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1 CANADA'S AVIATION HALL OF FAME.
Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame 1974 First Edition Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ Irma Coucill. 
94 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w portraits. Single page biographical sketches of Canadian aviation pioneers and heroes. Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RULES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA WITH APPENDIX, APRIL 23, 1913.
2 RULES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA WITH APPENDIX, APRIL 23, 1913.
Ottawa C.H. Parelee 1913 Hard Cover Very Good - 
90 pp, 6 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Contents: General Rule / Sittings of the House / Quorum / Order in the House / Casting vote of Speaker / Divisions / Yeas and Nays / Internal Economy Report / Select Standing Committees / Quorum of Committess / Deputy Speaker / Rules of Debate / Question of Order / Decorum in Debate / Reading the Question / Members not to speak twice / Conduct of Members as to Voting - Personal interest / Decorum in the House / Attendance of Members / Business of the House / Officers of the House / General Regulations / Intercourse between the two Houses / Private Bill Business / The Library of Parliament. A few small light finger marks on free rear endpaper, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, tiny corner bumps, a few small indentations and scratches on front board, light wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
3 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
DRAY PRESCOT:  THE KROZAIR CYCLE.  3 VOLUME SET.  THE TIDES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 12) / RENEGADES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 13) / KROZAIR OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 14)., Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer).  (Dray Prescot.)
4 Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer). (Dray Prescot.) DRAY PRESCOT: THE KROZAIR CYCLE. 3 VOLUME SET. THE TIDES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 12) / RENEGADES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 13) / KROZAIR OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 14).
New York Daw First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Josh Kirby, Michael Whelan, Jack Gaughan. 
3 volume set - 7" H. 1. Dray Prescot: 12 - The Tides of Kregen, 208 pp - 1976, first printing. 2. Dray Prescot: 13 - Renegade of Kregen, 192 pp - 1976, first printing. 3. Dray Prescot: 14 - Krozair of Kregen, 223 pp - 1977, first printing. "Of all the honors that Dray Prescot, Earthman, had won during his fabulous adventures on Kregen, planet of Antares in Scorpio, none were valued by him more than his membership in the Order of the Krozairs of Zy. The Krozairs were the highest order of chivalry on that turbulent planet, dedicated men, warriors of stern conviction and unflinching hearts. Thus when the Krozairs in their hour of need called on all their far-flung members for aid, he should have come. But he did not. His return had been blocked by the anger of the mysterious Star Lords. Before Prescot could achieve redemption, he had two armies opposed to him, two warring kingdoms naming him outlaw, and only the tides of the seven moons as a weapon." Interiors - light toning to pages ans inside of covers, tiny soft bump at top corner of last few pages of volume 3, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - books are lightly cocked, light edge wear, very light creases on spines, some soft wrinkling/creasing on covers - more on front cover of volume 3, a few tiny corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WILD SWANS., Andersen, Hans Christian.  Retold by Deborah Hautzig.  Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila.
5 Andersen, Hans Christian. Retold by Deborah Hautzig. Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila. THE WILD SWANS.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067983446X Color illustrations. When their wicked stepmother transforms her eleven brothers into swans, a devoted young princess must fashion a shirt of nettles for each of them, while remai ning absolutely silent, in order to break the curse. Tiny dint on bottom edge of each board, slight tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly a top of spine/flap-folds and along top edge. Very Good+/Very Go o d 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ROLL OF HONOUR OF THE ONTARIO TEACHERS WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918., Anglin, R.W., preface by.
6 Anglin, R.W., preface by. THE ROLL OF HONOUR OF THE ONTARIO TEACHERS WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
Toronto Minister of Education / Ryerson Press 1922 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
72 pp, 9 3/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on front board. "The information given in the Roll is arranged in the same order for all names entered. The information concerning each is written in two parts. The first part in roman type gives the name in full, the home address, the certificate held, and the professional position at the time of enlistment. The remainder in italics gives the record of miliary service in the following order: date of enlistment, final military rank and the last military unit, the country in which the teacher served outside of Canada, casualties and decorations, if any, with the dates and names of the engagements associated therewith, and finally the date of discharge (or death)." "In addition, a special list will be found at page 67 of 226 other returned men who have been prepared for the teaching profession by special courses arranged for them by the Department during the summer of 1919, and the winters of 1918-19, 1919-20 and 1920-21." Also included: 'The Honoured Dead' and 'Military Honours' lists. Very small, light "676" stamped on title page under Ontario crest, tiny scuff on title page, minor browning mark on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards/corners, wrinkling in cloth on spine. Rear board has tiny corner bump, small air bubble under cloth, scattered tiny soiling marks, light crease in cloth at bottom. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
7 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GETTYSBURG.  CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863.  OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1., Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta.
8 Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta. GETTYSBURG. CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863. OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1.
Osprey, Oxford, 1998, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855328348 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. " 'If there is no objection, I will take my Division tomorrow and go to Gettysburg.' With these words Major- General Henry Heth set in train the course of events culminating in the titanic clash around the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. On 1 July two Confederate Corps swept towards this strategic crossroads as Federal troops fought a desper a t e d e l aying action. The men of the Army of Northern Virginia were the best in the Confederacy. Under Robert E. Lee they had whipped every Federal force sent against them, and they were confident this time would be no exception. As the firs t at ta c ks s we pt forward full of confidence they were met by a storm of fire. Judging from the determination of their bluecoated adversaries this was going to be no ordinary fight." "(This series) presents the military enthusiast with a new a ng le on th e m ajo r b attlefields of history. Supported by comprehensive organisation diagrams the forces involved are examined unit-by-unit, including the 'tooth' combat elements and the vital 'tail' support troops. The objectives of the operat ion ar e a nal ysed and thi s 'theory' contrasted with the realities of the battle itself." Interior - two 1 1/2" pencil marks on page 11 partially erased with some light color loss on the page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership mark s. Exte rior - ve ry li ght r ubbing, large corner crease on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE MONS STAR:  THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914., Ascoli, David.
9 Ascoli, David. THE MONS STAR: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914.
Harrap, London, 1981, first edition. 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0245537856 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first campaign medal of the Great War - the 1914 Star - was struck in 1917. In October 1919, by command of the King, a bar bearing the dates '5th Aug.-22nd Nov. 1914' was awarded to all holders of the medal who had been under fire - i.e., 'within range of enemy mobile artillery' - in France and Flanders between the qualifying dates. Fewer than 230,000 bars were awarded. The r ecipients - and only they - were and are the Old Contemptibles. Their very special medal has come to be known, by hallowed tradition, as the 'Mons Star'; and this is their story...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 11 digit numbe r w r i t t e n in ink on back of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small chips and tears along top edge, light rubbing. VG+/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY., Atwood, Margaret.
10 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
69 pp, trade paperback (8 1/2" H). The author's second book. "Her poetry explores the real world and a haunting private universe. Both are seen by a young woman totally committed to the search for a viable human world, one capable of containing i ts opposites: of reconciling the individual's inner and outer worlds, the chaos and the longing for order, the isolation of lovers, the craving for life and the fact of death. The poems in this new collection are less subjective than Miss A t w o o d ' s earlier ones, and the range of themes is wider, but they contain the same tension and give the same impression of a 'quiet Mata Hari....who pits herself against the ordered, too clean world like an arsonist'." Interior - very ligh t b ro wn in g to p ag e s, two tiny dints on first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, two tiny dints and small crease on front cover, tiny dint/scuff on fore-edge of textblock, a few t in y s cuf fs on co ver s, lig ht browning at edges and on spine, two tiny corner creases. Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
11 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1968, (1973 reprint). 
69 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "(Margaret Atwood's) poetry explores the real world and a haunting private universe. Both are seen by a young woman totally committed to the search for a viable human world, one capable of containing its opposites: of reco nciling the individual's inner and outer worlds, the chaos and the longing for order, the isolation of lovers, the craving for life and the fact of death. The poems in this new collection are less subjective than Miss Atwood's earlier on e s , a n d t h e range of themes is wider, but they contain the same tension and give the same impression of a 'quiet Mata Hari...who pits herself against the ordered, too clean world like an arsonist'." Interior - soft crease at top corner of te xt bl o ck , ot h er wi se clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, light hinge creases, soft crease to top corner of covers and top edge of rear cover. Good sound reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND.  BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES., Automobile Association.
12 Automobile Association. SOUTHEAST ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES.
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEARCHING FOR YOUR ANCESTORS IN CANADA., Baker, Eunice Ruiter.
13 Baker, Eunice Ruiter. SEARCHING FOR YOUR ANCESTORS IN CANADA.
Ottawa Heritage House 1976 0920018009 / 9780920018002 Third Printing Soft Cover Very Good- 
80 pp, 8vo (8" H). Contents: The Family Genealogist; Searching and Recording; The Archives - National and Provincial; The Genealogical Societies; The Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Heraldry in Canada; The United Empire Loyalist Association; Historical Societies and Museums in Canada; Heritage Canada; The Order of Canada Awards; Indian and Eskimo Research; Reference Section; Sources of Information in the United States; Sources of Information in Other Countries; Books and Publications. Interior - previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, crease at hinges, faint hand-writing indentations on covers, one tiny corner crease, tiny ink mark on fore-edge of text block, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
14 Barber, Malcolm. THE TRIAL OF THE TEMPLARS.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998, reprint. 
312 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521457270 "On 18 March 1314, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Templars, was burned at the stake. For almost two centuries the knights of the Order of the Temple had flourished during the Crusades in Palestine and Syria, and in the West, notably in France. But in 1307, the Templars in France were arrested by King Philip IV's officials in the name of the Inquisition, their property seized and the men charged with serious heresies, including the denial of Christ, homosexuality, and idol worship. Confessions, extracted under torture, were brought before royal and papal tribunals, but in 1310 a number of Templar brothers mounted a defence of their Order, refuelling the controveries which cont inued for a further four years before the final executions. Malcolm Barber's fascinating account, assessing the charges brought against the Order, once again puts the Templars on trial." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownersh i p m a r k s . Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953., Barker, A.J.
16 Barker, A.J. FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953.
Leo Cooper, London, (1974), first edition. 
170 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521084 B&w photographs, maps. "The Battle of the Hook was probably the last full-scale infantry battle, fought on traditional lines, that the world will ever see. It was also a classic set-piece example of a battalion in defence and was, in terms of steel, the biggest battle of the Korean War, and the most concentrated confrontation of artillery support and engineering effort since the First World War. In it the Black Watch and t he Duke of Wellington's Regiment defeated and completely routed a fanatical Chinese army who attacked them over a period of some fifteen days with incredible ferocity. The Chinese losses were so great that they never attempted such assaul t s a g a i n . It was a turning point of the Korean War and a triumph of British arms...." Previous owners small name stamp on front endpapers, one page with tiny corner crease, light wrinkle at top of spine, tiny bump to bottom front corner. Du st ja ck et h as m i nor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning on inside. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960:  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA., Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel.
17 Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. Inscribed By Author
398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Inscribed by author on half title page: "To K____ A____ with all good wishes from the author W.T. Barnard Jan/85". Appendices include: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front pastedown, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960:  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA., Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel.
18 Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. 
398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Contents: Preface; The Formation of the Regiment, 1860-66; The Battle of Ridgeway, 2 June 1866; Canada and the Green Jackets, 1866-77; The Victorian Heyday, 1877-84; The North-West Rebellion, 1885; War and Peace, 1886-1909; The Fiftieth Anniversary, 1910; The Regimental Record, 1911-18; Peace with Pacificsm, 1919-39; The 1st Bn. QOR of C, Toronto and Camp Borden, 1940; Newfoundland and New Brunswick, 1940-41; Preliminary Training in England, 1941-42; Final Training in England, 1943 - 5 June 1944; The Battle of Normandy, 6 June - 2 July 1944; The Battle of Normandy, 3 July - 22 August 1944; The Channel Ports, September 1944; The Breskens Pocket and the Nijmegen Bridgehead, 2 October 1944 - 7 February 1945; The Battle of the Rhineland, 8 February - 27 March 1945; The Final Victory, 28 March - 17 December 1945; The Post-War Era, 1945-60; Appendices: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Light browning to edges of endpapers, very light toning to edges of pages, browning to edges of text block, light cigarette odor, small corner crease on one fold-out map, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
19 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
20 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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