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1 PICTORIAL MEMORIES OF OBERLIN.
Rotary Club of Oberlin, n.p., 1989, 2nd printing. 
104 pp, oblong 8vo, soft cover, spiral binding. Profusely illus in b&w with photos, advertisements. A pictorial history of Oberlin, Ohio produced by the Rotary Club. Interior - soft creases to top corner/fore edge of textblock, otherwise clean an d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR., Aldridge, Janet.
2 Aldridge, Janet. THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR.
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1914. 
255 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue/green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, illustration of girl with paddle coming out of tent on front board and a pair of crossed logs on spine), in dust jacket. 4 b&w illustrati ons, including frontispiece. The further camping adventures of the Meadow-Brook girls, set in early 20th century America. The titles on the back of the dust jacket list up to "The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts". Heavy browning t o p a g e s , front inside hinge paper is split, heavy browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, a few very small white soiling marks on spine and boards. Dust jacket has heavy wear at top/bottom of spine an flap-folds, small chips and t ea rs wi th c re as es , small erased pencilled numbers on front flap. Good/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AND THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE.  REVISED EDITION., Altoff, Gerard T.  Illustrated by Robyn Opthoff Lilek.
3 Altoff, Gerard T. Illustrated by Robyn Opthoff Lilek. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AND THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE. REVISED EDITION.
Perry Group, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 1999, revised edition. 
99 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1887794034 B&w maps/battle plans, portraits. Appendices - American / British Squadron Armament - 10 September 1813; Roll of Honor. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean an d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, tiny soft corner creases on front cover, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY.  LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY., Boasten, Michelle.
5 Boasten, Michelle. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY. LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY.
FBE Service Network, Akron, Ohio, 2002, 3rd edition. 
172 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1931033013 Contents: Introduction; Did You Choose Obesity or Did Obesity Choose You; God Works in Mysterious Ways....My Own Medical Theory; Drastic - Is This The Easy "Weigh" Out?; Knowledge Overcomes Fear - Your Sur gical Options; Am I A Candidate For Surgery?; Selecting Your Surgeon; Dealing With Your Insurer; Financing Your Surgery; After The Consultation - Dealing With The Old You And Preparing For the New You; The Big Day!; Post-Op Living; Life Aft e r S u r g e r y; Appendix. Interior - light thin liquid splash on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Bourinot, J.G. THE STORY OF CANADA.
Toronto Copp, Clark 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed By Author
463 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated green boards. A volume from The Story of the Nations series. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "T. Tait Esq. / with the best wishes of the author, / J.G. Bourinot / Ottawa, / 29th Dec 1886." B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps - some fold-out. Book is lightly cracked at two places - pages firmly held, small printing ink mark in bottom margin of pages 344 & 345, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at corners, two light scuff marks on front board, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped top and bottom, light creasing to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear/soiling. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS., Cavalier, Julian.  Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.
8 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped at top and bottom, minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
9 Chalmers, Harvey. In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture. WEST TO THE SETTING SUN.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1944, reprint. 
362 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Concludes with Notes and Bibliography. "....an exciting action story of that dramatic period in North American history when the British and French vied with each other and with the native Indians for control of this rich land; a struggle that culminated in the American Revolutionary War which raged up and down the beautiful Mohawk valley for several years and culminated in the defeat of the British by the re bels and the departure of the decimated Indians westward. It is the story of Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, who led the People of the Longhouse, the Six Nations' Indians, through fateful years of triumph and disaster, when excitement ran high a n d d a n g er lurked round every bend of trail or river. Realizing that to survive, the Indians must have gunpowder, Joseph bargained with the white men, and when the Indians decided to fight with the British, gunpowder was the deciding factor . Ho w b ri ll ia nt was Joseph's leadership, and how nearly the Indians came to winning the war for the British, is now told for the first time in this dramatic and colourful novel. The battle strategy which Brant devised would, if followed by t he Bri ti sh , h ave wo n t he war for them. 170 years later it has formed the basis of British commando tactics. It is also the story of Joseph's love for Catherine Crogan, the beautiful half-breed Indian whose brilliant spying for the British won this tr ibu te f rom Colo nel Butler: 'How else could two hundred Rangers and a handful of Indians have lived off the enemy and kept a frontier in flames for four years?'." Previous owner's name/date on verso of frontispiece, slight waviness at t o p edg e of pre limin arie s and fir st four pages, tiny stain on top of textblock, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small area of shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, light browning on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bo ttom o f spi ne, s light fadin g and wear at board edges, slight fading on spine near bottom. Dust jacket has very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to sp ine . Very Good- /Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
10 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
11 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR: THE BATTLES OF IUKA & CORINTH., Cozzens, Peter.
12 Cozzens, Peter. THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR: THE BATTLES OF IUKA & CORINTH.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997. 
390 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823201 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces launched a three-pronged strategic advance into the North in both major theaters of t he war. The results of this offensive - the only coordinated Confederate attempt to carry the conflict to the enemy - were disastrous. In the eastern theater, Lee was forced out of Maryland after his defeat at Antietam, and in the West, Bra g g w a g e d a dismal campaign and had to retreat from Kentucky. The third prong of the Confederate offensive, the northern Mississippi campaign, culminated in devastating defeats at Iuka and Corinth that ultimately opened the way for Grant's cam pa ig n a ga in st Vicksburg. Peter Cozzens here presents the first book-length study of the battles of Iuka and Corinth...(and) details the tactical aspects of each battle, analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level. In addition to a v ivi d and de tai led battle narrative, Cozzens provides compelling portraits of the campaign's key leaders: Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Van Dorn, and Price. He exposes the consequences of their clashing ambitions and antipathies....Finally, (h e) a naly ze s th e la rger , st rategic implications of the northern Mississippi campaign, exploring the repercussions of the Confederate defeat suffered at Iuka and Corinth." One slight small corner bump, very light wrinkling at op/bottom of spin e. D ust j ack et ha s ver y min or ed ge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOUR WENT TO THE CIVIL WAR., Darroch, Lois E.  Signed.
13 Darroch, Lois E. Signed. FOUR WENT TO THE CIVIL WAR.
(Ampersand Press, Willowdale, Ontario, 1985.) 
317 pp, 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 0920469019 B&w photos, drawings, reproductions of letters. "...traces the lives and fortunes of a pioneering family in Oxford County, Canada West. The venerable head of the Enos, is ambitious, enterprising, astride of his time; his four sons are exceptional too as they go off to school in Cleveland, build their own house, then join the Union forces against the Confederacy..." The author is the granddaughter of one of these four brothers and has written this f ictionalized account of their expeiences based on family diaries and over one hundred contemporary letters. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing with a few scuffs, slight fading to spine colo r . V e r y Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
14 Gruber, John, Editor. (Janet Greenstein Potter, John P. Hankey, Fred Matthews, John R. Signor, Robert Emerson, Kurt Bell, Carroll James, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 5. FALL 1996.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Innovative Railroad Stations of the 1940s; History at Harpers Ferry; Photo Album; Steam Passenger Finale: Detroit 1959; Maurice Logan and Travel Posters; The Pennsylvania Railroad's Historical Collection; Trolleys through the Heart of Maryland; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1949 (Gulf, Mobile & Ohio-Alton); Unforgettable Railroad Days; Railroad Collectibles (railroad china); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, soft small crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into adjacent pages, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Gruber, John, Editor. (Wally Abbey, Don L. Hofsommer, Bill Withuhn, Ted Bronson, Robert A. Le Massena, Fred Matthews, Doug Riddell, Robert W. Downing, Robert Janz, Ralph Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 2. WINTER 1996.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
90 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Views about the Vintage Rail Era; Steinheimer's Half-Century of Rail Photography; The Rail-Guided Gravity-Powered Missile; Photo Album; Upcountry Passenger Twilight (New England); Tootles Gibson and the Yellowbellies (C&O streamlined Hudsons); Northern Pacific's Great Posters; Great Northern and Burlington Northern Merger Days; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables; Unforgettable Railroad Days (relay crews and switch engines); Railroad Collectibles (dating post cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear on spine, small tear at top of spine - archivally taped, tiny tears on front cover at top hinge - holding, minor rubbing, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BANNERS IN THE AIR:  THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR., Hard, Curtis V.  Edited by Robert H. Ferrell.
16 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
 
 
31 MEMORY MELODIES:  A COLLECTION OF POPULAR STANDARD SONG HITS.  VOCAL, PIANO AND GUITAR (WORDS AND MUSIC WITH GUITAR DIAGRAMS AND CHORDS INCLUDED), Haring, Robert C., compiler/editor.
17 Haring, Robert C., compiler/editor. 31 MEMORY MELODIES: A COLLECTION OF POPULAR STANDARD SONG HITS. VOCAL, PIANO AND GUITAR (WORDS AND MUSIC WITH GUITAR DIAGRAMS AND CHORDS INCLUDED)
Shapiro, Bernstein, New York, 1962. 
71 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: All That I Ask is Love; An Apple Blossom Wedding; Anniversary Song; Be Anything (But Be Mine); Beautiful Ohio; By the River of the Roses; Collegiate; Cry; Dummy Song (I'll Take the Legs Fr om Some Old Table); Harlem Nocturne; Here Comes the Show Boat; I'm Glad I Waited for You; Last Night on the Back Porch (I Loved Her Best of All); The Last Round-Up; Let Me Call You Sweetheart (I'm in Love with Your); Memories of You; Missis s i p p i M u d ; Moonlight on the Colorado; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Put on an Old Pair of Shoes; School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids); Second Hand Rose; Skokiaan (Happy African); South of the Border (Down Mexico Way); Sweet Sue - J us t Yo u; T h at 's M y Weakness Now; There's No One But You; Two Brothers (Civil War Song); 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans; The White Cliffs of Dover (There'll Be Blue Birds Over); The Wreck of the Old 97. Interior - minor browning to pages, l igh t bro wni ng to gu tte rs of pages, small soft crease at top/bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light fading, creasing and browning on spine; small soft corner creases; very light rubbin g, m in or e dge wea r, ligh t we ar at top/bottom of spine, small price label blanked out on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF GOLF.  PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C.  NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951., Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et
18 Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et THE BOOK OF GOLF. PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C. NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951.
Professional Golfers' Association of America, Chicago, 1951. 
[128 pp], 11 1/4" H, hard cover (maroon boards with gold lettering, emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs. Divided into six "books": Golf in Britain and America; Golf's Governing Bodies; Great Moments in Golf; The 1951 Ryder Cup Matches; Where Golf is Played; Tournament Golf. Includes such articles as: Two Great Bobby Jones Stories; I Knew Hogan When; I'll Take Byron Nelson's 1939 Open; A Couple of Gals Named Mae and Fay; How Goodman Beat Bob Jones; Ryder Cup Rec o r d s ; T h e Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews; Ohio's Famed Scioto; The Monterey Peninsula; Golf in Arizona's Valley of the Sun; Portland Golf Club; Inverness Club; Golf in the Chicago Area; Bob O'Link, A Man's Club; Detroit Golf Club; Pho en ix O pe n; Pa lm B each Round Robin; Greenbrier - Open and Pro-Am; Seminole; The Cavalier; etc., etc. Seven (7) pages with a very faint scuff/wrinkle at top corner, minor edge wear to boards, very small bump to corners of boards, tiny bump to to p/b ott om of s pin e, tin y scuff and few light scratches on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862., Harsh, Joseph L.
19 Harsh, Joseph L. CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862.
Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, 1998. 
278 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0873385802 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "In this reexamination of Confederate war aims, (the author) anayzes the military policy and grand strategy adopted by Robert E. Lee and Jeffe rson Davis in the first two years of the Civil War. Recent critics of Lee have depicted him as a general of tactical brilliance, but one who lacked strategic vision. He has been accused of squandering meager military resources in vain pursu i t o f d ecisive victories during his first two years in field command. Critics of Davis claim he went too far in adopting a 'perimeter' policy which attempted to defend every square mile of Southern territory, scattering Confederate resources t oo t h in ly . Harsh argues, to the contrary, that Davis and Lee's policies allowed the Confederacy to survive longer than it otherwise could have and were the policies best designed to win Southern independence. The Confederacy needed to retain the re so urc es of the upper South, and wanted to include the border states, so its aims were offensive rather than defensive. For the most part, Davis encouraged his field commanders to undertake aggressive operations, but it was not until Lee took com man d of th e A r my of Northern Virginia that Davis found a general with the intelligence and courage to invent and then execute a cogent strategy which gave the South a chance to win the war." Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PATTERNS AND PINAFORES: PRESSED GLASS TOY DISHES., Hartung, Marion T. and Hinshaw, Ione E.
20 Hartung, Marion T. and Hinshaw, Ione E. PATTERNS AND PINAFORES: PRESSED GLASS TOY DISHES.
Des Moines, Iowa Wallace-Homestead 1971 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
104 pp, 9 5/16" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Although this type of American antique has been popular for some time, this is the first book devoted solely to the subject. Here you will find identified some one hundred patterns which may be found in the toy glass dishes, as they were played with by Little Miss America many years ago. Here you will find them pictured either in photograph or in b&w sketch, each having its own descriptive write-up. Here you will find for many patterns, a date of making, and a maker." Book is slightly cocked, a few faint areas of foxing on boards, tiny scattered foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears, moderate rubbing, small ghost sticker mark on front panel, light soiling, two prices blacked-out on front flap, several small faint liquid marks on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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