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A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES., Heath, Ian.
1 Heath, Ian. A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1980, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850594308 "....a concise but highly detailed appreciation of Crusading warfare....entering into such questions as the raising, financing and organising of the opposing forces, the Mil itary Orders and the infamous Assassins, the Byzantine or East Roman connection, supply, attrition, strategy and tactics, naval and siege warfare and hints on setting up a Crusade campaign for wargamers. The book also includes a chronolog y o f t h e C rusades and a unique gazetteer of fortified sites in and around the Holy Land, together with a bibliography and appendices listing figure manufacturers and the classification of troops under WRG rules. All in all this is equally a se r io us st ud y f or the academic historian as much as a practical guide for all wargamers interested in the Mediaeval period. It is illustrated with the author's own figure drawings and maps." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, ve ry li ght bro wni ng o n f ront endpapers, very light edge rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light wri nkl ing on s p ine, min or rub bing . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
CRUSADER CASTLES., Lawrence, T.E.   Introduced by Mark Bostridge.
2 Lawrence, T.E. Introduced by Mark Bostridge. CRUSADER CASTLES.
London Folio Society 2010 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
226 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), bound in blue buckram, printed in black and silver - in slipcase. B&w photographs, drawings, plans, maps. Contents: Introduction; The Thesis (Foreword to the First Edition / Explanation of the References in the Notes / Maps); Apology for the Work and Objections to 'Secondary' Criticism; A Preliminary: to Set Forth Oman's View, and to Suggest the Lines on which I will Work; Military Architecture in Europe before the First Crusade; Byzantine Military Architecture; The Architecture of the Crusaders in Syria; Military Architecture in Europe in the Twelfth Century; The Letters. Tiny bump at top of spine. Two tiny bumps on slipcase. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES., Miller, David.
3 Miller, David. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2001 1574882929 / 9781574882926 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the logistics involved in moving thousands of combined forces across frequently hostile regions; fortifications and siege warfare; and armour and weapons. There were heroes and villians, too - again on both sides - and examples of great generalship, military ineptitude, magnamity, and atrocity. The most notable leaders during these conflicts were Richard I, Lionheart, King of England, and the saracen commander, Saladin. While they never met, each had a justifiable respect for the other. This handsome volume encapsulates all the intriguing contrasts between the combatant forces, outlining the formation of the Christian Military Orders - such as the Knights Hospitallers - and the ferocious saracen armies. It describes the major weapons, such as siege machines, as well as personal arms and armour, and the important battles. Liberally illustrated with maps and diagrams, plus contemporary and other illustrations of the people, places and warfare, (this book) is a highly readable military history of a period and events that have an enduring fascination for military enthusiast and general reader alike." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ST. CROSS HOSPITAL, NEAR WINCHESTER.  WITH THE TEXT OF THE SCHEME OF MANAGEMENT.  SECOND EDITION., Warren, William Thorn.
4 Warren, William Thorn. ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ST. CROSS HOSPITAL, NEAR WINCHESTER. WITH THE TEXT OF THE SCHEME OF MANAGEMENT. SECOND EDITION.
Warren & Son, Winchester, 1909, 2nd edition. 
66 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings, ads. Gives a brief history of the Hospital of St. Cross, founded in 1136 by Bishop Henry de Blois (a grandson of William the Conqueror), which at the time of printing was still distributing i ts 'Wayfarer's Dole' of a horn of beer and a slice of white bread to, on average, thirty people a day. Shows architectural details and also outlines the management of the institution to date. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of p a g e s , s m a l l bump to bottom of gutters, first page has small piece missing from bottom corner and small crease at gutter. Exterior - bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom corners of covers, light soiling and rubbing, small piece missin g fr om b ot t om o f sp ine, very light browning, small edge tears (archivally taped) and small soiling mark on rear cover. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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