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1 Birrell, Andrew. BENJAMIN BALTZLY. PHOTOGRAPHS & JOURNALS OF AN EXPEDITION THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1871.
Toronto Coach House Press 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Benjamin Baltzly, photographer. 
159 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 3/4" D). Illustrated with 71 of Baltzly's magnificent b&w photographs, plus a folded map (on thin tissue paper) - "Detail of map of British Columbia drawn by Joseph Trutch, 1871". "(B)rings together for the first time the photographs and journal of Benjamin Baltzly from his trip through British Columbia in 1871. Baltzly was a talented photographer working in the Montreal studio of William Notman. His trip to British Columbia was made with a party sent out by the Geological Survey of Canada to examine the geology along one of the proposed routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway - the North Thompson River through the Yellowhead Pass. Although a few of Baltzly's photographs have appeared in print, they have never been examined as a body. His journal, which appeared in 'The Gazette' of Montreal in 1872, is one of the very few written records left by Canadian photographers of the (19th) century. The photographs are probably the earliest taken of the rugged British Columbia interior." Two very small ink smudges on title page, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light wrinkle at bottom of spine and tiny tear at nottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
2 Dempsey, Hugh A. TREASURES OF THE GLENBOW MUSEUM.
Calgary, Alberta Glenbow-Alberta Institute 1991 1895379008 / 9781895379006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
200 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(P)rovides a glimpse into the vast collections of the museum and tells the stories of their origin and acquisition. From 1954 to 1966, Glenbow was the pride of Eric L. Harvie, Calgary philanthropist. During those years, he brought priceless objects from all parts of the world, while his staff concentrated on collecting western Canadian artifacts. Since then, Glenbow has added significantly to its collections and has gained international acclaim for its exhibitions and museum programs." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THIMBLE SUMMER., Enrigh, Elizabeth.  (Inscribed by author/illustrator).
3 Enrigh, Elizabeth. (Inscribed by author/illustrator). THIMBLE SUMMER.
Rinehart, New York, (1938), reprint. 
124 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. WARMLY AND AMUSINGLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR IN 1958. Beautfully illustrated throughout and on enpapers with bright color and b&w drawings. "A few hours after Garnet Linden had found a silver th imble in the dried-up river bed, the rains came to end the long drought on the farm, and with the rain came safety for the crops, and the stock, and money for Garnet's father. Garnet couldn't help feeling that the thimble was a kind of ta l i s m a n . I t certainly brought excitement...(the author) has spent many of her summers on a Wisconsin farm and is, therefore, well equipped to write and picture what happened to Garnet." Pages browning very lightly, light edge wear to boards, r ub bi ng t o co r ne rs and top/bottom of spine, light soiling/faint foxing marks on boards. Dust jacket is complete but worn with small chips, several tears - larger one with creases at top of rear hinge, rubbing, browning/soiling to spine/re ar pan el - n ow pr ote ct e d i n mylar sleeve, light waviness to top half of front panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES:  A HISTORY., Friesen, Gerald.
4 Friesen, Gerald. THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES: A HISTORY.
Toronto University of Toronto 1984 0802025137 / 9780802025135 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
524 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Native leaders, immigrant farm families, Alberta oil barons, and political reformers all have prominent roles in this lively and comprehensive history of the prairie west. Based on the latest research in native, labour, and urban history as well as the author's own work in social and intellectual movement, (this book) draws upon hundreds of recent books and articles and government reports to create a new, authoritative interpretation of the prairie experience." Small light bump at bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Hills, R.J.T.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
5 Hills, R.J.T. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520274 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Formed as heavy cavalry for Cromwell's spartan army (The Blues) have soldiered with the same steady qualities for over three centuries. For the c harge of a squadron of the Royal Horse Guards is no light thing: at Dettingen and Warburg, Waterloo and Tel-el-Kebir, many an enemy fell to the heavy cavalry swords. Sir Garnet Wolsely once asked a badly wounded trooper of The Blues what h a d h a p p e n ed to his assailant. 'I cut him in two, Sir,' was the immediate reply. The Blues fought on foot at Abu Klea, where their action in closing the square saved the column but cost them their colonel; used machine guns to deadly effect i n t he G re at W ar ; were the first troops into Brussels in 1944 (something of a race, one leading armoured car was commanded by a steeplechaser, another by a Master of Foxhounds); and even resorted to donkeys in Cyprus. Amalgamated with The Roy al D rag oon s i n M arc h 1 969 The Blues and Royals, as the new Regiment is now known, may still be seen on ceremonial duties outside Whitehall; it would be wise, however, not to forget their fighting record." Includes music for the Regiment al M arc h. Min or b rown ing to p ages , light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, small bump at bottom of spine - minor bump at top. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. creasing and tiny tears at bo ttom of spin e - a rchiv ally tape d, li ght browning o spine and flap-folds/top edge, one small closed tear, light water stains on inside of spine and at top/bottom inside of front flap-fold/flap top edge, old price sticker on front flap. Very Good/ Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CANADIANS ON THE NILE, 1882-1898.  BEING THE ADVENTURES OF THE VOYAGEURS ON THE KHARTOUM RELIEF EXPEDITION AND OTHER EXPLOITS., MacLaren, Roy.
6 MacLaren, Roy. CANADIANS ON THE NILE, 1882-1898. BEING THE ADVENTURES OF THE VOYAGEURS ON THE KHARTOUM RELIEF EXPEDITION AND OTHER EXPLOITS.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1978). 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0774800941 B&w photos, reproductions, map. "...a lively description of Canada's romantic and little known involvement in the greatest imperial drama of Queen Victoria's later years. C hosen for their unique skills, 400 English- and French-speaking Canadian voyaguers transported imperial forces up the Nile in a daring attempt to rescue 'Chinese' Gordon, besieged at Khartoum. A generation later, their imperial work was compl e t e d b y another Canadian, Sir Percy Girouard, who built the desert railway which enabled Kitchener to capture Khartoum in 1898..." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge browning, very light edge wear/wrinklin g, a f ew sm all & tiny edge tears - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY., Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B.
7 Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B. THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1924 Hard Cover Very Good - 
375 pp, 8 7/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering, crest and banding on front board, top edge gilt. Corrigenda slip tipped in at beginning of Chapter I. B&w reproductions, maps (two fold-out), photographs - collated. Contents: Foreword; The Army on the Eve of the Crimean War; Burma - Crimea - Indian Mutiny - China; Canada - American Civil War - Red River; Cardwell Reforms - Ashanti Expedition; Natal, 1875 - Cyprus, 1878; South Africa, 1879-1880; Quartermaster-General - Egypt, 1882; The Attempt to save Gordon, 1884-1885; The War Office and Preparation for War, 1885-1890; In Command in Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, 1895-1900; Preparation for the South African War; Afterword; Bibliography; Index. Very light browning to pages - mainly at margins, bump at top corner of text block - tiny to small from front to back of book, small bump at top rear corner, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color and spine lettering, spine has a very slight lean and light waviness, minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SPRING, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 181., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major A. McK. Annand, Adrian W. Preston, A.S. White, H.T. Dickinson, H.Y. Usher, Lt.-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.)
8 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major A. McK. Annand, Adrian W. Preston, A.S. White, H.T. Dickinson, H.Y. Usher, Lt.-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SPRING, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 181.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
62 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: An Officer of the 17th Lancers, c. 1865; Sir Garnet Wolseley and the Cyprus Expedition, 1878; Sir Cecil Bysshopp, Bart. (Later 12th Baron Zouche) and the Parham Troop of Sussex Yeomanry, c. 1798; Captain Henry Thurburn (1826-1897) 52nd Madras Native Infantry; The Army List, 1939 to 1960; The Earl of Peterborough's Campaign in Valencia, 1706 / Notes: Regimental Medals of Merit, 47th and 9 1 s t R e g i ments; The Uniform of The Warwickshire Yeomanry to 1914; etc. / Questions; Reply; Regimental Museums (The Museums of The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, 1966; The Museu Militar, Lisbon). Interior - soft crease at bottom corne r of a pp r ox . fi rs t 25 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, small tear at bottom of spine - re-glued, soft cr eas e a t b ot tom c orn er of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Neverov, O. ANTIQUE INTAGLIOS IN THE HERMITAGE COLLECTION
Leningrad Aurora Art 1976 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
111 pp of text + 145 colour plates, 6 13/16" H. Black cloth with pastedown of intaglio on front board, gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board, integral ribbon bookmark. Cream coloured slipcase - no dust jacket (as issued). Bilingual text - English / Russian (Cyrillic). Slipcase has light to moderate browning, light soiling, has been covered with laminate which is lightly rubbed and is in Good+ condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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