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THE PARKDALIAN.  VOL. 6.  1929., Anderson, R.W., Editor-In-chief.
1 Anderson, R.W., Editor-In-chief. THE PARKDALIAN. VOL. 6. 1929.
Toronto Students of Parkdale Collegiate Institute 1929 Soft Cover Good 
120 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red card covers with red cloth tape spine, black & yellow lettering/decoration on front cover. B&w photographs, drawings, advertisements. Autograph section largely filled in. Parkdale Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario. Contents: Foreword; Parkdale 1929; J.R. Moore; Changes in Staff, Teaching Staff; Staff of Parkdalian; Parkdalian and Literary Society Executives; P.C.I., 1888-1930; Editorial; School Notes; Literary; Exchanges; Personal; Boys' Sports; Girls' Sports; Form News; Laughs; List of advertisers. The first and last 8 pages contain advertisements for local businesses. Interior - very light soiling on first page, small tear on last page archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a soft crease and previous owner's name in ink on front cover, slight darkening to edges of covers, several small llight stains on covers, four very small indentations at fore-edge of rear cover. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
NASSAGAWEYA: A HISTORY OF CAMPBELLVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREA; ITS LAND AND PEOPLE., Andrews, June R., editor.
2 Andrews, June R., editor. NASSAGAWEYA: A HISTORY OF CAMPBELLVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREA; ITS LAND AND PEOPLE.
Campbellville, Ontario Campbellville Historical Society 1982 0889252637 / 9780889252639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
337 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) - pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: Preface; General; Nassagaweya (Agriculture / Mills: saw, grist, woollen and Lime kilns / Roads / Municipal Government / Military / Crawford Lake); Farm Histories (Concession 1 / Concession 2 / Concession 3 / Concession 4 / Concession 5 / Concession 6); Campbellville (Campbell Avenue and Campbell Heights / Main Street and Campbellville Estates); Churches (Anglican / Methodist / Presbyterian / Roman Catholic / Campbellville Burying Ground); Education (Schools: School Section #1 / School Section #2 / School Section # 3 / School Section # 6 / School Section #7 / School Section #10); Clubs and Organizations (Agricultural Society / Orange Lodge / Women's Institute / Women's Patriotic Society / Masonic Lodge / Lions Club / Guides, Brownies and Rangers / Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Venturers / 4-H Agricultural Clubs / 4-H Homemakers / Campbellville Historical Society); Services and Utilities (Medical / Veterinary / Bell Telephone / Fire Insurance / Banking / Postal / Hydro / Bread Delivery / Halton Region Conservation Authority / Museum / North West Halton Voluntary Services / Recycling - SPIN / Fire Sub-Station); Sports (Baseball / Baseball Club Women's Auxiliary / Halton Sportsmen's Association / Tennis Club); Patrons; Miscellaneous Pictures; Maps; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom edge of boards, very minor soiling on edges of text block. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
3 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
4 Bailey, Catherine. THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.
London Viking 2012 0670917559 / 9780670917556 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Bain, Richard. Foreword by Anne Marie DeCicco-Best. Text by Hank Daniszewski. FANSHAWE COLLEGE.
London, Ontario Binea Press 2007 0978301234 / 9780978301231 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard Bain, photographer. 
120 pp, 12 1/8" H. "These spectacular photographs by Richard Bain serve to celebrate Fanshawe College by depicting current scenes of our campuses, its students and staff. Having been compiled during our 40th year, the photographs suggest the incredible diversity of education that occurs at Fanshawe as well as the emerging beauty of its campuses in all seasons. The work and accomplish- ment of students learning a practical skill is frequently depicted and is truly exciting to experience. In addition, this commemorative book provides a short public history of the first 30 years of Fanshawe's development ably written by Hank Daniszewski. Hank was able to speak with people, both staff and students, who were at the College at its inception in 1967." Very minor bump to bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor crease at bottom edge of front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Baun, Bobby. With Anne Logan. LOWERING THE BOOM: THE STORY OF BOBBY BAUN.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732594 / 9780773732599 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
269 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on dark blue front free endpaper in silver ink: "To ____ / Happy Birthday! / All the Best / Bobby Baun / #21"."(It) was Baun's winning goal in overtime of game six of the 1964 Stanley Cup finals that made him a legend. Carried off the ice on a stretcher in the third period with what would later be determined to be a fractured leg, Baun insisted on returning to the game, giving new meaning to the words determination and courage. His rock-solid will helped send the Leafs on the road to their third consecutive Cup. How Baun broke his leg and the sequence of events leading up to his famous goal have been inaccureately reported for over thirty-five years. Now, for the first time in print, Baun tells us exactly how his leg was broken, and how he courageously came back onto the ice and launched himself into Stanley Cup history. (Baun) tells us what it was like to play on a team run by Punch Imlach, and how he played defence against such greats as Rocket Richard, Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Hull. And he shares his favourite memories from the dressing rooms and training camps, incuding Tim Horton's legendary antics and stories of fellow Leafs Eddie Shack and Billy Harris. (A) close, personal look at the game in the Original Six era and the men who played it." Tiny corner bump on front board, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny tear at bottom of page 109 - archivally taped, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
7 Berry, Adrian. Introduction by Patrick Moore. THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS: A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE.
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 43rd/52nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Booth, Philip.  Introduction by Lt. General Sir Brian Horrocks.
8 Booth, Philip. Introduction by Lt. General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 43rd/52nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520290 B&w photographs, reproductions, music to Regimental March. Errata sheet tipped in on half-title page. "Since their formation in the mid-eighteenth century the 43rd and 52nd Regim ents of Foot have had a variety of changes in title, achieving in 1908 the name by which they will always be remembered, that of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, although the old cherished numbers, by which the regiments w e r e k n o w n before the Cardwell Reforms, have always b een unofficially used by the regular battalions. In 1803 they were the first regiments to become light infantry in Sir John Moore's Light Brigade, and achieved further fame in the Penins ul ar W ar as p ar t of Craufurd's Light Division. Perhaps the 52 nd's most famous success was at Waterloo, when, under Sir John Colborne's skilful handling, they made the famous charge which carried the day for the allies. With customary skill an d c our age suc cee din g generations in the Regiment lived up to their illustrious predecessors, particularly in the First and Second World Wars; their stand on the Somme in 1918 against the full weight of the German army, and their part in th e gl ider -bor ne l a ndin gs a t D- Da y are only two examples of the fighting skill which has made this regiment famous. Together with the 60th Rifles and the Rifle Brigade they are now part of the Royal Green Jackets - indeed a happy issue out o f the affl ictio n of po st wa r org anisa tio n." Minor browning to pages, small paper pull at fore-edge of front endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock, book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom edge of front board and at bottom corn er of both b oards, mino r e dge we ar, li ght wr inkl ing at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has tiny/small chip/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear archivally taped, light browning - moder ate on spine and fla p-fold s, w ater st ains on inside of s pine, light water marks at top inside of front flap-fold/top edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
9 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front hinge area. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on front panel, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
10 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wrinklimg, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
11 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkle. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
12 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SPELLJAMMER.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE.  ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS.  TWO. INTO THE VOID.  THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE.  FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON.  FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE.  5 VOLUMES., Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.;  and Cunningham, Elaine
13 Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.; and Cunningham, Elaine SPELLJAMMER. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE. ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS. TWO. INTO THE VOID. THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE. FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON. FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE. 5 VOLUMES.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art Jeff Easley, Kelly Freas, michael Scott. 
The first five volumes of 'The Cloakmaster Cycle' - 7" H. **Volume Six: The Ultimate Helm is not included here.** 1. Beyond the Moons - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761539. "Little did Teldin Moore know there was life beyond Krynn's moons - until a crashed spelljamming ship demolished his farm and changed his life! With a dying alien's magical cloak and cryptic words, he quickly discovers that he's a popular fellow. He and his giff companion race to find Astinus of Palanthas and the gnomes of Mount Nevermind to learn why, before the mostrous neogi can find them!" 2. Into the Void - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761547. "Plunged into a sea of alien faces, Teldin Moore isn't sure whom to trust. His gnomish sidewheeler is attacked by space pirates, and he is saved by a hideous mind flayer who offers to help the human use his magical cloak - but for whose gain? Teldin learns the basics of spell-jamming, and he seeks an ancient arcane, one who might tell him more." 3. The Maelstrom's Eye - 313 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763442. "From an elven admiral at the Rock of Bral, Teldin Moore learns more about his cloak's past and its potential powers - but he doesn't count on being caught up in the hurri-cane of the second Unhuman War. Vengeful humanoids rampage through the Known Spheres, and they're on Teldin's trail even as he hunts for the ultimate spacefaring ship of all: the mighty 'Spell-jammer'!" 4. The Radiant Dragon - 312 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763469. "Teldin Moore is looking for the great ship 'Spelljammer'. A radiant dragon holds the key to commanding the great ship but needs Teldin's help to take control. Meanwhile, the elves seek his assistance in the second Unhuman War, where a group of elf-hating monsters trades with goblinoids for a secret weapon against the elven Imperial Fleet. But someone in Teldin's inner circle is pulling all parties toward battle." 5. The Broken Sphere - 314 pp, 1993, ISBN 1560765968. "Teldin Moore's magic amulet allows him to 'see' through the eyes of the great ship 'Spelljammer', across the wilds of space. Following clues from an ancient gnomish library and the vision he sees, he traces the mighty craft through the crystal spheres. He employs his magical cloak's powers and discovers his quarry's home, but Teldin's cloak - and the possibility it could give him control over the 'Spelljammer' - continues to draw enemies, often in the guise of friends. Will he survive long enough to face the final danger that awaits him at the point of the 'Spelljammer's' origin - the Broken Sphere?" Interiors - moderate browning to inside of covers of volumes 1 & 3, very light browning to page margins in volume 1- pages in in other volumes have slight toning, two small blank labels on inside of front cover of volume 3, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear to all volumes, two tiny corner creases on volume 5 front cover, volume 2 has date stamp on bottom of text block and slight wrinkling on spine, volume 1 has light browning to edges of text block - some toning to edges of text blocks of the other volumes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817., D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir.  Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau.
14 D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir. Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau. THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817.
Greenhill, London, 1988, reprint. 
355 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947898875 Maps. "Whether among the first three to charge the French guns at Medellin, leading his troopers into the enemy ranks at Salamanca, or evolving order out of the chaos that bedevill ed the Portuguese Army in 1809, Sir Benjamin D'Urban was not only a brave and resolute soldier but also a painstaking and highly efficient Chief of Staff to Marshal Beresford. Finding, on arrival at Corunna in October 1808, that he had been a p p o i n t ed to that part of the Army left behind in Portugal, D'Urban set out to meet Sir John Moore in the hope of receiving fresh orders. This was the beginning of six years of unbroken service which included taking part in ten battles and s ie ge s. Af te r a short period as Staff Officer to Sir Robert Wilson, he was appointed Colonel and QMG to the Portuguese Army by Marshal Beresford in April 1809. The 'Journals' give a day to day summary of the Peninsular Campaign, which was found in val uab l e b y S ir Charles Oman, and provides a counter to what D'Urban considered unfair criticism of Beresford by Sir Charles Napier. Long out of print, this unique record of events fills a need for everyone interested in the campaigns of 1809 -181 5, p ar ticu larl y i n regard to the operations of the Right Wing of the Allied Army and of the part played by the Portuguese Army, which has not always received the credit due for some of its major exploits." Small bump and wrinkling at bott om of spin e. Dust jack et h as light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine, a few tiny dints - mainly on hinges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
15 Dene Wodih Society, compiler. Edited by Patrick Moore and Angela Wheelock. WOLVERINE MYTHS AND VISIONS: DENE TRADITIONS FROM NORTHERN ALBERTA.
Edmonton University of Alberta Press 1990 0888641486 / 9780888641489 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Very Good- Dia Thurston. 
259 pp, 9 1/4" H. Ex-libary. B&w drawings, maps. "The Dene Dhaa traditionally believe that long ago all the animals talked and lived like humans. Two Animal People stand out in their stories: Wolf and Wolverine. Wolf often helps people in Dene myth and is respected by many traditional Dene who will not trap wolves for fur. Wolverine is a trickster and cultural transformer. Although the relationship between humans and wolverines may often be antagonistic since wolverines destroy traps and ruin belongings, in these stories, Wolverine also has great powers of healing and transformation. Historically, stories were considered as valuable possessions and Dene storytellers are part of a well established oral tradition. These stories collected by the Dene Wodih Society come from religious leaders, respected elders, and authorities on Dene tradition. The Dene Dhaa, a group of Athapaskan-speaking natives, also known as the Slave or Slavey Indians, occupy three reserves in northwestern Alberta. Because their settlements were until recently dispersed and isolated, they have maintained their language and traditions. Recorded in the Dene language with literal interlinear English gloses and in a free English translation, this collection of stories represents a major contribution to the documentation of the Dene language, ethnography and folklore." This is an ex-library book with library stamps on top/bottom of text block and on title-page, large areas of surface paper loss and glue/paper residue on three endpapers from removal of library protective jacket and card pocket. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, small surface paper pull on inside of each flap, soft wrinkling on rear flap, label glue residue at bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO JAPED., Dick, Philip K.  Cover art by Chris Moore.
16 Dick, Philip K. Cover art by Chris Moore. THE MAN WHO JAPED.
Eyre Methuen, London, 1978, first British hard cover edition. 
158 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413392902 "War and famine had been abolished through Morec, Moral Reclamation; peace and prosperity were the rule - they were, in fact, compulsory. Block committees, robot informers and youthful goon squads made sure everyone 'enjoyed' Morec. Allen Purcell, the new director of Entertainment and Propaganda, had always been happy in his world. At least he thought he was until he joined the world-wide hunt for the mad japer who was playing i nsulting pranks on the government. For in the search for the heretical prankster, Purcell found evidence pointing to himself as the culprit. If it was true - how did he do it? and how could he face the full force of an outraged society i f h e w a s d iscovered?" Light browning to pages - moderate at the beginning and at the end of the book, light browning to edges of textblock, very minor dint to top edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Du s t ja c ke t ha s v ery minor edge wear, minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling, small crease at top corner of rear flap, areas of surface paper loss at parts of top inside edge - possibly due to insects (does not show through to outside surf ace ). Ver y Goo d- /Ve ry Go od- 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
17 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.
18 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." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.  A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE., Foss, Charles H.  Photography by Richard Vroom.
19 Foss, Charles H. Photography by Richard Vroom. CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE.
M.F. Feheley, (Toronto, 1977). 
156 pp, folio (13 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata sheet laid in. ISBN 0919880096 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Lo yalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings that were superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arriving later from Great Britain and the United State s c o n t i n u ed the tradition with their skills and developed taste; father taught son, and son preserved the craft. This book deals with twelve of the most eminent craftsmen in the area over the last two hundred years. Author Charles Foss dis cu s se s Lo ya li st a nd other influences, the choice of woods , the evolution of design and decoration. He has compiled biographical information on the craftsmen, their families and business relationships wherever facts are known, and the furni tur e ill us tra ted wa s c are fully chosen to be representative of the thousands of fine pieces existing today in collections and in the homes of descendants..." Very light browning to edges of textblock. dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear /w rink lin g - main ly a t to p/bo ttom of spine and flap-folds, a few small stains, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR:  THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR., Gallagher, Gary W.; Engle, Stephen D.; Krick, Robert K.; Glatthaar, Joseph T.  Foreword by James M. Mcpherson.
20 Gallagher, Gary W.; Engle, Stephen D.; Krick, Robert K.; Glatthaar, Joseph T. Foreword by James M. Mcpherson. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR.
Osprey, Oxford, 2003. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841767360 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. Combines four previously published Osprey Essential Histories of the American Civil War: The War in the East 1861-May 1863; The War in the West 1861-July 1863; The War in the East 1863-1865; The War in the West 1863-1865. "Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanne d f o u r b l oody years of fighting, in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter, North Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appomattox Court House, more than 10,000 battle s, en ga ge me n ts a nd skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. This book explores the political, historical, strategic and cultural significance of the American Civil War, examining its impact on the civilians and mil ita r y p ers onn el ca ugh t u p in it." Interior - small ink circle at top of the half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small soft wrinkle at top fore-edge of rear cover - mig rate s into las t pa ge. V ery Good + 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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