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MERE ANARCHY., Allen, Woody.
1 Allen, Woody. MERE ANARCHY.
Random House, New York, 2007, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781400066414 "Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics 'Getting Even', 'Without Feathers', and 'Side Effects', Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only a nswers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling. 'I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,' h e e x p l ains in a piece on physics called 'Strung Out'. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Big g s, j u st t o na me a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime ('Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to a pp reh end h im' ), he is explosively funny. In 'This Nib for Hire,' a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: 'Actually,' the producer says, 'I 'd n ever se en a bo ok rema indered in the kindling section before'." Minor rubbing on boards. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MONS STAR:  THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914., Ascoli, David.
2 Ascoli, David. THE MONS STAR: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914.
Harrap, London, 1981, first edition. 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0245537856 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first campaign medal of the Great War - the 1914 Star - was struck in 1917. In October 1919, by command of the King, a bar bearing the dates '5th Aug.-22nd Nov. 1914' was awarded to all holders of the medal who had been under fire - i.e., 'within range of enemy mobile artillery' - in France and Flanders between the qualifying dates. Fewer than 230,000 bars were awarded. The r ecipients - and only they - were and are the Old Contemptibles. Their very special medal has come to be known, by hallowed tradition, as the 'Mons Star'; and this is their story...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 11 digit numbe r w r i t t e n in ink on back of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small chips and tears along top edge, light rubbing. VG+/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Asquith, Herbert. MOMENTS OF MEMORY: RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS.
London Hutchinson 1937 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - 
382 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. The author's memories of his father, Herbert H. Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1908-1916. Contents: Cricket at Keats Grove; Early Friends; Grasmere and London; The Journey to Scotland; Fact and Fancy; A New Outlook; Winchester; Some Oxford Characters; A Generous Settlement; Asquith and Balfour; Force and Ferment; A Poet in Revolt; The Outbreak of War; Flanders in 1915; Men and Problems; The Somme and Whitehall; Arras and Passchendaele; The Battle in the Mist; Lord Oxford in Later Years; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at three corners, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND:  THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918., Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader.  Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett.
4 Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader. Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett. IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND: THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918.
Leo Cooper, London, 1994, revised edition. 
159 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523184 B&w photographs, diagram, map. "Philip Bartlett's account is a unique and fascinating record of a pilot's life in the dawn of aerial warfare and, as a history, of the first use of the bomber in war, strangely, by the Navy's aircraft. Flying by day and night alone, without navigational aids, the author moves from attacks on the U-boat bases to bombing the German Gothas as they prepared to raid London, and then to the s upport of Haig's drive to the coast which ended in the mud of Passchendaele. The climax in March, 1918, is reached when the author's squadron finds itself directly in the path of Ludendorff's massive thrust, which broke the British Vth Ar m y a n d n e a rly decided the War. Attacked by Richthofen's aces, No 5 Squadron RNAS flew continuous desperate missions against the advancing troops from aerodromes which were over-run time after time. At a time when the life of a pilot was re ck on e d in w e ek s, t he author flew 101 missions, enduring the rigours of flying without heat or oxygen, with hesitant engines, no parachutes and the attention of German fighters. Yet there is continual evidence of the pure joy of flying and won der a t the sh ee r b eau ty of the sky." Light browning to top edge of textblock, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MORALE:  A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE.  THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915., Baynes, John.
5 Baynes, John. MORALE: A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE. THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915.
Cassell, London, 1967. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "Morale is as important to a nation in peace as it is in war, on the factory floor and in an office as in a warship or a bomber's crew, in a trade union as in a regiment. In our complex, unstable times, it is vital that we should seek to understand more of morale, what it can attain and how it can be achieved. For this reason alone John Bayne's fascinating sociological study would be an inva luable contribution to the literature of an alarmingly neglected subject. But Major Baynes has a uique and rewarding approach. He has taken a sample community of proven morale and then dissected it tissue by tissue, examining each under t h e m i c r o s cope of his keenly analytical and lively mind. His 'sample' is the 2nd Scottish Rifles, a battalion of that magnificent professional Army with which Britain entered the First World War. At the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, 19 15 , w he n it w en t 'over the top' it was some 900 strong. Six days later the battalion marched out of the line, still a fighting, disciplined unit. It was 150 strong and was commanded by a second-lieutenant. What enabled those men to keep the ir sp ir it, t hei r t ena ci ty and dash in those awful six days, so graphically recreated here, was their morale. Major Baynes has interviewed the know survivors of the battle and analysed hundreds of books, reports and private papers pertinent to his 's ampl e'. He exa mine s t he social background of the officers and men, their service, their homes, their education, upbringing, beliefs and attitudes. With the advantage of hindsight, he has evaluated their inter-relationships, their loy alti es, and t he r ules and c onven tion s by which they lived. The result is a stimulating book, important in areas far removed from the bloody fields of Flanders." Ex-library copy with some of the usual stamps, old tape and pocket removal m arks , thr ee a reas o f lig ht da mpness marks on f ront board and hinge, free front endpaper missing, a few pages with dog-ear creases, five lines of text on page 92 have green hi-liter. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkli ng, f ading to sp ine and some edges, label removal and t ape marks, several small tears - some taped. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
6 Bloch, Marc. Translated from the French by L.A. Manyon. Preface by Jacques Le Goff. FEUDAL SOCIETY.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
624 pp, 10" H. Black cloth, blocked with a gilt design by Adam McCaulay, red endpapers, colour plates & frontispiece. Red slipcase. Chapter headings: Moslems and Hungarians; The Northmen; Some Consequences and Some Lessons of the Invasions; Material Conditions and Economic Characteristics; Modes of Feeling and Thought; The Folk Memory; The Intellectual Renaissance in the Second Feudal Age; The Foundations of Law; The Solidarity of the Kindred Group; Character and Vicissitudes of the Tie of Kinship; Vassal Homage; The Fief; General Survey of Europe; The Fief Becomes the Patrimony of the Vassal; The Man of Several Masters; Vassal and Lord; The Paradox of Vassalage; The Manor; Servitude and Freedom; Towards New Forms of Manorialsim; The Nobles as a De Facto Class; The Life of the Nobility; Chivalry; Transformation of the Nobility into a Legal Class; Class Distinctions Within the Nobility; Clergy and Burgesses; Judicial Institutions; The Traditional Powers: Kingdoms and Empires; From Territorial Principalities to Castellanies; Disorder and the Efforts to Combat It; Towards the Reconstruction of States: National Developments; Feudalism as a Part of Society; The Persistence of European Feudalism. Small slight bump to bottom edge of front board. Slipcase has a small bump on one bottom side edge, a tiny bump on one front side edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR., Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen.
7 Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen. A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
Magpie, London, 2009. 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781849010368 "The true genesis of the Knights Templar belongs far back in time, long before Christianity even developed. The Templars were an offshoot of a little understood monastic brotherhood, the Cistercian s, who themselves danced to the tune of an extremely powerful group of individuals inhabiting Burgundy and Flanders from the time of the Romans onwards. Butler and Defoe offer a detailed account of the rise of a specific group identified as ' t h e T r oyes Fraternity' which did not simply respond to the caprices of history, but made it. Behind the Knights Templar lay a belief pattern almost as old as humanity and a heritage that was already ancient before recorded history began. Th e st or y i s bo th fascinating and compulsive. It will leave the reader in no doubt as to the true intentions of the Knights Templar, or of the shadowy but immensely influential organization that brought them into being. This story is both surpris in g a nd sh oc ki ng, and its implications for our orthodox view of history are staggering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919., Cane, Bruce.  (Deward Barnes)
8 Cane, Bruce. (Deward Barnes) IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2004, first edition. 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550025120 "This is (the story of Deward Barnes, a Canadian soldier of WWI), in his words, written as the events of the Great War were unfolding. Illustrated with Deward's sketches and contemporary photos, (it) takes us into the mind of this ordinary Canadian soldier, trapped in a world in which he had to pay a terrible price in order to survive. In 1917, Deward was assigned to the firing squad that was to take the life of Pr i v a te Harold Lodge, who had been convicted of desertion by a court martial. Lodge was one of 23 Canadians executed during the war by their own brothers at arms. It was an experience that changed Deward forever. Bruce Cane has provided valuable i ns ig hts into Deward's words by juxtaposing (them) with the official accounts of these events, along with other first-hand accounts from the period, in order to capture the nuance of each of his entries. Deward Barnes' diary takes us into the t ren che s a nd firing lines of the Western Front like no other first-hand Canadian account before. Deward's is the voice of the Canadian soldier, Everyman in khaki, the men who today lie in their graves in the fields of Flanders and Picardy." Chri stma s no tati on, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS.  MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES., Chandler, David, ed.  (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo).  Note on series by Peter Young.
9 Chandler, David, ed. (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo). Note on series by Peter Young. ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS. MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1968, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Maps/battle plans, 2 portraits. "The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13) holds a special place in the annals of several European armies. The protracted struggle produced a number of great cap tains - John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene of Savoy and the French Marshal Villars - and their respective martial achievements still exert a strong fascination. Two of their contemporaries who throw a considerable amoun t o f l i ght on the day-to-day conduct of Marlborough's most important campaigns, with their roll-call of famous successes - Blenheim, Raimillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, the lines of Ne Plus Ultra - are Capt. Robert Parker of the Royal Regiment o f F oo t o f Ir eland (whose 'Memoirs', though often briefly quoted, have not been republished since they first appeared some time after his death); and the Comte de Merode-Westerloo whose 'Memoires' are hardly known outside Belgium. In almost ever y re spe ct t he y p resent striking contrasts, in birth, rank and character, and their differences are reflected in their writing. Parker, an Irishman of obscure origins, reached the relatively humble rank of Captain of Grenadiers. His whole mil it ary lif e w as int imat ely bound up with his regimental family. His feelings for Marlborough at times amount to uncritical hero-worship. From first to last he reveals himself as a highly competent professional soldier of modest and unpretenti ous cha racte r. The Com te de Merode-Westerloo, a great magnate in Flanders with a redoubtable ancestry behind him, eventually became a Field-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire - not that he had begun the war in the Emperor's service, but in that of h is en emies. B rave to t he poi nt of folly, irascible, touchy, overbearingly arrogant, he was continually in trouble. He bore lasting grudges against the men who, he thought, had conspired to ruin his career - Marlborough and Prince Eugene . As a com mander it i s dou btful whether he possessed sufficient cool judgment to merit his appointment to posts of the highest responsiblity. Expertly edited and annotated, the relevant passages from these two memoirs provide a narrative of t his gr eat war of ext raord inary immedi acy and fascination. It will also be invaluable to students of the period." Small soiling mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling and tiny tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear and archiva lly tape d tear a t bott om of spine, light ed ge wear/wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, slight browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GUARDS DIVISIONS 1914-45.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 61., Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
10 Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by. Series editor, Lee Johnson. THE GUARDS DIVISIONS 1914-45. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 61.
(Osprey, London, 1995), Ist edition. 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, 12 plates of uniform studies/insignia in full color. Contents: Introduction; The Guards Regiments 1914-15; Battles and Engagements of the Guards Division 1915-18; Between the Wars; The Second World War; Uniform. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light yellowing, very light soiling on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Cloete, Stuart. HOW YOUNG THEY DIED.
Collins, London, 1969, Ist edition. 
383 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Jim Hilton...is a subaltern of nineteen when he goes out to Flanders for the first time in April 1916, and a veteran of twenty-one, twice wounded, married, gazetted Major, by the time his story ends. It is a story of courage and the waste of human life in the bloody carnage of the Ypres Salient and the Battle of the Somme that could have been written only by someone who was there and saw it, who was a participant in the struggle in which millions of men fought and died for narrow stretches of shattered ground and useless villages in an unending sea of mud..." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small closed tears with crease, tiny tears and wear at top of flap-folds, minor soiling, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WE STAND ON GUARD:  POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE., Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers.  Foreword by Richard Rohmer.
12 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Large gift inscription on front pastedown, soft corner crease on page v, book slightly cracked at page 112/113, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
13 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has very light browning at inside top edge and on spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Corrigan, Gordon. MUD, BLOOD AND POPPYCOCK: BRITAIN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Cassell 2003 0304359556 / 9780304359554 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w maps, photographs, diagrams. "The First World War was a unique experience for the United Kingdom: the only time Britain fielded a mass army that opposed the main enemy in the primary theatre of war. One consequence of this 'continental commitment' was that Britain suffered many more casualties in 1914-18 than in the Second World War, a factor that has coloured post-1945 attitudes to 'the Great War'. Yet, as Gordon Corrigan reveals, the First World War was neither unnecessary nor badly conducted - two claims made with such frequency in the 1960s that they became the new orthodoxy. The British Army did make mistakes during the First World War, but most were honest errors made by men as well trained and as well prepared as they could be, given the unprecedented expansion of the pre-1914 army into a force of over three million men and women. (He has) come to the conclusion that Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, far from being the 'butcher and bungler' of popular belief, was the man who took a tiny British army and expanded it, trained it and prepared it, until it was the only Allied army capable of defeating the Germans militarily in 1918." Very slight cigarette odor, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR.  SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS., Crookenden, Arthur.
15 Crookenden, Arthur. THE HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR. SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
Privately published. 
358 pp, small 4to (10 5/16" H), hard cover (maroon boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, battle plans (some fold-out). "The story of The Regiment in the Great War is mainly confined, in this book, to the Off icial Honours which we won. The incessant trench-holding which fell to the lot of Line Regiments involved continual calls on the courage and endurance of the men. But it seemed best to confine this history to named battles. Among these, a r e i n c l u ded some notable feats of arms which have, so far, not been officially recognised as Battle Honours...." In this, the second edition, "The account of the 6th Battalion action at Ancre, 13th to 18th Nov., 1915, has been re-written i n th e l ig ht o f fr esh information", and other additions and corrections have been made. Covers the Regiments actions in France and Flanders, Gallipoli, Palestine, Macedonia and Mesopotamia. Appendices: The Regiment's Roll of Honour; Victory M ar che s; M eda ls of th e G reat War; Individual Honours; Mobilization. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, corners lightly bumped, bumps/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump on fore-edge of front boards. VG 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
WELCOME TO FLANDERS FIELDS.  THE FIRST CANADIAN BATTLE OF THE GREAT WAR:  YPRES, 1915., Dancocks, Daniel G.
16 Dancocks, Daniel G. WELCOME TO FLANDERS FIELDS. THE FIRST CANADIAN BATTLE OF THE GREAT WAR: YPRES, 1915.
Douglas Gibson/McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1988), Ist edition 
292 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771025459 Map endpapers, b&w photos. "The second battle of Ypres provided the First Canadian Division with its baptism of fire, and it could not have been worse. They were holding a salient, jutting out so that they were targets from three sides. The Germans, for the first time ever, used chlorine gas, which turned the Canadians' bayonets green and destroyed their lungs. Then they discovered that in combat conditions their R oss rifles jammed, as the waves of Germans hit their trenches...At the end John McCrae looked across the battleground where so many hundreds of his countrymen had fallen, and wrote 'In Flanders Fields'. Back in Canada, the war began in earnest t h e day the casualty lists were posted. " Small notation, place, date and initials in ink on half-title page; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; small bump at bottom corner of boards; slight waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light w ri n kling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint line indentation on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CAP OF HONOUR:  THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950., Daniell, David Scott.  Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester.
17 Daniell, David Scott. Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester. CAP OF HONOUR: THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950.
George G. Harrap, London, 1951, first edition. 
344 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. Light browning to pages, small stain in gutter of pages 254 to 271, brownin g and light staining to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear on boards, light fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump at corners. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROXANA OR THE FORTUNATE MISTRESS., Defoe, Daniel.  Illustrated by Andre Dugo.
18 Defoe, Daniel. Illustrated by Andre Dugo. ROXANA OR THE FORTUNATE MISTRESS.
World, Cleveland, 1946. 
318 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Roxana was indeed a fortunate mistress. Deserted by her wastrel husband, with five small children to support, she embarked on a purple career with gusto and practicalit y. 'Always the best' might have been her motto, for she became the beloved of Europe's wealthiest and most illustrious men. Paris, London, Venice, Rome - all the glittering meccas of Eighteenth Century society served as backgrounds for h e r a m o r o u s exploits. She lived well, loved luxuriously, and bore countless children until she was well past middle age. And though her end disproved the title 'fortunate', still Roxana accepted calamity with her customary fortitude, and o ne f e el s su re t ha t in time she rose to sin again with triumph and magnificence...." Light edge wear, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, browning to panels, heavy browning to spine, flap-folds a nd top e dge s of fla ps. V er y good/Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
19 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DEATH OF AN ARMY., Farrar-Hockley, Anthony.
20 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
London Arthur Barker 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
195 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Book slightly cocked, areas of light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - heavy at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, browning and soiling at edges, delamination on front hinge, very light soiling and browning on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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