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THE ROYAL TOUR CANADA 1951.
1 THE ROYAL TOUR CANADA 1951.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
Unpaginated, 9 1/4" H. Blue & white map endpapers, b&w photographs. Follows the then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on a cross country tour of Canada, with a diversion into United States for a short visit to Washington, D.C. The usual visits to provincial capitals, major industries, memorials, receptions, presentations and motorcades, but also shows the royal couple square dancing, getting wet at Niagara Falls, at a "ruby" game between Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, etc. Book is cocked, name and date in ink on free fron endpaper, light edge wear, slight darkening to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, several small edge chips and tears, light to moderate rubbing, light browning at top edge of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
2 Alpers, Antony. LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART.
London John Murray 1970 719519098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Blue/green cloth boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and reproductions. "Antony Alpers has tried to discard all preconceived ideas and re-enter the world of the Polynesians as it was before Cook's arrival in 1769. By reconstructing their legends, myths, folktales and poetry in an immediate and convincing style he has let them speak for themselves. And in a long introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians' whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us not only face to face with the islanders but with the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelagos in which they lived and sailed." Contains a preface, introduction and note on pronunciation and spelling, followed by groups of legends under the following headings: The Creation; The Heroes; Seven Ages in Thirteen Chants; The Marquesas, and Mangareva; Easter Island; Hawaiian Islands; Tongan Group; Samoa; Atolls and Outliers; New Zealand and the Chathams; 'From Darkness to Light'. These are followed by 'Notes on the Text and Illustrations', 'References' and 'Glossary and Index'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has slight edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds.  (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.)
4 Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds. (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.) ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1982. 
336 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919670636 B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(This) is a personal account of the American Revolution. By focusing on eleven different people who were on the losing side of the American Revolution, and wh o had to make new lives for themselves in what remained of British North America, 'Eleven Exiles' reflects the major themes of those turbulent years. What were the attitudes of these men and women towards the significant social and politic a l i d e a s of the time? What motivated them to leave their homes and move to a wilderness? What challenges and hardships did they face?" Contents: Foreword; "....those in general called Loyalists: John Howe, Senior: Printer, Publisher, Post ma st e r, S py ; Fr a ncis Green: For Honour and the King; Josheph Durfee: Shelburne Pioneer; Molly Brant: Mohawk Heroine; Ward Chipman, Senior: A Founding Father of New Brunswick; William Schurman of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island; Sir John Johnso n o f J oh nso n H all : Kni gh t of the Revolution; Ranna Cossit: The Loyalist Rector of St. Georges, Sydney, Cape Breton Island; Sarah Sherwood: Wife and Mother, an "Invisible" Loyalist; Boston King: A Black Loyalist; Mr. Secretary Jarvis: William Jar vis of Conn ecti cut an d Yo rk; Appendices: Chronology of Major Events from 1763-1791; Diary of the Military Events of the American Revolution, 1775-1784; Bibliography; Index. Interior - one page with small corner crease, tiny paper fold at botto m of gu tter of pa ges 80/ 81, o ther wise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DEEP SENSE OF WRONG: THE TREASON, TRIALS, AND TRANSPORTATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES OF LOWER CANADIAN REBELS AFTER THE 1838 REBELLION., Boissery, Beverley.
5 Boissery, Beverley. A DEEP SENSE OF WRONG: THE TREASON, TRIALS, AND TRANSPORTATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES OF LOWER CANADIAN REBELS AFTER THE 1838 REBELLION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1995. 
367 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550022423 B&w maps, illustrations. "In 1839 fifty-eight men left Montreal for the penal colony of New South Wales. They were unimportant men outside their own parishes, ordinary people who had been caught up in the political whirlwind of the 1838 rebellion. Even though they were all civilians, they had been tried by court martial. Convicted of treason, their properties forfeited to the crown, they paid a heavy price for rebellion. And as convicts in Australia, they were considered the lowest of a bad lot. During their years there, however, they earned the respect of Sydney's citizens. (This) is an intimate, grass-roots history, based largely on surviving legal records and on the writings of some of the individuals who lived the story. We follow the men from the confusion of battle, to the court martial, and then to lonely exile in a land half a world away. Their anguish and dignity will resonate today." Light waviness to top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUMES I & II), Brett, R. Dallas.
6 Brett, R. Dallas. HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUMES I & II)
London Aviation Book Club Hard Cover Good 
216pp + 207 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H) - 2 volumes. No date (c1934). Green cloth with black lettering on spines - no dust jackets. B&w photographs, diagrams, tables. Browning and color fading to edges of endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of most pages of vol. 2, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, both volumes have foxing on spines - heavier on vol. 2, small areas of light to moderate edge wear, afew very small scuffs on covers, three small corner bumps on vol. 2, light browning to edges of text block and fading to color on top of text block on vol. 2. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD., Brimson, Samuel.
7 Brimson, Samuel. THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD.
Dreamweaver, Sydney, 1985. 
256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 094982500X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "This is the story of commercial aviation - of the individual airlines which grew out of humble beginnings into the corpora te giants they are today. It is also the story of people. People such as Paterson, Six, Boeing, Fysh, Trippe, Hanshue, Plesman, Rickenbacker, Hughes, Frye and many other who pioneered commercial aviation and went on to found some of the gr e a t e s t a irlines in the world. The names of Boeing, Douglas, Lockhhed, Fokker, etc., are synonymous with flying today; but what of other pioneers, of companies which have ceased to exist or have gone out of aircraft building? Here the storie s of d eH av il l an d, Handley Page, Convair, Vickers, Stinson, Junkers, Airspeed, Avro, Bristol, Hawker Siddeley, as well as many smaller companies, are told in the context of the airlines that flew their products. With airline operations so con fu sed an d d epr ess ed to day, this book looks back on their illustrious histories - at the efforts of people who made them grow, at the attempts to halt that growth, at the transition from air travel in splendid comfort only for the wealthy to tod ay's 747 s, D C10s and L1 011s which pack in the low-fare-paying passengers like sardines. All in all, (this) is a fascinating chronicle of the world of commercial aviation from its very beginnings until the present." This is a heavy volum e an d may requ ire e xtra posta ge, depen ding on destination. Light cigarette odor, small bump to top/bottom of spine and to top corners of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, very light r ubbin g, thr ee ver y smal l tea rs ach ival ly tap ed, slight fading to spine color. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
8 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
9 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
 
 
10 Cahill, Jack. WORDS OF WAR.
Toronto Deneau 1987 0888791461 / 9780888791467 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w map, photographs. "Jack Cahill, a senior reporter for 'The Toronto Star', was a one-man bureau in all parts of South East Asia. He witnessed the fall of Danang and was there when the Khmer Rouge conquered Cambodia. In what remains one of the most harrowing and human stories of that dramatic period, Cahill escaped from Saigon as one of the first 'boat people' aboard a decrepit refugee ship. 'Words of War' is populated with colourful characters, from the 19th century British and American newsmen, who covered wars in the Crimea, the Sudan, South Africa and America, to the modern day men and women who continue to risk their lives for a story in the age of telecommunications and computers. There are also courageous drivers, the officials, the bar girls, the veterans and the homeless children. In the end, there is only the bitter tragedy of war's victims. Cahill returned to Vietnam in 1986. He gives a haunting portrayal of that sad country today and the reactions of the first American veterans to meet their former enemies face to face since the war. (A) reporter's book, full of the frightening facts of war and the journalists who reported them first hand. It is a compelling, dramatic memoir of places and people that will never be forgotten." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, very minor edge wear, minor browning on flaps, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Christie's London. ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND CAMPAIGN MEDALS. TUESDAY 22 JULY 1986
Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1986. 
38 pp + + 6 b&w plates at rear + prices realized list laid in, large 8vo, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations (medals, photographs). Auction catalgue with items grouped as follows: Single Campaign Medals; Groups and Pairs Including Orders, Decorations and Medals, awarded to Major General Sir Sydney D'A. Crookshank, Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers; British Orders; Single Decorations, Long Service and Miscellaneous Awards; Foreign Orders and Medals. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Cleveland, Reginald M. Foreword by Lt. Gen. Harold L. George. Contribution by Vice Admiral Emory S. Land. AIR TRANSPORT AT WAR.
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
324 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. "Air transport-ation's tremendous role in World War II has been inevitably eclipsed by the more spectacular deeds of fighter and bomber planes. But it is fair to say that combat forces could not have won so swiftly or kept down so successfully the human cost had it not been for the air transport wings - the Air Transport Command and the Naval Air Transport Service. Based on original records, with photographs from official files, this book, for the first time, brings together into an integrated record the almost miraculous achievement in logistics of these services. It reveals how indispensible to their success were the civilian air transport companies of America - the seed corn from which came the huge expansion of the ATC and NATS. The ingenuity, courage and tremendous drive of air transport personnel carried men and vital goods to combat fronts around a flaming world and evacuated the wounded to rear area hospitals and the homeland. (This) is a factual and exciting history of a great patriotic service." Might wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, one small corner bump, one or two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has heavy edge creasing with tears - mainly at top front edge, is price-clipped, has small piece missing at bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, old tape on inside top edge, rubbing, part of small old label on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
13 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
14 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wear or wrinkling at top/bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff from sticker removal on front panel title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
YOU AND YOUR TEENAGER:  A PARENT'S GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF THE TEEN YEARS., Court, John, Dr.  Illustrated by Paul Stanish.
15 Court, John, Dr. Illustrated by Paul Stanish. YOU AND YOUR TEENAGER: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF THE TEEN YEARS.
Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins, Sydney, Australia, 1995. 
112 pp, 10 3/16" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0207187568 "Living with teenagers is fun, challenging and occasionally hair-raising! Teenagers can make you feel young again - and send you grey overnight. (This) is a practical guide to u nderstanding your teenager, so you and the whole family can make the most of these years. With clear, no-nonsense information and real-life examples, (it) answers the questions parents are asking, and shows how they can help. Dr Court giv e s f r i e n d ly, down-to-earth advice on: Puberty; Physical and emotional changes; Family relationships; Self-esteem; Family rules and discipline; Privacy; Depression; Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); School pressures; Music and parties; Sex; N ut ri t io n, d ie ti ng and health; Experimentation: drugs and alcohol. Growing up is never easy. 'You and Your Teenager' will help you help them get there." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge w ear , m in or rub bin g. Ve ry Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Hilary Mantel. A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Fine "Phiz" 
363 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." "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - ". Book is Fine. The maroon paper has been reglued on one inside side edge of the slipcase causing some slight glue/color offset on the inside of the panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
17 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the stirring and dramatic story of each actual clash." Contents: Introduction; Yalu River; Heligoland Bight; Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; Emden and Sydney; Falkland Islands; Dogger Bank; Konigsberg; The Destroyers; Rawalpindi and Scharnhorst; Renown and Gneisenau; Cape Matapan; Kormoran and Sydney; Java Sea; Savo Island; Stephen Hopkins and Stier; Guadalcanal; Barents Sea; Surigao Strait; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
18 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the stirring and dramatic story of each actual clash." Contents: Introduction; Yalu River; Heligoland Bight; Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; Emden and Sydney; Falkland Islands; Dogger Bank; Konigsberg; The Destroyers; Rawalpindi and Scharnhorst; Renown and Gneisenau; Cape Matapan; Kormoran and Sydney; Java Sea; Savo Island; Stephen Hopkins and Stier; Guadalcanal; Barents Sea; Surigao Strait; Bibliography; Index. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor faint line rub on front panel. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
19 Elliot-Wright, Philipp. Colour plates by Christa Hook. RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED.
Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005.  142nd EDITION., Engel, Matthew, editor.
20 Engel, Matthew, editor. WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005. 142nd EDITION.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005. 
1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years....and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
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