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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
 
 
3 Cosentino, Frank and Leyshon, Glynn. OLYMPIC GOLD: CANADA'S WINNERS IN THE SUMMER GAMES.
Toronto Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0039233308 / 9780039233303 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
147 pp, square (8 3/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Pictorial glazed boards (no dust jacket - as issued). B&w photographs. "(T)ells the stories of all of Canada's Gold Medallists since the first medal was won by the Winnipeg Shamrocks Lacrosse Club in 1904; stories of individual struggles, long lonely hours of practice with makeshift and borrowed equipment, agonizing self-sacrifice and incredible determin-ation, all centred towards one goal: To enter, alone and unsupported, the most demanding athletic competition in the world, and win." Minor rubbing on glossy boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DEFENCE OF CANADA:  IN THE ARMS OF THE EMPIRE, 1760-1939., Dyer, Gwynne and Viljoen, Tina.
4 Dyer, Gwynne and Viljoen, Tina. THE DEFENCE OF CANADA: IN THE ARMS OF THE EMPIRE, 1760-1939.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1990). 
375 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029756 B&w plates, maps. "...goes back to the roots of our present defence policies in 1760, when Britain first gained a tenuous hold in Canada. From this point on, our policies have been moulded by tactical alliances - between the English-speaking and French-speaking peoples of Canada, and between the great powers which dominated world politics no less in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries than they do today...stri p ( s ) b a ck the mythologies that now surround the key events in our half-remembered past, showing how fragile was Britain's initial rule of Canada, what really was a stake in the War of 1812, why we became embroiled in the Boer War, and just who e xa ct ly re fu sed to rush to Britain's defence during the First World War. These events and many others...rarely mentioned in other history books, are related..." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dint on top edge of rear bo ard , t iny ink ma rk on bottom of text block and bottom of front board - NOT a remainder mark. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear with crease. Ve ry G ood+ /Ver y Go o d 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Dyer, Gwynne. IGNORANT ARMIES: SLIDING INTO WAR IN IRAQ.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2003, 2nd printing. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771029772 "Around the world thoughtful people are asking one vital question: How could an unspeakable terrorist act carried out by a small group of Islamist zealots, most of them Saudi Arabian, result in w ar being declared on Iraq, a country with a brutal but firmly secular government that had no known connection with 9/11? Is it a grotesque mistake, a sinister plot, or just the strategic equivalent of a highway pileup? Far too many politician s a n d journalists who should know better have swallowed the story that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the West, that his weapons of mass destruction are about to fall into the hands of suicidal terrorist fanatics, and that we must invade Iraq bef or e t he B east of Baghdad eats us, hair and all. And too few observers have pointed out that the weapons are not very dangerous, that Saddam has been successfully contained for over a decade without a war, and that the emperor has not clothes - --" Int eri or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918., Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb)
6 Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb) LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2000 0850527511 / 9780850527513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "(E)xamines the often stormy relationships (of the generals and politicians of the Great War), portraying the decision-making process on both sides. Many of the individuals involved remain household names today over eighty years on: Douglas Haig, Ferdinand Foch, David Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson and the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II. The results of their endeavours led to the now legendary carnage in Gallipoli, on the Somme, in the mud of Flanders and the frozen heights of the Alps. How did these great men conduct their relationships and decision-making? To answer this, the chapters range widely to look at the Home Front, the Western Front and America at war. They also deal with the role of royalty and sideshows such as Italy, where Britian and France came to the aid of faltering allies. In all of this, defeat or victory would be decided by the most forceful and dynamic leaders willing to listen to and accept the wisest counsel. (This book) brings together the works of distinguished authorities on this ever-fascinating period and adds significantly to our understanding of the often complex relationships at play." Minor browning to edges of textblock, two tiny edge tears with crease at top of page 139/140 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE., Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F.  "Woodbine Willie".  Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne.
7 Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F. "Woodbine Willie". Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne. ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE.
Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1918, first Canadian edition. 
99 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems by a padre who served with the 46th and 24th Infantry Divisions of the B.E.F. during World War I. He earned th e nickname "Woodbine Willie" for dispensing the practical comfort of cigarettes along with his prayers for wounded and dying soldiers in France. Includes: The Sorrow of God; Prayer Before an Attack; Christmas; A Scrap of Paper; A Mother Un d e r s t a n d s ; English Land in France; His Mate; What are We Fighting for?, etc. Samll greeting inscription on preliminary page, book cracked at pages 86/87 and 38/39 - pages holding firmly, very small erased pencil check mark on page 98, spin e sl ig ht ly t wi st ed , darkening and foxing on top of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, damp mark at fore-edge of front board, light soiling. Good+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
8 Kipling, Rudyard. THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FIRST BATTALION. VOLUME II. THE SECOND BATTALION AND APPENDICES.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1923 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Attractive contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. Volume I has a few very small marks and scuffs on boards, spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, some tiny foxing marks on rear endpapers, one very small corner bump, 3 inches of splits in front inside hinge paper - hinge is firm; spine label has browning, light edge wear, light crease and small scuffs. Volume II has a tiny dent on front board, minor foxing marks on rear pastedown, light offset from bookplate on free front endpaper; spine label is browned, has small light stain, light crease and tiny scuffs. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, small area of shelf rubbing on bottom of text block. Both volumes have protective mylar sleeves with rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
9 Kipling, Rudyard. THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FIRST BATTALION. VOLUME II. THE SECOND BATTALION AND APPENDICES.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1923 First American Edition Hard Cover Good- 
334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Modern bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. 334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Attractive contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. Volume I has various areas of faint discoloration, faint water marks, small stain on boards; spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, very light browning on endpapers, some spliting to paper of inside hinges - hinges are firm; spine label is browned, has edge wear, creases and small pieces missing; brown liquid stain at bottom corner of page leaf 173/174 - migrates int adjacent pages 172 to180, a few scattered small stains on pages; tiny tear/chip at fore-edge of pages 69 to 125. Volume II spine label is browned, has small pieces missing and tiny scuffs; scattered light stains on pages, spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, light rubbing a d some faint discoloration on boards, light soiling on rear endpapers, line indentation across bottom of text block. Both volumes have light to moderate edge wear, corner bumps - migrate through page corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, small area of shelf rubbing on bottom of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 


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