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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
 
 
GETTYSBURG.  CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863.  OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1., Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta.
2 Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta. GETTYSBURG. CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863. OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1.
Osprey, Oxford, 1998, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855328348 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. " 'If there is no objection, I will take my Division tomorrow and go to Gettysburg.' With these words Major- General Henry Heth set in train the course of events culminating in the titanic clash around the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. On 1 July two Confederate Corps swept towards this strategic crossroads as Federal troops fought a desper a t e d e l aying action. The men of the Army of Northern Virginia were the best in the Confederacy. Under Robert E. Lee they had whipped every Federal force sent against them, and they were confident this time would be no exception. As the firs t at ta c ks s we pt forward full of confidence they were met by a storm of fire. Judging from the determination of their bluecoated adversaries this was going to be no ordinary fight." "(This series) presents the military enthusiast with a new a ng le on th e m ajo r b attlefields of history. Supported by comprehensive organisation diagrams the forces involved are examined unit-by-unit, including the 'tooth' combat elements and the vital 'tail' support troops. The objectives of the operat ion ar e a nal ysed and thi s 'theory' contrasted with the realities of the battle itself." Interior - two 1 1/2" pencil marks on page 11 partially erased with some light color loss on the page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership mark s. Exte rior - ve ry li ght r ubbing, large corner crease on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL., Baker, Ezekiel.
3 Baker, Ezekiel. REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL.
Standard Publications, Hunting, West Virginia, n.d. - facsimile reprint of the Joseph Mallett, London, 1835 Eleventh Edition. 
269 pp + illustrations and tables at rear of book, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in glassine dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Facsimile reprint. Title continues: To Which are Subjoined Descriptions of a New Bullet Mould and Clipper, Various Improveme nts in Gun and Door Locks, and Spring Bolts, a Description of Fire Arms Deposited in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, Including All the Improvements and Inventions for Which Three Silver Medals Have Been Awarded by the Society of Arts, Together W i t h T ables of Weights of Balls, Descriptive Plates, &c. Contents: Preface to This Edition; Of Loading; Of Presenting and Taking Aim; Of Judging Distances; General Observations; An Experiment Tried at Woolwich With Rifles; Ditto With Wall-Pie c e Ba rr el s ; Of Proving and Re-Proving Barrels; Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces; Of Bursting of Blunderbusses; On Percussion Locks; Of Casting Balls; Of the Bullet Mould; Regulating Screw-Pin; On the Stocking of Guns; Refutation of Errors; De sc ri pti on of Ar ms Deposited at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With All the Improvements in Bayonet, Lock, Stock, &c.; Another Musket Sent to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With Additional Improvements; Conclusions; Analytical Index. Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ bot tom of spine, small ink stamp of previous owner on front pastedown, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Glassine dust jacket is heavily browned and has chips, tears and creases. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Baldwin, Mary H. and Hinds, Evelyn G. Foreword by Christine Hamilton Allen. THE MARIGOLD COOK BOOK. (COOKBOOK)
New York Doubleday, Doran 1938 First Edition Card covers in Comb binding Good+ 
126 pp, 9 1/4" H. Plastic comb binding with paper covered pictorial board covers. Recipes from the Marigold Restaurants. Contents: Foreword; Appetizers; Cocktails; Soups; Sea Food; Breads, Biscuits, and Muffins; Sandwiches; Meat and Eggs; Vegetables; Salads; Cakes; Frostings and Fillings; Cookies; Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Pies; Sauces; Pickles; Jellies and Preserves; Candy; Beverages. Recipes include: Oyster Gumbo; Lobster a la Marigold; Shrimp Wiggle; Creole Jambalaya; Baking Powder Biscuits; Gingerbread Waffles; Southern Spoon Bread; Baked Virginia Ham; Brunswick Stew; Oxtail Noodles; French-fried celery; Candied Yams; Dixie Cake; Virginia Pound Cake; Sea Foam Frosting; Carrot Pudding; New Orleans Baked Custard; Black Walnut Ice Cream; Sour Cream Pie; Marigold Watermelon Rind; Green Tomato Mincemeat and much, much more. 3 or 4 page tabs have very light abrasion, 2 with minor paper loss which does not affect text, minor browning to edges and gutters of pages, light browning on tabs an edges of text block, light rubbing and soiling on boards, light fading to color on front board at spine, light to moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
5 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK:  THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES., Birmingham, Kevin.  (James Joyce.)
6 Birmingham, Kevin. (James Joyce.) THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES.
New York Penguin 2014 1594203369 / 9781594203367 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
417 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, 'Ulysses', ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of 'Ulysses' was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as 'obscene, lewd, and lascivious'. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. (This book) tells the remarkable story surrounding 'Ulysses', from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933." Several soft wrinkles/indentations on free front endpaper - migrate slightly into two other pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very tiny tear at bottom of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN., Bonsal, Stephen.
7 Bonsal, Stephen. WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Boyd, Julian P. Wood engravings by Bernard Brussel-Smith. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS AT MONTICELLO.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1964, Ist edition. 
58 pp, 16mo (6 1/4" H), stapled in wraps with self-dust jacket. Oxford University Press 'Seasons Greetings 1964' card laid in. B&w illustrations. A look at Christmas customs and festivities in Colonial and post-Colonial Virginia. Interior - staples rusting lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wrinkling to dust jacket, several areas of color fading on dust jacket - mainly on rear panel. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.
9 Capps, Robert S. HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT: A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL.
Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THOMAS MORRIS CHESTER, BLACK CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT.  HIS DISPATCHES FROM THE VIRGINIA FRONT., Chester, Thomas Morris.  (R.J.M. Blackett, ed.)
10 Chester, Thomas Morris. (R.J.M. Blackett, ed.) THOMAS MORRIS CHESTER, BLACK CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT. HIS DISPATCHES FROM THE VIRGINIA FRONT.
Da Capo, (New York, 1991), reprint. 
375 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "In 1864 the Philadelphia Press commissioned Thomas Morris Chester, son of an ex-slave, to cover the activities of black troops on the Virginia front. The only black correspondent for a major daily during the Civil War, Ch ester covered the crucial final year of the war around Richmond. His dispatches constitute the most sustained and extensive first-hand account of black soldiers in existence...In this volume, R.J.M. Blackett provides a concise biography of C h e s t e r and reproduces in annotated form his Civil War dispatches, which are remarkable for their detail and their graphic accounts of the destruction, the excitement, and the liberation of Civil War experience." Interior - clean and tight wit h no p re vi ou s ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on bottom of text block, light rubbing on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
11 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET., Davis, William C.
12 Davis, William C. THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET.
Stackpole, Harrisburg, PA, 1993, second hardcover edition. 
249 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811705765 B&w illustrations. "On May 15, 1864, at a little crossroads hamlet in Virginia, the fate of the Shenandoah Valley may have been decided and, with it, the ability of the Confederac y to survive in Virginia for another season. (This) is the story of one of those seemingly incredible hair's-breadth miracles that now and then dot the Civil War landscape. A scratch force of hastily assembled Confederates, outnumbered up t o t h e l ast minute, meets and decisively overcomes a superior Yankee army A former vice president and one-time candidate for the presidency commands the Rebel forces. The Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute - some of them boys no ol de r t ha n f ou rteen - march to battle with the veterans, commencing a tradition and a legend that persist to this day. All these and more make up the dramatic story of New Market, and are told here in the most thoroughly researched and clearly pre se nte d b oo k eve r written on this legendary battle. Courage and heroism, youth and manhood, North and South - all meet compellingly in these pages, just as they met in the pelting rain on the battlefield that may have saved Virginia." Tiny din t a t to p ed ge of rea r board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LANCASTER: RAF HEAVY BOMBER., Dick, Ron, Air Vice-Marshal.  Photographs by Dan Patterson.
13 Dick, Ron, Air Vice-Marshal. Photographs by Dan Patterson. LANCASTER: RAF HEAVY BOMBER.
Howell, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1996. 
66 pp, 12" H, soft cover. ISBN 1574270524 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "During the darkest days of World War II, as bombs fell on the home population of Great Britain and the firestorm that had raged across Europe was po ised to engulf the world, there were precious few ways for the Allies to strike back at their enemy. One of their most powerful weapons was the magnificent Avro Lancaster bomber, with its legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, its enormous bomb b a y , and its steadily improving electronic countermeasures that enabled it to strike deep into the heart of Nazi Germany. With wonderfully detailed photographs of various crew positions, instrumentation, engines, and armament, along with archiv al W WI I photographs, you'll fly with the pilots and crew of this aviation classic." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Doran, Colleen, written & illus. by. A DISTANT SOIL - IMMIGRANT SONG. A STARBLAZE GRAPHIC NOVEL.
Donning, Norfolk, (Virginia), 1987, Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, 11" H, soft cover. Illustrated in full color throughout. A graphic novel. "The beings who control the stars control the universe - and all our tomorrows in the first volume of Colleen Doran's science fiction fantasy adventure, 'A Distant Soil - Immigrant Song'. These god-like aliens are content to leave the earth in peace until one 15-year-old girl accidentally upsets the balance of their 'perfect' civilization. Then Liana and Jason Scott discover the universe is much smaller than they thought - and more deadly than they ever imagined..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump/wrinkling at bottom of spine and pages. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865.  OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6., Drury, Ian.  Colour plates by Gerry Embleton.
15 Drury, Ian. Colour plates by Gerry Embleton. CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865. OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6.
Osprey, London, 1993, first edition. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855324016 B&w photographs, drawings, 12 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Historical Background; Chronology; Recruitment; Appearance; Equipment; Weapons; Training; Tactics; Typical Engagements; Fighting S pirit; Pat Cleburne's Career; Logistics; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, very light rubbing - main l y on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LIVING HISTORY.  BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS., Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C.  Series editor: Tim Newark.
16 Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C. Series editor: Tim Newark. LIVING HISTORY. BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS.
Brassey's, London, 2000, first edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574882775 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "....the ultimate how-to book. Taking six of the most popular historical periods, (this book) shows how re-enactors and other hist ory enthusiasts can recreate the uniforms, equipment and life-style of past warriors and their comrades, male and female. The six periods are: Roman; Vikings and Saxons; Medieval; English Civil War; Napoleonic and American Civil Wars; Worl d W a r O n e and World War Two. Re-enactment is a growing hobby in Britain, Europe and the United States, with tens of thousands of people recreating the battles and living quarters of past ages. Every aspect of past living is examined, includ in g t he t a ct ic s and organization of armies, the development of medicine and care for the wounded, the role of women in war and peace, the manufacture and craftsmanship of uniforms and weapons. Step by step master classes show how to recreat e u ni for ms and e qui pme nt , establish authentic camps, and interpret all these activities as both education and entertainment for the general public. An extensive directory of re-enactment societies and suppliers in the United States and Euro pe c omp lete s t his ess enti al b ook for all re-enactors, history enthusiasts and history teachers. The author's authoritative text is accompanied by over 150 color photographs illustrating some of the finest re-enactors in the world." Slight wavin ess to ed ges of t extb lock. Dus t ja cket has minor small wrinkle on front panel. This is a new unreard book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Fancher, Jane, adapted & illus. by. From the novel by C.J. Cherryh. GATE OF IVREL: CLAIMING RITES. A STARBLAZE GRAPIC NOVEL.
Donning, Norfolk, (Virginia), 1987, Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, 11" H, soft cover. Full color illustrations throughout. A graphic novel. "A sparkling adaptation of one of the best science fiction adventures published." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover - migrates into pages. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Farmer, Penelope, ed. SISTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY.
London Allen Lane / Penguin Press 1999 0713993022 / 9780713993028 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
454 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "As one of three sisters herself, Penelope Farmer sets her exploration of sisterhood in an autobiographical framework, describing loving and not so loving sisters in the past and present generations on all sides of her family. With the help of writers in many fields and over many centuries, she guides us through the peaks and troughs of sistery love, both between sisters and between sisters and brothers - from childhood, separation, love, marriage and parenthood, to old age and death itself. Famous literary sisters appear: the Brontes; Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell; the Mitfords; Mary Lamb and brother Charles; Vera Brittain. Alongside them the theatrical and musical ones: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland; Maria Callas and her sister; Jacqueline du Pre and hers; Mozart and his sister. Then there are the well-known fictional sisters: the March sisters; Dorothea and Celia Brooke; the Schlegel sisters; Ursula and Gudrun from 'Women in Love'. And many not so well-known sisters, both fictional and non-fictional besides. We observe the sisterly bonds of bees, lions, elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. We are guided by Richard Dawkins through the genetics of ant colonies. And, throughout, we are asked to reflect on the nature of sisterhood itself. Is a sister born not made? What is the essence of the sisterly bond? What relationship does that bond have to the myth of sisterhood constructed around it? - a myth leading to all those symbolic sisterhoods, of nurses, nuns, feminists and so forth, a section on whom concludes the book. Through poetry, prose, autobiography, memoir, science and anthroplogy , Penelope Farmer pieces together the world of sisters and sisterhood, creating a rich tapestry of evocative and often moving writing that will find echoes in the experience of all who have or are sisters, or even just those who would like to have had them." Slight bump to top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.
19 Fisher, Margery. WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN.  MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES., Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.)
20 Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.) THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN. MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997. 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823341 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions. "In the spring of 1864, in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia's Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysse s S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in battle for the first time. The Wilderness campaign of May 5-6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two commanders - one that would finally end, eleven months later, with Lee's surrender at Appomat t o x . T he contributors to this volume bring modern scholarship and fresh insight to bear on the issues and leaders of the Wilderness campaign. Their essays explore the campaign's background, for example, by training an often-revisionist lens on e xp ec ta t io ns among civilians in the North and South, morale among officers and soldiers in both armies, and the strategic plans of Lee and Grant. Other essays assess the shaky performance of Union cavalry leaders Philip H. Sheridan and Jame s H arr iso n W il s on, the controversial actions of Confederate corp commanders Richard S. Ewell and A.P.Hill, and the often overlooked service of Lewis A. Grant and his Vermont Brigade. Finally, two of the most famous elements of the fighting i n th e Wi lder ness - th e 'L ee to the Rear' episode and James Longstreet's flank attack - are reconstructed in impressive detail." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor erinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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