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RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
1 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Rockbridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999, first edition. 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1883522153 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Voluntee r I n fantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th a nd th e Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view - A masterpiece of historic sl eut h ing a nd disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WALL OF ENGLAND: THE CHANNEL'S 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY., Brandford, Ernle.
2 Brandford, Ernle. WALL OF ENGLAND: THE CHANNEL'S 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY.
Country Life, London, 1966, first edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(V)ividly describes how the 350-mile-long English Channel has moulded the fate of Britian since, some 8,000 years ago, the Atlantic tide-race eventually severed our island from the Continent. Through the centuries it has been the moat against many enemies, the arena of battling navies, the highway of trade, the jumping-off point for countless ventures across the world, the way of life of a great maritime race. On the 'Chops of the Channel' Britain has fought not only against the might of foreigners - French, Spanish, Dutch - but also against the natural hazards of gale and fog. Throughout the long Age of Sail and after, na v a l n e e ds and the demands of traders decided the varying fortunes of towns and dockyards of the coast - the Cinque Ports, Southampton, Portsmouth, Plymouth - and it was a passion for the 'new-fangled sea bathing' that started the growth of the ' wa te r in g re sorts' from former fishing villages. (The author) tells of the activities of the press gang, the long struggles between smugglers and Excisemen and the spread of the sport of yachting in the 'off-shore island of Europe'....No lon ger th e s up rem e bas tion against an enemy in these days of nuclear threat, the English Channel, whose last great occasion was the D-Day invasion of Normandy, is restricted to battles of trade." Light soiling on top/bottom edges of boards, two smal l bu mps to bott om edg e of rear board, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor wear at bottom of spine, light fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II., Breuer, William B.
3 Breuer, William B. BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
220 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819924 B&w illustrations. "Ernest Hemingway stalks U-Boats. A Belgian woman halts the Panzers. Adolf Hitler plays Santa Claus. If you think these are tall tales, guess again. I n (this book), popular author and distinguished historian William Breuer brings you more than 140 of the most bizarre, curious, and downright strange incidents from World War II. Drawing from personal interviews, official archives, and decl a s s i f i e d documents, Breuer presents little-known stories about the offbeat side of war. You'll discover how 'Venus de Milo' fooled the Germans....watch as drone boats go berserk and a British 'mystery plane' vanishes....listen as Navajo cod e- ta lk er s ig ni te a panic....and learn how Dutch boys captured nine Germans, and a group of choirboys plotted to foil Hitler." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling and rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR., Bruce, Jean.
4 Bruce, Jean. AFTER THE WAR.
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1982 0889025878 / 9780889025875 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w photographs. "The immigrants who came to Canada in the ten years following the Second World War settled in a booming land with many new jobs to fill. The immigrants' reasons for coming here and their experiences in the new society were as varied as their own backgrounds. First were the war brides, some married after only a few weeks of courtship; there were refugees and displaced persons from e astern Europe and Russia; there were British and Dutch farm families, and thousands of others looking for a fresh start far from battle-scarred Europe. Then in the fifties came the Asians and blacks. Jean Bruce, herself an immigrant, tells through hundreds of in-depth intervies across Canada of these people as they fulfilled their dreams, and dispelled fears while establishing new roots. She has ranged the country in selecting photos from churches, ethnic organizations, private albums, the Public Archives, and diverse libraries and museums. In dealing not only with the immigrant experience, but also with changing attitudes towards immigration within Canadian society, (she) has raised issues which will continue to be important and controversial. But most importantly, she has created a portrait of Canada at a vibrant period in its history, a period which was to change the face of the nation forever." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
MURDER IN AMSTERDAM.  THE DEATH OF THEO VAN GOGH AND THE LIMITS OF TOLERANCE., Buruma, Ian.  Signed.
5 Buruma, Ian. Signed. MURDER IN AMSTERDAM. THE DEATH OF THEO VAN GOGH AND THE LIMITS OF TOLERANCE.
Penguin, New York, 2006, first edition (remainder mark). 
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. ISBN 1594201080 "It was the emblematic crime of our moment: On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroc can immigrants, shot and killed the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali that 'insulted the prophet Mo h ammed'. After Bouyeri shot Van Gogh, he calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete, as if performing a ritual sacrifice, which in a very real sense he was. The murder horrified quiet, complacent, prosperous Holland, a co un try that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance, and sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to the country of his childhood to investigate the event and its larger meaning. The result is his masterpiece: a book with the intimacy and narrative brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. (His) entire life's work has led him to this story - the tale of what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West, and tolerance f inds its limits." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S HENCHMEN., Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr.
6 Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr. HITLER'S HENCHMEN.
Bison, London, 1990. 
192 pp, folio (14 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861246209 "Created, ordered and led by Hitler, the state apparatus of Nazi Germany rigorously controlled all aspects of life in the Third Reich from cradle to grave. To maintain his iron grip on the German people through the ministries of his dictatorial government, Hitler surrounded himself with a small clique of fanatical, devoted acolytes. Men such as Heinrich Himmler, the much-feared chief of the Waffen-SS and organiser of t h e Holocaust, and Hermann Goering, the bombastic head of the Luftwaffe, wielded enormous power and held the fate of millions in their corrupt hands. (This book) tells the inside story of the Third Reich, looking at the personalities, roles and ri va lr ies of Hitler's closest associates: Joseph Goebbels, the astute propaganda minister; Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Reich's chief diplomat; Rudolph Hess, Hitler's disgraced deputy; Albert Speer, the manager of the Reich's economy; Baldur von S chi rac h, the fanatic who moulded the thoughts of the youth of Germany; Alfred Rosenberg, the man who created the philosophical framework for the ideology of Nazisim; Martin Bormann, Hitler's enigmatic advisor; and Evan Braun, Hitler's mistress. W ritt en b y ( two) noted Dutch historians, (it) reveals the truth behind the fascade of the Third Reich and is an important contribution to the literature of the Nazi era. Illustrated with 300 photographs, many in colour, this book is a must for an y stu dent of t he rise and fall of the Third Reich and its leaders." Bokk is slightly cocked, has light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape repairs, light to moderate e dge we ar/wr inkli ng - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, a few small faint line indentations on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FAST CIRCUIT., Carter, Bruce.  (pseud. of Richard Hough.)
7 Carter, Bruce. (pseud. of Richard Hough.) FAST CIRCUIT.
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1962. 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Layout of Silverstone. "Nick Bailey, the hero of 'Four-Wheel Drift', has now become the number one driver on the works team of Sir Reginald Yates, blustery owner of Yates Carburetors, Ltd. With t he aid of his friend Sam Jetson, the brilliant mechanic with the inquiring mind and nimble fingers, Nick has pushed his Lioness to victory in the Monaco and Dutch Grand Prix and hopes to finish the season as World Champion. Then in the tr i a l r u n s f or the Belgian Grand Prix, the Lioness of the team's number two driver, Eddy Lash, is sabotaged and cracks up. Eddy is seriously injured, and Sir Reggie's top-secret fuel-injector is missing from the wrecked car! More troubles fo ll ow .. . (a nd ) Ni c k' s bid for the World Championship seems doomed, as victory eludes him in one race after another. In a book that is as packed with thrills as any Grand Prix, Bruce Carter once again proves himself to be a masterful storytel ler wi th a tho rou gh kn ow led ge of racing men, machines, and events." Small light soiling mark on front pastedown, previous owners name on free front endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped a t bo ttom of f ront fla p - old pr ice at top, has light rubbing, minor edge wear, two very small closed tears - one with creases, small chip at top of spine, a few very tiny chips. VG/VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WATERLOO:  BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES., Chalfont, Lord, editor.  (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.)
8 Chalfont, Lord, editor. (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.) WATERLOO: BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980, Ist American edition. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 394511190 123 illustrations - 15 in full color, 9 maps. "To read the account of Waterloo in the history books of England, France and Germany is to read of three utterly different battl es. Each nation has made its own glowing tapestry of martial glory and national heroes out ot this mighty encounter. Can there be a true story of the day when Napoleon, Wellington and Blucher - three of the masters of combat - met on a comp a c t b a t tlefield to decide the fate on an Empire, and when the course of nineteenth-century history was transformed? In this book, from dawn to nightfall on June 18, 1815, hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute, we follow each twist of the a ct io n i n tu rn from: The English point of view (by William Seymour)...The French point of view (by Jacques Champagne)...The German point of view (by Eberhard Kaulbach)...As the action unfolds, each country's writer gives his own view (plus the won der fu ll y imm edi ate voices of his countrymen who survived to write of their experience) of the day that called forth some of the most brilliant tactical maneuvering - and the bloodiest and fiercest fighting - in the history of warfare." Sli ght fadi ng to to p ed ge o f boards, small area of browning at top edge of free endpapers. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of browning on inside surface, large corner crease on front flap, curling at top edge of flaps. Very Good/Ver y Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
9 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO.11.  DECEMBER 1994.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.)
10 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO.11. DECEMBER 1994. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1994 Soft Cover Very Good + 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Free French Commandos: Part 3. The Dutch campaign and demobilisation; German Identity Disks, Western Front, 1914 -1918: Part 4 - Reserve units, the Landwehr, Brigade-Ersatz-Bataillonen and new units created during the war; United States Army Officers, 1938-1941: Part 8; The Lithuanian Army 1918-1944; Kriegsmarine Armed Forces Officials Sleeve Insiginia, 1936-1 945; Japanese Medium Tanks; Close-Up: Spanish Republican, 1938; Cafe des Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very minor rubbing, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS., Daniele, Joseph W.
11 Daniele, Joseph W. HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1984. 
192 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811722325 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "Complete with working plans, drawings, instructions" to build 35 clocks, grouped in the following sections: Simple Wall, or Plaque-style, Clocks; Shelf Clocks; Wall Clocks; Tall Case Clocks; Weather Stations. The Appendix gives Suppliers and Finishing Suggestions and Techniques. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near F i ne 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
12 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, approx. 4" x 1/2" uneven piece missing from margin of page 39/40 - manufacturing flaw - not affecting text. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
13 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MARINIERS VAN VANDAAG:  HET KORPS VARINIERS IN 1980., den Haan, J.J.A., Generaal-Majoor der mariniers, woord vooraf.
14 den Haan, J.J.A., Generaal-Majoor der mariniers, woord vooraf. MARINIERS VAN VANDAAG: HET KORPS VARINIERS IN 1980.
Het Korps Mariniers, Rotterdam, 1980. 
20 pp text + many unnumbered pages of colour and b&w drawings showing the training, uniforms, equipments, arms, and activities of the Dutch Marines in 1980. Slight cigarette odor, tiny to small bump to top/bottom of some pages, moderate browning to covers and spine, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN.  VOLUME IX.  NUMBERS 1-4.  (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962)., Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
15 Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al. THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN. VOLUME IX. NUMBERS 1-4. (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962).
Montgomery, Alabama Air Force Historical Foundation 1960 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
The 4 quarterly issues of 'The Airpower Historian' for 1962, 9" H, consecutively paged from 1 - 260. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Articles include: Ploesti: German Defenses and Allied Intelligence; Fourth but First: History of the Fourth Fighter Wing; Army and the Airmail - 1934; The National Significance of the Augmented Program of Space Exploration; The Maxim Gorky: Soviet Colossus; Aspects of Airpower in the Spanish Civil War; The Army Airmail Pilots Report!; Huk Hunting in the Philippines, 1946-1953; The Monroe Leaflet Bomb; Target - Hiroshima; The Economics of Strategic Bombing in WWII; Notes on Velvet, General Adler's Mission to Moscow, 1942; A History of the 148th Aero Squadron; Jet Aircraft of World War II; The Birth of Italian Aviation - The Libyan War; A Tribute to Dutch Kindelberger: The Mustang - A Great Warhorse; "Aces and Hawks" History of The First Fighter Wing, Part One, 1918-1939; The Space Dichotomy; Aviation on Anacostia Flats; "Lighting Lancers" Combat Highlights of the 68th Squadron in Korea; Command of Space, etc. Interiors - number 1 & 2 have a small soft bump to top corner of pages, number 2 has a small bump at bottom of gutters, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - small soft bump at top corner of numbers 1 & 2, small bump to bottom of spine of number 2, all volumes have light wear at top/bottom of spines and some minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 63.  OCTOBER 1986.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Ken Rimell, Roger Soupart, Peter R Arnold, Ron Crafer, Howard Kany.)
16 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ken Rimell, Roger Soupart, Peter R Arnold, Ron Crafer, Howard Kany.) FLYPAST. NO. 63. OCTOBER 1986. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1986. 
72 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Ejection Underwater!; Lossiemouth Shackletons Part Two (8 Squadron and their venerable 'four-engined fighters'); KLM Air Force: Dutch national airline KLM uses former military airframes for apprentice training; Year of the Spitfire (world's surviving Spitfires); ABC at 101 (early electronic countermeasures with 101 Squadron); Vintage Gliding; The Last Starline rs (Lockheed L-1649 Starliner); My Chinese MiG-tale!; Collectair (including Schneider Trophy memorabilia); Aviation Archaeology: Digging up the Battle of Britain; Airfield, Annan; Preservation Project (Swedish restorations); Engines (BMW T u r b o j e t s ) ; Type Report (Dakotas and Chipmunks), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, tiny tear with crease o n re ar c ov er , mi no r browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND., Estensen, Miriam.
17 Estensen, Miriam. DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1999, first edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0851777694 B&w illustrations, colour plates. "Six centuries before the birth of Christ, people began to imagine an immense land at the bottom of the world, a land of marvels, of enormo us wealth and mystery. 'Discovery' is the story of the quest which compelled men in small ships to traverse unknown seas, to endure extraordinary hardships, to slowly unveil the sixth continent. The story begins among Greek philosophers on the s h o res of the Mediterranean. It ends two millenia later in the vast Southern Ocean. Lucidly and concisely, Miriam Estensen tells an absorbing tale of mapmakers and lonely caravels, Spanish hidalgos and Dutch merchants, remote coasts and castawa ys , bu ccaneers and dreamers. At the heart of 'Discovery' is the power of a myth and the adventures and sacrifices of those who pursued it, for this is the story of how an imagined place was made real, how the speculations of visionaries became Te rra I nco gnita and then Australia." Place, date and signature in ink on verso of free front endpaper; small area of waviness at fore-edge of page leaf 35/36; small area of light soiling on fore-edge of text block, light waviness/soft wrinkling in top ma rgin of pages 5 to 8; very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY., Gardner, Brian.
18 Gardner, Brian. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1971, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024664043X B&w plates, maps. "There has never been a company like the East India Company: it ruled over nearly one-fifth of the world's population, possessed its own army and navy, its own c ivil service, and even its own church. It became the greatest military power in Asia and had a revenue larger than that of Great Britain itself. This is the story of the London merchants who, in their persistent and dogged quest for trade w i t h t h e East, struggled with misunderstanding and suspicion, rivalry with the French and the collapse of the authority of the Indian emperors. The Company brought the brilliant military conquests of men like Robert Dlive and Warren Hastings, an d th e a cq ui sitions of Sir Stamford Raffles and men who spent their entire careers in its service. There were the conquests of the Wellesleys, the intrigues and battles for power with the British government, the prejudice and envy inspired b y t he re tu rn hom e o f wealthy retired employees, and the compromise which ended in the appointment of government selected Governors-General. The story of the East India Company is one of adventure, triumph and disaster, pride and loyalty, that spa ns more th an two hund red years of British history: it is also the story of the foundation of the British Empire in India." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
19 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Small area of dampness staining at bottom of front board, gift inscription on half-title and on dedication page, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and at top edge, small area of dampness staining at bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
20 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Book has tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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