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THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
1 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CATWITCH., Tuttle, Lisa.
2 Tuttle, Lisa. CATWITCH.
Limpsfield Paper Tiger 1983 0905895843 / 9780905895840 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Una Woodruff. 
80 pp, 11 3/8" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Jules (a tabby kitten) is adopted by Eva Eden, a glamorous witch who was once a film star, and taught to read, write and spell - the magical kind - for Eva needs his help in the search for Alicorn, a fabulous something that will make dreams come true, although nobody knows exactly what it is. Unfortunately, Alexander Wylie, a particularly unpleasant wizard, is also after Alicorn, but while Eva only wants to return to the silver screen, his purpose is much more sinister. How Jules accidentally summons faeries through the television set and journeys to their realm, how he helps to rescue a kidnapped faery Prince, and how our resourceful feline hero finally thwarts Wylie's evil schemes will enthrall and entertain children of all ages." Slight twist to spine, a very tiny piece of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel, very minor wear to laminate at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNHERALDED VICTORY:  THE DEFEAT OF THE VIET CONG AND THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY 1961-1973., Woodruff, Mark W.  Foreword by James L. Jones, General, U.S. Marine Corps.
4 Woodruff, Mark W. Foreword by James L. Jones, General, U.S. Marine Corps. UNHERALDED VICTORY: THE DEFEAT OF THE VIET CONG AND THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY 1961-1973.
Vandamere Press, Arlington, VA, 1999, book club edition. 
338 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0918339510 B&w photographs, maps, figures. "....history of the defeat of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army at the hands of the American and Allied troops from 1961 through 1973. It ch ronicles, in detail, the virtual annihilation of the Viet Cong by the late 1960s. The book then recounts the first wholesale introduction of North Vietnamese Army troops onto the battlefield in 1964 and America's response - the landing of U . S . g r o u nd forces in early 1965. Battle by battle, from Ia Drang through Khe Sanh through Linebacker Operations, 'Unheralded Victory' presents a convincing and accurate picture of the American victory. Why is it then, that American and al li ed s uc c es se s ha ve not been publicized and, instead, such negative images of allied military involvement dominate the discourse? Much of this can be attributed to the very successful propaganda campaign run by Hanoi, often unwittingly aide d a nd abe tte d by wes te rn observers. (This book) looks at the myths this campaign created and debunks them one by one. It closely analyzes the morale of the troops, the attitudes of the American people about the war, the frequency of drug use, the 'f ragg ing' m urd ers, an d o ther myths which dominate the discourse on the war. In the process, (it) suggests a much more positive view of not just the outcome of the war, but also of American morale, competence, and performance. Finall y, th e bo ok lo oks a t w hy t his p ropa gand a campaign was so successful, and why it - and the myths it created - still dominate the histories and popular memories of the Vietnam War...." Tint bump to top corner of rear board, slight bump/two t iny te ars t o top edge o f re ar bo ard, m inor wrink ling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one very small closed tear, very light edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COLONEL OF DRAGOONS., Woodruff, Philip.
5 Woodruff, Philip. COLONEL OF DRAGOONS.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1951, first edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, 2 b&w battle plans. A fictionalized account with extensive notes at rear. "In the year between Blenheim and Ramillies, an English general landed in Spain, took Barcelona with a force n o greater than the garrison, turned himself into a guerrilla chief and by a combination of luck, impertinence and deception drove before him for two hundred miles a French and Spanish army sometimes twenty times the strength of his own. He c l e a r e d two provinces of the enemy and in the end sent the grandson of Louis XIV and his whole army back across the Pyrenees to France. The campaign is seen in this book through the eyes of Colonel James Awbyn, lieutenant-colonel of the Que e n' s Dr ag oo ns . He is a regimental officer, exact in his duty, careful of his men, but at heart, like all good soldiers, he is a romantic. He is fascinated by the erratic brilliance of his general, the Great Earl of Peterborough. His feelings d eve lo p s low ly fro m an almost mystical admiration to a kind of disappointed affection. The character of Peterborough and Awbyn's idea of him are the main themes of a book which is not a novel, still less what is known as fictional biography, bu t a chr onic le i n w hich t he historical characters say and do only what is recorded in their own letters and diaries. As readable as fiction, it is still an exact account of military 'shop' in Marlborough's army and of historical happening s th at h ave the e xcite ment of a bo y 's adventure story and something of the shape of tragedy." light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate b rowni ng, v ery light soilin g, li ght ed ge w ea r. moderate edge wrinkling/creasing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Woodruff, William. VESSEL OF SADNESS.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1970, Ist ed. 
190 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 070111682X Map end papers. Fictionalized account of the author's experiences with a British Infantry Brigade that landed on the beaches north of Anzio on the morning of the 22nd of January 1944, coming home for Christmas 1945. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder dot on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (tiny chip at top of flap-folds), four small/tiny tears/pun c t u r e s on front hinge and spine - archivally taped very light rubbing/soiling, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV.  CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII.  (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE, Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds.
7 Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds. CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV. CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII. (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE
[Royal Historical Society], Offices of the Society, London, 1926. 
Each article individually paginated, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering/border on spine, blind embossed borders to front and rear board and gold 'CS' on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: 1, Spanish Narratives of the English Attack on Santo Domingo 1655. Transcribed and translated from the original documents in the General Archives of the Indies and edited for the Royal Historical Society. 2. Embajada Espanola: An Anonymous Contemporary Spanish Guide to Diplomatic Procedure in the Last Quarter of the Seventeenth Century. 3. The Will of Peter de Aqua Blanca Bishop of Hereford (1268). 4. The Ransom of John II, King of France, 1360-70. 5. Historia Siue Narracio de Modoet Forma Mirabil is Parliamenti Apud Westmonasterium Anno Domini Millesimo CCCLXXXVJ, Regni Vero Regis Ricardi Secundi Post Conquestum Anno Decimo, Per Thomam Fauent Clericum Indictata. Edited from a manuscript in the Bodleian Library. Interior - light browning and some tiny foxing marks on endpapers, tiny tear on inside front hinge, very light browning to pages, some pages unopened at top edge, one archivally taped small tear on fold-out page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear with a few small edge scuffs, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, browning to top/fore-edge of textblock, fading to spine color. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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