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THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817., D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir.  Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau.
1 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
 
 
EDWARD JAMES LENNOX:  "BUILDER OF TORONTO"., Litvak, Marilyn M.
2 Litvak, Marilyn M. EDWARD JAMES LENNOX: "BUILDER OF TORONTO".
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1995. 
118 pp, large 8vo (9 7/18" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550022040 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, plans, elevations. "From 1876 to 1915, Edward James Lennox was a formidable force in Toronto's architectural community. Many of his buildings are still landmarks in a city that continues to evolve. Born and educated in Toronto, Lennox looked to the past for inspiration but was never captured by it. His prototypical Annex house on Madison Avenue, Old City Hall, and Casa Loma bear witness to his technical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities. Through text and illustrations, this volume tells the story of a resolute architect whose vision helped shape an emerging city, and who in his time was called the 'builder of Toronto'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at bottom edge of front cover, very minor rubbing, slight waviness at top of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
3 Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill. HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970 0773501029 / 9780773501027 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Germaine Arnaktauyok. 
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Oliver, Jane. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
Collins, London, 1939. 
541 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "Everyone knows of the sufferings of the Covenanters, but fewer of their intolerance in power, their grudging reception of the young King Charles after his father's execution at Whi tehall, and the galling discipline which made him, after his accession to the English throne, unwilling ever to visit Scotland or to tolerate Presbyterianism again. Against this background, Miss Oliver tells the story of three generations o f a g r e a t Scottish family, the Humes of Polwarth, rising to play their part in the nation's affairs. Lady Polwarth, resolute Episcopalian, was broken by her diastrous passion for her young second husband, Lord Jedburgh. Her son Sir Patrick H um e d e fi ed h er to become a Covenanter, but was happier in his lifelong love for his brave, plain wife, who followed him into exile, and came back in triumph with Dutch William after his not quite bloodless revolution. Violent, too, was t he car ee r o f his fa mou s d aughter, Grisel, whose romantic marriage to George Baillie, son of the Covenanting martyr, brings to a sunlit close her family's part in a century's struggle for freedom of speech and thought and worship." Dust soili ng to t op of t ex tblo ck, ligh t wr inkling at top/bottom of spine, slight waviness to cloth on boards. Dust jacket has small tears and chips, browning to spine and some edges, light rubbing, moderate edge wrinkling, now in a mylar sleeve. Very Goo d-/Go od 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET OF THE CASTLE., Walker, R.A.E.  Illustrated by Rosemary Brown.
5 Walker, R.A.E. Illustrated by Rosemary Brown. THE SECRET OF THE CASTLE.
Blandford, London, n.d. 
78 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (pale blue boards with dark blue lettering and illustration on front board, dark blue cloth spine) - no dust jacket. Colour plates and b&w drawings. Twins, Desmond and Eileen, journey to a castle on a nearby hill. On the way they meet six knights, Resolute, Fearless, Faithful, Radiant, Harmony, and Valiant who guide them through adventures with witches, giants, spectres and, finally, a dragon, while giving guidance on handling issues that arise in t h e i r l i v es and those of their friends and schoolmates. One page with a dog-ear crease, light browning to endpapers - very light on pages, bump to top corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge rubbing, light so il in g to bo ar ds . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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