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1 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  NUMERO 14 - 2000., Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et
2 Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. NUMERO 14 - 2000.
Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2000. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), soft cover. Colour illustrations. SPANISH TEXT. Sumario - Las VI Jornadas de la Asociacion de Amigos de los museos militares, "La Historia de Navarra (El Camino de Santiago)" Programa. Palabras de inauguracion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente del Gobierno de Navarra; Presentacion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la Asociacion sobre "La Historia Militar de Navarra. Conferencias: Hechura medieval de Navarra; Integracion y renovacion de un reino. Navarra en la M o n a r q u i a espanola; Los albores de la Edad Contemporeanea en Navarra; El Camino de Santiago en Navarra. Asociacion: La historia del Museo del Ejercito en sus hombres; Decimo aniversario de la Seccion de Musica de la Asociacion. Colaboracion es : la l ib re ri a d el abogado riojano Don Diego de Castroviejo, Relator del Consejo de Guerra durante el reinado de Felipe V; Las dos bombardas de la Condesa de Montijo; La Tizona en Palacio; Sobre la estrategia flexible y elastica de Wellingto n. In flu enc ia en ell a de l Marques de la Romana; Los enfrentamientos belicos con Inglatera y sus gentes (1250-1515); Las festividades asturianas y las celebraciones del Ejercito espanol en Cuba durante el periodo de las guerra independentistas ( 186 8-1 898) . I nte rio r - sm all bump to top corner of approx. first 85 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCHANTED APRIL., Arnim, Elizabeth Von.  Introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard.
3 Arnim, Elizabeth Von. Introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard. THE ENCHANTED APRIL.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Debra McFarlane. 
204 pp, 9 7/8" H. Blue/green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt and black decoration on spine and boards. 7 colour plates (including frontispiece). The story of two young wives who, unhappy in their marriages and with the misery of a London winter, impulsively decide to rent a medieval Italian castle for the month of April. After a series of ups and downs, San Salvatore begins to cast a spell over all its inhabitants and love, new and renewed, results. A few very light stains on rear board and a couple on the front board - probably from water, very slight lean to spine, small bump at bottom of front hinge. Slipcase has bump at one bottom front corner, minor rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN:  RECORDS OF THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND STATE PAPER OFFICE 1500-C.1960.  PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 7., Atherton, Louise.
4 Atherton, Louise. NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN: RECORDS OF THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND STATE PAPER OFFICE 1500-C.1960. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 7.
London PRO Publications 1994 1873162138 / 9781873162132 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
189 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. "For scholars of British diplomacy and international affairs, the records of the Foreign Office are an indispensible source. But the range of information and the sheer size of the records can be daunting to the first time user and to the increasing numbers of genealogists who attempt to trace individuals in the files of the diplomatic and consular correspondence. This book provides an introduction to the records in all their variety and suggests appropriate classes to start with. It also examines the state papers foreign, the records of foreign policy which pre-date the modern Foreign Office records. These are more closely related to the later papers than the dividing date of 1782 would suggest. This book also gives the would-be researcher practical guidance in using the registry systems created by the Foreign Office in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to locate surviving papers today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock, very light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROBES OF THE REALM:  300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS., Campbell, Una.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.  Introduction by Michael W. Middleton.
6 Campbell, Una. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Michael W. Middleton. ROBES OF THE REALM: 300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS.
Ede and Ravenscroft / Michael O'Mara, London, 1989, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397616 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0948397616 "(This book) marks (Ede and Ravencroft, royal robemakers of Chancery Lane)'s tercentenary , celebrates a unique history of service to the State, Church and Law, as well as describing some of the many ceremonies at which their robes are displayed to such magnificent effect....Coronations provide the robemakers with their greatest chall e n g e. Royal coronation robes are truly spectacular, being made of the finest and richest materials, elaborately embroidered in gold, while the officers of Church and State are arrayed in the full panoply of their ceremonial dress in honour of th e So ve reign. The Peers in robes of crimson velvet with ermine trimming and cape, the Knights of the Orders of Chivalry in richly coloured robes and insignia, the Officers of Arms in their tabards and the great Officers of State are massed in rank s of rar e and unforgettable splendour. There are many other occasions on which ceremonial robes are regularly worn, and seen and admired by millions. The State Opening of Parliament brings together the Peers and Judges, the Officers of State and t he Bish ops to hear the Queen's Gracious Speech from the Throne. The annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor is an opportunity to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in their blue silk velvet Garter robes, accompanied by the Knights of th e Garte r and the Heralds of the College of Arms. At the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast in October, marking the beginning of the legal year, the most senior Judges wear their splendid black and gold gowns - made of black damask elaborately trimmed wit h gold l ace and handmade gold ornaments - and the High Court Judges their scarlet robes trimmed with ermine, as they process with black-gowned barristers between the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. The annual election of the Lord Mayor of Lo nd on give s rise to a whole series of events at which civic robes are worn, and also sees the gathering together of the members of the livery companies, whose officers wear a great variety of ceremonial dress. In the summer, degree ceremonie s take pl ace all over the country, and an extraordinary number of variations on the basic theme of the academic gown and hood can be seen. (This book) contains a full account of Ede and Ravenscroft's central role in these occasions as makers of robes a nd w igs for three centuries. They enter their fourth century determined to uphold and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and skill in keeping with the ancient traditions of which they are so much a part." Book is slightly coc ked, has plac e and da te in pencil at top of free front endpaper. dust jacket has light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very soft diagonal crease on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
7 Cangini, Arcangelo. THE MEDICI AND THE SIGNORIA OF FLORENCE. (SYNTHESIS CHRONHISTORICAL.)
Firenze (Florence) Arcangelo Cangini 1965 Soft Cover Very Good 
41 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, genealogical tree. "The following very brief chronological review of the Medici family, one of the most illustrious and powerful of the mediaeval Italy - refers only to men, who with their valour and faults governed Florence and Tuscany for three centuries and a half; it therefore totally excludes women and other members of the same family, although some of them were of anything but secondary importance in the field of politics and in different forms of human learning." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling to covers, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Carman, W.Y. MODEL SOLDIERS.
New York World 1972 0529046849 / 9780529046840 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
80 pp, 8vo (8 1/2"). Profusely illustrated in color. "(I)ncludes a prepoderance of the older antique and potentially antique figures. The author does, however, have a strong awareness and appreciation of the modern connoisseur figures; pieces painstakingly produced today to a very high standard of artistry. The historical development is, therefore, traced up until the present day, both in the introduction and in the comprehensive range of figures - taken almost entirely from the author's own collection - used in the colour plates." Minor edge wear, previous owner's name on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Chambers, W. CHAMBERS'S HISTORICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS, EMBRACING HISTORY, SCIENCE, LITERATURE, ARTS, &C. (CHAMBER'S).
William and Robert Chambers, London, 1866. 
In two sections: Historical - 204 pp; Miscellaneous - 209 pp., small 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket. Small b&w illus within text. "The present work is designed to fulfil an important purpose in EDUCATION - that of bringing clearly into view the leading facts which are supposed to be gained through a long course of instruction. Without proposing to supersede the elementary books usually employed, it offers a certain test of what is presumed to have been previously learned. With such a work in their hands, Schoolmasters, Tutors, Governesses, or Parents, may at once satisfy themselves as to the degree of knowledge on a variety of subjects attained by the young persons under their charge, and for whose intellectual culture they feel a special interest. At the same time - in this age of Competitive Examination - the work offers to candidates for Official Appointments the means of readily and perspicuously calling to remembrance answers to such questions in History, Science, Art, Literature, and General Knowledge, as are likely to be asked of them; thereby, perhaps, saving the reperusal of a multiplicity of books which they would otherwise have to consult and patiently study. As regards the Answers to the Questions, every effort has been made to render them brief and of easy acquisition, in regular consecutive order according to subjects; while the facts they present, based on the most recent authorities, are just those which, from their interest and importance, are expected to be less or more borne on the mind of every 'well-informed person' of either sex." Interior - browning to pages/endpapers, some light 'thumbing' to margins, light brown stain at bottom corner of preliminaries - overall sound with no writing/names, etc. Exterior - light/moderate edge wear/rubbing, light corner wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dust staining to text block edges, light scuffing to spine. Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
10 Chandler, David, general editor. Ian Beckett, associate editor. THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994. 
493 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, color plates. "From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf campaign, the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, (this book) recounts the history of the British Army from its medieval antecedents to the present day. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this survey shows how British fighting forces have evolved over the last five centuries. The continuities revealed are sometimes surprising: narrow recruitment patterns, friction between soldiers and civilians, financial constraints and recurrent political pressure for economies are constant themes. Commanders, campaigns, battles, organization, and weaponry are covered in detail within the wider context of the social, economic, and political environment in which armies exist and fight." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
11 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
12 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
13 Cordeaux, E.H. and Merry, D.H. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED WORKS RELATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
809 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is an enumerative bibliography classified under some 500 headings. It embraces all aspects of University and College life and institutions and comprises more than 10,000 entries. The compilers are both members of the staff of the Bodleian and they have systematically explored its vast resources as well as taking account of other likely repositories of Oxford material. In addition to books, the Bibliography includes articles from a large number of periodicals and records a mass of eighteenth and nineteenth century ephemeral literature which reflects University policy and politics, and which is probably unknown and unavailable outside the Bodleian." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, minor soiling, minor edge wear, very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
QUICKSILVER.  SECOND BOOK OF THE LADY TREE TRILOGY., Dickason, Christie.
14 Dickason, Christie. QUICKSILVER. SECOND BOOK OF THE LADY TREE TRILOGY.
London HarperCollins 1999 0002243555 / 9780002243551 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
464 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Quicksilver is part romance, part psychologicl thriller. Richly evocative and subtly erotic, it gives a fascinating insight into the myth of the werewolf. Raised in exile as an English gentleman trying to forget a tragic past, Ned Malise wanted only to be left alone with his music, his rich daydreams and his love for Marika. But at the age of thirty-three, he suddenly began to turn into a wolf. Or so it seemed in 1638, when werewolves were still tried and hanged like witches. On the run from hunters with dogs, Ned takes refuge with the woman he has loved from a distance all his life, who must herself in turn make a terrifying decision. Then Ned finds that rescue can be even more horrifying than execution. Set in England and Holland, in a world where medieval superstition still warred with the emerging experimental sciences of the Age of Reason, (it) moves from court intrigue to back-street quacks, from the healing power of music to the deadly hunger of intellectual ambition. From the horror of Ned's first unravelling by his Wolf, by way of one of the strangest yet most satisfying love stories seen outside myth, it propels the reader to an astonishing but exhilarating end - (and) stretches our understanding of the beast that lurks in man." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FLOATING LIFE:  THE ADVENTURES OF LI PO.  AN HISTORICAL NOVEL., Elegant, Simon.  (Li Po.)
15 Elegant, Simon. (Li Po.) A FLOATING LIFE: THE ADVENTURES OF LI PO. AN HISTORICAL NOVEL.
Ecco Press, (Hopewell, New Jersey, 1997), 2nd printing. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880015594 "History and legend brilliantly combine in Simon Elegant's bawdy 'autobiographical' account of China's famed rabble-rousing versemaker Li Po...a magnificent portrayal of a cr itical time in China's history and the life of a literary legend. Nearly thirteen hundred years after the fact, Simon Elegant's scrupulously researched novel captures the essence of the eccentric bard of spontaneous verse...in fullest sple n d o r a n d bravado." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minoredge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
16 Ellacott, S.E. SPEARMAN TO MINUTEMAN: THE STORY OF THE SOLDIER, 2000 B.C. - 1783 A.D.
Abelard-Schuman, London, 1970, reprint. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings. "In words, and in the author's own profuse and graphic drawings, the soldier is depicted in a long parade from the disciplined spearmen of the Egyptian Pharaohs through the legions o f Rome, the medieval horseman and archer and the Spanish pikeman to the Continental Army that George Washington forged from his sharpshooting countrymen. We learn about the soldier's daily life - his kit, arms, pay, food, and living condi t i o n s i n a nd out of action over a period of mroe than 3,000 years. European and American armies, developed by a long process of evolution, are brought to the late 18th century; the high point of the age of the individual, professional, volu nt ee r so ld i er ." T iny bump to top corner of boards, minor soiling on top of book, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at top/bottom of front flap, has light edge wrinkling, moderate to heavy rubbing - mainly o n s pin e and at c orn ers . V ery Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LIVING HISTORY.  BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS., Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C.  Series editor: Tim Newark.
17 Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C. Series editor: Tim Newark. LIVING HISTORY. BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS.
Brassey's, London, 2000, first edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574882775 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "....the ultimate how-to book. Taking six of the most popular historical periods, (this book) shows how re-enactors and other hist ory enthusiasts can recreate the uniforms, equipment and life-style of past warriors and their comrades, male and female. The six periods are: Roman; Vikings and Saxons; Medieval; English Civil War; Napoleonic and American Civil Wars; Worl d W a r O n e and World War Two. Re-enactment is a growing hobby in Britain, Europe and the United States, with tens of thousands of people recreating the battles and living quarters of past ages. Every aspect of past living is examined, includ in g t he t a ct ic s and organization of armies, the development of medicine and care for the wounded, the role of women in war and peace, the manufacture and craftsmanship of uniforms and weapons. Step by step master classes show how to recreat e u ni for ms and e qui pme nt , establish authentic camps, and interpret all these activities as both education and entertainment for the general public. An extensive directory of re-enactment societies and suppliers in the United States and Euro pe c omp lete s t his ess enti al b ook for all re-enactors, history enthusiasts and history teachers. The author's authoritative text is accompanied by over 150 color photographs illustrating some of the finest re-enactors in the world." Slight wavin ess to ed ges of t extb lock. Dus t ja cket has minor small wrinkle on front panel. This is a new unreard book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS., Featherstone, Donald.
18 Featherstone, Donald. BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1972 0715349252 / 9780715349250 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ W.R.F. Jenkinson. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
19 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
20 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
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