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HAENSEL AND GRETEL:  THE STORY OF HUMPERDINCK'S OPERA.  (HANSEL AND GRETEL.), Lawrence, Robert, adapted by.  (Engelbert Humperdinck.)
161 Lawrence, Robert, adapted by. (Engelbert Humperdinck.) HAENSEL AND GRETEL: THE STORY OF HUMPERDINCK'S OPERA. (HANSEL AND GRETEL.)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1938 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - Mildred Boyle. 
40 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green patterned endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations, musical notation. "Based on a favorite nursery legend, 'Haensel and Gretel' with its delightfully refreshing, heart-gladdening music, is one of the most popular and best-loved of all operas. All the charm of simple wonder surrounds this tale of two children lost in the woods who come upon a little house whose walls and roof are made of cake and sweets and whose fence is made of gingerbread. Alas, the house is owned by a wicked witch who tries to bake Haensel in a large oven. The tale is delightfully told with simple text and colorful pictures and many of the lovely musical themes are included." "This edition authorized by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc." *Please note: the music for the complete opera is not included, only selections.* Very light browning to margins of pages, edges of endpapers, and on inside hinges; light to moderate edge wear; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning on inside, light edge wear and a few tiny edge tears/creases, very light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN THE DAYS WHEN THE WORLD WAS WIDE AND OTHER VERSES., Lawson, Henry.
162 Lawson, Henry. IN THE DAYS WHEN THE WORLD WAS WIDE AND OTHER VERSES.
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1896, 3rd edition. 
234 pp + 16 pp publisher's catalogue dated October, 1896, small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine, top edge gilt) - no dust jacket. Lacking frontispiece. Notice of "Songs from "The Man from Snowy River." paste d on front free endpaper. A collection of poems on the life and characters of 19th century Australia. Gift inscription on front free endpaper, previous owner's stamp on half-title page, light browning to pages and endpapers, moderatre edg e w e a r - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, book slightly cocked, wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light water marks and light soiling on cloth covered boards, tiny dint on front board, small shallow dint on sp in e , br ow ni n g t o fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES., Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others.
163 Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others. A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES.
New York New Amsterdam Book Company 1896 First American Edition Hard Cover Good A. Burnham Shute. 
256 pp, 6 3/4" H. Yellow cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Four b&w tissue-covered plates (including frontispiece). A collection of supernatural tales by British and American authors, including "Dickon the Devil" by Sheridan le Fanu. Each story has its own half title page, but no indication of authorship. Contents: Dickon the Devil; A Debt of Honor; Devereux's Dream; Catherine's Quest; Haunted; Pichon and Sons, of the Croix Rousse; The Phantom Fourth; The Spirit's Whisper; Dr. Feversham's Story; The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts; What Was It? Previous owner's signature, date (1896) and a very small number in ink on free front endpaper; the odd faint foxing mark on pages or tissues - mostly on preliminary pages; slight toning to page margins; moderate browning to spine; light edge wear; light soiling to boards; two very light corner bumps; minor lean to spine; browning to edges of text block. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
EDWARD LEAR'S COMPLETE NONSENSE., Lear, Edward.  Introduced by Quentin Blake.
164 Lear, Edward. Introduced by Quentin Blake. EDWARD LEAR'S COMPLETE NONSENSE.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Fine Edward Lear and Richard Beards. 
286 pp, 9" H. Bound in full yellow cloth "printed with a design by Richard Beards who also designed the slipcase and title page, and coloured (Edward Lear's) illustrations (for this volume). Red end-papers, yellow decorated slipcase. Decorated throughout with Lear's drawings of incredible beasts, plants and people, including the Jumblies, the Dong with the Luminous Nose & the Owl and the Pussy-cat. Contents: Introduction; A Book of Nonsense (1846); Nonsense Song, Stories, Botany and Alphabets (1871); More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (1872); Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems (1877), Songs, Botany, Music, etc.; Nonsense Songs and Stories (1895). Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY:  ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897., Leary, Frederick.  Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C.
165 Leary, Frederick. Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C. THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY: ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897.
Privately printed, Edinburgh, 1898, first edition, 
312 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (red cloth spine with gold lettering, dark blue boards with silver insignia) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 12 tissue-covered b&w plates (including frontispiece) - collated. "The compilation of the reco rds of the Cheshire Yeomanry, which completed its centenary in January 1897, was suggested some years ago, and they are now privately printed for the officers, non-commissioned officers, and yeomen, past and present, of the Regiment and ot h e r s u b s c r ibers...." Appendices: Roll of Officers of the Earl of Chester's Regiment of Yeomanry with Date of Commissions; Inspections and Reviews; Out in Aid of the Civil Power; Roll of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Ear l of C h es te r' s Re gi ment of Cheshire Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry. Commanded by Colonel Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bart., &c, $c., &c., Tabley House, 19th September 1804; Muster Roll, October 1810; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er , 1 812 ; Mus ter Ro ll : M acc lesfield and Stockport Troops, 1814; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1817; Muster Roll, 1818; Adlington Lancers, February 18, 1820; Muster Roll, June 7, 1823; Muster Roll of Troops Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er, Augu st 183 9; D itto , A ugus t an d September 1842; Tatton and Congleton Troops: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1848; Muster Roll of the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry, April 1897; A List of the Names of All the Gent' That Stand Charged t o Fi nd H orsem en and A rmies unde r th e Com mand of the Right Wor'p'll Lieuten't Coll: S'r Philip Egerton, K't: with the Names of the Souldiers (sic) and Number of Horse every gent' stands charged to find; Bucklowe Hundred in the County of Chest er, 1 660; Regime nta l Orde r; Oat h of A llegi ance; Regim ental Orders. Index. Previous owner's small stamp on front endpapers; light browning, minor foxing and minor soiling on endpapers - mainly on free endpapers; one plate with light tiny fo xing m arks in top marg in; lig ht brow ning to fore- edge a nd bot tom of textblock; slight bump to top corner of boards and bottom edge of front board; very light rubbing; light edge wear; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; two small scuffs on top of te xtblock ; boo k slight ly cocke d. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH ARMY REVIEW.  NUMBER 118.  APRIL 1998.  THE HOUSE JOURNAL OF THE ARMY., Lieutenant Colonel P.R. Wilkinson, Major M.R. Roberts, Lieutenant Colonel W.S.G. Doughty, Major M.O. Usman, Commander P.J. Thicknesse, Major T.C. Tomlinson, Major R.H. Lindsay, Andrew Uffindell, Major-General (Retd) Edward Fursdon, Hugin, et al.)
166 Lieutenant Colonel P.R. Wilkinson, Major M.R. Roberts, Lieutenant Colonel W.S.G. Doughty, Major M.O. Usman, Commander P.J. Thicknesse, Major T.C. Tomlinson, Major R.H. Lindsay, Andrew Uffindell, Major-General (Retd) Edward Fursdon, Hugin, et al.) THE BRITISH ARMY REVIEW. NUMBER 118. APRIL 1998. THE HOUSE JOURNAL OF THE ARMY.
British Army Review, Pewsey, 1998. 
112 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, diagrams. Contents: Editorial; Sharpening the Weapons of Peace; OSCE Monitoring Operations in South Ossetia; Sit Vac; Changes in Military Families; Japan: From Economic to Milita ry Superpower; Joint Services Staff Training: A Very Personal View; The Confederate Maryland Campaign of 1862; Officer Retention and Career Structure; Could Napoleon Have Won Waterloo?; The Boer War Centenary Commemorations 1999-2002; MICV s / I F V s o r Mini APCs?; Mrs Melvill writes to King Edward VII: 19th Century Posthumous VCs; A Mitigated Blessing: Projected Mobility for Infantry; Between Somme and Ancre: 35th Division's Troubles, 26 March 1918; The Tilt-Yard; Correspondence; B oo k Re vi ew s . I n terior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small corner bumps -they migrate slightly into pages, soft crease at top of rear hinge area, light rubbing, small stain at bottom of rea r cov er, ti ny b ump a t bottom of spine, a few small creases across spine. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EDWARD JAMES LENNOX:  "BUILDER OF TORONTO"., Litvak, Marilyn M.
167 Litvak, Marilyn M. EDWARD JAMES LENNOX: "BUILDER OF TORONTO".
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1995. 
118 pp, large 8vo (9 7/18" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550022040 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, plans, elevations. "From 1876 to 1915, Edward James Lennox was a formidable force in Toronto's architectural community. Many of his buildings are still landmarks in a city that continues to evolve. Born and educated in Toronto, Lennox looked to the past for inspiration but was never captured by it. His prototypical Annex house on Madison Avenue, Old City Hall, and Casa Loma bear witness to his technical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities. Through text and illustrations, this volume tells the story of a resolute architect whose vision helped shape an emerging city, and who in his time was called the 'builder of Toronto'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at bottom edge of front cover, very minor rubbing, slight waviness at top of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IN THE DAYS OF THE CANADA COMPANY:  THE STORY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE HURON TRACT AND A VIEW OF THE SOCIAL LIFE OF THE PERIOD.  1825-1850., Lizars, Robina and Lizars, Kathleen Macfarlane.  Introduction by G.M. Grant.
168 Lizars, Robina and Lizars, Kathleen Macfarlane. Introduction by G.M. Grant. IN THE DAYS OF THE CANADA COMPANY: THE STORY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE HURON TRACT AND A VIEW OF THE SOCIAL LIFE OF THE PERIOD. 1825-1850.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
494 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations. One of the Coles Canadian Collection - a facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1896. Contents: Spirit of the Times; The Father of the Company; Canada as the Company Found It; The Face of the Land; From Champlain to Gooding; The Kings of the Canada Company; The Colborne Clique; Gairbraid; Lunderston; Meadowlands; The Canada Company vs. The People; The People vs. The Canada Company; The Social Pot Pourri; The Bonnie Easthopes; The Cairn; Appendix; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few areas of very light browning on fore-edge of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939.  THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978., Lyons, F.S.L.
169 Lyons, F.S.L. CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939. THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0192224931 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Irish history has traditionally been interpreted primarily in political terms as the struggle of an emerging nation to shake itself free of seven hundred years of English domination. The events of the last decade in Northern Ireland have led many people to realise that the reality is more complex, but this has left them if anything more confused than they were before. The purpose of this book is to trace concisely the outline of four conflicting cultures which co-exist in Ireland north and south. To bring their conflict to a focus they have been examined mainly within a narrow historical framework, the period 1890-1939 (defined by the two symbolic dates of the fall of Parnell and the death of Yeats), though there are some necessary excursions into a remoter past, especially in relation to Ireland. The underlying theme of the book is that no political solution has been or will be successful without a proper understanding of the intricacies of this interlocking pattern of cultures - Gaelic, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant. The book is in essence an attempt to provide the historical basis for such an understanding." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, a previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, very light liquid stain in top margin of page 19, minor edge wear, small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear - small surface paper loss at bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 1" closed knife cut on front panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII., Lytton, Lord.  (Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1931-1891.)
170 Lytton, Lord. (Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1931-1891.) THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.A.Dixon. 
496 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of romance and the clash of old & new cultures and religions in first century Pompeii, culminating in the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Light fading to spine colour, minor wear at corners, slight toning to pages, soft crease down half-title page, tiny crease at fore-edge of front free endpaper and one preliminary page, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - also one or two tiny foxing marks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS.  VOLUME I and VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., Macaulay, Lord.  (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859.)
171 Macaulay, Lord. (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859.) MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS. VOLUME I and VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
457 pp, 440pp - 2 volume set, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spines - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone frontispieces, decorated title pages. **No dustjackets or slipcases.** A collection of essays & reviews by the British author, historian & politician, Lord Macaulay. Contents: Volume I - Machiavelli; Southey's Colloquies; Mr. Robert Montgomery's Poems; Civil Disabilities of the Jews; Moore's Life of Lord Byron; Boswell's Life of Johnson; The Pilgrim's Progress with a Life of John Bunyan; War of the Succession in Spain; Lord Bacon. Volume II - Gladstone on Church and State; Ranke's History of the Popes; Leigh Hunt - Dramatists of the Restoration; Frederic the Great; Madame D'Arblay; The Life and Writings of Addison. Both volumes have slight fading to spine colour and minor edge wear. Volume I has a small bump to bottom corner of approx. pages 225 to end of book. Volume II has a corner crease on front pastedwon endpaper, small soft crease at fore-edge of pages 1 to 42, small soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW:  DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL., Macdonald, Hugh.
172 Macdonald, Hugh. RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW: DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL.
Glasgow C.L. Wright New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - 
434 pp, 7 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black borders and decoration on front board, blindstamped decoration on rear board. No date, but includes the Preface to the Second Edition dated 1856. Six b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Public Green; Carmyle and Kenmure; Cambuslang and Dychmont; Blantyre and Bothwell; Rutherglen and Cathkin; Cathcart and Langside; Pollokshaws and Its Environs; Eaglesham and Lochgoin; The Earn, Mearns Castle, and Moorhouse; Barrhead and Neilston; Cardonald and Crookston; Paisley and Its Environs; Gleniffer and Elderslie; Govan, Renfrew, and Inchinnan; Partick and Kelvin Grove; Duntocher and Old Kilpatrick; New Kilpatrick and the Whangie; Milngavie and Strathblane; Baldernock and Balmore; Kirkintilloch and Campsie; Robroyston, Auchinloch, and Chryston. Very light browning to margins of pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
173 Mair, Charles. TECUMSEH, A DRAMA and CANADIAN POEMS.
Toronto William Briggs 1901 Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
276 pp, 7 11/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered b&w photographic frontispiece of author with facsimile signature, title page decorations by J.E. Laughlin, b&w portraits of Tecumseh and Brock. Contents: Part I. Tecumseh: A Drama; The Legend of Chileeli; A Ballad for Brave Women; The Last Bison; Missipowistic; The Iroquois at the Stake; Kanata; Vain Regrets; Open the Bay!; In Memory of Wm. A. Foster; Absence; The River of Pain; Cabot; Demos Tyrannus; The Recompense; Ruins; The Chain; Fulfilment. Part II. Dreamland; The Pines; Address to a Maid; To Mount St. Patrick; Innocence; To a Morning Cloud; The North Wind's Tale; To a Captured Firefly; Night and Morn; Ponemah; Winter; Summer; To My Photograph; Wood-Notes; The Morning Land; My Love: A Rhapsody; To the Spirit of Memory; In Memory of Thomas D'Arcy McGee; Ideals; To a Humming-bird; Bardolph Redivivus; Germs; Love's Land; To an Infant; Time; Notes (Notes to Tecumseh / Notes to Poems). Very light edge wear, three tiny corner bumps, heavy browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to pages - mainly at edges and in gutter, small creases at bottom of gutter of page 131, soft crease at bottom of gutter of approx. pages 125 to 145. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS:  OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM.  TWO VOLUME SET., Marden, Orison Swett, editor.
174 Marden, Orison Swett, editor. LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS: OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM. TWO VOLUME SET.
New York Success Company 1905 Hard Cover Very Good 
742 pp in two volumes - deep maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Red marbled endpapers, b&w frontispieces and decorated title pages. A few b&w plates, plus a photograph section in volume 2. Short biographies, collected under the headings: Invention; Manufacture; Commerce; Finance; Transportation; Labor; Public Life; Education and Literature; Art; Amusement; Philanthropy; Divinity; Canadians. The subjects of the biographies include: Thomas Alva Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field, John Wanamaker, Sir Thomas Lipton, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Lyman Judson Gage, Samuel Gompers, Theodore Roosevelt, Jacob Gould Schurman, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Lew Wallace, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, John Philip Sousa, Helen Keller, John Burroughs, Nathan Straus, Robert Laird Borden, Goldwin Smith, Sir William C. Van Horne, etc., etc. Volume 1 has light browning on pages 338/339 at gutter due to laid-in piece of paper. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards (volume 1 has a tiny bump at one top corner), a few small light rub marks, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - volume 2 has small foxing mark on fore-edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
175 Marrat, Jabez. THE APOSTLE OF BURMA. A MEMOIR OF ADONIRAM JUDSON, D.D.
Methodist Mission Rooms, Toronto, 1890. 
128 pp, 12mo, hard cover (red decorative pictorial boards - no dust jacket). B&w illus., tissue-guarded frontis. The life and works of Adoniram Judson, an 19th century American missionary who worked in Burma. Begins with a chapter (typical of its times in its prejudices) on the country of Burma and ends with a chapter on the Karen (hill tribe) Mission. Missionary Society presentation bookplate on front pastedown, scattered light foxing, a bit heavier on preliminaries and last few pages, binding sound, light edge wear to boards, small water stain on rear cover near hinge, light/moderate overall light soiling - red boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, gilt and black spine and cover lettering/decorations still quite bright and attractive, dust staining/browning to top of text block, scattered light foxing to fore edge and bottom of textblock. G+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LETITIA:  NURSERY CORPS, U.S.A., Martin, George Madden.  (Mrs. Attwood R. Martin, 1866-1946.)
176 Martin, George Madden. (Mrs. Attwood R. Martin, 1866-1946.) LETITIA: NURSERY CORPS, U.S.A.
New York McClure 1907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Steele Inscribed By Author
206 pp, 7 3/4" H. Dark blue ribbed cloth with white lettering on spine, red shield with white lettering and decoration on front cover. 16 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece, by 'Steele' (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Mrs George W. Atkins - / To my dear Miss Mary, / with the love and best / regards of / George Madden Martin. / Anchorage, Ky. 1907." A story of army family life, as experienced by the little girl, Letitia. "The essential most necessary to make the admirable army woman is that instinct which, on a night's halt, can create the feeling of home out of Dougherty cushions and blankets if it should come to that. In the nomadic life of the army, stability and morals are represented in the home." Two very small tears with a crease between them at the fore-edge of a preliminary page and at the bottom edge of the frontispiece - archivally taped, several light foxing marks on the frontispiece - mainly on verso and also on the tissue guard, light foxing marks at the edges of the illustration page opposite page 52, slight separation between some page gatherings that are still firm in the binding, light browning and scattered tiny light foxing marks on edges of text block, small slight bump at three corners on boards, light edge wear to boards and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY., Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B.
177 Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B. THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1924 Hard Cover Very Good - 
375 pp, 8 7/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering, crest and banding on front board, top edge gilt. Corrigenda slip tipped in at beginning of Chapter I. B&w reproductions, maps (two fold-out), photographs - collated. Contents: Foreword; The Army on the Eve of the Crimean War; Burma - Crimea - Indian Mutiny - China; Canada - American Civil War - Red River; Cardwell Reforms - Ashanti Expedition; Natal, 1875 - Cyprus, 1878; South Africa, 1879-1880; Quartermaster-General - Egypt, 1882; The Attempt to save Gordon, 1884-1885; The War Office and Preparation for War, 1885-1890; In Command in Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, 1895-1900; Preparation for the South African War; Afterword; Bibliography; Index. Very light browning to pages - mainly at margins, bump at top corner of text block - tiny to small from front to back of book, small bump at top rear corner, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color and spine lettering, spine has a very slight lean and light waviness, minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
KINGSTON UPON THAMES:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY., McCormack, Anne.
178 McCormack, Anne. KINGSTON UPON THAMES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY.
Phillimore, Chichester, 1989. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 085033716X Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Kingston upon Thames is a Royal Borough, one of only four in England and Wales. Seven Anglo-Saxon Kings were crowned in the town, which has been an important market and trading centre for more than a thousand years. The Royal Borough was enlarged in 1965 by the inclusion of the two former Boroughs of Malden and Coombe, and S u r b i t o n . At the beginning of the 19th century, the built-up area around the Market Place supported the traditional trades for which Kingston was famous - malting, brewing, tanning, and tallow-chandlery - while mansions with extensive pleas ur e gr ou nd s an d farms surrounded the town. The coming of the railways in 1838 and the subsequent rush for development land produced a dramatic change. Large estates were sold and built over to form the pattern of streets and houses familiar t oda y. S urb ito n and M alden and Coombe became separate authorities and churches, chapels and schools were built to serve their expanding communities. The construction of the Kingston By-Pass in 1927 encouraged further growth and the developme nt o f t he a rea into a cen tre of light industry meant that firms like the Sopwith Aviation Company grew rapidly alongside more traditional businesses. The splendid illustrations in this book, many of which come from the local history collecti on in Kin gston Her itage Ce ntre, cov er that important 150-year period in the history of all three former Boroughs, as the ancient town amid open country was transformed into the contemporary scene. The book provides a fascinating and informa tive r ecord of da ily l ife si nce Victor ian t imes, in wartime and in peace, and of the evolution of the present environment. It will be particularly welcomed by those who still remember many of the scenes and events depicted so vividly in the photogr aphs a nd by a ll who are in tere sted in the p ast of the Kingston area." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE., McDowell, Colin.
179 McDowell, Colin. A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE.
Muller, Blond & White, London, 1985, first edition. 
192 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0584110715 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(T)akes us behind the royal image - behind the panoply of royal fashion. With rare know ledge and informed wit Colin McDowell explains how the requirements of protocol and public relations combine to define the boundaries of royal style - not only in terms of clothes but also performance on state occasions and overseas travel and, i n d e ed, at all the crucial moments of the Royal Year. His own outstanding drawings, as well as a marvellous selection of photographs, illustrate and enlarge on the story. Colin McDowell's meticulous research, and his privileged access to designe rs , su ppliers and other sources closely involved in the creation and maintenance of royal style bring a very special authority to this fascinating and detailed survey. (It) concentrates on the style of four Queens, each of whom has or had a disti nct a nd individual style that epitomized the monarchy of her day. Two other ladies of remarkable style are added to complete the picture: one, Wallis Simpson, who became Duchess of Windsor, and who might have been Queen....but who, it can be argu ed, was un suitable exactly because of her style; and another, who all trust in due course will be Queen: Princess Diana, whose own style so happily does so much to glamorize and popularize the monarchy of today." Light fading to cloth - 1 1/4" st rip down hin ge side of front board, light waviness to edges of text block; place, date and initials in ink on half-title page. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, heavy fading to spine color - lettering is still vis ible, crea se down centre of spine, light rubbing with a few light line indentations. Very good-/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
180 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
 
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