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1 English, John. THE LIFE OF LEST PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 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
 
 
3 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
 
 
RESURGO:  THE HISTORY OF MONCTON.  VOLUME II - THE HISTORY OF MONCTON FROM 1890-1990., Larracey, Edward W.
4 Larracey, Edward W. RESURGO: THE HISTORY OF MONCTON. VOLUME II - THE HISTORY OF MONCTON FROM 1890-1990.
Moncton, New Brunswick City of Moncton 1991 0969463421 / 9780969463429 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
498 pp, 9 1/4" H. Volume II only. Black cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Mollie Filled the Coal Box; The War At Home; The Decade of Natural Gas; Transformation in the Twenties; The News-Filled Thirties; From Peace to War and Back Again; The Television Era; The Stormy Leonard Jones Era; A Violent Crime Wave; A Dramatic Decade; Appendices: Captain Lou Kenedy; Senator Wark; A Stroll Along Main Street; City Council List (1890-1990); The Sea Captains; Index. Minor browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FORT IN THE WILDERNESS., Strobeck, Katherine M.
5 Strobeck, Katherine M. THE FORT IN THE WILDERNESS.
Sylvan Beach, N.Y. North Country Books 1978 0932052169 / 9780932052162 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Emerson Lamb. 
83 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Plan of fort on endpapers, b&w drawings throughout. Written for the younger reader, this book dramatizes the Oriskany-Fort Stanwix campaign, which saw St. Leger repelled and prevented the British from sweeping down the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolution. "Someone told us (this) was a children's book. They were wrong. It will fascinate children but many adults will be unable to put it down. For this is a story of true adventure, based on thrilling Mowhawk Valley history. Until we read (it) we had not realized the many exciting episodes of the Oriskany-Fort Stanwix campaign." Fritz S. Updike (from the dust jacket flap). Light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is lightly browned, has light soiling rubbing, very light edge wrinkling, very tiny hole at top of front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777., Watt, Gavin K.  Research assistance by James F. Morrison.
6 Watt, Gavin K. Research assistance by James F. Morrison. REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550023764 B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1777, the British general John Burgoyne mounted a massive expedition from Canada to New York State with the goal of splitting the rebelling American colonies into two. Simultaneously, Brigadier Barry St. Leger led a supporting flank attack from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley. His expedition had three major goals: recruit the Iroquois and their allies; defeat the rebel troops in the Mohawk region; and join Burgoyne's Grand Army at Albany. St. Leger's Indians and loyalists shattered the Mohawk Valley militia at Oriskany on their march to relieve Fort Stanwix; however, the fort's stubborn defenders stalled St. Leger until he was d u p e d into retreating. He then attempted to reinforce Burgoyne, but was halted at Ticonderoga due to lack of transport. The grand campaign from Canada ended in catastrophe when word came of Burgoyne's surrender. The remaining troops destroy e d Ti co nd er oga and withdrew to Canada." Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small light corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
EUROPEAN MILITARY MUSEUMS:  A SURVEY OF THEIR PHILOSOPHY, FACILITIES, PROGRAMS, AND MANAGEMENT.  SMITHSONIAN PUBLICATION 4432., Westrate, J. Lee.
7 Westrate, J. Lee. EUROPEAN MILITARY MUSEUMS: A SURVEY OF THEIR PHILOSOPHY, FACILITIES, PROGRAMS, AND MANAGEMENT. SMITHSONIAN PUBLICATION 4432.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1961. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (medium blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photos. "...contains a wealth of information that may prove of interest to those concerned with the general problems of organizing and maintaining museums. Although the study was restricted to military museums, the findings and the conclusions presented will be found to have a wider applicability to museums in general...." Contents: Essential C haracteristics of European Military Museums - The Elements of Appraisal; Philosophy of the European Military Museum; Museum Buildings; Exhibition Techniques; Programs and Services; Management and Organization; Museum Finances. Significant Mi l i t a r y Museums and Weapons Collections - Imperial War Museum; National Maritime Museum; Tower Armouries; Royal United Service Museum; Musee Royal de l'Armee et d'Histoire Militaire; Leger en Wapenmuseum (Generaal Hoefer); Musee de la Marine ; Mu se e de l ' Armee; Tojhusmuseet; Haermuseet; Armemuseum; Statens Sjohistoriska Museum; Museum fur Deutsche Geschichte; Heeresgeschichtliches Museum; Museo del Ejercito; Museo Naval; Museu Militar; Significant Arms Collection. Epilogue. Appe nd ix: Sp ac e A llo ca tions in European Military Musuems. Tiny crease/scuff at top corner of approx. pages 138 to 158, light browning to edges of text block, light rubbing, light fading to color on spine at at top of rear board. Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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