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1 Abbott, Peter and Ribeiro Rodrigues, Manuel. Series Editor, Martin Windrow. MODERN AFRICAN WARS (2): ANGOLA AND MOCAMBIQUE 1961-74. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 202.
London Osprey 1988 0850458439 / 9780850458435 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Color Plates By Ray Volstad. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams, maps. 8 pages of colour uniform studies. Contents: Preface; Portugal's African Empire; The Liberation Movements; The Portuguese Forces; The Portuguese Forces in Action; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's small ink name stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small light bump to top corner of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Bonsor, N.R.P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS FROM EUROPE TO BRAZIL, URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
Jersey, Channel Islands Brookside Publications 1983 0905824067 / 9780905824062 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
525 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)he first comprehensive book devoted to the passenger lines and liners running from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Seventy-one lines have been deemed to merit a chapter and fleet list, but it is a sad thought that only one of them, the Costa Line, is still running a multi-passenger service between the Old World and these countries of the New, and even their sailings are not very frequent. The reason, of course, is that the steamship and motorship have been eclipsed by the aeroplane. (This book) contains about 150 illustrations of ships, together with indexes of ships and lines, a chronological list of ship losses and a list of the largest ships (14,000 tons and over)." Light waviness to edges of text block, small slight bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
4 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Chandler, David G. DICTIONARY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS.
London Greenhill Books 1993 1853671509 / 9781853671500 New Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
570 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps/battle plans, portraits, photographs. "1200 entries covering all significant military leaders, battles, armaments, political developments, and more; all entries completely cross-referenced; over 120 illustrations; 86 battle maps and diagrams, 44 of which were specially commissioned for this book; detailed chronological table of signicant world events of the era; day-by-day chart of all Napoleon's military movements from 1796 to 1815." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at one corner, text block has a tiny light stain on top and a small faint scuff on the fore-edge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing, small light line indentation on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PUBLIC AUCTION SALE:  GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD.  OCTOBER 6,7, 1976., Cherrystone Stamp Center.
6 Cherrystone Stamp Center. PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD. OCTOBER 6,7, 1976.
Cherrystone Stamp Center, New York, N.Y., 1976. 
93 pp + 32 pp of b&w illustrations, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The catalog of an auction sale. The first session included stamps from: German Colonies and German Offices Abroad, German Old States, Germany, Empire, Federal, Republic, Berlin, SAAR. The second session included stamps from France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Iceland, Luxembourg, Marienwerder-Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua-Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Ryukyu-Sweden, Switzerland, Syri a-Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Ukraine. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - s m a l l s o ft bump to top corner of covers, light rubbing, minor soiling, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER:  SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES., Climo, Shirley.
7 Climo, Shirley. SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER: SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815., Cooper, John Spencer.  Introduction by Ian Fletcher.
8 Cooper, John Spencer. Introduction by Ian Fletcher. ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 1996. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 187337665 B&w frontispiece. "....one of the very best - and one of the most sought after - of the many volumes of Peninsular reminiscences. Originally published in 1869, 'Rough Notes' is an account of the military career of a man who saw action with the 7th (Royal Fusiliers) at many of the greatest battles and sieges of the Peninsular War, including Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vittoria and the Pyrenee s . . . . a w o n derful book which combines much detail of the day-to-day life of a soldier in Wellington's army, with honest and vivid accounts of the battles in which he took part. Undoubtedly, this is one of the finest personal accounts of the P en in su la r W ar a nd of the ill-fated New Orleans campaign of 1815." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, a few soft creases at bottom of rear panel, m ino r r ubb ing . Ve ry Go od+ /Ve ry Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
9 Cuthbertson, Brian. (John Cabot.) JOHN CABOT & THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW. LIVING HISTORY IN COLOUR.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac 1997 0887804160 / 9780887804168 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps. "The innovative Cabot had the skills and knowledge of a master mariner. Born in Genoa, he lived in Venice and Spain before arriving in Bristol where he sought the support of merchants in his plan for a northerly voyage of discovery. Cabot's background made him the perfect candidate to serve the Bristol merchants and the King of England in their efforts to find a shorter and surer route to the spices and splendour of Cathay. Drawing on paintings, colourful maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, (the author) brings to life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life and his age." Interior - very tiny crease at top corner of approx. last 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817., D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir.  Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau.
10 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
 
 
11 Dorling, H., Captain. BRITISH AND FOREIGN RIBBONS: NAVAL, MILITARY, AIR FORCE AND CIVIL.
London George Philip & Son. 1946 Soft Cover Very Good 
8 pp of text + XVII color plates, 7 1/4" H, stapled in wraps. Contents: The Order in Which Orders, Decorations, Medals and the Ribbons Appertaining Thereto, Are to be Worn - British Orders, Decorations and Medals - Foreign Orders, Decorations, Medals - Medals awarded by Societies; Color Plates; Index. Interior - previous owner's name at top of first page, very light browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one tiny corner crease, a few very tiny scuffs. 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
CABERNET SAUVIGNON.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Eyres, Harry.
12 Eyres, Harry. CABERNET SAUVIGNON. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
Viking, (London, 1991), first edition. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w maps in text. ISBN 067082481X "This unique series looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses the wines made all over the world from that variety...Each volume inc ludes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealan d . A s p e c ial feature of this series is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages...Cabernet Sauvignon is best known as the most important red grape variety in Bordeaux, the region that produces the world's most ge ne r al l y ad mi re d red wines. It has also been widely exported and now flourishes in countries as diverse as Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, the USA and Australia...This volume not only looks at wines suitable for early drinking but includes advice on th e p ote nt ia l o f b oth the top Bordeaux Chateaux traditionally favoured by investors and the many excellent Cabernet Sauvignon now being made beyond the borders of France." Minor rubbing to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very lig ht e dg e wrin kli ng, min or r ubbi ng. NF/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
13 Gates, David. THE SPANISH ULCER: A HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
George Allen & Unwin, London, (1986), Ist edition. 
557 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Over 100 maps and nearly 50 contemporary illustrations. "Napoleon considered the war in the Peninsula so insignificant that he rarely bothered to bring to it his military genius, relying on his marshals instead, and simulteaneously launching his disastrous Russian campaign in 1812. In late 1813 Wellington's army crossed the Pyrennes into the mainland of France. The 'Spanish Ulcer' had helped to kill its host...a war of unexpected savagery, of carnage at times so great as to be comparable to the First World War. But it was also a guerilla war, fought on beautiful but difficult terrain, where problems of supply loomed large. The British Navy, dominant at sea after Trafalgar, was able to provide crucial support to the hard-pressed, ill-equipped and often outnumbered forces fighting the French...a serious assessment of the opposing generals and their troops...analyzing in detail the social and political background." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, minor corner bumps. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
14 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
15 Glover, Michael. WELLINGTON'S PENINSULAR VICTORIES: BUSACO - SALAMANCA - VITORIA - NIVELLE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington became the most celebrated general in British history. When he landed in Lisbon in April 1809, however, there seemed little reason to suppose that the British could maintain their foothold in Portugal, still less to imagine that the French could be driven out of the Peninsula and across the Pyrenees. Since 1793 the British army had experienced a long succession of defeats and reverses. Before Wellington could take the field he had first to overhaul the entire organization of his forces. His allies' troops were ill-led, ill-trained and ill-equipped. His atttempts to co-operate with his Spanish colleagues were stultified by rivalry and distrust. Michael Glover has written a lucid narrative of the difficulties and set-backs of the five years' campaigning that brought the allies to Toulouse in April 1814. Against this background are full-scale accounts of the four battles - Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Nivelle - in which Wellington defeated his principal opponents of the War - Massena, Marmont, Jourdan and Soult. The officers and men who served in the Peninsula left behind them many absorbing and often moving eyewitness descriptions, and it is on these, no less than on his long acquaintance with the secondary sources of the history of the War, that (he) has based his study of the battles. The numerous illustrations, taken from the supreme period of military art, are themselves of outstanding interest and, with the six maps and plans in the text, complement a perceptive account of Wellington and his army." Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning to the spine and edges, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
16 Heaton, P.M. BOOTH LINE.
Pontypool, Gwent P. M. Heaton 1987 0950771481 / 9780950771489 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
84 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, map endpapers. "The Booth Line is one of Liverpool's smaller but nonetheless well known Liner shipping companies. They have been involved in the North Brazil and Amazon River trade for over 120 years, and at one time were probably the major industrial body in the Rubber Boom of the Amazon Basin. (T)his book concentrates more on the ships and trades of the Booths, and does not deal with their many other interests over the years, including hides, construction and allied businesses." From the Introduction. Contents: Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Alfred and Charles Booth, Their Origins and Early Careers; The Entry into Shipowning; The Booth Steamship Co. Ltd.; Amalgamation; The First World War; The Inter-War Years; The Second World War; Acquisition by the Vestey Group; Further Developments; Containerisation; Appendix 1 - Booth Line: Fleet List; Appendix 2 - Red Cross Line: Fleet List; Appendix 3 - Vessels Operated in North Brazil and the River Amazon; Appendix 4 - Vessels Operated in Portugal; Abbreviations. Book is lightly cocked, small light bump at bottom of front hinge, small crease at bottom of gutter of pages 55 to 58. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A GENTLEMAN VOLUNTEER: THE LETTERS OF GEORGE HENNELL FROM THE PENINSULAR WAR, 1812-1813., Hennell, George.  Edited by Michael Glover.
17 Hennell, George. Edited by Michael Glover. A GENTLEMAN VOLUNTEER: THE LETTERS OF GEORGE HENNELL FROM THE PENINSULAR WAR, 1812-1813.
Heinemann, London, (1979), first edition. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps, battle plans. "George Hennell, born about 1785 the son of a Coventry ribbon manufacturer and tradesman, joined Wellington's army in the Peninsula as a Volunteer, was commissioned in the field in the Forty-third Light Infantry, and served through the campaigns of 1812-13. Of his letters home twenty-six (all but two of them unpublished) survive, and these have been edited by the historian Michael Glover with a ge neral introduction, summaries of the events in the campaign covered by the letters, notes and appendices. The discovery of the letters represents a considerable find. Hennell is particularly good at conveying the detail of everyday life i n t h e f i e ld and camp and from his vivid pen the reader can gain a first-hand impression of what it was like to be a young officer on active service more than a century and a half ago. He is exceptional as a reporter because he not only rec ou nt s e ve nt s a s th ey happen but tries to analyse his own reactions to the dangers and horrors through which he is passing. He sometimes illustrated his letters with diagrams and fluent sketches, several of which are reproduced in this book . Hen ne ll' s s tor y beg in s d ramatically in the thick of the action when as a raw recruit armed only with a letter of introduction to General Picton he joins the British camp just two days before the bloody storming of the citadel of Badajoz. It end s w ith the vict or ious ar my d escending the Pyrenees to invade the soil of France shortly before the fall of Napoleon." Previous owners small stamp and small bookstore label on front pastedown, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/botto m o f spi ne, very lig ht we ar at co rner s. D ust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR., Henty, G.A.
18 Henty, G.A. UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
W. Foulsham, London, n.d. 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece. "Young Terence O'Connor was under Wellington's command, but he did not serve in the regular army. In the war in Spain and Portugal he led a small force or partisans - a lmost a private army of his own, which made daring raids deep into enemy territory. The risk of capture was always great, and twice Terence was taken prisoner - and twice he escaped. Each time he returned to lead his men back into danger, an d t i m e and again the gallant partisans struck hard against Napoleon's troops." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, tiny area of fading on front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge we ar / cr ea si ng with some tiny tears and chips, colors ar bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA.  A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR., Henty, G.A.
19 Henty, G.A. WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA. A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
Latimer House, London, 1959. 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. Terence O'Connor fights with the Mayo Fusiliers to free Portugal from Napoleon's forces. Tiny dint at top edge of front board, very light browning to edges of text block - a few very tiny stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has a few small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/creasing, colors are very bright, minor soiling and rubbing on r e a r p a nel, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Holmes, John W. THE SHAPING OF PEACE: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR WORLD ORDER, 1943-1957. VOLUME 2.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055419 / 9780802055415 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The establishment of the United Nations system at the conclusion of the Second World War was followed by a period of disillusion in the late 40s about the prospects of world order. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 there came a regrouping of forces and revised calculations of what was possible. The first volume of 'The Shaping of Peace' described Canadian attitudes and policies towards international institutions as the Second World War ended. This volume is concerned with the developments in the decade after the war, with the changing Canadian concepts as they were shaped by events and challenges. Although principal attention is paid to the organs of the United Nations, other themes such as the establishment of NATO, the progress of the new Commonwealth, and the changing concepts of the North American relationship are analysed as essential elements in the Canadian search for equilibrium." Minor wrinkling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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