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ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
1 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LUCILLE TEASDALE:  DOCTOR OF COURAGE., Cowley, Deborah.  Inscribed by author.
2 Cowley, Deborah. Inscribed by author. LUCILLE TEASDALE: DOCTOR OF COURAGE.
XYZ Publishing, Montreal, 2005. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1894852168 B&w photographs, map. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FIRST PAGE. "Lucille Teasdale was determined to become a doctor and help children in need. She entered medical school in 1950 and was one of the f irst women in Quebec to receive a diploma as a surgeon. In 1961, she married an Italian doctor, Piero Conti, and went to northern Uganda with him. There, they established St. Mary's-Lacor Hospital. For over 35 years, they treated people w i t h c o n t agious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS. They continually expanded the services of the hospital and trained Ugandans to staff it. Dr. Lucille performed thousands of operations under extremely difficult conditions. W he n ci v il w ar b roke out in Uganda in the early 1970s, she was forced to become a war surgeon. Even though repeated rebel attacks on the hospital put their lives in constant peril, the couple stayed on to help the people who depended on th em for m edi ca l c are . Bef ore the world knew about HIV, Dr. Lucille contracted the virus when sharp bone fragments penetrated her rubber gloves in the course of performing an operation on a wounded soldier. She took precautions but contined to wo rk f or anot her ten yea rs to save lives and raise funds for the hospital. She spoke out boldly on HIV/AIDS and became an inspiring example to people living with the disease. She died of AIDS in 1996 and is buried in Uganda, on the grounds of Lacor Ho spita l." Inte rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BANNERS IN THE AIR:  THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR., Hard, Curtis V.  Edited by Robert H. Ferrell.
3 Hard, Curtis V. Edited by Robert H. Ferrell. BANNERS IN THE AIR: THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR.
The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, (1988). 
147 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Here, in short compass, is a lively, highly personal, and compelling account of what the war was like to the soldiers....Hard's group (Hard was the colonel of the Eight Ohio Volunteer) was the only Ohio regiment to go to Cuba. The men saw no combat action because they arrived only a few days before the armistice of Santiago, but the value of Hard's account lies elsewhere - in the story he tells of the men in his regiment. He recounts the mechanics of mobilization, camp life, the pace and problems of campaigning, and the traditional enemy of soldierly life before this century - illness. Seventy-two of the 1,325 men in the regiment died from malaria or other illness in Cuba or aboard ship or at Montauk or in hospitals in the United States or at home. Hard's narrative is enhanced by over thirty photographs - many taken by and preserved in the personal album of Chief Musician William R. Palmer, bandmaster of the E ighth... " Small bump to top corner of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREEN HELL: THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL., Owens, William J.
4 Owens, William J. GREEN HELL: THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL.
Hellgate Press, Central Point, Oregon, 1999, first edition. 
276 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. ISBN 1555714986 "On 7 August 1942, the amphibious assault on Tulagi and Guadalcanal was the first American offensive in World War II against the rampaging forces of the Empire of Japan. The enemy retaliatio n - from the sea, air and on land - was swift, fierce and bloody. Yet many soldiers contend the greatest struggle of all was confronting the 'Green Hell' - a reeking, rotting and malaria-infested jungle that tested any soldier's strength and c o u r a g e. Against all odds, the young and inadequately trained and supplied 1st Marine Division, commanded by Lt. General Archer Vandergrift and the Army's equally inexperienced 164th Infantry Regiment held onto Guadalcanal for four awesome m o nt hs a ga in st the best trained and seasoned forces that Japan sent in. Every aspect of the battle remains impressive. From the assistance of the Australian Coastwatchers who hid away in dangerous observation points along the Solomon's chain o f i sla nds to th e A rmy and 2nd Marine Division's actions in the last two months of the campaign." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, one light crease down spine, slight curl at for e-e dge of c over s. Very Goo d 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE:  THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92., Sinclair, Keith, edited by.  (James Bodell.)
5 Sinclair, Keith, edited by. (James Bodell.) A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE: THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92.
Bodley Head, London, 1982, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370302249 B&w plates. "James Bodell was born in 1831 near Nottingham, the son of poor parents. At sixteen, he enlisted in the army and was sent first to Ireland, then slowly recovering fro m the great potato famine, and then to Hong Kong, where most of his regiment died of malaria or other tropical diseases. He bought himself out of the army and went to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) where he kept a hotel, but eventuall y b e c a m e d isgusted with the atmosphere of a recent convict settlement. In 1856 he moved to Victoria, where the great gold rush had begun, prospered, but finally lost his money in unwise speculation during a period of excessive drinking. In 1 8 63 h e vo lu nt e er ed to serve in New Zealand in the Maori wars. Discharged in 1866, he was given a town lot of land as well as farming land by the government at the town of Tauranga, where he was an outstanding pioneer, making money and be com in g M ayo r. H e l ate r mad e two return trips to England to visit his family in Leicester. In about 1881, he began to write his reminiscences, an ambitious undertaking for a man with so little formal education, and in 1978, on the death of one of his Eng lis h de scen dant s, the original manuscript was offered to the Bodley Head for publication. It has been edited by Keith Sinclair and presents a unique picture of how the British Empire was colonised and what life in the Briti sh ar my o f the time was like in t he ra nks . Th is is a frank, often amusing and very colourful account of the Empire seen from below." Previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, slight bump to top of spine. Dust jacket is pri ce cl ipped, has l ight crease s at t op of spin e. Ve ry Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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