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THE WAY OF WITCHES., Epstein, Perle.
121 Epstein, Perle. THE WAY OF WITCHES.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1972, first edition. 
175 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385078773 B&w illustrations. "Witchcraft is believed to have originated as far back as the paleolithic period. People have always held witches in awe and feared them at the same tim e. From their earliest beginnings and through the Biblical period, the Middle Ages, and the early history of the United States, witches were isolated from the community by their extraordinary powers for good and evil. The earliest witch trials t o o k place in southern France around 1245, and the Salem witch trials are a notorious chapter in our country's history. Witches were the first doctors and the first spiritual advisers and still maintain these roles in primitive societies. (The au th or ) has written a fascinating history of witches. Emphasizing the practical procedures of witchcraft, she describes their paraphernalia, rites, spells, and recipes; their habits and appearance; and the contrasting practices of witches from d iff ere nt parts of the world, from the Middle Ages to the present. And she writes of famous witches such as Zoroaster, Bluebeard, and Hartley, the kissing magician. This is a book for all those young readers who delight in the supernatural." S ma ll a rea of old glue residue at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling, moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds , v ery l ight ru bbing. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
122 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SUMMER, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 182., Erskine, David, ed.  (W.Y. Carman, Henry L. Snyder, T.H. McGuffie, Ernest M. Teagarden, B.W. Cox, Major-General G. Surtees, R.M. Hatton, Captain W.J. Irving, Major N.P. Dawnay, W.A. Thorburn, Col. Colin Buchanan, A.N. Ricketts, et al.)
123 Erskine, David, ed. (W.Y. Carman, Henry L. Snyder, T.H. McGuffie, Ernest M. Teagarden, B.W. Cox, Major-General G. Surtees, R.M. Hatton, Captain W.J. Irving, Major N.P. Dawnay, W.A. Thorburn, Col. Colin Buchanan, A.N. Ricketts, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SUMMER, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 182.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
Paging runs 63 - 126, 9 11/16" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps/plans. Contents include: The Worcestershire Yeomanry and Richard Dighton; The Duke of Marlborough's Request of His Captain-Generalcy for Life: A Re-examination; An Early Field Day Exercise; Lord Haldane and the Origins of Officers Training Corps; The Arm Badges of The 14th (King's) Hussars, The 14th/20th King's Hussars and The 20th Hussars; British Colours at Saratoga; Sir James Jefferyes in the Army of William III, Queen Anne and George I; Tregantle Fort, Plymouth; Obituary Notices: Mr. T.H. McGuffie - Mr. C.C.P. Lawson / Notes: The "Six Old Corps" and Their "Ancient" Badges; The "Six Old Corps" In Britain and France; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, one small corner crease - migrates into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CABERNET SAUVIGNON.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Eyres, Harry.
124 Eyres, Harry. CABERNET SAUVIGNON. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
Viking, (London, 1991), first edition. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w maps in text. ISBN 067082481X "This unique series looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses the wines made all over the world from that variety...Each volume inc ludes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealan d . A s p e c ial feature of this series is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages...Cabernet Sauvignon is best known as the most important red grape variety in Bordeaux, the region that produces the world's most ge ne r al l y ad mi re d red wines. It has also been widely exported and now flourishes in countries as diverse as Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, the USA and Australia...This volume not only looks at wines suitable for early drinking but includes advice on th e p ote nt ia l o f b oth the top Bordeaux Chateaux traditionally favoured by investors and the many excellent Cabernet Sauvignon now being made beyond the borders of France." Minor rubbing to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very lig ht e dg e wrin kli ng, min or r ubbi ng. NF/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE UNIFORMS OF TRAFALGAR., Fabb, John and Cassin-Scott, Jack.
125 Fabb, John and Cassin-Scott, Jack. THE UNIFORMS OF TRAFALGAR.
Hippocrene, New York, 1977, first American edition. 
96 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0882544322 B&w photographs, reproductions, color and b&w uniform studies. "(This is) a survey of the uniforms worn by officers and men in the three combatant navies - Britain, France and S pain. John Fabb and Jack Cassin-Scott first set the uniforms in the context of life aboard a fighting ship during the Napoleonic wars - a severely disciplined, often brutal existence punctuated by battles, like Trafalgar, of terrifying blood i n e s s . They go on to describe the uniforms, rank by rank and nation by nation, from the splendour of the admiral in full dress, through each rank in full dress and undress versions until, at the bottom of the scale we find the starkly functio na l cl ot hi ng of the ordinary seaman. Particular care has been taken to present uniforms from original sources and Dress Regulations and, where appropriate, to show back views - so often neglected yet of much interest to, for example, modellers . In ad dit ion th e re is information on swords and decorations. In all cases the illustrations have been taken from contemporary sources." Bump at top corner of boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine and at one bottom corner. Dust jacket ha s b een pric e cl ippe d, has wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
126 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Uty Rohrs, Don Staddon, Charles Kiddle, Francis Kiddle, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Ross Burden, Dickon Pollard, Jeff Dugdale, James Van der Linden, Richard West, Rich Warren, Tom Wilson>0 STAMP MAGAZINE. SEPTEMBER 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 09.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: Belgica 2001 - show review; King George VI varieties (South Africa's KGVI postage dues and offici als); Walking on the Moon (Issues for the 12 men to set foot on the Moon); The Thurn & Taxis legend (The family behind Europe's 500-year-old postal system); Self-adhesives - Part One (Richard West on the rocky history of sticky stamps); Dia r y o f a n auction (The inside track on organising philatelic auctions); Exclusive! - A printing feat (How Enschede printed the new GB Nobel issues); The Nobel Prize winners (Tom Wilson highlights Nobel prize commemoratives); The Boxer rebellion ( Th e p os t al i t ems from a fierce Chinese conflict) + monthy departments (including article on the 1896 Russian state visit to France). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small sof t b ump t o b ott om of fr on t cover - migrates into pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DEATH OF AN ARMY., Farrar-Hockley, Anthony.
127 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
London Arthur Barker 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
195 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Book slightly cocked, areas of light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - heavy at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, browning and soiling at edges, delamination on front hinge, very light soiling and browning on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
128 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
New York William Morrow 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
195 pp, 8vo (812" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, some small areas of slight discoloration on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has several edge tears; wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light browning to spine, top edge, spine and flap-folds; small area of surface paper loss on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
129 Farwell, Byron. THE GURKHAS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1990. 
317 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 039330714X B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The Gurkha regiments in the British Army are, quite simply, the finest infantrymen in the world. Recruited in the kingdom of Nepal since the early ninetee nth century, these short, wiry hillmen have served the kings and queens of Britain with such loyalty, tenacity, and incredible bravery that often the sound of their battle cry 'Ayo Gurkhali!' (roughly translated as 'Here come the Gurkhas!') h a s c a u s ed enemy soldiers to flee. The Gurkhas fought beside the British in the Indian Mutiny, in France and Mesopotamia during World War I, and in every theater during World War II. They have fought as well in countless small wars - 'the sav ag e w ar s of p eace' - including the Northwestern Frontier of India, Malaya, Borneo, and most recently the Falkland Islands. Their courage is legendary. Since 1911, when they first became eligible, thirteen Gurkhas have been awarded the Victori a C ro ss , a n unm atc hed record. This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkab le v alo r." In te rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
130 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
131 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PITY OF WAR.  EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I., Ferguson, Niall.
132 Ferguson, Niall. THE PITY OF WAR. EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I.
Basic Books, New York, 1999, book club edition. 
563 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "More than four million Americans were mobilized in 1917-18, of whom more than 100,000 were killed - double the number who died in Vietnam. This was the fir st, bloody step on the road to globalism which would characterize our foreign policy for the rest of the twentieth century. Even American literature was transformed by the impact of the war on writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Internat i o n a l l y , more than any other event, the First World War made the twentieth century what it was: It toppled the four great empires of the Old World and left a fifth - the British - mortgaged to the hilt. More than nine million men lost their li ve s, y et n on e of its stated objectives were met. Rather, it spawned seven decades of Communist rule in Russia, the rise of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, and the horror of the Holocaust. Now, as the century draws to a close, the time is righ t f or a r adi cal re ass essment of the 'Great War'. In (this book, the author) explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needl essl y t urne d a cont inen tal conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power. Ferguson vividly brings back to li fe on e of the semi nal c atast roph es of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of brilliant chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it st op? How d id th e Germ ans ma nage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?" Minor rubbing, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear and minor browni ng o n spin e. Ve ry Good +/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY HISTORY:  LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE., Fortescue, J.W.
133 Fortescue, J.W. MILITARY HISTORY: LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1914, first edition. 
207 pp + ads, 6 5/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Military History: Its Scope and Definition; British Military History; British Coloni al Campaigns; British Campaigns in India; Index. Moderate to heavy browning on free endpapers - light on pastedowns, very light browning to pages, edges of textblock browned, light soiling and browning to boards, very light edge wear, lig h t w r i n k l i ng at top of spine, lightfading/browning to spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES.  THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Foss, Christopher F., ed.  (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.)
134 Foss, Christopher F., ed. (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2003. 
544 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1862271887 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, color drawings. "....details over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured cars and self-propelled guns, from the British Mk I tank of World War I to the German Tiger of World War II, and the American M1 Abrams seen today. It covers not only the major manufacturers in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Russia, but also t h e vehicles produced by smaller nations, presenting a complete global commentary on the world's amoured combat machines. Organized by country, then by vehicle type, you will find the manufacturing history, key dates, and main theatres of action f or e ach machine, as well as insights into the engineering attributes and limitations of each vehicle. Each entry includes a comprehensive specification table, detailing all the essential data: armament, crew, dimensions, speed, range, engine t ype s a nd power output. With authoritative text and 1,000 photographs and high-quality colour artworks, many of them showing the internal components of the vehicles, (this) is a unique reference book - essential reading for experts and general mil itar y en thu siasts alike." Book is lightly cocked, minor corner wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block; place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; tiny scuff on rear pastedown. Dust ja cket has m inor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny dints and faint line indentations on front panel, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light crease down middle of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES., Foster, Keith, foreword.  Inscribed by George Stuart.
135 Foster, Keith, foreword. Inscribed by George Stuart. THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES.
Ventura County Historical Society/Museum, Ventura, California, 1985. 
31 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY GEORGE STUART ON THE FOREWORD PAGE. The catalog of an exhibition of the amazing one-quarter life-size historical figures of George Stuart. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword; George Stuart - artist and historian; The Collection; The Renaissance and Reformation; The Tudors; The Stuarts; The Hanovers; The Three Louis; Marie Antoinette; The Romanoffs; The Fall of the Tz ars; The American Patriots; The American Founders; Queen Victoria; Abraham Lincoln; The Manchus. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean, very minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH., Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers.
136 Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1981 0802023940 / 9780802023940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering/illustration on front board. Black endpapers. Contents: Introduction; Reference Materials: Bibliographies and checklists; Periodicals; General: Historical, Descriptive, Overviews / Works containing more than one genre; Folktales (General / Anglophone and Celtic / Francophone / Indian and Inuit / Other Cultural Groups); Folk Music and Dance (as above); Folk Speech and Naming; Minor Genres: Proverbs, riddles, games, practical jokes, children's lore; Superstitions and Popular Beliefs: Including folk medicine, folk religion, and the supernatural (as above); Folklife and Customs (as above); Folk Art and Material Culture (as above); Biographies and Appreciations (Collectors and Scholars / Folk Artists and Informants); Records (Field Recordings / Other Recordings); Films; Theses and Dissertations; Index of Authors and Editors. Faint erased pencil mark at top of first page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815., Fowler, William M., Jr.
137 Fowler, William M., Jr. JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1984, first edition. 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0395353149 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence throught the War of 1812. During this turbulent period the new American republic fought three wars - declared and undeclared - against the Barbary States, France, and Great Britain. The first two were entirely naval affairs; the third, a combination of military action on land and sea. In each the s u r v i v a l of the young nation was due in large part to the efforts of the navy and the exploits of such men as Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, Thomas Truxtun, and Oliver Hazard Perry. William Fowler is a historian with the capacity to convert me ti cu lo us r es ea rch into flowing narrative. Here he fuses political and naval history, looking at political forces in the rapidly expanding U.S. society as well as at naval ordnance, operations, and the fateful and exciting battles at sea. He de als to o w ith th e o ften neglected human aspects of life aboard ship, focusing on those who served in the forecastle as well as the great men on the quarterdeck." Minor soiling on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has been price-clip ped, has ver y li ght wrin klin g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears - taped at top inside of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GARDEN OF EPICURUS., France, Anatole.  Translated by Alfred Allinson.
138 France, Anatole. Translated by Alfred Allinson. THE GARDEN OF EPICURUS.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1923 Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
240 pp, 7 1/2" H. With Ryerson Press dust jacket. Portrait of France in decorative green border on front and rear free endpapers. Decorative b&w initial capitals to each essay. Contents: The Garden of Epicurus; On Nunneries; How I Discoursed One Night with an Apparition on the First Origins of the Alphabet; Careers for Women; Miracle; Card Houses; In the Elysian Fields; Aristos and Polyphilos on the Language of Metaphysics; The Priory. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some areas of light browning on endpapers, previous owner's name and date in ink at top of title page, very light wear on bottom edge of boards, small shallow dent on rear board, a tiny foxing mark on fore-edge and on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears and very small edge chips, small shallow dent on rear panel, fading to color on spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE EAST:  A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE., France, John.
139 France, John. VICTORY IN THE EAST: A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, reprint. 
425 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521589878 Maps, battle plans. "The success of the First Crusade, and its capture of Jerusalem in 1099, has been conventionally explained by its ideological and political motivation. This book looks at the Fi rst Crusade primarily as a military campaign and asks why it was so successful. Modern writing about the Crusade has tended to emphasise the moral dimension and the development of the idea of the crusade but its fate was ultimately decide d o n t h e f ield of battle. This book looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success. It is the first such examination, tak in g i nt o a cc ou n t all other factors but emphasising the military." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER PILOT'S SUMMER., Franks, Norman and Richey, Paul, Wg Cdr.
140 Franks, Norman and Richey, Paul, Wg Cdr. FIGHTER PILOT'S SUMMER.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817712 / 9780948817717 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
248 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. The sequel to Paul Richey's acclaimed "Fighter Pilot'. "(T)he story not only of 609 Squadron's offensive war during that momentous summer (1941), when the RAF started to take the war to the enemy over Northern France, but also in part of Paul's squadron leader, Michael Robinson, DSO DFC, who also happened to be his brother-in-law, and of Paul's exploits to the end of the war. Sadly, Michael Robinson was lost over the English Channel in 1942 but Paul went on to serve under Sholto Douglas at Fighter Commander HQ, then command his old 609 Squadron flying Typhoons, before going to India and Burma." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
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