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181 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape on inside surface 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
182 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
 
 
PALMYRA OF THE NORTH:  THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG., Marsden, Christopher.  Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell.
183 Marsden, Christopher. Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell. PALMYRA OF THE NORTH: THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG.
Faber and Faber, London, 1943, 2nd impression. 
280 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Early in the eighteenth century Russia, like Japan, in the nineteenth, suddenly decided to adopt Western ideas and to extract herself from the slough of darkness and mediaevalism in which for many centuries she had been plunged. This wrench, carried out with that magnitude and ruthless, exaggerated completeness which has characterized all Russian revolutions, was inaugurated by the titanic Peter the Great - who buil t a n e w c a pital, St. Petersburg (now Leningrad) for the purpose - and brought to fulfillment by his successors, that series of flamboyant and high-spirited Empresses. Among them Peter's daughter, Elizabeth Petrovna, was the most frivolous, c er t ai n ly t he be st -looking and certainly the least known today. Mr. Marsden's fascinating book brings the St. Petersburg of Elizabeth's time vividly before us. It was mainly from France and Italy that she and the other Russian autocrats of th e eig ht een th cen t ury dr ew the fashionable painters, architects, actors, musicians and others who designed the glittering 'mise en scene' against which the changing tableaux of this budding Versailles were posed. But in spite of the stupe ndou s roco co pala ces , th e feve rish display and extravagance, the often highly artistic gaiety (the beginnings and gradual development of the Russian ballet are among the subjects of the book), there was always an element of comedy in the hast y ama lg amati on of Fr ench eleg an ce an d bas ic Muscovite rudeness. This history of sixty years of Russian court life contains many amusing tales and scandalous anecdotes as well as a sober and detailed account of the creation - from literally nothi ng but ba rre n wast es - of a c api tal an d cour t whose grandeur by the time of Catherine the Great had become second to none." Light browning to endpapers - darker at top corner and fore-edge of free endpapers, a couple of very small fox ing mar ks on endp aper s, book ligh tly cra cked at pag es 112/ 113 and 208/209, bump at top/bottom corners of front board and tiny bumps at top/bottom edges, rear corners slight bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear on inside rear hi nge , slight wavi ness to top ed ge of pr elimi nary pag es. Dus t jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, several small tears and tiny chips, old tape residue on inside edges, small li ght watermark at bo ttom of spine. Good/Goo d only . 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
184 Marsicek, Josef. Okrouhlicky, Ivan, editor. Translation by Milan Klouda, Zbynek Prochazka, Jan Schulmann, Pavel Vransky. THE AUTOMOBILE GUIDE OF THE CSSR. (THE AUTOMOBILE GUIDE IN CSSR.)
Praha Transport and Telecommunications Publishing House 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Osvald Klapper. 
116 pp + extensive unpaginated 'Vocabulary' section. Endpapers illustrated with road signs, centre map in black, white and orange. Charming, very '60s, illustrations by Osvald Klapper in black, white and orange/red. Section headings: Introduction; Travel Requirements and Information; Roads in Czechoslovakia; Rule of the Road in Czechoslovakia; Car Servicing in Czechoslovakia; The Central Automobile Club of the CSSR; General Information for Motorists; Health Care in Czechoslovakia; List of Places of Interest; Vocabulary. One tiny corner bump, minor wrinkling at top of spine, scattered tiny foxing marks on top edge of covers and a few on the spine/rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES., Martel, Gordon, editor.
185 Martel, Gordon, editor. THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES.
Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, 1991. 
322 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921149859 "The stories in this collection, coming from the diplomats themselves, focus on all facets of twentieth century diplomatic life, but highlight the whimsical, the laughable, t he dramatic and sometimes the tragic aspects of life as a diplomat. There are anecdotes concerning some of the great figures of the century - Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Pearson, Nixon, Kissinger - and some of the not-so-great: unknown v i c e - c o n s u ls in South America, obscure third secretaries in the middle east. The book is organzied thematically; Martel focuses on such subjects as 'Dining with the Diplomats', 'Amateur Adventures', 'Sex and Other Diversions', 'Dressed to D ea l' , 'D ip lo ma ts a t War' and 'Spies, Skulduggery and Other Sensations'. The book's final section comprises a variety of first-hand accounts of one of the century's most dramatic diplomatic events: the Munich crisis of 1939. This is a book to amu se an d t o e nli ght en; it is must reading not only for diplomats, but for anyone with an interest in how relationships between nations so often depend upon relationships between people." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front en dpa per, sm all bump at bott om o f sp ine, moderate bump at top of spine, tiny dint on fore-edge of rear board, tiny soiling speck at bottom corner of textblock and top corner of rear board. Dust jacket has heavy wrinkling at top of spine - ligh t el sewhe re, ligh t fad ing to sp ine c olor/ lettering and also on flap-folds, very light rubbing. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE., Martin, Anthony.
186 Martin, Anthony. NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE.
Elek, London, 1952, first edition. 
167 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "This book sketches the historical experiences, the cultural and environmental influences which have made national characteristics and form the basis of policies in home and foreign affairs. Fierce patriotism and stubborn loyalties to friends and traditions are perhaps to be expected in a people who have discovered how to live well in their inordinately long country extending far beyond the Arctic Circle a n d s l a s h ed into a crazy pattern by glaciers, mountains and fjords. Democratic institutions, the huge merchant fleet, the midnight sun, the cod fisheries of Lofoten, Hanseatic Bergen, the growing pains of the capital of Oslo, the creation o f a ne w l an gu ag e by Parliamentary decree and especially the long associations with the English across the Northern Sea, form part of the picture. A fascinating folk and a very beautiful country - the two cannot be separated...." Boards are s li gh tly c url ed at for e- edges, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing on top of textblock, tiny foxing marks on bottom of textblock, faint foxing on boards and on inside hinges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wea r. Du st j ack et h as lig ht e dge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds, scattered light foxing marks - mainly on inside of spine, minor soiling. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HIDDEN TOMBS OF MEMPHIS:  NEW DISCOVERIES FROM THE TIME OF TUTANKHAMUN AND RAMESSES THE GREAT., Martin, Geoffrey T.
187 Martin, Geoffrey T. THE HIDDEN TOMBS OF MEMPHIS: NEW DISCOVERIES FROM THE TIME OF TUTANKHAMUN AND RAMESSES THE GREAT.
Thams and Hudson, New York, 1991. 
216 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0500390266 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, drawings, plans. "For Geoffrey Martin and his colleagues, the internationally acclaimed discovery of the tomb of Maya was the culmination of a painstaking ten-year search at Saqqara, the burial ground of Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt. Maya had been Tutankhamun's treasurer and one of the most powerful men during the boy-king's short reign. Exploration of his t omb, and those of other important officials in the necropolis, has opened a new chapter in our understanding of Egyptian society more than 3,000 years ago. (This) is Professor Martin's first-hand account of his discoveries. Since 1975, his Anglo-D utch team has uncovered a series of spectacular funerary monuments, not just of Maya, but of Horemheb - Tutankhamun's Commander-in-Chief and later himself pharoah - Ramesses the Great's sister, Princess Tia, and other courtiers of New Kingdom Egypt. The beautiful wall reliefs and paintings in these tombs have transformed our knowledge of New Kingdom art, hitherto largely dominated by the well-known treasures of ancient Thebes. Many isolated masterpieces in the world's museums can now be linke d to the Saqqara monuments from which they originally came, thanks to the author's detective work. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings of all the major reliefs and other finds - from jewelry to mummy-cases - (this) is an exciting a ccount of the richest Egyptian tomb discoveries of recent times." Minor browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
188 Mason, Caroline Atwater. THE SPELL OF ITALY.
Page, Boston, (1920), 8th impression. 
400 pp, 8vo, hard cover. An Italian tour taken during a more romantic time. Pictorial front board and spine in relief. Decorative endpapers. T.E.G. Color frontis. Fold-out map. 49 b&w photos. Light browning to endpapers and edges of text block, very light browning in margins of pages, light edge wear, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
DIVERS.  FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR., May, Jon.
189 May, Jon. DIVERS. FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR.
Coronet / Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996. 
245 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0340649062 B&w drawings. " Jon May is a paramedic who is also trained to control deep sea dive systems attached to the world's oil industry. This is his own true story, starting in the holocaust that was the P iper Alpha disaster and taking him from the North Sea to cleaning up offshore after the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. The work of the men who descend to great depths to difuse mines, check pipelines, and clear underwate r d isaster areas is described with absorbing documentary realism and a degree of gallows humour. From helping rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship to treating a latterday victim of mustard gas, Jon May tells a story that is the s tu f f of so much fiction, but for knife-edged excitement there is nothing to beat the truth." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
190 McCall, Fiona and Howard, Paul. ALL IN THE SAME BOAT: FAMILY CRUISING AROUND THE ATLANTIC & STILL IN THE SAME BOAT. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771054378 / 9780771054372 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 339 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volumes, both first editions. Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs. "Every sailor's dream cruise: how a Canadian family (including Peter, 4, and Penny, 6) built a boat in their backyard and sailed it to Africa, South America and Panama on their way around the world." "Still in the Same Boat" published 1990 (ISBN 0771054408) continues the adventure "From Panama across the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and home to Canada." "All in the Same Boat" has three tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top of front hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. "Still in the Same Boat" has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and one tiny corner bump. Dust jackat has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
191 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, very small faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
192 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Light wrinkling at top of spine - less at bottom of spine, very tiny stain on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
193 McGill, David. LOWER HUTT: THE FIRST GARDEN CITY.
Lower Hutt City Council, (Petone, New Zealand), [1991]. 
235 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "...commissioned by the Lower Hutt City Council to commemorate the city's first 100 years...a very lively account of the history of the Hutt Valley from earliest recorded times, from the bustling frontier days of early European settlement to the more settled, respectable developments and innovations of this century's leading citizens and the residents who voted them into office. Twin strands run through (this book): the fertile soils and the dominance of the river that has been gradually brought under greater control. Together, they nutured great native forest centuries ago, supported successive waves of Maori and Pakeha farms and laid the foundations for market gardens, and some of the most spectacular formal gardens in the Southern Hemisphere..." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creases - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. V G+/ VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
INDIGO: IN SEARCH OF THE COLOR THAT SEDUCED THE WORLD., McKinley, Catherine E.
194 McKinley, Catherine E. INDIGO: IN SEARCH OF THE COLOR THAT SEDUCED THE WORLD.
New York Bloomsbury 2011 1608195058 / 9781608195053 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
235 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w and color plates. "For over five millenia, in every culture and every major religion, indigo - a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious - has been at the center of turbulent human encounters. 'Indigo' is the story of this precious dye and its ancient heritage: its relationship to slavery as one of the 'hidden commodities' of the transatlantic slave trade, its profound influence on fashion (blue jeans, anyone?), and its spiritual significance that is little recognized but no less alive today. It is an untold story, brimming with rich, electrifying tales of common women, everyday heroines, as well as those who wielded great social and political power as renowned master dyers and traders, whose indigo wealth became cornerstones of ancient African empires and twentieth-century anticolonial movements, shaping the course of history and world economics. But (it) is also the story of a personal quest: McKinley's adoptive parents descend from a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan as their virile armor; she's also the kin of several generations of Jewish 'rag traders', the maternal granddaughter of a Massachusetts textile factory worker, and the paternal granddaughter of African slaves - her ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, where a length of blue cotton could purchase a human life. (Her) journey across the ancient trade routes of West Africa in search of this rare, luminous, and costly blue pigment - in search of beauty and her own history - ultimately leads her to a new and satisfying path, to finally 'taste life'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STANLEY.  2 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN EXPLORER.  VOLUME II. SORCERER'S APPRENTICE., McLynn, Frank.
195 McLynn, Frank. STANLEY. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN EXPLORER. VOLUME II. SORCERER'S APPRENTICE.
Constable, London, 1989, 1991, first editions. 
411 pp, 499 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. ISBN 0094624208, ISBN 0094702209 Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Sir Henry Morton Stanley, greatest of African explorers and one of the most fascinating of late Victori an adventurers, is known popularly for his celebrated meeting with David Livingstone. But Stanley is by any reckoning a key figure in the history of the European penetration of the African continent. He was also a man of intriguing psycho l o g i c a l c omplexity - a complexity which Frank McLynn probes with sensitivity and understanding....Born into poverty and illegitimacy, with an infancy spent in a Welsh workhouse, (Stanley) survived a series of incredible adventures at sea and i n th e US A to em erge as a journalist of talent after the American Civil War. His coverage of the British Ethiopian expedition to chastise Emperor Theodore brought him to the attention of James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the 'New York Heral d T ri bun e' wh o com m iss ioned him to find Livingstone in darkest Africa. His historic meeting with Livingstone at Ujiji in 1871....was the scoop of the century. It brought him fame and fortune and the opportunity to carry out the greatest si ngle fe at i n t he w ho le o f Afri can exploration: crossing the continent from east to west and following the Congo to its Atlantic mouth. Behind these (and other) monumental achievements was a man who was a pathological liar, with sado-masochi stic tend encie s, w ho hi mse lf oc cu pied a blurred middle-ground between fantasy and reality. All this is the material of Frank McLynn's masterly study...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines - tiny tear at top of spine of vol. 1, minor d iscol orati on at botto m of f ront board an d tin y soiling marks on top of textblock of vol. 2. Dust jackets have minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, vol. 1 is price clipped and has tape on inside top edge in two place - tiny tear. Very Good+ /Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
196 Mears, John Henry. RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.
New York Rae D. Henkle 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES., Miller, David.
197 Miller, David. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2001 1574882929 / 9781574882926 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the logistics involved in moving thousands of combined forces across frequently hostile regions; fortifications and siege warfare; and armour and weapons. There were heroes and villians, too - again on both sides - and examples of great generalship, military ineptitude, magnamity, and atrocity. The most notable leaders during these conflicts were Richard I, Lionheart, King of England, and the saracen commander, Saladin. While they never met, each had a justifiable respect for the other. This handsome volume encapsulates all the intriguing contrasts between the combatant forces, outlining the formation of the Christian Military Orders - such as the Knights Hospitallers - and the ferocious saracen armies. It describes the major weapons, such as siege machines, as well as personal arms and armour, and the important battles. Liberally illustrated with maps and diagrams, plus contemporary and other illustrations of the people, places and warfare, (this book) is a highly readable military history of a period and events that have an enduring fascination for military enthusiast and general reader alike." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
198 Miquelon, Dale. DUGARD OF ROUEN: FRENCH TRADE TO CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES, 1729-1770.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1978 0773502998 / 9780773502994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables, map. "From the letters and fragmentary accounts of Robert Dugard of Rouen, Professor Miquelon has brought to life the history of an eighteenth-century trading company. Robert Dugard and his associates were men who came of age at the right moment to capitalize on the political and financial stability of France during the thirty years after Utrecht, and on the widening opportunities of colonial trade. Their Societe du Canada was founded in 1729 to handle the Quebec trade, but soon they were also testing the sugar island trade. By 1742 their business with the West Indies was more profitable than their Canadian trade. But catastrophe trod upon the heels of success: between 1744 and 1748 most of their fleet was lost to shipwreck and war. Of the three remaining ships one was broken up, another relegated to the fishery, and the third given over to sugar hauling. At Quebec, Dugard's factors, Havy and Lefebvre, had remained and prospered in the fur trade, Labrador sealing, and the trade with France. Professor Miquelon describes their activities, which continued until their business was completely destroyed by the Conquest of Canada." Bump to top of spine, three corners have tiny or small bump. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BONNIE SCOTLAND., Moncrieff, A.R. Hope.
199 Moncrieff, A.R. Hope. BONNIE SCOTLAND.
London A. & C. Black 1912 Third Printing Hard Cover Good Sutton Palmer. 
255 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, black lettering on front board, green, pink and black floral decorations (thistles on spine, thistles and heather on front board). 75 colour plates with tissue covers bearing captions (collated). "The author does not attempt elaborate word-pictures that would seem pale beside the artist's colouring. His design has been, as accompaniment to these beautiful landscapes, an outline of Scotland's salient features, with glimpses at its history, national character, and customs, and at the literature that illustrates this country for the English-speaking world. The mainland only is dealt with in this volume, which it is intended to follow up with another on the Highlands and Islands." Chapter headings: The Borders; Auld Reekie; The Trossach Road; The Kingdom of Fife; The Fair City; The Highland Line; "Aberdeen Awa'!"; To John o' Groat's House; The Great Glen; Glasgow and the Clyde; The Whig Country; Galloway. Light toning to endpapers, colour plate opposite page 152 has fore-edge wear/creasing and a few tiny stains at top corner - tissue guard has fore-edge creasing/wear/tiny tears and chips, colour plate opposite page 122 has two very small areas of green printing ink in margin with some offset on tissue guard, some light foxing between pages 47 & 49 including a colour plate/tissue, light browning to edges of text block including a few very small foxing marks, light edge wear, light rubbing and some light discolouration on boards, darkening to the spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
200 Morse, Eric W. Foreword by Sigurd F. Olson. CANOE ROUTES OF THE VOYAGEURS: THE GEOGRAPHY AND LOGISTICS OF THE CANADIAN FUR TRADE.
Toronto / St. Paul Quetico Foundation of Ontario / Minnesota Historical Society 1962 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
41 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This account of the life and times of the voyageurs appeared as a series of three articles in the May, July and August, 1961, issues of the Canadian Geographical Journal under the title 'Voyageur's Highway', and has been reprinted expressly for the Quetico Foundation of Ontario and the Minnesota Historical Society." Section headings: The Waterways of the Fur Trade; Overcoming Navigational Obstacles; The Logistics of the Canadian Fur Trade; Contribution to the Development of Canada; Reading List. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one slight corner crease, 6" knife cut on front cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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