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CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
1 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
2 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE., Bull, Theodore, editor.
3 Bull, Theodore, editor. RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1967, first edition. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, fold-out map showing land apportionment in 1965. "The first and major portion of this book consists of a factual account of some of the more important political, social and economic developments in Britain's colony of Southern Rhodesia from the time of the first European occupation to the present day. It draws on historical records, official reports and government statements to explain what the Land Apportionment Act is, why it was introduced, and what its practical effects are; to examine local government, the educational systems, and economic development in urban and rural areas; to analyse the effect which some of the past and present legislation has on the living a n d working conditions of black and white Rhodesians; and, in the process, to illustrate the political attitudes of Europeans and Africans, and the separate development of the racial communities. (It) collates much of the kind of factual material w hi ch used to appear regularly in the Salisbury journal, the 'Central African Examiner', before it ceased publication. UDI and the censorship imposed under the Emergency regulations in November, 1965, resulted in the 'Examiner's' December issue bei ng heavily cut - about half the material submitted for censorship was banned. The journal's publishing company launched a court case to challenge the legality of censorship and so, by implication, of the Rhodesian regime, but this was unsuccessful and the December 1965 issue was therefore (its) last. The factual material in this book was prepared by former contributors to the 'Examiner' and edited by Theodore Bull, the sponsor and former editor of the journal. His own personal assessment o f Br itish policy on Rhodesia, before and since UDI, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock, forms the second part of the book. His conclusions are controversial, and readers of widely differing political views could be equally shocked by t hem, but they may stimulate a healthy reassessment of attitude towards the whole unhappy Rhodesian situation." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrink ling, slight browning on spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
4 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Cederberg, Fred. THE LONG ROAD HOME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto General Publishing 1984 0773601228 / 9780773601222 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. "The Connaught Ranges - Camp Borden - Debert - Liverpool - Aldershot - Hunstanton - Salisbury Plain - London - Naples - Ortona - Orsogna - Cassino - Hitler Line - Gothic Line - Ravenna - Senio River - Avellino - Rome - Coriano Ridge - Lamone River - The Naviglio - Po Plains. These are the places burned into the memories of many veterans of the Italian Theater in World War II. Here, for the first time, is the infantryman's story - the coal miner from Cape Breton, the fisherman from the west coast, the hayshaker from the prairies - as told through the eyes of Sergeant Fred Cederberg of the Cape Breton Highlanders and Lanark and Renfrew Scottish. This is the story of the soldiers' training, their army 'home away from home' in England, landing in Naples, and facing the crack troops of the German 10th Army in mountainous central Italy." Large Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, small printing ink stain on page 159 - does not effect text, light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small chips and tears, scuffing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LONG ROAD HOME:  THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II., Cederberg, Fred.
7 Cederberg, Fred. THE LONG ROAD HOME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto General Publishing 1984 0773601228 / 9780773601222 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. "The Connaught Ranges - Camp Borden - Debert - Liverpool - Aldershot - Hunstanton - Salisbury Plain - London - Naples - Ortona - Orsogna - Cassino - Hitler Line - Gothic Line - Ravenna - Senio River - Avellino - Rome - Coriano Ridge - Lamone River - The Naviglio - Po Plains. These are the places burned into the memories of many veterans of the Italian Theater in World War II. Here, for the first time, is the infantryman's story - the coal miner from Cape Breton, the fisherman from the west coast, the hayshaker from the prairies - as told through the eyes of Sergeant Fred Cederberg of the Cape Breton Highlanders and Lanark and Renfrew Scottish. This is the story of the soldiers' training, their army 'home away from home' in England, landing in Naples, and facing the crack troops of the German 10th Army in mountainous central Italy." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, several creases down spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CANADA IN THE GREAT WAR:  AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE MILITARY HISTORY OF CANADA FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR OF THE NATIONS.  6 VOLUME SET., Chambers, Ernest; Burpee, Lawrence J.; Hanbury-Williams, Charles; Sandwell, Bernard K.; Marquis, T.G.; Hill, Raymond H.; Willison, W.A.; Donnell, Allan, et al.
8 Chambers, Ernest; Burpee, Lawrence J.; Hanbury-Williams, Charles; Sandwell, Bernard K.; Marquis, T.G.; Hill, Raymond H.; Willison, W.A.; Donnell, Allan, et al. CANADA IN THE GREAT WAR: AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE MILITARY HISTORY OF CANADA FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR OF THE NATIONS. 6 VOLUME SET.
Toronto United Publishers of Canada Memorial Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Six volume set - 8 15/16" H. Rebound in maroon simulated leather with two black title blocks on each spine, gilt lettering/banding, top edges gilt, new endpapers. Tissue-covered frontispiece in each volume, plus many additional b&w photographs, reproductions, maps (some colour, some fold-out) - collated. Volume I: Military History of Canada, 1608-1914 - published 1917, 380 pp. Volume II: Days of Preparations - n.d., 374 pp. Volume III: Guarding the Channel Ports - published 1919, 403 pp. Volume IV: The Turn of the Tide - published 1920, 405 pp. Volume V: The Triumph of the Allies - published 1920, 410 pp. Volume VI: Special Services, Heroic Deeds, Etc. - published 1921, 393 pp. Chapters include: Conscription in Canada; The Alien Enemy in Canada - Internment Operations; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; The Second Battle of Ypres; Battle of Festubert; Holding the Salient, 1916; Trench Raids; The Somme Offensive; The Canadians at Vimy Ridge; The Siege of Lens; Battle of Passchendaele Ridge; Last Days of the Vimy Front; The Battle of Amiens; Battle of Cambrai; The Canadian Artillery; The Canadian Engineers; The Canadian Army Medical Corps; Canadian Women in the Great War; The Campaign in Northern Russia; Demobilizaion, etc., etc. Appendices include: The Canadian Indians and the Great War; Canada's Motor Machine Gun Corps; The Canadian Cavalry Brigade; Canadian Prisoners of War in Germany; The War in the Air; The Canadian Forestry Corps; Canadian Railway Troops; The Canadian Army Veterinary Corps; The Canadian Army Dental Corps; Decorations Awarded Canadians; Terms of Armistice with Germany, etc. All volumes have some light foxing on text pages either side of the illustration pages, some very light foxing on illustration pages, three volumes with small light stain on one or two pages - in margin, light shelf soiling on bottom of text blocks, light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text blocks, a few small light foxing marks on fore-edge of text blocks. 
Price: 285.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES.  4 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD.  VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION.  VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES., Churchill, Winston S.  Introduction by Roy Jenkins.
9 Churchill, Winston S. Introduction by Roy Jenkins. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. 4 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN. VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD. VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION. VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES.
London Folio Society 2003 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ 
445 pp, 366 pp, 352 pp, 347 pp - 9 1/2" H - 4 volume set. Bound in maroon buckram, blue title blocks with gold lettering, blocked with a design in blue ad gold by David Eccles on front boards. Dark blue endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w maps. Maroon slipcase with photographic portrait of Winston S. Churchill on one panel. Vol. 1 has a small very faint scratch just above tthe spine title block, Vol. 3 has very small area of minor glue residue on bottom of text block. Slipcase is structurally sound, has various small scratches and soiling marks, 1" dia light stain on top surface, a few tiny dents - mainly on bottom surface, faint liquid splashes on top of side panel portrait, portrait has light wear on front edge. 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
10 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by John Ezard. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
London Folio Society 2006 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
844 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Spine has two thin 'lines' in the grain of the leather (one approx. 3/4", one approx. 1" long). They appear to be natural imperfections and are fully dyed and shaped with the rest of the spine. Please see picture. Slipcase has one very small bump at rear corner. The maroon paper folded into the bottom inside surface of the slipcase is not glued down in the middle - slightly raised, but there is a low risk of damage, a very small strip of maroon paper is missing from one top inside corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 62nd AND 99th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Gibson, Tom.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
11 Gibson, Tom. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 62nd AND 99th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Follow the history of the Regiment from the 18th century when they participated in the siege of Louisburg, through 19th century postings including New Zealand, Chin a, India, and South Africa, and on through the First and Second World Wars. In 1959 "the Wiltshires were amalgamated with the Royal Berkshire Regiment to form the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire)....Tom Gibson t e l l s t h i s exciting story and brings to life some of the great events in their history, events called to mind by the names emblazoned on the Regimental colours which now hang peacefully in Salisbury Cathedral in the heart of Wiltshire." Incl ud es t he mu si c an d lyrics for the Regimental March, which is based on an old Wilshire tune , 'The Vly'. Tiny light stain in margin of page 48 & 49, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to top edge of boards, small bump at top /bo tto m o f sp ine , tin y bump to bottom corners. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips/tears, two 1" tears (archivally taped), browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADA AT VIMY., Macintyre, D.E., Lieutenant Colonel.
12 Macintyre, D.E., Lieutenant Colonel. CANADA AT VIMY.
Toronto Peter Martin 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)akes us from the prairies of pioneer Saskatchewan through basic training in Winnipeg, across Salisbury Plain, into the hell of the Western Front and to the pivotal slopes of Vimy Ridge. As a Brigade Major, Macintyre helped create the battle. He saw it take shape at staff level, played an important part in its planning and, on April 9th, was right there in the front lines of the assault. For Colonel Macintyre, the story of Vimy did not end in 1917. He was back again to Vimy in 1936 to lead the Vimy Pilgrimage and walk beside Edward VIII as the King dedicated the soaring monument atop the ridge. And he was back yet again in 1945 on the heels of the retreating Germans." One tiny corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light browning at edges and on inside of spine, faint water mark on front panel, old tape along inside of top and bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY.  THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837., Milani, Lois Darroch.
13 Milani, Lois Darroch. ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY. THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837.
Thornhill, Ontario Ampersand 1971 0969044208 / 9780969044208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Signed by Author
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w plates. Signed by author on title page. The date, 1971, is supplied in ink on copyright page. "Robert Gourlay has been adulated and scorned in three countries. He was involved in the tumult of the movement for political and social reform in Scotland and England (that has often been overshadowed by the French Revolution and war with Napoleon) and in the political protest in Upper Canada between the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine, one small tear - several pieces of old tape on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
14 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Neillands, Robin. THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199976 / 9781860199974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, genealogical table. "The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed, which succeeding generations have called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over three hundred years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century, following the triumph of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field. Robin Neillands tells this tale in clear and uncomplicated language, unravelling a fascinating and complex story to bring this period in England's history vividly to life. He also investigates the mysteries concerning the sudden marriage of Edward IV, the seizure of Edward's throne by his brother Richard of Gloucester and the murder of Richard's nephews, the Princes in the Tower." 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
16 Newton, Lord. LORD LANSDOWNE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Macmillan 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
536 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Top edge gilt. B&w plates. Chapter headings: Early Years; Governor-General of Canada, 1883-8; Viceroy of India, 1888-94; War Minister; The South African War, 1899-1902; The European Situation, 1900-1; The Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1902; Persia, 1901-5; Anglo-German and Anglo-American Relations, 1902-3; Anglo-French and Anglo-Russian Relations, 1902-4; Tariff Reform, 1903; Turkey, 1903-5; Russia, 1904-5; Anglo-German Relations, 1904-5; In Opposition, 1906-9; The People's Budget; The Parliament Bill; Interregnum; The Opening Years of the Great War; The Peace Letter; Closing Years; Appendices: Lord Lansdowne and Ireland; A Personal Sketch, by Lord Ernest Hamilton. Faint erased penceil marks on free front endpaper, some light waviness to picture pages, one small corner bump with migration into adjacent pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some small scattered areas of faint liquid marks on boards and spine. a few tiny dents on rear board. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A P.B.O.*   *POOR BLOODY OBSERVER., Shrive, Frank J.  Edited by Norman Shrive.  Historical note by Robert H. Johnston.
17 Shrive, Frank J. Edited by Norman Shrive. Historical note by Robert H. Johnston. THE DIARY OF A P.B.O.* *POOR BLOODY OBSERVER.
Boston Mills Press, (Erin, Ontario, 1981). 
88 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. ISBN 0919822347 "At eighteen, along with several of his Boy Scout pals, Shrive joined the 129th Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery....Chistmas 1916 found Shri ve in England, encamped in the seemingly endless rain on Salisbury Plain. The next May he was on the Western Front and on June 17, 1917, still only nineteen, he was struck by shrapnel at Vimy Ridge. By one of the ironies that war provides he c a n b e considered lucky, for his wounds sent him to England to convalesce. There we pick up his story on (a) September afternoon. His narrative begins at this point, where chance intervened to change the direction of his life. While lying on a Ke nt i sh hillside, he saw two airplanes, then new-fangled marvels, cavorting in the sky above. Why didn't he join the infant Royal Flying Corps, a friend present asked? The thought was not a new one, but the moment to act was. Young Shrive j oi ned th e RFC and made, as he recognised at the time, 'one of the most important decisions of my life.' One significant result of this decision came a year later when the newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Frank Shrive of the Royal Flying Corp s fou nd h im s el f on board the SS Stephen, out of Dundee, bound for Russia. With him was a Canadian artillery brigade and infantry regiments from the United States, Britain and France. They were on their way to Archangel on the northern Russi an coa st an d, th oug h the y did not perhaps realize it, were about to participate in the Russian Civil War..." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears archivally taped, light rubbing with color los s. V ery Go od+/Go od+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE OTHER VICTORIA:  THE PRINCESS ROYAL AND THE GREAT GAME OF EUROPE., Sinclair, Andrews.
18 Sinclair, Andrews. THE OTHER VICTORIA: THE PRINCESS ROYAL AND THE GREAT GAME OF EUROPE.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1981, first edition. 
282 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. ISBN 0297779877 "When Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, fell in love and married Prince Frederick, the heir to the Prussian throne, many Prussians regarded the alien Princess Royal as a British agent - when she was only being loyal to her beloved family. This absorbing book, mainly based on papers in the royal archives at Windsor Castle, shows for the first time how Queen Victoria ran an unmatched network of in telligence through her daughter's marriage and her relations in every court in Europe. The Queen and Bismarck both wanted Germany to be united, but their methods of achieveing this were opposed, and their struggle led to isolation and angu i s h f o r ' Vicky' and 'Fritz'. The author opens a spyhole on the secret history of the last century and reveals the story of a royal love that turned to royal tragedy - the tale of a princess who had to divide her loyalty between her homeland an d he r a do pt e d country." Two very small corner bumps, very small bump on fore-edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor browning on spine, a few areas of edge wrinkling, bump at one corner, a few tiny line indentations on front panel, min or ru bbi ng . Ver y G oo d/ Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'., Sparrow, Gerald.
19 Sparrow, Gerald. RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'.
London Knightly Vernon 1966 Soft Cover Good 
74 pp, 8 3/8" H. "The tragic dispute between the British and Rhodesian authorities arising out of Rhodesia's assumption of independence on November 11th, 1965, has provoked great interest in Rhodesia, in Britain, throughout the Commonwe alth, in the United States, as well as in Europe and Africa. - Mr Ian Smith, when he came to London just before independence, in an effort to arrive at an amicable settlement, appeared on television and the public formed the impression that here was a man wholly sincere, who might be mistaken, but who was forthright and honest. The British public, who had been suffering from some exceptionally acrobatic politicians, noted the difference, and Smith won many friends. - The men of the regime in Salisbury were openly called 'rebels' by Mr Wilson in Britain. This was the first time, since the United States declared her own indpendence of Britain, that a colony had taken independence from Britain instead of being granted its freedom. It was an historic occasion and act and I knew that I was embarked on a journey to see a new nation in revolt at the moment of destiny. - So this book has one simple objective: to tell in simple terms the story of my visit, what I saw, the judgments I formed. The opinions expressed are, of course, entirely my own. If the reader of this book feels that he knows far more about 'the rebels' and their way of life, their roots, their faith and their ambitions after finishing this book, this will be its justification. The time I spent on this journey was perhaps the most exciting and revealing fortnight of my life. I will try to give you an account that enables you to share this adventure with me." Interior - previous owner's name, place and signature on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small corner creases, slight browning - mainly on spine, soft crease on rear cover, a few tiny soiling specks - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
20 Thompson, Peter E., translated & edited by. Jean Le Bel, Jean Froissart, Enguerrand De Monstrelet. CONTEMPORARY CHRONICLES OF THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR. FROM THE WORKS OF JEAN LE BEL, JEAN FROISSART & ENGUERRAND DE MONSTRELET.
London Folio Society 1966 Hard Cover Good 
358 pp, 9 7/8" H. Dark blue leather spine with gold lettering/decoration, paper-covered boards with simulated wood grain pattern. Decorated endpapers, colour plates (including frontispiece), b&w maps/battle plans, fold-out genealogical table at rear (before index). Blue/gray slipcase. "The span of history covered by the Hundred Years War is one of constant interest for the social as well as the military and political historian. In this volume the story of the war is told by means of passages translated from three French chroniclers who between them cover its whole duration; they are chroniclers rather than historians, yet where questions of social or political interest seem to be passed over the answers can sometimes be gleaned from the text. The extracts here given contain about one-fifteenth part of the original chronicles, and are linked by a connecting narrative which deals also with political issues." Previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, minor browning to inside hinges, very light wear on bottom edges of boards, light fading to spine color, rubbing on spine. Slipcase has light general rubbing, wear/small pieces of paper missing at one top side edge and top rear edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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