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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
1 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
 
 
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.
2 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
 
 
THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN AMERICA:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MILITARY LIFE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD., Frey, Sylvia R.
3 Frey, Sylvia R. THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN AMERICA: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MILITARY LIFE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD.
University of Texas Press, Austin, 1981. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0292780400 Tables. "In her investigation of the social history of the common British soldier in the era of the American Revolution, Sylvia Frey has extensively surveyed recruiting reco rds, contemporary training manuals, statutes, and memoirs in an attempt to provide insight into the soldier's 'life and mind'. In the process she has discovered more about the common soldier than anyone thought possible: his size, age, an d g e n e r a l physical condition, his personal economics and daily existence. Her findings dispel the traditional assumpution that the army was made up largely of criminals and social misfits. Special attention is given to soldiering as an occ up a ti on . F oc us in g on two of the major campaigns of the war....Frey describes the human face of war, with particular emphasis on the physical and psychic strains of campaigning in the eighteenth century. Perhaps the most important part of the w ork is t he ana lys is of the moral and material factors which induced men to accept the high risks of soldiering. Frey rejects the traditional assumption that soldiers were motivated to fight exclusively by fear and force and argues inst ead tha t th e pr ima ry moti vati on to battle was generated by regimental esprit, which in the eighteenth century substituted for patriotism. After analyzing the sources of esprit, she concludes that it was the sustaining force for morale in a lo ng a nd d iscou ragin g wa r. This book is a contribution to our understanding of the eighteenth century and should appeal not only to military historians but also to social and economic historians and to those interested in the history of medic ine." Pre vious owner' s sma ll stamp on fro nt p ast edown, a few tiny light specks on boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, slight darkening to spine edges and to flap-folds, minor edge wear. Near fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
4 Hibbert, Christopher. REDCOATS AND REBELS: THE WAR FOR AMERICA, 1770-1781.
London Folio Society 2006 Hard Cover Fine Reginald Piggott, maps. 
388 pp, 10" H. Bound in deep red buckram with black title block/gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on spine and front board. Deep red endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations, b&w maps. Black slipcase with colour illustration on one side ("The Death of General Waren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill"). "This is a narrative history of the American War of Independence told largely from the British and Loyalist points of view." Fine book in a Near Fine slipcase 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CIVIL WAR WILLIAMSBURG., Hudson, Carson O., Jr.
5 Hudson, Carson O., Jr. CIVIL WAR WILLIAMSBURG.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation / Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1997. 
96 pp, 9 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727076 Profusely illustrated in b&w, sepiatone and color with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "....tells the story of Virginia's colonial capital during the Civil War. It features the writing s of the residents, soldiers, and refugees who experienced war and occupation firsthand and photographs and pictures from that time, some recently discovered." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very s m a l l c r e a se at top/bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear to covers and top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
6 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
8 Kemp, Alan. YORKTOWN.
Almark, London, (1976). 
48 pp, 9" H, soft cover. B&w and color maps, b&w drawings, color uniform studies. ISBN 0855242582 "...a combined force of about 17,000 American and French troops under George Washington moved towards Yorktown where the 8,000 strong British and He ssian army was rapidly building up fortifications. Off Yorktown, the French fleet under De Grasse held off an attack by the British navy and thus isolated the British force in the garrison. As Cornwallis was expecting reinforcements from C l i n t o n v ery soon, he withdrew to his inner defences, thus allowing the enemy siege artillery to get within range of his entire postion. Their bombardment was so successful that Cornwallis' situation quickly became desperate and, when no a i d fr om C li nt on ar rived, sued for peace in October 1781. Although the War was not finally concluded until 1783, the surrender of Yorktown marked the twilight of the British in America." Interior - small label residue on inside of front co ve r, mi nor br own ing to edg es of pages. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light soiling, very light soiling to edges of textblock. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
9 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 12: THE VOLKSWAGEN STORY., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
10 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 12: THE VOLKSWAGEN STORY.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1976 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: The Volkswagen Story; Personality: Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott; Preservation: America's Preserved Warships; Wreck Recovery: Wreckology in Holland; United Kingdom: The Secret Underground Railway Executive H.Q.; War Film: It Happened Here; It Happened Here: The Battle of Takrouna. Interior - very small soft bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some very light edge wrinkling on covers, one tiny edge tear (archivally taped) with crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 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
 
 
EERO SAARINEN., Spade, Rupert, introduction and notes.  Photographs by Yukio Futagawa.
12 Spade, Rupert, introduction and notes. Photographs by Yukio Futagawa. EERO SAARINEN.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1971, first American printing. 
130 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour photographs, architectural drawings. "One of the most distinguished American architects of the mid-twentieth century, Eero Saarinen was born in 1910 in Finland, coming to the United States with his family in 1923. He was trained at the Yale University School of Architecture. After a period spent in Europe, he returned to the United States to join his father, Eliel Saarinen, in his practice in Cranbrook. Apart fro m h i s early furniture designs with Charles Eames, Saarinen's first truly personal success was in the competition for the Jefferson Memorial at St. Louis, Missouri, in which he submitted a design for the huge arch, clad in steel, which stands in t ha t c it y. Saarinen was responsible for several innovations, especially the use of thin high-performance curtain walls on a huge scale, a technique that he developed in the IBM Research Center at Yorktown, New York, and in the Bell Research Labo rat or ies at Holmdel, New Jersey. He also designed the first large-scale concrete-shell buildings in the United States (the Kresge Auditorium at the Massacussetts Institute of Technology), the controversial American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, Lond on, ano ther embassy building in Oslo, and the Banque Lambert headquarters in Brussels. But it was perhaps in his designs for airports (especially the TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport, New York, with its emphasis on a feeling of movemnt, and the D ulle s Int ernat ional Airport near Washington, with its mobile lounges) that Saarinen made his most original contribution to the architecture of our time." Slight browning to edges of text block, tiny foxing marks on top of text block, sligh t wavi ness at top edge of picture pages. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine and edges, light edge wear/wrinkling along top edge, light rubbing, light crease in laminate on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRANK THOMPSON: HER CIVIL WAR STORY., Stevens, Bryna.
13 Stevens, Bryna. FRANK THOMPSON: HER CIVIL WAR STORY.
Macmillan, New York, 1992, first edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN0027881857 B&w drawings, map. " 'Frank Thompson' was Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who, disguised as a man, served in the Union Army during the Civil War. At first a nurse (she was too short to be a foot soldier), she was assigned more hazardous duty as a mail carrier and later volunteered to be a spy. Adopting various disguises, she uncovered valuable information behind Confederate lines. In between spy missions, she se r v e d a t times as a nurse or orderly in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. After many adventures and a few love affairs, sick and injured, she left the army to avoid going into a hospital - where her secret might have been discovered. Em ma E dm o nd s' s own dramatic account provides the basis for this unusual biography. Set firmly in the context of the wider events of the Civil War and illustrated with engravings from her autobiography, this story of a woman who defied conven tio n i s s til l gri ppi ng and relevant today." Written for the younger reader. Previous owner's label and small ink notation on free front end paper, remainder mark on bottom of text block, minor soiling, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of fron t bo ard. Du st j ac ket has areas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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