Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 2 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
THE SHIP AGROUND: A TALE OF ADVENTURE & PAINTED PORTS.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO.s 3 & 35. (TWO VOLUMES), Smith, C. Fox.
1 Smith, C. Fox. THE SHIP AGROUND: A TALE OF ADVENTURE & PAINTED PORTS. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO.s 3 & 35. (TWO VOLUMES)
London Oxford University Press Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- C. Walter Hodges. 
221 pp, 212 pp, 7 7/8" - 2 volumes. The Ship Aground is the first Oxford Children's Library printing of 1958 - Painted Ports is the 1965 printing. B&w illustrations. The Ship Aground "derives its title from the name of a tavern that stood on the bank of London River a hundred and fifty years ago or thereabouts. That is where the hero spent his childhood, and that was his point of departure on a voyage in the best 'Treasure Island' vein that carried him to the other side of the world and back. The story is exciting without putting any undue strain on the reader's credulity, and the atmosphere and local colour of the period are well preserved." In Painted Ports, "Barty Dale is anxiously waiting to go to sea, in spite of the hardships endured in the past. When he does at last succeed in becoming an apprentice aboard the 'Sir Thomas Hobson', he is full of excitement at the thought of what lies ahead. Though misfortune follows him wherever he goes, Barty remains undaunted. After escaping from a French privateer, he finds some strange friends, and experiences an even stranger ending to his voyage." The ship Aground has light browning in page margins, one tiny corner bump, archivally taped edge tears to last two pages, light browning to edges of text block. Painted Ports has corner creases on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. The dust jacket of Painted Ports is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve with old price sticker on flap. The Ship Aground's dust jacket is price-clipped, has small hole on rear flap-fold, light edge wear, chip at bottom of front panel, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel, tiny tears with creases at top edge, two small old price stickers, protected by a removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
2 Steele, Ian K. WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.
New York Oxford University Press 1994 0195082222 / 9780195082227 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. Instead, he reveals how Amerindians rose to the challenge of each successive invasion with martial and diplomatic skill, from the defeat of Ponce de Leon in 1513 to a negotiated peace with the British in 1765. In war after war, the Amerindians and Europeans battled in a precarious balance, adapting each other's technology and tactics and seeking each other out as allies and as supply sources of food and weapons. Steele follows the experience of the Spanish at San Agustin, the English at Jamestown and Plymouth, the French at Quebec, and the Dutch at Albany, revealing the vast range of Amerindian strategies for coping with invaders. He continues the story through the arrival of European regulars in 1755, showing how the Amerindians adapted to the resulting changes in warfare and the ultimate British victory over the French. In the end, the triumphant English were faced with a powerful Amerindian campaign against their outlying posts that forced them to accept a military stalemate on the frontier, leading to a negotiated balance of power in 1765." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie