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JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE., "A Wanderer".  Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller.
1 "A Wanderer". Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller. JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE.
Macmillan, New York, 1967, first edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, map. "Written by a young, ardently romantic ship's clerk who signs himself 'A Wanderer' (almost certainly Noah Johnson, these journals) record the heady adventures of the Americ an privateer 'Yankee' on her first two voyages during the War of 1812. Only recently discovered among the possessions of a New England family, they are printed here for the first time....These historic journals bring vividly to life sea voya g e s t h a t epitomized Yankee daring and skill, dedication to freedom, and Christian charity in dealing with conquered enemies. What life was like aboard a privateer and how these warships were manned, sailed, and deployed against the enemy is n ow he re be tt er illustrated than in these superb firsthand accounts." Very light browning on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, scattered small/tiny scuffs, very light soi lin g, l igh t b row ning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET., Davis, William C.
2 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
 
 
3 Gage, S.R. FORGOTTEN PLACES IN THE NORTH.
Mosaic, (Oakville, Ontario, 2001). 
166 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos. "Across the broad expanse of Canada's North there are few physical reminders of the rich history of the land and its people. (This book) examines three rare cases where heritage structures have withstood the ravages of time and an unforgiving climate. York Factory was the key staging area of the Hudson's Bay Company for over two hundred years. From its construction in 1830, the 'Depot' warehouse held a wealth of trade goods that lured the trappers of the Northwest. Herschel Island, off the north coast of the Yukon, became the unlikely winter home to hundreds of Yankee whalers in the 1890s. The buildings of this abandoned settlement still remain. The Mid-Canada Line was an electronic Cold War bastion that stretched the length of Canada's 55th parallel. This national project stood against American ambition to the south and the Soviet threat from the north." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing to covers, tiny stain to fore-edge of textblock with slight migration into margin of a few pages, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Garrison, Webb. FRIENDLY FIRE IN THE CIVIL WAR; MORE THAN 100 TRUE STORIES OF COMRADE KILLING COMRADE.
Rutledge Hill, Nashville, Tennessee, 1999. 
229 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1558537368 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions. "On May 2, 1863, Stonewall Jackson was on the verge of the greatest victory of his career. Shortly before 10 p.m. he rode through the woods near Chancel lorsville, Virginia, to find where the Federals had established their line. As he returned, his own men, in the noise and confusion, opened fire, wounding Jackson several times. One of the Civil War's first heroes died eight days later. St o n e w a l l Jackson's death is but one example of Confederate killing Confederte or Yankee killing Yankee. No war was as intense and chaotic as the American Civil War. (The author) has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of f ri en dl y fi re in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, tiny scuff on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
YANKS OVER EUROPE: AMERICAN FLYERS IN WORLD WAR II., Klinkowitz, Jerome.
5 Klinkowitz, Jerome. YANKS OVER EUROPE: AMERICAN FLYERS IN WORLD WAR II.
University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996. 
148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813119618 "At first there were just a few, a scant seven Americans who in 1940 volunteered for the Royal Air Force in time to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. One of them, a Mi nnesota farm boy named Art Donahue, lived long enough to write about it, and with his 1941 account ('Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire') began a series of memoirs that now number in the hundreds. (This book) examines more than one hundred narrativ e a c counts of the air war over Europe written since 1941 by American flyers. The experience of combat inspired these men to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness. But the differences in their roles in the war, whether hotsh ot fi gh ters or beleaguered bomber crew members, affects how they tell their stories. (The author) weaves these individual accounts into a tightly drawn, highly readable book while letting the flyers speak in their own words." Tiny stain at bott om o f b oth front endpapers, minor edge wear, book slightly cocked. Very Good+/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Marshall, Edison. YANKEE PASHA: THE ADVENTURES OF JASON STARBUCK. DELL 353 - MAP BACK.
Dell, New York, c1947, reprint. 
288 pp, mass market paperback. "The adventures of Jason Starbuck from the harbors of Salem to the harems of Tartary...." Interior - moderate browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light edge wear on spine, book is lightly cocked. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES:  THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE., McNally, Raymond T.  (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Maontague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.)
7 McNally, Raymond T. (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Maontague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.) A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES: THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE.
Greenwich, Conn. New York Graphic Society 1974 0821205943 / 9780821205945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket illustration by Edward Gorey. 
255 pp, 8 1/2" H. 30 b&w illustrations. "Dr. McNally begins this book with an essay on the evolution of the vampire. Then he presents the most diversified collection of vampire accounts yet published in English. The historical vampirana includes accounts by such persons as a first-century Roman historian, a twelfth-century bishop, a Cambridge philosopher in the 1600s, the two major vampire experts - Calmet and Summers, and a nineteenth-century Yankee journalist. The literary pieces include: 'Carmilla' a classic tale by Le Fanu; a short story by Bram Stoker which was originally intended as the first chapter of 'Dracula'; a moving tale by Lawrence Durrell; and several thrillers by such masterful writers as Robert Bloch and Richard Matheson." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine, faint pencilled previous owner's name at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny edge tears - archivally taped, small creases at top edge of front flap and at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS.  3 BOOKS., Moffat, Alfred.
8 Moffat, Alfred. DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS. 3 BOOKS.
London Galliard / Stainer & Bell Reprints Hard Cover Very Good - H. Willebeek Le Mair. 
Reprints of three books originally published by Stainer & Bell of London between 1911-12 - oblong format (8 3/4" H x 11 5/16" D), in glazed pictorial boards - 32 pp each. Each book contains the musical notation and lyrics for 15 songs and each song is preceded by a full page colour illustration. 1. Dickory Dickory Dock - ISBN 852493398 - Georgy-Porgy; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, dickory, dock; Girls and boys come out to play; Jack and Jill; Yankee Doodle; Twinkle, twinkle, little star; Little Bo-Peep, Oranges and Lemons; Ride a cock-horse; What are little boys made of?; There was a little man; Little Boy Blue; Polly put the kettle on; Hush-a-bye Baby. 2. Curly Locks - ISBN 852493401- Dame get up and bake your pies; Dance a Baby Diddy; Young lambs to sell; Over the hills and far away; Little Polly Flinders; The North Wind does blow; Old King Cole; Dance to your daddy; I saw three ships come sailing in; Curly Locks; London Bridge is broken down; Little jumping Joan; Oh dear, what can the matter be?; There came to my window; The babes in the wood. 3. Four and Twenty Tailors - ISBN 85249341X - Simple Simon; Where are you going to, my pretty maid?; Lazy sheep, pray tell me why; Three mice went into a hole to spin; Four-and-twenty tailors; See-saw, Margery Daw; There was a crooked man; Lavender's blue; Little Tommy Tucker; A frog he would a-wooing go; The spider and the fly; I had a little nut tree; Goosey, goosey, gander; A little cock-sparrow; Sleep baby, sleep. Minor toning to edges of pages and endpapers, tiny to very small bump at top/bottom of spines and at most corners of boards, minor toning to spines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ON YANKEE STATION: THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM., Nichols, John B., Cdr. USN (Ret.) and Tillman, Barrett.
9 Nichols, John B., Cdr. USN (Ret.) and Tillman, Barrett. ON YANKEE STATION: THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1987. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870215590 B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vi etnam War. Authors John B. Nichols, a fighter pilot who flew some 350 missions off carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin, and Barrett Tillman, an award-winning aviation historian, make full use of their extensive knowledge of the subject to detail t h e w a y s in which airpower was employed in the years prior to the fall of Saigon. Confronting the conventional belief that airpower failed in Vietnam, they show that on the rare occasions when it was applied correctly, airpower was effective, b ut b e ca us e it was most often misunderstood and misapplied, the overall results proved catastrophic. Calling their book a cockpit view of the war with the benefit of fourteen years of hindsight, the authors impart a compelling sense of what it was li ke to fl y from Yankee Station between 1964 and 1973 and provide important lessons for those who may become involved in future conflicts. At the same time, they add considerable facts to the permanent war record." Faint erased pencil mar k on hal f-t itle pag e, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
UNION STATION REMEMBERED: A PHOTO HISTORY., Pallotta, Joseph.
10 Pallotta, Joseph. UNION STATION REMEMBERED: A PHOTO HISTORY.
Portland, Maine Portland Litho 1985 0961609109 / 9780961609108 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
174 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/8" H x 11" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Portland, Maine's Union Station. Contents: Dedication; Introduction; Foreword; The Early Years; Station Interiors; The 1930s; The Clock Tower; The 1940s; The 1950s; The 470; Station Tracks; Closing Down and The End; Famous Trains; Miscellaneous. Interior - two creases at bottom corner of title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading to spine color, small soft corner and edge crease on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
"OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR., Ray, Frederic E.
11 Ray, Frederic E. "OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1994, 2nd hardcover edition. 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811711943 Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, photographs. "Waud covered the war from the first to the last, initially for the 'New York Illustrated News', and later for 'Harper's'. F rom the formation of the Confederate government in Montgomery, Alabama, to the last campaigns of Grant's army leading Appomattox, 'Alf' Waud was there, pencil in hand. Waud even went into battle alongside the Yankee troops he accompanied in t h e f i e ld. He was under fire almost as much as they as he frantically sketched the rudiments of the brutal scenes before him, then polished them after the fight to send them to the publisher. Teams of engravers worked through the night when hi s sk e tc he s arrived, turning them into wood block engravings used to print the next week's edition. Portraits of great generals, scenes in camp and field, the look of battle - all came from Waud's pencil. Along with his drawings he often sen t f ir sth an d a cco un ts of what he had seen, acting as an informal reporter as well as an artist. He went where even the photographers could not go, and the result is that while several other battle artists also worked for 'Harper's' and its co mpet ito rs, Alf red Waud is the one whose view of the conflict dominated the public mind in the North. People of the Union literally saw the Civil War through his eyes....Here Waud's sketches are taken from battlefield to sketch, engraving and f inal publ icat ion, sho wing the methods by which he worked, and comparing the accuracy of what he drew with what is known of the actual events. Also included, to provide a picture of the world in which Waud worked, are some drawings by his peers, incl uding his broth er Wi lliam Wau d - also a noted artist of the era. And Ray takes Waud beyond the war: the artist carried his pencils into the peace that followed, drawing right up to the time of his death." Light wrinkling at bottom of sp ine. Dust j acket has v ery li ght ru bbing , very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 2" soft crease on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
12 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VERSATILE YANKEE:  THE ART OF JONATHAN FISHER, 1768-1847., Winchester, Alice.
13 Winchester, Alice. VERSATILE YANKEE: THE ART OF JONATHAN FISHER, 1768-1847.
Princeton Pyne Press 1973 878610510 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jonathan Fisher. 
29 pp + 40 plates (printed on one side of leaf, captions facing), + (9) pp List of Works, 12 1/4" H. Colour plates plus additional b&w illustrations. The Reverend Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine "was a universal man - inventor, farmer, architect and builder, surveyor, linguist, naturalist. Above all he was an artist, translating his vision of the goodness and orderliness of God's creation into paintings and woodcuts. Made for his own enjoyment and that of his family and a few friends, Fisher's paintings have largely been preserved in the small community where he lived and worked for forty years. This book, while it reveals Fisher's many-sided personality, is basically devoted to illustrating his work. The majority of his paintings are published here for the first time - the water colors from his notebooks, begun when he was an undergraduate at Harvard, and lovingly bound with his own hands; a selection of his most important paintings in oil; and many of the woodcuts with which he illustrated his books. Here, carefully recorded, with straight-forward and painstaking realism, are Fisher's college and his village, the fruits of his garden, and the animals and birds of field and forest. No subject is too small to engage his interest, none too dry to be transformed by his imagination. The common house fly and a wondrous carrot are fully detailed; garlands of fruits and flowers run riot through his mathematical exercises." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, three edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing, several light scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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