Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 16 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918., Bickersteth, John, editor.  Introduction by John Terraine.  Foreword by Donald Coggan.
1 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at bottom corner of front cover, very light rubbing, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small shallow dent on spine, light rubbing, two tiny corner creases, very light browning to top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
3 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVOR'S STORY., Gibbs, Gerald, Air Marshal Sir.
4 Gibbs, Gerald, Air Marshal Sir. SURVIVOR'S STORY.
Hutchinson, London, 1956, first edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "Distinguished survivor of the early flying days and of many campaigns, (the author) was the last British Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force. This is the story not only of his own long and exciting years of service in many parts of the world, but also of the Air Force itself, from the time of the Flying Corps to the present day. In this book he strikes a new and very readable line among senior Air Force write rs for he does not forget to give due place to the lighter and social side. His accounts of those early days, when he served with the R.F.C. at Aboukir, are both inspiring and amusing....After the First World War (he) had a highly eventful s p e l l o f service in Iraq, Palestine, and Transjordan, and later, in the early 1930's, he went to Kenya and the Sudan. He has many good big-game stories to tell, and many valuable comments to make, also, upon conditons in these troubled regions . A h ig h -s po t of his book is his account of the Battle of Britain, throwing as it does considerable light upon the controversies regarding R.A.F. tactics and control. He had wide personal experience, too, of the war in Burma, and was also pr es ent at Si ng apo re when the Japanese surrendered. After the war, before his final appointment in India, he spent three years on United Nations work in the U.S.A., and he writes of America, as of India, with a sympathy born of intimate knowled ge" . L ight sca tte red fox ing on end papers and on edges of text block, very small stain on rear free end paper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning on edges of text block and edges of boards. Dust jacket has edge creasing, seve ral c hips and s mall edg e pi eces missing, several small and tiny edge tears, light browing, very light tiny foxing marks on rear panel and flap-folds. Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
5 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Soft crease at top corner of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing to glossy surfaces. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
6 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
TORPEDO LEADER., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
7 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. TORPEDO LEADER.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817569 / 9780948817564 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "A first-hand and very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustration as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then more significantly his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on anti-shipping operations from Malta in that crucial summer of 1942. Fighting uphill battles against 'the powers that be', Gibbs remained utterly dedicated to the airborne torpedoes as a weapon of war against shipping, and succeeded in changing not only tactical but also strategic policy - very rare indeed for a junior officer. But his book also gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inveitable losses." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TORPEDO LEADER., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
8 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. TORPEDO LEADER.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817569 / 9780948817564 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "A first-hand and very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustration as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then more significantly his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on anti-shipping operations from Malta in that crucial summer of 1942. Fighting uphill battles against 'the powers that be', Gibbs remained utterly dedicated to the airborne torpedoes as a weapon of war against shipping, and succeeded in changing not only tactical but also strategic policy - very rare indeed for a junior officer. But his book also gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inveitable losses." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CRIMEAN BLUNDER: THE STORY OF WAR WITH RUSSIA A HUNDRED YEARS AGO., Gibbs, Peter.
9 Gibbs, Peter. CRIMEAN BLUNDER: THE STORY OF WAR WITH RUSSIA A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1960, first American edition. 
297 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The Crimean War was a little war, a seemingly unimportant war which England entered - as Trevelyan wrote - for no better reason than that she was bored with pe ace. When, in 1854, the London crowds saw their soldiers marching off to fight, they cheered with delight. The war against Russia, into which Britain and France had drifted in alliance with Turkey - and which had grown out of a petty quarre l b e t w e en some monks in Jerusalem - was to be a lighthearted and glorious adventure. True, the Crimean was a war to capture only one town. Nonetheless the suffering was appalling and 300,000 lives were lost. It was in the Crimean War that t he te le gr ap h was first used to apprise statemen at home of events at the front. It was then that Florence Nightingale, horrified by the unnecessary waste of life and by the inhumanity of the treatment of the troops, organized the nursing servi ce t hat wa s t o m ak e history. It was, in fact, Crimea that finally ended the myth that war had glamor. In (this book, the author) tells the full story of this strange conflict, how the errors and blunders and optimism on the part of Palmersto n a nd Que en V icto ria, Lo uis Napoleon and Tsar Nicholas developed into a nightmare. Here is the story of the fantastic, gallant and infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, but here also is the unforgettable drama of the ordinary soldier - Briti sh, Fre nch, Russi an an d Tur kish - who fought steadfastly on, though sacrificed again and again by the stupidity of his commanders." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clip ped, has very small chip/ tears with moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to spine color, some light browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF ALMA., Gibbs, Peter.
10 Gibbs, Peter. THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1963), Ist edition. 
194 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, plans, photos, reproductions. "The Russians and Turks went to war in 1854. Britain and France sent armies to aid Turkey, but by the time they arrived in Bulgaria the Turks had already driven the R ussians out. However, the allies were determined to fight: they landed on the Crimean Peninsula, moved overland toward the Russian naval base at Sebastopol, and - 60,000 strong - approached the river Alma. The Russians came out to meet them , d r a w n up on the heights rising from the bank of the river. The battle that followed was a soldier's battle - unplanned and unco-ordinated. It was also the decisive battle of the Crimean War. This book describes not only the actual fightin g b ut t he e ve nts that led to the war, the soldiers who took part in the conflict, and the significance of the Alma in European history." Boards are verly slightly bowed, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clip pe d, ha s l igh t e dgw e wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, delamination on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
11 Gibbs-Smith, C.H. Foreword By Sir Geoffrey De Havilland. A HISTORY OF FLYING.
London B. T. Batsford 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "From Icarus to the threshold of the interplanetary rocket is the span covered (in this book). (D)escribes the development of gliding and ballooning, of the airship and the aeroplane, in terms of writers, inventors and airmen such as Leonardo da Vinci, Borelli, De Lana, Cayley, the Montfolfier Brothers, Blanchard, Stringfellow, Lilienthal, the Wright Brothers and Bleriot. The author is equally interested in the 'historical trivia of the air', as he calls them: the romantic fantasies, the eccentric inventions, the reckless adventurers and the senseless tragedies which form a continuing background to his story." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, slight fading to top of text block color near spine, tiny dent to bottom edge of both boards, small shallow bump to fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling with light edge wear - mainly at top edge and bottom of spine, slight soiling and rubbing, light browning to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Gibbs-Smith, C.H. and Percival, H.V.T. Foreword by Sir Leigh Ashton. THE WELLINGTON MUSEUM, APSLEY HOUSE. A GUIDE.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952, second (revised) edition. 
51 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w plates, floor plans. A description of the 'Iron Duke's' London house and many of its paintings and other artifacts. Includes a short biography. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise cle an and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, minor wrinkles on covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875., Johnson, Leo A.
13 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875.
Whitby, Ontario Corporation of the County of Ontario 1973 0969099606 / 9780969099604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
386 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, tables. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Native Peoples; Preparing for Settlement: Treaties and Surveys; Land Grants and Early Settlement, 1790-1820; Pioneer Society, 1790-1820; Immigration and Settlement, 1820-40; The Developing Agarian Society, 1820-40; Social Crisis: Conflict and Rebellion, 1820-40; Mercantile Development: Villages and Roads, 1840-51; Conflicting Vision: Education and Religion, 1840-51; The Creation of Ontario County; Farmer and Master Craftsman, 1851-71; Progress: The Idea and Its Proponents; Responses to Urbanization: Welfare and Education; The Building of the Railways; Social Crisis: Organization for Reform, 1871-75. Small bump at top of both hinges, tiny bump on bottom edge of both boards, small area of light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, two small tears at top of spine - archivally taped, old tape on inside of bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE.  VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2.  2 VOLUME SET., Kalman, Harold.
14 Kalman, Harold. A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE. VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1994 0195406966 / 9780195406962 First Editions Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume 1 - 478 pp. Volume 2 - pagination runs 479-933 pp. 2 volume set - 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, architectual drawings/floor plans. Volume 1 Contents: The First Buildings; New France; British and American Settlement on the Atlantic Coast; Classicism in Upper and Lower Canada; Building for Communications, Defence, and Commerce; The Return to the Past: The Victorian Revivals; Early Building on the Prairies; The Settlement of the West Coast; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. Volume 2 Contents: The Railway and the Opening of the West; Building the Young Dominion; Domestic Archi-tecture; Town Planning; The True North; Architecture Between the Wars; Modern Architecture and Beyond; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. May require extra postage is shipping outside Canada/U.S.A. Minor edge wear to boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE GENTLE FALCON.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 37., Lewis, Hilda.
15 Lewis, Hilda. THE GENTLE FALCON. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 37.
London Oxford University Press 1966 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Evelyn Gibbs. 
248 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This moving story of Isabella of France, the seven-year-old princess who became the second wife of King Richard of England, is told through the medium of her namesake, Isabella Clinton, a proud, high-spirited English girl, who was chosen to be her lady-in-waiting. She was able to comfort and befriend her through all the political intrigues and dangers of court life at Westminster, and to share with her the bitterness of King Richard's fall through the treachery of his cousin, Bolingbroke." Tiny light stain on title page, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Mowat, Farley; Mitchell, W.O.; Collins, Robert; Callaghan, Morley; Russell, Andy; Kinsella, W.P.; Braithwaite, Max; St. Pierre, Paul; Least Heat Moon, William; Hodgins, Jack; Hellyer, David Terrell; Conover, David; Gibson, Jim; Lynch-Staunton, et al. IMAGES: STORIES BY THIRTY FAVORITE AUTHORS. (THIRTY STORIES BY FAVORITE WRITERS.)
Toronto NC Press 1988 1550210076 / 9781550210071 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Len Gibbs. 
104 pp + (8 pp), oblong (8 11/16" H x 10 5/8" D). Colour reproductions, b&w drawings. "From farms and ranches, coastlines and islands, in some thirty stories and vignettes by some of North America's best loved writers and the exquisite art of Len Gibbs, here are timeless portraits which evoke not just rural living, but the universal condition. Meet a diverse and changing mix of people whose lives have been shaped by harsh realities and share with them the pain and sunshine, and truth and laughter. Here prose and paintings have been interwoven to create a loving tribute to those who have chosen to live on the land." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump tot top corner of boards, small piece of rear pastedown in missing at top corner. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, light rubbing, old tape on top/bottom inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie