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DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763.  CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8., Cushner, Nicholas P., editor.
1 Cushner, Nicholas P., editor. DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763. CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8.
Royal Historical Society / University College, London, 1971. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (beige/olive cloth with black title blocks and gold lettering/banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Documents are in the original English or Spanish, without translations. Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduc tion; Preparations; The Siege and Capture; Aftermath of Conquest; Epilogue; List of Documents; Index. Previous owner's notation (7 lines) in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear boa r d , tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812., Fletcher, Ian.
2 Fletcher, Ian. IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812.
Baton Press, Tunbridge Wells, 1984, first edition. 
135 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361551 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, plans. "....deals with the storming of Badajoz, an epic action of the Peninsular War, which involved Wellington's infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the whole Peninsular period. At appalling cost, in a nightmare battle which lasted throughout the night of the 6th April 1812, they hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and through the forbiddin g medieval walls, which were held with great courage and skill by a brave French and German garrison. Having successfully stormed the breaches, the battle-crazed army went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which followed, as much as t h e s u b l i m e courage of the attackers, have passed into legend. This account, drawn wholly from the vivid descriptions of the officers and common soldiers who fought at Badajoz, is the first to be written exclusively about the siege, the st or mi ng , a nd t he s ho cking events which followed." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, faint erased pencil check marks on the two bibliography pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has ver y l igh t e dg e w rin kli ng, mi nor edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 38.00 USD
 
 
"OUR YOUNG SOLDIER":  LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
3 Fryer, Mary Beacock. "OUR YOUNG SOLDIER": LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812.
Toronto Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1996. 1996 1550022709 / 9781550022704 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
189 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in the 27th Inniskilling Regiment. From the beginning of his military career, he kept journals and wrote many letters preserved by the family. His service began in Ireland and ended under Wellington - he died leading a storming party in the Trinidad breach of Badajoz, Spain, a thoroughly bloody, costly battle in the Peninsular war. The army lost a talented young officer. As a warrior, Francis possessed the qualities that had carried his father from ensign to lieutant general. Letters and journals disclose a soldier who was also an intelligent, loving human being. Of special interest are Francis' associates who spent time in Canada - the Duke of Richmond, Edward Littlehales, James Kempt, and Julia Somerville (more than a friend?) who became Mrs. Franics Bond Head four years after young Simcoe's death." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"OUR YOUNG SOLDIER":  LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
4 Fryer, Mary Beacock. "OUR YOUNG SOLDIER": LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1996 1550022709 / 9781550022704 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
189 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in the 27th Inniskilling Regiment. From the beginning of his military career, he kept journals and wrote many letters preserved by the family. His service began in Ireland and ended under Wellington - he died leading a storming party in the Trinidad breach of Badajoz, Spain, a thoroughly bloody, costly battle in the Peninsular war. The army lost a talented young officer. As a warrior, Francis possessed the qualities that had carried his father from ensign to lieutant general. Letters and journals disclose a soldier who was also an intelligent, loving human being. Of special interest are Francis' associates who spent time in Canada - the Duke of Richmond, Edward Littlehales, James Kempt, and Julia Somerville (more than a friend?) who became Mrs. Franics Bond Head four years after young Simcoe's death." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Howard, Philip.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
5 Howard, Philip. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, reprint. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520193 B&w photographs, reproductions. "The Royal Highlanders....the Gallant Forty-Two....The Germans christened them 'the ladies from hell'. Down the stormy centuries from Fontenoy to the Hook in Korea Britain's enemies have called them other less printable names. But when they were first raised as a police force to keep the peace in the turbulent and inaccessible Highlands, the locals nick-named them (in Gaelic, of course) the Black Watch. And the menacing name has stuck. Their old 'black' tartan has stuck too, and today is worn by imitators around the world from Tokyo to Trinidad. It was the first kilted regiment in the British army, the original ancestor of all the o ther famous regiments that were later raised in the Highlands. Until Waterloo Gaelic was the language of the Black Watch, and it is still spoken on occasions. They brought the bagpipes into the British army, because the Highlanders refused t o m a r c h without their pipes. In those early days they charged with claymore and dirk. Today they are fully motorized and mechanized for nuclear war. But the heart of the Black Watch is still Highland. The stern old regiment still keeps it s un i qu e tr ad itions. In the wild places of the world, in the most ferocious battles of the British army where victory was balanced on a bayonet point, the Black Watch has usually been there. And still today he is a man of lead whose imaginati on do es no t tin gl e when the hears the pipes play 'Hieland Laddie' (pipe score at rear of book), and sees the long lines of kilts swinging jauntily down the hill." Faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear, minor browning on spine. Dust jacket is pric e c lipp ed , ha s li ght edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA:  CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA., James, Winston.
6 James, Winston. HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA: CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA.
London Verso 1998 1859849997 / 9781859849996 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
406 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Richard B. Moore, Amy Jacques Garvey, Cyril Briggs, Claude McKay, Claudia Jones, C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael - the roster of immigrants from the Carribean who have made a profound impact on the development of radical politics in the United States is extensive. In this magisterial and lavishly illustrated work, Winston James focuses on the twentieth century's first waves of migrants from the Caribbean and their contribution to political dissidence in America. Examining how the characteristics of the societies they left shaped their perceptions of the land to which they traveled, James draws sharp distinctions between Hispanic, Anglophone, and other non-Hispanic arrivals. He explores the interconnections between the Cuban independence struggle, Puerto Rican nationalism, Afro-American feminism, and black communism in the first turbulent decades of the twentieth century. He also provides fascinating insights into the peculiarities of Puerto Rican radicalism's impact in New York City and recounts the remarkable story of Afro-Cuban radicalism in Florida." Light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Lewis, Theresa. THE YARN SPINNER.
Williams-Wallace, Stratford, Canada, (1992). 
120 pp, 8vo, soft cover. A collection of 14 short stories. "Original short stories rooted in the rich Caribbean oral tradition and addressing the cycles of life, death and rebirth as they occur in real people's lives in the contemporary world. Th e author is an ardent collector of Caribbean folklore and mythology...born in Trinidad, lived in the U.K. and now lives in Toronto..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbing, smal l c r e a s e t o top corner of front cover, migrating slightly into first few pages, small soft creases to front cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 McCall, Fiona and Howard, Paul. ALL IN THE SAME BOAT: FAMILY CRUISING AROUND THE ATLANTIC & STILL IN THE SAME BOAT. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771054378 / 9780771054372 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 339 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volumes, both first editions. Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs. "Every sailor's dream cruise: how a Canadian family (including Peter, 4, and Penny, 6) built a boat in their backyard and sailed it to Africa, South America and Panama on their way around the world." "Still in the Same Boat" published 1990 (ISBN 0771054408) continues the adventure "From Panama across the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and home to Canada." "All in the Same Boat" has three tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top of front hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. "Still in the Same Boat" has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and one tiny corner bump. Dust jackat has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
9 Shortt, Terry. NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1975 0771081677 / 9780771081675 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Terry Shortt. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Signed by author under printed name on title page and inscribed by him on the half title page: "To Ruth: / with affection and / best wishes / Terry Shortt". B&w drawings. "A lifetime of adventure in the world's most exotic, untamed lands - an exuberant odyssey to distant islands, tropical forests and glacier-strewn Arctic wastes - the keen observations and infectious enthusiasm of an artist and model-maker - (this) is world-famous Terry Shortt's absorbing personal narrative of his more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecudador, Northern Canada, Greenland and other far-flung destinations. Illustrated with the author's superb studies of nature and birdlife, these are more than memoirs. Vivid, sensuous, even poetic, Terry Shortt's writing conjures the world he has met and reproduced in over a thousand displays for the Royal Ontario Museum, in hundreds of illustrations for twenty books and thousands of sketches and drawings for publications throughout the world. (A)n anecdotal, entertaining celebration of a life-long devotion to nature by a master of nature lore and illustration." Three very tiny soiling marks on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small area of tiny soiling marks on front panel, crease at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES., Taylor, Daphne.
10 Taylor, Daphne. THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES.
Toronto MacMillan Company of Canada 1947 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- Nan Richards. 
114 pp, 11 1/8" H. Medium green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. "From the romantic islands of the West Indies, rich in folkore and tropical colour, comes this delightful collection of thirty-seven fables and tales for children. There are stories of parrots, monkeys, pelicans, humming-birds, corn birds and dragon flies; alligators, mongoose and agouti; mango and bread-fruit trees and the lovely immortelles and pouis; West Indian fairy folk - mischievous dwens and the good sprites; and West Indian people. The charming illustrations in bold line drawings will appeal to children, as will the large, clear type in which the short, dramatic stories are presented." Contents include: The Gar Fish and the Sunbeam; The Wonderful Coal-Pot; The Magic Mango; How the Agouti Tricked the Dogs; The Sprite of the Coconuts; TheVain Pelian; The Fashionable Deer; The Greedy Man's Christmas Surprise; A Tale of the Yellow Butterfly; The Pompous Parrot; The Three Talkative Monkeys; The Pink Agouti; The Tale of the Mongoose; The Turtle and the Crab; Pepita and the Pepper; The Red Humming-bird; etc., etc. Light browning to endpapers - caused by dust jacket flaps, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, wrinkling at bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has areas of browning, several small and moderate edge chips, several edge tears and and creases on front panel, 6" dark pencil mark on rear panel - a light 4" mark on hinge, protected in a paper backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SUGAR ISLANDS:  A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953., Waugh, Alec.
11 Waugh, Alec. THE SUGAR ISLANDS: A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953.
Cassell, London, 1958, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map. "The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author gives an idea of the background of the West Indies by drawing a detailed picture of the colourful life of Martinique. He then goes on to the history of the islands from the time of their discovery by Columbus at the end of the 15th century; the 16th-century Spanish rule which saw the extermination of the aborigines in the Greater Antilles, the introduction of sugar cane, and the notorious slave trade with the Guinea Coast; the 17th-century challenge of France and England when the Leeward and Windward Islands were disputed - the age of buccaneers; the prosperity and battles of the 18th century, and the movement of id eas with the French Revolution, which led to the liberation of the slaves and the decline of the islands as the planters returned to Europe. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortuga, and the h i s t o r y o f the long bloodbath that prceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. The second part of the book comprises four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the i nd iv id ua l ch a rm a nd interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico." Slight rub/scuff to fore-edge of textblock (approx. firs t 4 0 p age s), a fe w tin y s oiling marks on boards, tiny dint at top edge of front board, minor scuff on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on s pine and fla p-f olds , ligh t so iling - mainly on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
12 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light smudge/soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, area of small wrinkles on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA., White, Colin.
13 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light corner crease on page leaf 71/72, minor very small bump to top corner of approx. pages 140 to 225. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom edges of flaps. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 


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