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1 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
2 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM., Connell, Brian.
3 Connell, Brian. THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1959. 
288 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, maps/battle plans. "A turning point in history two hundred years ago. Here is the exciting and vigorous story of the capture of Quebec and all that led up to it, of the clashes of character between the leaders concerned and of the effect of this victory on the future of the English-speaking world." Two tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket h a s b e e n price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine, a few very small tears archivally taped. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Cordeaux, E.H. and Merry, D.H. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED WORKS RELATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
809 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is an enumerative bibliography classified under some 500 headings. It embraces all aspects of University and College life and institutions and comprises more than 10,000 entries. The compilers are both members of the staff of the Bodleian and they have systematically explored its vast resources as well as taking account of other likely repositories of Oxford material. In addition to books, the Bibliography includes articles from a large number of periodicals and records a mass of eighteenth and nineteenth century ephemeral literature which reflects University policy and politics, and which is probably unknown and unavailable outside the Bodleian." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, minor soiling, minor edge wear, very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
5 Davies, A. Mervyn. (Robert Clive.) CLIVE OF PLASSEY: A BIOGRAPHY.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
522 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. B&w frontispiece, maps. Contents: Introduction; The Exile; A Chapter of Genesis; A Tale of Misadventure; Peace But Still War; Arcot; Kaveripak and Trichinopoly; The Downfall of Dupleix; Springtime; England; Dual Capacity; The Bengal Expedition: 1. Calcutta; 2. Chandernagore; The Game; Plassey: 1. The Gambler's Throw; 2. The Action; 3. The Fruits of Victory; A Problem of Political Management; Triple Threat; An Immovable Body: Lawrence Sulivan; The Legacy of Conquest; Member for Shrewsbury; The Battle of India House; Time and Tide; The Dictator; How Augean Was the Stable?; Mutiny; Caesar Infelix; The Final Reckoning; Conclusion; Appendices - How Pitt and the Directors dealt with the "Colonel Problem"; Summary of Will of Lord Robert Clive; "The Life of Robert, Lord Clive", by Charles Caraccioli; "Warren Hastings, Maker of British India": An Important Correction; Notes and References. 1" split in inside rear hinge, light browning and very light soiling to edges of text block, light edge wear to boards, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
6 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at the centre of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Maldonado Bay, off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Small shallow dint to bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
7 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at the centre of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Maldonado Bay, off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, two small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL., Edwardes, Michael.
8 Edwardes, Michael. CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246106239 B&w photographs, reproduction, maps. " 'Clive - that man not born for the desk - that heaven-born general': so William Pitt the Elder described the subject of this penetrati ng biography, the most challengingly enigmatic figure in the colourful history of British India. It was Robert Clive who, through a series of astonishing military victories, brought Bengal into the Empire and thus assured the steady exten s i o n o f B r itish rule in India. Yet, as Michael Edwardes shows, he was not so much a military genius as a brilliant opportunist who understood that the game of Indian politics was best played by Indian rules....Here, against the vivid pagean t of e ig h te en t h- ce ntury India, (Edwardes) freshly illuminates the myth, the achievement and the ultimate nemesis of this extraordinary man." Approx. seven leaves with soft crease at fore-edge, minor darkening to top of textblock. Dust jac ke t h as lig ht wr ink li ng at top edge - moderate at top of rear flap, two tiny dints at top of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT., Elliott, David R.  Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston.
9 Elliott, David R. Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston. ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT.
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
239 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028034 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "In 1872, Irish-born, seventeen-year-old Henry Ross Halpin arrived in Fort Garry, Manitoba, to take up a position with the Hudson's Bay Company. His career took him from the shores of Hudson Bay, across the plains, and to the headwaters of the Mackenzie River. Throughout his life, he immersed himself in learning the traditions and culture of Canada's Native Peoples and ultimately became an Indian agent. At his death in 1930, he was described as 'one of the best acquainted with Indian tradition and legend in the west'. Halpin was catapulted onto the historical stage in 1885, being captured by rebel Cree and serving as a secretary/negotiator for Big Bear, the non-rebel Cree chief at the siege of Fort Pitt. Born into a family of journalists, he was a great storyteller and astute observer. His memoirs of his life in the fur trade and of his captivity, combined with his correspondence and annual reports to the Department of Indian Affairs, offer a rare glimpse of life during these turbulent times of change in the West." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, otherwise clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Ford, Brian J. Introduction by Barrie Pitt. ALLIED SECRET WEAPONS: THE WAR OF SCIENCE. BALLANTINE'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II. WEAPONS BOOK NO. 19.
Ballantine, New York, 1971, first printing. 
160 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Mountbatten's Combined Operations Unit was described by critics as 'the only lunatic asylum run by the inmates'. The flow of ideas from backroom inventors was one of the Allies most valuable reserves, from Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs to the noise-making decoys used to combat torpedoes." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small paper loss at bo ttom of spine, two very small corner creases, very light rubbing, very light browning to edges of text block, very faint creases on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY HISTORY:  LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE., Fortescue, J.W.
11 Fortescue, J.W. MILITARY HISTORY: LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1914, first edition. 
207 pp + ads, 6 5/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Military History: Its Scope and Definition; British Military History; British Coloni al Campaigns; British Campaigns in India; Index. Moderate to heavy browning on free endpapers - light on pastedowns, very light browning to pages, edges of textblock browned, light soiling and browning to boards, very light edge wear, lig h t w r i n k l i ng at top of spine, lightfading/browning to spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY., Gardner, Brian.
12 Gardner, Brian. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1971, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024664043X B&w plates, maps. "There has never been a company like the East India Company: it ruled over nearly one-fifth of the world's population, possessed its own army and navy, its own c ivil service, and even its own church. It became the greatest military power in Asia and had a revenue larger than that of Great Britain itself. This is the story of the London merchants who, in their persistent and dogged quest for trade w i t h t h e East, struggled with misunderstanding and suspicion, rivalry with the French and the collapse of the authority of the Indian emperors. The Company brought the brilliant military conquests of men like Robert Dlive and Warren Hastings, an d th e a cq ui sitions of Sir Stamford Raffles and men who spent their entire careers in its service. There were the conquests of the Wellesleys, the intrigues and battles for power with the British government, the prejudice and envy inspired b y t he re tu rn hom e o f wealthy retired employees, and the compromise which ended in the appointment of government selected Governors-General. The story of the East India Company is one of adventure, triumph and disaster, pride and loyalty, that spa ns more th an two hund red years of British history: it is also the story of the foundation of the British Empire in India." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Godwin, George. VANCOUVER: A LIFE, 1757-1798.
London Philip Allan 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
308 pp, 9 1/8" H. Pale lilac/gray cloth with dark blue lettering/banding on spine. B&w reproductions, charts - all present, including large folded map in pocket at rear. Contents: Preface; Early Days; With Cook to Hawaii; With Rodney and Gardner; The Nootka Affair; Start of the Great Voyages; Otahiti; The Fabled Coast; Quadra and Vancouver; The Spanish Settlements; The Lawgiver; Northward Again; The Southern Track; King George Men; Alaska; Homeward Bound; Work and Worry; The Last Year; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Tiny scuffs to fore-edge of pages 277 to 298, rear map has one tiny tear archivally taped and one or two wrinkles, very light browning to edges of text block, a few tiny foxing marks and faint small stains on boards, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
14 Green, John Richard. Edited and with an Introduction by Roger Hudson. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.
London Folio Society 1993 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine 
878 pp, 10" H. Bound in full green buckram, blocked in gold with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young. B&w reproductions, maps, genealogical tables. "(F)irst published in 1874 by Macmillan & Company Ltd. This edition follows the text of the first edition, with minor emendations." Chapter headings: The English Kingdoms, 607-1013; England Under Foreign Kings, 1013-1204; The Great Charter, 1204-1265; The Three Edwards, 1265-1360; The Hundred Years' War, 1336-1431; The New Monarchy, 1422-1540; The Reformation; Puritan England; The Revolution; Modern England; Epilogue, 1815-1873. Slipcase has very light rubbing on bottom surface. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WOLFE AT QUEBEC., Hibbert, Christopher.
15 Hibbert, Christopher. WOLFE AT QUEBEC.
Longmans, Green, London, 1959, first edition. 
194 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In the early hours of the morning on 13th September 1759, a British flotilla drifted silently on the ebb tide down the St Lawrence River towards Quebec. A last and desperate at tempt was being made to capture the town before the ice closed over the river and made further operations that season impossible. By dawn over 4,000 men had disembarked from the landing craft and clambered up the steep and slippery slopes on t o t h e Plains of Abraham. The French were taken completely by surprise and the battle that followed was short and dramatic. By noon the fate of Canada had been decided. In describing the events of this day and the bitter and seemingly hopel e ss s i eg e th at preceded it, (the author) has relied entirely upon contemporary sources, some of which were not available when previous accounts were written. For this reason the story which has emerged is in some respects an unfamiliar one an d the in ci den ta l p ortrait of Wolfe, stripped of the sentimental veneer which two centuries of adulation have built around him, is one which will surprise many readers. (This book) provides not only a vivid account of what has been described a s the most im port ant eve nt in the history of the 18th century, but a fascinating portrait of one of its most famous soldiers." Book slightly cocked, bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a nd bro wning at botto m of spin e, a few very tiny soiling specks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, corner crease on front flap, light soiling, light brow nin g on spine and flap-f olds, a few small brown stains at bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Hogg, Ian V. Introduction by Barrie Pitt. THE GUNS: 1939-45. BALLANTINE'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II. WEAPONS BOOK NO. 11.
Ballantine, New York, 1970, first printing. 
160 pp, 8 3/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "The Panorama of Second World War artillery. Ranging from the monster 60cm 'Karl' gun to the 'soft-drink bottle filled with a deadly brew of benzine, latex and phosphorus' - here is the multitude of weapons and their lethal projectiles, both used and proposed, conventional and bizarre." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light browning to ed ges of text block, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
PARLIAMENTARY ENGLAND:  THE EVOLUTION OF THE CABINET SYSTEM., Jenks, Edward.
17 Jenks, Edward. PARLIAMENTARY ENGLAND: THE EVOLUTION OF THE CABINET SYSTEM.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1903, [1912]. 
441 pp, 8vo, HC. The Story of the Nations series, volume 60, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Politics of the Restoration; The Glorious Revolution; The Last of the Old Order; Signs of Change; The System of Walpole; The System on its Trial; The Patriotic King; The King's Friends; Revival of the Cabinet System; Pitt; Reaction and Reform; History and Criticism; Leading Dates in the History of the Cabinet System; List of Selected Authorities for the Period. B&w illus. Light browning of pages. Text block cracking at spine (gutter) between pages 176/177 and 192/193 - still very sound. Top of text block dust stained and speckled, patch of light browning on bottom of text block near spine. Top and bottom of spine slightly creased, one tiny nick at bottom of spine, very light scuffing and edge wear. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
18 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
19 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
20 MacGregor, James G. EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
262 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John A. McDougall left his Ontario home in 1873 to seek his fortune in the West, first as a fur trader on the Fort Carlton Trail, and then for some fifty years as a merchant in Edmonton (population forty when he first arrived there in 1879). During his lifetime he saw the Indians signing their lands over to the Crown; watched the hamlet of Edmonton by-passed by the railroad and later cut off for weeks by hostile Indians during the second Riel Rebellion. He experienced the Edmonton boom when the Klondike rush began and the decline resulting from the gradual abandonment of the overland route to the Yukon. A long hard climb to prosperity followed. (This book) throws new light on an important section of Canadian history and illustrates the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in the West in the past hundred years." Very light browning to spine and to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several edge tears archivally taped, a few small scuffs/rub marks, very light fading on spine/hinges, some light soiling on hinges, very small closed tear on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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