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DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
1 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
2 Armstrong, C.H.A. Essay by E.R. Arthur. Foreword by D'Alton Lally McCarthy. THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF OSGOODE HALL.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
60 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) sketch of the origin and some features of the earlier history of the Law Society of Upper Canada and its seat at Osgoode Hall". Also contains an essay on "The History and Architecture of the Fabric" by E.R. Arthur. Slight toning to endpapers, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has small/tiny chips and tears, light browning, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
3 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight small bump to top corner of pages 197 to 314. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing and soiling; very light browning on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
4 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." One color plate has tiny corner crease, minor rubbing to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate with creases at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few very small edge tears and tiny chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA:  A HISTORY OF A SPLENDID REGIMENT'S ORIGIN, DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING A STORY OF PATRIOTIC DUTIES WELL PERFORMED IN THREE CAMPAIGNS., Chambers, Ernest J., Captain, R.O.
5 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain, R.O. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA: A HISTORY OF A SPLENDID REGIMENT'S ORIGIN, DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING A STORY OF PATRIOTIC DUTIES WELL PERFORMED IN THREE CAMPAIGNS.
Toronto E.L. Ruddy 1901 First Edition Hard Cover Good Reference Copy 
156 pp + i - lviii of contemporary advertisements, 11 5/8" H - this book has been rebound in dark green buckram with the title in gold on spine and front board and the Q.O.R. insignia from the original binding affixed to the lower corner of the front board. Floral endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: The First Upper Canada Militia; The Upper Canada Militia of 1812; The Militia of the Rebellion of 1837; The Volunteer Rifle Companies of "Fifty-Six"; Organized as a Battalion; The Fenian Excitement; The Baptism of Blood at Ridgeway; A Period of Peace and Progress; The North-West Rebellion - With Otter to Battleford; Fighting Poundmaker at Cut Knife Hill; Fifteen Years of Regimental Work and Development; Queen's Own Men in Khaki; Under the Admiring Gaze of Royalty; An Honourable Record on the Rifle Range; Record of Officers' Services. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown; waviness to fore-edge of text block; page leaf 133/134 has old tape in gutter, has fold marks across page and small area of surface paper loss on page 134 effecting three lines of text - missing piece is attached to tape; light water staining and waviness at top corner of advertising pages - heavier towards end of book; water marks and staining at top corner of most pages - heavier on approx. first 30 pages and progressively less towards end of text pages; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; some light edge wear. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
REPRINTED PIECES.  (CONTAINS: THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER; A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR; NOBODY'S STORY; THE DETECTIVE POLICE; A WALK IN A WORKHOUSE; PRINCE BULL - A FAIRY TALE; A CHRISTMAS TREE, OUT OF SEASON; LYING AWAKE; A MONUMENT OF FRENCH FOLLY; ET AL.), Dickens, Charles.
6 Dickens, Charles. REPRINTED PIECES. (CONTAINS: THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER; A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR; NOBODY'S STORY; THE DETECTIVE POLICE; A WALK IN A WORKHOUSE; PRINCE BULL - A FAIRY TALE; A CHRISTMAS TREE, OUT OF SEASON; LYING AWAKE; A MONUMENT OF FRENCH FOLLY; ET AL.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.H. Buckland. 
406 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Contents: The Long Voyage; The Begging-Letter Writer; A Child's Dream of a Star; Our English Watering-Place; Our French Watering-Place; Bill-Sticking; "Births. Mrs. Meek, of a Son"; Lying Awake; The Poor Relation's Story; The Child's Story; The Schoolboy's Story; Nobody's Story; The Ghost of Art; Out of Town; Out of the Season; A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent; The Noble Savage; A Flight; The Detective Police; Three "Detective" Anecdotes; On Duty with Inspector Field; Down with the Tide; A Walk in a Workhouse; Prince Bull. A Fairy Tale; A Plated Article; Our Honourable Friend; Our School; Our Vestry; Our Bore; A Monument of French Folly; A Christmas Tree. Previous owner's name and Christmas date (1931) in ink on one preliminary page, very small corner crease on two preliminary pages, light edge wear - a bit more at corners of covers, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AN ASSEMBLAGE OF INDIAN ARMY SOLDIERS & UNIFORMS FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS OF THE LATE CHATER PAUL CHATER., Glover, Michael.  Foreword by Antony Brett-James.
7 Glover, Michael. Foreword by Antony Brett-James. AN ASSEMBLAGE OF INDIAN ARMY SOLDIERS & UNIFORMS FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS OF THE LATE CHATER PAUL CHATER.
London Perpetua 1973 0903070049 / 9780903070041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Chater Paul Chater. 
xxi, (Foreword and Introduction) + (131) pp. (text and 41 full page color plates with title and caption on facing page), (xxii)-xxvii (Glossary, Source of Quotations and Index). Pictorial endpapers, double page map, reproductions of 57 watercolor paintings including 41 full-page. Contents: List of Plates; Map of Indian Empire; Foreword; Introduction; The Armies of Indian (1609-1914): The armies of the Honourable Company / Soldiers of the Queen Empress. The Plates: The Company's Army / 1858-1902: Cavalry - Infantry / 1903-22: Cavalry - Infantry / 1922-39. Glossary; Source of Quotations; Index. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has wear and wrinkling at top of spine/hinges - very light edge wear elsewhere, one tiny edge tear and a 1" edge tear, small area of delamination at bottom of rear hinge, very light browning at top inside edge and a few tiny foxing marks, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
8 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
9 James, David. Foreword by Right Honourable L.S. Amery, C.H. LORD ROBERTS.
Hollis & Carter, London, (1954), first edition. 
503 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps - color frontispiece of Lord Roberts on Vonolel. Contents: Foreword; Author's Preface; Synopsis of Lord Robert's Career; Antecedents and Early Years; India before the Mutiny; The Indian Mutiny; On the Staff; (Second Afghan War) The First Phase; The Second Phase; The March from Kabul to Kandahar; Triumph; Commander-in-Chief, Madras; Commander-in-Chief, India; Commander-in-Chief, Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, South Africa; Commander-in-Chief; The Fight for National Service; The End; Epilogue. A few pages with faint erased pencil marks in margins, light liquid stain on bottom of textblock with slight migration into edge of pages, some discoloration at top of fore-edge of textblock, some loss of color at bottom of spine and rear board (fainter) due to liquid, light rubbing, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE VOICE OF ONE:  EMPIRE LYRICS.  A CORONATION GARLAND., Johnson, H. Harrold.
10 Johnson, H. Harrold. THE VOICE OF ONE: EMPIRE LYRICS. A CORONATION GARLAND.
Basil Blackwood, Oxford, 1937, first edition. 
xi, 46 pp + notes, 7 1/2" H, stiff card covers with attached dust jacket. Contents: Dedication; The King's Grace; From Arbor Low to King Alfred (Arbor Low - Ancient Britons - The Romans in Britain - St Columba and Iona - Exile from Erin - The Pool of Columcille - The English - The Danes - King Alfred); Great Britain and Ireland (The Garden of England - The Homes of England - The Last Levee - Under Which Flag? - The Song of the Mothers - Th' oul' Home in Mona - Old Ireland - The Passing of the Celt); The Seven Seas (The Old Mother - The Motherland - 'Physical Energy' - A Colonist's Farewell); To the Captain (The Right Honourable Stanley Baldwin); Notes. a few tiny soiling marks on inside front hinge, a few scattered tiny light f o x i n g m a rks. Dust jacket has ight to moderate soiling and darkening, small surface paper scuff on front panel, light edge wrinkling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY.  FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1760.  2 VOLUME SET., Lawson, Cecil C.P.  Foreword by the Marquess of Cambridge, G.C.V.O.
11 Lawson, Cecil C.P. Foreword by the Marquess of Cambridge, G.C.V.O. A HISTORY OF THE UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1760. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Peter Davies 1940 First Editions Hard Cover Good No Jacket Cecil C.P. Lawson, drawings. 
2 volume set, 10" H. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Colour frontispieces, b&w drawings throughout. Volume I. - 213 pp, 1940 first edition - Contents: Foreword; Author's Notes and Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introductory; Infantry; Marine Regiments; The Scottish Army; Independent Highland Companies; Scots Regiments in Foreign Service; Appendix: Notes on Uniforms from Various Contemporary Sources; Cavalry; Appendix: References to Cavalry; Colours (Standards and Guidons / Badges of the Foot Guards / Badges of the Coldstream Guards); Artillery; General Officers; Militia: Trained Bands, Honourable Artillery Company; Scots Militia; Jersey Militia; Bibliography; Index. Volume II. - 276 pp, 1941 first edition - Contents: Author's Note and Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; George I. Infantry; George II. Infantry; Marine Regiments, 1739-1748; Regiments Raised for the '45; George II. 1750; Infantry Bands, 1740-1760; Highland Regiments, c.1714-1760; Scots Corps in Foreign Service; Scottish Regiments in the Service of France; Colours of Irish Regiments in French Service; Infantry Coats, etc. from Clothing Book, 1742; ditto from Morier's Paintings, c.1750; Appendix: Millan's List, 1749 / Infantry References from Warrants, etc. / Regulations for the Colours, Clothing, etc., of Foot and Cavalry, etc.; Cavalry, 1715-1760; Cavalry Kettle Drummers and Trumpeters; Appendix: Facings and Housings from Millan's List / General View of Differences and Distinctions, etc. / References from Lists, Contracts, etc.; Saddlery; Colours, 1714-1760; Cavalry Standards; Artillery and Engineers; General Officers, 1715-1760; Honourable Artillery Company, 1714-1760; Volunteer Corps, 1745; English Militia, 1758-1760; Militia Colours; Jersey Militia, 1714-1760; Irish Militia and Volunteers; Royal Hospitals; Salutes and Morning Ceremonial; Hanoverian Regiments; Hanoverian Artillery; Colours and Standards; Bibliography; Index. Light toning to page margins in vol. I, very light browning to page margins in vol. II, very light browning to pastedowns, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block of both volumes, vol. I maroon colour is slightly lighter, colour on top of text block of vol. II is faded and there is a water stain at at the spine, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, several small corner bumps, some areas of slight foxing/colour fading on front boards, some small areas of colour loss at fore-edge of rear board of vol. I. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE.  VOLUME 1., MacBride, Morrison Mann.
12 MacBride, Morrison Mann. SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE. VOLUME 1.
Brantford, Ontario Ralph V. MacBride 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
149 pp, 8 3/4" H, black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and decoration on front board. Two b&w photographs. Poems by a former mayor of Brantford, Ontario, who was a printer by trade and once the Minister of Labour for Ontario. Includes a 'Biographical Sketch' by his son, Ralph V. MacBride. Titles include, To the Folks: The printer man; The Crimes Beyond the Rhine: Who's to stay the hand of Hitler?; To-day and Then: In Flanders Fields the poppies grow; Christmas: Here's a wish for all good neighbours; Ireland: In Ireland now, a Spaniard rules; Saint Patrick's Day: It must have been God's heart; World Peace: Anglo-Saxon hearts have quickened; The Canadian Call: O'er all this land, there floats a flag; If They Could Speak: To our soldier sons now sleeping; To "Do" and Then to Teach: The Prince of Wales, he showed the way; Sportsmanship: If you knew well that you were wrong; Fishin' Time: Have you ever gone afishin'; The Armistice: The armistice was signed; The Lions Club and the Children: If you love God's little children; Along the Way: Our lives must touch with other lives; etc., etc. Light to moderate browning to endpapers, very light browning at page edges, light foxing at bottom of pages xv to xix, small dent and tear at bottom edge of pages 127 to 152, very light bump at top corners of boards, light soiling on boards - mainly front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  DECEMBER, 1959.  VOL. XXXVII.  NO. 152., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Brigadier B.W. Webb-Carter, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Lothar W. Ilbert, H.Y. Usher, John Mollo, Brian Mollo, G.O. Rickword, D.W. King, et al.)
13 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Brigadier B.W. Webb-Carter, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Lothar W. Ilbert, H.Y. Usher, John Mollo, Brian Mollo, G.O. Rickword, D.W. King, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. DECEMBER, 1959. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 152.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1959. 
Paging runs 143 - 190, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Lieutenant-Colonel The Honourable Arthur Wesley, 33rd Regiment; Letters of Samuel Noyes, Chaplain of The Royal Scots, 1703-4; Comman dant George Hamilton-Browne of the Colonial Forces; Officers' Belt Lockets of The Green Howards; The Early Years of the British Military Attache Service in British Diplomacy; Lieut.-Colonel John Piper, C.B., 4th Foot, 1783-1821; Three Penin s u l a r B r o thers. / Notes: 17th Lancers Depot Mess, 1854; etc. / Replies: Tiger and Leopard-skin Aprons; etc. Museum Supplement No. 41 December, 1959 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, book cracked at pages 158/159, otherwise cle an a nd t ig h t wi th no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, one very small edge tear. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN SWASTIKA., Trebich, Willy, with Edmund Swinglehurst.
14 Trebich, Willy, with Edmund Swinglehurst. THE BROKEN SWASTIKA.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973, first edition. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521009 B&w photographs. "Few men can lay claim to a more extraordinary military career than Willy Trebich. At the outbreak of the Second World War he belonged to both the HAC (Honourabl e Artillery Company) and to the Hilter Youth. Nurtured in the international society of the Cote d'Azur, in 1939 he was working as a stockbroker in the City. To please his boss he had joined the HAC but his heart was with the Hitler Jugen d w i t h w h o m he spent every moment of his holidays. The reader will discover by what twists of fate it fell out that Willy eventually served in the RHA (Royal Horse Artillery) and not in the German Army. The decision was made but the crisis w a s fa r fr o m ov er . He was captured in North Africa by his former Nazi friends. He escaped and was recaptured no less than six times - eventually being sent to the concentration cap at Regensburg, - but each time he knew that he was escapin g a s mu ch fr om hi s fel low prisoners as from the enemy. Not only is this a fantastic adventure story, it is also a deeply moving account of a man haunted by his past, desperately trying to lay the ghost of his own conscience." Two pages with smal l dog -ea r c rea se, t iny fain t foxing marks on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small light liquid mark on rear pastedown, minor edge wear/soiling. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, small scuf f on f ront fla p-fo ld, a f ew m inor foxing marks at edges. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHILE MEMORY SERVES., Tuker, Farncis, Lieut.-General Sir.
15 Tuker, Farncis, Lieut.-General Sir. WHILE MEMORY SERVES.
Cassell, London, 1950, first edition. 
668 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps (2 fold-out). "This is the tale of the last two years of British rule in India (1946-47), told by one who watche d events from the Headquarters of Eastern Command. My story will show how Indian affairs were when the (Second World War) was over: the rapid deterioration of the adminstration as the small British cadre of civil officials was hurriedly replaced by Indian, and as independence became more and more certain; in particular the lawlessness which so quickly set in: the almost insupportable burden that was placed upon and successfully borne by the Indian Army and its few British officers, and how gr e at was the debt that India, the Commonwealth and indeed the world owed to the devotion of these officers, their skill, patience and staunchness: that we had no honourable alternative but to quit India: and, lastly, why, unless Russia first collaps es , India - Hindustan, if you will - is in grave danger of becoming communist in the not distant future. Of necessity the tale starts with a description of Eastern Command and its peoples. A more detailed description of Hinduism I have relagated to Appendix I. Without some knowledge of that system it is impossible either to understand the political and communal affairs of which the book speaks or to be aware of the bearing of Hinduism upon the past and, above all, the future of India." Ciga ret te odor inside, light browning to endpapers, foxing mark on title page and dedication page, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, a few faint areas of discoloration on boards, slight fading to spine colour , ve ry light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
A PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE., Watson, Julie V.  Foreword by the Honourable J.A. Doiron.
16 Watson, Julie V. Foreword by the Honourable J.A. Doiron. A PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1987 088882095X / 9780888820952 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
111 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Julie Watson has divided (this) book into sections that include travel by sea, land, and air; silver fox farming; fishing; sports; arts; and ceremonial occasions. She takes us on a nostalgic trip around the Island through scenes of rustic charm, from picturesque farms to the harness races, from shipyards to socials, from Charlottetown to the sea. Perhaps more fascinating still, in evocative pictures and words, she introduces us to the proud and patriotic Islanders: nurses, missionaries, dignitaries, entrepreneurs, writers and many others. Our last glimpse is a poignant one - photos of confident young men marching bravely away to war." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, very tiny scuff at top corner of front panel, soft small crease at bottom edge of rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 


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