Russian sources, presents the conflict as a coherent whole. Here are Raglan, Cardigan, Lucan, Campbell and Scarlett; Bosquet and Canrobert; the staff officers, the surgeons, the lady spectators, the war corres-pondents, the ordinary soldiers on both sides. The political manoeuvring, the armies arriving in the Crimea, the Allied success at Alma, the ravages of cholera, Inkerman 'the soldier's battle', Tchernaya, the storming of the Redan, the siege of Sebastopol, the influence of Florence Nightingale and Maitre-chef Soyer - this is the Crimean War, a struggle which need not have taken place, which produced no decisive solution, and which demonstrated with appalling clarity the inefficiencies of the British High Command." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge of boards, a few tiny shallow bumps to bottom edge of boards, small bump at bottom corner of rear boards - migrates into corner of approx. last 12 page leaves, minor browning to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one or two tiny edge tears, very light browning on spine and at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Troubetzkoy, Alexis S. THE ROAD TO BALAKLAVA: STUMBLING INTO WAR WITH RUSSIA.
Toronto Trafalgar Press 1986 0969241904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
215 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w reproductions, photographs, maps. "(S)kilfully traces the causes of the Crimean War and sketches a vivid picture of an age which made possible 'the world's most curious and unnecesary struggle'. Troubetzkoy ingeniously weaves together the varied developments in diplomacy, trade, nationalistic expression and personality conflict in the decade which led to the hostilities. The armies of the belligerents are described (and the) reader is introduced to the principal personages of the drama - Napoleon III, Marshal St. Arnaud, Lord Raglan and the great Russian engineer, Todleben, who, apart from Florence Nightingale, was the only one to earn true distinction during the War. Vividly described are Nicholas I and the Russian Empire." Very light edge wear, color faded at bottom edge of spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint scratch across rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, tiny chip at top of front flap-fold, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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