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THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT.  (THE XIVth REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENT SERIES., Barker, A.J..  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
1 Barker, A.J.. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. (THE XIVth REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENT SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1974, first edition. 
80 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521505 B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental March (Ca Ira). Contents: Early days; Ca Ira!; Service in the West Indies; Corunna; Waterloo, 1815; India, 1807-1825; The Cri mea; The Maori Campaign; Mainly South Africa; The Auxiliary Forces; The First World War; The Second World War; The Final Years; Appendices: The Regimental March; The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own); Synopsis of Service. V e r y l i g ht cigarette odor, veryu light browning to edges of text block and in page margins, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning - a little more on spine and flsp-folds, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good /V er y Go o d- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT.  (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Carew, Tim.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
2 Carew, Tim. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT. (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1967, first edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, music (Rule Britannia). "In this short history of the Royal Norfolk Regiment Tim Carew describes the interesting story of one of the most famous regiments of the li ne. From 1685 to the sad day in 1959 when the Royal Norfolks were amalgamated with the Suffolk Regiment to found the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk), theirs has been a record of uninterrupted service in nearly every cam p a i g n f ought by the British Army since its early days. Indeed in the Second World War they won five V.C.s, more than any other Regiment. It is a magnificent story and this book justly presents the deeds of this great regiment in a form which w il l ap pe a l not only to those who served in the Royal Norfolks, but to anyone interested in military history." Book slightly cocked, light cigarette odor, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Du st jac ke t h as be en price clipped, has moderate browning, light water stain at top inside edge, light edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Chandler, David G. DICTIONARY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS.
London Greenhill Books 1993 1853671509 / 9781853671500 New Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
570 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps/battle plans, portraits, photographs. "1200 entries covering all significant military leaders, battles, armaments, political developments, and more; all entries completely cross-referenced; over 120 illustrations; 86 battle maps and diagrams, 44 of which were specially commissioned for this book; detailed chronological table of signicant world events of the era; day-by-day chart of all Napoleon's military movements from 1796 to 1815." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at one corner, text block has a tiny light stain on top and a small faint scuff on the fore-edge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing, small light line indentation on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817., D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir.  Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau.
4 D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir. Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau. THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817.
Greenhill, London, 1988, reprint. 
355 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947898875 Maps. "Whether among the first three to charge the French guns at Medellin, leading his troopers into the enemy ranks at Salamanca, or evolving order out of the chaos that bedevill ed the Portuguese Army in 1809, Sir Benjamin D'Urban was not only a brave and resolute soldier but also a painstaking and highly efficient Chief of Staff to Marshal Beresford. Finding, on arrival at Corunna in October 1808, that he had been a p p o i n t ed to that part of the Army left behind in Portugal, D'Urban set out to meet Sir John Moore in the hope of receiving fresh orders. This was the beginning of six years of unbroken service which included taking part in ten battles and s ie ge s. Af te r a short period as Staff Officer to Sir Robert Wilson, he was appointed Colonel and QMG to the Portuguese Army by Marshal Beresford in April 1809. The 'Journals' give a day to day summary of the Peninsular Campaign, which was found in val uab l e b y S ir Charles Oman, and provides a counter to what D'Urban considered unfair criticism of Beresford by Sir Charles Napier. Long out of print, this unique record of events fills a need for everyone interested in the campaigns of 1809 -181 5, p ar ticu larl y i n regard to the operations of the Right Wing of the Allied Army and of the part played by the Portuguese Army, which has not always received the credit due for some of its major exploits." Small bump and wrinkling at bott om of spin e. Dust jack et h as light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine, a few tiny dints - mainly on hinges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
5 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
6 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"OUR YOUNG SOLDIER":  LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
7 Fryer, Mary Beacock. "OUR YOUNG SOLDIER": LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812.
Toronto Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1996. 1996 1550022709 / 9781550022704 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
189 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in the 27th Inniskilling Regiment. From the beginning of his military career, he kept journals and wrote many letters preserved by the family. His service began in Ireland and ended under Wellington - he died leading a storming party in the Trinidad breach of Badajoz, Spain, a thoroughly bloody, costly battle in the Peninsular war. The army lost a talented young officer. As a warrior, Francis possessed the qualities that had carried his father from ensign to lieutant general. Letters and journals disclose a soldier who was also an intelligent, loving human being. Of special interest are Francis' associates who spent time in Canada - the Duke of Richmond, Edward Littlehales, James Kempt, and Julia Somerville (more than a friend?) who became Mrs. Franics Bond Head four years after young Simcoe's death." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"OUR YOUNG SOLDIER":  LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
8 Fryer, Mary Beacock. "OUR YOUNG SOLDIER": LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1996 1550022709 / 9781550022704 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
189 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in the 27th Inniskilling Regiment. From the beginning of his military career, he kept journals and wrote many letters preserved by the family. His service began in Ireland and ended under Wellington - he died leading a storming party in the Trinidad breach of Badajoz, Spain, a thoroughly bloody, costly battle in the Peninsular war. The army lost a talented young officer. As a warrior, Francis possessed the qualities that had carried his father from ensign to lieutant general. Letters and journals disclose a soldier who was also an intelligent, loving human being. Of special interest are Francis' associates who spent time in Canada - the Duke of Richmond, Edward Littlehales, James Kempt, and Julia Somerville (more than a friend?) who became Mrs. Franics Bond Head four years after young Simcoe's death." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ARMIES OF WELLINGTON., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
9 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
 
 
WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA.  A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR., Henty, G.A.
10 Henty, G.A. WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA. A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
Latimer House, London, 1959. 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. Terence O'Connor fights with the Mayo Fusiliers to free Portugal from Napoleon's forces. Tiny dint at top edge of front board, very light browning to edges of text block - a few very tiny stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has a few small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/creasing, colors are very bright, minor soiling and rubbing on r e a r p a nel, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
11 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
 
 
THE BRITISH SOLDIER., Holden, Matthew.
12 Holden, Matthew. THE BRITISH SOLDIER.
Wayland, London, 1974, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "Conventional warfare today can still be a matter of bloody face-to-face fighting but the modern British soldier, a highly-trained, well-equipped speci alist, is a far cry from the ill-clad yeoman of the Middle Ages. In this evocative book Matthew Holden illustrates how this change has come about, starting with the Norman Conquest and setting the narrative in the context of British society a n d d e v elopments in military techniques and strategy. Drawing on vivid eyewitness accounts he describes the British soldier's everyday life through the centuries in terms of pay, conditions, discipline, medical services and other aspects, and h e cr e at es a fascinating picture of changing attitudes, both towards the fighting community and inside it." A few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has a few area s o f ver y lig ht edg e wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF LORD SEATON'S REGIMENT (THE 52nd LIGHT INFANTRY), AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.  VOLUME II., Leeke, William, Rev.
13 Leeke, William, Rev. THE HISTORY OF LORD SEATON'S REGIMENT (THE 52nd LIGHT INFANTRY), AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. VOLUME II.
Hatchard, London, 1866. 
475 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (red cloth - spine rebacked, retaining portion of old spine showing insignia of 52nd Light Infantry and the word 'Waterloo' - retains original boards with banding in black and gold) - no dust jacket. VOLUME II ONL Y. Ex-library. Title continues "...Together With Various Incidents connected with that Regiment, not only at Waterloo, but also at Paris, in the North of France and for Several Years Afterwards: To which are added many of The Author's Re m i n i s c e n c e s of His Military and Clerical Careers, during a period of more than fifty years." Note: the portrait and plans referred to on the title page are contained in the first volume. Ex-library copy with stamp marks on preliminary pa ge s, t it le p ag e an d page 1; previous owner's small stamp and small pen notation on front pastedown, faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper; six pages with ink check mark, three pages with small ink marginalia; one page with tear at fo re- edg e a rch iva lly t ape d, one page with very small ink mark; light to moderate foxing to last five pages - scattered small light foxing marks on some pages; browning and dust staining to edges of textblock - mainly on top of textblock; mode rate edg e we ar - hea vier at cor ner s; moderate soiling to boards; small bump to bottom corners of boards. Sound reading copy only. 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
14 Newbolt, Henry, Sir. THE STORY OF THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. (THE OLD 43rd AND 52nd REGIMENTS.)
Country Life / George Newnes, London, 1915, first edition. 
224 pp + ads, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (ivory vellum with gold lettering on spine, gold border & badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w plates, maps/battle plans, drawings, 2 color plates (uniform studies). One of the "Country Life" Series of Military Histories. Chapter Headings: With Wolfe at Quebec, 1741-1759; Fall of French Empire in Canada, 1759-1764; American War of Independence, 1765-1782; Fighting in East and West Indies, 1782-1799; Sir John Moore and the Light Infantry, 1799-1808; The Peninsula: Vimiero to Corunna, 1808-1809; The Peninsula: Talavera to Fuentes D'Onor, 1809-1811; The Peninsula: Ciudad Rodrigo to Salamanca, 1812; The Peninsula: Vittoria to the Nive, 1813; Close of Peninsular Campaign, 1814; The American War, 1815; Waterloo, 1815; The Indian Mutiny, 1809-1859; New Zealand, Tirah, and South Africa, 1859-1914; The Great War, 1914; Appendices: Introduction; A List of Regimental Officers Serving on August 31, 1915; The Regimental Roll of Honour (Officers Killed, Wounded, Prisoners of War and Missing in the Great War): Made up to August 31, 1915; Index. Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, book cracked at four places - pages holding firmly, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, moderate foxing/rubbing marks and moderate discoloration to vellum covered boards. G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII., Norman, C.B.
15 Norman, C.B. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.
Newton Abbot David & Charles Reprints 1971 0715353985 / 9780715353981 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
500 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, tables, plates. "(G)ives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the years of the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments which are now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major campaign with tables showing the casualties - officers and men - killed and wounded. The whole work is supplemented with full indexes, as well as maps and illustrations." Very light browning to edges of pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor scuff on fore-edge of textblock, light browning to edges of textblock, light soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is browning, has light edge wrinkling, tiny tear,and delamination at bottom of spine, some delamination at bottom of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII., Norman, C.B.
16 Norman, C.B. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.
Newton Abbot David & Charles Reprints 1971 0715353985 / 9780715353981 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
500 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, tables, plates. "(G)ives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the years of the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments which are now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major campaign with tables showing the casualties - officers and men - killed and wounded. The whole work is supplemented with full indexes, as well as maps and illustrations." Ghost mark from removed bookplate and a small label from bookstore on front free endpaper, faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block - mostly on top, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on inside surface, slight toning on spine and top outside edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MOORE OF CORUNNA., Parkinson, Roger.
17 Parkinson, Roger. MOORE OF CORUNNA.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, St Albans, 1976, first edition. 
245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107553 B&w illustrations. "Of all British generals who claim the admiration of future generations, Sir John Moore perhaps most truly embodies the ideal of the perfect leader. His c ourage, tactical brilliance, decisiveness, incorruptibility, and gift for firing the spirits of his men in battle were combined with a conscientious regard for the authoity of his government at home - even when its dictates were at odds with h i s o w n sense of the military realities. Rober Parkinson portrays, with a vitality that matches his subject, Moore's extraordinary career: from the first taste of action against the rebel in America to his early personal triumphs against the Fr en ch in C or sica, Holland and Egypt. Then came the clouds of controversy; Moore's involvement in uneasy and dangerous relationships with local authorities in Corsica, Sicily and Sweden brought criticism as well as fame, and foreshadowed the tra gic ro l e h e w oul d play in the Peninsular War. The desperate retreat to Corunna and the last heroic stand against Napoleon's armies are movingly and dramatically told. Dominating the tumult of events and intrigues is the character of a ma n in who m 'e xe rtio ns a mong st dangers and difficulties is preferred to idleness', whose private feelings were subordinated to loyalty to his country and the passionate love of his profession; a restrained eighteenth century gentleman who gave a cap tured Fren ch comma nder his o wn sword to make him feel more comfortable, and who continued to ask as the last life ebbed from his body, 'Are the French beaten?'." Book slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top of spine, small very light stain on of text block. D ust ja cket has li ght wrinkling at top of spine, one tiny edge tear, light liquid stain at bottom inside spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
18 Parkinson, Roger. THE PENINSULAR WAR.
Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, (1973). 
208 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color reproductions, maps. "It began in 1808 with Napoleon at the height of his power, and ended with his attempted suicide in 1814; he called it his 'Spanish ulcer'. It began w ith the young Sir Arthur Wellesley eighth in official line of command, and saw his rise to the title of Duke of Wellington and Britain's greatest general; in a series of savagely-fought battles - Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria - Wellington's 'scum' avenged Corunna and swept Spain clean of France's finest troops..." Very light edge wear to boards, top corners of boards light bumped, small bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has crease at top of rear flap, light edge wrinkling, scuffs at top edge of front flap, minor edge wear elsewhere. VG/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (THE 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Ray, Cyril.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
19 Ray, Cyril. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (THE 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971. 
135 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520681 B&w photographs, reproductions, music for Regimental March Past. "....gallantry characterised the Lancashire Fusiliers in every action they fought, from their formation in 1688. O n 1 August, 1759 they achieved a jealously guarded honour by becoming one of the 'Minden Regiments', of whom the French commander said: 'I have seen what I never thought to be possible - a single line of infantry break through three lines of cava l r y , ranked in order of battle, and tumble them to ruin'. The American War of Independence, in which the Regiment burned its Colours rather than surrender them at Saratoga; four disease-ridden years in the pestilential West Indies; Egypt, Maida, Vi me iro and Corunna; the Peninsular War, the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny - in all these campaigns the 'XX' were always much in evidence. The Regiment saw the 19th century out in blaze of glory, and added 'Khartoum' and 'Relief of Ladysmith' to i ts bat tle honours. Lest anyone think that the six Victoria Crosses won at Gallipoli (on April 25, 1915) overshadow the Regiment's other achievements in the First World War, the Regiment won twelve more V.C.'s, making a total of 18 - more than a ny ot her regiment of the British Army. In the Second World War the glorious traditions of the 'XX' were maintained - in France, Sicily, Italy, North Africa and Burma. This is a great story of a great regiment - a regiment whose record of service ma y ha ve been equalled but has surely never been surpassed." Small notation with place and date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Ver y Go od/Ve ry Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE EXPEDITIONS OF SIR JOHN NORRIS AND SIR FRANCIS DRAKE TO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL, 1589.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 127., Wernham, R.B.
20 Wernham, R.B. THE EXPEDITIONS OF SIR JOHN NORRIS AND SIR FRANCIS DRAKE TO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL, 1589. PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 127.
Navy Records Society / Temple Smith, Aldershot, 1988. 
380 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover (blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece, maps. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Letters and Papers: The Origins and Original Purposes of the Expedition, August-October 1588; Preparations in England, October-December 1588; Sir John Norris in the United Provinces, October-December 1588; The Troops ordered to the Ports, December 1588-January 1589; Mounting Costs, December 1588-February 1589 ; Difficulties and Delays, January-February 1589; Orders, Instructions, and Proposals, January-March 1589; Contrary Winds and Financial Problems, March-April 1589; The Earl of Essex joins the Expedition, April 1589; Operations at Corunna, A p r i l - M a y 1589; First Reactions at Home, May 1589; Operations in Portugal, May-June 1589; Return and Disbanding, June-July 1589; Recollections and Reflections, July 1589 onwards; The Hanseatic Prizes and the Dutch Flyboats; Making up the Acco un ts ; Ap pe nd ic es : Lists of ships and their officers; Army lists; Wingfield's date for the entry into Lisbon suburbs; The dating of Drake's letter of June 2; An earlier visit to Santander?; List of Letters and Papers and their Sources; Index. L igh t wri nkl ing at to p/ bottom of spine, very light rubbing to boards, heavy bump to fore-edge of rear board - migrates into last few pages slightly, slight bump to corners of boards, small bump to top edge of front board. Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 


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