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1 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
2 Buker, George E. SWAMP SAILORS: RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842.
University of Florida, Gainesville, 1975. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813003520 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Until the Second Seminole War the United States Navy had generally employed the Federalist doctrine (cruiser-commerce-raiding), but the un iqueness of this Indian conflict caused the navy to adopt a new offensive strategy. For the first time in history the American Navy was pitted against a nonmaritime foe. There were no single merchantmen to attack; there were no cruisers t o e n g a g e in single-ship combat; there were no enemy fleets to be repelled from the nation's harbors. Instead, there were Indians practicing guerilla tactics in a watery environment - the Everglades of Florida. Athough it was not apparent at t h e be gi nn in g o f the war, the navy's only hope for victory lay in the development of a strategy for riverine warfare. It was a kind of warfare that demanded specially trained combat groups, organized for sustained land/sea operations. I t r equ ir ed jo int ac tio n wi th the army. It called for a naval command familiar with setting up and directing complex operations and diverse forces to achieve an overall objective. In developing a strategy of riverine warfare, United States Nav y po lic y e volv ed f rom a de fe nsi ve to an offensive position, from a society of highly individualistic and inflexible sea captains into a well-meshed cooperative unit capable of working not only alone but also with the army. Between 1835 and 1842, the nav y cam e of age. Her e i s a dramatic account of that vital time, enhanced by an awesome setting, which will engage and enlighten both the scholar of naval history and the armchair sailor." Previous owner's small stamp on fron t pas tedown . Du st ja cket h as ve ry li ght ed ge w ear/ wrinkling, two very small closed tears with crease, light browning, very light soiling on rear panel and spine, tiny light stain on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837., Calladine, George.  Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar.
3 Calladine, George. Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar. THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837.
Eden Fisher, London, 1922, first edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. George Calladine was born in 1793 and lived to be 83 years old. His wife predeceased him by thirty years and of his 13 children, only one outlived him. In 1810, he enlisted in the Derbyshire Militia and embarked on a military life that saw him posted to Ceylon and Ireland. His diary gives details of a soldier's life, the military and the social aspects, promotions, postings, famil y i n c i d e n t s, travels, observations of unfamiliar customs and wildlife, marches and engagements. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages and endpapers, light bro wn i ng t o ed ge s of t extblock, a very light scuff and two small very light stains on top of textblock, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, small chip/rub through cloth on rear spine edge, minor rubbing t o c lo th, a fe w s mal l fai nt liquid splash marks on spine. VG 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
THE LAIRDS OF GLENLYON:  HISTORICAL SKETCHES RELATING MAINLY TO THE DISTRICTS OF BREADALBANE, GLENLYON, GLENORCHY AND RANNOCH., Campbell, Duncan.  Preface to Second Edition by Alasdair Steven.
4 Campbell, Duncan. Preface to Second Edition by Alasdair Steven. THE LAIRDS OF GLENLYON: HISTORICAL SKETCHES RELATING MAINLY TO THE DISTRICTS OF BREADALBANE, GLENLYON, GLENORCHY AND RANNOCH.
Strath Tay Clunie Press 1984 Second Edition Full Morocco Leather Very Good Good Signed by publisher.
351 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) - full turquoise blue morocco leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, gilt decoration on front cover. Publisher supplied loose plastic wrapper. Limitation page stating this to be copy number 61 of 72 bound in leather, numbered and signed by the publisher, Alasdiar Steven. The first edition of 1886 was privately printed and this second edition contains the original text unaltered, with new preface, list of contents, notes and indices added. B&w frontispiece (The Glenlyon Brooch), b&w decorative head/tailpieces throughout. Small very light stain and small soft corner crease on free front endpaper, very minor soiling on edges of text block. Plastic wrapper has heavy wrinkling on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
5 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DESPERATE SIEGE:  THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG., Ferguson, Ted.
6 Ferguson, Ted. DESPERATE SIEGE: THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1980 0385146949 / 9780385146944 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
252 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong, 'the Gibraltar of the Orient', crumbled under the massive onslaught of crack Japanese invasion troops. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, ill equipped and unblooded, fought side by side with four other British Commonwealth units to defend the Crown colony. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honour on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice is made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Base on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, (this) is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears archivally taped, light water marks on lower inside of flap-folds, light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE INDIAN MUTINY.  THE BRITISH AT WAR SERIES., Harris, John.
7 Harris, John. THE INDIAN MUTINY. THE BRITISH AT WAR SERIES.
Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, (1973), Ist edition. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024610600X Map endpapers, illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, maps, portraits, reproductions. "...vividly recaptures the whole atmosphere of the time - the smell of battle , the cruel heat, the forced marches, the sieges, the appalling massacres. It was a war filled with treachery and incompetence, fought without mercy on either side - but also a war of incredible acts of heroism. It threw up remarkable pe r s o n a l i t i es: Nicholson, who recaptured Delhi; Henry Lawrence, the defender of Lucknow; 'Holy' Havelock, the bible-thumping general who fought his way through to the relief of Lucknow only to find himself trapped there; and the dour uncompro mi si ng C ol in C am pb e ll who was sent to India after forty-years service to bring it back to sanity. (This book) with its exciting text and numerous illustrations...vividly evokes the huge and bloody struggle that stretched through the jung les an d h ill s a nd acr oss th e parched plains of India." Cigarette odor, very light browning in margins of pages, boards slightly warped, browning to edges of textblock, slight bump at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on rear board. Dust jack et h as l ight edg e w ear/ wrin klin g - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning at edges, minor rubbing, tiny dint on front hinge, two small shallow bumps on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Jackson, Robert. AT WAR WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS.
Tandem, London, (1974). 
304 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photos, maps. "In March 1918, when the infant Soviet Government signed a separate peace treaty with Germany, the stage was set for the Allied War of Intervention against the Bolshevik regime. Men, many of whom h ad survived the bloody massacres of the Western Front, found themselves pitched into a dirty, cruel conflict they did not understand. This is the story of British, Japanese, American and French troops in Siberia, sweeping the Bolsheviks from t h e a p proaches to Vladivostock in a series of savage actions; of the Royal Scots and the 339th U.S. Infantry, fighting for their lives in the snow-clad forests of North Russia against a tenacious enemy; of No. 47 Squadron R.A.F., locked in bitt er c om b at w ith the embryo Red Air Force over the steppes of South Russia; of the Green Howards, the Royal Fusiliers, the Hampshire and Middlesex Regiments, the French Chasseurs and others, fighting step by step along the Dvina and Vaga Rivers and th e s tr ate gic railways of North Russia; of the little Royal Navy coastal motor boats that shattered the Red Fleet in Kronstadt. It is a story of great heroism, but also of mutiny and murder as White Russian troops turned on the Allies and def ecte d to th e Re ds i n ever-increasing numbers." Interior - light browning to pages, previous owners label on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few small scuffs, a few small soft cre ases, a fe w faint creases on spine, slight fading to spine color, small area of light sticker residue on front cover. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879.  WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG.  ISBN 1-85567-203-3, Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney.
9 Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney. THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879. WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG. ISBN 1-85567-203-3
Greenhill, London, (1995), reprint of 1882 edition. 
397 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 2 maps on fold-out at rear, 62 b&w photos of officers who lost their lives during the campaign. "In January 1979, Victorian Britain was horrified by the news of the disaster at Isandhlwana, where the Zulus surprised and massacred a British Army column of over 1,300 men. This defeat was followed by the heroic defence of the mission station at Rorke's Drift where no less than eleven Victoria Crosses were won. After minor set backs, British columns rapidly advanced into Zululand and after fighting a number of major battles, occupying strategic positions en route, they subsequently fought and won the decisive battle of Ulundi, where the real military power of the Zulu nation was ended forever. This volume contains: Cabinet photographs and biographical notices of sixty-two officers of the British Army and Navy who lost their lives during the campaign, including that of Lieutenant Thirkill of the 88th Regt., which did not appear in the original edition of 1880; Summaries of all the British Regiments and Naval Brigades in the field; Separate records of almost every British Officer engaged; Accurate accounts of the various engagements; Maps etc." "A significant feature of this new edition is an extensive index compiled by Anglo-Zula War historian John Young, giving the name, rank and unit designation of every officer, and the battles at which they fought". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few soft creases on fold-out. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny stain on inside surface, minor wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
10 Mason, Philip. A MATTER OF HONOUR: AN ACCOUNT OF THE INDIAN ARMY, ITS OFFICERS AND MEN.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1974 0030129117 / 9780030129117 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
582 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Map endpapers, B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "From the time of Clive to the violent days of Partition in 1947, British power in India was dependent upon the Indian Army. Only once was the link between the British officers and the Indian soldiers broken - at the brutal explosion of the Indian Mutiny in 1857; but even that apparently fatal rift was healed. (This book) examines the relationship between the Indian soldiers and their officers: what made them endure hardship, risk wounding and sometimes go to a certain death; their sense of duty and service, loyalty to the regiment and to the distant Crown. Dwelling sometimes on a campaign, sometimes on an episode in the course of a battle, sometimes on the story of one regiment or one man, Philip Mason tells the eventful and often dramatic story of the Indian Army. What emerges is a picture of an institution whose strength rested finally on a concept of personal honour." Faint cigarette odor, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, moderate to heavy creases at top/bottom edges of front panel. small tear at bottom of front hinge and front flap-fold, spine and flap-folds have browning. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
11 McKelvie, B.A. TALES OF CONFLICT.
Vancouver Vancouver Daily Province 1949 Hard Cover Good C.P. Connorton. 
99 pp, 10 1/2" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, gray paper covered boards with red lettering & decoration on front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w drawings. Stories of conflicts between the native peoples and white explorers/settlers in British Columbia during the 19th century. Contents: Preface; The Price of Safety; Kendrick's Laundry; The White Slave of Slaves; The Captive Armourer; Treachery at Fort St. John; New Caledonia Conflict; Attack at Fort McLoughlin; Finlayson's Strategy; Fort Rupert Murders; The Basis of Freedom; Hell's Gate Aflame; Massacre at Ganges; The Salt Whisky War; The Defiance of Ot-chee-wun; The Chilcotin War; The Pirates of Clayoquot; The Obstinacy of Chief Jim; When Chief Isadore Ran Riot; Notes. Previous owner's bookplate and a small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small bump at bottom of rear board, a few faint line indentations on front board, minor browning to edges of boards, some very small foxing marks and a small faint liquid mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DUST AND STEEL., Mercer, Patrick.
12 Mercer, Patrick. DUST AND STEEL.
London HarperCollins 2010 000730272X / 9780007302727 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
390 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map. "As the ship docked in Bombay, Anthony Morgan and his company, fresh from England, were given their first orders: the execution of mutineers using artillery to blow them to pieces. This was the harsh reality of the mutiny that swept British India where massacres of men, women and children on both sides were commonplace. Into this plunged Morgan, bewildered by the complications of tribe, caste, religion and deep-seated racial hatred among those he led as well as fought, and yet he was expected to triumph. The Mutiny was one of the greatest challenges to the Victorian Empire - it seared itself into the psyche of both Indians and British for a century and more. (This) is a gripping novel about a soldier's dilemma between orders, saving his career, and a matter of his honour." Minor lean to spine, minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PIONEERS.  BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES., Metz, Sharon.  Edited by Murray Long.
13 Metz, Sharon. Edited by Murray Long. THE PIONEERS. BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES.
Regina Crown Investments, Corporation of Saskatchewan 1981 0969081707 / 9780969081708 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Gail Duesterbeck. 
93 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D. B&w illustrations. A collection of vignettes about the people and places of early Saskatchewan, including: The Great Chief Crowfoot; Sun Dance; Indians and the Eclipse; Fur Company Rivalry; Fort Whoop-Up; Smallpox; Buffalo Hunting Caravans; Banking at Goldfields; Claim Jumping; Grasshoppers; Walter Merryfield; The Blizzard of '92; The Lost Child of Moose Mountain; Medicine Man's Treatment; Fighting a Forest Fire; The Hourie Family; The Outlaw Trail; Prairie Surveyors; Barr Colonists; Trials of the Early Bachelors; Aunty Martin's Gopher Pie; Early Saskatchewan Hotels; Lunch Counters of Yesterday; Old Time Remedies; Wills of the Pioneers, etc., etc. Interior - tiny bump at top corner of first 18 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is slightly cocked, has very small crease at top corner of front over, very light blue color offset on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885.  COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN..., Mulvaney, Charles Pelham.
14 Mulvaney, Charles Pelham. THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885. COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN...
Coles, Toronto, 1971, facsimile reprint of the A.H. Hovey, Toronto edition of 1885. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), card covers. B&w illustrations. Title continues: "and of Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, and the Cabin; Including a History of the Indian Tribes of North-Western Canada, their Numbes, Modes of Living, Habits, Custom s, Religious Rites and Ceremonies, With Thrilling Narratives of Captures, Imprisonment, Massacres, and Hair-Breadth Escapes of White Settlers, Etc." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, t i n y b u m p to bottom corner of rear cover, minor browning to top edge of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VERNON GOD LITTLE: A 21st CENTURY COMEDY IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH., Pierre, DBC  (D.B.C.)
15 Pierre, DBC (D.B.C.) VERNON GOD LITTLE: A 21st CENTURY COMEDY IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH.
Faber and Faber, (London, 2003). 
279 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction 2003. "Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little is in trouble. And it has something to do with the recent massacre of sixteen students at his high school. News of the tragedy serves as open invitation to the media and soon the quirky backwater of Martirio is flooded with wannabe CNN hacks all-too-keen to lay claim to their fifteen minutes, and lay the blame for the killings at Vernon's feet...Peopled by a cast of grotesques, freaks, cold-blooded chattering housewives (who are all, mysteriously, recently widowed), and one very special adolescent with an unfortunate talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, (this book) is a riotous adventure story which cuts a satricial swathe through the heart of contemporary America." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLD FORT NIAGARA:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Ray, Frederic.
16 Ray, Frederic. OLD FORT NIAGARA: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
c1954. 
Unpaginated (16 pp.), 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in b&w. A brief overview of the history of and some of the incidents relating to Fort Niagara. Interior - very light cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, otherwi se clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE:  OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD.  REVISED EDITION., Salts, J. Robert. .
17 Salts, J. Robert. . YOU ARE NEVER ALONE: OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD. REVISED EDITION.
Lucan, Ontario J. Robert Salts 1997 0968156703 / 9780968156704 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
92 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed by author on title page: "J. Robert Salt / from the / Donnelly / Homestead / on the / Roman Line". The author, whose family purchased and lived on the old Donnelly homestead, recounts the history of the massacre in which five of the family members died "in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday, February 4th, 1880" and his and others experiences of strange happenings during their subsequent residence. Interior - tiny bump at top/bottom corner of approx. first 15 pages, minor toning on inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump at top/bottom corner of front cover, a few minor wrinkles on covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
18 Steele, Ian K. BETRAYALS: FORT WILLIAM HENRY AND THE "MASSACRE".
Oxford University Press, New York, 1993, 8th printing. 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0195084258 B&w illustrations. "...gives us the true story behind James Fenimore Cooper's classic 'The Last of the Mohicans', bringing to life people such as British commander of Fort William Henry George M onro, French General Montcalm, captive Susannah Johnson, Iroquois chief Hendrick, and the wild frontier world of captives and warriors. Explaining the motives for the most notorious 'massacre' of the colonial period, Steele offers a grippi n g t a l e o f a fledgling America, one which places the tragic events of the Seven Years' War in a fresh historical context." Contents: Approaches; To Battle for Lake George; Fort William Henry, 1755-1757; Siege; "Massacre"; Aftermath; Percepti on s; Ap pe nd ix : M issing New England Parolees; Notes; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small crease at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
WHILE MEMORY SERVES., Tuker, Farncis, Lieut.-General Sir.
19 Tuker, Farncis, Lieut.-General Sir. WHILE MEMORY SERVES.
Cassell, London, 1950, first edition. 
668 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps (2 fold-out). "This is the tale of the last two years of British rule in India (1946-47), told by one who watche d events from the Headquarters of Eastern Command. My story will show how Indian affairs were when the (Second World War) was over: the rapid deterioration of the adminstration as the small British cadre of civil officials was hurriedly replaced by Indian, and as independence became more and more certain; in particular the lawlessness which so quickly set in: the almost insupportable burden that was placed upon and successfully borne by the Indian Army and its few British officers, and how gr e at was the debt that India, the Commonwealth and indeed the world owed to the devotion of these officers, their skill, patience and staunchness: that we had no honourable alternative but to quit India: and, lastly, why, unless Russia first collaps es , India - Hindustan, if you will - is in grave danger of becoming communist in the not distant future. Of necessity the tale starts with a description of Eastern Command and its peoples. A more detailed description of Hinduism I have relagated to Appendix I. Without some knowledge of that system it is impossible either to understand the political and communal affairs of which the book speaks or to be aware of the bearing of Hinduism upon the past and, above all, the future of India." Ciga ret te odor inside, light browning to endpapers, foxing mark on title page and dedication page, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, a few faint areas of discoloration on boards, slight fading to spine colour , ve ry light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
THE INDIAN MUTINY.  OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES., Wilkinson-Latham, Christopher.  Color plates by G.A. Embleton.
20 Wilkinson-Latham, Christopher. Color plates by G.A. Embleton. THE INDIAN MUTINY. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, London, (1977). 
40 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 0850452597 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, plans, map, color plate uniform studies. Contents: The Devil's Wind; Meerut; Delhi; Cawnpore; Lucknow; Chronology. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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