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RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
1 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Rockbridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999, first edition. 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1883522153 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Voluntee r I n fantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th a nd th e Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view - A masterpiece of historic sl eut h ing a nd disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE., Baker, Joseph Brogden.
2 Baker, Joseph Brogden. THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE.
London Longmans, Green 1882 Hard Cover Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
3 Hankinson, Alan. FIRST BULL RUN 1861: THE SOUTH'S FIRST VICTORY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 10.
(Osprey, London, 1991), 1st. edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 1855321335 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "A Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening en gagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's Virginia Brigade, this book is the story of the Confederacy's first victory." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief gui d e to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - small erased pencil marks along with place, date, Christmas notation and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise no other ownership marks. Exterior - bumped at bo tt o m of spine - migrates into pages at bottom of gutters, very light rubbing, minor edge wear - mainly at corners, thin 1" scuff on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II.  SECOND SERIES.  DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX., Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor.  Foreword by william Targ.
4 Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor. Foreword by william Targ. AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II. SECOND SERIES. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX.
Detroit Gale Research 1980 0810309084 / 9780810309081 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
404 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue title blocks/gilt lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions (including some signatures). Includes the Cumulative Index Volumes 1-6. The seventy entries in this book supplement "American Novelists Since World War II, First Series', further documenting the growth of a body of literature still in the making." Contains bio-bibliographical information about: Paul Bowles; Frederick Busch, Pat Conroy; Don DeLillo; J.P. Dunleavy; A.B. Guthrie, Jr.; Earl Hamner, John Hersey, John Irving; Shirley Jackson; John Knowles, Harper Lee; Peter Matthiessen, Cormac McCarthy; James A. Michener; Toni Morrison; Josephine Pinckney; Sylvia Plath; Mario Puzo; Mary Lee Settle; Irwin Shaw; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Anne Tyler; Gore Vidal; Alice Walker; Joseph Wambaugh, etc. Light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, light wear at corners, three corners with very small bump. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF CLAIRTONE:  THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971., Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel.  Foreword by Samantha Sannella.
5 Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel. Foreword by Samantha Sannella. THE ART OF CLAIRTONE: THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / Design Exchange 2008 0771065078 / 9780771065071 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
171 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 1/4" D). "For a decade, in the 1960s, Clairtone Sound Corporation captured the spirit of the times: sophisticated, cosmopolitan, liberated. From its modern oiled-walnut and teak stereos to its minimalist logos and promotional materials, Clairtone produced a powerful and enduring body of design work. Founded in 1958 by two young Canadians, Peter Munk and David Gilmour, Clairtone quickly became known for its iconic designs and masterful advertising campaigns. Its acclaimed Project G stereo, with its space-age styling, epitomized the Swinging Sixties. Famously, Hugh Hefner owned a Project G. So did Frank Sinatra. Oscar Peterson affirmed that his music sounded as good on a G as it did live. In 1967, suggesting how deeply Clairtone's G series had come to be identified with popular culture, the G2 appeared in 'The Graduate' with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. With 250 illustrations, including previously unpublished drawings, rare film stills, confidential memoradums, and original photography, (this) is a candid and in-depth look at the company's skyrocketing success - and sensational collapse. Through the recollections of those who knew Claritone best, from its founders to its designers, engineers, and salesmen, and with comments from Karim Rashid, Douglas Coupland, Tyler Brule, and Bruce Mau, among others, this elegant book, published on the 50th anniversary of Clairtone's launch, celebrates an iconoclastic company that once seemed to represent the promise of Canada." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel, soft wrinkling at top of rear flap and at top of front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF CLAIRTONE:  THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971., Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel.  Foreword by Samantha Sannella.
6 Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel. Foreword by Samantha Sannella. THE ART OF CLAIRTONE: THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / Design Exchange 2008 0771065078 / 9780771065071 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
171 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 1/4" D). "For a decade, in the 1960s, Clairtone Sound Corporation captured the spirit of the times: sophisticated, cosmopolitan, liberated. From its modern oiled-walnut and teak stereos to its minimalist logos and promotional materials, Clairtone produced a powerful and enduring body of design work. Founded in 1958 by two young Canadians, Peter Munk and David Gilmour, Clairtone quickly became known for its iconic designs and masterful advertising campaigns. Its acclaimed Project G stereo, with its space-age styling, epitomized the Swinging Sixties. Famously, Hugh Hefner owned a Project G. So did Frank Sinatra. Oscar Peterson affirmed that his music sounded as good on a G as it did live. In 1967, suggesting how deeply Clairtone's G series had come to be identified with popular culture, the G2 appeared in 'The Graduate' with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. With 250 illustrations, including previously unpublished drawings, rare film stills, confidential memoradums, and original photography, (this) is a candid and in-depth look at the company's skyrocketing success - and sensational collapse. Through the recollections of those who knew Claritone best, from its founders to its designers, engineers, and salesmen, and with comments from Karim Rashid, Douglas Coupland, Tyler Brule, and Bruce Mau, among others, this elegant book, published on the 50th anniversary of Clairtone's launch, celebrates an iconoclastic company that once seemed to represent the promise of Canada." Light wrinkling at top of spine - minor at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs on front panel inked-in with blue pen. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
TOBY TYLER OR TEN WEEKS WITH THE CIRCUS., Otis, James.
7 Otis, James. TOBY TYLER OR TEN WEEKS WITH THE CIRCUS.
New York Harper & Brothers 1881 Later Printing Hard Cover Good No Jacket W.A. Rogers. 
265 pp + 6 pp publisher's advertising, 6 1/2" H. Brown cloth with gilt & red lettering, gilt, red & black decoration on spine and front board. Later printing, with previous owner's date of 1889 on front free endpaper. Floral decorated endpapers, 21 full page b&w drawings, including frontispiece (all present). When the circus comes to a small American town, an orphan boy decides to swap the boring life he leads with his guardian, Uncle Daniel, for the excitement of the road. Although his first employer is cruel, he makes friends with Mr. Stubbs (a monkey) and several other performers and learns daring feats on horseback, before deciding that his old life was, perhaps, best. When he returns to Uncle Daniel, they realize that they meant more to each other than they knew! Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown - same owner's name & date on front free endpaper, and name is also at top of title page; some splits in paper on front inside hinge - holding well; two small surface paper tear repairs on front free endpaper; very light browning to pages and endpapers; browning and darkening to edges of text block; slight lean to book; light to moderate edge wear; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump/curl to corners of boards; darkening to spine; light rubbing; small faint white stain on front board and on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS., Stevens, G.R.
8 Stevens, G.R. HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS.
New York Macmillan, New York, (1973), Ist printing. 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
538 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2"). One of the 'Railroads of America' series. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Canadian National Railways is the largest and one of the oldest of the world's railway systems. Its whole story is told for the first time in this definitive history: its stormy early years, its growth, paralleling - indeed shaping - the growth of Canada itself, and its status internationally today. It is an epic of the great railroad from the pioneer days in the 1830s, when 'the scream of the locomotive whistle in its ponderous flight across the countryside promised an almost psychic release from the bondage of their isolation and loneliness', to the the technologically sophisticated 1970s." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small black pen mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has two tiny edge tears, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BLOODY PROVOST:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROVOST SERVICE OF THE BRITISH ARMY, AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL MILITARY POLICE., Tyler, R.A.J.
9 Tyler, R.A.J. BLOODY PROVOST: AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROVOST SERVICE OF THE BRITISH ARMY, AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL MILITARY POLICE.
Phillimore, (London, 1980). 
245 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H) , hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850333598 B&w illus. "...a carefully researched account of the development of the military police from the Middle Ages to the end of the Boer War. By that time, Provost Marshals were bein g recognised as Military Police Officers, though full recognition was delayed until 1953. Military historians on both sides of the Atlantic will find much that is new in Major Tyler's authoritative text, while past or present members of t h e m i l i t a r y police will be fascinated to learn of the centuries-old traditions of their calling and the proud, if ruthless, actions of so many of their predecessors." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, minor wrinkle at top of s pi n e, m in or s oi li ng mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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