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WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
1 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
 
 
RAIDERS OF THE MOHAWK:  THE STORY OF BUTLER'S RANGERS.  GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 3., Miller, Orlo.
2 Miller, Orlo. RAIDERS OF THE MOHAWK: THE STORY OF BUTLER'S RANGERS. GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 3.
Toronto Macmillan 1909 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good- John MacLellan. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Map endpapers. Black, white and green illustrations. "When the thirteen colonies of America went to war for their independence, there were many colonists who declared for their King, George III. This is the story of one such group - the fierce and reviled Butler's Rangers, a Loyalist regiment which, from a base at Niagara, fought a series of courageous and bitter campaigns during the American Revolution, 1776 to 1783, for the King and for their homes in the State of New York. It is also the story of young Daniel Springer, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., whose father was killed by the rebels early in the war. Daniel joined the Rangers and through his experiences we follow some of the most savage battles of the Revolution and meet the Loyalists who fought with courage and gallantry for their beliefs - staunch old Colonel John Butler, commander of the regiment; his dashing, ill-fated son, Captain Walter; Peter Ten Broeck, who declared for the King while his brother declared for the rebels; Joseph Brant, war chief of the Mohawks; 'Indian' Allen, hard-bitten frontiersman; and the Rangers' Indian allies, the Senecas, Mohawks, and Cayugas who were members of the Six Nations. Here is history that was also high adventure, sought and sustained by men of strong ideals." A fictionalized version written for the younger reader. A few center page leaves with corner creases and a few with light stains in margins, large corner crease on title page, large gift inscription on dedication page, tiny corner bumps to boards, light soiling to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, several small chips and tears, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FORT IN THE WILDERNESS., Strobeck, Katherine M.
3 Strobeck, Katherine M. THE FORT IN THE WILDERNESS.
Sylvan Beach, N.Y. North Country Books 1978 0932052169 / 9780932052162 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Emerson Lamb. 
83 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Plan of fort on endpapers, b&w drawings throughout. Written for the younger reader, this book dramatizes the Oriskany-Fort Stanwix campaign, which saw St. Leger repelled and prevented the British from sweeping down the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolution. "Someone told us (this) was a children's book. They were wrong. It will fascinate children but many adults will be unable to put it down. For this is a story of true adventure, based on thrilling Mowhawk Valley history. Until we read (it) we had not realized the many exciting episodes of the Oriskany-Fort Stanwix campaign." Fritz S. Updike (from the dust jacket flap). Light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is lightly browned, has light soiling rubbing, very light edge wrinkling, very tiny hole at top of front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MiG MASTER: THE STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER., Tillman, Barrett.  Foreword by Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale.
4 Tillman, Barrett. Foreword by Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale. MiG MASTER: THE STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER.
Nautical and Naval, Annapolis, 1980. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0933852177 B&w photographs. "Described as a 'thoroughbred' worthy of all the care it demanded, the Chance Vought F-8 Crusader served as one of the most capable and long-lived aircraft in nav al aviation history. It was designed as an air superiority fighter, a 'gunfighter' armed with four 20-mm cannon rather than air-to-air missiles. Eventually, the Navy adapted the Crusader to carry many other kinds of armament. It also serve d i n o t her roles such as photo recce, strike, and experimental....Features (of this book) are: a design and construction history of the F-8; F-8 armaments; Vietnam operations including a chapter devoted to MiG battles; extensive appendices that f u rn is h d et ails of F-8 deployment, pilots and engineering; over 70 photos." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, very light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777., Watt, Gavin K.  Research assistance by James F. Morrison.
5 Watt, Gavin K. Research assistance by James F. Morrison. REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550023764 B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1777, the British general John Burgoyne mounted a massive expedition from Canada to New York State with the goal of splitting the rebelling American colonies into two. Simultaneously, Brigadier Barry St. Leger led a supporting flank attack from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley. His expedition had three major goals: recruit the Iroquois and their allies; defeat the rebel troops in the Mohawk region; and join Burgoyne's Grand Army at Albany. St. Leger's Indians and loyalists shattered the Mohawk Valley militia at Oriskany on their march to relieve Fort Stanwix; however, the fort's stubborn defenders stalled St. Leger until he was d u p e d into retreating. He then attempted to reinforce Burgoyne, but was halted at Ticonderoga due to lack of transport. The grand campaign from Canada ended in catastrophe when word came of Burgoyne's surrender. The remaining troops destroy e d Ti co nd er oga and withdrew to Canada." Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small light corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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